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Forum: Road warriors 08-08-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 1,600
Views: 219,754
Posted By DFH
KTM didn't kill the RC4 690 engine. Rode a brand...

KTM didn't kill the RC4 690 engine. Rode a brand new one a month or so ago. A great thing indeed.
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 15,658
Posted By DFH
Postie bike… brilliant. But the Septics won't get...

Postie bike… brilliant. But the Septics won't get it. No shaft drive, no chrome'n'tassels, no adjustable windscreen, no excess powahh, no cruise control, no "road-hugging" weight…:rofl


But it...
Forum: Road warriors 08-02-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 3,578
Views: 387,845
Posted By DFH
:lol3 easy to be the best with technology left...

:lol3 easy to be the best with technology left behind by the rest of the automotive world decades ago…...
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 20,094
Posted By DFH
Heard from whom? Your hairdresser?

Heard from whom? Your hairdresser?
Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 333
Views: 52,434
Posted By DFH
Recon I'll leave that adjudication to the self...

Recon I'll leave that adjudication to the self appointed authority. Let us know what you come up with…..
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 52,434
Posted By DFH
pot calls the kettle black.

pot calls the kettle black.
Forum: Road warriors 07-15-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 52,434
Posted By DFH
Seat on low or high setting?

Seat on low or high setting?
Forum: Road warriors 07-09-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,830
Posted By DFH
There is your answer then… If you are worried...

There is your answer then… If you are worried that you can't ride an 850cc triple with restraint the additional power & torque of a 1000cc four isn't for you.
Forum: Road warriors 07-07-2014, 12:52 AM
Replies: 2,914
Views: 497,591
Posted By DFH
Daftest thing I've heard of. Replace an engine...

Daftest thing I've heard of. Replace an engine that you know has a good maintenance record, with sympathetic break-in & miles you have put on yourself but needs its first valve clearance check with...
Forum: Road warriors 06-17-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 1,216
Views: 246,641
Posted By DFH
What panniers & mounts are you running? Doesn't...

What panniers & mounts are you running? Doesn't look like the OEM/Givi V35 mounts to me
Forum: Road warriors 05-28-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,691
Posted By DFH
My first thought is to ask if the trike is a HD...

My first thought is to ask if the trike is a HD product. One would think that the extra load on the drivetrain would be significant from the trike conversion & if it was an aftermarket conversion...
Forum: Road warriors 05-17-2014, 02:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,349
Posted By DFH
+1 on Stelvio or Super Tenere 1200 ADV...

+1 on Stelvio or Super Tenere 1200

ADV tourers are the way to go as both rider & pillion have plenty of peg to seat distance. Other choice would be BMW R1200RT, very large seats on a bike way...
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 52,434
Posted By DFH
WTF? Looks like a hoot of a road. If you prefer...

WTF? Looks like a hoot of a road. If you prefer motorways to such nicely maintained twisty roads then maybe www.advtrainrider.com is more your thing. Apparently those things travel for days in a...
Forum: Road warriors 04-04-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 21,278
Posted By DFH
Very sweet… looked at a z1000sx in the flesh...

Very sweet… looked at a z1000sx in the flesh yesterday. Hideous.:puke1 It may have more power than the VFR, but how often to you actually get to use the difference. On the other hand you have to look...
Forum: Road warriors 04-04-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 21,278
Posted By DFH
I would be surprised if any country has import...

I would be surprised if any country has import tariffs on motorcycles these days. Emissions standards are pretty unified as well with most of the first world based on Euro3 & 4. The US has its own...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-03-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,335
Posted By DFH
Recon you will have more luck getting your wife...

Recon you will have more luck getting your wife on the bike (& with the subsequent mounting plans :evil) if you put the pillion seat back on that Bavarian Money Waster….. Oh, the best procedure is...
Forum: Road warriors 04-03-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 21,278
Posted By DFH
Thought I covered that with this. The...

Thought I covered that with this.

The reality is simple. As I stated in an earlier post, albeit in a more jocular fashion, the lower landed unit price (the price the importer pays) for...
Forum: Road warriors 04-03-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 21,278
Posted By DFH
I thought I had gracefully shown that bike prices...

I thought I had gracefully shown that bike prices in Australia were the same as the major markets in Europe & that the odd one out was the unusually low price in the US. I used the Mt-09/FZ09 as a...
Forum: Road warriors 04-03-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 21,278
Posted By DFH
More reviews ...

More reviews
http://www.bennetts.co.uk/bikesocial/reviews/bike-reviews/honda/2014-honda-vfr800f/#.Uz1Uglw_eMI

Video plus review
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyOmXZ8mnAo
Forum: Road warriors 04-03-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 21,278
Posted By DFH
:rofl Look what misconceptions pop up when you...

:rofl Look what misconceptions pop up when you spend time away. Actually the inverse is true. Bikes in Australia are no more or less expensive than in other first world countries I have lived in. Do...
Forum: Road warriors 02-23-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 2,936
Views: 491,282
Posted By DFH
Mark Toia has done brilliant TVC's for Yamaha...

Mark Toia has done brilliant TVC's for Yamaha Australia, the MT-09 effort is a bit "meh" compared to some of the earlier ones. Personally I like the literary/narrative style chasing feel & mood...
Forum: Road warriors 02-16-2014, 03:26 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 21,278
Posted By DFH
You 'Muricans are funny. Whinge & moan that many...

You 'Muricans are funny. Whinge & moan that many bikes sold on world markets don't make it to the US, then complain about the price when they do. For a reality check start looking at the prices the...
Forum: Road warriors 01-15-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,024
Posted By DFH
That 100ps limit statement is an odd assumption....

That 100ps limit statement is an odd assumption. The other EU countries are not full of motorcyclists on faired motorcycles because they are always using more than 100ps when riding. In truth the...
Forum: Face plant 01-07-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,033
Posted By DFH
:rofl

:rofl
Forum: Face plant 01-07-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,033
Posted By DFH
Good point. Forgot to take photos. I can tell you...

Good point. Forgot to take photos. I can tell you that plastic tree branches have a coefficient of friction of zero, if it was organic I may well have got away it. So at least I know what it feels...
Forum: Road warriors 01-07-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,237
Posted By DFH
Traffic jam = stationary traffic. Why leave the...

Traffic jam = stationary traffic. Why leave the engine (bike, car or truck) idling for hours? Switch it off.
Forum: Face plant 01-07-2014, 04:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,033
Posted By DFH
Christmas Karma

I'm known in my household as being a bit of a Grinch. Best thing about Christmas in these parts is that it coincides with summer bringing the possibility of pleasant evening rides after the working...
Forum: Road warriors 01-06-2014, 03:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 346
Posted By DFH
Stock tyre sizes for a 5th Gen VFR800are...

Stock tyre sizes for a 5th Gen VFR800are 120/70/17 for the front & 180/55/17 for the rear.

Not sure what aggressive tyres means (up for a pub brawl?) but the VFR Crossrunner 800 came with Pirelli...
Forum: Road warriors 12-23-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 29,498
Posted By DFH
I must be too sensitive a soul then.

I must be too sensitive a soul then.
Forum: Road warriors 12-23-2013, 01:13 PM
Replies: 1,103
Views: 245,039
Posted By DFH
Or alternatively understands the difference...

Or alternatively understands the difference between quality & quantity.
Forum: Road warriors 12-20-2013, 01:25 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 29,498
Posted By DFH
Little ride? Why all the luggage?

Little ride? Why all the luggage?
Forum: Road warriors 12-16-2013, 12:13 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 29,498
Posted By DFH
Not really. Caused by another Guzzi early tech...

Not really. Caused by another Guzzi early tech adoption that was not well executed. Early LeMans & V50 Monza's had cartridge forks, the first I had ever come across. Sadly the cartridges looked like...
Forum: Road warriors 12-14-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 29,498
Posted By DFH
No it doesn't! Got into a horrible tank-slapper...

No it doesn't! Got into a horrible tank-slapper at high speed on a LeMans once. Eased off the throttle (as you do) but front end continued lockstop to lockstop, so eased I on the rear brake (as you...
Forum: Road warriors 12-07-2013, 04:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,224
Posted By DFH
Compensation alert :chace

Compensation alert :chace
Forum: Road warriors 12-04-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 52,434
Posted By DFH
:rofl will do. And just there is another cultural...

:rofl will do. And just there is another cultural oddity. You lot "do the math" as if you plan to only ever do one calculation. Over here we "do the maths" because life is full of multiple...
Forum: Road warriors 12-04-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 52,434
Posted By DFH
:rofl As the inter-nerd is a text based format we...

:rofl As the inter-nerd is a text based format we tend to forget we are "talking" to people from all over the planet 'cause we can't hear each others accents. But moments like this remind me....
Forum: Road warriors 12-02-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 52,434
Posted By DFH
That I do know & you have to do it separately for...

That I do know & you have to do it separately for each bank. No small job.

As the VTEC valves have no shims & require the buckets replaced for clearance adjustment do you remember buying any VTEC...
Forum: Road warriors 12-02-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 2,936
Views: 491,282
Posted By DFH
Who looks like he is a refugee from a boy band....

Who looks like he is a refugee from a boy band. You don't have to show a young woman in your ad to appeal, just show what appeals to young women.
Forum: Road warriors 12-01-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 52,434
Posted By DFH
Agree with all that. For the scientifically...

Agree with all that.

For the scientifically inclined, do you remember how many were out of adjustment & at how many miles?
Forum: Road warriors 12-01-2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 2,936
Views: 491,282
Posted By DFH
Its a philosophical position. People buy all...

Its a philosophical position. People buy all sorts of products based on brand & perceived image positioning. Its nothing to do with actual performance of the bike. An SFV650 can run away & hide from...
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