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Old 07-07-2011, 06:05 PM   #1051
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The three standard international languages have always been: English, French and Spanish. The amount of natives that a country has, has little to no effect on where that specific language stands.
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Old 07-07-2011, 06:07 PM   #1052
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The three standard international languages have always been: English, French and Spanish. The amount of natives that a country has, has little to no effect on where that specific language stands.
You left out the language of love. I think it should come first... At least that's what my wife tells me.
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Old 07-07-2011, 07:42 PM   #1053
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god i love the pics you take .. keep up the good work i especially love the museum ones .. its nice to see what is in a meuseum in another country .. you know stuf thsat will never make it here to the USA to be seen

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Old 07-08-2011, 01:05 AM   #1054
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I did not realize it before, but after I took another look at Doug's traveling map/route. I thought that the white line was from a previous journey. But I was wrong! Doug is going from Germany to Magadan... and Back! WOW that is hardcore! Most guy's would take a plane after that! If the Harley makes it (the engine) That would be a huge selling point for HD! Hmmm, I could buy a used R1200GSA and replace the engine with one from Harley. Would need some work on the final-drive but is doable!
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Old 07-08-2011, 02:16 AM   #1055
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.....I could buy a used R1200GSA and replace the engine with one from Harley. Would need some work on the final-drive but is doable!
V-Twin Harley engine on a BMW transmission is not only doable..... but DONE!

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Old 07-08-2011, 02:43 AM   #1056
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V-Twin Harley engine on a BMW transmission is not only doable..... but DONE!

Wow, what a waste of a BMW transmission

(tis an awesome trip Doug is doing and his bike does look great...)
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Old 07-08-2011, 04:51 AM   #1057
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V-Twin Harley engine on a BMW transmission is not only doable..... but DONE!

Why would someone want to mate the least reliable part of a Harley with the least reliable part of a BMW?



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Old 07-08-2011, 04:54 AM   #1058
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Why would someone want to mate the least reliable part of a Harley with the least reliable part of a BMW?



Who cares .... that bike will probably never have to clock up 5000 miles in its entire life. Who needs reliability.
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Old 07-08-2011, 06:44 AM   #1059
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Why would someone want to mate the least reliable part of a Harley with the least reliable part of a BMW?



Lol, I have them all and I'd wager my bet on the HD motor anytime.
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Old 07-08-2011, 08:31 AM   #1060
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Lol, I have them all and I'd wager my bet on the HD motor anytime.

not to mention putting it on one of the worst bike configurations to ride....

I'd take Doug's choice for the best of all worlds....
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Old 07-08-2011, 09:15 AM   #1061
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V-Twin Harley engine on a BMW transmission is not only doable..... but DONE!

That cone up front better spin.


In that case give it a propeller!
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Old 07-08-2011, 10:35 AM   #1062
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The three standard international languages have always been: English, French and Spanish. The amount of natives that a country has, has little to no effect on where that specific language stands.

Top 10, by native speakers

1. Mandarin
2. Spanish
3. English
4. Hindi-Urdu
5. Arabic
6. Bengali
7. Portuguese
8. Russian
9. Japanese
10. Punjabi

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Old 07-08-2011, 11:00 AM   #1063
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Top 10, by native speakers

1. Mandarin
2. Spanish
3. English
4. Hindi-Urdu
5. Arabic
6. Bengali
7. Portuguese
8. Russian
9. Japanese
10. Punjabi
Just as a consideration of economic factors, i doubt that the majority of visitors to any country do not speak English. Thats the way it is now. Give it 10-15 years, it will be Mandarin.
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Old 07-08-2011, 11:06 AM   #1064
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Thanks a lot! Zone of russian language could be more wide due to Ukraine, Moldova, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania.
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Old 07-08-2011, 11:44 AM   #1065
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Mandarin not one Chinese language, they use Cantonese language else. And both of them is very hard to use.
I dont think, that Chinese language, will become the basic international soon... Not in our lifetime.
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