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That is funny.......but it really is just another possible LEAK....
Oh, I agree 💯% I'm a big fan of taking the cap off at a red light for a peek. So far I haven't let it slip out of my fingers.
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Many years ago I took a trip with a bunch of mates to Coonabarabran for New Years.

They warned me they wouldn't wait if I ran out of gas. 2 1/3 gallon tank, smallest tank in the group by far. Mike the Bike on a BMW with the pannier tanks.

Long story short, all 5 of the guys I rode with ran out apart from me.

I know exactly how far I can ride on a tank. I can see my odometer and I can do arithmetic. (Thank you Mrs. Brown)

You know they make tube caps for your tires that will send an alert to you if your tyre pressure changes ?
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You guys down under have the coolest town names ever! My wife and I recently watched the series Upright. Bloody hilarious!
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Did they go to "Bringabarraback" ?
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Bring a Barrow (wheel barrow) back with you. Not a real place like Dragaginalong.

Actually Dragaginalong is a real place. well, was. Some long time ago people took offense to that name. (Gin is alang for an Aboriginal woman.)
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we had water tanks, fuel tanks, crude oil tanks and others which had to be monitored. in times past mechanical means were used but with the computer, head pressure is used.
i can not say how many miles a hd got on a offshore platform but i can say how many miles a cowpie a7ss got on a cargo boat.
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Calling Mr. Rube Goldberg, Mr. Rube Goldberg !
That's reaching back a ways....
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Oh, I'm showing my age again.

You know, there was nothing wrong with his designs. They all woked pretty well.

And it's a fact fpr me, that often, my first designs when fabricating things on motorcycles is similar to Rube's way of doing things. It usually takes several iterations of something before I arrive at the simple, more correct answer.
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Oh, I'm showing my age again.

You know, there was nothing wrong with his designs. They all woked pretty well.

And it's a fact fpr me, that often, my first designs when fabricating things on motorcycles is similar to Rube's way of doing things. It usually takes several iterations of something before I arrive at the simple, more correct answer.
But look at how many ways you now know how NOT to do something!!
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