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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-21-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,266
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, 08:40 AM
Replies: 3,954
Views: 381,543
Posted By Moronic
That's great. I liked his retirement comment,...

That's great. I liked his retirement comment, too. Lucky man.
Forum: Racing 10-20-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 13,068
Posted By Moronic
I think the front tyre issue was a bit more...

I think the front tyre issue was a bit more complicated than it might look. From what I can gather, the current and recent Bridgestones have a novel (historically) construction that allows them to...
Forum: Racing 10-20-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 3,954
Views: 381,543
Posted By Moronic
^^ Sweet pic and tells a great story. Thanks...

^^ Sweet pic and tells a great story.

Thanks for posting it. I was actually wondering how Rossi's win at PI would go down with Burgess. It's all very well being a good person but for anybody I...
Forum: Racing 10-19-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 13,068
Posted By Moronic
Rossi is riding with a broken finger IIRC, from...

Rossi is riding with a broken finger IIRC, from the crash at Aragon.

I thought the same as you when Rossi went past Lorenzo. I am pretty sure I have seen riders do as you propose - work together...
Forum: Racing 10-13-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 2,294
Views: 164,015
Posted By Moronic
The Alonso stuff is getting weirder. He is...

The Alonso stuff is getting weirder.

He is reported here at grandprix.com (http://www.grandprix.com/ns/ns29166.html) as saying he would not be going to a Mercedes powered team, that claims he had...
Forum: Racing 10-10-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,273
Posted By Moronic
Well that's Rossi looking good for the race. :D ...

Well that's Rossi looking good for the race. :D

Hard to know whether Pedrosa's crash will hurt him or help him. Looked like he had a sore hand. If it's not very sore, then he now knows just where...
Forum: Racing 09-27-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 2,294
Views: 164,015
Posted By Moronic
Piece at grandprix.com here...

Piece at grandprix.com here (http://www.grandprix.com/ns/ns28992.html) could shed some light on Alonso - Ferrari relationship.

It attributes to an Italian sports paper the news that Alonso has...
Forum: Road warriors 09-20-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 339
Views: 29,319
Posted By Moronic
:lol3 The need of course is not for the hp...

:lol3

The need of course is not for the hp but to know that you have it.

Nobody needs $200 million either.
Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 20,252
Posted By Moronic
^^ Plenty of people do their own. Also, plenty of...

^^ Plenty of people do their own. Also, plenty of people pay less than $1200. Although the belts alone run to $250 or so for the pair, IIRC.

The trickier bit with the desmo system I believe is...
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 386
Views: 22,437
Posted By Moronic
You do indeed. Might be different if you were...

You do indeed. Might be different if you were tracking a 250 single. Hope you enjoy that fresh motor!
Forum: Racing 09-17-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 2,294
Views: 164,015
Posted By Moronic
Short piece from Mark Hughes at Motorsport...

Short piece from Mark Hughes at Motorsport Magazine on the radio ban here:

http://www.motorsportmagazine.com/f1/f1s-radio-restriction/

He's for it. And the way he explains it, I can see where...
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 20,252
Posted By Moronic
$1200 for the full two-year service that includes...

$1200 for the full two-year service that includes changing belts, I'd guess. If the belts are done, that means the rest is prob done also. Which should mean valve check and adjust, and change all...
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 386
Views: 22,437
Posted By Moronic
Point I was trying to make was, only expert...

Point I was trying to make was, only expert racers can stress a bike as quick as this at the track, and even then most probably don't.

I don't doubt you are in the quick group. Twelve seconds off...
Forum: Racing 09-17-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 3,954
Views: 381,543
Posted By Moronic
Deep insight

From Matt Oxley via motomatters (http://http://www.motorsportmagazine.com/race/motogp-race/a-new-way-of-riding-a-new-way-of-crashing/).com, wrt Rossi's triumph at Misano:

"Márquez’s lack of...
Forum: Racing 09-16-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 3,954
Views: 381,543
Posted By Moronic
Redding.

Redding.
Forum: Racing 09-16-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 2,294
Views: 164,015
Posted By Moronic
Is that the case? I thought I saw somewhere that...

Is that the case? I thought I saw somewhere that whatever was banned on radio was also banned on the pitboards. :ear

Either way, I'm with those who think it's a silly ban.

Peculiar thing is,...
Forum: Road warriors 09-16-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 20,252
Posted By Moronic
It's been great to see you ended up with the bike...

It's been great to see you ended up with the bike you wanted most. And it looks like a very nice example. Well done, and thanks for keeping us informed. :clap
Forum: Road warriors 09-16-2014, 03:52 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 21,191
Posted By Moronic
Now that sounds interesting. Thanks! 😀 And...

Now that sounds interesting. Thanks! 😀

And heavy references to the '71 H2 750 triple.

Kawasaki has my attention. 😃
Forum: Road warriors 09-15-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 386
Views: 22,437
Posted By Moronic
Surely the track day use on a bike like this is...

Surely the track day use on a bike like this is not very relevant.

Steverino, for how many seconds a lap do you get to pin the throttle to the stop on this monster, if you're running 12 seconds...
Forum: Racing 09-14-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 11,962
Posted By Moronic
Incredible ride. Almost literally! Go Rossi!...

Incredible ride. Almost literally! Go Rossi! :clap

The way I saw it, Marquez was working really hard to stay with Rossi over the course of the lap. Yes there were a couple of places where he could...
Forum: Racing 09-11-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 2,294
Views: 164,015
Posted By Moronic
Thanks for the radio info. For me, the...

Thanks for the radio info.

For me, the change is ridiculous. But that doesn't mean it won't help with the image.

It's funny, my angle says it's amazing to be hearing this conversation the...
Forum: Racing 09-11-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 11,962
Posted By Moronic
Well it's a somewhat subtle subtitle. :evil ...

Well it's a somewhat subtle subtitle. :evil

Think again.

Remember, the "it" alludes to the subtitle.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-10-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 8,272
Posted By Moronic
Yes it's a habit and I cover the front brake...

Yes it's a habit and I cover the front brake lever most of the time. Index and middle fingers. Sometimes I notice and just grip the throttle but I find myself drifting back into cover mode.

Yes as...
Forum: Racing 09-10-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 2,294
Views: 164,015
Posted By Moronic
The author of that piece, Mark Hughes, has a very...

The author of that piece, Mark Hughes, has a very laconic style.

My thought was that each of the teams has an engineer from the engine supplier working with it, who monitors the condition of the...
Forum: Road warriors 09-10-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 386
Views: 22,437
Posted By Moronic
Well the OP does have 36,000 posts since 2001. ...

Well the OP does have 36,000 posts since 2001.

He probably thinks we've good reason for showing some faith. :wink:
Forum: Racing 09-09-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 2,294
Views: 164,015
Posted By Moronic
Apologies, looks like I posted a dud link. ...

Apologies, looks like I posted a dud link.

It's fixed now (but not in the quotes), or use this:

http://www.motorsportmagazine.com/f1/reports/2014-italian-gp-report/
Forum: Racing 09-09-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 2,294
Views: 164,015
Posted By Moronic
Thanks for the link to Coulthard's column. Good...

Thanks for the link to Coulthard's column. Good stuff.

There is a deeply insightful report on events at Monza here (http://www.motorsportmagazine.com/f1/reports/2014-italian-gp-report/) at...
Forum: Racing 09-09-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 2,294
Views: 164,015
Posted By Moronic
Several sites reporting that Red Bull will give...

Several sites reporting that Red Bull will give Vettel yet another new chassis, for Singapore.

Apparently the tub he used at Monza had been used in preseason testing, so techically not new.

The...
Forum: Racing 09-08-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 2,294
Views: 164,015
Posted By Moronic
Plenty of great racing to watch. I didn't miss...

Plenty of great racing to watch. I didn't miss the mosquito buzz of the little v8s one bit.

I was hoping for something from Ricciardo and so as he moved up prior to his pit stop I was keeping an...
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,952
Posted By Moronic
New to everybody. Acc to the article I cited,...

New to everybody. Acc to the article I cited, Kawasaki has applied for a patent on it.

Gearbox prob overstates it. The article says a driveshaft with two gear sets. There is a rev point at which...
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 2,463
Views: 625,892
Posted By Moronic
Now you're talking. That thing looks magnificent!...

Now you're talking. That thing looks magnificent! And I imagine it rides okay too ... very sweet! :D
Forum: Racing 09-04-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 2,294
Views: 164,015
Posted By Moronic
Well I think Rosberg may have redeemed himself...

Well I think Rosberg may have redeemed himself here (http://www.planetf1.com/news/3213/9455508/Contrite-Nico-I-Was-Distraught-After-Spa). Sceptics will always be sceptics but to me he sounds sincere....
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 2,463
Views: 625,892
Posted By Moronic
The thing is, the higher strung big bikes get,...

The thing is, the higher strung big bikes get, the less trigger you get to use most of the time. As I'm sure you know. Depending of course on the conditons where one rides.

I don't just mean you...
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2014, 01:26 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,952
Posted By Moronic
My guess too. Can't see the point in...

My guess too. Can't see the point in supercharging a 1000cc or bigger bike.

A smaller displacement motor would save space and possibly some weight also.

So from the supercharger you'd get...
Forum: Racing 09-01-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 2,294
Views: 164,015
Posted By Moronic
^^ I'm glad somebody posted that. Very funny in...

^^ I'm glad somebody posted that. Very funny in context. I wonder how the lad is feeling about his inglorious debut.

The other question of course is whose bright idea was it that he go out and do...
Forum: Road warriors 08-31-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 2,463
Views: 625,892
Posted By Moronic
Wow, what a speccy couple of pages! Those...

Wow, what a speccy couple of pages!

Those Laverdas looked and sounded magnificent.

A good friend had a Jota through the 80s and 90s that I rode a few times. Had its quirks but in general, very...
Forum: Racing 08-30-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 12,969
Posted By Moronic
Yes, Dovi says he will run the med tyre for the...

Yes, Dovi says he will run the med tyre for the race, and he thinks the factory boys will run that same tyre. But he also says he was very happy and quick on that tyre in practice, so it will be...
Forum: Racing 08-29-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 2,294
Views: 164,015
Posted By Moronic
That's big. Thanks for the link. :thumb

That's big. Thanks for the link. :thumb
Forum: Racing 08-28-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 2,294
Views: 164,015
Posted By Moronic
^^ Love it! :rofl Meanwhile back at Red...

^^ Love it! :rofl

Meanwhile back at Red Bull, Vettel has decided that his new car must be faulty. So they are giving him another new car (http://www.grandprix.com/ns/ns28781.html). Making three...
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