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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-07-2015, 01:06 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,122
Posted By bonox
ok, something i've always wanted to ask... ...

ok, something i've always wanted to ask...


is it really a hundred and six miles to chicago?

:D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-05-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,122
Posted By bonox
except that because of suspension damping, it...

except that because of suspension damping, it doesn't really matter how deep a hole is, if it's only a foot across, the suspension will only drop a limited distance in the time you take to cross it....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-04-2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,122
Posted By bonox
he's probably using the same 5" measurement he...

he's probably using the same 5" measurement he tells the wimmens :rofl
Forum: GS Boxers 04-04-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,007
Posted By bonox
it wouldn't be a first time a honda XR failed...

it wouldn't be a first time a honda XR failed either.

Sorry you had a poor start, but they'll fix it for you and then you can be riding all over the place with a big smile. Chin up - rocky starts...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-04-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,122
Posted By bonox
this is like the courtroom line about a guy after...

this is like the courtroom line about a guy after post-mortem with his brain in a jar could be practicing law somewhere
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-04-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,122
Posted By bonox
tl:dr summary trained moto-cop with god...

tl:dr summary

trained moto-cop with god complex claims he can get over a 5" step that he already knows is there in daytime, therefore untrained joe should be able to get over mystery 2" step in...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-03-2015, 12:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,980
Posted By bonox
dog tooth gearboxes baulk regularly. If you are...

dog tooth gearboxes baulk regularly. If you are always in the habit of holding the shift lever against the next gear until after you've finished letting the clutch lever out you'll never ever get a...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-26-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,082
Posted By bonox
any idea about where the energy is coming from to...

any idea about where the energy is coming from to do this? There would have to be a powered pump somewhere wouldn't there?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-08-2015, 03:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 493
Posted By bonox
my '07 would do it fairly regularly without any...

my '07 would do it fairly regularly without any issues over 80,000km.

The '14 does it occasionally as well. If it shows oil in the window just ride it.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-08-2015, 03:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 514
Posted By bonox
it'll be fine. Unless you're planning on...

it'll be fine.

Unless you're planning on towing 2 other vehicles at high speed in 48 degrees through the sand of course :)

Mine runs on 91 quite a lot since it's often the only stuff you can...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-08-2015, 03:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 315
Posted By bonox
left handed drill bit might be a good start ...

left handed drill bit might be a good start

or stud extractor/easy out.

Or drill it out and tap oversize

Cut and weld another support tang onto it?

I'm sure there are more than just these...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-30-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,396
Posted By bonox
I never said the engine minded being run to the...

I never said the engine minded being run to the top. What I am saying is that most of the time I don't ride in a manner that needs more than 20hp. But there's a good reason to have 20hp produced in a...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-30-2015, 12:31 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,396
Posted By bonox
I had a 4 cylinder 250 once. It produced 45hp at...

I had a 4 cylinder 250 once. It produced 45hp at 18,000rpm and about a billion decibels.

The "powerful" GS, while actually pretty low powered for 1200cc, produces that same 45hp at 3500rpm or a...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-20-2015, 01:09 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,586
Posted By bonox
http://p.bfram.es/financial-planning-long-term-the...

http://p.bfram.es/financial-planning-long-term-the-car-is-cheaper.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 01-20-2015, 12:21 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,644
Posted By bonox
ok, so the answer is yes to both points. ...

ok, so the answer is yes to both points.

You got anything else, or can you close the thread already?
Forum: GS Boxers 01-20-2015, 12:17 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,586
Posted By bonox
I find the weight comparisons interesting. ...

I find the weight comparisons interesting.

I've never owned a plain GS, but i've had a few adventure models in my past. One of the guys I ride with who still has an 08 made the point that my 14 is...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-20-2015, 12:07 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,644
Posted By bonox
it's a fairly well known adage that small cars...

it's a fairly well known adage that small cars don't cost any less than large cars to design and manufacture, however people expect to pay a smaller price for the smaller vehicle.

There's no...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-11-2015, 11:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,146
Posted By bonox
that's because canbus is only a method of...

that's because canbus is only a method of signalling/communication and not power limiting.

The older model had a ZFE module that was responsible for limiting power output - presumably the new one...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-02-2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,165
Posted By bonox
not had that one, but I did have one of the pins...

not had that one, but I did have one of the pins missing since I took delivery (about 16,000km until it was 'replaced'). Screen wobbled around a fair bit until I put a temporary bolt in it.

Given...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-28-2014, 01:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,472
Posted By bonox
i'd be more inclined to start looking for bodgy...

i'd be more inclined to start looking for bodgy tyres, loose forks, dead wheel/swingarm bearings and snapped spokes way before blaming a top box for a bike snaking all over the place.

See if the...
Forum: Australia 10-20-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,421
Posted By bonox
it's well drawn, like calvin and hobbes in many...

it's well drawn, like calvin and hobbes in many ways, but like most great cartoons it really resonates with readers by picking topics many (most?) of us have dealt with at some point or other.

I...
Forum: Australia 10-11-2014, 03:52 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,421
Posted By bonox
http://www.toonpool.com/user/4265/files/tron_motor...

http://www.toonpool.com/user/4265/files/tron_motorcycle_on_ebay_557545.jpg

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-8WafIXXi1W0/TZoQoCxfoeI/AAAAAAAAAEA/5JTQ8sMK2jk/s1600/vintage-bike-2.jpg
Forum: Australia 10-11-2014, 03:48 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,421
Posted By bonox
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_206TETOgLd0/TBTLGhKIiBI/...

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_206TETOgLd0/TBTLGhKIiBI/AAAAAAAADxk/lmKidyISAuw/s1600/cartoon,thrill-1.jpg
Forum: Australia 10-10-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,421
Posted By bonox
fair go - it was never really bright enough in...

fair go - it was never really bright enough in the first place to be a true plunge into darkness.

Which of the two switches did yours have ? The Dim/Flicker/Off or the Smoke/Smoulder/Burn?
Forum: Australia 10-06-2014, 12:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,177
Posted By bonox
Apparently stupidity is criminal :ear There...

Apparently stupidity is criminal :ear

There was another on Saturday too - chap broke his clavicle I think - third party said it took a while to find the bike too!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-05-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 1,184
Views: 435,482
Posted By bonox
you've all heard the expression that the camera...

you've all heard the expression that the camera adds 10 lbs - i would contend that it also makes the terrain look flat! :evil
Forum: Australia 10-05-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,177
Posted By bonox
Twas indeed good fun. I think the Sunday ...

Twas indeed good fun.

I think the Sunday was a little better in terms of organisation, crowds and policing. At least until it got shut down at 11. Hope old mate is ok, but there's always one who...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-01-2014, 01:04 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,744
Posted By bonox
i knew i shoulda taken that left at Albuquerque

i knew i shoulda taken that left at Albuquerque
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-01-2014, 01:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,586
Posted By bonox
Interesting how some things like this cause all...

Interesting how some things like this cause all sorts of angst.

I had a bike once that at one particular engine speed (ie a natural frequency of some part of the bike) sounded like someone had a...
Forum: Australia 09-18-2014, 01:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,948
Posted By bonox
so who's going to surprise us all with a...

so who's going to surprise us all with a turbocharged TTR230?
Forum: GS Boxers 09-15-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,166
Posted By bonox
i've had this - oil change seems to have fixed...

i've had this - oil change seems to have fixed the problem. Mine came and went semi regularly, but once it came on it wouldn't go off again until you restarted the bike.

Perhaps the sensors are...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-15-2014, 12:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 805
Posted By bonox
unless you've got a slipping clutch or CVT, the...

unless you've got a slipping clutch or CVT, the answers won't ever vary.
Forum: Australia 08-07-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 12,083
Posted By bonox
or leaf out of UAE's book - all heavy trucks,...

or leaf out of UAE's book - all heavy trucks, right hand lane only unless turning, max 80km/h. 6 lane road, mostly empty, nose to tail trucks in the far right.

:rofl
Forum: Australia 07-11-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 12,083
Posted By bonox
golden reason to be assertive in picking a lane...

golden reason to be assertive in picking a lane once you get to the front.

I'll wait for pedestrians if i need to, then get more or less right in front of the car in the lane I want. Not much...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-09-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 862
Posted By bonox
at a guess it might be as simple as ignition on,...

at a guess it might be as simple as ignition on, throttle through full range, then start - pretty much like the setup on the old model.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-09-2014, 12:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,755
Posted By bonox
stick it in a high gear and see if you can drag...

stick it in a high gear and see if you can drag the rear brake (hard) and use the throttle to keep the bike speed the same.

If you can't (and the engine just seems to spin faster without the bike...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-07-2014, 02:08 AM
Replies: 1,428
Views: 117,776
Posted By bonox
how does that relate to conservation of momentum?...

how does that relate to conservation of momentum?

It's like ooching and rocking a boat - sure, you can run along the boat to get it to move the other way, but when you stop, the opposite happens....
Forum: Australia 06-30-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 3,083
Views: 592,739
Posted By bonox
why did he just try to stop instead of going left...

why did he just try to stop instead of going left around it? Just target fixation?

I've had a dodge some sheep like that occasionally - always followed daddy's advice of head for where they are...
Forum: Australia 06-30-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 12,083
Posted By bonox
well - 2 hours until legal. Apparently...

well - 2 hours until legal.

Apparently everyone is going to die tomorrow :evil
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-29-2014, 12:52 AM
Replies: 1,184
Views: 435,482
Posted By bonox
they're all a bit more than a dropped bike -...

they're all a bit more than a dropped bike - there are other threads for "binned it by being stoopid" :evil
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