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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-03-2006, 01:57 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 185,567
Posted By Joe the Viking
As posted in my thread A picture is worth a...

As posted in my thread A picture is worth a thousand words (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=168453)
Forum: Face plant 09-24-2006, 10:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,123
Posted By Joe the Viking
I would have but the bike didn't park itself, it...

I would have but the bike didn't park itself, it just kept running in a circle grinding the valvecover down...


I don't think anyone has ever crashed a beemer without damaging the valve cover....
Forum: Face plant 09-23-2006, 07:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,123
Posted By Joe the Viking
Bridgestone BT-020 front and Michelin Pilot Power...

Bridgestone BT-020 front and Michelin Pilot Power rear.

That's my first crash as a coach and i've been doing it for five years now so i guess it's not THAT bad + i got a cool pic out of it.
Forum: Road warriors 09-23-2006, 07:00 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,508
Posted By Joe the Viking
I see a lot of riders on sportsbikes that would...

I see a lot of riders on sportsbikes that would do better on a GS or streetbike, cornering a sportsbike effectively is just that much harder. This doesn't mean they'd have more fun obviously, many...
Forum: Road warriors 09-22-2006, 07:32 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,508
Posted By Joe the Viking
Try to correct your body position before changing...

Try to correct your body position before changing the bars.
I don't know your size or riding style (knee in/out) but a general guideline is to move back at least a few inches in the seat, point your...
Forum: Face plant 09-22-2006, 06:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,123
Posted By Joe the Viking
I'm a coach for the Swedish equivalent of the...

I'm a coach for the Swedish equivalent of the AMA.
I was trying to show one of the students how different turnpoints affect the exit. Obviously when you turn extremely late you might end up turning...
Forum: Face plant 09-22-2006, 04:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,123
Posted By Joe the Viking
A picture is worth a thousand words

Note that the front tire is sort of blurry, that's because the bike is still moving and cornering just fine even though i "got off" way to the left....
Forum: Road warriors 09-22-2006, 04:38 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,508
Posted By Joe the Viking
Ok, no way i can ignore this thread even though...

Ok, no way i can ignore this thread even though i'm not active on advrider since selling my R12GS.

I'm a track coach focusing mainly on educating street riders so i do about 20 track days a year...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-25-2005, 10:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 571
Posted By Joe the Viking
Vale specs R12GS?

I seem to be missing the sticker under the sidepanel and i don't have my book handy so could anyone help me out?

btw mm would be nice but i could convert if needed.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-02-2005, 07:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,303
Posted By Joe the Viking
edit:twin posts

edit:twin posts
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-02-2005, 07:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,303
Posted By Joe the Viking
In my opinion: Basic: What you need to know...

In my opinion:

Basic: What you need to know to get you by in everyday riding with, for you acceptable saftey.

Advanced: What you need to know to be quicker than you should, safer than most or...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-01-2005, 02:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,553
Posted By Joe the Viking
I'm pretty fuzzy and somewhat knowligable when it...

I'm pretty fuzzy and somewhat knowligable when it comes to rubber as i beside my GS have a Husaberg 650 supermoto usually running slicks or soft Supercorsa racetires.

Last season i tried D607s,...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-31-2005, 09:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,553
Posted By Joe the Viking
If i'll be going the road of getting 17" i'll...

If i'll be going the road of getting 17" i'll probably want to use alloy rims for the weight. Problem is the leanangle will suffer real bad so i will have to jack it up somehow...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-30-2005, 11:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,553
Posted By Joe the Viking
I had a look at the Conti website and i can't...

I had a look at the Conti website and i can't find them in either 19" or narrow 17", does this mean i need to get new glasses?

I might want to try the V-rods D207 tire even though its a bit too...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-30-2005, 10:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,537
Posted By Joe the Viking
From what i can tell the D207 is only available...

From what i can tell the D207 is only available in 120/70ZR19 so my rim would appear to be a half inch too narrow, it still might be an option though so if anyone has such a tire mounted i'd greatly...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-30-2005, 10:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,553
Posted By Joe the Viking
Nope, i'm mainly after mods that will allow me to...

Nope, i'm mainly after mods that will allow me to go quicker and i think better tires and groundclerance are the most important factors but i may be wrong, it's happend before.:wink:


I...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-30-2005, 09:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,553
Posted By Joe the Viking
ok, going for a set of Öhlins shocks would set...

ok, going for a set of Öhlins shocks would set me back about 1400euros and i can't say i think they'll do me much good with the lack of sticky tires. Anyone know how much groundclerance can be...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-30-2005, 03:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,553
Posted By Joe the Viking
Ok, knowing that 95% of a good race result is in...

Ok, knowing that 95% of a good race result is in the hands of the rider rather than machine i am focusing on training, both fysical and mental but just to qualify i might need to shave several...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-30-2005, 01:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,553
Posted By Joe the Viking
You're quite right of course, i will be attending...

You're quite right of course, i will be attending step one of the California superbike school, starting may i will be doing AT LEAST one evening a week a trackday instructor at the local Go-kart...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-30-2005, 12:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,553
Posted By Joe the Viking
Eh? Time to go racing...

Ok, so we've all read about idiots going enduro racing with their GS, now with the advent of the more road oriented R12GS this is not an option (for me anyway). This is why i've challanged a friend...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-02-2004, 06:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,526
Posted By Joe the Viking
Real supermotards use spoke wheels, alloys can't...

Real supermotards use spoke wheels, alloys can't handle the abuse of a motard track. I'm pretty sure the alloys are lighter even if BMWs alloys are quite heavy.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-02-2004, 05:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,760
Posted By Joe the Viking
The only thing that sucks about the 12s brakes is...

The only thing that sucks about the 12s brakes is that the ABS system senses when the rear wheel is getting light under braking and releases the front brake to keep both wheels on the ground. I can...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-30-2004, 05:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 721
Posted By Joe the Viking
The engine will only stop if you're in gear when...

The engine will only stop if you're in gear when you deploy the kickstand so it sounds like you've got a bit of an electrical problem there. Check for loose connectors first, if that doesn't work:...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-24-2004, 07:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,369
Posted By Joe the Viking
This is the deal: For the oil cap you use the...

This is the deal:
For the oil cap you use the sparkplug tool that comes with the bike.
For the handlebar hydraulics you need to compress two little plastic tounges on the reservoir as you unscrew...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-22-2004, 09:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,165
Posted By Joe the Viking
I picked up mine just over a month ago and i...

I picked up mine just over a month ago and i don't have that problem. Ran her till the indicator said 1km left with no probs. Maybe it's an american thing (with not using the std metric system)?
Forum: GS Boxers 04-22-2004, 06:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,135
Posted By Joe the Viking
I agree it's MUCHO improved but when it's one...

I agree it's MUCHO improved but when it's one small unit on any bike against two big on a car I will always feel like i need more.
A moose is a VERY big animal with long legs that let the bike pass...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-22-2004, 12:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,625
Posted By Joe the Viking
That's cause he's got a red one. Everybody knows...

That's cause he's got a red one. Everybody knows red ones are faster and better stunt bikes!

Or is it that i suck at stoppies :scratch
I did say you could lift the rear with the ABS turned off...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-21-2004, 04:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,625
Posted By Joe the Viking
The 1200 will NOT do stoppies with the ABS turned...

The 1200 will NOT do stoppies with the ABS turned on: when it detects the rear wheel lifting it releases the front brake. I have had it lift the rear slightly with the ABS turned off but the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-21-2004, 11:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 919
Posted By Joe the Viking
Yep, that avatar is the cover of "In the court of...

Yep, that avatar is the cover of "In the court of the crimson king".

I've got the D607s on mine, can't compare them to the others but they work ok even if the shape of the tread is way to flat...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-21-2004, 07:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 919
Posted By Joe the Viking
Talking Newbie 1200 rider

Hi all, thougt i'd introduce myself and they say a pic is worth....

http://www.sporthoj.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=46099

Stock tires actually grip well enough to grind pegs and...
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