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HardHat last won the day on August 19 2013

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  1. HardHat

    4X4 Recovery Kills Two

    Yeah, remember that - and half way thorough when their cars started digging in, they tore off doors. seats, windshields and what not from the cars to reduce weight and left all the junk behind. It did not appear anyone was cleaning up after them. It was an insult to avid explorers and adventurers who do not even leave as much as a banana peel behind in natural environment.
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    4X4 Recovery Kills Two

    from the newspaper article it seems the organizers were quick to place the blame on the victims. Having said that, this kind of grand stupidity is not uncommon even among the so called 'veterans' sometimes. If I remember correct, Clarkson, May and Hammond winched one of their 4WDs up a steep slope while standing right in the firing line, when they did that Top Gear episode in South America. Lucky the tow points and shackles held.
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    Post Whoring - Part 2

    Obviously we can't agree with the car-rape but neither with the word "n***a". It's racist and offensive.
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    Shelby Mustang Cobra In Sri Lanka

    to think that all these indulgence is probably paid for by common man's money which otherwise could have spent to put two slices of bread in the stomach of a poor child
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    Are Air Coolers Any Good ?

    Main reason why one feels "comfortable" in an air conditioned environment is because the a/c reduces humidity. A water/ice air cooler, while they may reduce the air temperature a bit, considerably increases the humidity and if you're already in a humid environment, is likely to make matters worse.
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    Land Rover 110_Timing Belt Problem

    while I cannot provide any further suggestion to what the members have posted above, I'm rather surprised, and I did not know, that Land Rover actually used timing belts instead of timing chains for the 110, which is supposed to be a vehicle designed for the toughest of conditions.
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    Big Bike From 80's

    Ha, I see that this thread has been resurrected. fatjoe, good luck with your 250 Hawk restoration! Well as for me I found my CBX1000 back in 2010, but not in SL. My highlight of every weekend is taking the beast for a spin and listening to that throaty growl coming out of the 6x2 pipes. Miss the twisting and winding SL roads though. I'd love to ride this one up the 18 bends if I could one day.
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    Headlights On At Daytime

    Mate, this law is not for the bikers to see the road, but for other drivers to see the bikes. I've driven in some parts of the world where it is much more bright and sunny than SL and to my experience a bike (or any other vehicle for that matter) with lights on is surprisingly more visible to others even under the brightest of conditions.
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    Headlights On At Daytime

    While I'm for the head light rule, I would like to see at least 50% of the bikes with tail lights (or some sort of illumination at rear) on at night. It's no fun when you have to drive on low beam on an unlit road due to oncoming traffic, only to suddenly find a bike 15ft in front of you, riding with no illumination whatsoever at the rear and probably carrying a family of four.
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    Headlights On At Daytime

    In some countries it is mandatory that motorcyclists keep their head lights on all the time. That's why there is no on-off switch for headlights on bikes made for these markets. You still get a Lo-Hi beam selector on these bikes. This is not a bad regulation as a head light draws attention (even in broad daylight) much earlier and further than the actual vehicle itself would. It helps even more in spotting the bikes in one's rear view mirrors. Now while on the subject, does anyone know why (most) drivers and riders in SL turn their headlights off as soon as they can bearly see the road at dawn and also wait until it is pitch black to turn them on at dusk? And why hardly anyone bothers to keep lights on when at poor visibility conditions due to overcast, rain or fog??? And if you try to keep any sort of light on on your vehicle under these conditions you get other drivers and even pedestrians jumping up and down telling you "mahaththaya, head light daala"?
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    What Are The Engines, Can Replace 4D56 Engine?

    will fitting a turbo charger to the existing 4D56 be possible?
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    Post Whoring - Part 2

    True. One of the best vehicles I ever owned
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    Suzuki Xl-7

    Hi guys, resurrecting an old thread as I would like some advice Is the engine heating issue of the 2.7L V6 a common problem? (MY 2001)
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    Increasing Ground Clearance

    What matters for the stress on the engine and drivetrain is the wheel diameter (or in exact terms, the outer circumpherence of the wheel), not so much the width of the tyre.
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    Express-Way Updates

    Fully agree. With the "new life" the country started to flood with any and every kind of import brought over from every corner of the world, regardless whether those were essential for a country like us or not and regardless whether our economy could afford to import all that luxury. No effort was made to make use of our strategic global location, natural resources or the highly intelligent workforce. Decades on now the local farmers and industries are dead, local entrepreneurs are fighting a loosing battle against cheap imports, country is in debt in Billions of $$ and our soul has been sold to the international 'donors' and 'lenders'. Of course there were issues of how the things were handled pre-77 which needed sorting out and no govt post-77, including the current one has done half a job in setting the economy on track either, but a careful study of history will reveal at which point this country did a major shift from a moderately self sufficient careful spender to an extravagant 'live beyond your means by many times over'