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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-23-2015, 04:31 AM
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Posted By mattherat
muffler noise

to scooterdoodler , i fitted a scorpion can , and it sounds sweet , a bit louder than stock but not a lot , and its half the weight , and looks better . win win
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-06-2015, 04:16 AM
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Posted By mattherat
Pissed bent bars again

to nanohiccup , thanks for the info , i will do some research googlewise . im off to the bike shop tomorrow to at least get the tyres fitted , its been raining here for a while and easter holidays is...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-30-2015, 03:25 AM
Replies: 3,625
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Posted By mattherat
bent handlebars

i ran up the back of a van at low speed [ it was mainly his fault ] and dropped it on the rhs . minor damage to barkbusters and handlebar . anyone tried an after market brand of handlebar they can...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-26-2014, 03:16 AM
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Posted By mattherat
xmas is over , time to ride

hope you all have a great festive season , and a great riding new year
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-02-2014, 03:04 AM
Replies: 3,625
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Posted By mattherat
service intervals

im getting mine done every 5000 klm , at least for the warranty period .better to be safe than sorry . btw . new tyres will be needed soon , conti tkc70 look ok , anyone got any ideas , i dont...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-25-2014, 02:53 AM
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Posted By mattherat
abs trick ???

is there an indecent way to disable abs , im sure i read here , pull the fuse , anyone tried , what happened , have fun , people .
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-11-2014, 02:11 AM
Replies: 3,625
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Posted By mattherat
from an ag bike to a he strom !!!

hes really jumping in at the deep end !! i had an 09 wee strom a few years ago and found it to be a terrific bike , the new one is even better looking as well
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-10-2014, 02:19 AM
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Posted By mattherat
to alfie53

monster day ride , esp getting out of town , but i s ,pose you used the m4 a bit. on sunday me and an old mate did syd camden picton mittagong the pie shop at robertson w, gong bald hill nasho and...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-06-2014, 02:51 AM
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Posted By mattherat
scorpion can $ 520 aussie

it was fitted a few weeks ago , i had 10000 klm service done 2 days ago and today i wound her out a little more than normal , and from 5000 rpm WOW!!! now we are going somewhere !!! love this bike ...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-29-2014, 04:16 AM
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Posted By mattherat
10,000 klms

no probs so far , apart from minor drop , 10 k service next tues just sold a yammy 650 street tracker , i need a replacement ??? any one got an xt 500?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-27-2014, 04:05 AM
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Posted By mattherat
to murdock 2002

bm,s are great , if you can afford em , suzie dl 1000 comes with heated grips for xtra $$$ about $ 450 down here in aussieland
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-23-2014, 03:40 AM
Replies: 3,625
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Posted By mattherat
the owners book is wrong

as far as i know the official suzuki workshop manual states longer times / mileages between services . but the fine print says bla bla bla . to be on the safe side during warranty period im going...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-22-2014, 03:14 AM
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Posted By mattherat
any exhaust experts out there ???

i got my barkbusters and scorpion redline can fitted on monday, muffler is a bit quiet with baffle in and way to loud out . it has a plugged end at the front and im thinking if i drill a small hole...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-19-2014, 02:53 AM
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Posted By mattherat
muffler time

im off to penrith tomorrow to get a scorpion can fitted , plus barkbusters ,

been a long time coming but not as long as the bloody metal bashplate ???!!!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-14-2014, 03:47 AM
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Posted By mattherat
hey alfie

as long as your log book is stamped by a licenced mech , you wont have too many troubles , warranty wise , as long as they use genuine suzuki parts , a long shot , i know , maybe try "" deus"" at...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-12-2014, 03:42 AM
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Posted By mattherat
to alfie53

you must have bought yours from action suzuki in parramatta

i went there for a valuation , but ended up in penrith , a better choice

even if its miles away from me. anyhow , how could they...
Forum: Ride reports 10-01-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,542
Posted By mattherat
been there

didnt do that though , the wild wild west . excellent !!!
Forum: Ride reports 09-30-2014, 05:03 AM
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Posted By mattherat
keep it up

you are doing a ride i''ve dreamed of , can i tag along ??

ps loved the video and soundtrack
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-30-2014, 04:07 AM
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Posted By mattherat
new stuff

i have booked in to get barkbusters and my very , very , much long awaited scorpion can fitted next week . suzuki handguards dont work , and the stock muffler way too quiet , gunna give those harley...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-26-2014, 04:20 AM
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Posted By mattherat
these bikes go too fast

i got busted 2 days ago , doing 96 in a 60 zone , $254 fine , ouch
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-19-2014, 06:36 AM
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Posted By mattherat
suzi video

Way cool , thats me in my dreams
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-14-2014, 03:46 AM
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Posted By mattherat
to bungees

take out a loan . interest rates are really low at the moment .

btw ''operator error '' is the only excuse, ha ha ha i can laugh now
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-10-2014, 04:19 AM
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Posted By mattherat
first to crash ??? update

tc set on 1 but in this case it wont help
im sure in the book it says if youre doing something really stoopid , like hitting gravel ,from asphalt , the computer cant cope , even at 20 mph it wont...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-09-2014, 04:24 AM
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Posted By mattherat
first to crash ???

to day i hit a small patch of gravel [ that i didnt see ] while turning a slowish left hand turn .
BANG down i went . fk fk i said to myself , whos gunna help me pick the bike

up ? luckily a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-04-2014, 04:38 AM
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Posted By mattherat
to soberjoe

greetings from down under , nice to see you are supporting a famous aussie brand , namely barkbusters , enjoy your ride
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-30-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,607
Posted By mattherat
hey jtb

you were the 5th inmate to comment on my 1st ride report

way back in 2009 , i was on a wee strom at the time , just got a real softroader,

a 2014 1000cc v2 [ as ive heard them called ] have a...
Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,414
Posted By mattherat
To jtb

been reviewing my posts , YOU were the 5th person to comment on my very

1st ride report way back in 2009 thanx 4 that !!! have a good one !!
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-30-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,607
Posted By mattherat
sheeeeiitt

what a ride !!!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-28-2014, 04:13 AM
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Posted By mattherat
to everyone else

have a good one .
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-28-2014, 04:09 AM
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Posted By mattherat
hey wintrmute

greetings from the big smoke

i have just sent a message to you , hope you get it
Forum: Face plant 07-27-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,824
Posted By mattherat
to soberjoe

glad to hear you are ok , greetings from aussieland
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-25-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 3,625
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Posted By mattherat
strom 1000 v versys 1000

had a little race thru the royal national park two days ago.

slim on his kwaka , me on the strom , the versys was on my short list for

a while , along with a triumph tiger sport , but they...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-18-2014, 05:16 AM
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Posted By mattherat
hey vellies

get with the program , you need at least one more bike
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-17-2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 3,625
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Posted By mattherat
just remembered

rode to my local look out today , and soon after my arrival , 3 ducati riders

went over to check out my strom . they were looking at it for ages and were

positively drooling , ha ha ha ha ,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-17-2014, 03:49 AM
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Posted By mattherat
Wicked its freezing down here

winter time in oz , a good time to buy a new bike [good deals ]

had mine for 6 weeks now , just gets better and better ,

farkles or farkels so far , centerstand , handguards , big screen ,
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-13-2014, 03:27 AM
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Posted By mattherat
addendum to my previous post

i''m not a racist , i''ve previously owned yammies , inc, ct2 dt3 dt250 x3

rd350 rd400 77 xs650e [ us import ] and currently, occasionally ride my

1980 xs650 street tracker, it''s a hoot !!...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-13-2014, 03:06 AM
Replies: 3,625
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Posted By mattherat
desert dave

of course you''re right . i test rode a yammy 1200 4 yrs ago, and got a bmw

1200 gs instead, mainly for its reputation [ was i wrong ,yep ]

anyways i''m glad i waited for the new dl 1037 cc...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-12-2014, 03:48 AM
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Posted By mattherat
keep it kleen

no more yamaha crap
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-11-2014, 03:57 AM
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Views: 131,485
Posted By mattherat
glad i found this

i came here via v strom thread , im a nosey bastard ,

very interesting , i must say . love your stuff ,

whether it be pics or prose.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-11-2014, 03:31 AM
Replies: 3,625
Views: 744,976
Posted By mattherat
worst thing

for me, its the standard screen, big one coming next tues .

by the way , i test rode a super tenere in 2010 and was not

impressed , too many vibes , dl 1000 is smoooottth
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