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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 03:51 AM
Replies: 3,853
Views: 804,413
Posted By Pecha72
just had a longer ride on this -14 model the...

just had a longer ride on this -14 model the other day, and that was one of the most impressive things about the bike. Some bumps mid-corner – this bike goes over them almost like they do not exist....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 03:47 AM
Replies: 3,853
Views: 804,413
Posted By Pecha72
Sure. And it would not be a "black art", IF all...

Sure. And it would not be a "black art", IF all riders were EXACTLY the same height, inseam, reach, etc., and wore EXACTLy the same kind of helmets on their heads (heads that, of course, would all be...
Forum: Racing 07-03-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 379
Views: 24,041
Posted By Pecha72
MM, or VR, did not crash... (and generally in...

MM, or VR, did not crash... (and generally in that incident last weekend, I don't see many similarities to the A.Marquez/J.Miller incident in 2014.)

Dunno but maybe Race direction just saw Miller...
Forum: Racing 07-03-2015, 02:48 AM
Replies: 379
Views: 24,041
Posted By Pecha72
well, clearly you saw something, that Race...

well, clearly you saw something, that Race Direction did not see, because that sounds a lot like penalty points.
Forum: Racing 07-02-2015, 10:38 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 24,041
Posted By Pecha72
I watched Moto3 very closely last year. It was...

I watched Moto3 very closely last year. It was great! And they ALL (the front men) took big risks every now and then, and sometimes they payed the price. It is also often a very fine line between...
Forum: Racing 07-02-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 24,041
Posted By Pecha72
" but the sequence of events is beyond dispute:...

" but the sequence of events is beyond dispute: Miller was in the dry till Marquez pushed him off. "

No it is not beyond dispute. How can you possibly know anything about Alex Marquez' intent in...
Forum: Racing 07-02-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 379
Views: 24,041
Posted By Pecha72
I disagree on that. A.Marquez didn´t deliberately...

I disagree on that. A.Marquez didn´t deliberately bump him off, they just raced, very very hard and very very closely, and sh*t can happen, when you take risks like that. Miller could not win the...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 07-02-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,307
Posted By Pecha72
I´ve been through a few tropical thunderstorms,...

I´ve been through a few tropical thunderstorms, so I can tell first-hand, that everyone´s visibility will be very severely limited, when there is enough water on the road to build a proper ´spray´...
Forum: Racing 07-02-2015, 04:15 AM
Replies: 2,112
Views: 204,462
Posted By Pecha72
call me a fanboi (I am!) but it is almost...

call me a fanboi (I am!) but it is almost impossible for me to imagine MotoGP without Rossi. And still, this will be reality not so many years from now.

(The level, at which he can still ride, is...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 07-02-2015, 04:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,307
Posted By Pecha72
" I always think this is pretty stupid " ...

" I always think this is pretty stupid "

using hazards in very heavy rain is not stupid at all. There is a real risk of getting rear-ended by another vehicle. The MC's single rear light, or even...
Forum: Racing 07-02-2015, 03:37 AM
Replies: 379
Views: 24,041
Posted By Pecha72
last year in moto3 he had a crash on a damp...

last year in moto3 he had a crash on a damp track, tried to go round the outside of somebody (maybe A.Marquez?) and just totally stubbornly stayed there until he hit a damp patch, and sure enough he...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 07-02-2015, 12:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,245
Posted By Pecha72
well in most European countries, you'd end up...

well in most European countries, you'd end up guilty for basically anything and everything, if youre in an accident, and your blood alcohol exceeds 0.5 (don't have that symbol, but it is 1/10th of a...
Forum: Racing 07-01-2015, 11:54 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 24,041
Posted By Pecha72
did anybody get a really good view or replay of...

did anybody get a really good view or replay of the Miller/Barbera ordeal?

Miller actually claims that he, too, was hit from behind by someone else, and this is why he collided with Barbera...
Forum: Racing 07-01-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 379
Views: 24,041
Posted By Pecha72
I think the gloves are now well and truly off...

I think the gloves are now well and truly off between Rossi and Marquez.

Although I don´t think Marquez really had anything to whine about from what happened in Argentina, where he just plain...
Forum: Racing 07-01-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 379
Views: 24,041
Posted By Pecha72
And big difference between sand and sand. Or...

And big difference between sand and sand. Or gravel and gravel.

Rossi´s excursion through that Assen gravel trap DID appear like a relatively straightforward action – but then again, these guys...
Forum: Racing 07-01-2015, 04:14 AM
Replies: 379
Views: 24,041
Posted By Pecha72
ok, then it is very easy to ride in on slicks,...

ok, then it is very easy to ride in on slicks, while you have just been bumped at racing speeds, right........... ?
Forum: Trip Planning 06-30-2015, 11:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 380
Posted By Pecha72
I would find, or fabricate, some decent engine...

I would find, or fabricate, some decent engine protection for big speed bumps, or potholes, but other than that I can't see, why a road bike could not make it (although they may not be the best...
Forum: Racing 06-30-2015, 10:19 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 24,041
Posted By Pecha72
Rossi may have expected a touch/nudge in that...

Rossi may have expected a touch/nudge in that corner, and being pushed wide, even off the track... but I do not believe for a minute, that it was actually his #1 plan, to ride through that gravel...
Forum: Racing 06-30-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 24,041
Posted By Pecha72
It´s good to keep in mind also, that Rossi could...

It´s good to keep in mind also, that Rossi could not get too defensive in that chicane, because he cannot know exactly, where Marquez is, and what his plan is (and it´s not exactly the place to start...
Forum: Racing 06-30-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 379
Views: 24,041
Posted By Pecha72
Matthew Birt, on motogp.com: " Without the...

Matthew Birt, on motogp.com:

"
Without the contact Rossi would have negotiated the chicane on his normal line.
He was only in the gravel as a direct consequence of the nudge. "
Forum: EMEA 06-30-2015, 05:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 754
Posted By Pecha72
For a US citizen, maybe not so much, that place...

For a US citizen, maybe not so much, that place is enormous.... And especially if/when they´re using European maps, that have distances in kilometers, as opposed to miles back home.

It is worth...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-30-2015, 05:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,186
Posted By Pecha72
Dunno if you´ve actually got a different ECU...

Dunno if you´ve actually got a different ECU mapping in N.America or something, but I´ve never noticed something like that on the -14 DL1K. I Don´t own one, but have ridden the bike (EU model)...
Forum: Racing 06-29-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 379
Views: 24,041
Posted By Pecha72
" totally amazed at how deep Rossi is willing to...

" totally amazed at how deep Rossi is willing to dig. "

He has seen, that everyone he is up against, are actually beatable, if he keeps doing, what he has done this year. And he knows, that there...
Forum: Racing 06-29-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 379
Views: 24,041
Posted By Pecha72
Marquez certainly was not gonna stay on track....

Marquez certainly was not gonna stay on track. Rossi is debatable.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-28-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,133
Posted By Pecha72
DL650 on OEM tyres is not a very inspired curve...

DL650 on OEM tyres is not a very inspired curve riding machine. Beyond me, why it still comes those B-stones from the Stone Age! Last year, I put Pilot Road 4´s on my 2012 Wee, and while it did not...
Forum: Racing 06-28-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 379
Views: 24,041
Posted By Pecha72
I agree he´s got talent. But personally I never...

I agree he´s got talent. But personally I never did see anything last year, that would back up, that he was ready to step up to MotoGP, and sadly that seems to be the reality now. In fact it was the...
Forum: Racing 06-28-2015, 01:15 AM
Replies: 379
Views: 24,041
Posted By Pecha72
Incredible. But true.

Incredible. But true.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-27-2015, 11:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,009
Posted By Pecha72
it probably is a 2015 - KTM 1190 Adventure R ,...

it probably is a 2015 - KTM 1190 Adventure R
, am I correct??
Forum: Racing 06-27-2015, 10:56 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 24,041
Posted By Pecha72
I'm sure VR knew MM probably will make a move....

I'm sure VR knew MM probably will make a move. But I don't byu the part where going thru the gravel was part of his plan - that's just way too uncertain. Your bike's still a tiny little bit upset...
Forum: Racing 06-27-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 24,041
Posted By Pecha72
" Marquez needs to lose the win it or bin it...

" Marquez needs to lose the win it or bin it approach.
"

yes. just a liiiiittlle less luck right there, and he would've dumped it - with the finish line already in sight.
Forum: Racing 06-27-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 24,041
Posted By Pecha72
i'm 43, and although VR is not quite the same age...

i'm 43, and although VR is not quite the same age as me, I really do enjoy seeing, that sort of against the odds, he can still beat much younger guys. Did it in style this weekend, too.
Forum: Racing 06-27-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 24,041
Posted By Pecha72
This year, every race won by Rossi has been...

This year, every race won by Rossi has been downright epic, or at least very exciting all the way to the flag..? :ear
Forum: Racing 06-27-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 24,041
Posted By Pecha72
well I don´t think so. But I´m sure it does...

well I don´t think so.

But I´m sure it does severely piss him off, that once again he has tried to beat Rossi in the closing stages of a race, and failed to do it. And ended up in Race Direction...
Forum: Racing 06-27-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 379
Views: 24,041
Posted By Pecha72
It ain't exactly helping Marquez' case, that the...

It ain't exactly helping Marquez' case, that the Race Direction bloody well has seen his antics before, and by now has probably lost count, how many times he has been called to the principal's office...
Forum: Racing 06-27-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 379
Views: 24,041
Posted By Pecha72
" Marquez was pretty mouthy in the press...

" Marquez was pretty mouthy in the press conference "

= 'I'm Marc Marquez, and I think I have the right to lean on others at will, but strangely that just ain't working against Rossi, as I end up...
Forum: Racing 06-27-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 379
Views: 24,041
Posted By Pecha72
ha ha, funny post.

ha ha, funny post.
Forum: Racing 06-27-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 379
Views: 24,041
Posted By Pecha72
if MM had taken out Rossi in the chicane, then...

if MM had taken out Rossi in the chicane, then there would be penalty points coming his way for sure.
Forum: Racing 06-27-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 379
Views: 24,041
Posted By Pecha72
yeah you make an extremely aggressive attempt to...

yeah you make an extremely aggressive attempt to pass, forcing your competitor off the track, and then make a protest, because he did not stay on track? Dunno, but we shall see.
Forum: Racing 06-27-2015, 05:56 AM
Replies: 379
Views: 24,041
Posted By Pecha72
MM smiled, but he did say in the interview in...

MM smiled, but he did say in the interview in parc ferme (about last corner): "we will see what happens now".
Forum: Racing 06-27-2015, 05:51 AM
Replies: 379
Views: 24,041
Posted By Pecha72
yep there was no chance for Vale to stay on...

yep there was no chance for Vale to stay on track.

godDAMN it was close they both didn't finish though!!! :eek1
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