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Forum: Racing 01-26-2015, 04:27 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 36,707
Posted By Moronic
Lorenzo got a bit of stick on this forum and...

Lorenzo got a bit of stick on this forum and elsewhere last year for his reticence in uncertain conditions. A reticence that to me seemed more than understandable, and from certain angles a lot wiser...
Forum: Road warriors 01-25-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 4,199
Views: 492,735
Posted By Moronic
Motorcyclist measured the manual shift Honda 1200...

Motorcyclist measured the manual shift Honda 1200 at 594 with a full tank. Link...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-25-2015, 05:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 718
Posted By Moronic
It's due, but I can't see what that sketch offers...

It's due, but I can't see what that sketch offers over the Stevio besides a smaller fuel tank.

The panniers look a bit neater but the designer has the luxury of drawing a two dimensional exhaust. ...
Forum: Road warriors 01-24-2015, 09:41 PM
Replies: 4,199
Views: 492,735
Posted By Moronic
The weight quoted was "claimed wet", whatever...

The weight quoted was "claimed wet", whatever that means. If it turns out to be an accurate measure of the weight with a full tank then that's not bad.

About 140 pounds less than the ST1300 whose...
Forum: Road warriors 01-23-2015, 10:25 PM
Replies: 4,199
Views: 492,735
Posted By Moronic
:lurk

:lurk
Forum: Racing 01-22-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 36,707
Posted By Moronic
Motomatters wrote a very positive review of the...

Motomatters wrote a very positive review of the app. But it's an accessory to the pictures, not a substitute.

Aliens because the top four looked superhuman, given that the rest were human. As...
Forum: Road warriors 01-16-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 4,199
Views: 492,735
Posted By Moronic
In the basement. Last post a few days ago....

In the basement. Last post a few days ago. (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1035630&highlight=motus&page=6)
Forum: Racing 01-13-2015, 04:40 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 36,707
Posted By Moronic
AFAIK Crutchlow will have the seamless gearbox...

AFAIK Crutchlow will have the seamless gearbox and whatever data he wants.

His teammate Miller will have the upgraded proddie racer, same as Hayden will have.
Forum: Racing 01-11-2015, 02:09 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 36,707
Posted By Moronic
Well he got four podiums in 2013 on a satellite...

Well he got four podiums in 2013 on a satellite Yamaha for Tech 3 - two second places and two thirds.

Along the way he defeated each of the four aliens at least once when they were healthy...
Forum: Racing 01-10-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,415
Posted By Moronic
Two more great pieces from Mark Hughes at...

Two more great pieces from Mark Hughes at Motorsport Magazine.

The first, here (http://www.motorsportmagazine.com/f1/kimis-struggle/), offers insight on Raikkonen's struggles with last year's...
Forum: Racing 01-10-2015, 01:08 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 36,707
Posted By Moronic
Do tell. :ear What's wrong with the LCR Honda?

Do tell. :ear What's wrong with the LCR Honda?
Forum: Road warriors 01-06-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 12,761
Posted By Moronic
For me the key feature of a 1000cc I-4 hypersport...

For me the key feature of a 1000cc I-4 hypersport is the spread of power. A GSX-R 1K will make more power than the Duc at all engine speeds. But where the Duc peaks at 7500rpm, the GSX-R has barely...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-03-2015, 04:25 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,092
Posted By Moronic
Hailwood could ride a bit. ...

Hailwood could ride a bit.
...
Forum: Road warriors 01-02-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 625
Posted By Moronic
Owner experiences of the K1200RS are abundant at...

Owner experiences of the K1200RS are abundant at i-BMW here (http://www.i-bmw.com/forumdisplay.php?f=7).

Browse or search. The "Gen discussions" section will have what you need.

The relevant...
Forum: 2 smokers 01-01-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,785
Posted By Moronic
Thanks Andreas for the PMs. :D With luck, my...

Thanks Andreas for the PMs. :D

With luck, my MD 250 restoration project will get started by the second quarter of this year.

I will let you all know how it goes.
Forum: Road warriors 12-31-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,024
Posted By Moronic
Good question and the short answer is yes. ...

Good question and the short answer is yes.

Problem is the long answer could be very long indeed, and especially for someone with no experience on any of them.

You also have an adventure-style...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-31-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 6,391
Views: 1,318,126
Posted By Moronic
Oh I see. Thank you. :doh I have not paid...

Oh I see. Thank you. :doh

I have not paid much attention to the Scrambler and was somewhat shocked to see a glowing video review (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOsLG-blzVQ) from Jamie Robinson...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-30-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 6,391
Views: 1,318,126
Posted By Moronic
Ducati didn't say the Multi was a GS, and nor did...

Ducati didn't say the Multi was a GS, and nor did they say it would outperform a GS in all conditions. But I'm surprised if people are arguing that Ducati did not want to attract buyers who were...
Forum: 2 smokers 12-27-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,785
Posted By Moronic
Hello Andreas, congrats on the beautiful MD250. I...

Hello Andreas, congrats on the beautiful MD250. I see you have a non-standard handlebar. :D

http://up.picr.de/20417456em.jpg

I also have one of these - done in blue. I was the second owner and...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-27-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 6,391
Views: 1,318,126
Posted By Moronic
Historic reasons. When the bike was announced,...

Historic reasons. When the bike was announced, threads arose in both forums. A couple of times early on the mods merged the threads - cannot remember where but I think it was in Beasts. But people...
Forum: Road warriors 12-26-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 12,761
Posted By Moronic
You may have missed the bit where the OP said he...

You may have missed the bit where the OP said he had just sold a SuperDuke 1290R. And that he wanted to follow that poser with a real sportbike. :deal
Forum: Road warriors 12-24-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 12,761
Posted By Moronic
I will add my vote to this one. Reliable?...

I will add my vote to this one.

Reliable? Check. Fast? Check. Forgiving? IMO it checks that box too. They are set up quite soft, there is an enormous mid-range spread of power, and the peak power...
Forum: Road warriors 12-23-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,122
Posted By Moronic
An air-cooled Duke won't be that bad but they do...

An air-cooled Duke won't be that bad but they do have their quirks. In my experience, it is not the things that look worrying which get you. For example, keeping the desmo valves in spec is not a...
Forum: Road warriors 12-22-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,483
Posted By Moronic
A custom saddle and a shock revalved for...

A custom saddle and a shock revalved for compliance made all the difference to the Monster. It is very comfortable. Stock it would do 120 miles to reserve. Dyno tuned it gets more like 100, but I...
Forum: Road warriors 12-21-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,483
Posted By Moronic
Windscreen? Who needs a windscreen? :evil ...

Windscreen? Who needs a windscreen? :evil

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-swGwvGK/1/L/i-swGwvGK-L.jpg

Three hundred and fifty mile days are fine with this set-up.

(Ok there is a small...
Forum: Racing 12-20-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 2,885
Views: 233,070
Posted By Moronic
More detail from grandprix.com here...

More detail from grandprix.com here (http://www.grandprix.com/ns/ns29659.html) on what happened at the Strategy Group meeting on Thursday.

It appears Ecclestone could not muster the four teams he...
Forum: Road warriors 12-20-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,122
Posted By Moronic
Maybe focus on smaller and lower more than...

Maybe focus on smaller and lower more than lighter in your search. If she is not going off road, then she has no need for tall suspension. Lower and smaller feels lighter and easier.

A lot of...
Forum: Racing 12-20-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 2,885
Views: 233,070
Posted By Moronic
Not quite. The visitor was Saillant, and the text...

Not quite. The visitor was Saillant, and the text says the Medical Delegate was Saillant's appointee.

Thanks for digging that out. It does offer a fresh perspective. I imagine the stakes are...
Forum: Racing 12-20-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 2,885
Views: 233,070
Posted By Moronic
He was sensitive, except that he said from quite...

He was sensitive, except that he said from quite early on that there was little chance of a full or even half full recovery. That would not have been good for the business side of things.

The...
Forum: Racing 12-19-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 2,885
Views: 233,070
Posted By Moronic
Report from grandprix.com here...

Report from grandprix.com here (http://www.grandprix.com/ns/ns29657.html) on the upshot from the Strategy Group meeting.

It appears an expert panel will look at changes to the engine regs, aimed...
Forum: Road warriors 12-19-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 4,199
Views: 492,735
Posted By Moronic
:fpalm For heaven's sake ... it is little more...

:fpalm For heaven's sake ... it is little more than a hobby. That's the point.
Forum: Road warriors 12-18-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 25,910
Posted By Moronic
Great to hear that after following your heart...

Great to hear that after following your heart (and respecting the help offered on here) you are happy.

You have got yourself a classic. Look after it and with a bit of luck you will stay happy....
Forum: Racing 12-18-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 36,707
Posted By Moronic
Beautiful. Thanks for the link. I love the...

Beautiful. Thanks for the link.

I love the detail about the real estate agent noticing Edwards smelled like an alky, which was the champagne in his hair from the podium.

Adams concludes by...
Forum: Racing 12-17-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,983
Posted By Moronic
Don't forget Suzuki was also a player in the...

Don't forget Suzuki was also a player in the smaller classes about this time.

They did 50cc twins and 125cc square fours. Two-strokes so less complex but with a rotary inlet valve for each...
Forum: Racing 12-17-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 2,885
Views: 233,070
Posted By Moronic
I've just noticed the piece I linked to has...

I've just noticed the piece I linked to has precisely the same text as that at your link.

Both refer to votes at the strategy group. And Ecclestone says he needs four teams to vote with the six...
Forum: Racing 12-17-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 2,885
Views: 233,070
Posted By Moronic
Yes, there was a similar piece at grandprix.com...

Yes, there was a similar piece at grandprix.com here (http://www.grandprix.com/ns/ns29640.html).

I wonder if the offer to supply the hybrid system is aimed at cutting costs - that is, at...
Forum: Road warriors 12-17-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,800
Posted By Moronic
Time for a new thread?

OP you might get more responses - and the rest of us could have more fun :D - if you started another thread for the question of which Duc or Bimmer to get.

You could fill us in a bit more on your...
Forum: Road warriors 12-15-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 4,199
Views: 492,735
Posted By Moronic
In photos of the early prototypes the handlebars...

In photos of the early prototypes the handlebars were set quite low:

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-3CWxqxB/0/M/i-3CWxqxB-M.jpg

And since the company principals were riding those bikes, we can...
Forum: Racing 12-13-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 2,885
Views: 233,070
Posted By Moronic
Insightful analysis of the Button-Alonso match-up...

Insightful analysis of the Button-Alonso match-up at Motorsport Magazine (http://www.motorsportmagazine.com/f1/button-and-alonso-at-mclaren/).
Forum: Road warriors 12-09-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 4,199
Views: 492,735
Posted By Moronic
Motus claims 165hp at the crankshaft from 1650cc....

Motus claims 165hp at the crankshaft from 1650cc. That is a pretty soft state of tune - about the same as the current GS, or the last of the two-valve per cylinder Ducatis, or a V-Strom. Throttle...
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