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Forum: Road warriors 12-09-2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 1,703
Views: 184,446
Posted By sebastianp
KTM Australia turned into greedy fucks. Increased...

KTM Australia turned into greedy fucks. Increased pricing from 2014: $23,000 -> 2015: $26,000.
Forum: Road warriors 11-04-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 895
Views: 200,845
Posted By sebastianp
Nuda owner here. The 900cc donk vibrates...

Nuda owner here. The 900cc donk vibrates differently than its parent 800cc. Whereas the 800cc gets buzzy at high revolutions, the 900cc just burbles along nicely. I have absolutely no complaints with...
Forum: Road warriors 10-30-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,647
Posted By sebastianp
The last real SMR (R engine, carbon fibre tinsel,...

The last real SMR (R engine, carbon fibre tinsel, etc) was made in 2010. Models after that were watered down parts bin leftovers with the R tag attached but no R engine.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-05-2014, 02:08 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,478
Posted By sebastianp
They only kick in when I fuck up. When you...

They only kick in when I fuck up.

When you fuck up on a motorcycle, you pay for it with skin, bones, healing time, sometimes limbs or your life.

I don't like fucking up on a motorcycle.

The...
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 589
Views: 93,389
Posted By sebastianp
It's coming, but they may announce it at EICMA...

It's coming, but they may announce it at EICMA instead of INTERMOT.

Proof, trinkets from their 2015 rider equipment catalogue:

http://i.imgur.com/9DuFEez.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/ORxioZt.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2014, 03:28 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 29,670
Posted By sebastianp
https://www.press.bmwgroup.com/global/startpage.ht...

https://www.press.bmwgroup.com/global/startpage.html
Forum: Road warriors 09-27-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 38,384
Posted By sebastianp
I've taken an Edelweiss tour to the Alps. ...

I've taken an Edelweiss tour to the Alps.

Less is more. You can really spank the bike and use its full power, whereas with something larger you have to hold back.
Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2014, 02:14 AM
Replies: 2,488
Views: 644,988
Posted By sebastianp
What sort of bolt types are used on modern...

What sort of bolt types are used on modern Ducati's? Torx?
Forum: Road warriors 08-03-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 885
Views: 131,544
Posted By sebastianp
Quite an overbore engine. Might be revvy. :(

Quite an overbore engine. Might be revvy. :(
Forum: GS Boxers 08-03-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,972
Posted By sebastianp
You don't want to pay German prices for a Chinese...

You don't want to pay German prices for a Chinese product.
Forum: Road warriors 06-19-2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 567
Views: 45,279
Posted By sebastianp
That is a fucking great looking bike! Holy shit,...

That is a fucking great looking bike! Holy shit, I've never toyed with the idea of owning a Harley until now...

Wish it had a tuned up watercooled 800cc V-twin though. :P
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 3,571
Views: 734,722
Posted By sebastianp
I'm looking for my first trail bike, having...

I'm looking for my first trail bike, having experienced a little bit of trail riding on an overseas holiday, and loving it.

In Australia, the Husky TR650 Strada and the Honda CRF250L are about the...
Forum: Road warriors 12-25-2013, 05:47 AM
Replies: 1,202
Views: 274,489
Posted By sebastianp
Agreed. This guy gets it.

Agreed. This guy gets it.
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 1,254
Views: 212,576
Posted By sebastianp
I'm normally a "naked is better" type of...

I'm normally a "naked is better" type of motorcyclist, but holy damn this is a great looking bike, and executes touring platform almost perfectly.

I have no use for one, but I'm toying with the...
Forum: Road warriors 08-27-2013, 03:50 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 39,595
Posted By sebastianp
http://cyrilhuzeblog.com/wp-content/uploads/HDTwin...

http://cyrilhuzeblog.com/wp-content/uploads/HDTwinCooledbis.jpg

As an engineer, this implementation is a mess.

Electrical pump (like an aquarium) because the crank is too far away, hoses...
Forum: Road warriors 05-13-2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 2,912
Views: 626,191
Posted By sebastianp
I wish they still made the MM. It's almost the...

I wish they still made the MM. It's almost the perfect bike: big, upright, naked, punchy engine with good economy, can take a bit of luggage, shaft driven.

I'm pining for one badly.

Any chance...
Forum: Road warriors 04-21-2013, 12:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,550
Posted By sebastianp
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxbO7QV067s

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxbO7QV067s
Forum: Road warriors 03-12-2013, 07:09 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,809
Posted By sebastianp
California Highway Patrol encountered the death...

California Highway Patrol encountered the death wobble when they were testing and evaluating their two-wheelers:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gmw6QppXnEY
Forum: Australia 02-09-2013, 06:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,582
Posted By sebastianp
From AMCN magazine: ...

From AMCN magazine:

http://i.imgur.com/CUjQ3Xw.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 02-04-2013, 10:30 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 64,858
Posted By sebastianp
How is the rideability and fuelling of the motor...

How is the rideability and fuelling of the motor at low speeds? The previous air-cooled engines were terrible anywhere near inner cities, totally put me off getting one.

How torquey is the 820?...
Forum: Australia 02-02-2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,582
Posted By sebastianp
Bump,.any murmurings yet? US built bikes are...

Bump,.any murmurings yet?

US built bikes are already on the ground in the states.
Forum: Australia 01-23-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,582
Posted By sebastianp
2013 R1200GS pricing yet?

Have BMW announced local pricing yet for the new water cooled boxer R1200GS?
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2012, 07:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,679
Posted By sebastianp
Fuel tank size looks good! The fuelling and...

Fuel tank size looks good!

The fuelling and throttle delivery will make or break it.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-19-2012, 08:02 AM
Replies: 11,394
Views: 2,150,252
Posted By sebastianp
Motor sound courtesy of Motorrad magazine: ...

Motor sound courtesy of Motorrad magazine:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=bBqchT-OpSA#t=22s

(for some reason I can't embed this youtube clip)

Sounds fine to me.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-02-2012, 04:01 AM
Replies: 11,394
Views: 2,150,252
Posted By sebastianp
The weight difference is less than 5%. Besides,...

The weight difference is less than 5%. Besides, you don't ride the spec sheet, perhaps whatever weight difference is shifted lower in the bike.

Do the pictures indicate the clutch is serviceable...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-02-2012, 03:07 AM
Replies: 11,394
Views: 2,150,252
Posted By sebastianp
http://hellforleathermagazine.com/2012/10/61-high-...

http://hellforleathermagazine.com/2012/10/61-high-res-photos-of-the-2013-bmw-r1200gs/

What did they do to the dash. :-(
Forum: GS Boxers 10-01-2012, 04:40 PM
Replies: 11,394
Views: 2,150,252
Posted By sebastianp
Bleh, no black engine casing?

Bleh, no black engine casing?
Forum: Road warriors 09-25-2012, 01:12 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 85,562
Posted By sebastianp
I like the look of the stock cans.

I like the look of the stock cans.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-24-2012, 11:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,406
Posted By sebastianp
I've ridden the Nuda 900 and, while it's a...

I've ridden the Nuda 900 and, while it's a sensational motor, it's too thirsty and buzzy to be a replacement for the standard F800 engine, especially if it's meant to live in a GS.
Forum: Road warriors 07-17-2012, 06:21 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 58,180
Posted By sebastianp
Tell me more about the tailbag?

Tell me more about the tailbag?
Forum: Road warriors 07-16-2012, 06:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,366
Posted By sebastianp
Closely following this thread. Was going to do...

Closely following this thread. Was going to do exactly this project, but BMW fucked me in the ass before I got a chance to, then life got busy for me.
Forum: Road warriors 07-12-2012, 08:38 AM
Replies: 1,237
Views: 274,340
Posted By sebastianp
Supposedly the engine vibes in the Z1000 can be...

Supposedly the engine vibes in the Z1000 can be pretty bad, numbing hands and feet --- how are they in the Ninja 1000?
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-03-2012, 01:41 AM
Replies: 465
Views: 104,130
Posted By sebastianp
It's fantastic that the F700GS and the F800GS are...

It's fantastic that the F700GS and the F800GS are now built on the common platform. Shared parts, shared farkles, shared problems, shared solutions.

Don't understand why there would be an engine...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-02-2012, 09:29 PM
Replies: 465
Views: 104,130
Posted By sebastianp
The updates are far more interesting to someone...

The updates are far more interesting to someone who was waiting to see what was going to happen to the F650GS rather than the F800GS.

Now, let's see what happens with the K1600R.
Forum: Road warriors 06-21-2012, 07:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,578
Posted By sebastianp
2012 and onward DD's have ABS. It's not terribly...

2012 and onward DD's have ABS. It's not terribly sophisticated, but it's there.

I'd get a Husqvarna Nuda 900 over a DD, though.
Forum: Road warriors 05-28-2012, 05:27 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 58,180
Posted By sebastianp
Rode one a few days ago, surprisingly roomy and...

Rode one a few days ago, surprisingly roomy and had zero issues fitting all 6'7 of myself on it!
Forum: Road warriors 04-23-2012, 03:37 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 58,180
Posted By sebastianp
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1WH2lJLaYg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1WH2lJLaYg
Forum: Road warriors 04-23-2012, 01:19 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 15,150
Posted By sebastianp
I testrode a Bonneville on the weekend and found...

I testrode a Bonneville on the weekend and found it to be a remarkably pleasant machine. More than enough power for every day living, but I found it a bit too gentle for me. Comfortable and worked...
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2012, 07:20 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 58,180
Posted By sebastianp
Same crank angle as a Harley, but far more angry...

Same crank angle as a Harley, but far more angry sounding. Fantastic!
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2012, 07:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,316
Posted By sebastianp
Doesn't make sense that a twin should run so...

Doesn't make sense that a twin should run so badly low down, especially when the current triples and inline-4's work so damn well all up and down the rev-range.



I can get 400km from my 19L...
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