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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-18-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,915
Posted By dddd
An extra kilo would not matter for a couple gears...

An extra kilo would not matter for a couple gears and manual lever in the transmission. However, what if it requires a full gearbox redesign and testing? That engineering time is expensive,...
Forum: Equipment 11-10-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,759
Posted By dddd
layer on skin: -ldcomfort (full legs, long...

layer on skin:
-ldcomfort (full legs, long sleeves)
-gerbings heated socks
-heated gloves
-balaclava full head and nose cover

2nd layer:
-thin fleece (full legs, long sleeves) (optional)...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-03-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,166
Posted By dddd
wtf... no metal grid in front? wow that's bad...

wtf... no metal grid in front? wow that's bad design (or just old).
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-03-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,936
Posted By dddd
vapor lock with ethanol + octane

Avoid high octane or ethanol or both when in very hot temperature: the vapor pressure of such blend is higher than pure regular 87 and you could get "vapor lock", even in the distribution line of a...
Forum: Equipment 11-02-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 368
Posted By dddd
next time, always put the cap on the mount when...

next time, always put the cap on the mount when not holding the zumo.
there is a reason for that! (like avoid shorts when washing or spending a night in rain!)
Forum: Americas 11-02-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 939
Posted By dddd
December, c'mon... ...

December, c'mon...
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-01-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,290
Posted By dddd
+1 I feel less exposed to others on a bike...

+1

I feel less exposed to others on a bike that in a car (I see more and I am swifter and smaller). And yet, survival-wise, I have about the same feeling about biking as I have taking the metro:...
Forum: Equipment 11-01-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 533
Posted By dddd
Whoa! 60$??? Here is 9$ same thing:...

Whoa! 60$???
Here is 9$ same thing:...
Forum: Equipment 11-01-2014, 12:33 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 24,485
Posted By dddd
the flip breaks easily, the touch pad is so...

the flip breaks easily,
the touch pad is so small it takes forever to cross a fullhd screen,
the arrow mode is rather imprecise and not always working,
as I wrote, the battery duration sucks and...
Forum: Equipment 11-01-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 533
Posted By dddd
You set the title to am/fm bluetooth... you...

You set the title to am/fm bluetooth... you should expect 1 more thing to charge anyway. that's the dongle or the radio itself if such thing would exists (would be $$$).

Get a neat little digital...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-31-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,166
Posted By dddd
euh,,, you don't have an air filter?

euh,,, you don't have an air filter?
Forum: Equipment 10-30-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 24,485
Posted By dddd
non-moto? definitely the dinovo mini: ...

non-moto? definitely the dinovo mini:
http://cdn.ubergizmo.com/photos/2008/1/logitech-dinovo-mini_468.jpg

battery duration sucks, and battery age too. and not enough important keys, too often...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-21-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,521
Posted By dddd
Got to be my father. It was 20 years ago, a...

Got to be my father.

It was 20 years ago, a saturday morning and we were going to buy some stuff when he met an old acquaintance of his who had truck problems in the parking. This guy naturally...
Forum: Americas 10-12-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By dddd
You have a direction change in york and oklahoma...

You have a direction change in york and oklahoma city, so gas station receipts are mandatory there (additionally to the other receipts every x miles, can't recall the x)

little trick:

IBA...
Forum: Equipment 10-10-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,304
Posted By dddd
That is the only thing I wear for undergarment...

That is the only thing I wear for undergarment when riding. And the only thing I would hope to have if caught soaked in rain. Skin will be not dry, but not wet either, just moist.

I cannot express...
Forum: Equipment 10-10-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,058
Posted By dddd
Exactly. +10. You can also put a nitrile or...

Exactly. +10.
You can also put a nitrile or latex gloves on your hands first so you don't end up with black hands from the dye.
Forum: Americas 10-10-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 371
Posted By dddd
how about a "madstad" adjustable (height and...

how about a "madstad" adjustable (height and angle) windshield?
Forum: Equipment 10-09-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,304
Posted By dddd
about ldcomfort undergarment: I am...

about ldcomfort undergarment:



I am (sure).

It's thin like a bathing suit, super stretching, fits like lycra making a 2nd skin on you. It breathes more than any fabric I know, which is...
Forum: Equipment 10-09-2014, 04:18 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,304
Posted By dddd
at the risk of sounding like a broken record...

at the risk of sounding like a broken record playing an ad, covert yourself with ldcomfort (dot com). You don't want wicking (absorbing water), you want to get water away from your skin.

You don't...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-09-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 495
Posted By dddd
2 days, go through catskills, pensylvania sproul...

2 days, go through catskills, pensylvania sproul forest and optionally the leetchworth park
...
Forum: Canada 10-01-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 504
Posted By dddd
http://weatherspark.com/#!dashboard;ws=28390;dt=5;...

http://weatherspark.com/#!dashboard;ws=28390;dt=5;mspp=225000;m=37.374,-81.352,50.530,-71.135;rd=2;fcs=1;units=pressure:hpa,precipitationAmount:mm,windSpeed:kph,temperature:f,precipitationRate:mmph;gr...
Forum: Trip Planning 09-30-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,011
Posted By dddd
well, with base subscription, you have the...

well, with base subscription, you have the 'check-in/ok' message, and 1 preset custom message. then the 2 protected help and sos messages.

the help message can be hooked to a road side assistance...
Forum: Trip Planning 09-29-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,011
Posted By dddd
Personnally I wouldn't put that life insurance in...

Personnally I wouldn't put that life insurance in anything else than a rugged waterproof satellite-based device...Not a piece of shard that would cut me open on the fall.
Forum: Equipment 09-29-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,321
Posted By dddd
If you don't know what everywhere means, use...

If you don't know what everywhere means, use google.
But if you want to know what 'almost everywhere' means in current context, sure::
http://www.americanmotorcyclist.com/Rights/State-Laws.aspx...
Forum: Trip Planning 09-28-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,011
Posted By dddd
I take it EVERY ride. You can end up in a ditch,...

I take it EVERY ride. You can end up in a ditch, unseen, out of cell range pretty much every ride. But I mostly like the 5x50km road side assistance new subscription. Besides, in fuel equivalent,...
Forum: Equipment 09-28-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,321
Posted By dddd
no one expects that. of course you need earplugs.

no one expects that. of course you need earplugs.
Forum: Equipment 09-28-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,321
Posted By dddd
:D yep! I just had to give a clue, in case the OP...

:D yep! I just had to give a clue, in case the OP is sensitive to that angle...

Anyhow, helmet speakers are far simpler and you won't break a dozen earbuds wires per year.

But most...
Forum: Equipment 09-28-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,321
Posted By dddd
earbuds = illegal almost everywhere. helmet...

earbuds = illegal almost everywhere.
helmet speakers = legal almost everywhere.
Forum: Trip Planning 09-28-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,011
Posted By dddd
The honest owner is not likely to share the...

The honest owner is not likely to share the account in order to protect it (subscriptions and all). Which mean he would have to set all the emergency contacts and emails for you yet still be...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-28-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,378
Posted By dddd
Think about this: he did not cover the bike with...

Think about this: he did not cover the bike with stickers, only the luggage.
Smart enough to think about reselling the bike, not smart enough to think about reselling the luggage.

Take'em off!...
Forum: Equipment 09-27-2014, 03:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 776
Posted By dddd
ABSOLUTELY DO NOT REPLACE A LI-ON with a LI-PO or...

ABSOLUTELY DO NOT REPLACE A LI-ON with a LI-PO or vice versa, YOU WILL PUT YOUR UNIT (and your house) ON FIRE!

The battery charger in all devices is tuned to the type and capacity of the battery....
Forum: Americas 09-26-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 452
Posted By dddd
A: horseshoe bend (1.5 mile walking in sand) C:...

A: horseshoe bend (1.5 mile walking in sand)
C: barringer meteor crater (very cool)
D: VLA (radio telescopes very large array)
F: Breaking bad's walter white's house...
and a bunch of road, grand...
Forum: Equipment 09-25-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 466
Posted By dddd
Quixx

Quixx
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-25-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,996
Posted By dddd
lots of good advices above. bravo. I'm in...

lots of good advices above. bravo.

I'm in montreal. 3rd worst traffic in north america after LA, SFO.
Freeway's are a necessary hell, here. I challenge anyone who thinks its boring to come here....
Forum: Americas 09-18-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,787
Posted By dddd
I could be cool and tell you just go, and you...

I could be cool and tell you just go, and you would have the trip of your life, with plenty of challenges. But you could die too. If you don't want a fun trip, that's the way to go. If you want a fun...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-13-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,761
Posted By dddd
I think they were really kind to ride only 45 to...

I think they were really kind to ride only 45 to allow anyone to pass them at the 65 limit. It's unfortunate that groups tend to forget to create units of 4-5 riders to enable overtaking.

The...
Forum: Equipment 09-10-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,886
Posted By dddd
mystery solved! humidity.

mystery solved! humidity.
Forum: Equipment 09-09-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,886
Posted By dddd
What bike do you have? It must protect you far...

What bike do you have? It must protect you far more from the wind than mine.

I think my goal is to find the gear that vents well up to 40C if desired, and seals well down to 0 if desired too. I've...
Forum: Equipment 09-09-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,886
Posted By dddd
I judge the capacity of the jacket by the outcome...

I judge the capacity of the jacket by the outcome of a sustained 8h ride in those conditions. below 15C, the jacket looses more core body temp than it keeps. Above 33C, it doesn't vent uniformly...
Forum: Equipment 09-08-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 340
Posted By dddd
Well adjusted knee armor is supposed to rest, not...

Well adjusted knee armor is supposed to rest, not press against the knee cap. Hold the armor in your fingers and keep moving it in circles while crouching and when your knees are bent, you should...
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