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What new or unique technology will be on your next bike?

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Super Duper Mod Man
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Can my next bike come with all of the mechanical skills I need to purchase all the old bikes I want?! Can someone make that happen?
Getting the mechanical skills is easy. It's learning to throw wrenches properly, and invent new swear words is the real trick. Working on old bikes will have you doing that real quick, so you need to learn proper form and technique to look like a real pro. To start out on a good note, find any 25 year old Japanese motorcycle that has been sitting outside for the last 20 years and try to remove the engine screws from it. That should start you out right. Then graduate to finding old Harleys and try to stop all the oil leaks. By then you will have all the wrench and tantrum throwing practice you need to hang with the best. Good luck!
 

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Super Duper Mod Man
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But it's not just about the tool, or the quality of said tool, but it's all about the windup, toss, follow-through, and then the burst of expletives that make a true mechanic. A double bouncer off the floor and into the work bench with a 9/16ths box end may look good, but sometimes a well placed screwdriver into the wall will score the most points with the judges. Remember that style and form count, as well as flailing arms and gnashing of teeth.
 
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