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    How about those near new tires.
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    Dampen, damper, dampener

    Damper is only a noun. It refers to (1) something that deadens, restrains, or depresses, (2) an adjustable plate for controlling a draft, and (3) one that deadens vibrations.1 DamperĎs corresponding verb is dampen, which means to deaden, restrain, or depress. Of course, dampen also means to make slightly wet.2

    A dampener is someone or something that dampens.3 So damper and dampener can both refer to one that deadens sound vibrations. But damper does not work for something that makes something slightly wet.
    From https://grammarist.com/usage/dampen-damper-dampener/ - they're saying either is correct, and refer to OED.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich... View Post
    I'll just leave this here...


    dampener
    NOUN

    A thing that has a restraining or subduing effect.
    Ďtelevision and booze, those twin dampeners of the revolutionary spirití

    https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/dampener
    https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/damper

    One is correct. The other makes me want to punch a sack of kittens to death.
    EXPERIENCE: noun: Knowledge or skill derived from actual participation or direct contact rather than mere study, interest, or internet.

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    As above, both are correct...

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    And a one, two, three , four

    You say dampener
    I say damper
    You say swinging arm
    I say swing arm
    Dampener damper
    Swinging swing arm
    Lets call the whole thing off


    (but decelerators are definitely brakes not breaks, ffs)
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    Note: this may not be the universe where the above is relevant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZAZL View Post
    R100RS... Ever have to replace the valve guides? Smokey horizontal cylinders do that.

    You want a great 70's bike? Guzzi 1974 750S. Last one sold in WA went for $25K and I wouldn't sell mine for less.

    Or more for that matter. What a sweet bike.
    Iím unfamiliar with that one. Iíve owned 2 Mk3 LeMans. Fuck me what a machine! The faster I went the better it felt. Hereís the second one.
    https://youtu.be/R0rwEQWYhDU

    1000 kit, twin plugged, lightened flywheel and clutch. Got it resprayed in the original white. Sold it to a bloke in zQld for 11k. Always regretted selling it. Never had s bike that inspired confidence at high speeds like it. And the brakes. I know Iím preaching to the converted but the integrated braking system on those made it the best braking bike Iíve ever had. And that includes my modern bikes. I reckon the Mk3 was the pick of that entire series. Thereís a nice one in Vic and boy I wish I had a spare 15k. But the Mk1 is worth more than the Mk2-5 despite the fact that it wasnít as good a bike. Theyíre just rarer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Steak View Post
    Iím unfamiliar with that one. Iíve owned 2 Mk3 LeMans. Fuck me what a machine! The faster I went the better it felt. Hereís the second one.
    https://youtu.be/R0rwEQWYhDU

    1000 kit, twin plugged, lightened flywheel and clutch. Got it resprayed in the original white. Sold it to a bloke in zQld for 11k. Always regretted selling it. Never had s bike that inspired confidence at high speeds like it. And the brakes. I know Iím preaching to the converted but the integrated braking system on those made it the best braking bike Iíve ever had. And that includes my modern bikes. I reckon the Mk3 was the pick of that entire series. Thereís a nice one in Vic and boy I wish I had a spare 15k. But the Mk1 is worth more than the Mk2-5 despite the fact that it wasnít as good a bike. Theyíre just rarer
    Roundfin sport guzzis from the 70's would have to rate just below 70's ss ducatis as the Anti-Bargain Bikes of the century. Both behind Laverda...

    Seems there's these old bastards paying more than a new modern bike for something from their teen wet dreams. Compare a vanilla R100RS with say, a Triumph Trophy. Chalk and cheese.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZAZL View Post
    Roundfin sport guzzis from the 70's would have to rate just below 70's ss ducatis as the Anti-Bargain Bikes of the century. Both behind Laverda...

    Seems there's these old bastards paying more than a new modern bike for something from their teen wet dreams. Compare a vanilla R100RS with say, a Triumph Trophy. Chalk and cheese.
    Yep. The beemer is 35 years older but still by far the better touring bike than the shitbox pommy Triumph fucking Whats-his-name

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    looks like this dome racer spent more time writing the ad & cataloging all mods in a colour coded excel spread sheet than

    https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/cann...ati/1204561791
    Impossible to walk in this muck, no footing at all.
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    I like that not only did the owner provide costs of the mods, they also included labour to fit them, down to the cent 😂

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    I was wondering how long it would take for someone to post up that bike.

    And fucking Rizoma... overpriced weak as fuck aluminium garbage sold for looks over function... oh wait Ducati... carry on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hillz View Post
    looks like this dome racer spent more time writing the ad & cataloging all mods in a colour coded excel spread sheet than

    https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/cann...ati/1204561791
    What a fuckstick, does he really believe he can get back all the labour that some dealer/shop raped him for when he got his shitty accessories fitted
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    Overpriced italian dinosaurs follow. The 750 Electronica listed was AUD102,000 but check the other Laverdas below. Stupidly expensive.

    https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C731597

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Steak View Post
    Yep. The beemer is 35 years older but still by far the better touring bike than the shitbox pommy Triumph fucking Whats-his-name
    You need to ride one you'll be surprised. Maybe any modern bike. But electronic ignition, no points. The pity. Cant fix a bike with a rolley paper and fencing wire anymore.

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    Iím not saying itís not a nice bike to ride. If I was going to go for a modern bike itíd be a Moto Guzzi Norge - at least it has a shaft.
    But there are four other areas where that Triumph canít mix it with my beemer as a longevrange tourer. 1. Itís water cooled. Something else that can go wrong. 2. What if you have a minor incident and the bike falls over? Allnthat shitty plastic to smash along with gear sticks and levers and so on. The fairing on my beemer is 1cm thick fibreglass. I was in a bookshop in Brisbane once when a lady walked in and said ďexcuse me your bike just fell overĒ. I hadnít put the stand down properly. The only damage to the bike was chipped fibreglass on the raised lip on the edge of the fairing. 3. 19Ē rims. Much better on dirt than modern 17Ē rims. 4. Steel fucking rims. I can go blasting down a potholed dirt road and no matter how badly the bike gets rattled around the wheels will survive. 5. Factory fucking Cruise control. Bet you didnít know about that. Not bad for 1977 eh? 6. With the weight low in the frame because of the boxer motor itís a piece of piss to ride off-road. I love zooming past guys on chook chasers. I used to rally a lot and my favourite rally was the Alpine Rally up in Brindabellas south of Canberra. The best part about it was the 30km of dirt to get into the rally. No touring bike is complete without decent off-road manners thatís why the so called adventure tourer was invented by BMW. What they didnít know was that they were unnecessary. 7. Perfect ergonomics. You can sit on 140-150 all day with the wind tunnel designed fairing. Not bad for 1977. How many reasons is that ? Lost count
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZAZL View Post
    Overpriced italian dinosaurs follow. The 750 Electronica listed was AUD102,000 but check the other Laverdas below. Stupidly expensive.

    https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C731597
    Yep thereís a class of bike (and car) which is only worth so much for the rarity of their pose value. It begs the question of how insecure people are in themselves to need to spend that much to impress others

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    Quote Originally Posted by hillz View Post
    looks like this dome racer spent more time writing the ad & cataloging all mods in a colour coded excel spread sheet than

    https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/cann...ati/1204561791
    Performance coolant mofo's!!!!!!!!!!
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    Rear Tyre Plug: $62.50
    He has got to be taking the piss.

    May as well list every set of tyres he's put on the thing, except it probably has never seen a new set after rolling off the dealership floor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Known View Post
    He has got to be taking the piss.

    May as well list every set of tyres he's put on the thing, except it probably has never seen a new set after rolling off the dealership floor.
    I laughed hard at that too - they probably are the original tyres, and listing that your tyre has a plug is not necessarily a good thing, but in the spirit of listing absolutely everything I guess that was a must... and if it was a previous set, why is it even relevant? If it is the current set, state it as a defect, not as a cost you are hoping to recoup.

    I'm surprised he didn't list every tank of fuel (and 98 of course, not that cheap arse 95), each service, and state that his tyres are filled with nitrogen because screw the poxy air that all the commoners use.

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    "Akrapovic Full Titanium Exhaust System (Pro Twin Used For 500km): $3850.00 (Savings: $1149.00)" - wowsers, thinking about this his used exhaust system cost him more than my entire current setup, including transfer and 12 months insurance.

    and yes. so, so much bling however has a plug in the back tyre?

    but i dont spose you need it if it stays in the living room on the trickle charger hey. long as it looks the part i guess
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