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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-22-2015, 10:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,287
Posted By vortexau
What an odd way to live. Motorcycles are better...

What an odd way to live. Motorcycles are better choices for transportation where the only impediment is adding water-proofs during rainy weather.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-22-2015, 10:46 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,969
Posted By vortexau
http://i.ytimg.com/vi/KXErTzBBG_k/0.jpg ...

http://i.ytimg.com/vi/KXErTzBBG_k/0.jpg

Until all the deer wishing to get to the other side are properly trained to use allocated Deer Crossings . . . .

...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-22-2015, 10:38 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 16,733
Posted By vortexau
Sounds like you need to stick to multi-lane...

Sounds like you need to stick to multi-lane concourses.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/nol/shared/spl/hi/picture_gallery/05/asia_pac_unseen_north_korea/img/2.jpg

The examples in North Korea have plenty...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-14-2015, 12:13 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 8,423
Posted By vortexau
How about replacing those tiny wheels to deal...

How about replacing those tiny wheels to deal with potholes?

Pictured below is a 'Stair-climbing configuration' as found on handtrucks:

http://www.rjcox.com.au/55/images/RE-HSCC2.jpg

. . ....
Forum: Battle scooters 01-14-2015, 12:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,214
Posted By vortexau
Any Spark Plug:- correct gap - terminals filed...

Any Spark Plug:- correct gap - terminals filed flat - clean condition. HT lead in good condition.

When worn out, or the insulator is cracked; replace.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Look for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-09-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 25,124
Posted By vortexau
Going by that conclusion, and taking it to its...

Going by that conclusion, and taking it to its limits, one would have a belief that Jet Truck racing draws more crowds than Horse Racing?

http://youtu.be/qAkrzEqHHyA

http://youtu.be/xLGZbeC1kzc...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-09-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 25,124
Posted By vortexau
Though not even as funny as when a 'pirate' takes...

Though not even as funny as when a 'pirate' takes a test ride on a big maxis and "instinctively twists the throttle at stoplights". The wonder of the centrifical clutch and the CVT.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-09-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,858
Posted By vortexau
Wink "We rode for over" 75 years without tubeless...

"We rode for over" 75 years without tubeless tyres, and "we rode for over 60 years" without effective head protection. No technology (or new products) are introduced to being used before they are...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-09-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 938
Posted By vortexau
In the US pricing begins at USD$159 (see Amazon)...

In the US pricing begins at USD$159 (see Amazon) while Australian pricing is from AUD$199.

Looking at how these devices are assembled; one sees that the handgrips just slot-in (and out?) making...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-09-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,498
Posted By vortexau
That is the conclusion that stuck with me too. ...

That is the conclusion that stuck with me too. With the further ramification that practical luggage carrying of this degree was not even considered when the DN-01 took shape. Further, the...
Forum: Hacks 01-09-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 846
Posted By vortexau
From THAT kind of thought process - observers are...

From THAT kind of thought process - observers are wont to imagine just what the reaction to beholding a sales introduction to the Piaggio Ape 50 (http://apelino.com.au/) might be?

Following on to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-06-2015, 06:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,858
Posted By vortexau
http://theredlist.com/media/database/muses/couples...

http://theredlist.com/media/database/muses/couples/historic/bonnie-and-clyde/002-bonnie-and-clyde-theredlist.jpg

Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker were not camera shy. Maybe they took better...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-06-2015, 06:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,432
Posted By vortexau
Then, there's the Moto Guzzi Garage custom kits. ...

Then, there's the Moto Guzzi Garage custom kits. One of them looks the kit for off-road in the The Great Escape - Steve MacQueen street scrambler style:
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-06-2015, 05:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,432
Posted By vortexau
I haven't purchased a chain-driven motorcycle...

I haven't purchased a chain-driven motorcycle since 1978. A couple of ones in the sixties did indeed have full enclosure.

Current ride employs a line of straight-cut gears in an oil bath, but the...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-06-2015, 05:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 938
Posted By vortexau
You've got those Inder trailers (based on the PAV...

You've got those Inder trailers (based on the PAV 40 & 41).

Scoots 4 U siter (http://scoots4u.com/trailer.html)

And the claim that this load fits in:
...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-06-2015, 05:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 921
Posted By vortexau
Hmmm! And this is up against SMILE FC System...

Hmmm! And this is up against SMILE FC System Corporation.


SMILE : Intelligent Energy announces JV with Suzuki Motor Corporation (http://www.shfca.org.uk/news_article/277/)




...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-06-2015, 05:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 921
Posted By vortexau
Sorry for the double-up. Was trying to make last...

Sorry for the double-up. Was trying to make last quote box a single example.
Forum: Hacks 01-06-2015, 04:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 846
Posted By vortexau
http://thekneeslider.com/images/2009/04/musket.jpg...

http://thekneeslider.com/images/2009/04/musket.jpg

In that case YOU better make d*mn certain that those folk never lay eyes on something like this 700cc Royal Enfield V-Twin.
...
Forum: Hacks 01-06-2015, 04:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,601
Posted By vortexau
Any well designed solution that reduces the...

Any well designed solution that reduces the degree of trail by relocating the axle further forward is going to reduce stress at the area of the steering yoke.

When the custom upper and lower...
Forum: Hacks 01-06-2015, 04:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,601
Posted By vortexau
Any well designed solution that reduces the...

Any well designed solution that reduces the degree of trail by relocating the axle further forward is going to reduce stress at the area of the steering yoke.

When the custom upper and lower...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-02-2015, 12:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,149
Posted By vortexau
I'd tend to agree. 125 is starting size for a...

I'd tend to agree. 125 is starting size for a sportsbike, but city-size for a motor scooter.

CagerOnTwoWheels gets up the Tricity, but these are likely metro-motorway spurts where he opens up:
...
Forum: Hacks 01-01-2015, 11:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 846
Posted By vortexau
Likely he's just mixing up the Inder with the PAV...

Likely he's just mixing up the Inder with the PAV 40 original. There was a third brand name that escapes me (Cosy?) also linked with Royal Enfield India where things do change, but . . . only . . ....
Forum: Hacks 01-01-2015, 11:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,049
Posted By vortexau
If you want to stay with the half-litre size; I'd...

If you want to stay with the half-litre size; I'd suggest something like the later version of the venerable CB450 Twin- the slightly more volumous CB500 Twin.
...
Forum: Hacks 01-01-2015, 10:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 846
Posted By vortexau
FR700 - Were you unaware that the addition of...

FR700 - Were you unaware that the addition of such a device renders any moto-two wheeler into the new category covered by the expression: "Sidecars & other cooleo 2+ wheeled moto-contraptions." . . ....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-31-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,312
Posted By vortexau
http://s1.ibtimes.com/sites/www.ibtimes.com/files/...

http://s1.ibtimes.com/sites/www.ibtimes.com/files/styles/picture_this/public/2012/02/07/227654-philippines-earthquake.jpg?itok=w8hTWSuL

Looks like one can no longer overtake but must stay in...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-31-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,498
Posted By vortexau
Some very 'What If' moments pasted the riding...

Some very 'What If' moments pasted the riding public by when Honda choose not to produce various motorshow prototypes and show-concept models:
...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-31-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,555
Posted By vortexau
Sometimes it can be a simple fuel reserve that...

Sometimes it can be a simple fuel reserve that means all the difference when there is a longish stretch between filling stations :

http://www.nationalfirefighter.com/images/msr_bottles_trio.jpg
...
Forum: Hacks 12-26-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 633
Posted By vortexau
http://ebcbrakes.com/wp-content/uploads//sidecar13...

http://ebcbrakes.com/wp-content/uploads//sidecar13.4.jpg

Flight TEST
Forum: Hacks 12-26-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 633
Posted By vortexau
http://www.bealecorner.com/trv900/respat/eia1956-s...

http://www.bealecorner.com/trv900/respat/eia1956-small.jpg

http://i1.cpcache.com/product_zoom/738063926/attention_this_is_not_a_drill_tshirt_tshirt.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-26-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,785
Posted By vortexau
We're all going to die. Even the folks who have...

We're all going to die. Even the folks who have their heads removed and cryogenically frozen are still dead.

If it comes to the subject of being killed before one's normal expiratory date - well,...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-26-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,463
Posted By vortexau
Myself, I've suffered bans from two Burgman...

Myself, I've suffered bans from two Burgman sites. One for (they said) posting too many images. What can I say? I'm very visually oriented!?

But the other one because I "dared" to suggest that...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-26-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,555
Posted By vortexau
Australian supermarket packs of softdrink (soda...

Australian supermarket packs of softdrink (soda in US lingo) commonly go up to 24 can size (24 x 375mL Cans). Occasionally the 30 can size (30 x 375mL Cans) is on sale.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-27-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 56,399
Posted By vortexau
The turnoff to a small community with a filling...

The turnoff to a small community with a filling station (maybe Deer Vale?) just a few k off highway B78 when my fuel gauge was getting low in Winter 2007, and there was still a long way to go to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-27-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,557
Posted By vortexau
Second that! Not everything on two (or three)...

Second that! Not everything on two (or three) wheels is equal on snow, or other indifferent surfaces:

2012-12-08 quadro 350D on winter tyres, on frozen snow......
Forum: Battle scooters 11-27-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 18,011
Posted By vortexau
http://www.morbidofest.com/wp-content/uploads/2014...

http://www.morbidofest.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/original.jpg

Does not matter what you ride - hit something solid (like a big tree) at speed and its gonna hurt!

Speeder Bike Overture...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-27-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,497
Posted By vortexau
For answer; ...

For answer;

http://41.media.tumblr.com/a4d88514f7de336400c2a2dd281d6767/tumblr_n87cuvEUYs1s7e5k5o1_500.jpg

Captioned- "Squad of British Paratroops equipped with canister-dropped Villier...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-27-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,596
Posted By vortexau
Whenever I suspect my own writing; I PASTE a...

Whenever I suspect my own writing; I PASTE a suspect word into Notepad (or TextEdit) to spell-check it, or PASTE it into the Google entry window.

Google will either show some resulting examples,...
Forum: Hacks 11-27-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,989
Posted By vortexau
Funeral procession scene in the 1974 Australian...

Funeral procession scene in the 1974 Australian motorcycle movie STONE:

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-4MhcaDf1Xk8/Tem0yO8veFI/AAAAAAAAAIc/iqqzxvsgsT0/s1600/stone+sidecar1.jpg

Notable for the racing...
Forum: Hacks 11-27-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,569
Posted By vortexau
Stock BMW batteries are not always easy to remove...

Stock BMW batteries are not always easy to remove and/or fit. The one in a '78 R100RS is particularly nasty as the rear brake reservoir has to be loosened to allow the battery to tip to the rear.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-26-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,603
Posted By vortexau
Automobile and motorcycle numbers worldwide: ...

Automobile and motorcycle numbers worldwide:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/24/Bar_of_cars_motorcycles_population.png

By way of Motor Vehicle Operator Numbers in a nation - the...
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