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Forum: Road warriors 06-22-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 995
Views: 157,837
Posted By Tropical Bird
I really liked the two 2014 RTs that I test rode,...

I really liked the two 2014 RTs that I test rode, and I was a confirmed BMW hater.

So much, in fact, that I bought a 2014.

It is now sitting at the dealer. I haven't paid for it yet, so no...
Forum: Road warriors 06-20-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 995
Views: 157,837
Posted By Tropical Bird
Yep - that looks like a very good deal.

Yep - that looks like a very good deal.
Forum: Road warriors 06-20-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 995
Views: 157,837
Posted By Tropical Bird
Here is the non-existent BMW doc. :evil ...

Here is the non-existent BMW doc.

:evil


http://i481.photobucket.com/albums/rr172/Troppo_bucket/ScreenShot2014-06-13at110948PM_zps0644ea36.png
Forum: Road warriors 05-17-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 40,815
Posted By Tropical Bird
I owned an 06 FJR. Have just bought a 14 RT....

I owned an 06 FJR.

Have just bought a 14 RT.

Superb handling and brakes. Perfect wind management.

I was no fan of the roundel before I test rode the RT. I had ridden numerous boxers and...
Forum: Road warriors 03-31-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 995
Views: 157,837
Posted By Tropical Bird
Test ride.... Wonderful.. ...

Test ride....

Wonderful..

http://i481.photobucket.com/albums/rr172/Troppo_bucket/2014-03-24113850_zps4c88eb75.jpg


:D
Forum: Road warriors 03-29-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 995
Views: 157,837
Posted By Tropical Bird
Very nice.

Very nice.
Forum: Road warriors 03-27-2014, 03:32 AM
Replies: 678
Views: 96,922
Posted By Tropical Bird
Yep..

Yep..
Forum: Road warriors 03-25-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 678
Views: 96,922
Posted By Tropical Bird
Test ride yesterday. Good god almighty! ...

Test ride yesterday.

Good god almighty!

:huh

The brakes! The engine!

I have owned some big dawgs (Busa, ZX14, B-King, Blackbird)...but this thing goes like a rocket.
Forum: Road warriors 03-23-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 18,304
Posted By Tropical Bird
So, so many sweeping generalisations.... ...

So, so many sweeping generalisations....


:rofl
Forum: Road warriors 03-21-2014, 03:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,171
Posted By Tropical Bird
s1000rr. Well, you are asking complete...

s1000rr.

Well, you are asking complete strangers their opinion....:rofl
Forum: Road warriors 03-21-2014, 02:04 AM
Replies: 3,879
Views: 614,779
Posted By Tropical Bird
Lying bastards! Why am I not surprised....? ...

Lying bastards! Why am I not surprised....? Those pricks could not lie straight in bed.

A contact at Yamaha told me 2 months ago that an "announcement would be made at the Brisbane show"....so I...
Forum: Road warriors 03-20-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 3,879
Views: 614,779
Posted By Tropical Bird
Thanks...so, my spies were correct....! ...

Thanks...so, my spies were correct....!

:evil

I was very close to putting my money down on a 14 FJR (having owned an 06 model I know them well...)....UNTIL I rode a new 2014 RT yesterday.
...
Forum: Road warriors 03-20-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 18,304
Posted By Tropical Bird
I have ridden lots of BMWs, and was unimpressed. ...

I have ridden lots of BMWs, and was unimpressed.

Until I rode a 2014 RT yesterday.....a very, very nice package.

It hardly feels like a boxer....:lol3


:norton
Forum: Road warriors 03-20-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 995
Views: 157,837
Posted By Tropical Bird
A BMW hater rides the new RT...

Hello all.

I have been an unabashed BMW hater for years. I have ridden various RT and GS models and come away deeply unimpressed. They didn't offer any decent level of performance, the gearbox was...
Forum: Road warriors 03-19-2014, 03:06 AM
Replies: 995
Views: 157,837
Posted By Tropical Bird
Also sat on one today. A work of art. ...

Also sat on one today.

A work of art.

So comfortable....

Test ride soon. I'm smitten...

:D
Forum: Beasts 10-25-2013, 07:38 PM
Replies: 5,305
Views: 877,655
Posted By Tropical Bird
Got my Tex back from the dealer after the head...

Got my Tex back from the dealer after the head fix, and my valves were dirty, but not deformed.

She is very quiet and goes very well now.
Forum: Beasts 09-07-2013, 11:03 PM
Replies: 5,305
Views: 877,655
Posted By Tropical Bird
My bike goes in for the replacement head...

My bike goes in for the replacement head tomorrow.

Shall report back.
Forum: Beasts 03-30-2013, 10:26 PM
Replies: 5,305
Views: 877,655
Posted By Tropical Bird
That is the standard Madstad screen. Here is...

That is the standard Madstad screen.

Here is the closest thing I have to a cockpit shot.

http://i481.photobucket.com/albums/rr172/Troppo_bucket/2013-03-16161428_zps23e1eb3a.jpg
Forum: Beasts 03-29-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 5,305
Views: 877,655
Posted By Tropical Bird
Madstad screen. Brilliant. Visor up at 60 mph. ...

Madstad screen. Brilliant. Visor up at 60 mph.

http://i481.photobucket.com/albums/rr172/Troppo_bucket/2013-03-16161353_zps1ad3ec97.jpg
...
Forum: Australia 03-11-2013, 01:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,413
Posted By Tropical Bird
Hope they are paying you well...very well! ...

Hope they are paying you well...very well!

Flying in PNG can be very challenging....

AND POM s a shithole, as you will soon find out.
Forum: Racing 03-05-2013, 12:48 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 19,218
Posted By Tropical Bird
Faaarrrkkk! :thumb

Faaarrrkkk!

:thumb
Forum: Beasts 03-05-2013, 12:46 AM
Replies: 5,305
Views: 877,655
Posted By Tropical Bird
Exactly! A superbly flexible engine. Pulls...

Exactly! A superbly flexible engine.

Pulls about 3700 RPM in 6th at 60 MPH (100 km/hr).
Forum: Racing 03-03-2013, 01:44 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 19,218
Posted By Tropical Bird
Impressive! :thumb

Impressive!

:thumb
Forum: Beasts 03-03-2013, 12:58 AM
Replies: 5,305
Views: 877,655
Posted By Tropical Bird
The more I ride this bike, the more I love it. ...

The more I ride this bike, the more I love it.

The FI, the drive train, the handling....perfect.

...
Forum: Racing 02-28-2013, 12:53 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 19,218
Posted By Tropical Bird
Wow!! Where is the stadium?

Wow!!

Where is the stadium?
Forum: Australia 02-16-2013, 10:06 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 17,066
Posted By Tropical Bird
Exactly.

Exactly.
Forum: Beasts 02-16-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 5,305
Views: 877,655
Posted By Tropical Bird
Yes- that is a great pic! Are those tyres...

Yes- that is a great pic!

Are those tyres OEM?

They look very different to mine...
Forum: Beasts 02-16-2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 5,305
Views: 877,655
Posted By Tropical Bird
Ha ha! Everyone likes my garage... :lol3

Ha ha! Everyone likes my garage...

:lol3
Forum: Beasts 02-14-2013, 12:40 AM
Replies: 5,305
Views: 877,655
Posted By Tropical Bird
Hello Greg Yes, it is many, many miles...

Hello Greg

Yes, it is many, many miles between towns here. The roos can be far more nasty than the cops, for sure!

:D



The OEM GPS mount is a piece of CNC machined art. Beautiful.
Forum: Beasts 02-12-2013, 11:23 PM
Replies: 5,305
Views: 877,655
Posted By Tropical Bird
Radar detector....sigh....they are illegal in our...

Radar detector....sigh....they are illegal in our nazi state of Australia...if you are caught with one, it is a BIG fine...

Anyway, I installed my Givi rack yesterday - better than the SW-Motech...
Forum: Australia 02-12-2013, 11:09 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,396
Posted By Tropical Bird
What really annoys me are those god-damn...

What really annoys me are those god-damn motorcyclists who overtake over DOUBLE WHITE LINES!

Someone should do something!!!!!

They will kill a car load of kiddies!
Forum: Australia 02-07-2013, 03:49 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,548
Posted By Tropical Bird
Glad you like it. I have a blue one. ...

Glad you like it.

I have a blue one.

They are indeed a great bike.

There is a very good forum at

www.tiger-explorer.com (http://www.tiger-explorer.com)
Forum: Road warriors 02-05-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 49,063
Posted By Tropical Bird
Just checked - 28K Aussie, ride away.

Just checked - 28K Aussie, ride away.
Forum: Road warriors 02-05-2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 49,063
Posted By Tropical Bird
40K! :rofl They are dreaming.... I...

40K!

:rofl

They are dreaming....

I am the proud owner of an Explorer - the motor/drive train (same as the Trophy) is fantastic.

The Trophy looks very nice, but it is awfully BIG...the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-21-2013, 11:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,118
Posted By Tropical Bird
http://i481.photobucket.com/albums/rr172/Troppo_bu...

http://i481.photobucket.com/albums/rr172/Troppo_bucket/2013-01-17134018.jpg

Two.

NIL.

:D
Forum: Beasts 01-18-2013, 01:37 AM
Replies: 5,305
Views: 877,655
Posted By Tropical Bird
Have had mine for about 3 days now. ...

Have had mine for about 3 days now.

Fantastic.


http://i481.photobucket.com/albums/rr172/Troppo_bucket/2013-01-17134018.jpg

...
Forum: Beasts 01-06-2013, 04:49 PM
Replies: 5,305
Views: 877,655
Posted By Tropical Bird
I rode it again this morning back to the dealers....

I rode it again this morning back to the dealers.

The bars aren't that bad...you can get used to them...
Forum: Beasts 01-06-2013, 03:25 AM
Replies: 5,305
Views: 877,655
Posted By Tropical Bird
Hello all I had about 500 km on a black TEX...

Hello all

I had about 500 km on a black TEX this weekend, courtesy of my (very good) local dealer.

Great bike.

I will be buying one this week.

The only things that annoy me:
Forum: Ride reports 11-17-2012, 02:51 AM
Replies: 4,852
Views: 3,210,331
Posted By Tropical Bird
Well, actually, an RN Commander would have a...

Well, actually, an RN Commander would have a circular curl, and USN Commander and a Russian Commander (Captain 3rd rank) would have a star instead of a curl, but I get the picture...

:D
Forum: Ride reports 11-16-2012, 10:35 PM
Replies: 4,852
Views: 3,210,331
Posted By Tropical Bird
I'm interested in the rank insignia on your upper...

I'm interested in the rank insignia on your upper arm there.

Are you ex RFA? That is an RFA (Royal Fleet Auxiliary) Chief Officer's insignia.

...
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