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Forum: The Garage 09-14-2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 909
Posted By schrabs
The current alogorithm differenciates between ...

The current alogorithm differenciates between
1. a lockup on either wheel (and releases the brake thereof, these are 2 independent sensors regulating each wheel) and
2. a typical decrease in...
Forum: The Garage 09-14-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 909
Posted By schrabs
Nope, not correct. Couldn´t find info in English,...

Nope, not correct. Couldn´t find info in English, but it works like I stated above.

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antiblockiersystem_für_Motorräder
Forum: The Garage 09-14-2013, 03:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 909
Posted By schrabs
Most modern ABS brakes do prevent a forward loop...

Most modern ABS brakes do prevent a forward loop by checking the speed of the rear wheel in relation to the front wheel. As soon as the rear wheel slows down in relation to the front the brakes open....
Forum: Trip Planning 04-30-2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,587
Posted By schrabs
Padded bicycle shorts work for me, high quality...

Padded bicycle shorts work for me, high quality ones with dense foam padding. I also move around quite a bit on long rides - shift the weight from one side to the other, or putting my feet on the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-22-2013, 03:09 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 10,336
Posted By schrabs
Sub 450 lbs will not be possible without...

Sub 450 lbs will not be possible without engineering a completely new bike - that's almost the weight of modern bikes like the monster 696-1100 or similar. Or the very "reduced" Guzzi V7. They would...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-22-2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 10,336
Posted By schrabs
Being from Germany I wasn't aware that there seem...

Being from Germany I wasn't aware that there seem to be quite a few Harley-haters on the road..? Out of the HD riders I met on my trips through the western states a few were idiots but most of em...
Forum: Road warriors 04-21-2013, 03:25 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 25,621
Posted By schrabs
A motorcycle mag in Germany has done quite a few...

A motorcycle mag in Germany has done quite a few "long distance" tests on bikes over the years. They usually do 30.000mls/50.000km (so they break em in, I would say...) on them in a year or so and...
Forum: Road warriors 04-19-2013, 10:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,062
Posted By schrabs
That's what the collector (not sure if that's the...

That's what the collector (not sure if that's the right english term for it) looks like...http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/04/20/re2anupa.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 04-19-2013, 10:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,062
Posted By schrabs
If the Remus is just a slipon probably yes since...

If the Remus is just a slipon probably yes since the problem occured in the collector at the bottom, unless that's been removed.
Forum: Road warriors 04-18-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,062
Posted By schrabs
Just remembered: There was an issue with the...

Just remembered: There was an issue with the exhaust (thd colloector, not the pipes under the seat) on the 99 bikes - some internal metal parts disconnected after 20000km from vibration or so and...
Forum: Road warriors 04-18-2013, 11:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,062
Posted By schrabs
Owned a 99 1100s for 3 years and rode 40.000mls...

Owned a 99 1100s for 3 years and rode 40.000mls on it all over Europe, most of it in the Alps. No issues at all. Great bike for 2 up, had the factory cases, they are great and due to the underseat...
Forum: Road warriors 04-14-2013, 02:03 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 25,621
Posted By schrabs
Yes and no. Have 100.000km on my Ducati ST4s and...

Yes and no. Have 100.000km on my Ducati ST4s and basically the only way to get rid of it, if I decided to do so, would be to sell it in pieces. The bikes I enjoy and own (all V2, Ducatis and a KTM)...
Forum: Beasts 04-10-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 15,551
Posted By schrabs
Maybe this works for you: Why not rent a GS for a...

Maybe this works for you: Why not rent a GS for a few days and try it in real life situations, whatever that is to you. I did so 2 years ago (rented from Eaglerider in SF off season in march, about...
Forum: Beasts 04-09-2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 15,551
Posted By schrabs
Since 50+ as you say makes you an ole fart I...

Since 50+ as you say makes you an ole fart I guess I'm almost there as well at 47... so my suggestion is: testride some adv bikes, even the ones you might have ruled out already and get the one that...
Forum: Road warriors 04-02-2013, 02:30 PM
Replies: 1,608
Views: 223,812
Posted By schrabs
Ooops, different defintion of "pound" here - 500g...

Ooops, different defintion of "pound" here - 500g in Germany, not 454g. 236 kg with a full tank is what the moto mags measured, mine is 222 on an offical scale. OEM Fairing and exhaust alone are >...
Forum: Road warriors 04-02-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 1,608
Views: 223,812
Posted By schrabs
My 2002 Ducati St4s (996 engine) with new fairing...

My 2002 Ducati St4s (996 engine) with new fairing and some technical updates...so far we've spent 100.000 km together - so much for the supposedly bad italian reliability. Clearly under 450lbs curb...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-01-2013, 11:03 AM
Replies: 2,426
Views: 580,185
Posted By schrabs
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/03/02/u9udehuh.jpg ...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/03/02/u9udehuh.jpg

Western North Dakota in rainy June 2011
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,785
Posted By schrabs
I've ridden both of them several times and would...

I've ridden both of them several times and would definitely recommend the Hawk for several reasons:
Better engine for everyday riding, supposed to last forever, better ergos and handling especially...
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2012, 04:39 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 18,723
Posted By schrabs
I do most long trips on bikes not really made for...

I do most long trips on bikes not really made for it, so:

Worst: KTM 690 smc and almost worse: BMW r1100s. Started wearing good padded bicycleshorts when touring with the KTM, that helped some....
Forum: GS Boxers 11-03-2011, 08:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,743
Posted By schrabs
You are right, I stand corrected! Even more...

You are right, I stand corrected! Even more surprising that they don't function properly... The next generation GS (the liquid cooled) will have "made in china" gearboxes, at least that's what the...
Forum: Road warriors 10-29-2011, 04:20 AM
Replies: 2,384
Views: 600,927
Posted By schrabs
Hi! Yeah, it´s been adding up over the...

Hi! Yeah, it´s been adding up over the years....oh well. They are on different continents though. The 696 is in Santa Rosa...and waiting for me, hopefully. Planning for a AZ ride Nov 11th.
Forum: Road warriors 10-29-2011, 04:17 AM
Replies: 2,384
Views: 600,927
Posted By schrabs
Hey Bill, it´s a kit called "sportiva" from a...

Hey Bill,
it´s a kit called "sportiva" from a friend of mine: www.dsm-ducati.de (http://www.dsm-ducati.de)
different fairing eliminates the regular and heavy bottom parts and the top (sidepanels...
Forum: EMEA 10-28-2011, 01:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,913
Posted By schrabs
Hi, April is kinda early. When in April? If you...

Hi,
April is kinda early. When in April? If you start in Germany (where? Bremen, Hamburg?) you might still get snow, definitely lots of rain, you won´t be able to cross the Alps except through...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-28-2011, 12:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,743
Posted By schrabs
Hey, that´s German engineering! The "clonk" won´t...

Hey, that´s German engineering! The "clonk" won´t go away, and the new 6 cylinder bike seems to have the same "throw that big hammer in an empty oilbarrel" soundfile on board. The 1200 GS I rented...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-28-2011, 12:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 720
Posted By schrabs
So far I´ve had deer (20+), Moose (several, 1...

So far I´ve had deer (20+), Moose (several, 1 running next to me for 3 miles) and one bear in the middle of the road. All during the day in broad daylight on backroads in CA, OR, WA and MT. So my...
Forum: Road warriors 10-25-2011, 12:43 PM
Replies: 2,384
Views: 600,927
Posted By schrabs
my italian touring mule...

...next year we´ll look back on 10 years and 100,000km of hassle-free touring fun.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-25-2011, 12:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,259
Posted By schrabs
Hey, thanks for the update, that sounds quite...

Hey, thanks for the update, that sounds quite promising if the weather stays dry. So you rode it going south, correct?
Reg the sand: I noticed that on some youtube videos filmed on 191 that there...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-24-2011, 01:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,259
Posted By schrabs
Absolutely, lemme know when you plan to come over...

Absolutely, lemme know when you plan to come over and I´ll try to make some time to show you the nicest roads in the "schwarzwald" - there´s lots of them. :-) Nice is nice - spent las xmas there, I...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-24-2011, 01:27 PM
Replies: 1,432
Views: 258,644
Posted By schrabs
Swiss alps in late June...

...on our way back from Ticino crossing over Nufenenpass we were almost trapped in snow.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-24-2011, 12:56 PM
Replies: 582
Views: 230,246
Posted By schrabs
Zuendapp KS 125 Sport - 2 stroke

still love the simplicity of the design. 1972 MY.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-24-2011, 12:53 PM
Replies: 582
Views: 230,246
Posted By schrabs
Zuendapp KS 125 Sport - 2 stroke

1986...still regret I sold it, but I was young and needed the money...this was obviously before my breakthrough with all the Harry Potter movies:rofl
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-21-2011, 02:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,259
Posted By schrabs
Hey guys, thanks to all of you!! Great advice!...

Hey guys,
thanks to all of you!! Great advice! I´ll start laying out a route this weekend incorporating your ideas. Keep it comin´if there´s more to see and to know.

Again, thanks a lot!
Joerg...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-20-2011, 01:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,259
Posted By schrabs
Question Need advice: Any "must-do-twisties" in AZ?

I´m planning a 10 day ride starting Nov. 9th or 10th coming down from Northern California to Kingman and then doing a circle clockwise through Arizona, basically Kingman - Flagstaff & Grand Canyon...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-19-2011, 02:24 PM
Replies: 10,011
Views: 3,181,014
Posted By schrabs
Missouri Grasslands in North Dakota June 2011 - a...

Missouri Grasslands in North Dakota June 2011 - a rare moment of dry weather... the little monster turned out to be my best touring bike ever.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-15-2011, 09:56 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,032
Posted By schrabs
I really can relate to what you´re saying. From...

I really can relate to what you´re saying. From my experience I can say that to improve your riding skills once you´re reached a certain security level, let´s say after a few years, it takes a bike...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 04-28-2011, 03:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 510
Posted By schrabs
Thanks a lot guys, great inspiration. I´ll ckeck...

Thanks a lot guys, great inspiration. I´ll ckeck it out on the maps this weekend and might come back with some more questions. We´re definitely planning on hitting beartooth, depending on the...
Forum: Equipment 04-25-2011, 11:03 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 19,886
Posted By schrabs
Used to ride in a Belstaff suit for years in the...

Used to ride in a Belstaff suit for years in the 80s. Ok as far as wind and rain is considered, but once it's wet it stinks and takes days to dry when camping. And it's really hot in the sun. Don't...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 04-15-2011, 06:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 510
Posted By schrabs
scenic twisty route from Bend OR to Yellowstone NP

Greetings from Berlin!
A buddy and I are going to ride from Bend, Oregon eastwards to Yellowstone NP in early June. We have 2-3 days for this section of the trip but are not sure which detours to...
Forum: Equipment 03-30-2011, 07:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 696
Posted By schrabs
Hey Jon, they are certainly tough enough to...

Hey Jon,
they are certainly tough enough to survive, but the sticky pvc material gets easily caught between the metalsheets of the transportbelt and then sliced - had it happen to me on a flight...
Forum: EMEA 03-20-2011, 01:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 682
Posted By schrabs
Will you be driving with your reg from the US or...

Will you be driving with your reg from the US or are you planning to register the bike in Europe? If you keep the regsitration from the US as a US-citizen and don´t plan to sell the bike in the EU...
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