Follow up and comments on stories we’ve mentioned before:
The Diesel Quad ATV developed for the military by Roush Technologies with plans for public sale through the Arctic Cat dealer network, has been tested for use with biodiesel. It is now approved for use with 6 types of diesel fuel, (#1 DF 1, #2 DF 2, DF A Arctic, JP 5, JP 8 and Bio Diesel). The diesel quad gets 30% better mileage than its gasoline counterparts and with all of the diesel performance news these days, you have to wonder what the aftermarket guys will do with this. Powersports Business
After mentioning potential rotary engines for motorcycles, everyone was noting the advances rotaries have made over the years. Right on the heels of our story is the announcement that Mazda is issuing a recall for 2004, 2005 and some 2006 Mazda RX-8s because of a whole variety of problems with their rotary engines. Some of the problems are supposedly caused by synthetic oils which Mazda specifically says should not be used but there are a whole slew of troubles and engine replacement will be the fix. Rotary News via Autoblog
Jesse James, who gets his fame from building custom motorcycles and all sorts of crazy machinery in his Monster Garage and who The Kneeslider refers to now and then, seems to have made the same mistake common to far too many celebrities of thinking his fame means everyone wants to know about his politics, too. Maybe being married to Sanda Bullock is giving him ideas. He was off visiting troops in Iraq when he goes off in a verbal attack on President Bush that gets picked up by all of the news organizations. Wouldn’t it be nice if celebrities confined politics to their private conversations?
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