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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Today, 06:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,844
Posted By farqhuar
Not just lead plates, lead acid boxes. Solves two...

Not just lead plates, lead acid boxes. Solves two perceived problems - not getting blown around on the highway, and increased range. :wink:
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Today, 06:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 197
Posted By farqhuar
So which part is wrong? Yep, i). it's easier...

So which part is wrong?

Yep, i). it's easier to hydroplane on a bike than in a car, and ii). I don't know whether the banner photo is photoshopped, or whether the Enfield is travelling through...
Forum: Thumpers Today, 04:46 AM
Replies: 6,977
Views: 910,897
Posted By farqhuar
Motorcycles are not shipped ex-factory with a...

Motorcycles are not shipped ex-factory with a battery installed - battery (supply and) installation is the dealer's responsibility- so your acid spliill marks must have occurred at some other time.
Forum: Australia Today, 04:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 194
Posted By farqhuar
Wot's with the "knobbys a must" requirement. ...

Wot's with the "knobbys a must" requirement.

Do you really need them for most of your rides, or is this just your way of weeding out sheep from goats? :ear
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 4,001
Views: 460,602
Posted By farqhuar
Perfectly normal for ANY motorised vehicle, car...

Perfectly normal for ANY motorised vehicle, car or bike.

Massive amounts of fuel are used when accelerating from a stop by comparison with straight line cruising - approx 20 times more during the...
Forum: Australia 09-12-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,582
Posted By farqhuar
Yeah, and I'd hate to think how many surgeons...

Yeah, and I'd hate to think how many surgeons there are on the road issuing tickets. :wink:
Forum: Australia 09-11-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 15,891
Posted By farqhuar
Honestly, I fail to see the point of merit plugs,...

Honestly, I fail to see the point of merit plugs, and only have one on my Sertao because it came as a freeby (and yet to be used).

Yes, they offer a secure connection but that means For your...
Forum: Australia 07-09-2014, 03:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,481
Posted By farqhuar
Good on you Doms, try and see as much as you can...

Good on you Doms, try and see as much as you can whilst you are here, and I hope the current bout of cold weather doesn't put you off too much.

My wife and I are flying into Manila in late October...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 6,977
Views: 910,897
Posted By farqhuar
Sorry to hear. May I ask where the tumour is? - I...

Sorry to hear. May I ask where the tumour is? - I work in an operating theatre and have a fair amount of first hand experience on recovery outcomes.
Forum: Australia 07-05-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 18,219
Views: 2,195,255
Posted By farqhuar
Did the walk with my son around 12 years back. We...

Did the walk with my son around 12 years back. We Walked the first day from Telegraph Saddle carpark to the lighthouse and then back to Roaring Meg to camp the night (around 25ks). Next day down to...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 6,977
Views: 910,897
Posted By farqhuar
That's very strange - there is more wear on the...

That's very strange - there is more wear on the trailing edges of the teeth than the leading edges. :huh

... not sure how that can happen, unless with very agressive down changes to lower gears...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 03:09 AM
Replies: 4,001
Views: 460,602
Posted By farqhuar
Hmm, mine's only 32 and I seem to manage ok...

Hmm, mine's only 32 and I seem to manage ok without :muutt:muutt
Forum: Australia 06-29-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,260
Posted By farqhuar
Woopy, I have tried all the different octane...

Woopy, I have tried all the different octane ratings in my Sertao and my observations are.

1. No difference in fuel consumption - avge 27km/l with a best of 34.
2. No difference in pinging, it...
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 4,001
Views: 460,602
Posted By farqhuar
If you want spokes it is cheaper to just buy the...

If you want spokes it is cheaper to just buy the Sertao then, and get all the other Sertao goodies as a bonus.
Forum: Australia 06-26-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,061
Posted By farqhuar
Wouldn't worry about it. I copped plenty of fines...

Wouldn't worry about it. I copped plenty of fines in europe and other countries over the years - never once did they even think about notifying Australian authorities.
Forum: Australia 06-26-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 18,219
Views: 2,195,255
Posted By farqhuar
Probably want a screen shot because of a high...

Probably want a screen shot because of a high rate of international employees not providing correct/sufficient bank details for them to make payment to. In my experience with international money...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-25-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 837
Posted By farqhuar
Yeah, I guess factory fitted items must be poor...

Yeah, I guess factory fitted items must be poor quality considering they only last a minimum of 50k miles - read my post again.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-25-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 837
Posted By farqhuar
Really? Try turning the rear wheel through a full...

Really? Try turning the rear wheel through a full rotation and check tightness at each quarter turn - isn't it funny how the tightest spot is always at the same point during the rotation?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-25-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 837
Posted By farqhuar
Not a problem at all - perfectly normal as a...

Not a problem at all - perfectly normal as a matter of fact. Last chain I had like that went 50,000 miles (at which point I sold the bike so I have no idea how much longer it would have lasted) with...
Forum: Australia 06-25-2014, 03:58 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,633
Posted By farqhuar
Buy a Burgman with a topbox. 1,000k days are...

Buy a Burgman with a topbox.

1,000k days are easy - my wife falls asleep after the first 50, and with the topbox I'm safe in the knowledge she won't fall off the back, so life is easy. :wink:
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2014, 04:04 AM
Replies: 6,977
Views: 910,897
Posted By farqhuar
Thanks again Wayne, your approach on a non F.I....

Thanks again Wayne, your approach on a non F.I. bike makes sense and I am glad to hear you have been successful in addressing your carburetted F650 issues.

My problem is that pretty much since day...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 6,977
Views: 910,897
Posted By farqhuar
Thanks for that Wayne. It raises another couple...

Thanks for that Wayne. It raises another couple of questions from me.

Firstly, it sounds like you believe the boosterplug to be a better investment than the Wukaking;

and secondly, it sounds...
Forum: Australia 06-22-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,542
Posted By farqhuar
Thanks to all involved, especially Doonie and...

Thanks to all involved, especially Doonie and Graeme for all the organising / leadership. Had a great ride and fantastic to meet all the new faces.

Looking forward to catching up again at some of...
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 6,977
Views: 910,897
Posted By farqhuar
Wayne, I'm just about to order the WukaKing power...

Wayne, I'm just about to order the WukaKing power controller for my September 13 build Sertao. If I understand correctly, it seems highly likely it may not fit the plug - is this correct, and what...
Forum: Australia 06-09-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,014
Posted By farqhuar
I owned an '83 back in the day. Can't remember...

I owned an '83 back in the day. Can't remember much about filters etc, but I do know it's the same motor as the GN250, 'cept without the electric leg, so should be plenty of spares around for it.
...
Forum: Australia 06-03-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 618
Posted By farqhuar
Pretty sure there would be plenty of IBA riders...

Pretty sure there would be plenty of IBA riders who have beaten that record in the US, and FarRiders who have done it in Oz.

I did 13k in 15 days in Oz, 15 years back - had I continued at that...
Forum: Australia 06-03-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,374
Posted By farqhuar
Nah, the real situation is that the canoe builder...

Nah, the real situation is that the canoe builder went out and solicited others' opinions, and then modified his canoe accordingly, because he wasn't confident in his own design

JD, you've done a...
Forum: Australia 06-02-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,374
Posted By farqhuar
Just to be clear, I meant that the ep 2 music was...

Just to be clear, I meant that the ep 2 music was MOR, not the video content.

Music for old farts who enjoy gold FM and Tamworth Tunes. :wink:
Forum: Australia 06-02-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,374
Posted By farqhuar
Middle Of the Road.

Middle Of the Road.
Forum: Australia 06-02-2014, 03:42 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,374
Posted By farqhuar
Good effort JD, I enjoyed the videos, BUT have...

Good effort JD, I enjoyed the videos, BUT have the following comments.

As you say, editing is much of a PITA as the recording - how much did the recording detract from the overall enjoyment of the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 6,977
Views: 910,897
Posted By farqhuar
They were probably thinking this is a good way to...

They were probably thinking this is a good way to encourage taller riders to purchase the larger 800/1200s, whilst positioning the 650s as the choice for shorter riders, inc. females.

I'm 180cm,...
Forum: Australia 05-30-2014, 03:03 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,542
Posted By farqhuar
Yep, done that. All organised, thank you. :clap

Yep, done that. All organised, thank you. :clap
Forum: Australia 05-28-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 689
Posted By farqhuar
Short answer is that if you can take them off a...

Short answer is that if you can take them off a C90 without levers then you can do the same on a CT90.

I'm impressed, I doubt that I could remove even a bicycle tyre without a lever, however, I...
Forum: Australia 05-28-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 571
Posted By farqhuar
Just a little. Live in Melbourne, but have ridden...

Just a little. Live in Melbourne, but have ridden to Cairns (and most other places, including regular trips to Karangi - just east of Coffs) with long days in the saddle.

My preference is to just...
Forum: Australia 05-28-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,542
Posted By farqhuar
Yep, I'm in Doonie. Happy to sleep on the floor...

Yep, I'm in Doonie. Happy to sleep on the floor and ride in with any others departing from the Melbourne area.

I'm on a Sertao with Tourances, and will be a sexagenarian come the solstice, but...
Forum: Australia 05-28-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 571
Posted By farqhuar
2.5 days max - just keep riding, should be easily...

2.5 days max - just keep riding, should be easily able to cover 720km (60km/h * 12 hours) a day on a postie. :wink:
Forum: Australia 05-28-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 689
Posted By farqhuar
Do you need tyre levers to remove a bicycle tyre?...

Do you need tyre levers to remove a bicycle tyre?

Of course, you need them for any tyre, however, a postie bike may be easier to take the tyres off than larger capacity machinery. :wink:
Forum: Australia 05-27-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 895
Posted By farqhuar
Not in the 42 years I've held a Vic licence for,...

Not in the 42 years I've held a Vic licence for, it hasn't. :cry

Not that it's ever stopped me from doing it either. :wink:
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 4,001
Views: 460,602
Posted By farqhuar
Get the Sertao Woopy, it comes with a bashplate,...

Get the Sertao Woopy, it comes with a bashplate, and the dealer threw in the BMW crashbars for me as a freebie - can't get cheaper than that. :wink:
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 4,001
Views: 460,602
Posted By farqhuar
The early aluminium sided Vario cases most...

The early aluminium sided Vario cases most definitely fit the Sertao - I have a used pair mounted on mine with a used pair of Vario pannier brackets off an F650.

As for a rear rack, I have...
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