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Racing Section / Re: MotoGP 2018.
« on: Yesterday at 10:00:11 am »
I am not the worlds biggest Marquez fan, but damn he can ride a bike! He always manages to find just that little bit extra when all the others can’t. Well deserved championship win

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Yeah.  Well done MM93.  *sob*  I am, like you, not a huge MM93 fan, but that result cannot be argued.

Well done to Darryn Binder with his first podium!  Well raced #Daz!
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BMW 1200/ADV / Re: ABS lig kom aan in ry op BMW 1200GS
« on: October 18, 2018, 07:05:24 pm »
Ek het ligte sweiswerk gedoen aan die sub-frame, negatiewe pool drade afehaal, na die sweiswerk drade weer gekoppel. Toe ek wegtrek, kom my ABS lig aan. Kry dit nie dood nie. Het altwee pole se koppe losgmaak en vir 'n dag gelos. ABS is af maar na so twee keer se rem, kom die flippen lig terug. Vervang elke jaar die rem vloeistof! Kan iemand dalk se of ek iets geblaas het. Die remme werk 100% normaal, behalwe nie die ABS nie. Thanks.

Het jy dalk met al die werk in daai omgewing die agterste ABS sensor se draad seergemaak of laat loskom?
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Suzuki V-Strom / Re: Who still rides a DL 650 / 1000
« on: October 18, 2018, 10:40:13 am »
What is the capacity off the tank, how many liters does it take?

Also how is it off road, or rather on gravel roads, about the same as the TransAlp?

I don't know how the Alp does on gravel roads, but I had a 2008 DL1000 with which I did many thousands of kilos on gravel roads.  Not once did I fell concerned or worried while on the bike. 
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Racing Section / Re: MotoGP 2018.
« on: October 11, 2018, 10:14:41 am »
These engines are updated and modified every year. Pre seaon testing early last year on the 2018 spec engine which Yamaha proudly annouced was on different Tyres Yamaha was the fastest, I believe they were caught out by the tyre change Thailand seemed to prove what a good bike it really is when the tyres grip. The FACT is both Yamaha engineers and Rossi now state it is an engine problem and Yamaha have developed a new motor for next year I am sure it will still be an in line 4 Cylinder..

Just the fact that the 2018 spec engine was the fastest when announced, and now struggle so, seems to prove that it's not the engine. It could do it before, why not again, the very same engine?
I think the problem is the clutch on the Yamaha, it bites more than the other bikes and thus the spin ;) :peepwall: >:D
I wish they would sort it out because I'd like to see Rossi ride like he can for the last bit before he retires. :thumleft:

Matt Birt, who has been with the MGP as a journalist for decades wrote a great story a few weeks ago.  He makes the point that VR46 is the best he has even been this year and we are robbed of seeing that, due to the Yamadog he needs to ride.
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Racing Section / Re: MotoGP 2018.
« on: October 10, 2018, 02:29:58 pm »
The problem being that the torque is generated at to high RPM so the engine must rev to high before it starts generating the torque., Racing engines do not generate a lot of low down torque as they need high revs to Generate HP so there torque curves are very short and operates in a small rev range I guess from mechanical experience between 12000 and 18000RPM but I am out of touch . The Yamaha is generating its torque at a higher RPM than the other bikes. Bring the traction controll in you are decreasing the RPM and taking it out of its torque curve.

What you are saying cannot be right.  None of the manufacturers changed engines in the past few years.  Tyres changed and ECU changed.  Yamaha was competitive with their inline 4 engine with their own ECU.  They have started struggling once the unified ECU was introduced.  The logical deduction is that the unified ECU is not capable of managing the Yamaha engine as well as Yamaha's own ECU did.
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Racing Section / Re: WSBK silly season starts!
« on: September 18, 2018, 09:00:16 am »
You guys just seem to watch the main race... it is in the other classses that the real action is... same as the MotoGP races... the main races are boring, almost as boring as F1 and Nascar! :sip: :peepwall:

Ah!  But then you should have said:

WSBK is boring, however WSSP600, WSS300 and Superstock1000 is awesomeness.   :3some:
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Racing Section / Re: WSBK silly season starts!
« on: September 17, 2018, 12:23:58 pm »
Do people still watch WSB, seems it's watered down a bit from past years ? Very few factory teams or am I wrong.
Better than MOTOgp imho. :thumleft:

Okay!  Own up!  What do you smoke and where do we get?   >:D
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BMW F800GS / 700GS / 650GS Twins / Re: F800GS Disc Brake Rotors
« on: September 11, 2018, 11:36:55 am »
Have you tried http://www.startline.co.za/

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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Should I become a vendor here?
« on: September 06, 2018, 11:23:22 am »
For the money, its good exposure and cannot do you harm.

What he said.
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Ewan and Charley to do Long Way UP !!!
« on: August 16, 2018, 11:54:35 am »
Please add the option:

This is commercialised "Adv Biking" BS, they are soft, go from hotel to hotel with a film crew, but still way better to watch than the never ending f*cking cooking and dating reality shows.
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Racing Section / Re: MotoGP 2018.
« on: August 08, 2018, 10:41:45 am »
Now that they're doing so much developing to calm down these motors, are they still striving for more power as well? Or are the motors at a point where it's all electronics now, no point in mechanical development?

Actually the whole electronics development is very interesting. There was an article some time ago, don't know if I can still find it.

So basically, they are able to load something like 11 different engine maps. During the race as conditions change, e.g. tar temperature, tyre wear, fuel load, etc  ...  the rider is able to switch to a different engine map that controls power delivery better for the changed conditions.

Also the mapping is dynamic, i.e. they might set it so that in turn one there is no wheel spin at all, but in turn three the mapping allows the tyre to spin up to square off the corner or something like that ... so the power deliver is not the same everywhere around the track.

I believe there is still a ton of development to come in as far as electronics is concerned, if one thinks of machine learning and so on. You will find that the computer will learn from lap to lap and make adjustments to the mapping on the fly.

One of the limitations currently is that no communication from pit lane to the bike is allowed during the race, telemetry is banned, they had in formula 1 but I think it's banned there now also. But once you can teach the computer how to learn and make own adjustments, it's a whole new world

I also vaguely remember F1 had ongoing comms between the car and the pits, but like you I remember that banned.  A few years ago the Yamaha WSBK bikes (Troy Corser days) used a GPS enable front suspension.  The suspension could then be set up for each meter of the track separately, so it basically anticipated what was coming and what the correct setting would be.  That was also banned pretty quickly.

An interesting rule in MGP, who is currently testing pit to bike comms, via an SMS like function is that it is allowed, as long as all teams, Race Direction and even the TV spectators can see each message.

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General Bike Related Banter / Re: GPS 4 Africa beware !!!!!
« on: August 08, 2018, 09:43:43 am »
Indeed!  All bikers should be warned against this place!  They are so proficient that I have walked in there, dropped a pile of cash and forgot why I went there to start!   :thumleft:
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Racing Section / Re: MotoGP 2018.
« on: August 07, 2018, 03:35:57 pm »
And the Rossi last lap last corner move on Carl

Why did Rossi drop back the way he did? Front tyre choice not working out for him?

Same old Yamaha glitch from the past 18 months. Lack of decent traction on rear wheel under acceleration.
when the back tyre starts to wear out?
cause at the start he certainly had no traction problems.

Yes, as I have it the Yamaha chows the rear tyre because of excessive wheel spin under acceleration and it gets worse as the race goes one. 
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BMW 1200 LC / Re: Bmw gs 1200 rallye center stand.
« on: July 27, 2018, 10:16:41 am »
Not sure if there is thread on this. I am thinking of buying new rallye and they tell me all the ones sold they never fitted a center stand. Any advice on wether I do or don’t need stand.

A center stand is very handy, but I don't see it as a requirement.  If you have one, or can lay your hands on one at a reasonable price, fit one.  If not, it is not the end of the world.
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Racing Section / Re: MotoGP 2018.
« on: July 18, 2018, 01:38:46 pm »
So, the new title sponsor from 2019 for Yamaha will be Monster Energy.  I hope they don't paint the bikes green!


I want Kawasaki back, but will have to shout for Green Yamaha's  :laughing4:

Sjoe!  I can handle many things, even MM riding a Yamaha, or VR a Ducati.  Would even handle 2SD fall in love with a BMW, but a GREEN YAMAHA!  No.  Just no.  Sies!

One of my favourite bikes is a 1973 360 dt, in GREEN. :ricky:

My first ever bike, which also happened to be my first ever Yamaha was green.  So, to ensure no misunderstanding, let me rephrase.  A GREEN MOTOGP / WSBK ROAD RACE ONLY YAMAHA!  Sies!   :biggrin:

A racing Yamaha should be blue or yellow.  Preferably yellow.

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Racing Section / Re: MotoGP 2018.
« on: July 16, 2018, 09:00:53 am »
A great race but was hoping Rossi could give MM a bit more of a fight than he did.Can Rossi still beat MM?
The little Spaniard is freak.
Poor tyre choice by Lorenzo and it cost him too.
MotoGP never gets old

VR can beat MM as can MV, but not before Yamaha have managed to sort their acceleration issues. 
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Racing Section / Re: WSBK silly season starts!
« on: July 07, 2018, 05:30:46 pm »
WSBK will die if Dorna does not sort the huge gaps between teams that exists now.  They said they would bring them back, closer to standard spec, similar to the Superstock 1000 or Supersport 600, but have so far failed to make any big changes.  They are already drawing only half the viewers they used to and that MGP does.
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Anywhere else in the world it would be two okes getting hot and bothered in traffic, one oke losing it more than the other and that would be that.  Because it is South Africa, it is a racial issue.  Sad really.

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Racing Section / Re: MotoGP 2018.
« on: June 22, 2018, 10:52:51 am »
Latest "rumours":

-  Petronas Yamaha satellite team seems a reality.
-  Movistar Yamaha factory teams seems without a sponsor from 2019 since Movistar is not renewing their contract.  Monster Energy is whispered  as a posisble sponsor.  A green Yamaha could look cool.  At least if they remain rubbish, we can dream it is a Kawa struggling!   >:D

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Racing Section / Re: MotoGP 2018.
« on: June 18, 2018, 01:43:37 pm »
Tech3 KTM:  Oliviera (KTM contract) and Syahrin to end 2019

Does the above mean Brad is the No.1 rider in the Moto2 team?

It could mean that, in other words a similar situation to Moto 3 when Oliviera moved to Moto 2 and Brad became #1.  It would depend on who they bring in as the other rider in the Moto 2 team and how well they compare to each other during the early parts of the season.  Aki Ajo is well known that he looks after his riders though and I would be very surprised if Brad does not become the #1 rider.

Jorge Martin from Moto3 will join Brad in the Red Bull KTM Moto2 team next year.
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