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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-17-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,654
Posted By vortexau
Like this one? ...

Like this one?

http://images.motorcycle-usa.com/PhotoGallerys/Evaproducts_Track_T800CDI_D.jpg

YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaWVMNNMupU) - 21:04
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-17-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,654
Posted By vortexau
Actually there is no lag with the SECVT of my...

Actually there is no lag with the SECVT of my Burgman Exec. It's almost like riding an electric, or a Turbine.

1280 x 853 pixel image...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-17-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,654
Posted By vortexau
http://www.policemag.com/_Images/news/POL-Zero-DS-...

http://www.policemag.com/_Images/news/POL-Zero-DS-2.jpg

No clutch lever!

Zero Motorcycles Patrol Fleet (http://www.zeromotorcycles.com/au/fleet/police)



...
Forum: Hacks 07-17-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,302
Posted By vortexau
http://blogsdir.cms.rrcdn.com/8/files/2014/03/Siem...

http://blogsdir.cms.rrcdn.com/8/files/2014/03/Siemens-electric-truck-3.jpg

If you have overhead electrical lines powered by substations - a true eHighway lane - then with a tall pantograph (the...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-17-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 710
Posted By vortexau
And the good thing is that with a little effort...

And the good thing is that with a little effort one can still be coaxed up onto two wheels:

<a href="<iframe width=" 560"="" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/ZI-x8m2Ec5E" frameborder="0"...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-04-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,046
Posted By vortexau
My very last reversion to acquiring a motorcycle...

My very last reversion to acquiring a motorcycle transmitting power to the rear wheel via a chain (s/h XL-350) was about 1978. Before that I'd had three BMWs and one Moto Guzzi. My first...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-04-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,214
Posted By vortexau
Since it was a manual tranny (weird motorcycle...

Since it was a manual tranny (weird motorcycle origin - needed double de-clutch to make it smooth), there were the usual Clutch Pedal, Brake Pedal, and Accelerator Pedal at the driver's feet.

What...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-04-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,183
Posted By vortexau
I'm thinking. Florida --- Alligators! One of...

I'm thinking. Florida --- Alligators!

One of these - (http://assets.blog.hemmings.com/wp-content/uploads//2013/04/gatorGallery1c.jpg) 1024 x 606 pixels

A bit difficult to wave, whether hand or...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-04-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 10,184
Posted By vortexau
http://content8.flixster.com/question/41/70/40/417...

http://content8.flixster.com/question/41/70/40/4170402_std.jpg


And if you have an income like Bruce Wayne - you can own all those wonderful motorcycles, and . . . . you can afford to have a team...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-04-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 10,184
Posted By vortexau
I think that its more some of the weekend cruiser...

I think that its more some of the weekend cruiser riders who like to slowly ride past storefront glassworks, and even pooling rainwater, to gaze fondly at their reflections-
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-04-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 86,146
Posted By vortexau
-- Out-tracking gentlemen --

http://www.motoress.com/images/Image/TECHNIQUE/PERFORMANCE/push_steeringbnr2.jpg

Gentlemen (and those who's behaviour should be more gentle), I fear when you ignore the term "out-tracking"; you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-03-2014, 03:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,183
Posted By vortexau
http://media1.s-nbcnews.com/i/streams/2013/Novembe...

http://media1.s-nbcnews.com/i/streams/2013/November/131130/2D9819060-131129-german-paper.jpg

I can imagine six men wearing green coveralls waving their feet in unison. They may be approaching a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-03-2014, 03:35 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,214
Posted By vortexau
Sometime back in 1972 I very briefly lane-split...

Sometime back in 1972 I very briefly lane-split in a Honda TN-360 with two in the cabin & three in the tray. As the available space began to condense, due to the lane markings becoming closer...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-03-2014, 03:25 AM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 86,146
Posted By vortexau
Quite right. The machine pictured below requires...

Quite right. The machine pictured below requires counter-steering (actually- out-tracking) to be taken through changes of direction on snow.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-03-2014, 03:06 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,305
Posted By vortexau
Five Things not to do When Braking on a...

Five Things not to do When Braking on a Motorcycle (http://classicmotorcycles.about.com/od/technicaltips/ss/Five-Things-Not-To-Do-When-Braking-On-A-Motorcycle.htm)
Forum: Battle scooters 07-03-2014, 02:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,310
Posted By vortexau
I just had an idea. Say, the owner of a Hyosung...

I just had an idea. Say, the owner of a Hyosung GV650, who's had that machine for several years, is thinking of a spruce-up and make-over. He's already bought a gearcharge handlebar servo:
...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-01-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 481
Posted By vortexau
Why wouldn't it? Small capacity motor with the...

Why wouldn't it? Small capacity motor with the carby and plug in adjustment.

Different matter with my 6 kva generator. Rope-starting a 300cc four-stroke motor is more demanding.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-01-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 19,632
Posted By vortexau
That's the fancy plate on the little red...

That's the fancy plate on the little red Mitsubishi just out of sight around the lead-up to that bend:

http://www.apexrentacar.com.au/graphics/mitsubishi-outlander-top.jpg


Or, did you have...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-01-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 86,146
Posted By vortexau
http://www.ridelust.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10...

http://www.ridelust.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/7708.jpg

Mind you, it can be quite difficult to induce the perspex to outtrack significantly before it just gets worn right down to the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-01-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 10,184
Posted By vortexau
http://laptopmemo.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/l...

http://laptopmemo.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/lotus-c-01-motorcycle.jpg

No ugly riders should apply to have the chance to seat themselves on the sumptuous Lotus C-01 design motorcycle. It is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-01-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,183
Posted By vortexau
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-...

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/313234_10150935253202624_142266606_n.jpg

Refer image 2. Not simply "potholes", but any kind of road hazard on the right.

1500 x 1942...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-01-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 7,553
Posted By vortexau
http://wallisty.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Mar...

http://wallisty.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Marvin_the_Martian_by_kidbrainer.jpg

You are? Honestly, you're a helmet? :confused
Forum: Battle scooters 07-01-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,727
Posted By vortexau
This is perhaps the most interesting aspect of...

This is perhaps the most interesting aspect of the DN-01.

http://thekneeslider.com/images/hondadn01hft.jpg

Honda's Human-Friendly Transmission (HFT) is a "infinitely variable hydraulic...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-25-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,155
Posted By vortexau
Better not visit the UK and try that. They have...

Better not visit the UK and try that. They have some really serious traffic lights to deal with foreigners:

http://www.odditycentral.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/traffic_lights_tree1.jpg
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-25-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,971
Posted By vortexau
I am wondering with the American distrust in...

I am wondering with the American distrust in carrying a BIG load of batteries, whether this nation may seek a solution of either embedding a "hot" slot in the center of each traffic lane, or try...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-25-2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,727
Posted By vortexau
According to Top Speed...

According to Top Speed (http://www.topspeed.com/motorcycles/motorcycle-reviews/honda/2009-honda-dn-01-ar67638.html), the HP is 61 @ 7,500rpm.

Cycleworld...
Forum: Hacks 06-19-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,283
Posted By vortexau
With regard to the 15" diameter issue - the...

With regard to the 15" diameter issue - the difference in diameter passenger to motorcycle is the factor. Regardless, the beads on passenger tyres are a different size & shape from motorcycle tyre...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-19-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,755
Posted By vortexau
http://etc-mysitemyway.s3.amazonaws.com/icons/lega...

http://etc-mysitemyway.s3.amazonaws.com/icons/legacy-previews/icons/yellow-road-sign-icons-people-things/067810-yellow-road-sign-icon-people-things-sewing-machine.png

Guess that's the reason for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-19-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 10,184
Posted By vortexau
http://motoren.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/dragon-...

http://motoren.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/dragon-king-valkyrie-from-whitehouse_urnxj_1292.jpg
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-19-2014, 04:41 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 10,184
Posted By vortexau
One can be certain that a committed motorcycle...

One can be certain that a committed motorcycle rider, . . .

when viewing this picture (http://freetopwallpaper.com/wp-content/gallery/motorcycle/beautiful-motorcycle-wallpaper-hd-20.jpg) (1920 x...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-19-2014, 04:24 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,155
Posted By vortexau
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-F12F9lTxfK8/T6yQ1k2kPSI/...

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-F12F9lTxfK8/T6yQ1k2kPSI/AAAAAAAAF8M/1oljLApgibI/s1600/tb_redlight_450.jpg

Most vehicle operators can detect RED lights!

Others, somehow, can not even perceive large...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-19-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 14,014
Posted By vortexau
"What'r you saying?"

http://lifewelove.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/motorcycle-intercom-for-two-lifewelove.jpg

Deaf, but safe, motorcylists out on the road
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-01-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,834
Posted By vortexau
Getting close! ...

Getting close!

http://www.a1microwave.com/montyff/Comfort-Max-2-seat-1-U.JPG

http://www.a1microwave.com/montyff/Monty_open_day_2007_01_Colin_in_ComfortMax.JPG
...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-01-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,550
Posted By vortexau
You calll that heavy?

GREY.HOUND said:


You think that's heavy?


http://www.catalyst-findit.co.uk/images/vehicles/large_440200.jpg

This is the heavyweight of the maxi-scooter world. Its even reported to be...
Forum: Hacks 05-24-2014, 01:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,724
Posted By vortexau
http://www.theroadscholar.net/images/Bike%20Wrench...

http://www.theroadscholar.net/images/Bike%20Wrenching/Left%20rear%20view.jpg

Fit a passenger rim to your hub as a first step. Passenger tyres are designed to be mounted on passenger rims - wheras...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-23-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,135
Posted By vortexau
. . . Forgot to add that, while one may be...

. . . Forgot to add that, while one may be carrying some of that "heavy" water, one need no longer be carrying much of that heavy radiator, water jacket (on the engine barrel/s), nor much of those...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-23-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,135
Posted By vortexau
That statement is not qualified - (Do YOU work...

That statement is not qualified - (Do YOU work for a petroleum company?)

Water is heavier than the dollar notes with which one pays for the combustable fuel, but that "heavy" water is making the...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-23-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,883
Posted By vortexau
Quite true. Age of tyre counts in handling &...

Quite true. Age of tyre counts in handling & safety very importantly.

From Bridgestone (http://www.bridgestone.com.au/tyres/passenger/care/age.aspx) on aged tyres:...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-23-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,099
Posted By vortexau
http://scootercommunity.com.au/forums/storage/5/87...

http://scootercommunity.com.au/forums/storage/5/87886/fsp-1.jpg

How to get your SECOND motor scooter back home!
Forum: Battle scooters 05-23-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,099
Posted By vortexau
http://photos.imageevent.com/motorbiker/newspics4/...

http://photos.imageevent.com/motorbiker/newspics4/Motorcycle-Carrying-Cargo-76.jpg

<Emperor Ming voice mode> No one, but no one </Emperor Ming voice mode> loads up scooters like they do in S. E....
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