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Forum: Australia 07-19-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,975
Posted By minusone
I reckon anyone who sits on the back of o bike...

I reckon anyone who sits on the back of o bike for any length of time is not doing it for their enjoyment.
With this in mind, you need to minimize the boring bits and accentuate the terrific,...
Forum: Australia 07-19-2014, 01:29 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,571
Posted By minusone
If I am pulled over for doing a wheelie, I always...

If I am pulled over for doing a wheelie, I always have a bona fide reason ready.

"Surely you saw the animal dart across my path officer."
I would enjoy testing it in court.

If I am pulled over...
Forum: Australia 07-15-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,571
Posted By minusone
There's a rumour that NZ is also the originator...

There's a rumour that NZ is also the originator of the sheepskin seat cover, removing (some) desire to stand while riding.
Forum: Australia 07-15-2014, 01:00 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,571
Posted By minusone
There is a site that lists all the offences and...

There is a site that lists all the offences and fines applicable.
I think it was the "Thin Blue Line" nsw police association site.

Browsing through this, and seeing all the most minor offences...
Forum: Australia 07-14-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,571
Posted By minusone
I am sure police won't stand for that!

I am sure police won't stand for that!
Forum: Australia 07-14-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,571
Posted By minusone
The mirror issue is a good point. A number of...

The mirror issue is a good point.
A number of times I have been riding behind a couple of Big Motorcycle Wrangler riders standing on their pegs, oblivious to the fact that other...
Forum: Australia 07-07-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,458
Posted By minusone
For 3rd party there is no choice and even there I...

For 3rd party there is no choice and even there I pay for 6 vehicles even though I can ride only one at a time.
This is an unfair rort because practically you are insuring the culpable actions of...
Forum: Australia 07-07-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,458
Posted By minusone
As noted in previous posts they often pay up...

As noted in previous posts they often pay up without checking.
As long as there is a continuous queue of punters prepared to pay the increased premiums, they save on assessment costs.

Everybody...
Forum: Australia 07-07-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,458
Posted By minusone
The individual parts for a $20K Ducati amount to...

The individual parts for a $20K Ducati amount to over $100K.

I flipped my Hypermotard a while ago being silly, but even as the only bike I had insured I did not claim for my stupidity.
...
Forum: Australia 07-07-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,458
Posted By minusone
Insurance is a way of spreading risk, not an...

Insurance is a way of spreading risk, not an investment expecting a return.
The more claims, the more likely premiums rise for everybody.
Unfortunately it appears, making no claims does not reduce...
Forum: Australia 07-07-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,458
Posted By minusone
29 years and you still can't ride on gravel! ...

29 years and you still can't ride on gravel!
Thank god i''m no longer paying for slow learners like yourself.
Forum: Australia 07-07-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,458
Posted By minusone
If you can't ride on the gravel and can get other...

If you can't ride on the gravel and can get other punters to pay through the nose for your riding lessons then good for you but, by doing so you have alienated good record drivers like me paying ever...
Forum: Australia 07-05-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,458
Posted By minusone
The beauty of third party property and liability...

The beauty of third party property and liability only, when a claim is made, it is fought out between the insurance companies and doesn't have to involve you.

If you can afford to lose a bike now...
Forum: Australia 07-04-2014, 02:40 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,458
Posted By minusone
Who are these companies? I may consider...

Who are these companies?
I may consider insuring again.
Forum: Australia 07-04-2014, 12:59 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,458
Posted By minusone
When I saw what people were getting away with...

When I saw what people were getting away with when claiming insurance, I realised my ever increasing premiums were paying for other peoples riding lessons, stupidity and down right dishonesty.

I...
Forum: Australia 04-11-2014, 02:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 718
Posted By minusone
I'd say not a big issue when on a bike with...

I'd say not a big issue when on a bike with relatively little horsepower.
I had one on my 150+ HP Yamaha tootling along feeling very relaxed as you can be with this device. Hit one of those flood...
Forum: Australia 04-06-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 462
Posted By minusone
One trip I found a quiet spot by the river to...

One trip I found a quiet spot by the river to camp. Perfect, until a local laddy came down in the evening to practice his bagpipes
Forum: Australia 03-20-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,328
Posted By minusone
The haunted stream track has 50 plus crossings...

The haunted stream track has 50 plus crossings and is entered via Dawson City.
The cobberas track has some great views of the mountain and takes you quite close to the source of the Murray, now...
Forum: Australia 03-09-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 696
Posted By minusone
Escorted Simpson Trip, Anyone Interested?

I think you are doing the right thing having it supported.
having a bike fully loaded with gear water fuel and food reduces the fun of riding across the desert.
Finding firewood and carrying a...
Forum: Australia 02-09-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,512
Posted By minusone
I have had a few varieties of dampers on my bikes...

I have had a few varieties of dampers on my bikes and the Scott's brand have never ended up leaking.
Forum: Australia 02-03-2014, 01:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 759
Posted By minusone
I guess you mean angulation. If anything it...

I guess you mean angulation.
If anything it appears tipped too far forward and down to catch the wind;
The bike never had a low guard.

I suspect that this type of guard was never meant for high...
Forum: Australia 02-03-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 759
Posted By minusone
I have a damper and balance the wheels myself. ...

I have a damper and balance the wheels myself.
I am pretty sure it is the guard with that leading sail area oscillating in harmony with the vibration.
The guard already has a stiffening spine.
Forum: Australia 02-02-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 759
Posted By minusone
Good point.

Good point.
Forum: Australia 02-02-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 759
Posted By minusone
Johnno You just reminded me I had a motard...

Johnno

You just reminded me I had a motard guard I bought some time ago for my 990 but never fitted it.
Drilled a few holes and on it went.
Now to wait for rain to check out the spray.

Thanks...
Forum: Australia 02-02-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 759
Posted By minusone
High front guard KTM 690

My KTM 690 RR regularly sees bush use and high speed tar.
Long stretches of 120 KPH + has me keeping the wheels balanced in an attempt to avoid vibration.
The problem is the high front guard which...
Forum: Australia 01-21-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,664
Posted By minusone
Both regions have their attractions, however if...

Both regions have their attractions, however if sand worries you, load up the bike and take a trip to Stockton beach for the day. If that hasn't sorted you out, I don't know what will.
Forum: Australia 12-27-2013, 01:37 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,779
Posted By minusone
Out of interest, the ones that I have seen the...

Out of interest, the ones that I have seen the wheel lock, were bikes with a single brake line looped closely over the guard to support twin discs.
Was it the guard or the the no give brake line?
Forum: Australia 12-27-2013, 12:27 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,779
Posted By minusone
I was considering cutting the low guard up the...

I was considering cutting the low guard up the middle and inserting an H channel, but I sold the bike and never experimented.
Forum: Australia 12-27-2013, 12:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,116
Posted By minusone
One of the main reasons for me getting rid of the...

One of the main reasons for me getting rid of the 990.
I can't get the spark plugs out in the garage let alone beside a creek after a drowning.
Forum: Australia 12-26-2013, 11:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,116
Posted By minusone
I went back to the dealer to buy another 990, but...

I went back to the dealer to buy another 990, but ended up with a KTM 690 Rally Raid Adventure. Makes very few concession to being an adventure bike.

No need to slow down for erosion mounds (like...
Forum: Australia 12-26-2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 907
Posted By minusone
Welcome to the world of toll passes that still...

Welcome to the world of toll passes that still don't work properly on a bike.
I get sick of filling in toll payment noticed here in Sydney even though I have A toll pass.
They are not water or...
Forum: Australia 11-28-2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 5,089
Views: 527,404
Posted By minusone
Yes I had a faulty tank installed by the dealer. ...

Yes I had a faulty tank installed by the dealer.
Obviously They didn't even test it as it had cracks and leaked like a sieve.

Bypassed the dealer and obtained replacement no questions asked...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-17-2013, 12:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,028
Posted By minusone
After pushing through a creek with the bow wave...

After pushing through a creek with the bow wave up to the headlight on my 990, I managed to keep it going and splutter through, I decided to get rid of the bike.

Being stuck in the wilds of...
Forum: Australia 11-06-2013, 10:04 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 31,566
Posted By minusone
Love the smile You'll again be wrestling...

Love the smile

You'll again be wrestling tigers to the ground before too long.
Forum: Australia 10-13-2013, 11:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,357
Posted By minusone
The soft merino wool boxer shorts are the best...

The soft merino wool boxer shorts are the best for me especially for dirt riding where a bad case of monkey butt can quickly assume the feeling of being raped by a gorilla.

(Not that I have...
Forum: Australia 10-05-2013, 12:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,416
Posted By minusone
Yes I put the multistrada over the edge as a Land...

Yes I put the multistrada over the edge as a Land Rover came wide around a bend. Still had room to go through, but the loose stuff within a metre of the edge provides no grip.

Down into the...
Forum: Australia 08-17-2013, 04:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 430
Posted By minusone
I missed the post, would have come for a spin as...

I missed the post, would have come for a spin as the weather looked great.
Forum: Australia 08-16-2013, 01:32 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,826
Posted By minusone
http://members.optusnet.com.au/~shirleyminus/motiv...

http://members.optusnet.com.au/~shirleyminus/motivator78c1503cbccb002deff2fb38110023a6.jpg
Forum: Australia 08-16-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,826
Posted By minusone
http://members.optusnet.com.au/~shirleyminus/motiv...

http://members.optusnet.com.au/~shirleyminus/motivatora53d2932643e89d422fc4a622d7eaa58.jpg
Forum: Australia 08-08-2013, 03:02 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,484
Posted By minusone
I used to swing my cast encased left leg up onto...

I used to swing my cast encased left leg up onto the crash bars whilst riding and just stood up to change gears.

Better than mental atrophy watching TV.

psssst

Its also illegal to do...
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