The above photo is of a Dellorto carburetor on a single cylinder Ducati. You younger readers will put the carb in the same category as vinyl records and kickstarters and you'd be correct. It's what real men tuned and fettled (fettled is a technical term, not a dirty one) before some idiot with a computer invented digital fuel injection and made bikes easy to start. No, there's no air filter on the carb and it came that way from the factory. There was only a screen sufficient to keep out birds and squirrels.
None of that has anything to do with the subject of this post though, I just felt like putting up that picture and this one, the opposite end of the spectrum, a supercharged Yamaha Vmax:
Now down to the important stuff. I noticed today that in porting over the blog to the new Blogger software somehow the blog roll down right got messed up. I'd just updated it not long ago, pruning off the dead blogs and adding a couple new ones. Today I re-did it and tried to include the blogs of the regular readers here, as best as I know them. If you were on there and got deleted and would like to be back on, let me know. Reciprocal links are appreciated. No porn sites though. Don't want the Mrs. to think I'm hanging out on-line with hoodlums, sickos, and engineers, even if it's partly true. Yeah you, you know who you are.
Something else worth mentioning here is font size on the blog and on other web sites, for that matter. If you're seeing itty bitty font sizes and you can't make them out, that's not intentional on my part although it would help obscure the typos. 40on2 posts are formatted for a nice, easy to read 12pt font. If you need to make the words larger try this: Hold down the Ctrl key on your keyboard and use the scroll wheel on your mouse or +- keys on the keypad of your keyboard to shrink or enlarge fonts as needed. Don't know how that works on a Mac though.