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General => General Bike Related Banter => Topic started by: GundaGunda on January 30, 2019, 04:44:58 pm

Title: Counting pool laps by motorcycle
Post by: GundaGunda on January 30, 2019, 04:44:58 pm
I swam 1500m in the pool this morning, at least I think it was 1500m. When there is a shapely lady in the lane next to me I often lose count of the laps.

I normally count in 50m increments, each 50m being a double lap in the Active Virgins 25mm pool.

This morning I was wondering if there is a motorcycle for each 50cc split from 50 to 1500. Counting by bike may be easier than counting by number.when distracted. 

I got this far. Can you help close the gaps ?

50 - My Suzuki from uni days - don't remember the model
100 - ?
150 - Sym scooter I had.
200 - Must be Tee Dub
250 - XT250
300 - Kawa Versys 300.
350 ?
400 - Suzuki drz400 ?
450 - All the Dakar bikes.
500 - Must be XT500
550 - A mate's old Honday Silver Wing V-Twin
600 - Yam XT 600
650 - klr
700 - hONDA nc700
750 - Old Africa Twin
800 - GS 800
850  - Norton Commando
900 - ?
950 - Yam XV950
1000 - Yam r1
1050 - Triumph Tiger
1100 - da Peeg
1150 - Bigger Peeg
1200 - Musr be GS1200
1250 - ?
1300 - BMW K1300
1350 - ?
1400 - Kawa ZZR 1400
1450 ?
1500 - Honda Gold Wing. 
Title: Re: Counting pool laps by motorcycle
Post by: Blikkies1 on January 30, 2019, 04:50:25 pm
Yamaha TTR 100; KTM 350 EXC; Honda CBR 900 Fireblade; BMW R1250 GS.
Title: Re: Counting pool laps by motorcycle
Post by: Welsh on January 30, 2019, 04:55:58 pm
Yamaha TTR 100; KTM 350 EXC; Honda CBR 900 Fireblade; BMW R1250 GS.
then we are into exotics or imperial aproximations
Title: Re: Counting pool laps by motorcycle
Post by: Lem on January 30, 2019, 05:02:36 pm
You had the Yamaha TDM900 as well and I believe Harley Davidson had a 1450cc engine a few years ago and a 1340cc before that. Maybe some of the real Harley Afficionados might know of s 1350cc.

If not...Im sure BMWs boxer will be 1350cc in around 10 years from now, they go up in 50cc increments from time to time


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Title: Re: Counting pool laps by motorcycle
Post by: TheBear on January 30, 2019, 05:28:49 pm
I swam 1500m in the pool this morning, at least I think it was 1500m. When there is a shapely lady in the lane next to me I often lose count of the laps.

I normally count in 50m increments, each 50m being a double lap in the Active Virgins 25mm pool.

This morning I was wondering if there is a motorcycle for each 50cc split from 50 to 1500. Counting by bike may be easier than counting by number.when distracted. 

I got this far. Can you help close the gaps ?

50 - My Suzuki from uni days - don't remember the model
100 - Honda CB100
150 - Sym scooter I had.
200 - Must be Tee Dub
250 - XT250
300 - Kawa Versys 300.
350 - Yamaha RD350
400 - Suzuki drz400 ?
450 - All the Dakar bikes.
500 - Must be XT500
550 - A mate's old Honday Silver Wing V-Twin
600 - Yam XT 600
650 - klr
700 - hONDA nc700
750 - Old Africa Twin
800 - GS 800
850  - Norton Commando
900 - Yamaha TDM 900
950 - Yam XV950
1000 - Yam r1
1050 - Triumph Tiger
1100 - da Peeg
1150 - Bigger Peeg
1200 - Musr be GS1200
1250 - R1250GS LC?
1300 - BMW K1300
1350 - Harley Davidson Electra Glide
1400 - Kawa ZZR 1400
1450 - Harley Davidson Softail Deuce
1500 - Honda Gold Wing.

All the blue text by memory except the two Harleys.  Uncle Google had to help with them.  8)
Title: Re: Counting pool laps by motorcycle
Post by: GundaGunda on January 30, 2019, 05:51:53 pm
Thanks for the help.

It's actually quite amazing how complete the list is.

A dof of me to forget the TDM900 - I spent at least 1000km riding behind IanTheTooth's

And the only bikes I have no clear image of in my mind are the 350 and the harleys- I must google them
Title: Re: Counting pool laps by motorcycle
Post by: TheBear on January 30, 2019, 06:12:36 pm
Thanks for the help.

It's actually quite amazing how complete the list is.

A dof of me to forget the TDM900 - I spent at least 1000km riding behind IanTheTooth's

And the only bikes I have no clear image of in my mind are the 350 and the harleys- I must google them

You don't know the legendary Yamaha RD350!?  *gasp shock horror* 

Title: Re: Counting pool laps by motorcycle
Post by: Lem on January 30, 2019, 06:27:55 pm
Yes, there were many 350s over time.

Yamaha had an RD and an XT. Suzuki had a DR, Honda had the XL...wasnt it the Elisnore?


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Title: Re: Counting pool laps by motorcycle
Post by: swakop_toe on January 30, 2019, 06:32:49 pm
This is OT, but how did you happen on you forum name? GundaGunda, with the avatar of a tractor.

As a preteener I grew up in Vryheid, KZN and we had a Zulu live-in lady maid and child minder.
 My younger sister started calling my "Ghanna" , short for "Ghanna-ghanna" (the spelling might be different), stemming from Hilda, the Zulu nanny playing with us and my tractor toy. I do not know whether this was a noise she made to imitate the tractor or whether it is a Zulu word for it.


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Title: Re: Counting pool laps by motorcycle
Post by: GundaGunda on January 31, 2019, 08:06:48 am
This is OT, but how did you happen on you forum name? GundaGunda, with the avatar of a tractor.

As a preteener I grew up in Vryheid, KZN and we had a Zulu live-in lady maid and child minder.
 My younger sister started calling my "Ghanna" , short for "Ghanna-ghanna" (the spelling might be different), stemming from Hilda, the Zulu nanny playing with us and my tractor toy. I do not know whether this was a noise she made to imitate the tractor or whether it is a Zulu word for it.


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I chose the name for two reasons. The first vehicle I ever had was a Vaaljapie tractor. On the farm I grew up on there was an old vaaljapie discarded in a shed. I asked my dad if I could have it, and with some help from the farm manager we got it going and it rejoined the work team on the farm, and when we left the farm 10 years later it was still going.

The second reason is that my first adv. bike was a grey KLE500, and someone once said I rode it like a farmer on a vaaljapie - hence the name.

the tem GundaGunda, GandaGanda and other spellings is used in many african languages as the onomatopoeic name for a tractor (likre iStuTutu for a scooter, iSibam for a gun etc )
Title: Re: Counting pool laps by motorcycle
Post by: dustlover on January 31, 2019, 08:12:30 am
For 900 you chose TDM900? What about the iconic Kawasaki Z1?

Title: Re: Counting pool laps by motorcycle
Post by: GundaGunda on January 31, 2019, 08:17:35 am
For 900 you chose TDM900? What about the iconic Kawasaki Z1?

I am deeply ashamed, but I don;t think I have ever seen one - sorry
Title: Re: Counting pool laps by motorcycle
Post by: dustlover on January 31, 2019, 08:30:45 am
I'm sure you have. Perhaps this will refresh your memory...
Title: Re: Counting pool laps by motorcycle
Post by: TheBear on January 31, 2019, 08:38:46 am
For 900 you chose TDM900? What about the iconic Kawasaki Z1?

It was actually me who selected the Yamaha TDM900.    I did think about the Z1, but I remembered it as a 1000cc bike.  Blame the old age for that.   :-[

This is a nice exersize GundaGunda.  It did jolt ye olde memory about a few iconic bikes.

Title: Re: Counting pool laps by motorcycle
Post by: swakop_toe on January 31, 2019, 08:44:34 am
This is OT, but how did you happen on you forum name? GundaGunda, with the avatar of a tractor.

As a preteener I grew up in Vryheid, KZN and we had a Zulu live-in lady maid and child minder.
 My younger sister started calling my "Ghanna" , short for "Ghanna-ghanna" (the spelling might be different), stemming from Hilda, the Zulu nanny playing with us and my tractor toy. I do not know whether this was a noise she made to imitate the tractor or whether it is a Zulu word for it.


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I chose the name for two reasons. The first vehicle I ever had was a Vaaljapie tractor. On the farm I grew up on there was an old vaaljapie discarded in a shed. I asked my dad if I could have it, and with some help from the farm manager we got it going and it rejoined the work team on the farm, and when we left the farm 10 years later it was still going.

The second reason is that my first adv. bike was a grey KLE500, and someone once said I rode it like a farmer on a vaaljapie - hence the name.

the tem GundaGunda, GandaGanda and other spellings is used in many african languages as the onomatopoeic name for a tractor (likre iStuTutu for a scooter, iSibam for a gun etc )
Thank you sharing.
I own a Massey Ferguson 220.
 She's not with me and not nearly as sentimental as your VaalJapie.

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Title: Re: Counting pool laps by motorcycle
Post by: jaybiker on January 31, 2019, 12:52:36 pm
For 900 you chose TDM900? What about the iconic Kawasaki Z1?



Nah, c'mon. Gotta be the Benelli 900 Sei.  :deal:
Title: Re: Counting pool laps by motorcycle
Post by: jaybiker on January 31, 2019, 12:59:21 pm
Thanks for the help.

It's actually quite amazing how complete the list is.

A dof of me to forget the TDM900 - I spent at least 1000km riding behind IanTheTooth's

And the only bikes I have no clear image of in my mind are the 350 and the harleys- I must google them

You don't know the legendary Yamaha RD350!?  *gasp shock horror*



....and don't go telling me you haven't heard of the 'Big Port' AJS?  Or the Velocette KTT?  I wont believe you!  :o
Title: Re: Counting pool laps by motorcycle
Post by: Welsh on January 31, 2019, 01:01:22 pm
The Z1 still stirs the loins to this day, as it did when I saw my first one about 47 years ago  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Counting pool laps by motorcycle
Post by: trevo on February 01, 2019, 05:57:42 am
I swam 1500m in the pool this morning, at least I think it was 1500m. When there is a shapely lady in the lane next to me I often lose count of the laps.

I normally count in 50m increments, each 50m being a double lap in the Active Virgins 25mm pool.

This morning I was wondering if there is a motorcycle for each 50cc split from 50 to 1500. Counting by bike may be easier than counting by number.when distracted. 

I got this far. Can you help close the gaps ?

50 - My Suzuki from uni days - don't remember the model
100 - Honda CB100
150 - Sym scooter I had.
200 - Must be Tee Dub
250 - XT250
300 - Kawa Versys 300.
350 - Yamaha RD350
380 - Suzuki 2 stroke tripple
400 - Suzuki drz400 ?
450 - All the Dakar bikes
465 - Yamaha YZ.
490 - Yamaha IT
500 - Must be XT500
501 - Husky
550 - A mate's old Honday Silver Wing V-Twin
600 - Yam XT 600
650 - klr
675 - Triumph
690 - KTM
700 - hONDA nc700
701 - Husky
750 - Old Africa Twin
800 - GS 800
850  - Norton Commando
900 - Yamaha TDM 900
929 - Honda CBR
950 - Yam XV950
1000 - Yam r1
1050 - Triumph Tiger
1100 - da Peeg
1150 - Bigger Peeg
1200 - Musr be GS1200
1250 - R1250GS LC?
1300 - BMW K1300
1350 - Harley Davidson Electra Glide
1400 - Kawa ZZR 1400
1450 - Harley Davidson Softail Deuce
1500 - Honda Gold Wing.
2300 - Triumph Tripple

All the blue text by memory except the two Harleys.  Uncle Google had to help with them.  8)
Title: Re: Counting pool laps by motorcycle
Post by: dustlover on February 01, 2019, 12:55:14 pm
For 900 you chose TDM900? What about the iconic Kawasaki Z1?



Nah, c'mon. Gotta be the Benelli 900 Sei.  :deal:

Gee, forgot about that. Bit of a niche bike but yes, for sure a classic.
Title: Re: Counting pool laps by motorcycle
Post by: Welsh on February 01, 2019, 12:59:54 pm
For 900 you chose TDM900? What about the iconic Kawasaki Z1?



Nah, c'mon. Gotta be the Benelli 900 Sei.  :deal:

Gee, forgot about that. Bit of a niche bike but yes, for sure a classic.
nah, it was basically a rip off of the Honda CB 500 with two more cylinders tagged on, not a real classic IMHO :peepwall:
Title: Re: Counting pool laps by motorcycle
Post by: IanTheTooth on February 03, 2019, 05:18:26 am
I thought I would get my two bits worth in seeing as Peter mentioned me earlier in the thread. I have taken up swimming as a source of exercise recently as the local pool is free and about 600m away from me and it has been a bit hot for any other form of exercise. I just count my laps badly and hope my wife is keeping better score. There are also lanes laid out at the Airlie Beach Lagoon where the bright young things of the World backpacker set hang out before hitting the bars and clubs of Airlie Beach. I would also have chosen the Z1 for 900, the TDM is a bit of a side branch in bike evolution, much as I enjoyed it.
Title: Re: Counting pool laps by motorcycle
Post by: GundaGunda on February 04, 2019, 06:52:48 am
I 'field tested' the bike laps this morning on a Midmar 'Dry Run' (1600), and it works well.

Hit a small wall about the XT500, got thru it by the KLR, started to feel tired about the GS1200, and then cruised to the Gold Wing and the last 100m.

Nice pool Ian. I am sure the Aussies have plenty pools with all those biting and stinging things in their seas  ;D

Title: Re: Counting pool laps by motorcycle
Post by: TheBear on February 04, 2019, 12:47:13 pm
I 'field tested' the bike laps this morning on a Midmar 'Dry Run' (1600), and it works well.

1550:  Harley Davidson Street Rod
1600: Suzuki Marauder

Title: Re: Counting pool laps by motorcycle
Post by: shark_za on February 04, 2019, 01:03:02 pm
Interesting how one has different sweet spots for each size, for me its Yamaha BWS100 scooter and Kawasaki GPZ900 Ninja
Title: Re: Counting pool laps by motorcycle
Post by: GundaGunda on February 04, 2019, 02:37:32 pm
. . . . . Yamaha BWS100 scooter. . . . .

Did a trip up Sani on scooters. I was on my Kymco 250, but there was a guy on a Yam BWS100. Little thing went 'nyaaa, nyaaa, nyaaa' all the way to the top with no problems  ;D

BWS100 is on my list
Title: Re: Counting pool laps by motorcycle
Post by: TheBear on February 08, 2019, 02:17:34 pm
. . . . . Yamaha BWS100 scooter. . . . .

Did a trip up Sani on scooters. I was on my Kymco 250, but there was a guy on a Yam BWS100. Little thing went 'nyaaa, nyaaa, nyaaa' all the way to the top with no problems  ;D

BWS100 is on my list

A friend went up Sani with a Chinese cheapy 125 two years ago.
Title: Re: Counting pool laps by motorcycle
Post by: KaTooMatt on February 13, 2019, 01:41:58 pm
For me it would have to be a Ducati 900 SS. A true classic.

Surprised at you 950 as surely the Katoom 950 Adventure is the most memorable 950 of all.
Title: Re: Counting pool laps by motorcycle
Post by: GundaGunda on February 14, 2019, 10:54:20 am
Thanks for all the input. This is now my preferred way of lap counting, and it's very effective.I even remember the debates at each bike !!

But after Midmar I will leave the pool for about 5-6 months and go back to the Gym.

Midmar swim was good. I don't push it any more after my little heart oopsie on #26, and I discovered this swim was #31 not not #30.

Time was 39:29 - came in 44th out of 94 in the men 61-70 category, but at 66 I am getting towards the 70 end of the category and the guys at the 61 end are bloody speedboats.

A pic of the ladies race before mine taken from the start, so the finish is 1 mile away.