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Forum: Canada 06-23-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 22,336
Views: 2,334,566
Posted By Thraan
Spotted a spotlessly clean GS R1200 with a BMW...

Spotted a spotlessly clean GS R1200 with a BMW topcase and an ADV sticker parked in my office building parking lot this morning. Century Ave, Mississauga.
Forum: Racing 04-07-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 2,271
Views: 161,496
Posted By Thraan
They used to say the same thing about Schumacher,...

They used to say the same thing about Schumacher, and yeah, he did get preferential treatment from the team, but mechanics flubbing pitstops or prep'ing the car poorly is more to do with how much...
Forum: Racing 04-07-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 2,271
Views: 161,496
Posted By Thraan
Webber is still a Red Bull driver (albeit for...

Webber is still a Red Bull driver (albeit for Porsche), and Marko is still talking about him. Webber must have really gotten under his skin in a lasting way to warrant the ongoing attention.

Let...
Forum: Racing 04-07-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 2,271
Views: 161,496
Posted By Thraan
He isn't wrong with that comment. Webber was a...

He isn't wrong with that comment. Webber was a decent driver and had his on days but clearly wasn't on Vettel's level week in and week out. And while it remains to be seen if Ricciardo can out...
Forum: Racing 04-07-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 2,271
Views: 161,496
Posted By Thraan
What comment? I didn't read anything about...

What comment? I didn't read anything about Webber... :ear
Forum: Racing 04-07-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 2,271
Views: 161,496
Posted By Thraan
I am no fan of Herman Tilke, but I gotta admit...

I am no fan of Herman Tilke, but I gotta admit that the track layout helped foster the wheel to wheel action.

All credit to Hamilton, Rosberg, Perez, Ricciardo, Bottas, Massa and Hulkenberg for...
Forum: Racing 03-21-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 2,271
Views: 161,496
Posted By Thraan
While few got such a close view, Mansell got a...

While few got such a close view, Mansell got a much closer view at Monaco. :lol3


<img src=http://bandverde.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/sennamansell.jpg width=1024>
Forum: Racing 03-19-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 2,271
Views: 161,496
Posted By Thraan
<iframe width="420" height="315"...

<iframe width="420" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/dOon9x10i4Q" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

The Professor in his 1983 Renault Turbo at Kyalami
Forum: Racing 03-19-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 2,271
Views: 161,496
Posted By Thraan
<iframe width="420" height="315"...

<iframe width="420" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/8h2LOzRrQ4M" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Mario knows when to speak and what to say...
Forum: Racing 03-19-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 2,271
Views: 161,496
Posted By Thraan
I'll stop you there. Your numbers differ because...

I'll stop you there. Your numbers differ because 1996 is a different number to 2004.

The cars, the engines and the tyre compounds are different year over year. Even the track surface has...
Forum: Racing 03-18-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 2,271
Views: 161,496
Posted By Thraan
Street circuits ain't clean to begin with, but...

Street circuits ain't clean to begin with, but rain will either wash them clean or bring a lot of crap up onto the surface. Or make them green again after practice rubbers them in some. All that...
Forum: Racing 03-18-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 2,271
Views: 161,496
Posted By Thraan
It rained last year too in qually, yes? I...

It rained last year too in qually, yes?

I don't recall what tire compounds were available last year versus this year, but don't discount the impact of the rubber in the laptime.

Also, last...
Forum: Racing 03-18-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 2,271
Views: 161,496
Posted By Thraan
They had trouble picking up the leader. They had...

They had trouble picking up the leader. They had to remove both the tire carcass and the broken wheel rim. The rim was more of an issue than the tire, given that the tire was off line on the inside...
Forum: Racing 03-18-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 2,271
Views: 161,496
Posted By Thraan
I wonder if can I answer this without being a...

I wonder if can I answer this without being a condescending douchebag.

Essentially what you are asking is, would it take less time to travel a shorter distance.

And the answer is no, I can't...
Forum: Racing 03-18-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 2,271
Views: 161,496
Posted By Thraan
There was also an aborted start, taking a lap off...

There was also an aborted start, taking a lap off the total race time.
Forum: Racing 03-18-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 2,271
Views: 161,496
Posted By Thraan
The cars themselves might be consuming less fuel,...

The cars themselves might be consuming less fuel, but make no mistake about it, F1 is not green, not close to green, and never be. They fly all over the world in big ass airplanes, and drive all...
Forum: Racing 03-17-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 2,271
Views: 161,496
Posted By Thraan
I watched both Gilles and Jacques, both Mario and...

I watched both Gilles and Jacques, both Mario and Michael, both Keke and Nico, but I'm not old enough to remember Graham and Damon. :D
Forum: Racing 03-17-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 2,271
Views: 161,496
Posted By Thraan
Other teams had similar disparity between their...

Other teams had similar disparity between their fuel injector estimates and the FIA fuel flow meter, and they made adjustments to ensure that the FIA fuel flow meter was reporting less than 100kg/h.
Forum: Racing 03-16-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 2,271
Views: 161,496
Posted By Thraan
Interesting graph! I had heard that Melbourne...

Interesting graph! I had heard that Melbourne was a higher fuel load track, and in the race today there was some skimping going on, but after the safety car some drivers were given the all clear to...
Forum: Racing 03-16-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 2,271
Views: 161,496
Posted By Thraan
Sid, there is already speculation that at some...

Sid, there is already speculation that at some tracks the teams will not fill the gas tank because at 100kg/h they won't need all the fuel to finish the race. The weight saving is not...
Forum: Racing 03-16-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 2,271
Views: 161,496
Posted By Thraan
Sure, the telemetry could be wrong, and a...

Sure, the telemetry could be wrong, and a squinting view of the world feed tv images could be the definitive way to determine what happened.

But I doubt it.
Forum: Racing 03-16-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 2,271
Views: 161,496
Posted By Thraan
"The stewards determine that the incident was...

"The stewards determine that the incident was caused by a serious technical failure completely outside the control of the driver," read the stewards' report.

What you saw was smoke off the fronts...
Forum: Racing 03-16-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 2,271
Views: 161,496
Posted By Thraan
His rear brakes failed. Not his fault. Can't...

His rear brakes failed. Not his fault. Can't slow the car effectively with no rear brakes. He'd might have gotten a point had the brakes not let him down at the start.
Forum: Racing 03-16-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 2,271
Views: 161,496
Posted By Thraan
I reckon RedBull knew they couldn't get a result...

I reckon RedBull knew they couldn't get a result without more power, so they upped the fuel flow and rolled the dice that the funky FIA meter could be a scapegoat. If there were so many problems...
Forum: Australia 10-24-2013, 10:49 AM
Replies: 18,697
Views: 2,236,645
Posted By Thraan
Why not just send this to head explody, eh?

Why not just send this to head explody, eh?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-10-2013, 08:04 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,007
Posted By Thraan
Safe and fair. If the car could squeeze by...

Safe and fair.

If the car could squeeze by and make the right turn it would do so. No reason at all for the bike not to too.
Forum: Regional forums 08-29-2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,394
Posted By Thraan
Here's one ...

Here's one (http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&t=k&ll=37.18054847953592,-113.40037049570084&z=20)

http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&t=k&ll=37.18054847953592,-113.40037049570084&z=20
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-24-2012, 09:44 AM
Replies: 2,087
Views: 560,336
Posted By Thraan
Love it!

Love it!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-13-2011, 06:56 PM
Replies: 1,910
Views: 346,788
Posted By Thraan
My backyard in the city. ...

My backyard in the city.

http://alanowens.smugmug.com/House/Toronto-House/i-gWT5SLD/0/L/IMG00007-20111104-0853-L.jpg
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2011, 04:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 603
Posted By Thraan
You need to lube your chain more often. The...

You need to lube your chain more often.

The "bent washer" is a locking washer designed to prevent the nut from coming loose/off.

Not sure what rubber bit you are talking about.

Sounds all...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-04-2011, 07:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,437
Posted By Thraan
The biggest issue is that flashing the lights...

The biggest issue is that flashing the lights means different things to different people. It creates unpredictability in the reaction of the motorists around you.

I weave. It works. Laterally...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-04-2011, 06:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,437
Posted By Thraan
Flashing your light can indicate that you are...

Flashing your light can indicate that you are letting the car have right of way.
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2011, 03:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,459
Posted By Thraan
Some fork braces may cut the knobbies off a wider...

Some fork braces may cut the knobbies off a wider front.
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2011, 07:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,425
Posted By Thraan
Check that the terminals are firmly connected. A...

Check that the terminals are firmly connected. A loose battery terminal can cause starter problems like you describe.

But it is just as likely to be the battery.
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2011, 12:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,301
Posted By Thraan
If you accidentally clip the highbeam toggle...

If you accidentally clip the highbeam toggle switch, it can get stuck between low and high beams and it blows the fuse. Your brake light will still work, but the headlight and tail light will not. ...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2011, 11:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,567
Posted By Thraan
The KLR is a great first bike. You can drop it...

The KLR is a great first bike. You can drop it and not be concerned for it's health. It's a tough bike. Easy to maintain (if you care to learn how). Where it is ridden will teach throttle (and...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2011, 10:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,032
Posted By Thraan
Starting is affected by the choke and the pilot...

Starting is affected by the choke and the pilot jet (and air filter and valve tightness and such). Changing or modding the muffler shouldn't affect how she starts.

I did the jet needle and the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2011, 10:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,032
Posted By Thraan
2 1/8" hole saw to cut out the end of the muffler...

2 1/8" hole saw to cut out the end of the muffler and then I hammered in a bit of exhaust reducer as a new tip. No more tweety sound...

I might put a tack weld on it next time I'm at my buddy's...
Forum: Equipment 05-27-2011, 01:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,001
Posted By Thraan
Have 'em on my weeStrom. So far so good. No...

Have 'em on my weeStrom. So far so good. No complaints.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-25-2011, 08:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,456
Posted By Thraan
That was your mistake. When one lane slows you...

That was your mistake. When one lane slows you should expect people to jump out of that lane.

Ride safe! :thumb
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