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Forum: Racing Yesterday, 04:12 AM
Replies: 1,727
Views: 163,910
Posted By Moronic
IIRC JLo is okay on wet tracks. What spooks...

IIRC JLo is okay on wet tracks.

What spooks him is wet tracks on slicks.

And it should. :deal
Forum: Racing 05-26-2015, 05:26 AM
Replies: 1,460
Views: 83,601
Posted By Moronic
Hamilton

From what I have seen and read in various places, Hamilton was himself anxious about getting hung out to dry on old, cold, tyres, and was quite keen to come in for a new set - and let the pitwall...
Forum: Racing 05-26-2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 1,460
Views: 83,601
Posted By Moronic
Yes. That was the point. I think Wolf was...

Yes. That was the point. I think Wolf was observing with some irony that nothing much was likely to change after all. Except that tyres would get wider.




Thanks, yes I had forgotten about...
Forum: Racing 05-24-2015, 02:07 AM
Replies: 1,460
Views: 83,601
Posted By Moronic
Traction control and ABS, I imagine. I think he...

Traction control and ABS, I imagine. I think he is including what he sees as good things about what we already have.

What puzzles me is the return of driver-controlled starts that me mentions....
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-24-2015, 12:22 AM
Replies: 6,730
Views: 1,418,652
Posted By Moronic
Okay, so someone really has fitted a kit. ...

Okay, so someone really has fitted a kit.

Sounds like it slotted straight in, too.

Thanks again.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-22-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 6,730
Views: 1,418,652
Posted By Moronic
Hey thanks for posting that. I believed Ohlins...

Hey thanks for posting that. I believed Ohlins had shelved that idea, but looking around today tells me it has a part number DU 870 and appears to be for sale.

I even saw a price quoted: $4000...
Forum: Road warriors 05-22-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,319
Posted By Moronic
Might be wrong but IIRC the designer is a Brit.

Might be wrong but IIRC the designer is a Brit.
Forum: Road warriors 05-21-2015, 09:38 PM
Replies: 4,767
Views: 580,739
Posted By Moronic
These guys will never succeed. Why would you...

These guys will never succeed.

Why would you waste good stuff like that on a bike with no premium features? :lol3
Forum: Racing 05-21-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 1,460
Views: 83,601
Posted By Moronic
Because the less downforce they have, the slower...

Because the less downforce they have, the slower they will go - and already they have only a couple of seconds a lap on the best GP2 cars, IIRC.

They are stuck. F1 has become a sad joke.

And...
Forum: Racing 05-21-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 1,727
Views: 163,910
Posted By Moronic
Kropotkin's round-up after Le Mans...

Kropotkin's round-up after Le Mans (https://motomatters.com/analysis/2015/05/17/2015_le_mans_motogp_sunday_round_up_why_.html) argued that the Honda had been refined to the point where it was...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-20-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 6,730
Views: 1,418,652
Posted By Moronic
One thing to think about if you are on the big...

One thing to think about if you are on the big side or want to carry a passenger, is that the Skyhook models come with a progressive spring that starts at the same rate as the stock Ohlins spring but...
Forum: Road warriors 05-20-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,319
Posted By Moronic
Wow, that test rider certainly was impressed....

Wow, that test rider certainly was impressed. Thanks for posting this.

I have been keeping an eye on the Turismo Veloce since MV first showed it. Looks like they have hung on to it until they got...
Forum: Road warriors 05-19-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 4,767
Views: 580,739
Posted By Moronic
Aha! Thanks. Yes of course. That's...

Aha! Thanks.



Yes of course. That's what I was thinking: it's great if the motor feels free and sweet at the rev limit, rather than going flat at the top like you might expect of something that...
Forum: Road warriors 05-19-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 4,767
Views: 580,739
Posted By Moronic
Great write-up! Thank you. Apart from your...

Great write-up! Thank you.

Apart from your impressions of the bike - which obviously were just that after only 20 minutes in the saddle - I really liked the way you expressed the point of owning...
Forum: Road warriors 05-19-2015, 01:23 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 30,957
Posted By Moronic
The wiring harness is sometimes a voodoo...

The wiring harness is sometimes a voodoo incantation when the mechanic can't work out what is wrong. I am not saying it could not be harness, but it is hard to see why the harness would suddenly...
Forum: Racing 05-13-2015, 03:58 AM
Replies: 1,460
Views: 83,601
Posted By Moronic
There seemed to be a lot of overtaking last year,...

There seemed to be a lot of overtaking last year, and not just via the DRS. That was one of the memorable things about Ricciardo's season, but he was not the only one to record some exciting and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-12-2015, 03:27 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,102
Posted By Moronic
It's a good question and it is one I am sure lots...

It's a good question and it is one I am sure lots of people have asked themselves.

If there was an obvious answer, then riding instructor Keith Code would not have got around to building this:
...
Forum: Racing 05-08-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 1,727
Views: 163,910
Posted By Moronic
From Nakamoto's recent comments I think that's...

From Nakamoto's recent comments I think that's about it. Although it is not so much that he would not like Stoner back. He just doesn't want him back in a half-hearted way.

There is an obvious...
Forum: Racing 05-07-2015, 04:03 AM
Replies: 1,727
Views: 163,910
Posted By Moronic
Well, my thought FWIW is that it is Jorge's way...

Well, my thought FWIW is that it is Jorge's way of minimising pressure on the handlebar.

As we know, the less pressure on the bar, the more the tyre can find its path of least resistance and...
Forum: Racing 05-05-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 1,727
Views: 163,910
Posted By Moronic
I would feel like they had been justly rewarded...

I would feel like they had been justly rewarded for their incredible persistence in battling Honda and Yamaha at the pinnacle of motorcycle sport.

And I would feel even better if they won it next...
Forum: Racing 05-05-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 1,727
Views: 163,910
Posted By Moronic
Where's the funny part? That was what...

Where's the funny part?

That was what everyone agreed to, isn't it?
Forum: Racing 05-05-2015, 05:39 AM
Replies: 1,727
Views: 163,910
Posted By Moronic
Rossi has developed to the point where he can...

Rossi has developed to the point where he can beat either of them on his day.

But it does have to be a pretty good day.

And especially if he wants to keep doing it from the second or third row...
Forum: Racing 05-05-2015, 12:01 AM
Replies: 1,727
Views: 163,910
Posted By Moronic
I like it - good thinking! However, a lot of...

I like it - good thinking!

However, a lot of optimism is buried in the statement emphasised above.

It implies Rossi has to defeat either Marquez or Lorenzo in every race for the rest of the...
Forum: Racing 05-04-2015, 12:43 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 13,017
Posted By Moronic
And Kent - No. 52 - was so cool he was able to...

And Kent - No. 52 - was so cool he was able to let Quartararo slip past his front wheel and then make the turn and win the run to the line. :eek1:eek1 :lol3

Great pics. Thanks for posting them.
Forum: Racing 05-03-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 13,017
Posted By Moronic
Yes, I could barely bring myself to continue...

Yes, I could barely bring myself to continue watching.

I saw him riding around with the flag, and got distracted shortly after I saw it was labelled Lorenzo's Land.

Then I looked back at the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-02-2015, 10:11 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,423
Posted By Moronic
One very fun thing about motorcycle trips in the...

One very fun thing about motorcycle trips in the rain is how great it feels when the rain stops. :D
Forum: Road warriors 05-02-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 1,585
Views: 301,798
Posted By Moronic
I spent a long afternoon on one recently, managed...

I spent a long afternoon on one recently, managed about 280 miles on the highway.

It seemed surprisingly comfortable. The ergos are very good, provided you are not wanting to cruise at high speed....
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-30-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 10,690
Posted By Moronic
Thanks for the report on the new 1200. Very...

Thanks for the report on the new 1200.

Very interesting to hear about it from someone with plenty of miles on the old one. It certainly sounds like a good thing.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-28-2015, 05:25 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 10,690
Posted By Moronic
Hi Pampero thanks for engaging. Preload...

Hi Pampero thanks for engaging.

Preload adjusts ride-height on a partly passive system with springs.

But the spring is still controlling the ride-height. It is the only thing holding the bike...
Forum: Racing 04-28-2015, 02:10 AM
Replies: 1,460
Views: 83,601
Posted By Moronic
And in other news ... Arrivabene has said...

And in other news ...

Arrivabene has said that building a car to suit Kimi was his idea. Link to report at autosport.com (http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/118690).

Umm ... I wonder...
Forum: Racing 04-28-2015, 02:08 AM
Replies: 1,460
Views: 83,601
Posted By Moronic
Thanks for the clip. I remember watching that...

Thanks for the clip. I remember watching that live. It was so disappointing, as a spectator, to see Schumacher win the championship with that ridiculous piece of driving - after he had just made a...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-28-2015, 01:38 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 10,690
Posted By Moronic
IIRC oalvarez is on the money with this one. ...

IIRC oalvarez is on the money with this one.

Semi-active the springs (passively) control ride-height and the damping adjusts in real time (i.e. actively) to minimise chassis disruption.

Fully...
Forum: Road warriors 04-28-2015, 01:19 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 30,957
Posted By Moronic
My guess is a voltage regulator and the rain was...

My guess is a voltage regulator and the rain was coincidence.

But you could also have corrosion in a connector somewhere. Keep us posted.
Forum: Road warriors 04-27-2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,293
Posted By Moronic
I think people who are suggesting track days have...

I think people who are suggesting track days have missed the point.

If you took that R1 to the track you would face precisely the same dilemma.

You would be riding around trying to make sure...
Forum: Racing 04-27-2015, 04:41 AM
Replies: 1,727
Views: 163,910
Posted By Moronic
A piece on GPone.com reports that Marquez has...

A piece on GPone.com reports that Marquez has told Livio Suppo that he will race at Jerez.

Another at crash.net offers the uncomfortable detail that the finger was so badly displaced that Marquez...
Forum: Racing 04-21-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 1,727
Views: 163,910
Posted By Moronic
Kropotkin's wrap on the Argentine round...

Kropotkin's wrap on the Argentine round (https://motomatters.com/analysis/2015/04/20/2015_argentina_motogp_post_race_round_up.html) is up at motomatters.com. Some great writing on the Rossi-Marquez...
Forum: Racing 04-18-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 9,537
Posted By Moronic
I was not alleging plagiarism. :lol3

I was not alleging plagiarism. :lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-18-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,069
Posted By Moronic
Thanks for the link. I think I heard some of the...

Thanks for the link. I think I heard some of the original interview rebroadcast in Australia in the early 1980s. It was enjoyable to have the context they added this time around.
Forum: Racing 04-18-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 9,537
Posted By Moronic
Krop's MotoGP qualifying round-up...

Krop's MotoGP qualifying round-up (https://motomatters.com/analysis/2015/04/19/2015_argentina_motogp_saturday_round_up_.html) has been posted at motomatters, and his conclusions are not far different...
Forum: Racing 04-17-2015, 04:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,430
Posted By Moronic
There's a five-page thread in Road Warriors...

There's a five-page thread in Road Warriors (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1057844).
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