adventure bikes vs Harley

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  • brucefxdl
    brucefxdl
    3 months
    Quoting Jay-Dee on 10 Nov 2023 01:36 PM

    This might be interesting if you like Chinese bikes.

    https://www.mcnews.com.au/cfmoto-mt-x-concept/

    Quoting beaglebasher on 13 Nov 2023 08:31 AMedited: 13 Nov 2023 08:57 AM

    Nobody  likes Chinese bikes.

    I can think of only three  reasons why anybody would buy one.
    1- you cant afford to buy something better.
    2- you are a gook.
    3- I cant think of a third reason. Oh thats right ! If you are a dumb cunt. 
    Just thought of another reason 
    4- if you have lost all self respect.

    fuck me,cant step out side the norm,half the stuff we use comes from china.....wether we know it or not.ktm 790 engine is made by cfmoto and plenty buy them with no problems......
  • beaglebasher
    beaglebasher
    3 months
    Thanks for the tip mate.
    I won't be rushing out to buy a KTM 790 now I know that. 
  • paulybronco
    paulybronco
    3 months
    Quoting Jay-Dee on 10 Nov 2023 01:36 PM

    This might be interesting if you like Chinese bikes.

    https://www.mcnews.com.au/cfmoto-mt-x-concept/

    Quoting beaglebasher on 13 Nov 2023 08:31 AMedited: 13 Nov 2023 08:57 AM

    Nobody  likes Chinese bikes.

    I can think of only three  reasons why anybody would buy one.
    1- you cant afford to buy something better.
    2- you are a gook.
    3- I cant think of a third reason. Oh thats right ! If you are a dumb cunt. 
    Just thought of another reason 
    4- if you have lost all self respect.

    Quoting brucefxdl on 13 Nov 2023 09:51 AM

    fuck me,cant step out side the norm,half the stuff we use comes from china.....wether we know it or not.ktm 790 engine is made by cfmoto and plenty buy them with no problems......

    Sadly you right bruce.....even the new Hd entry level bikes are manufactured in China.
    Even Tesla, Polestar, most electric Bmw, and Volvo are manufactured in China.
  • obisteve
    obisteve
    3 months
    Quoting Jay-Dee on 10 Nov 2023 01:36 PM

    This might be interesting if you like Chinese bikes.

    https://www.mcnews.com.au/cfmoto-mt-x-concept/

    Quoting beaglebasher on 13 Nov 2023 08:31 AMedited: 13 Nov 2023 08:57 AM

    Nobody  likes Chinese bikes.

    I can think of only three  reasons why anybody would buy one.
    1- you cant afford to buy something better.
    2- you are a gook.
    3- I cant think of a third reason. Oh thats right ! If you are a dumb cunt. 
    Just thought of another reason 
    4- if you have lost all self respect.

    This all sounds strangely familiar, ah yes, memories of the early 70s but directed at a group of islands off the Chinese coast. Back when mates were blowing up Bonnevilles running against Honda 4s with 810 big bores and Kawa triples. Those who wanted to play on more equal terms bought Tridents and Commandoes and were OK for a couple more years. Or like a group of RAEME blokes I knew who would run their BSA Lightning through the workshop for new rings and often rhs main and big end bearings after a couple of after midnight sessions for money out on Old Heathcote Rd.
    Or a Melboune mate who filled his Bonnie up with genuine Thruxton parts and I think a set of Morgo 750 alloy barrels, but still ended up in a grudge race challenge with a well know clubbie with a full Yoshi Honda; race never happened because neither wanted to lose, the prize being watching the loser eat a turd on a plate with a knife and fork, no tomato sauce allowed.
    The very few Ironhead Sporties I knew of also suffered, although one didn't need any assistance, AMF era HD either didn't wash the casting sand out of the cases or some one added a handful during assembly.
    And then came the Z1, and most of my mates gave up and swapped, apart from a couple who moved to a Laverda triple and a 750 Sports Ducati and a small group of Norton owners muttering quietly to themselves in the corner that they didn't care.
    So thanks for the nostalgia hit Beags, good to see you holding the fort, just moving the walls a bit.
    Anyone on here who didn't have a Japanese bike as their first bike?
  • paulybronco
    paulybronco
    3 months
    Quoting Jay-Dee on 10 Nov 2023 01:36 PM

    This might be interesting if you like Chinese bikes.

    https://www.mcnews.com.au/cfmoto-mt-x-concept/

    Quoting beaglebasher on 13 Nov 2023 08:31 AMedited: 13 Nov 2023 08:57 AM

    Nobody  likes Chinese bikes.

    I can think of only three  reasons why anybody would buy one.
    1- you cant afford to buy something better.
    2- you are a gook.
    3- I cant think of a third reason. Oh thats right ! If you are a dumb cunt. 
    Just thought of another reason 
    4- if you have lost all self respect.

    Quoting obisteve on 14 Nov 2023 12:53 AMedited: 14 Nov 2023 01:12 AM

    This all sounds strangely familiar, ah yes, memories of the early 70s but directed at a group of islands off the Chinese coast. Back when mates were blowing up Bonnevilles running against Honda 4s with 810 big bores and Kawa triples. Those who wanted to play on more equal terms bought Tridents and Commandoes and were OK for a couple more years. Or like a group of RAEME blokes I knew who would run their BSA Lightning through the workshop for new rings and often rhs main and big end bearings after a couple of after midnight sessions for money out on Old Heathcote Rd.

    Or a Melboune mate who filled his Bonnie up with genuine Thruxton parts and I think a set of Morgo 750 alloy barrels, but still ended up in a grudge race challenge with a well know clubbie with a full Yoshi Honda; race never happened because neither wanted to lose, the prize being watching the loser eat a turd on a plate with a knife and fork, no tomato sauce allowed.
    The very few Ironhead Sporties I knew of also suffered, although one didn't need any assistance, AMF era HD either didn't wash the casting sand out of the cases or some one added a handful during assembly.
    And then came the Z1, and most of my mates gave up and swapped, apart from a couple who moved to a Laverda triple and a 750 Sports Ducati and a small group of Norton owners muttering quietly to themselves in the corner that they didn't care.
    So thanks for the nostalgia hit Beags, good to see you holding the fort, just moving the walls a bit.
    Anyone on here who didn't have a Japanese bike as their first bike?

    Honda 90cc was my first bike .....bush basher.
  • brucefxdl
    brucefxdl
    3 months
    Quoting Jay-Dee on 10 Nov 2023 01:36 PM

    This might be interesting if you like Chinese bikes.

    https://www.mcnews.com.au/cfmoto-mt-x-concept/

    Quoting beaglebasher on 13 Nov 2023 08:31 AMedited: 13 Nov 2023 08:57 AM

    Nobody  likes Chinese bikes.

    I can think of only three  reasons why anybody would buy one.
    1- you cant afford to buy something better.
    2- you are a gook.
    3- I cant think of a third reason. Oh thats right ! If you are a dumb cunt. 
    Just thought of another reason 
    4- if you have lost all self respect.

    Quoting obisteve on 14 Nov 2023 12:53 AMedited: 14 Nov 2023 01:12 AM

    This all sounds strangely familiar, ah yes, memories of the early 70s but directed at a group of islands off the Chinese coast. Back when mates were blowing up Bonnevilles running against Honda 4s with 810 big bores and Kawa triples. Those who wanted to play on more equal terms bought Tridents and Commandoes and were OK for a couple more years. Or like a group of RAEME blokes I knew who would run their BSA Lightning through the workshop for new rings and often rhs main and big end bearings after a couple of after midnight sessions for money out on Old Heathcote Rd.

    Or a Melboune mate who filled his Bonnie up with genuine Thruxton parts and I think a set of Morgo 750 alloy barrels, but still ended up in a grudge race challenge with a well know clubbie with a full Yoshi Honda; race never happened because neither wanted to lose, the prize being watching the loser eat a turd on a plate with a knife and fork, no tomato sauce allowed.
    The very few Ironhead Sporties I knew of also suffered, although one didn't need any assistance, AMF era HD either didn't wash the casting sand out of the cases or some one added a handful during assembly.
    And then came the Z1, and most of my mates gave up and swapped, apart from a couple who moved to a Laverda triple and a 750 Sports Ducati and a small group of Norton owners muttering quietly to themselves in the corner that they didn't care.
    So thanks for the nostalgia hit Beags, good to see you holding the fort, just moving the walls a bit.
    Anyone on here who didn't have a Japanese bike as their first bike?

    '74 Aermacchi SS350.
  • T4
    T4
    3 months
    Triumph 3TA
  • beaglebasher
    beaglebasher
    3 months
    Quoting Jay-Dee on 10 Nov 2023 01:36 PM

    This might be interesting if you like Chinese bikes.

    https://www.mcnews.com.au/cfmoto-mt-x-concept/

    Quoting beaglebasher on 13 Nov 2023 08:31 AMedited: 13 Nov 2023 08:57 AM

    Nobody  likes Chinese bikes.

    I can think of only three  reasons why anybody would buy one.
    1- you cant afford to buy something better.
    2- you are a gook.
    3- I cant think of a third reason. Oh thats right ! If you are a dumb cunt. 
    Just thought of another reason 
    4- if you have lost all self respect.

    Quoting obisteve on 14 Nov 2023 12:53 AMedited: 14 Nov 2023 01:12 AM

    This all sounds strangely familiar, ah yes, memories of the early 70s but directed at a group of islands off the Chinese coast. Back when mates were blowing up Bonnevilles running against Honda 4s with 810 big bores and Kawa triples. Those who wanted to play on more equal terms bought Tridents and Commandoes and were OK for a couple more years. Or like a group of RAEME blokes I knew who would run their BSA Lightning through the workshop for new rings and often rhs main and big end bearings after a couple of after midnight sessions for money out on Old Heathcote Rd.

    Or a Melboune mate who filled his Bonnie up with genuine Thruxton parts and I think a set of Morgo 750 alloy barrels, but still ended up in a grudge race challenge with a well know clubbie with a full Yoshi Honda; race never happened because neither wanted to lose, the prize being watching the loser eat a turd on a plate with a knife and fork, no tomato sauce allowed.
    The very few Ironhead Sporties I knew of also suffered, although one didn't need any assistance, AMF era HD either didn't wash the casting sand out of the cases or some one added a handful during assembly.
    And then came the Z1, and most of my mates gave up and swapped, apart from a couple who moved to a Laverda triple and a 750 Sports Ducati and a small group of Norton owners muttering quietly to themselves in the corner that they didn't care.
    So thanks for the nostalgia hit Beags, good to see you holding the fort, just moving the walls a bit.
    Anyone on here who didn't have a Japanese bike as their first bike?

    Nice story obi and I can relate to a lot of it but there is a fundamental difference between the japs back then and the chinks today.
    The japs were very apologetic greasy little yellow cunts.   The chinks are greasy little yellow cunts but they are trying to tell us what to do. 
    Big  difference.
    Fuck em.   


  • beaglebasher
    beaglebasher
    3 months
    Just watched the news. They suspect the cyber attack on Port Botany came from China.
    So if your Christmas present arrives some time in  January you know who to blame. 
    I realise that I might be hyjacking this adventure bike  thread but I  dont care. I cant be bothered starting a  "Fuck these greasy little yellow cunts " thread.

  • B0nes
    B0nes
    3 months
    Quoting beaglebasher on 15 Nov 2023 07:37 AM

    Just watched the news. They suspect the cyber attack on Port Botany came from China.

    So if your Christmas present arrives some time in  January you know who to blame. 
    I realise that I might be hyjacking this adventure bike  thread but I  dont care. I cant be bothered starting a  "Fuck these greasy little yellow cunts " thread.

    Guessed that they were involved. Not hard to work it out when you hear that Darwin port wasn't affected.
  • Pedro123
    Pedro123
    3 months
    WLA, still in the crate. Had it's first crash while idling in the back yard. I didn't adjust the clutch pedal tight enough and it vibrated loose. Went straight through the gate.🤣🤣
  • obisteve
    obisteve
    2 months
    Mine was a CZ175, but I began my tragic love affair with BSAs not long afterwards, 250, 350, another 250, 650. Never got to ride for longer than a couple of hours until I bought Kawasaki's version.
  • Grease Monkey
    Grease Monkey
    1 month
    Used to ride my sporty in the sand dunes near Kanowna Belle chasing the kids on their four wheeler, the ex reckoned I should of got a job as a test rider lol.
  • obisteve
    obisteve
    1 month
    I took my Sporty over to Fraser Island for 5 days, it was a bit silly. Still had a 19" front wheel on it then, but was running a pretty big 4.10 x 19 Dunlop K81 at 22 psi so gave a pretty big footprint up front, and there was no shortage of torque to lighten the front end a bit. I later took an XT600 Yam over there 2 up on one of my honey moons, which was a whole lot of mistakes wrapped up together, but 2 up the Yam was more of a handful on the loose sand inland tracks than the Sporty was solo.
  • Grease Monkey
    Grease Monkey
    1 month
    Footprint and weight, paddle rear tyre would be a hoot, I've never tried it but it would definitely open up more options lol.
  • beaglebasher
    beaglebasher
    1 month
    Quoting obisteve on 24 Jan 2024 10:39 AM

    I took my Sporty over to Fraser Island for 5 days, it was a bit silly. Still had a 19" front wheel on it then, but was running a pretty big 4.10 x 19 Dunlop K81 at 22 psi so gave a pretty big footprint up front, and there was no shortage of torque to lighten the front end a bit. I later took an XT600 Yam over there 2 up on one of my honey moons, which was a whole lot of mistakes wrapped up together, but 2 up the Yam was more of a handful on the loose sand inland tracks than the Sporty was solo.

    That's got the old memory banks clicking.
    I was out for a run back in the day and I came to a ferry across the river. (Shoalhaven River)
    I asked the captain what was the road like on the island. 
    He said I should be right. I got off the boat and got about 200 meters up the road and got stuck in a sand pit. 
    Then  the biggest fuckin black snake I've ever seen decided to make an appearance. 
    That was memorable. 
  • obisteve
    obisteve
    1 month
    Ferry captains are famous for their sense of humour. Probably a result of spending the day at work going over, back, over, back, over, back...you get the idea.
    Dropping the tyre pressure to low 20s psi helps a lot, as well as being real careful on the clutch when you feed power in, if you break traction too much you'll end up with the sump sitting on the sand.
  • paulybronco
    paulybronco
    28 days ago
    Hard to pick up a Harley out on the trail...LOL
  • Grease Monkey
    Grease Monkey
    28 days ago
    Quoting paulybronco on 27 Jan 2024 09:43 PM

    Hard to pick up a Harley out on the trail...LOL

    By the look of him he could do that with a sporty!
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