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Forum: Road warriors 03-17-2013, 01:20 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 65,050
Posted By Lewy
Yeah he thought it would happen when he got there...

Yeah he thought it would happen when he got there and it did.

The HM is his only transport.

I will give him the link. Thanks.
Forum: Road warriors 03-14-2013, 01:50 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 65,050
Posted By Lewy
My mates 2008 HM speedo from the 19th of January....

My mates 2008 HM speedo from the 19th of January.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b220/lewy110/Hyperspeedo_zpse89a14a1.jpg

Apparently it still reads the same today.

Any of you guys know of...
Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2012, 03:40 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 58,351
Posted By Lewy
I have got to agree. I finally got to see one in...

I have got to agree. I finally got to see one in the flesh today and it looks awesome.

I didn't test ride one as I am afraid I would have to buy it if I did:D
Forum: Road warriors 07-08-2012, 02:16 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 14,564
Posted By Lewy
1982 Honda XL250 1994 BMW R80 1996 BMW R100GS...

1982 Honda XL250
1994 BMW R80
1996 BMW R100GS P/D Classic
1997 Honda VTR1000
1995 KTM 620SC
1993 GSXR1100WP
2004 KTM 640SM
2006 KTM 950 Adv
2008 Suzuki DR650
2007 Suzuki Bandit 1250
Forum: Road warriors 07-05-2012, 03:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,201
Posted By Lewy
Australian Motorcycle News did a test on it about...

Australian Motorcycle News did a test on it about a month ago.

They were pretty impressed
Forum: Road warriors 07-04-2012, 03:26 AM
Replies: 596
Views: 172,565
Posted By Lewy
1250 came out as an 07 model year not much has...

1250 came out as an 07 model year not much has changed since then.
Forum: Road warriors 07-02-2012, 06:23 AM
Replies: 596
Views: 172,565
Posted By Lewy
Not sure what the fork brace is but I will find...

Not sure what the fork brace is but I will find out. The screen is very protective and I think it looks good. I am 187cms tall.

The alternator should be fine running 2 HID's as they are only 35...
Forum: Road warriors 07-01-2012, 01:06 AM
Replies: 596
Views: 172,565
Posted By Lewy
Mine has stiffer fork springs and whopping big...

Mine has stiffer fork springs and whopping big fork brace= much better.

Rear brake has braided lines for more power plus I stay off the rear brake and use my gears down hills= problem solved.
...
Forum: Road warriors 06-15-2012, 06:29 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 58,351
Posted By Lewy
Touratech off road modded one for the Erzberg ...

Touratech off road modded one for the Erzberg

No idea what this dude is saying.

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/rHiMK5Baung" frameborder="0"...
Forum: Road warriors 05-22-2012, 03:17 AM
Replies: 2,266
Views: 567,022
Posted By Lewy
Suction mounted to the tank

Suction mounted to the tank
Forum: Road warriors 05-14-2012, 07:20 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 58,351
Posted By Lewy
A review by an Aussie. Don't worry about how he...

A review by an Aussie. Don't worry about how he talks he's a Queenslander, they all talk like that:D

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/sa1zi31iy1U"...
Forum: Road warriors 05-14-2012, 06:42 AM
Replies: 2,266
Views: 567,022
Posted By Lewy
I put my Go Pro on my Bandit for the first time...

I put my Go Pro on my Bandit for the first time the other day.

It worked pretty good, except for the sound.

<iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/qRGBD3kH864"...
Forum: Road warriors 12-20-2011, 10:51 PM
Replies: 2,266
Views: 567,022
Posted By Lewy
Just got back from the first big ride I have done...

Just got back from the first big ride I have done on the Bandit, about 850kms over 2 days.

I love it even more now.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b220/lewy110/IMAG0320.jpg
...
Forum: Beasts 12-01-2011, 01:18 AM
Replies: 3,063
Views: 605,577
Posted By Lewy
Top thread. I saw your video on You Tube and...

Top thread. I saw your video on You Tube and have been reading your thread.

I went from a 950ADV to a DR650 and now on a Bandit 1250.

I think the Tiger could get me back on an Adventure bike.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-29-2011, 02:54 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 60,221
Posted By Lewy
My mate took this in 1996 ...

My mate took this in 1996

http://p1.bikepics.com/2003/11/24/bikepics-83347-full.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 09-03-2011, 11:40 PM
Replies: 2,266
Views: 567,022
Posted By Lewy
Nice aussie avatar:D I have a taller...

Nice aussie avatar:D

I have a taller screen on mine but the wind still hits me in the head.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b220/lewy110/IMAG0138.jpg

I picked up a flat on Friday too....
Forum: Australia 08-23-2011, 05:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,928
Posted By Lewy
Another reason I didn't buy an Mt-01. I...

Another reason I didn't buy an Mt-01.

I would ride like this guy and have no licence:D

<iframe width="420" height="345" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/ElD-gX9BkG0" frameborder="0"...
Forum: Australia 08-21-2011, 06:04 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,928
Posted By Lewy
Been bikeless for the past 16 months so haven't...

Been bikeless for the past 16 months so haven't been posting, just lurking every now and then
Forum: Australia 08-21-2011, 02:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,928
Posted By Lewy
Gday Andrew Long time no see. I almost...

Gday Andrew

Long time no see. I almost ended up buying an MT-01 myself. Lack of fuel range was the stumbling point.

Instead I bought a Bandit 1250 with a few extras.
...
Forum: Road warriors 08-21-2011, 02:17 AM
Replies: 2,266
Views: 567,022
Posted By Lewy
Thanks mate, took it out and today and I was very...

Thanks mate, took it out and today and I was very impressed with how it went.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b220/lewy110/IMAG0107.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 08-19-2011, 12:29 AM
Replies: 2,266
Views: 567,022
Posted By Lewy
I got my Bandit today. Really bad weather though...

I got my Bandit today. Really bad weather though so no riding.

Here is a photo the previous owner took.

http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee33/jg99849/DSC01644.jpg

It has the following...
Forum: Road warriors 07-08-2011, 07:30 AM
Replies: 2,266
Views: 567,022
Posted By Lewy
Some nice bandits in this thread. I am...

Some nice bandits in this thread.

I am picking up an 07 1250 in about 3 weeks. Will post some pics when I get it.
Forum: Australia 04-27-2011, 02:58 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,763
Posted By Lewy
Awesome bike. If I hadn't bought a Giant Reign...

Awesome bike. If I hadn't bought a Giant Reign in 2010 I would have bought one of them this year. They were everywhere at the recent Mont 24hr race.
Forum: Australia 04-26-2011, 07:05 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,763
Posted By Lewy
Been a while since I have been in the Aussie...

Been a while since I have been in the Aussie section. I have gone to a cyclocross bike now. And I bought an MTB with gears and suspension. I still have a fixed gear/singlespeed road bike for when I...
Forum: Road warriors 04-26-2011, 03:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,699
Posted By Lewy
Nice bike, I rode one back in the early ninetys. ...

Nice bike, I rode one back in the early ninetys. Got off my R80 on to it and didn't want to get off it.

It was all black too which made it look so much better.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-09-2010, 03:34 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 83,713
Posted By Lewy
Thinking about getting one of these for my 10km...

Thinking about getting one of these for my 10km ride to work for when I can't be bothered riding my bicycle.

Max speed on the way to work is 80km/h with only one small hill.

How do they...
Forum: Road warriors 11-08-2010, 11:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,213
Posted By Lewy
Yes I agree, but it sounds tough:D

Yes I agree, but it sounds tough:D
Forum: Road warriors 11-08-2010, 12:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,213
Posted By Lewy
This one seems to get around the ring pretty...

This one seems to get around the ring pretty well.

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Forum: Australia 03-16-2010, 06:39 PM
Replies: 14,606
Views: 1,967,016
Posted By Lewy
I just put my DR in the flea market if anyone...

I just put my DR in the flea market if anyone knows someone who wants a fully set up DR.
Forum: Australia 01-11-2010, 03:57 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,094
Posted By Lewy
No advantage. They are just cheaper. Same bike...

No advantage. They are just cheaper. Same bike minus tank and fairing.

Maintenance is easy, the only different bit is bleeding the oil into the frame tube when you do an oil change.
Forum: Australia 01-11-2010, 03:28 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,094
Posted By Lewy
I have a DR now and have had an 04 640SM and a 95...

I have a DR now and have had an 04 640SM and a 95 620SC in the past.

I treated both KTMs like shit and had zero problems with either

For the $1K difference I say get the 640. The vibes are...
Forum: Australia 01-01-2010, 12:10 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,336
Posted By Lewy
I would love to try out one of these. ...

I would love to try out one of these.

http://www.terratrike.com/path.php
Forum: Australia 12-31-2009, 08:23 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,336
Posted By Lewy
Recumbents are the only type of bike I haven't...

Recumbents are the only type of bike I haven't tried.

What are they like? I have heard that you can ride a lot faster due to better wind resistance.
Forum: Australia 12-29-2009, 04:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,387
Posted By Lewy
The SM is a lot stiffer than the enduro. I think...

The SM is a lot stiffer than the enduro. I think it had more travel in the back and the same in the front.

I was going to use my 04 model for adventure work but as Steve has said, the forks a...
Forum: Australia 12-29-2009, 04:25 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,336
Posted By Lewy
At 125kgs, thats the reason I went for the Giant....

At 125kgs, thats the reason I went for the Giant. You can't beat a lifetime warranty. Even though I have broken a hardtail frame before.

I have also broken an alloy TREK frame.

Heading out in...
Forum: Australia 12-28-2009, 10:22 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,336
Posted By Lewy
No mate, not anymore. Even the urban one...

No mate, not anymore.

Even the urban one stopped for a couple of years until they brought it back.
Forum: Australia 12-28-2009, 06:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,387
Posted By Lewy
I would say go for the DR too:D But if you...

I would say go for the DR too:D

But if you want performance, get a 640/625 and fit a big tank.
Forum: Australia 12-28-2009, 05:01 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,336
Posted By Lewy
I think you find that he is already grown up, at...

I think you find that he is already grown up, at 31 next Feb:D

One of my favorite bits with the train line from a DVD I have.

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Forum: Australia 12-28-2009, 02:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,620
Posted By Lewy
The stable used to be a pretty good shop. I...

The stable used to be a pretty good shop.

I bought my vtr1000 off them in 97
Forum: Australia 12-28-2009, 02:15 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,336
Posted By Lewy
I like my cycling. Last big event I did was...

I like my cycling.

Last big event I did was the Urban Polaris in Canberra.

Covered about 90kms for the day and came 87th out of 250 teams.

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/20154544
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