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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 02:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,390
Posted By GreyThumper
Mad skilllllllllzzzzzzzz.

Mad skilllllllllzzzzzzzz.
Forum: Equipment 08-19-2014, 02:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,685
Posted By GreyThumper
You might consider this one. Seems to seal...

You might consider this one. Seems to seal better.

http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/reviews/entry/incipio-atlas-id-for-iphone-5s/
Forum: Asia 08-18-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 1,602
Views: 206,331
Posted By GreyThumper
Looks like this bit of idiocy has been stopped. ...

Looks like this bit of idiocy has been stopped.

MANILA, Philippines - Quezon City mayor Herbert Bautista has stopped the implementation of an ordinance passed by the city council requiring all...
Forum: Equipment 08-18-2014, 01:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,685
Posted By GreyThumper
I've got one, and I like it. Works perfectly well...

I've got one, and I like it. Works perfectly well for rain, but there's no way I would swim with it. As has been mentioned, the flap that covers the charging port is a poor design. I wish it was a...
Forum: Asia 08-18-2014, 01:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By GreyThumper
Hey, great that you finally met Philippe! He's...

Hey, great that you finally met Philippe! He's got a pretty awesome Northern day trip too, really fun to check that out if he has one scheduled.
Forum: Equipment 08-17-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 254
Posted By GreyThumper
I've wondered about this (specifically about...

I've wondered about this (specifically about exposing the pins to rain), and decided to just keep the unit clamped on. It's designed to be weather resistant anyway. And it's handy to always have...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-17-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,954
Posted By GreyThumper
I'm just surprised she knows that BMW makes...

I'm just surprised she knows that BMW makes bikes, and that there's a image in her head of what a BMW rider is. Now whether that image is negative or positive, who knows? Ask.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-17-2014, 01:47 AM
Replies: 964
Views: 160,686
Posted By GreyThumper
Not a series. Seems like Ewan drove an MG across...

Not a series. Seems like Ewan drove an MG across the US just for shits & giggles. It's on his instagram page.

http://instagram.com/p/rQgZufwy9M/?modal=true

(Incidentally, it didn't end all that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-11-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 8,824
Posted By GreyThumper
I'm surprised no one's brought up Husqvarna yet....

I'm surprised no one's brought up Husqvarna yet. So far, the most extreme version I've heard sounds a bit like "Isk warner".
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-10-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 8,824
Posted By GreyThumper
I only learned a coupla years ago that the...

I only learned a coupla years ago that the Russian hack brand is supposed to be "Ooh Rahl", not "You Rawl". I still pronounce it "You Rawl", otherwise no one will get it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-10-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 7,031
Posted By GreyThumper
Google "delayed apex" or "late apex" and read...

Google "delayed apex" or "late apex" and read away. Counter-steering and late-apexing are arguably the two most important things I've learned about riding. They'll save your ass and also make riding...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-10-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,153
Posted By GreyThumper
Can't remember where I read it, but "Your mirrors...

Can't remember where I read it, but "Your mirrors only tell you 'no'. It's your eyes that tell you 'yes'."
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-08-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 964
Views: 160,686
Posted By GreyThumper
Dunno, he just did a trip across the US on a 50+...

Dunno, he just did a trip across the US on a 50+ year old MG. Granted, that's a lot shorter and less involved in terms of logistics, but I think the dude's still up for an adventure (maybe this is...
Forum: Road warriors 08-08-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 51,231
Posted By GreyThumper
I'm not a cruiser type at all, but this bike...

I'm not a cruiser type at all, but this bike really intrigues me. There's something about the styling, it's a near-ideal mix of classic and modern cues. I love the way the rear "cover" is actually...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-06-2014, 01:38 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,578
Posted By GreyThumper
Before motorcycling, one of my favorite hobbies...

Before motorcycling, one of my favorite hobbies was scubadiving. You need to take classes for it, and I didn't mind one bit. It's an activity that, without training, is incredibly risky after all,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-03-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 12,363
Posted By GreyThumper
Weird. Just weird. Most motorcyclists would...

Weird. Just weird.

Most motorcyclists would be pretty happy to meet a rider with the same bike, or if a buddy ended up buying the same bike.

Heck, my bike is both rare and not exactly...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-03-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,686
Posted By GreyThumper
Not being able to see well wreaks havoc on your...

Not being able to see well wreaks havoc on your comfort and confidence level, even when you're warm and bone-dry. A pinlock anti-fog insert on your visor works wonders (assuming your visor in pinlock...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-01-2014, 03:34 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 7,529
Posted By GreyThumper
Dunno if this has been posted, but the AMA has...

Dunno if this has been posted, but the AMA has released an official statement:

http://americanmotorcyclist.com/Rights/PositionStatements/LaneSplitting.aspx

As well as a petition to have the...
Forum: Equipment 07-31-2014, 12:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 747
Posted By GreyThumper
DIY tinted shield

There's no tinted shield available for my helmet (Nolan N44). Possibly because it has an integral tinted visor, although there are regulations limiting how dark integrated visors are, and I'd like a...
Forum: Road warriors 07-31-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,739
Posted By GreyThumper
Something cheap, and something she won't love so...

Something cheap, and something she won't love so much, for a start. Otherwise it's gonna hurt the wallet and the ego the first time she drops it. 50hp, 500lbs, or a bit less of each would be good...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-31-2014, 12:37 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,459
Posted By GreyThumper
You're operating a vehicle that has no side...

You're operating a vehicle that has no side impact beams, no crumple zones, no seatbelts, and no airbags (well, 99.99% of them don't). Heck, it won't even stand up by itself without human assistance....
Forum: Asia 07-29-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 1,602
Views: 206,331
Posted By GreyThumper
Instead of expending time, money, effort, and...

Instead of expending time, money, effort, and manpower to enforce these laws, why not just do patrols along high crime streets to deter criminals? In other words, actually do their jobs.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-29-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,401
Posted By GreyThumper
Exactly. I know a 91-year old who started having...

Exactly. I know a 91-year old who started having trouble with his 1200GS. Sold it, got a T-Max. He still rides, still leans, still hauls ass (well, relatively).
Forum: Road warriors 07-27-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 2,001
Views: 309,407
Posted By GreyThumper
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z183/dino_ocamp...

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z183/dino_ocampo/ScreenShot2014-07-28at113017AM_zps8c4e2874.png...
Forum: Equipment 07-22-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,033
Posted By GreyThumper
I'd agree as well. I've got a few jackets for...

I'd agree as well. I've got a few jackets for different weather conditions, and when I wear one in particular, I get a lot of buffeting, vibration and noise in my helmet. I quite like this jacket...
Forum: Equipment 07-22-2014, 01:02 AM
Replies: 3,669
Views: 553,764
Posted By GreyThumper
I use both; voice command to cue up playlists, or...

I use both; voice command to cue up playlists, or to play specific artists or albums. Jog dial for most stuff; pause, skip forward or back, and adjust volume.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-21-2014, 02:15 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,564
Posted By GreyThumper
I'm a bit concerned that my twin headlights might...

I'm a bit concerned that my twin headlights might be mistaken for a distant car as well, and I've been thinking of fitting extra lights, although I'm not sure where. On the engine guards would be the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-21-2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 7,504
Posted By GreyThumper
I wear prescription glasses (never learned how to...

I wear prescription glasses (never learned how to wear contacts). On a regular commute, I use my Nolan N44 with an integral tinted inner visor; it's really convenient to flip it up if it suddenly...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-17-2014, 01:09 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,628
Posted By GreyThumper
I'm the exact opposite as well. I'm not a car...

I'm the exact opposite as well. I'm not a car enthusiast (heck, I drive a Hyundai), and I don't care about the tactile pleasure of a manual transmission. I enjoy the convenience of an auto. I'm sure...
Forum: Asia 07-16-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 1,602
Views: 206,331
Posted By GreyThumper
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-14-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,988
Posted By GreyThumper
My most annoying sacrifice happened when I was...

My most annoying sacrifice happened when I was just pushing the bike around the garage. I slipped a bit and my pants pressed against the exhaust and melted them, down to the knee pads. Talk about...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-13-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,652
Posted By GreyThumper
Aside from a lot of things that have already been...

Aside from a lot of things that have already been mentioned (lightly dragging the rear brake, using your friction zone, looking where you want to turn, etc.), I'm also a big fan of revving slightly...
Forum: Asia 07-13-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 1,602
Views: 206,331
Posted By GreyThumper
Next time! :)

Next time! :)
Forum: Asia 07-12-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 1,602
Views: 206,331
Posted By GreyThumper
Another ride to Malimatok Loop along Anilao. ...

Another ride to Malimatok Loop along Anilao.

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z183/dino_ocampo/IMG_0545copy_zps15b0b433.jpg...
Forum: Asia 07-10-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 1,602
Views: 206,331
Posted By GreyThumper
I was in BOSS for a year or so, but it wasn't...

I was in BOSS for a year or so, but it wasn't really my sort of thing. A pretty cool bunch, lots of friends there, and good support from BMW. Last I heard, Tey Usis was the President of BOSS, I can...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-09-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,677
Posted By GreyThumper
I'd agree with starting off on an F650 single;...

I'd agree with starting off on an F650 single; it's ok, light enough, doesn't have an excess amount of power, and might have the lowest seat height in its class. I regret selling mine (I'm 5'7"), it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-08-2014, 02:41 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 13,852
Posted By GreyThumper
I've got an R1150R as well, a Rockster version,...

I've got an R1150R as well, a Rockster version, which I hope to keep until it dies. Pretty much any modern open-class standard would be faster, more nimble, better handling, etc. Heck, even other...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-03-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,329
Posted By GreyThumper
Most injuries from accidents take place at home,...

Most injuries from accidents take place at home, in one's bathroom. Using "two kinds of riders" logic, should we stop bathing because "if you bathe often enough, you'll slip"?
Forum: Road warriors 07-03-2014, 02:20 AM
Replies: 2,001
Views: 309,407
Posted By GreyThumper
I'm thinking of doing the same thing once my 6...

I'm thinking of doing the same thing once my 6 year old Garmin conks out. Currently use my iPhone for car navigation. It gets a bit warm (dunno if it's because the screen's always on, or if GPS/LTE...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-03-2014, 01:50 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 10,113
Posted By GreyThumper
I'm still waiting for a beautiful modern bike...

I'm still waiting for a beautiful modern bike that isn't a copy of beautiful old bikes. Sure, the Ducati Sport Classics, Triumph Bonnevilles, Guzzi V7s, BMW RNineT etc. are good-looking, but they're...
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