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Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2010, 02:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,266
Posted By cold_fire
I didn't knew about the cam chain problem on the...

I didn't knew about the cam chain problem on the K12, but that mostly solved the puzzle for me. Having to rebuild a whole top end on a Ducati because of a bad timing belt is not fun. Nor cheap....
Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2010, 02:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,266
Posted By cold_fire
Tell me about the K 1200 S...

...and why should I buy one instead of a 1250 Bandit SA.

I've found at my local BMW dealer two mint examples of the K12S. Produced in 2006, first registered in 2007, 5.500 and 6.000 km...
Forum: Ride reports 09-07-2010, 03:15 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 23,074
Posted By cold_fire
Nice clue, Parigi. I mean, Toma Caragiu... ...

Nice clue, Parigi. I mean, Toma Caragiu...

Com'on Adrian, I want to see Mostar and Kotor and Sarajevo and stuff :D
Forum: Ride reports 09-06-2010, 12:01 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 23,074
Posted By cold_fire
Subscribed. Keep them coming :D

Subscribed. Keep them coming :D
Forum: Road warriors 08-30-2010, 01:38 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 14,815
Posted By cold_fire
I certainly am not a fit man, especially not in...

I certainly am not a fit man, especially not in the upper part of the body. So that might explain part of my XX riding experience. However, the Blackbird I was riding had a double-bubble screen which...
Forum: Road warriors 08-30-2010, 06:05 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 14,815
Posted By cold_fire
Incredible engine the XX has, but what killed it...

Incredible engine the XX has, but what killed it for me was the (lack of) confort. A friend of mine lent me his for a ride a couple of months ago. Did about 400miles, 2-up. The engine might just be...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-26-2010, 12:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,020
Posted By cold_fire
+1 For me, the tank bag is there for maps,...

+1

For me, the tank bag is there for maps, snacks and drinks, change for tolls and cold/wet weather apparel. Camera gear is on the back, papers and credit card in the wallet in one of the exterior...
Forum: Road warriors 08-02-2010, 10:05 AM
Replies: 3,003
Views: 870,266
Posted By cold_fire
http://www.motorcyclenews.com/upload/678/images/01...

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/upload/678/images/0110158777@Ducati-916.jpg

Hands down
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-01-2010, 12:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,023
Posted By cold_fire
Already too scratched to care.

Already too scratched to care.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-01-2010, 09:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,023
Posted By cold_fire
Made my day

A thread about things that happened on or around your motorbike and brightened your day. I'll go first.

In most southern and south-eastern European countries, mostly in the bigger cities, you can...
Forum: Beasts 07-15-2010, 09:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,122
Posted By cold_fire
http://hellforleathermagazine.com/2010/07/how-to-u...

http://hellforleathermagazine.com/2010/07/how-to-use-spy-photos-for-vira.html
Forum: Road warriors 07-15-2010, 09:42 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,533
Posted By cold_fire
That's sweet. Would make my 40km daily commute a...

That's sweet. Would make my 40km daily commute a lot cheaper. Too bad we don't get it here in Europe. All we get are chinese lead-battery powered scooters that do 30km/h for 30km.
Forum: Road warriors 07-09-2010, 06:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,458
Posted By cold_fire
+1. I was going to say the same thing. Try...

+1. I was going to say the same thing.

Try something with a longer, softer suspension. These roads are not really that bad to justify a 19 or 21' front wheel. Hell, I'd go over these potholes at...
Forum: Road warriors 07-08-2010, 08:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,054
Posted By cold_fire
I don't mean to disrespect, but this phrase...

I don't mean to disrespect, but this phrase ringed a bell in my head. How could your father in law could have enrolled in the army and fought for your country if he's in his sixties and the Korean...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-05-2010, 02:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,087
Posted By cold_fire
I've got sport-sport-touring rubber...

I've got sport-sport-touring rubber (ContiSportAttack) on the front of my Ducati ST4 and a sport-touring-touring tire on the back (Metz Z6). Admitedly, I only have about 2000km on this setup, but the...
Forum: Beasts 07-03-2010, 08:21 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 33,448
Posted By cold_fire
If it's aiming for MTS 1200, it could be a win,...

If it's aiming for MTS 1200, it could be a win, especially on the NA market. Europe will still buy the Ducati. If Honda will try to out-better the new SuperTenere or the GS, I would predict a...
Forum: Ride reports 06-30-2010, 09:22 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,127
Posted By cold_fire
Late April/early May is usually a period of...

Late April/early May is usually a period of inconsistent weather. It may be sunny for a few days, with temps up to 25 degrees Celsius, and afterwards it could get rainy for a week, with temps of...
Forum: Ride reports 06-30-2010, 03:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,127
Posted By cold_fire
The "Living fire" is a natural phenomenon....

The "Living fire" is a natural phenomenon. Emmisions of methane gas from underground (the whole area is filled with dead dinosaur juice or gas) are being set on fire by villagers to avoid explosions.
Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2010, 10:55 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,127
Posted By cold_fire
Thanks for your kind words. Yes, if you know what...

Thanks for your kind words. Yes, if you know what and where to look for, Romania is one hell of a ride.

A few more Transalpina shots
...
Forum: Road warriors 06-14-2010, 11:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,624
Posted By cold_fire
In Romania it's available at 8000 Euro and out of...

In Romania it's available at 8000 Euro and out of experience I was assuming that the same amount translates perfectly into $$$$ as it happens for photo equipment. Sorry for the confusion. On the...
Forum: Road warriors 06-13-2010, 04:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,624
Posted By cold_fire
[quote=scrannel]Long legs, great riding position...

[quote=scrannel]Long legs, great riding position semi-sport. I'm 6', love this bike.

[quote]
But also insanely powerful and very expensive. I've test-ridden one a few months ago. I didn't had...
Forum: Road warriors 06-13-2010, 03:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,624
Posted By cold_fire
No more Ducatis, please. Great bikes, but I need...

No more Ducatis, please. Great bikes, but I need one I could count on. My usual yearly mileage is about 17.000.
Forum: Road warriors 06-13-2010, 09:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,624
Posted By cold_fire
Looking for a new under 8000$ sports tourer or half faired bike

About a month ago I bought a used Ducati ST4, my first forray into sport touring. I pretty much love her, but she's not sending back the same feelings. A week ago it threw a timing belt long before...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-03-2010, 07:19 AM
Replies: 500
Views: 70,078
Posted By cold_fire
New personal record on my "new to me" Ducati ST4:...

New personal record on my "new to me" Ducati ST4: 4.4% or 53mpg. Giving a 130km/h-ish cruise on mostly flat terrain with sprints up to 180km/h with filled bags, I must say it came as a little...
Forum: Road warriors 04-30-2010, 01:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,037
Posted By cold_fire
Thanks a lot. I'm biased to the BMW and this...

Thanks a lot. I'm biased to the BMW and this answer "Ergonomics, the Pan with its narrow and low bars felt more of a sport tourer, where as the RT with its higher, wider bars felt more of a ...
Forum: Road warriors 04-30-2010, 03:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,037
Posted By cold_fire
BMW R 1100 RT vs. Honda ST1100 Pan European

I'm selling my GS as I don't do that much dirt to justify the somewhat lack of wind protection on long tarmac days. I've put about 20.000 miles last year and close to 5000 since mid february.
...
Forum: Road warriors 04-26-2010, 11:36 AM
Replies: 618
Views: 158,600
Posted By cold_fire
I'm looking at a 11RT to replace my 11GS. I've...

I'm looking at a 11RT to replace my 11GS. I've come to the conclusion that I do so much road miles as opposed to gravel and real offroad that whatever I'll do to my GS, it will never be a perfect,...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-31-2010, 06:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,737
Posted By cold_fire
Same happened to me 2 years ago. Changed wires...

Same happened to me 2 years ago. Changed wires with aircraft grade (800 degrees Celsius proof :D).
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-31-2010, 06:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,945
Posted By cold_fire
It's the same KERS tech they were using in F1.

It's the same KERS tech they were using in F1.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-29-2010, 04:10 AM
Replies: 1,701
Views: 399,280
Posted By cold_fire
When in doubt, gas it (especially in the dirt). ...

When in doubt, gas it (especially in the dirt).
Ride on the wheel tracks, not between them.
Keep at least a 2 seconds distance between you and the vehicle in front of you.
In an emergency brake...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-23-2010, 02:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,983
Posted By cold_fire
He used a Dacia/Renault Logan fuel pump with...

He used a Dacia/Renault Logan fuel pump with matching fuel filter. I don't think you get those over the pond.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-17-2010, 02:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,761
Posted By cold_fire
Well, only once have I done it and I'll never do...

Well, only once have I done it and I'll never do it again. I'll also try to avoid major Albanian roads if I'll ever go there. Albanian traffic has to be one of the most terrifying in the world. But...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-15-2010, 12:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 492
Posted By cold_fire
That happened to me about a week ago. Take the...

That happened to me about a week ago. Take the wheel apart and find the speedo driving cog on the left side. It's pins are most likely pushed back into to wheel. Get a screwdriver and pull them back...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-15-2010, 12:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,761
Posted By cold_fire
Only once have I managed to overheat my 1100. It...

Only once have I managed to overheat my 1100. It was in Tirana, Albania, in 35 degrees Celsius weather, in a traffic that was crawling at a snail's pace (about 2 metres per minute and I'm not...
Forum: Ride reports 03-04-2010, 08:40 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 34,390
Posted By cold_fire
I ride alone 90% of the time. Never had ANY...

I ride alone 90% of the time. Never had ANY problem with gipsies. But you may want to follow these rules:
- if possible, try not to stop in one of their villages
- if you do have to stop for some...
Forum: Road warriors 02-27-2010, 02:52 PM
Replies: 566
Views: 54,157
Posted By cold_fire
Including getting off and then back on all the...

Including getting off and then back on all the fairing?
Forum: Road warriors 02-27-2010, 01:50 PM
Replies: 566
Views: 54,157
Posted By cold_fire
So... Did you changed the oil and filter in 13...

So... Did you changed the oil and filter in 13 minutes? I believe not. Could you do it in the remaining 1h15min? Maybe.
Forum: Beasts 02-24-2010, 11:48 AM
Replies: 25,042
Views: 4,635,097
Posted By cold_fire
Not the bike I was expecting...

Not the bike I was expecting...
Forum: Beasts 02-24-2010, 11:36 AM
Replies: 25,042
Views: 4,635,097
Posted By cold_fire
110 HP. See the features section

110 HP. See the features section
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-22-2010, 08:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,165
Posted By cold_fire
Did it yesterday on my GS. Somewhat unwillingly...

Did it yesterday on my GS. Somewhat unwillingly as my GPS doesn't care about weather. It took me through a quite severe snowstorm on a mountain pass close to home. At 100m the weather was fine, clear...
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