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Forum: Racing Yesterday, 10:08 AM
Replies: 1,750
Views: 120,230
Posted By markjenn
As you are pointing out.... tempest in a teapot. ...

As you are pointing out.... tempest in a teapot.

This the sort of racing incident misjudgment that occurs tens of times during a racing season. The fact the two participants are #1 and #2 in the...
Forum: Beasts 08-23-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 24,517
Views: 4,495,626
Posted By markjenn
What the heck is the "tractor feel"? -...

What the heck is the "tractor feel"?

- Mark
Forum: Road warriors 08-21-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,181
Posted By markjenn
VFR's have been mentioned a few times....I can...

VFR's have been mentioned a few times....I can personally vouch for this bike being in absolutely superb condition and a tremendous value at the asking price.
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Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 3,643
Views: 394,571
Posted By markjenn
Interesting. I hope this need for...

Interesting. I hope this need for cross-application flexibility doesn't bite owners with a source of oil leaks and primary drive issues - this is a lot of power to be transferring across a bolted...
Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 3,643
Views: 394,571
Posted By markjenn
57 weeks and counting since this statement was...

57 weeks and counting since this statement was made, to be more precise.

Very sharp looking bike. Hope it makes it, but not optimistic.

Technical question: Is the bike not "unit" construction...
Forum: Road warriors 08-19-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,149
Posted By markjenn
What is EBR's position on supporting HD Buells? ...

What is EBR's position on supporting HD Buells? Are they willing to going forward or do they view this as HD's problem?

- Mark
Forum: Road warriors 08-19-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,149
Posted By markjenn
I think there are a couple cars shipping today...

I think there are a couple cars shipping today which have supplemental roof solar - as I recall, it is to run cooling fans to ventilate the car when it was parked in the sun. That's where we are...
Forum: Road warriors 08-19-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,149
Posted By markjenn
This isn't remotely feasible, even with 100%...

This isn't remotely feasible, even with 100% efficient solar cells as the energy density of full-on sunlight at absolute best is only about 100 watts/sq-ft or about 0.1 hp/sq-ft. Even a 10-hp...
Forum: Road warriors 08-16-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,181
Posted By markjenn
If you want a nice two-up bike, want to put the...

If you want a nice two-up bike, want to put the emphasis over touring rather than sport, and are big enough, I'd look for a late-model ST1100. (I'm unclear of how the economics worked where you sold...
Forum: Equipment 08-14-2014, 01:25 AM
Replies: 556
Views: 87,819
Posted By markjenn
Not if the geometry of your bike is such that the...

Not if the geometry of your bike is such that the main mechanism for water entry is water running down your arms.

Do whatever is best for you, but a bunch of us have the experience that gloves...
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 3,643
Views: 394,571
Posted By markjenn
... also probably stopped paying whomever was...

... also probably stopped paying whomever was maintaining their web site.

- Mark
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 992
Posted By markjenn
Now that I look at it again, I think the OP is...

Now that I look at it again, I think the OP is seeing the mold marks and thinking it is cupping.

- Mark
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 992
Posted By markjenn
Ditto.... looks Okay to me. - Mark

Ditto.... looks Okay to me.

- Mark
Forum: The Garage 08-09-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,021
Posted By markjenn
I agree with this. And wrap it up in a plastic...

I agree with this. And wrap it up in a plastic garbage bag and seal it well. If you drain all the gas out and then wrap the tank so that there is no source of air/water-vapor, there will be...
Forum: Road warriors 08-09-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 1,133
Views: 165,788
Posted By markjenn
Don't remind me..... on my R1100S, I think there...

Don't remind me..... on my R1100S, I think there was something like 17 fasteners and five assemblies that had to be removed to access either the battery or air filter.

- Mark
Forum: Racing 08-08-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 1,750
Views: 120,230
Posted By markjenn
I think there are two different things being...

I think there are two different things being confused here.... 1) active control of the car from the pit by the engineers rather than the driver, and 2) location-specific programming of the car where...
Forum: Beasts 08-07-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 24,517
Views: 4,495,626
Posted By markjenn
Both Yamaha's and BMW's spec figures for weight...

Both Yamaha's and BMW's spec figures for weight have checked out more/less correct in numerous magazine tests where the bikes were weighed back to back on scales. The difference quoted (40-lbs)...
Forum: Road warriors 08-06-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 3,643
Views: 394,571
Posted By markjenn
People can buy the bike, of course, for any...

People can buy the bike, of course, for any reason they want.

But if you think that Motus, on their very first design and on their very first production run, are going to produce motorcycles that...
Forum: Equipment 08-06-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 2,497
Views: 946,056
Posted By markjenn
That's a bit "old school" these days. I don't...

That's a bit "old school" these days. I don't think it is common on anything but small bikes currently.

- Mark
Forum: Road warriors 08-06-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 3,643
Views: 394,571
Posted By markjenn
You're evaluating this on an awfully practical...

You're evaluating this on an awfully practical basis, like you were talking about buying a Camry. I think if you start doing this, you talk yourself out of it pretty fast. No $35K bike, especially...
Forum: Equipment 08-06-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 2,497
Views: 946,056
Posted By markjenn
On most big bikes, it's some kind of self-locking...

On most big bikes, it's some kind of self-locking fastener. With these, a viable strategy is simply to replace the nut every so often, say every half-dozen times its been through a...
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 34,756
Posted By markjenn
Other than totally oddball bikes like the C1, I'm...

Other than totally oddball bikes like the C1, I'm not aware of any BMW which has been available in Europe for a long period of time before being available in the USA. The Japanese have been doing...
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 3,886
Views: 615,939
Posted By markjenn
Dollar to a donut, it's been wrecked and...

Dollar to a donut, it's been wrecked and repainted, but you never know without a careful inspection. (I think it's an incredibly ugly color too, but that's your call.) $7K these days will buy you...
Forum: Beasts 08-03-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 24,517
Views: 4,495,626
Posted By markjenn
I doubt this level of washing had anything to do...

I doubt this level of washing had anything to do with it. Usually when washing is associated with a hard start it is because the bike was started/stopped a time or two between moving the bike,...
Forum: Road warriors 07-31-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 3,643
Views: 394,571
Posted By markjenn
I have no inside information but from the outside...

I have no inside information but from the outside everything says...... skeleton/volunteer crew in holding pattern while searching for deep pockets to take bike next step into actual production. ...
Forum: Road warriors 07-26-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 995
Views: 158,242
Posted By markjenn
Can we have a discussion without the attitude? ...

Can we have a discussion without the attitude?

Lots of us "run bare" and don't carry insurance-required comp/collision on a $20K motorcycle. And you really do save money.... it is not "false...
Forum: Road warriors 07-26-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 995
Views: 158,242
Posted By markjenn
Evaluating alternative ways to invest money you...

Evaluating alternative ways to invest money you keep by financing is always tricky. Each person needs to do their own evaluation. But paying cash vs. a 1.9% loan is equivalent to getting an...
Forum: Beasts 07-26-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 1,421
Views: 327,651
Posted By markjenn
Who'd of thunk.... a V4 in a Africa Twin. Maybe...

Who'd of thunk.... a V4 in a Africa Twin. Maybe they'll rename it the Africa Twin Twin. Or perhaps Triumph will put a twin in the Speed Triple.

- Mark
Forum: Beasts 07-25-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 1,421
Views: 327,651
Posted By markjenn
Exactly. A SSSA on a dirt-oriented adventure...

Exactly. A SSSA on a dirt-oriented adventure bike would be like a kickstand on a MotoGP bike. Totally doesn't fit the mission.

- Mark
Forum: Racing 07-25-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 1,750
Views: 120,230
Posted By markjenn
I agree. There is nothing that annoys me more...

I agree. There is nothing that annoys me more than drivers who are always getting involved in accidents and who always think it is the other guy's fault. Will Power in Indycar comes immediately to...
Forum: Beasts 07-25-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 24,517
Views: 4,495,626
Posted By markjenn
This is a general maintenance question.... there...

This is a general maintenance question.... there is nothing different about the S10 which either requires or doesn't require a torque wrench. They're a good idea, especially for critical fasteners...
Forum: Road warriors 07-24-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 995
Views: 158,242
Posted By markjenn
A bit of a tangent, but I can think of four...

A bit of a tangent, but I can think of four reasons: 1) cash today is earning, at best, around 1%, so even 1.9% financing costs hundreds of dollars over the life of the loan; 2) no hassles of...
Forum: Beasts 07-24-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 1,421
Views: 327,651
Posted By markjenn
100-hp from an 800cc twin is not chopped liver...

100-hp from an 800cc twin is not chopped liver and would require a fairly high state of tune and high RPM which goes against simple and durable. It's considerably higher specific power output then...
Forum: Ride reports 07-23-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 26,946
Posted By markjenn
Grossly mis-aimed headlight.... no extra...

Grossly mis-aimed headlight.... no extra charge!!!

http://powersportsbest.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/thumbnail/600x600/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/m/c/mc-38-3.jpg

- Mark
Forum: Beasts 07-21-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 1,421
Views: 327,651
Posted By markjenn
We have reported video from officials at Honda...

We have reported video from officials at Honda subsidiaries saying a new AT is in the pipeline. But nothing, and I mean absolutely nothing, from Honda on what it is going to be. All the rumors...
Forum: Beasts 07-21-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 1,421
Views: 327,651
Posted By markjenn
Again, we don't really have any hard information...

Again, we don't really have any hard information about an "all new motor". Displacement rumors have been all the way form 700-1100.

- Mark
Forum: Beasts 07-21-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 1,421
Views: 327,651
Posted By markjenn
For a bike that won't even be announced for few...

For a bike that won't even be announced for few months (and probably won't be in production for nearly a year), I don't think the lack of hard info at this point is particularly unusual. By the same...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-19-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 7,181
Views: 3,287,611
Posted By markjenn
Thanks for the link. Someone commented that it...

Thanks for the link. Someone commented that it has the look of a tiny bike stuffed with a big kick-ass motor. Very nice. If I had my druthers, I'd stretch the tank another inch and make the seat...
Forum: Road warriors 07-18-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 3,886
Views: 615,939
Posted By markjenn
They're not particularly rugged, but they do fit...

They're not particularly rugged, but they do fit the bike well. I've got an extra set in good condition except that one bag has a rip at the top along a zipper seam. They're useable as is and...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-13-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 7,181
Views: 3,287,611
Posted By markjenn
That's quite fetching. Any more information? ...

That's quite fetching. Any more information?

- Mark
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