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Forum: Beasts 09-14-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 1,667
Views: 379,316
Posted By painkilla
Honda had the spotlight, the stage and the crowd...

Honda had the spotlight, the stage and the crowd to unveil the new AT , why they would introduce this bike before the supposingly new AT makes no sense,because now attention has shifted to Yamaha.
Forum: Beasts 09-10-2014, 02:46 AM
Replies: 1,667
Views: 379,316
Posted By painkilla
it was pretty obvious from the " headlight" photo...

it was pretty obvious from the " headlight" photo that we would be dissapointed.
Forum: Beasts 07-20-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,150
Posted By painkilla
Welcome to the internet ! Yes ,that would...

Welcome to the internet !

Yes ,that would be an awesome ride.
Forum: Beasts 07-16-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 1,667
Views: 379,316
Posted By painkilla
wrong thread or you're behind times

wrong thread or you're behind times
Forum: Beasts 07-11-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,342
Posted By painkilla
600lbs aint heavy

Lots of debate going on bike weights ATM.

I fear we wont be seeing light beasts for some time to come, so lets look at it at another angle. How about exo skeleton suits that give you the strenght...
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,738
Posted By painkilla
you're on the wrong bike for that type of...

you're on the wrong bike for that type of stuff.Sorry no sympathy from me.
Forum: Beasts 07-10-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 1,667
Views: 379,316
Posted By painkilla
i dont like the wet,cold and wind..so maybe some...

i dont like the wet,cold and wind..so maybe some type of self containment capsule would be nice :wink:
Forum: Beasts 06-29-2014, 01:59 AM
Replies: 1,667
Views: 379,316
Posted By painkilla
Who mentioned "race enduro" ? The original...

Who mentioned "race enduro" ?

The original post was started because i believe Honda could make a 1000cc adv bike at 200kg wet. (using the Hp2 as an expample of what BMW achieved weight wise)
...
Forum: Beasts 06-28-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 1,667
Views: 379,316
Posted By painkilla
Who determines what an adventure bike is ? I...

Who determines what an adventure bike is ?

I would probably have a greater adventure on a lighter enduro type bike which allows me to go into deeper into remote areas than a so called 600lb...
Forum: Beasts 06-27-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 1,667
Views: 379,316
Posted By painkilla
If the BMW HP2 weighs in a 390lb (176kg) dry...

If the BMW HP2 weighs in a 390lb (176kg) dry (shaft driven and that old boxer 1200cc engine incl) cant see why Honda couldnt match or even better the new Africa twin weight wise.

In fact i think...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-19-2013, 03:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 369
Posted By painkilla
positive feedback for a change

just completed a 14000km ( 9000 mile ) ride in 6 weeks around Australia.
Bike had 25000km at start of journey.

The GS was a 2010 (double cam).

All i can say is the bike performed brilliantly -...
Forum: Beasts 07-14-2013, 01:13 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,072
Posted By painkilla
sounds like my GS :wink:

sounds like my GS :wink:
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 841
Views: 168,850
Posted By painkilla
Dude , you're a machine.

Dude , you're a machine.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-13-2013, 04:39 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,052
Posted By painkilla
the new LC GS do not look like an adventure bike...

the new LC GS do not look like an adventure bike , it looks/is a road bike trying to be a dirt bike .

The air cooled GS's look like muscular dirt bike ,which looks way cooler IMO
Forum: Beasts 07-13-2013, 04:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,072
Posted By painkilla
me too

me too
Forum: Beasts 07-12-2013, 08:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,072
Posted By painkilla
source ? ... sounds awesome , just hope its not...

source ? ... sounds awesome , just hope its not a TDM upgrade
Forum: Road warriors 07-12-2013, 06:16 PM
Replies: 8,086
Views: 1,224,296
Posted By painkilla
shit , that is the most ugly bike iv seen in a...

shit , that is the most ugly bike iv seen in a long time , would rather walk than ride that
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-11-2013, 03:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,006
Posted By painkilla
i have a love/hate with these tyres , im on a...

i have a love/hate with these tyres , im on a 1200GS , front heidy loses 1 bar a week , back vibrates the bike at around 20mph , however they are a pleasure to ride in dry offroad conditions and...
Forum: Beasts 07-03-2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,072
Posted By painkilla
a few years ago i would have said no way ......

a few years ago i would have said no way ... however in light of yamaha's recent press statements saying that they have been too conservative and want to lead the market again and that this is just...
Forum: Beasts 07-03-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,072
Posted By painkilla
twin wr550r ..yes please

http://www.motorcycledaily.com/2013/07/new-yamaha-crossplane-twin-revealed-at-japanese-meeting/

:evil
Forum: Ride reports 06-30-2013, 01:09 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,767
Posted By painkilla
that sux ! sorry to hear ... im planning the same...

that sux ! sorry to hear ... im planning the same trip ,leaving in a weeks time , so what happens now ?
Forum: Australia 06-29-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,007
Posted By painkilla
Hi Travel bug, thats great ! really appreciated ,...

Hi Travel bug, thats great ! really appreciated , im about 2 weeks away from tackling that , i assume when you say knee deep , thats sitting on the bike ? thats pretty deep :eek1 ...

thanks...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-24-2013, 11:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,881
Posted By painkilla
any of you guys suffer from low speed vibrations...

any of you guys suffer from low speed vibrations with these tyres ? around 20-25mph ...soon as i go past 25mph the vibration goes
Forum: Beasts 06-24-2013, 03:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,980
Posted By painkilla
http://www.motorcycledaily.com/2013/06/yamaha-says...

http://www.motorcycledaily.com/2013/06/yamaha-says-fz-09-is-tip-of-the-iceberg/

glad a few others on here share my foresight ...

with statements like this coming from yamaha .. who knows , we...
Forum: Ride reports 06-21-2013, 04:27 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 53,208
Posted By painkilla
what happens to the dogs entering and leaving...

what happens to the dogs entering and leaving different countries ?

my dog had to do 4 months quarantine leaving africa upon entering new zealand ...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2013, 03:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By painkilla
:roflrelax mate the bike wont explode any...

:roflrelax mate

the bike wont explode any time soon
Forum: GS Boxers 06-16-2013, 02:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,333
Posted By painkilla
thought i would update this for interest sake -...

thought i would update this for interest sake - seems the source of the low speed vibration was due to the new Heidenau K60's , few other reports confirm a low speed vibration between 10-25mph ....
Forum: Beasts 06-11-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,980
Posted By painkilla
so you dont see that engine in a tenere type...

so you dont see that engine in a tenere type package ? to go headon with tiger 800 (triple) bmw 800 , etc

have some imagination :norton
Forum: Beasts 06-11-2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,980
Posted By painkilla
yamaha's new 850 adventure bike ?

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/News/newsresults/New-bikes/2013/May/jun1113-new-yamaha-mt09-breaks-cover/Post.aspx


can you see it ? :wink:
Forum: Australia 06-11-2013, 03:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,310
Posted By painkilla
any you guys delt with Phil at K & R motorcycles...

any you guys delt with Phil at K & R motorcycles in Cheltenham ?
Forum: Australia 06-08-2013, 03:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,310
Posted By painkilla
BMW southbank 400$

BMW southbank 400$
Forum: Australia 06-07-2013, 11:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,310
Posted By painkilla
BM ringwood qouted me $700 for a 20K service , ...

BM ringwood qouted me $700 for a 20K service , great guys wouldnt try rip people off.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-07-2013, 11:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,333
Posted By painkilla
rotating rear wheel

Just got my bike back from its service , and now it seems to have developed a pulsating feel at low speeds in 2nd gear i can feel it through the foot pegs and seat,mechanic said drive and gear box...
Forum: Australia 05-31-2013, 04:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,007
Posted By painkilla
Thanks for all the great feedback guys ,from what...

Thanks for all the great feedback guys ,from what you've all said , im definately going to try.. I would regret chickening out ! hope to bump into you guys on my trip ...

cheers
Forum: Australia 05-29-2013, 12:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,007
Posted By painkilla
Savannah Way ?

Hi,

im keen to try the savannah way from Borroloola to Burketown on my GS1200
i will be on heidenau tyres and carry about 30kg load Incl 10L of fuel. giving me a fuel range of about 450km.

My...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-12-2013, 12:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 422
Posted By painkilla
thanks , i wish it was something that simple -...

thanks , i wish it was something that simple - but i can hear this noise coming from the engine , perhaps timing chain, alternator belt ? ..seems a trip to the doctor is in order !
Forum: Australia 05-12-2013, 12:01 AM
Replies: 8,320
Views: 592,210
Posted By painkilla
mine typically takes 23L when filling and gives...

mine typically takes 23L when filling and gives me 400km range (easy going) but only 280km with a load and 110km/hr+ speeds
Forum: GS Boxers 05-11-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 422
Posted By painkilla
noise at 4-5k rpm

Gents,

When i give a little more gas abruptly to overtake a vehicle or when climbing a steep grade , at around 4-5k rpm i get significant pinking/rattle from the engine even with 98 octane fuel ,...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-30-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 467
Posted By painkilla
i have the same issue on my 2010 gs at the same...

i have the same issue on my 2010 gs at the same RPM when i accelerate hard..but i was under the impression it was pinking ?
Forum: GS Boxers 04-21-2013, 03:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,091
Posted By painkilla
^ agreed.

^ agreed.
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