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  1. When I was using it I just wetted the pads. I didn't fill the tank but now I have the Knosti I do fill the tank. If you are using your own blend I would suggest filling it but with the Knosti you get filters so you can re use the fluid and store it back in the bottle. Otherwise you will probably waste a bit.
  2. But it doesn't end there. You still need the phono stage which can be a couple of hundred up to infinity. My old Rega was no match for my current CD player in the areas of transparency and detail however my SRM is. At a price premium. Opinion is part of it but detail resolution and background noise are not so subjective. And on a dollar for dollar basis CD players are quieter as well as not subjected to flawed software.
  3. The thing is a "decent" vinyl replay system was and still is more expensive that a comparable CD player. I did my best to look after my records to the extent I often played the cassette recordings instead of the records to preserve them. I'm not sure for what. That said I have records I bought 40 years ago that are in excellent condition. All of my CDs are in excellent condition. CDs were certainly a "fashion" in the day but for me at least they produced the best sound I could afford. My vinyl system now , while still modest, is easily equaled by my CD player which costs around 2/3rds of the price. And I get dirt cheap flawless media! 😉
  4. Vinyls new found popularity is mostly driven by fashion. The amount of photos I see of people with their new Rega 1s and 2s sitting on amplifiers with speakers jammed into corners demonstrates it is nothing about "better" sound. Most of these people would do a lot better streaming or buying a cheap CD player. My record collection grew because thats all there was. I transferred them onto cassette so I could play in my car. When CDs were introduced I was stoked. I had long been annoyed by clicks and pops and damage to records, even when bought brand new. I had a Rega 2 with a Lin LVV arm. Very modest set up but the first Marantz CD player I bought eliminated all of the annoying things the records had. Back then records were around $10 - $15 if I remember correctly and CDs were twice that or more. When CD "took over" I was buying second hand records for $1 or $2 from friends who owned a second hand record shop. Its extremely ironic that I am now buying CDs for $10 - $20 and new records are outrageously priced. I have only bought two new records since this latest fad and a handful of second hand ones. Where 20 years back I was taking advantage of one fad I am now taking advantage of another and buying up big on CDs. I couldn't be more happy that CD is "dead". 😀
  5. Jesus,, does it ever stop wobbling?
  6. I ended up with Silver 8s after getting a good deal on my system. Powered by Primare I32 they are wonderfully detailed and to my ears neutral. The only way I would change is to go up the ladder in the MA stable. Love the tight controlled bass.
  7. Never driven a Porsche. The only traction control I have to deal with is the one in my CV8 Monaro or the Landcruiser. The Monaro one is the only one I turn off as it is very rudimentary and intolerably intrusive. A bit of loss of traction is preferable to having it push back against you when you are trying to launch. That said it stays on in the wet (whenever I'm unlucky enough to be caught out in it) as that thing does get very taily when booted. 😶
  8. Just going on the video you posted form Car Advice where he said you cant turn the TC completely off. If you can then party time!
  9. Indeed. wasn't paying attention. Stinger is impressive and no doubt the go to if you want a new RWD. But there is more to a V8 than those results. 👂 Plus the Commy lets you turn off traction control. That where the party starts. 🤙
  10. example? example? Please don't change my words Says you. Registration registers your car with the government. Third part insurance is separate and only incorporated when you register your car because it is compulsory and convenient to do in the same process. Otherwise you wouldn't have separate insurance. Registration in South Australia does not include safety checks. Registration is essentially collecting revenue from motorists for the privileged of using the cars they pay tax on using the petrol they pay tax on for using the road. "lethal weapons" jesus.. 🙄 😂 Indeed. But that goes for all revenue. It is rarely put back into the area that it is taken from. Speeding fines dont go back into making roads safer either. That doesn't make it "right". If you are not racing then you dont need a race track. Please don't change my words Costs thousands to use roads for these events and returns millions to the economy. FWIW Professionally run, I have no issue. Same as I dont have any issue with the Tour Down Under , fun runs etc using public roads for professionally organized events. These occur once a year and include thousands of people. Far from the bunch of 7 or 8 who think they can use the road as a race track any time. I can deal with that. I am not the sort of person that uses illogical thinking to believe I some how have more rights to use the road than others. What?.. Yes it is. Fine in those circumstances. You may behave that way but you cant speak on behalf of other cyclists. Plenty of bad examples. They are the ones I'm referring to btw.👌 Good on you. You are obviously not the type of cyclist I am referring to. what is your problem? 2 abreast is legal. I have no problem with it as long as you are not "claiming the lane" and are riding in the courteous unselfish manner the way you do. 👍 What has this got to do with our discussion? you have been Then I am clearly not referring to you...
  11. I use the road on my bike for exercise/leisure. Ive never said cyclists cant use it for leisure. I mange to do it while not getting in the way of motorists who are legally allowed to go much faster than I ride. It is called courtesy. and btw motorists who use it for leisure and amble along looking out the side window and setting their own speed limit are equally inconsiderate not to mention dangerous. Football/soccer/ hockey (insert every other sport in the world) use their own facilities to indulge in their sports which is 1000x more costly and difficult to arrange. Misrepresentation of "Comments from people like @crisis certainly point towards motorists having issues with the way cyclists use the roads for recreation." Fixed it for you 👍 So these aren't the same ones who "claim the lane" then? See below Or we will "claim the lane" You misrepresent motorists by citing the actions of those who transgress and misrepresent cyclists by speaking in glowing terms on behalf of a million people you dont know. only the "lane claimers" They dont Wear what you want. Buy a race track. hysterical rubbish.
  12. Indeed. why cant we all get along.
  13. Overtaking executed properly is as safe as anything to do with driving. If you cant do that please warn me when you come to Adelaide. His turn on the other hand is indeed questionable. Another safe and sensible thing to do is to not use entire single lane roads as your personal race track. They appeared to be and plenty do. But yes. For some reason racing bikes on public roads isn't illegal. I dont race bikes but I ride them. I probably dont consider myself a "cyclist" but I ride a bike. In any case the opposite is indeed alive and well within a certain sub culture of cyclists.
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