ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Search Forums
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Showing results 1 to 40 of 500
Search took 0.03 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: PJay
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 02:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,512
Posted By PJay
Yup, and end of November last year at the Burt...

Yup, and end of November last year at the Burt Munro event I cut about 3/4" off the entire circumference of the left sidewall of a new rear tyre with my fish filleting knife so the tyre could fit...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 02:35 AM
Replies: 15
Poll: Mmod
Views: 495
Posted By PJay
1. Sheds, and a workshop in town where my...

1. Sheds, and a workshop in town where my racebikes live.

2. My car and ute live outdoors.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-02-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 15
Poll: Mmod
Views: 495
Posted By PJay
I have several friends who own motorcycle...

I have several friends who own motorcycle museums, and one (whose collection is not a museum but is another former factory road racer) who has over 350 machines currently.

I'm but an amateur...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-02-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 15
Poll: Mmod
Views: 495
Posted By PJay
I've been riding (offroad) for over 50 years and...

I've been riding (offroad) for over 50 years and (onroad, licensed) for 47 years.

I stopped counting how many motorcycles I'd owned once it reached 150 (this excludes all the machines that passed...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-02-2015, 12:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,512
Posted By PJay
No-one has asked the obvious question: Why round...

No-one has asked the obvious question: Why round off square-sectioned tyres?

The grip on the sides will have been made worse by the burnouts.

The transition from the "flat" center to the sides...
Forum: New Zealand 03-02-2015, 12:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 351
Posted By PJay
Thiery, if you're aiming to travel to the Far...

Thiery, if you're aiming to travel to the Far North of the North Island, PM me. We have a self-contained flat in our house in Russell in the Bay of Islands, with covered accommodation for your bike.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-23-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 15,353
Posted By PJay
Two observations from my time as a motorcycle...

Two observations from my time as a motorcycle shop co-owner. (We had agencies for 2 Euro brands, one Indian brand, and one major Japanese. Oh, and my family has been in the motorcycle trade for 4...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-23-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,770
Posted By PJay
Just another random thought, sparked by another...

Just another random thought, sparked by another thread:

How some particular machine(s) can be "boring" to ride - eg the UJMs of the late 70s. Huh?

Some types of riding, yup. I take a...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-23-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,770
Posted By PJay
This would be an interesting topic, except that...

This would be an interesting topic, except that for me it's not old vs new.

I've gravitated to buying new obsolete eg my Varadero, VTR1000, and DR650; all bought new and after long model runs; all...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-23-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,089
Posted By PJay
True about the one new disc brake will be better...

True about the one new disc brake will be better than 2 old ones - however, in the case of eg the SOHC CB750, 2 old brakes on the old chassis are better than one old one reversed in position.

...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-22-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,089
Posted By PJay
Yes, nice looking effort; even has a set of...

Yes, nice looking effort; even has a set of decent carbs.

Not much evidence of fabrication (eg the shift lever is just re-angled stock Honda, replacement engine mounts, can't see any frame...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-19-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,089
Posted By PJay
Some of my pics are on various threads in the...

Some of my pics are on various threads in the Old's Cool section of the forum (IIRC, several in Racebikes). None of the Triton - I'll see if I can dig some out and scan them - otherwise I'll find...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-19-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,089
Posted By PJay
My answer to this is the Triton pre-unit actual...

My answer to this is the Triton pre-unit actual race bike my mate built for me to race back in the day (1970...).

The Triumph factory enhancement stuff was OK as far as it went. But most of what...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-18-2015, 10:05 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,089
Posted By PJay
Hmmm; just recalling: I saw a couple of the works...

Hmmm; just recalling: I saw a couple of the works Hondas in the 60s. Even the real racers' paintwork wasn't all that hot back in that day....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-18-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,387
Posted By PJay
My yesterday featured two fully relaxing bike...

My yesterday featured two fully relaxing bike rides - from home to a seminar I was speaking at, and return.

Quite a mix of roads, 160 miles in total each way. Most of it is 2-lane seal (even NZ's...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-18-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,089
Posted By PJay
Well, back in the day (in the UK at least) the...

Well, back in the day (in the UK at least) the vast majority of café racers were homebuilt POSs. (PsOS?)

Even the paint was amateur and garbage.

That's why they were called café racers,...
Forum: 2 smokers 02-13-2015, 02:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,412
Posted By PJay
Phil, I did race against that NZ MZ in BEARS...

Phil, I did race against that NZ MZ in BEARS (actually, there were 2, one ridden by a very, very good former Open class champion) - nowhere near 240kph, but it was faster than my 500 Domiracer, which...
Forum: Airheads 02-10-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,895
Posted By PJay
And this is a problem????

And this is a problem????
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-09-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,046
Posted By PJay
There was a rash of magazine articles in the...

There was a rash of magazine articles in the 1970s, aiming to teach riders how to fall off safely.

This was succeeded by advice on how to stay aboard and evade trouble by riding safely.

If you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-01-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 6,752
Posted By PJay
Ah, well, I suppose 170 or maybe 180 is...

Ah, well, I suppose 170 or maybe 180 is "approaching 200mph" in the same way as 85 or maybe 90 is "approaching" 100.

And your last post above does demonstrate that the move from Zen-like 150 to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-01-2015, 02:26 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 6,752
Posted By PJay
OK, disregarding the VFR (eminently possible) -...

OK, disregarding the VFR (eminently possible) - how fast did you go on your derestricted ZZR?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-01-2015, 12:17 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 6,752
Posted By PJay
Ummmm...."have", not "had"... And WR's words...

Ummmm...."have", not "had"...

And WR's words above were in direct response to this quote (the ZZR mentions came later):

"Envious of a braggart wannabe big kid, who gets his jollies out of...
Forum: 2 smokers 01-29-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,152
Posted By PJay
Compare: Cook Neilson's old California Hotrod is...

Compare: Cook Neilson's old California Hotrod is bid to USD126,000 on eBay today, with a Buy Now of USD1,000,000. Not a factory race machine, no international record; a significant machine, but no...
Forum: 2 smokers 01-28-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,980
Posted By PJay
The DS series were Yamaha twins 1960s thru late...

The DS series were Yamaha twins 1960s thru late '72. Then the RDs arrived, basically DS7s (Europe and Australasia: YDS7s) with reed valves.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-27-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 6,752
Posted By PJay
Because the "speed" a machine will achieve...

Because the "speed" a machine will achieve without wind resistance is vastly different from road performance. No way will a VFR1200, even unrestricted (and yours is restricted), "approach" 200mph in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-27-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 6,752
Posted By PJay
My laughter is caused by your statements, WR. ...

My laughter is caused by your statements, WR.

There is a vast difference in speed perception riding at 150mph compared with 100mph; however, human perception of speed differences from 160mph on up...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-27-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 6,752
Posted By PJay
Yeah, so you're relying on speedo...

Yeah, so you're relying on speedo readings....VFR1200s at their restricted top- speed of +/-157mph (253kph) typically read 268-270kph, and some more.

"Approaching 200mph" - yeah, right.
Forum: New Zealand 01-26-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,306
Posted By PJay
LT and Oscar - thanks for the mention of Gary and...

LT and Oscar - thanks for the mention of Gary and the footage of the bikes at the funeral. Was unable to get there, but, man, the riders included a lot of my old mates...

(Not quite a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-26-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 6,752
Posted By PJay
My, what interesting sidetracks this thread's...

My, what interesting sidetracks this thread's been taking - following the predictable "get what I've got" norm for such threads.

But in the quote above, there are a couple of things I find...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-24-2015, 01:56 AM
Replies: 8,439
Views: 3,366,949
Posted By PJay
Mine's a farm girl, so she's never been surprised...

Mine's a farm girl, so she's never been surprised seeing new ones appear in the shed in springtime...
Forum: 2 smokers 01-22-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,412
Posted By PJay
Yeah, Nev, I remember Graeme's one, and the...

Yeah, Nev, I remember Graeme's one, and the travelling he did on it - that's one of the reasons I bought mine many years after.
Forum: 2 smokers 01-22-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,412
Posted By PJay
Nah, wife's terminal cancer is on the march again...

Nah, wife's terminal cancer is on the march again in a big way, so no racing for me for a while.
Forum: 2 smokers 01-22-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,152
Posted By PJay
This is one of Ginger Molloy's works machines, I...

This is one of Ginger Molloy's works machines, I believe. It has authenticated real history over many years at high level back in the day and also in more recent Historic racing. And, having seen it...
Forum: 2 smokers 01-22-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,412
Posted By PJay
Hi, John. I have an '88 one. Try taking...

Hi, John. I have an '88 one.

Try taking yours out for a good long run with lots of throttle, then see whether the smokiness has cleared.

If it doesn't, you'll need to get technical. I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-21-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 6,752
Posted By PJay
My conclusion is just mine, but the journey to...

My conclusion is just mine, but the journey to get there might interest you. (I'll also ignore your finite budget, given that I'm in another currency and everything's more expensive in my country...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-14-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 8,439
Views: 3,366,949
Posted By PJay
Same carbs?

Same carbs?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-11-2015, 02:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,597
Posted By PJay
RE themselves made a diesel version ("Taurus") in...

RE themselves made a diesel version ("Taurus") in 325 and +/- 400 cm3 forms from the late 1990s to about 2002. Gutless beyond belief, discontinued, rare as rockinghorse shit these days, and were at...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-30-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 707
Views: 107,219
Posted By PJay
Hi, Rob: it was a non-stop record attempt (ie...

Hi, Rob: it was a non-stop record attempt (ie over 24 hours without stopping), not a speed attempt.

I believe they actually did 1,036 miles in their 24 hours - +/- 43mph average.

See from the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-16-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 499
Views: 18,082
Posted By PJay
Try FasterSafer.com. Nick Ienatsch quotes...

Try FasterSafer.com.

Nick Ienatsch quotes studies showing just what you say isn't shown.

I guess Ienatsch is biased, being an advanced riding instructor and all.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-16-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 499
Views: 18,082
Posted By PJay
For those who are prepared but don't have your...

For those who are prepared but don't have your research skills, would you mind, please, posting links to relevant peer reviewed studies?

Obviously, since as you point out the results seem...
Showing results 1 to 40 of 500

 
Forum Jump

Times are GMT -7.   It's 04:18 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2015