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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-16-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 933
Posted By mamm
Yep, it's almost like hitting the neck on barbed...

Yep, it's almost like hitting the neck on barbed wire, at speed. Bye bye jugular, blood everywhere.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-16-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 933
Posted By mamm
That's an "antena corta-pipa" ("kite-cutter...

That's an "antena corta-pipa" ("kite-cutter antenna"):

http://www.provermotos.com.br/produtos/antena_jojafer.jpg

Kites are epidemic here in this f@cking country during school break months, and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-15-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 933
Posted By mamm
Stop wasting money on palliatives and save for...

Stop wasting money on palliatives and save for the Airflow, it's a whole another ball game. That venturi thing really works. Suddenly, all other windscreen designs perform like prehistoric things in...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-10-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,916
Posted By mamm
Your name for the maneuver has a better ring...

Your name for the maneuver has a better ring than mine! Can I borrow it? :D
Forum: GS Boxers 12-10-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,916
Posted By mamm
...and let's not ever forget the great Monsieur...

...and let's not ever forget the great Monsieur Rahier (all 1.6m of him):


http://oppozit.ru/files/u37125/tumblr_mg49jtB9az1qgomj2o1_1280.jpg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfHS9ri6FwM
Forum: GS Boxers 12-10-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,916
Posted By mamm
I tried that (mounting without any stand...

I tried that (mounting without any stand deployed) the other day with my GS, just to see if I could do it. I'm 5'7". I did it, but barely. The pig reeeeeally wanted to take a nap to the left. I'm...
Forum: The Garage 12-05-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,145
Posted By mamm
You know, there's something called "user manual",...

You know, there's something called "user manual", presumably written by the folks that made the car, that specifies towing info (including limits) for the respective vehicle.

OP, maybe you should...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-11-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,583
Posted By mamm
10Km commute here, 90% of that being gridlocked...

10Km commute here, 90% of that being gridlocked city streets - lane splitting all the way, baby! Bike is way, way faster - even after adding the gearing up/gearing down time (I'm ATGATT).

But even...
Forum: Ride reports 11-01-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 3,207
Views: 642,536
Posted By mamm
I just stumbled upon Andi & Ellen in the garage...

I just stumbled upon Andi & Ellen in the garage of my building, arriving on their beautiful KTM. Is this a small world or what?

Very nice couple! They are staying at Edson's, a fellow adventure...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-07-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 25,074
Posted By mamm
Clif, sorry to bother you again. But... you...

Clif, sorry to bother you again.

But... you have a GTL too, right? You seem like an intelligent and logical person, how did you miss that the GTL is a lot more comfortable than the S1000 for a...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-07-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 25,074
Posted By mamm
Wow, this is fascinating. I can't avert my eyes. ...

Wow, this is fascinating. I can't avert my eyes.


Cliff, a couple pratical questions if you don't mind:

- do you sleep on your S1000 while it's leaning on the side stand?

- how do you avoid...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-27-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 9,615
Posted By mamm
For the "covering is uncomfortable" people:...

For the "covering is uncomfortable" people: adjust your levers. Rotate them forward. You shouldn't have to bend your wrists and fingers back to reach the levers. Extended fingers should rest...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-22-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,182
Posted By mamm
Doesn't Touratech offers bracket & rubber band...

Doesn't Touratech offers bracket & rubber band replacements? With logos for maximum Stabucks points, of course! :evil
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,300
Posted By mamm
The perfect travel bike...

...is the one in your garage.
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,824
Posted By mamm
Man, if you see another "caldo de cana" vendor,...

Man, if you see another "caldo de cana" vendor, don't miss trying half a glass (or a full glass, or two, or three... lol) of it! That thing is delicious.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-24-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 10,232
Posted By mamm
While I agree that completing your braking before...

While I agree that completing your braking before leaning is the safest behavior for the street (and its unpredictable surfaces), I love the feeling of starting the leaning while still braking. All...
Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,824
Posted By mamm
Traded the Shineray for a Fazer??? :clap :clap...

Traded the Shineray for a Fazer??? :clap :clap :clap

You trip is safe now. You WON'T have mechanical troubles. I have friends with more than 100.000Km on Fazers with nothing but gas, oil and tires...
Forum: Ride reports 07-03-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,824
Posted By mamm
Boa sorte na tua viagem! :thumb Are you...

Boa sorte na tua viagem! :thumb

Are you coming to the South? When you get "downwards" of São Paulo, it's like entering another country.



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BTW, I hope that the bike serves you...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 965
Posted By mamm
660cc Minarelli thumper, 48hp. ...

660cc Minarelli thumper, 48hp.

http://www.minarelli.com/image/logo.jpg

http://www.minarelli.com/

You can find the same engine in the Ténéré 660 and the XT 660.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-30-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,200
Posted By mamm
Brazil, and I'd bet 10 bucks that's São Paulo. ...

Brazil, and I'd bet 10 bucks that's São Paulo.

In São Paulo, motoboys and cars are in a constant state of war between them.
Forum: Road warriors 06-26-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,435
Posted By mamm
Yeap. The Hornet (both naked and faired...

Yeap.

The Hornet (both naked and faired versions, still available here in Brazil) and FZ6/FZ6S (naked/semi-faired versions) are/were great real-world 600cc sport bikes. Comfy ergos (when compared...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-29-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,366
Posted By mamm
"So I was like no way, and she was like yes way!"...

"So I was like no way, and she was like yes way!" -> normally, it's the other way around.
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 965
Posted By mamm
I had one for two years. It's a blast of a bike,...

I had one for two years. It's a blast of a bike, fun to the n-th degree. Corners like it's on rails, stops on a dime.

Can't you tell I miss mine? :lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-03-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,879
Posted By mamm
That's the gayest thread EVAH!!! Not that's...

That's the gayest thread EVAH!!!

Not that's anything wrong with that.
Forum: Road warriors 03-27-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 10,312
Posted By mamm
I commute on this: ...

I commute on this:

http://i691.photobucket.com/albums/vv280/mamm777/gs/motoboy_zps811dddba.jpg



...but I bet this would be a riot:

http://www.peirspeed.com/images/madass125-011.jpg
Forum: Equipment 03-26-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 16,983
Posted By mamm
I commute year-round on a R1200GS, 10Km each way,...

I commute year-round on a R1200GS, 10Km each way, most of it on congested 2- and 4-lane avenues, over a bridge 1Km long, lane splitting all the way. Temperatures here (a subtropical island) stay...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-19-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,885
Posted By mamm
My humbly-proposed solution for dealing with...

My humbly-proposed solution for dealing with drunk/texting drivers: shoot on sight. Acting this way, maybe (just maybe) we'll have the problem solved in two or three generations.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-19-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,194
Posted By mamm
So ze germans will drop all this WC boxer...

So ze germans will drop all this WC boxer nonsense in 88 years???

I think I'll hold on to my 2012 until there! :evil :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-12-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,633
Posted By mamm
The worst: no A/C.

The worst: no A/C.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-14-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 10,291
Posted By mamm
Can I have option C: new & reliable, please?

Can I have option C: new & reliable, please?
Forum: Face plant 02-11-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,461
Posted By mamm
Luis, what you did was "do caralho". You did...

Luis, what you did was "do caralho". You did something lots of us want to do, but don't have the guts to.

But if you want to live until the "I need a third wheel on my bike to stop falling" age,...
Forum: Airheads 02-05-2014, 03:17 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,542
Posted By mamm
I liked that, thanks for the idea! :D

I liked that, thanks for the idea! :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-27-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 309
Views: 28,122
Posted By mamm
There are lots of motorcycle couriers on the...

There are lots of motorcycle couriers on the streets here, so having a convoy of three or four (or more!) bikes filtering together is a very common situation in large, congested avenues.

My tip...
Forum: Road warriors 01-17-2014, 03:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,224
Posted By mamm
Yeah, I got it. Just wanted to remember another...

Yeah, I got it. Just wanted to remember another dreadful possible outcome.

I have hearing loss (years playing loud guitars near loud drummers). Don't wanna loose any more treble, thank you very...
Forum: Road warriors 01-16-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,224
Posted By mamm
Or not (tinnitus).

Or not (tinnitus).
Forum: Road warriors 01-15-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,224
Posted By mamm
http://clscatalog.com/images/safety/23-162.jpg ...

http://clscatalog.com/images/safety/23-162.jpg

Problem solved. Works with all bikes and all helmets.
Forum: Road warriors 01-09-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,013
Posted By mamm
Here in Brazil, car drivers complain if you DON'T...

Here in Brazil, car drivers complain if you DON'T lane split.

I wouldn't get on a bike if I couldn't lane split. I don't wanna be the filling of a bumper sandwich, thank you very much.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-26-2013, 04:34 AM
Replies: 760
Views: 115,883
Posted By mamm
Being used as intended: ...

Being used as intended:

http://i691.photobucket.com/albums/vv280/mamm777/gs/P1000118.jpg



Closer look:

http://i691.photobucket.com/albums/vv280/mamm777/gs/DSC01844.jpg
Forum: Face plant 12-12-2013, 07:52 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,222
Posted By mamm
When a scaphoid fracture is recognized on the...

When a scaphoid fracture is recognized on the first X-ray, treatment begins immediately. But patients often assume that the injury is just a sprain, and they wait for it to heal on its own. In some...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-21-2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,314
Posted By mamm
My GS. 30ºC (that's 86ºF) arriving at work this...

My GS. 30ºC (that's 86ºF) arriving at work this morning, at 9am. Fortunately, a nice summer rain is falling now and the temperature going home will be a little lower.
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