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Forum: GS Boxers 10-28-2014, 02:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,224
Posted By bonox
i'd be more inclined to start looking for bodgy...

i'd be more inclined to start looking for bodgy tyres, loose forks, dead wheel/swingarm bearings and snapped spokes way before blaming a top box for a bike snaking all over the place.

See if the...
Forum: Australia 10-21-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,882
Posted By bonox
it's well drawn, like calvin and hobbes in many...

it's well drawn, like calvin and hobbes in many ways, but like most great cartoons it really resonates with readers by picking topics many (most?) of us have dealt with at some point or other.

I...
Forum: Australia 10-11-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,882
Posted By bonox
http://www.toonpool.com/user/4265/files/tron_motor...

http://www.toonpool.com/user/4265/files/tron_motorcycle_on_ebay_557545.jpg

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-8WafIXXi1W0/TZoQoCxfoeI/AAAAAAAAAEA/5JTQ8sMK2jk/s1600/vintage-bike-2.jpg
Forum: Australia 10-11-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,882
Posted By bonox
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_206TETOgLd0/TBTLGhKIiBI/...

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_206TETOgLd0/TBTLGhKIiBI/AAAAAAAADxk/lmKidyISAuw/s1600/cartoon,thrill-1.jpg
Forum: Australia 10-10-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,882
Posted By bonox
fair go - it was never really bright enough in...

fair go - it was never really bright enough in the first place to be a true plunge into darkness.

Which of the two switches did yours have ? The Dim/Flicker/Off or the Smoke/Smoulder/Burn?
Forum: Australia 10-06-2014, 01:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,624
Posted By bonox
Apparently stupidity is criminal :ear There...

Apparently stupidity is criminal :ear

There was another on Saturday too - chap broke his clavicle I think - third party said it took a while to find the bike too!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-05-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 1,139
Views: 407,293
Posted By bonox
you've all heard the expression that the camera...

you've all heard the expression that the camera adds 10 lbs - i would contend that it also makes the terrain look flat! :evil
Forum: Australia 10-05-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,624
Posted By bonox
Twas indeed good fun. I think the Sunday ...

Twas indeed good fun.

I think the Sunday was a little better in terms of organisation, crowds and policing. At least until it got shut down at 11. Hope old mate is ok, but there's always one who...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-01-2014, 02:04 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,519
Posted By bonox
i knew i shoulda taken that left at Albuquerque

i knew i shoulda taken that left at Albuquerque
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-01-2014, 02:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,346
Posted By bonox
Interesting how some things like this cause all...

Interesting how some things like this cause all sorts of angst.

I had a bike once that at one particular engine speed (ie a natural frequency of some part of the bike) sounded like someone had a...
Forum: Australia 09-18-2014, 02:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,701
Posted By bonox
so who's going to surprise us all with a...

so who's going to surprise us all with a turbocharged TTR230?
Forum: GS Boxers 09-15-2014, 01:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,026
Posted By bonox
i've had this - oil change seems to have fixed...

i've had this - oil change seems to have fixed the problem. Mine came and went semi regularly, but once it came on it wouldn't go off again until you restarted the bike.

Perhaps the sensors are...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-15-2014, 01:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 703
Posted By bonox
unless you've got a slipping clutch or CVT, the...

unless you've got a slipping clutch or CVT, the answers won't ever vary.
Forum: Australia 08-07-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 10,994
Posted By bonox
or leaf out of UAE's book - all heavy trucks,...

or leaf out of UAE's book - all heavy trucks, right hand lane only unless turning, max 80km/h. 6 lane road, mostly empty, nose to tail trucks in the far right.

:rofl
Forum: Australia 07-11-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 10,994
Posted By bonox
golden reason to be assertive in picking a lane...

golden reason to be assertive in picking a lane once you get to the front.

I'll wait for pedestrians if i need to, then get more or less right in front of the car in the lane I want. Not much...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-10-2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 814
Posted By bonox
at a guess it might be as simple as ignition on,...

at a guess it might be as simple as ignition on, throttle through full range, then start - pretty much like the setup on the old model.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-09-2014, 01:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,628
Posted By bonox
stick it in a high gear and see if you can drag...

stick it in a high gear and see if you can drag the rear brake (hard) and use the throttle to keep the bike speed the same.

If you can't (and the engine just seems to spin faster without the bike...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-07-2014, 03:08 AM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 97,616
Posted By bonox
how does that relate to conservation of momentum?...

how does that relate to conservation of momentum?

It's like ooching and rocking a boat - sure, you can run along the boat to get it to move the other way, but when you stop, the opposite happens....
Forum: Australia 07-01-2014, 12:49 AM
Replies: 2,919
Views: 560,713
Posted By bonox
why did he just try to stop instead of going left...

why did he just try to stop instead of going left around it? Just target fixation?

I've had a dodge some sheep like that occasionally - always followed daddy's advice of head for where they are...
Forum: Australia 06-30-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 10,994
Posted By bonox
well - 2 hours until legal. Apparently...

well - 2 hours until legal.

Apparently everyone is going to die tomorrow :evil
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-29-2014, 01:52 AM
Replies: 1,139
Views: 407,293
Posted By bonox
they're all a bit more than a dropped bike -...

they're all a bit more than a dropped bike - there are other threads for "binned it by being stoopid" :evil
Forum: GS Boxers 06-23-2014, 12:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 759
Posted By bonox
are the car ones absolute or relative pressure?...

are the car ones absolute or relative pressure? If latter, no parts specific to tyre pressure monitoring to fail, so what's the problem?

Limitation to the bikes is mostly the happy folk who ride...
Forum: Australia 06-20-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 10,994
Posted By bonox
so what's new?

so what's new?
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2014, 03:16 AM
Replies: 5,646
Views: 951,426
Posted By bonox
perhaps he stores his socks with a LOT of packing...

perhaps he stores his socks with a LOT of packing peanuts!
Forum: GS Boxers 06-15-2014, 02:01 AM
Replies: 546
Views: 68,257
Posted By bonox
great - another thousand dollar farkle for the...

great - another thousand dollar farkle for the new bike.

oh well - where do i sign? :rofl
Forum: GS Boxers 06-15-2014, 01:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,617
Posted By bonox
snap ...

snap

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y77/bonox/vlcsnap-1135502.jpg

the one that replaced it handles the water much more elegantly. However what's the point of having one if you don't have a...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-15-2014, 01:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,485
Posted By bonox
black 1150, followed by the tricolour 100PD

black 1150, followed by the tricolour 100PD
Forum: GS Boxers 06-14-2014, 03:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 526
Posted By bonox
don't see why not if you can get the chain off...

don't see why not if you can get the chain off the sprockets. Keep some load on it with a string so you don't lose it, and mark the sprockets and chain for re-installation purposes.

Also make sure...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-14-2014, 02:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,909
Posted By bonox
not on the LC. The earlier ones are much lower....

not on the LC. The earlier ones are much lower. The LC has an intake in more or less the same place as the 800.

For me, the decision was more about the cruise control and tubeless tyres for...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-09-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 5,646
Views: 951,426
Posted By bonox
did you use spoons, a changer or straps? ...

did you use spoons, a changer or straps?

Because if only the former, I can highly recommend you try using some straps.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-07-2014, 01:39 AM
Replies: 4,236
Views: 606,015
Posted By bonox
http://i58.tinypic.com/mw8kk8.jpg ...

http://i58.tinypic.com/mw8kk8.jpg

http://i62.tinypic.com/dxfvgm.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 04-23-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 811
Posted By bonox
there may be lots of options where you are or...

there may be lots of options where you are or none


but no-one ever went wrong with the OEM, esp. on a vehicle still under warranty.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-23-2014, 12:21 AM
Replies: 1,147
Views: 265,345
Posted By bonox
did he have any other pearls of shit like don't...

did he have any other pearls of shit like don't ever ride with a pillion because they mess with your balance?

Tell the fool that he is one and if he doesn't give you a deep discount on the box you...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-21-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 2,577
Views: 488,105
Posted By bonox
Thankss. Anyidea if it empties itself after a...

Thankss. Anyidea if it empties itself after a little Lie down?
Forum: GS Boxers 04-21-2014, 02:01 AM
Replies: 2,577
Views: 488,105
Posted By bonox
another one with a missing hose...

another one with a missing hose...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-21-2014, 12:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,678
Posted By bonox
fear not - it's harder to convince them that you...

fear not - it's harder to convince them that you need a slot the following day!
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2014, 02:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,528
Posted By bonox
there's a big bill/receipt to go with it? ...

there's a big bill/receipt to go with it?

Not sure how this relates to the headlamp grill though.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2014, 02:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,694
Posted By bonox
i picked the factory ones (again) because: ...

i picked the factory ones (again) because:

1. the on/off and factory keys are nigh on unbeatable - certainly much simpler than the pucks and you don't need to open the box in the rain to get them...
Forum: Australia 04-16-2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 2,919
Views: 560,713
Posted By bonox
man, he works those knock offs hard! A...

man, he works those knock offs hard!

A better comparison might be the pre 2010 ish era with included refueling.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 5,646
Views: 951,426
Posted By bonox
Or powering small countries in an emergency :D

Or powering small countries in an emergency :D
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