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Forum: Road warriors 02-21-2012, 07:27 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,048
Posted By karlb
back in the mid 90s I rode an 79 R100RT up to the...

back in the mid 90s I rode an 79 R100RT up to the top 2 up as stated it felt down on power but made the trip fine
Forum: Road warriors 10-30-2011, 05:35 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 14,701
Posted By karlb
the S1RR is def a a fun bike, and used ones are...

the S1RR is def a a fun bike, and used ones are out there on the market so you can pick one up with low miles and lots of goodies.
heres mine I bought just a month or so ago....
Forum: Road warriors 10-12-2011, 05:24 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 22,548
Posted By karlb
sport tourer 2 up long haul bike, 2008 K1200GT ...

sport tourer 2 up long haul bike, 2008 K1200GT
sport bike go fast day ride solo S1000RR
go anywhere bike wr250r
Forum: Road warriors 09-27-2011, 05:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,777
Posted By karlb
travel further to get to a good dealership, I...

travel further to get to a good dealership, I dont have a single dealer within 30 miles and not a decent dealership for euro bikes within 150 miles doing work as much as one can,the internet and...
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2011, 04:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,756
Posted By karlb
as they say at the auctions, well bought sir!!

as they say at the auctions, well bought sir!!
Forum: Road warriors 09-13-2011, 12:06 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,794
Posted By karlb
hate to break he news to you but its an...

hate to break he news to you but its an OPTION,here is a link to a base model with out the electronics package, ...
Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2011, 08:13 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,794
Posted By karlb
or maybe cause they wanted all the tests they...

or maybe cause they wanted all the tests they were able to do on a runway in addtion to the real world road riding tests they did, you know 0-60 top speed roll on those kind of data points. you...
Forum: Road warriors 09-11-2011, 04:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,860
Posted By karlb
check out http://www.i-bmw.com/ lots of good...

check out
http://www.i-bmw.com/
lots of good info and K bike riders there
Forum: Road warriors 09-11-2011, 04:09 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,794
Posted By karlb
another who missed the fact that the straight lne...

another who missed the fact that the straight lne speed test was only part of the overall test.:1drink
Forum: Road warriors 09-11-2011, 02:27 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,406
Posted By karlb
:huh funny my rsvr factory sold in 6 hours:deal

:huh funny my rsvr factory sold in 6 hours:deal
Forum: Road warriors 09-11-2011, 02:19 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,406
Posted By karlb
gotta agree the videos are BS, the guy on the non...

gotta agree the videos are BS, the guy on the non ABS bike isnt trying to stop without crashing, he is just grabbing all the brakes he can, to bad cause there would still be a dramatic difference in...
Forum: Road warriors 09-11-2011, 12:17 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,794
Posted By karlb
the BMW has rain,sport,race and slick modes, you...

the BMW has rain,sport,race and slick modes, you can also turn off traction control but leave on ABS or turn off abs but leave on traction control
here is a good explanation of the different modes ...
Forum: Road warriors 09-11-2011, 10:46 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,794
Posted By karlb
so you admit the difference is software...

so you admit the difference is software programming and the systems in both race bikes and street bikes are similar (nice to see you agree with thwe WSBK rules I posted up for you)

the bikes the...
Forum: Road warriors 09-11-2011, 06:58 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,794
Posted By karlb
your comment wasnt taken out of context you made...

your comment wasnt taken out of context you made a statment that supports a position counter to the one you claim.
now you are claiming that because the parameters of the the traction control are...
Forum: Road warriors 09-11-2011, 04:44 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,794
Posted By karlb
first your playing word games as to street bikes...

first your playing word games as to street bikes not being legal for wsbk as shown ion the video, yeah they arent stripped down and race prepped but are the same basic bikes--- from the wsbk rules ...
Forum: Road warriors 09-10-2011, 04:27 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,794
Posted By karlb
ya want to answer the question about what you...

ya want to answer the question about what you ride and its RWHP , there is no perhaps, to think you could be better than someone that earns their living riding at the limit just shows you dont have...
Forum: Road warriors 09-10-2011, 02:42 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,794
Posted By karlb
Max is WSBK not MotoGP guess you think the AMA...

Max is WSBK not MotoGP guess you think the AMA guys arent using traction control either, but then you never answered the question about what you ride and what is the RWHP, this would give some...
Forum: Road warriors 09-10-2011, 11:48 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,794
Posted By karlb
ok valentino, ben,nicky,max whatever name your...

ok valentino, ben,nicky,max whatever name your going by today, oh wait all those guys ride bikes with traction control, exactly what do you currently ride and what is its rwhp??
Forum: Road warriors 09-10-2011, 05:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,890
Posted By karlb
thanks, but its all in the right wrist certianly...

thanks, but its all in the right wrist certianly this bike even with all its power is more forgiving than some of my previous sport bikes. with this bike you get all the benefits of Traction control...
Forum: Road warriors 09-10-2011, 04:52 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,794
Posted By karlb
I completely agree that the street is not a place...

I completely agree that the street is not a place to push ones limits, but what possible reason could you have for not wanting Traction control to be available on bikes that are now pushing 200 HP at...
Forum: Road warriors 09-09-2011, 06:35 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,794
Posted By karlb
the runway portion was only for a place to show...

the runway portion was only for a place to show flat out power and speed while in a legal environment, they tested the bikes on the street also.
Forum: Road warriors 09-09-2011, 08:28 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,794
Posted By karlb
they said they turned off all the electronics for...

they said they turned off all the electronics for part of the test, and while I would agree that learning to ride bikes with traction control and other digital nannies might keep one from learning...
Forum: Road warriors 09-08-2011, 05:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,890
Posted By karlb
My first ride S1000RR

first this is the bike I bought, not exactly a stock S1RR but one nicely done with little left for me to do (Ohlins and a nice set of wheels later)...
Forum: Face plant 12-12-2010, 06:40 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 33,104
Posted By karlb
hit a cardinal right in the middle of my face...

hit a cardinal right in the middle of my face shield once at 110mph, it splattered like a bug and its beak put a good scratch in the face shield of the helmet (aria)

that year I hit six different...
Forum: Road warriors 06-19-2010, 07:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,655
Posted By karlb
look around for an older tuono

look around for an older tuono
Forum: Road warriors 06-02-2010, 05:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,381
Posted By karlb
figures!! :cry its def at the top of my wish...

figures!! :cry its def at the top of my wish list for bikes to own!!
Forum: Road warriors 06-02-2010, 05:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,497
Posted By karlb
:huh so we all need to become non smoking,...

:huh
so we all need to become non smoking, vegitarians, that dont have sex, and dont drink---- just friggin shoot me. :deal
im sure cage drivers want all motorcyclists out of thier medical...
Forum: Road warriors 06-01-2010, 07:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,497
Posted By karlb
now that I do not understand the logic of, but...

now that I do not understand the logic of, but then I dont need to, if it works for you, it works for you.:D
Forum: Road warriors 06-01-2010, 04:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,381
Posted By karlb
I think you should trade me straight across for...

I think you should trade me straight across for my 2007 RSVR Factory!!:deal :rofl
Forum: Road warriors 06-01-2010, 12:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,497
Posted By karlb
+1 I dont care if other riders wear helmets or...

+1 I dont care if other riders wear helmets or not.(other than my pillion)
In talking to young riders about helmets in the past when one has stated they dont need a helmet. I would ask them if they...
Forum: Road warriors 05-30-2010, 10:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,136
Posted By karlb
def one of the best older K bikes made!!

def one of the best older K bikes made!!
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2010, 05:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,043
Posted By karlb
wr250r, less is more.

wr250r, less is more.
Forum: Road warriors 05-26-2010, 08:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,014
Posted By karlb
why not an MSF advanced riders course?? or if her...

why not an MSF advanced riders course?? or if her spills are happening soley on gravel why not a begginers off road /dirtbike school.
Forum: Road warriors 05-26-2010, 08:18 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 24,287
Posted By karlb
but it wouldnt need a gps, you could always...

but it wouldnt need a gps, you could always follow the cord home
Forum: Road warriors 05-26-2010, 07:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,502
Posted By karlb
def a cool collection of bikes in the group,...

def a cool collection of bikes in the group, great pics!!
Forum: Road warriors 05-26-2010, 05:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,633
Posted By karlb
congrats on the new ride!!!!!

congrats on the new ride!!!!!
Forum: Road warriors 05-25-2010, 05:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,689
Posted By karlb
the S1RR is def a game changer for production...

the S1RR is def a game changer for production bikes and I am betting we see more and more bikes adopt speed shifters and integrated switchable traction control/ABS systems. BMW hit a long home run...
Forum: Road warriors 05-24-2010, 04:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,633
Posted By karlb
in a year or two BMW should have the 6 cyl LT...

in a year or two BMW should have the 6 cyl LT out, ought to be interesting how it stacks up against the luxo touring competition.
we are now seeing some generational leaps in terms of bike...
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2010, 02:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,391
Posted By karlb
itd be funnier if the two thumpers were pulling...

itd be funnier if the two thumpers were pulling the trailer:rofl
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2010, 12:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,391
Posted By karlb
maybe, but I didnt start it:D , I was out riding...

maybe, but I didnt start it:D , I was out riding this am, took the GT out with my wife as pillion and got in about 250 miles and lunch. saw 2 gold wings pulling trailers; three dual sport thumpers...
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