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  1. KaJuN

    Ownership Verified: Cooped Up! My MINI S

    My daily driver, a horrible old Dodge Stratus, was falling apart to the point it wasn't financially reasonable to keep it going. Hell the rear suspension work alone was as much as the car is worth. So I set out in search of a new daily, probably something like a Focus or Civic when this little...
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    Ownership Verified: Ride Long and Prosper

    Behold the new toy! A 2007 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom (I totally didn't buy it because I'm a Star Trek geek :unsure: ) With the untimely demise of the Triumph at the hands of the infamous sprag clutch, it was time to look at replacements. For a while now I've been leaning toward a...
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    Ownership Verified: I didn't choose the Dub life...

    ...the Dub life chose me! With the untimely demise of the Alfa :cry: I needed a replacement and I wasn't going to settle for some dreary old crapbox. Luckily I found a gem tucked away in the corner of a dealer in town. A 2000 Golf GTi 2.0. This thing is in near immaculate...
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    Snetterton Days

    So I finally made it out to my old stomping grounds of nearby Snetterton Circuit for the first time this year. Today's even was called Modified Live and I thought it would just be a meeting of ricers that I could laugh at. It was to some extent but it was a whole lot more! There was actual...
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    Ownership Verified: I've Gone Full Madman: Alfa Romeo 156

    First some pictures because, come on, it's an Alfa. These are the crappy photos from the ad because it was too rainy and miserable today to get my own. And the requisite proof picture, not that anyone else in the world would be dumb enough to replace one unreliable car with another. :P...
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    Classic & Sports Cars by the Lake 2012

    Today I stopped by a little car show about ten minutes from my house. I really wasn't expecting much but boy was I in for a surprise! This has to be the best show I've ever been to! I tried to post just the highlights but nearly every car was a highlight, so here they are...
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    How Many Cars Have You Driven?

    Along the lines of this thread about how far you've driven, how many total cars have you driven in your lifetime? And I mean actually driven too, not just moved around in a driveway or parked as a valet so we'll go with a five-mile minimum. And please only post what you can actually remember...
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    Ownership Verified: I've Gone Full British! Triumph Sprint 900

    When I first learned I was coming to this country I decided that I would get a proper big bike and do some sightseeing on it. Now that the weather is warming up it was time to start looking for a motorcycle. I set myself a reasonable budget of 1500 pounds and for that I was finding a lot of...
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    Silly Engine! You're not a teapot!

    My MG's engine has started making a very noticeable bubbling/boiling sound when I turn it off. The sound is coming from the expansion tank and the engine itself. When I was driving it the temperature was normal and didn't show signs of rising at all. The heater definitely didn't feel as hot as...
  10. KaJuN

    Ownership Verified: Land Rover Series III, Part Two

    In what could be a first we have an inter-Finalgear car sale! The 1977 Land Rover Series III, formerly of Matt2000, is now mine. Looking back through his thread it's full of ironic posts from me. Never in a million years would I ever think I would have a chance of owning a vehicle like that...
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    Ownership Verified: MX-5? Too mainstream.

    ...or...KaJuN Goes Topless!...or...How Much Open-Top Fun Can You Get for 1000 Pounds? A new country for me means a new car. Since I'm here for a short time (two years) and have a small window to sell my car when I leave (2-3 weeks) I wanted something cheap. After browsing around a little it...
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    Your Best Photo of 2010

    The year is almost over so I thought it would be fun to make all of you drive yourselves crazy go back through your archives and pick what to you is the single best photo you've taken this year. After a very tough decision between a few of mine this one stood out to me as my best:
  13. KaJuN

    Xbox 360: "This disc is unreadable"

    This problem is really irritating me. Starting about a month or so ago (conveniently a month or so after my warranty expired) my Xbox starting giving me random disc read error messages. Usually it won't even recognize the disc (i.e. goes from "Reading" straight to "Open tray" or it will identify...
  14. KaJuN

    The FinalGear Board Conversation

    Inspired by these posts, I thought it would be fun to step away from the keyboards and convey our messages to each other with a different sort of board. So let the silliness begin!
  15. KaJuN

    Video Thumnails Have Gone Missing

    This problem has me completely stumped. One day all my video thumbnails vanished and all I see now is a filmstrip icon with AVI or WMV at the bottom depending on which type of file it is. As you can imagine this makes browsing my vast collection of pornographic and non-pornographic media quite...
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    The Awesome Heavy Machinery Thread

    Inspired by the other 'awesome' threads, this monster, and getting to play around with a forklift last night I thought it would be fun to post our favorite ridiculously large and equally badass machines, because without them moving dirt and things around would be monumentally boring. So make...
  17. KaJuN

    The Rat Rod Thread

    Normally I'm not a fan of modified cars. I don't like the idea of "I know better than the people who made this car so I'm going to make it better!" which often results in something less than spectacular. I'm also not a big fan of hot rods; again, for the same reason. So something seriously...
  18. KaJuN

    Insurance Wars: Home Edition

    As some of you may know I utterly hate insurance companies to no end. Now they've struck close to home. My brother is living in California and the car is still registered in Ohio. Recently some damage was done to his car. He came out one day, discovered the damage, and called the police. When...
  19. KaJuN

    Laptop 'hangs'

    My machine has this annoying thing going on where every once in a while it hangs momentarily. For example, when scrolling down a page the scroll will stop for a second then pick up again. It also does it when mousing over an icon or a link. The mouse freezes and the cursor takes a second to...
  20. KaJuN

    It's not a big motorcycle...

    ...just a groovy little motorbike. What we have here is quite possibly the least scary bike in the world as well as what could be Finalgear's smallest vehicle. I saw this little beauty for sale on base and I had to have it. It's a late '60s-early '70s (I don't know for sure because Japan...
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