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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-30-2012, 12:06 AM
Replies: 2,223
Views: 636,152
Posted By droid
hoping to sort out the touchy throttle although...

hoping to sort out the touchy throttle although most are not experienceing this snatchy throttle like i, so anyway hoping it makes a difference for me

the bike is apart and in the shed waiting...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-21-2012, 02:36 AM
Replies: 2,223
Views: 636,152
Posted By droid
i guess my difference of opinion is that of the...

i guess my difference of opinion is that of the wood duck, the gullible punter. i sold cars for three years and was mixed up with bike wholesale for a while too. the wood duck that flies down and...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-21-2012, 01:43 AM
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Views: 636,152
Posted By droid
not sure if i find point 3 insulting or not ...

not sure if i find point 3 insulting or not

at the end of the day there are people out there that have clocked up a good amount of kms and everyone seems happy, as a member of well you know, um...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-20-2012, 07:38 PM
Replies: 2,223
Views: 636,152
Posted By droid
had two "moments" on this ride, one unseen...

had two "moments" on this ride, one unseen washout/flood drain and the other when she climbed up a wheel rut before spearing off sideways but all's well that ends well!
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-23-2012, 07:12 PM
Replies: 2,223
Views: 636,152
Posted By droid
thanks for the tips, some fi management with a...

thanks for the tips, some fi management with a filter would help

never even crossed my mind about frequency vibes - that would be a pita if everytime the bike runs around the 4-5k mark that i get...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-21-2012, 12:34 AM
Replies: 2,223
Views: 636,152
Posted By droid
it was weird, i've been up that road quite a few...

it was weird, i've been up that road quite a few times and on bikes with steeper arm angles/harsher on the wrists and the last bike was a 1200bmw boxer which some make mention of buzziness and not a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-20-2012, 01:17 PM
Replies: 2,223
Views: 636,152
Posted By droid
There has been a problem with the Honda heated...

There has been a problem with the Honda heated grips, I don't have them but the electronic gizmo gets water in it and does strange things some guys are waterproofing them and moving the unit to...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-20-2012, 01:07 PM
Replies: 2,223
Views: 636,152
Posted By droid
Still sorting out the suspension and waiting on...

Still sorting out the suspension and waiting on an mra screen as both Honda screens are crap

Getting some grip puppies because my right fingers went numb yesterday on that run

It is really well...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-19-2012, 08:10 PM
Replies: 2,223
Views: 636,152
Posted By droid
here's a vid from today, it's a bit scrappy and...

here's a vid from today, it's a bit scrappy and so is the riding but it's a start - akrapovic pipe
http://www.youtube.com/embed/OWiyuCL5uy0
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-12-2012, 03:46 PM
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Views: 636,152
Posted By droid
congrats!

congrats!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-09-2012, 03:38 PM
Replies: 2,223
Views: 636,152
Posted By droid
well the link provided shows there is a gain, not...

well the link provided shows there is a gain, not much but it's 4.3 kw ~ 5.9 hp and 3.7nm torque and 2.5 kgs lighter
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-09-2012, 03:28 AM
Replies: 2,223
Views: 636,152
Posted By droid
oh, yeah that's just hilarious actually...

oh, yeah that's just hilarious

actually she pulled up the underlay and carpet and put it in the trailer so i can't complain i spose

thank the lord that's the last bedroom, fresh paint,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-09-2012, 03:18 AM
Replies: 2,223
Views: 636,152
Posted By droid
don't think the power gain is much though if you...

don't think the power gain is much though if you look on the akra site and look at honda crosstourer you will see the graphs of the dyno tune, weights and ... sound

here's the link:...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-08-2012, 10:09 PM
Replies: 2,223
Views: 636,152
Posted By droid
of course ...

of course

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk230/droid5117/crosstourer%20first%20pics/DSC_0206.jpg
http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk230/droid5117/crosstourer%20first%20pics/DSC_0205.jpg...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-08-2012, 07:58 PM
Replies: 2,223
Views: 636,152
Posted By droid
thanks Rob, fixed! got the akro pipe on and...

thanks Rob, fixed!

got the akro pipe on and it sounds really good, buying stuff slowly - aw geez it really is a blast to ride, getting 325km out of a tank and it's so easy to go around...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-02-2012, 12:59 PM
Replies: 2,223
Views: 636,152
Posted By droid
i am speaking of my own experience on bikes i...

i am speaking of my own experience on bikes i have owned and i am quicker on this bike as said before excepting the 450 motard with a 7.5ltr tank (100kms) and maybe your friend has a steel butt and...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-02-2012, 04:27 AM
Replies: 2,223
Views: 636,152
Posted By droid
indeed the suspension needs work, at least for...

indeed the suspension needs work, at least for me, shocks are going to be revalved, springs changed

I have owned DR 250, GSXR-600, ZZR1100, Aprilia SXV 450 supermotard and BMWR1200S

the only...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-18-2012, 03:12 AM
Replies: 2,223
Views: 636,152
Posted By droid
thanks for the info! um, well I am not an...

thanks for the info!

um, well I am not an offroader so yeah - I turned off the TC on the gravel roads and span the rear quite alot. I put it back on and it felt sure footed. I know some will say...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-17-2012, 10:46 PM
Replies: 2,223
Views: 636,152
Posted By droid
cheers! yes yes a fender extender and...

cheers!

yes yes a fender extender and hugger are on the list, amongst every other bloody thing but they need to step up the list of priorities me thinks
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-17-2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 2,223
Views: 636,152
Posted By droid
sorry salvo have not been on here for a bit... ...

sorry salvo have not been on here for a bit...

so far I have moved the bars forward again after trying them back towards me - but no good when standing so forward they go

still messing with...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-10-2012, 01:52 AM
Replies: 2,223
Views: 636,152
Posted By droid
no power wheelies yet but it isn't exactly a...

no power wheelies yet but it isn't exactly a strong point of mine

braking power is ok but I can feel the weight of the bike when on the front brake. The gearing is quite long and first gear in...
Forum: Australia 09-09-2012, 04:11 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,345
Posted By droid
ah, well completely wrong then... we had a...

ah, well completely wrong then...

we had a caravan at Bremer when I was a kid, spent my first 24 years in Albany

My Dad's mate was Bill Hassel and they/sometimes we used to stay at his farm...
Forum: Australia 09-09-2012, 01:16 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,345
Posted By droid
where is that pic? north of Torbay towards...

where is that pic? north of Torbay towards Denmark?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-08-2012, 07:48 PM
Replies: 2,223
Views: 636,152
Posted By droid
http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk230/droid5117...

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk230/droid5117/crosstourer%20first%20pics/DSC_0043.jpg
http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk230/droid5117/crosstourer%20first%20pics/DSC_0038.jpg...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-08-2012, 07:47 PM
Replies: 2,223
Views: 636,152
Posted By droid
here are some pics and some small notes of my...

here are some pics and some small notes of my impressions thus far
managed to back it out of there without moving anything grab rails and nice full steering...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-06-2012, 02:25 AM
Replies: 2,223
Views: 636,152
Posted By droid
picking up a white demo (90kms - 25 of them mine)...

picking up a white demo (90kms - 25 of them mine) errrr, tomorrow

mrs hates me

stndard box and std everything else

i'll be taking the long way home :clap
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-05-2012, 12:24 AM
Replies: 2,223
Views: 636,152
Posted By droid
signing up for one tomorrow, looking forward to it

signing up for one tomorrow, looking forward to it
Forum: Australia 09-04-2012, 02:27 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 16,835
Posted By droid
hi all, just sold my motorsickle but I live east...

hi all, just sold my motorsickle but I live east of Bairnsdale, on the way to Paynesville in a place called Eagle Point. If anyone needs car assistance Friday or Sunday (Saturday I'm stuck all day)...
Forum: Australia 09-03-2012, 11:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,051
Posted By droid
I rode a demo the other day, it was a white one...

I rode a demo the other day, it was a white one and had the manual trans. The bars were a bit too far forward and the clutch lever was a stretch but both those things can be changed easily enough (it...
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2010, 02:26 AM
Replies: 11,204
Views: 1,645,089
Posted By droid
yah, that's what the ol' owner thought - maybe I...

yah, that's what the ol' owner thought - maybe I kicked the pig too hard...lol...that is a joke - I have chook legs. Got the Genuine worksop manual on the way so I guess I will start the learning...
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2010, 02:01 AM
Replies: 11,204
Views: 1,645,089
Posted By droid
G'day all, can someone post up a link or...

G'day all,

can someone post up a link or two for an 88 XR600 that has a stuck kick start? Pretty please. Just bought it, kicked it over per sequence and it started a couple of times but now it...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2010, 02:28 PM
Replies: 1,836
Views: 939,456
Posted By droid
you are awesome! great pics and riding!!!

you are awesome! great pics and riding!!!
Forum: Australia 10-14-2009, 01:12 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,333
Posted By droid
Any chance that someone could do me a huge favour...

Any chance that someone could do me a huge favour and get me a beanie? I can't order on-line. I will obviously pay for it and postage and send ya something special for the trouble.
...
Forum: Australia 10-13-2009, 12:49 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,333
Posted By droid
G'day all. Not sure if I am going down and...

G'day all.

Not sure if I am going down and back in the day - looks a bit doubtful at the mo.

but

If anyone gets into any strife and needs help around the Bairnsdale/Paynesville/Lakes...
Forum: Australia 09-28-2009, 03:31 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,315
Posted By droid
...sometimes love don't feel like it...

...sometimes love don't feel like it should...hurts so good
Forum: Australia 08-15-2009, 05:42 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,525
Posted By droid
I lived in Guildford - the gateway to the heart...

I lived in Guildford - the gateway to the heart of the Swan Valley in West Oz for 3 years. 5 micro breweries in a small area - HAPPY DAYS!!! All for research and development for my brewing of...
Forum: Australia 08-15-2009, 05:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 457
Posted By droid
I think I spent about 750 bucks last year in...

I think I spent about 750 bucks last year in Training, sure it's stuff that you do once you have your licence but ah, you gotta spend it someway.

What is more annoying to me is that I want to get...
Forum: Australia 08-15-2009, 02:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,739
Posted By droid
http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/photos/2009models/2...

http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/photos/2009models/2009-Norton-961Commandob.jpg

It's a nice looking thing.
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2009, 12:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,570
Posted By droid
Nice one Brian! You clocked up some K's. ...

Nice one Brian!

You clocked up some K's.

How much did the fuel tank conversion cost ya and how far do you get? I assume the GS is more comfy but not as lightfooted and nimble - thoughts on...
Forum: Ride reports 08-19-2008, 08:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,666
Posted By droid
G'day Rob, Just caught the report, bit s...

G'day Rob,

Just caught the report, bit s l o w a r e n' t I ?

Great pics! Awesome country over there. I did want to ask, how did the metal plate thingy on the back of your...
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