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Forum: Racing 05-01-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 7,184
Posted By Tim_Tom
Someone is a bit cranky :lol3 ...

Someone is a bit cranky :lol3

http://www.crash.net/motogp/news/218256/1/crutchlow-wary-of-ducati-qualifying-threat.html
Forum: Racing 05-01-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 7,184
Posted By Tim_Tom
http://media.crash.net/original/PA1692178.0008.jpg...

http://media.crash.net/original/PA1692178.0008.jpg

I knew Redding was tall, but seriously he makes that bike look like a Moto3 machine :eek1:lol3
Forum: Road warriors 05-01-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,604
Posted By Tim_Tom
Sounds like we are opposite sides of the size...

Sounds like we are opposite sides of the size spectrum, I don't even bother sitting on the ADV bikes because I know they will be too tall and top heavy... I can sympathize with your issues.

Have...
Forum: Road warriors 04-30-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,387
Posted By Tim_Tom
I don't see the Ducati being a flop. It has the...

I don't see the Ducati being a flop. It has the trifecta of classic good looks and sound, modern performance, and a heritage / lifestyle attached to the brand. And it's reasonably priced on top of...
Forum: Road warriors 04-30-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,604
Posted By Tim_Tom
Thanks for sticking up for the little guys. I'm...

Thanks for sticking up for the little guys. I'm built like a jockey and really am most comfortable on 600-800cc bikes, under 450 lbs, with a seat height at 31.5". Somehow I don't think that is 95%...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-30-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 532
Posted By Tim_Tom
I make my own music... Custom...

I make my own music...

Custom made-for-moto-travel electric guitar (expertly cut down to size with a jigsaw) and a 9V battery powered amp. Works surprisingly well, and cost next to nothing. The...
Forum: Road warriors 04-30-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 805
Posted By Tim_Tom
Yamaha Fz07. Suzuki SFV650. Kawasaki Versys....

Yamaha Fz07.
Suzuki SFV650.
Kawasaki Versys.
Honda CB650.

These are all solid and capable entry level bikes from Japan. Any or all of then would work well.

I've done the 80s and 90s...
Forum: Racing 04-29-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,721
Posted By Tim_Tom
This is why I wish motoAmerica success. The US is...

This is why I wish motoAmerica success. The US is a largely un-tapped motorcycle racing market. With the exception of the enthusiasts who are already fans, that gross majority of people have no idea...
Forum: Racing 04-29-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 7,184
Posted By Tim_Tom
IF only Lorenzo could find his mojo already......

IF only Lorenzo could find his mojo already... More likely to be a Rossi masterclass again.

Marquez will start front row, lead the first half of the race, but will fade later due to pain when...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-29-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,007
Posted By Tim_Tom
Sweet bike. I should be picking mine up in a few...

Sweet bike. I should be picking mine up in a few weeks... Can't wait. I'll be sure to contribute to this thread when I take ownership of mine.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-29-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,599
Posted By Tim_Tom
Can't turn your torso either?

Can't turn your torso either?
Forum: Racing 04-29-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 1,517
Views: 136,357
Posted By Tim_Tom
Some interesting statistics. If Rossi gets...

Some interesting statistics.

If Rossi gets on the podium, it will be his 200th podium in all classes. He will be the first rider to do this. The next closest podium achievement is Agostini with...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-29-2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,599
Posted By Tim_Tom
Something wrong that you can't turn your head?...

Something wrong that you can't turn your head? When duck walking backwards?!

There is a helmet with a rear view mirror in it. Look up Reevu helmets.

Edit: Could be useful in a land barge or a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-27-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 6,770
Posted By Tim_Tom
Opening the throttle in a straight line is...

Opening the throttle in a straight line is child's play. That's not what the 10/10ths on a bike is about. It's about using ALL of the bike to it's fullest potential, not just the engine. Are you...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-27-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 2,232
Views: 234,451
Posted By Tim_Tom
The Scrambler ABS has two settings. ON and OFF....

The Scrambler ABS has two settings. ON and OFF. That's it, and the way I like it. :freaky Nice and simple.

Basically it's intended that your leave the system on until you hit the dirt and then...
Forum: Racing 04-25-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 1,517
Views: 136,357
Posted By Tim_Tom
Dovi is a great rider. He is knocking at the door...

Dovi is a great rider. He is knocking at the door of the spaceship. That said Rossi seems to have no problem getting past him.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-25-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 10,812
Posted By Tim_Tom
In what way does a CTX700 look cool, old,...

In what way does a CTX700 look cool, old, vintage, or LIKE A CLASSIC TRIUMPH????

No self respecting hipster worth his PBR and rolled-up-cuff skinny jeans would be caught DEAD on that bike. Sure...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-25-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,204
Posted By Tim_Tom
Except you can control how much pressure and...

Except you can control how much pressure and weight you are placing on the scale. The bike being an object that can move on it's own accord, cannot.

This method is accurate enough. For some I...
Forum: Road warriors 04-25-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 20,852
Posted By Tim_Tom
I will be sure to post when I get it. I will no...

I will be sure to post when I get it. I will no doubt be unable to contain my excitement. :deal
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-25-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 2,232
Views: 234,451
Posted By Tim_Tom
Ducati has an alloy skid plate / sump guard. It...

Ducati has an alloy skid plate / sump guard. It looks like it will protect the underside of the engine and oil filter from rocks and debris being thrown at them, but I imagine it will fall short of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-25-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 10,812
Posted By Tim_Tom
W650. /end_thread. It looks more like a triumph...

W650. /end_thread. It looks more like a triumph than the current triumphs.
Forum: Road warriors 04-24-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 20,852
Posted By Tim_Tom
I completely agree. I've been waiting for my...

I completely agree. I've been waiting for my pre-ordered L Twin (thank you very much :lol3) Scrambler to arrive. Dealer said early May so fingers crossed!

In fact I've bet so much that it will be...
Forum: Americas 04-24-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 396
Posted By Tim_Tom
Pack your rain gear. I spent a week there two...

Pack your rain gear. I spent a week there two years ago, rained at least once every day. Still an epic place to ride though. Gorgeous.

Bay of Fundy is cool you can watch the tide move millions of...
Forum: Americas 04-24-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 569
Posted By Tim_Tom
The roads I described are all paved twisty...

The roads I described are all paved twisty mountain roads.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-23-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,784
Posted By Tim_Tom
IF the goal is to go slower then it makes sense...

IF the goal is to go slower then it makes sense that having a heavier bike could be beneficial. Why not find some heavy things and zip tie them to your bike. See what happens. I imagine placement...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-23-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,784
Posted By Tim_Tom
Are you talking about body weight or adding...

Are you talking about body weight or adding ballast down low on the motorcycle?

In either case, why not try it and see for yourself!
Forum: Americas 04-23-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 569
Posted By Tim_Tom
What you want to do is while on 178W, make a...

What you want to do is while on 178W, make a right on a road called Sierra Way. It is just before the KOA. Follow this right into Kernville. Its shorter and nicer than first going to Lake Isabella...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-22-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,871
Posted By Tim_Tom
The thread is about dream travel trips, not dream...

The thread is about dream travel trips, not dream motorcycles.

But I am glad you have found moto-nirvana. :wink:
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-22-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,871
Posted By Tim_Tom
Nothing. All of your poll options are excuses....

Nothing. All of your poll options are excuses. Common limitations people put on themselves. If you want to do something, you need to find a way to do it!

I'm also a young guy with a good career...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-22-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 2,232
Views: 234,451
Posted By Tim_Tom
Thanks. I hope that software is still relevant as...

Thanks. I hope that software is still relevant as the thread is two years old, but good to know someone is working on it!
Forum: Americas 04-22-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 552
Posted By Tim_Tom
HUGE +1 to Rt 97 to Port Jervis. A section of...

HUGE +1 to Rt 97 to Port Jervis. A section of that road is known as "Hawks Nest" and is a must ride for any motorcyclist. Google Image search for "Hawks Nest Port Jervis" and you will see why you...
Forum: Racing 04-22-2015, 06:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 976
Posted By Tim_Tom
Ohh that's awesome! Go Troy! I thought he showed...

Ohh that's awesome! Go Troy! I thought he showed impressive promise at the Suppoprestigio in Dec but his KTM was packing way too much power for the tiny circuit.

And the races can be streamed...
Forum: Racing 04-22-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 1,517
Views: 136,357
Posted By Tim_Tom
Except the fish are also on 250 hp motorcycles...

Except the fish are also on 250 hp motorcycles and have no intention of being left behind. :lol3

Cal didn't hold too many people behind him, he ran wide letting Rossi past, then again to let the...
Forum: Racing 04-21-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 1,517
Views: 136,357
Posted By Tim_Tom
Cal seemed ecstatic to see him pull into parc...

Cal seemed ecstatic to see him pull into parc ferme that's for sure. Or it might have been surprise.

Gotta remember he is what 19? How mature were any of us at 19?! And with an entire nation of...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-21-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 2,232
Views: 234,451
Posted By Tim_Tom
I am planning on having the dealer do the first...

I am planning on having the dealer do the first service. But the subsequent ones to do myself. With this being my only bike I plan on putting lots of miles on, so just thinking ahead a bit.
Forum: Racing 04-21-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 1,517
Views: 136,357
Posted By Tim_Tom
Yeah I don't think he will finish ahead of Rossi...

Yeah I don't think he will finish ahead of Rossi either. But Marquez can hope he does. He still can take points away from JLo for the constructors championship though. Granted the only people who...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-21-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 2,232
Views: 234,451
Posted By Tim_Tom
Anyone get service yet?

So I know these bikes are in the wild in Europe, the east coast, and are starting to see customers here on the west coast. Since I was a bit late in ordering mine I likely won't be getting until next...
Forum: Racing 04-21-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 8,953
Posted By Tim_Tom
Maybe he offered the medical team a round of...

Maybe he offered the medical team a round of drinks after the race?

Tough man indeed. That's for sure.
Forum: Racing 04-21-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 1,517
Views: 136,357
Posted By Tim_Tom
I don't see why not. We know from HRC has no...

I don't see why not. We know from HRC has no problem with aggressive riders and questionable passes.... :deal

He also doesn't seem to mind spending time to do publicity videos.
...
Forum: Racing 04-21-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 1,517
Views: 136,357
Posted By Tim_Tom
I think that's more likely. I don't think Cal's...

I think that's more likely. I don't think Cal's candor will gel with the Honda ethos... would certainly make for very interesting quotes! Miller could do very well on the Repsol bike and having...
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