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Forum: Racing Yesterday, 06:55 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 14,414
Posted By DC2wheels
Staying away from dropping down to your bottom...

Staying away from dropping down to your bottom dwelling lingerie fetish-

Try listening to the two intelligent guys announcing for WSBK.

Harris' wacko blubbering about his "I don't think" or...
Forum: Racing Yesterday, 06:25 PM
Replies: 1,055
Views: 89,847
Posted By DC2wheels
I agree- being punted out of HRC was one step. ...

I agree- being punted out of HRC was one step.

The last 2 years sticking with the Duc understeer wasteland speaks volumes.
But he stuck it out.
Now he may have a developing frontline tool.
...
Forum: Racing Yesterday, 06:10 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 14,414
Posted By DC2wheels
Agreed. However Nick's new sidekick is...

Agreed.

However Nick's new sidekick is pretty good. So is the pitlane guy.

But someone Please, PLEASE put Harris out of his broadcast misery- actually it is OUR misery.
Forum: Racing Yesterday, 05:42 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 14,414
Posted By DC2wheels
His enthusiasm is only trumped by all the action...

His enthusiasm is only trumped by all the action he misses.

He is at the race- is his video feed slower than mine several thousand miles away?? I see things happening- like MM going wide at turn 1...
Forum: Racing Yesterday, 04:29 PM
Replies: 1,055
Views: 89,847
Posted By DC2wheels
The Pedrosa disaster aside, and it really is...

The Pedrosa disaster aside, and it really is awful- DP is FAST.

I really want to like Crutchlow (partially because we need more Lucy!) but it seems like he is a "grass is always greener on the...
Forum: Racing Yesterday, 09:46 AM
Replies: 1,055
Views: 89,847
Posted By DC2wheels
I think HRC will put anyone they want on the...

I think HRC will put anyone they want on the Repsol bike.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 09:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 623
Posted By DC2wheels
Sorry to hear about the MC rider. But Norman...

Sorry to hear about the MC rider.

But Norman is still with us, right?.

One hit wonder? No way.

Who could forget- "Petaluma" or "Lucille got stealed"?
Forum: Racing Yesterday, 04:28 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 14,414
Posted By DC2wheels
I agree- that whole setup always seemed a bit...

I agree- that whole setup always seemed a bit goofy to me. What, a man servant to pick up gloves and a helmet from a shelf right next to the rider?
Forum: Racing 03-28-2015, 03:23 AM
Replies: 1,055
Views: 89,847
Posted By DC2wheels
:lol3 I can see it now- somehow CC beats both of...

:lol3 I can see it now- somehow CC beats both of the Repsol guys. Next race they open up the spare parts containers sent from Japan and it goes like this "hey what are we supposed to do with Ruckus...
Forum: Racing 03-26-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 1,055
Views: 89,847
Posted By DC2wheels
I have the standard version. Never saw the value...

I have the standard version. Never saw the value of the multiscreen. Just show me the race.
Forum: Racing 03-26-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 1,055
Views: 89,847
Posted By DC2wheels
I only use "no-spoiler" on race day. I just...

I only use "no-spoiler" on race day.

I just watched several practices. I didn't watch them in chronological order and it worked fine.

Sometimes I blame my local ISP for all sorts of weird...
Forum: Racing 03-24-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 14,414
Posted By DC2wheels
If the Ducatis keep using their Mr. Softee to...

If the Ducatis keep using their Mr. Softee to grab front row positions, I would think that they are going to piss off the rest of the front runners.

But maybe DORNA likes having moving roadblocks...
Forum: Racing 03-24-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 14,414
Posted By DC2wheels
Seeing that the Ducati soft tyre wasn't lasting...

Seeing that the Ducati soft tyre wasn't lasting full race distance (they did use it in races as well as in qualifying, right?) what would have been the reason for using it in testing anyhow?
...
Forum: Racing 03-24-2015, 04:27 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 14,414
Posted By DC2wheels
I was kinda' thinking of Dovi. Likeable...

I was kinda' thinking of Dovi.

Likeable guy, at least from what I've seen in interviews. But he had a chance at "alien status" with his ride at HRC but fell a bit short- a very fast rider none...
Forum: Racing 03-24-2015, 04:01 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 14,414
Posted By DC2wheels
I don't know.... Under good conditions...

I don't know....

Under good conditions (which means not trying to ride in the wet on slicks :huh) I don't think we have seen just how far a now experienced MM will go to win. Especially when a...
Forum: Racing 03-23-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 14,414
Posted By DC2wheels
Of the top 4, DP is the last guy I would expect...

Of the top 4, DP is the last guy I would expect elbows from
Forum: Racing 03-23-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 1,055
Views: 89,847
Posted By DC2wheels
Testing today (tonight) ?

Testing today (tonight) ?
Forum: Racing 03-23-2015, 03:03 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,351
Posted By DC2wheels
2nd half of both the races looked a bit like F1. ...

2nd half of both the races looked a bit like F1.

Uh...........BORING

Very different from the close racing at P.I.

It does look like Rea has it this year.
Forum: Racing 03-20-2015, 03:13 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,351
Posted By DC2wheels
Practice started today. This weekend really...

Practice started today.

This weekend really kicks off the racing season for WSBK and MotoGP.

Sure there was WSBK at P.I. a few weeks ago but that seems like an isolated teaser- they race there...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-17-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,560
Posted By DC2wheels
ftfy You DID mean engine BRAKING, right? Not...

ftfy

You DID mean engine BRAKING, right? Not engine breaking

Just checking :wink: Sorry for the < klay >
Forum: Racing 03-16-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 1,055
Views: 89,847
Posted By DC2wheels
It's raining in the desert today?

It's raining in the desert today?
Forum: Racing 03-16-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,351
Posted By DC2wheels
Wonder what percentage of RR owners keep the OEM...

Wonder what percentage of RR owners keep the OEM exhaust.

Previous models had that awkward cat/premuffler(?) under the engine. Now that is gone but its been replaced by a new ugly can.
Forum: Racing 03-16-2015, 05:08 AM
Replies: 1,055
Views: 89,847
Posted By DC2wheels
Arrrrrrgh! 'nother week and a half :cry ...

Arrrrrrgh! 'nother week and a half :cry

Hopefully the WSBK race weekend in 6 days will be as good as the one at P.I. was
Forum: Racing 03-16-2015, 04:18 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,351
Posted By DC2wheels
That's the instrument panel on the new R-1? I...

That's the instrument panel on the new R-1? I like it.

But the bike seems to be a bit of overkill on a course that twisty- spent most of a lap not getting past 3rd gear

Thanks for the link.
Forum: Racing 03-15-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 1,055
Views: 89,847
Posted By DC2wheels
You too, huh? Who did this???????? I am...

You too, huh?

Who did this????????

I am waiting to see if it is better once the season starts.

BUT the new MotoGP site is NOT good.

The previous one was better.
Forum: Racing 03-15-2015, 01:39 AM
Replies: 1,055
Views: 89,847
Posted By DC2wheels
Barry Sheene- probably one of the last of the...

Barry Sheene- probably one of the last of the playboy MC racers- at least the most visible one.

Current crop- this is what it takes to make it into and stay in "the big show", even if pay for the...
Forum: Road warriors 03-13-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,506
Posted By DC2wheels
I have had various bike with throttle locks that...

I have had various bike with throttle locks that stay on full time.

I have never had any problems with it.

Think about it- when you want to decelerate do you just take your hand off the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-13-2015, 02:46 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 16,701
Posted By DC2wheels
Not me but our adult daughter. First at a track...

Not me but our adult daughter. First at a track day on her previous bike- Ninja 250

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5066/5614743896_88bfc1fd1e_z.jpg

and one of her first rides on her current...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-12-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,100
Posted By DC2wheels
Both our kids were late teens when they expressed...

Both our kids were late teens when they expressed interest in riding.

Both had their driver's licenses. Went to a large, empty parking lot with our 250 Ninja. They both rode it for a while.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-12-2015, 04:18 AM
Replies: 36,664
Views: 9,590,687
Posted By DC2wheels
Ya' know I just noticed a semi-fail in this...

Ya' know I just noticed a semi-fail in this picture- the chain lube snot (?) running off the lower fairing.

Wonder why I hadn't seen it earlier............:evil


OK folks, carry on with the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-12-2015, 03:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,631
Posted By DC2wheels
I just screwed by a MC dealer once. Duz zat count?

I just screwed by a MC dealer once. Duz zat count?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-10-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 36,664
Views: 9,590,687
Posted By DC2wheels
Maybe if he was paying more attention (there was...

Maybe if he was paying more attention (there was a sharp curve sign @ 3:20 just before the right/left where he crashed ) and counter-steered instead of whistling he could have made that "dangerous...
Forum: The Garage 03-10-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 978
Posted By DC2wheels
That's a black version of the yellow Wagner heat...

That's a black version of the yellow Wagner heat gun- probably both are rebadged guns from a 3rd party.

Been working well for me, and inexpensive.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-10-2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,386
Posted By DC2wheels
You should contact the inmate "Off the grid" ...

You should contact the inmate "Off the grid"

He did the L.I. to California move a few years ago and regrets not doing it years earlier.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-09-2015, 03:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,226
Posted By DC2wheels
Thanks again for all the input. This will make...

Thanks again for all the input. This will make the trip less of a guess and go.

Flying out there 1 month from tomorrow. Haven't seen Jen and Brian since last June. Getting excited!

Hesaid-...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-08-2015, 01:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,226
Posted By DC2wheels
Hesaid, Thanks for the continuing info. ...

Hesaid,

Thanks for the continuing info.

Here's our plan (as of now?)

Friday 4/10 fly into S.F midday, pick up bikes at Dubbelju, meet up with the "kids". Ride the coast down to Monterey-...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-07-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,226
Posted By DC2wheels
Want to stay on pavement if at all possible. ...

Want to stay on pavement if at all possible.

I'm renting a BMW R1200RT- the new water cooled boxer.

Friend is 2 up on a H-D UltraGlide(?)

Daughter and her fiance are both on their 600...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-07-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,226
Posted By DC2wheels
We have an air bnb house reserved in Woodlake ...

We have an air bnb house reserved in Woodlake
Wanted to be close to Sequoia NF for an early start the next day
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-07-2015, 03:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,251
Posted By DC2wheels
Uh, NO. I ride a fully faired sport-touring...

Uh, NO.

I ride a fully faired sport-touring bike- '92 K100RS4V.

Middle of the summer- hot day, I once wore mesh, armored pants. Left lower leg had a 1st degree burn by the end of the day. Stick...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-04-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,653
Posted By DC2wheels
I agree. And I am a sporty bike guy. But the DRZ...

I agree. And I am a sporty bike guy. But the DRZ is great local riding, pavement and dirt.

So I am boiling it down to 2.

DRZ400S
BMW K100RS4V
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