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Forum: Orange Crush 05-04-2014, 11:02 PM
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Views: 1,575,640
Posted By Bonsai Elephant
The 990 needed suspension upgrade anyway if you...

The 990 needed suspension upgrade anyway if you planned to do anything serious offroad, so what's the big shakes?
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 2,891
Views: 1,078,731
Posted By Bonsai Elephant
I'm selling an '86 K100RS, Progressive shock,...

I'm selling an '86 K100RS, Progressive shock, Works Performance springs, Luftmeister exhaust, recently repainted, great condition, pictures if anyone wants via PM.

Figured as this is the thread...
Forum: Ride reports 01-23-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 18,406
Posted By Bonsai Elephant
Excellent. Thanks.

Excellent.

Thanks.
Forum: Road warriors 12-17-2013, 08:30 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,831
Posted By Bonsai Elephant
Ah, okay. That makes sense. I misunderstood...

Ah, okay. That makes sense.

I misunderstood from your post.
Forum: Road warriors 12-16-2013, 08:33 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,831
Posted By Bonsai Elephant
Impressive stuff Shogs, but a quick question, as...

Impressive stuff Shogs, but a quick question, as someone else who has never done this I could only approach this by building the new loom over the existing loom, I figured that was the object of it....
Forum: Road warriors 12-08-2013, 03:01 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,831
Posted By Bonsai Elephant
I just washed my K. This thread made me feel...

I just washed my K.

This thread made me feel guilty!

:lol3
Forum: Road warriors 12-08-2013, 10:17 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,831
Posted By Bonsai Elephant
:lurk

:lurk
Forum: Orange Crush 11-18-2013, 11:39 PM
Replies: 18,848
Views: 7,638,191
Posted By Bonsai Elephant
Great shots of the sleeping beast, but next time...

Great shots of the sleeping beast, but next time you are out there take some shots of the forts, I'd like to get out there one day to see Wellington's line.
Forum: Orange Crush 11-14-2013, 03:41 PM
Replies: 6,777
Views: 1,575,640
Posted By Bonsai Elephant
It's a real handy piece of kit, and if it doesn't...

It's a real handy piece of kit, and if it doesn't get in the way of fuelling then is not obstructive at all.

I preferred a small bag on the rack for off-road, but can ride just as happily with the...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-14-2013, 07:19 AM
Replies: 6,777
Views: 1,575,640
Posted By Bonsai Elephant
It looks close enough that I can just use my 990...

It looks close enough that I can just use my 990 tankbag.

Unless you can fill with this one on, is that a realistic option or a big pain in the arse?
Forum: Orange Crush 11-13-2013, 09:57 PM
Replies: 6,777
Views: 1,575,640
Posted By Bonsai Elephant
Thanks, but how do you get fuel in when you are...

Thanks, but how do you get fuel in when you are carrying it?
Forum: Orange Crush 11-13-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 6,777
Views: 1,575,640
Posted By Bonsai Elephant
And the tank bag. :lurk

And the tank bag.

:lurk
Forum: Orange Crush 11-13-2013, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6,777
Views: 1,575,640
Posted By Bonsai Elephant
So is anyone going to comment on the new tankbag...

So is anyone going to comment on the new tankbag and post a picture of the base without the bag on it so we can see how it fuels or are we just going to argue about its appropriateness in certain...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-12-2013, 08:57 PM
Replies: 6,777
Views: 1,575,640
Posted By Bonsai Elephant
Agreed, topbox is a different thing.

Agreed, topbox is a different thing.
Forum: Orange Crush 11-12-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 6,777
Views: 1,575,640
Posted By Bonsai Elephant
I'd add to the anti-hard bag on the rough stuff...

I'd add to the anti-hard bag on the rough stuff list that a fall with softbags you get up and carry on, no harm done.

A fall with hardbags always carries the risk of damaging the locks/mounting...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-10-2013, 10:21 PM
Replies: 6,777
Views: 1,575,640
Posted By Bonsai Elephant
I agree entirely. Hard luggage works well for me...

I agree entirely. Hard luggage works well for me on long trips.

Or short trips with the wife!

:lol3

If I'm doing anything remotely like tough terrain I will find a way to use soft luggage,...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-09-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 6,777
Views: 1,575,640
Posted By Bonsai Elephant
What's worse, a bunch of hardbags on an adventure...

What's worse, a bunch of hardbags on an adventure bike or a bunch of windbags on a website about adventure bikes?

:rolleyes
Forum: Orange Crush 11-09-2013, 07:27 AM
Replies: 6,777
Views: 1,575,640
Posted By Bonsai Elephant
Talking of luggage... The.tankbag looks the...

Talking of luggage...

The.tankbag looks the same as the 990 bag, which I have. Could someone post a shot of the base without the bag, please.

Have they just cut out a petrol cap sized hole in...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-08-2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 6,777
Views: 1,575,640
Posted By Bonsai Elephant
The standard rack on my 990 was perfect. I...

The standard rack on my 990 was perfect.

I don't have the 1190 yet, being in Yankistan, so can only refer back to that, but the Wolfman luggage is not just bloody brilliant, it is also very...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-08-2013, 12:42 PM
Replies: 6,777
Views: 1,575,640
Posted By Bonsai Elephant
:thumb Twenty-eight posts in nearly eight...

:thumb

Twenty-eight posts in nearly eight years on the site?

You should post more mate!

:D
Forum: Orange Crush 11-07-2013, 04:57 PM
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Views: 1,575,640
Posted By Bonsai Elephant
Great video! :thumb

Great video!

:thumb
Forum: Orange Crush 11-04-2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 6,777
Views: 1,575,640
Posted By Bonsai Elephant
These hard bag options are all well and good, but...

These hard bag options are all well and good, but for me Wolfman soft luggage strapped across the back seat and kept away from any moving parts by luggage racks are the answer.

I found hard...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-31-2013, 07:46 AM
Replies: 6,777
Views: 1,575,640
Posted By Bonsai Elephant
My local dealer now has a demo standard model in....

My local dealer now has a demo standard model in.

I'll be there for a test ride as soon as I can!

:ricky

Assuming I ever find a few minutes when I am not at work or looking after millions...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-23-2013, 07:59 AM
Replies: 6,777
Views: 1,575,640
Posted By Bonsai Elephant
I used to do that on my 990! :lol3

I used to do that on my 990!

:lol3
Forum: Orange Crush 10-22-2013, 10:09 PM
Replies: 6,777
Views: 1,575,640
Posted By Bonsai Elephant
That's the thing, I don't think of it as a...

That's the thing, I don't think of it as a problem, just part of riding a motorcycle.

I currently ride a classic Brit twin, a BM four pot, and a thumper, to a greater or lesser extent they all...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-22-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 6,777
Views: 1,575,640
Posted By Bonsai Elephant
Yes. They have almost perfected the...

Yes.

They have almost perfected the two-wheeled equivalent of a Prius.

:lol3
Forum: Orange Crush 10-22-2013, 05:36 PM
Replies: 6,777
Views: 1,575,640
Posted By Bonsai Elephant
:thumb

:thumb
Forum: Orange Crush 10-22-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 6,777
Views: 1,575,640
Posted By Bonsai Elephant
It is, with or without a windscreen. Ride...

It is, with or without a windscreen.

Ride behind a flat backed vehicle, through the turbulence it leaves in its wake, or on an elevated road with strong side winds and then say buffeting is all...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-22-2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 6,777
Views: 1,575,640
Posted By Bonsai Elephant
Is it just me who thinks wind buffeting,...

Is it just me who thinks wind buffeting, vibration, sore butt etc. is just part of riding motorcycles and if you can't handle that then maybe a nice, comfy Prius could be a better choice for you?
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-20-2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,940
Posted By Bonsai Elephant
My thoughts to all the family and friends. ...

My thoughts to all the family and friends.

Such tragic news.
Forum: Orange Crush 10-17-2013, 11:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,810
Posted By Bonsai Elephant
My 990 was a better off-road bike than I was an...

My 990 was a better off-road bike than I was an off-road rider.

I'm sure the 1190R will be too.

I can't wait for it to hit the States.
Forum: Orange Crush 10-13-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 6,777
Views: 1,575,640
Posted By Bonsai Elephant
That piece of info brings me a step closer to...

That piece of info brings me a step closer to buying one!

:lol3

Hi Kurt! Looking forward to being a customer again!

:wave
Forum: Orange Crush 09-22-2013, 02:32 PM
Replies: 664
Views: 252,939
Posted By Bonsai Elephant
Please tell me that's a dealership and you don't...

Please tell me that's a dealership and you don't actually keep your riding suits on mannequins!

:lol3
Forum: Orange Crush 09-22-2013, 09:15 AM
Replies: 664
Views: 252,939
Posted By Bonsai Elephant
That's crap. Sorry.

That's crap.

Sorry.
Forum: Orange Crush 09-09-2013, 11:33 PM
Replies: 6,777
Views: 1,575,640
Posted By Bonsai Elephant
If that's genuine what does$16.8k get you? ...

If that's genuine what does$16.8k get you?

Just the bike, bags, some other goodies?

Anyone guessing?
Forum: Orange Crush 08-23-2013, 06:46 AM
Replies: 10,666
Views: 2,235,613
Posted By Bonsai Elephant
Well done, now head to the name change thread and...

Well done, now head to the name change thread and get that sorted!

:lol3
Forum: Orange Crush 08-23-2013, 06:45 AM
Replies: 10,666
Views: 2,235,613
Posted By Bonsai Elephant
Nice! Great clean look!

Nice!

Great clean look!
Forum: Orange Crush 08-22-2013, 11:54 PM
Replies: 6,777
Views: 1,575,640
Posted By Bonsai Elephant
That, my friend, is a work of bloody genius! ...

That, my friend, is a work of bloody genius!

Unless you get it patented before the Austrians get the bike on this side of the pond that idea is well and truly stolen!

:D
Forum: Orange Crush 08-22-2013, 06:00 PM
Replies: 664
Views: 252,939
Posted By Bonsai Elephant
Hi Myles! :wave Will you ship to the...

Hi Myles!

:wave

Will you ship to the US, when the Austrians eventually let us buy them?

:bluduh
Forum: Orange Crush 08-22-2013, 08:44 AM
Replies: 18,848
Views: 7,638,191
Posted By Bonsai Elephant
Geek, if you and Duke ever got together the...

Geek, if you and Duke ever got together the combined suckage would create a blackhole severe enough to pull the entire earth, solar system and much of this arm of the Milky Way into it before riding...
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