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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-06-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 1,714
Views: 404,923
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: 888
Views: 78,952
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: 11,454
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: Beasts 05-09-2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 624
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: 33
Views: 2,243
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: Beasts 05-08-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 624
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: Beasts 05-08-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 624
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: 10,347
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: 8,334
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: 2,036
Posted By _Davi_
Lawyer.

Lawyer.
Forum: Face plant 04-18-2013, 11:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,673
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: 10,926
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: 10,926
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: 7,891
Views: 7,317,106
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: 14,984
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: 10,391
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: 21,840
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: 10,391
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: 15,427
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: 1,090
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: 1,918
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: 560
Views: 168,947
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: 8,517
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: 7,012
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: 3,266
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: 3,019
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: 13,713
Posted By _Davi_
Beats the 100 MPH ones. :rofl

Beats the 100 MPH ones. :rofl
Forum: Face plant 09-12-2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 13,713
Posted By _Davi_
Damn you, I live in europe and have been unable...

Damn you, I live in europe and have been unable to get back to sleep for three hours (it's 4 am now). I was just finally nodding off and I almost chit myself laughing at this. FANKS for the lolz. :cry
Forum: GS Boxers 08-26-2012, 10:00 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 29,459
Posted By _Davi_
"Interesting note is that the dealer has only...

"Interesting note is that the dealer has only seen one other total FD failure on a late model GSA....and that guy went to ALASKA."

When I was deciding between the 2011 GSA or Supertenere, i asked...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-26-2012, 09:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,808
Posted By _Davi_
Sheepskin all the way, no matter the bike or the...

Sheepskin all the way, no matter the bike or the seat.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-25-2012, 05:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,030
Posted By _Davi_
Maybe i'm misseeing, but are you familiar with...

Maybe i'm misseeing, but are you familiar with the samba too?? Longtime member, under 'traveling writer'

And for me, a bus and a bike are the perfect transportation duo, if only because behind the...
Forum: Face plant 08-24-2012, 10:58 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 51,741
Posted By _Davi_
Ill tell you why this isnt a good...

Ill tell you why this isnt a good comparison....apart from the motorbikes, im an avid v w busser..... somehow i do better fixing that technology than i do new motorbikes.... anyhoo, when i start it...
Forum: Face plant 08-24-2012, 04:29 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 51,741
Posted By _Davi_
This made me laugh hard. My wife and I were...

This made me laugh hard. My wife and I were creamed on our almost new Yamaha supertenere last october, in rural hungary.... in the back of the ambulance, me bleeding all over my right side, she...
Forum: Face plant 08-23-2012, 05:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,129
Posted By _Davi_
Nah. Luckier girl. She should get the ticket.

Nah. Luckier girl. She should get the ticket.
Forum: Face plant 08-22-2012, 07:25 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 51,741
Posted By _Davi_
Some of these can be self-fulfilling...

Some of these can be self-fulfilling prophecies.....your spouse or kid has a creepy dream and you're rattled enough to affect your riding. Then again, when the fears/drawbacks outweighs the...
Forum: Face plant 08-20-2012, 10:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,650
Posted By _Davi_
Okay, this is a near miss, but as a reply only,...

Okay, this is a near miss, but as a reply only, so ....

a few years back, riding two up with my partner elizabeth, coming into sarajevo along a two lane up and down mountain twisty road ... sorta...
Forum: Face plant 08-20-2012, 10:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,207
Posted By _Davi_
Don't get tooo freaked out about not remembering...

Don't get tooo freaked out about not remembering what happened.... when my partner was in a really bad end-over-end car crash that resulted in two brain surgeries, the last thing she could remember...
Forum: Road warriors 08-17-2012, 10:03 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,786
Posted By _Davi_
a) Definite agreement with the fact that the...

a) Definite agreement with the fact that the smallest person can pick up the biggest bike, with the right technique.
b) Got a new yamaha super tenere last year... on paper, looked like a great bike...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-11-2012, 05:58 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 18,831
Posted By _Davi_
I don't mean to sound like I'm simplifying...

I don't mean to sound like I'm simplifying anyone's opinion, etc, but it is really well, quite simple:

MITIGATE what danger you can mitigate by your: Proficiency, training, skills, prudence,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-11-2012, 04:45 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,040
Posted By _Davi_
The other poster was correct: The KLR is very...

The other poster was correct: The KLR is very rare (was maybe never made?) outside the US. The KLE 500 was the euro version, one of which I still own and use. Fun little bugger, but strong enough...
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