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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-22-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 9,936
Views: 2,045,149
Posted By sphyrnidus
This discussion about cleaning reminds me of a...

This discussion about cleaning reminds me of a friend. He always has his bike immaculate. Even a fly landing on it will be executed if caught. Anyway even when he traded it in he still cleaned it to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-09-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 958
Posted By sphyrnidus
I have the behind-the-ear type too, Midex is the...

I have the behind-the-ear type too, Midex is the brand. I ride with protection not the hearing aids. These things don't like water, so wearing them in rainy weather is not a good idea. Also when...
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 49,566
Posted By sphyrnidus
I don't see the wheel on the left handle bar that...

I don't see the wheel on the left handle bar that was introduced on the K1600 and now on the GSA to use with the Garmin which gives all kind of info on the bike etc.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-18-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,050
Posted By sphyrnidus
But if the bike has esa, there can be a 5 cm/2...

But if the bike has esa, there can be a 5 cm/2 inch difference, depending on the settings.

On my 2012 at 31k km/ 20k Miles the rear shock was replaced. What I noticed amongst other things was that...
Forum: Face plant 09-17-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 15,914
Posted By sphyrnidus
You stay with the victim and shout for help (even...

You stay with the victim and shout for help (even if by phone). The exact reason you give yourself: you can't guess what moronic things people will do.
After assessment you get help, get someone to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-08-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 11,544
Posted By sphyrnidus
But you can't...

But you can't...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 12,038
Posted By sphyrnidus
http://youtu.be/y6qgoM89ekMI posted the yellow...

http://youtu.be/y6qgoM89ekMI posted the yellow bike to make clear that there is no such thing as safer color for clothing. What is more visible in one situation is less visible in another. For...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2014, 02:17 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 12,038
Posted By sphyrnidus
http://img257.imageshack.us/img257/3112/motorinkoo...

http://img257.imageshack.us/img257/3112/motorinkoolzaadveld.jpg

Now is it more visible? Everything is relative
Forum: Ride reports 08-04-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 393
Posted By sphyrnidus
Pyrenees and Picos D'Europa

http://youtu.be/O_PQDgtuH2c
Due to the music it can only be seen on a computer and not on mobile devices. If it can't be seen at all, please tell me so.
The wife and me went on a ride from the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-04-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 21,745
Posted By sphyrnidus
At a trip with a group of friends in 2007 I...

At a trip with a group of friends in 2007 I showed up witha BMW GSA. The 10-12 of us take a spring ride every May. I was the only one at that time. Over the years 9 of these 12 guy's and girls also...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-31-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 14,417
Posted By sphyrnidus
I'm afraad I don't have any info on that. As the...

I'm afraad I don't have any info on that. As the people who I treat are always younger than 18, which is also the legal age for driving/riding in most European countries. We hardly ever get drug...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-31-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 14,417
Posted By sphyrnidus
The risk of getting in to an accident while...

The risk of getting in to an accident while driving a car is twice as high as when sober. It certainly is less than cocaïne. What seems more dangerous is the combination of drugs and alcohol.
It is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-31-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 14,417
Posted By sphyrnidus
@High: while smoking pot is sort of legal here...

@High: while smoking pot is sort of legal here and we have a lot of tourists coming here just to use pot/ hash, driving under the influence is not legal. But a field test like the breathalyzer for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-31-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 14,417
Posted By sphyrnidus
Pot smoking is very hard to test. When smoked it...

Pot smoking is very hard to test. When smoked it can be found in your system for a couple of weeks. THC is fat soluble, so you store it. When a mother smoked pot during pregnancy and wants to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-31-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 14,417
Posted By sphyrnidus
@Human: riding rule, when we're camping or...

@Human: riding rule, when we're camping or (seldom in summer) in a hotel we have a drink or two, but as we ride seriously, we don't have more than 3-4 on an evening, mostly with dinner.

@allend: I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-31-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 14,417
Posted By sphyrnidus
That looks like a liter mug to me, which is also...

That looks like a liter mug to me, which is also quite common in Germany!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-31-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 14,417
Posted By sphyrnidus
Yes in France they have this law, but they don't...

Yes in France they have this law, but they don't enforce it (yet). But these things are highly unrelibable so it's nou use. They cost something like $ 10 for two. As this is a very sophisticated test...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-29-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,006
Posted By sphyrnidus
I don't think a track day will help you much in...

I don't think a track day will help you much in riding twisties. It will improve your riding some, but it would be better to find a training in the
mountains. It is all about the lines you ride,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-26-2014, 01:15 AM
Replies: 9,936
Views: 2,045,149
Posted By sphyrnidus
It amazes me, when people get exited if we...

It amazes me, when people get exited if we filter. Just because it is not lawful, it doesn't hurt them. If one should be stopped, it should be by a LEO, not by some self apponinted judge and...
Forum: Equipment 07-23-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,883
Posted By sphyrnidus
Twice I've seen a Gopro faling of a bike while...

Twice I've seen a Gopro faling of a bike while attached with the suction cup at 50-60 mph. Both camera's survived the fall on the asphalt and were retrived. One was completely ok, the other one had a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-22-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 9,936
Views: 2,045,149
Posted By sphyrnidus
I made a trip to Spain. Camping with the wife....

I made a trip to Spain. Camping with the wife. Arriving at a campsite, putting our helmets on the counter and ATGATT the lady asked "Are you with a camper or a caravanne?" I answered: take a...
Forum: Europe 07-01-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 698
Posted By sphyrnidus
Northcape ride (http://youtu.be/77YORwlydyQ) ...

Northcape ride (http://youtu.be/77YORwlydyQ)
Finland beware of reindeer and speedtraps. Strictly adhere to the speedlimit. Fines are extreme once over 20 km/hr to fast.
Norway beware of reindeer...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-01-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,677
Posted By sphyrnidus
In the UK riding on the left hand side, I see...

In the UK riding on the left hand side, I see people using their heads to wave at on coming bikers. When passing you could use your hand :)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-01-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,677
Posted By sphyrnidus
In Europe you use your foot the same as your...

In Europe you use your foot the same as your hand, like waving. When you pass someone you can't Greet your fellow rider with your left hand and the right one is on the gas (unless you're got cruise...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-30-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,258
Posted By sphyrnidus
Interesting way of riding indeed...:rofl

Interesting way of riding indeed...:rofl
Forum: Equipment 06-27-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,194
Posted By sphyrnidus
The problem with tracking is 1) The are easily...

The problem with tracking is 1) The are easily jammed bij equipment just as expensive or cheaper as the tracking device. 2) Loading a bike in a van is also an effective way to obstruct the signal....
Forum: GS Boxers 06-27-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,578
Posted By sphyrnidus
On my 09 GSA: it was serviced and then I went on...

On my 09 GSA: it was serviced and then I went on an extended trip in total of 20k km. The next service was at 25k km after the last. It didn't die on me. Just check the oil regularly. This bike was...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-25-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 9,936
Views: 2,045,149
Posted By sphyrnidus
Sunday afternoon ride with the guy's. Stopped for...

Sunday afternoon ride with the guy's. Stopped for drinks and ATGATT. I enter the restaurant from the terrace and say: I want to pay. In the room there are quite a few elderly people playing bridge....
Forum: Europe 06-18-2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 587
Posted By sphyrnidus
In Germany there is the TUV which implies people...

In Germany there is the TUV which implies people having to look after their vehicles better. Bikes used to be cheaper in Germany, but nowadays it is less so.
When buying in Germany remember they...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-08-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,914
Posted By sphyrnidus
I read a lot of people not wearing gear when...

I read a lot of people not wearing gear when riding locally. But think about the fact that most accidents happen within a 10 mile radius of home. Or in the first and last 10 Miles of a trip..
I'm...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-04-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 9,936
Views: 2,045,149
Posted By sphyrnidus
Not a stupid question, but stupid nonetheless: In...

Not a stupid question, but stupid nonetheless: In Western Europe in every country you have to wear a helmet. I was sent a flyer by a company that trains rider instructors which started like this:
...
Forum: Face plant 05-22-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,811
Posted By sphyrnidus
My SO was riding for 10 years every working day...

My SO was riding for 10 years every working day 100 km to and from her work when a lanechanger got her. Ankle busted, BMW totalled. She stopped riding and for the first time bought a car. The next...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-09-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,275
Posted By sphyrnidus
If there is plenty of space ahead go4it. But in...

If there is plenty of space ahead go4it. But in my opinion it is always better to have an idiot ahead of you than behind you. You can see and react when you can see him, but not when he's behind. Our...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-01-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,003
Posted By sphyrnidus
I use a GoPro and it is a bit hard to judge...

I use a GoPro and it is a bit hard to judge distances. Objects always appear farther away than they are. But listening to the sound of the bike, he doesn't brake or slow down at all and there is some...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-01-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,754
Posted By sphyrnidus
My SO used her bike for commuting 60 km each day....

My SO used her bike for commuting 60 km each day. One morning she was hit by a lane changing cager . She wasn't hurt to bad, the bike was totalled. It scared her shitless so she bought a car and was...
Forum: Face plant 03-07-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,669
Posted By sphyrnidus
The missing of what you're not looking for is...

The missing of what you're not looking for is called inattention blindness. Like with the gorilla in between the ballplayers....
Forum: Europe 02-11-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 532
Posted By sphyrnidus
We have been riding in the Alps and Italy for...

We have been riding in the Alps and Italy for quite some years, with a group from the Netherlands. The last week of May. While some of the higher passes could still be closed, we only had to change...
Forum: Europe 02-06-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 557
Posted By sphyrnidus
At the moment, bikes are cheaper in the UK than...

At the moment, bikes are cheaper in the UK than in Germany. That being said, the bikes in Germany are better cared for than those in the UK. A German sets a fair price and is annoyed if you try to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-02-2014, 03:35 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 19,134
Posted By sphyrnidus
I see a lot of people in this thread that think...

I see a lot of people in this thread that think that hi viz works when walking etc. so it will work on a bike also.
80% of bike accidents happen on the front end of the bike.
The biker is most...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-21-2014, 02:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,199
Posted By sphyrnidus
It happened before...

It happened before (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=602168&page=83)
And there was this guy from Indonesia who had visited 70 countries, before coming to Amsterdam. Listen to this sad...
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