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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Today, 02:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,795
Posted By catweasel67
:rofl

:rofl
Forum: Trip Planning Today, 02:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,058
Posted By catweasel67
Aye +1 on this. Fun to consider, mad to enact -...

Aye +1 on this. Fun to consider, mad to enact - especially when there's a legal, and relatively straight forward albeit expensive,, way to do it.

My personal border bugbear is Morocco and...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Today, 07:53 AM
Replies: 14,467
Views: 5,262,729
Posted By catweasel67
Huzzah! She lives for another year...

Maybe I'm alone but I'm always apprehensive when i take old motorbikes for an MOT (or a pickerl as they're known here) and this time was no exception. I dropped her off, and came back 3 hours...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Today, 07:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,371
Posted By catweasel67
I prefer being offended by redheads.

I prefer being offended by redheads.
Forum: Equipment Today, 01:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 867
Posted By catweasel67
Except that your feet in a puddle of water all...

Except that your feet in a puddle of water all day....even if they're dry, they're gonna be damned cold.
Forum: Trip Planning Yesterday, 03:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 389
Posted By catweasel67
I assume you've set up the tent in your living...

I assume you've set up the tent in your living room/garden? You've checked pegs, guys and poles? You've a sleeping mat and a bag? You know how to pitch in the dark or with just a headlight?

Given...
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 03:50 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,406
Posted By catweasel67
Sounds like you're after a two-door tent -...

Sounds like you're after a two-door tent - venting doesn't come much better than that.
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 03:38 PM
Replies: 1,080
Views: 292,139
Posted By catweasel67
Sounds like you guys are talking about Biltong -...

Sounds like you guys are talking about Biltong - bloody lovely stuff.

You might be able to pick up some hints and tips here

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biltong
Forum: EMEA Yesterday, 01:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 270
Posted By catweasel67
+1 Aachen is lovely, a great old town which...

+1

Aachen is lovely, a great old town which I kept on driving past for many years.

Then again, the entire area is littered with small towns and villages, none of which you'd regret staying in.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 01:29 PM
Replies: 14,467
Views: 5,262,729
Posted By catweasel67
Google's very light on details - doesn't seem to...

Google's very light on details - doesn't seem to be a website for it. I understand it's on the 2nd Sunday of every July and is at,or near, Bardonecchia, but beyond that......it's a mystery.
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 07:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 349
Posted By catweasel67
First things first, and you probably know this...

First things first, and you probably know this but better said twice than never heard - keep your core warm...and now, onto the extremities..

I know you said winter gloves but my money's still on...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 12:39 AM
Replies: 1,265
Views: 365,551
Posted By catweasel67
Am looking forward to this bit :)

Am looking forward to this bit :)
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 12:19 AM
Replies: 14,467
Views: 5,262,729
Posted By catweasel67
grrr...can't quote.. :p I may well take you...

grrr...can't quote.. :p

I may well take you up on that offer once things warm up a tad - I've got my pickerl (the Austrian MOT if fellow foreigners are wondering) coming up so wanna stagger my way...
Forum: Equipment 03-01-2015, 11:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 327
Posted By catweasel67
Another +1 on the BMW. I've the RP2 - it's great,...

Another +1 on the BMW. I've the RP2 - it's great, and, as a bonus, I get to use the winter (goretex) liner as a stand-alone jacket or a a liner when I go skiing, hiking or it's just super cold out.
Forum: Equipment 03-01-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 594
Posted By catweasel67
Leather's great, excellent even, if all you're...

Leather's great, excellent even, if all you're planning to do is ride on the road or the track - but the second you want to start doing more - head off-road for example, you're gonna want the...
Forum: Equipment 03-01-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 875
Posted By catweasel67
I bit the bullet and got the 27 (the smaller one)...

I bit the bullet and got the 27 (the smaller one) with a kettle. Weirdly the 25 was only cheaper without the kettle....but I figured, after reading here and some thought of my own, that I'd get a...
Forum: Equipment 03-01-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 361
Posted By catweasel67
Where does your pressure suit fit into all of...

Where does your pressure suit fit into all of this?
Forum: EMEA 03-01-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 214
Posted By catweasel67
Ta:) or...err...teshekur ederum :evil

Ta:) or...err...teshekur ederum :evil
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-01-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 14,467
Views: 5,262,729
Posted By catweasel67
You guys are stars :) Consider me edumacated :) ...

You guys are stars :) Consider me edumacated :)

Now I understand the flow, the pros and cons of the connector and the options for solution :) (and you used language that I could understand)
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-01-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 14,843
Posted By catweasel67
Somalia.

Somalia.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-01-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 7,426
Views: 419,087
Posted By catweasel67
My bad, I used the wrong quote from you - I've...

My bad, I used the wrong quote from you - I've now fixed it :)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-01-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 7,426
Views: 419,087
Posted By catweasel67
ok.

ok.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-01-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 14,843
Posted By catweasel67
Me thinks it's still democrat vs republican :evil...

Me thinks it's still democrat vs republican :evil just in code.

if I read things right - patriots and conservatives are republicans, fucking socialists and liberals are democrats....and then...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-01-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 7,426
Views: 419,087
Posted By catweasel67
You guys wanna back up your statements with...

You guys wanna back up your statements with facts?

I'll give you some facts that are in direct contraction to yours..

London
Between 2000 and 2008, the number of bicycle trips made in London,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-01-2015, 06:38 AM
Replies: 7,426
Views: 419,087
Posted By catweasel67
Not it's not.... It's based on you guys...

Not it's not....

It's based on you guys claiming that you're the only cyclists in this thread and that, as a result, yours is the only valid opinion, time and time again...despite the fact that,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-01-2015, 04:57 AM
Replies: 14,467
Views: 5,262,729
Posted By catweasel67
Ta for that :) I'm a noob when it comes to this...

Ta for that :) I'm a noob when it comes to this stuff, shocking at my age :( so please forgive my ignorant questions...

First, my understanding > engine powers the alternator which sends spikey...
Forum: Equipment 03-01-2015, 02:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 420
Posted By catweasel67
I hope you get some positive responses - I've got...

I hope you get some positive responses - I've got a multi-tec as well and a Sena's on my shopping list.

Maybe you'd share your experiences either way though?

Intuitively though, the cable...
Forum: Equipment 03-01-2015, 12:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 361
Posted By catweasel67
I guess heated is probably the way to go but I...

I guess heated is probably the way to go but I just can't be arsed to fork out the dosh so...

I use a BMW RP2 (with the winter liner in) with a pressure suit (the standard armour didn't fit me)...
Forum: Equipment 03-01-2015, 12:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 316
Posted By catweasel67
I'm very happy with my Shoei, especially with a...

I'm very happy with my Shoei, especially with a pinlock fitted. I've a Multi-tec (modular helmet) and a Qwest (lighter and quieter).

Spent the last week commuting in the cold (down to 0c) and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-28-2015, 11:49 PM
Replies: 1,737
Views: 439,502
Posted By catweasel67
Most EU countries define "big" by power, not...

Most EU countries define "big" by power, not engine size.

Small is up to 11kW, medium is up to 35kW and then there's everything else. There are license stages to cover each of the three types, and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-28-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,290
Posted By catweasel67
Closer to 20% was my understanding.

Closer to 20% was my understanding.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-28-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 5,438
Posted By catweasel67
http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greate...

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/man-left-fractured-skull-after-8171926

....

The victim then got up and walked away with his mate, while the driver got back...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-28-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 5,438
Posted By catweasel67
+1 Akropovic are a nice example of that - 18...

+1 Akropovic are a nice example of that - 18 pounds lighter, smoother mid-range and 8 or 9 BHP at the rear wheel.


Add in the power commander and you're looking at 10% of the purchase price of...
Forum: Equipment 02-28-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 155
Posted By catweasel67
European looking for inexpensive dualsport helmet

Hola mes fellow Euros and blokies in England,

I'm after a reasonably priced dual-sport helm to protect my noggin whilst practicing some, well, dual sport....FWIW I've got road helmets, but want...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-28-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,620
Posted By catweasel67
Jack Bauer?

Jack Bauer?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-28-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,693
Posted By catweasel67
It's not common where I ride (all over Western,...

It's not common where I ride (all over Western, Southern and Central Europe). Cars move aside to let me through, are considerate when I'm wheeling my bike backwards through rush-hour traffic because...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-28-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 458
Posted By catweasel67
if it were my bird, I'd head to NYC, do the stuff...

if it were my bird, I'd head to NYC, do the stuff for her - all those museums, shows, restaurants, shops and shit like that, really build up those brownie points....hire that bike and head north, mix...
Forum: Americas 02-28-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 310
Posted By catweasel67
Sounds like a most excellent thing to do - I was...

Sounds like a most excellent thing to do - I was lucky enough to spend a month over there on my AT plated Guzzi (and I'm English) and my only regret was only having a month. I'd do it again in a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-28-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 901
Views: 70,274
Posted By catweasel67
Economy of scale - there's something like 1...

Economy of scale - there's something like 1 billion cars in the world all riding on at least 4 tyres vs god knows how many motorbikes...but if it's as much as a 1/10th I'd be very surprised.

We...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-28-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 5,438
Posted By catweasel67
I don't get making an exhaust louder just for the...

I don't get making an exhaust louder just for the sake of it but I'll not shy away from a loud exhaust if it offers a tangible benefit.
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