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Forum: Australia 05-31-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 425
Posted By Precis
Marzocchi shuts down

Let the parts-hoarding begin:
http://www.amcn.com.au/news/1505/marzocchi-closes-american-owner-forces-shutdown/
Forum: Australia 05-31-2015, 04:48 AM
Replies: 799
Views: 117,534
Posted By Precis
Can you explain this in more detail? ...

Can you explain this in more detail?



Hmmm, where from? Clearly not Peter Thievin' ! :eek1
Forum: Australia 05-31-2015, 02:55 AM
Replies: 799
Views: 117,534
Posted By Precis
I get the "you can't break then with an axe" bit...

I get the "you can't break then with an axe" bit - but I've got two of these things and they both burn oil like it was free.
What's the most likely suspect? Rings, valve guides, valve seals? How far...
Forum: Australia 05-18-2015, 04:09 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,431
Posted By Precis
Ummm that's a V50 Mk3... fairied-in tail-lamp,...

Ummm that's a V50 Mk3... fairied-in tail-lamp, points ignition and a few other mods like air-suspension: not all were improvements!
Nice seat though...:evil
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-08-2015, 02:17 AM
Replies: 732
Views: 142,586
Posted By Precis
1200s dvt

Looks like the 1200S DVT (not Deep Vein Thrombosis!) offers a LOT of solutions. It's a lot of motorcycle tech for the money.
Might be the bike to get me off my Caponord - apart from the small matter...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-08-2015, 02:09 AM
Replies: 806
Views: 239,223
Posted By Precis
+1 The Two-oh-no mirrors do look better - but...

+1 The Two-oh-no mirrors do look better - but strangely, Mickey Mouse's ears (OEM mirrors) offer a more complete view behind. And for me, being short, the OEM mirrors look over my shoulders, whereas...
Forum: Australia 05-04-2015, 04:39 AM
Replies: 369
Views: 31,761
Posted By Precis
A bolt, with two nuts locked against each other:...

A bolt, with two nuts locked against each other: put the head of the bolt in the socket, and use a spanner on the lower locked nut.
Simples.
Forum: Australia 05-03-2015, 05:15 AM
Replies: 369
Views: 31,761
Posted By Precis
My V-twin Aprilias have those as standard - and...

My V-twin Aprilias have those as standard - and I've replaced them all with hex-headed drain plugs! If a Cap-head rounds, it's a shit of the thing to get out, but even a rounded hex-head offers...
Forum: Australia 05-03-2015, 05:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 727
Posted By Precis
And originally, the Duke in Duke video, who sell...

And originally, the Duke in Duke video, who sell ALL the best motorcycle racing videos since the beginning of time - though Geoff hasn't been involved for a long while.
RIP.
Forum: Australia 04-30-2015, 06:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 995
Posted By Precis
Useless Info Dept: There are no Rolls-Royces...

Useless Info Dept:
There are no Rolls-Royces registered in Ulan Bator (old spelling).
Forum: Australia 04-28-2015, 04:06 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,378
Posted By Precis
I went to a Fiat factory years ago and the first...

I went to a Fiat factory years ago and the first human to touch the new engines was a lady with a rubber stamp: I think she was counting the valves - she carefully put an '8' on each head, anyway (it...
Forum: Australia 04-27-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 36,003
Posted By Precis
Have you seen the "primitive" front brakes too? ...

Have you seen the "primitive" front brakes too?
No, suspensions are free, though these classes will require very limited left-to right movement (15 deg each way, I think), and all bikes must be...
Forum: Australia 04-27-2015, 02:07 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 36,003
Posted By Precis
Uh Tom - that "Harley" is listed as a Buell... it...

Uh Tom - that "Harley" is listed as a Buell... it did have a Buell dash and set a new record at 153.616 mph.
Forum: Australia 04-26-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 670
Posted By Precis
Sit, Stay, Ride

Got a dawg? Need a sidecar!
https://vimeo.com/ondemand/21994/107891763
and
https://vimeo.com/122606150

(No commercial connection :wink:)
Forum: Australia 04-26-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,548
Posted By Precis
Hmmm... from other's experiences, it seems I've...

Hmmm... from other's experiences, it seems I've been the recipient of most of Oxford's failed units.
So much for being an early adopter...
Forum: Australia 04-26-2015, 05:04 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,548
Posted By Precis
Three sets of Oxfords - the first two were UTTER...

Three sets of Oxfords - the first two were UTTER shite - worse than useless (first set ran the battery flat in two hours, despite being off), second set lasted exactly twice, then the controller...
Forum: Australia 04-22-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,307
Posted By Precis
Fuel prices vary not only from town to town (more...

Fuel prices vary not only from town to town (more expensive inland) but also day to day; if you think of $1.30 per litre (or about US$1.00) it will be a close guess - not sure about Euro conversion,...
Forum: Australia 04-22-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 3,529
Views: 529,334
Posted By Precis
Not really - I told my daughter the joke and she...

Not really - I told my daughter the joke and she got it straight away - which is a worry, as she's only 17. And much smarter than me.
Which is hardly surprising.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-22-2015, 02:37 AM
Replies: 806
Views: 239,223
Posted By Precis
The rubber flap under your seat is a heat-shield:...

The rubber flap under your seat is a heat-shield: you'll want it if you ever ride in warm weather, unless roasted nuts are your personal quirk.

Brit Capo-riders have had several attempts at beaks...
Forum: Australia 04-21-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 799
Views: 117,534
Posted By Precis
You're a bit far out of town old mate. But if...

You're a bit far out of town old mate.
But if you want one in Victoria, PM me - I seem to have a spare one.
Forum: Australia 04-20-2015, 11:38 PM
Replies: 799
Views: 117,534
Posted By Precis
Nah - too clean. Go get it dirty so you don't...

Nah - too clean. Go get it dirty so you don't show everyone else up... :freaky
Forum: Australia 04-20-2015, 11:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 690
Posted By Precis
Another one bites the dust

EBR gorn:
There was talk of an EBR Adventure bike - won't be happening now:
http://www.cycleworld.com/2015/04/17/erik-buell-comments-on-closure-of-ebr/
Forum: Australia 04-20-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,287
Posted By Precis
Think it works? The rigour of inspection (see...

Think it works? The rigour of inspection (see dishwasher parts, in German, above) means the system is an expensive, inefficient farce.
Oh sorry, it's government we're talking about, isn't it? My...
Forum: Australia 04-20-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,287
Posted By Precis
Thanks SBSP for that real-life insight: what a...

Thanks SBSP for that real-life insight: what a run-around! :norton
I wonder what would happen if I shifted to NSW with my small fleet of registered-in-Vic repaired written-off bikes, our personal...
Forum: Australia 04-20-2015, 02:22 AM
Replies: 3,234
Views: 525,028
Posted By Precis
Latest got-to-have accessory... and look who's...

Latest got-to-have accessory...
and look who's selling:...
Forum: Australia 04-19-2015, 11:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,287
Posted By Precis
Thereby confirming that it's just a money-making...

Thereby confirming that it's just a money-making racket...
You'd think that if a bike was registered in one state and had a valid roadworthy from its new home state, it'd be plain sailing -...
Forum: Australia 04-19-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,287
Posted By Precis
I've done several bikes like this - at least 8;...

I've done several bikes like this - at least 8; once you have a roadworthy, you have to apply for an appointment to have a VIV inspection: Vehicle Identity Verification. It costs $485 and IMHO is...
Forum: Australia 04-14-2015, 05:32 AM
Replies: 799
Views: 117,534
Posted By Precis
Last week I put 21.7 litres into my 17-litre...

Last week I put 21.7 litres into my 17-litre Safari - and it wasn't empty to start with.
Forum: Australia 04-13-2015, 04:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 818
Posted By Precis
Nah - they just spotted your singlets, stubbies &...

Nah - they just spotted your singlets, stubbies & thongs & picked you for Queenslanders....:evil :lol3
Forum: Australia 04-10-2015, 12:34 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,473
Posted By Precis
Have you SEEN the price of petrol these days?!

Have you SEEN the price of petrol these days?!
Forum: Australia 04-09-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,473
Posted By Precis
It's not "tailgating" if you're close enough......

It's not "tailgating" if you're close enough... it's "slipstreaming".... :rofl
Forum: Australia 04-09-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,268
Posted By Precis
A2, don't you think that being a bike rider would...

A2, don't you think that being a bike rider would make him a safer driver?
I'd like to see a year on a motorcycle a compulsory pre-requiste to getting a car licence - won't happen of course.
But...
Forum: Australia 04-09-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,864
Posted By Precis
Ummm, my understanding of the Good Samaritan act...

Ummm, my understanding of the Good Samaritan act is that it is a Nation-wide law, and it protects a person WHO IS SUITABLY QUALIFIED if they render aid in good faith and the outcome isn't favourable....
Forum: Australia 04-09-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,473
Posted By Precis
Thought it was IPDE? Interpret, Predict,...

Thought it was IPDE?
Interpret, Predict, Decide, Execute
or
Indescision, Prevaricate, Dither, Excrete....

But yes, the IAM require a commentary drive. Good idea :clap!
Forum: Australia 04-08-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,473
Posted By Precis
BB, you could well be right: L-plates have an...

BB, you could well be right: L-plates have an experienced driver beside them, whereas a P-plater is 'fair game'. We did get carved up by a dick-head in a Commiedore ute in the L2P car, so as another...
Forum: Australia 04-08-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 3,234
Views: 525,028
Posted By Precis
Cheap Panniers?

http://www.manheim.com.au/recreation/4392183/storage-containers-approx-40lt-camping---outdoor-located-puckapunyal-victoria--generic-image-used--c?referringPage=SearchResults
Forum: Australia 04-08-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,268
Posted By Precis
Dusk yesterday and a bike's coming towards me:...

Dusk yesterday and a bike's coming towards me: lots of headlight, so I see him; as he goes by, I notice the complete hi-viz green jacket: didn't see it above his lights.
In my mirrors, all I could...
Forum: Australia 04-08-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,473
Posted By Precis
I'm an L2P mentor, currently taking a break...

I'm an L2P mentor, currently taking a break between victims as Junior P gets her hours up.
L2P is a shire-based system which provides a fuelled, insured and registered car (with mentor) to young...
Forum: Australia 04-07-2015, 10:33 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,864
Posted By Precis
In some countries (like Germany), "failure to...

In some countries (like Germany), "failure to render aid" can get you a healthy whack in the wallet.
But what happened to the international signal of mo'cycle distress, a helmet on the ground next...
Forum: Australia 04-07-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,861
Posted By Precis
If that's a question and not a statement, try ...

If that's a question and not a statement, try
http://www.motorcyclenews.com/news/2015/march/bmw-recalls-300000-r-and-k-models/
and...
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