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Forum: Road warriors 03-24-2015, 04:39 AM
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Posted By DFH
With the VFR750 its actually pretty damn good...

With the VFR750 its actually pretty damn good place to start. Not suggesting you get all hung-ho & rip cams out left, right & centre but buy & read the workshop manual. Popping the cam-covers and...
Forum: Road warriors 03-23-2015, 04:14 PM
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Views: 575,843
Posted By DFH
Bit like "how long is a pice of string". If they...

Bit like "how long is a pice of string". If they are all out of spec it will cost more than if they are in spec. If a couple are out of spec, one of the front bank inlets & one of the rear bank...
Forum: Road warriors 03-21-2015, 04:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 758
Posted By DFH
Downs:...Wristy riding position. Buzzy, brittle...

Downs:...Wristy riding position. Buzzy, brittle engine vibes the get worse with revs, hollow midrange for a 800ccc twin so it needs revving (see previous point) Belt drive may not need lube but...
Forum: Road warriors 03-21-2015, 04:31 AM
Replies: 3,262
Views: 575,843
Posted By DFH
:freaky

:freaky
Forum: Road warriors 03-19-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 3,262
Views: 575,843
Posted By DFH
Then its you in the wrong place, not me. The logo...

Then its you in the wrong place, not me. The logo at the top of the page says "Adventure Rider, Ride the World" Sort of an expansive vision, is it not?
Forum: Road warriors 03-19-2015, 02:33 AM
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Views: 575,843
Posted By DFH
http://www.australiaday.vic.gov.au/wp-content/uplo...

http://www.australiaday.vic.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Crowd-with-flags-watching-Parade.jpg [/QUOTE]

Ahh yes. Australia Day, when the flag waving jingoists are let off the leash. Did you...
Forum: Road warriors 03-17-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 3,262
Views: 575,843
Posted By DFH
Thanks for the clarification. Thats why I asked. ...

Thanks for the clarification. Thats why I asked.


I'm all for the joys of colourful language, but the onus of clear communication is on the communicator not on the recievers use of search...
Forum: Road warriors 03-17-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 3,262
Views: 575,843
Posted By DFH
Heard of the cliche "separated by a common...

Heard of the cliche "separated by a common language" But WTF are you rattling on about here? :brow What are "jesus handles"? Some kind of high rise handle bars for that "come to jesus" riding...
Forum: Road warriors 03-10-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 1,261
Views: 298,737
Posted By DFH
Product planning after the friday lunchtime pint....

Product planning after the friday lunchtime pint. :1drink Lets take a Street Triple R, you know the bike we made from the 675 Daytona by adding a lower subframe, a more comfortable seat & handlebars,...
Forum: Road warriors 03-10-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 2,904
Views: 383,868
Posted By DFH
But surely the only meaningful comparison is...

But surely the only meaningful comparison is between dealers in your own local area. If you live in Boston then what you need is clear OTD prices from Boston dealers so you can compare deals. What...
Forum: Road warriors 03-10-2015, 06:29 AM
Replies: 2,904
Views: 383,868
Posted By DFH
Why...? Thats as daft as quoting horsepower at...

Why...? Thats as daft as quoting horsepower at the crank instead of the rear wheel. What it costs to ride it it home is the only realistic measure the same as the only power that matters is at the...
Forum: Road warriors 03-08-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 2,904
Views: 383,868
Posted By DFH
Is that the stock seat on your bike? Looks quite...

Is that the stock seat on your bike? Looks quite thin.
Forum: Road warriors 02-20-2015, 11:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,175
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, 02:33 AM
Replies: 2,904
Views: 383,868
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, 05:54 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,629
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, 04:42 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,629
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, 12:33 AM
Replies: 2,904
Views: 383,868
Posted By DFH
Naaaaa. That would be wrong here too.

Naaaaa. That would be wrong here too.
Forum: Road warriors 01-25-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,522
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, 03:54 PM
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Views: 383,868
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, 03:45 PM
Replies: 2,904
Views: 383,868
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, 12:09 AM
Replies: 2,904
Views: 383,868
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, 12:36 PM
Replies: 2,904
Views: 383,868
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, 05:38 AM
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Views: 383,868
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, 12:21 PM
Replies: 2,904
Views: 383,868
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, 02:04 PM
Replies: 2,904
Views: 383,868
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, 04:24 PM
Replies: 2,904
Views: 383,868
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, 04:03 PM
Replies: 2,904
Views: 383,868
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, 03:26 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,614
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, 06:11 AM
Replies: 2,904
Views: 383,868
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, 06:09 AM
Replies: 2,904
Views: 383,868
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, 05:40 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,614
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, 01:11 PM
Replies: 2,904
Views: 383,868
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, 10:29 PM
Replies: 2,904
Views: 383,868
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, 05:51 PM
Replies: 2,904
Views: 383,868
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, 05:02 AM
Replies: 2,904
Views: 383,868
Posted By DFH
My god what an incoherent, blubbering idiot.

My god what an incoherent, blubbering idiot.
Forum: Road warriors 12-30-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 2,904
Views: 383,868
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, 02:35 PM
Replies: 2,904
Views: 383,868
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, 01:56 AM
Replies: 2,904
Views: 383,868
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, 03:06 PM
Replies: 2,904
Views: 383,868
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, 04:08 PM
Replies: 2,904
Views: 383,868
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...
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