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Re: Counting pool laps by motorcycle
« Reply #20 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:

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Re: Counting pool laps by motorcycle
« Reply #21 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.
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Re: Counting pool laps by motorcycle
« Reply #22 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

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Re: Counting pool laps by motorcycle
« Reply #23 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.

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Re: Counting pool laps by motorcycle
« Reply #24 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
 

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Re: Counting pool laps by motorcycle
« Reply #25 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
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Re: Counting pool laps by motorcycle
« Reply #26 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

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Re: Counting pool laps by motorcycle
« Reply #27 on: February 13, 2019, 01:41:58 pm »
For me it would have to be a Ducati 900 SS. A true classic.

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Re: Counting pool laps by motorcycle
« Reply #28 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. 
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