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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Today, 01:09 AM
Replies: 1,015
Views: 117,710
Posted By Bongolia
The Africa Ton. The Heavy Pig 2

The Africa Ton.

The Heavy Pig 2
Forum: Road warriors 05-06-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 3,770
Views: 1,034,823
Posted By Bongolia
<iframe width="560" height="315"...

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/gT0TXrUKNIY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

I'd go with the Velo.
Forum: Road warriors 05-04-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 3,770
Views: 1,034,823
Posted By Bongolia
http://www.yesterdays.nl/images/Norton-1948-intern...

http://www.yesterdays.nl/images/Norton-1948-international-m-1.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 05-04-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,423
Posted By Bongolia
It's a Guzzi. Parts of them are made out of stone.

It's a Guzzi. Parts of them are made out of stone.
Forum: The Garage 05-01-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,999
Posted By Bongolia
Good luck with that. I had a nightmare with a...

Good luck with that. I had a nightmare with a Pathfinder V6 back in 2008 that exhibited the same symptoms. Every time the garage said they had fixed it it would start missing under load within a day...
Forum: The Garage 05-01-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,369
Posted By Bongolia
Sounds like an idiot :lol3 Criblock works...

Sounds like an idiot :lol3

Criblock works well assuming you don't have boundary issues and can accomodate the rake. It depends on the soil conditions but if you can batter back then it's a pretty...
Forum: Road warriors 05-01-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 12,007
Posted By Bongolia
My next bikes a Grom. That solves all my problems.

My next bikes a Grom. That solves all my problems.
Forum: Road warriors 05-01-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 919
Views: 266,947
Posted By Bongolia
Which model/year 850 Le Mans?

Which model/year 850 Le Mans?
Forum: Road warriors 04-30-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 3,770
Views: 1,034,823
Posted By Bongolia
http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee69/mhoref/Mot...

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee69/mhoref/Motos/FE-Final-v2_zpsfld3zv5v.jpg

FourRings bike over on Ducati.ms. Magnificent. Love the nod to the Paul Smart with the frame colour
Forum: Road warriors 04-30-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 3,770
Views: 1,034,823
Posted By Bongolia
I just bought one :D I've only posted this...

I just bought one :D

I've only posted this photo on 25 separate social media sites so far. Plenty still to go haha

http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o297/riches2004x/bikes/R1_zpsjjxq2sk8.jpg
...
Forum: Road warriors 04-30-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 3,770
Views: 1,034,823
Posted By Bongolia
As much as I love Guzzis, the fairing is kinda...

As much as I love Guzzis, the fairing is kinda ten shades of bland on the Monosodium Glutamate.
Forum: Road warriors 04-29-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 12,007
Posted By Bongolia
If Honda did a lighter 750 version of the retro...

If Honda did a lighter 750 version of the retro CBF1100 that could be interesting. It would have as much character as a sewing machine but it would be well made.
Forum: The Garage 04-29-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,369
Posted By Bongolia
Criblock is your friend.

Criblock is your friend.
Forum: The Garage 04-29-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,369
Posted By Bongolia
Wet concrete pressure is about 2 tons for every...

Wet concrete pressure is about 2 tons for every three feet of depth. Try holding that plywood in place when the vibratir goes in.

You guys will kill somebody. Get some people who know what they...
Forum: The Garage 04-29-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,369
Posted By Bongolia
As a professional Structural Engineer I love...

As a professional Structural Engineer I love reading these threads.

Soil type governs. Active and passive pressures vary considerably depending on soil classification.

Dont use cantilever...
Forum: Road warriors 04-29-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 3,770
Views: 1,034,823
Posted By Bongolia
Incredible. Pure engineering regardless of cost....

Incredible. Pure engineering regardless of cost. 'Barreling' the cams..
Forum: Road warriors 04-29-2015, 02:31 AM
Replies: 3,770
Views: 1,034,823
Posted By Bongolia
You know, I'd not really noticed that before, but...

You know, I'd not really noticed that before, but now you point it out..

http://www.sportbikerider.us/Pics68/honda-rvf400-98-511517.jpg

Actualy, on closer review, that tail follows the lines...
Forum: Road warriors 04-28-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 3,770
Views: 1,034,823
Posted By Bongolia
I just bought a 900FE for that reason. The SLs...

I just bought a 900FE for that reason. The SLs and FEs are taking off. If I left it a few years they are likely to double in price.
Forum: Road warriors 04-28-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 3,770
Views: 1,034,823
Posted By Bongolia
748 Yellow RD250 Le Mans Mk 1 SS100 ...

748 Yellow
RD250
Le Mans Mk 1
SS100
RVF400
Norton International


That Stark bike is an abomination. It looks like something that could be used to wash clothes, and has a tank like an...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-28-2015, 03:18 AM
Replies: 8,306
Views: 1,371,437
Posted By Bongolia
Is this the KTM thread or the mystical mythical...

Is this the KTM thread or the mystical mythical AT thread?

Any news yet or still 1000 pages of bollocks?
Forum: Road warriors 04-26-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 2,347
Views: 338,666
Posted By Bongolia
The W650 is a cute bike.

The W650 is a cute bike.
Forum: Road warriors 04-26-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 547
Views: 203,266
Posted By Bongolia
It's a euro spec FE, Devo. I just joined...

It's a euro spec FE, Devo.

I just joined Ducati MS, thanks for the links, I'm heading over for a read :D
Forum: Road warriors 04-26-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 547
Views: 203,266
Posted By Bongolia
I'd appreciate the owners views on the best way...

I'd appreciate the owners views on the best way to restore head, barrels and cases on the 900SS engine.

I bought the FE knowing that it had suffered some acid damage when parked after a battery...
Forum: Road warriors 04-25-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 4,754
Views: 576,541
Posted By Bongolia
Why is there a hair dryer mounted on the side? Is...

Why is there a hair dryer mounted on the side? Is it like a preheater or something?
Forum: Road warriors 04-25-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 4,754
Views: 576,541
Posted By Bongolia
I's even better than the Mythical Africa...

I's even better than the Mythical Africa <s>Twin</s> <s>Single</s> Twin thread :lol3
Forum: Road warriors 04-24-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 12,007
Posted By Bongolia
Exactly. :lol3 The principle still stands....

Exactly. :lol3

The principle still stands. :evil
Forum: Road warriors 04-24-2015, 03:31 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 12,007
Posted By Bongolia
Bumwacati would be more accurate. Looks like they...

Bumwacati would be more accurate. Looks like they kidnapped the Ducati hair stylist.
Forum: Road warriors 04-24-2015, 01:02 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 12,007
Posted By Bongolia
A Scrambler? The only thing it will scramble...

A Scrambler?

The only thing it will scramble is your leg when you come off it, if you're dumb enough to take it on a dirt track.

My god, these bikes are just complete pastiches for wannabees...
Forum: Road warriors 04-23-2015, 11:37 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 203,266
Posted By Bongolia
Cheers Earl. Appreciated. Hey, Oscar.. Buy...

Cheers Earl. Appreciated.

Hey, Oscar.. Buy the bloody bike. It looks mint. You can't go wrong :lol3

http://trademe.tmcdn.co.nz/photoserver/full/363983905.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 04-23-2015, 02:29 AM
Replies: 547
Views: 203,266
Posted By Bongolia
:lol3 No common sense? That's me qualified...

:lol3

No common sense? That's me qualified then,

I did have a Multi DS1000 for a while. I loved how that bike went through curves. Did my own work on it and it was cheap motoring.

This one...
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 203,266
Posted By Bongolia
:thumb I'm a member of the SL facebook...

:thumb

I'm a member of the SL facebook group, that's where I heard about the bike. I'll be changing the name on the registry this weekend :D
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 203,266
Posted By Bongolia
I'd been looking for a yellow Mk 3 SL for a...

I'd been looking for a yellow Mk 3 SL for a couple of years. Gave up in the end. Thats a lovely 900SS
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 203,266
Posted By Bongolia
I've bought it basically unseen. Got a guy...

I've bought it basically unseen. Got a guy collecting it saturday. The seller swears the mileage is legit and it hasn't been down the road. The tank he had done 3 years ago. I paid a relatively low...
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 203,266
Posted By Bongolia
I may just sort out the important stuff and run...

I may just sort out the important stuff and run it 'with patina'.

Rat Duc.
Forum: Road warriors 04-21-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 203,266
Posted By Bongolia
Thanks for the feedback S. Yes its a 98FE which...

Thanks for the feedback S. Yes its a 98FE which was the final run of the SL.

Ok. Agreed a price. Now sorting out the logistics of remote purchase and storage.

Looks like a full strip engine out...
Forum: Road warriors 04-21-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 203,266
Posted By Bongolia
http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o297/riches2004...

http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o297/riches2004x/bikes/r3_zpsygorxs7a.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 04-21-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 547
Views: 203,266
Posted By Bongolia
http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o297/riches2004...

http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o297/riches2004x/bikes/R6_zpsziv52yzk.jpg

http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o297/riches2004x/bikes/R2_zpswykhile0.jpg
The Acid Test
...
Forum: Road warriors 04-21-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 547
Views: 203,266
Posted By Bongolia
Here's the deal: One owner to 2011. 12K...

Here's the deal:

One owner to 2011. 12K miles up to 2004 then stored 7 years.

Second owner paid a grand plus to get it back on the road. Put 8K miles on the bike over the last three years,...
Forum: Ride reports 04-08-2015, 02:03 AM
Replies: 2,210
Views: 573,720
Posted By Bongolia
Really good to hear, Vance. Glad you are back.

Really good to hear, Vance. Glad you are back.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-13-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 8,306
Views: 1,371,437
Posted By Bongolia
430 pages and no sign of it yet :lol3 ...

430 pages and no sign of it yet


:lol3

Yabba Yabba yabba
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