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Forum: Racing Today, 01:35 AM
Replies: 988
Views: 86,546
Posted By Pecha72
Yep. If thereīs anybody, who has suffered from...

Yep. If thereīs anybody, who has suffered from injuries A LOT during their MotoGP career, it is Dani. He always seems to break bones at exactly the wrong time, too, he probably would have won at...
Forum: Racing Yesterday, 10:58 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 12,194
Posted By Pecha72
Could be the stupidest thing ever to slow a rider...

Could be the stupidest thing ever to slow a rider down?? Glad the helmet shell didnīt turn around in his head on the main straight tho... that wouldīve been bad :lol3
Forum: Racing Yesterday, 12:00 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 12,194
Posted By Pecha72
Repsol Honda probably didnīt see this coming.

Repsol Honda probably didnīt see this coming.
Forum: Racing Yesterday, 11:47 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 12,194
Posted By Pecha72
The old dudeīs NOT over the hill.

The old dudeīs NOT over the hill.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-28-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,301
Posted By Pecha72
lighter, cheaper, very easy to fix/renew, and...

lighter, cheaper, very easy to fix/renew, and change gearing too. Oil mess - well, in reality, it only comes, if you mess up that lubrication! BTW, Iīm using a manual chain oiler, where I pull a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-28-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,301
Posted By Pecha72
Just to get this straight: Even though one might...

Just to get this straight: Even though one might come 1st, and the other 2nd in somebody's book, these are both very capable touring machines. Almost all big Adv bikes are, actually.

And I'll...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-27-2015, 03:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,301
Posted By Pecha72
well if I donīt want to be exposed to the...

well if I donīt want to be exposed to the elements to a certain degree, then Iīll just go on four wheels.

You make the Vee2 sound like it is a naked bike, which it untrue, thereīs quite a bit of...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-27-2015, 12:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 323
Posted By Pecha72
"One of Russia's most powerful tycoons and a...

"One of Russia's most powerful tycoons and a close pal of President Vladimir Putin has proposed"

If Putin, or any of his "pals" said Good day to me, first Iīd look out the window to check if itīs...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-25-2015, 06:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 576
Posted By Pecha72
I read about a European rider, who went to South...

I read about a European rider, who went to South America using Grimaldi Lines some years ago, so that should definitely be possible. The ship made calls to some West African ports along the way.
...
Forum: Racing 03-25-2015, 06:05 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 12,194
Posted By Pecha72
Marquez may very well defend his title again, but...

Marquez may very well defend his title again, but somehow I think heīs gonna have to work harder for it this year.

Just took that out of my hat, though – all evidence actually points to the way...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-24-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,301
Posted By Pecha72
Should I buy bike X, or bike Y? Owners of...

Should I buy bike X, or bike Y?

Owners of bike X will tell you to buy bike X and owners of bike Y will tell you - surprise surprise - buy bike Y! Doesn't really get you far. They're all good...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-23-2015, 11:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,401
Posted By Pecha72
Good fuelling/throttle response, and great brakes...

Good fuelling/throttle response, and great brakes were my first impressions, too. And very nice front end. All of those improved vastly from the older model.

Bland??? Ok, compared to a KTM1290...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-23-2015, 05:10 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,513
Posted By Pecha72
There is this whole thread summed up in 6...

There is this whole thread summed up in 6 words....
:rofl
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-22-2015, 02:43 AM
Replies: 7,121
Views: 1,175,689
Posted By Pecha72
New Africa Twin 2014 :huh

New Africa Twin 2014

:huh
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-22-2015, 01:00 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,401
Posted By Pecha72
Versys and FJ09, are both full on road bikes,...

Versys and FJ09, are both full on road bikes, though this is not to say they would not be capable of big adventure rides. The DL1K is not exactly a dirtbike either, but at least it has got a 19 inch...
Forum: Racing 03-21-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 988
Views: 86,546
Posted By Pecha72
Crazy Joe was holding off Marquez for a good...

Crazy Joe was holding off Marquez for a good while a few times last year. If his bike is now actually competitive for the entire race length, it could really be a spectacle.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-21-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,513
Posted By Pecha72
" NO ONE builds better engines than Honda " ...

" NO ONE builds better engines than Honda "

I could agree with that.

But yet I should believe they either do not know, or do not tell, what is actually the best way to break in those engines....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-21-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,419
Posted By Pecha72
You don't have to pay - if you think the price is...

You don't have to pay - if you think the price is too high, just move on. Simple. Don't really get why it would bother someone so much, or at all.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-21-2015, 02:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,401
Posted By Pecha72
2002-2013 V-Strom 1000, and the newer 2014 model...

2002-2013 V-Strom 1000, and the newer 2014 model are just about totally different. So it would be helpful to specify, which model you are looking at.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-21-2015, 02:40 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,513
Posted By Pecha72
http://mototuneusa.com/break_in_secrets.htm ...

http://mototuneusa.com/break_in_secrets.htm

" The results are always the same... a dramatic increase in power at all RPMs "

well if there actually is a DRAMATIC increase at ALL RPMīs, then this...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-21-2015, 01:54 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,513
Posted By Pecha72
" HD's last longer that Honda et als (that's what...

" HD's last longer that Honda et als (that's what my Japanese friend who rides a Harley told me). "

:lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-20-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,513
Posted By Pecha72
" I think you run a much higher risk breaking a...

" I think you run a much higher risk breaking a bike in easy, from excessive blow by, oil use, hot running. "

You think??
Here's what I think: that's bullshit.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-20-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,169
Posted By Pecha72
yes. And add to this tubed type and tubeless...

yes. And add to this tubed type and tubeless wheels & tyres.
Forum: EMEA 03-20-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By Pecha72
Ask German ADAC, they might be able to help you...

Ask German ADAC, they might be able to help you out although I'm not sure about that.

Which carnet countries do you plan to visit BTW?
Forum: Trip Planning 03-19-2015, 03:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,628
Posted By Pecha72
the book that I read (of the original ME RTW tour...

the book that I read (of the original ME RTW tour - and note that there were follow-ups to that) had only ponchos and generally no whining, unless sarcasm counts, it had plenty of that, but for me,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-19-2015, 03:35 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,513
Posted By Pecha72
if you use the right kind of oil, I don't think...

if you use the right kind of oil, I don't think this is a problem on modern MC engines.
Forum: Trip Planning 03-18-2015, 11:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,628
Posted By Pecha72
Yep. One of the best books I've ever read. Funny...

Yep. One of the best books I've ever read. Funny too. The ME guys had some really serious attitude, mostly wild camping - and carried no tents, just ponchos!! No whining either...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-18-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,513
Posted By Pecha72
I donīt think there is HP drop, or blow-by. ...

I donīt think there is HP drop, or blow-by.

My former SV650 was a long-term test bike for a magazine, and it was totally taken apart at 60k kms in 2007. There was no HP drop, or any blow-by. In...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-17-2015, 12:46 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,513
Posted By Pecha72
" You ASSUME the companies have the break in for...

" You ASSUME the companies have the break in for the good of the motor.
"

Manufacturers do not care about the products they make.

But some guy on the internet does.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-16-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,513
Posted By Pecha72
Note, that not even the manufacturers instruct to...

Note, that not even the manufacturers instruct to be very gentle on your new engine, they actually recommend to load and unload it continuously, when new. They just don't advice to hammer it at 100%...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-16-2015, 12:56 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,513
Posted By Pecha72
I also fail to see, what there is to gain by...

I also fail to see, what there is to gain by stressing a brand new engine hard. There is probably plenty to lose, as youīve got lots of small metal bits from engine and transmission machined surfaces...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-15-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,600
Posted By Pecha72
:lol3

:lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-15-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 13,638
Posted By Pecha72
Beyond me, how some imagine they will have a gun...

Beyond me, how some imagine they will have a gun at their disposal quickly enough so that they can draw it, take aim and fire, when the dog chases them, when they are riding their motorcycle in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-15-2015, 04:57 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,513
Posted By Pecha72
this whole break in debate could well be the...

this whole break in debate could well be the dumbest thing on the net... And that is something!

"Racers do this, or they do that" - ok, let them do what they do, they'll also take their engines...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-14-2015, 11:38 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 13,638
Posted By Pecha72
yeah, we don't get those big mean grizzly dogs...

yeah, we don't get those big mean grizzly dogs over here, like you guys do........ Only the regular black dogs :rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-14-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 13,638
Posted By Pecha72
Sure. But the game park ranger, who drove the...

Sure. But the game park ranger, who drove the vehicle, had probably been in that situation many many times.

A friggin dog charging??? Ohhh so scary I must carry a gun....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-14-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 13,638
Posted By Pecha72
" There is no adventure in running from one or...

" There is no adventure in running from one or two dogs. I stop. "

Stopping could calm them. I've seen it work on a charging elephant in an African game park. Was scared shitless, when the car...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-13-2015, 04:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,628
Posted By Pecha72
Iīm also glad they did it the way they did,...

Iīm also glad they did it the way they did, because had they only done it for themselves only, the public would not have known so much about their trips, and fewer people would have been inspired to...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-13-2015, 04:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,496
Posted By Pecha72
By the way, I remember some 5-10 years ago there...

By the way, I remember some 5-10 years ago there were some sort of “plans” to make a tunnel, or even a bridge, across the Bering Strait.... seemed utopistic at best, and since the new Cold War kicked...
Forum: Asia Pacific 03-13-2015, 12:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 241
Posted By Pecha72
Spot on. I remember once doing just that – 250...

Spot on. I remember once doing just that – 250 miles in a day – somewhere along the west coast, and in the evening, I thought that Iīm just as tired as if Iīd just ridden at least 600 miles in...
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