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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-27-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 52,980
Posted By vortexau
The turnoff to a small community with a filling...

The turnoff to a small community with a filling station (maybe Deer Vale?) just a few k off highway B78 when my fuel gauge was getting low in Winter 2007, and there was still a long way to go to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-27-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,020
Posted By vortexau
Second that! Not everything on two (or three)...

Second that! Not everything on two (or three) wheels is equal on snow, or other indifferent surfaces:

2012-12-08 quadro 350D on winter tyres, on frozen snow......
Forum: Battle scooters 11-27-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 17,298
Posted By vortexau
http://www.morbidofest.com/wp-content/uploads/2014...

http://www.morbidofest.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/original.jpg

Does not matter what you ride - hit something solid (like a big tree) at speed and its gonna hurt!

Speeder Bike Overture...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-27-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,264
Posted By vortexau
For answer; ...

For answer;

http://41.media.tumblr.com/a4d88514f7de336400c2a2dd281d6767/tumblr_n87cuvEUYs1s7e5k5o1_500.jpg

Captioned- "Squad of British Paratroops equipped with canister-dropped Villier...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-27-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,898
Posted By vortexau
Whenever I suspect my own writing; I PASTE a...

Whenever I suspect my own writing; I PASTE a suspect word into Notepad (or TextEdit) to spell-check it, or PASTE it into the Google entry window.

Google will either show some resulting examples,...
Forum: Hacks 11-27-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,446
Posted By vortexau
Funeral procession scene in the 1974 Australian...

Funeral procession scene in the 1974 Australian motorcycle movie STONE:

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-4MhcaDf1Xk8/Tem0yO8veFI/AAAAAAAAAIc/iqqzxvsgsT0/s1600/stone+sidecar1.jpg

Notable for the racing...
Forum: Hacks 11-27-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,434
Posted By vortexau
Stock BMW batteries are not always easy to remove...

Stock BMW batteries are not always easy to remove and/or fit. The one in a '78 R100RS is particularly nasty as the rear brake reservoir has to be loosened to allow the battery to tip to the rear.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-26-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,382
Posted By vortexau
Automobile and motorcycle numbers worldwide: ...

Automobile and motorcycle numbers worldwide:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/24/Bar_of_cars_motorcycles_population.png

By way of Motor Vehicle Operator Numbers in a nation - the...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-26-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,898
Posted By vortexau
Just a note here. ...

Just a note here.

http://s.hswstatic.com/gif/self-regenerating-tire-tread-1.jpg
This is a "tread"; as in tyre tread.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-18-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,896
Posted By vortexau
Just wait till the Double telepresence robot...

Just wait till the Double telepresence robot (http://www.doublerobotics.com/) can fully mimic human architecture rather than being just a dicky screen pole-mounted on wheels.

More like
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-18-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,127
Posted By vortexau
If ones going to go crosstown via stairs (or...

If ones going to go crosstown via stairs (or handrails), and change route options often-
then no contest, the motorcycle wins:

The Bourne Legacy Clip - Motorcycle Chase...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-18-2014, 03:59 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,848
Posted By vortexau
What you need is a bigger wheel: ...

What you need is a bigger wheel:

http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/Gallery/Honda%20XR250%2079%20%201.jpg
Forum: Battle scooters 11-18-2014, 03:01 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,325
Posted By vortexau
Was my post that poorly worded, that YOU gained...

Was my post that poorly worded, that YOU gained THAT idea?

Are Darksider types so fixated with a persecution complex that any issue they perceive concerning Darksiding . . . has to be an attack?
...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-18-2014, 02:41 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,325
Posted By vortexau
I have no issue with that, but I hope your...

I have no issue with that, but I hope your attention span is wide enough to realize that a passenger tyre is matched to a passenger rim.
Talking about a "car tire"! Pul-eeze - the industry terms...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-18-2014, 02:18 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,325
Posted By vortexau
So? This was never an issue. Ho - hum! Have...

So? This was never an issue.
Ho - hum! Have you no experience staying on the subject?
Please define "sit normally"?
Tyre experts prefer tyres to be correctly mounted on matching rims . not just...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-17-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,919
Posted By vortexau
The maxi that is the big cheese in terms of...

The maxi that is the big cheese in terms of engine braking would have to be the Burgman 650 with its SECVT.


http://images.gizmag.com/inline/1909_12.jpg

Burgman 650: Automatic Transmission...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-17-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,264
Posted By vortexau
Some competition from history (70 years ago -...

Some competition from history (70 years ago - WWII) to be a real 'battle scooter':

http://img854.imageshack.us/img854/3527/iid2.jpg


Geronimo!: 1942 Paratrooper Welbike...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-17-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 17,298
Posted By vortexau
If it was all due to simply the number of wheels...

If it was all due to simply the number of wheels involved, then the FIRST below would present the most danger, while the NEXT pictured item should be the safest:
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-14-2014, 02:18 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 12,483
Posted By vortexau
https://assets.digital.cabinet-office.gov.uk/stati...

https://assets.digital.cabinet-office.gov.uk/static/hc/hc_rule_86_help_yourself_to_be_seen.jpg



Its like comparing the visual impression between Batman and that of Ironman:
...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-14-2014, 02:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,048
Posted By vortexau
Motorcycles with sidecars (and Scooters with...

Motorcycles with sidecars (and Scooters with sidecars) place greater loads on the transmission, the wheels & suspension, and the frame.

Living in a hilly area which requires going up and down...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-14-2014, 01:48 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,325
Posted By vortexau
One must hold one's fellow humans in very low...

One must hold one's fellow humans in very low esteem that risking their life, job, and placing them open to possible financial ruin due to a rather sizable fine just because of one's own selfish...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-09-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,104
Posted By vortexau
There you go. There are other people and other...

There you go. There are other people and other countries where the motor scooter, motorcycle, or bicycle is the sole transportation:

http://pix.avaxnews.com/avaxnews/f3/c1/0000c1f3_medium.jpeg...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-09-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,048
Posted By vortexau
In my experience in my own country - whether...

In my experience in my own country - whether operating a motorcycle with sidecar, or just towing the trailer . . . . . other road users perceive the 'larger than just a solo motorcycle' situation and...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-09-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,048
Posted By vortexau
In that Asian-motorcycle loading context -...

In that Asian-motorcycle loading context - compare the following two images:

http://www.fosilfueled.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/overloaded_motorcycles_FEAT_10282013-630x350.jpg

...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-07-2014, 03:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,104
Posted By vortexau
Safer encounters with- Cobblestone Road...

Safer encounters with-
Cobblestone Road Surfaces,
Tramlines,
Oblique crossing of kerbs (without slowing)
Greater grip on snow, oil-slicks, wet painted road markings, and manhole covers,
. . . ....
Forum: Battle scooters 11-07-2014, 01:51 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,325
Posted By vortexau
I'd suggest that the greatest danger would be in...

I'd suggest that the greatest danger would be in trying to force the passenger tyre onto a motorcycle rim that is in no way compatible. The air pressure limit for tyre mounting is 40 psi.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-07-2014, 01:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,048
Posted By vortexau
I found the ABS-equipped three-disc Burgman Exec...

I found the ABS-equipped three-disc Burgman Exec up to the demands of executing an emergency slow-down (as in pic with Kayak on trailer) to take an intersection that caught me napping. Shuddering...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-06-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,896
Posted By vortexau
Jack Harkness on a motorcycle...

Jack Harkness on a motorcycle (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKbvx9UCQUM)

( YouTube 0:33 sec )


As a near immortal being, "Captain Jack Harkness"...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-06-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,974
Posted By vortexau
Back in the Twentieth Century I owned a Moto...

Back in the Twentieth Century I owned a Moto Guzzi 850-T that would get 63 m.p.g. (Imperial G), and on which I once won an economy competition with 83 m.p.g. Keep in mind that it had a 25 Lt (= 5.49...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-06-2014, 03:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,457
Posted By vortexau
2012-12-08 quadro 350D on winter tyres, on frozen...

2012-12-08 quadro 350D on winter tyres, on frozen snow... (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgoxWdqD7Lw)

YouTube 0:35 secs


https://i.ytimg.com/vi/JgoxWdqD7Lw/mqdefault.jpg
Forum: Battle scooters 11-06-2014, 03:04 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,325
Posted By vortexau
The more difficult part of the procedure would be...

The more difficult part of the procedure would be fixing a passenger rim to the scooter wheel hub. It can be done, but its not simple.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-06-2014, 02:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,048
Posted By vortexau
http://www.easytrailer.com.au/w_45y54y_w45yju537u_...

http://www.easytrailer.com.au/w_45y54y_w45yju537u_456x274.jpg

Photo of my Easy Trailer 830TA (http://i.pgcdn.com/pi/107/23/56/1072356293_160.jpg) in earlier flat-bed form with first kayak on top. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-22-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 9,205
Posted By vortexau
Your initial question is puzzling. Maybe you'd...

Your initial question is puzzling. Maybe you'd like to ask me about my reasons for launching a space shuttle vertical rather than on-top of a railed-boggie as in the movie; " When Worlds Collide "?...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-22-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 9,205
Posted By vortexau
Actually, if you've "machined" a Passenger Rim...

Actually, if you've "machined" a Passenger Rim properly onto your motorcycle hub --- you just may get away with it.

That's the deal: you turn a Phillips Head screw with a Phillips Driver Tip . . ....
Forum: Battle scooters 09-02-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,325
Posted By vortexau
Not really the vehicle, but (as I stated earlier)...

Not really the vehicle, but (as I stated earlier) the tyre should be mounted on a compatible rim.

16 cars on two wheels (YouTube) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pobOY1g0QBI)

Note how these...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-02-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,018
Posted By vortexau
First, one has to catch their robo-motorcycle: ...

First, one has to catch their robo-motorcycle:

YouTube (1:05) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOqlAlKFFz0)

John Connor used a stereo-boombox as bait. :clap
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-02-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,578
Posted By vortexau
We also often term ATMs as ATM Machines! But...

We also often term ATMs as ATM Machines!

But with your point - its possible that there was little exposure to the frail motor-driven 4-wheelers the folk in the Northern Hemisphere had to contend...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-02-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,578
Posted By vortexau
We also often term ATMs as ATM Machines! But...

We also often term ATMs as ATM Machines!

But with your point - its possible that there was little exposure to the frail motor-driven 4-wheelers the folk in the Northern Hemisphere had to contend...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-02-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,578
Posted By vortexau
http://www.laduwalls.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/0...

http://www.laduwalls.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/flying-motorcycle-of-the-future-6-300x225.jpg

PAL-V ONE, leaning trike on the road and gyrocopter in the air.

To wave to the operator, you'd...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-02-2014, 04:32 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,325
Posted By vortexau
I continually notice that those who choose to...

I continually notice that those who choose to "darkside" take little notice that a motor vehicle tyre is 'sandwiched' between TWO interfaces - not just dealing with ONE interface.

Certainly, a...
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