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Forum: Face plant 10-03-2006, 09:36 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,610
Posted By Twinman
I realise the silly cow in the SUV pulled out in...

I realise the silly cow in the SUV pulled out in front of you, but do you think you might have avoided her with a non-knobby front tyre? Given this is Face Plant, I think it's a valid question. :D...
Forum: Face plant 10-03-2006, 08:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,059
Posted By Twinman
Bugger!

The Toyota wasn't a new Hilux was it?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p64yUG3VAVE
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2006, 07:47 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,770
Posted By Twinman
Life is more complex than it was in say, 1946 -...

Life is more complex than it was in say, 1946 - about the level of societal norms to which helmetless riding belongs. :wink: ICU care was probably a whole lot cheaper and less 'effective' back then...
Forum: Face plant 07-24-2006, 09:13 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,047
Posted By Twinman
I think the overall issue is how we view...

I think the overall issue is how we view society's main (only?) legal recreational drug. With zero tolerance you're talking about putting a major limit on the enjoyment of that. At least we can all...
Forum: Face plant 07-24-2006, 01:20 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,047
Posted By Twinman
The DUI perp probably has learnt her lesson, but...

The DUI perp probably has learnt her lesson, but since when has that played a part in sentencing? :rofl Poor example to set. I agree her husband probably plays golf with the judge, or more likely,...
Forum: Face plant 06-26-2006, 09:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,821
Posted By Twinman
Do insurance companies differentiate between a...

Do insurance companies differentiate between a helmeted rider and one not wearing a helmet? You'd think they'd have a vested interest, unless of course they really do ship you of to Guantanamo Bay...
Forum: Face plant 05-18-2006, 05:39 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,173
Posted By Twinman
Many new upmarket cars seem to actually integrate...

Many new upmarket cars seem to actually integrate cellphone and bluetooth/wireless type technology into their interiors and control systems. I don't see hands-free cellphones in cars going away.
...
Forum: Face plant 05-18-2006, 04:58 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,173
Posted By Twinman
Sandgroper, I've fantasised about...

Sandgroper, I've fantasised about cellphone-signal-seeking missiles. Or perhaps small magnetic limpet mines also triggered by the cell signal, that can be slapped onto the steel door of a...
Forum: Road warriors 04-25-2006, 10:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,703
Posted By Twinman
Check out the British site GSX1400.org They're...

Check out the British site GSX1400.org They're adamant it can corner as well as haul ass in a straight line.
MCNEWS.com.au also have a 2001 review of the Suzuki

I've not ridden any of them but...
Forum: Face plant 04-03-2006, 06:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,269
Posted By Twinman
Had the same argument in the press here recently...

Had the same argument in the press here recently after a 23YO kid with a long list of serious traffic offences offed himself on his week old ZRX1200R. Not friends nor family could stop him buying...
Forum: Face plant 03-20-2006, 03:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,664
Posted By Twinman
"Insanity later!" :wink: They're trying to ban...

"Insanity later!" :wink: They're trying to ban even filtering through stopped traffic here in Oz too, although technically it's very difficult to do it to the letter of the law as the it stands...
Forum: Road warriors 01-16-2006, 11:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,876
Posted By Twinman
What about a naked GSX1400 then? I'm not sure...

What about a naked GSX1400 then? I'm not sure how I feel about the weight, but they allegedly do okay in the twisties after you twiddle the fully adjustable suspension. Only 100HP stock, but the...
Forum: Face plant 01-05-2006, 10:29 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,367
Posted By Twinman
I probably would have struggled with feeling like...

I probably would have struggled with feeling like a hostile prick if I'd tried to tell the friendly guy on the Harley that I didn't want him riding with me and my wife/friends.

But, having...
Forum: Face plant 12-29-2005, 02:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,006
Posted By Twinman
What if you're the only vehicle stopped at the...

What if you're the only vehicle stopped at the traffic light? Same thing has happened here several times, recently. Car smashed into the bike at high speed and kept going for some distance. :eek1 ...
Forum: Ride reports 11-01-2005, 05:26 AM
Replies: 7,105
Views: 3,279,968
Posted By Twinman
Yeah, I know it would be just begging to lose or...

Yeah, I know it would be just begging to lose or damage something in the whole process, but SV dosn't seem to have time for anything but air freight and with the combination of "volume" and...
Forum: Ride reports 11-01-2005, 03:41 AM
Replies: 7,105
Views: 3,279,968
Posted By Twinman
It's a single cylinder bike. Why not strip it? ...

It's a single cylinder bike. Why not strip it? Air mail the parts. :D You seem desperate and how long can it take, especially if you get some help at the other end in SA? Break it down until it...
Forum: Face plant 10-12-2005, 05:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,811
Posted By Twinman
Pretty much guaranteed to happen in a group that...

Pretty much guaranteed to happen in a group that big and tightly packed. Observe how often it happens with cyclist groups and they don't even have twitchy fuel injection and surging engines. :deal ...
Forum: Road warriors 10-08-2005, 05:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,429
Posted By Twinman
Maybe an inadequate response will prompt someone...

Maybe an inadequate response will prompt someone with real knowledge to reply? :lol3 My .02 offering is:

Kill switch off and not otherwise incorrectly wired?

Given it's been brutally...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-06-2005, 07:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 15,705
Posted By Twinman
I believe the Burgam is wide enough that you lose...

I believe the Burgam is wide enough that you lose a lot of your filtering ability, if that is important to you. It is w i d e. Also heavier than a Litre sports-tourer bike, even if it does carry it...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-06-2005, 07:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,206
Posted By Twinman
[QUOTE=Photog]: I overheard a salesman (one of...

[QUOTE=Photog]: I overheard a salesman (one of the ones who felt insulted by their presence) say something to the effect that they wouldn't go fast. The Vespa 200 can hit 85+ and the first 40mph come...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-13-2005, 11:17 PM
Replies: 836
Views: 50,754
Posted By Twinman
MBenz "brake by wire" comparison?

Isn't brake by wire the new thing piloted by MB cars? The pedal no longer has a direct mechanic/hyraulic link for the main activation of the brakes, tho I think the connection IS still there for...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-12-2005, 03:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,308
Posted By Twinman
Never sit on a bike with stand down

that's the first thing my instructor taught me (long ago). Early on, I still managed to ride off with it down once but was fortunate to be only going very slow, still in the car park when it hit the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-08-2005, 07:32 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,231
Posted By Twinman
12GS Cat lifespan?

Fair enough. What if you like nice quiet (stealth) exhaust systems, std OEM, and you want to know how long your Cat will last? Especially if you richen up the mixture the overly lean factory...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-08-2005, 02:58 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,231
Posted By Twinman
'Cat' life?

Gotta ask, since it dosn't seem anyone else has...isn't 80K miles not a bad lifespan for a 'cat'? They are not the same as the rest of an exhaust system...operate at very high temps and utilize...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2004, 04:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 798
Posted By Twinman
Does the flywheel need machining?

Can anyone tell me if the flywheel should be machined as a matter of course on these bikes when replacing a clutch? In all the g/box and clutch threads I've read here, I've never seen that...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-01-2004, 05:34 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,718
Posted By Twinman
Brakes are the ONLY tool?

Can over-enthusiastic braking by the ABS servo lead to front wheel washout in corners and other non-straight line braking? Say like that's your first reaction to an emergency mid-corner? You flinch...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-08-2004, 07:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,331
Posted By Twinman
throttle position switch (TPS)?

Would adjusting the TPS to a more "advanced" position help reduce the timing advance under load? And does retarding the CAS simply retard ignition over the full range from idle on, just like on an...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-24-2004, 07:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,703
Posted By Twinman
...Hot and Wet!! Sitting in my underwear next to...

...Hot and Wet!! Sitting in my underwear next to a fan!!

Like you said, I think TB equalisation is relevant for super lean, partial throttle settings. The electronics try to measure things to...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-23-2004, 11:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,703
Posted By Twinman
2 throttle cables?

As long as there's 2 of them, you'll have to balance them either above idle, or with the IAC stepper motors disconected? Only way around this issue is 'drive-by-wire' surely? Electronic control of...
Forum: Beasts 01-21-2004, 07:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,435
Posted By Twinman
Vstrom Vs a "std"

Key differences over a std? 19" front wheel, 2" + longer wheelbase, extra degree or two relaxed on the headstock angle, 1.5" extra suspension travel. I'm thinking that's enough to go ripping around...
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