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Re: UK Journo killed on watercooled GS Launch
« Reply #120 on: January 25, 2013, 11:32:26 pm »
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Re: UK Journo killed on watercooled GS Launch
« Reply #121 on: January 25, 2013, 11:51:37 pm »
Slangvelle on die bikes.  At 2.5 bar + traction becomes very problematic on gravel.  I don't know what happened, but it is easy to make mistakes at speed.

RIP Kevin. Sad indeed.

RIP Kevin.

This pic of the bikes shows that the tyres were not even Anakees as previously summised. These bikes look like they have road tyres on. So I guess 160 on the dirt withj them would not be a great idea.

Condolences to the family!!


Two riders falling at the same time/place suggests to me that they encountered something abnormal in either the road conditions, or the environment. I doubt that the tyres were solely to blame, but may certainly have complicated an emergency maneuver if indeed they were road tyres.

There will be speculation and I think that's natural, we all would like to know what exactly what happened. 

 

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Re: UK Journo killed on watercooled GS Launch
« Reply #122 on: January 26, 2013, 02:48:25 am »
I agree with Problem Child, We dont know they were going 160km/hr, that is speculation. What we know is two people crashed and given a case of culpable homocide was opened I would guess that maybe the front guy crashed and caused Kevin to crash too. I doubt it was intentional, and hope it is closed as fast as it was opened.

I dont really think we will learn much from this anyway. We all know what the risks are of riding. Some things are just not for us to know.

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Re: UK Journo killed on watercooled GS Launch
« Reply #123 on: January 26, 2013, 05:31:15 am »
Dis moo it mooi nie. RIP Kevin.
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Re: UK Journo killed on watercooled GS Launch
« Reply #124 on: January 26, 2013, 07:02:23 am »
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Re: UK Journo killed on watercooled GS Launch
« Reply #125 on: January 26, 2013, 07:46:08 am »
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Re: UK Journo killed on watercooled GS Launch
« Reply #126 on: January 26, 2013, 09:09:27 am »
RIP Kevin

The ass-like comments from the predictable one or two, refrain from this please. Have a bit of respect, if not for the killed rider then at least his family who might well
read your insensitive comments.
 

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Re: UK Journo killed on watercooled GS Launch
« Reply #127 on: January 26, 2013, 09:29:16 am »
RIP Kevin

The ass-like comments from the predictable one or two, refrain from this please. Have a bit of respect, if not for the killed rider then at least his family who might well
read your insensitive comments.
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Re: UK Journo killed on watercooled GS Launch
« Reply #128 on: January 26, 2013, 11:02:38 am »
Slangvelle on die bikes.  At 2.5 bar + traction becomes very problematic on gravel.  I don't know what happened, but it is easy to make mistakes at speed.

RIP Kevin. Sad indeed.

Looks like road-biased tyres are fitted in Europe as standard kit? I'm sure the guy in IC will tell us what he knows, when he is ready.
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Re: UK Journo killed on watercooled GS Launch
« Reply #129 on: January 26, 2013, 12:37:27 pm »
Heard some rumours in the shop today. Not sure if it is a good plan to post what I heard in an open forum like this.

RIP Kevin. It is sad when a family loses a husband and father.
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Re: UK Journo killed on watercooled GS Launch
« Reply #130 on: January 26, 2013, 01:48:22 pm »
Heard some rumours in the shop today. Not sure if it is a good plan to post what I heard in an open forum like this.

RIP Kevin. It is sad when a family loses a husband and father.

rumours are  rumours and have no place to be spread in this environment, as so far as road tyres I saw two bikes that certainly did not have road tyres fitted, again bloody rumours and people perpetuating such rubbish.
 

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Re: UK Journo killed on watercooled GS Launch
« Reply #131 on: January 26, 2013, 06:40:26 pm »
RIP Kevin

The ass-like comments from the predictable one or two, refrain from this please. Have a bit of respect, if not for the killed rider then at least his family who might well
read your insensitive comments.

You ask for respect, but call others comments "ass-like"? And predictable. Ouch.
 

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Re: UK Journo killed on watercooled GS Launch
« Reply #132 on: January 26, 2013, 06:50:35 pm »
RIP Kevin

The ass-like comments from the predictable one or two, refrain from this please. Have a bit of respect, if not for the killed rider then at least his family who might well
read your insensitive comments.

You ask for respect, but call others comments "ass-like"? And predictable. Ouch.
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Re: UK Journo killed on watercooled GS Launch
« Reply #133 on: January 26, 2013, 08:29:01 pm »
Danie dit werk so:

Iemand is dood. Dis moerse hartseer.

So of jy betoon meegevoel en respek of jy fokof.

Veral as jy dit een van jou afgesaagde anti-BMW tirades maak. Dis afgesaag, stupid, irriterend, oningelig en fokken afgesaag. O, ek het dit al gese. Seker omdat dit SO FOKKEN AFGESAAG is.

Die meeste van ons stel nie belang in die feit dat jy 'n issue met BMW het nie. Dis jou kortpiel probleem. Gaan kla elders en betoon bietjie respek. Dan sal ons ook.

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Re: UK Journo killed on watercooled GS Launch
« Reply #134 on: January 26, 2013, 08:33:25 pm »
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Re: UK Journo killed on watercooled GS Launch
« Reply #135 on: January 26, 2013, 08:46:02 pm »
Danie dit werk so:

Iemand is dood. Dis moerse hartseer.

So of jy betoon meegevoel en respek of jy fokof.

Veral as jy dit een van jou afgesaagde anti-BMW tirades maak. Dis afgesaag, stupid, irriterend, oningelig en fokken afgesaag. O, ek het dit al gese. Seker omdat dit SO FOKKEN AFGESAAG is.

Die meeste van ons stel nie belang in die feit dat jy 'n issue met BMW het nie. Dis jou kortpiel probleem. Gaan kla elders en betoon bietjie respek. Dan sal ons ook.

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Re: UK Journo killed on watercooled GS Launch
« Reply #136 on: January 26, 2013, 08:51:38 pm »
Also, if you care to read, the thread heading says; UK journo killed on watercooled GS launch. :ricky:
It does not say; UK journo killed, pay your respect OR fuckoff.

Until BMW has explained what has happened here, rumour will flourish, ESPECIALLY since BMW has had faulty/inadequate ABS problems before.
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Re: UK Journo killed on watercooled GS Launch
« Reply #137 on: January 26, 2013, 09:00:27 pm »
RIP Kevin
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Re: UK Journo killed on watercooled GS Launch
« Reply #138 on: January 26, 2013, 09:03:07 pm »
Also read reply #71. If they were doing this speed, then this thread is already a pile of hypocritical bullshit. How often has it been pointed out how it is Darwin at work when a superbike rider speeds on tar? Now this man ALLEGEDLY travelled on gravel at 160 and it is not Darwin at work, but a force worthy of huge respect??
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Re: UK Journo killed on watercooled GS Launch
« Reply #139 on: January 26, 2013, 09:17:23 pm »
RIP Kevin.
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