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Forum: Road warriors 01-13-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,174
Posted By Ranmar850
My 02 parked next to a modded ZRX1100 at Omaka...

My 02 parked next to a modded ZRX1100 at Omaka airshow--talked to the owner, had it a long time, still loved it. USD forks, full exhaust, some polished bits, and an aftermarket digital display in...
Forum: Road warriors 01-13-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,174
Posted By Ranmar850
I don't think you'll ever have trouble with...

I don't think you'll ever have trouble with parts--I could buy anything I wanted for my 1987 model GPZ900r in 2005, straight from a dealer--and the popularity means there is/will be aftermarket as...
Forum: Road warriors 01-13-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 42,439
Posted By Ranmar850
Was given a new FJR as a loaner when my 06 was in...

Was given a new FJR as a loaner when my 06 was in for service. Didn't get to do a lot of miles and they were all freeway and local traffic. First thought was " this feels a bit doughy.." then spotted...
Forum: Road warriors 01-11-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,174
Posted By Ranmar850
All this goes to prove is--horses for...

All this goes to prove is--horses for courses/different strokes for different folks/YMMV---etc. I own a XRX1200r, as below....
Forum: Road warriors 01-11-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 450
Views: 73,478
Posted By Ranmar850
That looks interesting, I don't ever recall...

That looks interesting, I don't ever recall seeing them in Australia.
Forum: Road warriors 01-11-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 450
Views: 73,478
Posted By Ranmar850
That is an "after" pic, cleaned up after doing a...

That is an "after" pic, cleaned up after doing a lot of k's through all weather in NZ, including dirt roads. it was filthy. It only comes out once a year for my visits, gets ridden all weathers and...
Forum: Road warriors 01-08-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 450
Views: 73,478
Posted By Ranmar850
http://ranmar.smugmug.com/Travel/NZ-2013-last-week...

http://ranmar.smugmug.com/Travel/NZ-2013-last-week/i-T7RbtVs/0/X2/NZ%202013%20last%20week%20LR%20edit-725-X2.jpg
...
Forum: Road warriors 11-23-2013, 10:04 PM
Replies: 604
Views: 120,089
Posted By Ranmar850
It has only 42,00km--I bought it four years ago...

It has only 42,00km--I bought it four years ago with 29,000km, whilst in NZ, and store it there for annual visits. Some of the best riding in the world, and, as I now have family ties there, excuse...
Forum: Road warriors 11-22-2013, 03:44 PM
Replies: 604
Views: 120,089
Posted By Ranmar850
Last February, cleaned up and ready to put away...

Last February, cleaned up and ready to put away after 2 glorious weeks riding New Zealand , some of the best roads in the world. And I hope to be back again this summer. Not bad condition, seeing it...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-14-2013, 10:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 779
Posted By Ranmar850
All-Norton Ride, Perth, WA

This years' All-Norton ride in Perth saw perfect weather and a good turn out. Only about 75 miles to the destination, with a coulpe of planned stops thrown in. Some older singles also participated,...
Forum: Road warriors 09-05-2013, 02:45 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 21,598
Posted By Ranmar850
Yamaha do a police version of the FJR 1300, the...

Yamaha do a police version of the FJR 1300, the FJR 1300AP. Popular in Australia, and popular to buy at auction when they sell, cos they are basically bulletproof. I believe it has even caused one...
Forum: Road warriors 05-05-2012, 10:03 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 152,613
Posted By Ranmar850
This would be a favorite of mine.. ...

This would be a favorite of mine..

http://ranmar.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/General-silliness/00759/523098295_i5qi5-X2.jpg ...
Forum: Road warriors 04-08-2012, 03:30 AM
Replies: 474
Views: 82,779
Posted By Ranmar850
http://ranmar.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Ralphs-Bikes...

http://ranmar.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Ralphs-Bikes/Buell-after-007/599236213_6436S-X2.jpg

My 02 X1w. A lot of fun in a compact package. Race ECM, pipe and aircleaner.
Forum: Road warriors 04-07-2012, 04:00 AM
Replies: 604
Views: 120,089
Posted By Ranmar850
http://ranmar.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/New-Zealand-...

http://ranmar.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/New-Zealand-easter11/i-DSRKbJd/0/X2/Omaka-airshow-671-X2.jpg


My 02 ZRX, which I store in New Zealand for my riding visits. the ZRX1100 parked next to me had...
Forum: Ride reports 04-06-2012, 06:37 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 16,072
Posted By Ranmar850
http://www.forum.fjr13.org/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=34...

http://www.forum.fjr13.org/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=3464

This is a link to the Easter 2011 trip. I promise there are no pictures of food. NZ actually does excellent food, every small town seems to...
Forum: Ride reports 04-06-2012, 06:32 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 16,072
Posted By Ranmar850
http://www.forum.fjr13.org/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=40...

http://www.forum.fjr13.org/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=4074

I'm getting to be a regular visitor to NZ, has to be the worlds best riding. So good, I bought a bike and stashed it there, aim to go over...
Forum: Road warriors 10-13-2009, 10:43 PM
Replies: 474
Views: 28,027
Posted By Ranmar850
A different take on it, perhaps, but no so far...

A different take on it, perhaps, but no so far off the mark. Though jumping off the X1 straight onto the Commando makes the Norton feel almost gentlemanly by comparison:wings Looking around since I...
Forum: Road warriors 10-12-2009, 08:25 PM
Replies: 474
Views: 28,027
Posted By Ranmar850
Yeah, what the bigweasel said.:D Don't go out and...

Yeah, what the bigweasel said.:D Don't go out and buy one, we want a bit of exclusivity here, please:kenhttp://ranmar.smugmug.com/photos/599236213_6436S-L.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 10-12-2009, 04:58 PM
Replies: 474
Views: 28,027
Posted By Ranmar850
Additional to my post just above....a couple of...

Additional to my post just above....a couple of early posters claimed that belt drive meant you couldn't alter gearing:loco. It is no harder than changing gearing on a chain-driven bike. Sure you're...
Forum: Road warriors 10-12-2009, 05:06 AM
Replies: 474
Views: 28,027
Posted By Ranmar850
I basically had to have a gun put to my head to...

I basically had to have a gun put to my head to ride one(98 X1)--came back saying ....that was different" It stayed with me, that bug, and about a year later, I bought one, a tuber , an 02 X1 white...
Forum: Road warriors 05-05-2009, 07:33 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,500
Posted By Ranmar850
To do a million miles is amazing. 100, 000 miles...

To do a million miles is amazing. 100, 000 miles between rebuilds is not amazing. He could have just been into his third rebuild on a Honda Blackbird. Or an FJR. And only the tinware and front...
Forum: 2 smokers 04-27-2009, 01:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,627
Posted By Ranmar850
You could buy a complete bike from Paul Dunstall,...

You could buy a complete bike from Paul Dunstall, or donor one as I recall, much the same as you could buy a Gus Kuhn Special straight out of his shop, even 920 kitted. he also sold parts separately...
Forum: 2 smokers 04-26-2009, 01:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,627
Posted By Ranmar850
Does the spark remain on the same lead when you...

Does the spark remain on the same lead when you swap plugs? I'd be looking for something plugged in the wrong way from when you had it all disconnected, it's probably staring you in the face? Or ...
Forum: 2 smokers 04-26-2009, 01:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,627
Posted By Ranmar850
Like this one? mine ...

Like this one? mine
http://ranmar.smugmug.com/photos/420978264_5ttgE-XL.jpg

Or with the fairing

http://ranmar.smugmug.com/photos/237383517_DucWh-XL.jpg

or a mate's
...
Forum: 2 smokers 04-25-2009, 01:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,627
Posted By Ranmar850
I reckon they were the last of the drum-braked...

I reckon they were the last of the drum-braked H1's, only real difference was that they had smoothed the sides of the tank, the earlier had knee indents. As to the comment above, you had to ride it...
Forum: 2 smokers 04-25-2009, 11:03 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,627
Posted By Ranmar850
I have the Norton now, back then, took a T500...

I have the Norton now, back then, took a T500 Suzuki over the H-1 at the time, would like both of them now--but only if this was the triple, the original, before they emasculated them....
Forum: Road warriors 04-25-2009, 10:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,184
Posted By Ranmar850
I had one, really liked it--but I live miles from...

I had one, really liked it--but I live miles from anywhere, and really needed smething more of a tourer--also, the pillion seat is very thin, wasn't comfortable over distances for my wife. I sold it...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-24-2009, 02:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,651
Posted By Ranmar850
!972 T500-R ...

!972 T500-R

http://ranmar.smugmug.com/photos/141442648_FwqNM-L.jpg


TM250 Suzuki

http://ranmar.smugmug.com/photos/401748629_NXYsL-XL.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2009, 05:56 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 14,260
Posted By Ranmar850
I think you're a bit off the mark there. We have...

I think you're a bit off the mark there. We have them in Australia, like everything else you don't get in the US. MT-01 has an XV1700 cruiser motor, (tuned up a bit , I think). With chain drive, top...
Forum: Road warriors 02-28-2009, 09:10 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 14,303
Posted By Ranmar850
[quote} How can a company do such a wonderful...

[quote} How can a company do such a wonderful engineering job on the motor, transmission, final drive, etc.,


Again, depressing.

g-[/quote]

I want to see how well engineered that drive...
Forum: Road warriors 02-05-2009, 06:29 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 18,825
Posted By Ranmar850
Nobody has chimed in for the FJR1300? Ok, 06, box...

Nobody has chimed in for the FJR1300? Ok, 06, box stock, usually sees in the high teens/for Km/lt. 20km/litre is 56MPG (Imp gallons) Can't remember the conversion factor to US gallons from my flight...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-20-2009, 05:36 AM
Replies: 8,086
Views: 3,166,272
Posted By Ranmar850
may have posted here before...?

This is mine, taken a couple of months ago--if I have posted previously, a few things would have been changed
http://ranmar.smugmug.com/photos/426628615_C3g9y-XL.jpg


Sometimes it wears a...
Forum: Road warriors 01-19-2009, 01:20 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,372
Posted By Ranmar850
If money is no object , it would be hard to go...

If money is no object , it would be hard to go past this one, and I speak as an FJR owner. Price here in Perth WA at the moment is a rideaway deal, $A29, 900 . By comparison, they also have a K1200R...
Forum: Road warriors 01-18-2009, 04:19 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,372
Posted By Ranmar850
aaaannnnddd the slowest of the lot by a long way...

aaaannnnddd the slowest of the lot by a long way (Norge 1100?)

Here we go, as I predicted, everyone is touting what they own as the best, it must be, how could I have chosen wrongly..:D fact is, I...
Forum: Road warriors 01-17-2009, 11:20 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,372
Posted By Ranmar850
What he said, but , then, I own an FJR. That...

What he said, but , then, I own an FJR. That being said, asking this question will bring totally predictable results. Everyone will weigh in for the machine they own themselves. This is human...
Forum: Road warriors 01-17-2009, 07:22 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 24,358
Posted By Ranmar850
I had a dual-spark Rockster, 04, that surged...

I had a dual-spark Rockster, 04, that surged slightly on light throttle openings. This was a common source of debate on the forum at the time. It wasn't enough to bother me, I'm not anal about such...
Forum: Road warriors 01-17-2009, 01:54 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 16,597
Posted By Ranmar850
WTF??? No ride, no sale. I'm not buying a bike on...

WTF??? No ride, no sale. I'm not buying a bike on ad agency's say so....or any magazine reviewers' personal opinions, either.
Forum: Road warriors 01-05-2009, 01:10 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,709
Posted By Ranmar850
021's are not dual compound on the front, just a...

021's are not dual compound on the front, just a soft single, if your bike is hard on the front it'll wear out before the back. FJR owners were all over them like a rash when they first came out, but...
Forum: Road warriors 11-03-2008, 02:24 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,007
Posted By Ranmar850
yes, it's gone. I have an 06, have ridden...

yes, it's gone. I have an 06, have ridden distances in constant 43 deg C (107F?). Not an issue. Huge difference, according to those who have owned both. Re-shaped radiator, , thermal insulation...
Forum: Road warriors 10-22-2008, 04:26 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 8,287
Posted By Ranmar850
best looking? should have qualified that with an...

best looking? should have qualified that with an "IMO..." How is the looming/present recession affecting things like Harley sales over there?
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