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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 07:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 487
Posted By Pecha72
If you want ABS, get a DL650 2007 or newer....

If you want ABS, get a DL650 2007 or newer. Retrofitting it, while may be possible, and has been done too, is a lot of work. And costs.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-29-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,688
Posted By Pecha72
- Yes, in general it actually does work pretty...

- Yes, in general it actually does work pretty damn well on modern bikes. You´d have to be an extremely skilled rider to beat it, and you still won´t beat it EVERY time; for one thing, it does not...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-28-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 5,429
Views: 964,951
Posted By Pecha72
so, who'll be the 1st to take that NM4 RTW..??? ...

so, who'll be the 1st to take that NM4 RTW..???

:rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-28-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,166
Posted By Pecha72
" you have to wonder if the incident would have...

" you have to wonder if the incident would have even occurred if the rider had been traveling a more reasonable speed "

I'd say only 15-20 mph less, probably would've changed the outcome.

Too...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-28-2015, 04:31 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,166
Posted By Pecha72
Problem is, that the guy who´s doing 97mph, can...

Problem is, that the guy who´s doing 97mph, can jump on you so quickly, that there´s simply no time to do anything. But I´m not saying there aren´t an alarming amount of drivers, who do not...
Forum: Asia Pacific 01-28-2015, 03:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 207
Posted By Pecha72
Like I said I´ve never tried to cross a land...

Like I said I´ve never tried to cross a land border into China, much less with my motorcycle.... and you are naturally free to try your luck. But I think the odds to make it like this, are not very...
Forum: Asia Pacific 01-26-2015, 11:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 207
Posted By Pecha72
From “the Stans” to Pakistan, or v.v., means that...

From “the Stans” to Pakistan, or v.v., means that you have to get your motorcycle into China, unless you went through Afghanistan (and I would personally skip that).

Getting your bike into China...
Forum: Trip Planning 01-26-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 511
Posted By Pecha72
" planning a trip to Morocco and heading toward...

" planning a trip to Morocco and heading toward Tunisia to get the ferry back into Europe "

Morocco/Algeria border has been closed for the last 20 years.

I don't think ISIS is something...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-24-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 977
Posted By Pecha72
" tire chains to throw on the bike when I take it...

" tire chains to throw on the bike when I take it off the pavement "

well, that would be a creative solution for sure!
:rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-24-2015, 06:07 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,718
Posted By Pecha72
I don't know, how do you actually know this. ...

I don't know, how do you actually know this.

And when you mention helmets, there will be a lot of biased opinions in every camp, that's for sure.
Forum: Racing 01-23-2015, 05:14 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 37,618
Posted By Pecha72
I've got a few friends, who like to watch but...

I've got a few friends, who like to watch but they don't subscribe, so they come over to my house... and my wife watches with excitement.. AND she did once come with me on a motorcycle to Mugello to...
Forum: Trip Planning 01-22-2015, 11:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 639
Posted By Pecha72
ok I admit there could be a few issues to solve,...

ok I admit there could be a few issues to solve, like freight, and oxygen supply for man and machine..
...but what about the Moon??
:lol3
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-21-2015, 12:05 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,854
Posted By Pecha72
Sure. There can be situations, where big power is...

Sure. There can be situations, where big power is nice.

That said, the DL650 pulls really really well considering its engine displacement. NX700 is the economy king, but is also about 20hp down on...
Forum: EMEA 01-19-2015, 12:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 330
Posted By Pecha72
Well, it´ll surely depend on the year, but...

Well, it´ll surely depend on the year, but there´s a high probability, that April is still more or less unpleasantly cold for riding a bike in those latitudes. If it was me, I´d head south towards...
Forum: Trip Planning 01-16-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,096
Posted By Pecha72
actually Europe is NOT cheap. Even though dollar...

actually Europe is NOT cheap. Even though dollar is now relatively strong against the Euro.

there are lots of variables but South and Southeast Asia are probably the cheapest regions to travel in.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-15-2015, 03:12 AM
Replies: 337
Views: 61,992
Posted By Pecha72
:lol3 :lol3 :lol3

:lol3 :lol3 :lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-15-2015, 01:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 634
Posted By Pecha72
when you don't have proper tyres, and lack...

when you don't have proper tyres, and lack ice-riding gear & know-how, I'd advice not to ride in traffic at all. Small spills are one thing, but if your luck runs out, you could also find yourself...
Forum: Trip Planning 01-14-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,096
Posted By Pecha72
Chiang Mai, North Thailand. Would be best...

Chiang Mai, North Thailand.

Would be best during northern hemisphere winter though.. About November to March.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-12-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 5,429
Views: 964,951
Posted By Pecha72
" Honda could have made a hybrid MC that fit...

" Honda could have made a hybrid MC that fit inbetweem the CRF and the NC, but they went ultra conservative, and made tje CB500X.
They should have made a true ADV MC out of her "

The CB500X...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-12-2015, 06:07 AM
Replies: 3,386
Views: 659,772
Posted By Pecha72
Note, that I did mention I´m not after big hp...

Note, that I did mention I´m not after big hp readings myself, I also do prefer lots of low and midrange torque.

But I believe there are plenty of others, who think the top end hp figure is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-12-2015, 04:02 AM
Replies: 388
Views: 24,008
Posted By Pecha72
So not just one but TWO bikes collided with the...

So not just one but TWO bikes collided with the car??

Still tragic, and I´m glad that the woman, who stopped, did not get away unpunished.... but damn, it also seems pretty obvious to me, that...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-12-2015, 02:39 AM
Replies: 3,386
Views: 659,772
Posted By Pecha72
For me, it is a bit puzzling, why this engine...

For me, it is a bit puzzling, why this engine does not put out 120hp, or even 110hp.... and I´m definitely not a guy, who needs big top end hp, BUT that´s what sells bikes, as your internet reviews...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-09-2015, 01:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,470
Posted By Pecha72
"The motorcyclist, who was wearing only shorts...

"The motorcyclist, who was wearing only shorts and a T-shirt, had to be cut free from the vehicle by rescuers using the “jaws of life”"

.........

"Witnesses said they saw the motorcyclist...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-09-2015, 12:08 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,417
Posted By Pecha72
Haha, that´s funny.

Haha, that´s funny.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-07-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,178
Posted By Pecha72
I do find it totally hilarious, that some are...

I do find it totally hilarious, that some are trying to question another person's choice of bike(s).
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-07-2015, 04:16 AM
Replies: 5,429
Views: 964,951
Posted By Pecha72
I don´t know about "having" to be. But in...

I don´t know about "having" to be.

But in reality they already have to be, in order to fulfill the current emission norms. Which will tighten (again and considerably) in 2016 or 2017, cannot...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-06-2015, 11:56 PM
Replies: 5,429
Views: 964,951
Posted By Pecha72
Spot on. There seem to be a lot of folks...

Spot on.

There seem to be a lot of folks really deep in some kind of “New Africa Twin Fantasy-Land”.... this reality check would do them good.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-06-2015, 11:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,417
Posted By Pecha72
Well if you really want your chain to look like...

Well if you really want your chain to look like this (and be gone quite soon, too) then sure just completely skip lubricating it...
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-05-2015, 06:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,417
Posted By Pecha72
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff435/pexa1972...

http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff435/pexa1972/beat_dead_horse2_zpsb44c2f13.jpg (http://s1235.photobucket.com/user/pexa1972/media/beat_dead_horse2_zpsb44c2f13.jpg.html)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-05-2015, 04:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 976
Posted By Pecha72
Good point about tubeless. I would not take any...

Good point about tubeless. I would not take any kind of tube type wheels on any longer trips (just because I won't have to!)

But if somebody still enjoys plugging tubed wheels in the middle of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-05-2015, 12:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 976
Posted By Pecha72
Some cast wheels are simply tougher than others....

Some cast wheels are simply tougher than others. Just like some spoked wheels will take more abuse than others.

And there are a thousand other variables too, like what air pressures you´re using,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-04-2015, 11:49 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 24,008
Posted By Pecha72
It does not have to be a car, that´s stopped on...

It does not have to be a car, that´s stopped on the road. Any sizeable object, that has fallen off from another vehicle, could be there, and could be very dangerous to collide with it. Or an animal...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-04-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,697
Posted By Pecha72
Once owned a 115cc 4-stroke scooter in Thailand....

Once owned a 115cc 4-stroke scooter in Thailand. Did several trips to Thai, Cambodia & Laos with it. Was surprised, that for one-up riding, it could do at least 85% of what some bigger motorcycle can...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-04-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 24,008
Posted By Pecha72
If someone´s engine dies in the middle of...

If someone´s engine dies in the middle of traffic, they may not be able to get to the shoulder, means they are left stopped right there on the freeway. So you can never trust 100%, that the road...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-04-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 388
Views: 24,008
Posted By Pecha72
" reality is based on assumptions " wow....

" reality is based on assumptions "

wow. Nice survival strategy right there..!!
Forum: Asia Pacific 01-03-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 354
Posted By Pecha72
"traveling for about 45 days and covering the...

"traveling for about 45 days and covering the entire country with possible side journeys into Sri Lanka and Nepal"

Sorry this is OT, as I´m unable to help you on the insurance thing. But do make...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-02-2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 3,386
Views: 659,772
Posted By Pecha72
Pulling ABS fuse off will disable the system, and...

Pulling ABS fuse off will disable the system, and resume normal brakes.

But, the fuse should be put back on every now and then, because the pistons inside the hydraulic unit are programmed to get...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-02-2015, 04:39 AM
Replies: 5,429
Views: 964,951
Posted By Pecha72
well MCN has had on their cover the upcoming...

well MCN has had on their cover the upcoming "1500cc six-cylinder Hayabusa!!" and "200hp V-5 VFR!!"... and probably many other 110% fantasy bikes, but those two just quickly came to my mind.

I´m...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-31-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,697
Posted By Pecha72
Sounds to me like you want the Ultimate Off Road...

Sounds to me like you want the Ultimate Off Road bike.

Adventure is a lot wider subject, and very different things for different people.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-31-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 1,716
Views: 432,163
Posted By Pecha72
Well, he sure had a looooot of talent. But I...

Well, he sure had a looooot of talent.

But I still think Marquez would have whooped his ass too on the same machinery. Too bad we never got to witness, how it would have been. (A bit like when...
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