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Forum: Ride reports 12-08-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 2,477
Views: 1,307,343
Posted By mhpr262
Are you still in the north of Italy? Don't miss...

Are you still in the north of Italy? Don't miss the Jaufenpass/Passo di Giovo from Meran to Sterzing, one of the funnest roads I have ever ridden.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-05-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 19,931
Posted By mhpr262
Well, both Carlos Ghosn (Renault CEO) and Martin...

Well, both Carlos Ghosn (Renault CEO) and Martin Winterkorn (VW CEO) have publicly stated that the range of electric cars is about to double in the next couple of years. Those are not the types who...
Forum: Ride reports 11-13-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,422
Posted By mhpr262
Shame on me ... I have to ask: What to those two...

Shame on me ... I have to ask: What to those two pics show? :shog:lol3
Forum: Face plant 10-21-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 411
Views: 113,603
Posted By mhpr262
And how often is that the case? One in a...

And how often is that the case? One in a thousand? One in five thousand? Less, I'd guess. It's not worth it. The speed trap and fine-by-mail works just fine over here. Cars get stolen in Germany too,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-10-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,189
Posted By mhpr262
The tires themselves are a big factor. I ride a...

The tires themselves are a big factor. I ride a Suzuki Bandit 1250 (the watercooled ones) and the tire that the bike came from the factory with (Dunlop D 218) lasted around 5800km. Then I put on a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-03-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 19,931
Posted By mhpr262
That's a bit of a contradiction, isn't it? It is...

That's a bit of a contradiction, isn't it? It is not even understood how cold fusion actually works, nor can the reaction be replicated at will last time I looked.

I don't think cold fusion (or...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-03-2014, 03:40 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 19,931
Posted By mhpr262
Nonsense ... So, replacing gas cars with EV...

Nonsense ...

So, replacing gas cars with EV is going to take a long time? Yep, so obviously it's better for everybody we don't even start doing it in the first place! :huh

Pretty much every...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-03-2014, 02:59 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 19,931
Posted By mhpr262
Commuting is a niche application, but riding...

Commuting is a niche application, but riding 1000km in a day is not? :rofl:rofl:roflGuess how most miles are racked up worldwide ... 1000km motorcycle trips are probably 0,0001% of that number and...
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 12,922
Posted By mhpr262
Zero seems to have really hit it out of the park...

Zero seems to have really hit it out of the park with the 2015 models:

- 10% more battery capacity than 2014

- fully adjustable Showa suspension front and back

- beefier bearings

-...
Forum: Face plant 09-18-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,698
Posted By mhpr262
I had a very similar accident in 2012, when a...

I had a very similar accident in 2012, when a woman in a Mercedes A-Class signalled a left turn and also moved left to the meridian like sha was actually turning left. I passed her on the right hand...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-18-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 35,510
Views: 8,963,628
Posted By mhpr262
That is a weirdly shaped rear tire. Is it a...

That is a weirdly shaped rear tire. Is it a motorcycle tire with a badly worn center, or a normal motorcycle tire that has been forced onto a rim that is too wide, or a car tire with the edges worn...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-14-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,026
Posted By mhpr262
Zero has already been mentioned, sounds like a...

Zero has already been mentioned, sounds like a good fit.

http://www.zeromotorcycles.com/zero-fx/

http://www.zeromotorcycles.com/images/zero-fx/2014_zero-fx_product-page_overview-image.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-14-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 35,510
Views: 8,963,628
Posted By mhpr262
When he rolls on the power at the apex of one...

When he rolls on the power at the apex of one curve he will have boost just when he has to brake for the next one .... seriously, what is the turbo lag like for such a monster turbo??? It can't be...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-14-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 11,149
Posted By mhpr262
They might get what you are trying to say, but of...

They might get what you are trying to say, but of course you would still be wrong and they would still be right because Harleys aren't Priuses.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-13-2014, 02:38 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 11,149
Posted By mhpr262
I just had to convert that into metric :lol3 -...

I just had to convert that into metric :lol3 - they were doing 72kmh in a 104 zone??? How do they even bear that without exploding with impatience? 72kmh is the speed a fully loaded 40 ton truck does...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-13-2014, 01:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,552
Posted By mhpr262
Some time ago there was a thread started by an...

Some time ago there was a thread started by an active duty soldier (some senior NCO IIRC) who had been tasked by his commander with some way to come to grips with the rash of motorcycle accidents in...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-31-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,104
Posted By mhpr262
Not much more to tell, I passed by some...

Not much more to tell, I passed by some interesting stuff on the way home. The castle of the famous noble family of Hohenzollern, for instance:
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-31-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,104
Posted By mhpr262
A river freightship moving through a sluicegate...

A river freightship moving through a sluicegate on the Rhine:

http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff200/mhpr53/Vosges%20Trip%20Aug%202014/HPIM0067_zpscfe3d19e.jpg



Looking back at the Vosges...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-31-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,104
Posted By mhpr262
This was in Le Markstein, btw. It was pretty...

This was in Le Markstein, btw. It was pretty funny to see this wild mix between German and French names in the Alsace at times.

When googling the "Route des Cretes" all the ride reports I found...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-31-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,104
Posted By mhpr262
Some more impressions: ...

Some more impressions:


http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff200/mhpr53/Vosges%20Trip%20Aug%202014/HPIM0052_zps6273c1b1.jpg


...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-31-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,104
Posted By mhpr262
I left Mulhouse and rode on towards Cernay. Here...

I left Mulhouse and rode on towards Cernay. Here I am at the outskirts of the town, with the first peaks of the Vosges mountains in the background:
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-31-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,104
Posted By mhpr262
When I arrived in Mulhouse I followed the...

When I arrived in Mulhouse I followed the directions of my navi to a small restaurant that had been recommended by one of the largest newspapers in Germany , the "Süddeutsche Zeitung". I had found...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-31-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,104
Posted By mhpr262
Ooops, you're right ... it is already...

Ooops, you're right ... it is already Baden-Württemberg of course, not Bavaria anymore :D Edited my post ...

The next day, after a very ample breakfast, I rode through the Black Forest proper and...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-31-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,104
Posted By mhpr262
Just two pics I took between the Bodensee and the...

Just two pics I took between the Bodensee and the French border:

http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff200/mhpr53/Vosges%20Trip%20Aug%202014/HPIM0034_zps2159fe8d.jpg

...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-31-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,104
Posted By mhpr262
It was "Zeppelin NT" airship. IIRC Goodyear has...

It was "Zeppelin NT" airship. IIRC Goodyear has recently bought two or three of them to replace their famous "Blimps". A pic I took in Friedrichshafen:

...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-31-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,104
Posted By mhpr262
I did the first part of the trip on the Autobahn...

I did the first part of the trip on the Autobahn because I didn't want to waste too much time getting to the Alsace and I already knew the area to the west of Munich. So I first took the A99 north of...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-31-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,104
Posted By mhpr262
Through the Black Forest and the Vosges

I have just returned from a three day trip through the Black Forest and the Vosges Mountains in the Alsace (namely the "Route des Cretes") in eastern France. I'll be posting some pics here ...

Two...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-07-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 21,635
Posted By mhpr262
This has got to be one of the craziest things I...

This has got to be one of the craziest things I have ever read on advrider. I can see this developing into one of our site memes ... now even FJRs have some character :lol3
Forum: Europe 07-01-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 730
Posted By mhpr262
On which day will you arrive? Beginning in August...

On which day will you arrive? Beginning in August I have six weeks of holidays coming up, I might be able to show you around a bit.

Anything special you are planning to see? Neuschwanstein,...
Forum: EMEA 06-28-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,515
Posted By mhpr262
WTF I didn't see that when I rode the...

WTF I didn't see that when I rode the Großglockner ... I arrived at the southern end and there was nothing in sight resembling a toll booth, and I have never seen a pass with TWO of them :huh
...
Forum: EMEA 06-28-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,515
Posted By mhpr262
Glad I could help. Some things I have...

Glad I could help.

Some things I have forgotten:

1. The toll booth of the Großglockner is on the northern end. If you approach from the south you can ride it all day long for free ... as long...
Forum: EMEA 06-25-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,515
Posted By mhpr262
If you stay in the Dolomites make sure you don't...

If you stay in the Dolomites make sure you don't miss the Passo Pordoi. Absolutely spectacular. the Pordoi, the Passo Giovo (Jaufenpass in german) and the Großglockner Hochalpenstraße are the best...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-24-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 4,326
Views: 437,049
Posted By mhpr262
Fact is this "All American" nonsense Harley keeps...

Fact is this "All American" nonsense Harley keeps spouting is just lip service, they could do better. Nowadays with China making just about everything and so many manufacturing jobs outsourced and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-24-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 4,326
Views: 437,049
Posted By mhpr262
Well, Tesla doesn't put the stars and stripes on...

Well, Tesla doesn't put the stars and stripes on each and every bit of the stuff they sell, that makes it different, I agree ... :deal

They also don't have clutches that fail when you decide to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-24-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 17,659
Posted By mhpr262
If she had killed my brother or another family...

If she had killed my brother or another family member I would sure be mad they died for such stupidity, but ten years in prison is too much. I know myself too well, I might pull off such a brain fart...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-24-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 17,659
Posted By mhpr262
Considering it was a Harley rider he probably...

Considering it was a Harley rider he probably used only the rear brake too ...



In Germany we have the law that you can only go so fast that you can stop within the distance you can oversee at...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-24-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 4,326
Views: 437,049
Posted By mhpr262
Somehow, treehugging socialist electric vehicle...

Somehow, treehugging socialist electric vehicle maker Tesla in hippie California manages more than that, and when the battery gigafactory has been built it will be around 90%. It may even be 90% now...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-21-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 4,326
Views: 437,049
Posted By mhpr262
That is the point of the bike, they want to...

That is the point of the bike, they want to attract a completely new customer base. Yesterday I read an article about BMW's new electric i3 car. Allegedly more than 80% of the buyers are (highly...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-20-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 4,326
Views: 437,049
Posted By mhpr262
It is just a prototype after all and developing...

It is just a prototype after all and developing the motor and controller and especially the software is pretty difficult and expensive ... I think it is safe to assume the "help" they got consisted...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-20-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 4,326
Views: 437,049
Posted By mhpr262
Motor and electronic controller are from Mission...

Motor and electronic controller are from Mission Motors.
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