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Postby Michael_A » Mon, 20 Jun 2011 8:26 pm

Hi MS

Is a Discovery 3 HSE V8 with Haltech injection unit fitted .. 20" wheels (ouch for tyres) is an aftermarket nudge bar and running boards.. can point you in the right direction for the Nudge Bar if you are interested.. aussie made, tube steel and powdercoated.. nicely made



Mad Scientist wrote:Hey Michael

Is yours Disco 4 or 3. I am driving right now but Disco 3, 19 inch wheel. Silver but I had to do up the GPS system with a Gyro as Disco 3 does not have on board. Only Disco 4 has everything built in except for the Gyro.
Is your running board from LR. Looks different from the one I have.
Is that bull bar from LR or after market ?

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Postby Michael_A » Mon, 20 Jun 2011 8:28 pm

that's not a Rocket III.. look closer..

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x9200 wrote:Oh, clear :)
I'am not that much into performance and sport bikes. Good if this is combined with the look but if not that I rather have something with moderate performance but looking good in my eyes. I don't think the classical bikes are an anachronism. They could be less practical - storage space for example, but the spots bike are not practical neither. Frankly I see more bikes in the current Triumph's stable that I like than in the Ducati's:

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Ah the Triumph Rocket Roadster, the most powerful of the Rocket III line-up, with a claimed 163 ft·lb (221 N·m) torque and 146 bhp (109 kW).

The RIII is the largest motorcycle in production at 2300cc, and >90% of that mad torque available at <2000rpm. In 2004, the RIII set the world landspeed record for a bike over 2000cc.

Weighing in at 320kg, it is surprisingly nimble for a cruiser (sorry, ultimate muscle bike [sic] - Triumph).

This beast can piss all over any other cruiser out there...not many Harley Riders (or any large cruiser riders) can ride an RIII then live with their slow lumbering beasts without dreaming of life on an RIII.

I might be a tad bias...my latest acquisition was a 2006 RIII back in March. Was a fantastic bike until I binned it making good progress on a highspeed bend strewn with gravel on 9th April...I am still off work with a non-functioning arm following shoulder reconstruction surgery.

I was in full mesh armour, boots, gloves and full face helmet. Funny, just that morning when i filled the bike the lady at the petrol kiosk asked why i wear all that gear for riding. My standard reply is that i dont wear it for riding...i wear it in case I fall off! First road accident in 10 years :(

I say road accident as I also have a BMW F800GS, which is a fantastic all-rounder...brilliant on poor Malaysian road surfaces, even the track at PG! I feel sure that my accident wouldn't have happened on the sure-footed Beemer...but trying to keep up with motocross buddies on little 200cc machines has seen me bite the dirt a couple of times...

Before that:

ST100 Pan Euro
Honda Deauville
Yammy Diversion XJ600 (The old kind)
GS125...

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Postby BillyB » Mon, 20 Jun 2011 11:16 pm

Can't we get back onto cars - I'll provide the comedy material: (please no laughing at the early sh*t. Note, in a foreign Country nothing ever gotten crashed or written off....)

Ford Fiesta 1.1 LX (5 door I might add!! I was the McDonald's chauffeur at college)
Citroen Saxo VTR (Including internal hoover and polish kit, and 2 years free insurance)
BMW 325i rental (In Paris... loosely keeping with the French theme)
Audi A3 2.0T S-Line (Remapped too - went like shit off a stick....)
BMW M3 (Every chav has owned one..yes, I know)
Audi S3 (After M3 was a write off - not my fault of course!!)
Mercedes CLK 55 AMG (lasted 1 month....throttle was a bit heavy)
Porsche 911 Turbo (throttle was equally heavy as above. Selective disclosure as to how long it lasted)
BMW 5 series diesel tug boat (rental in HK)
Mercedes C 55 AMG (A thoroughbred. But disagreed with a hedge/wall - just in time for my re-escape to Asia)
BMW 320i (boring rental in MY)
Number 195 Bus (Convenience in SG)
Singapore MRT (slightly more inconvenience in SG)
Hyundai Taxi - (much more convenient, cheaper, and safer, than driving by yourself in SG)

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Postby JR8 » Mon, 20 Jun 2011 11:49 pm

You owned all of that!?

Jeepers, I had you down as some recently wet behind the ears young man.

p.s. Er, you have a thing for totalling cars yeah?

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Postby BillyB » Tue, 21 Jun 2011 12:17 am

JR8 wrote:You owned all of that!?

Jeepers, I had you down as some recently wet behind the ears young man.

p.s. Er, you have a thing for totalling cars yeah?


Delia, you cheeky twat!! I never gave a duration for the ownership of each motor, and the total number written off is somewhere between 1 and 9.....

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 21 Jun 2011 1:49 am

BillyB wrote:
JR8 wrote:You owned all of that!?

Jeepers, I had you down as some recently wet behind the ears young man.

p.s. Er, you have a thing for totalling cars yeah?


Delia, you cheeky twat!! I never gave a duration for the ownership of each motor, and the total number written off is somewhere between 1 and 9.....


Oh sorry, I forgot you're a northerner!
(Presumably most of these cars were stolen)

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Postby Mad Scientist » Tue, 21 Jun 2011 4:03 am

Michael_A wrote:Hi MS

Is a Discovery 3 HSE V8 with Haltech injection unit fitted .. 20" wheels (ouch for tyres) is an aftermarket nudge bar and running boards.. can point you in the right direction for the Nudge Bar if you are interested.. aussie made, tube steel and powdercoated.. nicely made



Nice mate , very nice....
Have you tried the Disco 4. ? Looks very "light" on the doors . You can feel the "lightness" when you close the door on the Disco 4. You do not feel the loud thud like Disco 3.
Mine is 19 " HSE TDV6 . Is yours a guzzler ? Mine is doing about 10.5l per 100 km. I will show you mine once I figured out how this damn image works. There used to be an icon for imageshack but it was removed. Trying to figure out to upload photos. Care to show me how the hell you download your photos to an old man like me ?
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Postby curiousgeorge » Tue, 21 Jun 2011 6:51 am

Michael_A wrote:that's not a Rocket III.. look closer..





Wow, my medication must be affecting me more than I thought! Apologies to the T-bird.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 21 Jun 2011 7:00 am

MS, get yourself a Photobucket account. upload the photo from your HDD to photobucket then copy of "direct link" url that will show up under the photo (should be 4 different types of links) then paste the URL into the message of your post here and enclose it with the [img]----[/img] tags and your should be set to go

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Postby Mad Scientist » Tue, 21 Jun 2011 7:05 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:MS, get yourself a Photobucket account. upload the photo from your HDD to photobucket then copy of "direct link" url that will show up under the photo (should be 4 different types of links) then paste the URL into the message of your post here and enclose it with the [img]----[/img] tags and your should be set to go


Thanks buddy, I knew you would help me

Cheers !!
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Postby BillyB » Tue, 21 Jun 2011 7:19 am

JR8 wrote:
BillyB wrote:
JR8 wrote:You owned all of that!?

Jeepers, I had you down as some recently wet behind the ears young man.

p.s. Er, you have a thing for totalling cars yeah?


Delia, you cheeky twat!! I never gave a duration for the ownership of each motor, and the total number written off is somewhere between 1 and 9.....


Oh sorry, I forgot you're a northerner!
(Presumably most of these cars were stolen)

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Very sharp you are!!

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Postby Michael_A » Tue, 21 Jun 2011 7:39 am

JR8 wrote:
BillyB wrote:
JR8 wrote:You owned all of that!?

Jeepers, I had you down as some recently wet behind the ears young man.

p.s. Er, you have a thing for totalling cars yeah?


Delia, you cheeky twat!! I never gave a duration for the ownership of each motor, and the total number written off is somewhere between 1 and 9.....


Oh sorry, I forgot you're a northerner!
(Presumably most of these cars were stolen)

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Postby Michael_A » Tue, 21 Jun 2011 7:45 am

Mad Scientist wrote:
Michael_A wrote:Hi MS

Is a Discovery 3 HSE V8 with Haltech injection unit fitted .. 20" wheels (ouch for tyres) is an aftermarket nudge bar and running boards.. can point you in the right direction for the Nudge Bar if you are interested.. aussie made, tube steel and powdercoated.. nicely made



Nice mate , very nice....
Have you tried the Disco 4. ? Looks very "light" on the doors . You can feel the "lightness" when you close the door on the Disco 4. You do not feel the loud thud like Disco 3.
Mine is 19 " HSE TDV6 . Is yours a guzzler ? Mine is doing about 10.5l per 100 km. I will show you mine once I figured out how this damn image works. There used to be an icon for imageshack but it was removed. Trying to figure out to upload photos. Care to show me how the hell you download your photos to an old man like me ?


Haven't checked the Disco 4 out yet.. figured it wasn't worth it since i am moving there by august 1... mine likes the fuel, about 14-16L per 100klm around town.. down to 12 on a trip.. up to 16-18 towing... would have preferred a diesel but got this one at the right price.. had a Disco 2 TD5, was a great car. BMW developed 5 cylinder Turbo diesel.. and the active suspension.. used to leave the old V8 Range Rovers & most 4wd's for dead thru the hills and mountains..

Here's another image of the Nudge Bar with Xenon Driving lights fitted :)

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Postby Mad Scientist » Tue, 21 Jun 2011 6:08 pm

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Hey Michael

I can show you mine now. Thanks to SMS
I have running board and tow bar . and built in speed sensor (Magnesium Radar Speed Detector) FIVE BANDS in the bonnet. :cool:
I drove a Ford Territory Ghia before, I hate it like hell.
I rather push a Holden than drive a Ford
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Postby Michael_A » Wed, 22 Jun 2011 7:14 am

Nice, i quite like the silver, i bet it's easier to keep clean than the Black..

So you're an aussie ? or you spent time here ?? Heard a lot of bad things about the Territory...




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Hey Michael

I can show you mine now. Thanks to SMS
I have running board and tow bar . and built in speed sensor (Magnesium Radar Speed Detector) FIVE BANDS in the bonnet. :cool:
I drove a Ford Territory Ghia before, I hate it like hell.
I rather push a Holden than drive a Ford


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