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Forum: Australia Today, 05:15 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 28,049
Posted By Precis
My V-twin Aprilias have those as standard - and...

My V-twin Aprilias have those as standard - and I've replaced them all with hex-headed drain plugs! If a Cap-head rounds, it's a shit of the thing to get out, but even a rounded hex-head offers...
Forum: Australia Today, 05:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 392
Posted By Precis
And originally, the Duke in Duke video, who sell...

And originally, the Duke in Duke video, who sell ALL the best motorcycle racing videos since the beginning of time - though Geoff hasn't been involved for a long while.
RIP.
Forum: Australia 04-30-2015, 06:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 716
Posted By Precis
Useless Info Dept: There are no Rolls-Royces...

Useless Info Dept:
There are no Rolls-Royces registered in Ulan Bator (old spelling).
Forum: Australia 04-28-2015, 04:06 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,707
Posted By Precis
I went to a Fiat factory years ago and the first...

I went to a Fiat factory years ago and the first human to touch the new engines was a lady with a rubber stamp: I think she was counting the valves - she carefully put an '8' on each head, anyway (it...
Forum: Australia 04-27-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 34,801
Posted By Precis
Have you seen the "primitive" front brakes too? ...

Have you seen the "primitive" front brakes too?
No, suspensions are free, though these classes will require very limited left-to right movement (15 deg each way, I think), and all bikes must be...
Forum: Australia 04-27-2015, 02:07 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 34,801
Posted By Precis
Uh Tom - that "Harley" is listed as a Buell... it...

Uh Tom - that "Harley" is listed as a Buell... it did have a Buell dash and set a new record at 153.616 mph.
Forum: Australia 04-26-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 609
Posted By Precis
Sit, Stay, Ride

Got a dawg? Need a sidecar!
https://vimeo.com/ondemand/21994/107891763
and
https://vimeo.com/122606150

(No commercial connection :wink:)
Forum: Australia 04-26-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,378
Posted By Precis
Hmmm... from other's experiences, it seems I've...

Hmmm... from other's experiences, it seems I've been the recipient of most of Oxford's failed units.
So much for being an early adopter...
Forum: Australia 04-26-2015, 05:04 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,378
Posted By Precis
Three sets of Oxfords - the first two were UTTER...

Three sets of Oxfords - the first two were UTTER shite - worse than useless (first set ran the battery flat in two hours, despite being off), second set lasted exactly twice, then the controller...
Forum: Australia 04-22-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,066
Posted By Precis
Fuel prices vary not only from town to town (more...

Fuel prices vary not only from town to town (more expensive inland) but also day to day; if you think of $1.30 per litre (or about US$1.00) it will be a close guess - not sure about Euro conversion,...
Forum: Australia 04-22-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 3,482
Views: 517,624
Posted By Precis
Not really - I told my daughter the joke and she...

Not really - I told my daughter the joke and she got it straight away - which is a worry, as she's only 17. And much smarter than me.
Which is hardly surprising.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-22-2015, 02:37 AM
Replies: 797
Views: 234,869
Posted By Precis
The rubber flap under your seat is a heat-shield:...

The rubber flap under your seat is a heat-shield: you'll want it if you ever ride in warm weather, unless roasted nuts are your personal quirk.

Brit Capo-riders have had several attempts at beaks...
Forum: Australia 04-21-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 740
Views: 111,299
Posted By Precis
You're a bit far out of town old mate. But if...

You're a bit far out of town old mate.
But if you want one in Victoria, PM me - I seem to have a spare one.
Forum: Australia 04-20-2015, 11:38 PM
Replies: 740
Views: 111,299
Posted By Precis
Nah - too clean. Go get it dirty so you don't...

Nah - too clean. Go get it dirty so you don't show everyone else up... :freaky
Forum: Australia 04-20-2015, 11:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 647
Posted By Precis
Another one bites the dust

EBR gorn:
There was talk of an EBR Adventure bike - won't be happening now:
http://www.cycleworld.com/2015/04/17/erik-buell-comments-on-closure-of-ebr/
Forum: Australia 04-20-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,120
Posted By Precis
Think it works? The rigour of inspection (see...

Think it works? The rigour of inspection (see dishwasher parts, in German, above) means the system is an expensive, inefficient farce.
Oh sorry, it's government we're talking about, isn't it? My...
Forum: Australia 04-20-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,120
Posted By Precis
Thanks SBSP for that real-life insight: what a...

Thanks SBSP for that real-life insight: what a run-around! :norton
I wonder what would happen if I shifted to NSW with my small fleet of registered-in-Vic repaired written-off bikes, our personal...
Forum: Australia 04-20-2015, 02:22 AM
Replies: 3,191
Views: 516,986
Posted By Precis
Latest got-to-have accessory... and look who's...

Latest got-to-have accessory...
and look who's selling:...
Forum: Australia 04-19-2015, 11:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,120
Posted By Precis
Thereby confirming that it's just a money-making...

Thereby confirming that it's just a money-making racket...
You'd think that if a bike was registered in one state and had a valid roadworthy from its new home state, it'd be plain sailing -...
Forum: Australia 04-19-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,120
Posted By Precis
I've done several bikes like this - at least 8;...

I've done several bikes like this - at least 8; once you have a roadworthy, you have to apply for an appointment to have a VIV inspection: Vehicle Identity Verification. It costs $485 and IMHO is...
Forum: Australia 04-14-2015, 05:32 AM
Replies: 740
Views: 111,299
Posted By Precis
Last week I put 21.7 litres into my 17-litre...

Last week I put 21.7 litres into my 17-litre Safari - and it wasn't empty to start with.
Forum: Australia 04-13-2015, 04:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 725
Posted By Precis
Nah - they just spotted your singlets, stubbies &...

Nah - they just spotted your singlets, stubbies & thongs & picked you for Queenslanders....:evil :lol3
Forum: Australia 04-10-2015, 12:34 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,311
Posted By Precis
Have you SEEN the price of petrol these days?!

Have you SEEN the price of petrol these days?!
Forum: Australia 04-09-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,311
Posted By Precis
It's not "tailgating" if you're close enough......

It's not "tailgating" if you're close enough... it's "slipstreaming".... :rofl
Forum: Australia 04-09-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,860
Posted By Precis
A2, don't you think that being a bike rider would...

A2, don't you think that being a bike rider would make him a safer driver?
I'd like to see a year on a motorcycle a compulsory pre-requiste to getting a car licence - won't happen of course.
But...
Forum: Australia 04-09-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,648
Posted By Precis
Ummm, my understanding of the Good Samaritan act...

Ummm, my understanding of the Good Samaritan act is that it is a Nation-wide law, and it protects a person WHO IS SUITABLY QUALIFIED if they render aid in good faith and the outcome isn't favourable....
Forum: Australia 04-09-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,311
Posted By Precis
Thought it was IPDE? Interpret, Predict,...

Thought it was IPDE?
Interpret, Predict, Decide, Execute
or
Indescision, Prevaricate, Dither, Excrete....

But yes, the IAM require a commentary drive. Good idea :clap!
Forum: Australia 04-08-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,311
Posted By Precis
BB, you could well be right: L-plates have an...

BB, you could well be right: L-plates have an experienced driver beside them, whereas a P-plater is 'fair game'. We did get carved up by a dick-head in a Commiedore ute in the L2P car, so as another...
Forum: Australia 04-08-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 3,191
Views: 516,986
Posted By Precis
Cheap Panniers?

http://www.manheim.com.au/recreation/4392183/storage-containers-approx-40lt-camping---outdoor-located-puckapunyal-victoria--generic-image-used--c?referringPage=SearchResults
Forum: Australia 04-08-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,860
Posted By Precis
Dusk yesterday and a bike's coming towards me:...

Dusk yesterday and a bike's coming towards me: lots of headlight, so I see him; as he goes by, I notice the complete hi-viz green jacket: didn't see it above his lights.
In my mirrors, all I could...
Forum: Australia 04-08-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,311
Posted By Precis
I'm an L2P mentor, currently taking a break...

I'm an L2P mentor, currently taking a break between victims as Junior P gets her hours up.
L2P is a shire-based system which provides a fuelled, insured and registered car (with mentor) to young...
Forum: Australia 04-07-2015, 10:33 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,648
Posted By Precis
In some countries (like Germany), "failure to...

In some countries (like Germany), "failure to render aid" can get you a healthy whack in the wallet.
But what happened to the international signal of mo'cycle distress, a helmet on the ground next...
Forum: Australia 04-07-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,662
Posted By Precis
If that's a question and not a statement, try ...

If that's a question and not a statement, try
http://www.motorcyclenews.com/news/2015/march/bmw-recalls-300000-r-and-k-models/
and...
Forum: Australia 04-07-2015, 12:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,662
Posted By Precis
Big BMW bike recall

Not sure if this is 205, but it's the first I've seen of it:

Global BMW bikes' recall: Is yours one?

Nearly 367,000 BMW motorcycles worldwide are being recalled by BMW Motorrad as a...
Forum: Australia 04-06-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 357
Posted By Precis
Roy, when Radioman rode around the world, he had...

Roy, when Radioman rode around the world, he had an inexpensive camera mounted on a flexible but quite rigid Ram-ball mount stalk thingo on his bars, facing forward: the camera had a big Shoot button...
Forum: Australia 04-06-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,648
Posted By Precis
Good job, that lot - hopefully no serious...

Good job, that lot - hopefully no serious injuries?

Last week I saw two bikes beside the road: guy on a CX500 Bobber (really?) and a gal on a 200 Kawa: he's run out of fuel - on a 40km road trip....
Forum: Australia 04-06-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 3,482
Views: 517,624
Posted By Precis
Straight after a joke about Viagra, you admit you...

Straight after a joke about Viagra, you admit you drooped off.....

That's honesty!
Forum: Australia 04-04-2015, 06:12 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,277
Posted By Precis
This was the best quote, from Bikegear in ZA: ...

This was the best quote, from Bikegear in ZA:

"The units are R 680.00 (A$75.46) each.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>
Postage is the scary...
Forum: Australia 03-31-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,277
Posted By Precis
You may well be right - good move! At least...

You may well be right - good move!

At least you got a reply - but yes, ouch; can't say I'm surprised though.
Forum: Australia 03-31-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,277
Posted By Precis
Still waiting for a reply from 'Hansa, or 3...

Still waiting for a reply from 'Hansa, or 3 different ZA suppliers; thanks for doing the adding-up - not my strong point! :clap
Anyone know where these things are actually made? A cash order of >17...
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