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Forum: Australia 04-30-2015, 12:45 AM
Replies: 6,318
Views: 417,947
Posted By Hoots
I have roadside assistance or the car, because...

I have roadside assistance or the car, because the rescue logistics are more complicated

But not for the bike - just have a few people's numbers in my phone - I'd always reward any help with...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 55,333
Posted By Hoots
I reckon the GYTR handguards are as good as any...

I reckon the GYTR handguards are as good as any in the aftermarket
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 1,020
Views: 280,574
Posted By Hoots
You have to really want a Rekluse auto clutch to...

You have to really want a Rekluse auto clutch to warrant buying one - in my experience, quite a few who fitted them don't like them - probably take some getting used to - without any expenditure, you...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-27-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 2,232
Views: 234,823
Posted By Hoots
I had the same impression

I had the same impression
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-27-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 2,232
Views: 234,823
Posted By Hoots
Yes, I was asking a different question - that is,...

Yes, I was asking a different question - that is, can the ABS be switched off completely - someone else has indicated that it can, which is good news

The bars look a bit strange, and not all...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-26-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 2,232
Views: 234,823
Posted By Hoots
Is it switchable - i.e. can it be turned off ... ?

Is it switchable - i.e. can it be turned off ... ?
Forum: Australia 04-26-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 6,318
Views: 417,947
Posted By Hoots
Some dirt stretches

Some dirt stretches
Forum: Australia 04-26-2015, 02:54 AM
Replies: 6,318
Views: 417,947
Posted By Hoots
Wow - they obviously weren't exaggerating about...

Wow - they obviously weren't exaggerating about the view - and looks like perfect terrain for the little bikes - sad to have missed it, but had a good day with the ponies
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-24-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 2,232
Views: 234,823
Posted By Hoots
Thanks Hedonism - continued feedback like this is...

Thanks Hedonism - continued feedback like this is great

You have to look at the suspension on pretty much every new bike - in my experience, the FE390 Husaberg was the only exception

If I had...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-23-2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 2,232
Views: 234,823
Posted By Hoots
No, which is why the original post in this part...

No, which is why the original post in this part of the discussion said



:thumb
Forum: Australia 04-23-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 581
Views: 23,362
Posted By Hoots
Love the birds quietly tweeting in the background...

Love the birds quietly tweeting in the background after the event

Like a cartoon
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-23-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 2,232
Views: 234,823
Posted By Hoots
Yes, I had read some of that story and was amused...

Yes, I had read some of that story and was amused by, "But I'll take an abrupt bump as my reminder to pay more attention when I fuck up and hit something I should have been watching out for" - sadly...
Forum: Australia 04-22-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 6,318
Views: 417,947
Posted By Hoots
NSW Trials Championship, Sydney Sunday May 3

If anyone is keen to watch some high-quality trials, the first round of the NSW Championship is on next Sunday (3rd May) at 1 Cheeseman's Rd, Cattai

i.e. about here...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-22-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 2,232
Views: 234,823
Posted By Hoots
Most reviews seem to conclude that the Ducati is...

Most reviews seem to conclude that the Ducati is harsh and undersprung offroad, by comparison with the Triumph - and the Triumph Scrambler is hardly a worldbeater as Adv bike - albeit a very nice...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 54,085
Posted By Hoots
Night riding here is borderline suicidal, with...

Night riding here is borderline suicidal, with the many and varied wildlife all wanting to share the experience - roos and emus probably the worst -wombats in hilly country - feral pigs in some areas...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-22-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 2,232
Views: 234,823
Posted By Hoots
+ 1 This new bike looks appealing, but it...

+ 1

This new bike looks appealing, but it would be good to hear how it performs on gravel roads and trails - and over longer days of riding
Forum: Australia 04-21-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,927
Posted By Hoots
Excellent review - exactly what I was looking for...

Excellent review - exactly what I was looking for - thanks
Forum: Australia 04-21-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,927
Posted By Hoots
Has anyone tried the Omega X1 Pro? Is...

Has anyone tried the Omega X1 Pro?

Is this as low-profile at the back as the S1?

And how do the two of them compare (for backward ease of head movement) with the Atlas equivalent?
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 1,114
Views: 198,866
Posted By Hoots
Obviously good endorsement - for some reason I...

Obviously good endorsement - for some reason I had thought you'd taken this bashplate off early in the piece and had been using a B&B - a bit dumb as I can see it in the pics from various rides -...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 1,114
Views: 198,866
Posted By Hoots
Have you ever found that the plate gets wedged in...

Have you ever found that the plate gets wedged in ruts?
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-21-2015, 03:07 AM
Replies: 2,232
Views: 234,823
Posted By Hoots
Great to see one of these with a bit of dirt on it

Great to see one of these with a bit of dirt on it
Forum: Australia 04-20-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 6,318
Views: 417,947
Posted By Hoots
I am going to have to miss it now, due to a horse...

I am going to have to miss it now, due to a horse event

But it should be a good day - impressive riding, and a pretty spectacular property
Forum: Australia 04-20-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,927
Posted By Hoots
What do you feel about Omega vs Atlas neck braces?

What do you feel about Omega vs Atlas neck braces?
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 54,085
Posted By Hoots
I've got a Safari tank and GYTR guards, and...

I've got a Safari tank and GYTR guards, and inspection of that set-up leads me to think that there wouldn't be room behind the radiators for a puller fan - others ... ?

I don't think a pusher...
Forum: Australia 04-19-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,927
Posted By Hoots
I found the same thing with my Arai XD3 - even...

I found the same thing with my Arai XD3 - even without a neck brace, the jacket collar inhibits ability to lift the head - creates problem with standing riding, particularly downhills - get a very...
Forum: Australia 04-18-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,927
Posted By Hoots
I don't know that this is true - I was basing my...

I don't know that this is true - I was basing my post on those same vids - if you dismount in a fluid movement (bike or horse) you'd probably do so IMO with enough speed / momentum to set the vest...
Forum: Australia 04-18-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,927
Posted By Hoots
This sort of thing is quite interesting - a...

This sort of thing is quite interesting - a functional adv jacket, with airbag included - also CE armour in the usual places

http://www.motolegends.com/Images/Products/XLarge_Images/GPL971_1.jpg
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 54,085
Posted By Hoots
A search for SPAL and VA32-A101-62A should find a...

A search for SPAL and VA32-A101-62A should find a well-priced option

Is there room for one on a WR?
Forum: Australia 04-16-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,927
Posted By Hoots
Neck braces for gravel roads have to be a good...

Neck braces for gravel roads have to be a good idea - you don't need too much head movement, and the newer Atlas (others?) designs seem to have addressed that anyway

I reckon there were a...
Forum: Australia 04-16-2015, 01:54 AM
Replies: 6,318
Views: 417,947
Posted By Hoots
Thanks Wiz - PM sent

Thanks Wiz - PM sent
Forum: Australia 04-15-2015, 03:23 AM
Replies: 343
Views: 15,559
Posted By Hoots
Terry Hay (Shock Treatment) might like to use...

Terry Hay (Shock Treatment) might like to use this pic
Forum: Australia 04-15-2015, 01:14 AM
Replies: 6,318
Views: 417,947
Posted By Hoots
My comment was really meant as an observation,...

My comment was really meant as an observation, and a warning for those wishing to check it out in future years - wasn't a criticism - that said, I do think it's an opportunity lost - I also think...
Forum: Australia 04-14-2015, 10:19 PM
Replies: 6,318
Views: 417,947
Posted By Hoots
Hilarious isn't it Apparently all true ...

Hilarious isn't it

Apparently all true

I've got a blue bike which looks a bit like that - I might give it a go ...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2015, 10:17 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 54,085
Posted By Hoots
I'd definitely put the fan behind the radiators,...

I'd definitely put the fan behind the radiators, somewhere - a stick will almost certainly liberate it otherwise - unless you can fabricate some sort of sturdy housing for it - but not much room...
Forum: Australia 04-14-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 6,318
Views: 417,947
Posted By Hoots
Web discussion about the event sounds great ...

Web discussion about the event sounds great

Some of pics are pretty spectacular - must be a good one to watch

Sadly, the same can't be said of Kowen ...

[Photo courtesy of Sylvia and Rod F...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2015, 02:16 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 54,085
Posted By Hoots
I've finally got around to installing the MSC...

I've finally got around to installing the MSC Moto (previously Ralle Moto) steering damper - this is the new Axis model (http://www.mscmoto.com/pages/msc-moto-axis), with a single point of adjustment...
Forum: Australia 04-14-2015, 01:10 AM
Replies: 343
Views: 15,559
Posted By Hoots
This is unbelievable - is it real, or just...

This is unbelievable - is it real, or just photo-shopped ... ?
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 1,020
Views: 280,574
Posted By Hoots
I think I got about 5000km out of the 690s...

I think I got about 5000km out of the 690s rubberised counter-sprocket

Are you (Roy) not running a cush hub for those long-distance rides?
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 1,020
Views: 280,574
Posted By Hoots
I used to use a cush counter-sprocket (ie with...

I used to use a cush counter-sprocket (ie with rubberised ring) on the 690, but thought they were just about noise reduction ... ?

I'm trying to decide whether to get a cush hub on a second...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 54,085
Posted By Hoots
I've recently combined a 690 and a 450EXC into...

I've recently combined a 690 and a 450EXC into one WR450F - wanted just the one bike - I've been a bit thwarted in getting out on the WR, but my impressions thus far are that it sits somewhere...
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