Automotive Industry News and Trends Tue, 22 Feb 2011 17:38:56 +0000 en hourly 1 Basic Things That You Need to Know When Riding Motorcycle Tue, 22 Feb 2011 17:38:56 +0000 admin Motorcycle has become one vehicle that most people are turning to in this time of crisis. Compare to a car, riding motorcycle surely is cheaper in any way that you may find. If you wanted to ride the motorcycle then you have to know some of the basic things on how you can ride your motorcycle.

The first thing that you know is by understanding all the basic parts in your motorcycle. That includes the key, the ignition, the clutch, and the brake and of course its machine part. You surely have to know it in case of any emergency comes when you are on the street and suddenly your motorcycle is not working properly. After all, having a vehicle also means that you should be able to keep it well rather than just using it, don’t you think?

Riding a motorcycle surely is just the same when riding your bike in terms of the balance that you need to keep your motorcycle steady. The only difference is of course that the motorcycle has its own complex machinery.

When you want to learn to drive your motorcycle, I suggest that you take your lesson in an empty asphalt field like the parking lot where no obstacles are blocking your way. That way it’ll be safe for you and other people around you.

Once you start the ignition and shift your gear up to the first gear, you need to handle how to treat your throttle well. The basic idea of handling your throttle is by twisting it bit by bit in a steady position. Don’t get tempted to accelerate your throttle fully in a sudden move because your motorcycle will be sped up in a way that you will not be able to control it, especially for beginners. Just steadily apply the speed so that you can move forward in balance.

When you want to break just make sure that you apply it with gently also. Make sure that you don’t squeeze it to hard especially when you are in fast speed. It might lead to an accident where your motorcycle becomes out of control and in the end you will injure yourself, which can be fatal. Just squeeze the brake gently without making any sudden move so that the motorcycle will still be in balanced.

In the end, when it comes to riding the motorcycle, it’s all about the control of operating the throttle for the speed as well as the brake to stop your motorcycle.

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Motorcycle Antenna Flags – The Top 3 Tue, 22 Feb 2011 17:38:47 +0000 admin Do you remember that one of a kind dream bike in your imagination that existed before you purchased your very first bike? The originality to the bike was unlike any other and still remains fresh in your mind. Now you want to make some actual progress on the goals you once had. An easy way to start this project is through motorcycle flags. These will actually provide a way to make your bike built solely for you. In a matter of minutes you can go from stock bike to original motorcycle with motorbike antenna flags.

3. The Sports Fan Antenna Flag

If you are a sports fan there is bound to be a motorcycle flag for your needs. Football, hockey, basketball, and even Nascar will have licensed merchandise such as a motorbike antenna flag. This original type of flag is made for those who want to show off the person riding a bike. If you never felt as though you just couldn’t afford to customize your bike, adding a sports fan motorcycle antenna has been a great option and will be sure to please.

2. The Harley Davidson Motorcycle Antenna Flag

Do you own a Harley Davidson motorcycle? If you do or wish you had then there is not better customization option offered than a Harley Davidson motorbike flag. These are stylish, original and of a price that would please the clearance shopper. If you enjoy Harley Davidson and everything it represents as a company than you are in luck. Finding a Harley Davidson motorcycle antenna flag is a fun experience that you don’t want to pass up. In a matter of minutes you’ll be able to add both style and flair to the stock bike you use to once enjoy just the way it was.

1. The Patriotic Motorcycle Antenna Flag

Patriotic motorcycle antenna flags are an easy choice for that one person who loves their country so much that they need to represent it. If this sounds like you than the red, white and blue flag that will fit perfectly with your bike. The patriotic motorbike flag may not be the most original antenna but it does sure help to show the patriotism that still exists today.

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Brief Guide About the Dimensions of Bulldozers Tue, 22 Feb 2011 17:38:27 +0000 admin Before delving on about the dimensions of a bulldozers, you may want to know more about the vehicle, its functions, types and origin. The first bulldozers and the original idea were lifted from the Holt farm tractors, which were used to plough farms. These tractors were versatile that they can be used at soft grounds mainly for logging and in building roads. This versatility eventually led for these vehicles to be utilized as armored tanks during the World War I.

Looking Back

The first designs and early dimensions of a bulldozers were created in 1923 by James Cummings, a farmer and J. Earl McLeod, a draftsman. You can see a replica of their creation and delight yourself at the dimensions of a bulldozers at the city park in Morrowville, Kansas. This is the place where these two created the first kind of this vehicle.

Moving Ahead

As years pass by, the popularity of this kind of vehicle increased as more people start to realize its functions and essence. The dimensions of a bulldozers keep on getting bigger as well through time. This change has been brought about by the demand for such equipment that can be used at larger earthworks. More companies started to develop various kinds with different dimensions of a bulldozers, which include Komatsu, JCB, Caterpillar, International Harvester, Case, Terex, Liebherr, Flat-Allis and John Deere. The designs become more sophisticated and there are many great innovations that have been introduced.

Certain Innovations

The vehicle has indeed gone through lots of makeover since it was first created and used. These days, you can find certain types with drivetrains, hydraulic cylinders that are controlling the blades and automatic grade control features. Another great innovation that has been acquired by the vehicle is the use of automatic instead of the old manual type of transmission.

More about the Sizes

Here are some samples of the dimensions of a bulldozers based on the built of the Caterpillar D4G XL. Its operating weight is 7800 kilos, with the height of 2718 mm. Its top speed forward is 9 kph and 9.6 kph in reverse mode. The gross power of its engine is 5 Watts, with net gross of 60 kilowatts. Its displacement is measured at 4996 cm3.

There are many aspects of this kind of vehicle that you have to look closely into to understand the functions as well as the measurements. There are more to it that meets the eye, because most of its power and efficiency is coming from the engines.

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More Great Details, Ideas and How Big Is a Backhoe? Tue, 22 Feb 2011 14:38:59 +0000 admin How big is a backhoe? The answer to this question depends on the equipment’s characteristics and what other features and attachments are included. Other people who do not really know how to use the device will likely ask, how big is a backhoe?

Someone in the construction industry, especially those who are tasked to use the equipment would not be so much interested to know the answer to, how big is a backhoe? They will instead be focused in searching for materials that are best-fitted on the projects that they ought to accomplish. It doesn’t matter if it is the biggest or the smallest in all available lines of this equipment. The more important thing for these people is to find the right types that can make their work easier and fast.

Certain Characteristics

How big is a backhoe? Aside from this question, it is vital that you know exactly what this is, first and foremost. This kind of excavating equipment can also be called back actor or rear actor. This can also be referred to as digger that is typically composed of a digging bucket on one end. The equipment has two-part articulated arm. The one that is closest to the vehicle is called as the boom. The one that is carrying the bucket is referred to as the dipper. The boom is connected to the vehicle via a pivot or the kingpost. This makes it possible for the arm to slew left and right, up to about 200 degrees. The modern kinds of this construction equipment are powered by the hydraulic system.

The Origins

How big is a backhoe? It is also essential that you look at the factors of how it all started as you look at the dimensions and sizes of this equipment. The first of these tools was invented in UK by Joseph Cyril Bamford, founder of the British company, JCB. It was in 1953 when Bamford developed the tractor that is equipped with a hoe and loading bucket at the front side. This creation eventually becomes the standard pattern of the future styles and dimensions of the backhoe loader. Because of this great contribution, Bamford was awarded with the inclusion at the US construction industry’s Hall of fame and he is the only non-American person on the list.


Through time, many people have found many ways to utilize the equipment in many construction projects. There are many types of hydraulic powered attachments, which have been introduced, to make the tool even more versatile. Some of these attachments include the breaker, auger or grapple and tiltrotator.

How big is a backhoe? Its size is commensurate to its effectiveness and versatile functions in many types of tasks on different kinds of construction projects.

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How to Choose a Water Wagon Tue, 22 Feb 2011 14:38:36 +0000 admin The Scoop on: the Water Wagon

This contraption was first made itself known to the public, accordingly, during the times of the World War. The water wagon back then was used by military men to serve as their resource threshold of potable drinking water during times of war. Soon, the wagon was employed to serve people who have little or virtually no source of clean and potable tap water in their neighborhoods.

Nowadays, people make use of the wagon for water delivery services. Usually, and this is of course perfectly understandable, it is the water refilling stations that make use of wagons these days. Sometimes, wagons are also used to make watering gardens and farms easier, just like what they do on the stretches of grass on golf courses.

Water Wagon vs. Water Truck

There are basically two types of vehicles that are known to transport water to places. There is, of course, as we have known a while ago, the wagon, and the other is the water truck. Now, what is the difference between the two? Basically, it is with the size. wagons are generally larger in size than the water truck. The water truck would suffice in providing water to small to medium size construction grading purposes, as well as for the use of a small to medium size water refilling and delivery station. On the other hand, the wagon is for more heavy duty and large scale purposes such as watering an entire community, maintaining moisture on large stretches of land, as well as compacting the soil for construction.

On the Sizes of Water Wagons

Water wagons come in a wide array of sizes pertaining to their capacity or load. The smallest wagons could carry up to 500 to around 1, 000 to 2, 000 gallons of water. On the other hand, wagons that are meant for community wide or larger scale purposes often have a considerably bigger capacity, ranging from 10, 000 gallons, 80, 000 gallons, and 600 to 700 barrels of water. There are also wagons with a size and capacity ranging from 3, 000 gallons to around 5, 000 gallons.

Where to Buy Water Wagons

Water wagons are generally available for sale wherever trucks, heavy machinery, and large scale construction and transportation equipment are sold. wagons can also be rented or bought on a lease, which may mean slashing on up front costs but will entitle the owner to monthly or annual fees, depending on his contract with the lessor.

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2011 Acura RL – $620 per Mo. – Mike Harvey Acura , Burlingame, CA Mon, 21 Feb 2011 20:22:59 +0000 admin FEATURED SPECIAL LEASE: Closed-end lease for 2011 RL 6 Speed Automatic with Technology Package (Model KB2F6BKW) for $620.00 per month for 36 months with $0 capitalized cost reduction available to customers who qualify for the Acura Financial Services Super Preferred or Preferred credit tier. Other rates/tiers are available under this offer. $0.00 due at lease signing ($0 first month's payment, $0 capitalized cost reduction and $0 security deposit; total net capitalized cost and base monthly payment does not include tax, license, title, registration, documentation fees, options, insurance and the like). Not all buyers may qualify. $0 due at lease signing offer requires dealer contribution, which could affect final negotiated transaction.

Excludes taxes, titles and fees. $620.00 a month for 35 months thereafter. For well-qualified buyers.

Terms and Conditions: Subject to limited availability. Closed end lease for 2011 RL 6 Speed Automatic with Technology Package (Model KB2F6BKW), for well qualified lessees. Not all lessees will qualify. Higher lease rates apply for lessees with lower credit ratings. MSRP $52,210.00 (includes destination). Net capitalized cost $48,803.09. Net capitalized cost includes $595 acquisition fee. Dealer contribution may vary and could affect actual lease payment. Taxes, license, title fees, options and insurance extra. Total monthly payments $21,700.00. Option to purchase at lease end $28,715.50. Lessee responsible for maintenance, excessive wear/tear and 15 cents/mi. over 10,000 miles/year for vehicles with MSRP less than $30,000, but for vehicles with MSRP of $30,000 or more, mileage cost is 20 cents/mi. over 10,000 miles/year. See dealer for complete details.

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2011 Hyundai Sonata – $199 per Mo. – San Francisco Hyundai, San Francisco, CA Mon, 21 Feb 2011 17:25:36 +0000 admin Lease a 2011 Hyundai Sonata 2.4 GLS A/T for $199/month for 36 months, $2,399 due at lease signing ($2,200 customer cash down plus $199 for 1st month payment).

MSRP of $20,915.00 for 2011 Sonata (model #27402) including freight. Lease payment based on capitalized cost of $18,974.42. No security deposit required. Tax, license, title, fees, options and insurance extra. Monthly payments include $595 acquisition fee. 2011 Sonata closed-end lease offered through Hyundai Motor Finance (HMF). Subject to HMF credit guidelines. Not all lessees will qualify for lowest payment. Some payments higher, some lower based on residency and other factors. Lessee responsible for excess wear and mileage over 36,000 at $0.20/mile. Purchase option at lease end price negotiated at signing plus applicable tax. Residency restrictions apply. Dealer price may vary. See participating dealer for details.

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2011 Mercedes-Benz CLS550 – $799 per Mo. – Park Place Mercedes-Benz of Dallas, Dallas, TX Mon, 21 Feb 2011 17:25:06 +0000 admin Not everyone will qualify. Advertised 39 months lease payment based on MSRP of $80,245 less the suggested dealer contribution resulting in a total gross capitalized cost of $73,739. Dealer contribution may vary and could affect your actual lease payment. Includes Destination Charge, Gas Guzzler Tax, and Premium 1 Package. Excludes title, taxes, registration, license fees, insurance, dealer prep and additional options. Total monthly payments equal $31,161. Cash due at signing includes $3,995 capitalized cost reduction, $795 acquisition fee and first months lease payment of $799. No security deposit required. Total payments equal $35,951. At lease end, lessee pays for any amounts due under the lease, any official fees and taxes related to the scheduled termination, excess wear and use plus $0.25/mile over 32,500 miles, and $595 vehicle turn-in fee. Purchase option at lease end for $43,420 plus taxes (and any other fees and charges due under the applicable lease agreement) in example shown. Subject to credit approval. Specific vehicles are subject to availability and may have to be ordered. See dealer for details.

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Dallas auto glass get your online quote right now! michaell taylor Mon, 21 Feb 2011 17:22:57 +0000 admin When someone needs professional Dallas auto glass repairs or replacement services, the first thought is to ask around, to contact friends or relatives and asking them if they know someone who could provide such a service. While this method might be effective at a certain level, it goes without saying that it cannot function well for anyone. When you say autoglass repairs or replacements, you have to picture in mind a professional shop, with people that have experience in the field, being able to provide exactly the service that you are interested in. And here comes in the Internet, with its specialized resources and online quotes.

No one likes to walk around or drive with the windshield chipped or cracked, not to mention the situation when the windshield is visibly damaged, the replacement being the solution left. However, when you have limited financial resources, you tend to search for autoglass specialists that are able to provide a quality service without asking for absurd sums of money. In such situations, using the Internet in order to locate a Dallas auto glass repair and replacement shop is definitely a good idea. There are many great choices available online and you will certainly be pleasantly impressed with the opportunities put to your disposal, after you have completed the information requested in the online quote.

For a lot of people, repairing the windshield of their car is an essential thing, as they are using that car to get to work or worse, to do the actual job they were hired for. When you risk losing your job because of such unimportant things, it is only normal that you are interested in finding autoglass repair specialists, people who can diagnose your problem in an instant and provide the necessary solutions just as easily. So, when you use the Internet to find professional Dallas auto glass specialists, you have to think about all these things and also about the fact that money is an issue. You cannot afford to pay absurd sums of money for a service that is deplorable, nor should you be enchanted about paying a modest sum of money for a service that is not as reliable as you might want. Like many other things in life, the important thing is that you find a service that offers both affordable prices and quality.

Whether you decide to search for autoglass specialists according to the state in which you reside, the type of repairs/replacement needed or any other element for that matter, you can trust the World Wide Web to provide you with everything that you need. Find an online resource, fill in the necessary information for a quote and choose the local repair/replacement shop that is going to solve all your problems.

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The Benefits of Installing Halo Projector Headlights Sami Salahat Mon, 21 Feb 2011 14:22:23 +0000 admin Headlights are a main feature of any car as they help the driver during the dark hours to see properly and drive safely. Headlights have become a fashion more than a necessity in the modern world. People compete with each other and try to install the latest and stylish ones. Halo projector headlights are the latest addition in this category and are well appreciated by the car enthusiasts.

Halo projector headlights are also available in the market by the name of Angel Eyes Headlights. The beam of these projectors is white and very intense and looks beautiful during the night. It illuminates the front path of a car more than a regular headlight. You can find some of these lights with LED options like the ones installed in the Audi R8.

Another good thing about the halo projector headlights is that they consume less energy and provide more illumination. These lights are best suitable to the night drivers and if you are not a frequent night mover then you can use these lights to enhance the grace of your car. If you are a car junkie then you must be familiar with all kinds of headlights and will surely know the advantages of halo projectors.

Halo projector headlights have more straight forward frame of light so the light beam does not scatter in the surroundings; instead its focus is straight which makes the front path more clear and that is exactly what a driver wants. These lights are more suitable for long route drivers and people who are living in mountain areas where seeing a clear road is the guarantee of life. If you experience fog in your area then their intense beam of light will be helpful for you.

If you are an expert in car mechanics then you can install your own halo projectors with care but if you dont know much then its better to get a professionals help because installing them is not an easy task. They have pairs of wires that need to be connected to the right circuits otherwise your whole set of lights will fuse and you will need to buy another one. So spending a little more on getting a professional to do it will be a good investment.

It is not important to own a rich fancy car to feel classy and lavish, after adding these superior accessories you can make your less expensive car an elegant and expensive one. You will notice that this little change in your car will make a great impact and many people will be impressed and ask you about it.

Keeping yourself connected to the car accessories and new gadgets also helps you to keep your social circle intact and meet with people who share the same interests. This socialization will help you a lot in learning new things about cars and the latest hot accessory. Halo projector headlights may cost you a bit more than ordinary headlights as they are the latest in trend and the technology used them is worth spending the money for.

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