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Forum: Beasts Today, 08:07 PM
Replies: 4,359
Views: 827,505
Posted By Old fart
Wink Which manufacturer did you work for in the...

Which manufacturer did you work for in the development department?
No doubt you'll have all the data to support your theory on average distance ridden before refuelling need on duel purpose bikes...
Forum: Beasts 12-21-2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 1,323
Views: 113,329
Posted By Old fart
All sounds good, with the corduroy pants as long...

All sounds good, with the corduroy pants as long as you have the cuffs rolled up they would be OK.
...
Forum: Australia 12-20-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 5,280
Views: 243,546
Posted By Old fart
Captain, that'd be around 1973? Why were you...

Captain, that'd be around 1973? Why were you wearing your little sisters jeans? :evil
Forum: Australia 12-20-2014, 01:57 AM
Replies: 5,280
Views: 243,546
Posted By Old fart
Well that's good, I'm a couple of those. :D

Well that's good, I'm a couple of those. :D
Forum: Australia 12-20-2014, 12:44 AM
Replies: 5,280
Views: 243,546
Posted By Old fart
Yoo an old fart too? :evil

Yoo an old fart too? :evil
Forum: Australia 12-19-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 5,280
Views: 243,546
Posted By Old fart
Nup, going to hang onto this one. Had a rethink,...

Nup, going to hang onto this one. Had a rethink, could never replace it even with a new bike, there is nothing in the same class. The new Africa twin or whatever they are going to call it when it's...
Forum: Australia 12-19-2014, 02:13 AM
Replies: 5,280
Views: 243,546
Posted By Old fart
Went for a ride yesterday afternoon, poor old...

Went for a ride yesterday afternoon, poor old bike only gets out every now and again.
http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p106/Almostoldfart/8b_zpsa0dbd517.jpg...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-18-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,773
Posted By Old fart
Even if it was rough and rusty before, there is...

Even if it was rough and rusty before, there is no excuse for this sort of abuse. Should be a mandatory jail offence.
Forum: Beasts 12-18-2014, 03:42 AM
Replies: 541
Views: 132,109
Posted By Old fart
Afternoon delight

Went for a cruise this afternoon, the weather is warming up and the longer afternoons are great. I have put a trials universal back on the front end. It's only a 300X21 but handles very nicely. The...
Forum: Beasts 12-10-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 4,359
Views: 827,505
Posted By Old fart
With the broad spread of power the XLV had there...

With the broad spread of power the XLV had there really is no need for 6 speeds. They could even space them out a bit more with a lower first and slightly higher top.
Boy racers might like forever...
Forum: Australia 12-10-2014, 02:45 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 58,867
Posted By Old fart
Waddaboot the bigger DT's, 250 and 400?

Waddaboot the bigger DT's, 250 and 400?
Forum: Australia 11-28-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 5,280
Views: 243,546
Posted By Old fart
Got a bigger old chook chaser, end of week should...

Got a bigger old chook chaser, end of week should be good. I have to go to work one of these weeks.
A tour round the Gramps with a diversion to Rocklands Res?
Forum: Australia 11-28-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 5,280
Views: 243,546
Posted By Old fart
Sounds good Captain, Monday/Tuesday would suit...

Sounds good Captain, Monday/Tuesday would suit me. Around 400K's? Haven't ridden in a while so just an easy cruise look around will do nicely.
Forum: Australia 11-28-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 5,280
Views: 243,546
Posted By Old fart
Where bouts you thinking of going? Mebe tomorrow?

Where bouts you thinking of going? Mebe tomorrow?
Forum: Beasts 11-28-2014, 04:03 AM
Replies: 4,359
Views: 827,505
Posted By Old fart
If this bike is a prototype why go to all the...

If this bike is a prototype why go to all the trouble of having blinker mounts and unused brackets (Lower front looks to be for a guard of some sort) on the front of the frame?
At the very least...
Forum: Beasts 11-18-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 4,359
Views: 827,505
Posted By Old fart
With all the whinging on this thread about a bike...

With all the whinging on this thread about a bike that hasn't been released yet you wouldn't blame Honda for not exporting to the US.

In the land of the free and free enterprise with the...
Forum: Australia 11-16-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 40,890
Posted By Old fart
Looks closer to a production bike than a...

Looks closer to a production bike than a prototype to me, don't be surprised if these are offered a lot sooner than those supposedly in the know are saying. Mebe on the market in numbers early next...
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 441
Posted By Old fart
Apart from all that white stuff lying around it...

Apart from all that white stuff lying around it looks like fun. The person who designed that top box had a sense of humour :evil
Forum: Old's Cool 11-08-2014, 02:26 AM
Replies: 8,249
Views: 3,278,990
Posted By Old fart
Anybody heard of changing the crank on these to a...

Anybody heard of changing the crank on these to a 270 degree?
Forum: Beasts 11-07-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 46,096
Posted By Old fart
If you look on the down tube there is an unused...

If you look on the down tube there is an unused bracket, looks like a mount to cover the oil lines going from the case to the upper fairing.

To some other guesses, If Honda's XLV 750 a 30 year...
Forum: Beasts 11-06-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 46,096
Posted By Old fart
If you look at the centre of the sidecover which...

If you look at the centre of the sidecover which would be the crank centre, the distance to the join where the head is and the thing that "Looks" like a spark plug is enough to be a fairly decent...
Forum: Australia 11-02-2014, 02:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,457
Posted By Old fart
No matter what you think of Casey and his racing...

No matter what you think of Casey and his racing you have to give him credit for pulling out when he wanted to on his own terms, he didn't want to put up with all the stuff that goes along with...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-01-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 546
Posted By Old fart
CBX Doco

Documentary film being produced on the CBX, some nice footage in the trailer.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/550246611/pipe-dreams-the-movie
Forum: Racing 10-27-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,694
Posted By Old fart
Why MM still uses the same tactics he used in 3...

Why MM still uses the same tactics he used in 3 and moto2?
Forum: Beasts 10-19-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 1,323
Views: 113,329
Posted By Old fart
:D Bloody kids

:D Bloody kids
Forum: Racing 10-15-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 15,515
Posted By Old fart
Looks like all the punters were to busy beating...

Looks like all the punters were to busy beating their chests to put the rubbish in the bin, is it mandatory just to throw your stuff on the ground?
:evil
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,534
Posted By Old fart
The TT front hubs look small compared to the XT...

The TT front hubs look small compared to the XT ones, you would think for better braking a larger one would have been fitted to the TT?
Forum: Old's Cool 10-04-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,555
Posted By Old fart
You obviously didn't start the bike with that...

You obviously didn't start the bike with that straight through exhaust with the dog sitting there :evil
Forum: Old's Cool 09-26-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 2,342
Views: 627,042
Posted By Old fart
Nice flares, youth of the seventies :D

Nice flares, youth of the seventies :D
Forum: Beasts 09-23-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 541
Views: 132,109
Posted By Old fart
Going to thin out our bikes a bit, going to sell...

Going to thin out our bikes a bit, going to sell this one
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=938499&page=9
Located in Victoria, Oz.
Forum: Beasts 09-10-2014, 02:03 AM
Replies: 4,359
Views: 827,505
Posted By Old fart
If you can have an ADV bike with them sticking...

If you can have an ADV bike with them sticking out the side like BMW's original G/S through to the liquid cooled giant pig (They have sold a couple) then why not horizontal sticking out the front?
...
Forum: Beasts 09-09-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 4,359
Views: 827,505
Posted By Old fart
Truth be known these are the bike everybody...

Truth be known these are the bike everybody should be riding. This thread seems to be people screaming for a factory desert racer for the price of an Asian produced scooter. 95% of the big bore...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-04-2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 1,060
Views: 340,631
Posted By Old fart
Looks like a Thrush, either PT6 or Walter powered

Looks like a Thrush, either PT6 or Walter powered
Forum: Beasts 08-15-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 20,726
Posted By Old fart
Nothing is missing, bike buyers mostly are mob of...

Nothing is missing, bike buyers mostly are mob of fashion following trendy hipsters who only buy what they think is their ideal bike, going on the 15 minute ride they just had on their friends rigid...
Forum: Beasts 08-10-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 541
Views: 132,109
Posted By Old fart
This engine was designed to be an XLV 750 engine,...

This engine was designed to be an XLV 750 engine, they did happen to use it (highly modified and changed to chain drive) on some of the Flat trackers, they also used a CX 500 engine bored stroked and...
Forum: Beasts 08-10-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 541
Views: 132,109
Posted By Old fart
Not a problem, if you drain the frame and sump...

Not a problem, if you drain the frame and sump first. As with any oil change a wipe with a rag and it's all good. These machines with three valve heads, hydraulic tappets and oil/air cooling are very...
Forum: Racing 08-10-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 18,291
Posted By Old fart
Marquez has changed in the last twelve months,...

Marquez has changed in the last twelve months, even on the podium he looks a lot more grown up/mature. Todays race he just circulated and took the advantage of other racers mistakes, no...
Forum: Beasts 08-07-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 541
Views: 132,109
Posted By Old fart
Looks like you've redone the pipes, did you lose...

Looks like you've redone the pipes, did you lose much low end having a straight pipes?
Forum: Battle scooters 07-23-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 4,482
Views: 196,642
Posted By Old fart
40 days to go but who's counting :D ...

40 days to go but who's counting :D


That's what I was describing with the litter on the roads, Australia is bad and it's usually the locals rather than tourist or visitors.



It's sad,...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-23-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 4,482
Views: 196,642
Posted By Old fart
Hiho Red, go for the new pipe. You will be...

Hiho Red, go for the new pipe. You will be forever plugging/patching the old one. Positive side is with a new pipe you won't be annoying anybody.

I agree with the codes of behaviour or...
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