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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-16-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,462
Posted By Lep
I've always hated loud noises of any kind, no...

I've always hated loud noises of any kind, no rock concerts ever for me.

Having a deaf son and seeing what a severe handicap deafness is I'm very careful to protect my hearing.

I use these...
Forum: Australia 11-13-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,381
Posted By Lep
We've never met Wardy but I wish you the very...

We've never met Wardy but I wish you the very best in your battle with this awful disease. I helped my partner through chemo and the long, long struggle to regain strength and I remember what a big...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-24-2014, 03:29 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,887
Posted By Lep
Tell us more please. My current ride is a...

Tell us more please.

My current ride is a reliable appliance that fits me well and bores me rigid. I rode a Street Triple a year or so ago and might have bought one if the suspension hadn't been...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-28-2014, 02:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 633
Posted By Lep
I solved my Garmin update problem. When I was on...

I solved my Garmin update problem. When I was on the update screen I saw a brightly coloured button marked "Update All" or something similar so I clicked on it and the update failed on several...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-07-2014, 12:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 633
Posted By Lep
Garmin update failure

Mods, I'm not sure if this is the correct place for this post. If there is a more appropriate thread please move it there. Thanks.

Recently I tried to update my Garvin nuvi 2495LM. For those who...
Forum: Road warriors 06-24-2014, 04:04 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,115
Posted By Lep
You may have misunderstood. I didn't buy the 696...

You may have misunderstood. I didn't buy the 696 because of the reasons I listed, most particularly because of the small (13 L) tank. All the other items I listed I could have been dealt with or just...
Forum: Road warriors 06-23-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,115
Posted By Lep
To the OP, be careful! I test rode a 696...

To the OP, be careful!

I test rode a 696 about a year ago and it took me several months to accept that,

1) a 13 litre tank just isn't sufficient for my riding circumstances where most of my...
Forum: Road warriors 06-23-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,638
Posted By Lep
I went through this decision making process...

I went through this decision making process earlier this year. Coming from a 650 Vstrom I test rode the Kawasaki 300, CB500f, CBR500R and Kawasaki 650.

I don't ride often but most of my rides are...
Forum: Australia 05-31-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,595
Posted By Lep
I hope he is located soon and unharmed so his...

I hope he is located soon and unharmed so his family can have peace.

Only semi-relevant but I hadn't known that 2013 Weestroms were available in blue. I thought white and orange were the only...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-07-2014, 02:02 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,117
Posted By Lep
This. Keep my wheels straight until ready...

This.

Keep my wheels straight until ready to turn and keep a 2 second gap to the bike in front are what I was trained to do. Either of those would probably have prevented this accident.

No...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-28-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,482
Posted By Lep
AA, thanks for the description, it sounds like...

AA, thanks for the description, it sounds like something I ought to make and carry. If you have any photos of the strap in action I'd like to see them.

The "I wouldn't ride a bike I can't pick up"...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-22-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 21,682
Posted By Lep
Mattress man seems to be trying to ride up a...

Mattress man seems to be trying to ride up a small ridge at the side of the loose dirt road at a shallow angle. Let's hope he doesn't get too much wheel spin.

I wonder how many people it takes to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-31-2014, 02:49 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,184
Posted By Lep
To answer scootrboi, I haven't ruled out a...

To answer scootrboi, I haven't ruled out a scooter and I've often thought a Burgman 400 might be a good choice for me. I can see one of those or something similar in my future. Good storage, adequate...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-29-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,184
Posted By Lep
Off topic but to answer your question. I was a...

Off topic but to answer your question.
I was a gym regular for few years then some heart irregularities showed up on the treadmill heart monitor. Investigation showed I had Tachycardia problem...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-26-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,184
Posted By Lep
I'm 71 and am selling my 650 Vstrom and moving to...

I'm 71 and am selling my 650 Vstrom and moving to a CB500F. There is no problem riding the 'strom but parking on an uneven or loose surface was becoming a concern due to my lack of strength. Even...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-12-2014, 01:58 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 10,919
Posted By Lep
That's exactly how I view ABS.

That's exactly how I view ABS.
Forum: Road warriors 02-02-2014, 02:08 AM
Replies: 793
Views: 182,534
Posted By Lep
This thread might help, or perhaps add confusion!...

This thread might help, or perhaps add confusion!

http://www.cbr500riders.com/forum/cbr500-general-discussion-forum/12553-how-did-you-decide-between-r-f.html

I chose the F
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-31-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 30,300
Posted By Lep
I only ride on the street and weighting the...

I only ride on the street and weighting the inside peg is counter intuitive to me so could someone explain what the theory is behind the above advice? I assume it is to help the bike lean over...
Forum: Road warriors 01-30-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 23,590
Posted By Lep
I've been quoted A$2,600 to supply and install a...

I've been quoted A$2,600 to supply and install a Honda top box and panniers with colour coded panels. Quote for top box only was A$750.

I'm looking for alternatives but I might just take a deep...
Forum: Road warriors 01-23-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 11,699
Posted By Lep
Has anybody here fitted a centrestand to their F...

Has anybody here fitted a centrestand to their F or R model? The only version I've come across is from SW Motech and they claim their unit fits the F, R and X models. That worries me as I believe the...
Forum: Road warriors 01-17-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 11,699
Posted By Lep
Thanks Cortez, The Shad luggage looks interesting...

Thanks Cortez, The Shad luggage looks interesting but unfortunately their website doesn't work properly. I can reach a reference to the CB500F and CBR500R but then all I can get (for any Honda...
Forum: Road warriors 01-17-2014, 03:24 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 11,699
Posted By Lep
I agree. Over the past few days I've had...

I agree.

Over the past few days I've had test rides on both an F and an R. In terms of comfort I preferred the F. The air flow over my helmet was smoother with the F than with the R, I didn't...
Forum: Australia 01-14-2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 482
Posted By Lep
I live in that area and I'll pass your...

I live in that area and I'll pass your information to my riding mates.
Forum: Road warriors 01-09-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 11,699
Posted By Lep
Earlier in this thread someone suggested it would...

Earlier in this thread someone suggested it would be possible to fit an R with the straight bars from an F. I don't have access to either bike to compare the handlebar set up but it seems unlikely to...
Forum: Road warriors 01-09-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 23,590
Posted By Lep
Thorgrim, Thanks for the information you've...

Thorgrim,
Thanks for the information you've provided. However, I've looked for the Slipstream Spitfire but the Slipstream site doesn't list any version of the current CB500.

I'm almost at the...
Forum: Road warriors 01-09-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 793
Views: 182,534
Posted By Lep
Very quiet in here lately. So how are...

Very quiet in here lately.

So how are owners of CB500F and CBR500R bikes finding life with their new Honda? I'm seriously considering one or other of those and value first hand owner reports.
Forum: Australia 01-03-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,397
Posted By Lep
What a rotten start to the new year. ...

What a rotten start to the new year.

Condolences to Bootlace and all megs family and friends.
Forum: Road warriors 12-14-2013, 09:55 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,143
Posted By Lep
Old thread this and I guess the OP solved the...

Old thread this and I guess the OP solved the vibration problem on his bike.

A couple of days ago I rode a brand new Ninja 650 straight off the showroom floor and the buzzing in the seat and...
Forum: Australia 11-14-2013, 12:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,923
Posted By Lep
A mob called Motor Mover (or something similar)...

A mob called Motor Mover (or something similar) in Melbourne make a four wheeled platform for both bikes with centre stands and those with only a side stand. I used mine to keep an F650 GS alongside...
Forum: Australia 10-31-2013, 05:54 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 119,309
Posted By Lep
Shark Helmet Visors

I've just dumped my Shark RSX helmet but still have two visors that may be of use to someone. Both visors have been used and neither is perfect but they are quite usable.

The packaging says they...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-24-2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 1,606
Views: 369,532
Posted By Lep
In the loose chain video I think the rear wheel...

In the loose chain video I think the rear wheel locked up because with the chain off it was no longer connected to the engine. Hence no engine parts inertia to overcome before the wheel locked.

I...
Forum: Face plant 10-23-2013, 09:11 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 111,406
Posted By Lep
Very good to know she is making progress and I...

Very good to know she is making progress and I can vouch for women being tough and resilient as I've seen it first hand.

Patience and persistence will prevail.
Forum: Road warriors 10-08-2013, 12:59 AM
Replies: 476
Views: 180,220
Posted By Lep
Available in Australia

Just for the interest of the fans of this model here's the current listing for 900SS full fairing bikes here in Oz.
...
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 1,201
Views: 276,339
Posted By Lep
I'm a potential Street R buyer but as I'm only 65...

I'm a potential Street R buyer but as I'm only 65 kg (145 lbs?) comments such as the one above are a big concern. Much of my riding is on very narrow, rough roads with broken edges, ripples and...
Forum: Road warriors 09-24-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 23,590
Posted By Lep
Good point, that would also have been cheaper and...

Good point, that would also have been cheaper and easier. She would not have needed to buy the fancy magnets and would not have needed to un-stitch and re-sew the the magnet pockets in the tank bag....
Forum: Road warriors 09-24-2013, 12:32 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 23,590
Posted By Lep
In response to a comment earlier about the...

In response to a comment earlier about the fairing around the tank maybe preventing the use of a magnetic tank bag, this woman (amytracker) found a way to attach a magnetic tank bag to a bike with a...
Forum: Road warriors 09-05-2013, 10:39 PM
Replies: 1,201
Views: 276,339
Posted By Lep
Rough road performance

When this thread was starting three years ago I asked about luggage options for these bikes. I didn't follow through at the time but I'm now ready for (if I'm honest I need) a lighter bike than my ...
Forum: Face plant 08-29-2013, 07:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,051
Posted By Lep
I'll admit to doing the exact same thing as the...

I'll admit to doing the exact same thing as the OP in the same circumstances. I did it leaving the driveway of a motel and unlike the OP I needed help to pick up the bike (Deauville).

Around here...
Forum: Australia 08-19-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 1,992
Views: 244,035
Posted By Lep
Aldi Bike Stuff

Quite a bit of stuff still at the Ballina store but no doubt not all sizes will be available.

Helmets, textile jackets (all sizes I think), rain suits, disk locks, tank bags, gloves, one XL...
Forum: Road warriors 08-14-2013, 09:55 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,385
Posted By Lep
I owned an '09 R1200R SE for 12 months. The SE...

I owned an '09 R1200R SE for 12 months. The SE model has ESA, TCS, ABS and fancy computerised instruments. It was beautiful and without doubt the best looking and best finished bike I'm ever likely...
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