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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Today, 05:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 475
Posted By Pecha72
no two back problems are ever exactly the same....

no two back problems are ever exactly the same. Forward leaning position on street bikes causes problems for many, but OTOH fully upright "ADV" bike position does put stress on your lower back....
Forum: Racing Today, 05:07 AM
Replies: 1,675
Views: 157,365
Posted By Pecha72
Well how about dropping one of FOUR Spanish...

Well how about dropping one of FOUR Spanish rounds first...................................................? (yeah I know they´re crazy about MotoGP, but four rounds in one country, when there are...
Forum: Racing Yesterday, 04:35 AM
Replies: 1,675
Views: 157,365
Posted By Pecha72
Sorry, which track is that...? Actually I...

Sorry, which track is that...?

Actually I don´t think the Honda is far off. But it used to be quite clearly the #1 bike for several years, right now it does seem like Yamaha have gotten very very...
Forum: Trip Planning Yesterday, 03:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 154
Posted By Pecha72
wow ... Hugely expensive from Vlad! And...

wow ... Hugely expensive from Vlad!

And suspiciously cheap from Korea.. I seriously doubt, that you would get two bikes sent across the Pacific, and pay only 1000 dollars total.
Forum: Racing Yesterday, 03:26 AM
Replies: 1,675
Views: 157,365
Posted By Pecha72
For the 1st time in his MotoGP career, Marc...

For the 1st time in his MotoGP career, Marc Marquez is now under a lot of pressure to perform well, and he´s not helped by the fact, that (surprisingly) the bike is not without issues at the moment.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-20-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,491
Posted By Pecha72
Could be... although XTZ660 does not make 50hp,...

Could be... although XTZ660 does not make 50hp, and it weighs more than 200kgs wet, quite heavy compared to some of the twins, this thing weighs nearly the same as them. Definitely not light for a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-20-2015, 12:51 AM
Replies: 995
Views: 114,644
Posted By Pecha72
you can go Rtw on anything that moves. People do...

you can go Rtw on anything that moves. People do it all the time. But if you like to jump on the Marketing Bandwagon that says you need this, or that (and usually spend a looooooot of money to get...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-19-2015, 11:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 700
Posted By Pecha72
can't be sure, but if you have changed...

can't be sure, but if you have changed practically everything to a higher spec, and brakes still suck, then something is not right on your current setup. Air still trapped inside would be my 1st...
Forum: Racing 05-19-2015, 03:44 AM
Replies: 1,675
Views: 157,365
Posted By Pecha72
did not see that crash of A.Esp until now... that...

did not see that crash of A.Esp until now... that was a nasty one. Hope he will heal quickly!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-19-2015, 03:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,863
Posted By Pecha72
It does appear quite large on the photo, but this...

It does appear quite large on the photo, but this would not be the 1st time, when focal lengths of a camera could play tricks on you.

I would hazard a guess, that the sprocket is actually a MC...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-18-2015, 06:07 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,207
Posted By Pecha72
“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and...

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by...
Forum: Racing 05-17-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 8,578
Posted By Pecha72
anyone else found it kinda amusing, that Moto2...

anyone else found it kinda amusing, that Moto2 had an 'incident', with two riders, Rossi and Marquez involved? :rofl

Alex Marquez has had a tough start to his Moto2 career for sure. Especially...
Forum: Racing 05-17-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 8,578
Posted By Pecha72
" Bring on MUGELLO!!!!!!! " +1 Rossi...

" Bring on MUGELLO!!!!!!! "

+1

Rossi was pretty unbeatable there a decade ago. Interesting to see, how he goes now.

Btw, who could predict, that MM, after first five races, has won ONE,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-17-2015, 04:14 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,207
Posted By Pecha72
Unfortunately on your business trip to CT, you...

Unfortunately on your business trip to CT, you did not see a whole lot of the country of South Africa. I spent some 7-8 weeks there altogether on two different trips, in 2001 and 2002, and rode...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-16-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 995
Views: 114,644
Posted By Pecha72
" Weight ~207 kg (456 lb) (dry) ~218 kg (481...

" Weight ~207 kg (456 lb) (dry)
~218 kg (481 lb) (wet "

so 11 kilos total difference?? it must have a fuel tank from 250 Virago... with an 80 mile fuel range :lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-16-2015, 02:13 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,207
Posted By Pecha72
your post is repulsive, man.

your post is repulsive, man.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-14-2015, 10:59 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 7,127
Posted By Pecha72
I have both a FF and an open face. I use FF...

I have both a FF and an open face. I use FF probably 95% of the time, and never use the open face outside of town. For really hot days in the city, the open face is just more comfortable and...
Forum: Racing 05-13-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 1,675
Views: 157,365
Posted By Pecha72
I just stumbled on an old bike magazine, that had...

I just stumbled on an old bike magazine, that had a report of Rossi´s first 500cc race victory... This was back in 2000.

Marc Marquez was seven years old, when it happened!

It is frigging...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-13-2015, 04:20 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 7,127
Posted By Pecha72
Sex is better without a rubber, too... Doesn´t...

Sex is better without a rubber, too... Doesn´t mean it is safer tho.
Forum: Racing 05-12-2015, 10:28 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 8,578
Posted By Pecha72
The old Master vs New... ok, a couple new...

The old Master vs New... ok, a couple new masters, that´s fine too! This is what I wanna see. And it´s not like Rossi has too many years left riding at this level.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-12-2015, 04:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,949
Posted By Pecha72
A friend of mine rode the Paris-Dakar rally...

A friend of mine rode the Paris-Dakar rally several times in the Eighties, when it was still held in Africa.. he´s a huge, tall guy, and used tailor-made motocross boots, because sizes that big were...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-12-2015, 02:05 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 7,127
Posted By Pecha72
" That chin bar just blocks so much of your view...

" That chin bar just blocks so much of your view when looking around " --- :huh

Your MC must have a really, REALLY weird riding position, if that happens!
Forum: Racing 05-11-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 8,578
Posted By Pecha72
last year MM had 100 points after Jerez... Now...

last year MM had 100 points after Jerez... Now he's got 56. There are other contenders this year.

VR
MM
JL
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-11-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 7,127
Posted By Pecha72
so your saying an open face helmet is as...

so your saying an open face helmet is as protective as a full face, because it is not very probable, that you will actually face plant on your face?
Forum: Racing 05-10-2015, 02:29 AM
Replies: 1,675
Views: 157,365
Posted By Pecha72
hate to burst your bubble, but this year has been...

hate to burst your bubble, but this year has been GREAT so far, the only exception has been MotoGP class @ Jerez., and even that weekend for me wasn't bad overall, as both smaller classes had...
Forum: Racing 05-09-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 1,675
Views: 157,365
Posted By Pecha72
yeah, that sounds like fun - I bet that´s exactly...

yeah, that sounds like fun - I bet that´s exactly what CS wants to do! :rofl
Forum: Asia Pacific 05-09-2015, 03:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,227
Posted By Pecha72
At least in early 2008, Indonesia did NOT issue...

At least in early 2008, Indonesia did NOT issue VOA visa-on-arrival at every one of their land borders, could be different now but definitely worth checking the situation with that.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-07-2015, 10:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,381
Posted By Pecha72
a conspiracy, actually.

a conspiracy, actually.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-07-2015, 12:55 AM
Replies: 472
Views: 17,060
Posted By Pecha72
funniest thing about threads like this, is the...

funniest thing about threads like this, is the assumption, that there is only one answer to the question, when of course there can never be. Personal preference decides, what the answer is for each...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-06-2015, 01:39 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,500
Posted By Pecha72
Maybe. But it is always good to keep in...

Maybe.

But it is always good to keep in mind, that when you start to fake stuff, it might backfire on you very badly. A serious accident, where other people get injured or worse, is probably the...
Forum: Racing 05-06-2015, 01:14 AM
Replies: 1,675
Views: 157,365
Posted By Pecha72
For single laps ridden solo, like qualification,...

For single laps ridden solo, like qualification, this could be the case. Rossi´s never really been a one lap man.

But in a dogfight, “man-to-man”, in a race, I don´t think so. MM, well maybe, he´s...
Forum: Racing 05-05-2015, 02:23 AM
Replies: 1,675
Views: 157,365
Posted By Pecha72
well that to me sounds like he did not take those...

well that to me sounds like he did not take those victories, rather he was just ´gifted´ them by others, who would´ve won but had bad luck.
Forum: Racing 05-05-2015, 12:16 AM
Replies: 1,675
Views: 157,365
Posted By Pecha72
Rossi has upped his game. He's certainly not...

Rossi has upped his game. He's certainly not gonna beat MM & JL every time, no, but I don't see a real reason any more, why he could not occasionally beat them even when they do not have a bad day.....
Forum: Racing 05-04-2015, 11:45 PM
Replies: 1,675
Views: 157,365
Posted By Pecha72
Rossi has been the most consistent rider so far....

Rossi has been the most consistent rider so far. All the other top guys have been more up & down, and if that goes on, and Rossi is able to keep up his podium streak, then he does stand a very good...
Forum: EMEA 05-04-2015, 11:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 636
Posted By Pecha72
I´m not sure, if I could follow you 100% but... ...

I´m not sure, if I could follow you 100% but...

In Europe, generally the west of the continent is more expensive than east. And north is more expensive than south. But these are VERY broad...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-04-2015, 10:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,381
Posted By Pecha72
I agree.. anything, that has any water proof...

I agree.. anything, that has any water proof layer of any kind, is a torture device in tropical heat, unless you have monsoon rain.
Forum: Racing 05-04-2015, 04:49 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 12,849
Posted By Pecha72
So, Iannone accidentally switched on Rain mode...

So, Iannone accidentally switched on Rain mode from the handlebar... and he could not reverse that during the whole race???

Complicated electronics is one thing, but user interface sucking so...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-04-2015, 04:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 31,700
Posted By Pecha72
keep in mind, that when you posted this, the...

keep in mind, that when you posted this, the newest post in this thread was from Sept 2011, so everything up until your post is referring to what is now considered to be the ´older´ version of both...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-04-2015, 02:05 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,500
Posted By Pecha72
well, you just need to relax, man! if you've...

well, you just need to relax, man! if you've already ridden bikes a bit, I think you have a good chance to pass.

Also IMO riding in the US, was not very different from riding in the EU. Or where...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-04-2015, 01:28 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,500
Posted By Pecha72
that's not what the OP asked. IF he passes...

that's not what the OP asked.

IF he passes the test, then he could get an IDP International drivers license, basically a translation of his existing license. That is recommended for the US, and...
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