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Forum: Australia 09-15-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,958
Posted By minusone
After at least twenty continuous years of...

After at least twenty continuous years of carrying a points laden licence, I am facing the prospect of a clean slate in three months time.
I reflect on the possible reasons for this apparent change...
Forum: Australia 09-13-2014, 01:13 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,603
Posted By minusone
What he said and there are plenty of options. ...

What he said and there are plenty of options.
2010 model pictured.
Forum: Australia 09-12-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,605
Posted By minusone
There are enough minor infringements on the...

There are enough minor infringements on the books, that a cop could give you ten if he wanted.

A broken foot is the most niggling injury I have had, and I have had broken femur, desleeved my knee...
Forum: Australia 09-12-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,359
Posted By minusone
Ducati MTS in the dirt

Did you ask which rider had the most fun?
The 1150/1200 GS is the staple hire bike in most parts of the world for a good reason.
Why own one at home,as well?
The BM is a great compromise, however...
Forum: Australia 09-11-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,359
Posted By minusone
Ducati MTS in the dirt

If the trip involves mostly tar I take the ducati.
If more dirt I take the ktm rally raid.
The duc is infinitely more pleasurable on tar than most mounts.

I have followed miles Davis on a ride. ...
Forum: Australia 09-11-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,359
Posted By minusone
I have the 1100 motor in my hypermotard, and one...

I have the 1100 motor in my hypermotard, and one of the first mods was an enlarged oil cooler. The temps on these motors rises very quickly in slow going and you notice the gear changes become more...
Forum: Australia 09-11-2014, 02:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,359
Posted By minusone
The rear tyre on the MTS is so wide that it can...

The rear tyre on the MTS is so wide that it can be ridden flat at 80kph+ without rim damage. Here is my new gear lever installed today
The ducs perform best with free airflow, however it is a...
Forum: Australia 09-11-2014, 02:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,359
Posted By minusone
I take my 2010 MTS 1200 any places you would take...

I take my 2010 MTS 1200 any places you would take a 1200 GS.
Indeed, when planning a route it pays to include some dirt, cause when you do hit the tar, it is generally not policed.
I have taken...
Forum: Australia 07-19-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,643
Posted By minusone
I reckon anyone who sits on the back of o bike...

I reckon anyone who sits on the back of o bike for any length of time is not doing it for their enjoyment.
With this in mind, you need to minimize the boring bits and accentuate the terrific,...
Forum: Australia 07-19-2014, 01:29 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,736
Posted By minusone
If I am pulled over for doing a wheelie, I always...

If I am pulled over for doing a wheelie, I always have a bona fide reason ready.

"Surely you saw the animal dart across my path officer."
I would enjoy testing it in court.

If I am pulled over...
Forum: Australia 07-15-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,736
Posted By minusone
There's a rumour that NZ is also the originator...

There's a rumour that NZ is also the originator of the sheepskin seat cover, removing (some) desire to stand while riding.
Forum: Australia 07-15-2014, 01:00 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,736
Posted By minusone
There is a site that lists all the offences and...

There is a site that lists all the offences and fines applicable.
I think it was the "Thin Blue Line" nsw police association site.

Browsing through this, and seeing all the most minor offences...
Forum: Australia 07-14-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,736
Posted By minusone
I am sure police won't stand for that!

I am sure police won't stand for that!
Forum: Australia 07-14-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,736
Posted By minusone
The mirror issue is a good point. A number of...

The mirror issue is a good point.
A number of times I have been riding behind a couple of Big Motorcycle Wrangler riders standing on their pegs, oblivious to the fact that other...
Forum: Australia 07-07-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,857
Posted By minusone
For 3rd party there is no choice and even there I...

For 3rd party there is no choice and even there I pay for 6 vehicles even though I can ride only one at a time.
This is an unfair rort because practically you are insuring the culpable actions of...
Forum: Australia 07-07-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,857
Posted By minusone
As noted in previous posts they often pay up...

As noted in previous posts they often pay up without checking.
As long as there is a continuous queue of punters prepared to pay the increased premiums, they save on assessment costs.

Everybody...
Forum: Australia 07-07-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,857
Posted By minusone
The individual parts for a $20K Ducati amount to...

The individual parts for a $20K Ducati amount to over $100K.

I flipped my Hypermotard a while ago being silly, but even as the only bike I had insured I did not claim for my stupidity.
...
Forum: Australia 07-07-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,857
Posted By minusone
Insurance is a way of spreading risk, not an...

Insurance is a way of spreading risk, not an investment expecting a return.
The more claims, the more likely premiums rise for everybody.
Unfortunately it appears, making no claims does not reduce...
Forum: Australia 07-07-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,857
Posted By minusone
29 years and you still can't ride on gravel! ...

29 years and you still can't ride on gravel!
Thank god i''m no longer paying for slow learners like yourself.
Forum: Australia 07-07-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,857
Posted By minusone
If you can't ride on the gravel and can get other...

If you can't ride on the gravel and can get other punters to pay through the nose for your riding lessons then good for you but, by doing so you have alienated good record drivers like me paying ever...
Forum: Australia 07-05-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,857
Posted By minusone
The beauty of third party property and liability...

The beauty of third party property and liability only, when a claim is made, it is fought out between the insurance companies and doesn't have to involve you.

If you can afford to lose a bike now...
Forum: Australia 07-04-2014, 02:40 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,857
Posted By minusone
Who are these companies? I may consider...

Who are these companies?
I may consider insuring again.
Forum: Australia 07-04-2014, 12:59 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,857
Posted By minusone
When I saw what people were getting away with...

When I saw what people were getting away with when claiming insurance, I realised my ever increasing premiums were paying for other peoples riding lessons, stupidity and down right dishonesty.

I...
Forum: Australia 04-11-2014, 02:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 768
Posted By minusone
I'd say not a big issue when on a bike with...

I'd say not a big issue when on a bike with relatively little horsepower.
I had one on my 150+ HP Yamaha tootling along feeling very relaxed as you can be with this device. Hit one of those flood...
Forum: Australia 04-06-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 496
Posted By minusone
One trip I found a quiet spot by the river to...

One trip I found a quiet spot by the river to camp. Perfect, until a local laddy came down in the evening to practice his bagpipes
Forum: Australia 03-20-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,446
Posted By minusone
The haunted stream track has 50 plus crossings...

The haunted stream track has 50 plus crossings and is entered via Dawson City.
The cobberas track has some great views of the mountain and takes you quite close to the source of the Murray, now...
Forum: Australia 03-09-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 728
Posted By minusone
Escorted Simpson Trip, Anyone Interested?

I think you are doing the right thing having it supported.
having a bike fully loaded with gear water fuel and food reduces the fun of riding across the desert.
Finding firewood and carrying a...
Forum: Australia 02-09-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,707
Posted By minusone
I have had a few varieties of dampers on my bikes...

I have had a few varieties of dampers on my bikes and the Scott's brand have never ended up leaking.
Forum: Australia 02-03-2014, 01:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 916
Posted By minusone
I guess you mean angulation. If anything it...

I guess you mean angulation.
If anything it appears tipped too far forward and down to catch the wind;
The bike never had a low guard.

I suspect that this type of guard was never meant for high...
Forum: Australia 02-03-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 916
Posted By minusone
I have a damper and balance the wheels myself. ...

I have a damper and balance the wheels myself.
I am pretty sure it is the guard with that leading sail area oscillating in harmony with the vibration.
The guard already has a stiffening spine.
Forum: Australia 02-02-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 916
Posted By minusone
Good point.

Good point.
Forum: Australia 02-02-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 916
Posted By minusone
Johnno You just reminded me I had a motard...

Johnno

You just reminded me I had a motard guard I bought some time ago for my 990 but never fitted it.
Drilled a few holes and on it went.
Now to wait for rain to check out the spray.

Thanks...
Forum: Australia 02-02-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 916
Posted By minusone
High front guard KTM 690

My KTM 690 RR regularly sees bush use and high speed tar.
Long stretches of 120 KPH + has me keeping the wheels balanced in an attempt to avoid vibration.
The problem is the high front guard which...
Forum: Australia 01-21-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,868
Posted By minusone
Both regions have their attractions, however if...

Both regions have their attractions, however if sand worries you, load up the bike and take a trip to Stockton beach for the day. If that hasn't sorted you out, I don't know what will.
Forum: Australia 12-27-2013, 01:37 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,830
Posted By minusone
Out of interest, the ones that I have seen the...

Out of interest, the ones that I have seen the wheel lock, were bikes with a single brake line looped closely over the guard to support twin discs.
Was it the guard or the the no give brake line?
Forum: Australia 12-27-2013, 12:27 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,830
Posted By minusone
I was considering cutting the low guard up the...

I was considering cutting the low guard up the middle and inserting an H channel, but I sold the bike and never experimented.
Forum: Australia 12-27-2013, 12:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,196
Posted By minusone
One of the main reasons for me getting rid of the...

One of the main reasons for me getting rid of the 990.
I can't get the spark plugs out in the garage let alone beside a creek after a drowning.
Forum: Australia 12-26-2013, 11:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,196
Posted By minusone
I went back to the dealer to buy another 990, but...

I went back to the dealer to buy another 990, but ended up with a KTM 690 Rally Raid Adventure. Makes very few concession to being an adventure bike.

No need to slow down for erosion mounds (like...
Forum: Australia 12-26-2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 995
Posted By minusone
Welcome to the world of toll passes that still...

Welcome to the world of toll passes that still don't work properly on a bike.
I get sick of filling in toll payment noticed here in Sydney even though I have A toll pass.
They are not water or...
Forum: Australia 11-28-2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 5,209
Views: 546,711
Posted By minusone
Yes I had a faulty tank installed by the dealer. ...

Yes I had a faulty tank installed by the dealer.
Obviously They didn't even test it as it had cracks and leaked like a sieve.

Bypassed the dealer and obtained replacement no questions asked...
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