Top Twenty frequently asked Questions with answers.

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Re: Top Twenty frequently asked Questions with answers.

Postby ecurrent » Sun Mar 25, 2012 10:29 am

ypan is Russan for Ural
"Deep" "ner" (Say it like you have a head cold) LOL!

Download "Lingoes". It's a free translation program that has a moderately successful voice module. It will translate English to Russian (+ many other languages) and vice-versa. Play with it, it's fun (Did I mention it was FREE?).
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Re: Top Twenty frequently asked Questions with answers.

Postby Kerbouchard » Sun Apr 01, 2012 1:47 am

Another one for newbs, just discovered yesterday:

When trying to put the bike up on the centerstand, make sure the parking brake is NOT set!!! You will not be able to move/lift it, because the back wheel has to roll back a little bit! :oops: (Also means bike has to be in Neutral...)

Looks like we've either covered everything for newbs, or everyone got bored with this thread.....

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Re: Top Twenty frequently asked Questions with answers.

Postby cdscoot » Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:25 am

Kerbouchard wrote:Another one for newbs, just discovered yesterday:

When trying to put the bike up on the centerstand, make sure the parking brake is NOT set!!! You will not be able to move/lift it, because the back wheel has to roll back a little bit! :oops: (Also means bike has to be in Neutral...)

Looks like we've either covered everything for newbs, or everyone got bored with this thread.....

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I thought by now you would be able to do that brake or no brake!
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Re: Top Twenty frequently asked Questions with answers.

Postby Kerbouchard » Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:43 pm

cdscoot wrote:I thought by now you would be able to do that brake or no brake!


Actually, the unrepaired hernia that I have said NNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! :shock:
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Re: Top Twenty frequently asked Questions with answers.

Postby trident187 » Sat May 12, 2012 9:06 am

Thanks to all for contributing. This site is a gold mine of info. I pick up my bike in 4 days and my question is this: What should I get while at the dealer? Sounds like I need oil filters but air filters are a common element that can be had at auto parts places. What else? Maybe one :boogie: of those Hall sensors I've been reading about? I plan to spend time in the back country so preparedness is key. Any thoughts? The dealer is six hou :P rs awa :cheers: y...
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Re: Top Twenty frequently asked Questions with answers.

Postby Darkblood » Sat May 12, 2012 5:10 pm

trident187 wrote:Thanks to all for contributing. This site is a gold mine of info. I pick up my bike in 4 days and my question is this: What should I get while at the dealer? Sounds like I need oil filters but air filters are a common element that can be had at auto parts places. What else? Maybe one :boogie: of those Hall sensors I've been reading about? I plan to spend time in the back country so preparedness is key. Any thoughts? The dealer is six hou :P rs awa :cheers: y...


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Re: Top Twenty frequently asked Questions with answers.

Postby Kerbouchard » Sun May 20, 2012 1:11 am

Another tidbit for new sidecar riders, especially for experienced 2-wheel motorcyclists:

Forget about countersteering!! With these rigs, if you want to turn right, you have to PULL the right handlebar back and point the front wheel to the right... If you try to countersteer and push the right handgrip, your front wheel will turn LEFT and you'll head straight for oncoming traffic...
Did you ever have a tricycle as a kid? That's how these rigs steer....

(Maybe the first hour of every sidecar course should include time on a tricycle, to get used to the steering????) :D

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Re: Top Twenty frequently asked Questions with answers.

Postby Underhill » Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:23 pm

Alan_Hepburn wrote:
Mud Pie wrote:How about what is the best type of oil to use ?


(I hadda say it....). :lol:


How's this:

Q: What is the best type of oil to use?
A: Yes


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Re: Top Twenty frequently asked Questions with answers.

Postby ecurrent » Sat Jul 21, 2012 9:52 pm

q: what does ypan mean
a: Russian for Ural
q: how do I say dnepr
a: Duh nee per
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Re: Top Twenty frequently asked Questions with answers.

Postby Bilgekeeldave » Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:05 am

ecurrent wrote:q: how do I say dnepr
a: Duh nee per


Nope.

My wife is Russian/Ukrainian.

For the Russian pronunciation, she pronounces Dnepr, " d Nyep er " .

Ukrainians pronounce it, " d Nip ro " .

In both cases, the "D" is pronounced very softly, you almost don't hear it.

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Re: Top Twenty frequently asked Questions with answers.

Postby ecurrent » Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:10 pm

What he said! <grin> I really need a new speaker for my laptop. I talk fast, think slow, and smile a lot.
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Re: Top Twenty frequently asked Questions with answers.

Postby on2wheels52 » Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:02 pm

I have a Russian lady come by the shop every month or so. I wrote out Dnepr and Ural and asked her how to pronounce them. Then I went. I did pretty good with Dnepr in a couple of trys. After 20 times she still wasn't happy with my way with Ural.
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Re: Top Twenty frequently asked Questions with answers.

Postby Underhill » Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:32 pm

on2wheels52 wrote:I have a Russian lady come by the shop every month or so. I wrote out Dnepr and Ural and asked her how to pronounce them. Then I went. I did pretty good with Dnepr in a couple of trys. After 20 times she still wasn't happy with my way with Ural.
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When I've heard Russians pronounce URAL it seemed to have a lot of little tiny ''d's'' in it.
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Re: Top Twenty frequently asked Questions with answers.

Postby Bilgekeeldave » Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:42 pm

Russians roll their Rs, so that is what you are hearing.
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Re: Top Twenty frequently asked Questions with answers.

Postby on2wheels52 » Thu Jul 26, 2012 6:45 pm

She finally wrote "hurrah" with the "h"s crossed out and an "l" on the end.
I'll try and get another lesson the next time she come in. I expect she is a big city girl, perhaps they pronounce it different?
For now I'm going to stick with 'ryhmes with rural'.
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