Go Back   Motorcycle Forum > Motorcycle.Com General Discussion > Motorcycle General Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-25-2010, 07:03 AM   #31
MOKE1K
Registered Member
 
MOKE1K's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Kalapana, Big Island
Posts: 3,993
Default

Thanks Kevin!!! I would love Portamio elevation changes seperate the men from the boys.
__________________
"YOU CAN'T BOLT ON SKILL"
MOKE1K is offline   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links Remove Advertisements
Motorcycle Forum
Advertisement
Old 05-25-2010, 09:12 AM   #32
The_AirHawk
Founding Member
 
The_AirHawk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Leanin' Tower O' P-P-P-P-POWAAAAAAAAA!!!!
Posts: 11,491
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sarnali2 View Post
I thought your friends called you Shorty........
It's one of those "opposite" names, like a fat guy bein' called "Slim"..........
__________________
Parfois, on fait pas semblant
Sometimes, it's not pretend
Oderint Dum Metuant
Let them hate so long as they fear
политики предпочитают безоружных крестьян
Politicians Prefer Unarmed Peasants
Nothing to see here, Citizen. Move along now...
The_AirHawk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2011, 01:50 PM   #33
gt750
Registered Member
 
gt750's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 46
Default Tire Review

How about a few good pictures of the tires themselves? A description would be nice as well, weight, profile, actual size etc.. Tire weight has a big effect on handling etc.. An educated guess on how long they'll last would be good as well. It would be nice to be able to compare these tires as the years go on. A spread sheet may serve you well as well? I think it is a kind of disservice to Pirelli and myself to talk about the bikes and track more than the tires. They spend a lot of cash to put this event on, and deserve a committed review. Look at it this way; I'd pay for my own airfair, and use my holidays, to be able to go to Assen to watch the WSB races, probably in their nice suite, and then actually get to ride on that track!
gt750 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2011, 02:21 PM   #34
Kevin_Duke
Motorcycle.com Staff

 
Kevin_Duke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 2,087
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gt750 View Post
How about a few good pictures of the tires themselves? An educated guess on how long they'll last would be good as well. I think it is a kind of disservice to Pirelli and myself to talk about the bikes and track more than the tires. They spend a lot of cash to put this event on, and deserve a committed review. Look at it this way; I'd pay for my own airfair, and use my holidays, to be able to go to Assen to watch the WSB races, probably in their nice suite, and then actually get to ride on that track!
Tire pics? Well, there were two in the article, and there's this one from the article's gallery: http://www.motorcycle.com/gallery/ga..._itemId=239630

Regarding how long they'll last, that's impossible to know from a day at the track punctuated after lunch by a tire swap.

I'll let you know when the next event is. Just make sure you have your journalism degree before packing!
__________________
"The trouble with the world is that the Stupid are c0cksure and the Intelligent are full of doubt." -Bertrand Russell
Kevin_Duke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2011, 05:02 PM   #35
sarnali2
Aging Cafe` Racer

 
sarnali2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Sittin' down by my window, lookin' at the rain.
Posts: 8,719
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by The_AirHawk View Post
It's one of those "opposite" names, like a fat guy bein' called "Slim"..........

Ahh... so that's why they call me "Little Steve" huh?
__________________
"Carpe` Throttelum -Loud Suits Save Lives"

"He said he's farting because of his medication"...
sarnali2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2012, 12:25 PM   #36
Kevin_Duke
Motorcycle.com Staff

 
Kevin_Duke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 2,087
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kenneth_Moore View Post
Palm Beach International Raceway, formerly the iconic "Moroso" racetrack, is doing "Motorcycle Fridays" now. Apparently, for $75, you can do laps. There are probably requirements for leather suits, and stuff like oil pans and safety wires on the bike. I guess I could put some frame sliders on the Vee and have a go at it.
Hey, KM, did you ever get yourself to a trackday?
__________________
"The trouble with the world is that the Stupid are c0cksure and the Intelligent are full of doubt." -Bertrand Russell
Kevin_Duke is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off