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Forum: New Zealand Yesterday, 07:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,748
Posted By Precis
That's a carbed Cali 3 - I had one before my EV -...

That's a carbed Cali 3 - I had one before my EV - and the FI model makes about 30% more power and is a nicer bike to ride. But that's a good price, right there.
I also had an 850T: bought it in bits...
Forum: New Zealand Yesterday, 06:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,748
Posted By Precis
Not often over this side of the ditch, so haven't...

Not often over this side of the ditch, so haven't seen this thread before... however:
My missus has a Monza she bought brand-new with her very first pay-cheque out of Uni, in December 1981. She...
Forum: Australia 07-23-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 548,000
Posted By Precis
KLR 250 rear shock

Mate's resuscitating (well, he IS a paramedic) a very earlier KLR 250 and has need of a replacement rear shock.
Forum: Australia 07-23-2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 486
Views: 72,015
Posted By Precis
Got the DRz through the VIV yesterday &...

Got the DRz through the VIV yesterday & registered it today: Yay!
It seems it was originally registered in Qld, then stolen and recovered; I got it from Manheim's.
Now to stop spending money on it...
Forum: Equipment 07-21-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 21,113
Posted By Precis
Thanks for clarifying your level of involvement,...

Thanks for clarifying your level of involvement, though I note that your creation of DVDs indicates that you do have a vested interest in the DIY servicing and repair of BMW motorcycles; this is NOT...
Forum: Equipment 07-21-2014, 03:01 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 21,113
Posted By Precis
No, I'm not accusing anyone of 'robbery'; what I...

No, I'm not accusing anyone of 'robbery'; what I am suggesting is that this is a company which has taken the expression "a fool and his money is soon parted!" to its logical conclusion, and is...
Forum: Equipment 07-21-2014, 02:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 730
Posted By Precis
As of this week and the latest free upgrade,...

As of this week and the latest free upgrade, SMH10s can also do this.
The claimed range is a bald-faced lie however - and early reports suggest that the 20s get about half their claimed range too;...
Forum: Equipment 07-18-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,724
Posted By Precis
SMH10 claim 900 metres, in reality deliver 500,...

SMH10 claim 900 metres, in reality deliver 500, tops - so proportionately, the exaggerations are roughly comparable! :rofl
Forum: Equipment 07-18-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 21,113
Posted By Precis
Explain TuneECU - does much more, costs 10%.

Explain TuneECU - does much more, costs 10%.
Forum: Equipment 07-18-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 21,113
Posted By Precis
Meh. It's a pig-heavy 650 single: Make it right,...

Meh. It's a pig-heavy 650 single: Make it right, make it light, make it pretty: there will be more gains in shaving 25kg off the thing. My point is that better tools already exist for a fraction of...
Forum: Australia 07-17-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 17,794
Views: 2,138,337
Posted By Precis
Shit, shit, shit

Just found out that my neighbour Marco was on the plane shot down over Ukraine.
He & his missus moved in at the end of last year: nice couple, no kids, started doing renos almost straight away to...
Forum: Australia 07-17-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,300
Posted By Precis
The Vic rec-reg requires the fitment of a head &...

The Vic rec-reg requires the fitment of a head & tail-lamp, a brake light, a mirror and a horn. There are a few guys building model-specific kits for non-ADR bikes that don't have all or any of this...
Forum: Equipment 07-16-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 21,113
Posted By Precis
Perhaps the question should be, "Why should they...

Perhaps the question should be, "Why should they (factories) encourage owners to go anywhere other than accedited dealers?"
To which the answer is of course, "Because many owners don't like being...
Forum: Australia 07-16-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,300
Posted By Precis
Talk about journalistic bias! "Rogue riders".... ...

Talk about journalistic bias! "Rogue riders"....

The vision from the vehicle (which could have been on the wrong side of the road) shows Mr Drongo dropping his Honda (?) with no riding gear,...
Forum: Equipment 07-16-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 21,113
Posted By Precis
Sorry to resurrect an ancient thread, but my wife...

Sorry to resurrect an ancient thread, but my wife now has a 650 Dakar, so it's in my interests to learn a bit about it.
The GS-911 appears to be a diagnostic tool only: it tests various circuits and...
Forum: Australia 07-15-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 331
Posted By Precis
Triffic - thnx! Now to see if anything I have...

Triffic - thnx!
Now to see if anything I have matches those specs....
Forum: Australia 07-15-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 331
Posted By Precis
Jett heated jacket

Do you have one? I do - and it's good. I think.
I used it once - at a family dirtbike club weekend away. It kept the winter chill away - on the body, anyway.
But when I wanted to recharge the...
Forum: Australia 07-14-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,624
Posted By Precis
I got pulled over (lights, siren) by a pretty...

I got pulled over (lights, siren) by a pretty little young blonde female (this is relevant - promise) copper a while back, for standing up for all of 10m to cross a particularly lumpy railway...
Forum: Australia 07-14-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 17,794
Views: 2,138,337
Posted By Precis
I have pictures of a woman not unknown unto me,...

I have pictures of a woman not unknown unto me, riding an ostrich... good to know that at least you can do that while pissed.....
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 14,567
Views: 1,695,542
Posted By Precis
Water-based? Meh - new-fangled invention. Used...

Water-based? Meh - new-fangled invention. Used Carbon-tetrachloride for years on stainless vessels on mines and power stations and i'm ..... what were we saying?

If you're really concerned the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 14,567
Views: 1,695,542
Posted By Precis
No more recently than this evening, I installed...

No more recently than this evening, I installed the latest version of heated grips from Oxford. This is my third attempt at using this Pommie crap, only because it was a well-meant (and bloody...
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 14,567
Views: 1,695,542
Posted By Precis
You could use dye penetrant testing: a very thin...

You could use dye penetrant testing: a very thin dye is sprayed onto the part: usually red and very runny. Wipe it clean so there's NO visible dye left. Depending on the coarseness of the surface,...
Forum: Australia 07-08-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,238
Posted By Precis
So it's official: Melbourne's ADV group have gone...

So it's official: Melbourne's ADV group have gone underground - or at least undercover? :evil
Give us a clue - which end of Racecourse road is 25? The CityLink end, or the Hospitals end? :1drink
I...
Forum: Australia 07-03-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 17,794
Views: 2,138,337
Posted By Precis
:thumbup Egzackerly. Theoretically... I...

:thumbup
Egzackerly.
Theoretically...
I would think that 'possession' is one thing, but how it came to be here in the first place is entirely another pile of muffins....
Forum: Australia 07-03-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,238
Posted By Precis
Surely not?....:hide

Surely not?....:hide
Forum: Australia 07-03-2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 17,794
Views: 2,138,337
Posted By Precis
Especially since 7.62 Inter is an AK47 round.......

Especially since 7.62 Inter is an AK47 round.... and some of them are, theoretically, tracers.

Funnily enough, my mother-in-law passed away in November - but even VicPol might ask what a...
Forum: Australia 07-03-2014, 02:48 AM
Replies: 17,794
Views: 2,138,337
Posted By Precis
Looking for some theoretical advice here

Say theoretically, that a friend of yours opened a box he hadn't looked in for about 25 years, and he found some ammunition...
Military ammunition....
7.62 Intermediate ammunition... about a dozen...
Forum: Australia 06-26-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 908
Posted By Precis
Je suis désolé, je ne peux pas parler, lire ou...

Je suis désolé, je ne peux pas parler, lire ou écrire le français.
Et je ne roule pas vite dans les pays étrangers.


("I'm sorry, I cannot speak, read or write French.
And I never speed in...
Forum: Australia 06-25-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,117
Posted By Precis
:rofl:rofl:rofl

:rofl:rofl:rofl
Forum: Australia 06-25-2014, 01:36 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,117
Posted By Precis
Hey Pete, last week you were trying to get your...

Hey Pete, last week you were trying to get your WIFE into Japan, now you're going riding with your GIRLFRIEND....
:huh
Dude, you are SOOO busted! :rofl
Forum: Australia 06-25-2014, 01:29 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,941
Posted By Precis
They reckon it cruises at 70 mph (112 km/h - do...

They reckon it cruises at 70 mph (112 km/h - do that here and you go to jail!) and will squirt to 90 mph (145 km/h) - enough?
Also, the motor is detuned by 10hp - get that back and in a nice light...
Forum: Australia 06-24-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 17,794
Views: 2,138,337
Posted By Precis
We made the tree-change 10 years ago - and we're...

We made the tree-change 10 years ago - and we're seriously looking at reversing the process...
Admittedly we're on only 20 acres and the missus works only 20 mins away (now - it was an hour when she...
Forum: Australia 06-23-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 548,000
Posted By Precis
F650 GS handlebars

Anyone changed their Dakar's bars? I'm after a straight, drilled set.
Forum: Australia 06-21-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 17,794
Views: 2,138,337
Posted By Precis
You REALLY want it 1.5 metres thick? or 150mm - 6...

You REALLY want it 1.5 metres thick? or 150mm - 6 inches? - it makes a bit of a difference to your quantity...
Forum: Australia 06-21-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,383
Posted By Precis
There's a special place in hell reserved for...

There's a special place in hell reserved for people who try and take advantage of new riders - especially females.
My missus sometimes amuses herself by playing the dumb blonde and lets the spotty...
Forum: Australia 06-18-2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,912
Posted By Precis
I have a pair of S&W rear air-shocks; bought them...

I have a pair of S&W rear air-shocks; bought them in the late 1970s... they're linked and just a couple of squirts with a standard BMW air-pump changes them from 'cruise' mode to 'race' mode.
Has...
Forum: Australia 06-14-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 9,031
Posted By Precis
Yep, you're right! I saw the 1800 number - and...

Yep, you're right! I saw the 1800 number - and didn't register there were too many digits. :jjen Doh!
Forum: Australia 06-13-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 9,031
Posted By Precis
And they have the Cot for $239.95. What was it...

And they have the Cot for $239.95.
What was it on recent Group Buy?
Forum: Australia 06-12-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 530
Posted By Precis
Never heard "Good" and "Honda dealer" in the same...

Never heard "Good" and "Honda dealer" in the same sentence before...

Actually, Honda Aus do a pretty good job of supplying parts; ergo, their dealers seem to only stock fast-moving & consumer...
Forum: Australia 06-12-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,324
Posted By Precis
Ah well - maybe next time. Better safe than soryy...

Ah well - maybe next time. Better safe than soryy - and the GOR should be there for a while yet.
So, what do you think of hook turns? :clap
And thanks for bringing the unusually warm weather with...
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