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Forum: Road warriors 05-20-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 25,936
Posted By L.B.S.
In a typical contrarian fashion :lol3 (doesn't it...

In a typical contrarian fashion :lol3 (doesn't it always work that way) I will say that my cheap Thai made CBR is superb quality, and has thick, lustrous paint on all parts. The frame and it's...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-20-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 296
Posted By L.B.S.
:eek1 Incredible pictures, thank you! :freaky

:eek1 Incredible pictures, thank you! :freaky
Forum: Ride reports 05-20-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 459
Posted By L.B.S.
Beauty! :freaky

Beauty! :freaky
Forum: Face plant 05-13-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 16,507
Posted By L.B.S.
I love update threads, it helps with my OCD type...

I love update threads, it helps with my OCD type personality :D

Forgive my immaturity, but I teehee'd out loud at the "Sinus Blue" color :lol3

Sinus blew.

:lol3 :rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-13-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,671
Posted By L.B.S.
Ah, feck mate, the dreaded Brisbane Valley...

Ah, feck mate, the dreaded Brisbane Valley highway 17 between Ipswich and Moore in Queensland Australia! Jeebus, I know just what you mean! :eek1
Forum: Road warriors 05-13-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 25,936
Posted By L.B.S.
I'm not knocking the CBR250R, but I, too, have a...

I'm not knocking the CBR250R, but I, too, have a CBR125R, and after test riding a 250, there just wasn't anything overwhelmingly tempting on the 250 to make me swap from the 125.

In fact, there...
Forum: Equipment 05-13-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,487
Posted By L.B.S.
Good for you.

Good for you.
Forum: Equipment 05-13-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,487
Posted By L.B.S.
You are thinking about how you ride. That's like...

You are thinking about how you ride. That's like a Sporster owner with a peanut tank saying you are silly for wanting a bike that has more than a 10 litre tank. "Just don't ride so far between fill...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-12-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 8,306
Views: 1,373,995
Posted By L.B.S.
*I* know. :deal

*I* know. :deal
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-12-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 8,306
Views: 1,373,995
Posted By L.B.S.
Owning an NC700X, I'm as pretty sure as I can be....

Owning an NC700X, I'm as pretty sure as I can be. The single exit port header cat is identical, the single throttle body is identical, the three bolt valve cover is identical, the aluminum roller...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-12-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 8,306
Views: 1,373,995
Posted By L.B.S.
This is the single throttle body NC700/750 engine...

This is the single throttle body NC700/750 engine being shown here. :D
Forum: Equipment 05-12-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,065
Posted By L.B.S.
Thanks to the folks here who have posted over the...

Thanks to the folks here who have posted over the years with some great suggestions to track down! :D

At the risk of being completely contrary to the thread, I humbly submit an entry that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-04-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,713
Posted By L.B.S.
No, I'm not criticizing; just commenting- It...

No, I'm not criticizing; just commenting-

It doesn't *squint* look like a complete ATGATT thing going on. (to me) Aren't those just jeans? And the low boots pretty much show that if you are...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-01-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 467
Posted By L.B.S.
It's just the clutch interlock switch plug...

It's just the clutch interlock switch plug wiring- the thing that prevents the bike from being started in gear without the clutch pulled in.

Looks perfectly normal, if not a little bit...
Forum: Road warriors 05-01-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,003
Posted By L.B.S.
If you can still find an NC700X or S, (versus the...

If you can still find an NC700X or S, (versus the newer more expensive 750cc models) I'm sure the low price would be very attractive! :eek1 Especially for all that you get!

Spectacular mpg,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-29-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,868
Posted By L.B.S.
I'm a bike guy, not a car guy, so I don't have...

I'm a bike guy, not a car guy, so I don't have the same proficiency at backing up, parallel parking, etc., as most any other person who has owned and driven cars all their lives.

I freaking...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-29-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 721
Posted By L.B.S.
Thanks for the pics :D Not nearly enough from...

Thanks for the pics :D Not nearly enough from down under, I say

What were those interesting looking concrete dome thingies in Warrnambool?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-22-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,459
Posted By L.B.S.
Aw, sorry to hear about your wife, mate :cry best...

Aw, sorry to hear about your wife, mate :cry best wishes
Forum: Equipment 04-22-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,658
Posted By L.B.S.
All the idiots in cars that have hit me or almost...

All the idiots in cars that have hit me or almost hit me, were not looking or paying attention, period. They would have hit a brick wall or a school bus, or a landing Space Shuttle.

I think...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-22-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,459
Posted By L.B.S.
Your reasoning, while valid for you, is not for...

Your reasoning, while valid for you, is not for me.

It's not an either/or situation.

Do I want to traipse about on a motorcycle, going hither and yon as I see fit, etc., etc.? Sure!

...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-22-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,524
Posted By L.B.S.
It's De- MEEEEEEEEE! :dog :lol3

It's De- MEEEEEEEEE! :dog


:lol3
Forum: Ride reports 04-21-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,513
Posted By L.B.S.
Holy awesome, as usual :eek1 :freaky ...

Holy awesome, as usual :eek1 :freaky


:D
Forum: Vendors 04-20-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 39,402
Posted By L.B.S.
Thanks man, will do :D

Thanks man, will do :D
Forum: Vendors 04-20-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 39,402
Posted By L.B.S.
:cry So my $$$$$ Nitron Race shock blew it's guts...

:cry So my $$$$$ Nitron Race shock blew it's guts out yesterday, on a gravel road after I hit a big bump. (well all the oil spewed out, dunno about anything else until I remove it and have a better...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-17-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,142
Posted By L.B.S.
This made me think of that Bugatti Veyron...

This made me think of that Bugatti Veyron incident.

"dum dee dum"

*SPLOOOOSH!*

:eek1 what the f....:huh
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-17-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 553
Views: 38,364
Posted By L.B.S.
Originally posted by Pecha72 (apologies; for some...

Originally posted by Pecha72 (apologies; for some reason my "quote" button isn't working)

[Quote]

It is well known, that when braking on bumps, or on surfaces that have changing traction...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-17-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 553
Views: 38,364
Posted By L.B.S.
Exactly! I had to be hyper vigilant and brake not...

Exactly! I had to be hyper vigilant and brake not where I wanted to, but where I thought I could, and then viciously over brake, then no brakes, then hard again, with my eyes bugging out of my helmet...
Forum: Equipment 04-17-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,174
Posted By L.B.S.
It's totally dependent on where I'm going to be...

It's totally dependent on where I'm going to be riding, really.

For the sake of the original intent of the question, which I'm assuming was more along the lines of: out of the city and camping,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-17-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 553
Views: 38,364
Posted By L.B.S.
It would take away all braking power if you had...

It would take away all braking power if you had the misfortune to hit any ripples or imperfections in the pavement while you were stopping, when you didn't NEED any ABS! I've been riding for over 40+...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-17-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,397
Posted By L.B.S.
I thought everybody on the face of the planet...

I thought everybody on the face of the planet knew BMW made motorcycles, but I can't count how many comments: "Wow, a BMW motorcycle. I didn't know BMW made bikes!"

Sitting in downtown traffic,...
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 10,171
Views: 1,733,217
Posted By L.B.S.
:clap Cheers, mate, that was it! So cool! :freaky...

:clap Cheers, mate, that was it! So cool! :freaky


Auugh! I even replied in that thread, and had forgotten lol :embarrassed:
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-16-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,142
Posted By L.B.S.
:lol3 "Calling upon my years of...

:lol3

"Calling upon my years of experience, I froze at the controls"

- Stirling Moss
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-16-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 553
Views: 38,364
Posted By L.B.S.
I love the ABS on my NC700X (not thrilled with...

I love the ABS on my NC700X (not thrilled with the Linked set up, but oh well)

I HATED the ABS on my F800ST. It was hideous!!! Definitely worse than not having ABS.

If I was not able to...
Forum: Equipment 04-16-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,487
Posted By L.B.S.
YMMV of course, but personally I would trust my...

YMMV of course, but personally I would trust my rotopax to be mounted upside down, and never leak.

My buddy with a Super Tenere mounts his two horizontally on top of his Trax panniers, and they've...
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 10,171
Views: 1,733,217
Posted By L.B.S.
I always had a serious lust for these, but...

I always had a serious lust for these, but something about the seat/rear cowl/side panel/tank styling left me cold. I just don't like how it's disjointed, with no "flow".

ie: for example, I...
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,487
Posted By L.B.S.
I love my rok straps, and use them every trip,...

I love my rok straps, and use them every trip, but I would be a little hesitant to use them to hold down a rotopax. I think in order to get them tight enough, they would have to be maxed out...
Forum: Road warriors 04-15-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 10,171
Views: 1,733,217
Posted By L.B.S.
:freaky Sure, mine/yours/"them" in...

:freaky

Sure, mine/yours/"them" in general had their quirks and flaws, but it was still the best and most satisfying motorcycle I've ever owned.
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,487
Posted By L.B.S.
I bought the expensive Rotopax mounting system-...

I bought the expensive Rotopax mounting system- Mine did not come with the tank purchase, but was an additional option, so there is that possibility.

Actually I bought it twice. :bluduh


A few...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-15-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,818
Posted By L.B.S.
Eerily familiar :D ...

Eerily familiar :D

http://f800riders.org/forum/showthread.php/85652-Project-Onboard-Air

http://i.imgur.com/RMmqgBK.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 04-15-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 10,171
Views: 1,733,217
Posted By L.B.S.
I want my 1982 CX500Turbo back :cry ...

I want my 1982 CX500Turbo back :cry

Knowing now what I didn't know then (plus the fact that modern, better electronic parts like mosfet rectifier/regulators etc., are available to help now,...
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