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Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 07:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,414
Posted By Moronic
:lol3 The need of course is not for the hp...

:lol3

The need of course is not for the hp but to know that you have it.

Nobody needs $200 million either.
Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 17,997
Posted By Moronic
^^ Plenty of people do their own. Also, plenty of...

^^ Plenty of people do their own. Also, plenty of people pay less than $1200. Although the belts alone run to $250 or so for the pair, IIRC.

The trickier bit with the desmo system I believe is...
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 17,469
Posted By Moronic
You do indeed. Might be different if you were...

You do indeed. Might be different if you were tracking a 250 single. Hope you enjoy that fresh motor!
Forum: Racing 09-17-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 1,975
Views: 137,038
Posted By Moronic
Short piece from Mark Hughes at Motorsport...

Short piece from Mark Hughes at Motorsport Magazine on the radio ban here:

http://www.motorsportmagazine.com/f1/f1s-radio-restriction/

He's for it. And the way he explains it, I can see where...
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 17,997
Posted By Moronic
$1200 for the full two-year service that includes...

$1200 for the full two-year service that includes changing belts, I'd guess. If the belts are done, that means the rest is prob done also. Which should mean valve check and adjust, and change all...
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 369
Views: 17,469
Posted By Moronic
Point I was trying to make was, only expert...

Point I was trying to make was, only expert racers can stress a bike as quick as this at the track, and even then most probably don't.

I don't doubt you are in the quick group. Twelve seconds off...
Forum: Racing 09-17-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 3,803
Views: 351,959
Posted By Moronic
Deep insight

From Matt Oxley via motomatters (http://http://www.motorsportmagazine.com/race/motogp-race/a-new-way-of-riding-a-new-way-of-crashing/).com, wrt Rossi's triumph at Misano:

"Márquez’s lack of...
Forum: Racing 09-16-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 3,803
Views: 351,959
Posted By Moronic
Redding.

Redding.
Forum: Racing 09-16-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 1,975
Views: 137,038
Posted By Moronic
Is that the case? I thought I saw somewhere that...

Is that the case? I thought I saw somewhere that whatever was banned on radio was also banned on the pitboards. :ear

Either way, I'm with those who think it's a silly ban.

Peculiar thing is,...
Forum: Road warriors 09-16-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 17,997
Posted By Moronic
It's been great to see you ended up with the bike...

It's been great to see you ended up with the bike you wanted most. And it looks like a very nice example. Well done, and thanks for keeping us informed. :clap
Forum: Road warriors 09-16-2014, 03:52 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 18,484
Posted By Moronic
Now that sounds interesting. Thanks! 😀 And...

Now that sounds interesting. Thanks! 😀

And heavy references to the '71 H2 750 triple.

Kawasaki has my attention. 😃
Forum: Road warriors 09-15-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 369
Views: 17,469
Posted By Moronic
Surely the track day use on a bike like this is...

Surely the track day use on a bike like this is not very relevant.

Steverino, for how many seconds a lap do you get to pin the throttle to the stop on this monster, if you're running 12 seconds...
Forum: Racing 09-14-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 10,292
Posted By Moronic
Incredible ride. Almost literally! Go Rossi!...

Incredible ride. Almost literally! Go Rossi! :clap

The way I saw it, Marquez was working really hard to stay with Rossi over the course of the lap. Yes there were a couple of places where he could...
Forum: Racing 09-11-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 1,975
Views: 137,038
Posted By Moronic
Thanks for the radio info. For me, the...

Thanks for the radio info.

For me, the change is ridiculous. But that doesn't mean it won't help with the image.

It's funny, my angle says it's amazing to be hearing this conversation the...
Forum: Racing 09-11-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 10,292
Posted By Moronic
Well it's a somewhat subtle subtitle. :evil ...

Well it's a somewhat subtle subtitle. :evil

Think again.

Remember, the "it" alludes to the subtitle.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-10-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,247
Posted By Moronic
Yes it's a habit and I cover the front brake...

Yes it's a habit and I cover the front brake lever most of the time. Index and middle fingers. Sometimes I notice and just grip the throttle but I find myself drifting back into cover mode.

Yes as...
Forum: Racing 09-10-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 1,975
Views: 137,038
Posted By Moronic
The author of that piece, Mark Hughes, has a very...

The author of that piece, Mark Hughes, has a very laconic style.

My thought was that each of the teams has an engineer from the engine supplier working with it, who monitors the condition of the...
Forum: Road warriors 09-10-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 369
Views: 17,469
Posted By Moronic
Well the OP does have 36,000 posts since 2001. ...

Well the OP does have 36,000 posts since 2001.

He probably thinks we've good reason for showing some faith. :wink:
Forum: Racing 09-09-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 1,975
Views: 137,038
Posted By Moronic
Apologies, looks like I posted a dud link. ...

Apologies, looks like I posted a dud link.

It's fixed now (but not in the quotes), or use this:

http://www.motorsportmagazine.com/f1/reports/2014-italian-gp-report/
Forum: Racing 09-09-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 1,975
Views: 137,038
Posted By Moronic
Thanks for the link to Coulthard's column. Good...

Thanks for the link to Coulthard's column. Good stuff.

There is a deeply insightful report on events at Monza here (http://www.motorsportmagazine.com/f1/reports/2014-italian-gp-report/) at...
Forum: Racing 09-09-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 1,975
Views: 137,038
Posted By Moronic
Several sites reporting that Red Bull will give...

Several sites reporting that Red Bull will give Vettel yet another new chassis, for Singapore.

Apparently the tub he used at Monza had been used in preseason testing, so techically not new.

The...
Forum: Racing 09-08-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 1,975
Views: 137,038
Posted By Moronic
Plenty of great racing to watch. I didn't miss...

Plenty of great racing to watch. I didn't miss the mosquito buzz of the little v8s one bit.

I was hoping for something from Ricciardo and so as he moved up prior to his pit stop I was keeping an...
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,467
Posted By Moronic
New to everybody. Acc to the article I cited,...

New to everybody. Acc to the article I cited, Kawasaki has applied for a patent on it.

Gearbox prob overstates it. The article says a driveshaft with two gear sets. There is a rev point at which...
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 2,430
Views: 611,961
Posted By Moronic
Now you're talking. That thing looks magnificent!...

Now you're talking. That thing looks magnificent! And I imagine it rides okay too ... very sweet! :D
Forum: Racing 09-04-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 1,975
Views: 137,038
Posted By Moronic
Well I think Rosberg may have redeemed himself...

Well I think Rosberg may have redeemed himself here (http://www.planetf1.com/news/3213/9455508/Contrite-Nico-I-Was-Distraught-After-Spa). Sceptics will always be sceptics but to me he sounds sincere....
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 2,430
Views: 611,961
Posted By Moronic
The thing is, the higher strung big bikes get,...

The thing is, the higher strung big bikes get, the less trigger you get to use most of the time. As I'm sure you know. Depending of course on the conditons where one rides.

I don't just mean you...
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2014, 01:26 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,467
Posted By Moronic
My guess too. Can't see the point in...

My guess too. Can't see the point in supercharging a 1000cc or bigger bike.

A smaller displacement motor would save space and possibly some weight also.

So from the supercharger you'd get...
Forum: Racing 09-01-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 1,975
Views: 137,038
Posted By Moronic
^^ I'm glad somebody posted that. Very funny in...

^^ I'm glad somebody posted that. Very funny in context. I wonder how the lad is feeling about his inglorious debut.

The other question of course is whose bright idea was it that he go out and do...
Forum: Road warriors 08-31-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 2,430
Views: 611,961
Posted By Moronic
Wow, what a speccy couple of pages! Those...

Wow, what a speccy couple of pages!

Those Laverdas looked and sounded magnificent.

A good friend had a Jota through the 80s and 90s that I rode a few times. Had its quirks but in general, very...
Forum: Racing 08-30-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,492
Posted By Moronic
Yes, Dovi says he will run the med tyre for the...

Yes, Dovi says he will run the med tyre for the race, and he thinks the factory boys will run that same tyre. But he also says he was very happy and quick on that tyre in practice, so it will be...
Forum: Racing 08-29-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 1,975
Views: 137,038
Posted By Moronic
That's big. Thanks for the link. :thumb

That's big. Thanks for the link. :thumb
Forum: Racing 08-28-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 1,975
Views: 137,038
Posted By Moronic
^^ Love it! :rofl Meanwhile back at Red...

^^ Love it! :rofl

Meanwhile back at Red Bull, Vettel has decided that his new car must be faulty. So they are giving him another new car (http://www.grandprix.com/ns/ns28781.html). Making three...
Forum: Racing 08-27-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 1,975
Views: 137,038
Posted By Moronic
I think if you look at the vid, Rosberg had got...

I think if you look at the vid, Rosberg had got his nose into a place that meant he would have had to steer off the circuit if he was to avoid contact.

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Forum: Road warriors 08-27-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,025
Posted By Moronic
It's amazing how much comfort a slightly taller...

It's amazing how much comfort a slightly taller custom saddle can add to a Monster. And possibly adjustable rearset pegs. 550 km days are a breeze on mine, with just the seat done. An extra half in h...
Forum: Racing 08-26-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 1,975
Views: 137,038
Posted By Moronic
I don't have much doubt that Rosberg would have...

I don't have much doubt that Rosberg would have revealed his own assessment of events at Spa if he had thought he could gain something from it.

The comment attributed to him by Wolff after the...
Forum: Racing 08-20-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 15,195
Posted By Moronic
Doohan lost the front into turn 1 at Phillip...

Doohan lost the front into turn 1 at Phillip Island while leading one year when he had already won the title. He spent about half an hour in compressed race time trying to stand it back up but no...
Forum: Road warriors 08-19-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,478
Posted By Moronic
That's a fair point, but I don't think it is as...

That's a fair point, but I don't think it is as valid today as it used to be. Especially with the big twins.

Today's tyres allow big lean angles. My R75 boxer BMW would touch down the rocker...
Forum: Racing 08-17-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 15,195
Posted By Moronic
That race was brutal. I fully expected to see...

That race was brutal. I fully expected to see someone dump it from among the top 6. The chopping up over the first half dozen laps was at least the equal of anything I can recall seeing in the top...
Forum: Racing 08-17-2014, 03:12 AM
Replies: 3,803
Views: 351,959
Posted By Moronic
So I am looking at a fabulous Moto3 race using...

So I am looking at a fabulous Moto3 race using the Dorna Internet feed that I have paid a hefty subscription for and the player is embedded in a page advertising the bet and win gambling site.
...
Forum: Road warriors 08-17-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,478
Posted By Moronic
The basic answers have already been given. ...

The basic answers have already been given.

1. The firing order. Most 360 deg twins do not fire both cylinders together. Replacing one big pulse with two smaller ones helps smoothness.

2. Each...
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