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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-13-2015, 11:49 PM
Replies: 7,476
Views: 1,356,592
Posted By docsherlock
We're gonna have to agree to disagree on this...

We're gonna have to agree to disagree on this (said in a very good natured way, kinda wishing it was over a pint of decent beer in some cool bar) - standing raising the CoG but changes the moment due...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-13-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 7,476
Views: 1,356,592
Posted By docsherlock
I think you are right about this - Farp and...

I think you are right about this - Farp and others are wrong - standing raises the CoG but lower the point of action of the force associated with that weight, reducing the moment acting on the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-11-2015, 11:57 PM
Replies: 7,476
Views: 1,356,592
Posted By docsherlock
Thanks for that JMo - I've tried to articulate my...

Thanks for that JMo - I've tried to articulate my reasoning in reply to the previous poster..... more to do with application point of force than where the cenrtre of mass actually resides (which is...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-11-2015, 11:54 PM
Replies: 7,476
Views: 1,356,592
Posted By docsherlock
Thanks for that - I appreciate it; you are...

Thanks for that - I appreciate it; you are correct, the maths would likely be beyond me and no slight perceived, but it sounds more to do with where the force generated from the mass is applied than...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-11-2015, 10:28 PM
Replies: 7,476
Views: 1,356,592
Posted By docsherlock
Largely agree but can you explain your point 3? ...

Largely agree but can you explain your point 3? The physics don't quite add up......
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-02-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,056
Posted By docsherlock
Fortunately for US bike owners, you have...

Fortunately for US bike owners, you have protection in law for warranty work despite home servicing. Europeans don't have this, unfortunately; one may get away with it if you can prove bike has been...
Forum: Ride reports 05-25-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 75,105
Posted By docsherlock
Never mind the videos of the ride to Sedona,...

Never mind the videos of the ride to Sedona, where are the videos of the ride IN Sedona?:wink:

Cambria was a good call, mate - thanks.

Ride safe.

DS
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,676
Posted By docsherlock
This^. Listen to the cunts that designed and...

This^.

Listen to the cunts that designed and built it.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-09-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,038
Posted By docsherlock
They are both brilliant bikes but very different....

They are both brilliant bikes but very different.

XT is torquey and a lot of fun but vibey and runs out of puff at about 80 mph. 2 up it is a pig.

V-strom is smoother, faster, handles better...
Forum: Road warriors 03-31-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,634
Posted By docsherlock
I'd get the GS850 on the grounds of reliability. ...

I'd get the GS850 on the grounds of reliability.

Those older CB750s do the cam chains and primary drive chains with monotonous regularity.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-30-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,382
Posted By docsherlock
Not possible for a bike of this age. Must...

Not possible for a bike of this age.

Must have a Canadian VIN i.e. be made for the North American market.

You can temporarily import for a year or so.
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-23-2013, 04:30 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,229
Posted By docsherlock
I would put it on ebay and see what you get bid...

I would put it on ebay and see what you get bid for it; your friend can then equal the highest bid - that way you both know he paid the market price. If you want to cut him a deal then take 10% off....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-17-2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 56,739
Posted By docsherlock
.....and the bike; some bikes are pretty fucked...

.....and the bike; some bikes are pretty fucked after 50,000 miles regardless of maintenance/user/use.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-23-2013, 11:09 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 13,140
Posted By docsherlock
I was in the market for a new bike this year;...

I was in the market for a new bike this year; test rode the F800GS, Tiger 800 and 650 V-Strom. Just for comparison's sake, I also have a Yamaha XT660Z Tenere.

All the bikes were good but I bought...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-06-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,134
Posted By docsherlock
All this for over a $100 an hour. Fuck that...

All this for over a $100 an hour.

Fuck that - it's why I do all my own work on my bikes. I can fuck it up as well as any dealer and it costs me nothing in labor. Sometimes, I even get it...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-19-2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 22,841
Posted By docsherlock
Don't the cylinders have some sort of nikasil...

Don't the cylinders have some sort of nikasil coating? Not sure if honing is gonna fuck with that or not - anyone?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-19-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,701
Posted By docsherlock
Ever thought of investing in a workshop manual?

Ever thought of investing in a workshop manual?
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-18-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,825
Posted By docsherlock
Don't worry about it - you've bought a great...

Don't worry about it - you've bought a great bike.

The internet over-hypes things and a lot of people with trouble on their bikes thrash the shit out of them. Don't underestimate the damage of...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-15-2013, 12:38 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,189
Posted By docsherlock
You see, I just don't want shit like this in my...

You see, I just don't want shit like this in my life - I have enough already.

That's why I just bought a 2012 V-Strom 650. ABS can't be turned off, but it shouldn't blow a gasket every time one...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-27-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,081
Posted By docsherlock
I don't often comment on the literacy in posts...

I don't often comment on the literacy in posts but this is a fucking classic......:1drink
Forum: The Garage 01-13-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,259
Posted By docsherlock
Well and truly fucked now - at least you got a...

Well and truly fucked now - at least you got a second hand set of cases.

Blob of weld and pull or spark erosion would have solved this problem - for next time.

Or try an ezee out or tap and if...
Forum: Asia 12-17-2012, 05:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 986
Posted By docsherlock
Check out this dude on the HUBB before making any...

Check out this dude on the HUBB before making any plans. Read the whole thread.

http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hubb/middle-east/visit-hossein-iran-urmia-city-67636
Forum: Australia 12-16-2012, 11:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 670
Posted By docsherlock
Maybe Relocating Downunder....

OK lads and lasses,

What's the damage inc tax and reggo on the following in NSW, bought new:

1. F800GS
2. XT1200Z
3. XT660Z
4. DL650 V-strom?

Insurance costs for middle aged man?
Forum: Trip Planning 12-15-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 76,653
Posted By docsherlock
How are you guys funding this 10-20 year trip? ...

How are you guys funding this 10-20 year trip?

Just askin'.....
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-01-2012, 09:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,568
Posted By docsherlock
I think what happens is that the fuel filter gets...

I think what happens is that the fuel filter gets blocked so the pump has to work harder to pressurize the fuel and is then prone to overheating - drive any electric motor too hard and it will...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-30-2012, 10:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,568
Posted By docsherlock
Your pump is probably overheating as the fuel...

Your pump is probably overheating as the fuel level drops; the fuel is also used for cooling the pump. Many references to this symptom and cause on the forums.

If there was nothing in the tank, I...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-27-2012, 10:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,872
Posted By docsherlock
I'd get the Tiger 800XC or BMW F800GS. I was...

I'd get the Tiger 800XC or BMW F800GS.

I was in a similar situation to you and bought a Yamaha XT660Z Tenere; OK, can't get 'em there, but the principle is the same. Great bike and will use it...
Forum: Ride reports 11-16-2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,583
Posted By docsherlock
This ^. Always find a reason to say 'yes'. ...

This ^.

Always find a reason to say 'yes'.

Too cool - ride on.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-03-2012, 01:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,633
Posted By docsherlock
I'd get the Tiger - better bike, cheaper and...

I'd get the Tiger - better bike, cheaper and easier maintenance.

My opinion only and worth exactly what you paid for it.
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-14-2012, 10:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,034
Posted By docsherlock
BS - I'd make 'em fix it and that means they pony...

BS - I'd make 'em fix it and that means they pony up for new plastic, so be it.

The tech took a short cut and did not take the tupperware off before doing the wrenching. BMW dealers charge...
Forum: Ride reports 10-11-2012, 10:31 PM
Replies: 2,090
Views: 591,448
Posted By docsherlock
I like that. They'll be gettin' my business.

I like that.

They'll be gettin' my business.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-22-2012, 12:18 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,084
Posted By docsherlock
Yes, I own this bike - just did a shakedown trip...

Yes, I own this bike - just did a shakedown trip to France and Switzerland; could not fault the bike - great machine; motorway one minute, dirt track the next - soaked it all up!

I love it! Sure,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-21-2012, 04:44 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,084
Posted By docsherlock
Yamaha XT660Z Tenere - brilliant bike; 48 hp,...

Yamaha XT660Z Tenere - brilliant bike; 48 hp, 60-70 mpg, cruise all day at 80 mph if you ask it to and can service with nothing more than feeler gauges and the factory tool kit + 23 mm socket and 14...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-02-2012, 12:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,439
Posted By docsherlock
Buggered fuel pump - overheats as fuel supply...

Buggered fuel pump - overheats as fuel supply gets low.

You need a GS911 to diagnose.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-07-2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,406
Posted By docsherlock
Being fed bullshit. You agreed the price...

Being fed bullshit.

You agreed the price already - he is trying to screw your for an extra $300.

Walk away (like you have done).

Personally, I'd go back and offer the dealer $500 less than...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-25-2012, 10:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,684
Posted By docsherlock
That is fucking ridiculous. I'd pay to have...

That is fucking ridiculous.

I'd pay to have it done and sue BMW for the money. You will win. My bet is that they won't even bother fight it but just pay up.
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-24-2012, 09:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,890
Posted By docsherlock
One hell of a nice ride there!

One hell of a nice ride there!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-19-2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 42,239
Posted By docsherlock
I haven't read the whole thread, but have you...

I haven't read the whole thread, but have you downloaded TuneECU and checked for fault codes?
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-03-2012, 07:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,352
Posted By docsherlock
Mate, fuck it off and get a Wee-strom. You know...

Mate, fuck it off and get a Wee-strom. You know it makes sense.:wink:
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-02-2012, 11:02 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 111,833
Posted By docsherlock
Just out of interest, what makes you think you...

Just out of interest, what makes you think you know better than an international company with a large marketing department? Their marketing obviously works and just because it doesn't suit you, you...
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