tacho advice wanted

Discussion in 'Australian Motorcycles' started by Diogenes, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. Diogenes

    Moike Guest

    I think you are the only one who suggested anything about being a
    wanker. I was simply suggesting that you might consider a more relaxed
    riding style that doesn't require close monitoring of engine output.

    FWIW my car, an underwhelming automatic, has a totally useless tacho,
    whereas I'd rather like to have one on the Bitsushiti truck because just
    keeping up with traffic on the highway often involves extracting the
    last little bit of power from the poor thing.

    I wouldn't have thought you'd need to push the limits of your motor to
    achieve an enjoyable experience. If you do, maybe a cruiser is not a
    good fit.

    Moike, Jul 25, 2011
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  2. Diogenes

    Diogenes Guest

    No. But strange as it may seem, Peter, I don't envisage more than
    0.0001% of my overall ridingtime to be spent dodging witches hats.
    No thanks. Style issue.
    Yeah, I know how to use Goggle Images too. I can find lots of them
    overseas too, and buy them online from there, but here's the weird
    bit, Peter: I'm trying throw my money at someone here in Australia in
    the hope that at least some of it helps someone here. Weird concept,
    I know... That's us socialist nonviolent patriots for ya.. ;-)
    Yes, but I doubt you've yet figured out why I want one.

    BTW, **** off with your snide comments, Peter. From you I have zero
    tolerance for that. I haven't forgotten your antics in that stupid
    flame war a while back. So just piss off and don't talk to me, OK?
    Better still, killfile me, you fucking twisted piece of shit.



    Onya bike

    Diogenes, Jul 25, 2011
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  3. Diogenes

    Diogenes Guest

    I'm sorry, Moike, but I'd had it with the non-helpful comments this
    thread had garnered, and then Nev's comment just made my day, and I
    lost the plot a bit. In Usenet, that's not a problem, yes? I was
    mainly reacting to fuckwit Nev. Sorry to include you in my retort.
    I could explain why I want a tacho for my bike Moike, but I fear it's
    a case of "if I have to explain it to you, you won't be able to
    understand it."

    Those who don't need my explanation understand it perfectly. Problem
    bilong you, pella.


    Onya bike

    Diogenes, Jul 25, 2011
  4. Diogenes

    Diogenes Guest

    Diogenes, Jul 26, 2011
  5. Diogenes

    DM Guest

    If you want to do the traditional no-helmet cruiser thing you could always get a
    piercing above your right eyebrow and clip it on to that ;-)

    I wouldn't mind having a tacho on my cruiser temporarily, until my ear learns to
    pick the revs without having to look. Good luck with it.
    DM, Jul 26, 2011
  6. Diogenes

    GWD Guest

    Hhving seen Gerry's bike first hand, I can honestly say that it has
    all of the charm and style that you could ever wish for. So no, there
    is no oxymoron.
    GWD, Jul 26, 2011
  7. Diogenes

    GWD Guest

    Note to self - Read thread before responding. I agree with Gerry here,
    GWD, Jul 26, 2011
  8. Diogenes

    Nev.. Guest

    Wow, I wasn't even replying to you. I commented in response to Moike's
    post, but since your grade 2 English teacher failed you, I'll need to
    point out that when I said "I didn't need a tacho" what I actually
    intended the reader to read was "I didn't need a tacho" rather than the
    apparent ambiguously similar "you don't need a tacho".

    I wouldn't go as far as to say that anyone who wants one is a wanker,
    however, a P-plater in an EA falcon who wants one, and wants to mount it
    external to the cabin of the car on the bonnet facing back into the
    driver with a matching oil pressure and temperature gauge is probably a
    wanker. YMMV.

    Nev.., Jul 26, 2011
  9. Diogenes

    Diogenes Guest

    Ahhh... Someone gets a clue... At last... :)


    Onya bike

    Diogenes, Jul 26, 2011
  10. Diogenes

    Diogenes Guest

    Awww... ain'y you luvvlyyyy... :)


    Onya bike

    Diogenes, Jul 26, 2011
  11. Diogenes

    Peter Guest

    Here is the last email sent to me by you....


    I've already provided all I intend to provide, Peter.

    Read the bit below marked with hash symbols.

    You took sides.
    You joined a war.
    You behaved like a jerk.
    You got hit.
    Shit happens.

    If you can't deal with shit happening:
    Don't take sides.
    Don't join wars.
    Don't behave like a jerk.

    Get over it.
    Move on.

    Clear now?


    You sent the above because I asked what I did to upset you.
    You claimed the above and I felt/feel this is untrue and asked for links
    from you to provide an example.
    You were unable to provide any links to the statements I made that
    upset/offended you so I still have no idea why you posted my full name
    Gerry Binder.
    You have explained that it was already out there but not why you posted the
    way you did.
    I read the third last and second last lines in your email above.
    Maybe you should.

    Dont forget the love!
    Peter, Jul 26, 2011
  12. In aus.motorcycles on Tue, 26 Jul 2011 07:30:29 +1000
    They are now on the Paramatta Rd in Auburn. North side of the road,
    city side of James Ruse Drive.

    Zebee Johnstone, Jul 26, 2011
  13. Diogenes

    Diogenes Guest

    Ta, Zebee.


    Onya bike

    Diogenes, Jul 26, 2011
  14. Diogenes

    CrazyCam Guest

    OK, Auburn.... I thought it was Granville, but then again I am sort of
    dyslexic WRT areas and place names.

    CrazyCam, Jul 26, 2011
  15. Diogenes

    Diogenes Guest

    Crapshit, Peter Tippett. All you need to do, Peter Tippett, is go
    back and look over your exchanges with me during that flamewar. If
    you have half a brain, Peter Tippett, you'll be able to see what you
    said, where you were coming from when you said those things, and
    you'll realise why I took the stance I took. You don't need me to
    explain anything to you, Peter Tippett.

    And now you've taken to broadcasting private emails here. This just
    keeps getting better and better, Peter Tippett.
    [sigh] All you need to do, Peter Tippett, is go back and look over
    your exchanges with me during that flamewar. If you have half a
    brain, Peter Tippett, you'll be able to see what you said, where you
    were coming from when you said those things, and you'll realise why I
    took the stance I took. You don't need me to explain anything to you,
    Peter Tippett.

    Now, killfile me, you cockroach, and stop bothering me.


    Onya bike

    Diogenes, Jul 26, 2011
  16. Diogenes

    F Murtz Guest

    Almost could be both.
    F Murtz, Jul 26, 2011
  17. Diogenes

    Diogenes Guest

    Went there yeterday. Didn't find anything that would fit the bill
    though. :-(

    I want one that reads to 9000 rpm, analog display, handlebar mounted.

    I've found one in the States for around $200. May have to get that
    one; but it's a shame I can't find one here and throw at least a _few_
    bucks at an Aussie entrepreneur.


    Onya bike

    Diogenes, Jul 27, 2011
  18. Diogenes

    CrazyCam Guest

    On 07/28/11 7:48 AM, Diogenes wrote:

    Was there nothing at all, or was nine grand the problem?
    I dunno how much you have been paying attention to the relative prices
    of stuff here and over there, but, from the stuff that I have seen, it
    isn't "throwing a few bucks at the Aussie entrepreneur" but more being
    substantially ripped off by the Aussie entrepreneur.

    I was talking to a bloke who had bought a Bonnie (modern one) who had
    shopped around for replacement rear shocks.

    He liked the IKON ones, which are made in Oz, but found it was both
    cheaper and quicker to order said shocks from a US shop, than buy them

    CrazyCam, Jul 27, 2011
  19. Diogenes

    Diogenes Guest

    Well, I went to the Harley counter, and as soon as they heard the word
    "Hyosung" their eyesglazed over and they said, in a tone one would use
    when talking to someone beneath contempt "try the front counter."

    The guy at the front counter had no decent tachos to show me.

    And yes, 9000rpm seems to be the problem. No trouble getting 8000s or
    13000s. Since max power is at 8250rpm, I feel the 8000 is too low,and
    1300 is a bit silly. Call me fussy. :)
    Yes, there is that too. So much for trying to keep the money here,
    eh? :-(


    Onya bike

    Diogenes, Jul 28, 2011
  20. In aus.motorcycles on Thu, 28 Jul 2011 08:09:08 +1000
    Probably both.

    I bought a VDO electronic tacho for the YAM from an auto instrument

    However they are meant for cars which means you have to make your own
    housing for them. I pondered putting the thing or just the guts in a
    suitable housing from a wreck, but in the end went with a plastic
    housing for a boat and painting it.

    If you want it for a cruiser you will probably have to go the wreck
    route, although getting one of the right size might be hard.

    Mine only went to 7 grand which is OK for a single. There are ones
    that go to 10 but I think you have to special order them.

    Zebee Johnstone, Jul 28, 2011
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