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Forum: Battle scooters 04-12-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,086
Posted By vortexau
This also happens in the world of automobiles -...

This also happens in the world of automobiles - remember the 60s Adam West Batman portrayal running a former concept car modded into the Batmobile?

Yet they did (briefly) expose the motorcycling...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-12-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,879
Posted By vortexau
http://www.blogcdn.com/www.engadget.com/media/2011...

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.engadget.com/media/2011/03/burgmanfuelcellscooter.jpg

Burgman fuel cell scooter.

...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-12-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 31,091
Posted By vortexau
http://bikeglam.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Gov...

http://bikeglam.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Govecs-Go-S2.4.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-12-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,124
Posted By vortexau
http://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/01/...

http://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/01/b4/ac/7c/gold-king-mine-museum.jpg

. . . one of them fast Harleys!


http://www.speedsperformanceplus.com/Images/press/Hanson144.jpg

But in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-12-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,124
Posted By vortexau
I'm thinking . . . . that it was not . . . ...

I'm thinking . . . . that it was not . . .

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/upload/291894/images/BENTLEY%20V6%20ROADSTER.jpg

. . . this Bentley in that claim. Whereas, just confining the idea to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-12-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,096
Posted By vortexau
1600 x 900 pixel image...

1600 x 900 pixel image (http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-TVU_d_fV7Nk/UoUO0L_iTMI/AAAAAAAADVY/qxVUF6cTAQk/s1600/IMGP3468.JPG)

When I first beheld THIS, I read the final word as "Nookie"!!! :clap

Then,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-12-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,060
Posted By vortexau
Wicked Why to go low . . .

http://www.realclassic.co.uk/bikepix/quasar06062004.jpg

One cannot have it both ways. Low profile commonly results in lower fuel consumption.

Quasar - Feet-Forward...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-12-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,001
Posted By vortexau
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/10/18/article-...

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/10/18/article-2219378-158E08D8000005DC-681_634x535.jpg

I like that contrast- "loud contrasting colored bike/gear significantly more visible that someone riding...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-12-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,202
Posted By vortexau
Otherwise . . . . ...

Otherwise . . . .

http://pictures.topspeed.com/IMG/crop/200908/motorcycle-parachute_600x0w.jpg

. . . riders may be lumbered with more legislated Safety Gear!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-12-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,202
Posted By vortexau
http://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/business-industry/Commer...

http://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/business-industry/Commercial-services/About-RoadTek/Civil-construction-and-maintenance/~/media/busind/Commercial%20services/RoadTek/Linemarking2.ashx?w=250&h=375&as=1...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-12-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,979
Posted By vortexau
Think you have it tough? ...

Think you have it tough?

http://www.calgarymotorcycleclub.com/news/pscover1.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-10-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,060
Posted By vortexau
Not all of "those people"- Time running out...

Not all of "those people"-

Time running out for China's one-child policy after three decades (http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/31/time-running-out-china-one-child-policy-exemptions)


...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-10-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,086
Posted By vortexau
My last chain-driven motorcycle was acquired...

My last chain-driven motorcycle was acquired about 1978. My first two in the sixties featured full-coverage chain cases.

Had (and still have last one) four German-built shaft-driven bikes, two...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-10-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 31,091
Posted By vortexau
Scooters and off-roaders are quite different...

Scooters and off-roaders are quite different machines. Now, if its something like a CVT fitted to an off-roader . . . . that's available, but its made in the EU:
...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-10-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,086
Posted By vortexau
For all those pouring heaps of derision on the...

For all those pouring heaps of derision on the NM4 from Honda who cannot even get its engine capacity correct (note its a bored-out NC700x motor) at a volume of 745 cc., take note that the LARGEST...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-10-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,060
Posted By vortexau
"shadow" of the DN-01, Honda springs the NM4

May be time to resurrect this thread as-
Honda's 750cc NM4 Vultus: A new species of motorcycle...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-05-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,860
Posted By vortexau
Everyone's needs are bound to vary. I'm 5'...

Everyone's needs are bound to vary.

I'm 5' 6" and really want an aerodynamic fuel-efficient scoot that's more 21st century than 1950s oriented.

Something like the Suzuki Gemma 250, but with 300...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-05-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,381
Posted By vortexau
It was the amount of power available that caused...

It was the amount of power available that caused me to add a towbar to my K8 Exec. Mainly hitch-up to take out my unbranded Freak Assassin kayak out on local reservoirs. 60 minutes paddling after...
Forum: Hacks 01-14-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,033
Posted By vortexau
Like you would pronounce Bo Peep from the nursery...

Like you would pronounce Bo Peep from the nursery rhyme.
Boh - g(soft "g")UN.
...
Forum: Hacks 01-11-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,293
Posted By vortexau
Without a suitable introduction to the outfit -...

Without a suitable introduction to the outfit - who is to predict the attitude of your cat regarding the transportation possibilities? The motor noise may be the greatest concern.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-11-2014, 03:34 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,266
Posted By vortexau
One can end up "debiked" when braking on a patch...

One can end up "debiked" when braking on a patch of diesel fuel, oil, sand, or just wet road markings.

For a particularly scary experience, my suggestion is to try hard braking on an unsealed road...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-11-2014, 03:09 AM
Replies: 883
Views: 51,324
Posted By vortexau
Let me add a NEW term to this present discussion....

Let me add a NEW term to this present discussion.

Greysiding

Let this term "greysiding" be understood as defining a well-engineered composite of a motorcycle hub and a passenger rim. A...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-11-2014, 02:45 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,266
Posted By vortexau
I have jackets with built-in armor padding,...

I have jackets with built-in armor padding, gauntlets with knuckle padding, and steelcapped footware which runs up above my ankles.

In the hottest weather I do retain my denim jeans (normal riding...
Forum: Hacks 01-11-2014, 12:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,033
Posted By vortexau
The Australian folk classification of being Bogan...

The Australian folk classification of being Bogan is well represented in various Australian TV shows over the years:

Bogan pride: Queensland linguistics researcher looks at the evolution of the...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-10-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,862
Posted By vortexau
With limitations such as THOSE, nobody would have...

With limitations such as THOSE, nobody would have come up with anything like the inspiring Henderson KJ Streamline;...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-05-2013, 04:17 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,862
Posted By vortexau
From Kawasaki (with Kymco's help)

With Kymco's assistance Kawasaki appears to be ready to enter the marketplace with their FIRST maxi-scooter.

...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-05-2013, 03:59 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 11,288
Posted By vortexau
Without employing "computer technology" it would...

Without employing "computer technology" it would be a bit of a problem when seeking to participate in THIS ADVrider forum.

Hmmmmm?...
Forum: Hacks 12-05-2013, 03:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,223
Posted By vortexau
I found that Trail-Reduction made all the...

I found that Trail-Reduction made all the difference when a solo has been converted into sidecar duty. This is something to factor-in when building a motorcycle-based trike too. Solo motorcycles...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-01-2013, 02:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 598
Posted By vortexau
Try making something like the 110cc - 16" wheeled...

Try making something like the 110cc - 16" wheeled Bushpig variant:

wheelman bushpig massive 110cc riding to rat fink a boo boo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nvMqPLK-2Y)



(YouTube)

...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-01-2013, 02:24 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 11,288
Posted By vortexau
http://www.hondanews.info/en/news/2009/image/20909...

http://www.hondanews.info/en/news/2009/image/2090908b_02.jpg

September 8, 2009 - Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced today that it has developed a new automatic transmission, the CV-Matic*, which can...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-01-2013, 01:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,097
Posted By vortexau
Australian Postie Bike plus sidecar...

Australian Postie Bike plus sidecar (http://www.postiebikes.com/Sidecar/sidecar.html).
Forum: Battle scooters 07-20-2013, 08:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,212
Posted By vortexau
The odd aspect is that mowers perform their...

The odd aspect is that mowers perform their function, mowing grass, best at a very low speed.

Otherwise we might have turbine-powered upside-down helicopters zooming across large fields getting...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-20-2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 12,636
Posted By vortexau
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6072/6070200493_3aa...

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6072/6070200493_3aac1fd493.jpg

About the most ridiculous example - note that it is connected to the camera truck, and that's what is keeping it upright.

Cannot...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-20-2013, 07:53 PM
Replies: 922
Views: 126,708
Posted By vortexau
Are YOU not a wonderful example of a human with...

Are YOU not a wonderful example of a human with delightful diction and choice of words?
To be alarmed at the childish love of handguns displayed in this thread on Zombies - how can THAT be...
Forum: Hacks 07-20-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,060
Posted By vortexau
You are quite welcome. Doing what I can to...

You are quite welcome. Doing what I can to defuse anger.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

My own outfit (bought S/H as an outfit, but...
Forum: Hacks 07-20-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 925
Posted By vortexau
I'd say so -- that type of motorcycle which tend...

I'd say so -- that type of motorcycle which tend to lack a measurable amount of engine braking, and can have smokey exhaust gasses. Not much more in the way of HP than a Ural, but still some 117lb...
Forum: Hacks 07-20-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,060
Posted By vortexau
Your never done?

learn the rule: your / you're (http://www.youryoure.com/)


...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-20-2013, 04:50 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 7,814
Posted By vortexau
Easy to overlook the CAD Image Title which...

Easy to overlook the CAD Image Title which states: "ALL ARE DRAWN TO EXACT SHAPE AND DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS OF THE TIRE AND RIM ASSOCIATIONS 2012 YEARBOOK" - when to do so just suits YOUR personal...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-20-2013, 04:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,134
Posted By vortexau
Actually, before discovering the Russian vids, I...

Actually, before discovering the Russian vids, I was trying to find the following vid once again-

Enjoy!

Scooter rider hits and runs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GfJQFu5SYQ)



Look...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-20-2013, 04:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,134
Posted By vortexau
Loved that lady (semi swerved around her --...

Loved that lady (semi swerved around her -- tractor-trailer to the Yanks) and how she stands stunned for a bit, then turns about and walks back to where she started.

No cell-phone, but she may...
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