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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-06-2015, 02:08 AM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 81,576
Posted By zuma
Well Shotzie, I can only call it as I see it here...

Well Shotzie, I can only call it as I see it here in Australia. Since the resurgence of HD in the eighties with the Evo it's pretty well been exclusively HD in the outlaw clubs here.

There were...
Forum: Road warriors 02-05-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 15,499
Posted By zuma
Fitting some Harley fork gaiters will fix the...

Fitting some Harley fork gaiters will fix the look of those forks. :evil
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-05-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 81,576
Posted By zuma
Outlaw club members would have to be the biggest...

Outlaw club members would have to be the biggest conformists of all. Have to do what they're told, have to wear a uniform, have to ride a Harley.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-26-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,620
Posted By zuma
I was 42 when I decided my XBR500 was getting...

I was 42 when I decided my XBR500 was getting just too hard on the wrists. I was keen on a VFR, one ride turned me off though, knees and hips too uncomfortable. I'm not short (187cm) and many years...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-26-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 36,609
Views: 9,567,521
Posted By zuma
Motorcycle? What motorcycle?

Motorcycle? What motorcycle?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-11-2015, 12:16 AM
Replies: 2,228
Views: 640,920
Posted By zuma
I spoke to my Crosstourer riding friend today, he...

I spoke to my Crosstourer riding friend today, he got his bike for $15,000 ride away. He did also buy the top box and panniers which would have probably lightened his wallet by another couple of...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-09-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 2,228
Views: 640,920
Posted By zuma
Quoted Crosstourer price in Oz is $17.499, and I...

Quoted Crosstourer price in Oz is $17.499, and I doubt if anyone pays that much, I know my friend certainly didn't.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-09-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 2,228
Views: 640,920
Posted By zuma
I did a long ride (on blacktop) last year with a...

I did a long ride (on blacktop) last year with a friend who has a Crosstourer (which he loves). I'd heard how poor the fuel consumption was on this bike and was greatly surprised to find it using...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-06-2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,092
Posted By zuma
I see a few Indians on the road here in Oz. I've...

I see a few Indians on the road here in Oz. I've yet to see a Scout, but apparently the initial shipments sold in a flash and there's a long waiting list.

I think what is driving some of the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-30-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 81,576
Posted By zuma
Interesting to see the suggestion that HD should...

Interesting to see the suggestion that HD should build a bike like the MT-01, that didn't sell well either.

The MT-01 is neither fish nor fowl, which is probably why it hasn't sold. It isn't a...
Forum: Road warriors 12-19-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,306
Posted By zuma
A better braking and handling Bonnie, love it. ...

A better braking and handling Bonnie, love it. But looks like tubed tyres to me, sigh.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-16-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 81,576
Posted By zuma
In the USA you can't get a test ride on an Indian...

In the USA you can't get a test ride on an Indian or Victory? I don't know about Indian, but in Australia you can have a Victory for the weekend to see if you like it. Last time I was in a...
Forum: Racing 11-10-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 14,519
Posted By zuma
[QUOTE=azkiwi;25469380]Totally spooked by wet/dry...

[QUOTE=azkiwi;25469380]Totally spooked by wet/dry conditions, took a waay long shot gamble (i.e excuse) and when he couldn't win, he quit. Nooo, not fragile at all. :rolleyes

I'm no great fan of...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-09-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 7,073
Views: 1,169,390
Posted By zuma
Honda's biggest problem selling this bike will be...

Honda's biggest problem selling this bike will be nothing to do with marketing or the quality of the AT, it's trying to convert badge snobs.
Forum: Racing 11-09-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 14,519
Posted By zuma
Lorenzo fragile? Can't see it myself, had a...

Lorenzo fragile? Can't see it myself, had a pretty good year on a bike inferior to the Honda.

Pedrosa is going nowhere. Keeps stuffing up the starts, is riding like a guy who has lost a bit of...
Forum: Road warriors 11-05-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 11,555
Posted By zuma
Sure is.

Sure is.
Forum: Road warriors 11-05-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 2,870
Views: 375,756
Posted By zuma
This.

This.
Forum: Road warriors 11-05-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 11,555
Posted By zuma
This. All the bitching about Honda being boring,...

This. All the bitching about Honda being boring, they bring this out and people still whinge.
Forum: Road warriors 10-20-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 2,870
Views: 375,756
Posted By zuma
Yep, those handguards do look a little strange. ...

Yep, those handguards do look a little strange. I'm a function over form type though, as long as they work I don't really care what they look like.
Forum: Road warriors 10-01-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,006
Posted By zuma
The guy with the FI bike wasn't getting much more...

The guy with the FI bike wasn't getting much more than 200k's between fills, the guy with the carbed bike was getting up towards 300k's from memory. This isn't run until dry of course, this is...
Forum: Road warriors 10-01-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,006
Posted By zuma
You'd be much better off with a low k's, earlier...

You'd be much better off with a low k's, earlier carby model (not that that helps our American cousins).

Two of my friends had XJR's, one carby, one fuel injection, the carby model was much more...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-01-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 25,902
Posted By zuma
Interesting comments by Vertical C. I'm...

Interesting comments by Vertical C.

I'm also an Aussie. I've never heard anyone endorse such actions before and have never heard anyone claim to intentionally pass in such a fashion. As has...
Forum: Road warriors 09-21-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 2,870
Views: 375,756
Posted By zuma
Can we please have a 19-20 litre tank Mr Yamaha.

Can we please have a 19-20 litre tank Mr Yamaha.
Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,721
Posted By zuma
Pegs have been moved forward and lower, as they...

Pegs have been moved forward and lower, as they were on the previously updated model which we didn't get in Oz.
Forum: Road warriors 08-21-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 4,443
Views: 531,708
Posted By zuma
I wish Motus all the best, but sports tourers are...

I wish Motus all the best, but sports tourers are hardly big sellers these days, adventure bikes seem to have taken over.

Maybe a jacked up adventure version will be next, anyway good luck Motus,...
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 31,774
Posted By zuma
I hope this bike has the same fuel economy and...

I hope this bike has the same fuel economy and size tank as the old TDM.
Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 31,774
Posted By zuma
Oh yeah, my sort of bike, even hand guards,...

Oh yeah, my sort of bike, even hand guards, centre stand and pannier mounts. Can't wait to see the specs, good size tank I hope, and enough room to be comfortable for my old 187cm frame.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-10-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 35,310
Posted By zuma
I don't want no stinking safety nickle, a gremlin...

I don't want no stinking safety nickle, a gremlin bell is the only way to go.
Forum: Face plant 08-04-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,670
Posted By zuma
Since my previous post I have seen a local postie...

Since my previous post I have seen a local postie very nearly get cleaned up while waiting to exit my local supermarket car park.

I was third in line waiting to exit on to the road. First car...
Forum: Road warriors 08-02-2014, 11:51 PM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 172,473
Posted By zuma
Fully agree, surely there's a market out there...

Fully agree, surely there's a market out there for a more standard style bike.
Forum: Face plant 07-31-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,670
Posted By zuma
I was told years ago by a riding instructor to...

I was told years ago by a riding instructor to weave in your lane if you are in the situation that the op faced. Nothing dramatic, just move from one side of your lane to the other and back, much...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-29-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,994
Posted By zuma
I know several people who ride Spyders, everyone...

I know several people who ride Spyders, everyone of them had ridden motorcycles for many years before switching. Age, infirmity, old injuries, these things can catch up with you.

I was talking...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-13-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 3,500
Views: 708,759
Posted By zuma
I've got a friend with a DL1000, it's what you...

I've got a friend with a DL1000, it's what you get used to I guess. Looking at the picture with the beak removed it looks sort of naked to me now.

I do like the sand colour (or whatever it's...
Forum: Road warriors 05-20-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 62,944
Posted By zuma
Yep, modern chains are pretty good, provided your...

Yep, modern chains are pretty good, provided your bike has a centre stand it's all easy.

I've just completed a trip of around 4,500ks. Oiled the chain once or twice a day, never had to adjust...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-06-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,828
Posted By zuma
In Australia V-Strom is $15,490; Versys 1000...

In Australia V-Strom is $15,490; Versys 1000 $15,999; Caponord $22,690 (bells and whistles model only).
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-08-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 13,359
Posted By zuma
The 650 VStrom sells in big numbers. Hard to...

The 650 VStrom sells in big numbers. Hard to believe Yamaha won't release a 700 twin powered competitor, should be a real winner if the price is right.
Forum: Road warriors 02-12-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 1,403
Views: 260,986
Posted By zuma
Wow, great reviews. Bring on a rival for the...

Wow, great reviews. Bring on a rival for the Suzuki 650 VStrom Mr Yamaha and I'm in.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-09-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 27,603
Posted By zuma
I know the Caponord isn't really meant to leave...

I know the Caponord isn't really meant to leave the blacktop, but gee, what a ridiculously small front guard (fender). That lower radiator looks vulnerable too, not even a stone guard fitted either.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-03-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,158
Posted By zuma
Interesting how so many people can have so many...

Interesting how so many people can have so many different impressions of the same bike.

Last year I helped run a demo ride day at a local dealer and they lent me a low kilometre DL1000 to use on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-29-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 32,422
Posted By zuma
When I was a young guy in the early 70's, the...

When I was a young guy in the early 70's, the riding style of Paul Smart was considered a revelation, "jeeze, he's hanging his bum off the seat, he's got his knee sticking out in the breeze!"
...
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