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Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths Yesterday, 04:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,873
Posted By Moronic
Better to turn this around, maybe

It is easy to observe that just about anything on a motorcycle will cause a problem eventually if you simply forget about it.

Hell, if you don't check the coating inside the fuel tank every 30...
Forum: Racing Yesterday, 04:30 AM
Replies: 1,816
Views: 113,449
Posted By Moronic
I wonder how he explains that page to his...

I wonder how he explains that page to his sponsors?

Maybe it's evidence he is becoming a household name. :eek1
Forum: Road Warriors 06-30-2015, 03:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By Moronic
Yes it is true that a stiffer spring would be the...

Yes it is true that a stiffer spring would be the optimal change for adding a passenger.

But adding preload so that the bike sits at the same angle to the road as it does with the rider solo is a...
Forum: Racing 06-29-2015, 03:14 AM
Replies: 379
Views: 24,971
Posted By Moronic
^^ That is funny. :lol3 Of course it is accurate...

^^ That is funny. :lol3 Of course it is accurate and well qualified also. Not to mention its bestowing plenty of credit. And plenty of people would have agreed at the time, probably including me.
...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-29-2015, 02:46 AM
Replies: 4,942
Views: 615,447
Posted By Moronic
Thanks for the honest reporting, on all fronts....

Thanks for the honest reporting, on all fronts. Great that the bike felt so good.

If you've followed this thread, you'll be able to imagine the level of sniping, derision and insinuation the...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-28-2015, 04:32 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 35,508
Posted By Moronic
Great news, and it sounds like you have a good...

Great news, and it sounds like you have a good bike and good people to work on it.

It is probably time to think hard about whether you really want the Duc now. It is in good shape, so you could...
Forum: Racing 06-27-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 24,971
Posted By Moronic
That's an interesting angle. Could well be right,...

That's an interesting angle. Could well be right, or at least partly so.

There is no doubt Rossi would have foreseen a last-lap lunge from Marquez if the two happened to be close at the end. And...
Forum: Racing 06-27-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 379
Views: 24,971
Posted By Moronic
Great race. The way it looked to me,...

Great race.

The way it looked to me, Marquez got in so hot he couldn't even stay on the track. It wasn't an overtake - it was just a reckless lunge and he came extremely close to taking Rossi...
Forum: Racing 06-22-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 1,816
Views: 113,449
Posted By Moronic
^^ I never knew that if I kept reading your posts...

^^ I never knew that if I kept reading your posts I would see something worth reading.

That is a fantastic analogy. Love it. Yes, it is exactly like that: this stuff used to do something for me....
Forum: Racing 06-18-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 2,124
Views: 208,044
Posted By Moronic
Yep. It is easily forgotten but Lorenzo took his...

Yep. It is easily forgotten but Lorenzo took his first win of last year in the rain - Aragon, after he pitted earlier than the others for rain tyres.

He had not been as comfortable as Marquez and...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-15-2015, 03:31 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 35,508
Posted By Moronic
Two threads at ducati.ms that might help" ...

Two threads at ducati.ms that might help"

Starter solenoid short blows 20A fuse:

http://www.ducati.ms/forums/56-superbikes/44649-03-999-eobd-light-won-t-start.html

Sticky neutral microswitch...
Forum: Racing 06-15-2015, 03:12 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 16,933
Posted By Moronic
The media conference for the top three was pretty...

The media conference for the top three was pretty funny towards the end. A journo asked all three of them whether Marquez had become a danger to other riders.

They all tried to be diplomatic,...
Forum: Racing 06-14-2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 16,933
Posted By Moronic
Lorenzo after the race seemed genuine in...

Lorenzo after the race seemed genuine in acknowledging that Rossi had made him work for it.

One good thing about all those crashes: no one got badly hurt (AFAIK). They will all line up again at...
Forum: Racing 06-14-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 16,933
Posted By Moronic
Good to hear. But it wasn't my ISP. The...

Good to hear.

But it wasn't my ISP. The internet feed from the local TV station worked fine.

When it went to an ad after all the initial drama, I had another go at starting the Dorna service....
Forum: Racing 06-14-2015, 05:54 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 16,933
Posted By Moronic
Pantah, anecdotal but your experience supports...

Pantah, anecdotal but your experience supports the idea that there is a problem at Dorna's end.

So they are selling stuff they can't deliver. The most dramatic point in the race, and you were...
Forum: Racing 06-14-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 16,933
Posted By Moronic
Marquez's luck has run out. Two years ago he...

Marquez's luck has run out.

Two years ago he would have tagged Lorenzo and crashed him, and gone on to win with the touch being deemed a racing incident. Lorenzo would have hurt himself in the...
Forum: Racing 06-14-2015, 05:17 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 16,933
Posted By Moronic
So I pay 100 euro to watch motogp via the live...

So I pay 100 euro to watch motogp via the live feed and when I go to log on a few minutes before the start it's nothing doing.

Presumably because Dorna has not invested in enough capacity to serve...
Forum: Racing 06-14-2015, 04:37 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 16,933
Posted By Moronic
Zarco's last lap block pass on Rabat was...

Zarco's last lap block pass on Rabat was masterly. I was amazed he pulled it off, but in the end he made it look easy.
Forum: Road Warriors 06-13-2015, 11:58 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 35,508
Posted By Moronic
Hang in there, if you can. Something about...

Hang in there, if you can.

Something about this story does not add up.

The bike has done a track day and a long road trip with no problems. It does a couple of sessions on another track day,...
Forum: Racing 06-13-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 16,933
Posted By Moronic
Espargaro A on his prospects for the race: ...

Espargaro A on his prospects for the race:

"I'm really happy but the race is going to be more difficult. If I'm able to follow Jorge or Vale for example, try to learn from them, try to follow them...
Forum: Racing 06-12-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 16,933
Posted By Moronic
Frighteningly competitive FP2. With about 10...

Frighteningly competitive FP2.

With about 10 minutes to go, and with the commentators saying the rising temperature was making the track a bit slippery, they all put their best tyres in and went...
Forum: Racing 06-10-2015, 04:40 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 16,933
Posted By Moronic
Great piece on motomatters.com...

Great piece on motomatters.com (https://motomatters.com/analysis/2015/06/09/the_slow_decline_of_the_honda_rc213v_the.html) analysing the declining superiority of the Honda RC213V.

Crutchlow is not...
Forum: Racing 06-08-2015, 05:51 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 16,933
Posted By Moronic
Well we know Rossi nearly won this last year -...

Well we know Rossi nearly won this last year - nearly in the sense that he was still leading late in the piece. Marquez chased him down and Pedrosa too, until Dani thought he would get Marquez as...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-07-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,980
Posted By Moronic
The flatter lights probably bring the weight of...

The flatter lights probably bring the weight of the assembly closer to the steering stock. That will make the steering feel a bit lighter if you are turning in a hurry, and it will be easier for the...
Forum: Racing 06-05-2015, 10:44 PM
Replies: 1,816
Views: 113,449
Posted By Moronic
Obviously, from the vid, Hamilton isn't among...

Obviously, from the vid, Hamilton isn't among them. :lol3

It is all very well blaming the team, but if the sequence in that video is accurate it is not hard to see how the pit team backed the...
Forum: Racing 06-04-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,083
Posted By Moronic
Hmm, that analogy with free climbing works pretty...

Hmm, that analogy with free climbing works pretty well. :nod
Forum: Racing 06-04-2015, 04:38 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,083
Posted By Moronic
Sad indeed. First time at the TT. But then last...

Sad indeed. First time at the TT. But then last year he was smashed up badly enough at the North West 200 in Ireland that he spent days in a coma...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-03-2015, 05:11 AM
Replies: 4,942
Views: 615,447
Posted By Moronic
That's a great post, and your point is well made....

That's a great post, and your point is well made.

The only thing I would add is, have you ever tried a well set up Ohlins NIX 30 fork and recent, good Brembo brakes?

I haven't. But if the lower...
Forum: Racing 06-02-2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 1,816
Views: 113,449
Posted By Moronic
I was thinking the same. And it hit the steel...

I was thinking the same. And it hit the steel barrier upside down somewhere near the cockpit.

That driver is very lucky to be still in one piece.

The race directors seemed frustrated that the...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-02-2015, 12:25 AM
Replies: 4,942
Views: 615,447
Posted By Moronic
It would be very funny, if it were true. In...

It would be very funny, if it were true.

In truth, the only high tech feature it lost was direct fuel injection.

Whereas simplicity, longevity and low maintenance was always a selling point.
...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-01-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,420
Posted By Moronic
Yes, Cycle at that time was a fabulous read -...

Yes, Cycle at that time was a fabulous read - which I discovered I think in my late teens and took somewhat for granted.

Schilling also published a wonderful coffee-table book about bikes called...
Forum: Racing 06-01-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 15,688
Posted By Moronic
Yes, me too. Although I think is was more like...

Yes, me too. Although I think is was more like two or three laps in than half way through.

It fits with what Marquez said afterwards about the bike, reported in various places including the...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-01-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 4,942
Views: 615,447
Posted By Moronic
On the ABS, while all else equal I suppose they...

On the ABS, while all else equal I suppose they would offer it, leaving it out does keep the bike simpler, and easier to look after long-term.

It goes with the long-life and low-maintenance...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-31-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 4,942
Views: 615,447
Posted By Moronic
Leafman I think you should keep this quiet. ...

Leafman I think you should keep this quiet.

The sorts of things you have been saying have the potential to ruin a great thread, which now has a lot of history.

Have some respect for the hours...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-31-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,630
Posted By Moronic
For long straights at high speeds, it is hard to...

For long straights at high speeds, it is hard to see how more upright will help. Unless you are sitting behind a big fairing. But you don't want a big sport tourer.

A Ducati ST could possibly...
Forum: Racing 05-31-2015, 06:29 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 15,688
Posted By Moronic
Rossi was not going to beat Lorenzo today....

Rossi was not going to beat Lorenzo today. Wouldn't have mattered where he qualified. His best result was second. He got third.

If Lorenzo keeps this up, he's the 2015 champ whatever Rossi does....
Forum: Racing 05-31-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 15,688
Posted By Moronic
Well they were doing their best. Dovi and I think...

Well they were doing their best. Dovi and I think Iannone too got in front on the opening lap, but Lorenzo brushed them off like they were flies. :lol3
Forum: Racing 05-31-2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 15,688
Posted By Moronic
Well after the Moto3 race I thought the race of...

Well after the Moto3 race I thought the race of the day had already been run.

But in that MotoGP race the stakes seemed so much higher, and then of course there was the spectacle of that speed....
Forum: Racing 05-27-2015, 04:12 AM
Replies: 2,124
Views: 208,044
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: 1,816
Views: 113,449
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...
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