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Re: Bozo Across Australia

Postby Bozo » Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:15 am

The 1200GSA is an awesome bike to tour on with great capability in a wide variety of conditions.

It is also reasonably heavy. Travelling on my own I am reasonably cautious but got caught out on a u turn in Andamooka. I had ridden up Christmas Hill Road to get a photo over Andamooka when I was not looking at the road doing a low speed turn. Some small loose stones on a slight cross slope were enough to have the front dig in and over I went.

I thought the bike was in gear but it moved downhill on my first attempt to pick it up. I swallowed my embarrassment and eventually got a nearby resident to help me pick the bike up (don't worry about the pit bulls they have not bitten anyone yet).

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Re: Bozo Across Australia

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Re: Bozo Across Australia

Postby Digger » Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:58 pm

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Re: Bozo Across Australia

Postby Bozo » Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:30 pm

Digger and Ian

Both look pretty well thought through and practical. Has any one in the club got one?

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Re: Bozo Across Australia

Postby profoundly_disturbed » Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:35 am

Digger wrote:More options here


And another option that would help avoid embarrassment for the more mature aged riders on overweight delinquent motorcycles.

http://scene7.targetimg1.com/is/image/Target/17360617?wid=480&hei=480

Or maybe not avoid all embarrassment!
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Re: Bozo Across Australia

Postby Bozo » Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:20 am

Prof Dist

You may be on to something.

My first experience of rallying was as a spectator at the 1955 Redex Trial to see unique cars arrive at the Cottesloe Civic Centre and being amazed as a Simca jacked itself up hydraulically to enable driver and co driver to change the rear tyres in seconds.

Being a fan of Bonneville some motorcycles have training wheels that are hydraulically positioned for stability at low speed https://www.wired.com/2016/08/make-motorcycle-go-400mph-make-25-feet-long/.

Systems have been devised for strength impaired riders see https://rideapart.com/articles/the-legup-system and http://sharktankzone.com/content/motorcycle-stabilizer-wheels.

We just need to devise a lightweight, hydraulic or pneumatic device that will work off road powered by small gas cartridges or a small electric tyre pump to bring a dropped bike back to vertical.

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Re: Bozo Across Australia

Postby profoundly_disturbed » Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:13 pm

Bozo wrote:Prof Dist

You may be on to something.

We just need to devise a lightweight, hydraulic or pneumatic device that will work off road powered by small gas cartridges or a small electric tyre pump to bring a dropped bike back to vertical.

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I've noticed a surfeit of hot air and a distict bovine aroma, could these be utilised as motive power?
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Re: Bozo Across Australia

Postby profoundly_disturbed » Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:23 am

profoundly_disturbed wrote:
I've noticed a surfeit of hot air and a distict bovine aroma, could these be utilised as motive power?


Okay, in order to take the options to the inane level, I’ve given my suggestions further thought (but not much!).

S.H.A.T. (Surfeit of Hot Air Technique):
Attach webbing tubes to left and right hand grips. Deploy the linked lightweight nylon envelope (balloon) to ensure the lift is in the correct direction.
Start production of super-heated air directly into the envelope by discussing tyres, farkles, videos watched on YouTube or, any bike/GS related nostalgia (visit http://www.catalanosforbreakfastonsunday.com.au for hints and tips of appropriate topics).
Be aware that over production of super-heated air may result in the bike disappearing towards the horizon at an altitude that may endanger aircraft.

I’ll post results of the I.A.M.B.F.M. (Intact Adult Male Bos Taurus Faecal Matter) system once satisfactory trials and a couple of patents have been lodged.
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Re: Bozo Across Australia

Postby Bozo » Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:08 am

Prof Dist

The BRAHAM system does exist for use in outback Australia:

Balloon Rescue Assembly - Handlebars Attached - for Motorcycles.

It uses a triangular balloon similar to the hump on an Indian bull.

The Sunday morning discussion is diplomatically referred to as CHAT ...Catalano's Hot Air Tête-à-Tête

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Re: Bozo Across Australia

Postby profoundly_disturbed » Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:56 pm

Bozo wrote:Prof Dist

The BRAHAM system does exist for use in outback Australia:

Balloon Rescue Assembly - Handlebars Attached - for Motorcycles.

It uses a triangular balloon similar to the hump on an Indian bull.

The Sunday morning discussion is diplomatically referred to as CHAT ...Catalano's Hot Air Tête-à-Tête

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Ah! Edjucayshun, what a wonderful thing, triangular humps notwithstanding.

Funnily enough, when you cook the hump on an Indian bull it's very, very soft and it is usually fed it to elderly people who have trouble digesting, just the thing for a CHAT wouldn't you say?

For what it's worth, the Indian bull was first bred in the U.S. of A. Maybe a relation of Sitting Bull, he was an Indian.

How does all this crap get in my head? I must get out more.
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Re: Bozo Across Australia

Postby Swampy » Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:05 pm

Bozo, It's a shame there wasn't a Front End Loader close by to assist you. NOT with lifting the bike but burying the poor thing :roll:

Easy answer to your problems..........No Bull required 8)

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