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Forum: Road warriors 12-23-2014, 02:56 AM
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Posted By DFH
So funny, sitting next to my TRX850 in the garage...

So funny, sitting next to my TRX850 in the garage as we speak is a 89 SAAB AERO (Think you 'muricans call it 900 SPG Turbo)..:clap Anyway back to the MT-09 Tracer....
Forum: Road warriors 12-22-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 1,590
Views: 162,606
Posted By DFH
The change of the crank timing was part...

The change of the crank timing was part engineering & part marketing driven. Way back in the day Phil Irving, the designer of the Vincent 1000cc V-twin & the Repco Brabham F1 engine, proposed that a...
Forum: Road warriors 12-21-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 1,590
Views: 162,606
Posted By DFH
Very nice 1stGen TDM you have there. Have you...

Very nice 1stGen TDM you have there. Have you ridden a 2ndGen TDM? While the engines look very similar they put in the 270deg crank engine from the TRX850 (sans lumpy cams & light flywheel) so whilst...
Forum: Road warriors 12-21-2014, 04:05 PM
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Posted By DFH
:thumb indeed! Or in the words of the late Mr...

:thumb indeed! Or in the words of the late Mr Ash, the first "tall-rounder" Those in the USA would not know how influential the TDM850 was, especially the 2ndGen with the TRX850 motor.
Forum: Road warriors 12-21-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,256
Posted By DFH
Indeed it is an awesome ride report!

Indeed it is an awesome ride report!
Forum: Road warriors 12-20-2014, 04:12 PM
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Views: 3,256
Posted By DFH
Ideas? Let her make her own choices. Motorcycles...

Ideas? Let her make her own choices. Motorcycles are an individual thing. I would be unlikely to bond with a bike chosen for me by another, however well intended, and I suspect the same hold true for...
Forum: Road warriors 12-17-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 1,590
Views: 162,606
Posted By DFH
Fixed it for you. You inferred my disdain for...

Fixed it for you. You inferred my disdain for oversize screens was based on ignorance of long distance touring or the importance of reducing fatigue. My riding habitat is a country the size of the...
Forum: Road warriors 12-17-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 1,590
Views: 162,606
Posted By DFH
Look up where I live. Location details just to...

Look up where I live. Location details just to the left. I'm use to long distance touring. Experience has told me thats its not a given that an oversized screen increases comfort or reduces fatigue....
Forum: Road warriors 12-17-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 1,590
Views: 162,606
Posted By DFH
For those who wish their motorcycle was actually...

For those who wish their motorcycle was actually a car, maybe.
Forum: Road warriors 12-14-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 1,203
Views: 275,934
Posted By DFH
Lol.... tyres dont look like they have rolled 460...

Lol.... tyres dont look like they have rolled 460 metres:1drink. Nice screen BTW, what is it?
Forum: Road warriors 12-14-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 1,203
Views: 275,934
Posted By DFH
Help me here. Arn't farkles something you do to a...

Help me here. Arn't farkles something you do to a bike after you ride it?
Forum: Road warriors 12-13-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 1,590
Views: 162,606
Posted By DFH
You do know the difference between a journalist &...

You do know the difference between a journalist & a sub-editor, don't you? They are two different people. The journo got it right, the subbie got it wrong.

Why are subs necessary?



Correction
Forum: Road warriors 12-11-2014, 05:34 AM
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Views: 275,934
Posted By DFH
:csm

:csm
Forum: Road warriors 12-11-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 1,590
Views: 162,606
Posted By DFH
Really? At the Multistrada1200S/BMWS1000RRHP4 end...

Really? At the Multistrada1200S/BMWS1000RRHP4 end of the market maybe. If you weigh exactly the same or even a bit less than the anorexic dwarfs employed as development riders possibly.

At the...
Forum: Road warriors 12-10-2014, 05:33 PM
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Views: 162,606
Posted By DFH
From the link I posted "41mm upside down forks on...

From the link I posted "41mm upside down forks on the front and link-type Monocross on the rear could do with being a little firmer to offer a little more confidence in the corners especially."

No...
Forum: Road warriors 12-10-2014, 05:23 PM
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Views: 275,934
Posted By DFH
You seem to have comprehension issues so I will...

You seem to have comprehension issues so I will type slower.

A) The dyno chart from 675.net does not show a baseline run before modification of the stock bike so it cannot possibly show any gains...
Forum: Road warriors 12-10-2014, 04:22 PM
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Views: 162,606
Posted By DFH
Euro launch rides happening in Spain as we speak....

Euro launch rides happening in Spain as we speak. Another first ride impresssion with more substance than the MCN test posted earlier...
Forum: Road warriors 12-10-2014, 01:46 AM
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Views: 275,934
Posted By DFH
You can lead a horse to water but ya can't make...

You can lead a horse to water but ya can't make it drink...


Its pointless putting a Daytona 675 cam into a Tiger800 engine because the cams are optimised (duration, valve accelerations, lift &...
Forum: Road warriors 12-10-2014, 01:24 AM
Replies: 3,107
Views: 542,320
Posted By DFH
Whores are noted for selling, not buying (so I'm...

Whores are noted for selling, not buying (so I'm told:lol3)
Forum: Road warriors 12-09-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 1,203
Views: 275,934
Posted By DFH
Easy. Article discusses modifying a Street Triple...

Easy. Article discusses modifying a Street Triple with Daytona cams, Arrow full exhaust system, intake mods & remapped using aftermarket using an aftermarket fuel & ignition module.

How much of...
Forum: Road warriors 12-09-2014, 02:12 AM
Replies: 1,203
Views: 275,934
Posted By DFH
As I said :confused Now for some...

As I said



:confused Now for some facts
The Daytona & the Street Triple have the same displacement.
The Daytona cams are designed to push torque peak up to the same revs that the Street...
Forum: Road warriors 12-08-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 1,203
Views: 275,934
Posted By DFH
955i Speed triple has the advantage of torque...

955i Speed triple has the advantage of torque over the Street Triple 675 so its 107hp will feel stronger. Torque is a function of capacity, so long as the gain in torque is greater than the gain in...
Forum: Road warriors 12-08-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 1,203
Views: 275,934
Posted By DFH
Lets piece this together... Daytona 675, Street...

Lets piece this together... Daytona 675, Street triple 675 & Tiger 800 share the same bore.

D675 2009- 2011 Makes 124hp/12600rpm & 53 lbf·ft @ 11,700 rpm at the brochure
Street Triple 675 2009...
Forum: Road warriors 12-06-2014, 07:32 PM
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Views: 275,934
Posted By DFH
Some of the 675 feel back? Doubt it but it would...

Some of the 675 feel back? Doubt it but it would be interesting to try. That long stroke is is the killer.
Forum: Road warriors 12-06-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 1,590
Views: 162,606
Posted By DFH
Pretty damn funny how the British have hung onto...

Pretty damn funny how the British have hung onto every last vestige of empire, including hanging onto the outdated imperial measures system, isn't it? Oh wait, Americans use their own unique...
Forum: Road warriors 12-04-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 1,203
Views: 275,934
Posted By DFH
Ahhh. Now thats more comforting....:freaky

Ahhh. Now thats more comforting....:freaky
Forum: Road warriors 12-04-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 1,590
Views: 162,606
Posted By DFH
Got that A abut T... My point was that Ford never...

Got that A abut T... My point was that Ford never objected to Aprilia using Futura so they would be unlikely to object to Yamaha using Tracer. BTW perceived copyright infringement is not contingent...
Forum: Road warriors 12-04-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 1,590
Views: 162,606
Posted By DFH
Doubtful. That car is no longer sold & Aprilia...

Doubtful. That car is no longer sold & Aprilia never had a problem with the Futura name with Ford
Forum: Road warriors 12-03-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 1,590
Views: 162,606
Posted By DFH
Yes Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA is the...

Yes Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA is the importer. The bikes are made in Japan. Your local importer decided to change the name for reasons not immediately apparent. What's apparent from the outside...
Forum: Road warriors 12-03-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 1,203
Views: 275,934
Posted By DFH
What? You're saying paying for a bikes (any...

What? You're saying paying for a bikes (any bikes) first major service at the 12 month mark is more costly than the depreciation losses in the first 12 months of the same bikes life?
Forum: Road warriors 12-03-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,696
Posted By DFH
Funny that the Italians make the best...

Funny that the Italians make the best Hondas….:hide
Forum: Road warriors 12-03-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 1,590
Views: 162,606
Posted By DFH
:lol3 Just to confuse our 'murican brethren...

:lol3

Just to confuse our 'murican brethren further I harbour a secret wish that Yamaha take the MT-09 Tracer -a spiritual successor to the TDM850- and make a modern TRX850. Half-fairing,...
Forum: Road warriors 12-03-2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 1,590
Views: 162,606
Posted By DFH
Why do people keep repeating this rubbish ...

Why do people keep repeating this rubbish :dhorse
Look back at page 82 & 83 of this thread. Yes the previous couple of pages.
Or open this....
Forum: Road warriors 12-02-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,247
Posted By DFH
Wasn't inferring any excuse making. Hate those...

Wasn't inferring any excuse making. Hate those mystery slip-ups. Bloody things gnaw at your confidence, especially when pain is involved.
Forum: Road warriors 12-01-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,247
Posted By DFH
Tyres? if they were shagged the you would have...

Tyres? if they were shagged the you would have had warnings earlier in the ride.
Oil patch? The four bikes ahead of you didn't end up in the ditch.

Two up? did it ground out on a mid corner bump?...
Forum: Road warriors 11-27-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,481
Posted By DFH
Actually no, the 1200 is quite different to the...

Actually no, the 1200 is quite different to the 1150. Every component was changed for the 1200 & its much lighter, a fair bit more power & that brittle buzz of the 1150 that got worse as you revved...
Forum: Road warriors 11-27-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,481
Posted By DFH
You need to follow your own advice about...

You need to follow your own advice about assumptions. Have you ridden a R1200r? The R1200R has a low CofG because the major masses like the transmission & crankshaft is mounted low & the heads of the...
Forum: Road warriors 11-26-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 1,590
Views: 162,606
Posted By DFH
Peg feelers are the same on the MT-09 & Tracer so...

Peg feelers are the same on the MT-09 & Tracer so the centre stand is not an issue
Forum: Road warriors 11-25-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 1,590
Views: 162,606
Posted By DFH
Shock looks good, one over the "shock" of the...

Shock looks good, one over the "shock" of the purple spring:eek1

The MT-09 has a damping cartridge in only one fork leg, do they offer replacement cartridges like I've seen from some US suspension...
Forum: Road warriors 11-25-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,481
Posted By DFH
The BMW R1200R with flat-twin engine, road bike...

The BMW R1200R with flat-twin engine, road bike not ADV ride height & lack of fairings has one of the lowest CofG around. Its also not particularly heavy either. If you are struggling with the R1200R...
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