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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:21 pm 
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Who else in here rides? What's your ride?
I started this year, on a 998 Rotax pony (PW) and I can't get enough.

Keep it safe!


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 5:28 am 
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Hi,

roiibm wrote:
Who else in here rides? What's your ride?
I started this year, on a 998 Rotax pony (PW) and I can't get enough.


I used to, in my misspend youth in former East Germany, in our mountains in the south.

I stopped after a good friend of mine ended up crippled after an accident and a cousin of mine (who worked at the MZ Motorbike Factory and who taught me how to tune up the engines) got killed on his way home from work, a week before XMas, leaving his wife and less than 1 Year old child behind. In both cases the fault was not that of the Motorcycle rider... It kind takes the fun out.

Been considering getting a sidecar and bike again, but non too seriously I must say.

I agree with "Be safe", BTW, but don't forget that others on the road may not be and unlike a car, a bike has no crumple zone to absorb any impact...

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I used to, until jumped from street to the field and found myself swimming in the gasoline puddle and crashed bike laying in my legs. I got away without broken bones, only with scratched elbow and burned leg from hot exhaust pipe. This was back in '80.
Leason learned: don't drink & drive :amen:

"Bike virus" inside me have been inactive for 2 decades, until recently got active again. In 2008 bought cheap chinesse scooter to drive around town and to keep "bike virus" happy, but it was not enough. Next year bought Honda CBR600RR.
Leason learned: if you got infected with "bike virus", it will stay inside you forever. :good:


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:16 pm 
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I got the bug a couple years ago. Bought a 79 Honda CM400A. The automatic. Fun little bike for around town.

Recently purchased a '94 Honda Shadow 1100.

I have the virus bad. As bad as the stereo virus.


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When I see a motor bike in my mirror I keep utmost right to let him overhaul me, which they usually do.....


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Elso Kwak wrote:
When I see a motor bike in my mirror I keep utmost right to let him overhaul me, which they usually do.....

At the same time another bike tries to overhaul you on the right, and you don't see him as you stare on the 1st bike...

Hey bikers, this one always puzzled me - Is it better for the cars to lean off your route, or keep driving without sharp movements?

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just keep driving without unpredicted movements and please use turn lights when cornering :)


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s3tup wrote:
Is it better for the cars to lean off your route, or keep driving without sharp movements?


Don't slow down, don't accelerate, and don't lean too much either, you're no 'cycle :blush:
But the most important, never drive like 5 meters behind a 'cycle, that freaks us out. Obviously even better would be to stay home altogether with your cage, but since that won't happen... we shall all just :beg: you won't run us over.


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Elso Kwak wrote:
When I see a motor bike in my mirror I keep utmost right to let him overhaul me, which they usually do.....


Nice stereo there Elso... I can also see the Kwak clock in there... nice one :good:


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roiibm wrote:
Elso Kwak wrote:
When I see a motor bike in my mirror I keep utmost right to let him overhaul me, which they usually do.....


Nice stereo there Elso... I can also see the Kwak clock in there... nice one :good:

You take the fresh air exhausts for speakers?
Highs and mids are in top of dashboard C2-350X JL-Audio coaxials, bass in the doors, some Pioneers made for Saab
I feed biamping with 4x 25 Watts, loud enough.
No rear speakers

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roiibm wrote:
s3tup wrote:
Is it better for the cars to lean off your route, or keep driving without sharp movements?


Don't slow down, don't accelerate, and don't lean too much either, you're no 'cycle :blush:
But the most important, never drive like 5 meters behind a 'cycle, that freaks us out. Obviously even better would be to stay home altogether with your cage, but since that won't happen... we shall all just :beg: you won't run us over.


No worries, i never change direction/speed as long as i see some bike around. Yep, i use these turn lights.
5m thing, noted.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:03 pm 
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My new toy.
Been riding every night this week and haven't hardly had the stereo on.
Winter is coming, there'll be plenty of stereo time when it's -20.


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I got the extension "all bikes" for my driver license on June 6
and the R1200GS ADV one week later...


funny enough, the 1st unsuccessful attempt with the picture
(b/c 1600 pixels wide) still seems to be on the list on the web site.

Probably everybody reads everything here, so in short:

In the time left over from riding, I have done a preamp for
measurements, 20/40/60/80 dB opt. +6 dB, 220 pV/sqrt Hz
0.1Hz to 1 MHz. 10 pairs of ADA4898 in parallel, almost everything
from Digikey. 1/f corner @ 25 Hz.
< http://www.hoffmann-hochfrequenz.de/downloads/lono.pdf >

regards, Gerhard


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G-mon,

gerhard wrote:
I got the extension "all bikes" for my driver license on June 6
and the R1200GS ADV one week later...


Nice ride. Please be safe. I have been to too many funerals. I prefer weddings (except my own ones).

Nice preamp too. Bit too much gangnam style or me...

My equivalent is twice as noisy and uses a single large geometry FET, some protection components and a resistor and a 9V battery. Sits in front of my 1mV HP Scope or AP2.

Ciao T

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Hi,

roiibm wrote:
Who else in here rides? What's your ride?


If the worldwide economy recovers enough (maybe next year) I fancy buying a chinese CJ750 sidecar bike (think the original german WWII sidecar bike - the russians took the factory as reparation after WWII, gave it to china in the 1950's and they still make 'em today).

Then take a year or so off and do the full Silk Road by sidecar bike, from Xian to Rome, through all the dodgy places...

Chances I can convince my film maker friend Jus to come along with another bike and turn it into a film.

If it happens, I will post up for people to join, 2014 looks dodgy, but hope springs eternal.

2016 looks fairly certain, unless we get another bad economical collapse like 2K8...

It should literally be "the ride of the life".

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