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Forum: 2 smokers 12-27-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,805
Posted By Moronic
Hello Andreas, congrats on the beautiful MD250. I...

Hello Andreas, congrats on the beautiful MD250. I see you have a non-standard handlebar. :D

http://up.picr.de/20417456em.jpg

I also have one of these - done in blue. I was the second owner and...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-27-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 6,199
Views: 1,290,161
Posted By Moronic
Historic reasons. When the bike was announced,...

Historic reasons. When the bike was announced, threads arose in both forums. A couple of times early on the mods merged the threads - cannot remember where but I think it was in Beasts. But people...
Forum: Road warriors 12-26-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,116
Posted By Moronic
You may have missed the bit where the OP said he...

You may have missed the bit where the OP said he had just sold a SuperDuke 1290R. And that he wanted to follow that poser with a real sportbike. :deal
Forum: Road warriors 12-24-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,116
Posted By Moronic
I will add my vote to this one. Reliable?...

I will add my vote to this one.

Reliable? Check. Fast? Check. Forgiving? IMO it checks that box too. They are set up quite soft, there is an enormous mid-range spread of power, and the peak power...
Forum: Road warriors 12-23-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,472
Posted By Moronic
An air-cooled Duke won't be that bad but they do...

An air-cooled Duke won't be that bad but they do have their quirks. In my experience, it is not the things that look worrying which get you. For example, keeping the desmo valves in spec is not a...
Forum: Road warriors 12-22-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,967
Posted By Moronic
A custom saddle and a shock revalved for...

A custom saddle and a shock revalved for compliance made all the difference to the Monster. It is very comfortable. Stock it would do 120 miles to reserve. Dyno tuned it gets more like 100, but I...
Forum: Road warriors 12-21-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,967
Posted By Moronic
Windscreen? Who needs a windscreen? :evil ...

Windscreen? Who needs a windscreen? :evil

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

Three hundred and fifty mile days are fine with this set-up.

(Ok there is a small...
Forum: Racing 12-20-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 2,869
Views: 219,788
Posted By Moronic
More detail from grandprix.com here...

More detail from grandprix.com here (http://www.grandprix.com/ns/ns29659.html) on what happened at the Strategy Group meeting on Thursday.

It appears Ecclestone could not muster the four teams he...
Forum: Road warriors 12-20-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,472
Posted By Moronic
Maybe focus on smaller and lower more than...

Maybe focus on smaller and lower more than lighter in your search. If she is not going off road, then she has no need for tall suspension. Lower and smaller feels lighter and easier.

A lot of...
Forum: Racing 12-20-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 2,869
Views: 219,788
Posted By Moronic
Not quite. The visitor was Saillant, and the text...

Not quite. The visitor was Saillant, and the text says the Medical Delegate was Saillant's appointee.

Thanks for digging that out. It does offer a fresh perspective. I imagine the stakes are...
Forum: Racing 12-20-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 2,869
Views: 219,788
Posted By Moronic
He was sensitive, except that he said from quite...

He was sensitive, except that he said from quite early on that there was little chance of a full or even half full recovery. That would not have been good for the business side of things.

The...
Forum: Racing 12-19-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 2,869
Views: 219,788
Posted By Moronic
Report from grandprix.com here...

Report from grandprix.com here (http://www.grandprix.com/ns/ns29657.html) on the upshot from the Strategy Group meeting.

It appears an expert panel will look at changes to the engine regs, aimed...
Forum: Road warriors 12-19-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 4,054
Views: 469,984
Posted By Moronic
:fpalm For heaven's sake ... it is little more...

:fpalm For heaven's sake ... it is little more than a hobby. That's the point.
Forum: Road warriors 12-18-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 24,829
Posted By Moronic
Great to hear that after following your heart...

Great to hear that after following your heart (and respecting the help offered on here) you are happy.

You have got yourself a classic. Look after it and with a bit of luck you will stay happy....
Forum: Racing 12-18-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 24,651
Posted By Moronic
Beautiful. Thanks for the link. I love the...

Beautiful. Thanks for the link.

I love the detail about the real estate agent noticing Edwards smelled like an alky, which was the champagne in his hair from the podium.

Adams concludes by...
Forum: Racing 12-17-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,760
Posted By Moronic
Don't forget Suzuki was also a player in the...

Don't forget Suzuki was also a player in the smaller classes about this time.

They did 50cc twins and 125cc square fours. Two-strokes so less complex but with a rotary inlet valve for each...
Forum: Racing 12-17-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 2,869
Views: 219,788
Posted By Moronic
I've just noticed the piece I linked to has...

I've just noticed the piece I linked to has precisely the same text as that at your link.

Both refer to votes at the strategy group. And Ecclestone says he needs four teams to vote with the six...
Forum: Racing 12-17-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 2,869
Views: 219,788
Posted By Moronic
Yes, there was a similar piece at grandprix.com...

Yes, there was a similar piece at grandprix.com here (http://www.grandprix.com/ns/ns29640.html).

I wonder if the offer to supply the hybrid system is aimed at cutting costs - that is, at...
Forum: Road warriors 12-17-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,937
Posted By Moronic
Time for a new thread?

OP you might get more responses - and the rest of us could have more fun :D - if you started another thread for the question of which Duc or Bimmer to get.

You could fill us in a bit more on your...
Forum: Road warriors 12-15-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 4,054
Views: 469,984
Posted By Moronic
In photos of the early prototypes the handlebars...

In photos of the early prototypes the handlebars were set quite low:

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-3CWxqxB/0/M/i-3CWxqxB-M.jpg

And since the company principals were riding those bikes, we can...
Forum: Racing 12-13-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 2,869
Views: 219,788
Posted By Moronic
Insightful analysis of the Button-Alonso match-up...

Insightful analysis of the Button-Alonso match-up at Motorsport Magazine (http://www.motorsportmagazine.com/f1/button-and-alonso-at-mclaren/).
Forum: Road warriors 12-09-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 4,054
Views: 469,984
Posted By Moronic
Motus claims 165hp at the crankshaft from 1650cc....

Motus claims 165hp at the crankshaft from 1650cc. That is a pretty soft state of tune - about the same as the current GS, or the last of the two-valve per cylinder Ducatis, or a V-Strom. Throttle...
Forum: Racing 12-09-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 2,869
Views: 219,788
Posted By Moronic
I suspect that Horner may be protesting too much....

I suspect that Horner may be protesting too much.

He is threatening the administrators, in the hope they will abandon the freeze.

How it all turns out, we will see next year. (And no sooner.)
Forum: Racing 12-08-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 2,869
Views: 219,788
Posted By Moronic
Yep. And the whole thing is little more than a...

Yep. And the whole thing is little more than a rehash of this piece by Andrew Benson (http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/formula1/30336569), which speculates on whether VW will enter F1. (The Benson piece is...
Forum: Racing 12-05-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 2,869
Views: 219,788
Posted By Moronic
^^ Me too. Thank you. Here is grandprix.com...

^^ Me too. Thank you.

Here is grandprix.com passing on a Russian report that Newey shook hands with Luca on a switch to Ferrari (http://www.grandprix.com/ns/ns29584.html).

It says that when...
Forum: Road warriors 12-05-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,110
Posted By Moronic
Yes you should. :D I have found the basic...

Yes you should. :D

I have found the basic Monster package very comfortable for 200-350 mile days. Mine is an 07 - last of the full-trellis models. All I did was get a custom seat that was a more...
Forum: Racing 12-04-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 2,869
Views: 219,788
Posted By Moronic
That is actually a fascinating suggestion. ...

That is actually a fascinating suggestion.

Someone I used to know said it was all about combinations. :D
Forum: Road warriors 12-04-2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 4,054
Views: 469,984
Posted By Moronic
For me, those would all be selling points. :D ...

For me, those would all be selling points. :D

ABS has it's place but on that bike I wouldn't miss it. The rest are gimmicks.
Forum: Racing 11-30-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 2,869
Views: 219,788
Posted By Moronic
Last report I saw, Porsche said they didn't know....

Last report I saw, Porsche said they didn't know. No video apparently of the earlier part of the incident.

They said they would need to examine the data. If Webber knows it was driver error, I...
Forum: Racing 11-30-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 2,869
Views: 219,788
Posted By Moronic
Webber walks away from another big one ...

No longer in F1 but still relevant here, IMO. Driver in hospital being checked out, last report I saw. But was on the radio from inside the car afterwards, and was receiving visitors in his ward. No...
Forum: Racing 11-28-2014, 01:38 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 24,651
Posted By Moronic
Worked for me! That's great. Thanks for the...

Worked for me! That's great. Thanks for the notification!
Forum: Racing 11-23-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 2,869
Views: 219,788
Posted By Moronic
Their other advantage was that they (the Merc...

Their other advantage was that they (the Merc team) knew about the layout long before their engine customer teams did, and built their chassis around it.

My guess is that the engine layout won't...
Forum: Racing 11-19-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 24,651
Posted By Moronic
I think you're the first, but I was nearly going...

I think you're the first, but I was nearly going to beat you to it.

I agree.

Circs meant I couldn't watch Valencia on the Sunday. Circs also meant I didn't want to re-subscribe immediately for...
Forum: Racing 11-13-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 2,869
Views: 219,788
Posted By Moronic
Great explanation of F1's financial impasse here...

Great explanation of F1's financial impasse here (http://http://www.motorsportmagazine.com/f1/let-them-eat-cake/) at Motorsport Magazine.
Forum: Racing 11-12-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 24,651
Posted By Moronic
Yep, just one second off Marquez on the final...

Yep, just one second off Marquez on the final day, and less than a second off everyone else. On its face at least, an amazing debut for the Suzuki surely.

Motomatters has the final day and...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-07-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,051
Posted By Moronic
IMO it is not just about weight. How hard you...

IMO it is not just about weight. How hard you want to ride and over how rough a road/track matters too. Racers don't typically just choose a spring once a year for their weight, AFAIK. They change...
Forum: Racing 11-07-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 2,869
Views: 219,788
Posted By Moronic
The Alonso saga drags on. It is starting to...

The Alonso saga drags on.

It is starting to look like Mattiacci may have got himself into trouble through his efforts to show Alonso who was boss.

It occurs to me that Alonso would not dislike...
Forum: Road warriors 11-06-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 40,162
Posted By Moronic
Mine (07 Monster S4Rs) is about perfect for a...

Mine (07 Monster S4Rs) is about perfect for a rear brake, IMO. I don't use it for stopping on dry surfaces but it is perfect for adjusting the line in turns and perfectly useable as a brake in the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-21-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,991
Posted By Moronic
Kraic, good question and details and it sounds...

Kraic, good question and details and it sounds like you are the kind of guy who can take on board what comes back.

My 2c: I think your dad might have a point.

A couple of months' experience...
Forum: Racing 10-20-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 4,056
Views: 424,351
Posted By Moronic
That's great. I liked his retirement comment,...

That's great. I liked his retirement comment, too. Lucky man.
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