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by Boxer
Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Technical Stuff
Topic: Brakes upgrade
Replies: 7
Views: 116

Re: Brakes upgrade

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Hmm . . . very interesting.

I too bought some of these calipers, they were attached to my 1400.

Anyway, I prefer twin leading shoe breaks.

My latest acquisition has them:

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BMW R25/3
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BMW R25/3
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by Boxer
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Bikes, Riding & Club related
Topic: Australian raven vocabulary
Replies: 1
Views: 67

Australian raven vocabulary

. . Dave, Bruce, As discussed. It is said the Australian raven (Corvus coronoides) has a vocabulary. As I understand it, ABC Perth Radio Birdman Eric McCrum has characterised the vocabulary as such: One ah call signifies hello or yes; Two ah calls signifies the bird’s name; Three ah calls signifies ...
by Boxer
Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Technical Stuff
Topic: New Michelin Road 5
Replies: 12
Views: 959

Re: New Michelin Road 5

. . Well, I finally got 17,867Kms from a set of Pirelli Angel GTs with probably another thousand Ks left in them. Here's my 1400 up on blocks whilst the new Michelin PR4s were being fitted. 180227 gtr1400 on blocks.jpeg Motorcycle Masters in Kewdale fitted, balanced and disposed of the old tyres for...
by Boxer
Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Bikes, Riding & Club related
Topic: Bikes of Japan
Replies: 42
Views: 2997

Re: Bikes of Japan

. . More dispatches from Glenn, Perth Branch international man of mystery in Tokyo, Japan. Japan Post bike on the beat (or, is that a pizza selivery bike?): 180207 postie bike a la japan.jpg Young Japanese lad (yeah, right) returning to base after a delivery on his ute bike. These could come in hand...
by Boxer
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Bikes, Riding & Club related
Topic: Bikes of Japan
Replies: 42
Views: 2997

Re: Bikes of Japan

. . Young Glenn, the brave Honda riding adventurer has embarked on a skiing trip to Japan. These snaps are from Glenn’s heroic actions in Tokyo. I'd wager this guy gives better customer service than your average bike shop assistant in Perth: 180206 tohyo bike accessory shop and assistant.jpg Yamaha ...
by Boxer
Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Bikes, Riding & Club related
Topic: Bikes of Japan
Replies: 42
Views: 2997

Re: Bikes of Japan

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When too much motorcycling is barely enough!

This pic from Glennson who is slumming it skiing in Nozawa Onsen in Japan.

How do you navigate snow covered mountain paths on your bike in Japan?

With the help of a snow chain of course 😊

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Yamaha with snow chains
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by Boxer
Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Other Stuff
Topic: The Jack
Replies: 15
Views: 3278

Re: The Jack

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Blow me down!

This thread happened all those years ago.

Strange ain’t it, these sorts of things never go away.

They just fester ‘till something happens.



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by Boxer
Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Technical Stuff
Topic: Engine Top End Overhaul
Replies: 63
Views: 4826

Re: Engine Top End Overhaul

. . Bill, Thanks for posting. 'Twas an interesting journey into the innards of the . . . . (what was it now?) oh yes, Kawasaki ZZR1200 and toothbrushes, the occasional tight nuts, kitchen sink taps, deicing gizmos and so on. In the purported words of the immortal Professor Spooner: "jolly good old c...
by Boxer
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Technical Stuff
Topic: New Michelin Road 5
Replies: 12
Views: 959

Re: New Michelin Road 5

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To quote the outgoing proprietor - " . . . the new owners move in on Monday (22 January 2018) . . .."


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by Boxer
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Bikes, Riding & Club related
Topic: Bikes of Japan
Replies: 42
Views: 2997

Re: Bikes of Japan

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Kurodori san,

Shinpaishinaide, arigatō.



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by Boxer
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Technical Stuff
Topic: New Michelin Road 5
Replies: 12
Views: 959

Re: New Michelin Road 5

. . Roadsurfer, Sorry, no "gotcha" moment here: 180118 michelin 2gt.jpeg Front tyre has same inscription. BTW, can you suggest anyone in Perth who might be able to fit em to my bike? That is, assuming you live in Perth Western Australia. Who knows, you may be a denizen of outer Mongolia and living i...
by Boxer
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Technical Stuff
Topic: New Michelin Road 5
Replies: 12
Views: 959

Re: New Michelin Road 5

. . Having said that . . . . I was in Causeway Kawasaki today looking for some elbow armour and noticed they were/are closing down. So, I bought some armour and this set of Michelin PR4s for $464. Now all I gotta do is get someone to fit them - it might not turn out to be a good buy after all: 18011...
by Boxer
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Bikes, Riding & Club related
Topic: Ye Olde Kawasaki 650
Replies: 1
Views: 260

Ye Olde Kawasaki 650

. . Ye Olde Kawasaki 650 Kwaka 650 from the '60s. Well spotted by JohnM in Cale St, Midland 'tother day. It is thought this was Kawasaki's first 4-stroke model. It is also thought these were used by police in WA. The exposed fork springs are an interesting design feature. Complete with solid, well m...
by Boxer
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Other Stuff
Topic: More jokes
Replies: 1087
Views: 177757

Re: More jokes

. . The ancient rabbi was about to retire. The rabbi had for the last 60 years gone every day to the Wailing Wall (aka Al-Buraq Wall) to pray for world peace. At his retirement celebration, the rabbi was asked: “how did you go at achieving your lifetime goal?” The rabbi said; “It was like talking to...
by Boxer
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Other Stuff
Topic: More jokes
Replies: 1087
Views: 177757

Re: More jokes

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Why did Mrs Clause divorce Santa Clause?

He only came once a year and that was down the chimney.
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by Boxer
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Other Stuff
Topic: More jokes
Replies: 1087
Views: 177757

Re: More jokes

. . Rumination on two strokes A man knocked on my door and asked “would I be Jehovah’s witness? I said “sorry, I didn’t see the accident”. I learnt accidents happen two kilometres from home, so I moved. Until recently I thought “two stroke” was short hand for premature ejaculation; “four stroke” ain...
by Boxer
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Technical Stuff
Topic: New Michelin Road 5
Replies: 12
Views: 959

Re: New Michelin Road 5

. . Roadsurfer, Thanks for researching this for the Forum. My most recent tyres – GTR1400: Pirelli Angel GTs – 16,066Kms to date, still legal but don’t think they’ll get to 18K or 19Ks, front tyre in good nick; Michelin PR4s – 18,162Kms, the front tyre was still legal but complete crap at time of ch...
by Boxer
Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Other Stuff
Topic: Indian Daredevils
Replies: 0
Views: 210

Indian Daredevils

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No, this isn't a scene from the next Mad Max movie, but it could be.

Note that none of these "daredevils" are male:
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Indian daredevils
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Lifted from the Guardian on line today.


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by Boxer
Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Bikes, Riding & Club related
Topic: Bikes of Japan
Replies: 42
Views: 2997

Re: Bikes of Japan

. . Except that . . . for those who rail (excuse the pun) against the intrusion of the State into everyday life . . . . . For your amusement and edification . . . the Osaka train station Cigarette Police. Don't even think of firing up a durry because these boys will be onto you quicker than you can ...
by Boxer
Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Bikes, Riding & Club related
Topic: Bikes of Japan
Replies: 42
Views: 2997

Re: Bikes of Japan

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Dear Reader,

The last snaps on the end of the camera roll.

Odds and ends taken in and around Tokyo.

Thanks for looking into this thread from time to time.

Ciao
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by Boxer
Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Bikes, Riding & Club related
Topic: Bikes of Japan
Replies: 42
Views: 2997

Re: Bikes of Japan

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by Boxer
Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Bikes, Riding & Club related
Topic: Bikes of Japan
Replies: 42
Views: 2997

Re: Bikes of Japan

. . Smokey and the Bandit – here’s some for the strokers. Where there’s smoke there’s a two stroke motorcycle. For those who have fond memories of the blue haze and the smell of unburnt fuel. I rode two strokes when I was a kid that’s why I never smoked cigarettes; my lungs had had enough smoke by t...
by Boxer
Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Bikes, Riding & Club related
Topic: Bikes of Japan
Replies: 42
Views: 2997

Re: Bikes of Japan

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Another view of the Z900
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Another view of the Z900
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Again, another view of the Z900
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Again, another view of the Z900
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by Boxer
Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Bikes, Riding & Club related
Topic: Bikes of Japan
Replies: 42
Views: 2997

Re: Bikes of Japan

. . Collection of bikes in the workshop - Tokyo, Japan. 171127 bike shop 4.jpg Bike stripped down and under repair - Bill, this is how they do it in Japan 171127 bike shop 5.jpg A nice Z900 under repair. Note the non original pipes, wheels, etc, etc, but still in excellent shape 171127 bike shop 6.j...
by Boxer
Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Bikes, Riding & Club related
Topic: Bikes of Japan
Replies: 42
Views: 2997

Re: Bikes of Japan

. . More in this occassional series: I couldn’t believe my eyes. There I was, on the other side of a busy roadway bridge in Tokyo and I was about to make a late detour to after a long and tiring day walking around Japan to a dusty ram shackle motorcycle repair workshop. As described, a pokey little ...