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New Jerseyites can still buy Tesla Model S, despite new ban on Tesla car sales

On Tuesday, New Jersey put up a road block preventing Tesla Motors from selling cars in that state. On Friday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk issued a blog post saying Tesla customers in New Jersey will still be able to buy Tesla’s cars, still get service on their cars, and laid the blame on anti-competitive antiquated laws governing automobile sales.

Tesla Motors sells their cars through company owned stores, and via their website. The stores act more as education centers than traditional car dealerships, and are usually located in shopping malls unlike regular car dealerships. The problem is the laws across the U.S. require car sales via franchised car dealerships, and make other requirements, like on-site service shops, that result in the shape of “regular car dealerships”.

According to Musk’s blog post, Tesla had been negotiating with New Jersey regulators over legislation to be brought to the NJ Legislature. Instead, according to Musk, the Christie administration caved in to demands from the “the New Jersey auto dealer lobby” who sought to “protect its monopoly” over the car sales process. As a result “the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission, composed of political appointees of the Governor, ended your right to purchase vehicles at a manufacturer store within the state.”

What Musk did not say in the blog post is that the laws also, theoretically, protect customers. An automaker with a monopoly over servicing the cars they sell could, theoretically, turn evil and start gouging customers for service. Musk claims this won’t happen because Tesla’s policy is to not treat service as a profit-making business, but instead a means to build goodwill.

The good news for prospective Tesla Model S or Model X owners in New Jersey is that, after jumping through a couple hoops, you’ll still be able to buy cars. Musk wrote: “Our stores will transition to being galleries, where you can see the car and ask questions of our staff, but we will not be able to discuss price or complete a sale in the store. However, that can still be done at our Manhattan store just over the river in Chelsea or our King of Prussia store near Philadelphia.”

Tesla is already following this model in other states, like Texas, where local laws prevent personnel from discussing prices.

Because the changes only affect car sales, Tesla will keep their New Jersey service centers open.

In short the changes are an inconvenience to Tesla, and their customers, by complicating the sales process. In the short term customers can just go to the next state over, but what if the New York or Pennsylvania auto dealers associations manage to erect similar bans in those states? In the past, Tesla Motors has said they’re looking to take this fight to the Federal level as well.

In the meantime, Musk urged Tesla’s fans to contact NJ State Legislators: http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/districts/districtnumbers.asp

There are also two related petition drives on the White House website:


Journalists get preview of Audi’s 2015 A3

With all their twists and turns, switchbacks and hairpins, and ups and downs, the roads and byways that wind through the Santa Cruz mountains south of San Franciso offer a perfect place to test the capabilities of a modern sports sedan.

In other words, an ideal environment for Audi to bring its new A3 this past week to give auto writers from around the country the opportunity for a hands-on, behind-the-wheel experience.

The German automaker is venturing into new territory with the 2015 version of the A3.

After serving as a hatchback since its introduction to U.S. audiences less than a decade ago, the A3 now has morphed into sedan configuration which the company figures will have more appeal for domestic buyers than the previous five-door model.

Coming later in the year are a droptop version, the A3 Cabriolet, and a clean diesel model, the A3 TDI, and they will be joined in 2015 by a gas-electric hybrid version.

When the A3 first goes on sale this spring, it will offer buyers the choice of two four-cylinder engines, a 1.8-liter turbo with front-wheel drive and a 2.0-liter turbo with Audi’s quattro all-wheel-drive system.

The 1.8 model is rated at 170 horsepower with 200 pound-feet of torque from 1600 to 4400 rpm. The 2.0 bumps up horsepower to 220 and torque up to 258 pound-feet at only a small cost in fuel consumption. The 1.8 has EPA estimates of 23 miles-per-gallon city, 33 highway. Numbers for the larger 2.0 are 24/33.

With a zero-to-60 mph clocking of 7.2 seconds, the 1.8 models sports power that would be adequate for most situations and satisfy all but the most power-hungry drivers, and an afternoon drive backed that up. The 1.8 handled the steep upgrades around the headquarters hotel with a pleasing aplomb with no particular stress on the engine.

But a full day in the 2.0 confirmed what could be expected. Facing elevation changes on a route that went from near sea level along California’s Pacific Coast Highway to altitudes of over 2,700 feet, the 2.0 virtually glided up the mountains with the eagerness of a thoroughbred racehorse in a stretch run for the roses. For the record, the 2.0 bursts from zero-to-60 in 5.8 seconds according to Audi’s timers.

At 3,362 pounds, the 2.0 is about 187 pounds heavier than the 1.8, but both acquit themselves very well when it comes to agility and handling tight, mountain-road curves that often call for quick steering.

And both the 2.0 and 1.8 do so in style and comfort. The A3’s profile is slightly larger than the two-door TT coupe and slightly smaller than Audi’s popular A4 sedan.

Yet the A3 offers virtually the same legroom in front (41.2 inches) and back (35.1) as the somewhat larger A4 (41.3 and 35.2, respectively). Cargo capacity for the A3 (12.2 cubic feet) and the A4 (12.4 cubic feet) are virtually the same as well.

And the 2015 A3 also offers an advantage in pricing over the A4 with a starting MSRP of under $30,000 for the 1.8 (not including destination and delivery) and $32,900 for the AWD quattro 2.0 model.

MSRP starts at $35,595 for the 2014 A4, and that’s with a six-speed manual transmission. The new A3 has Audi’s six-speed S Tronic dual-clutch transmission as standard in both the 1.8 and 2.0 models.

It’s going to be interesting to see how buyers respond when it comes to selecting between the A3 and the A4, and Audi may be wondering about that as well. For now, though, the edge would seem to go with the A3.

10 Reasons Why Motor Club of America (MCA) is a Great Investment

With over 86 years of rock solid experience, Motor Club of America Enterprises, Inc has become an established and trusted name in the Motor Club industry. In its beginning tenure, corporate America was its primary business entity. Now mainstream America has the ability to not only receive the wonderful benefits of MCA, but partner as an associate as well. Based out of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Motor Club of America is the largest Roadside Assistance Service Company (per member capita) in the United States and Canada today. We proudly provide better roadside service coverage for automobile, truck, motorcycles and RV’s than our competitors with additional services including medical, legal, hospital emergency room benefits, travel assistance, hotel/rental car discounts and so much more. MCA staff is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist in providing its members with a “Peace of Mind.” Whether you are at home, work or play, MCA has you covered. These 10 reasons will enlighten you as to why your first choice in motor club services should be Motor Club of America Enterprises, Inc.

MCA roadside assistance benefits consist of 24/7 “sign and go” dispatch with unlimited towing up to 100 miles to the destination of choice and up to $100 reimbursement cost covering automobiles, trucks, rv’s, motorcycles, boats and livestock trailers or your dually pickup over one ton.
Unlike traditional auto insurance, if you are ever involved in an auto accident or an accident at home, work or play and need to go to the emergency room or need ambulance assistance, MCA members receive up to $500 for this event made payable directly to you. This benefit covers all emergency room cost related to a covered accident provided in a trauma center or emergency room, including but not limited to doctor care, IV’s, splints, medication, etc are covered. If you should happen to be admitted to the hospital as a result of your injuries, as a member of MCA, you don’t have to worry about anything but healing and getting better. Your membership will provide up to $54,750 or $150.00 in daily hospital benefits.
Your Motor Club of America membership also covers “travel assistance” reimbursement up to $500 for local accidents. If in need of a rental car, no need to worry. Your membership plan will cover accidents more than 50 miles from a covered member’s home. MCA will also reimburse for lodging, meals and transportation. We never leave you without.
Let us assist in planning your vacation by making travel reservations including maps with detailed routing, airline reservations and hotel information with discounts so that you may enjoy your trip worry free.
The Motor Club of America membership card serves as a $500 cash bond when a covered member is involved in traffic violations which warrant arrest. We don’t encourage going above the speed limit, but if a member is involved in a moving violation, up to $200 in benefits will go towards this occurrence. Your membership will also include up to $25,000 bail bonds if charged with vehicular manslaughter or negligent homicide. Even though these services are the extreme, it’s better to have them than not have it at all.
Need an attorney? MCA members can receive up to $2,000 for attorney fees when charged with vehicular manslaughter, or negligent homicide arising from a covered accident. Covered MCA members also receive up to $1,000 for attorney fees for accidents and vehicle damages. .
In the event of auto theft, our members are covered with a reward amount of up to $5,000 leading to the arrests and conviction of the thief. Not only will this assist in deterring this behavior from criminals, but as a member of MCA, you can feel assured of one less worry and possibly get quicker results from the public.
With theft on the increase, one can never have enough security or protection. If your credit cards are ever lost or stolen, Motor Club of America members can rest assured that MCA will provide up to $1,000 in credit card protection. There is also free credit card registration to assist you in the process.
If the lack of health insurance has been your worry, Motor Club of America provides discounts of up to 60% on prescription drugs, up to 50% on dental and 60% on vision care, including ophthalmology such as Lasik surgery which is covered up to 15%.
Unlike any other roadside assistance company, especially our competitors, MCA provides its members the opportunity to be a part of its continued success as well as utilize the benefits. As a member, without any additional fees or obligations, you have the ability to refer the same services you have to friends and family and earn a referral fee from $40-$90 dollars for each new member. This option also includes the opportunity to earn residual income. If you have ever thought about being your own boss, here is a prime opportunity. You don’t have to quit your job to be successful at this business, just share, refer and earn. Some independent agents have not only doubled, but exceeded their primary income.

Motor Club of America is NOT auto insurance. It is a supplement to assist you in everyday life occurrences that are typically not covered or under covered by traditional auto insurance plans. For as little as 33 cents a day or $9.95 a month, you too can share in these wonderful benefits. Never again will you leave your destination with worry if you are covered with MCA. Most people feel they have these wonderful benefits with their current plans. I recommend that you read your plan fully and you will see that MCA not only offers more, but it is an excellent addition to your coverage/financial portfolio for ten plus reasons. If you are interested in becoming a member or want to learn more about what we offer, go to www.mcacareersearch.com.

An Icon In Its Own Right, The S-Class Is A Flagship Among Flagship Luxury Saloons

Top-end luxury cars are regularly put forward as potential candidates for best car in the world honors and the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Saloon is definitely a frontrunner for the coveted crown.

After all, Mercedes did set itself the lofty target of making the best car in the world when it went about producing a new S-Class. And like many of its predecessors, the S-Class – while being impressively suave, supremely comfortable and an excellent drive – is also a pioneer, bringing Mercedes groundbreaking technologies to the fore.

It’s in the S-Class – the flagship of industry flagship models – that Mercedes debuts its most advanced technologies. The 7G-TRONIC PLUS automatic transmission, for example, is the technical highlight of the German carmaker’s transmission range. The seven forward gears are designed to ensure smaller shifts in engine speed and an optimal engine speed range for the S-Class Saloon.

The AIRMATIC suspension with continuously variable damping system, meanwhile, aims for the smoothest ride with springs and dampers which automatically change to softer or harder settings according to the Comfort or Sport mode chosen. The vehicle can also be raised on bad road surfaces, while it automatically lowers at high speeds for greater driving stability.

The S-Class Saloon exudes stylish superiority and sporty elegance, its exterior design suggestive of power and dynamism even when the car is at a standstill. The highly-charged feature line, three-dimensional radiator grille and innovative LED headlamps and bi colour tail lamps reflect the high-tech nature of this class-leading vehicle.

Among rival models in the luxury saloon segment, the Audi A8 has always traded on its understated looks and while handsome and well proportioned, it doesn’t turn heads like the S-Class. The BMW 7 Series has always struggled to match the imposing styling of its Mercedes counterpart and that of the beautifully-designed Jaguar XJ, considered by some to be the most stylish in the class.

The atmosphere of the S-Class Saloon’s more-spacious-than-ever interior, Mercedes-Benz says, is all about making the occupants feel good, comfortably relaxed and, should they choose, able to work in their mobile executive office. The rear seat can include a folding table, a cup holder and 230 volt socket.

The exclusive-looking interior boasts craftsmanship and materials reflective of Mercedes-Benz quality, like controls made from aluminium and with metallised switch surfaces in pearl-effect finishes. Warm, white interior lighting and optional ambient lighting with seven colour moods to choose from add to the ambience. And the interior air is not just filtered, it’s ionized too.

In addition to standard comfort features like THERMOTRONIC automatic climate control, heated front seats and panoramic sliding sunroof, a host of optional features is available for the S-Class Saloon – including the AIR-BALANCE package, climatised front seats and the Seat Comfort package for the front seats.

The Audi A8 boasts a spacious interior that features top quality materials and an opulent feel and, as to be expected, its own fair share of optional equipment as well as an array of leathers, veneers and inlays to add even more opulence. Interior is not the BMW 7 Series strongest point, but a 2012 facelift did result in more efficient engines and a whole host of new cutting-edge technology.

The big luxury limo that it is, the Jaguar XJ’s interior is distinctive, beautiful and luxurious all at once. And it’s more than just a pretty face, also offering power and sporty performance. The XJ may not be quite as good to drive as the 7 Series nor as comfortable as the S-Class but it edges both rivals when it comes to charm and personality.

On the road, the S-Class serves up precision, poise and balance and while it’s no sports car, this saloon can still belt along with haste. Tire roar is well suppressed for the all-important rear passengers and the ride nicely rounded off. The Mercedes blend of steely body control and almost endlessly compliant bump absorption is hard to best.

The A8, famed for its sharp dynamics and quattro all-wheel-drive composure, boasts plenty of grip and taut body control with reassuring stability at speed.

The 7 Series is remarkably agile for a car of its size and can challenge much smaller models when it comes to driving thrills, while the XJ delivers a powerful, firm and quiet ride even at speed thanks to the interior being so well insulated. Made from lightweight aluminium, the Jaguar also feels more agile than its size would suggest.

Mercedes-Benz prides itself on its safety technologies and the S-Class Saloon employs intelligently networked driver assistance and safety systems. Standard in the luxury saloon are Active Parking Assist, ATTENTION ASSIST, Brake Assist, the LED Intelligent Light System, a reversing camera, anti-lock braking (ABS), acceleration skid control (ASR), airbags and sidebags in the front, sidebags in the rear and windowbags, among other features, and there are various optional features which can be added.

The LED Intelligent Light System comprises LED dipped beams, high beams, turn indicators, daytime running lamps, position markers and cornering light, variable light distribution for country roads, motorways and dense fog, active light function, dynamic headlamp range adjustment and cornering light function.

The S-Class Saloon is available in the Hong Kong market as the V6-powered S 400 HYBRID or the V8-powered S 500 model, the S 400 HYBRID running on an alternative drive system in line with Mercedes efforts toward emission-free driving in the future.

Unclear How To Start When Buying An Automobile

When looking to buy a new or used vehicle, many things enter into engage in. You want to actually get the very best deal, and it’s not really easy. Frankly, it may be really frustrating without the proper recommendations and concepts. Make sure you take note of the adhering to report, as it can help you through the buying process.

By no means opt for the establish cost of a automobile when you’re car purchasing. Typically men and women selling price issues realizing that they’ll have to decrease it once the customer will get there. When you are spending with cash, it doesn’t harm to share with them that sometimes. Individuals who see lots of money are more inclined to let it opt for much less.

In case you are forex trading in an auto, visit your local local library and learn value of your car. You can also seem this data up on the internet in many various spots. By getting the business-in worth of your vehicle and the store importance of your automobile you are able to negotiate much better.

Even before you walk out the entrance to see the many dealerships to locate an automobile to purchase, do your research. If you have a specific vehicle brand name that you will be thinking of acquiring, do some track record research. Have there been numerous recalls just for this car. Exactly what do existing and previous people who own this model and make say with regards to their vehicle?

Have a look at proprietor evaluations prior to buying the automobile you would like to buy. These is available on the web, at numerous internet sites. Proprietor reviews offer you a good plan about how much other people take pleasure in the automobile, and when they will advise it to friends and relations. They offer a different viewpoint than skilled evaluations, and they are generally extremely educational for anybody who is vehicle shopping.

Come up with a desire selection of autos that you are looking at. You might have seen several automobiles in advertising and on the streets. It ought to be easy to construct an excellent list of autos that might match your style. You can include a couple of desire cars that appear away from your collection however, be sensible about what you are able manage.

Never ever go on a car at deal with value. Though you may not be a mechanic, it is advisable to perform a complete examination of the car. A crucial part in the inspection is actually a test drive. This enables you to have the car on the road, hear for almost any wayward disturbances and feasible area difficulties with efficiency.

Do not discuss your trade-in. Hang on to discuss your business-in right up until after you have negotiated the income price of your brand new vehicle. Uncovering this info can place you in a downside in your negotiation.

Verify a vehicle’s general customer score prior to you making a purchase. The positive aspect of client reviews is that you could stay away from from building a poor obtain easily. These reviews can let you know simply how much you must be prepared to spend on fixes and just how very long the vehicle lasts typically.

You should now expect to buy the car of your own ambitions. Implement every one of the tips you’ve discovered by reading this article post. Make a wonderful purchase, and enjoy your vehicle!

North American Toyota Sales Hits Record in 2013

Many people are proud Toyota owners. In fact, the company has long enjoyed record sales and has been a leader in the industry for automobile sales in the United States for several years. Toyota again topped the sales category in 2013 with record sales in North America. This is something the company has become quite accustomed to and it is also something that they are likely to continue to experience, as there are a number of proud Toyota owners that are driving cars today.

It is easy to understand why there were Toyota record sales 2013. Few other car companies are able to make a car that will last as long as those made by Toyota. Many customers who purchased a Toyota, 10 or even 15 years ago are still driving the same automobile today. Moreover, they are still happy with the car and report few problems. This is a major portion of the company’s ability to become a mainstay in North America and to enjoy the sales that they have been able to enjoy for several years.

In addition to Toyota’s reputation for overall quality and dedication to its customers, there are a number of specific reasons that the company has managed to outsell its competitors year after year. The biggest reason is that its automobiles are simply leaders in their categories time and time again. According to Toyota’s USE Newsroom, the Camry, Toyota’s leading midsize four door sedan, is the best-selling car in America for the 12th straight year in a row. This is huge because the automotive industry is so competitive that it is extremely difficult to enjoy that type of popularity for such a long period of time. Even Toyota’s recent bouts with issues concerning the accelerator in some of their automobiles has not destroyed their ability to remain strong as a sales leader.

In addition, Toyota sells a number of other vehicles that are also leaders in their class. The Toyota Corolla is one of the best-selling automobiles for entry level buyers who want a great car that offers great looks and reliability and without costing too much money. The car is able to deliver on all counts and Corolla owners often continue to buy new Corolla’s or graduate to the slightly larger and more expensive Camry. Toyota has cornered the market in the hybrid and electric car sales with its Prius. It was essentially the frontrunner in creating a car of this type as it was the first car company that was able to manufacture a car that could operate as a hybrid and remain popular. It has now forged the way for other car companies to do the same.

Toyota has also has seen a huge increase in sales of its trucks, with the Tundra and the Tacoma, gaining popularity every year. Essentially, Toyota has a vehicle for each and every individual and is able to construct a vehicle for virtually any type of circumstance. Regardless whether a customer is looking for an inexpensive car that can get them from point “a” to point “b” in style or a large four door truck that can haul or tow virtually anything, Toyota can definitely deliver.

In closing, it is not surprising at all that Toyota has seen record sales in North America for 2013. The company has led the way for several years in a number of different classes of automobiles and it is likely to continue in the future. The great looks and reliability of their automobiles makes it easy to understand why so many customers are proud Toyota owners, and they will likely continue to purchase Toyota’s in the future.

CL72 Day Three…. some triumphs and then a small tragedy

Continued wrenching on the domestic CL72 went along well, in the early stages, starting with the installation of some spare CB77 shock covers found in a box. The shock body dampers were both still working and not leaking, so the cover installations went smoothly. All that was left of the old shock covers were metal washers, remnants of the original covers which apparently suffered metal fatigue and broke off.
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Next job was to tackle the left carburetor choke arm and replace the o-rings after a cleaning and inspection. Using a MAPP gas torch and some flux/solder, the linkage was mended up enough to resume its place on the carb body. A spare CB77 carb body was disassembled to use the choke arm, but it was discovered that the 26mm carb choke pivot rod length was longer than for a 22mm carb body, so repairs were the order of the day.

The carb internals were in decent shape with #115 main jets installed, so just a quick check of the idle jet, float level and the air bleed passages was all that was required. It was interesting to see that the carburetor bodies were stamped CL72II, although it is unclear as to what other parts might be different from the standard CL72 carbs. Unfortunately, the carbs were rebuilt with Keyster carb kits and the needles have no markings upon them and the originals were not given back with the bike. According to the Japanese parts book listings, the carburetor has a -274-code main jet holder and throttle slide, but no other specifics are given.

My buddy, Scott, whose “endless supply” of Honda 250-305 parts has finally drawn down to a few scraps now, came up with a spare set of “Superior” brand CL72 air filters. Those were installed with the old connector tubes and everything was buttoned up. There was so little gas left in the tank that half of the trip over to the local 7-11 for gas was coasting through parking lots on a dead engine. Once refilled, the bike fired on the first kick and sounded fairly happy. A quick couple of miles of driving proved to be rewarding with a nice transmission function and a happy sounding engine, but on the return up a grade a misfire became evident, so the bike was nursed home for a checkover. After putting it on the centerstand and taking off my helmet, I turned back to the bike and was horrified to see oil dripping off the back side of the engine, drooling down the centerstand legs. #$%TQ$#^!!

Wiping down the oil pools, the search was on to find the “source” of the leak and it was finally traced to oil coming out the breather tube! That is never a good sign, however it really didn’t make sense as the engine does not smoke, the plugs were dry and the compression was excellent. Now what????

The engine top cover nuts showed signs of being removed previously, so the thought was that someone had put the baffle plate in backwards, which causes oil to pool at the top cover and then become expelled during high speed operation. One positive feature about working on the Scramblers is that you can remove the top cover without pulling the motor from the chassis, so that was the next step. Removing the upper motor mount is quick and easy, but that is also where the condenser is mounted. I had an odd spare condenser in stock that was marked for a Dream, but the leads were too short, so I thought it might be for the Type 2 Scrambler instead. With the motor mount out of the way, the 8 cylinder head nuts came off easily and the top cover was then gently pried off the cylinder head… Yuck!

Whatever gasket set was used before had turned into a version of wet cardboard, where it was unsupported and not clamped down firmly between metal surfaces. The gasket separated on both surfaces, tearing apart here and there. Surprisingly, the drain holes in the plate and gasket were in the correct orientation, but it appears that the excess gasket material was blocking drainage and perhaps even the evacuation of the crankcase breather fumes, except in high rpm operation. After the gasket surfaces were cleaned up and new gaskets and a spare clean breather plate installed, the cover was placed back onto the head and all the nuts retorqued. It was obvious that the previous mechanic was not aware that the copper sealing washers go the outside corners, with the steel ones on the inside four studs, as they were all reversed.

The condenser was replaced but the leads were on the short side as well, but long enough to route them safely. There appeared to be some kind of wood/insulation between the coil primary terminals and the frame, stuck in place to help isolate the coil from shorting out. The Type 2 coil is, of course, unique to this model and the mount is welded to the coil case, so there is nothing to do in the way of repositioning it away from the frame, other than elongating the holes. As I was inspecting the coil’s terminals, suddenly one of the spark plug wire connectors separated from the coil connection base! The spark plug wires were held in place by large Bakelite nuts, which screwed onto the coil output terminals, but the terminals were actually adapters which were glued into the coil top surface. I guess the wiser course of action should have been to just try to re-glue the terminal end back onto the coil base, but I tried to unscrew the two parts instead… bad choice. The Bakelite crumbled in my hands and all that was left was a half functional ignition coil with dim possibilities of finding a factory replacement part. Searching the web by the part number turned up ZERO hits. The next step was to hunt down a suitable 12v dual tower coil and adapt it to the frame.

Somewhere, recently, I saw an XS650 coil installed into a Honda Dream, so my search went that direction. Apparently Yamaha did both a single coil and twin coil ignition systems for their 650 twin and the XS650 site had an attractive aftermarket alternative for $39.95! That coil was a 4.5 ohm, 12v unit designed for bikes with points/condenser ignition systems, so it seemed to be a perfect match for my needs. During my web search time, I received an email message from a customer who was looking for a set of OEM Honda needles for his CL77. I wasn’t sure if I had them, but forwarded the message to my mentor/friend Ed Moore, who specializes in Scramblers, but has parts for the other models, as well. I had visited Ed back in 2007 and discovered an odd CL72 Scrambler chassis in his backyard boneyard. It was a big brake model, seldom seen in the US. I had asked him about whether that chassis still had rear turnsignal brackets, because the handlebars had a turnsignal switch mounted up on the right side. It turned out that the bike did have the mounts and a few other bits I needed, so they were earmarked for me once the weather cleared down in Kerrville. Ed emailed a message back to me to call him, which I did to clarify my parts needs for the CL72. In telling him my tale of woe about the dead Type 2 coil, he chimed in and said, “Oh, I have one of those coils!” He was going to build some kind of Type 2 Scrambler on his own and had picked up the coil and saved it for future use. Ed said that he wasn’t going to be able to get around to that project so offered the coil to me for a very reasonable price. Problem solved!

So, until the parts arrive from Texas, the CL72 is on hiatus, resting beneath the bike cover awaiting the spark of life again. Once it is back up and running, the crankcase breather situation can be rechecked and the misfire problems evaluated and corrected, as necessary. I also tracked down a set of OEM Honda Dream points made by Nippon-Denso from a Honda dealer who had an online catalog of their NOS vintage parts. I will change out the Daiichi point set with the N-D versions when I have the coil ready to install. Hopefully, this will have a positive conclusion for all the above-mentioned problems affecting the engine and the ignition systems.

In the meantime, it is back to the 1966 CB77 again for a new battery installation and other minor details.

Bill “MrHonda” Silver

The Best Bus Rental Services in Melbourne

Are you en route to organizing a corporate event… It is indeed a daunting task. Put in place a full proof plan which is critical to successful running of the event. Above all, it is important to keep your nerve on the D-day.

There are many tasks to be taken care of in course of preparation. All the requisite amenities and logistics must be arranged for the guests. But in the midst of all these requisites, most event planners commit the mistake of overlooking the transport needs of the guests.

And so, despite exhaustive planning and smart delegation of work, the event may fall flat owing to troublesome transport inconveniences, incidents or accidents. People dislike when they are kept waiting before pick up and drop to and from the location, or when they experience hassles en route.

To avoid such incidents and honor guest’s time and participation, it is best to allocate the job of transportation to a reputed transport services company. They have the expertise to plan and organize transport for any event efficiently and effectively. Maintaining order, safety and schedule and resolving or preventing untimely mechanical malfunctions, they help in smooth functioning of events.

They also free you from the trouble of managing transport on the D-day and allow you to train complete focus on the other important events of the day. It also leaves you with valuable energy and time to enjoy the event without getting sapped by trivial incidents.

The bus services company have a fleet of advanced, well-serviced and maintained vehicles with a range of passenger capacities and brands. They include latest coach bus, shuttle bus, limousine bus of small, medium and large sizes, and are equipped with all luxuries sought by guests. Their staff is also well-trained to handle any mechanical malfunctions and ensure good coordination and management of vehicles on important occasions.

Guests have a hassle-free, joyous and effortless experience if provided with the services of a smart and professional bus transport company. So, are you organizing an official function, Christmas or wedding celebration, school bus services, coach hires or excursions into the wild?

There are many bus transport service companies running out of Melbourne and around Victoria. Sourcing necessary details, they plan the route, transport schedule and provide with the desired vehicles. They also manage the transport needs at the event.

These companies maintain an online interface with customers, giving an online insight into their services, fleet and prices. It will help you decide on the necessity of hiring their service. They can be securely booked online in advance.

It is advised to book the services of bus transport company and post all the necessary requirements in advance to avoid last-minute hassles and give a luxurious and memorable
time to your guests.

They handle all kinds of events including corporate coach hires such as Airports Transportation Services in Melbourne, event shuttles, wineries or wedding transport, shuttle services at sporting or racing events, school bus services for camping or excursions, tours for shopping or sightseeing, etc.

Great Guide On How To Find Cheap Auto Insurance

In modern times buying auto insurance is not even an option, it is the law. Don’t find yourself pulled over without it, because it could even mean jail time. If you find yourself needing auto insurance don’t let the plethora of companies and policies drive you crazy. Read this article and relax, its an easy decision.

As you choose car insurance, be sure to properly protect yourself when it comes to liability for property damage and bodily injury. The right amount of coverage in this area can make a big difference in the event of an accident. Not having enough coverage can leave you with a lawsuit that can be hard to recover from.

When it comes to saving some serious cash on your automobile insurance, it helps tremendously if you know and understand the types of coverage available to you. Take your time to learn about all the different types of coverage, and find out what your state requires of you. There may be some big savings in it for you.

If you are a young driver paying for your own car insurance, add an older driver to you plan. Having a more experienced driver on your plan can reduce your premiums. Just make sure this older individual is willing to be added and that your car insurance provider offers the discount.

Buy an older and cheaper vehicle. Most insurance companies will only allow you to put liability of older vehicles, automatically lowering your premiums. If you do have greater coverage, your rates will be lower anyway, because the insurance company knows you will not be paid much for your car in the event that it is totaled.

In order to reduce the cost of your auto insurance policy, consider limiting the mileage you drive each year. Many insurers offer discounts for policyholders who do not spend a great deal of time on the road. It is important to be truthful when making claims of reduced mileage, however, as it is not unheard of for insurers to request proof of your driving habits in order to justify the reduction in price.

If you are short of funds and desperate to reduce your insurance premiums, remember you can always raise your deductible to lower your insurance’s cost. This is something of a last-ditch maneuver, though, because the higher your deductible is the less useful your insurance policy is. With a high deductible you will end up paying for minor damages entirely out of your own pocket.

In order to reduce the cost of your auto insurance policy, consider limiting the mileage you drive each year. Many insurers offer discounts for policyholders who do not spend a great deal of time on the road. It is important to be truthful when making claims of reduced mileage, however, as it is not unheard of for insurers to request proof of your driving habits in order to justify the reduction in price.

Senior citizens can benefit from the discounts that are available from their car insurance company. These discounts typically kick in at age 55 or 60. You have to request that your insurer add these discounts onto your insurance, as they will not do it automatically. It could save you as much as ten percent on your premium.

Consider switching the deductible from $1000 to $100. There a many pros and cons for lowering a deductible, even so the pros usually outweigh the cons. You might find yourself paying for a minor collision or two, but you should ultimately be saving a lot more money if you are a safe driver.

Having insurance is not just an option but it is required by law if one wants to drive a car. If driving sounds like something that one cannot go without, then they are going to need insurance to go along with it. Fortunately getting insurance is not hard to do.

If you are thinking about purchasing a new vehicle, you should look for a large vehicle. If you buy a van or a truck, chances are damages will not be too bad if you get into an accident. Most insurance companies know this, and offer relatively low rates for these types of vehicles.

Even your age can play a large factor in the price you can expect to pay for auto insurance. Statistically speaking, drivers over the age of 55 and under the age of 25 are considerably more prone to vehicle accidents compared with adults in mid-life. While this cannot be changed, you may wish to compare coverage options across companies; some place less emphasis on the age of the insured party.

As you can see, there is a lot more to auto insurance than most people think. It requires a lot of research and common sense, but it will be worth it in the end to help protect the life of your vehicle. You will be able to pick a better insurance policy if you consider these suggestions.