The Spanish Betor Company made the telescoping double-damped fork to Bultaco specs, with upwards of seven inches of travel. Betor also supplied the shock absorbers, with progressively wound springs and five-way preload adjustability. The sidestand was also on the right, an unusual placement, but one that kept it well-protected as the rider crashed through the woods.
The CDI ignition meant that one never had to worry about gapping breaker points. The player’s left thumb steers the ship around while the right thumb points a laser toward space. The right side panel hid the battery, and provided easy access to the washable air cleaner. The carburetor was a Spanish-made Amal Concentric of 32mm, with the air cleaner high up and the breathers coming in from under the seat.
With the improvements retrofitted onto the original Dragon’s Dogma, I was grateful for even the smallest tune-ups. Even in the event of a spill-and Bulto knew there would be many-no debris would get into the system. And even though the Japanese this week stopped a leak of highly radioactive material from the badly damaged Reactor No. 2, the water used to cool the reactor cores continues to flow into the sea. In the Irish Sea – where the British Nuclear Fuels plant at Sellafield in the northwestern United Kingdom released radioactive material over many decades, beginning in the 1950s – studies have found radioactive cesium and plutonium concentrating significantly in seals and porpoises that ate contaminated fish.
Japanese officials hope that a temporary fishing ban off the northeastern Japanese coast will be enough to avert any danger to human health until the flow of radioactive water into the sea can be stopped. Travel Weekly’s CruiseWorld will bring the industry together for growth and evolution through educational workshops, networking events, and a trademark Exhibitor Showcase. What Isn’t Covered By Annual Travel Insurance? Studies from previous releases of nuclear material in the Irish, Kara and Barents Seas, as well as in the Pacific Ocean, show that such radioactive material does travel with ocean currents, is deposited in marine sediment, and does climb the marine food web.
Other radioactive elements – including plutonium, which has been detected outside the Fukushima plant – also pose a threat to marine life. “Given that the Fukushima nuclear power plant is on the ocean, and with leaks and runoff directly to the ocean, the impacts on the ocean will exceed those of Chernobyl, which was hundreds of miles from any sea,” said Ken Buesseler, senior scientist in marine chemistry at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts.