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Forum: Ride reports 04-05-2014, 05:22 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,255
Posted By Josh69
It's rare you see a Japan road trip write up. ...

It's rare you see a Japan road trip write up.

Enjoying the pics

:clap :clap :clap
Forum: Ride reports 01-02-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 24,571
Posted By Josh69
:lurk:lurk:lurk:lurk:lurk

:lurk:lurk:lurk:lurk:lurk
Forum: Face plant 12-16-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,227
Posted By Josh69
Dude.... how did you get along with your wife? ...

Dude.... how did you get along with your wife?

Hope thinks work out with you, bike, wife or wife2 if necessary.

Best wishes.
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-22-2013, 02:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,825
Posted By Josh69
I like it! Thanks for the write up and pics :clap

I like it! Thanks for the write up and pics :clap
Forum: Road warriors 11-13-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 946
Views: 255,112
Posted By Josh69
Nurburgring, Germany ...

Nurburgring, Germany

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-5LwMZfh/0/XL/i-5LwMZfh-XL.jpg



Black Forest, Germany

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-6tQdcBD/0/XL/i-6tQdcBD-XL.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 09-15-2013, 03:44 AM
Replies: 946
Views: 255,112
Posted By Josh69
I think I have seen that very bike.... remember...

I think I have seen that very bike.... remember it because of the licence plate PAN. Unless of course Honda registers several bikes with that plate ending.

Haven't updated my sig, I have an...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-20-2013, 08:10 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 20,586
Posted By Josh69
And I see there is still not internet connection...

And I see there is still not internet connection even though you can get it on car GPS models costing 1/4 the price.
Forum: Asia Pacific 07-31-2013, 03:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,072
Posted By Josh69
No idea, but personally I would try it out. There...

No idea, but personally I would try it out. There are a lot of Cambodian and Lao vehicles in VN, so obv it is possible to bring in a vehicle without paying VNs punitive import tax, if the vehicle is...
Forum: Equipment 07-19-2013, 02:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 604
Posted By Josh69
Thanks for that write up..... how bulky is bulky...

Thanks for that write up..... how bulky is bulky for the Halvarssons? I've got a Motoport kevlar jacket at the moment and that is _really_ bulky unless it is summer and are wearing only the mesh...
Forum: Equipment 07-18-2013, 03:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 604
Posted By Josh69
Spidi venture DPS or Halvarssens Safety Jacket

Haven't seen either of these in the flesh.

Looking for either an all-weather jacket or a 3-season jacket (not hot summer).

There is a special on on the Spidi Venture DPS airbag jacket at the...
Forum: Equipment 06-23-2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 14,230
Posted By Josh69
Ok thanks. So it it the inner jacket which is the...

Ok thanks. So it it the inner jacket which is the bulky bit (have you tried out a Motoport to compare the bulk)? Also if the inner jacket has both the armor and the abrasion protection, then why not...
Forum: Equipment 06-22-2013, 01:21 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 14,230
Posted By Josh69
Halvarssens safety jacket

I'm looking for an all year jacket to replace a Motoport Kevlar which I can't get along with due to bulk.

I can't figure out the Halvarssens jacket though. The inner jacket provides the abrasion...
Forum: Face plant 06-04-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,633
Posted By Josh69
I agree with this. The only benefit that looking...

I agree with this. The only benefit that looking at their eyes has it that there are some situations where there is a pole or some other obstruction between you and them so looking at where their...
Forum: Road warriors 05-25-2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 430
Views: 68,790
Posted By Josh69
Mmmmm. My car has cruise control that only works...

Mmmmm. My car has cruise control that only works up to 110mph. Sometimes I do find even that a bit limiting ;)
Forum: Asia 05-02-2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,891
Posted By Josh69
Just as an FYI, I went back to HCMC and renewed...

Just as an FYI, I went back to HCMC and renewed my expired VN licence while I was there. Still no A2 licence. Not possible, even for a billion dong apparently.....

You may have more success if you...
Forum: Asia 04-04-2013, 01:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,193
Posted By Josh69
Just for clarification: do you need a COE for...

Just for clarification: do you need a COE for bikes or just for cars?
Forum: Asia 04-04-2013, 01:19 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,891
Posted By Josh69
If one province won't give you an A2, try another...

If one province won't give you an A2, try another province, eg Vung Tau.

Minsks are actually a lot of fun. These days they have mostly been replaced by other bikes however. Google Minsk Club...
Forum: Asia 04-02-2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,891
Posted By Josh69
Yes, there are a lot of 250cc bikes with fake...

Yes, there are a lot of 250cc bikes with fake registration papers, often imported from Cambodia. There are also >175cc bikes which are genuine imports which Vietnamese with A2 licences buy.

I...
Forum: Asia 04-02-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,891
Posted By Josh69
I did 3 years in HCMC working for an oil company....

I did 3 years in HCMC working for an oil company. A remote part of VN would be more of a challenge from a point of view of finding things to do but safety in all ov VN is fine.

You need a VN...
Forum: Ride reports 03-13-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,225
Posted By Josh69
Report of the year!! :clap :clap :clap ...

Report of the year!!
:clap :clap :clap

Waiting for next installment :lurk:lurk:lurk
Forum: Road warriors 02-22-2013, 09:57 AM
Replies: 3,376
Views: 536,572
Posted By Josh69
FJR Opinions I'm thinking of trading my 2...

FJR Opinions

I'm thinking of trading my 2 year old ST-1300 for a 1-2 year old FJR.

Any thoughts?

The things I want are:
- all day riding comfort
- plenty of low and midrange, since I do a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-29-2012, 09:00 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 15,468
Posted By Josh69
Yeah I think Californian driving is quite ok. ...

Yeah I think Californian driving is quite ok.

California and a limited amount in OR and WA are the only places I've driven in the US. The descriptions of US driving in other states give me the...
Forum: Road warriors 12-03-2012, 03:35 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 46,614
Posted By Josh69
f£%^ that price up the f&*"$%& a$$.

f£%^ that price up the f&*"$%& a$$.
Forum: Road warriors 12-01-2012, 01:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,789
Posted By Josh69
Slight thread hijack: how do you find the FJR...

Slight thread hijack: how do you find the FJR compared to the ST1300. I've got the ST13 now, but the FJR is a little lighter and my ST13 get a handlebar shake at about 110 mph.
Forum: Asia 11-26-2012, 06:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,822
Posted By Josh69
I've driven Hwy 9 in a car. Very scenic. I guess...

I've driven Hwy 9 in a car. Very scenic. I guess if you were heading north then the sea would be on your right so it's easier to pull over! This road is covered by Google Maps Streetview, so you can...
Forum: Ride reports 11-23-2012, 12:23 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 17,705
Posted By Josh69
Great trip report mate :) And nice choice of bike...

Great trip report mate :) And nice choice of bike too, trips places like this are a lot more fun when you have a nice light small bike :lurk:lurk:lurk
Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2012, 11:16 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,592
Posted By Josh69
:lurk:lurk:lurk:lurk:lurk:lurk

:lurk:lurk:lurk:lurk:lurk:lurk
Forum: Ride reports 09-30-2012, 11:17 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,774
Posted By Josh69
Great write up so far. ...

Great write up so far.

:lurk:lurk:lurk:lurk:lurk:lurk:lurk:lurk
Forum: Ride reports 09-20-2012, 01:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,785
Posted By Josh69
Nice bridge work! Don't often see reports...

Nice bridge work!

Don't often see reports from the Philippines, great to see this one.

:clap:clap:clap
Forum: Road warriors 08-24-2012, 04:55 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,612
Posted By Josh69
Fellow ST-1300 rider here (must change my...

Fellow ST-1300 rider here (must change my sig...).

This bike comes into it's own once you are moving and the weigh does disappear. I do commute on it in central London and it is NOT a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-03-2012, 05:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,386
Posted By Josh69
There's inclines and there's inclines. I've had a...

There's inclines and there's inclines. I've had a look down small roads to lakes or somewhere which are narrow and have what look like a 1:4 gradient on them, which I'd not worry about in the car but...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-01-2012, 05:38 AM
Replies: 2,064
Views: 280,826
Posted By Josh69
But possibly more problematic if you want to fix...

But possibly more problematic if you want to fix a wheel bearing on the roadside ;)
Forum: Road warriors 07-27-2012, 07:10 AM
Replies: 5,304
Views: 944,552
Posted By Josh69
I've got a NC700X as a loan bike today while my...

I've got a NC700X as a loan bike today while my Pan European is in for a service.

I like the riding position. Feels halfway like a trail bike.

The engine is as boring as batshit though. It...
Forum: Road warriors 07-18-2012, 07:21 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 46,614
Posted By Josh69
Here ya go: ...

Here ya go:

http://www.bmw-motorrad.co.uk/motorcycles/tour/bmw-r-1200-rt/prices-and-specifications.html

The thing with the UK (maybe true in the US too) is that a lot of Brits like to park...
Forum: Road warriors 07-18-2012, 07:06 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 46,614
Posted By Josh69
I like the look of it. I may end up buying on a...

I like the look of it. I may end up buying on a few years down the track.

I test rode the BMW RT.... couldn't really get on with it. Ended up buying a ST-1300 Pan European.... good bike but it...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-17-2012, 01:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 675
Posted By Josh69
Really interesting, thanks for posting that. ...

Really interesting, thanks for posting that.

I just drove (car) from London to Tromso, Norway then back to London via Finland and Sweden. Ran out of time so only made it to Tromso rather than...
Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2012, 01:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 616
Posted By Josh69
Hey it looks good, but pist bigger size pics! ...

Hey it looks good, but pist bigger size pics!
:wink:
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-15-2012, 09:58 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 13,712
Posted By Josh69
99.85% may sound "safe" but it is still quite...

99.85% may sound "safe" but it is still quite dangerous. That's 1.5 bikers in 1000 who end up dead each year. Or about 1 in 670 each year. One in 670 is pretty bad. over 10 years it's really bad (I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-12-2012, 02:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,569
Posted By Josh69
No me means ejaculated. It turned into a real...

No me means ejaculated. It turned into a real sticky situation :evil

I don't believe the 140mph btw.
Forum: Equipment 05-29-2012, 03:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,431
Posted By Josh69
I've used a tankbag for a dSLR. The...

I've used a tankbag for a dSLR.

The advantages I see are:

1. It is easy to get out
2. It is unlikely to get damaged or contact anything in a drop

But if you are talking a padded...
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