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Forum: Road warriors Today, 05:42 AM
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Posted By DFH
Adjustable, but not in the right direction. The...

Adjustable, but not in the right direction. The top of the tank & the headstock are too high in relation to the seat making it impossible to lower the grip height
Forum: Road warriors 05-28-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 1,318
Views: 318,406
Posted By DFH
Its worth taking into account that the other...

Its worth taking into account that the other difference between the Street Triple 675 engines and the Daytona engines was that Triumph fitted different pistons to the Daytona 675 for reliability...
Forum: Road warriors 05-26-2015, 10:44 PM
Replies: 3,341
Views: 501,866
Posted By DFH
Yes, although is known as the MT-09 Tracer in the...

Yes, although is known as the MT-09 Tracer in the rest of the world.



Yes indeed. It was different enough from my Yamaha sports bike to be quite spooky to ride in a sporting fashion.

What...
Forum: Road warriors 05-26-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 3,341
Views: 501,866
Posted By DFH
FWIW im 5'10 , in my mid 50's and have been keen...

FWIW im 5'10 , in my mid 50's and have been keen on the Tracer/FJ09 for a good while. Finally had the chance of a good long test ride last week. This is a bike I really wanted to like & in theory...
Forum: Road warriors 05-23-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,009
Posted By DFH
Thats my point. Once you accept that parts are...

Thats my point. Once you accept that parts are couriered from a central location & not held scattered through a dealer network that puts MV on a level playing field along with all the other...
Forum: Road warriors 05-22-2015, 10:13 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,009
Posted By DFH
Who are you to decide what I need or what I...

Who are you to decide what I need or what I should feel free to desire? Or what constitutes extraneous technologies or real technological advancement. My first paved road bike had points ignition,...
Forum: Road warriors 05-22-2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,009
Posted By DFH
So that satisfies condition a). The bike broke...

So that satisfies condition a). The bike broke down.

Condition b) was thats the key one. I would bet no. You're shipping parts & looking at downtime irrespective of what brand you choose, so...
Forum: Road warriors 05-21-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,009
Posted By DFH
In all honesty when did you last have a bike,...

In all honesty when did you last have a bike, from any manufacturer, that a) broke down on tour from an issue that was not caused by neglected maintenance & b) that could be fixed by parts the dealer...
Forum: Road warriors 05-07-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 990
Posted By DFH
In fact cutting a spring increases the actual...

In fact cutting a spring increases the actual spring rate. Shortening progressive spring is a bit hit & miss spring rate wise, a linear spring is easy to calculate. But how much $ do you charge your...
Forum: Road warriors 05-07-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 990
Posted By DFH
Why, with all the information available at our...

Why, with all the information available at our fingertips, do people persist in writing such silly things.

If the fork springs installed are of the wrong rate to to support the weight of the bike...
Forum: Road warriors 04-24-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 3,341
Views: 501,866
Posted By DFH
Actually Yamaha started the ADV road bike thing...

Actually Yamaha started the ADV road bike thing with the original TDM850 but thats another story.

Its important to read all the words in a sentence. BMW intended for the R80G/S to be a large...
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 3,341
Views: 501,866
Posted By DFH
Ewan & Charlie rode BMW's.... because KTM turned...

Ewan & Charlie rode BMW's.... because KTM turned them down. Not a UJM in sight.... Actually Yamaha started the ADV road bike thing with the original TDM850 but thats another story
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 3,341
Views: 501,866
Posted By DFH
Mud happily received.. bench racing sure is fun!...

Mud happily received.. bench racing sure is fun! Like I said 1/3 rev range was in response to the post of the FJ09 lacking low down torque compared to the C14. Pick each bikes peak torque with two...
Forum: Road warriors 04-21-2015, 04:43 AM
Replies: 3,341
Views: 501,866
Posted By DFH
Your calculator is funny.... (well thats the most...

Your calculator is funny.... (well thats the most charitable view:1drink)

Firstly I looked at 1/3 of peak power rpm ( not 1/3 throttle as per your earlier post!) because flienlow complained that...
Forum: Road warriors 04-20-2015, 01:01 AM
Replies: 3,341
Views: 501,866
Posted By DFH
Puzzled by this. Comparing the 2014 Connie...

Puzzled by this.

Comparing the 2014 Connie 14 with the 2014 FZ09 according to the motorcycle.com dyno.

Connie 14 has a torque peak 90ft-lb @ 7400rpm, 1700 rpm shy of peak power. Ill take low...
Forum: Road warriors 04-07-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 3,341
Views: 501,866
Posted By DFH
Early fuel injected bikes, especially Honda who...

Early fuel injected bikes, especially Honda who persisted with their propriety F.I systems rather than the more common external suppliers like Bosch, had a cold start-fast idle lever or knob. What...
Forum: Road warriors 03-24-2015, 04:39 AM
Replies: 3,399
Views: 604,402
Posted By DFH
With the VFR750 its actually pretty damn good...

With the VFR750 its actually pretty damn good place to start. Not suggesting you get all hung-ho & rip cams out left, right & centre but buy & read the workshop manual. Popping the cam-covers and...
Forum: Road warriors 03-23-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 3,399
Views: 604,402
Posted By DFH
Bit like "how long is a pice of string". If they...

Bit like "how long is a pice of string". If they are all out of spec it will cost more than if they are in spec. If a couple are out of spec, one of the front bank inlets & one of the rear bank...
Forum: Road warriors 03-21-2015, 04:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,002
Posted By DFH
Downs:...Wristy riding position. Buzzy, brittle...

Downs:...Wristy riding position. Buzzy, brittle engine vibes the get worse with revs, hollow midrange for a 800ccc twin so it needs revving (see previous point) Belt drive may not need lube but...
Forum: Road warriors 03-21-2015, 04:31 AM
Replies: 3,399
Views: 604,402
Posted By DFH
:freaky

:freaky
Forum: Road warriors 03-19-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 3,399
Views: 604,402
Posted By DFH
Then its you in the wrong place, not me. The logo...

Then its you in the wrong place, not me. The logo at the top of the page says "Adventure Rider, Ride the World" Sort of an expansive vision, is it not?
Forum: Road warriors 03-19-2015, 02:33 AM
Replies: 3,399
Views: 604,402
Posted By DFH
http://www.australiaday.vic.gov.au/wp-content/uplo...

http://www.australiaday.vic.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Crowd-with-flags-watching-Parade.jpg [/QUOTE]

Ahh yes. Australia Day, when the flag waving jingoists are let off the leash. Did you...
Forum: Road warriors 03-17-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 3,399
Views: 604,402
Posted By DFH
Thanks for the clarification. Thats why I asked. ...

Thanks for the clarification. Thats why I asked.


I'm all for the joys of colourful language, but the onus of clear communication is on the communicator not on the recievers use of search...
Forum: Road warriors 03-17-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 3,399
Views: 604,402
Posted By DFH
Heard of the cliche "separated by a common...

Heard of the cliche "separated by a common language" But WTF are you rattling on about here? :brow What are "jesus handles"? Some kind of high rise handle bars for that "come to jesus" riding...
Forum: Road warriors 03-10-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 1,318
Views: 318,406
Posted By DFH
Product planning after the friday lunchtime pint....

Product planning after the friday lunchtime pint. :1drink Lets take a Street Triple R, you know the bike we made from the 675 Daytona by adding a lower subframe, a more comfortable seat & handlebars,...
Forum: Road warriors 03-10-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 3,341
Views: 501,866
Posted By DFH
But surely the only meaningful comparison is...

But surely the only meaningful comparison is between dealers in your own local area. If you live in Boston then what you need is clear OTD prices from Boston dealers so you can compare deals. What...
Forum: Road warriors 03-10-2015, 06:29 AM
Replies: 3,341
Views: 501,866
Posted By DFH
Why...? Thats as daft as quoting horsepower at...

Why...? Thats as daft as quoting horsepower at the crank instead of the rear wheel. What it costs to ride it it home is the only realistic measure the same as the only power that matters is at the...
Forum: Road warriors 03-08-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 3,341
Views: 501,866
Posted By DFH
Is that the stock seat on your bike? Looks quite...

Is that the stock seat on your bike? Looks quite thin.
Forum: Road warriors 02-20-2015, 11:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,537
Posted By DFH
You live in the 'States I see. You ride on the...

You live in the 'States I see. You ride on the right. You do lots of straight-lines on roads with at the camber dropping to the right so its inevitable that you will wear the front tyre more on the...
Forum: Road warriors 02-05-2015, 02:33 AM
Replies: 3,341
Views: 501,866
Posted By DFH
Personally I lay the blame at Yamaha in the US...

Personally I lay the blame at Yamaha in the US giving it the "FJ" moniker rather than the MT-09 Tracer name the rest of the world uses. Seems those two letters has caused some confused & sleepless...
Forum: Road warriors 02-01-2015, 05:54 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,790
Posted By DFH
Excuse the delayed reply, time zones & all that. ...

Excuse the delayed reply, time zones & all that.

First to address the absurd. Not even in the homeland of that super-duper magazine Motorrad, coincidently the home of the infamous but sadly...
Forum: Road warriors 01-31-2015, 04:42 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,790
Posted By DFH
That will have been me. From my post on the FJ09...

That will have been me. From my post on the FJ09 thread

"Search for "Motorrad Magazine" Motorrad is a large German magazine & quite possibly the most rigorous testing magazine from anywhere. Need...
Forum: Road warriors 01-30-2015, 12:33 AM
Replies: 3,341
Views: 501,866
Posted By DFH
Naaaaa. That would be wrong here too.

Naaaaa. That would be wrong here too.
Forum: Road warriors 01-25-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,432
Posted By DFH
Suggest you have a look at the new Yamaha FJ09 if...

Suggest you have a look at the new Yamaha FJ09 if you enjoyed a Street Triple R
Forum: Road warriors 01-25-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 3,341
Views: 501,866
Posted By DFH
Interesting stuff. Over 320km a tank. Why is the...

Interesting stuff. Over 320km a tank. Why is the abs light on?
Forum: Road warriors 01-25-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 3,341
Views: 501,866
Posted By DFH
Just for the record, what percentage of error is...

Just for the record, what percentage of error is acceptable for you? Raddboy's figures are an indication only. The differences between riding styles between Raddboy & your good self, or the...
Forum: Road warriors 01-24-2015, 12:09 AM
Replies: 3,341
Views: 501,866
Posted By DFH
And thats one of great things about having...

And thats one of great things about having traction control fitted as standard. It has wheelie mitigation functions as well. But when you find yourself in a safe environment for lofting the front,...
Forum: Road warriors 01-22-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 3,341
Views: 501,866
Posted By DFH
Didn't miss it. Going straight to the extreme...

Didn't miss it. Going straight to the extreme followed by a caveat? Yeah my 15 year old daughter does that too.
Forum: Road warriors 01-22-2015, 05:38 AM
Replies: 3,341
Views: 501,866
Posted By DFH
True, accommodating idiots is fruitless. ...

True, accommodating idiots is fruitless.



Its imposible to make assessment of such figures in isolation, especially to the point of point blank stating the subframe will need reinforcement....
Forum: Road warriors 01-21-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 3,341
Views: 501,866
Posted By DFH
Why leap to the assumption that Yamaha fitted a...

Why leap to the assumption that Yamaha fitted a new subframe to the FJ09 compared to the FZ09 to accommodate pillions & panniers but didn't design it properly?
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