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Forum: Road warriors 12-19-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,978
Posted By zuma
A better braking and handling Bonnie, love it. ...

A better braking and handling Bonnie, love it. But looks like tubed tyres to me, sigh.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-16-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 15,045
Posted By zuma
In the USA you can't get a test ride on an Indian...

In the USA you can't get a test ride on an Indian or Victory? I don't know about Indian, but in Australia you can have a Victory for the weekend to see if you like it. Last time I was in a...
Forum: Racing 11-10-2014, 01:41 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 12,945
Posted By zuma
[QUOTE=azkiwi;25469380]Totally spooked by wet/dry...

[QUOTE=azkiwi;25469380]Totally spooked by wet/dry conditions, took a waay long shot gamble (i.e excuse) and when he couldn't win, he quit. Nooo, not fragile at all. :rolleyes

I'm no great fan of...
Forum: Beasts 11-09-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 4,265
Views: 813,853
Posted By zuma
Honda's biggest problem selling this bike will be...

Honda's biggest problem selling this bike will be nothing to do with marketing or the quality of the AT, it's trying to convert badge snobs.
Forum: Racing 11-09-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 12,945
Posted By zuma
Lorenzo fragile? Can't see it myself, had a...

Lorenzo fragile? Can't see it myself, had a pretty good year on a bike inferior to the Honda.

Pedrosa is going nowhere. Keeps stuffing up the starts, is riding like a guy who has lost a bit of...
Forum: Road warriors 11-05-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,488
Posted By zuma
Sure is.

Sure is.
Forum: Road warriors 11-05-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 1,516
Views: 151,534
Posted By zuma
This.

This.
Forum: Road warriors 11-05-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,488
Posted By zuma
This. All the bitching about Honda being boring,...

This. All the bitching about Honda being boring, they bring this out and people still whinge.
Forum: Road warriors 10-20-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 1,516
Views: 151,534
Posted By zuma
Yep, those handguards do look a little strange. ...

Yep, those handguards do look a little strange. I'm a function over form type though, as long as they work I don't really care what they look like.
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2014, 12:46 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,490
Posted By zuma
The guy with the FI bike wasn't getting much more...

The guy with the FI bike wasn't getting much more than 200k's between fills, the guy with the carbed bike was getting up towards 300k's from memory. This isn't run until dry of course, this is...
Forum: Road warriors 10-01-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,490
Posted By zuma
You'd be much better off with a low k's, earlier...

You'd be much better off with a low k's, earlier carby model (not that that helps our American cousins).

Two of my friends had XJR's, one carby, one fuel injection, the carby model was much more...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-01-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 23,777
Posted By zuma
Interesting comments by Vertical C. I'm...

Interesting comments by Vertical C.

I'm also an Aussie. I've never heard anyone endorse such actions before and have never heard anyone claim to intentionally pass in such a fashion. As has...
Forum: Road warriors 09-21-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 1,516
Views: 151,534
Posted By zuma
Can we please have a 19-20 litre tank Mr Yamaha.

Can we please have a 19-20 litre tank Mr Yamaha.
Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2014, 01:19 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,971
Posted By zuma
Pegs have been moved forward and lower, as they...

Pegs have been moved forward and lower, as they were on the previously updated model which we didn't get in Oz.
Forum: Road warriors 08-21-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 4,031
Views: 465,096
Posted By zuma
I wish Motus all the best, but sports tourers are...

I wish Motus all the best, but sports tourers are hardly big sellers these days, adventure bikes seem to have taken over.

Maybe a jacked up adventure version will be next, anyway good luck Motus,...
Forum: Road warriors 08-14-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 27,943
Posted By zuma
I hope this bike has the same fuel economy and...

I hope this bike has the same fuel economy and size tank as the old TDM.
Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 27,943
Posted By zuma
Oh yeah, my sort of bike, even hand guards,...

Oh yeah, my sort of bike, even hand guards, centre stand and pannier mounts. Can't wait to see the specs, good size tank I hope, and enough room to be comfortable for my old 187cm frame.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-10-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 32,292
Posted By zuma
I don't want no stinking safety nickle, a gremlin...

I don't want no stinking safety nickle, a gremlin bell is the only way to go.
Forum: Face plant 08-04-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,370
Posted By zuma
Since my previous post I have seen a local postie...

Since my previous post I have seen a local postie very nearly get cleaned up while waiting to exit my local supermarket car park.

I was third in line waiting to exit on to the road. First car...
Forum: Road warriors 08-03-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 909
Views: 133,422
Posted By zuma
Fully agree, surely there's a market out there...

Fully agree, surely there's a market out there for a more standard style bike.
Forum: Face plant 07-31-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,370
Posted By zuma
I was told years ago by a riding instructor to...

I was told years ago by a riding instructor to weave in your lane if you are in the situation that the op faced. Nothing dramatic, just move from one side of your lane to the other and back, much...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-29-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,613
Posted By zuma
I know several people who ride Spyders, everyone...

I know several people who ride Spyders, everyone of them had ridden motorcycles for many years before switching. Age, infirmity, old injuries, these things can catch up with you.

I was talking...
Forum: Beasts 07-13-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 3,271
Views: 622,577
Posted By zuma
I've got a friend with a DL1000, it's what you...

I've got a friend with a DL1000, it's what you get used to I guess. Looking at the picture with the beak removed it looks sort of naked to me now.

I do like the sand colour (or whatever it's...
Forum: Road warriors 05-20-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 59,242
Posted By zuma
Yep, modern chains are pretty good, provided your...

Yep, modern chains are pretty good, provided your bike has a centre stand it's all easy.

I've just completed a trip of around 4,500ks. Oiled the chain once or twice a day, never had to adjust...
Forum: Beasts 05-06-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,642
Posted By zuma
In Australia V-Strom is $15,490; Versys 1000...

In Australia V-Strom is $15,490; Versys 1000 $15,999; Caponord $22,690 (bells and whistles model only).
Forum: Beasts 04-08-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 12,929
Posted By zuma
The 650 VStrom sells in big numbers. Hard to...

The 650 VStrom sells in big numbers. Hard to believe Yamaha won't release a 700 twin powered competitor, should be a real winner if the price is right.
Forum: Road warriors 02-12-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 1,115
Views: 198,477
Posted By zuma
Wow, great reviews. Bring on a rival for the...

Wow, great reviews. Bring on a rival for the Suzuki 650 VStrom Mr Yamaha and I'm in.
Forum: Beasts 02-09-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 24,041
Posted By zuma
I know the Caponord isn't really meant to leave...

I know the Caponord isn't really meant to leave the blacktop, but gee, what a ridiculously small front guard (fender). That lower radiator looks vulnerable too, not even a stone guard fitted either.
Forum: Beasts 02-03-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,960
Posted By zuma
Interesting how so many people can have so many...

Interesting how so many people can have so many different impressions of the same bike.

Last year I helped run a demo ride day at a local dealer and they lent me a low kilometre DL1000 to use on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-29-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 30,165
Posted By zuma
When I was a young guy in the early 70's, the...

When I was a young guy in the early 70's, the riding style of Paul Smart was considered a revelation, "jeeze, he's hanging his bum off the seat, he's got his knee sticking out in the breeze!"
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-23-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 16,644
Posted By zuma
Back in the eighties I owned a Yamaha SRX250. At...

Back in the eighties I owned a Yamaha SRX250. At touring speeds (100/110kmh) which wasn't always easy to maintain with a 187cm rider, the bike would return 21km/l. My current ride, a Yamaha TDM900...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-15-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 35,541
Views: 8,980,319
Posted By zuma
Forecast is for 44c where I live in Southern...

Forecast is for 44c where I live in Southern Australia today (already 33c at 9.30am), third day in a row over 40c with another to go, unprecedented, then it's forecast to drop all the way down to...
Forum: Road warriors 01-08-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 20,669
Posted By zuma
Interesting to see what you Americans want to see...

Interesting to see what you Americans want to see imported there.

In Oz we have had: CB1300: Available here some years ago, didn't sell.
CB1000: Available here for a...
Forum: Road warriors 12-28-2013, 03:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,598
Posted By zuma
Agree with burgerking. At a Triumph ride day I...

Agree with burgerking. At a Triumph ride day I rode the Tiger Sport and 800 roadie back to back, much preferred the roadie.
Forum: Beasts 11-26-2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 3,271
Views: 622,577
Posted By zuma
Half the price of a GS and twice as reliable,...

Half the price of a GS and twice as reliable, plus an extensive dealer network. If the VStrom had a European badge on the tank people would be raving about so much bike for so little money.
Forum: Road warriors 11-21-2013, 01:29 AM
Replies: 346
Views: 57,989
Posted By zuma
A friend with a built in the USA 1800 Goldwing...

A friend with a built in the USA 1800 Goldwing tells me that Goldwings are now made in Japan, and that these Goldwings have noticably sweeter transmissions. Would it be correct to presume the Valk...
Forum: Road warriors 11-14-2013, 09:47 PM
Replies: 1,115
Views: 198,477
Posted By zuma
Suzuki should be afraid, very afraid. I can see...

Suzuki should be afraid, very afraid. I can see the basis for a Wee Strom killer here.
Forum: Road warriors 11-06-2013, 02:25 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 27,234
Posted By zuma
Oh I like, this is my sort of bike. A decent...

Oh I like, this is my sort of bike. A decent size tank and a centre stand too!

Just fit oggy knobs, a radiator guard and a fender extender and we've got a practical Italian sports tourer.
Forum: Road warriors 11-04-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 3,072
Views: 579,487
Posted By zuma
Valentino Rossi is 182cm, he's no midget.

Valentino Rossi is 182cm, he's no midget.
Forum: Road warriors 10-29-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 43,416
Posted By zuma
I have a friend who rides a ST1300. A few years...

I have a friend who rides a ST1300. A few years ago, by now in his late seventies, his family were starting to worry about him riding, (without reason, he's still fit and healthy and a damn good...
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