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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 07:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,909
Posted By Moronic
Was throttling my R75 at a good pace along some...

Was throttling my R75 at a good pace along some medium speed curvy road I knew well when the right muffler fell off.

I suppose not a sacrifice because I noticed the loss fairly soon and did get...
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 07:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,678
Posted By Moronic
The S4Rs tank is plastic, along with the 07+...

The S4Rs tank is plastic, along with the 07+ (998-engine) S4R tanks.
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 07:42 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,601
Posted By Moronic
Well ... except by people who have been around a...

Well ... except by people who have been around a bit longer and who have an extra 10mph at the apex of the corner and therefore a 10mph (at least) head start on the straight.

Seriously, a quick...
Forum: Racing 07-18-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 3,262
Views: 266,948
Posted By Moronic
AFAIK they can't offer the Factory electronics...

AFAIK they can't offer the Factory electronics package. Not sure if they can offer the seamless gearbox without the electronics, but doubt they would even if they could.

After that it is the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-18-2014, 12:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,271
Posted By Moronic
Good post TarTripper, nice little wake-up call...

Good post TarTripper, nice little wake-up call and I'm glad I glanced at it.

What occurs to me is that you may well have got in a wee bit hot like this on several or many or even countless...
Forum: Racing 07-17-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 3,262
Views: 266,948
Posted By Moronic
IIRC Spencer's factory 250 Honda was pretty...

IIRC Spencer's factory 250 Honda was pretty special. Best bike in the field and only a couple others were close. Correct me if I misremember.

For Marquez to go out and race in a control-engine...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-13-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,232
Posted By Moronic
Yes, my intent was indeed to point out there were...

Yes, my intent was indeed to point out there were possible downsides. :wink:
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-13-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,232
Posted By Moronic
Well I grew up riding dirt bikes from my early...

Well I grew up riding dirt bikes from my early teens and later got quite comfortable sliding the rear around at moderate track speeds. And to me, both of the situations the OP describes offer plenty...
Forum: Road warriors 07-13-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,601
Posted By Moronic
Link here...

Link here (http://www.visordown.com/road-tests-used/buyer-guide-ducati-999-and-749/14581-2.html) to a 2010 article from Brit magazine Visor Down on living with the 999 and 749, apparently based on a...
Forum: Racing 07-13-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 11,279
Posted By Moronic
Yes, I could barely believe the huge drift from...

Yes, I could barely believe the huge drift from both ends about half way round the track downhill on the last lap.

Agree with mdubya, the pit lane start was amateur hour stuff. Disaster waiting to...
Forum: Racing 07-13-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 11,279
Posted By Moronic
For a bit ...

For a bit ...
Forum: Road warriors 07-13-2014, 03:30 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,601
Posted By Moronic
Where are you getting this stuff? Here is a 999...

Where are you getting this stuff? Here is a 999 service schedule, borrowed from this thread (http://www.ducati.ms/forums/56-superbikes/62458-999-maintenance-schedule.html) on ducati.ms:
...
Forum: Racing 07-13-2014, 02:51 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 11,279
Posted By Moronic
No, just under three tenths. Fabulous Moto3...

No, just under three tenths.

Fabulous Moto3 race. First I've seen in its entirety. So I don't even know if this was better than the norm or a relative snoozer. But I loved it.

So much so that...
Forum: Racing 07-12-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 11,279
Posted By Moronic
Is it just me or did Crutchlow look very tight on...

Is it just me or did Crutchlow look very tight on that Ducati as the front gave way?

I recognise the irony in a spectator with only very amateur track experience commenting on such a thing on the...
Forum: Racing 07-11-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 11,279
Posted By Moronic
That is a horrible looking shot. :eek1 I won't...

That is a horrible looking shot. :eek1 I won't say what I'm thinking. This is still a very dangerous sport.

Edit: the full sequence of three pics is here...
Forum: Racing 07-11-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 11,279
Posted By Moronic
Marquez on his lap 5 crash, quoted in Honda's...

Marquez on his lap 5 crash, quoted in Honda's media release:

"The day went very well, because even though I crashed I was fortunate not to get injured, but the impact was hard. The crash was a...
Forum: Racing 07-11-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 11,279
Posted By Moronic
And Pedrosa has just gone down quite quick at...

And Pedrosa has just gone down quite quick at T12. Seems to have lost the front under brakes going in. Walks away wringing his right hand.
Forum: Racing 07-11-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 11,279
Posted By Moronic
Thanks for the pic. The video feed didn't seem to...

Thanks for the pic. The video feed didn't seem to get that.

Now I know why he looked a bit breathless after he had staggered to the side of the circuit.

Luck reminds us that she's playing too....
Forum: Racing 07-10-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 11,279
Posted By Moronic
"I have faith in Ducati, and I believe that when...

"I have faith in Ducati, and I believe that when they give me the new bike next year, I will be very, very fast and challenging for the championship."
Forum: Racing 07-10-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 3,262
Views: 266,948
Posted By Moronic
You may hav been thinking of the TZ500 and...

You may hav been thinking of the TZ500 and RGB500. Not to mention the YZR500 and Honda's various, and variously successful, attempts to compete with them.

The interesting thing there was the...
Forum: Racing 07-10-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 3,262
Views: 266,948
Posted By Moronic
Crash, on why Lorenzo wants a short contract...

Crash, on why Lorenzo wants a short contract (http://http://m.crash.net/motogp/news/206575/1/lorenzo-and-yamaha-one-or-two-years.html).
Forum: Racing 07-09-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 11,279
Posted By Moronic
Sure. But it is not obvious that next year's Duc...

Sure. But it is not obvious that next year's Duc will ride like this one.

In fact, the whole point of the redesign is that it doesn't.

And the year after, it will be on Michelins.

Anyway, I...
Forum: Racing 07-09-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 3,262
Views: 266,948
Posted By Moronic
Only till end 2016? Ahh, they must be still...

Only till end 2016?

Ahh, they must be still hoping Rossi will come back to mama! :lol3
Forum: Road warriors 07-09-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,757
Posted By Moronic
Sounds like they've done a nice job, which makes...

Sounds like they've done a nice job, which makes this an exciting development.

I suppose we can assume they will build a sport-touring version to order. Something that will take hard panniers and...
Forum: Road warriors 07-09-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,243
Posted By Moronic
For one thing, the technology really isn't much...

For one thing, the technology really isn't much newer on the S1000R. The base engines were introduced about five years apart.

For another, smart companies don't fix prices on what it has cost them...
Forum: Racing 07-09-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 11,279
Posted By Moronic
Well it's Suzuki or Ducati. But it's hard to...

Well it's Suzuki or Ducati. But it's hard to believe Suzuki wouldn't pay him less than Yamaha, and give him lesser machinery. So ... it's Ducati.

Only ray of hope there is the redesigned engine...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-08-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 10,769
Posted By Moronic
07 S4Rs

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-fTTZ6wz/1/XL/i-fTTZ6wz-L.jpg


I'll be keeping my "sport-tourer lite" for a while. :D
Forum: Road warriors 07-08-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,243
Posted By Moronic
http://daffyduc.smugmug.com/photos/i-XqHSVC8/0/X2/...

http://daffyduc.smugmug.com/photos/i-XqHSVC8/0/X2/i-XqHSVC8-X2.png

And there is now (or soon) its little sister also, the Monster 821. :D
Forum: Road warriors 07-08-2014, 03:54 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 71,158
Posted By Moronic
I've not seen an explanation offered by Ducati....

I've not seen an explanation offered by Ducati. What difference it makes will depend on what else they've done, if anything.

On its own it will quicken the steering just a little (from rotating...
Forum: Racing 07-07-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 11,279
Posted By Moronic
Link here...

Link here (http://www.sachsenring-circuit.com/en/sachsenring/history/sachsenring-winners) to the history of Sachsenring winners. The Grand Prix era began in 1998 with a victory for Doohan.

Rossi...
Forum: Racing 07-07-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 3,262
Views: 266,948
Posted By Moronic
That is indeed an interesting stat. With all...

That is indeed an interesting stat.

With all the talk about Rossi's standing historically, the longevity thing tends to be overlooked. It shouldn't be.

They key point IMO is that Rossi has had...
Forum: Road warriors 07-07-2014, 01:42 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,260
Posted By Moronic
Nice pic. I'd forgotten Ohlins made those. ...

Nice pic. I'd forgotten Ohlins made those.

So here's something to think about.

Let's say they built a second, identical Norton and put an Ohlins USD set-up on it. Fitted the same springs and...
Forum: Racing 07-07-2014, 01:14 AM
Replies: 1,544
Views: 100,090
Posted By Moronic
And now autosport.com is quoting Alonso as having...

And now autosport.com is quoting Alonso as having been quite comfortable with the idea that Vettel would get him eventually.

"We had two seconds deficit in pace, so if keeping him behind for 13...
Forum: Racing 07-07-2014, 01:04 AM
Replies: 1,544
Views: 100,090
Posted By Moronic
So in one race we have gone from Hamilton is a...

So in one race we have gone from Hamilton is a dead duck to Hamilton is in the box seat. :fpalm Amazing how easy it is to forget how big luck is in motor racing.

Ricciardo made it look like he'd...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-06-2014, 01:01 AM
Replies: 725
Views: 50,320
Posted By Moronic
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I'm flattered, but it wasn't me. :lol3

Glad to...
Forum: Racing 07-05-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 1,544
Views: 100,090
Posted By Moronic
He drives too fast round the corners. :deal :lol3

He drives too fast round the corners. :deal :lol3
Forum: Road warriors 07-05-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,601
Posted By Moronic
^^ Thanks for the pic. As the years go by,...

^^ Thanks for the pic.

As the years go by, those 999s keep looking better.

Whereas the RC8 ... Hmmm. Maybe its day will come. :D
Forum: Racing 07-05-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 1,544
Views: 100,090
Posted By Moronic
Well, there may be some warrant for this one. ...

Well, there may be some warrant for this one.

Hamilton in his BBC column after the Montreal race (http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/formula1/27894791):

"Of course, you always come away thinking maybe...
Forum: Racing 07-03-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 3,262
Views: 266,948
Posted By Moronic
Kropotkin's take on the silly season has just...

Kropotkin's take on the silly season has just been posted here (http://www.motomatters.com/analysis/2014/07/03/the_comprehensive_motogp_silly_season_up.html).

Plenty to talk about. :D
Forum: Road warriors 07-03-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,601
Posted By Moronic
Sounds like a great decision to pass up that 999....

Sounds like a great decision to pass up that 999.

As for where to next ... I have started wondering whether you might be a little confused about the Ducati thing. If it is all about the racing...
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