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Forum: Australia Today, 05:35 AM
Replies: 899
Views: 126,910
Posted By Precis
Uh - it's a 15-year-old dirtbike. With 6567 km on...

Uh - it's a 15-year-old dirtbike. With 6567 km on the odo...?
Forum: Australia 06-30-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 759
Posted By Precis
Thnx: got in touch with the Pres of that branch...

Thnx: got in touch with the Pres of that branch and he confirmed that the driving force has had a bad attack of wife, work/life balance and children, so the group has slowed down its activities a...
Forum: Australia 06-30-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 15,249
Views: 2,112,166
Posted By Precis
It was dark when I left for work this morning, so...

It was dark when I left for work this morning, so I didn't get down and peer at it: somewhere near the gear-lever, I think. The overnight puddle was a bit bigger than a 50c coin. I came home on...
Forum: Australia 06-30-2015, 02:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 515
Posted By Precis
www.dangerousroads.org...

www.dangerousroads.org (http://www.dangerousroads.org)

Pick your take....
Forum: Australia 06-30-2015, 02:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 759
Posted By Precis
God point: I'll tell him the interweb killed them...

God point: I'll tell him the interweb killed them all. :lol3 :rofl
Forum: Australia 06-29-2015, 11:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 759
Posted By Precis
That's what I thought, but they say they cater...

That's what I thought, but they say they cater for adventure riders on tar (?)
There's Amtra too - really for dirt-bike day-trippers; but it's all good.
Gods, I can't find a link to anyone in the...
Forum: Australia 06-29-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 15,249
Views: 2,112,166
Posted By Precis
Bit late, but Byrners in Seaford is doing them...

Bit late, but Byrners in Seaford is doing them for $6750 + ORC.....
I thought they'd ne NOS, but nope, fresh as a daisy.
And my 160km old DR is dripping oil on my bricks... None of the Euro-bikes...
Forum: Australia 06-29-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 759
Posted By Precis
ADV rider's Club

Does anyone know of a traditional old-fashioned type club for what we do? One that offers tuition (or at least mentoring), organised day or multi-day rides, tuning days, etc?
Youngy at AMCN asked...
Forum: Australia 06-28-2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 35,122
Posted By Precis
Stiffer soles, thicker treads, supposedly...

Stiffer soles, thicker treads, supposedly unbreakable layches/buckles, screw-on steel steel toe-pieces.
Forum: Australia 06-28-2015, 05:35 AM
Replies: 15,249
Views: 2,112,166
Posted By Precis
Let the farkling begin!

First of three coming our way; first new motorcycle I've bought since 1982 (and only the third in about 80 bikes), but the dealer "experience' was such that I'll be getting the next two from the used...
Forum: Australia 06-27-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 35,122
Posted By Precis
I was with Andy Strapz when he took deliver of a...

I was with Andy Strapz when he took deliver of a new pair of Terras; he stepped out of his Formas to put them on.
Two days later, he said that they (Terras) were half-way between his Formas and his...
Forum: Australia 06-21-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 724
Posted By Precis
IIRC, there's some strange clause in the building...

IIRC, there's some strange clause in the building regs that says that when a project is completed, some tax is payable - so no-one ever actually finishes off a domestic dwelling.
Forum: Australia 06-21-2015, 06:22 AM
Replies: 15,249
Views: 2,112,166
Posted By Precis
Now down to $7990 ride away: you should be able...

Now down to $7990 ride away: you should be able to do slightly better than that: jacket, boots, gloves, etc
Forum: Australia 06-21-2015, 04:21 AM
Replies: 2,235
Views: 284,530
Posted By Precis
Say what you like about Masters (Lowes in the US)...

Say what you like about Masters (Lowes in the US) - at least they have intelligent articulate staff who know their shit - unlike Mahindra-Bunnings.
And, it's slowly dawning on me that at Aldi, you...
Forum: Australia 06-19-2015, 05:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 529
Posted By Precis
Gee, I had no idea the Moto Morini Kangaru was to...

Gee, I had no idea the Moto Morini Kangaru was to be revived...

Seriously, we won't see the Honda until Q1, 2016 - maybe later, depending on supply and demand from larger markets than ours -...
Forum: Australia 06-17-2015, 02:07 AM
Replies: 899
Views: 126,910
Posted By Precis
OK - I'll bite: where do you get a cush-drive...

OK - I'll bite: where do you get a cush-drive rear hub?
Forum: Australia 06-13-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 2,235
Views: 284,530
Posted By Precis
Pie floaters....

Pie floaters....
Forum: Australia 06-13-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 15,249
Views: 2,112,166
Posted By Precis
Just a thought if you haven't dumped a suitcase...

Just a thought if you haven't dumped a suitcase of cash on a stealer's desk yet.... Suzuki do deals with their dealers to get them to take extra bikes at the end of each month - and especially at the...
Forum: Australia 06-12-2015, 11:45 PM
Replies: 2,235
Views: 284,530
Posted By Precis
Compression gear

Good to stop swelling of limbs after a long day, and gives the illusion of a fit, athletic physique...:rofl
On sale now, $14.95 each for pants and tops.
Forum: Australia 06-08-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,081
Posted By Precis
I'm guessing CB500/4. When there isn't racing...

I'm guessing CB500/4.
When there isn't racing on, all the interesting clubs have open meetings: want to see upwards of twenty GP MV Agustas in one place and "clearing their throats"? Or any number...
Forum: Australia 06-07-2015, 03:45 AM
Replies: 899
Views: 126,910
Posted By Precis
I'd be interested to hear what they said. Bet...

I'd be interested to hear what they said. Bet it'll be more than I paid for my DRz.
Both of them.
Forum: Australia 05-31-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 525
Posted By Precis
Marzocchi shuts down

Let the parts-hoarding begin:
http://www.amcn.com.au/news/1505/marzocchi-closes-american-owner-forces-shutdown/
Forum: Australia 05-31-2015, 04:48 AM
Replies: 899
Views: 126,910
Posted By Precis
Can you explain this in more detail? ...

Can you explain this in more detail?



Hmmm, where from? Clearly not Peter Thievin' ! :eek1
Forum: Australia 05-31-2015, 02:55 AM
Replies: 899
Views: 126,910
Posted By Precis
I get the "you can't break then with an axe" bit...

I get the "you can't break then with an axe" bit - but I've got two of these things and they both burn oil like it was free.
What's the most likely suspect? Rings, valve guides, valve seals? How far...
Forum: Australia 05-18-2015, 04:09 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,721
Posted By Precis
Ummm that's a V50 Mk3... fairied-in tail-lamp,...

Ummm that's a V50 Mk3... fairied-in tail-lamp, points ignition and a few other mods like air-suspension: not all were improvements!
Nice seat though...:evil
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-08-2015, 02:17 AM
Replies: 732
Views: 145,682
Posted By Precis
1200s dvt

Looks like the 1200S DVT (not Deep Vein Thrombosis!) offers a LOT of solutions. It's a lot of motorcycle tech for the money.
Might be the bike to get me off my Caponord - apart from the small matter...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-08-2015, 02:09 AM
Replies: 830
Views: 244,836
Posted By Precis
+1 The Two-oh-no mirrors do look better - but...

+1 The Two-oh-no mirrors do look better - but strangely, Mickey Mouse's ears (OEM mirrors) offer a more complete view behind. And for me, being short, the OEM mirrors look over my shoulders, whereas...
Forum: Australia 05-04-2015, 04:39 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 33,800
Posted By Precis
A bolt, with two nuts locked against each other:...

A bolt, with two nuts locked against each other: put the head of the bolt in the socket, and use a spanner on the lower locked nut.
Simples.
Forum: Australia 05-03-2015, 05:15 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 33,800
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 05-03-2015, 05:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,015
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: 13
Views: 1,056
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: 44
Views: 2,583
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: 37,058
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: 37,058
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: 699
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: 1,645
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: 1,645
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: 1,373
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: 3,540
Views: 537,776
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: 830
Views: 244,836
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...
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