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Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 03:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,939
Posted By GreyThumper
See what happens when you don't use asymmetric...

See what happens when you don't use asymmetric headlights?

Edit:

More info here. Notably, they're abandoning telelever for the R and RS.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-23-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,453
Posted By GreyThumper
In Japan, it's pretty common to turn on your...

In Japan, it's pretty common to turn on your flashers (just two blinks, usually) to say thanks to someone who was courteous and is now behind your vehicle. Wish that habit was common where I lived. I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-23-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,472
Posted By GreyThumper
Doesn't anyone find this story even the least bit...

Doesn't anyone find this story even the least bit quaint and charming, in a folksy kind of way? Heck, if some total stranger gave me some cheap little souvenir because of some sense of biker...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-15-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 7,214
Posted By GreyThumper
You can also either rotate your handlebars (if...

You can also either rotate your handlebars (if your bike uses bars) or rotate the controls relative to the bar (or clip on) to bring your clutch and brake levers to a more optimum angle relative to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-15-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,618
Posted By GreyThumper
White helmet, hi viz jacket, reflective tape on...

White helmet, hi viz jacket, reflective tape on the topbox.

People shouldn't also forget that there are a lot of riding techniques that increase conspicuity; lane positioning, staying out of...
Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2014, 02:00 AM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 179,751
Posted By GreyThumper
Fantastic looking bikes, but I wonder how little...

Fantastic looking bikes, but I wonder how little of the original bike can you use and still call it an "RNineT" custom. All of them don't use the tank and most don't use the suspension, wheels, or...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-12-2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 7,214
Posted By GreyThumper
I cover my front brake with two fingers all the...

I cover my front brake with two fingers all the time, even when I'm unlikely to suddenly need to brake (on a fairly traffic-free highway, for instance).

I just prefer the position because it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-11-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,093
Posted By GreyThumper
They hardly wave back. I figure it's either...

They hardly wave back. I figure it's either because most scooter riders are either non-enthusiasts, and/or it's much harder to let go of a scooter's handlebar grip than a motorcycle's (Since you're...
Forum: Equipment 09-05-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,859
Posted By GreyThumper
Always had Metz on mine, currently have Metzeler...

Always had Metz on mine, currently have Metzeler Z8s front and rear. Although if I were changing now, I'd want to try out the Pirelli Angel GTs. Just curious.
Forum: Equipment 09-01-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 960
Posted By GreyThumper
This might be incredibly obvious, but are you...

This might be incredibly obvious, but are you using a flip up? A friend of mine occasionally had voice quality problems with his helmet (he could hear me well, but sometimes I'd find his voice...
Forum: Equipment 09-01-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 573
Posted By GreyThumper
Thanks everyone, for the feedback. This is a...

Thanks everyone, for the feedback. This is a great idea, alongat and mark; I think I'll do the same thing with my RAM mount. How did you remove the original Lifeproof ball mount? Did you just break...
Forum: Equipment 08-31-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 573
Posted By GreyThumper
Lifeproof bicycle mount on a motorcycle?

Anyone use the Lifeproof bicycle mount on their motorcycle? Happy with it? The ball and socket joint looks like a potential point of failure. But then, I assume less shock transfers to a motorcycle...
Forum: Equipment 08-26-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 951
Posted By GreyThumper
If you want a huge field of view, consider a...

If you want a huge field of view, consider a dualsport helmet like the Shoei Hornet or Arai XD4, then remove the peak if it's not useful for the kind of riding you do.
...
Forum: Road warriors 08-22-2014, 01:50 AM
Replies: 2,059
Views: 332,593
Posted By GreyThumper
Just curious, why do you have a crampbuster on...

Just curious, why do you have a crampbuster on the left grip. Does it help?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-22-2014, 01:28 AM
Replies: 514
Views: 16,333
Posted By GreyThumper
Even if I lived in a country that has socialized...

Even if I lived in a country that has socialized healthcare, I don't believe I have an ethical responsibility to society to wear a helmet. By that logic, I'd have an ethical responsibility to society...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-20-2014, 02:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,460
Posted By GreyThumper
Mad skilllllllllzzzzzzzz.

Mad skilllllllllzzzzzzzz.
Forum: Equipment 08-19-2014, 02:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,040
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: 1,636
Views: 213,870
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: 35
Views: 3,040
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: 542
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: 332
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: 73
Views: 8,656
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: 977
Views: 163,885
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: 205
Views: 14,941
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: 205
Views: 14,941
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: 9,413
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: 147
Views: 10,061
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: 977
Views: 163,885
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: 647
Views: 86,061
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: 8,380
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: 187
Views: 19,586
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: 3,129
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: 8,839
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: 923
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: 4,664
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: 176
Views: 12,445
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: 1,636
Views: 213,870
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: 91
Views: 8,226
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: 2,059
Views: 332,593
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: 1,201
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...
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