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Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-26-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 942
Posted By abhibeckert
Modern bluetooth uses almost zero power, it can...

Modern bluetooth uses almost zero power, it can run for YEARS off a $2 watch battery. Older versions of bluetooth were power hungry, giving it a bad name.

There are plenty of tablets that have...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-26-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 942
Posted By abhibeckert
I'd get an iPad, and I would have multiple apps...

I'd get an iPad, and I would have multiple apps and maps depending on the ride (for your goldwing or the vstrom, I generally wouldn't be using the same app).


iPads are available in 9.7" or 7.9"....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-26-2015, 12:10 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,194
Posted By abhibeckert
For me riding or driving is relaxing. I've done...

For me riding or driving is relaxing. I've done it so much it all comes naturally to me, I have to concentrate but I don't have to think. It's almost like meditation. All the stress and worries of my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-25-2015, 11:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,050
Posted By abhibeckert
Not so easy when you're riding next to a gully at...

Not so easy when you're riding next to a gully at low speed, duck your head under a branch and overbalance into said gully with the bike ending up practically upside down on top of you... :huh
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-25-2015, 11:41 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,320
Posted By abhibeckert
I know someone who made one at home, and a push...

I know someone who made one at home, and a push of a button would induce clear physical pain and terror in a particularly nasty german shepherd. It turned tail and bolted away as fast as possible the...
Forum: Australia 02-24-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,658
Posted By abhibeckert
My underatanding is you'll get a totally...

My underatanding is you'll get a totally different experience depending which individual guy/gal they send to help you out.

Personally, I just travel with basic tools and enough cash in my pocket...
Forum: Face plant 02-22-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,971
Posted By abhibeckert
You and I clearly have a different definition for...

You and I clearly have a different definition for "steep".


Sure, but it will skid.

If the back wheel has enough grip to slow you down, then it's not very steep.

All the weight is on the...
Forum: Australia 02-22-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,389
Posted By abhibeckert
Yep. In QLD at least they need a dedicated switch...

Yep. In QLD at least they need a dedicated switch and must be linked to the factory hi/low switch.

Worse than that, all lights must be lower than 1.4 metres off the ground. :puke1

There's also...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-21-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,547
Posted By abhibeckert
They way I would describe tracks vs routes is...

They way I would describe tracks vs routes is like this:

* tracks are simple and stupid, but perfectly predictale
* routes are fancy and have wonderful features, but sometimes they do weird...
Forum: Australia 02-21-2015, 12:27 AM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 78,167
Posted By abhibeckert
So I set off to drive to brisbane on thursday......

So I set off to drive to brisbane on thursday... saw a tropical low that might escalate to a cat 1 cyclone when it crosses the coast and calculated I could get south of it just before it crosses.
...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-12-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,087
Posted By abhibeckert
I've been told you need to make sure the screen...

I've been told you need to make sure the screen brightness is in "auto" mode, and that your case/mount does not cover the ambient light sensor.

The colours are washed out because the Galaxy S4...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-12-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 1,342
Views: 96,796
Posted By abhibeckert
Yeah SD cards are notoriously bad, which is why I...

Yeah SD cards are notoriously bad, which is why I prefer to buy phones with large quantities of internal memory instead.

It doesn't matter what brand you buy, they all SD manufacturers source from...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-12-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,497
Posted By abhibeckert
Yeah I don't think a tank bag would work well in...

Yeah I don't think a tank bag would work well in practice either. It's worth trying it out if you've got one... but don't expect good results.

Usually you need some kind of airflow to reach the...
Forum: Australia 02-11-2015, 01:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,072
Posted By abhibeckert
Yup I'm aware of all that, there are additional...

Yup I'm aware of all that, there are additional complications I won't go into.

My overall point, however, is that I haven't really been left with any debt even though she had tons of it. Although...
Forum: Australia 02-10-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,072
Posted By abhibeckert
My mother passed away a couple weeks ago, aged 58...

My mother passed away a couple weeks ago, aged 58 and unexpectedly. :cry

She had no insurance, and it's left me with a bunch of debts to deal with, biggest being a home loan for a house she only...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-10-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 71,054
Posted By abhibeckert
Having owned a 690 in the past I have to...

Having owned a 690 in the past I have to disagree.

The gearbox wasn't a problem for me, I geared it down from stock to have the revsand it still had a top speed of 170kmh. Perhaps my typical...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-10-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,810
Posted By abhibeckert
A quick search shows they're available cheap from...

A quick search shows they're available cheap from wholesale suppliers as long as you order at least 10.

Group buy perhaps? Or you could probably just sell the extras on the flea market - they're...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-10-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 923
Posted By abhibeckert
Honestly... get him a BMX, some protective gear,...

Honestly... get him a BMX, some protective gear, and build obstacles in the back yard to ride over.

It's safer, better for his fitness, and the lighter weight makes learning easier.

I rode my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-10-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,813
Posted By abhibeckert
Sure I've practiced it a few times, at low...

Sure I've practiced it a few times, at low speeds. I bet that's contributed to me being injured only twice in hundreds of crashes. Neither injury was bad enough to take pain killers - let alone go to...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-09-2015, 02:59 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 25,196
Posted By abhibeckert
First clear your map (three stripes button on the...

First clear your map (three stripes button on the top left corner > recorded tracks > hide all).

Then view each track and use the same 3 stripe button on the track details page to access it's...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-09-2015, 02:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 702
Posted By abhibeckert
That bag is not waterproof.

That bag is not waterproof.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-09-2015, 02:47 AM
Replies: 7,319
Views: 415,574
Posted By abhibeckert
Sure. But it's not safe to do so while riding at...

Sure. But it's not safe to do so while riding at speed (I get pretty fast on my bicycle) while cars/trucks/busses are flying past you a few feet away.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-09-2015, 12:13 AM
Replies: 7,319
Views: 415,574
Posted By abhibeckert
There is no such thing as a vehicle that is...

There is no such thing as a vehicle that is suitable for driving on the shoulders. Cars can't drive their safely either, they're full of loose stones/sharp metal/broken glass all of which could cut a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-09-2015, 12:00 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 4,503
Posted By abhibeckert
I don't suppose you have any idea how many? And...

I don't suppose you have any idea how many? And what's the population covered by your DMV?

Would be interesting to know what percentage of drivers are caught for DUI offences.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-08-2015, 11:09 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 4,503
Posted By abhibeckert
Yeah, bullshit. Hardly anybody drives drunk...

Yeah, bullshit.

Hardly anybody drives drunk and almost everybody drives distracted regularly. And yet, according to OhBoy's numbers, there 3x more people die from DUI than from distracted driving....
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-08-2015, 11:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,087
Posted By abhibeckert
I find it very hard to believe you're getting...

I find it very hard to believe you're getting actual gorilla glass at that price. The stuff is very expensive.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-08-2015, 10:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,353
Posted By abhibeckert
I assume your bike has lights? You can wire the...

I assume your bike has lights? You can wire the phone into them, it doesn't need much power.

What bike is it? Do you know if the lights are 12 volts DC or something else? My XR is 12V AC which...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-08-2015, 10:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 702
Posted By abhibeckert
Also it mounts the phone horizontally. A lot...

Also it mounts the phone horizontally.

A lot of apps work better in portrait mode.
Forum: Australia 02-08-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 78,167
Posted By abhibeckert
Is the offer still open to join the fun I'm up...

Is the offer still open to join the fun I'm up for a bit of a hike tomorrow..
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-08-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 4,503
Posted By abhibeckert
Citation Needed. Sounds like bullshit to me.

Citation Needed.

Sounds like bullshit to me.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-08-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 4,503
Posted By abhibeckert
My idea of "light traffic" is very different to...

My idea of "light traffic" is very different to yours.

Keep in mind where I live... I see your state has 15 million people in 70 square miles. My state has 5 million people in 700 square miles,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-08-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,810
Posted By abhibeckert
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http://www.comicsanscriminal.com
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-08-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 1,342
Views: 96,796
Posted By abhibeckert
Would people pay 20 bucks if I was to make and...

Would people pay 20 bucks if I was to make and stick it on the app store?

I've been thinking about it but it's such a niche product I dunno if it would sell well enough.

Personally I use...
Forum: Face plant 02-08-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,197
Posted By abhibeckert
You can check your pressures cold just understand...

You can check your pressures cold just understand that it's not accurate, especially if it's near freezing and you ride the bike again a few days later when it's warmer without checking the pressure...
Forum: Face plant 02-08-2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,197
Posted By abhibeckert
I follow V8 Supercars where, until recently, it...

I follow V8 Supercars where, until recently, it was commonplace to set a cold tyre pressure of 8psi bringing it up to a hot pressure of around 31psi.

If you run 8psi on a heavy four door race car...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-08-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 1,342
Views: 96,796
Posted By abhibeckert
Cool2 It sounds like your problems are specific to the...

It sounds like your problems are specific to the phone you're using. A different phone would be much more secure.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-08-2015, 05:45 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 4,503
Posted By abhibeckert
True, but in light traffic I think slightly...

True, but in light traffic I think slightly reduced attention is acceptable in a cage. I wouldn't do it on a bike though.


At night I'm always watching the far reaches of my headlights, or the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-08-2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,763
Posted By abhibeckert
They may already be packaged waiting to be picked...

They may already be packaged waiting to be picked up for shipping, and profit margins on eBay are tight enough that repackaging isn't an option.

Alternatively if it's a larger seller they probably...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-07-2015, 10:24 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,810
Posted By abhibeckert
+1 My current jersey even has a nasty...

+1

My current jersey even has a nasty bloodstain, which can only be seen on the inside. Put my helmet on the ground to help my brother out of a ditch, and a leech must have jumped on, then dug...
Forum: Australia 02-07-2015, 10:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,246
Posted By abhibeckert
The peak isn't adjustable and Revzilla recommends...

The peak isn't adjustable and Revzilla recommends removing it completely for highway speeds.

:fpalm
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