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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-23-2014, 12:15 AM
Replies: 369
Views: 37,693
Posted By Aussijussi
Thanks mate. I'm lucky in that I already had...

Thanks mate. I'm lucky in that I already had riding and skiing as hobbies, both of which I have done since I was a kid. I used to do target shooting as well but I give it a miss now, literally!
Forum: Orange Crush 10-21-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,341
Posted By Aussijussi
I've got the 990 adv 06', and after testing the...

I've got the 990 adv 06', and after testing the 1190, I'd buy it in a blink of an eye. The handling with the 19/17 wheels was just fantastic, only to look at a corner and the bike was already...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-21-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 369
Views: 37,693
Posted By Aussijussi
I posted on this thread few years back, it's...

I posted on this thread few years back, it's good to see so many riders still active into their 70's and even 80's. I started riding in early 60's, I just turned 66. About six years ago, I had an...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-18-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,894
Posted By Aussijussi
I often wondered about the same thing, people...

I often wondered about the same thing, people asking on the net, of all places, what sort of bike they should get, if its too powerful or vice versa. In my 50+ years of riding, I've never even...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-17-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,889
Posted By Aussijussi
I usually swap rides every two years, but my...

I usually swap rides every two years, but my current bike, 990 adv, I've had it now for eight years, I just love it, versatile do everything motorcycle.
Forum: Orange Crush 10-17-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 967
Posted By Aussijussi
I've got the 06' and it was not so much jerky,...

I've got the 06' and it was not so much jerky, but "rowing" between 4-6k rpm. I have now Wings single can on it, no db killer, and while it's a tad on loud side, it runs like a turbine. Just go ahead...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-17-2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,543
Posted By Aussijussi
Good luck . I've had my 990 for just on...

Good luck

. I've had my 990 for just on 8 years now, 52000 miles without any strife. Sorry having to put mine into storage, winter is rising it's white head here, Finland
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-16-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,613
Posted By Aussijussi
The wonders of internet, everybody is an expert...

The wonders of internet, everybody is an expert on everything...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-16-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,543
Posted By Aussijussi
[QUOTE=JoeMongo;25272556]I owned a BMW R1150GS...

[QUOTE=JoeMongo;25272556]I owned a BMW R1150GS (std) for about 12 years, and loved it. It was a great long distance street touring bike. It was easy to maintain. It was as reliable as a granite...
Forum: Equipment 10-16-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,056
Posted By Aussijussi
Sidi

Sidi
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-16-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,701
Posted By Aussijussi
Laugh You made my day, I nearly pissed myself laughing.

You made my day, I nearly pissed myself laughing.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-16-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,894
Posted By Aussijussi
The new Ktm 1190 adv, 150 hp with akrapovic...

The new Ktm 1190 adv, 150 hp with akrapovic exhaust, you'll never stop grinning ��
Forum: Orange Crush 10-04-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 950
Posted By Aussijussi
I have the 21/18 wheels, and as I ride mostly...

I have the 21/18 wheels, and as I ride mostly blacktop, I wanted the bike to turn sharper through the twisties. I lowered the front about an inch, and it made a big difference. In fast sweepers, it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-29-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,267
Posted By Aussijussi
Yes, just loosen the upper and lower bolts on the...

Yes, just loosen the upper and lower bolts on the triple clamp. You might need a jack underneath the engine, so the forks don't slide too far up as they are much harder to get back down. Try maybe a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-29-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,267
Posted By Aussijussi
I did just that, I dropped the front, first about...

I did just that, I dropped the front, first about 10 mm, and then another 10 mm, all in all nearly an inch. What a difference! The bike drops into turns by just thinking of it. Iwas thinking of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-29-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,267
Posted By Aussijussi
To the op, it's sounding like not enough air in...

To the op, it's sounding like not enough air in the front tire. I ride a 990 adv, it had the scorps as OEM tire, and while it's probably the best compromise for dual sport tire. The build quality of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-29-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,701
Posted By Aussijussi
I've got a mate who's got two Peugeot scooters,...

I've got a mate who's got two Peugeot scooters, one of them has done 150000 km, and the other one 120000 km. One has studded tires on it, as he rides just about every day all year round. He reckons...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-27-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,267
Posted By Aussijussi
Pirelli scorpion front tire is known to handle...

Pirelli scorpion front tire is known to handle the way you describe, when they're worn, in fact all bike tires have a mind of their own after 5-8 thousand miles or so. If you want a top street...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-26-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,691
Posted By Aussijussi
I am talking about car tires on bikes, there no...

I am talking about car tires on bikes, there no law saying you can't use a different size tire than OEM. In lot of EU countries, they have an annual mot for bikes, we don't have that here, Finland...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-26-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,691
Posted By Aussijussi
It's called common sense.

It's called common sense.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-26-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,691
Posted By Aussijussi
It's your skin, good luck..

It's your skin, good luck..
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-26-2014, 02:25 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,691
Posted By Aussijussi
I don't know if anyone mentioned this before,...

I don't know if anyone mentioned this before, have taken into account other traffic on the road, cars, trucks etc, that might turn in front of you? I've ridden enough on ice to know the front wheel...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-24-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,691
Posted By Aussijussi
I am just down the road from you, in Finland,...

I am just down the road from you, in Finland, and as many motorcycles as we have on the road in the summer, winter riding is non existent. In my opinion it's just not worth the risk. Stay on four...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-24-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,870
Posted By Aussijussi
Avoid them like a plague. Where I live, I can...

Avoid them like a plague. Where I live, I can always find an alternative route, the twistier the better. The 990 adv is not made for freeway riding, that's for sure.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-22-2014, 11:51 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 27,353
Posted By Aussijussi
Most of the roads I ride on, have no lane marking...

Most of the roads I ride on, have no lane marking at all so you have use common sense, where to pass. I seem to take less chances nowadays, must have something to do with age....
Forum: Equipment 09-22-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,292
Posted By Aussijussi
Absolutely magic tire the trail attack 2

Absolutely magic tire the trail attack 2
Forum: Orange Crush 09-21-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,695
Posted By Aussijussi
I've just put on a second pair of T/A's , I had a...

I've just put on a second pair of T/A's , I had a pair of avon am26 on untill now, as I couldn't get a/t at the time. I wasn't impressed with the avons. The T/A's are just fantastic, smooth and lots...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-16-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,701
Posted By Aussijussi
"kick"

"kick"
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-16-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,701
Posted By Aussijussi
Wave at the scooters, bloody hell, where will it...

Wave at the scooters, bloody hell, where will it end, cyclist next and then it'll be cars. Yeah, I wave at scooters if they wave, I also wave at little kiddies, they seem to get a big out of it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-16-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,917
Posted By Aussijussi
Never had a bike aquaplane in all the years of...

Never had a bike aquaplane in all the years of riding. Motorcycle tires have surprising grip on wet roads.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-13-2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 8,280
Posted By Aussijussi
Yes, I tend to cover both, two fingers,...

Yes, I tend to cover both, two fingers, especially in the twisties.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-13-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,250
Posted By Aussijussi
They probably never saw you coming, too scared to...

They probably never saw you coming, too scared to avert their eyes from the road to look in the mirrors.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-08-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 9,589
Posted By Aussijussi
I had a very close call with a car turning in...

I had a very close call with a car turning in front of me on a dirt road, making things more interesting, I was going down hill. I grabbed the front break and thought, hope the abs won't kick in. It...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-08-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 13,081
Posted By Aussijussi
Lot of folk's are shit house drivers /riders when...

Lot of folk's are shit house drivers /riders when they're sober, add fire water, and the results can be unpleasant.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-06-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,269
Posted By Aussijussi
Bloody rough having to see something like that.

Bloody rough having to see something like that.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-02-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,269
Posted By Aussijussi
When I was still living in Oz, running over a...

When I was still living in Oz, running over a snake was nearly a daily occurrence. I often wondered if the snake had time to strike your leg, that is if you weren't doing 200 kmh.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-02-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,269
Posted By Aussijussi
Duck and weave...

Duck and weave...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-02-2014, 03:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,269
Posted By Aussijussi
Go underneath?

Go underneath?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-02-2014, 02:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,269
Posted By Aussijussi
You're saying that if moose wonders across the...

You're saying that if moose wonders across the road, just aim at his but, I don't think so.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-01-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,269
Posted By Aussijussi
People have crashed cars while trying to avoid...

People have crashed cars while trying to avoid running over a squirrel or a bird.
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