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Forum: Road warriors 06-09-2014, 02:28 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 14,342
Posted By DaveTheYank
So it all depends on what you're after. If all...

So it all depends on what you're after. If all you're into is by-the-numbers performance data, the GT will not meet any of your criteria. If you own a DN-01 and a TU250, there's probably no point...
Forum: Road warriors 06-08-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 14,342
Posted By DaveTheYank
GT & SR400 on tour!

My girlfriend & I spent the long weekend down in northern New South Wales. Those outside of Australia can check out Murwillumbah...
Forum: Road warriors 05-25-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 2,098
Views: 258,204
Posted By DaveTheYank
I'm not sure where Brett gets that info that you...

I'm not sure where Brett gets that info that you were looking for, as neither bike you're looking at is a TU250. The SR400 in my earlier photo is actually my girlfriend's bike. It's a 2005 model,...
Forum: Road warriors 05-24-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 2,098
Views: 258,204
Posted By DaveTheYank
Wow, you're getting pretty close to asking which...

Wow, you're getting pretty close to asking which oil or tyres you should use. Please don't let this turn into a carb vs. fuel injection discussion. Or, as I like to call it, opinion ping-pong. I...
Forum: Road warriors 05-19-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 14,342
Posted By DaveTheYank
I think the choice really depends on your riding...

I think the choice really depends on your riding style. If comfort is most important, the SR wins easily. Even though I don't mind the riding position on the GT (bars/pegs/seat are fine for me),...
Forum: Road warriors 05-19-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 14,342
Posted By DaveTheYank
Power should not become part of the discussion...

Power should not become part of the discussion when you talk about these bikes. We are fortunate enough to have one of each in our stable, and they both struggle to get out of each other's way! ...
Forum: Road warriors 05-19-2014, 01:14 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 14,342
Posted By DaveTheYank
This guy wildbill over at enfieldmotorcycles put...

This guy wildbill over at enfieldmotorcycles put some risers on his GT. Just before he sold it. I reckon if you're trying to make a GT into something more upright, it would be easier to buy a...
Forum: Road warriors 05-18-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 14,342
Posted By DaveTheYank
Technically yes, they could. However, there is a...

Technically yes, they could. However, there is a locating screw which goes into the top triple which you would need to remove. You are then left with the clamping ability of one bolt on the clip-on...
Forum: Road warriors 04-21-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 31,600
Posted By DaveTheYank
Yes, it is! My GT with an Emgo pipe: ...

Yes, it is!

My GT with an Emgo pipe:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQzC4fnAqc8
Forum: Road warriors 04-21-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 31,600
Posted By DaveTheYank
HI Brett. Apologies for this, it's slightly...

HI Brett. Apologies for this, it's slightly off-topic, but I thought I'd offer some background on me before I give you advice on which bike to choose. Plus, after all the geezer stuff earlier I...
Forum: Road warriors 04-21-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 31,600
Posted By DaveTheYank
Brett My girlfriend's SR400 is a 2005 model,...

Brett
My girlfriend's SR400 is a 2005 model, and I've ridden it quite a bit. I would say the two are about even in the power stakes, but the SR likes to rev, as you would expect. The GT has the low...
Forum: Road warriors 04-19-2014, 01:55 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 14,342
Posted By DaveTheYank
Here's a vid with much better audio: Blap...

Here's a vid with much better audio:

Blap blap blap

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQzC4fnAqc8

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3760/13326271444_101f70dc39_z.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,327
Posted By DaveTheYank
His & hers hipster bikes. That's a 2005 SR400. ...

His & hers hipster bikes. That's a 2005 SR400. The GT has an electric start as well as the kick, but when I'm with my girlfriend, I kick it in sympathy. Still easier to kick than the SR.
...
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 31,600
Posted By DaveTheYank
The GT became available in Australia in Mid...

The GT became available in Australia in Mid March. The dealer in Brisbane has sold 12 of them so far. A few have been back for their first service, and one has crashed (not too serious). No major...
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 31,600
Posted By DaveTheYank
Yes, ME! ...

Yes, ME!

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/17/3y7adume.jpg

Just got the 500km service, and I'm excited to flog it a bit harder this long weekend. Really the only problem I've had is that it...
Forum: Road warriors 03-27-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,008
Posted By DaveTheYank
Way ahead of ya with that massive can. Job done!...

Way ahead of ya with that massive can. Job done!

As for the GT vs the SR, it depends what you're after. The seat & riding position on the SR is so neutral, you could do some big days on it. The...
Forum: Australia 03-27-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,841
Posted By DaveTheYank
Quote: But if you are going to buy new how about...

Quote: But if you are going to buy new how about a 535cc Cafe racer
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l10/ducati_paul/D3S_9236-001_zpsb2aac200.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 14,342
Posted By DaveTheYank
For performance observations, I didn't have the...

For performance observations, I didn't have the stock pipe on long enough to observe any changes, sorry.

For running lean, it hasn't behaved oddly or noticeably hotter. I believe the fuel...
Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 12,009
Posted By DaveTheYank
There was a catalytic convertor in the GT exhaust...

There was a catalytic convertor in the GT exhaust as well. It weighed a ton. Can't get away without them these days.
Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 12,009
Posted By DaveTheYank
Emgo Reverse Cone Short

I replaced the stock muffler with an Emgo Reverse Cone Short. It's like that picture above, but with screws instead of rivets so you can take it apart and repack it. The packing that comes with it...
Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,008
Posted By DaveTheYank
Sr400

Hi guys. In Australia, there are heaps of SR400s. My girlfriend has a 2005 model (carburetor) which she learned on, and it has been a great, reliable bike. We went on a week-long tour of northern...
Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 14,342
Posted By DaveTheYank
Continental GT - The shakes

Thanks Andy

I'm not sure why this bike even comes with mirrors. Maybe just for a place to put my helmet when I'm getting fuel! I will be replacing them with something else soon. Only for looks...
Forum: Road warriors 03-25-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 14,342
Posted By DaveTheYank
Hands on!

Hi guys

I'm in Australia, and I picked up my new GT last Friday. Still going through the (very restrictive) breakin period, but I managed a sedate ride through the hills on Saturday and had a...
Forum: Thumpers 01-03-2010, 12:34 PM
Replies: 1,622
Views: 260,200
Posted By DaveTheYank
KTM Camouflage

I rested mine gently in some bushes...

This photo also comes with video! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xrCjO9ogc4

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2691/4241899188_6d5e8942c7_b.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-03-2010, 12:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,223
Posted By DaveTheYank
Hi-Def crashing New Zealand!

I'm usually a motard rider, but since my bike came with both road and off-road wheels, I decided to give the big KTM a taste of what it was built for. I rode dirt bikes from the age of 9 for about...
Forum: New Zealand 09-09-2009, 03:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,261
Posted By DaveTheYank
Hmm, this better not get out. Aprilias...

Hmm, this better not get out.

Aprilias maybe, but Hondas?
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2009, 02:44 AM
Replies: 837
Views: 180,831
Posted By DaveTheYank
My motard kit has a cush hub rear ...

My motard kit has a cush hub rear
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3404/3226965269_3ee2868c2c_b.jpg

The dirt kit has a rigid hub
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3063/3105742799_c5ac1cd3ba_b.jpg
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2009, 08:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 833
Posted By DaveTheYank
or maybe just paint it black

or maybe just paint it black
Forum: New Zealand 08-24-2009, 12:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 865
Posted By DaveTheYank
I responded with a submission, though I don't...

I responded with a submission, though I don't know what good it will do.

Most of the statistics they present are presented with a bias toward their particular point. Vehicle speeding has...
Forum: New Zealand 07-22-2009, 11:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,371
Posted By DaveTheYank
I use Cat Crap (the kind in the little red cup)...

I use Cat Crap (the kind in the little red cup) and it works pretty well. Got it from Motomail
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2009, 01:26 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 116,427
Posted By DaveTheYank
Hey Monti I've just taken my '08 530 in for...

Hey Monti

I've just taken my '08 530 in for its 75hr service (at 77hrs). It's got 7500km, and the mechanic rang me to say that an exhaust valve is a little tight and will need adjustment...
Forum: New Zealand 01-29-2009, 02:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,143
Posted By DaveTheYank
Frigging immigrants. Taking our jobs. And our...

Frigging immigrants. Taking our jobs. And our women. And our precious metals!
Forum: New Zealand 01-28-2009, 01:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,143
Posted By DaveTheYank
It's 33% up to 70K, 39% above 70K ...

It's 33% up to 70K, 39% above 70K

http://www.ird.govt.nz/how-to/taxrates-codes/itaxsalaryandwage-incometaxrates.html
Forum: New Zealand 01-23-2009, 09:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,143
Posted By DaveTheYank
For $65,000, expect to pay about 33% in tax. ...

For $65,000, expect to pay about 33% in tax. That works out to around $825 per week(each) After that, have a look at Statistics New Zealand...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2009, 07:17 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 20,373
Posted By DaveTheYank
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Forum: New Zealand 01-15-2009, 02:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,181
Posted By DaveTheYank
Hey K9! I've been living here permanently...

Hey K9!

I've been living here permanently for four years, and have skied quite a few of the country's resorts. I'm also a Cal Poly grad! Go 'Stangs!

For a better "working holiday" experience,...
Forum: New Zealand 01-04-2009, 01:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 885
Posted By DaveTheYank
I did the reverse. I was a Yank and...

I did the reverse.

I was a Yank and immigrated to Australia. Got a permanent resident visa and lived there for 4.5 years. Moved to NZ for work (Aus company) and have been here for 4 years. ...
Forum: Thumpers 12-25-2008, 07:38 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 20,373
Posted By DaveTheYank
I got to ride the G450X head-to-head with my...

I got to ride the G450X head-to-head with my 530EXCR a couple of weeks ago. My KTM had a little power advantage at the bottom end, which you would expect, but the bikes are very similar otherwise. ...
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2008, 12:08 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 116,427
Posted By DaveTheYank
Hey Ryman It shows that you live in BFE,...

Hey Ryman

It shows that you live in BFE, Utah. We lived there for a couple of years when I was 5-6. We lived in a logging camp high in the Uinta Mountains, somewhere north of Whiterocks. That's...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2008, 12:54 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 116,427
Posted By DaveTheYank
You're not alone by any means. It's unfortunate...

You're not alone by any means. It's unfortunate that the bikes have to be so inhibited and choked down to be road-legal and pass emissions in the States. The Euro-spec bikes, which are delivered to...
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