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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 06:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,368
Posted By Johann
Im cheap so fuel economy is a deciding factor in...

Im cheap so fuel economy is a deciding factor in any vehicle I buy. I wouldnt buy anything that wasnt capable of 50mpg when ridden or driven sensibly. My KLX250S with EFI regularly turned in 80mpg...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-23-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,485
Posted By Johann
Anything over 16K km is considered high mileage...

Anything over 16K km is considered high mileage by most dealers. The real sweet spot is secondhand Japanese bikes between 15 and 20K miles.
Barely run in and normally half the list price or less....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-23-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,485
Posted By Johann
Im really glad people like you exist. It means...

Im really glad people like you exist. It means the rest of us can get secondhand farkled out bikes for peanuts a few years down the line. Somebody has to take the depreciation hit.
Forum: Road warriors 01-23-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 3,270
Views: 934,094
Posted By Johann
Interview with Kasten ...

Interview with Kasten
http://www.fasterandfaster.net/2012/02/in-conversation-with-hans-georg-kasten.html

"There were just two designers, Jan and me, who only realized what they did not manage...
Forum: Road warriors 01-23-2015, 05:34 AM
Replies: 3,270
Views: 934,094
Posted By Johann
Its hard to get a definitive answer to this one....

Its hard to get a definitive answer to this one. There was an acrimonious court case where the original drawings were proved to be Fellstroms. I think the legal outcome was that the design was to be...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-21-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,575
Posted By Johann
With driverless cars the prototypes that Google...

With driverless cars the prototypes that Google is testing now have no option for manual control. If there are accidents involving these cars if and when they go into operation, particularly if it is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-21-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,575
Posted By Johann
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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-21-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,575
Posted By Johann
Where this technology could have a dramatic...

Where this technology could have a dramatic beneficial effect is commercial vehicles in cities, particularly in relation to fatal collisions with bicycles. In London over half the fatalities...
Forum: Europe 01-19-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 596
Posted By Johann
Thats what I did, two or three days free then a...

Thats what I did, two or three days free then a campsite for a shower and washing clothes. Especially if you are somewhere hot. Im not known for being obsessive about personal hygiene but there are...
Forum: Europe 01-18-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 596
Posted By Johann
Some tips that have worked for me: Head...

Some tips that have worked for me:

Head for areas where stealth camping is likely to be allowed. Why pay for a campsite when you can camp for free? There is a thread dedicated to the subject...
Forum: Road warriors 01-18-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 49,556
Posted By Johann
Very, very few motorcycles are irredeemably...

Very, very few motorcycles are irredeemably boring. I have owned a CD175 which could barely make enough power to move itself but was still a hoot in town. The only bike I have owned that genuinely...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-18-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,877
Posted By Johann
I like to know what Im letting myself in for....

I like to know what Im letting myself in for. What is acceptable depends for me depends on whether it is a potential showstopper, the availability of spares, ease of DIY fixing and cost. I dont...
Forum: EMEA 01-16-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By Johann
Ive had a look and you are definitely right that...

Ive had a look and you are definitely right that if you enter the UK from Ireland you will only have 90 days. If you enter the UK first then visit Ireland, any time in Ireland is counted as part of...
Forum: Hacks 01-16-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,070
Posted By Johann
Another option would be to get bar risers that...

Another option would be to get bar risers that use single bolt fixing that fits the existing hole rather than getting the existing hole drilled out.

Something like.........
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Forum: Hacks 01-16-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,070
Posted By Johann
Can you post a picture of the top yoke (triple...

Can you post a picture of the top yoke (triple tree). There are many ways of fitting bar risers, Ive seen a few fitted by simply drilling four holes on the top yoke, secured by nuts and washers from...
Forum: EMEA 01-16-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By Johann
All major points of entry to the UK mainland are...

All major points of entry to the UK mainland are heavily policed. You will need to show at very least your passport at all ports or airports. Your passport would be stamped at the port of entry.
...
Forum: Road warriors 01-14-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 3,270
Views: 934,094
Posted By Johann
Not as radical as the Hans Muth design coming...

Not as radical as the Hans Muth design coming four years after the original but to my mind more complete, with more detail on the rear bodywork. Nothing else has made me want to buy an Imperial...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-14-2015, 04:36 AM
Replies: 1,122
Views: 61,143
Posted By Johann
The decline of the British motorcycle industry is...

The decline of the British motorcycle industry is well documented, In 1974/75 British production was twenty thousand units. Honda produced one million units in the same period. Britain had talented...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-13-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 1,122
Views: 61,143
Posted By Johann
Triumphs Meriden plant closed in 1982. They were...

Triumphs Meriden plant closed in 1982. They were still producing and selling an engine designed in 1936.

Kawasaki were selling GPzs, Suzuki had the GSX, Honda had CBs, Yamaha had the XS1100....
Forum: EMEA 01-13-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 349
Posted By Johann
Dont know about rental but climate wise head...

Dont know about rental but climate wise head south. Southern Portugal is very pleasant in early spring. It isnt uncommon for there to no rainfall between late March and October. The Algarve is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-12-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,212
Posted By Johann
Any bike can be reliable if maintained properly....

Any bike can be reliable if maintained properly. Where Japanese bikes have an advantage is they tend to be reliable even when neglected. At some point this neglect will catch up with the owner but...
Forum: EMEA 01-12-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,032
Posted By Johann
Totally safe and doable on your own. For the...

Totally safe and doable on your own. For the first trip company might not be a bad idea, either an organised tour or somebody to ride with while you learn the ropes.

Outside of cities I would...
Forum: Road warriors 01-11-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 859
Posted By Johann
The early GSX600Fs (or Katanas Stateside) were...

The early GSX600Fs (or Katanas Stateside) were nicknamed teapots in the UK. If you imagine the handle where the fairing is and the spout being the seat/subframe.
Forum: Road warriors 01-10-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 3,270
Views: 934,094
Posted By Johann
Hesketh V1000. Built in Daventry in England in...

Hesketh V1000. Built in Daventry in England in the early eighties. There was also a rarer Vampire with a big touring fairing. There were rumours of a new Hesketh using an S&S engine but dont know if...
Forum: EMEA 01-07-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 596
Posted By Johann
If you are thinking about Scotland (and why...

If you are thinking about Scotland (and why wouldnt you) heres my suggestions for you,
Make sure you pack good waterproofs, youll need them.

Day 1 London to Lake District
London to Kendal...
Forum: Road warriors 01-07-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 859
Posted By Johann
Was the Suzuki RF600 ever imported to the States?...

Was the Suzuki RF600 ever imported to the States? Watercooled engine with 100hp (ish),with bottom end and g/box from GSXR. Supposed to be in competition with the CBR at the time but failed to sell...
Forum: Road warriors 01-05-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,927
Posted By Johann
To add to an old thread I picked up a well cared...

To add to an old thread I picked up a well cared for 2006 ER5F this year in totally standard condition and have been impressed with how well it works for me (62"). There is some secondary vibration...
Forum: Face plant 01-04-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,245
Posted By Johann
I draw the line at riding in ice and snow, but...

I draw the line at riding in ice and snow, but have done in the past with mixed results. Apart from that Id say people that ride year round are generally less prone to accidents than people that...
Forum: Road warriors 01-04-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 646
Posted By Johann
I know some heated grip manufacturers recommend a...

I know some heated grip manufacturers recommend a direct connection to the battery with an appropriate fuse on the positive side but given a choice I would always prefer to have hardwired accessories...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-03-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,624
Posted By Johann
Don't know if they are available Sstateside but...

Don't know if they are available Sstateside but Motad 4-1s work well with stock jetting.
Forum: Europe 01-01-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 478
Posted By Johann
Normally I try to find somewhere outside cities...

Normally I try to find somewhere outside cities close to a train station if possible and use public transport to visit. In the case of Bucharest this one looks great (never stayed there just...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-01-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,624
Posted By Johann
One of the problems I had the GPz750R1 was the...

One of the problems I had the GPz750R1 was the clutch cable. The pushrod mechanism under the sprocket cover would sometimes become loose or even disengage totally. Not the end of the world but a bit...
Forum: Hacks 01-01-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,210
Posted By Johann
Ive mailed the local importer/dealer to try and...

Ive mailed the local importer/dealer to try and track down some more training. Regardless of whether I end up with a Ural or not I cant see the harm in getting some more supervised riding time. I...
Forum: Hacks 12-31-2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,210
Posted By Johann
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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-30-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 23,758
Posted By Johann
Ive seen people perform emergency stops on...

Ive seen people perform emergency stops on country roads for squirrels, let alone ducks. Luckily I had given myself enough time to stop but I was still not impressed that somebody would potentially...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-30-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 23,758
Posted By Johann
The answer is fairly obvious, make running over...

The answer is fairly obvious, make running over kittens part of the standard driving test.
Forum: Hacks 12-30-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,210
Posted By Johann
How Many Miles on Your Ural

Im seriously debating buying a Ural. When I see comments in threads that are anti Ural they are commonly in the format of "I have xxxxx miles on my rig" however a lot of the mileages posted are...
Forum: Americas 12-30-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 750
Posted By Johann
Im not a doctor but I think alcohol doesnt...

Im not a doctor but I think alcohol doesnt constrict blood vessels, it has the opposite effect, increasing blood flow which is what makes you feel warmer in the short term, particularly the blood...
Forum: EMEA 12-30-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,608
Posted By Johann
I checked out Switzerland on that site and all...

I checked out Switzerland on that site and all the main passes were on the first page, many with videos, but as you say far from foolproof. The site is only as good as the people who add to it....
Forum: EMEA 12-29-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,608
Posted By Johann
Some research for you..... ...

Some research for you.....

http://www.bestbikingroads.com/motorcycle-roads/motorbike-rides-in-europe

Id say the best riding in Europe is the Alps,Pyrenees, Picos de Europas and Andalucia...
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