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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 04:00 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,821
Posted By GreyThumper
I doubt that it's possible to find or create...

I doubt that it's possible to find or create "evidence". There are far too many variables involved, plus there are many kinds of "group rides"? How do you define the term? For that matter, how do you...
Forum: Road warriors 12-23-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 65,061
Posted By GreyThumper
This was supposed to be all the information that...

This was supposed to be all the information that was available on the LED gauge.

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z183/dino_ocampo/Screenshot2014-12-24at124313PM_zps00dea2fa.png...
Forum: Equipment 12-22-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 728
Posted By GreyThumper
I've got a 10, not tempted at all to upgrade to...

I've got a 10, not tempted at all to upgrade to the 20. Granted, there are lots of improvements, but they're not really relevant to me. I hardly ever manage to find three other riders who happen to...
Forum: Beasts 12-13-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,985
Posted By GreyThumper
Spoked wheels of the UE and Classic look great,...

Spoked wheels of the UE and Classic look great, but I don't want tubes, the FT handlebar is lower than the Icon's - so the Icon makes the best farkling base for my needs.
Forum: Road warriors 12-12-2014, 02:10 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 65,061
Posted By GreyThumper
Here's another. Not exactly glowing, but fair...

Here's another. Not exactly glowing, but fair enough.
...
Forum: Road warriors 12-10-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 49,367
Posted By GreyThumper
Can't wait for RS reviews. I think between the R...

Can't wait for RS reviews. I think between the R and RS, the latter is more distinct, bigger news (and I have a soft spot for the 90's RS).
Forum: Road warriors 12-10-2014, 02:25 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 65,061
Posted By GreyThumper
Press rides are supposed to be this weekend. How...

Press rides are supposed to be this weekend. How long does it take to write a review?
Forum: Road warriors 12-10-2014, 02:24 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 49,367
Posted By GreyThumper
First ride review: ...

First ride review:

http://www.cycleworld.com/2014/12/09/2015-bmw-r1200r-boxer-roadster-motorcycle-review-first-ride-photos-specifications/
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-19-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 833
Posted By GreyThumper
Good to know. Looks like I'll be in the market...

Good to know. Looks like I'll be in the market for longer motorcycle gloves.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-18-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 11,291
Posted By GreyThumper
I think the differences mentioned are due to...

I think the differences mentioned are due to separate, parallel evolution of motorcycling cultures. In both places, motorcycle culture really took off after WWII. In Europe, motorcycles (primarily...
Forum: Equipment 11-14-2014, 01:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 848
Posted By GreyThumper
Hmmmm, I'm curious about this. I've always bought...

Hmmmm, I'm curious about this. I've always bought the clear ones. Any advantage to an amber Pinlock insert in all conditions (whether it's winter or not)? It's a bit of a hassle to change inserts...
Forum: Equipment 11-13-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 3,814
Views: 603,505
Posted By GreyThumper
I've tried music sharing simultaneously with a...

I've tried music sharing simultaneously with a bunch of other riders on SMH10s; it doesn't need to be 1 to 1. It feels kinda weird though, since now you all can't talk to each other, so we gave up...
Forum: Equipment 11-12-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 3,814
Views: 603,505
Posted By GreyThumper
By the way, any SMH10 users out there ride with...

By the way, any SMH10 users out there ride with someone with an SMH20? Can they share music and have an intercom chat with you at the same time, or do you both need 20s?
Forum: Equipment 11-12-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,093
Posted By GreyThumper
Looks like Motoport mesh is the way to go. Kinda...

Looks like Motoport mesh is the way to go. Kinda ugly though, but it's not as if I'm a fashion plate in any way, shape or form.

Klim Rally Air is a bit better looking, but I don't understand how...
Forum: Equipment 11-10-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,093
Posted By GreyThumper
Most bombproof mesh jacket?

I'm looking for the most abrasion-resistant mesh jacket available, currently deciding between the Klim Induction and Rukka AiRider. Any additional suggestions would be appreciated too, thanks in...
Forum: Road warriors 11-10-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,613
Posted By GreyThumper
If you're not going to/hardly will take it on...

If you're not going to/hardly will take it on dirt (you mentioned the Strom, Versys, and F700GS as possible choices), why not just get the original bike you lusted after (the Duc Scrambler)? The only...
Forum: Road warriors 11-10-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 28,915
Posted By GreyThumper
What do you mean by "real world"? I suspect if...

What do you mean by "real world"? I suspect if you sort of average out the road conditions, availability of parts, as well as the average budget of people in most of the actual world (instead of just...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-09-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 12,658
Posted By GreyThumper
What is it with people who comment along the...

What is it with people who comment along the lines of "well being hi viz still doesn't compare to being situationally aware/riding defensively." The two aren't mutually incompatible. They're just two...
Forum: Road warriors 11-03-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,022
Posted By GreyThumper
I wonder who is the audience for this...

I wonder who is the audience for this presentation? I figure it's internal, some worldwide meeting of Ducati guys. It's the only way to excuse all the marketing crap (also English isn't necessarily...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-02-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,973
Posted By GreyThumper
Of course, and I'd likely push it a hell of a lot...

Of course, and I'd likely push it a hell of a lot more. The same way you ride harder on a track, or when your sightlines are better, or if traffic is pretty nonexistent. Lesser risk = more fun.
Forum: Road warriors 10-30-2014, 01:02 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 65,061
Posted By GreyThumper
I wonder if a minimum of 50% of the Scrambler...

I wonder if a minimum of 50% of the Scrambler development team have to be hipsters :evil

Also: Hmmm, spotted some side bags in the video. I hope they're better designed than the tank bag (although...
Forum: Road warriors 10-28-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 65,061
Posted By GreyThumper
So apparently that sketch with the raised pipe is...

So apparently that sketch with the raised pipe is official and not fan-made. Good to know that a high pipe will be available. Can't wait to see real pics.
...
Forum: Road warriors 10-28-2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 13,186
Posted By GreyThumper
Yep, it basically is marketing. I wish bikes...

Yep, it basically is marketing. I wish bikes like, say, the Multistrada and Caponord just dropped the adv styling and focused on being great sport touring bikes, but the "tall rounder" look and image...
Forum: Equipment 10-28-2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,323
Posted By GreyThumper
I had the Nolan N43Air (which isn't available in...

I had the Nolan N43Air (which isn't available in the US, and has a different top venting system). I really liked that style of helmet, so when the N43 got old, I got the N44. IMHO, the N44 isn't...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-27-2014, 01:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,880
Posted By GreyThumper
Same here, I was riding in the mountains when my...

Same here, I was riding in the mountains when my rear tire went flat. It was also a cut, not a puncture. There wasn't any cellphone service so I couldn't call for a tow. I just rode the bike at a...
Forum: Road warriors 10-26-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 65,061
Posted By GreyThumper
If the Scramblers will be unreliable, it won't be...

If the Scramblers will be unreliable, it won't be because they're made in Thailand; it'll be because they're Ducatis :rofl

Kidding aside, Ducatis have been reliable for years (well, as generally...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-26-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,948
Posted By GreyThumper
You can also try a crampbuster or similar device....

You can also try a crampbuster or similar device. I hold my left grip very lightly, and having a crampbuster on the throttle side means you don't have to squeeze the right grip either. I also use...
Forum: Road warriors 10-26-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 49,367
Posted By GreyThumper
I've been noticing the lack of interest in this...

I've been noticing the lack of interest in this thread too. I've always liked the R1100, 1150, and 1200 Rs, but the wethead R's me-too styling and me-too suspension (ie, conventional forks instead of...
Forum: Road warriors 10-20-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 65,061
Posted By GreyThumper
I don't see the point of a gear indicator either....

I don't see the point of a gear indicator either. I'd appreciate a fuel gauge though, or if the Scrambler won't have one, at least two trip meters.

Edit: Ah hah . . .

"The gauge features a...
Forum: Equipment 10-20-2014, 01:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 853
Posted By GreyThumper
I fail to see the point in spending on an action...

I fail to see the point in spending on an action cam that can only be mounted in one location and aimed in one direction.
Forum: Road warriors 10-20-2014, 01:29 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 65,061
Posted By GreyThumper
I figure you can cycle through the readouts. I...

I figure you can cycle through the readouts. I just wish it was flipped though; tach and speedo at the upper part of the gauge, then clock, temp, and other minor bits of info at the bottom.
Forum: Asia 10-19-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 1,661
Views: 227,943
Posted By GreyThumper
Touratech 2014 Meetup at Petron SLEX. ...

Touratech 2014

Meetup at Petron SLEX.
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z183/dino_ocampo/FBIMG_1000copy_zpsb5bc2c6e.jpg...
Forum: Asia 10-17-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 1,661
Views: 227,943
Posted By GreyThumper
Hmmm, surprising for a relatively new bike. Did...

Hmmm, surprising for a relatively new bike. Did you mention it in GSpot? I hope it's fixed under warranty.
Forum: Asia 10-16-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 1,661
Views: 227,943
Posted By GreyThumper
Too bad, man. We could've met up. I'm joining the...

Too bad, man. We could've met up. I'm joining the Touratech ride.
Forum: Asia 10-16-2014, 01:18 AM
Replies: 1,661
Views: 227,943
Posted By GreyThumper
Quick trip to Lucban, Quezon. Everyone's got a...

Quick trip to Lucban, Quezon. Everyone's got a topbox or panniers to bring home some Lucban longganisa, of course :evil
...
Forum: Equipment 10-15-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 11,897
Posted By GreyThumper
I use a lifeproof case with their handlebar...

I use a lifeproof case with their handlebar mount, and am pretty satisfied. I've been tempted to drill and attach it to a RAM mount, but that'll mean I can't easily transfer the original lifeproof...
Forum: Road warriors 10-15-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 65,061
Posted By GreyThumper
Duh, I should've assumed it was air temp given...

Duh, I should've assumed it was air temp given the 25C readout. :huh

I wish twin analog gauges were used too. I guess it's cheaper to manufacture a single LED gauge that doesn't have moving parts....
Forum: Road warriors 10-15-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 65,061
Posted By GreyThumper
I would've preferred it if the gauge was flipped...

I would've preferred it if the gauge was flipped 180 degrees: tach on the upper half, going clockwise, ringing a digital speedo readout. Minor info (temp, clock, etc.) on the lowest half of the...
Forum: Road warriors 10-15-2014, 03:09 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 65,061
Posted By GreyThumper
Thanks for these! I'm around your height, can't...

Thanks for these! I'm around your height, can't wait to try it out for myself!
Forum: Road warriors 10-13-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 65,061
Posted By GreyThumper
I wonder if you'll be able to remove the seat and...

I wonder if you'll be able to remove the seat and take pics. I'm curious where various bits are. Also, if the under seat USB is designed to charge a device that's on the bars (like a GPS or phone...
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