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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-25-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,676
Posted By Jan from Finland
Sorry, but you may not have understood my point....

Sorry, but you may not have understood my point. I didn't say that air cooled bikes are liability. They are not. They are not an issue. That's because we have smart engineers designing them. However,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-22-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,676
Posted By Jan from Finland
I may have been a bit unprecise in wording but if...

I may have been a bit unprecise in wording but if you have never heard of cracked exhaust port/bridge between exhaust valves in an air cooled four valve engine, I suspect you have never read any...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-21-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,676
Posted By Jan from Finland
And for power you need four valves (or a bigger...

And for power you need four valves (or a bigger engine). A high power four valve air cooled engine would melt between the exhaust valves.
Forum: Beasts 11-05-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 4,337
Views: 823,767
Posted By Jan from Finland
What's that spider web of pipes on the engine...

What's that spider web of pipes on the engine cover? Needs some protection over it.
Let's see if they will repeat the KTM 1190 Adv exhaust header gate :evil

Otherwise looks nice.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-12-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,112
Posted By Jan from Finland
It depends on whether the sand is flat or bumpy....

It depends on whether the sand is flat or bumpy. This setup guide comes from the Sommer-KTM. The biggest KTM dealer in Germany few years ago.

Front Rebound / Compression ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-22-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,308
Posted By Jan from Finland
I would take neither of them. But instead...

I would take neither of them. But instead something low and light with good wind protection. A big wheeled scooter perhaps? Definitely with ABS if your budget allows. Or you could consider a street...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-20-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,171
Posted By Jan from Finland
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thum...

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/e2/LipoptenaCervi.jpg/500px-LipoptenaCervi.jpg

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lipoptena_cervi

They crawl not only inside your helmet but also...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-13-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 11,494
Posted By Jan from Finland
The Motorrad Magazine's test up to 35 degrees is...

The Motorrad Magazine's test up to 35 degrees is here: http://www.motorradonline.de/sonstiges/motorrad-antiblockiersysteme-im-vergleichstest-funktioniert-abs-in-schraeglage/335953?seite=9.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-12-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,633
Posted By Jan from Finland
Using this one screen name? 9 at 8 days by the...

Using this one screen name? 9 at 8 days by the statistic.



At least it was used on the Rallye Cote d'Ivoire Cote d'Azur in 1977. See at 05:21.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51aBDhZmQaQ
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-11-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 11,494
Posted By Jan from Finland
Actually it does. It's not the intention but...

Actually it does. It's not the intention but different control laws/parameters cause a different response. And that is an intentional engineering decision based on testing. At design phase of ABS you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-11-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 11,494
Posted By Jan from Finland
There are few fundamental differencies between...

There are few fundamental differencies between car and motorcycle dynamics. On a car ABS can do something what a human driver can't do: To brake each wheel individually. That gives ABS a far superior...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-10-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,043
Posted By Jan from Finland
Me too. And it's the landing part which needs...

Me too. And it's the landing part which needs more development effort.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-10-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 9,615
Posted By Jan from Finland
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=95...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=951694
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=235470
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=832794...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-08-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 11,494
Posted By Jan from Finland
Please show me any article where a good rider has...

Please show me any article where a good rider has consistency beaten ABS in the last 10 years. There has been some freak instancies during tests but no systematic results. At least I haven't seen...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-30-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 976
Views: 154,820
Posted By Jan from Finland
MPG challenge winners are?

http://geekologie.com/2014/08/06/survival-bike-1.jpg

http://img.wonderhowto.com/img/88/14/63488923188766/0/end-world-survival-guide-staying-alive-during-zombie-apocalypse.w654.jpg
Forum: Beasts 08-30-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 4,337
Views: 823,767
Posted By Jan from Finland
Nope, 13th consecutive win for KTM. It's getting...

Nope, 13th consecutive win for KTM. It's getting as boring as the Baja 1000 winner list.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-11-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 17,448
Posted By Jan from Finland
youtu.be/Q-g3H7DZ85s Proper Tuareg...

youtu.be/Q-g3H7DZ85s
Proper Tuareg pronunciation at 00:02, I think.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-08-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 17,448
Posted By Jan from Finland
You mean Folk-s-va-ken? Next try...

You mean Folk-s-va-ken?





Next try Rukka...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-05-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,044
Posted By Jan from Finland
I started touring around Europe with my dad at...

I started touring around Europe with my dad at the age of six. We did ride hundreds of kms per day and thousand of kms per trip. I did fall asleep almost every day. My dad used to tap me when my...
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 444
Posted By Jan from Finland
I think that the change from a dipstick to a...

I think that the change from a dipstick to a sight glass came in 2003.
More info at http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=358245
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 65,550
Posted By Jan from Finland
That's normal. Your digital camera is sensitive...

That's normal. Your digital camera is sensitive for infra-red. No need to worry.
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 940
Posted By Jan from Finland
It rarely needs valve adjustment. It's not needed...

It rarely needs valve adjustment. It's not needed at every oil change. Suspension maintenance is something you have to do with any bike.



I have more than 75,000 miles on the bike and I have...
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,449
Posted By Jan from Finland
Here is another one from the year 1989 in Peru. ...

Here is another one from the year 1989 in Peru.

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...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-21-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,639
Posted By Jan from Finland
Or you could try this. ...

Or you could try this.

http://youtu.be/8mG2Okd830k

Don't believe everything you see on the internet.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-04-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,886
Posted By Jan from Finland
He is simply explaining that in the real world...

He is simply explaining that in the real world rubber's friction doesn't double if the load is doubled. Like the 7th grade physics would expect.



His prior statement is just explaining how...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-04-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,886
Posted By Jan from Finland
Don't worry. I knew the question would come up....

Don't worry. I knew the question would come up. Most students are learning only the linear physics. Rubber does not display linear elasticity. Haven't you ever wonder why race cars have wider tires?...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-03-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,886
Posted By Jan from Finland
Now I am already quoting myself (a sure sign of...

Now I am already quoting myself (a sure sign of OCD?) but I did find a picture of actual contact patch provided by Dunlop via Motorcycle-Usa.com.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-03-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,886
Posted By Jan from Finland
No. Wheel turning a bit slower than the bike is...

No. Wheel turning a bit slower than the bike is going forward, has not lost all traction. Even a completely locked wheel actually has traction, there is still rubber against tarmac, problem is you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-03-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,886
Posted By Jan from Finland
Pulsing has nothing to do with wheel locking. ABS...

Pulsing has nothing to do with wheel locking. ABS is monitoring acceleration of wheel, not locking. It's predictive. It releases pressure before it thinks the wheel should lock. The reason why you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-03-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,886
Posted By Jan from Finland
Contact patch of modern tire is not round. It's...

Contact patch of modern tire is not round. It's oval. It's longer than wider. Even if you are using 100% of the traction available for cornering, you have some traction for braking/accelerating....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-28-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 730
Views: 56,086
Posted By Jan from Finland
I agree on this one. It's one of the very few...

I agree on this one. It's one of the very few cases where ABS doesn't work. At least one without a lean-angle sensor. It usually happens if you are using the rear brake alone. Like when you use the...
Forum: Beasts 06-27-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 4,337
Views: 823,767
Posted By Jan from Finland
I really hope you are right but doubt it. The HP2...

I really hope you are right but doubt it. The HP2 was a $20,590 bike in 2005 which is equivalet to a $25,000 bike in 2015. It's almost double what Honda can charge for it. I just hope it doesn't end...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-26-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 730
Views: 56,086
Posted By Jan from Finland
Surely. I can too. But those conditions are few...

Surely. I can too. But those conditions are few and far between. I makes no sense to say ABS in not an asset to quick stops.
No matter whether the road is bumpy or little sandy, a good ABS stops...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-26-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 730
Views: 56,086
Posted By Jan from Finland
An ABS bike is the regular bike quite soon. It...

An ABS bike is the regular bike quite soon. It will be mandatory to have ABS in Europe from 2016. It's not only for a new rider. Modern system outerform a pro rider on every surface.

Personally I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-21-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,607
Posted By Jan from Finland
You have a nice profession.:thumb I agree with...

You have a nice profession.:thumb I agree with you. Animals are unpredictable and the ones driving are the most dangerous. I meant that the rhino and the leopard I saw were cowards at that time. I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-21-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,607
Posted By Jan from Finland
In theory. If you ride across their habitat.:lol2...

In theory. If you ride across their habitat.:lol2
http://youtu.be/XUyjTIs-kh0
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-21-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,607
Posted By Jan from Finland
I have surprised a rhino, a leopard and herds of...

I have surprised a rhino, a leopard and herds of elephants. Fortunately in a car.:lol3 Rhino and leopard are cowards. They run away. Elephant comes after you. It makes you realise that your three...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-19-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,607
Posted By Jan from Finland
Well, I said "usually".:lol3 Show me an animal...

Well, I said "usually".:lol3 Show me an animal bigger than half of your size which won't ever chase you.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-18-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,607
Posted By Jan from Finland
Do not scare animals. Make sure they know you are...

Do not scare animals. Make sure they know you are approaching. Do not make surprising moves or noises. Keep distance. Move at a constant speed. Wait. Be patienent. Works also with bulls. Most of the...
Forum: Beasts 06-13-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 1,268
Views: 110,135
Posted By Jan from Finland
I really like the adventure worth intake and...

I really like the adventure worth intake and exhaust snorkels plus the complete engine protection plate.:rofl
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