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Forum: Beasts 07-27-2013, 11:50 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 91,333
Posted By showerfan
Talking Please help feed my addiction

hey guys -- i'm recovering from an accident at the end of may. some drugged-up, insuranceless a-hole coming straight at me decided to make an illegal u-turn in his pick-up without looking, t-boned me...
Forum: Road warriors 07-27-2013, 10:51 PM
Replies: 1,727
Views: 223,698
Posted By showerfan
Thumb two Q's from an admirer

i have always loved the look of these bikes and i love the boxer engines, at least in theory.

although i mostly ride ducatis -- always had monsters, want a multi, just totaled a panigale :( --...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-23-2013, 07:11 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,073
Posted By showerfan
Bottom line is this: loud pipes have definitely...

Bottom line is this: loud pipes have definitely saved some lives. They can also piss off your neighbors.

Ask yourself this, would you rather be alive with an angry neighbor or dead with happy...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2013, 12:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By showerfan
Anyone track a 450 SMR or other such super moto?

Wondering if anyone has experience tracking a 450 SMR or other such sized super moto with the (amateur) big boys? I always see YouTube vids of supermotos on go-kart tracks, but not on race tracks...
Forum: Racing 07-23-2013, 12:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 892
Posted By showerfan
Super-moto/dual-sport for the track

Can anyone tell me the pros and cons of a Hypermotard or a Multistrada as a track bike? Anyone use either for this purpose? Would love to hear your experience -- I'm looking to add one or the other...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-22-2013, 11:57 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,073
Posted By showerfan
When I'm commuting in my truck, I often hear...

When I'm commuting in my truck, I often hear Harleys or Ducatis I can't easily see. Obviously, I make way.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-22-2013, 11:53 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,169
Posted By showerfan
On a sports bike that's not terribly difficult to...

On a sports bike that's not terribly difficult to do. On an 1199 or a BMW s1000rr -- whoops I'm doing 138! They probably weren't riding GS's.
Forum: Orange Crush 05-24-2013, 02:26 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,783
Posted By showerfan
first i will say, in response to the Ducati...

first i will say, in response to the Ducati comparison: i doubt it. i will read the book, not sure about the sex part?, but Ducati has had a strong US presence and big global sales ever since the...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-23-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,783
Posted By showerfan
why doesn't KTM sell more in the U.S.?

seems to me, this company is afraid of it's own shadow. they have such a killer brand, such amazing products, such great track records (literally) -- and yet they manage to drop the ball with great...
Forum: EMEA 05-17-2013, 05:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,066
Posted By showerfan
thanks michael and tommy! packing now my Held...

thanks michael and tommy! packing now my Held Cardona touring jacket and Frontino pants -- both gore-tex with removeable liners. will have to pick up some warm, waterproof gloves over there.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-16-2013, 07:13 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,105
Posted By showerfan
ducatis sound better than any bikes, as long as...

ducatis sound better than any bikes, as long as you have the termis on. and then, the air-cooled 2-valves sound best.

but panigale sounds best stock. no need for aftermarket!
Forum: EMEA 05-16-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,066
Posted By showerfan
Question bump bump

renewed question about GEAR -- anyone know what i should expect from the weather in the ALPS?? i figure i can wear my perf leather track pants ad jacket from A*?

or do i need full GORE winter...
Forum: EMEA 05-16-2013, 06:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,066
Posted By showerfan
Thumb first of all, thank you! you are awesome. exactly...

first of all, thank you! you are awesome. exactly the kind of experienced advice i was hoping to find on this forum:beer

so i will be starting in munich -- picking up a bike from bmw. do you think...
Forum: EMEA 05-15-2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,066
Posted By showerfan
Talking headed to the Alps, got no plan...

what up, ADV? i'm new here, usually hang out on Ducati forums. but i am headed to the Alps on friday and i have no plans for the following week other than a BMW k1300s and sleeping in cheap hotels.
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