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Old 16th Apr 2011, 16:02
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Loose rivets
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The original poster is convinced it is irrelevant how one dissipates the stored energy--the saving will come from the average speed during a given sector.

I'm of the opinion, all deceleration will produce heat eventually, except perhaps, the alteration of the world's rotational speed . . . but even then


Pushing modern autos won't help much, cos the old 30mph thing was when autoboxes had front pumps as well. This could provide the operational pressure to get the mechanisms working.


Bikes:

Another mate has had a succession of superbikes of late. He informed me he doesn't use the back brake. I was astonished, but I stopped riding about the time the first Suzuki Rs came out, so things might have changed. But I doubt it.

This really is thread drift, because most of my time on bikes was spent trying to imitate a photon.
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