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Forum: Australia Today, 09:34 AM
Replies: 691
Views: 71,011
Posted By Mouse
So, honda sold less than 400k motorcycles in the...

So, honda sold less than 400k motorcycles in the usa in 2013 but about 15.5m worldwide.

Of those 400k units, 325k were on road bikes.

Sounds very much to me like a scooter manufacturer who...
Forum: Australia Today, 06:26 AM
Replies: 691
Views: 71,011
Posted By Mouse
Was thinking it looks a really good bike for a...

Was thinking it looks a really good bike for a rider who suffers ducks... Guess it's in keeping with their long established scooter market position.

Or it's camo for somewhere I've never been....
Forum: Australia Today, 06:21 AM
Replies: 505
Views: 23,342
Posted By Mouse
Think you guys might be missing something about...

Think you guys might be missing something about the torque curve of an electric motor, afaik they reduce peak torque at low rpm, not sure where it goes beyond there. Or maybe you are not.
Forum: Australia Today, 04:12 AM
Replies: 691
Views: 71,011
Posted By Mouse
The bike showing in that spy photo looks terrible...

The bike showing in that spy photo looks terrible - unless of course they have developed it for the domestic market...
Forum: Australia 05-27-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 531
Posted By Mouse
Aren't these part of the australian road rules...

Aren't these part of the australian road rules which I thought all states were meant to have adopted.

Point 3 is the rule I have always thought most daft.
Forum: Australia 05-27-2015, 03:10 AM
Replies: 505
Views: 23,342
Posted By Mouse
Speaking of commutes, in this delightful city of...

Speaking of commutes, in this delightful city of tolls I can easily do my commute into the city of 42km or so on about 3L of diesel in the 4wd but spend 3 times that in tolls for said trip...
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Forum: Australia 05-27-2015, 02:35 AM
Replies: 505
Views: 23,342
Posted By Mouse
So, all we need is a roll up solar blanket of...

So, all we need is a roll up solar blanket of appropriate size... That can't be too hard now can it :wink:

Hot swapping batteries is all fine and well in theory but it just moves the problem of...
Forum: Australia 05-27-2015, 12:01 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,233
Posted By Mouse
Laurie alderton...

Laurie alderton...
Forum: Australia 05-26-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 21,756
Posted By Mouse
Jane, Garry, thinking of you. Remember to...

Jane, Garry, thinking of you.

Remember to take care of the living. Including yourselves.
Forum: Australia 05-26-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,233
Posted By Mouse
Was just checking you were paying attention there...

Was just checking you were paying attention there fongy...
Forum: Australia 05-26-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,567
Posted By Mouse
Bugger the look troy, go get a leg over one...

Bugger the look troy, go get a leg over one :1drink
Forum: Australia 05-26-2015, 04:43 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,233
Posted By Mouse
You seemingly contradict yourself there troy,...

You seemingly contradict yourself there troy, what you describe in the penultimate paragraph is no different to what happens on a mx track is it not.

Which is why I like a plank for a seat and a...
Forum: Australia 05-26-2015, 04:00 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,567
Posted By Mouse
Agreed. The words 950, 2wd, fuel range to do...

Agreed.

The words 950, 2wd, fuel range to do the Simpson and light weight don't perhaps to sit together comfortably, shall be curious to hear what this bike weighs wet.

Thanks for the insight...
Forum: Australia 05-26-2015, 03:51 AM
Replies: 505
Views: 23,342
Posted By Mouse
Thoroughly on track IMO. Developments in battery...

Thoroughly on track IMO. Developments in battery technology is going to be key to the acceptance of bikes but the demand for battery technology is obviously not going to be driven by bikes. Or cars....
Forum: Australia 05-25-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 505
Views: 23,342
Posted By Mouse
Had read that, was researching whether I could...

Had read that, was researching whether I could make small scale solar hydro work but concluded not $$ wise feasibly where I am. A mix of either not enough fall or not enough pumps and a whole cluster...
Forum: Australia 05-25-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,233
Posted By Mouse
Dunno bout the grip the bike sort of thing, maybe...

Dunno bout the grip the bike sort of thing, maybe it's something I don't notice but it's not a horse you are riding.

A constant mistake I see learners make is to try to hang on too tight, focus...
Forum: Australia 05-25-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 20,826
Views: 2,505,644
Posted By Mouse
yep, good luck with that. :evil

yep, good luck with that. :evil
Forum: Australia 05-25-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,567
Posted By Mouse
Ah... But I have read up on it joe which is where...

Ah... But I have read up on it joe which is where my comments were coming from. I know what I like in a bike, I don't think the 950 hard to steer at all, actually think it an easy bike to ride cause...
Forum: Australia 05-25-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,233
Posted By Mouse
watch better videos. Or at least videos of guys...

watch better videos. Or at least videos of guys who can ride. Seen any pro mx racers riding straight up for example?

Sorry if I sound harsh but the trick is to move around on a bike and to let...
Forum: Australia 05-25-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,567
Posted By Mouse
But that sounds like it takes away what I like...

But that sounds like it takes away what I like most about the 950 - the ability to spin at will. Guess I'm bigger than the average mouse but I find the small capacity bikes too much work to get them...
Forum: Australia 05-25-2015, 03:51 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,567
Posted By Mouse
I know, was just being lazy. I'm with you...

I know, was just being lazy.

I'm with you troy, a waste of a good bike. Probably started as a adv anyway, once it's been hacked all same same. Or is the se frame different? (Always thought it was...
Forum: Australia 05-25-2015, 03:47 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,233
Posted By Mouse
Bend the knees. And stop holding on so tight that...

Bend the knees. And stop holding on so tight that you can't move. Or change gears.
Forum: Australia 05-25-2015, 03:44 AM
Replies: 20,826
Views: 2,505,644
Posted By Mouse
It's troy all over...

It's troy all over...
Forum: Australia 05-24-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,567
Posted By Mouse
How comes along the one being built up there?

How comes along the one being built up there?
Forum: Australia 05-24-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 505
Views: 23,342
Posted By Mouse
http://m.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-new...

http://m.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/cost-of-household-solar-has-outweighed-benefits-grattan-institute-report-20150524-gh7pof?skin=smart-phone
Forum: Australia 05-24-2015, 12:50 AM
Replies: 505
Views: 23,342
Posted By Mouse
Back at you, Sylvia. Long time no see. Rm,...

Back at you, Sylvia. Long time no see.

Rm, I might be imbecilic but your point has sailed clean past me. Are we in the same room in the same universe?

If I understood you at all, solar works...
Forum: Australia 05-23-2015, 05:45 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 10,948
Posted By Mouse
No dogs or camels out there? Are they big roos?

No dogs or camels out there? Are they big roos?
Forum: Australia 05-23-2015, 05:43 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,535
Posted By Mouse
Don't know of any rock like that on the mainland,...

Don't know of any rock like that on the mainland, thought maybe you'd found some. Thanks.
Forum: Australia 05-23-2015, 05:36 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,535
Posted By Mouse
Where's that russ?

Where's that russ?
Forum: Australia 05-23-2015, 05:34 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 10,948
Posted By Mouse
Is there no wild life out there? For most mortals...

Is there no wild life out there? For most mortals averaging 40 kmh anywhere in the bush after dark usually ends in tears but I'm not familiar with what's to be found along the csr.

Maybe he's...
Forum: Australia 05-23-2015, 05:23 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,535
Posted By Mouse
Good point, I don't think I can remember it ever...

Good point, I don't think I can remember it ever being ridden. Or am I just confusing it with all the other bikes he doesn't ride?? :wink:
Forum: Australia 05-22-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 505
Views: 23,342
Posted By Mouse
One application I am toying around with is for...

One application I am toying around with is for hydronic heating and using solar to circulate the water or maybe just a straight out solar powering in slab heating. The theory being to store it as...
Forum: Australia 05-22-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 505
Views: 23,342
Posted By Mouse
Last time I checked think I was on about 20c a...

Last time I checked think I was on about 20c a kWh. Had a reseller trying to flog my cheap power till I told them what I pay, they couldn't get within 5c of it even after discounts.

My snooping...
Forum: Australia 05-22-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 505
Views: 23,342
Posted By Mouse
Think the value of the power wall is mostly in...

Think the value of the power wall is mostly in reducing your demand during peak times for those with a smart meter. Don't think it's a stand alone proposition, my small ish house uses about 37kwh a...
Forum: Australia 05-21-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 9,118
Posted By Mouse
Fixed. You are banking that they might continue...

Fixed. You are banking that they might continue the crosstourer...
Forum: Australia 05-21-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 505
Views: 23,342
Posted By Mouse
It is my impression that more than a few large...

It is my impression that more than a few large consumers exist mainly cause they can take up the slack from residential more so than the other way round. Tasmania has two I know of that can take huge...
Forum: Australia 05-21-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 20,826
Views: 2,505,644
Posted By Mouse
Scary part is I remember using some of that...

Scary part is I remember using some of that stuff. Great collection, those buggies might probe values a bit. Hope it's a good sale for the seller.
Forum: Australia 05-21-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 691
Views: 71,011
Posted By Mouse
And I thought this new bike was only meant to...

And I thought this new bike was only meant to weigh 200kg??
Forum: Australia 05-21-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 505
Views: 23,342
Posted By Mouse
Noted the recent beat up about musk's power wall...

Noted the recent beat up about musk's power wall etc but afaik it's a lithium battery, just can't see it getting the market traction he expects particularly amongst the utilities, think they'll go...
Forum: Australia 05-21-2015, 01:31 AM
Replies: 20,826
Views: 2,505,644
Posted By Mouse
Think they must've test marketed that other there...

Think they must've test marketed that other there 'den, I don't recall it here at all.

It's not uncommon for the bigger companies to test market a product in a single geographic market, iirc the...
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