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Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 01:52 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 18,890
Posted By Pecha72
" For the dirt, it sucks. " That is one of...

" For the dirt, it sucks. "

That is one of the common beliefs. And some of the systems certainly sucked in the early days (maybe that's where it came to be?).. But try, for example, a Super...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 11:35 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,284
Posted By Pecha72
You're wrong. See, I don't drink and drive (or...

You're wrong. See, I don't drink and drive (or ride), period. But apparently, by your own admission, you do. So if because of that, you end up dead, or disabled, or in jail with those nice hairy...
Forum: Trip Planning Yesterday, 11:29 AM
Replies: 423
Views: 51,825
Posted By Pecha72
That sounds really weird to me, too. Usually the...

That sounds really weird to me, too. Usually the big headache is to get the bike on the plane (well, wasn't easy in your case either)... But IF it's already arrived in Italy, and now moving around...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 10:41 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,284
Posted By Pecha72
Well if you do not agree, that drunken drivers...

Well if you do not agree, that drunken drivers are asshats, that's all your problem.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 08:53 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,284
Posted By Pecha72
Actually if you really think it's cool, or 'great...

Actually if you really think it's cool, or 'great fun', to go ride on anything while clearly drunk, then out of us two, you would be the asshat.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 08:32 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,284
Posted By Pecha72
actually you don't ride a car, you drive it....

actually you don't ride a car, you drive it. Except maybe on your weird planet, where everything is possible. And I hope your idea of 'great fun' gets you jailtime with some big ugly but tender new...
Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 05:46 AM
Replies: 343
Views: 18,890
Posted By Pecha72
You donīt learn to ride from the manual. But you...

You donīt learn to ride from the manual. But you could learn, how your bike works, from that manual. Thatīs important as well.

Somehow Iīm not surprised at all, that you never bothered to read it,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 01:03 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,284
Posted By Pecha72
Yes, maybe for you, the drunk driver, it is. But...

Yes, maybe for you, the drunk driver, it is. But only if your tiny little universe is just revolving around your own belly button. There is overwhelming evidence, that drunk driving idiots end up...
Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 12:51 AM
Replies: 343
Views: 18,890
Posted By Pecha72
...and you own one?? :huh

...and you own one?? :huh
Forum: Racing 07-30-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 3,350
Views: 277,534
Posted By Pecha72
Sounds like it started to sound about 6 years...

Sounds like it started to sound about 6 years ago. Oh, but NOW they're gonna build a new bike?? Think I've heard that one before as well.
Forum: Beasts 07-30-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,084
Posted By Pecha72
no test rides really does suck. I'd never buy...

no test rides really does suck. I'd never buy anything I can't first ride myself. Makes you wonder, how on Earth they're gonna sell ANY bikes?? Yeah, some people probably just wanna ride, not even...
Forum: Beasts 07-29-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,084
Posted By Pecha72
truly a strange pair of bikes to compare.......

truly a strange pair of bikes to compare.... These two are so different, that the ONLY way to know, which one ticks more boxes FOR YOU, is to ride both, then decide. (As always, really.... :rofl )
Forum: Beasts 07-29-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,484
Posted By Pecha72
for me, the 19 '' front is really just fine for...

for me, the 19 '' front is really just fine for the DL650. And a 21 '' is for bikes like the DR650, that can actually do some proper off-road. For any road, however, the 19 is sufficient IMO, and the...
Forum: Beasts 07-29-2014, 01:36 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,604
Posted By Pecha72
Iīm on my 3rd Wee, in fact still have the -07 and...

Iīm on my 3rd Wee, in fact still have the -07 and the newer model -12. The older oneīs seen a fair bit of miles, so itīs not really a fair comparison, but I still say suspension on the newer one is...
Forum: Beasts 07-29-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,484
Posted By Pecha72
A 21 inch front tyre would make this bike handle...

A 21 inch front tyre would make this bike handle a lot worse on twisty tarmac. Canīt really see the īneedī for it, besides good quality spoked wheels would up the price a fair bit, and it should not...
Forum: EMEA 07-27-2014, 03:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 497
Posted By Pecha72
But keep in mind, that those guys have grown up...

But keep in mind, that those guys have grown up in this climate, and ridden their mopeds in winter as kids, so for them it is not all new. To you it will be.

Postponing your trip 2-3 months would...
Forum: EMEA 07-27-2014, 03:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 497
Posted By Pecha72
Note, that I did not participate on that Arctic...

Note, that I did not participate on that Arctic Iron Butt. Iīve done some winter riding myself, but that was almost 20 years ago, and anyway Iīm not an expert on this, like those guys are.

I ...
Forum: EMEA 07-26-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 497
Posted By Pecha72
you do need studded tyres to survive icy roads....

you do need studded tyres to survive icy roads. Knobby tyres, depending on thread pattern, may get you somewhere in snowy conditions, but ice will also be there, if you do this in February. Lots of...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-26-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 437
Posted By Pecha72
" get the Rossa Corsa's up to 6K (yikes?)" ...

" get the Rossa Corsa's up to 6K (yikes?)"

And at the same time you wanna be on good condition tyres all the time? I'd probably put PR3's on before leaving, but that's just me.
Forum: EMEA 07-26-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 497
Posted By Pecha72
How much snow and ice, will depend a lot on the...

How much snow and ice, will depend a lot on the year. There have been winters, when you could ride almost normally all year round in southern Finland for example. But it's still very dark, and close...
Forum: EMEA 07-26-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 497
Posted By Pecha72
Unless you have some weird desire to punish...

Unless you have some weird desire to punish yourself, I'd advice to do Scandinavia some other time. Early February is still midwinter, you'll need proper studded tyres, and very special, possibly...
Forum: Beasts 07-25-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 1,335
Views: 292,393
Posted By Pecha72
Single-sided swingarms are not particularly good...

Single-sided swingarms are not particularly good for saving weight (when you want as rigid construction as double-sided). That's why you rarely see them on other than shaft driven large tourers these...
Forum: Racing 07-25-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 3,350
Views: 277,534
Posted By Pecha72
Dunno if those who tried to race these +250hp...

Dunno if those who tried to race these +250hp machines on tyres, that would self destruct on lap 11 latest, would agree it's oh so funny.
Forum: Racing 07-25-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 3,350
Views: 277,534
Posted By Pecha72
well they said after that clusterfuck of a PI...

well they said after that clusterfuck of a PI race weekend, that they now care. Empty words once again, apparently. MONEY (lots of it!!) is the one and only thing Dorna sincerely cares about. Of...
Forum: Beasts 07-25-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 2,729
Views: 448,843
Posted By Pecha72
by no means an expert on lighting technology, but...

by no means an expert on lighting technology, but most bikes, that have great headlights, usually have twin lights with quite a bit of surface area. Like the new R1200RT, or any Wee, or older model...
Forum: Beasts 07-25-2014, 12:15 AM
Replies: 1,335
Views: 292,393
Posted By Pecha72
Holy Moses......... Iīd love to crash into a GS...

Holy Moses......... Iīd love to crash into a GS meeting with that thing for sure!! :lol3
Forum: Trip Planning 07-25-2014, 12:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 647
Posted By Pecha72
Sorry, but that question about routes is probably...

Sorry, but that question about routes is probably just way too broad to really get any good answers. Every region of the world is most definitely worth a visit, if you do not have the faintest idea...
Forum: Beasts 07-24-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 1,335
Views: 292,393
Posted By Pecha72
If someone thinks Honda are still deciding, which...

If someone thinks Honda are still deciding, which way theyīre gonna build a bike, that they are supposed to launch in about 2-3 months, better think again.

Oh, but the title of the thread is...
Forum: Racing 07-24-2014, 01:52 AM
Replies: 3,350
Views: 277,534
Posted By Pecha72
Honda now has it EXACTLY as they want it. The...

Honda now has it EXACTLY as they want it. The young, unbeatable champion, and a very experienced & fast #2, who can eat away points from all their competitors. Plus heīs also a very serious backup,...
Forum: Beasts 07-23-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,779
Posted By Pecha72
I'll have a v-twin over a parallel twin any day...

I'll have a v-twin over a parallel twin any day of the week, but that's just me. The big boxer engine in its current form is actually very nice, too, but the big GS costs so much more than a DL650,...
Forum: Beasts 07-23-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 2,729
Views: 448,843
Posted By Pecha72
you can change the angle of the screen by just...

you can change the angle of the screen by just pushing it, 3 or 4 options cant remember. Maybe try that way first.
Forum: Beasts 07-23-2014, 01:25 AM
Replies: 343
Views: 18,890
Posted By Pecha72
Yes, Iīve actually ridden the 1190 with MSC....

Yes, Iīve actually ridden the 1190 with MSC. Mighty impressive braking and stability, period.

But laws of physics still apply of course. If you ride into a wet corner on the road leaned at 45...
Forum: Beasts 07-22-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 18,890
Posted By Pecha72
Well, actually it was three big trips, although...

Well, actually it was three big trips, although by the same couple, wasnīt it? I can add a fourth one of my own: Europe to Australia on a DL650 with FI and ABS. Never missed a beat. In fact, Iīve...
Forum: Racing 07-22-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 3,350
Views: 277,534
Posted By Pecha72
this is something that I must've completely...

this is something that I must've completely missed - why not MarcVDS, someone there is a dick, or what??

They do seem to get their job done as a team, their riders are #1 and #2 in the...
Forum: Racing 07-22-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 3,350
Views: 277,534
Posted By Pecha72
" Maybe someone sees that Miller has something...

" Maybe someone sees that Miller has something great that can be built upon "

Sure. But at JM's age - what's the rush?? Even Marquez said, that he himself chose to stay a 2nd year in Moto2 (and...
Forum: Beasts 07-22-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 343
Views: 18,890
Posted By Pecha72
A dude from my country's done some pretty bold...

A dude from my country's done some pretty bold trips with his wife two-up on a 1200GS.. For example they toured South&Central America for 6 months (twice!), and last winter, they rode all the way...
Forum: Racing 07-22-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 3,350
Views: 277,534
Posted By Pecha72
IF Miller was spanking the entire field very...

IF Miller was spanking the entire field very badly in Moto3, sort of like Marquez is doing in MotoGP right now, then I would somehow understand, that he īdeservesī to go straight to MotoGP.

But...
Forum: Racing 07-21-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 3,350
Views: 277,534
Posted By Pecha72
" I'll take a small margin on 10 million over a...

" I'll take a small margin on 10 million over a big margin on 50,000 "

basically true. But note, that the margin on cheap Asian 100-150 scooters is REALLY small, you actually do have to be able...
Forum: Racing 07-21-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3,350
Views: 277,534
Posted By Pecha72
well I think he meant the good seats... :lol3

well I think he meant the good seats... :lol3
Forum: Beasts 07-21-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 18,890
Posted By Pecha72
under heavy braking, in the rain, banked over at...

under heavy braking, in the rain, banked over at 45 degrees.... maybe time to check your riding habits a bit, eh? :eek1

And THEN, at this exact moment, the system fails?! Sorry, that part is too...
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