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Forum: Face plant 04-12-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,985
Posted By _Davi_
I took a pigeon in a half-open helmet getting on...

I took a pigeon in a half-open helmet getting on a highway in Italy last year.... Only had it up to 70 kph or so but damn that hurt! Can't imagine much larger without doing some damage.... Sorry for...
Forum: Face plant 12-13-2013, 05:10 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,215
Posted By _Davi_
I hate to sound like a shit, but if you can brake...

I hate to sound like a shit, but if you can brake hard enough to make your front tire chirp but not lock, I assume that is on good ground. If you hit rumble strips, you wouldn't have been able to...
Forum: Face plant 06-22-2013, 10:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,935
Posted By _Davi_
Lawyer.

Lawyer.
Forum: Face plant 04-18-2013, 11:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,486
Posted By _Davi_
The bike as a "sanity machine". Although most (if...

The bike as a "sanity machine". Although most (if not secretly, ALL) nonriders think them to be just the opposite, this the goddamn truest thing I've heard in a while.
Forum: Face plant 03-09-2013, 02:07 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 10,136
Posted By _Davi_
There are two schools of thought here: those of...

There are two schools of thought here: those of us who have ridden in places like this, and those who haven't. Of those who haven't, we can divide into those who can imagine it, and those who cannot....
Forum: Face plant 03-02-2013, 05:45 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 10,136
Posted By _Davi_
Wow, y'all being a little harsh on the dude,...

Wow, y'all being a little harsh on the dude, IMHO. Yeah, the vids in his feed are a bit aggressive, but it looks like southeast asia or india to me, and as someone who has ridden around those parts...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-14-2013, 05:43 AM
Replies: 7,133
Views: 6,322,421
Posted By _Davi_
https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/249358...

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/249358_2133779544064_2048221_n.jpg
Forum: Face plant 10-03-2012, 10:42 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 14,451
Posted By _Davi_
Don't be too hard on yourself...with almost any...

Don't be too hard on yourself...with almost any bike vs a cage, passing is such a simple and effortless joy that we get complacent. Live and learn! And keep riding ASAP.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-02-2012, 10:27 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 9,408
Posted By _Davi_
Living in the EU where it is legal, people here...

Living in the EU where it is legal, people here don't seem to understand that a filtered bike does NOT diminish anything for the cage in front AT ALL. Long line at a red. Filter through at a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-02-2012, 08:14 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 20,108
Posted By _Davi_
The Kawasaki KLE we named Ripley, for the...

The Kawasaki KLE we named Ripley, for the Sigourney Weaver character in Alien: She's a tough little bitch who never lets you down.

The Supertenere we named Tom, for Tom Ripley, ie the Talented Mr...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-30-2012, 11:15 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 9,408
Posted By _Davi_
Here in the EU, splitting and filtering is legal,...

Here in the EU, splitting and filtering is legal, done and expected. Cars almost always give you a little space, and my Supertenere fits thru most gaps without an issue. One thing to make sure about...
Forum: Face plant 09-27-2012, 06:26 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 14,713
Posted By _Davi_
Tell me about it.... when my wife and I got...

Tell me about it.... when my wife and I got flattened by a car at fairly low speed just about a year ago, from the looks of the helmets, had we not been wearing our full face helmets, both our jaws...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-26-2012, 02:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,028
Posted By _Davi_
Um, you have something stuck between your teeth...

Not my image, but a well timed one in any case. Hope dude was alright!

http://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/thatll-buff-out-2.jpg
Forum: Face plant 09-20-2012, 11:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,791
Posted By _Davi_
Glad to see the hi viz helmet (like mine) did ya...

Glad to see the hi viz helmet (like mine) did ya good! :rofl
Forum: Vendors 09-19-2012, 01:56 AM
Replies: 553
Views: 141,307
Posted By _Davi_
Yikes! Not my business, but as a fellow super ten...

Yikes! Not my business, but as a fellow super ten pilot, all I can say is, how much gear do you need to haul?? That bike could carry all the supplies for a six man expedition by itself!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-19-2012, 01:49 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,957
Posted By _Davi_
Hungary, where I live, has few motorcycles....

Hungary, where I live, has few motorcycles. People ALWAYS yank way over to the right when I storm up behind them on the super tenere so I can seriously drive within my lane at speed (40-50-60 mph or...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-19-2012, 01:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,704
Posted By _Davi_
We ARE their blind spot. :lol3

We ARE their blind spot. :lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-19-2012, 01:39 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,894
Posted By _Davi_
I wrote a reply in the other thread you started...

I wrote a reply in the other thread you started as well, but for this one, it is about packing... My wife and I backpack around the world a whole whole lot, always out of one seriously small backpack...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-19-2012, 01:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,546
Posted By _Davi_
VW Bus, hands down. I lived in mine for six...

VW Bus, hands down. I lived in mine for six months around the mediterranean, and it was a perfect home.... good mpgs, robust 2 liter engine (late 70s bay) that you can literally remove from the...
Forum: Face plant 09-13-2012, 06:13 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 13,029
Posted By _Davi_
Beats the 100 MPH ones. :rofl

Beats the 100 MPH ones. :rofl
Forum: Face plant 09-12-2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 13,029
Posted By _Davi_
Damn you, I live in europe and have been unable...

Damn you, I live in europe and have been unable to get back to sleep for three hours (it's 4 am now). I was just finally nodding off and I almost chit myself laughing at this. FANKS for the lolz. :cry
Forum: GS Boxers 08-26-2012, 10:00 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 28,076
Posted By _Davi_
"Interesting note is that the dealer has only...

"Interesting note is that the dealer has only seen one other total FD failure on a late model GSA....and that guy went to ALASKA."

When I was deciding between the 2011 GSA or Supertenere, i asked...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-26-2012, 09:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,681
Posted By _Davi_
Sheepskin all the way, no matter the bike or the...

Sheepskin all the way, no matter the bike or the seat.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-25-2012, 05:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,616
Posted By _Davi_
Maybe i'm misseeing, but are you familiar with...

Maybe i'm misseeing, but are you familiar with the samba too?? Longtime member, under 'traveling writer'

And for me, a bus and a bike are the perfect transportation duo, if only because behind the...
Forum: Face plant 08-24-2012, 10:58 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 38,589
Posted By _Davi_
Ill tell you why this isnt a good...

Ill tell you why this isnt a good comparison....apart from the motorbikes, im an avid v w busser..... somehow i do better fixing that technology than i do new motorbikes.... anyhoo, when i start it...
Forum: Face plant 08-24-2012, 04:29 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 38,589
Posted By _Davi_
This made me laugh hard. My wife and I were...

This made me laugh hard. My wife and I were creamed on our almost new Yamaha supertenere last october, in rural hungary.... in the back of the ambulance, me bleeding all over my right side, she...
Forum: Face plant 08-23-2012, 05:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,893
Posted By _Davi_
Nah. Luckier girl. She should get the ticket.

Nah. Luckier girl. She should get the ticket.
Forum: Face plant 08-22-2012, 07:25 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 38,589
Posted By _Davi_
Some of these can be self-fulfilling...

Some of these can be self-fulfilling prophecies.....your spouse or kid has a creepy dream and you're rattled enough to affect your riding. Then again, when the fears/drawbacks outweighs the...
Forum: Face plant 08-20-2012, 10:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,524
Posted By _Davi_
Okay, this is a near miss, but as a reply only,...

Okay, this is a near miss, but as a reply only, so ....

a few years back, riding two up with my partner elizabeth, coming into sarajevo along a two lane up and down mountain twisty road ... sorta...
Forum: Face plant 08-20-2012, 10:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,107
Posted By _Davi_
Don't get tooo freaked out about not remembering...

Don't get tooo freaked out about not remembering what happened.... when my partner was in a really bad end-over-end car crash that resulted in two brain surgeries, the last thing she could remember...
Forum: Road warriors 08-17-2012, 10:03 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,616
Posted By _Davi_
a) Definite agreement with the fact that the...

a) Definite agreement with the fact that the smallest person can pick up the biggest bike, with the right technique.
b) Got a new yamaha super tenere last year... on paper, looked like a great bike...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-11-2012, 05:58 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 17,769
Posted By _Davi_
I don't mean to sound like I'm simplifying...

I don't mean to sound like I'm simplifying anyone's opinion, etc, but it is really well, quite simple:

MITIGATE what danger you can mitigate by your: Proficiency, training, skills, prudence,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-11-2012, 04:45 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,507
Posted By _Davi_
The other poster was correct: The KLR is very...

The other poster was correct: The KLR is very rare (was maybe never made?) outside the US. The KLE 500 was the euro version, one of which I still own and use. Fun little bugger, but strong enough...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-11-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,616
Posted By _Davi_
As someone who travels a whole whole lot...

As someone who travels a whole whole lot overland, especially around eastern europe and turkey (where a lot of thee rigs come through on their way to the middle east or india), I can say these beasts...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-11-2012, 03:02 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 9,191
Posted By _Davi_
Heading into Florence, Italy, on a 1200 cc super...

Heading into Florence, Italy, on a 1200 cc super tenere with big ole crash bars and aluminum side cases, I hit monster construction, i'm talking ten miles of parking lot. In the EU, lane splitting is...
Forum: Face plant 08-10-2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,887
Posted By _Davi_
Well, I don't use GPS (I grab my Android at a...

Well, I don't use GPS (I grab my Android at a stop if I desperately need some details), but tank bags have had map pockets since well forever. I do find myself putting one finger on my location while...
Forum: Face plant 08-08-2012, 07:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,768
Posted By _Davi_
Got a rain cover snagged on my KLE 500 a long...

Got a rain cover snagged on my KLE 500 a long while ago at a stop light. Was going going going down, riding two up no less with gear, when I thought fk this, and ripped the cover in half with some...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2012, 07:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,646
Posted By _Davi_
Like the above poster replied, just saying your...

Like the above poster replied, just saying your dealers are lying sacks. Your bikes may be okay (the beemer cars rock, I know from experience), but that rear drive I wouldnt wish on my enemy. And to...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2012, 12:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,646
Posted By _Davi_
I've said this before but here goes again: While...

I've said this before but here goes again: While shopping for a new GS in Budapest, I asked a dealer about the final drive issues and had they been resolved yet.... he straight faced told me he knew...
Forum: Face plant 08-05-2012, 12:26 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 75,641
Posted By _Davi_
I agree re the visibility vs invisibility...

I agree re the visibility vs invisibility regarding how to make more revenue. Here in the EU, where cops very rarely speed camera anyone, relying instead on massive networks of speed cameras, they...
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