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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-01-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,766
Posted By rat110
I did a Triumph demo day in Sydney. I came...

I did a Triumph demo day in Sydney.
I came back all smiles. One of the sales staff asked what I thought about it (675). I said if I had the money I would buy one.
His reply was to smile and say...
Forum: Road warriors 06-22-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,335
Posted By rat110
Bump from the past as I think it's a cool bike

Bump from the past as I think it's a cool bike
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-21-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,639
Posted By rat110
Yeah you could, but I don't want to run the risk...

Yeah you could, but I don't want to run the risk of getting caught. I've never been pulled over for a random inspection, however the day I do something dodgy is the day I get waved to the side of the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-20-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,639
Posted By rat110
Yeah that was on the cards. Im now thinking of...

Yeah that was on the cards.
Im now thinking of a similar project but to make it road legal here in Australia will be very difficult.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-20-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,639
Posted By rat110
My first bike was an 07 CT110. I ratted the shit...

My first bike was an 07 CT110. I ratted the shit out of that bike. I loved it.
It was good for about 120km/h, had michelin m45's on it and actually hooked around really well.
It caught fire after a...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-19-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,639
Posted By rat110
The quickest and bestest bike resto on this site....

The quickest and bestest bike resto on this site. Well done!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-08-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,808
Posted By rat110
They put down some new white lines near me, and...

They put down some new white lines near me, and they must have put the wrong compound in the paint as it was uber slippery.
I pulled over to adjust my music volume into the break down lane and I...
Forum: Australia 06-03-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 910
Posted By rat110
Thank you Splinters. I'll shoot him an email...

Thank you Splinters.
I'll shoot him an email soon.
Forum: Australia 06-02-2014, 12:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 910
Posted By rat110
Any automotive engineers here?

I have some questions about transplanting an older larger engine into a modern bike. This will be a NSW registered bike and I would like to know firstly if it's possible to install an older engine...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-29-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 83,813
Posted By rat110
Any more to report? I've really enjoyed reading...

Any more to report? I've really enjoyed reading this thread as it comes along. :1drink
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-29-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 756
Views: 52,864
Posted By rat110
I have been content with my VFR800 power wise,...

I have been content with my VFR800 power wise, however the urge to upgrade has been grinding at me for some time.
Looking at upping to a litre bike but I have my worries, fears and doubts. :lol3
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-29-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,412
Posted By rat110
About $5.90usd per US gallon here in Sydney Aust.

About $5.90usd per US gallon here in Sydney Aust.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-24-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 8,586
Views: 1,731,668
Posted By rat110
'Lady' at work whom I have very little to do with...

'Lady' at work whom I have very little to do with as she doesn't fall within the scope of people that I need to deal with as part of my job. I don't like her as she is very rude and crass. Very in...
Forum: Road warriors 05-12-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 631
Posted By rat110
No one with an F4 wants to chime in??

No one with an F4 wants to chime in??
Forum: Road warriors 05-10-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 631
Posted By rat110
MV Agusta F4 owners sign in

If you are an owner or previous owner of an F4 1000, post up here!
Add pics if you have them and tell us the great, the good and the bad.

I'm looking at them with an ever increasing lust :raabia
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-07-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,550
Posted By rat110
Commuting I stay in the 5000rpm sweet spot on the...

Commuting I stay in the 5000rpm sweet spot on the VFR800. It's not too high and if I need to hustle I just need to twist.
On the highway I sit in top gear if there is minimal traffic. Let the V4...
Forum: Australia 05-07-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 20,801
Posted By rat110
Not a camping story but a story my dad told me....

Not a camping story but a story my dad told me. Once. And once only. He wont talk about it any more even when I ask.

He was out somewhere coming home along a dirt road in his Torana Sunbird. It...
Forum: Australia 05-07-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 20,801
Posted By rat110
Shit that must be my current neighbour! He does...

Shit that must be my current neighbour! He does that. All day on the weekend. Although he changes from drivers to passangers to rear seats on occassion. Otherwise, he just sits there. Pretty weird as...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-04-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 8,586
Views: 1,731,668
Posted By rat110
I have two of these. One with my fire brigade...

I have two of these. One with my fire brigade kit, and one in my first aid kit on the bike.

http://www.holmatro.com/en/vehicle-rescue/producten/443-seatbelt-cutter.html?c=231

They cut through a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-01-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,319
Posted By rat110
Ok I should clarify some things here first. No,...

Ok I should clarify some things here first.
No, I haven't checked the stator. That will come second in line to replacing the RR with a brand new one. The one I have in it now is a second hand unit...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-01-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,319
Posted By rat110
Sorry, I've just come off a VFR specific forum....

Sorry, I've just come off a VFR specific forum. Regulator Rectifier. Renown for failing in the VFR's. Causing issues like leaving you stranded on the side of the road etc.

I know this, however...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-01-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,319
Posted By rat110
When you lose faith in your bike

I'm at the point with my VFR that I have lost faith in it's ability to keep on running and running. I'm on my 3rd battery and about to put in my 3rd RR (most likely it's 4th or 5th one since the one...
Forum: The Garage 04-25-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 14,341
Posted By rat110
I did the fork legs and lower part of my side...

I did the fork legs and lower part of my side fairings on my 99VFR.
It's held up really well. It's been 8 months now and the only time I have had to do a repair was when I hit the bike and took a...
Forum: Road warriors 04-23-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 2,886
Views: 489,503
Posted By rat110
So I worked out how to get 240fps on the gopro...

So I worked out how to get 240fps on the gopro the other day and I took the bike out for a ride on my birthday. Big plans were made but rain stopped them all. I only got a few minutes of footage due...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-20-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,722
Posted By rat110
I use 30-50% of mine. On a rare flat out twisty...

I use 30-50% of mine. On a rare flat out twisty ride I might use 60-70%.

I have no idea what the performance limits of my vfr are, but I know where mine begin to fade :deal

I have been dragging...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-16-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 8,586
Views: 1,731,668
Posted By rat110
Shit yeah. Thanks :freaky

Shit yeah.

Thanks :freaky
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-16-2014, 03:35 AM
Replies: 8,586
Views: 1,731,668
Posted By rat110
I had a really cool chat with a guy on Monday who...

I had a really cool chat with a guy on Monday who seemed to have had an aquired brain injury. He was looking for change for a bus but it could have been anything really. Besides the point. He was...
Forum: Road warriors 04-11-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 2,886
Views: 489,503
Posted By rat110
I'll just buy an aftermarket jobbie. I don't like...

I'll just buy an aftermarket jobbie. I don't like messing with bike/car electrics.
The $260 included 150 for a battery. Although a new RR here (aftermarket) is $250 plus postage of $19. Friggin rip...
Forum: Road warriors 04-11-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 2,886
Views: 489,503
Posted By rat110
After 6 weeks off the road waiting for parts to...

After 6 weeks off the road waiting for parts to do a valve clearance check on my 99 (yes it can take that long to get parts in to Aust. :puke1 ) I started it up and it went just fine.

The next day...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-11-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 322,589
Posted By rat110
I filtered to the front of a set of lights and...

I filtered to the front of a set of lights and was waiting for my green.
Lights turns green, I check for cars and hit the throttle. Next thing I have 2 cars coming at me from the side street, one...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-10-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,722
Posted By rat110
I ordered a stebel 139dB horn for my VFR. 2...

I ordered a stebel 139dB horn for my VFR. 2 nights ago.

I use my horn even if evasive action has been taken. I had a guy put half his car into my lane through a corner. I saw it coming, tucked in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-01-2014, 12:28 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,089
Posted By rat110
I picked up my bike at 2pm and was commuting to...

I picked up my bike at 2pm and was commuting to work on it an hour later. Never ridden a bike before (except on my learners course - a few hours over 2 days). A quick 20 min run around town and I was...
Forum: The Garage 03-23-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 1,831
Views: 231,349
Posted By rat110
I don't have a garage however what I did in my...

I don't have a garage however what I did in my carport was to install the shims in the rear head of my VFR.
I ran out of light so the rest can wait till next weekend.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-19-2014, 03:10 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,437
Posted By rat110
It's not the worst thing, but it's a pain in my...

It's not the worst thing, but it's a pain in my ass at the moment. That's not being able to ride as I am waiting for parts from Ja-pan.

It's been 2 1/2 bloody weeks. Sheesh.

We have had lovely...
Forum: Road warriors 03-04-2014, 02:07 AM
Replies: 296
Views: 47,841
Posted By rat110
WHere abouts in Oz are you? A mate of mine has an...

WHere abouts in Oz are you? A mate of mine has an 05 model. Loves it to bits. We were on a fast ride and I pinned my VFR and he is XX. He pulled away like I was on the brakes. Amazing to see!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-04-2014, 01:34 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 19,832
Posted By rat110
Ok for me, my car is WAY cheaper than my bike. ...

Ok for me, my car is WAY cheaper than my bike.

Car:
Paid: $1000
Insurance: $400 per year
Registration: $700 per year
Tyres: havent changed them and may only need the fronts by the end of the...
Forum: Road warriors 02-20-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,514
Posted By rat110
It looks pretty cool. However I think the...

It looks pretty cool. However I think the proportions are off. The back half is a let down looks wise. Honestly I think it's the seat that throws it out. As has been said bewfore, I wonder if it was...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-15-2014, 01:34 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,588
Posted By rat110
After successfully avoiding a garbage bin...

After successfully avoiding a garbage bin bouncing towards me in my lane after it fell off a workers vehicle going in the opposite direction, I took a breath and lent forward on the tank. A second...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-31-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,482
Posted By rat110
I'm finding more and more reasons to leave the car at home

I have a car. It's not an expensive car, however it has a radio, heating and air conditioning. Runs well, in good condition and is very reliable. It's also excellent on fuel.

I have a choice in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-30-2014, 02:05 AM
Replies: 8,586
Views: 1,731,668
Posted By rat110
Not really a stupid things said, but a funny...

Not really a stupid things said, but a funny interaction none the less.

I pulled up on the bike next to an open top sports car of some type. Looked like an MG crossed with an e type jag.
...
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