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Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-24-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 6,460
Views: 1,340,872
Posted By Paebr332
Was at my local Ducati dealer today to pick up a...

Was at my local Ducati dealer today to pick up a new air filter for my Monster. They had a Pike's Peak Multistrada on the sales floor. :tb

I have to avoid going there too often. It's not good...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-24-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 1,807
Views: 174,170
Posted By Paebr332
Stopped by the Ducati dealer this afternoon to...

Stopped by the Ducati dealer this afternoon to pick up a new air filter for my Monster. He said they are getting several Scramblers in the May-June, and all but two of the Classics are already...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-23-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 9,069
Posted By Paebr332
So you believe, like SP appears to, that riders...

So you believe, like SP appears to, that riders can make full use of 177HP on public roads? I would like to know what criteria the two of you used to determine that 177 is acceptable, but 200 is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-20-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 9,069
Posted By Paebr332
Just because many, perhaps most, riders cannot...

Just because many, perhaps most, riders cannot put 200HP to full use even on the track does not negate the advantage of more powers in the hands of someone who knows how to use it. Not that I am one...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-20-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 9,069
Posted By Paebr332
One may not be able to use all 200 HP on the...

One may not be able to use all 200 HP on the street, but having 200HP available in your street bike to take to track days is eminently justifiable.

Honestly, you can very rarely if ever use...
Forum: Road warriors 02-20-2015, 05:35 AM
Replies: 4,334
Views: 514,151
Posted By Paebr332
You are a broken record. Just quit posting in a...

You are a broken record. Just quit posting in a thread about a bike you have ZERO interest in. You have added NOTHING to this thread, but continue to spew vitriol for no apparent reason. Some might...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-19-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 4,628
Views: 984,304
Posted By Paebr332
There is a fine line between optimism and...

There is a fine line between optimism and delusion. Surfboard dude blew through that line.
Forum: Racing 02-19-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 16,669
Posted By Paebr332
Crash-tor at the top of the time sheet? This just...

Crash-tor at the top of the time sheet? This just proves the old adage that every dog has his day.

Kimi looked good today. Let's hope this is a good omen for the car and his feel for it. Would...
Forum: Racing 02-19-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 16,669
Posted By Paebr332
Red Bull finished second in the Constructors'...

Red Bull finished second in the Constructors' title last season and was the only team besides Mercedes to win a race. At this point of the 2015 season every team NOT named Mercedes would be happy...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-18-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 3,914
Posted By Paebr332
Count me IN.

Count me IN.
Forum: Road warriors 02-17-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,140
Posted By Paebr332
If it's like their cars the first step, no matter...

If it's like their cars the first step, no matter what is being done, will be: drop the engine, transmission and rear subframe...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-17-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 1,654
Views: 220,771
Posted By Paebr332
Michaux State Forest posted a notice on their...

Michaux State Forest posted a notice on their Facebook page that most of the roads in Michaux are now ice covered, unsafe to ride on and in places impassable and that everyone should travel on these...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-17-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,380
Posted By Paebr332
Come on man. It got down below freezing there FOR...

Come on man. It got down below freezing there FOR LIKE AN ENTIRE WEEK!!! They even got almost an inch of snow.

Brutal I tell you. Brutal.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-17-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 6,006
Views: 1,123,551
Posted By Paebr332
So, what modding have YOU done to YOUR Hawk GT?...

So, what modding have YOU done to YOUR Hawk GT? How much weight have YOU shaved off YOUR Hawk GT? All you ever post is THEORETICAL mods that COULD be done "easily." Yet nary a picture of any mods on...
Forum: Road warriors 02-17-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 4,334
Views: 514,151
Posted By Paebr332
Translation: "I am a stoned moran" You're...

Translation: "I am a stoned moran"

You're welcome.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-17-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,100
Posted By Paebr332
V-Twin lovers?

V-Twin lovers?
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-17-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,381
Posted By Paebr332
I am trying to help you here. VIN numbers follow...

I am trying to help you here. VIN numbers follow an internationally recognized standard laid out in ISO 3779 and 3780. Australia recognizes these ISO standards under its own standard designated...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-17-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 6,006
Views: 1,123,551
Posted By Paebr332
You are being trolled HARD by John Ashman. ...

You are being trolled HARD by John Ashman.

He is not going to buy an F or X, nor does he have any intention of modding them. In his fantasy world all his idea are great, his proposed mods are...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-16-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,381
Posted By Paebr332
Yes, the tenth digit "A" means model year 2010....

Yes, the tenth digit "A" means model year 2010. If the tenth digit were a 9 it would be a 2009 model year.

Congratulations. You own one of the few 2010 Buells made before the MoCo shut Buell...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-14-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,381
Posted By Paebr332
Post a pic of YOUR plate. You claim it's one of...

Post a pic of YOUR plate. You claim it's one of the last 4 off the line. So let's see it. If it is what you claim the tenth digit in your VIN is the letter A.

Post up or shut up.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-14-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 5,977
Views: 1,052,321
Posted By Paebr332
The only way to know in your vehicle is to have...

The only way to know in your vehicle is to have someone else randomly fill the tank for you so you never know which type fuel you are burning and then record fuel economy and test statistically if...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-14-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 1,654
Views: 220,771
Posted By Paebr332
Bunch of wimps pining for Spring. Today was a...

Bunch of wimps pining for Spring. Today was a balmy 32 degrees. The TW is down for a heart transplant (new carb), so I guess it's Monster time...
...
Forum: Racing 02-13-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 16,669
Posted By Paebr332
Bah. CART is a technological dead end. That Newey...

Bah. CART is a technological dead end. That Newey guy will never be able to make the leap into F1. :deal
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-12-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 5,977
Views: 1,052,321
Posted By Paebr332
So? Honda-engined bikes finshed the 2015 Dakar...

So? Honda-engined bikes finshed the 2015 Dakar with their original engines at a higher rate than did KTM-engined bikes. Honda also had the highest percentage of bikes that started the race finish the...
Forum: The Garage 02-11-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 893
Posted By Paebr332
A good practice is to run the engine long enough...

A good practice is to run the engine long enough to get the engine temp above 180 F. This will allow entrained water in the oil to evaporate off and vent out. Water trapped in your engine oil is bad....
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-06-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 25,076
Posted By Paebr332
Yep, all they need to do is redesign the engine...

Yep, all they need to do is redesign the engine and transmission, create an entirely new frame and suspension, slap on some different wheels, tires and brakes, design and build a new subframe and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-06-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 77,756
Posted By Paebr332
Harley sells 65% of their bike in the United...

Harley sells 65% of their bike in the United States.
Forum: Racing 02-05-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 16,669
Posted By Paebr332
No one in F1 wants to see fatty grid girls.

No one in F1 wants to see fatty grid girls.
Forum: Racing 02-05-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 16,669
Posted By Paebr332
Never work. The team would never be able to...

Never work. The team would never be able to decide what oil to run...
Forum: Road warriors 02-05-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 339
Views: 39,279
Posted By Paebr332
I found my Monster on Craigslist. Wasn't really...

I found my Monster on Craigslist. Wasn't really sure I wanted a Duc, but the price was nice and it was nearby, so I thought I may as well go see it. It looked nice, but did not really trip my trigger...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-03-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 77,756
Posted By Paebr332
Perhaps the biggest question stock analysts have...

Perhaps the biggest question stock analysts have for Harley concerns the average age of their buyers. The MoCo stopped reporting this after 2009. In the prior five years the average age of a buyer...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-01-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 6,460
Views: 1,340,872
Posted By Paebr332
Looks like a Bags-Connection tank bag mounting...

Looks like a Bags-Connection tank bag mounting bracket.
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 4,771
Views: 1,238,197
Posted By Paebr332
Other than the CDI in the first model year, the...

Other than the CDI in the first model year, the weak point of the TW is the carb. Make sure the bike is room temperature before your start it. Tough starting and only running on choke are key...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-30-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 14,428
Posted By Paebr332
You heard wrong. The Matrix was never built at...

You heard wrong. The Matrix was never built at NUMMI and NUMMI is no longer building any Toyota (or GM) vehicles. Tesla's are manufactured there now.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-29-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 14,428
Posted By Paebr332
The Matrix was not built at NUMMI. I have...

The Matrix was not built at NUMMI. I have personally watched them build Vibes and Corollas on that line, but no Matrix. The Matrix was built in Cambridge, Ontario.
Forum: Racing 01-29-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 16,669
Posted By Paebr332
Honda. Plenty of Red Bull consumers also drive...

Honda. Plenty of Red Bull consumers also drive slammed Civics with fart can mufflers. It's a marketing match made in heaven.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-27-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 5,977
Views: 1,052,321
Posted By Paebr332
If you can sell more units overall at a slightly...

If you can sell more units overall at a slightly lower per unit margin, your total profit sometimes increases. "I was going to buy Brand X's Model Z, but that Triumph Tiger XC is a SMOKIN' HOT deal...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-27-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 5,977
Views: 1,052,321
Posted By Paebr332
Actually, businesses do things just like that all...

Actually, businesses do things just like that all that time. It is rare that every product they produce yields the exact same gross margin. Gee, the very info you trumpeted to show that for Honda...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-27-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 5,977
Views: 1,052,321
Posted By Paebr332
You will need a written business plan BEFORE they...

You will need a written business plan BEFORE they will agree to talk. These guys are not going to waste their time on a pipe dream detached from all reality.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-27-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 5,977
Views: 1,052,321
Posted By Paebr332
Using the lowest of John's estimated "tens of...

Using the lowest of John's estimated "tens of thousands," let's assume he could sell just 10,000 per year. He seems to believe he can do this for $8,000 per unit as noted in earlier posts. If we...
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