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Off-topic: Climbers who ride MOTORbikes.

IdratherbeclimbingM9
27/06/2014
4:08:21 PM
On 25/06/2014 sbm wrote:
>In other news, I got my P2 motorcycle license yesterday. Automatic transmission
>restriction gone, I can now ride a real motorcycle as my mate would say,
>I already sold the scooter.

Great news sbm! I am pleased for you.

You might also be aware of the following good news...

Lane filtering legalised in NSW from 01 July 2014



Post edit:
Re 'other news':
I notice on another thread that technogeekery is changing bikes...

> KTM SM950 is for sale, as Iím after an adventure bike for more dirt-oriented use. I bought it new in 2008, and have enjoyed 6 years of trouble free, fun riding.
~>
>Nothing to be done to her, 7 months rego, just buy & ride off into the sunset.

Hmm.
I reckon a change of tyres would likely meet your new need unless you have goat-tracks in mind.
As testimony, I have not long back fitted full knobbies, and have recently been enjoying local snow covered red clay tracks. My bike is possibly heavier than yours due fit-out, but is basically the same machine...

Re your comment of 'productive life' in that link, I disagree, and there are other posts on that website attesting to 100,000+ km bikes of identical pedigree efffectively being "just run in" ...
;-)

IdratherbeclimbingM9
15/07/2014
4:12:40 PM
Came across a golden-oldie ...
(Not sure it is favourable to Honda riders these days? ... ~> especially seeing how Marc Marquez is blitzing the MotoGP scene at the moment!)
Hmm.
Bear with me, I will get the code correct sooner or later...

(Three rubbish attempts at posting a vid link deleted here.)


Post edit re ajf post under the floorboards;
Yep, that is the one.
Thanks ajfclark, I shall be studying how you did that closely!
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ajfclark
15/07/2014
4:31:55 PM


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Capt_mulch
15/07/2014
4:43:03 PM
Hmmm, how about Honda DRIVERS? - scored a great second hand CRV that is doing us just fine - it's even got a camping table built into the boot!!

IdratherbeclimbingM9
15/07/2014
5:32:18 PM
Re the vid;
I reckon that even simey would appreciate the footie style 'don't argue' moves (a nice backhander or two at 30 secs), the blond dancer-woman pulls on the pseudo-drummer...
Hehx3

On 15/07/2014 Capt_mulch wrote:
>Hmmm, how about Honda DRIVERS? - scored a great second hand CRV that is
>doing us just fine - it's even got a camping table built into the boot!!
>
What about them? They are cages aren't they?
~> You need to start your own thread if you want an excuse to froth about 'mokaCARS'...
Heh, heh, heh.

~> I may be up your way come Sept.
~> ~> Save an aid climb for me!
technogeekery
31/07/2014
2:41:51 PM
M9 - I just pulled the ad. Couldn't do it. Got quite excited about shiny new pretenders, and then took my bike out for a long ride - and I just can't let her go. She would sell for about $7500, and I can't think of another bike I'd prefer at $12,000.

So we've kissed and made up, and I've promised to buy her lots of shiny things, and we are embarking on a second honeymoon. I came around to your view on the knobblies, so a set of TKC80s are on order. and if they don't do the trick, I'll probably go the whole hog and have a 19"/17" wheelset made up custom.

Meanwhile - she is in at the auto trimmers getting the seat re-shaped (in tasteful ORANGE), I've raised the bars 30mm, Fastway pegs coming (much bigger, and 15mm lower) all of which will make her roomier, and easier for me to stand. Heated grips, new mirrors, a battery tender, centre stand, OEM luggage racks and soft panniers (Wolfman, probably), a bigger foot for the side stand, and a blingy orange replacement for my front brake fluid reservoir which has gone all mottledy-piggledy.

Nothing like make-up farkling... I'll post some pics later (if they don't violate the site's ToS)

hangdog
31/07/2014
5:27:41 PM
Good move keepin' the old bike. It was very high on my list . Consider Mitas tyres i have E-07s on my Tiger they are very good tyre. They work well in the dirt, highway and twisties. Lowering the pegs rather raising the bars is also not bad idea when combine with bar risers. I have Oxford heated grips and they work better than my mate's Beemer ones. Looking forward to the pics.

IdratherbeclimbingM9
31/07/2014
8:55:58 PM
On 31/07/2014 hangdog wrote:
>Good move keepin' the old bike. It was very high on my list . Consider
>Mitas tyres i have E-07s on my Tiger they are very good tyre. They work
>well in the dirt, highway and twisties. Lowering the pegs rather raising
>the bars is also not bad idea when combine with bar risers. I have Oxford
>heated grips and they work better than my mate's Beemer ones. Looking forward
>to the pics.

Mitas E O7's.

I rate them as 50/50 %ers tar/dirt, and they wear surprisingly well. My last set are 80% shot, and so far I have got 13,500 km out of them.

Currently I am running the E10's and they are disappearing disappointingly fast (1500 km and rear is probably 40% shot!), even though I have tried to ride mainly on dirt roads since fitting them...
I rate them as excellent off road tyres, that are still rated for highway use on large dual sport machines, but reckon the cost of wearing them out in that fashion is prohibitive, so while they still have life left in them, I will change back to my old E07's for general use and the run up to the Australian Climbing Festival. The E10's will be set aside for a desert trip in the future...

Heated grips are a must in my part of the world for any extended winter riding...

Hangdog, is yours the xc version? One of my best mates has one, and it gets along well, and even better since he fitted E07's!

Here he is at last Alpine Rally complete with fishing rod!


For interest sake my bike in background has new crashbar-mounted panniers fitted for carrying climbing gear, but on that trip it was for other luxuries ;-)

On 31/07/2014 technogeekery wrote:
>M9 - I just pulled the ad. Couldn't do it.

I don't think you will regret this action. What we have are classics of their genre, and I see them retaining good value into the future.

>(snip)
>centre stand,
I am surprised it doesn't already have one.

>a bigger foot for the side stand,
I carry a metal plate for throwing on soft ground to put the sidestand down on.

>I'll post some pics later
Like Hangdog, I am looking forward to them.

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