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Forum: Equipment 04-22-2012, 04:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,053
Posted By shikataganai
My Versys had the same issue (I'm guessing), of...

My Versys had the same issue (I'm guessing), of triggering the horn setup on keyturn rather than on depression of the horn button. Greg sent out a relay and connectors to fix it immediately, and the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-15-2011, 08:57 AM
Replies: 6,602
Views: 288,203
Posted By shikataganai
Spam: I just idly listed my Kawasaki Versys for...

Spam: I just idly listed my Kawasaki Versys for sale on Craigslist. Just not feeling the riding bug these days. If it sells, it sells. If it doesn't, I'll continue to commute to work on it whenever I...
Forum: Road warriors 08-28-2011, 08:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,162
Posted By shikataganai
Various riders' thoughts on the GTL and the GT...

Various riders' thoughts on the GTL and the GT alike here: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=691661

My review of both bikes is at the tail end of that thread.
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2011, 11:26 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,187
Posted By shikataganai
I rode both the K 1600 GT and the GTL today at an...

I rode both the K 1600 GT and the GTL today at an official BMW demo truck stop in NJ. My thoughts are below:
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-02-2011, 05:59 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,807
Posted By shikataganai
I upshift without the clutch more often than not,...

I upshift without the clutch more often than not, with the same 1-2 exception as above. I rarely downshift without the clutch, though. With the method that Lee Parks describes it's as easy as pie:...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-31-2011, 03:05 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 9,961
Posted By shikataganai
A precisely out of phase sound will cancel out...

A precisely out of phase sound will cancel out its in-phase equivalent exactly. There's no "hitting your ears with the same sound"--they cancel.

http://i.imgur.com/jr8Kj.gif
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-31-2011, 03:03 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 9,961
Posted By shikataganai
I'm also in the Westone camp. I originally got...

I'm also in the Westone camp. I originally got them for work as a musician (trumpet player + right next to timpani in Beethoven 9 = pain), so they're this model:
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-16-2011, 06:12 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,073
Posted By shikataganai
I hang off to the inside at road speeds. I "push...

I hang off to the inside at road speeds. I "push the bike down" at parking lot speed. Corners on the street may fall into either of these extremes: take a 90 degree right turn from a standstill into...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-16-2011, 06:06 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 16,131
Posted By shikataganai
Right pronunciation. Wrong word:...

Right pronunciation. Wrong word: http://public.wsu.edu/~brians/errors/cache.html . You're looking for "cachet."

Anyway, what I see in BMW's lineup that I don't see in the Japanese marques is a...
Forum: Road warriors 07-04-2011, 05:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,581
Posted By shikataganai
I'm planning on test riding a R 1200 R (naked)...

I'm planning on test riding a R 1200 R (naked) and an R 1200 RT (reputedly among the best bikes out there in terms of wind protection) back to back at a BMW demo day next month after riding there on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-03-2011, 07:37 PM
Replies: 624
Views: 62,150
Posted By shikataganai
Actually, count me as one of those who is more...

Actually, count me as one of those who is more outraged about the cost than the death itself. I have no problem with other people offing themselves while engaging in risky behavior. I just don't want...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-03-2011, 02:56 PM
Replies: 624
Views: 62,150
Posted By shikataganai
Refer to post #44:...

Refer to post #44: http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=16310877&postcount=44
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-03-2011, 12:48 PM
Replies: 624
Views: 62,150
Posted By shikataganai
Public expense myth? The evidence that head...

Public expense myth? The evidence that head injury, morbidity, and mortality all are increased for unhelmeted riders is sound (http://www.east.org/tpg/MotorcycleHelmet.pdf). Also well documented is...
Forum: Road warriors 07-02-2011, 07:40 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,589
Posted By shikataganai
I'm waiting on this answer as well. One of the...

I'm waiting on this answer as well. One of the promo design inspiration videos made much of the bike's practicality but I haven't seen luggage.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-22-2011, 01:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,507
Posted By shikataganai
Excellent find. I'm crossposting this behemoth of...

Excellent find. I'm crossposting this behemoth of a post from my blog (http://toshiclark.xanga.com/750789356/maids-report/) so don't worry that I typed all of this just for you FFs. :D
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-19-2011, 01:46 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 25,080
Posted By shikataganai
http://www.magpie.com/nycmoto/hurt.html ...

http://www.magpie.com/nycmoto/hurt.html



The Hurt Report is getting long in the tooth, but I'd be surprised if the basic conclusions changed even though the demographics of riders may have...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-07-2011, 11:54 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 13,193
Posted By shikataganai
I'm all for the retroreflective kit, but red is...

I'm all for the retroreflective kit, but red is actually a poor color choice if you're after all-hour visibility. It looks great in the day but at dusk and at night our retinas don't respond well to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-04-2011, 02:58 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 13,193
Posted By shikataganai
I roll in a highly visible manner. - hi-viz...

I roll in a highly visible manner.

- hi-viz jacket year round with extra reflective strips
- a white or hi-viz full-face helmet
- auxiliary lighting including a taillight flasher

and, my...
Forum: Road warriors 04-19-2011, 07:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,934
Posted By shikataganai
Say it ain't so… Anyone who has sampled both...

Say it ain't so…

Anyone who has sampled both of these very different ends of the spectrum care to chime in as to which might be quieter in the wind: a naked standard or a big-screen sport-tourer,...
Forum: Road warriors 04-19-2011, 07:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,934
Posted By shikataganai
Ok, so unfaired bikes may be quieter than sport...

Ok, so unfaired bikes may be quieter than sport bikes. That makes sense to me. What about naked bikes vs. sport tourers or even half-faired bikes such as my current ride? Is my bike in that...
Forum: Road warriors 04-18-2011, 07:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,934
Posted By shikataganai
Wind noise's relation to bike type

I seek the collective wisdom (the collective's wisdom? hmm. :D) on wind noise. Specifically, what have your experiences with regard to wind noise been with:

- naked bikes
- sportbikes
- sport...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-18-2011, 07:07 AM
Replies: 6,602
Views: 288,203
Posted By shikataganai
I took the Lee Parks Total Control class...

I took the Lee Parks Total Control class yesterday in Poughkeepsie. It was good. I posted a long-ass review elsewhere on ADVrider:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=15695480#post15695480...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-18-2011, 06:49 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 26,039
Posted By shikataganai
I took the Lee Parks Total Control Advanced Rider...

I took the Lee Parks Total Control Advanced Rider Course (http://www.totalcontroltraining.net/) Level I this past Sunday.

The short version is that I didn't drag a knee, but it was still well...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-31-2011, 05:47 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 19,937
Posted By shikataganai
I live near NYC and often pass through the city...

I live near NYC and often pass through the city and its surrounding freeways in riding to more fun locales. I split when there's traffic, which is much of the time. No, it's not legal here. Deal with...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-12-2011, 06:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,142
Posted By shikataganai
This video is apparently making the rounds...

This video is apparently making the rounds somewhere other than here. :D 490 views and counting, enough for Google to contact me so that I can sign up for AdSense sharing. Making this silly little...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-09-2011, 04:34 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,142
Posted By shikataganai
Yeah, I'm looking forward to hanging off the...

Yeah, I'm looking forward to hanging off the inside for fast turns, but also wanted to be prepared for the opposite for the slow turns at the end of the session.

I'm taking it up in Poughkeepsie,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-09-2011, 02:11 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,142
Posted By shikataganai
Ok, peanut gallery-at-large: Is this a real...

Ok, peanut gallery-at-large: Is this a real entity, "looking too far through the turn"? I've never heard it before. As long as my head doesn't spin around a la Carrie then I can't see :rofl...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-09-2011, 12:16 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,142
Posted By shikataganai
Two reasons. First is that after the long winter...

Two reasons. First is that after the long winter I've been feeling a bit unsettled in slow, sharp turns so I'm working the jitters out. Second is so as to seem a little bit more proficient in next...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-08-2011, 07:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,142
Posted By shikataganai
With regard to the slow speed straight riding...

With regard to the slow speed straight riding comment: that's to work on clutch feathering/constant throttle while taking the turn itself out of the equation? Interesting. I'll try that, especially...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-08-2011, 06:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,142
Posted By shikataganai
Thanks for the feedback. So far: 1) Slow...

Thanks for the feedback. So far:

1) Slow down in general
2) Use less throttle/modulate with the clutch more than the throttle
3) Shift to the outside of the seat and weight the outside...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-08-2011, 04:14 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,142
Posted By shikataganai
Eh? Critique my parking lot form

Care to critique my parking-lot-circle form? Right turns are tougher for me: I find clutch modulation with my "high" hand strange feeling.

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-08-2011, 04:07 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 26,039
Posted By shikataganai
I'm signed up for TCARC I on April 17 of this...

I'm signed up for TCARC I on April 17 of this year. I can't wait!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-01-2011, 09:32 AM
Replies: 1,139
Views: 215,725
Posted By shikataganai
I approve of this greatly. Style takes a back...

I approve of this greatly. Style takes a back seat to visibility in my personal weighting scheme.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-20-2011, 09:00 AM
Replies: 1,139
Views: 215,725
Posted By shikataganai
I think mine takes the cake for the most visually...

I think mine takes the cake for the most visually jarring… but that's exactly what I was going for. :eek1 It's hung off the back since I do ride with my wife, and she needs a seat, ya know.

Video...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-16-2011, 03:14 PM
Replies: 5,586
Views: 277,467
Posted By shikataganai
One might relish the Prospect of visiting this...

One might relish the Prospect of visiting this cliffside park overlooking the sea, or at least as close as we get to it in these parts.

http://cl.ly/2k2g0L3l1l1G0C321i1x/IMG_0002.jpg
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-15-2011, 02:33 PM
Replies: 5,586
Views: 277,467
Posted By shikataganai
I didn't ride today because of the temp so no...

I didn't ride today because of the temp so no tag. If someone wants to regrab the Jackson homestead that's fair but otherwise I'll get a new tag up tomorrow... and then it'll be another month before...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-13-2011, 04:00 PM
Replies: 5,586
Views: 277,467
Posted By shikataganai
I was toasty on the backroads, albeit wary of the...

I was toasty on the backroads, albeit wary of the traction, with my heated gear. The gloves couldn't keep up with the windblast on the parkway, however.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-13-2011, 03:01 PM
Replies: 5,586
Views: 277,467
Posted By shikataganai
http://i823.photobucket.com/albums/zz158/shikataga...

http://i823.photobucket.com/albums/zz158/shikataganai/418477a0.jpg

http://i823.photobucket.com/albums/zz158/shikataganai/56c2f678.jpg
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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-05-2011, 12:25 PM
Replies: 6,602
Views: 288,203
Posted By shikataganai
Where do you guys go in Nassau county to have...

Where do you guys go in Nassau county to have tires mounted, besides your own garage if you have such a jig?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-24-2011, 07:36 PM
Replies: 6,602
Views: 288,203
Posted By shikataganai
Any tips on where to go for inspection? Will any...

Any tips on where to go for inspection? Will any old place do? My Versys is up for inspection in February. I hope it thaws out by then.

:norton
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