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by lostboy
Fri Feb 26, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: Motorbike chat
Topic: Hub Centre Steering
Replies: 87
Views: 654

Re: Hub Centre Steering

Ron preferred the conventional NSR to the HCS one I think the only bikes I've ridden with anything other than teles have been mopeds and scooters so I've no experience to draw on for these, they are interesting though, Dazzles point about being able to feel the front end tucking is very valid, a di...
by lostboy
Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: Motorbike chat
Topic: Hub Centre Steering
Replies: 87
Views: 654

Re: Hub Centre Steering

Why are the MotoGP boys are still rocking forks and have no interest in changing. If it's good enough at the cutting edge why would we be on anything else?

As has been said, it's engineering solutions to a problem that doesn't exist.
by lostboy
Thu Feb 25, 2021 1:08 pm
Forum: Motorbike chat
Topic: HONDA CR500 BY BOYKO RACING
Replies: 15
Views: 154

Re: HONDA CR500 BY BOYKO RACING

Wow!!!! Like.
by lostboy
Wed Feb 24, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: Motorbike chat
Topic: interesting bikes found randomly..
Replies: 1012
Views: 38079

Re: interesting bikes found randomly..

I like that.
by lostboy
Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: Motorbike chat
Topic: HONDA NSF250R MOTO 3 RACE MOTORCYCLE BIKE BRITISH TALENT CUP
Replies: 7
Views: 109

Re: HONDA NSF250R MOTO 3 RACE MOTORCYCLE BIKE BRITISH TALENT CUP

KungFooBob wrote: Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:00 pm It's binkin' tiny. Look how big the wheels look compared to the rest of the bike. The top of the tank is probably knee height for me!
They are complete works of art. But they are miniscule.
by lostboy
Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:40 am
Forum: Trackdays, Racing, Motorsport
Topic: Fausto Gresini RIP
Replies: 6
Views: 98

Re: Fausto Gresini RIP

A lovely bloke who was so passionate about the sport and constantly put teams out on the grid that reflected his efforts, drive and desire. He will be very sorely missed.
by lostboy
Fri Feb 19, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: Motorbike chat
Topic: Damon Hypersport - electric bike trend continues.
Replies: 24
Views: 282

Re: Damon Hypersport - electric bike trend continues.

This is an interesting site. A friend went on it when he was getting frustrated by how his Nissan Leaf battery was performing (he has a petrol V8 for "proper" driving - like most EV owners I know seem to have!) and it's been very well used as he's been slowly working his way through EVs in...
by lostboy
Fri Feb 19, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: GENERAL MAYHEM
Topic: utterly random picture thread.
Replies: 781
Views: 52159

Re: utterly random picture thread.

Took this yesterday..Shows how our island emerged. First the molten lava solidifying in the sea. Then the sand covering it. And this year the grass covering that.. 20210218_115501.jpg Our mates who live in PB sent us a satellite shot of the island in Oct 20 (brown, volcanic!) and in Feb 21 (green!)...
by lostboy
Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: Motorbike chat
Topic: FASTER WASP: A YAMAHA YARD BUILT FZ-09 WITH A STING
Replies: 10
Views: 162

Re: FASTER WASP: A YAMAHA YARD BUILT FZ-09 WITH A STING

It's a decent stab at the old TZ750 flat tracker. The seat unit and 'blockiness' of the wasp make it look older,less modern than the one GP posted. I like them both for different reasons. That. I'm a little surprised at the lack of love for the "flat tracker". I think it's a great modern ...
by lostboy
Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:52 am
Forum: Motorbike chat
Topic: Honda CB350RS
Replies: 18
Views: 228

Re: Honda CB350RS

What a cracking little bike.
by lostboy
Wed Feb 17, 2021 10:14 am
Forum: Trackdays, Racing, Motorsport
Topic: Donny is Shit.........overrated !
Replies: 27
Views: 397

Re: Donny is Shit.........overrated !

Hmmmm it's a tricky one isn't it. But it has good lefts, good rights, uppy bits, downy bits and no stupid after-thought chicanes. Which puts it fairly high up on the list for me. I prefer Silverstone, but after that, i'm probably putting Donny 2nd. Silverstone? Flat, wide, boring. Still the most bi...
by lostboy
Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:49 am
Forum: Motorbike chat
Topic: 2021 Triumph Trident
Replies: 46
Views: 459

Re: 2021 Triumph Trident

I like it as much on this thread as I do on the other!
by lostboy
Mon Feb 15, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: GENERAL MAYHEM
Topic: Would you have an electric car if you had the money for a new car and were in the market for one?
Replies: 513
Views: 7058

Re: Would you have an electric car if you had the money for a new car and were in the market for one?

Jaguar announced today that they are switching to being an all electric brand. A few years ago that would have seemed more radical, but of course in the not too distant future all brands will be electric (in Europe at least). Interestingly they are also gonna start doing hydrogen fuel cells more se...
by lostboy
Thu Feb 11, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Cycling / Running / Gym / Rowing / Exercise
Topic: What Road Chain Set ?
Replies: 12
Views: 219

Re: What Road Chain Set ?

Bung it into a gear calculator and see what it says.
by lostboy
Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: GENERAL MAYHEM
Topic: Obesity - The Gene Factor
Replies: 70
Views: 1132

Re: Obesity - The Gene Factor

When a litre of water is a kilo? Not really, the metric system is logical and relative. But the Imperial system is better. I mean, it's obviously better, stands to reason, it's British. Innit. :D One of the things that amuses me about the metric system is how they decided the unit of length. They b...
by lostboy
Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:33 am
Forum: Motorbike chat
Topic: XSR vs ZRS
Replies: 63
Views: 795

Re: XSR vs ZRS

For me that's a bit like asking which of your children is your favourite. I know they're a bit different but they are two of the best at the moment.
by lostboy
Thu Feb 11, 2021 8:56 am
Forum: Motorbike chat
Topic: What about this XSR900
Replies: 18
Views: 269

Re: What about this XSR900

inewham wrote: Wed Feb 10, 2021 9:24 pm I quite like the blue LC looky likey :oops:
Image
by lostboy
Wed Feb 10, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: Cycling / Running / Gym / Rowing / Exercise
Topic: What Road Chain Set ?
Replies: 12
Views: 219

Re: What Road Chain Set ?

Lostboy - thought about drops - but it is a RoadRat long ( from when they did the short and long) - it means with drops it would be quite stretched. Plus I would have to buy road levers and changers- so shots the cost up. So it will be flat barred ... with bar ends ... :-) Will check what is on the...
by lostboy
Wed Feb 10, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Motorbike chat
Topic: What about this XSR900
Replies: 18
Views: 269

Re: What about this XSR900

The only image issue that I'm having is that someone has bolted some white panels with blue stripes on an XS in the bizarre belief that it may resemble an LC. It's fucking awful.
by lostboy
Wed Feb 10, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Cycling / Running / Gym / Rowing / Exercise
Topic: What Road Chain Set ?
Replies: 12
Views: 219

Re: What Road Chain Set ?

Are you going flat bar or drops? Putting decent slick rubber on it? In a break with the other posters I'd be thinking 50/34 "compact" with a 11-28 or 11-30 cassette there's a huge gain in speed to be had, you're rarely in the wrong ratio (because they're very close) and 34/28 or 34/30 will...