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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-10-2015, 11:33 PM
Replies: 488
Views: 32,197
Posted By _Davi_
Regarding the more control if I do everything vs...

Regarding the more control if I do everything vs computer control (abs, linked brakes, traction control, etc).... This may have been true 50, 25 or even 5 years ago for lots of things, but we're at...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-08-2015, 01:16 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,156
Posted By _Davi_
After spending a few summers riding all over the...

After spending a few summers riding all over the EU, when I got the chance to move to Tuscany, I jumped on it specifically because of the riding... After 2 years, I know every highway, twistie, one...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-05-2015, 11:58 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,508
Posted By _Davi_
Ridiculous. I hit a two-by-four laying across the...

Ridiculous. I hit a two-by-four laying across the lanes in a car at 40-50 mph, swerved when I saw it but wasn't able to swerve the full length of it. Huge jarring hit, blew both tires on the left...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-24-2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 927
Views: 80,288
Posted By _Davi_
Sorry, missed the thing about the cones.... Yeah,...

Sorry, missed the thing about the cones.... Yeah, dick move.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-24-2015, 12:04 AM
Replies: 927
Views: 80,288
Posted By _Davi_
I just gotta restate that people in the US seem...

I just gotta restate that people in the US seem so uptight about this... On any given minute when the A1 (or any road or hightway or superslab) here in Italy gets backed up, there is a stream of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-22-2015, 04:04 AM
Replies: 927
Views: 80,288
Posted By _Davi_
Filtering done right is a win-win situation. Win...

Filtering done right is a win-win situation. Win for us obviously because we can move faster through traffic. But if we are paying attention, we don't slow down any cars on the takeoff whatsoever,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-21-2015, 03:22 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,671
Posted By _Davi_
Living in Tuscany, I end up with a lot of folks...

Living in Tuscany, I end up with a lot of folks who want to take a tour on my pillion. My stock response is: only if you can fit into my partner's armored jacket and helmet. Seeing as how she's 5'4...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-19-2015, 05:45 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,587
Posted By _Davi_
My wife has a recurring fantasy about just...

My wife has a recurring fantasy about just beaning someone on the street with a snowball and then running away... She claims it would be a favor because it would give them a cocktail story for months...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-16-2015, 01:06 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,392
Posted By _Davi_
I uh know one person who is really happy...

I uh know one person who is really happy commuting long distances at high speed on their Yamaha SuperTenere! Avoiding speed cameras (this person lives in Europe, maybe Italy, where they have the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-06-2015, 01:11 AM
Replies: 927
Views: 80,288
Posted By _Davi_
I live in Italy, where three dozen bikes filter...

I live in Italy, where three dozen bikes filter to the front of every red light, and everyone passes on the center of two-lane roads like it was a third lane just for bikes, which it basically is. 5...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-05-2015, 02:03 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,339
Posted By _Davi_
I find riding relaxing because everything BUT...

I find riding relaxing because everything BUT riding is cleaned out of my head. Any hard choices or situations I might face in real life are replaced with the simplest of tasks: my weight in a turn,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-05-2015, 01:47 AM
Replies: 933
Views: 78,010
Posted By _Davi_
Without giving any grief to those who run CTs on...

Without giving any grief to those who run CTs on their bikes, it seems logical looking at the tread patterns on average MC and CT tires, that CTs (which are made to be run upright and thus have their...
Forum: Face plant 11-27-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,126
Posted By _Davi_
Riding is not something I could ever contemplate...

Riding is not something I could ever contemplate giving up. It becomes a part of you, and as long as you take it responsibly with gear, appropriate conditions, training, making sure the bike is in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-06-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 1,747
Views: 453,962
Posted By _Davi_
I would point out an interesting statistic I...

I would point out an interesting statistic I learned a while back.... there is a huge bump in accidents among not the newest riders (because they're often extra careful) and not the longer riders...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-28-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 885
Views: 95,778
Posted By _Davi_
Here in sunny Italy, the highways have no cops,...

Here in sunny Italy, the highways have no cops, just cameras overhead pressure/magnetic sensors every ten miles or so that photo everyone's plate regardless of speed and average it. Meaning, speeding...
Forum: Face plant 05-19-2014, 12:32 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 12,231
Posted By _Davi_
Getting T-boned a few years back was a nasty...

Getting T-boned a few years back was a nasty experience.... nothing broke, so it could have obviously been much much worse, but finding your wife laying on her back motionless and commando crawling...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-09-2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 805
Posted By _Davi_
Could it be this easy? Would there be a reason it...

Could it be this easy? Would there be a reason it would only make the noise while leaned one direction in a fast turn??

Edit: Although the noise seems more substantial than a spinning cable...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-08-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,696
Posted By _Davi_
I live in Florence, and bust around town on a...

I live in Florence, and bust around town on a 1200 Supertenere lol.... but that's cause as others have said, the world's best motorcycle country is around these parts, plus with the central location,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-08-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 805
Posted By _Davi_
Well I can think of a lot of different whines,...

Well I can think of a lot of different whines, but it's more of a high toned howl, and in any case, what I can't work out is why it is only on a left lean (only very occasionally on a right)..... a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-08-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 805
Posted By _Davi_
Help diagnosing weird front end noise Supertenere

Hey y'all, a little help please?? My 2011 Yamaha Supertenere is making an odd noise that mechanics haven't been able to track down yet, maybe you have an idea where to look before we start replacing...
Forum: Face plant 04-12-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,905
Posted By _Davi_
I took a pigeon in a half-open helmet getting on...

I took a pigeon in a half-open helmet getting on a highway in Italy last year.... Only had it up to 70 kph or so but damn that hurt! Can't imagine much larger without doing some damage.... Sorry for...
Forum: Face plant 12-13-2013, 05:10 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,599
Posted By _Davi_
I hate to sound like a shit, but if you can brake...

I hate to sound like a shit, but if you can brake hard enough to make your front tire chirp but not lock, I assume that is on good ground. If you hit rumble strips, you wouldn't have been able to...
Forum: Face plant 06-22-2013, 10:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,139
Posted By _Davi_
Lawyer.

Lawyer.
Forum: Face plant 04-18-2013, 11:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,931
Posted By _Davi_
The bike as a "sanity machine". Although most (if...

The bike as a "sanity machine". Although most (if not secretly, ALL) nonriders think them to be just the opposite, this the goddamn truest thing I've heard in a while.
Forum: Face plant 03-09-2013, 02:07 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 11,611
Posted By _Davi_
There are two schools of thought here: those of...

There are two schools of thought here: those of us who have ridden in places like this, and those who haven't. Of those who haven't, we can divide into those who can imagine it, and those who cannot....
Forum: Face plant 03-02-2013, 05:45 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 11,611
Posted By _Davi_
Wow, y'all being a little harsh on the dude,...

Wow, y'all being a little harsh on the dude, IMHO. Yeah, the vids in his feed are a bit aggressive, but it looks like southeast asia or india to me, and as someone who has ridden around those parts...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-14-2013, 05:43 AM
Replies: 8,333
Views: 8,105,844
Posted By _Davi_
https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/249358...

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/249358_2133779544064_2048221_n.jpg
Forum: Face plant 10-03-2012, 10:42 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 16,182
Posted By _Davi_
Don't be too hard on yourself...with almost any...

Don't be too hard on yourself...with almost any bike vs a cage, passing is such a simple and effortless joy that we get complacent. Live and learn! And keep riding ASAP.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-02-2012, 10:27 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 11,681
Posted By _Davi_
Living in the EU where it is legal, people here...

Living in the EU where it is legal, people here don't seem to understand that a filtered bike does NOT diminish anything for the cage in front AT ALL. Long line at a red. Filter through at a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-02-2012, 08:14 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 23,433
Posted By _Davi_
The Kawasaki KLE we named Ripley, for the...

The Kawasaki KLE we named Ripley, for the Sigourney Weaver character in Alien: She's a tough little bitch who never lets you down.

The Supertenere we named Tom, for Tom Ripley, ie the Talented Mr...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-30-2012, 11:15 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 11,681
Posted By _Davi_
Here in the EU, splitting and filtering is legal,...

Here in the EU, splitting and filtering is legal, done and expected. Cars almost always give you a little space, and my Supertenere fits thru most gaps without an issue. One thing to make sure about...
Forum: Face plant 09-27-2012, 06:26 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 16,147
Posted By _Davi_
Tell me about it.... when my wife and I got...

Tell me about it.... when my wife and I got flattened by a car at fairly low speed just about a year ago, from the looks of the helmets, had we not been wearing our full face helmets, both our jaws...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-26-2012, 02:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,160
Posted By _Davi_
Um, you have something stuck between your teeth...

Not my image, but a well timed one in any case. Hope dude was alright!

http://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/thatll-buff-out-2.jpg
Forum: Face plant 09-20-2012, 11:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,092
Posted By _Davi_
Glad to see the hi viz helmet (like mine) did ya...

Glad to see the hi viz helmet (like mine) did ya good! :rofl
Forum: Vendors 09-19-2012, 01:56 AM
Replies: 618
Views: 202,201
Posted By _Davi_
Yikes! Not my business, but as a fellow super ten...

Yikes! Not my business, but as a fellow super ten pilot, all I can say is, how much gear do you need to haul?? That bike could carry all the supplies for a six man expedition by itself!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-19-2012, 01:49 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,194
Posted By _Davi_
Hungary, where I live, has few motorcycles....

Hungary, where I live, has few motorcycles. People ALWAYS yank way over to the right when I storm up behind them on the super tenere so I can seriously drive within my lane at speed (40-50-60 mph or...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-19-2012, 01:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,338
Posted By _Davi_
We ARE their blind spot. :lol3

We ARE their blind spot. :lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-19-2012, 01:39 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,583
Posted By _Davi_
I wrote a reply in the other thread you started...

I wrote a reply in the other thread you started as well, but for this one, it is about packing... My wife and I backpack around the world a whole whole lot, always out of one seriously small backpack...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-19-2012, 01:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,409
Posted By _Davi_
VW Bus, hands down. I lived in mine for six...

VW Bus, hands down. I lived in mine for six months around the mediterranean, and it was a perfect home.... good mpgs, robust 2 liter engine (late 70s bay) that you can literally remove from the...
Forum: Face plant 09-13-2012, 06:13 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 14,556
Posted By _Davi_
Beats the 100 MPH ones. :rofl

Beats the 100 MPH ones. :rofl
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