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Author Topic: Where's the glossary page?  (Read 2438 times)


  • Bulleteer
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Where's the glossary page?
« on: August 26, 2008, 12:56:21 pm »
I'm new as you all can tell.  Been looking for the glossary.  Like "Blip the throttle" huh?  Gee is the oil can the crank case?  I love it but its Indian to me.

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Re: Where's the glossary page?
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2008, 02:47:47 pm »
erob -

I really like that idea and I'm definitely in the same boat there. I have to use the google "define:" search construct on a nearly daily basis here to try and keep up with the conversations around here.  ???
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Re: Where's the glossary page?
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2008, 05:31:01 pm »
A General Glossary would really be appreciated.

Maybe we could have Clamp to head it up? He seems to have a way with words  ;)
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Re: Where's the glossary page?
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2008, 10:11:12 am »
     A wikipedia type thread in the forum might be an easy way to start. Here is a sample:
     BLIP THE THROTTLE:  A quick flick of the throttle to momentarily bring up the RPM of the engine with the clutch dis-engaged. Useful in these circumstances: 1- Older style bikes with point ignition and older style carburetors do not idle well.  A quick blip  will help to avoid a stall. 2- When down shifting will help match RPM to the new gear ratio, thus minimizing drive train stress as well as making the down shift smoother.

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Re: Where's the glossary page?
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2008, 02:42:22 pm »
I like this idea
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