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Discussion in 'The Pub' started by kiffsta, Nov 3, 2013.

  1. Murdo

    Murdo The Good Doctor Staff Member Premium Member Ride and Events Crew Contributing Member

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    :thumb_ups: for Ikon. Have them on three bikes.
     
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    Do Ikon do fully adjustable rebound and preferably bump also? From what I see they look to be fixed settings and limited spring seat adjustment. This is a track bike, although with a classic look.
     
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    Murdo The Good Doctor Staff Member Premium Member Ride and Events Crew Contributing Member

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    Dunno, give them a ring.
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    What about English Hagon, Progressive or YSS shocks?
     
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    Took the FZR for a ride down to the paint shop this afternoon.
    Coming up to some traffic at the red light at Jetty Rd Glenelg i filtered my way up to the front of the car's
    I stopped at the front with a 4WD to my right and a guy in his 80's in a 1992? Jaguar Sovereign to my left, he gave me the death stare as i went past his driver's window.
    Anyway sitting there waiting for the light's to change and i could hear him increasing the rev's ready to go, light's went green and i took off, i could hear the engine revving in the Jaguar behind me to my left as i shifted into second gear and and then cruised at 60km/h.
    The Jag went flying past doing close to 80km/h (in a 60 zone) he then had to slow down and stop at the next set of light's,
    i waved goodbye to him as i filtered past and up through the traffic to the front again
    I think i saw steam coming out his ear's !!

    I hope the Jag owner felt good speeding past all those people and little kid's coming out from Glenelg
    I reckon the government need's to keep advertising the fact that Lane Filtering is legal in SA because there's still so many people that get angry about it.
    On the way home i had a Subaru WRX in front of me and as we slowed down for a red light she veered over to the right when she saw me starting to filter through the middle of the car's, there was still enough room for me to get through though so i did.
     
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    Sydney drivers are pretty good in that regard... everyone lane filters, some even move over or fold in their mirrors.

    Tailgaters are still too common, though.

    Today Ms. Linkin and I went for a ride to the Thai temple in Annandale... I have to replace the seat on the bandit now as it has split on some of the stitching, and the thing absorbs water in the rain and takes days to dry out... even the wet weather pants aren't helping any more... think I'll go for a standard seat.

    After the temple, we went to the markets in Glebe and did some shopping before the rain hit, we retreated into K-mart to buy a few more bits and pieces... managed, just, to fit everything in the ventura bag and tank bag.

    My new rear shock should arrive monday... think I'm going to have to set it for 2-up riding permanently :) Then will have to do something on the front forks for that as well.
     
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    @my67xr Same problem in VIC. They either don't know the rules or just have a bug up their rectum about motorbikes getting ahead of them. It's like we're some kind of second class citizen. Not sure what bike rego is SA, but in VIC it's basically the same as car rego, so to all those annoyed drivers I say go fornicate yourselves you arrogant vaginas!
     
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    You should stopped and adjusted his passenger side mirror, jag owners would have loved that
     
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    My honest opinion of lane filtering is that its the stupidest thing Ive seen in years .... why should bikes get any special laws just to get to the front of the traffic? ... who wants to anyway? .... if you cant just 'get ahead' riding thru moving traffic , swapping lanes or wateva, then hand in your licence.
    All it does is create shitty drivers or arrogant dicks on bikes squeezing past between vehicles when theres really no room .... dumb law
    makes about as much sense as "loud pipes save lives" .... utter bullshite :lolsign:

    Thankfully I dont commute or ride on multi lane roads .... any idiots on bikes that pull up next to me at lights in my lane they will have a taste of Land Cruiser bull bar up their arse :fuckyou:
     
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    I like filtering, less chance of a car rear ending you, it also give's you a clear road ahead when you take off
    And save's quite a bit of time when there's heavier traffic, you don't have to wait for 3 or 4 set's of light's to get through the intersection's
    South road here can get pretty busy with all the road upgrade's going on too, i can filter through 50 or 60 car's waiting at each set of light's so save's a lot of time.

    The picture below used to be 3 lane's each way, but should be a lot quicker to get through once it's all finished
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    Lane filtering is optional. If you like, you can pull up and sit amongst the cars. Personally, I think the law makers missed a golden opportunity when bringing in the law as most car drivers stop on or past the hard line giving the riders nowhere to go when they get to the front of the stationary queue. This leads to bikes in-between cars which is dangerous (for the bike rider). A boxed area for bikes would have fixed that. I recall @Murdo riding through Melbourne with me and commenting "how do you ride in this sh*t?". Riding amongst traffic in a big city is dangerous and filtering just helps to eliminate one extra danger and that's why it's legal and lane splitting is not.
     
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    I am against the unnecessary use of lane filtering, and those that misuse it (doing 80+kmh on the shoulder or 60 between cars). I live in Yeppoon and work in Rocky, so there is no need for me to filter - I do pull to one side of my lane to avoid being rear-ended. Lane filtering is only really for heavy congestion where traffic is moving at 10kmh or less for a substantial distance (several sets of lights or KMs), and it is safe to do so. I tried it in Brisbane and decided it was dangerous if the traffic started moving before you got to the front. Just because you can, doesn't mean you should.
     
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    Been lane filtering for years and years, now its legal done correctly, I like it but I choose my times to do it. When I deem it safe I am happy to do it, after all, its my hide thats at stake. Each to their own, its not compulsory :p
     
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    I actually said a lot more than that but that is the nice version. :lolsign:
     
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    Shane, you're describing lane splitting...that is illegal. Lane filtering has a maximum speed of 30kph and the cops can still book you if they deem you're filtering in a dangerous manner or the traffic situation doesn't warrant filtering. VIC spiel follows. Video is second link.

    https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/safety-and-road-rules/motorcyclist-safety/motorcycle-filtering

    Here is a tax-payer funded 33-second explanation...

     
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    We only got an animated video, same rule's as Victoria
    Strict conditions apply to lane filtering:

    • only permitted at speeds of 30km/h or slower
    • only permitted when safe to do so
    • not permitted in a school zone or across pedestrian and children's crossings
    • not permitted next to parked cars or between vehicles and the kerb, or on roundabouts
    • not permitted in bicycle, bus or tram lanes
    • only permitted by R and R-Date licensed motor bike riders. Persons with a P1 Provisional or Learner’s permit and moped riders with a car licence only must not lane filter
    The penalty for unlawful lane filtering is a $363 expiation fee and 3 demerit points.

     
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    Like I said, misuse. Qld is much the same, except they recently allow you to use the bicycle waiting space at traffic lights or something.
     
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    I lane split as much as I can , where it is safe to do so
     
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    I went to clean up some zxr front brake assembly. I didn't take "before" photos, but here's some "after" pics:
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    Sand blasted the calipers - it's no wet blasting, so I'll paint them tomorrow. But which colour?
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    The pistons were a lot tidier than I'm used to.

    This is more effort than I'm accustomed to, but should look good. Next is to sort seals.
     
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    Back to lane splitting... I was pinged for “illegal” filtering for overtaking a line of stationary cars on the left hand side. 2 points and a couple of hundred bucks for crossing an unbroken line.. possibly took pity on me in my scuffed old leathers, holey gloves , weathered helmet and 45 year old oily Moto Guzzi .
     
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