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Forum: Australia 01-28-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,982
Posted By farqhuar
Maybe they're cranky because they wanted Marlon...

Maybe they're cranky because they wanted Marlon Brando style leather jackets, rather than the textile jackets they're actually wearing.:lol3:wink:
Forum: Australia 01-28-2015, 04:29 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,585
Posted By farqhuar
I'm with DaveO, re rather take my own chances,...

I'm with DaveO, re rather take my own chances, however, I did purchase a Rivet Airbag Jacket 5 years ago - great jacket and only cost me $100 as MCA warehouse in Sydney couldn't find anyone to buy...
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 8,140
Views: 1,105,224
Posted By farqhuar
Agreed, 606 fronts howl like a banshee and wander...

Agreed, 606 fronts howl like a banshee and wander constantly - never ever felt comfortable with them.

The MT21 I now have on steers a lot easier and is a lot quieter (almost silent).

Having...
Forum: Australia 01-26-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 23,608
Posted By farqhuar
Hey Jason, check the butterfly valve is closing...

Hey Jason, check the butterfly valve is closing properly. Sounds to me like it is staying open.
Forum: Australia 01-26-2015, 05:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 873
Posted By farqhuar
That's because they keeled over from a heart...

That's because they keeled over from a heart attack before they managed to get the words out. :wink:
Forum: Australia 01-26-2015, 05:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 450
Posted By farqhuar
Best deal for a 700GS in Victoria would be...

Best deal for a 700GS in Victoria would be http://offtrackmotorcycles.com.au
Forum: Australia 01-26-2015, 05:15 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,585
Posted By farqhuar
Other option is to slow down and give yourself...

Other option is to slow down and give yourself more time to avoid skippy and/or the high speed highside.
Forum: Australia 01-26-2015, 05:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 873
Posted By farqhuar
Too much stress trying to arrange consecutive...

Too much stress trying to arrange consecutive activities like that - you're turning 50, try to slow down a little and do one or the other.
Forum: Australia 01-26-2015, 05:07 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,276
Posted By farqhuar
Sounds like a misunderstanding - rider thought...

Sounds like a misunderstanding - rider thought you wanted him to pass there and then.

Probably he was using heaps of throttle in order not to get bogged in the sand, had no idea of what he was...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-25-2015, 06:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 639
Posted By farqhuar
Been available on the Burgman since 2008, well...

Been available on the Burgman since 2008, well before the BMW even existed.
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2015, 04:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 519
Posted By farqhuar
Adjust the gear lever upwards by one spline.

Adjust the gear lever upwards by one spline.
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 4,426
Views: 563,205
Posted By farqhuar
The standard brake pedal bends in and out very...

The standard brake pedal bends in and out very easily by hand - no need for a 3P replacement.
Forum: Australia 01-22-2015, 03:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 997
Posted By farqhuar
Ah, the old nature vs. nurture question Gary, my...

Ah, the old nature vs. nurture question Gary, my wife and I are always coming down on different sides of that argument. :lol3

Personally, I think the major influence is innate but there is always...
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2015, 12:05 AM
Replies: 8,140
Views: 1,105,224
Posted By farqhuar
It's a California 'thang. :wink:

It's a California 'thang. :wink:
Forum: Australia 01-20-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,331
Posted By farqhuar
Personally, the best thing about this new Strom...

Personally, the best thing about this new Strom is what it has done to regular non-XT pricing - you can get 'em for under $10k on road, which has to be the best bike bargain of the century!. :clap
...
Forum: Australia 01-20-2015, 04:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 794
Posted By farqhuar
You've been watching Fargo again haven't you?...

You've been watching Fargo again haven't you? :wink:

That whole area around Minnesota is pretty damn cold but it gets even colder the farther North you head.

Hmm, brings back memories of those...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 8,140
Views: 1,105,224
Posted By farqhuar
Yes, you want 1-2mm of complete slop, no tension...

Yes, you want 1-2mm of complete slop, no tension on anything.
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2015, 03:44 AM
Replies: 8,140
Views: 1,105,224
Posted By farqhuar
Sounds like you ARE confused. There should be...

Sounds like you ARE confused. There should be 1-2mm free play at the clutch lever - this has no relationship with the disengagement point (which varies during the life of the clutch, dependent on...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 8,140
Views: 1,105,224
Posted By farqhuar
Thanks Tony, I also get great fuel consumption...

Thanks Tony, I also get great fuel consumption (typically 27-28km/litre).

Any one else have problems with pinging on low octane fuels, or is my bike a one-off?
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 8,140
Views: 1,105,224
Posted By farqhuar
Sertao Pinging.

I have reported previously on this thread that my Sertao pings very loudly when given a reasonable amount of throttle from lower revs (below 3k) in higher gears.

In Australia we have 3 fuel...
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2015, 04:18 AM
Replies: 8,140
Views: 1,105,224
Posted By farqhuar
In my experience, low speed wobbles at town...

In my experience, low speed wobbles at town speeds (50-70kmh) are nearly always a result of front tyre wear. First thing I'd be doing is closely inspecting the front Tourance and checking for cupping...
Forum: Australia 01-12-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 1,617
Views: 195,141
Posted By farqhuar
Can't believe those things are still around, they...

Can't believe those things are still around, they were my first bike luggage system - used to sling one over my shoulder to carry text books when riding to Uni 43 years ago. :wink:
Forum: Australia 01-12-2015, 04:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,245
Posted By farqhuar
Did ya leave the side stand down? :lol3 :lol3 ...

Did ya leave the side stand down? :lol3 :lol3

.... or is there an engine cover switch?
Forum: Australia 01-11-2015, 11:50 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,778
Posted By farqhuar
Yep, ING offers a similar rotating number pad...

Yep, ING offers a similar rotating number pad too.

I spent 35 years in IT, now retired, so I know a fair amount about electronic security (for a couple of years I was involved in RACF development,...
Forum: Australia 01-11-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,778
Posted By farqhuar
Where do you store the passwords so you can...

Where do you store the passwords so you can remember them?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-09-2015, 02:37 AM
Replies: 1,175
Views: 66,322
Posted By farqhuar
.... but Fox News is all about hating and...

.... but Fox News is all about hating and bashing??? :ear
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-08-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 1,175
Views: 66,322
Posted By farqhuar
Are you suggesting that HD riders are more likely...

Are you suggesting that HD riders are more likely to be Fox news viewers, and vice versa?
Forum: Australia 01-06-2015, 02:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,286
Posted By farqhuar
Not to mention that you also have to slow (stop)...

Not to mention that you also have to slow (stop) for crabs crossing the road.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-05-2015, 03:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 980
Posted By farqhuar
If you're going BMW it doesn't matter. They use...

If you're going BMW it doesn't matter. They use the softest alloys for both their cast and wire wheels, and are guaranteed not to last.

I still can't understand with Bee emM how we always end up...
Forum: Australia 12-30-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,179
Posted By farqhuar
Six years I took a pair of fishing waders with me...

Six years I took a pair of fishing waders with me when I crossed Siberia on my Burgman. I had visions of having to cross metre deep rivers on a regular basis, but the reality is they were unneeded -...
Forum: Thumpers 12-26-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 4,426
Views: 563,205
Posted By farqhuar
Hi Bikerdoc, good to see you on here as well as...

Hi Bikerdoc, good to see you on here as well as the Burgman site.

I have the 650 Sertao, and have also ridden through China, so I may be able to answer some of your questions.

Best mileage I...
Forum: Thumpers 12-26-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 8,140
Views: 1,105,224
Posted By farqhuar
Dunno about the accessory socket, but mine work...

Dunno about the accessory socket, but mine work fine connected direct to the battery via a Gerbings co-ax lead. The plug sits under the seat where it is strapped to the left frame with a cable tie,...
Forum: Australia 12-16-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 23,608
Posted By farqhuar
Thanks, MT21s it is then. :clap

Thanks, MT21s it is then. :clap
Forum: Australia 12-16-2014, 03:47 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 23,608
Posted By farqhuar
What's the collective wisdom re MT21s on a...

What's the collective wisdom re MT21s on a Sertao?

Good, bad, indifferent? :ear
Forum: Australia 12-15-2014, 03:54 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 23,608
Posted By farqhuar
Don't know about whether it is just not available...

Don't know about whether it is just not available in the USA, but it certainly seems to still be available in Oz.
Forum: Australia 12-13-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 19,430
Views: 2,353,963
Posted By farqhuar
I always heard it as "Mr Rabid" :wink:

I always heard it as "Mr Rabid" :wink:
Forum: Australia 12-10-2014, 12:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 889
Posted By farqhuar
Same here, except the Zeus open face I bought in...

Same here, except the Zeus open face I bought in the Philippines 3 weeks ago only cost me $40. :lol3
Forum: Australia 12-06-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 18,239
Posted By farqhuar
Anyone see this this article this morning? - a...

Anyone see this this article this morning? - a topical, and timely, read.

http://www.theage.com.au/national/-11xo7u.html
Forum: Australia 12-02-2014, 02:27 AM
Replies: 19,430
Views: 2,353,963
Posted By farqhuar
Hey Dennis, sorry to hear about Briggs - she...

Hey Dennis, sorry to hear about Briggs - she lived a bloody long life for a nanny.

If I were you I'd head back out on the Kidman Way - between Cobar and Hillston that road is "feral goat central"...
Forum: Australia 12-01-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 19,430
Views: 2,353,963
Posted By farqhuar
.... er yeah, I know I'm a pedant but with a...

.... er yeah, I know I'm a pedant but with a current US population of under 320 million I calculate 0.001% as being around 3, 120 - big difference, although still a sizeable number - and based on...
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