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    Pictou County, NS, Canada

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  1. I just contacted MB in Halifax, they quoted me 30-some-odd dollars. V-Star in Kitchener charged me $78 last time.
  2. Blaine, where did you buy your cartridges?
  3. I agree with Tolsen. I have a tube of Permatex dielectric grease that I bought about 10 years ago. I apply it to everything electrical to prevent corrosion and arcing. It's also high-temp so you can use it on spark plug boots also.
  4. A strong economy also results in people buying bigger gas guzzlers. I read a report from the insurance bureau that indicated that your chances of surviving a crash in a large pickup or SUV is indeed greater, however, for every 1 life saved in an big vehicle 3 others are claimed in a crash which would otherwise not have been fatal. In the end big vehicles are safer for the occupants but orders of magnitude more dangerous for everyone else. The end result, because some people have to have giant vehicles, everyone else does too in order to equalize safety. It's a negative feedback loop. Shall we discuss the impact on economic cycles?
  5. I was coming from the airport. I'm back home now. Finally.
  6. Turns out I'm going to be close to there tomorrow for a conference.
  7. Whereabouts is Tantalon?
  8. I would go ahead and put it through insurance, and if they try to raise your rates, shop around for a new insurance company. If you have a clean history up until now, most insurance companies would jump at the opportunity to sign you on because statistically you are unlikely to have another incident. I would recommend TD insurance for both car and motorcycle. No other insurance company so far has been able to touch their rates for me.
  9. Definitely a lot different from Southern Ontario. Not nearly as many angry or rude people.
  10. Sorry I missed you. I should've posted a week earlier.
  11. Hi all, Most of you know me, I've even met a few of you, so not new to the group, but I am new to Nova Scotia. I moved to Pictou County a couple months ago. So, do we have any members on the board here from NS?
  12. For the sake of interest, today i got in and checked the range. It indicated 86km with a full charge. I drove 70kms (mostly highway), and had more than 40% SOC left, and it said I had 47km range left.
  13. Nice. It's like a fire sale.
  14. I never pay attention to the range indicator because it doesn't appear to be all that accurate. It also changes based on driving behaviour. It's more or less just a tool for my amusement
  15. Although I haven't hyper-miled for a while now, I'm still able to hit the same milestones for kms/SOC: 35kms at 80% and 55 at 67%. Most days however, I don't make the effort to hit those numbers; but the fact that I can still hit them suggests to me that there is no discernible battery degradation. This is after 68,000kms. I think part of the issue is psychological. In the beginning we're all very excited to see how many kms we can achieve; but this type of driving requires a lot of patience. I've found myself, that when driving economically, other drivers aggressively tailgate and cut me off, and therefore it's often just easier to go with the flow.