A motorcycle side car is exactly as the name implies: a small car-like, wheeled attachment to a motorcycle, offering an extra seat for a passenger. Side cars are predominately used to transport human passengers, but have been known to carry dogs, groceries, or extra gear.
The Suzuki Bandit (also called GSF series) is an inline-4 street motorcycle offered by Suzuki. First introduced in 1989, the model has seen many variations in engine size over the years, from 250cc to 1250cc.
The Bandit is considered a "standard" or "sport standard" style motorcycle with a relatively upright riding position. It has lots of power and is great both on the track or the highway. Pictured is a year 2000, 600cc model. With stock parts the Bandit 600 boasts 80 horse power and 50 mpg. Replacing the exhaust with an aftermarket, higher-performance exhaust lowers the mpg and raises the horsepower in an enjoyable way.
Safe, affordable, and preferably in dark green. A little wear and tear on the outside is always good too. The Civic is a compact car and gets good gas mileage at 30+ miles per gallon. This car's engine is very reliable and with the right mechanic it's affordable to keep in good running condition. Back seat folds down to expand trunk space. Some models have a spoiler and it comes in 2 door and 4 door configurations.
Pull-a-hose-a-phobia is the fear that you will forget you are pumping fuel at a gas station and drive away with the hose still in the tank. When asking an expert on the subject they said, "I have seen it and it's not a pretty sight." Luckily gas station designers incorporated a fail safe "break away" device where the hose disconnects from the pump unit in this situation. Reports of people driving with the hose still stuck in their gas tanks are not unheard of.
Driving on an empty gas tank can do much worse damage then getting you stuck on the side of the road. The bottom of your gas tank accumulates sediment over time and when running on an empty or very low tank the sediment will get sucked up by the fuel pump and fed into your car's engine or cause a blockage in the pump itself. Furthermore, in cars that have the fuel pump inside the gas tank (which includes most cars), the fuel itself is used as a lubricant and coolant for the pump. Not enough fuel can cause the pump to overheat and potentially be destroyed.
The classic stepside pickup built by both GMC and Chevrolet in the 1950s came in both the half ton and three-quarter ton carriage beds. The '57 came equipped with either the standard large straight 6 cylinder, 250 cc engine, or the more robust V-8, 283 cc engine. The cab incorporated wraparound windows and an airflow system that provided fresh air to the occupants. Considered both a workhorse and show vehicle, the vehicle can truly be called the "Little Truck that Could."
First introduced to the motorcycling world in the mid-1980s, the Honda Interceptor is one of the first mass-produced four cylinder "V" street bikes. The V indicates that the cylinders are in a V-shape. This classic street motorcycle is still being manufactured by Honda.