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Forum: Racing 01-10-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 11,253
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Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Another interesting translation there in yellow.

Another interesting translation there in yellow.
Forum: Road warriors 01-09-2015, 09:50 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,821
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
I have never ridden an R3 so no input there. I...

I have never ridden an R3 so no input there. I have however ridden a 48 and will try to summarize my feelings on it.

The suspension is worse than horrible. I think they could have put steel...
Forum: Racing 01-09-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 11,253
Views: 786,849
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Talking specifically to this year what really...

Talking specifically to this year what really blew me away was the brutally dehydrating day 2, followed by the getting up at 3:30am (IIRC) Do a 350 mile liaison in the cold dark on a dirtbike, then...
Forum: Racing 01-09-2015, 12:51 AM
Replies: 11,253
Views: 786,849
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
What??? No Iquique downhill? I was really...

What??? No Iquique downhill? I was really looking forward to vids of RG flat out, down that hill. From 2011 I believe....

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Forum: Racing 01-08-2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 11,253
Views: 786,849
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Yup...My first lesson was at 7 or 8 when I...

Yup...My first lesson was at 7 or 8 when I started driving the pickup and Dad would throw the bales off the back for the cows. Had to use both feet to push in the clutch! :lol3

Anyway....Back to...
Forum: Racing 01-08-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 11,253
Views: 786,849
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
That is a great story!! I'm a farmer as well and...

That is a great story!! I'm a farmer as well and I might have driven a farm truck a little faster than necessary on occasion, living my own personal Dakar :shog
Forum: Racing 01-08-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,784
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
The torrents are invaluable to me. So much more...

The torrents are invaluable to me. So much more info in the 30 min Eurosport coverage than in the 5 min Offical Dakar vids. I also like to archive them for reference material and to get others...
Forum: Racing 01-08-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 11,253
Views: 786,849
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Ah true. Lots of places to put unobtainium. ...

Ah true. Lots of places to put unobtainium. They don't have to be built to carry the big loads that I'm used to with my farm trucks.
Forum: Racing 01-08-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 11,253
Views: 786,849
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
If that truck came down in that ditch just in...

If that truck came down in that ditch just in front of it, I can't imagine that wouldn't have broken something. That is a lot of weight coming down hard!
Forum: Racing 01-08-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 11,253
Views: 786,849
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Does this with me too. I only have 200kb sec DL...

Does this with me too. I only have 200kb sec DL speeds so I thought it was just me.
Forum: Racing 01-08-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 11,253
Views: 786,849
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Me too...Wouldn't want to be looking at that all...

Me too...Wouldn't want to be looking at that all day.
Forum: Racing 01-08-2015, 12:10 AM
Replies: 11,253
Views: 786,849
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Ya need a tour company to follow the race? Rent...

Ya need a tour company to follow the race? Rent a 4x4, throw a cooler, plenty of water, a camping stove, tent and sleeping bag in the bag and you'd be golden. :freaky
Forum: Racing 01-07-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 11,253
Views: 786,849
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Is Laia's 8th place finish for this stage the...

Is Laia's 8th place finish for this stage the highest ever for a woman?
Forum: Racing 01-06-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 11,253
Views: 786,849
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
That's what I was thinking as well. Even with...

That's what I was thinking as well. Even with multi million dollar race teams, cost is a huge consideration.
Forum: Racing 01-06-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 11,253
Views: 786,849
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
That paragraph sums it up perfect. I might have...

That paragraph sums it up perfect. I might have gotten a little fesh fesh in my eye with that last sentence too. Well said, Ride On.
Forum: Racing 01-06-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 11,253
Views: 786,849
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Now I think that is a brilliant idea! :freaky

Now I think that is a brilliant idea! :freaky
Forum: Racing 01-06-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 11,253
Views: 786,849
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Oh no. Was so hoping to get through the race...

Oh no. Was so hoping to get through the race without hearing that. *Raises glass to all riders and racers who are no longer with us*
Forum: Racing 01-06-2015, 05:08 AM
Replies: 11,253
Views: 786,849
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Finally got to see the Eurosport coverage. Not...

Finally got to see the Eurosport coverage. Not one mention of Sainz accidentally hitting the motorcyclist, AM's car burning up nor Caesar's bike burning. :huh So glad I've been following along with...
Forum: Racing 01-06-2015, 12:54 AM
Replies: 11,253
Views: 786,849
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Haven't seen this on here yet. Honda's video for...

Haven't seen this on here yet. Honda's video for the day.

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Forum: Racing 01-05-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 11,253
Views: 786,849
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Ah yes...that would be a problem! :huh Wow

Ah yes...that would be a problem! :huh Wow
Forum: Racing 01-05-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 23,241
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Using a sharpie to black out the white area of...

Using a sharpie to black out the white area of the goggles that he can see from the inside. Cuts way back on the glare.
Forum: Racing 01-05-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 23,135
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
I feel your pain. Wish we got good coverage of...

I feel your pain. Wish we got good coverage of WRC, Dakar, Moto GP, F1....nope. All Nascar all the time.
Forum: Road warriors 01-05-2015, 01:20 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,403
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Not bad. But when you see what can be done with...

Not bad. But when you see what can be done with a Bolt that doesn't have that wonky rear fender, the HD looks half assed.
...
Forum: Road warriors 01-05-2015, 01:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,399
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
A bike for Guam is going to be vastly different...

A bike for Guam is going to be vastly different than a bike for the states. Wikipedia says it's only 31.7 miles long. Hell, I could ride the most uncomfortable bike I've ever owned that far.
Forum: Road warriors 01-05-2015, 01:06 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,274
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Most belt drives are cruisers, but you didn't...

Most belt drives are cruisers, but you didn't indicate one of those at all so I'll leave them out.

Doesn't the NT700 have Honda's linked brake system too? Wikipedia says it does FWIW. So if you...
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2015, 12:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,345
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Just FYI, plating a pure dirt bike in California...

Just FYI, plating a pure dirt bike in California falls into the practically impossible category.
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2015, 12:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 523
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
That does look like fun! Pretty diverse group of...

That does look like fun! Pretty diverse group of bikes there.
Forum: Racing 01-04-2015, 10:44 PM
Replies: 11,253
Views: 786,849
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
No wonder he forgot the wheel. She could make me...

No wonder he forgot the wheel. She could make me forget my name! :viking
Forum: Racing 01-04-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 11,253
Views: 786,849
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Damn! Someone could have a real bad day very...

Damn! Someone could have a real bad day very easily going on that road. Especially at race speeds :eek1
Forum: Racing 01-04-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 11,253
Views: 786,849
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Yup, exactly the same thing in the bike class...

Yup, exactly the same thing in the bike class with the "water carriers."
Forum: Racing 01-04-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 11,253
Views: 786,849
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Wish my 2 years of High School French (decades...

Wish my 2 years of High School French (decades ago) and one summer of Rosetta Stone was serving me better. Damn good coverage but I only understand about 10% of it.
Forum: Racing 01-04-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 11,253
Views: 786,849
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Working here. PC with Firefox

Working here. PC with Firefox
Forum: Racing 01-04-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 11,253
Views: 786,849
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
I believe the difference is the setup and the...

I believe the difference is the setup and the amount of unobtanium. (I could be wrong however)

The Rally would have the bike set up and tuned by factory mechanics to suit the individual rider. ...
Forum: Racing 01-04-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 11,253
Views: 786,849
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Gotcha...I must have missed that part in the...

Gotcha...I must have missed that part in the LC4-50 thread. Mea Culpa
Forum: Racing 01-04-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 11,253
Views: 786,849
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Quick question. What allows some riders to...

Quick question.

What allows some riders to run the larger 650+cc bikes like the excellent LC4-50 and others are limited to the Formula 450?

Pro rules vs slightly more lax rules for amateur...
Forum: Racing 01-04-2015, 04:01 AM
Replies: 11,253
Views: 786,849
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
This certainly seems like the best place I can be...

This certainly seems like the best place I can be when it's 3am and I can't sleep. Bring on the Dakar!
Forum: Road warriors 10-22-2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 11,445
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
While not truly naked how about a Triumph 1050...

While not truly naked how about a Triumph 1050 Tiger? Has great factory luggage and is one of the top 3 most comfortable bikes I have ever been on.

Stick with the low windscreen and you'll get...
Forum: Europe 10-16-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,510
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
They have blue sky in Ireland?? Seriously...

They have blue sky in Ireland??

Seriously though, great pics and story. Subscribed!
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 791
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Yup, XR250 and 400 are very good bikes, also the...

Yup, XR250 and 400 are very good bikes, also the previously mentioned KDX200, Suzuki DRZ250 (somewhat rare), DRZ400, Yamaha TTR250, Honda CRF 230, Yamaha TTR230.

Honestly its pretty hard to find...
Forum: Road warriors 09-28-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 765
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Well the F4i is a DAMN nice bike. I would think...

Well the F4i is a DAMN nice bike. I would think that you could get more value out of it than what the contenders list is made up of.

I would rule out the GL500 straight away. Yes they are...
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