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Forum: Ride reports 05-23-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 1,512
Views: 491,709
Posted By Tim_Tom
Glad to see you are reunited. Like everything in...

Glad to see you are reunited. Like everything in life bike travel had its highs and lows and without the lows we couldn't fully appreciate the highs. I think maybe you've been in the British Isles...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-23-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 617
Posted By Tim_Tom
They are most noticeable on bikes with skinny...

They are most noticeable on bikes with skinny conventional forks. While I've never added one to my bikes, I've had bikes with them. On one particular day the front fender, which had the fork brace...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-22-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 2,317
Views: 252,816
Posted By Tim_Tom
Took delivery of my Red Icon yesterday and had a...

Took delivery of my Red Icon yesterday and had a lovely 180 mile ride home to get to know her.

http://i823.photobucket.com/albums/zz151/Tam6/Mobile%20Uploads/20150521_121226_zpskpfvts9t.jpg
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Forum: Road warriors 05-21-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 75,434
Posted By Tim_Tom
I agree it's stunning. Especially coupled with...

I agree it's stunning. Especially coupled with the fractured surface of the bodywork, and the Kawi Green trellis frame. Visually imposing.

Aesthetically this bike has just raised the bar for...
Forum: Road warriors 05-20-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 75,434
Posted By Tim_Tom
Chrome paint?? Not on the H2. There is an...

Chrome paint??

Not on the H2. There is an incredibly deep and glossy black paint, but no chrome. Anyone who has ever tried to do a nice black paint job knows how much care is required because...
Forum: Racing 05-19-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 14,614
Posted By Tim_Tom
Eslick, Bayliss, Cory on the FZ07, lots of...

Eslick, Bayliss, Cory on the FZ07, lots of reasons to get excited for the Springfield Mile!

Saw on Facebook Bayliss was at the track yesterday getting a feel for his new bike and the track.
...
Forum: Road warriors 05-19-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 75,434
Posted By Tim_Tom
That nissan was modified to 1350 hp. And the...

That nissan was modified to 1350 hp. And the first two runs it had clutch issues. It was only the 3rd run it made a good pass. Two out of three is a decisive win on my book.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-19-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,536
Posted By Tim_Tom
And I was making a joke based on your thread...

And I was making a joke based on your thread title about crappy adventure bikes...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-19-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,536
Posted By Tim_Tom
The crappy adventure bike market looks fine to...

The crappy adventure bike market looks fine to me.

Tons of beat up KLR's and Wee Strom's for sale :lol3 :deal
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-19-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 2,317
Views: 252,816
Posted By Tim_Tom
And they list that same pipe for the Monster at...

And they list that same pipe for the Monster at 500 Euro. Assuming similar pricing for the Scrambler pipe it will be a real bargain compared to the Termnis. Even with exchange rates and shipping from...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-19-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 2,317
Views: 252,816
Posted By Tim_Tom
Dealer just called me... If I switch from Yellow...

Dealer just called me... If I switch from Yellow to Red I can pick it up tomorrow instead of waiting another few weeks. Hard decision.



Looks like I'm getting a RED one!!!! Super pumped right...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-19-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 2,317
Views: 252,816
Posted By Tim_Tom
Today I 'discovered' that HP Corse, and Italian...

Today I 'discovered' that HP Corse, and Italian exhaust company is making their hydroform pipe fit the scrambler. :tb :eek1. WANT. Termignoni who???

Yeah I sent an email asking about shipping to...
Forum: Road warriors 05-18-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 75,434
Posted By Tim_Tom
Sport Rider teamed up with some modified supercar...

Sport Rider teamed up with some modified supercar guys for some H2R vs insanely modified supercar drag races.

McLaren MC 12
Bugatti Veyron
Nissan GTR

All modified and tuned to be over 1200...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-18-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 2,317
Views: 252,816
Posted By Tim_Tom
Those of you with the Termi pipe and ECU map plug...

Those of you with the Termi pipe and ECU map plug in, did you notice any difference to the 'snatchy' throttle that some testers had been complaining about?

I am wondering if it isn't a classic...
Forum: Road warriors 05-18-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,655
Posted By Tim_Tom
Yep. Tied down at both end. The hook of the strap...

Yep. Tied down at both end. The hook of the strap is right behind upper shock mount. It's not a cable, simply the thin edge of the tie down. I had to do a double take to see it at first. But very...
Forum: Racing 05-18-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,776
Posted By Tim_Tom
Cool photos! And good on ya for supporting the...

Cool photos! And good on ya for supporting the series. I am planning to head up to Laguna Seca in July, though I think it will be a different circus as WSBK is also there.

I watched the live...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-17-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,906
Posted By Tim_Tom
It's why we ride. Not where we ride. That day on...

It's why we ride. Not where we ride. That day on the dirt was just a backdrop to showcase kids and families riding together and having a blast. I thought that was a very good addition to the film.
Forum: Racing 05-17-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 8,815
Posted By Tim_Tom
That battle for 4th had enough passing for the...

That battle for 4th had enough passing for the entire race! MM and Iannone changing positions twice in each corner. Great stuff.

I was hoping that Smith would have enough to get past Iannone...
Forum: Racing 05-16-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,776
Posted By Tim_Tom
They will get figured out. At least at VIR they...

They will get figured out. At least at VIR they had a graphic showing laps, positions, and gaps. They didn't have have that at Road America.

They are going through a teething stage and will work...
Forum: Racing 05-16-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,776
Posted By Tim_Tom
Watched the Superstock 600 race. Pretty neat they...

Watched the Superstock 600 race. Pretty neat they had 35 bikes on the grid. If the weather holds out for tomorrow the superbike races ought to be pretty good.
Forum: Road warriors 05-16-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,784
Posted By Tim_Tom
Suzuki GS500. Kawasaki Ninja 500. Bandit 600....

Suzuki GS500.
Kawasaki Ninja 500.
Bandit 600.
Yamaha Seca 600.
Honda 599.

And of course the king of mid sized naked bikes SV650.

Really though used bike prices vary from area to area. Shop...
Forum: Road warriors 05-16-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,112
Posted By Tim_Tom
Thanks. School is a few years behind me though....

Thanks. School is a few years behind me though. Now it's the reality of the profession which is providing the cheapest box for the client to put their whatever in :lol3. I'd say one out of twenty...
Forum: Road warriors 05-15-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,112
Posted By Tim_Tom
Thanks for your insight. All the 3d printing I've...

Thanks for your insight. All the 3d printing I've ever done were simply architectural study models in school. Those didn't require very much strength or a great deal of precision. Just enough detail...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-15-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,957
Posted By Tim_Tom
Best way to react in those types of situations is...

Best way to react in those types of situations is to avoid those types of situations. Obviously not making the right on red in front of traffic would have been the best thing to do.

Regarding the...
Forum: Racing 05-15-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 8,815
Posted By Tim_Tom
Bradley posted this on his social media...

Bradley posted this on his social media yesterday.

'I finally made it.... front cover of the official programme this weekend. @monsteryamahatech3 ‪#‎monsterenergy‬ ‪#‎motul‬ ‪#‎reale‬ ‪#‎dewalt‬...
Forum: Road warriors 05-15-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,655
Posted By Tim_Tom
Also it's tied down on a trailer in that photo....

Also it's tied down on a trailer in that photo. Compressing the rear suspension.

It isn't going to set any performance records no matter what you do it. Sort it out how you like and enjoy your...
Forum: Road warriors 05-15-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 75,434
Posted By Tim_Tom
For a 'seasoned track day veteran' Peter Griffin...

For a 'seasoned track day veteran' Peter Griffin sure couldn't ride very well. And his highway 'racing' will get someone killed.

Still a cool bike.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-15-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,906
Posted By Tim_Tom
So first let me say that I have no affiliation...

So first let me say that I have no affiliation with the people who made the film at all. Just passing along what I discovered today.

For the next few days you can watch "Why We Ride" for free. The...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-14-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 7,207
Posted By Tim_Tom
Hey OP (if you are still around) Have you...

Hey OP (if you are still around)

Have you considered something like the Bell Bullitt?

That is the largest visor opening I've ever seen. And it looks kick ass vintage cool to boot.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-14-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 8,760
Posted By Tim_Tom
There are a whole lot more people on the roads...

There are a whole lot more people on the roads now. And a whole lot of people not paying attention on the road now. I love that there are more young guys like me getting into bikes, but I cringe at...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-14-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 2,317
Views: 252,816
Posted By Tim_Tom
If I get the pipe I'll give it a good few hundred...

If I get the pipe I'll give it a good few hundred miles to see if its a bother. I still need to get the bike first......
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-14-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 2,317
Views: 252,816
Posted By Tim_Tom
I'm assuming you were referring to the slight...

I'm assuming you were referring to the slight whistle when he cracked the throttle a little bit. I doubt it would bother me. Any decent video of this from a bike in motion, not just blipping the...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-14-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 2,317
Views: 252,816
Posted By Tim_Tom
I got to see the Scrambler for the first time...

I got to see the Scrambler for the first time yesterday. I was very happy and it met all my expectations. Felt very light off the side stand and fit my size perfectly. Though I can certainly see...
Forum: Road warriors 05-14-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,112
Posted By Tim_Tom
This project 156 victory is not a flat tracker....

This project 156 victory is not a flat tracker. It's a road racing bike. As you mentioned it will have things like front brakes. I used the WSBK comparison because I felt it was more apt than a flat...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-13-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,453
Posted By Tim_Tom
Life is completely unpredictable. Do your best to...

Life is completely unpredictable. Do your best to enjoy it while you can. If that means riding a motorcycle then ride your motorcycle! Of course do your best to minimize risk, but it is ever present....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-13-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 8,760
Posted By Tim_Tom
That's because no hipster worth his salt would be...

That's because no hipster worth his salt would be seen on either of those.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-13-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,453
Posted By Tim_Tom
I lost two people on my riding group last year....

I lost two people on my riding group last year. Both good and safe riders.

First was an accident involving a car doing a u turn on a tight and twisty back road with blind corners. My friend came...
Forum: Road warriors 05-13-2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,112
Posted By Tim_Tom
That mock up motor is definitely a 3d print. Not...

That mock up motor is definitely a 3d print. Not sure on what method was used, though I doubt it was that expensive. Not if they already owned the printer. I used to work in an architectural model...
Forum: Racing 05-12-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,400
Posted By Tim_Tom
That's the problem. They didn't pay the bills. At...

That's the problem. They didn't pay the bills. At least not to EBR. Last I heard there was some 20 million dollars that EBR did not receive from Hero for doing design and engineering work on 13...
Forum: Road warriors 05-12-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,112
Posted By Tim_Tom
Further evidence that Victory is moving towards...

Further evidence that Victory is moving towards the performance segment...

They are building a bike to race at IOM :eek1. And it's going to be electric :evil
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