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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Today, 12:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 730
Posted By Pecha72
" the bags are included " At least in...

" the bags are included "

At least in Europe, you can get a spoked wheel 2015 with a beak, and without bags. Haven't checked, but i think it weighs just about the same as a 2012-2014 w/cast...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 11:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 730
Posted By Pecha72
" Don't go by hear say . . . " I thought...

" Don't go by hear say . . . "

I thought that's the way to go in internet age....?

Or you mean we would actually have to leave our keyboards, and go ride these damn things???
:lol3
Forum: Racing Yesterday, 09:45 AM
Replies: 741
Views: 65,136
Posted By Pecha72
Marc is too good, I hope he gets just a little...

Marc is too good, I hope he gets just a little bit distracted, then this season could be the best ever... :evil
Forum: Trip Planning 02-27-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 226
Posted By Pecha72
" customs duty for 'import" which doesn't make...

" customs duty for 'import" which doesn't make any sense to me "

does not make any sense to me either, if and when the bike is registered in the US, and now returns home.

I've had similar...
Forum: Asia Pacific 02-27-2015, 05:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 165
Posted By Pecha72
I did this (in Perth) in early 2008. Things...

I did this (in Perth) in early 2008. Things could´ve changed, or be different at the other end of the continent, but generally I would not be so worried. You should not have to pay for temp import...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-27-2015, 04:10 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,002
Posted By Pecha72
My buddy collided with a car on his Goldwing a...

My buddy collided with a car on his Goldwing a few years ago, and was flown through the bike´s front fairing/windshield wearing an open face helmet... he wasn´t pretty before, but now he´s even more...
Forum: Racing 02-27-2015, 03:16 AM
Replies: 741
Views: 65,136
Posted By Pecha72
Well, taking less than 10 points out of the two...

Well, taking less than 10 points out of the two opening races was exactly what did NOT get JL to #1 position last year. BUT, he was very strong in the late part of the season, in fact he collected...
Forum: Racing 02-27-2015, 01:31 AM
Replies: 741
Views: 65,136
Posted By Pecha72
remember what happened last year: Jorge crashes...

remember what happened last year: Jorge crashes out from the lead in race 1, and takes jump start in race 2. BANG - Marquez is already leading him by more than 40 points, and JL probably knew already...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-26-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 10,191
Posted By Pecha72
so, keep making +200hp <200kg bikes, but make the...

so, keep making +200hp <200kg bikes, but make the driver of a Volkswagen Polo wear a helmet, right?? :rofl
Forum: Racing 02-26-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 741
Views: 65,136
Posted By Pecha72
" I'm in with Rossi to win it all though...

" I'm in with Rossi to win it all though consistent results and a few wins "

Consistency will be the key. They all know Marc will win several races, but will he make a few mistakes as well? IF he...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-26-2015, 04:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,310
Posted By Pecha72
one of my most memorable trips in that region was...

one of my most memorable trips in that region was a boat ride on the Mekong, from Luang Prabang in Laos to Huay Xai in north Thailand, this was on a "slow boat" so we once stayed overnight at a small...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-26-2015, 12:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,310
Posted By Pecha72
Well, actually my view could be outdated by now,...

Well, actually my view could be outdated by now, as I have not been to SE Asia in six years, and things could change at a rapid pace over there...

But at least back then, Thailand (and Western...
Forum: Racing 02-25-2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 741
Views: 65,136
Posted By Pecha72
" Garry McCoy winning some races " Yep,...

" Garry McCoy winning some races "

Yep, coming from out of nowhere starting from about 15th on the grid, and spanking everybody in the first race of the season in South Africa - smoking his back...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-25-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,310
Posted By Pecha72
you're kidding, right?? :lol3 never ridden...

you're kidding, right?? :lol3

never ridden VN, but of those four and if you have no trips of this nature under your belt, I'd do Thai first. Cambodia&Laos are brilliant places to ride, too, but...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-25-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 10,191
Posted By Pecha72
My friend used to do drag racing, and now he's...

My friend used to do drag racing, and now he's got a Gsxr 1100 with turbo charger and about 330 rear wheel hp on the street. No traction control whatsoever, except of course the adjuster on the right...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-25-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,266
Posted By Pecha72
me & my GF as pillion, were chased by big angry...

me & my GF as pillion, were chased by big angry dogs going over a mountain pass in Eastern Turkey. Happened 4-5 times in that one road, but nowhere else in Turkey. Was kinda scary, when they got to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-25-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 10,191
Posted By Pecha72
Power in itself, is not what kills you, what...

Power in itself, is not what kills you, what does, is your wrong way to use it. In the wrong place, not taking into account that there are other road users who do not, and cannot, see you in time,...
Forum: Racing 02-25-2015, 03:23 AM
Replies: 741
Views: 65,136
Posted By Pecha72
"Someone should get the psychiatrist's number...

"Someone should get the psychiatrist's number that Ducati gave him and see if he can help "

Ouch! :rofl
Forum: Racing 02-24-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 741
Views: 65,136
Posted By Pecha72
Last year, Dovi was qualifying well, and Iannone...

Last year, Dovi was qualifying well, and Iannone was sometimes roughing up even Marc Marquez on the opening laps...but later on in the races(s) their tyres faded. Any word around, if they still have...
Forum: Racing 02-23-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,212
Posted By Pecha72
IMO the arrival of Marc Marquez gave MotoGP a...

IMO the arrival of Marc Marquez gave MotoGP a nice boost. He may be a somewhat superior rider, but usually has not won races by a country mile, and does not always get the best starts, so plenty of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-23-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 4,671
Posted By Pecha72
yep cars are safer than they used to be, so why...

yep cars are safer than they used to be, so why not everybody just eat, read the papers, check e mail, watch telly, talk on the phone and update Facebook and so on, while we drive.......

(BTW,...
Forum: Racing 02-20-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,212
Posted By Pecha72
What - The most beautiful race track in the...

What - The most beautiful race track in the world.... AND Troy Bayliss is in??? Wake me up I must be dreaming!!!

I hope he can still teach the boys, how it is done.
Forum: EMEA 02-18-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 313
Posted By Pecha72
" Southern Iraq is not currently affected by the...

" Southern Iraq is not currently affected by the ISIS problems "

I'm not an expert, but it has been very much a no-go area for a long time. Some northern areas (Kurdistan) were a different story....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-17-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,670
Posted By Pecha72
Could be this way. But also your Winter is not...

Could be this way. But also your Winter is not particularly severe.

Actually I've once been to Texas Gulf coast, when it was closing in on.... 115F, if my memory serves me right, that's very hot...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-17-2015, 05:54 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 4,671
Posted By Pecha72
Funny but just today our local traffic safety...

Funny but just today our local traffic safety authority published a report about distracted driving in the context of using cellphones/smart phones while driving.

A few short picks from their...
Forum: EMEA 02-17-2015, 02:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 313
Posted By Pecha72
Make no mistake, it is a troubled region. ...

Make no mistake, it is a troubled region.

Could you please be more specific: what is your complete route plan from Turkey to Egypt?

And just to clarify: there will be two women on one sidecar...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-17-2015, 02:13 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,397
Posted By Pecha72
Yep, I also do take my hat off for those, who´ve...

Yep, I also do take my hat off for those, who´ve done it!

And as a father of 1- and 3-year old boys, I hope, that they will one day want to come with me to do some bike trips together. The trips,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-17-2015, 12:57 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 4,671
Posted By Pecha72
Not so simple. The user interface also dictates a...

Not so simple. The user interface also dictates a lot about how distracting, or not distracting, a given adjustment was made to be.

New cars with touch-screens actually don´t do very well on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-16-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 4,671
Posted By Pecha72
Of course there are distractions, that can't be...

Of course there are distractions, that can't be avoided, like adjusting heating for example.

How distracting these are, depend on a lot of things including if they're done 'traditionally' by...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-16-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 3,425
Views: 685,409
Posted By Pecha72
" Or maybe I just used to it and my ride is...

" Or maybe I just used to it and my ride is horribly imbalanced? This is my first big bike and I don't know better:) "

That should be easy enough to have it checked at a service shop, who do MC...
Forum: Racing 02-16-2015, 05:14 AM
Replies: 741
Views: 65,136
Posted By Pecha72
" Question is, will it go, stop, turn etc like an...

" Question is, will it go, stop, turn etc like an RCV? " - well I'm guessing it might - almost - but unlike RCV, it'll shred it tyres way before the chequered flag...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-16-2015, 02:22 AM
Replies: 3,425
Views: 685,409
Posted By Pecha72
ok first I thought WTF, your pics are both...

ok first I thought WTF, your pics are both showing the same side... but now I realized it was not left/right, that you meant! :lol3

Could be a wheel/tyre balancing issue.. but I think there has to...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-15-2015, 04:25 AM
Replies: 6,017
Views: 1,059,604
Posted By Pecha72
but is it wise to limit your sales possibilities...

but is it wise to limit your sales possibilities to basketball players only? :lol3
Forum: Trip Planning 02-14-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 21,155
Posted By Pecha72
" 14+ months on the road through Africa on my...

" 14+ months on the road through Africa on my little Vespa "

well that took some serious balls, man!

Also a good reminder, that with the right attitude, you can do big trips on bikes, that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-13-2015, 01:37 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 4,671
Posted By Pecha72
I've seen it a thousand times on the road. A car...

I've seen it a thousand times on the road. A car starts to slow down a bit, maybe the steering inputs also appear to be more awkward, and there will be no turn signals used, if it makes a turn. Can...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-12-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 4,671
Posted By Pecha72
" I have input directions on my GPS while...

" I have input directions on my GPS while riding/driving, that is taking my eyes off the road for some time as well, without any problems whatsoever "

Taking your eyes off the road is one...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-12-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,255
Posted By Pecha72
On bigger (longer) ferries, say 300ft and up, if...

On bigger (longer) ferries, say 300ft and up, if you can get the bike parked sideways on car deck, then normally all you need is two 'stoppers', that they use for trucks, put them front&back, leave...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-12-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 14,060
Posted By Pecha72
" Those backwards ass country f....sticks act...

" Those backwards ass country f....sticks act like the side of the roads are their personal trash can. "

Sometimes during the Nineties I did many trips to Italy, and wondered about this same...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-12-2015, 05:34 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 4,671
Posted By Pecha72
All distractions of course affect negatively. But...

All distractions of course affect negatively. But it's naive to think adjusting your radio or heater is just the same as texting/checking emails or Facebook. For example, I can switch to another...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-12-2015, 03:49 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 4,671
Posted By Pecha72
Let me guess, that you happen to be one of the...

Let me guess, that you happen to be one of the better road users, am I right..?

Who gets to decide that BTW??

There´s still no debate about the fact, that sending/receiving messages on the...
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