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Thursday 30 November 2023
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Monday 29 May 2023
Thursday 22 December 2022
Thursday 10 November 2022
This little Cockney Sparrow is tired now. Tired of Tories masquerading as Labour. Tired of oligarchs masquerading as Tories. Tired of inept party leaders with hidden agendas.
Image - Unkown
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Wednesday 12 October 2022
Thursday 20 May 2021
Tuesday 13 April 2021
Tuesday 2 June 2020
Friday 30 August 2019
Saturday 22 December 2018
Tuesday 13 November 2018
Wednesday 24 October 2018
Apart from the intentionally racist byline, the rest of the copy is full of inconsistencies.
It dismisses the relative complexities of liquid cooled motors and rising rate shock linkages as 'Technology for the sake of Technology' and curiously implies that wheel mounted rear disks are just not a good idea. Then without a hint of irony goes on to advocate for a rear brake disk mounted on the front sprocket.
Now I can see the sense in this. Removing the disk and caliper from the rear wheel would indeed reduce the unsprung mass and that is a worthy thing - though 5 lbs or over 2.25 kg seems a bit optimistic.
But subjecting the rear brake caliper and disk to the constant heat of the motor and oil from the chain probably mitigates against this somewhat. Also, in the admittedly unlikely event of throwing a chain, you no longer have a rear brake. I dunno, maybe it worked well and I do admire that sort of 'Out of the Box' thinking. But unlike liquid cooled motors and rising rate shock linkages, it's a technology that never caught on.
Also, despite all the ad's jingoistic flag waving, the bike is equipped with an Austrian Rotax motor...
The ad is almost thirty years old, but it doesn't seem out of date given the political climate in America today.
Tuesday 2 October 2018
Tuesday 3 October 2017
Saturday 9 September 2017
Tuesday 29 August 2017
If you've ever stripped a spark-plug thread or over torqued and snapped a cylinder-head stud or dropped something into the cam tunnel of a motor with no sump (or over-revved your Ducati on the bench so it made a Cruunch noise and suddenly stopped) then you are probably familiar with this feeling.
MERCENARY knows this feeling well.
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Tuesday 13 June 2017
Thursday 8 June 2017
Friday 24 March 2017
And he can hear a supercharged Kawasaki H2 from the other side of the lake.
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