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Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 1,440
Views: 280,345
Posted By Jonny955
Minkyhead, Ours our being built this...

Minkyhead,

Ours our being built this week. We're up in Bolton on Friday to have a gander.

Hope to exchange notes very soon!

Jon
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2014, 02:43 AM
Replies: 1,440
Views: 280,345
Posted By Jonny955
Well said, Jx. On my test ride I...

Well said, Jx.

On my test ride I deliberately included a fast road section. I wasn't looking for an extra gear although it there had been one, I may have used it. It certainly wasn't enough to...
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2014, 04:09 AM
Replies: 1,440
Views: 280,345
Posted By Jonny955
There are many forum comments from potential...

There are many forum comments from potential purchasers who love the bike but are not yet ready to trust the engine.

From what I have read, at least three of the GP450s have completed rallies...
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 1,440
Views: 280,345
Posted By Jonny955
Interesting to read about your modifications,...

Interesting to read about your modifications, Minkyhead. Our bikes will come with the higher (270W) output as specified and even then, I'm having second thoughts about plugging in my Gerbings heated...
Forum: Beasts 11-30-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 11,874
Views: 1,611,943
Posted By Jonny955
With you on this ^ 100%, Dan :1drink Jon

With you on this ^ 100%, Dan :1drink

Jon
Forum: Road warriors 10-29-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 13,013
Posted By Jonny955
I have been through the same with my wife. she is...

I have been through the same with my wife. she is 5ft 2ins and not particularly long-legged (well, at 5'2" you wouldn't expect it :wink:)

I did used to think it was all about 'Confidence' with...
Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 10,571
Posted By Jonny955
In terms of power:weight ratio, can any of the...

In terms of power:weight ratio, can any of the first three match the KTM?

No, I didn't think so.

It's not always the prime reason to buy a bike but in this sector, I would expect real...
Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 1,244
Views: 170,558
Posted By Jonny955
Indicated, but we have tried to compare with GPS...

Indicated, but we have tried to compare with GPS on other occasions and it's within 5%. It was smooth >80mph (indicated) too but I was referring to the speed at which I had ridden it for the longest...
Forum: Road warriors 10-16-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 1,244
Views: 170,558
Posted By Jonny955
Whoops! I stand corrected, thank you. ...

Whoops!

I stand corrected, thank you.

I think I was getting so over-excited at the prospect of the 390 Adventure that the world turned upsidedown :1drink

Jon
Forum: Road warriors 10-16-2014, 02:25 AM
Replies: 1,244
Views: 170,558
Posted By Jonny955
The 390 may surprise you. I've seen so many...

The 390 may surprise you. I've seen so many comments saying it won't have enough power for longer trips and it'll vibrate because it's a single. These comments have all come from people who have not...
Forum: Road warriors 10-15-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 1,244
Views: 170,558
Posted By Jonny955
I had a GPz305 in 1985. Bought it new. I found no...

I had a GPz305 in 1985. Bought it new. I found no issues with the excellent handling and brakes, even with a passenger and luggage. It was amazing on fuel too.
I was meticulous with maintenance...
Forum: Beasts 09-23-2014, 02:52 AM
Replies: 11,874
Views: 1,611,943
Posted By Jonny955
Hi. The plastic cases on my Stelvio are the...

Hi. The plastic cases on my Stelvio are the standard Moto Guzzi accessory items (similar to the Norge). They click-on and off to the built-in plastic moulded mountings that should be on all models,...
Forum: Beasts 09-22-2014, 01:58 AM
Replies: 11,874
Views: 1,611,943
Posted By Jonny955
I went for the standard model because previous...

I went for the standard model because previous experience taught me that extra-wide panniers (Trax) are a real pain in the bum when filtering or parking in tight spaces (we are talking Europe here,...
Forum: Beasts 09-22-2014, 01:52 AM
Replies: 11,874
Views: 1,611,943
Posted By Jonny955
Good machine control!

Thanks for posting the video. For what is such a heavy bike you showed us how to do it!

Jon
Forum: Beasts 09-19-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 11,874
Views: 1,611,943
Posted By Jonny955
The cast wheels are the same size as the current...

The cast wheels are the same size as the current NTX (150 section rear).

For me, there is no advantage using the spokeys on a bike like this. I had cast wheels on my Tiger and had no problems...
Forum: Beasts 09-15-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 840
Views: 141,089
Posted By Jonny955
When I thought mine had failed, I went to order a...

When I thought mine had failed, I went to order a replacement from the Triumph dealer with the same 'keep it as a back up' intention.

He told me they'd never sold one and in the end I didn't...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-10-2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 11,543
Posted By Jonny955
Good question. It also highlights the...

Good question.

It also highlights the difference between ABS in a car and on a bike. we've all seen the videos of a car braking hard on a wet slippery surface approaching an obstacle. The ABS...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 11,543
Posted By Jonny955
Well, using your logic, there are clearly many...

Well, using your logic, there are clearly many Corporate Lemmings on here:rofl

Jon
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2014, 02:27 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 11,543
Posted By Jonny955
Nothing to do with seat belts and the for/against...

Nothing to do with seat belts and the for/against arguments. I think Yamaha and others have mentioned it because....it's true.

Jon
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-08-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 11,543
Posted By Jonny955
The manufacturers of bikes with ABS will also...

The manufacturers of bikes with ABS will also agree with this. According to a poster on a similar thread, it's specifically stated in the Super Tenere manual, for one.

Jon
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-08-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 11,543
Posted By Jonny955
We'll, many of us have thought about this. ...

We'll, many of us have thought about this.

For some situations on tarmac and for most situations on dirt and gravel, ABS will probably extend your braking distance. It's simply not a black and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-08-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 11,543
Posted By Jonny955
So how does that equate to 'ABS will win every...

So how does that equate to 'ABS will win every time' ?

Jon
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-08-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 11,543
Posted By Jonny955
Nope. I said that my experience is that ABS...

Nope. I said that my experience is that ABS doesn't win every time. That does not make me a riding God and it's not the same as "I can stop quicker than ABS every time".

I have experienced...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-08-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 730
Views: 56,262
Posted By Jonny955
Pete, regardless of your other points I would...

Pete, regardless of your other points I would suggest this ^ is probably the scariest thing about what ABS can do to our riding attitudes and skills.

Jon
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-08-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 11,543
Posted By Jonny955
ABS will win every time? I assume by 'win' you...

ABS will win every time? I assume by 'win' you mean will stop you in a shorter distance.

My experience suggests otherwise. I guess that means....:D

Jon
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-07-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 11,543
Posted By Jonny955
Once again. the ABS/no ABS discussion has been...

Once again. the ABS/no ABS discussion has been turned into a black and white issue. It is not and if you pick out the meat from that thread, it should support this.

Under some conditions, ABS...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-07-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 730
Views: 56,262
Posted By Jonny955
But why do you need to back off the brakes at all...

But why do you need to back off the brakes at all with ABS, Pete? That's what the system does for you.

Jon
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-06-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 730
Views: 56,262
Posted By Jonny955
Under the conditions described. Let's keep it...

Under the conditions described. Let's keep it focussed!

It's so frustrating when we are trying to discuss what actually happens and how ABS works under certain described conditions and someone...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-06-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 730
Views: 56,262
Posted By Jonny955
Pete, Referring to your first paragraph....

Pete,

Referring to your first paragraph. No it doesn't. ABS in these conditions will release the brakes and you will not slow down. Whether is is safer is for you to decide.

If the ABS is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-05-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 730
Views: 56,262
Posted By Jonny955
Read it again. His comment was not rejecting all...

Read it again. His comment was not rejecting all mod cons - in fact it was simple a discerning opinion on which of the various 'riding aids/technologies' (or whatever you want to call them) are worth...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-05-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 730
Views: 56,262
Posted By Jonny955
Thumb Cant argue with this ^ :1drink Jon

Cant argue with this ^ :1drink

Jon
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-05-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 730
Views: 56,262
Posted By Jonny955
So back to my original question, prompted by...

So back to my original question, prompted by Pecha72's post, if 'stopping you in a shorter distance' is NOT the highlight of ABS, please tell me what is?

Jon
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-05-2014, 03:56 AM
Replies: 730
Views: 56,262
Posted By Jonny955
So if 'stopping you in a shorter distance' is NOT...

So if 'stopping you in a shorter distance' is NOT the highlight of ABS, please tell me what is?

Jon
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-04-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 730
Views: 56,262
Posted By Jonny955
I'm not against ABS at all. I just read so much...

I'm not against ABS at all. I just read so much about it being the silver bullet of motorcycle safety and that "It saves my ass every day" that I thinh a reasoned discussion is a healthy thing too...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-04-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 730
Views: 56,262
Posted By Jonny955
OK. Here's just one. Braking on a smooth...

OK. Here's just one.

Braking on a smooth approach to a roundabout. Suddenly , the surface changes to a washboard just at the point where you need to apply more braking pressure because things up...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-03-2014, 01:24 AM
Replies: 730
Views: 56,262
Posted By Jonny955
Pecha, I was responding to a question you...

Pecha,

I was responding to a question you asked. at no time did I say that ABS is 'no good for normal road use'.

Keep it real. Your comment has undermined what should be a reasoned...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-02-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 730
Views: 56,262
Posted By Jonny955
In answer to your question, locking up the front...

In answer to your question, locking up the front DOES help in the following situations;

1. Off-road, on some surfaces where the dirt on the top is loose but the ground hard underneath, at medium...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-30-2014, 02:46 AM
Replies: 730
Views: 56,262
Posted By Jonny955
Please don't assume those who have put the other...

Please don't assume those who have put the other side across in this debate are claiming to be riding heroes.

Please don't assume that we think ABS is a bad idea.

From my perspective, it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-27-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 730
Views: 56,262
Posted By Jonny955
Presumably you will be grabbing a handful of...

Presumably you will be grabbing a handful of brake whilst cornering on the limit of traction because something unexpected has happened that requires an immediate and sudden change in your direction...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-26-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 730
Views: 56,262
Posted By Jonny955
Who said anything about immeasurable riding...

Who said anything about immeasurable riding talent? I was merely pointing out that ABS can actually extend your braking distance under certain conditions, regardless of your riding talent.

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