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Forum: Road warriors 02-21-2015, 12:05 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,984
Posted By DFH
You live in the 'States I see. You ride on the...

You live in the 'States I see. You ride on the right. You do lots of straight-lines on roads with at the camber dropping to the right so its inevitable that you will wear the front tyre more on the...
Forum: Road warriors 02-05-2015, 03:33 AM
Replies: 2,604
Views: 327,043
Posted By DFH
Personally I lay the blame at Yamaha in the US...

Personally I lay the blame at Yamaha in the US giving it the "FJ" moniker rather than the MT-09 Tracer name the rest of the world uses. Seems those two letters has caused some confused & sleepless...
Forum: Road warriors 02-01-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,088
Posted By DFH
Excuse the delayed reply, time zones & all that. ...

Excuse the delayed reply, time zones & all that.

First to address the absurd. Not even in the homeland of that super-duper magazine Motorrad, coincidently the home of the infamous but sadly...
Forum: Road warriors 01-31-2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,088
Posted By DFH
That will have been me. From my post on the FJ09...

That will have been me. From my post on the FJ09 thread

"Search for "Motorrad Magazine" Motorrad is a large German magazine & quite possibly the most rigorous testing magazine from anywhere. Need...
Forum: Road warriors 01-30-2015, 01:33 AM
Replies: 2,604
Views: 327,043
Posted By DFH
Naaaaa. That would be wrong here too.

Naaaaa. That would be wrong here too.
Forum: Road warriors 01-25-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,031
Posted By DFH
Suggest you have a look at the new Yamaha FJ09 if...

Suggest you have a look at the new Yamaha FJ09 if you enjoyed a Street Triple R
Forum: Road warriors 01-25-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 2,604
Views: 327,043
Posted By DFH
Interesting stuff. Over 320km a tank. Why is the...

Interesting stuff. Over 320km a tank. Why is the abs light on?
Forum: Road warriors 01-25-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 2,604
Views: 327,043
Posted By DFH
Just for the record, what percentage of error is...

Just for the record, what percentage of error is acceptable for you? Raddboy's figures are an indication only. The differences between riding styles between Raddboy & your good self, or the...
Forum: Road warriors 01-24-2015, 01:09 AM
Replies: 2,604
Views: 327,043
Posted By DFH
And thats one of great things about having...

And thats one of great things about having traction control fitted as standard. It has wheelie mitigation functions as well. But when you find yourself in a safe environment for lofting the front,...
Forum: Road warriors 01-22-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 2,604
Views: 327,043
Posted By DFH
Didn't miss it. Going straight to the extreme...

Didn't miss it. Going straight to the extreme followed by a caveat? Yeah my 15 year old daughter does that too.
Forum: Road warriors 01-22-2015, 06:38 AM
Replies: 2,604
Views: 327,043
Posted By DFH
True, accommodating idiots is fruitless. ...

True, accommodating idiots is fruitless.



Its imposible to make assessment of such figures in isolation, especially to the point of point blank stating the subframe will need reinforcement....
Forum: Road warriors 01-21-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 2,604
Views: 327,043
Posted By DFH
Why leap to the assumption that Yamaha fitted a...

Why leap to the assumption that Yamaha fitted a new subframe to the FJ09 compared to the FZ09 to accommodate pillions & panniers but didn't design it properly?
Forum: Road warriors 01-11-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 2,604
Views: 327,043
Posted By DFH
Oh god not again, this ground has been covered....

Oh god not again, this ground has been covered. Surely there is an oil thread somewhere waiting for you.
Forum: Road warriors 01-08-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 2,604
Views: 327,043
Posted By DFH
You need to understand & filter information...

You need to understand & filter information before you post. The links you have posted are not an indication of the strength of the FJ-09 subframe. Yamaha make exactly the same load warnings for the...
Forum: Road warriors 01-08-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 2,604
Views: 327,043
Posted By DFH
Curious placards for the DL1K& 650, they appear...

Curious placards for the DL1K& 650, they appear not to be referencing the load capacity of the motorcycle but of the tyres fired as OEM. It doesn't take much imagination to realise that with weight...
Forum: Road warriors 01-05-2015, 04:26 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,221
Posted By DFH
Wool cap? I assume we share similar (lack of)...

Wool cap? I assume we share similar (lack of) hairstyles. :lol3 Im carrying a cap to keep the sun off the solar panel rather than warm when the helmet comes off.
Its in the 30's to early 40's here...
Forum: Road warriors 01-04-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 2,604
Views: 327,043
Posted By DFH
Unless detonation fritzes your donk. Then the...

Unless detonation fritzes your donk. Then the party is over.
Forum: Road warriors 01-04-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 2,604
Views: 327,043
Posted By DFH
Use to live in Sydney, so I know there is more...

Use to live in Sydney, so I know there is more than one petrol station in the Blue Mountains. Even in the wilds of my current state, SA, 95 & 98 octane is not hard to come by.

Oh yes dear...
Forum: Road warriors 01-04-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,221
Posted By DFH
Nice shot. In my part of the world sitting on the...

Nice shot. In my part of the world sitting on the apex of a corner with that much fill flash/ fleckkies shooting passerbys on spec would result in getting my collar felt.

Two questions. 1) Why the...
Forum: Road warriors 01-03-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 2,604
Views: 327,043
Posted By DFH
Why on earth so? Increased compression ratios are...

Why on earth so? Increased compression ratios are a significant tool in delivering increased performance & efficiency. As consumers keep demanding more power & less consumption engines requiring...
Forum: Road warriors 12-30-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 2,604
Views: 327,043
Posted By DFH
That is certainly a criticism I would level at...

That is certainly a criticism I would level at treating 1/4 mile dragstrip times treated as the be all & end all. Hence why I quoted the Motorrad figures. 50 to 100kph (31 to 63mph) through the gears...
Forum: Road warriors 12-30-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 2,604
Views: 327,043
Posted By DFH
Search for "Motorrad Magazine" Motorrad is a...

Search for "Motorrad Magazine" Motorrad is a large German magazine & quite possibly the most rigorous testing magazine from anywhere. Need to use your browsers translation service however. The...
Forum: Road warriors 12-30-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 2,604
Views: 327,043
Posted By DFH
My god what an incoherent, blubbering idiot.

My god what an incoherent, blubbering idiot.
Forum: Road warriors 12-30-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 2,604
Views: 327,043
Posted By DFH
C14 No, ST1100 & ST1300 yes FJR1300 yes. How can...

C14 No, ST1100 & ST1300 yes FJR1300 yes. How can the numbers not tell all? Cant measure it? Then how do you an advantage or quality exists?

Effortless power I'll take to actually mean a nice flat...
Forum: Road warriors 12-29-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 2,604
Views: 327,043
Posted By DFH
Really? Lets break that down. Effortless...

Really? Lets break that down.

Effortless power - I'll quote Motorrad Magazin again 'cause there is nothing those wacky germans like more than quantifying stuff.

MT-09/FZ09 weighed in at 192kg...
Forum: Road warriors 12-23-2014, 02:56 AM
Replies: 2,604
Views: 327,043
Posted By DFH
So funny, sitting next to my TRX850 in the garage...

So funny, sitting next to my TRX850 in the garage as we speak is a 89 SAAB AERO (Think you 'muricans call it 900 SPG Turbo)..:clap Anyway back to the MT-09 Tracer....
Forum: Road warriors 12-22-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 2,604
Views: 327,043
Posted By DFH
The change of the crank timing was part...

The change of the crank timing was part engineering & part marketing driven. Way back in the day Phil Irving, the designer of the Vincent 1000cc V-twin & the Repco Brabham F1 engine, proposed that a...
Forum: Road warriors 12-21-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 2,604
Views: 327,043
Posted By DFH
Very nice 1stGen TDM you have there. Have you...

Very nice 1stGen TDM you have there. Have you ridden a 2ndGen TDM? While the engines look very similar they put in the 270deg crank engine from the TRX850 (sans lumpy cams & light flywheel) so whilst...
Forum: Road warriors 12-21-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 2,604
Views: 327,043
Posted By DFH
:thumb indeed! Or in the words of the late Mr...

:thumb indeed! Or in the words of the late Mr Ash, the first "tall-rounder" Those in the USA would not know how influential the TDM850 was, especially the 2ndGen with the TRX850 motor.
Forum: Road warriors 12-21-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,674
Posted By DFH
Indeed it is an awesome ride report!

Indeed it is an awesome ride report!
Forum: Road warriors 12-20-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,674
Posted By DFH
Ideas? Let her make her own choices. Motorcycles...

Ideas? Let her make her own choices. Motorcycles are an individual thing. I would be unlikely to bond with a bike chosen for me by another, however well intended, and I suspect the same hold true for...
Forum: Road warriors 12-17-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 2,604
Views: 327,043
Posted By DFH
Fixed it for you. You inferred my disdain for...

Fixed it for you. You inferred my disdain for oversize screens was based on ignorance of long distance touring or the importance of reducing fatigue. My riding habitat is a country the size of the...
Forum: Road warriors 12-17-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 2,604
Views: 327,043
Posted By DFH
Look up where I live. Location details just to...

Look up where I live. Location details just to the left. I'm use to long distance touring. Experience has told me thats its not a given that an oversized screen increases comfort or reduces fatigue....
Forum: Road warriors 12-17-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 2,604
Views: 327,043
Posted By DFH
For those who wish their motorcycle was actually...

For those who wish their motorcycle was actually a car, maybe.
Forum: Road warriors 12-14-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 1,241
Views: 291,831
Posted By DFH
Lol.... tyres dont look like they have rolled 460...

Lol.... tyres dont look like they have rolled 460 metres:1drink. Nice screen BTW, what is it?
Forum: Road warriors 12-14-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 1,241
Views: 291,831
Posted By DFH
Help me here. Arn't farkles something you do to a...

Help me here. Arn't farkles something you do to a bike after you ride it?
Forum: Road warriors 12-13-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 2,604
Views: 327,043
Posted By DFH
You do know the difference between a journalist &...

You do know the difference between a journalist & a sub-editor, don't you? They are two different people. The journo got it right, the subbie got it wrong.

Why are subs necessary?



Correction
Forum: Road warriors 12-11-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 1,241
Views: 291,831
Posted By DFH
:csm

:csm
Forum: Road warriors 12-11-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 2,604
Views: 327,043
Posted By DFH
Really? At the Multistrada1200S/BMWS1000RRHP4 end...

Really? At the Multistrada1200S/BMWS1000RRHP4 end of the market maybe. If you weigh exactly the same or even a bit less than the anorexic dwarfs employed as development riders possibly.

At the...
Forum: Road warriors 12-10-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 2,604
Views: 327,043
Posted By DFH
From the link I posted "41mm upside down forks on...

From the link I posted "41mm upside down forks on the front and link-type Monocross on the rear could do with being a little firmer to offer a little more confidence in the corners especially."

No...
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