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Forum: Road warriors 01-14-2009, 01:00 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 23,545
Posted By Foxy
Is this the RT with the CVT gearbox? ...

Is this the RT with the CVT gearbox?



You mean you decelerate too fast?

A large twin cylinder with quite a bit of engine braking. Whatever will they think of next?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-06-2009, 11:05 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,218
Posted By Foxy
Possibly they just consider it transport, and...

Possibly they just consider it transport, and don't wave for the same reason that I don't wave at other car drivers.
Forum: Road warriors 01-05-2009, 06:43 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 32,343
Posted By Foxy
Except the Speed Triple's frame has it's origins...

Except the Speed Triple's frame has it's origins in 1996, so I wouldn't go lending too much weight to any Marabese influence there.
Forum: Road warriors 01-05-2009, 06:40 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,616
Posted By Foxy
Sounds like a good argument not to use them as a...

Sounds like a good argument not to use them as a fleet bike. There is a difference between a bike being good and it being suited to police work.
Forum: Road warriors 01-04-2009, 03:49 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,616
Posted By Foxy
Pay for my flights and hotels and you've got a...

Pay for my flights and hotels and you've got a deal.
Forum: Road warriors 12-30-2008, 02:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,616
Posted By Foxy
Is that indicated on the speedo or genuine? But...

Is that indicated on the speedo or genuine? But then I've also had a RT to a genuine 140. Anyway, there's a good deal more to police use than performance specs.
Forum: Beasts 12-28-2008, 09:17 AM
Replies: 20,903
Views: 5,977,583
Posted By Foxy
Asian schoolgirls eh? :D

Asian schoolgirls eh? :D
Forum: Road warriors 12-28-2008, 02:35 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,616
Posted By Foxy
Working in London I may have an idea about what...

Working in London I may have an idea about what sort of bike is wanted. We run a fleet that consists primarily of BMW RTs of various ages, plus as a lightweight alternative the F650GS and R850R. The...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-26-2008, 10:53 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 18,228
Posted By Foxy
Two years? Quick? :huh

Two years? Quick? :huh
Forum: Road warriors 12-26-2008, 06:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,458
Posted By Foxy
A new definition of trying too hard.

A new definition of trying too hard.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-26-2008, 05:31 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 18,228
Posted By Foxy
There were a few simpletons confused by the use...

There were a few simpletons confused by the use of development model names on the finished articles. The actual capacities were 885 and 955cc.

But for sheer stupidity the prize goes to near enough...
Forum: Road warriors 12-26-2008, 05:18 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,616
Posted By Foxy
Crap idea. Too tall, naff all weather protection,...

Crap idea. Too tall, naff all weather protection, air cooled, variable quality and poor reliability history (flame away).

The writers of that article also need to try harder at getting the RTP up...
Forum: Equipment 12-13-2008, 11:25 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 12,109
Posted By Foxy
And how much of a threat to your immediate safety...

And how much of a threat to your immediate safety is something a quarter of a mile away? Bear in mind also that you were looking for her. Most other road users won't be.


The black is the high...
Forum: Road warriors 12-09-2008, 10:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,249
Posted By Foxy
One of the local shops had two 750s in their...

One of the local shops had two 750s in their workshop when I was last in, both had in excess of 100,000 miles without any mechanical problems. One was a customer's bike they'd had from new, the other...
Forum: Road warriors 12-08-2008, 02:17 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 17,501
Posted By Foxy
Budget pick - CB/CBF500. Although you don't get...

Budget pick - CB/CBF500. Although you don't get those over there, but thousands of dizzies can't be wrong.

More money - Triumph Tiger. Big, tall, slim, reasonably economical, easy to ride. A...
Forum: Equipment 12-08-2008, 01:47 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 12,109
Posted By Foxy
A high visibility paint scheme: ...

A high visibility paint scheme:

http://www.military-aircraft.org.uk/trainers/shorts-tucano-t-mk1-trainer-plane.jpg
Forum: Equipment 12-08-2008, 01:43 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 12,109
Posted By Foxy
http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2005/jan/15...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2005/jan/15/photography

http://survivalskills.wordpress.com/2007/03/28/the-interminable-argument-daytime-riding-lights-and-hi-vis-clothing/
Forum: Equipment 12-07-2008, 01:54 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 12,109
Posted By Foxy
Hmm, interesting viewpoints. I never wear...

Hmm, interesting viewpoints.

I never wear anything hi-viz on my own bikes, and don't really ever have a problem with people failing to see me. I'm obviously overdue an accident in return for...
Forum: Road warriors 12-07-2008, 04:58 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 58,354
Posted By Foxy
Is over here, and has been for months.

Is over here, and has been for months.
Forum: Road warriors 12-07-2008, 04:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,465
Posted By Foxy
Odd. There is a tremendous amount of prejudice...

Odd. There is a tremendous amount of prejudice against them here in the UK.
Forum: Road warriors 11-23-2008, 04:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,360
Posted By Foxy
It's supposed to be a dry sump, hence the problem...

It's supposed to be a dry sump, hence the problem is called wet sumping. It happens on Bullets for a number of reasons. On older bikes it is oil from the timing chest seeping past the seal on the...
Forum: Road warriors 11-13-2008, 01:11 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 19,958
Posted By Foxy
I've noticed your reading skills aren't great. ...

I've noticed your reading skills aren't great.





No, I'm saying that Piaggio aren't truly responsible for any genuinely new models, just keeping old models on life support and producing...
Forum: Road warriors 11-13-2008, 11:08 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 19,958
Posted By Foxy
Piaggio only bought Guzzi on 31/12/04. The Griso...

Piaggio only bought Guzzi on 31/12/04. The Griso was released the following year, so they can't claim much credit for that. The Norge is a warmed over Breva, and the OHC motors have been in the...
Forum: Road warriors 10-29-2008, 11:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,512
Posted By Foxy
Moto Guzzi V11 Le Mans - absolute crap. BMW...

Moto Guzzi V11 Le Mans - absolute crap.

BMW R45 - blindingly excellent.

Royal Enfield Bullet - good, more than good enough for the performance.
Forum: Road warriors 10-29-2008, 12:52 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 14,926
Posted By Foxy
If you're lucky you get a 6000 mile service...

If you're lucky you get a 6000 mile service interval and 170bhp.

Thankfully though there is more to bikes than playing Top Trumps.
Forum: Road warriors 10-23-2008, 01:58 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 8,212
Posted By Foxy
Meanwhile Honda brilliantly sell hundreds times...

Meanwhile Honda brilliantly sell hundreds times more bikes each year that aren't deliberately underpowered :D

This HD bashing thing is rather amusing from this side of the pond. But you lot feel...
Forum: Road warriors 10-20-2008, 10:28 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,098
Posted By Foxy
Ah, goosebumps: <object width="425"...

Ah, goosebumps:

<object width="425" height="344">

<embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/kBg86bjr8l0&hl=en&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" width="425"...
Forum: Beasts 10-19-2008, 02:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,211
Posted By Foxy
Having owned a 1999 Tiger and a couple of...

Having owned a 1999 Tiger and a couple of cruisers I'm at a bit of a loss to think of how a cruiser would be more road friendly. The Tiger will perform better, handle better, and IME be more...
Forum: The Garage 10-19-2008, 02:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,287
Posted By Foxy
High pressure water runs the risk of stripping...

High pressure water runs the risk of stripping grease from bearings and disturbing electrical connections. Many car shampoos contain salt and can damage motorcycle paint work in the long term.
...
Forum: Road warriors 10-19-2008, 02:16 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,098
Posted By Foxy
It's based on technology that made it as far as...

It's based on technology that made it as far as production, which is more than can be said for the 961. Which as it stands would also be out of most people's reach financially. There is also a great...
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2008, 03:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,098
Posted By Foxy
Did you see this? ...

Did you see this?

http://www.nortonmotorcycles.com/data/pics/NRV588Proto.jpg

It's the existing Norton NRV588 that has been in development for the past couple of years. Rather more interesting...
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2008, 08:48 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,793
Posted By Foxy
Both old and new Pans have V4s. The Ducati...

Both old and new Pans have V4s. The Ducati Desmosedici is too. Yamaha Venture Star. Honda VFRs, plus the RVFs.
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2008, 08:42 AM
Replies: 613
Views: 156,008
Posted By Foxy
I don't think cooling was an issue considering I...

I don't think cooling was an issue considering I was riding at 70mph at night. Another also went bang on the same day as me, and three more have gone the same way recently, just none as spectacularly...
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2008, 06:22 AM
Replies: 613
Views: 156,008
Posted By Foxy
Ah, just hearing of quite a few occasions where...

Ah, just hearing of quite a few occasions where R1200RTPs are going pop, including the one I was riding a couple of days ago. The bike concerned is supposed to be going back to BMW due to the...
Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2008, 03:54 AM
Replies: 613
Views: 156,008
Posted By Foxy
Quick Q for RT owners. Has anyone come...

Quick Q for RT owners.

Has anyone come across of heard of engine seizures and fires on the R1200RT?
Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2008, 03:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,647
Posted By Foxy
Nothing nice about any poorly maintained bike....

Nothing nice about any poorly maintained bike. And BMWs need more than a big hammer.
Forum: Road warriors 10-13-2008, 03:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 928
Posted By Foxy
Did 1500 miles or so with a chap on a Tornado Tre...

Did 1500 miles or so with a chap on a Tornado Tre in August. Lovely, utterly lovely. He bought it new last year, saving an enormous amount on what they were sold for four years ago. Steering lock was...
Forum: Road warriors 10-10-2008, 10:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,164
Posted By Foxy
Is that the bold Kawasaki orange? ...

Is that the bold Kawasaki orange?

http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/photos/prototype-spy-concept/Kawasaki-2004-KLV1000.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 10-09-2008, 12:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 968
Posted By Foxy
Oh dear, I did about 9000 miles in the last year...

Oh dear, I did about 9000 miles in the last year on tyres that were fitted in 1997. Thankfully I wore them out before I died, and I'm glad to find out how awful they were after I made a habit of...
Forum: Road warriors 10-09-2008, 10:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 477
Posted By Foxy
The SV is pretty renowned for it's exposed front...

The SV is pretty renowned for it's exposed front plug hole, as well as water in the plug hole the front plug cap and lead get a pretty hard time being exposed to spray from the front wheel. A front...
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