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Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 03:09 PM
Replies: 570
Views: 48,131
Posted By DFH
So you shin-bashers never put luggage on the...

So you shin-bashers never put luggage on the pillion seat?
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 03:04 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,559
Posted By DFH
Ok help me out here. I'm starting to get my...

Ok help me out here.

I'm starting to get my head around the fact that not only do 'Muricans like using ye-olde-worlde feudal measures like pounds & gallons long since abandoned by the rest of the...
Forum: Road warriors 10-22-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,559
Posted By DFH
Motorcycling is an sensual experience. Foul...

Motorcycling is an sensual experience. Foul weather & bugs go hand in hand with positive visceral experiences of being in direct contact with the environment you are travelling through. A naked...
Forum: Road warriors 10-21-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,559
Posted By DFH
Understand what you mean with the f800 BMW...

Understand what you mean with the f800 BMW parallel twin. Its a course vibration that gets worse as revs rise… Should be no big surprise though, have a look at the comparison tests online. You don't...
Forum: Road warriors 10-21-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,559
Posted By DFH
Why?

Why?
Forum: Road warriors 10-21-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,854
Posted By DFH
Why buy a motorcycle to ride on the slab? Want to...

Why buy a motorcycle to ride on the slab? Want to travel in a straight line? Take the train.. then you can have a drink to numb the pain.
Forum: Road warriors 10-20-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 570
Views: 48,131
Posted By DFH
Exactly.

Exactly.
Forum: Road warriors 10-19-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 570
Views: 48,131
Posted By DFH
Simple really. Every car driver sets the cruise...

Simple really. Every car driver sets the cruise control to exactly the posted limit, because to set it lower is a personal affront. Said vehicle operator then sits back in the glorious luxury of...
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 570
Views: 48,131
Posted By DFH
Regularly encounter it in cars, prefer not use...

Regularly encounter it in cars, prefer not use it. Regularly encounter others using it in their cars, prefer if they did not use it. A contribution to road safety it is not.
Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 570
Views: 48,131
Posted By DFH
Because its possible doesn't answer why it should...

Because its possible doesn't answer why it should be done. Now tell me, why would I want cruise control on a sport-tourer?
Forum: Road warriors 10-16-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 28,494
Posted By DFH
:rofl BMW already have. Those nice men from...

:rofl BMW already have. Those nice men from Munich will throw in a taller screen as well. Just tick the box marked "Ya" next to the option "R1200RT"….:deal
Forum: Road warriors 10-16-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 570
Views: 48,131
Posted By DFH
:dunno the world is full of bikes like that......

:dunno the world is full of bikes like that... what I want is this bike with lower bars & better (more firmly sprung with better damping & shorter travel) suspension than the MT-09. :deal
Forum: Road warriors 10-16-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 41,902
Posted By DFH
None so blind as those who choose not to see…...

None so blind as those who choose not to see… Guzzi do so much better than Hardly-Driveable do in getting some decent power & torque out of a 1200cc air-cooled v-twin, especially in street legal trim...
Forum: Road warriors 10-10-2014, 02:45 AM
Replies: 3,035
Views: 520,599
Posted By DFH
:rofl Hepco & Baker setup… nice. Never see...

:rofl

Hepco & Baker setup… nice. Never see that brand these days. Sad really.
Forum: Road warriors 10-09-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 3,035
Views: 520,599
Posted By DFH
But thats a trike, not a bike!

But thats a trike, not a bike!
Forum: Road warriors 10-09-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 28,494
Posted By DFH
Which BMW site is important. The main BMW...

Which BMW site is important. The main BMW Motorrad site quotes in kilograms & with the Germans being German there are TUV standards for the homologated weights of motorcycles. Looking up weights for...
Forum: Road warriors 10-08-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 28,494
Posted By DFH
No sir it wouldn't. From the BMW Mottorad...

No sir it wouldn't.

From the BMW Mottorad website R9T = 222kg fully fuelled, 2014 R1200R = 227kg. Same motor, transmission & FD. Same 18 litre tank, plus the R9T has those heavier wire wheels…
Forum: Road warriors 10-07-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 3,035
Views: 520,599
Posted By DFH
Cool2 No, never. Not been doing it since I got my...

No, never.

Not been doing it since I got my licence in a cornflakes box 35 years ago. Never ridden in peak hour traffic in London, Paris, Milan, Tokyo or Sydney. So of course I wouldn't know that...
Forum: Road warriors 10-07-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 3,035
Views: 520,599
Posted By DFH
:huh so you ride around with empty panniers, with...

:huh so you ride around with empty panniers, with all the inconvenience they cause in traffic, so you don't have to carry your helmet off the bike. Do you ride with just one pannier if riding solo?...
Forum: Road warriors 10-07-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 28,494
Posted By DFH
Based on what statistical research?

Based on what statistical research?
Forum: Road warriors 10-05-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 3,035
Views: 520,599
Posted By DFH
Why would you want to put a helmet in a pannier?

Why would you want to put a helmet in a pannier?
Forum: Road warriors 10-05-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 570
Views: 48,131
Posted By DFH
Viewed over a couple of years that is true....

Viewed over a couple of years that is true. Viewed over a timespan of 14 years its a bit different.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-05-2014, 03:20 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,616
Posted By DFH
No problem with any of this stuff. Automatic...

No problem with any of this stuff. Automatic ignition advance, 12 volt electrics, front & rear suspension, fuel injection, radial tyres, disc brakes, traction control, abs, riding modes, electronic...
Forum: Road warriors 10-05-2014, 03:14 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 28,494
Posted By DFH
The good news is that the wasserboxer mechanics...

The good news is that the wasserboxer mechanics have been out for the last year or so in the GS & RT. Kinks already being worked out, no need for the self denial trip
Forum: Road warriors 10-04-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 1,727
Views: 240,609
Posted By DFH
Yes I've ridden one. Can't think think of the...

Yes I've ridden one. Can't think think of the last time I saw one on the road however. The democracy of the marketplace is an interesting thing.

The bike does make the category. Riders can do...
Forum: Road warriors 10-04-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 1,727
Views: 240,609
Posted By DFH
Not a bad definition. The danger of making...

Not a bad definition. The danger of making "sport-touring" a broad enough church to include bikes like FJR1300's, ST1300's, C14's K1600GT & their ilk is it renders the the term useless as a...
Forum: Road warriors 10-04-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 1,727
Views: 240,609
Posted By DFH
Yamahas come from Canada? Who would have guessed?...

Yamahas come from Canada? Who would have guessed? That web content is straight from the advertising copywriters desk of a regional importer. Cruisers called tourers, Tourers called sports. Sillyness ...
Forum: Road warriors 10-04-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 1,727
Views: 240,609
Posted By DFH
Yes Honda do make it easy. Goldwing = Full...

Yes Honda do make it easy.

Goldwing = Full dresser. Every conceivable add-on luxury, chrome plated for your convenience - weight be damned. Needs its reverse gear. At its best in a straight line &...
Forum: Road warriors 10-03-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 1,727
Views: 240,609
Posted By DFH
The FJR1300 is a great bike, but its a touring...

The FJR1300 is a great bike, but its a touring bike. It weighs almost 300kg. It has the frontal area of a small car & the wheelbase to match. It even has electric windows & auto transmission. If a...
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 1,727
Views: 240,609
Posted By DFH
Real sport tourers should never be shaft driven

Real sport tourers should never be shaft driven
Forum: Road warriors 10-01-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 28,494
Posted By DFH
Yes, but with some caveats. Telelever has...

Yes, but with some caveats. Telelever has anti-dive geometry built in so the weight transfer is less & the CG constant(ish, it actually rises a fraction). Conventional forks compress when braking so...
Forum: Road warriors 10-01-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 28,494
Posted By DFH
No, same engine is used in the R1200GS & R1200RT...

No, same engine is used in the R1200GS & R1200RT so it works with the telelever. BMW are now starting to recognise they are missing plenty of sales from folk who see brake dive as a positive trait,...
Forum: Road warriors 09-29-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,561
Posted By DFH
Ok, I'll ask the obvious question. Why did you...

Ok, I'll ask the obvious question. Why did you buy the ST & add a huge screen & the "Come to Jesus" bars when all that differentiated the ST from the RT on the showroom floor was the lack of the RT's...
Forum: Road warriors 09-26-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 570
Views: 48,131
Posted By DFH
That same google search would show up that FJ...

That same google search would show up that FJ line 400/600/750/900/1100/1200 was always chain drive air-cooled IL4. The FJR1300 is the odd one out as the shafties were always XJ series - except for...
Forum: Road warriors 09-26-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 570
Views: 48,131
Posted By DFH
Rarely do I get the chance to applaud Americans...

Rarely do I get the chance to applaud Americans for good taste. I appreciate this very special moment. If you have ever had the chance to ride the NV700, its predecessor the Deauville, or the NTV 650...
Forum: Road warriors 09-25-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 570
Views: 48,131
Posted By DFH
Dunno what a Yamaha Seca is but in my past I...

Dunno what a Yamaha Seca is but in my past I owned at the same time a Yamaha FJ600 & a XJ650. Both were air-cooled inline fours with steel loop frames. Stuff like tanks, gauges, bars, seats, bodywork...
Forum: Road warriors 09-24-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 570
Views: 48,131
Posted By DFH
This old fart has owned Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki,...

This old fart has owned Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki, BMW & Moto Guzzi shaft drive bikes, most of them less than 1000cc. I live in a country as big as yours that has a tenth of the population, so the...
Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,581
Posted By DFH
It really doesn't matter how much you quote the...

It really doesn't matter how much you quote the references from Bosch if the basic principle evades you. When you are braking hard on your Aprilia & you ride across a damp spot on the road do you...
Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,581
Posted By DFH
Silly thing to say. New rider on a bike suitable...

Silly thing to say. New rider on a bike suitable for a new rider including ABS is developing his braking skills without every error breaking his bike or himself.
Forum: Road warriors 09-11-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 21,222
Posted By DFH
WTF is a Hummer?

WTF is a Hummer?
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