lebikerboy

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  1. Well, we are or soon will be a total EV family. Just put a down payment on a 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric. With the 400 km's range it will meet all our requirements. It will replace a 2003 Nissan Altima SE which only gets 12.5 litres per 100 km's in the city. Looking forward to a new car especially, an environmentally responsible one. The totally excellent one year experience with the smart EV has convinced me that Electric vehicles are the way to go...
  2. Here in BC, the provincial government has mandated that all light duty vehicle sales will be zero emissions by 2040...
  3. You guys deserve to pay more driving those dirty, polluting, little cars! But seriously though, I was told that the reason diesel prices are higher in the winter is that the home heating oil competes with it as far as production goes...
  4. 120 km range is basically what I get in the worst conditions on the west coast. During the summer 140's are the most common...
  5. Aftermarket companies have already started making front end fascias to cover the terrible front end... https://unpluggedperformance.com/product/ascension-front-fascia-model-3/
  6. Not the least bit interested especially given the price...
  7. Actually, the $5000.00 BC rebate and $1000.00 loyalty bonus are deducted before the taxes are calculated...
  8. So, did a little more shopping today and seriously compared the Hyundai Kona to the 2019 Nissan Leaf. The sales guy I dealt with at Hyundai has moved to another dealership and his replacement is a total dick! Suddenly I found the Kona to not have enough room and the build quality wasn't up to Nissan's. So, I put a downpayment on a 2019 Nissan Leaf SV which, is already in stock and the Sales Manager had put it on hold for me until the new scrap-it incentives kick in, in mid January... For a scrap-it incentive, you must have owned and insured the said vehicle for no less than six months.
  9. Got the smart ready for Winter today. All condition tires are good and pumped to the correct pressure. Filled full of -40 degree washer fluid and installed a new set of PIAA SilTech silicone wipers which are so quiet it's hard to believe...
  10. We use a 10 gauge 120 volt 15 amp extension cord which never even gets warm...
  11. We still have the $5000.00 grant here in BC plus I'm going to scrap the old car for $6000.00 so $11000 off to start isn't bad. I imagine the preferred model I'm buying will be around $48000 retail, hopefully I'm high although not due to current legislation though!
  12. Probably Howie Long (former Oakland Raiders Defensive End) he's, been a Skechers spokes person for a couple of years...
  13. Thanks, y'all...
  14. You're absolutely right, the removal of zerk nipples and substitution with "lifetime" sealed bearings was a real boon to the automotive industry. Funny how lots of industrial machinery still comes with grease nipples...
  15. I just noticed yesterday that the car2go smarts are disappearing from the streets of North Vancouver and, being replaced by Mercedes Benz CLA 250...
  16. Now that we no longer have our cdi smart, I seem to have an inordinate amount of time to do other thing's much, to my wife's delight. Other than making some cosmetic changes, the ED doesn't allow for any maintenance or performance enhancements...
  17. Well, well, well, another thing in common as I also do bike repairs on most of my riding buddies bikes. Even bikes though are heading in the direction of specialized tools to work on them. With electronic shifting, electric motors, lithium batteries etc. repairs/upgrades on some bikes are getting beyond my limited skill set...
  18. They are actually M12x20 threads...European manufactured cars don't use imperial size threads.
  19. Looks like the dipstick wasn't in the engine...
  20. I managed to tear a hamstring a week ago riding my Santa Cruz Tazmon dualie... I think I'm getting too old for mountain biking! Should take a month or so to heal.
  21. Don't get too carried away...
  22. I refuse to watch Steve Martin in anything...
  23. Interesting to note Fiat only sold 49 units last month...