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Forum: Australia 12-07-2014, 12:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,174
Posted By minusone
Camping is not free, but hot showers are great.

Camping is not free, but hot showers are great.
Forum: Road warriors 11-15-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 27,169
Posted By minusone
Alright, one bike for the rest of your life...

What's a Dmax?[/QUOTE]


My diesel 4WD.
Yes it would go also before parting with this bike.

I forgot to mention, the KTM is also almost un rideable in stock form due to excessive heat, however...
Forum: Road warriors 11-14-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 27,169
Posted By minusone
I hate to make compromises, but I have found an...

I hate to make compromises, but I have found an ideal bike for me and if forced to get rid of the others, this would probably be the final keeper.

KTM 1190 Adventure R

Sporty performance of my...
Forum: Australia 11-10-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,059
Posted By minusone
Thanks to my wife for conveniently having her...

Thanks to my wife for conveniently having her birthday on remembrance day.

Lest I forget.
Forum: Australia 11-10-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,849
Posted By minusone
Yes I had to replace the KTM high guard with a...

Yes I had to replace the KTM high guard with a motard shortie as the KTM one flaps in the wind and sends vibrations through the front end at speed.
Forum: Australia 11-10-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,849
Posted By minusone
Particularly those guards that run a single...

Particularly those guards that run a single shared brake line over the guard it does not give when clogged and lassoos the tire to a dead stop.
You must clear the mud before hitting the bitumen and...
Forum: Australia 11-09-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 7,474
Posted By minusone
No problem unless you get caught behind the...

No problem unless you get caught behind the annual Winnebago club pilgrimage and the dust the create. You really put your heart in your mouth overtaking these behemoths as they don't pull over. ...
Forum: Road warriors 10-04-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 27,169
Posted By minusone
Alright, one bike for the rest of your life...

After a life of compromises, the premise of owning only one bike for the rest of my life sounds too downright depressing to contemplate.
Forum: Australia 10-02-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 5,368
Views: 580,432
Posted By minusone
Yes I have balanced both front and rear on my...

Yes I have balanced both front and rear on my 690.
If you only have one rim lock you will get vibrations without doing so.
I have two rim locks on the front.
Forum: Australia 10-02-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 5,368
Views: 580,432
Posted By minusone
I went to buy another 990 and had written off the...

I went to buy another 990 and had written off the 690 as being to vibey ( based on riding the 640) I happened to test ride a 690 rally raid and immediately bought one. Vibrates far less than the...
Forum: Australia 10-02-2014, 02:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,847
Posted By minusone
Low oil filter is more of a worry. Already...

Low oil filter is more of a worry.
Already clipped the top off mine
Forum: Australia 10-01-2014, 01:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,847
Posted By minusone
These air/oil fooled motors are gems. Large...

These air/oil fooled motors are gems.
Large torque and meaty power low down, but can rev to the limiter easily when required.
Forum: Australia 09-15-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,565
Posted By minusone
After at least twenty continuous years of...

After at least twenty continuous years of carrying a points laden licence, I am facing the prospect of a clean slate in three months time.
I reflect on the possible reasons for this apparent change...
Forum: Australia 09-13-2014, 02:13 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,404
Posted By minusone
What he said and there are plenty of options. ...

What he said and there are plenty of options.
2010 model pictured.
Forum: Australia 09-12-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,636
Posted By minusone
There are enough minor infringements on the...

There are enough minor infringements on the books, that a cop could give you ten if he wanted.

A broken foot is the most niggling injury I have had, and I have had broken femur, desleeved my knee...
Forum: Australia 09-12-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,824
Posted By minusone
Ducati MTS in the dirt

Did you ask which rider had the most fun?
The 1150/1200 GS is the staple hire bike in most parts of the world for a good reason.
Why own one at home,as well?
The BM is a great compromise, however...
Forum: Australia 09-11-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,824
Posted By minusone
Ducati MTS in the dirt

If the trip involves mostly tar I take the ducati.
If more dirt I take the ktm rally raid.
The duc is infinitely more pleasurable on tar than most mounts.

I have followed miles Davis on a ride. ...
Forum: Australia 09-11-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,824
Posted By minusone
I have the 1100 motor in my hypermotard, and one...

I have the 1100 motor in my hypermotard, and one of the first mods was an enlarged oil cooler. The temps on these motors rises very quickly in slow going and you notice the gear changes become more...
Forum: Australia 09-11-2014, 03:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,824
Posted By minusone
The rear tyre on the MTS is so wide that it can...

The rear tyre on the MTS is so wide that it can be ridden flat at 80kph+ without rim damage. Here is my new gear lever installed today
The ducs perform best with free airflow, however it is a...
Forum: Australia 09-11-2014, 03:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,824
Posted By minusone
I take my 2010 MTS 1200 any places you would take...

I take my 2010 MTS 1200 any places you would take a 1200 GS.
Indeed, when planning a route it pays to include some dirt, cause when you do hit the tar, it is generally not policed.
I have taken...
Forum: Australia 07-19-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,166
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, 02:29 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,601
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, 06:45 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,601
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, 02:00 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,601
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, 06:08 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,601
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, 03:53 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,601
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, 08:43 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,257
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, 07:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,257
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, 06:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,257
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, 06:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,257
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, 05:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,257
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, 04:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,257
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 07-06-2014, 12:20 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,257
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, 03:40 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,257
Posted By minusone
Who are these companies? I may consider...

Who are these companies?
I may consider insuring again.
Forum: Australia 07-04-2014, 01:59 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,257
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, 03:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 830
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, 02:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 545
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, 01:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,625
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, 03:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 763
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, 08:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,932
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.
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