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Forum: Battle scooters 03-02-2012, 11:43 AM
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Posted By rocca
Thanks Paul, that's a good read. Food for...

Thanks Paul, that's a good read. Food for thought, too, as my own Mk3 is coming up to 3 years old and I think it's time for a change. Not sure whether I'm loyal/ insane enough to lay out £8700 on...
Forum: Beasts 10-20-2011, 01:54 PM
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Posted By rocca
+2

+2
Forum: Beasts 07-11-2011, 05:01 AM
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Posted By rocca
Are Rema and Ray talking about the same "leak"...

Are Rema and Ray talking about the same "leak" (!) ?

Having cleaned up the engine and then rechecked it following a ride, there's definitely oil misting/ weeping from around the base of the clutch...
Forum: Beasts 07-04-2011, 05:29 PM
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Posted By rocca
Yes, to be fair the HB rear bracket attaches to...

Yes, to be fair the HB rear bracket attaches to the same points. Front bracket is bolted though the lug(s) cast on the front of the engine by means of a M10 x 235mm bolt...
Forum: Beasts 07-04-2011, 03:43 PM
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Posted By rocca
The Hepco Becker bash plate mounts on brackets...

The Hepco Becker bash plate mounts on brackets bolted to the engine -- as does Yamaha's (the HB rear bracket looks stronger). There's no way round this as there's nothing down there except the...
Forum: Beasts 07-04-2011, 07:35 AM
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Posted By rocca
Any more information Rema? Just yesterday I...

Any more information Rema? Just yesterday I noticed what appears to be a small amount of oil mist/ weeping from the area of the bottom of the clutch cover (other owners- feel the underside of the...
Forum: Ride reports 06-08-2011, 05:22 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 46,398
Posted By rocca
Normality is...... overrated. Aghast at the...

Normality is...... overrated. Aghast at the insanity of this adventure (and insanely jealous of Mr S, too). Will be following closely!
Forum: Beasts 06-08-2011, 03:23 PM
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Posted By rocca
In Sanders's case I honestly think not. He is...

In Sanders's case I honestly think not. He is firstly a traveller (he used to cycle the world before motorcycling it) and has always seemed disinterested in the niceties of what gear and parts are...
Forum: Beasts 06-08-2011, 01:36 PM
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Posted By rocca
Check the rest of the bike too. No accessory...

Check the rest of the bike too. No accessory screen, bars, rack, crashbars, etc. etc. This is a guy who's been round the world several times (including the deserts!) on an unmodded R1. An object...
Forum: Beasts 06-08-2011, 07:57 AM
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Posted By rocca
...and a troll is not just a cave-dwelling...

...and a troll is not just a cave-dwelling species found in Norse mythology?
Forum: Road warriors 05-29-2011, 02:30 AM
Replies: 1,455
Views: 304,278
Posted By rocca
I don't know where the "70 hp" claims for the 800...

I don't know where the "70 hp" claims for the 800 are coming from, but I think they're wrong. As far as I know the bike is being sold in a "worldwide" state of tune and the dyno tests that are out...
Forum: Beasts 05-25-2011, 08:41 AM
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Posted By rocca
You're right. That's what comes of searching...

You're right. That's what comes of searching "air intake" in the PDF and then lazily not bothering to read the search results properly!
Forum: Beasts 05-23-2011, 06:52 AM
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Posted By rocca
Yes. :D

Yes. :D
Forum: Beasts 05-23-2011, 04:07 AM
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Posted By rocca
From everything I've read it seems that D-MODE on...

From everything I've read it seems that D-MODE on the XT1200 works in the same way as it does on the R1 - simply by changing the ratio of twistgrip movement to throttle valve actuation. It's ride by...
Forum: Road warriors 05-16-2011, 10:18 AM
Replies: 1,455
Views: 304,278
Posted By rocca
Yep, at first this bugged me a bit too. Nowhere...

Yep, at first this bugged me a bit too. Nowhere near enough to actually get the tank repainted though. And that's speaking as a notorious perfectionist (or so I thought!) in matters of bike...
Forum: Road warriors 05-04-2011, 05:01 AM
Replies: 1,455
Views: 304,278
Posted By rocca
I reckon a vintage leather single-sided pannier...

I reckon a vintage leather single-sided pannier would look right on this bike. Unfortunately I haven't yet found exactly what I'm after, either.

Kawasaki did at one time make a side carrier...
Forum: Beasts 04-26-2011, 01:46 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 38,818
Posted By rocca
I've ridden the two pretty much back-to-back over...

I've ridden the two pretty much back-to-back over some distance on roads and to my mind there's no doubt that the 2010 (twin cam) GS has quicker steering and a somewhat zippier engine than the...
Forum: Beasts 04-13-2011, 12:54 PM
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Posted By rocca
I'm not suggesting that the cost is inflated;...

I'm not suggesting that the cost is inflated; merely that "sundries" is a piece of opaque silliness used to present the hourly rate (labour charge) in a more favourable light. In most lines of...
Forum: Beasts 04-13-2011, 11:04 AM
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Posted By rocca
Amused to see that "sundries" appears to be a...

Amused to see that "sundries" appears to be a piece of nonsense appended to service bills the world over, Bundu...there's not even a chain to lube.

Hang on though - did they drop the final drive...
Forum: Road warriors 04-11-2011, 04:39 PM
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Views: 304,278
Posted By rocca
Thanks for the kind comments, gents. I'll bear...

Thanks for the kind comments, gents. I'll bear in mind those suggestions for improving the front brake though I'm in no hurry to make changes. Thinking back, I've certainly ridden - and become...
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2011, 11:29 AM
Replies: 1,455
Views: 304,278
Posted By rocca
Impressions, as promised

I took my new W800 on its first outing over any distance today (about 100 miles) so here are a few first impressions, mainly for the benefit of those so sadly deprived of this bike on the other side...
Forum: Beasts 04-08-2011, 10:59 AM
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Posted By rocca
That black looks mighty fine. Fender extender...

That black looks mighty fine. Fender extender from the off is a good move, too.

Siddhartha, just checked the book and it says the socket is rated 30w/ 3A fuse - too low for heated gear as well, I...
Forum: Beasts 04-07-2011, 10:00 AM
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Posted By rocca
Yep, there's one to the right of the dash - takes...

Yep, there's one to the right of the dash - takes a car-type plug.
Forum: Beasts 04-06-2011, 01:52 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 36,402
Posted By rocca
$AU20k is as near as damn it £13k -- which is the...

$AU20k is as near as damn it £13k -- which is the list price in the UK. The bike is no cheaper in continental Europe. The big difference is that a similarly specced GS is slightly cheaper than the...
Forum: Road warriors 04-05-2011, 09:41 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 107,485
Posted By rocca
Well, we're not allowed to have this bike in the...

Well, we're not allowed to have this bike in the UK either, even though we're accustomed to the kind of price Honda might want to charge for it -- based on the Japanese price.

I reckon the CB1100...
Forum: Beasts 04-04-2011, 05:13 PM
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Posted By rocca
Looks identical to me, and the Remus is actually...

Looks identical to me, and the Remus is actually considerably cheaper over here at about £360 ($560 AUD).
Forum: Beasts 04-02-2011, 11:25 AM
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Posted By rocca
You can't go wrong with black - photos on the...

You can't go wrong with black - photos on the "demo impressions" thread are further evidence. Thankfully in Blighty we are spared those side reflectors and enormous indicators (stealthy Yamaha LED...
Forum: Beasts 04-01-2011, 08:52 AM
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Posted By rocca
Got to say that the white does look good, but...

Got to say that the white does look good, but black gives the bike some real presence. I would probably have opted for black if it had been offered last year.

Check out the following (mainly...
Forum: Beasts 03-31-2011, 10:28 AM
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Posted By rocca
Yes, you can tell the man-hours have been sweated...

Yes, you can tell the man-hours have been sweated to refine the TCS, the brake setup and the fuel delivery on this bike.

It would be interesting to learn more about your travels, RogerJ. It...
Forum: Beasts 03-31-2011, 09:16 AM
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Views: 4,874,545
Posted By rocca
Well done that man.:D

Well done that man.:D
Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2011, 08:03 AM
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Views: 304,278
Posted By rocca
I have one on order - should take delivery next...

I have one on order - should take delivery next week, hopefully - and I'll let you know what it's like. Give me a nudge if I forget, though.

I can tell you that it's a real beauty to look at (but...
Forum: Vendors 03-22-2011, 06:50 AM
Replies: 2,178
Views: 876,924
Posted By rocca
Yeah, had to go and prove it to myself by...

Yeah, had to go and prove it to myself by actually installing all four -- but you're right, hazards no worky with the full complement.

Think they flash a little quicker with just one resistor in...
Forum: Vendors 03-19-2011, 06:50 AM
Replies: 2,178
Views: 876,924
Posted By rocca
I am doing the job today mate, making use of Mr...

I am doing the job today mate, making use of Mr Wasp's excellent pictorials. No cutting required on the front set -- they just plug into the existing connectors. Not yet started on the rears, but I...
Forum: Beasts 02-28-2011, 09:02 AM
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Posted By rocca
UK Ténérians

Yamaha UK are offering buyers are a "free adventure in Wales" at the Ténéré Experience school (like the BMW thing, except with decent bikes :D).

I think it would be only fair to invite those of us...
Forum: Beasts 02-17-2011, 07:29 AM
Replies: 25,713
Views: 4,874,545
Posted By rocca
Not sure if this has been posted up, but it's a...

Not sure if this has been posted up, but it's a corker:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KPapviJ2il8#at=13

Rider must be a new species of giant - makes the bike look like a...
Forum: Beasts 02-15-2011, 08:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,866
Posted By rocca
Question Lovely pics - and that's some tree! Did you...

Lovely pics - and that's some tree!

Did you ever get those Vision X lights wired in Greg, and if so how? Enquiring minds need to know if you figured out what connectors fit to the aux lights...
Forum: Beasts 02-14-2011, 02:10 PM
Replies: 25,713
Views: 4,874,545
Posted By rocca
Had the same thought re. the bars myself...look...

Had the same thought re. the bars myself...look good, but will be too costly I think once taxes, duties and shipping are added. The other thing that slightly concerns me are the fitting instructions...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-06-2011, 12:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,297
Posted By rocca
Keep the reports coming G-Oldie. Not seen...

Keep the reports coming G-Oldie.

Not seen one in the flesh yet, but from photos it's a very pretty bike and somehow more convincing than latter-day Bonnies.

44 hp is a bit of a surprise, but as...
Forum: Beasts 02-01-2011, 09:50 AM
Replies: 25,713
Views: 4,874,545
Posted By rocca
Fenda Extenda

Pyramid Plastics in the UK now have a fender (mudguard) extender on their site for order. A much needed accessory, I'd say, 'cos of the amount of crap thrown up onto the pipe headers and other...
Forum: Beasts 01-21-2011, 08:05 AM
Replies: 25,713
Views: 4,874,545
Posted By rocca
Not an answer to my own question because in this...

Not an answer to my own question because in this vid the standard heat shield has been fitted back over the Akra.

Don't remember seeing/ hearing video of the pipe before, though. Not a huge fan...
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