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Forum: Racing 05-23-2010, 04:27 PM
Replies: 3,076
Views: 223,667
Posted By wanocksett
Yeah, that's what I thought. Bye, saves us...

Yeah, that's what I thought.

Bye, saves us both the trouble.
Forum: Racing 05-23-2010, 04:25 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,293
Posted By wanocksett
Sorry, didn't know you guys were so close. Bye.

Sorry, didn't know you guys were so close. Bye.
Forum: Racing 05-23-2010, 04:23 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,293
Posted By wanocksett
Well, you're a clever little boy, aren't you? ...

Well, you're a clever little boy, aren't you? Since I stated explicitly that I've never raced (like 99.9% of the people posting in this thread), I suppose it wasn't too hard to figure out?

If you...
Forum: Racing 05-23-2010, 04:20 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,293
Posted By wanocksett
That's what I love about this site--so, explain...

That's what I love about this site--so, explain to those of us who lack your experience? Absolutely no sarcasm intended. You've been there, I haven't, I'd love to hear your much better informed...
Forum: Racing 05-23-2010, 04:18 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,293
Posted By wanocksett
Sorry, forgot to put you on ignore the last time....

Sorry, forgot to put you on ignore the last time. My mistake. :clap
Forum: Racing 05-23-2010, 02:08 PM
Replies: 3,076
Views: 223,667
Posted By wanocksett
What? Ran out of substantive responses, did ya? ...

What? Ran out of substantive responses, did ya?

Better maybe if you stick to CS&M, where the folks you don't like just have their posts deleted. :clap
Forum: Racing 05-23-2010, 01:47 PM
Replies: 3,076
Views: 223,667
Posted By wanocksett
Because it takes a fellow MotoGP racer to...

Because it takes a fellow MotoGP racer to recognize that crashing two out of the first three races of the season is not a formula for championship success?

Did you see Crashey's head in his hands...
Forum: Racing 05-23-2010, 01:29 PM
Replies: 3,076
Views: 223,667
Posted By wanocksett
It's racing . . . that means what you've done in...

It's racing . . . that means what you've done in the past is nice, but what you're doing for me lately is all that actually counts.

No?

Or is your position that a leading racer dropping out of...
Forum: Racing 05-23-2010, 01:25 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,293
Posted By wanocksett
I never said he "never won". Indeed, I pointed...

I never said he "never won". Indeed, I pointed out explicitly where he's won twice.

Instead, I said he's never really been a "race winner". Winning two races after having entered scores of...
Forum: Racing 05-23-2010, 01:10 PM
Replies: 3,076
Views: 223,667
Posted By wanocksett
Lap times don't mean sh*t, if you're crashing...

Lap times don't mean sh*t, if you're crashing out. Any of those guys is fully capable of riding the bike past their ability to control it. So what?

Crashey's job is to win races, or at least be...
Forum: Racing 05-23-2010, 11:50 AM
Replies: 3,076
Views: 223,667
Posted By wanocksett
I wonder to what extent they can really use the...

I wonder to what extent they can really use the same settings. Rossi is much bigger than Lorenzo, physically, and differences in riding style will also have an effect, all that assuming they...
Forum: Face plant 05-23-2010, 11:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,580
Posted By wanocksett
OP indicates "RT", not "GS". Still, rather...

OP indicates "RT", not "GS".

Still, rather stout machines (difficult to turn aggressively in the Swiss Alps, I found, heavy and lots of momentum, but GREAT on the German Autobahn :lol3 ). Not...
Forum: Racing 05-23-2010, 11:24 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,293
Posted By wanocksett
I've never raced motorcycles, but this...

I've never raced motorcycles, but this explanation makes no sense to me whatever. He loses the tires when he's pushing LESS hard? :huh And when he washed out today, wasn't he making among the...
Forum: Racing 05-23-2010, 10:55 AM
Replies: 3,076
Views: 223,667
Posted By wanocksett
Interesting interview with Crashey after the...

Interesting interview with Crashey after the race, on MotoGP.com. Sounds like a very backhanded slap against Rossi and everybody but Lorenzo.

Paraphrasing:

"Obviously, Jorge was the only...
Forum: Racing 05-23-2010, 10:19 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,293
Posted By wanocksett
Seems Crashy doesn't have a proper sense of the...

Seems Crashy doesn't have a proper sense of the limits of the bike this year.

I saw a recent interview with Spies in which he talks about the fact that for the first 10 or so laps he (Spies) just...
Forum: Racing 05-23-2010, 10:15 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,293
Posted By wanocksett
And poor Ben Spies--after his initial strong 5th...

And poor Ben Spies--after his initial strong 5th place at Jerez he's been cautioning everyone not to expect that kind of performance every race, that he's got a lot to learn, this year is a learning...
Forum: Racing 05-23-2010, 10:11 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,293
Posted By wanocksett
Not that I think Rossi would look at it this way,...

Not that I think Rossi would look at it this way, but Lorenzo is making himself essentially Rossi's protege--simply by looking at what Rossi has done to make himself US$35million (or whatever) each...
Forum: Racing 05-23-2010, 10:05 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,293
Posted By wanocksett
Oh, and tremendous kudos to Nicky. Let's face...

Oh, and tremendous kudos to Nicky. Let's face it, he's never really been a race winner in MotoGP. Even in 2006, when he took the championship he only won two races--Assen and Laguna Seca, I think. ...
Forum: Regional forums 05-23-2010, 09:57 AM
Replies: 1,039
Views: 66,514
Posted By wanocksett
Not that hard to get a non-resident carry permit...

Not that hard to get a non-resident carry permit in PA, if you have one in your home state. I did it all by mail. (Of course, that was 10 or so years ago, things might have changed.)
Forum: Racing 05-23-2010, 09:52 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,293
Posted By wanocksett
I don't see it as a personal shot, at all. ...

I don't see it as a personal shot, at all.

Rossi has a long history of such funny stunts after winning a race. Lorenzo's beginning to develop a "marketable personality" that will net him millions...
Forum: Racing 05-22-2010, 08:24 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,293
Posted By wanocksett
EDIT: Oops, never mind, just saw the following...

EDIT: Oops, never mind, just saw the following on MotoMaters.com:



If you want to watch the race live, 8:00AM US EST is the time to see it--that's 2:00PM France time, when the race is actually...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2010, 05:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 975
Posted By wanocksett
What would constitute an "approved" tire? ...

What would constitute an "approved" tire?

I just go to the tire seller's web site and use their make/model engine to come up with a list of appropriate options, or just search by the tire size...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2010, 01:15 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,526
Posted By wanocksett
Same experience here.

Same experience here.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2010, 01:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 725
Posted By wanocksett
That's where the cannister was on my '08GSA. ...

That's where the cannister was on my '08GSA. (Now my Stebel resides there.)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-22-2010, 01:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,249
Posted By wanocksett
A couple of years ago I had the pleasure to...

A couple of years ago I had the pleasure to discover that when the computer on my 06GS tells me I am down to "0" miles fuel remaining--it's dead on. :lol3
Forum: Regional forums 05-20-2010, 05:03 PM
Replies: 1,039
Views: 66,514
Posted By wanocksett
Is anybody going to bring some cheap Eye-talian...

Is anybody going to bring some cheap Eye-talian wine in bulk? I'd be happy to chip in, and it would save me pannier space.

Otherwise I'll have to go the brew route, but my dead Sicilian...
Forum: Racing 05-20-2010, 04:22 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,099
Posted By wanocksett
F you. Some of us don't agree that we're a...

F you. Some of us don't agree that we're a country of "less than intelligent rednecks" (not that there's anything wrong with that).

If you want to spout that nonsense, take it to CS&M, where it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-20-2010, 01:53 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,032
Posted By wanocksett
If I'm in the Netherlands, bicycles are...

If I'm in the Netherlands, bicycles are fine--dedicated bike roads (not just lanes, actual bike roads, separated by at least a curb from the car roads, separate traffic lights and all).
...
Forum: Europe 05-20-2010, 01:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,608
Posted By wanocksett
The very south of the Netherlands--the part that...

The very south of the Netherlands--the part that will still be above sea-level if the dikes fail--have some (very small) hills.

But last summer I rode from the Netherlands to Tuscany in a day and...
Forum: Beasts 05-20-2010, 01:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,572
Posted By wanocksett
I've posted this before, but here goes again. ...

I've posted this before, but here goes again.

I've owned a Wee-strom, an '06GS, and currently an '08GSA. Of all of them, the '08GSA is definitely my favorite. (But I've never owned an 800GS.)
...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-20-2010, 12:47 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,931
Posted By wanocksett
You Bastard . . . schedule this for when I'm...

You Bastard . . . schedule this for when I'm overseas, why dontcha. :lol3

Have fun, you FF. :freaky Wish my bike could traverse the Atlantic Ocean.
Forum: Racing 05-20-2010, 04:19 AM
Replies: 3,076
Views: 223,667
Posted By wanocksett
Anyone in the Liege (Belgium) area who would like...

Anyone in the Liege (Belgium) area who would like to watch it on MotoGP.com on Sunday, send me a PM and I'll provide directions to my place. I'll have it on the flatscreen, high-def, Bose audio. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-19-2010, 11:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 766
Posted By wanocksett
When I had my '06GS with Varios, I almost always...

When I had my '06GS with Varios, I almost always just left them in the "wide" position. Never any trouble. If your handlebars will clear, the cases will clear.

Indeed, it turned out to be good...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-19-2010, 08:19 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,836
Posted By wanocksett
Jeebus, are you going to polish the inside of the...

Jeebus, are you going to polish the inside of the muffler, next? :lol3

You must have a LOT of free time on your hands. Wouldn't you rather spend it riding than polishing? :ear
Forum: Regional forums 05-16-2010, 03:00 PM
Replies: 1,039
Views: 66,514
Posted By wanocksett
Hmmm . . . "slow poke" . . . . "not too...

Hmmm . . . "slow poke" . . . . "not too technical" . . . "might get to see me crash".

I've missed ya, brutha! :clap

You're welcome to follow along with me, but I'm basically in your boat,...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-14-2010, 06:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,766
Posted By wanocksett
When you say you'll be doing the 6k service, do...

When you say you'll be doing the 6k service, do you mean you'll be doing it (literally) or you'll be having it done?

If the former, you'll at least want the feeler gauges for the valve adjust, and...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-14-2010, 06:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 737
Posted By wanocksett
You'll love them, if you spend any time off road...

You'll love them, if you spend any time off road in anything even vaguely damp. And they're pretty darned good on the road, too. I rarely go off road (maybe 10%), but for those times they're great...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-11-2010, 06:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,046
Posted By wanocksett
How do you change the clutch fluid? Is it...

How do you change the clutch fluid? Is it basically the same as a non-servo brake fluid change on the GS?
Forum: GS Boxers 05-11-2010, 06:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,306
Posted By wanocksett
FYI, TKC's are pretty easy to put on the...

FYI, TKC's are pretty easy to put on the rims--did a pair today, actually. Maybe just carry a couple?

I agree on the Anakees in the mud--do it only if you want to see your bike on the ground. As...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-09-2010, 05:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,187
Posted By wanocksett
My Aerostitch Darien works fine in hot temps...

My Aerostitch Darien works fine in hot temps (many hours riding above 40C, that's 104F). Usually have my ice-filled Camelbak worn UNDER the jacket in those temps, it's like having AC, worst case I...
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