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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-15-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,531
Posted By Lion BR
I don't ride fast on wooded areas... Only where I...

I don't ride fast on wooded areas... Only where I can see the road ahead, like in the video. By the way, I chipmunk crossed the road ahead of me on the video. Another day it was a mountain lion. Now...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-15-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,531
Posted By Lion BR
Maximum speed my bike went on dirt and gravel was...

Maximum speed my bike went on dirt and gravel was 94.4 mph (GPS). Maximum because the rear tire started losing forward traction right at that speed (shinko 705's). I was sitting to reduce the profile...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-15-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,531
Posted By Lion BR
I'm not a dirt noob. As a matter of fact, I...

I'm not a dirt noob. As a matter of fact, I learned to ride on dirt and then moved to pavement. I'm a forever noob on pavement, but that's another story.

Contrary to the statement that noobs tend...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-15-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,690
Posted By Lion BR
Ready to Roast

Ready to Roast
Forum: Beasts 09-13-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,940
Posted By Lion BR
Go on the "views" area of the beasts page. You...

Go on the "views" area of the beasts page. You will see it on the top and right of the page. Click on "views" and it will reorder the threads from most viewed to least viewed. Tell me, what is the...
Forum: Beasts 09-10-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 1,716
Views: 389,550
Posted By Lion BR
It's a question of perspective. :rofl It could...

It's a question of perspective. :rofl
It could be if they bring it to the US, for example.
Forum: Beasts 09-10-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 1,716
Views: 389,550
Posted By Lion BR
That's more it, indeed.

That's more it, indeed.
Forum: Beasts 09-10-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 1,716
Views: 389,550
Posted By Lion BR
Definitely not the Africa Twin. Yet. It will...

Definitely not the Africa Twin. Yet. It will still come. Maybe in 2015.

This bike just unveiled is the "adventure" sport/touring, improved to compete with BMW's touring version of its S1000R,...
Forum: Beasts 09-09-2014, 03:27 AM
Replies: 4,513
Views: 795,617
Posted By Lion BR
Thanks, it makes sense.

Thanks, it makes sense.
Forum: Beasts 09-08-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 4,513
Views: 795,617
Posted By Lion BR
Looking forward to the progress on this. I have...

Looking forward to the progress on this. I have another question. I had earlier asked why not a 21 inch front and I'm satisfied with your response. However, I'm puzzled by the 19/18 combo. An 18...
Forum: Beasts 09-06-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 1,716
Views: 389,550
Posted By Lion BR
whose concept? :D

whose concept? :D
Forum: Beasts 09-06-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 1,716
Views: 389,550
Posted By Lion BR
Indeed, it's just speculation. We will know the...

Indeed, it's just speculation. We will know the real story in four days from today. :D
Forum: Beasts 09-06-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 13,469
Posted By Lion BR
Looking quite good. And I like the idea of...

Looking quite good. And I like the idea of getting your boys involved in it as a project. These cars are an ongoing project... if I would get another one today I would probably try to find a mid...
Forum: Beasts 09-06-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 1,716
Views: 389,550
Posted By Lion BR
yeah, not officially called Elsinore... The 500...

yeah, not officially called Elsinore... The 500 just follows the evolution.
Forum: Beasts 09-06-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 1,716
Views: 389,550
Posted By Lion BR
and a 500 in 1984 ...

and a 500 in 1984

http://www.motorera.com/honda/h0500/elsinore/cr500r-84.jpg
Forum: Beasts 09-06-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 1,716
Views: 389,550
Posted By Lion BR
They do not say anything about retro-looking on...

They do not say anything about retro-looking on their post. Only the name is retro. When Honda filed its trademark on the Africa Twin name, they also did it for their Elsinore name. Elsinore makes...
Forum: Beasts 09-05-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 6,001
Views: 1,210,574
Posted By Lion BR
He's talking about this: ...

He's talking about this:

http://portoalegre.smugmug.com/Other/Miscellaneous-Stuff/i-tdbfVBn/0/XL/IMG_2166-XL.jpg

Another picture
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Forum: Beasts 09-05-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 13,469
Posted By Lion BR
For the 4cyl dual-over-head-cam motors, if that...

For the 4cyl dual-over-head-cam motors, if that is the kind of Alfa you have, 20K miles is average distance before they need a rebuild. When you need to check the oil daily, then you need to rebuild...
Forum: Beasts 09-05-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 13,469
Posted By Lion BR
You still have the Alfa Romeo? I once had a 69...

You still have the Alfa Romeo? I once had a 69 Berlina and a 1987 Milano. I cringe knowing you drive it in the winter... :D well hopefully there is no salt on roads during the long winters in North...
Forum: Beasts 09-04-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 1,716
Views: 389,550
Posted By Lion BR
It's not it, even if it's meant to be it.

It's not it, even if it's meant to be it.
Forum: Beasts 09-03-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 683
Posted By Lion BR
Yes, Southeast Oregon is not too different than...

Yes, Southeast Oregon is not too different than east of the Sierras. Sage brush country.

ABS also works on downhills: On the video below I'm going down a steep hill with ABD on (the video...
Forum: Beasts 09-03-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 683
Posted By Lion BR
Not about a CB500X but it is about ABS... I...

Not about a CB500X but it is about ABS...

I used to have a 2006 BMW Dakar 650 GS. I was once riding it on a gravel road and went for the front brake and nothing... I had forgotten to turn ABS...
Forum: Beasts 09-02-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,756
Posted By Lion BR
That's a street bike.

That's a street bike.
Forum: Orange Crush 09-02-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,255
Posted By Lion BR
It's really not good to lug a motor during break...

It's really not good to lug a motor during break in period. Maybe KTM has this sub-4000rpm surge as a built in feature to prevent riders from lugging their motors during break in. :lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-01-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 730
Views: 46,031
Posted By Lion BR
Indeed. They probably like it because of the...

Indeed. They probably like it because of the performance gains and the rider's endurance gains you get from an automatic transmission on long races.

You quoted only a small portion of my text to...
Forum: Beasts 08-30-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 4,513
Views: 795,617
Posted By Lion BR
Hi Jenny A question/comment... will you...

Hi Jenny

A question/comment... will you offer a kit to lower the pegs and foot controls? I'm asking this because this bike's triangle is a bit on the sports side of things. Bar risers take care...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-30-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 730
Views: 46,031
Posted By Lion BR
People even strap side cars to them. But they are...

People even strap side cars to them. But they are happy and they are the ones buying the adventure bikes. And manufacturers cater to them, and why wouldn't them? If you and I and a few others here...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-29-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 730
Views: 46,031
Posted By Lion BR
That's a rally bike. Adventure and...

That's a rally bike.

Adventure and enduro/rally have diverted paths from basically day 1, or since BMW, Yamaha and Honda created civilian versions to their dakar bikes in the 80's. We are here...
Forum: Beasts 08-26-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 4,513
Views: 795,617
Posted By Lion BR
Hi Jenny Thank you for the thorough...

Hi Jenny

Thank you for the thorough explanation. I now understand your point and the direction you are going. I wish this initiative is a solid success! But will also be hoping for a potential...
Forum: Beasts 08-26-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 21,397
Views: 3,787,485
Posted By Lion BR
I like the 5 gal tank on my Tiger. It is already...

I like the 5 gal tank on my Tiger. It is already a top heavy bike as is, why increase that weight and in the wrong place? It will do 200 miles before it runs dry, that's plenty! If you need more on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-26-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 730
Views: 46,031
Posted By Lion BR
Interesting point. As new technology...

Interesting point.

As new technology (tires, suspension, traction control, abs, or combined systems such as MSC) increases a motorcycle's potential speed through a corner, besides riding skills...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-26-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 730
Views: 46,031
Posted By Lion BR
Perhaps you should check the suspension on your...

Perhaps you should check the suspension on your car. I'm sure making it work better (too much rebound damping?) will improve braking distance over washboard better than ABS or no ABS. :rofl
Forum: Beasts 08-25-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 4,513
Views: 795,617
Posted By Lion BR
I'm looking forward to what you will produce. A...

I'm looking forward to what you will produce. A question: the guys in Thailand made a rally version of the CB500X with a 21 inch front wheel. That's my question: why not a 21 inch front? Thanks!
Forum: Beasts 08-25-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 4,513
Views: 795,617
Posted By Lion BR
Well, some of us need to have the tools with us,...

Well, some of us need to have the tools with us, when we take our bikes to the desert with no support. I welcome the idea of a tool box on a skid plate, keeping the tools low is good!
Forum: Orange Crush 08-25-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,853
Posted By Lion BR
They could be two different problems. One seems...

They could be two different problems. One seems to definitely be related to fuel pressure.

Sometimes a fuel pump may still be functioning but will not be developing enough fuel pressure at the...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-24-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,853
Posted By Lion BR
Like others have mentioned, it seems fuel...

Like others have mentioned, it seems fuel related. Could it be related to the 15-20% ethanol content in the gasoline in Brazil (and possibly some water with it...)? Besides the cleaning fuel...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-24-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 730
Views: 46,031
Posted By Lion BR
But how many riders take their "adventure" bikes...

But how many riders take their "adventure" bikes around the world? The marketing is for the image, not the actual use of the bike for round the world travel. But I bet they can all do it, and they...
Forum: Beasts 08-23-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 21,397
Views: 3,787,485
Posted By Lion BR
Thanks, and I agree, for riding off road 20K and...

Thanks, and I agree, for riding off road 20K and even 15K is reasonable mileage for a set of sprockets and chain.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-23-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 730
Views: 46,031
Posted By Lion BR
I understand your point. Thank you for spending...

I understand your point. Thank you for spending time explaining it.

The so called ADV bikes, that are of the multi-cylinder variety, spend most of their time on-road based on data collected by...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-23-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 730
Views: 46,031
Posted By Lion BR
The data, for what it's worth, speaks for itself...

The data, for what it's worth, speaks for itself on that particular video you are referring to. I did not make that video, I did not ride those bikes.

I'll give you an advice: don't waste your...
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