GTO treated Honda TMX Failed!... well... Almost!

The first ever Motorbike treated with GTO that broke down after the first 5 minutes.... well, almost.

It was interesting to investigate what happened since it was the first time such a thing occurred after thousands of motorbikes have benefited from GTO already for the past 2 years. So we went to the owner to find out.

After hundreds of kick starting it, inspite of very good compression, ignition and fuel supply... the bike would not start. They said, it was running well then all of a sudden some noise came out of the engine and the engine stalled soonafter.

After telling the mechanic who specialize on these bikes that there is big backfire occurring all the time, he told us to check the chuck in the flywheel, he said it has probably loosened out of its place moving the entire timing out of synch.  Whew! are we glad now that there is nothing wrong with our oil. 

The owner smiled again and withdrew his judgement on our oil. Thanks be to God!

The Honda TMX is designed for a motorcycle taxi. Here in the Philippines, Honda TMX is commonly used for the tricycle, habal-habal and other personal use.

TMX is known for its power and durability. The only disadvantage of it is that it hits you back if you don't know how to kick start it.

Currently, the price of it is PhP68,000.00

Engine Type 4 Stroke, OHV, air-cooled
Bore X Stroke (mm) 56.5 x 49.5
Displacement (cc) 124.1
Compression Ratio 9.0:1
Max Output/rpm 7.9 kw (10.7 PS)/8500
Max Torque/rpm 9.46 N-m (0.96 kg-m)/7500
Engine Oil Capacity (liters) 1
Starter Kick starter
Transmission 4 speed down-up
Dimensions (L x W x H) (mm) 1915 x 735 x 1032
Dry Weight (kgs) 106
Fuel Tank Capacity (liters) 9.0 (reserve 2.0)
Seat Height (mm) 743
Wheel Base (mm) 1201 mm
Min Ground Clearance (mm) 150 mm
Front Suspension Telescopic fork
Rear Suspension Twin

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Cutting back on soot emissions would buy us time in our fight against global warming. Soot is caused by the partial burning of fossil fuels, wood and vegetation. Soot is known to contain over forty different cancer causing chemicals, and a complete cut would offer untold health benefits worldwide.

Environmental conservation has always been a topic for lengthy discussions, but up until recent times, global warming and climate changes were vague subjects, with no hard proof. Not surprisingly, the previous lack of attention to these issues have created a very gloomy outlook on our future. So, considering all this, what could be the biggest contributor to climate changes through global warming? Transportation - the man-made iron horses, flying machines and sea monsters, so to speak.

The question we have now is how green is our transportation? The majority of the worlds' vehicles are fueled by oil (petrol, diesel and kerosene). Even if they rely on electricity, the stations used to generate this electricity use fossil fuels for power! Excluding vehicle manufacture, transportation is responsible for 14% of the artificially created greenhouse emissions, mostly carbondioxide.

Automobiles, trains and planes are all responsible for this problem, but cars are the highest impact-makers. They release approximately six times more carbondioxide than a plane and seven times more than sea vessels.

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Air pollution is not a new phenomenon; in Medieval times, the burning of coal was forbidden in London while Parliament was in session. Air pollution problems have dramatically increased in intensity as well as scale due to the increase in emissions since the Industrial Revolution.