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Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 28,814
Posted By DFH
WTF? Looks like a hoot of a road. If you prefer...

WTF? Looks like a hoot of a road. If you prefer motorways to such nicely maintained twisty roads then maybe www.advtrainrider.com is more your thing. Apparently those things travel for days in a...
Forum: Road warriors 04-04-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 17,919
Posted By DFH
Very sweet… looked at a z1000sx in the flesh...

Very sweet… looked at a z1000sx in the flesh yesterday. Hideous.:puke1 It may have more power than the VFR, but how often to you actually get to use the difference. On the other hand you have to look...
Forum: Road warriors 04-04-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 17,919
Posted By DFH
I would be surprised if any country has import...

I would be surprised if any country has import tariffs on motorcycles these days. Emissions standards are pretty unified as well with most of the first world based on Euro3 & 4. The US has its own...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-03-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,979
Posted By DFH
Recon you will have more luck getting your wife...

Recon you will have more luck getting your wife on the bike (& with the subsequent mounting plans :evil) if you put the pillion seat back on that Bavarian Money Waster….. Oh, the best procedure is...
Forum: Road warriors 04-03-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 17,919
Posted By DFH
Thought I covered that with this. The...

Thought I covered that with this.

The reality is simple. As I stated in an earlier post, albeit in a more jocular fashion, the lower landed unit price (the price the importer pays) for...
Forum: Road warriors 04-03-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 17,919
Posted By DFH
I thought I had gracefully shown that bike prices...

I thought I had gracefully shown that bike prices in Australia were the same as the major markets in Europe & that the odd one out was the unusually low price in the US. I used the Mt-09/FZ09 as a...
Forum: Road warriors 04-03-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 17,919
Posted By DFH
More reviews ...

More reviews
http://www.bennetts.co.uk/bikesocial/reviews/bike-reviews/honda/2014-honda-vfr800f/#.Uz1Uglw_eMI

Video plus review
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyOmXZ8mnAo
Forum: Road warriors 04-03-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 17,919
Posted By DFH
:rofl Look what misconceptions pop up when you...

:rofl Look what misconceptions pop up when you spend time away. Actually the inverse is true. Bikes in Australia are no more or less expensive than in other first world countries I have lived in. Do...
Forum: Road warriors 02-23-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 2,496
Views: 373,496
Posted By DFH
Mark Toia has done brilliant TVC's for Yamaha...

Mark Toia has done brilliant TVC's for Yamaha Australia, the MT-09 effort is a bit "meh" compared to some of the earlier ones. Personally I like the literary/narrative style chasing feel & mood...
Forum: Road warriors 02-16-2014, 03:26 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 17,919
Posted By DFH
You 'Muricans are funny. Whinge & moan that many...

You 'Muricans are funny. Whinge & moan that many bikes sold on world markets don't make it to the US, then complain about the price when they do. For a reality check start looking at the prices the...
Forum: Road warriors 01-15-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,799
Posted By DFH
That 100ps limit statement is an odd assumption....

That 100ps limit statement is an odd assumption. The other EU countries are not full of motorcyclists on faired motorcycles because they are always using more than 100ps when riding. In truth the...
Forum: Face plant 01-07-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,899
Posted By DFH
:rofl

:rofl
Forum: Face plant 01-07-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,899
Posted By DFH
Good point. Forgot to take photos. I can tell you...

Good point. Forgot to take photos. I can tell you that plastic tree branches have a coefficient of friction of zero, if it was organic I may well have got away it. So at least I know what it feels...
Forum: Road warriors 01-07-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,409
Posted By DFH
Traffic jam = stationary traffic. Why leave the...

Traffic jam = stationary traffic. Why leave the engine (bike, car or truck) idling for hours? Switch it off.
Forum: Face plant 01-07-2014, 04:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,899
Posted By DFH
Christmas Karma

I'm known in my household as being a bit of a Grinch. Best thing about Christmas in these parts is that it coincides with summer bringing the possibility of pleasant evening rides after the working...
Forum: Road warriors 01-06-2014, 03:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 281
Posted By DFH
Stock tyre sizes for a 5th Gen VFR800are...

Stock tyre sizes for a 5th Gen VFR800are 120/70/17 for the front & 180/55/17 for the rear.

Not sure what aggressive tyres means (up for a pub brawl?) but the VFR Crossrunner 800 came with Pirelli...
Forum: Road warriors 12-23-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 17,907
Posted By DFH
I must be too sensitive a soul then.

I must be too sensitive a soul then.
Forum: Road warriors 12-23-2013, 01:13 PM
Replies: 998
Views: 213,451
Posted By DFH
Or alternatively understands the difference...

Or alternatively understands the difference between quality & quantity.
Forum: Road warriors 12-20-2013, 01:25 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 17,907
Posted By DFH
Little ride? Why all the luggage?

Little ride? Why all the luggage?
Forum: Road warriors 12-16-2013, 12:13 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 17,907
Posted By DFH
Not really. Caused by another Guzzi early tech...

Not really. Caused by another Guzzi early tech adoption that was not well executed. Early LeMans & V50 Monza's had cartridge forks, the first I had ever come across. Sadly the cartridges looked like...
Forum: Road warriors 12-14-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 17,907
Posted By DFH
No it doesn't! Got into a horrible tank-slapper...

No it doesn't! Got into a horrible tank-slapper at high speed on a LeMans once. Eased off the throttle (as you do) but front end continued lockstop to lockstop, so eased I on the rear brake (as you...
Forum: Road warriors 12-07-2013, 04:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,675
Posted By DFH
Compensation alert :chace

Compensation alert :chace
Forum: Road warriors 12-04-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 28,814
Posted By DFH
:rofl will do. And just there is another cultural...

:rofl will do. And just there is another cultural oddity. You lot "do the math" as if you plan to only ever do one calculation. Over here we "do the maths" because life is full of multiple...
Forum: Road warriors 12-04-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 28,814
Posted By DFH
:rofl As the inter-nerd is a text based format we...

:rofl As the inter-nerd is a text based format we tend to forget we are "talking" to people from all over the planet 'cause we can't hear each others accents. But moments like this remind me....
Forum: Road warriors 12-02-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 28,814
Posted By DFH
That I do know & you have to do it separately for...

That I do know & you have to do it separately for each bank. No small job.

As the VTEC valves have no shims & require the buckets replaced for clearance adjustment do you remember buying any VTEC...
Forum: Road warriors 12-02-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 2,496
Views: 373,496
Posted By DFH
Who looks like he is a refugee from a boy band....

Who looks like he is a refugee from a boy band. You don't have to show a young woman in your ad to appeal, just show what appeals to young women.
Forum: Road warriors 12-01-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 28,814
Posted By DFH
Agree with all that. For the scientifically...

Agree with all that.

For the scientifically inclined, do you remember how many were out of adjustment & at how many miles?
Forum: Road warriors 12-01-2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 2,496
Views: 373,496
Posted By DFH
Its a philosophical position. People buy all...

Its a philosophical position. People buy all sorts of products based on brand & perceived image positioning. Its nothing to do with actual performance of the bike. An SFV650 can run away & hide from...
Forum: Road warriors 11-30-2013, 01:38 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 28,814
Posted By DFH
Other examples of stubbornness include linked...

Other examples of stubbornness include linked brakes (Not even Guzzi do that any more) & PGM-F1, their own fuel injection systems. I was only commenting on why they introduced VTEC on the VFR...
Forum: Road warriors 11-27-2013, 03:01 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 28,814
Posted By DFH
The VFR800 was not the only Honda bike to be...

The VFR800 was not the only Honda bike to be fitted with VTEC in the early 2000's. "Because they could" makes little sense as the cost of R&D for the VTEC heads would far outweigh any savings from...
Forum: Road warriors 11-26-2013, 09:43 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 28,814
Posted By DFH
VTEC on the VFR disables one inlet & one exhaust...

VTEC on the VFR disables one inlet & one exhaust per cylinder at lower revs, not just the inlet valve. As VTEC engages well below peak torque I find it hard to imagine why you consider the VTEC...
Forum: Road warriors 11-26-2013, 09:15 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 28,814
Posted By DFH
Opinion from someone who has actually seen the...

Opinion from someone who has actually seen the bike. Thats a novelty for this thread.
Forum: Road warriors 11-13-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,388
Posted By DFH
Other views...

Other views here..http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQM51XfMFMc#t=73 & here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HtPUbZfPZM
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 17,212
Posted By DFH
Why the need for need a litre version? The TV has...

Why the need for need a litre version? The TV has a different frame, swingarm head angle & trail than the Rivale. Not to mention the half fairing, different ergonomics & additional weight over the...
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2013, 08:03 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 28,814
Posted By DFH
In the name of science do you know if the valves...

In the name of science do you know if the valves that needed shims on your 6th Gen were the conventional valves or the VTEC ones. IIRC the VTEC valves don't have shims as such but the whole bucket is...
Forum: Road warriors 11-04-2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 17,212
Posted By DFH
Maybe its only me that notices as I'm a pro...

Maybe its only me that notices as I'm a pro cameraman but those press kit photos have a bit of a horizontal squeeze making the bike look dumpier than it is.. for fun stick this shot into photoshop or...
Forum: Road warriors 11-04-2013, 05:26 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 17,212
Posted By DFH
What we know even before the launch Brakes....

What we know even before the launch

Brakes. Tiger 2 pot sliding calipers. MV radial mount brembo 4 pot
Suspension. Tiger unadjustable fork , preload & rebound adjustable budget components. MV Top...
Forum: Road warriors 11-03-2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 17,212
Posted By DFH
Casting brand issues aside there are a...

Casting brand issues aside there are a substantive technical differences between the two, more than enough to account for the price gap. Personally I cannot see those buyers cross shopping these two...
Forum: Road warriors 11-02-2013, 02:07 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 17,212
Posted By DFH
Oh if it were so simple. Like the first gen...

Oh if it were so simple. Like the first gen Monsters the ST line was designed around the 851 chassis with a mile long wheelbase, rearward weight distribution & conservative steering geometry. Real...
Forum: Road warriors 11-01-2013, 02:54 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 17,212
Posted By DFH
Silly boy... saw no aluminium box-panniers,...

Silly boy... saw no aluminium box-panniers, chunky block-tread tyres or steel cage crash-bars in that video.
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