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Old 06-27-2017, 04:00 PM   #21 (permalink)
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my car has enough clearance to drive over bumps without slowing

russian roads have a crapton of bumps, and my car has very robust design.


new shocks are cheap for russian cars, a pair for the front is like 80USD (for a reason lel)

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Old 07-15-2017, 09:21 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I was a motorcyclist for many a year but at less than a week away from my seventieth year I am closer to a mobility scooter than a Lambretta!
Since you mentioned Lambretta, there's an old man in my hometown who still rides a Lambrecar from the '60s that he saved from the crusher in '79.
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worth a bit in Europe now...

I'd be putting dibs on that.
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worth a bit in Europe now...
I'm well aware that European collectors are taking shiploads (literally) of old aircooled Volkswagens from Brazil. OTOH those trikes are quite hard to find, since most were already scrapped.
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I think I have found the best way of dealing with the 20 mph zones, and speed bumps. Where the road is flat or a slight down slope I just stick car in 4th and let the tick over carry me along. I have to drop into 3rd, when I want to speed up after leaving the 20 zone, or if the zone is a slight incline.
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I think I have found the best way of dealing with the 20 mph zones, and speed bumps. Where the road is flat or a slight down slope I just stick car in 4th and let the tick over carry me along. I have to drop into 3rd, when I want to speed up after leaving the 20 zone, or if the zone is a slight incline.
That's exactly what I did in my Nissan.
Did not have a gauge back then, but when idling my Insight with cold engine (about 1200 RPM @ 19 mph, CVT smoothing out the revs) I typically see 6 l/100 km (40 mpgUS).

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