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Forum: Racing 05-27-2015, 01:10 AM
Replies: 1,733
Views: 165,270
Posted By SocalRob
My thought is this year will be like the year...

My thought is this year will be like the year Nicky won. The rider who stacks up the most 2nd place finishes will be champion. Nobody will dominate the wins. To many riders capable of wins. ...
Forum: Racing 05-26-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 1,733
Views: 165,270
Posted By SocalRob
Slight change in topic, but I see the...

Slight change in topic, but I see the championship this years as shaping up to be primarily between Rossi, JL & MM. I suppose there are some additional dark horses (Dovi), but my money would be on...
Forum: Racing 05-26-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,481
Posted By SocalRob
Has Rossi won at this track in the Lorenzo /...

Has Rossi won at this track in the Lorenzo / Stoner eras?
Forum: Racing 05-18-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 1,733
Views: 165,270
Posted By SocalRob
This works for me.

This works for me.
Forum: Racing 05-17-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 9,160
Posted By SocalRob
Rossi did just what was needed for his...

Rossi did just what was needed for his championship race. Looked to me like he decided that running down Jorge was not worth the risk, and taking second ahead of MM fits his strategy perfectly.
...
Forum: Racing 05-15-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 9,160
Posted By SocalRob
Wow. Looks like there could be serious battles...

Wow. Looks like there could be serious battles come Sunday.
Forum: Racing 05-13-2015, 10:33 PM
Replies: 1,733
Views: 165,270
Posted By SocalRob
My son and I went to our first MotoGP race a few...

My son and I went to our first MotoGP race a few years back at the last Laguna Seca race. The entire crowd was crazy for Rossi. We were really disappointed when Laguna was cancelled. I've been...
Forum: Racing 05-13-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 9,160
Posted By SocalRob
Very cool. Do you have those for all the tracks?

Very cool. Do you have those for all the tracks?
Forum: Racing 05-11-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 9,160
Posted By SocalRob
I'm betting Rossi will podium ahead of either...

I'm betting Rossi will podium ahead of either Lorenzo or MM.
Forum: Racing 05-04-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 1,733
Views: 165,270
Posted By SocalRob
Numbers for a Rossi Championship

14 races left by my count.

I figure Rossi stands a very good chance of winning the championship if:

Rossi wins 2 more races
Lorenzo wins 4 more races
Marquez wins 4 more races
Dovi wins 2...
Forum: Equipment 05-02-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,318
Posted By SocalRob
This worked great for me on an expensive helmet...

This worked great for me on an expensive helmet that was just not breaking in. I actually did it in a coffee shop on a trip.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-30-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,255
Posted By SocalRob
1700 miles sounds like either a bad setup from...

1700 miles sounds like either a bad setup from the factory or a defective part. Like Jim says, yours seems the only reported failure to date for the new design. The new design is also on the K1600...
Forum: Racing 04-28-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 13,057
Posted By SocalRob
I'm guessing MM will jump out to a 5 second lead,...

I'm guessing MM will jump out to a 5 second lead, and crafty old 46 will track him down, with an ensuing battle on the last couple of laps ending in the kid sliding down the track.

Oh wait, that...
Forum: Racing 04-20-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,520
Posted By SocalRob
I don't think that clip will ever get old. As...

I don't think that clip will ever get old. As good or better than the corkscrew pass on Stoner or flipping off Biaggi during a pass.:lol3
Forum: Racing 04-19-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 9,578
Posted By SocalRob
Rossi may need to change his leathers to "The...

Rossi may need to change his leathers to "The Teacher", as he definitely schooled MM. Watching the contact, I almost think VR set that up.

Glad Marc was uninjured. He will come back with a...
Forum: Racing 04-13-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 15,148
Posted By SocalRob
What I see as different, Rossi is throwing his...

What I see as different, Rossi is throwing his leg out like a air drag brake, MM is putting his foot down on the ground like super moto style.
Forum: Racing 04-13-2015, 01:56 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 15,148
Posted By SocalRob
I would rather see the other factory bikes have...

I would rather see the other factory bikes have their fuel load increased a liter or two to match the Ducs.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-09-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,940
Posted By SocalRob
My bike uses very little oil. I change it at the...

My bike uses very little oil. I change it at the recommended 6k intervals. The check oil level comes on at about 5,000 miles when I need to add a third of a quart or so.

I ride every day. I...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-09-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,940
Posted By SocalRob
Not my experience. Warning comes on at about a...

Not my experience. Warning comes on at about a 3rd of a quart low. Works like a champ.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-08-2015, 01:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 516
Posted By SocalRob
LB BMW was briefly a Husky dealer. I traded a...

LB BMW was briefly a Husky dealer. I traded a Ducati Hypermotard 1100S in on a new Husky TR650 for my son to use as his first street bike. I worked out the price of the Husky on the phone, and...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-03-2015, 02:26 AM
Replies: 699
Views: 86,181
Posted By SocalRob
You guessed correctly, but to hell with sprung or...

You guessed correctly, but to hell with sprung or unsprung, front or rear, this is rotating mass, and is the most critical on a vehicle for acceleration. Which is why the part was originally...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-01-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 699
Views: 86,181
Posted By SocalRob
How much heavier is the steel part, and how much...

How much heavier is the steel part, and how much performance degradation will result. When I bought my bike I paid for a light weight aluminum part. Is BMW going to pay for the performance...
Forum: Racing 04-01-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 1,733
Views: 165,270
Posted By SocalRob
Don't know why you have to keep hammering on DP's...

Don't know why you have to keep hammering on DP's size.
Forum: Racing 03-30-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 1,733
Views: 165,270
Posted By SocalRob
I recall a very severe broken leg on Rossi's...

I recall a very severe broken leg on Rossi's part, not to mention the Simoncelli accident.
Forum: Racing 03-30-2015, 01:46 AM
Replies: 1,733
Views: 165,270
Posted By SocalRob
I thought so too. Very sad. Hope the best for...

I thought so too. Very sad. Hope the best for him and hope he can salvage this season if possible.
Forum: Racing 03-29-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 22,086
Posted By SocalRob
I foresee some fantastic Rossi / MM head to head...

I foresee some fantastic Rossi / MM head to head racing this season. Could be epic.
Forum: Racing 03-29-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,158
Posted By SocalRob
Thinking about attending Sat & Sunday. Would...

Thinking about attending Sat & Sunday. Would need to fly in and rent a car. What is earliest safe time for getting a flight out of Austin Sunday night?
Forum: Racing 03-29-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 1,733
Views: 165,270
Posted By SocalRob
As was said of Rossi in the recent past.

As was said of Rossi in the recent past.
Forum: Racing 03-29-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 22,086
Posted By SocalRob
Pretty hard core pass MM made on first lap. ...

Pretty hard core pass MM made on first lap. Looked like a bit of contact.
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-21-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 14,602
Posted By SocalRob
Great report. Really enjoyed it.

Great report. Really enjoyed it.
Forum: Vendors 03-13-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 527
Views: 103,220
Posted By SocalRob
The CA licensing board for medical fields has no...

The CA licensing board for medical fields has no Mayer shown as licensed in nursing.
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 22,843
Views: 2,840,148
Posted By SocalRob
I have always had the mode setting on the highest...

I have always had the mode setting on the highest performance number.
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 22,843
Views: 2,840,148
Posted By SocalRob
Do you ride a lot in full ABS mode? I saw no...

Do you ride a lot in full ABS mode? I saw no difference in mileage when I used to ride in the off road mode - rear ABS off, which is the normal default mode for the dongle.

Only lately have I...
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2015, 11:40 PM
Replies: 22,843
Views: 2,840,148
Posted By SocalRob
Speaking of the ABS dongle, is it possible it...

Speaking of the ABS dongle, is it possible it changes the fueling map?

Reason I ask, when I first checked my 14 I was getting about 125-130 miles before the low fuel light came on. Lately, with...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-01-2015, 11:35 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,027
Posted By SocalRob
Looks good, has anybody actually mounted one? Is...

Looks good, has anybody actually mounted one? Is it sturdy?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-07-2015, 10:37 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 9,523
Posted By SocalRob
The OP says he was traveling 70 on a small road...

The OP says he was traveling 70 on a small road which was likely limited to 45. We all need to keep in mind that speed limits are based partly on sight limits. At 45 perhaps no sign is needed. If...
Forum: Road warriors 02-07-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 43,868
Posted By SocalRob
My son went off today and put a deposit on one of...

My son went off today and put a deposit on one of these. I think they are very cool looking bikes.
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 11,978
Posted By SocalRob
This is where I am. The stock bike rides great...

This is where I am. The stock bike rides great at a solid 70mph, feels a bit wrung out droning 80+ on the freeway. A big part of that is any 300 poundish bike with decent knobbies is going to be a...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-26-2015, 12:00 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,605
Posted By SocalRob
I like to redline it once every ride.

I like to redline it once every ride.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 01-09-2015, 01:37 AM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 272,851
Posted By SocalRob
Yes, I too noticed the subjective stuff was...

Yes, I too noticed the subjective stuff was tilted towards BMW, which is what really swayed the final score.

On the subject if the cylinders sticking out, that does give the advantage of having...
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