It's Going to get Worse

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by bodine003, Sep 4, 2018.

  1. bodine003

    bodine003 Long timer

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    Or better depending your personal take on it.
    The INTERMOT show Oct. 3-7 in Cologne. The theme this year is "Connected Motorcycle World"
    "Digitization" is affecting all facets of life worldwide. The 5 main themes are.
    1-Connectivity Vehicle to Vehicle
    2-Connected Horizon and Heads-up Display
    3-Group Riding Communication
    4-App and Smartphone Integration
    5-Emergency Calls
    More Gizmo's & Gadgets to come on motorbikes.
    Not for me. My 1976 BMW is still on points and carbs. my 64 SF/Hornet no turn signals, 1 gauge shows me oil pressure, I did upgrade to EI Ign. & solid state Reg/Rect. And my stupid phone is a $15.00 Trac-Fone. I'm still in the K.I.S.S. world!!!
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  2. WindBlast

    WindBlast Recalculating........

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  3. AwDang

    AwDang Been here awhile

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    They still make simple bikes. Choose those instead.
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  4. shupe

    shupe Been here awhile

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    It's already to where one main area of competition between H-D and Indian's tourning rigs is the "Infotainment system".
    Who has the most displacement in the engine and the largest screen on the dash?
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  5. allowishish

    allowishish Boof Master

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    No gloves, shirt sleeve shirt without jacket and a 3/4 helmet... he's just waiting for a Darwin award.






    :lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3
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  6. William Wolfen

    William Wolfen Dirt Seeker

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    That's what I did. Got myself a nice new 1996+19 model DR650. The CDI is the most hi-tech thing that came on it!
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  7. willibauer

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    To each his own i'd say. I chose a 2015 ktm with esp, msr, abs, selectable mappings, preload adjustmwnt by menu etc. That's stuff i find useful. Connected riding and such things are the last thing i'd buy and the first i'd disable. But well, how many people are riding with scala or something, listening music, making phone calls and talking to each other while riding? It's ok if they like it, i'd hate it.

    I don't think i'd be happy with a 76 bmw, but if you are, it's cool for me. to each his own ;-)
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  8. PlainClothesHippy

    PlainClothesHippy Riding a dangerously quiet bike.

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    And drinking, too. Judging from the contents of the basket he's on a Poker Run.
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  9. scfrank

    scfrank Old farts riding club.

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  10. windmill

    windmill Long timer

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    Looks like he already got it........
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  11. scfrank

    scfrank Old farts riding club.

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    My riding group has been using the Sena 30 for several months. They aren’t perfect but are useful. It’s much easier then trying to stop the lead rider to make a simple decision. We only ride with 3-5 riders and they are effective. There are long periods of silence. We generally keep the chit chat down. They can be very useful.

    I’ve tried listening to music. I find it very distracting. My mind needs to looking down the road.

    I’m an old tech guy so am drawn to the new TFT tech and ride modes. But I find myself riding a long time in the ‘wrong’ mode, Enduro in the twisties, without noticing the difference. I guess 100 hp is enough. Sure, I can tell the difference, I think, but it takes focus. Lean sensitive ABS? Maybe it’s saved me and I couldn’t tell, but honestly i think it’s rarely necessary. Once is enough maybe.

    I wish they would put more effort into standards and ease of use than expanding the new tech.
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  12. windmill

    windmill Long timer

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    Didn't you get the memo? Choice is bad......get back in line.
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  13. DesertPilot

    DesertPilot Been here awhile

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    Ride to connect, connect to ride?

    Loud user interfaces save lives?
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  14. BetterLateThanNever

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    Before we dismiss the idea of 'connected vehicles', consider this: I recently bought a new car. Some of its 'safety' features are powered by a radar array in the grille. This radar provides information to features like the pre-collision system, the adaptive cruise control, and the auto-dimming headlights.

    And guess what: it can't see motorcycles.

    If you've used adaptive cruise control, for example, I don't need to tell you how terrifying that is. And if you haven't, this post would become too long explaining it... let's just say that with this genie out of the bottle, I'm not so sure I'd hate my bike talking to the cars around it.
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  15. bodine003

    bodine003 Long timer

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    BMW GA.JPG DSCN0401.JPG Owned the BMW 19 years been a pleasure. Bought the modern!! 03 Bonny new. Big fun!!
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  16. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Now imagine being a cyclist in that world: if they can't see a moto, they CERTAINLY can't see a bicycle.

    I had a lady get in her car, start it, toss into reverse and not once look out the windows. Good thing *I* was paying attention as I was walking 'cause otherwise, I'da been a truck ornament

    M
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  17. Tall Man

    Tall Man Priest, Temple of Syrinx

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  18. Bar None

    Bar None Old School Dude

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    Do you ride the 03 or just look at it in the living room?
    I have two old tech motorcycles and an old tech Tacoma but they do all have EFI but none live in the living room.
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    Sounds like a good excuse to buy another bike..."Honey, we need a living room bike."
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  20. bodine003

    bodine003 Long timer

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    Both for sure!! (fair weather only) next trip will be to the Barber Vintage event it will ride in the trailer. I'm camping in Lot B. It will get ridden around the compound. After Barber it will be unloaded at Croom and go riding and visit friends in Ocala, Brooksville, Istachatta, & Zephyrhills
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