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    Hillbillies gonna Hillbilly

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
    I think we are talking about the intentional drive bys... there are a few too many inbred rejects here who drive diesels that think this is great fun.
    Our locals did to, but at 500 dollars a pop for fines, they have decided that amount of money can buy a whole lot of diesel.

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    eu laws dont allow such ****ty cars on the road..

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    Hey, at least they're paying attention to the cyclists on the road...

    Let's hope he keeps the video rolling for when his POS truck breaks down in front of a group of cyclists he just smoked.

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    I was stopped at a red light next to a 3500 HD crewcab. On green, I heard the diesel clatter and prepared myself for the smoke. Instead, I got an invisible cloud of
    biodiesel french fries. It gave me hunger pangs the rest of the commute home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
    I think we are talking about the intentional drive bys... there are a few too many inbred rejects here who drive diesels that think this is great fun.

    Yuuuuup. (Even though I'm looking at the new I-5 diesel Ford van. Can't pass up the mileage)
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    I have. Once the driver made a move to pass me especially (and unnecessarily) closely and the timing of the smoke release was perfect and seemed to be targeted at me. I posted about it here but some said it's unlikely intentional and I shouldn't think everything was about me the cyclist.

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    The only time it's happened to me I think the person was just trying to accelerate to get around me and back into our lane.
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    Once. And it was a failure. I was so slow up the hill that the smoke emitted by the pickup truck was yards ahead of me and dissipated before I got there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr_bill View Post
    No it is *NOT*. It's intentional, evil, and has put people in hospitals. Other than that....

    -mr. bill
    I agree. I have asthma and one of those soot clouds will have me reaching for the inhaler.

    It has happened only twice to me. Once riding up a bridge and a passing truck belched out a cloud of diesel smoke. I think that one was unintentional.

    The second time was while riding on PCH. That one was completely intentional...what an A-hole.
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    A bit OT, but I gotta say, in general the air quality along busy roads is way way better nowadays than it was 40 years ago. It used to reek of unburnt gas, diesel fumes, burning oil... Every once in a while I get behind a clunker that reminds me of what it used to be like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeyBike View Post
    Hillbillies gonna Hillbilly
    We live in a democratic society with rule of law and (and I know it freaks out USAnians when I write this) social commitments to its citizens. This means that when hillbillies are hillbillying we sometimes slap them with a citation and/or lock them up. Intentionally making it hard for another road user to exercise their right of way by obscuring their vision is a cite-able offence.
    This is why motorists hate us, and why I've given up riding on the road...You should be ashamed yourself, and you should be reviled by cyclists everywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by italktocats View Post
    eu laws dont allow such ****ty cars on the road..
    Did you read the thread, or the links to "rollin' coal"?

    The ability to do it on demand is an intentional modification, not an indicator of quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rydabent View Post
    A while back I was setting at an uncontrolled bike path crossing, setting there waiting on my trike, waiting for traffic to clear. Along came this huge diesel pickup with young guys in it. Just as they passed me, the driver floor boarded it and it belched out a huge cloud of black smoke. It was so thick you couldnt see anything for several seconds. The cloud of black smoke was so huge even the drivers following couldnt see anything either. Nice guy, makes me wish I had a large rock in my hand.
    Turns out this is a kind of a political statement. It seems that some (knuckle-dragging, mouth-breathing, nincompoops) think that blowing a big cloud of smoke into the faces of cyclists, Prius drivers, pretty girls (!?!?) and whoever, is a good way to show the 'middle finger' at those they perceive to be their enemies: environmentalists, liberals, supporters of the President. Cyclists are evidently assumed to be all three, which shows you about how much thought these guys have put into their 'protest.' To be fair though, that much huffing of fumes has probably left them with an even worse deficit of brain cells than they started with.

    These are your kind of people, rydabent! Next time it happens, breathe deeply and smile--that's the smell of FREEDUM!

    Political Protest Or Just Blowing Smoke? Anti-Environmentalists Are Now 'Rolling Coal'
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    My stock '06 Ram will smoke. As said previously, when babied it will load up and smoke good next time I need a little acceleration. The only time I've done it on purpose is at the on-ramp emission monitoring stations.

    the worst one I had was during marathon race in town. I had a 22ft gooseneck horse trailer with two head in it. I was stopped for the racers to get across the road near the finish line. When they waved me to go through and I tried to hurry across the intersection, the truck left a nasty cloud for the runners coming down the trail. I'm sure there were folks that wanted to have me stoned but it wasn't on purpose.

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    Heh. In my community, if a cop saw a car throwing that much smoke on the road, that driver would be very likely to get pulled over and ticketed for violating environmental regulations and driving a car that obviously can't pass the mandatory smog check. They don't even have to go around smoking out bicyclists and hybrids to get into trouble.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spare_wheel View Post
    We live in a democratic society with rule of law and (and I know it freaks out USAnians when I write this) social commitments to its citizens. This means that when hillbillies are hillbillying we sometimes slap them with a citation and/or lock them up. Intentionally making it hard for another road user to exercise their right of way by obscuring their vision is a cite-able offence.
    It also shouldn't be tolerated because temporarily blinding a cyclist can cause them to crash, and, as mentioned above, if someone has asthma it can trigger an attack.
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    Today I drove through a cloud of smoke apparently made by one of these anti-social idiots. It was actually causing a mildly dangerous situation because visibility was quite bad through a busy intersection. I predict there is going to be a legal backlash against this practice, as there should be.

    Quote Originally Posted by TinkerinWstuff View Post
    My stock '06 Ram will smoke. As said previously, when babied it will load up and smoke good next time I need a little acceleration. The only time I've done it on purpose is at the on-ramp emission monitoring stations.
    this is not what is going on. It is not a mis-tuned engine or mis-tuned exhaust at all. The engine control system is specifically modified with user-settable tuning that some people use to dump extra fuel into the engine. They are getting what they asked for, which is a lot of smoke

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    Smoke Switch - Chevy and GMC Duramax Diesel Forum

    A few quotes:

    You tap into the MAF and map sensor. It fools it thinking it's getting full boost, so it gives it full fuel. You will most likely FRY your sensor. Efi live is the best bet, you can just build a smoke tune.


    Search the forum... there's a couple of DIY's on it.... an acual diagram..
    Be careful talking about smoke though.. alot of folks on here dont like it and will tell you that you are dumb or to light your truck on fire if you want smoke.. I don't agree with that... I think the more black smoke the better !!!!! Just thought I'd warn ya !!! Good luck with the switch though.



    "I want!!! the liberals from Seattle ride their bikes around here and mess up traffic. They need a good smokin. I turn my edge to 6 and set the smoke control to more responsive but it wont do that. "
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    Job security for engineers working in the industry.
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    "So I kept looking and eventually found that a spark plug had same threads. So I cycled next two days until I got to Jackson, MS with a spark plug instead of right pedal." - mev

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    Quote Originally Posted by downtube42 View Post
    Smoke Switch - Chevy and GMC Duramax Diesel Forum

    A few quotes:

    You tap into the MAF and map sensor. It fools it thinking it's getting full boost, so it gives it full fuel. You will most likely FRY your sensor. Efi live is the best bet, you can just build a smoke tune.


    Search the forum... there's a couple of DIY's on it.... an acual diagram..
    Be careful talking about smoke though.. alot of folks on here dont like it and will tell you that you are dumb or to light your truck on fire if you want smoke.. I don't agree with that... I think the more black smoke the better !!!!! Just thought I'd warn ya !!! Good luck with the switch though.



    "I want!!! the liberals from Seattle ride their bikes around here and mess up traffic. They need a good smokin. I turn my edge to 6 and set the smoke control to more responsive but it wont do that. "
    They remind us why one shouldn't "marry" their sister or mother.

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    Rydabent has not returned to this thread. I'm worried about him, fear his head might have exploded upon finding that he'd evidently been mistaken for a 'liberal.'
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    That's funny, I would not have thought there were that many buttheads out there! I had it happen to me a few weeks back, and I did not realize it was intentional until he caught the guy I was closing in on, and got him too! It's enough to piss you off, but what the hell, you gotta laugh, no point going around with a chip on your shoulder!
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