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Forum: Parallel Universe Yesterday, 12:33 AM
Replies: 1,006
Views: 101,534
Posted By Snowy
Yeah, mine shudders when cold. But ok when heated...

Yeah, mine shudders when cold. But ok when heated up. Overdue for an oil change.
Forum: Parallel Universe Yesterday, 12:32 AM
Replies: 1,006
Views: 101,534
Posted By Snowy
The sarcasm is different down there? Wow. I...

The sarcasm is different down there?

Wow. I learn so much here.:lol3
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-30-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 1,006
Views: 101,534
Posted By Snowy
I'm catching onto this North American sense of...

I'm catching onto this North American sense of humour....


That was sarcasm....right?
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-30-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 1,006
Views: 101,534
Posted By Snowy
Yeah, it would appear to be an Achilles heal. The...

Yeah, it would appear to be an Achilles heal. The inability to hold the rear brake and lower the kickstand at the same time. It's not like killing the engine will hold you in lieu of the rear brake....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-30-2015, 03:09 AM
Replies: 3,173
Views: 390,153
Posted By Snowy
If Honda have copied the F800GS concept 8 years...

If Honda have copied the F800GS concept 8 years on...and get it right...you don't win anything.

Having owned an F8 for 5 years, if I was going to buy another it'd have to have 1000cc, 100hp,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-26-2015, 11:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 565
Posted By Snowy
No they don't. As tedious as it is, I'd say...

No they don't.

As tedious as it is, I'd say that checking them at least every 30,000kms is a must.

I thought I'd go with the iridiums and never have to look again...based on experiences with...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-26-2015, 11:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,831
Posted By Snowy
I polished and sealed the spoke nipples. Used...

I polished and sealed the spoke nipples. Used Aviation gasket cement on the threads, because it doesn't go hard. Applied some under the seating face of the nipples.

With just that treatment it...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-26-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 565
Posted By Snowy
I tied up an apprentice and left him for the Navy...

I tied up an apprentice and left him for the Navy boys with his ass crack lubed with di-electric grease once. You mean there's other uses for it??

Apparently it constitutes some kind of...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-26-2015, 05:48 AM
Replies: 3,173
Views: 390,153
Posted By Snowy
So put some fucken proper lights on this new...

So put some fucken proper lights on this new fangled Honda.

I'm sick of wildlife trying to kill me. Everyone knows it should be the other way around.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-26-2015, 05:47 AM
Replies: 3,173
Views: 390,153
Posted By Snowy
I had something jump across in front of me one...

I had something jump across in front of me one night. It was so close that it was right in front of my front mudguard. It was huge. It was brown and shaggy.

I was doing about 110kph just outside...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-26-2015, 05:39 AM
Replies: 3,173
Views: 390,153
Posted By Snowy
Black cattle. Known for sleeping on the road, and...

Black cattle. Known for sleeping on the road, and being really cranky when a motorcyclist wakes them.

I did some impressive dodging and weaving through a large mob of them once. It felt like every...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-26-2015, 05:33 AM
Replies: 3,173
Views: 390,153
Posted By Snowy
Down south we have plenty of deer to confuse...

Down south we have plenty of deer to confuse things. So when the roos aren't trying to nail you, the deer come out of nowhere. You simply aren't expecting it. First time I had it happen on the bike I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-25-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 565
Posted By Snowy
Wasserfest....spark plugs....and the art of Zen

OK, pull up your best half lotus sitting position and clear your mind.

I'm going to confront your inner peace, so that you may find understanding.



The spark plug boots on the F800 are not...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-25-2015, 02:56 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,901
Posted By Snowy
Average wage here is listed in the most recent...

Average wage here is listed in the most recent stats I could find (2014) as $79K/y. But that's misleading because the CEO salaries are driving that number upwards.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-25-2015, 02:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 904
Posted By Snowy
Really? They deleted it? It's the only part...

Really? They deleted it?

It's the only part of the fuel monitoring system that kinda works. Apart from it taking about half a tank to work out how fast you're going to go through the other half of...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-22-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,901
Posted By Snowy
Technically being South Australian...I'm above...

Technically being South Australian...I'm above all this State of Origin nonsense.

Between my wife and kids I have 2 born in NSW and 2 born in Queensland.

I've had to referee many a State of...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-20-2015, 11:26 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,901
Posted By Snowy
Yeah, KTM appear to be building what we...

Yeah, KTM appear to be building what we want...they just can't quite nail the "getting it completely right" part.

A bit hit and miss.

I'm wondering if BMW are planning any sort of make over on...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-20-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,901
Posted By Snowy
With the exchange rates that works out about the...

With the exchange rates that works out about the same as we're paying at my local dealer.

Apparently some dealers are still giving the 2014 run out discounts on the 2015.

Probably because they...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-20-2015, 04:43 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,901
Posted By Snowy
Yeah, it's a bit crazy. Might be time to...

Yeah, it's a bit crazy.

Might be time to sell up in the big smoke and go bush.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-19-2015, 11:56 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,901
Posted By Snowy
What dollars are you talking in the US, and in...

What dollars are you talking in the US, and in Canada for the F8 GS and GSA?
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-19-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 1,006
Views: 101,534
Posted By Snowy
Rides fine so far. I'm going out for a big...

Rides fine so far.

I'm going out for a big play in the dirt tomorrow. I'll let you know.

It seemed logical to me when I looked at it. We'll see how that logic pans out in the real world.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-19-2015, 04:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,400
Posted By Snowy
Don't see anyone recommending them.

Don't see anyone recommending them.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-18-2015, 11:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,400
Posted By Snowy
The only thing that'll cure being gun shy about...

The only thing that'll cure being gun shy about the front end, is lots and lots and lots of slippery off-road riding on the right tyres for the conditions. It will also make you a better rider...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-18-2015, 10:41 PM
Replies: 1,006
Views: 101,534
Posted By Snowy
If the revs are above the maximum engagement rpm...

If the revs are above the maximum engagement rpm of 2800, then when you drop the clutch, it dumps like a normal clutch. Below that there'd be slip. from maximum slip at about 1500ish up to full...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-18-2015, 03:44 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 18,037
Posted By Snowy
Positives: Engine. Haven't been able to kill...

Positives:

Engine. Haven't been able to kill it. 80,000kms. I've tried. Oil and filters. Keeps on keeping on.

Frame. I've had over 1/4 tonne regularly on the rear sub frame and jumped it. Still...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-18-2015, 03:27 AM
Replies: 1,006
Views: 101,534
Posted By Snowy
Close. Labradoodle. It was the wifes idea. ...

Close.

Labradoodle. It was the wifes idea.

It's basically a long legged Labrador on crack cocaine. It stands at the fence watching me, jumping up and down on the spot, clearing about 4 feet...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-15-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 1,006
Views: 101,534
Posted By Snowy
Probably. But I almost completed a bracket inside...

Probably. But I almost completed a bracket inside 15 minutes...so...

I made it out of alloy, but I don't have all the gear for my TIG to weld it. So I might just go get some steel and make another...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-14-2015, 10:51 PM
Replies: 1,006
Views: 101,534
Posted By Snowy
Yeah, mine was an adjustment issue. I think...

Yeah, mine was an adjustment issue.

I think the cable has stretched a bit more. I thought the original clutch was wearing out and it turns out it was more to do with the cable stretching.

I'm...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-13-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,768
Posted By Snowy
It's not unique to your market. My son...

It's not unique to your market.

My son worked in a KTM dealer in Australia. People bitched about parts prices, he'd just spin the screen around and show them the margins they had, then jump onto...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-13-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,045
Posted By Snowy
We had a perfectly good thread jack going.

We had a perfectly good thread jack going.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-11-2015, 09:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,045
Posted By Snowy
One of the funnest bikes I ever rode was this one...

One of the funnest bikes I ever rode was this one I spannered on for a mate.

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa52/manfromhell01/11092011471.jpg

As my mate says, every man should own an...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-11-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,045
Posted By Snowy
It was a light hearted response. Did someone...

It was a light hearted response. Did someone steal the sultanas from your morning muesli?

I wanted dirt bike performance. It was the only bench mark I had to go by.

Starting with a fork that...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-11-2015, 03:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 717
Posted By Snowy
I've got the 2009 and in just under 80,000kms...

I've got the 2009 and in just under 80,000kms I've never been able to work out what this "snatchy throttle" thing is that everyone talks about.

It's one of the smoothest bikes I've ridden for low...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-10-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,045
Posted By Snowy
No he shouldn't. Pulled my original forks...

No he shouldn't.

Pulled my original forks off and sold them.

Fitted proper forks.

Best move I ever made.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-10-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,768
Posted By Snowy
My son dropped his cruiser, basic damage,...

My son dropped his cruiser, basic damage, amazingly didn't damage any of the chrome, just blinkers, grips, dented tank, dinged mudguard....minor, cosmetic shit.

Insurance company took a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-09-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,891
Posted By Snowy
my local dealer wont reset it unless they service...

my local dealer wont reset it unless they service it.

So it has been on continuously for some 60,000kms or so.

I don't even see it anymore.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-09-2015, 01:09 AM
Replies: 1,580
Views: 300,825
Posted By Snowy
Yeah that'd be the Rally Moto brace...or the Best...

Yeah that'd be the Rally Moto brace...or the Best Rest or whatever the guys in the US call it.

The Indy kit is a very different item.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-08-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 1,006
Views: 101,534
Posted By Snowy
It was a nice ride. The track closures for...

It was a nice ride.

The track closures for winter come into effect from today so I was trying to get one last run in.

The pass on top of the range was frozen on the western side, and there were...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-08-2015, 02:21 AM
Replies: 1,006
Views: 101,534
Posted By Snowy
In the middle of the Snowy Mountains yesterday. ...

In the middle of the Snowy Mountains yesterday.

Clutch slipped randomly at revs above the full engagement range. Accelerating in 5th and 6th, I had a couple of instances where it suddenly picked...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-07-2015, 05:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,319
Posted By Snowy
It'll be on eBay tonight. You could arrange...

It'll be on eBay tonight.

You could arrange to pick it up.
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