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Forum: Road warriors Today, 11:15 AM
Replies: 341
Views: 53,289
Posted By ph0rk
As I recall, I was asking the question a bit...

As I recall, I was asking the question a bit differently than most people have answered it. Boring is good.
Forum: Road warriors 01-26-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 523
Posted By ph0rk
I'd be tempted to add the BMW R1200RS to this...

I'd be tempted to add the BMW R1200RS to this list - no offroad pretensions and a bit of plastic, with some engine character.

Whether or not the engine sound will be what you're used to is a...
Forum: Road warriors 01-26-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 9,090
Views: 1,488,641
Posted By ph0rk
With a move out to the lower midwest on the...

With a move out to the lower midwest on the horizon, I'm thinking of something with a smidge more wind protection for the ride out, and water cooling for the odd 105f day once I'm there.

So...
...
Forum: Equipment 01-11-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,457
Posted By ph0rk
Layers are the key. I rode from NC to CA with a...

Layers are the key. I rode from NC to CA with a merino base layer, a Patagonia r2 fleece midlayer, and an Aerostich Transit jacket/AD1 pants. More rain than I wanted to see (in January), and I never...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-11-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,156
Posted By ph0rk
FYI: "bimmer" is a car, a "beemer" is a...

FYI: "bimmer" is a car, a "beemer" is a bike.
Forum: Equipment 01-07-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 650
Posted By ph0rk
I use the transit jacket and AD1 pants. I can't...

I use the transit jacket and AD1 pants. I can't imagine the transit pants working well as overpants - even the AD1s can be a pit of a pain to get on and off at times.

If I was to buy again, I'd...
Forum: Equipment 12-30-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 496
Posted By ph0rk
I replaced the sastec back pad in my transit 2...

I replaced the sastec back pad in my transit 2 with revit's seesoft pad - much more comfortable, and fits in the same pocket.

I'm tempted to replace the other pads, too, sastec just doesn't...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-22-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,766
Posted By ph0rk
Gawker posts clickbait stories, and every time...

Gawker posts clickbait stories, and every time someone clicks the link they make money.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-16-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,176
Posted By ph0rk
How wide is it? I think my R1200R is 36", and I...

How wide is it? I think my R1200R is 36", and I can split just fine.

Some quick googling show 35.7" for the R and 36.6" for the GS. Maybe just tweak your mirrors? I have hit a truck mirror with...
Forum: Equipment 12-03-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,002
Posted By ph0rk
I like mine. Its especially nice if you have a...

I like mine. Its especially nice if you have a tight-fitting jacket collar, because you can wrap your neck in a way to reduce bulk, and it fits into a jacket pocket in a way a windblocking buff (or...
Forum: Road warriors 11-26-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,986
Posted By ph0rk
I used to have a DL650 and now I have an R1200R. ...

I used to have a DL650 and now I have an R1200R.

I wouldn't call the DL650 a bike with a low COG - especially not relative to the R1200R.

Perhaps lowered it's a different story, but stock? No...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-31-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,265
Posted By ph0rk
Not only would I ride more, but I'd probably ride...

Not only would I ride more, but I'd probably ride faster.
Forum: Equipment 10-01-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,263
Posted By ph0rk
I think this is just a feature of Roadcrafters.

I think this is just a feature of Roadcrafters.
Forum: Equipment 08-22-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,731
Posted By ph0rk
I used my liners once or twice on sub 30 degree...

I used my liners once or twice on sub 30 degree (road) rides. If you are headed to a heated building and wearing light clothing, the insulation is nice.

On my cross country ride I was wishing I...
Forum: Road warriors 07-25-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,874
Posted By ph0rk
You can get a tall seat height out of the R1200R...

You can get a tall seat height out of the R1200R (~32.5" with the high comfort seat) - which might be nice if you are really tall. Then again, I can flat foot it just fine and I'm only 5'10" first...
Forum: Americas 07-08-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,609
Posted By ph0rk
The best thing you can do is pack less stuff. ...

The best thing you can do is pack less stuff.

You can probably consider your helmet part of a standard carryon, and place it in the overhead compartment (won't fit under the seat in front of you)....
Forum: Road warriors 06-12-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 9,090
Views: 1,488,641
Posted By ph0rk
That is a scary looking bike. I'd love to hear...

That is a scary looking bike. I'd love to hear one in person.
Forum: Road warriors 06-12-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,060
Posted By ph0rk
Well here I am not giving a crap about you not...

Well here I am not giving a crap about you not giving a crap about the lack of a name change that I do, in fact, give a slight crap about. They should have renamed the family. It isn't like it would...
Forum: Road warriors 06-10-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,060
Posted By ph0rk
That's exactly what physical anthropologists do: ...

That's exactly what physical anthropologists do:

Australopithecus anamensis
A. afarensis
A. sediba
A. robustis
A. boisei

Homo erectus
H. habilis
Forum: Road warriors 06-10-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,060
Posted By ph0rk
Give it a new name. Keeping the same name after...

Give it a new name. Keeping the same name after an evolutionary change (or several) is silly.

I'm looking at you Porsche. The 911 died in 1989, as pretty as the 954 body was and the 991 body is.
...
Forum: Road warriors 06-10-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 1,217
Views: 218,858
Posted By ph0rk
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o29/ph0rk/giphy...

http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o29/ph0rk/giphy_zpsacbf43d8.gif
Forum: Road warriors 06-10-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 643
Views: 113,887
Posted By ph0rk
I can't imagine the GT would be a realistic...

I can't imagine the GT would be a realistic competitor for the RT at long distance. Its strengths are lightness and maneuverability, and I'd imagine that other than the (massive) low end torque...
Forum: Road warriors 06-10-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 475
Views: 74,460
Posted By ph0rk
Looks like the instrument cluster and headlight...

Looks like the instrument cluster and headlight from a 2011+ R1200R. I don't recognize any other parts but I don't know jack about Ducs, other than I want one.

If this one is in the 70+ lb-ft of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-05-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,967
Posted By ph0rk
I've told them that I still need to think about...

I've told them that I still need to think about it. I've only gotten some pressure once or twice, and a simple "I'm not buying a bike today" or "I never buy on the first visit" does it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-05-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,282
Posted By ph0rk
I pay around $4 here, as high as $6 in hard to...

I pay around $4 here, as high as $6 in hard to reach places. Back when I started driving gas was frequently under $1, but $1 was worth more then, too.

I get great mileage, so complaining about it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-05-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,803
Posted By ph0rk
They would have made similarly inane drivel had...

They would have made similarly inane drivel had the technology been readily available.

The internet is a megaphone for the mediocrity that was already there - new generations aren't any more...
Forum: Road warriors 06-02-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,147
Posted By ph0rk
Why keep making it when the other Boxers are...

Why keep making it when the other Boxers are going water cooled? Can't be easy to keep up with emissions standards on the older mill.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-16-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 4,326
Views: 448,835
Posted By ph0rk
That is pretty much a textbook example.

That is pretty much a textbook example.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-16-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,703
Posted By ph0rk
My guess is those numbers are so high because...

My guess is those numbers are so high because every fuckup leads to scores of bodies, not so much that there's a lot of fuckups (and nationwide, light rail may move more bodies per day than air...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-16-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,703
Posted By ph0rk
I'm still not buying it. Different age ranges...

I'm still not buying it. Different age ranges probably ride/drive different amounts per year. Within specific bike types, though, I'm sure the 45+ set has more accidents (and more fatalities) in full...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-16-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,703
Posted By ph0rk
Well at least you're granting that some accidents...

Well at least you're granting that some accidents are out of the rider's control :rofl

I agree with the general point though - without stratifying by age, type of bike, etc, it is hard to make...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-15-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,638
Posted By ph0rk
Right - the point is that you can be at the edge...

Right - the point is that you can be at the edge of shivering (or full on shivering and thus both stupid and uncontrollably shaking) at what sound like relatively mild temps depending on gear,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-15-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 892
Posted By ph0rk
Does the bike come with a preset rain setting, or...

Does the bike come with a preset rain setting, or is there a suggestion in the manual?

I'd guess for wet pavement you'd want intrusive. The computer will figure it out faster than you will,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-15-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,638
Posted By ph0rk
If you're at the threshold of shivering, it is...

If you're at the threshold of shivering, it is too cold/you're unprepared. Go slower, tuck more, put on more gear, turn the heat up, or stop for coffee. A full shiver is probably bad for fine...
Forum: Road warriors 05-15-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 9,090
Views: 1,488,641
Posted By ph0rk
The US, where manufacturers from all over the...

The US, where manufacturers from all over the world ship bikes without ABS because 'murica.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-12-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 361
Views: 28,753
Posted By ph0rk
That's because they'd die, otherwise, cage or no....

That's because they'd die, otherwise, cage or no. :rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-10-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,016
Posted By ph0rk
I pointed out that developing measures is at...

I pointed out that developing measures is at least as difficult as creating a representative sample, for different reasons.




Measurement of the constructs that matter is hard: what is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-10-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 888
Views: 89,268
Posted By ph0rk
I'd think that in "real world" situations most...

I'd think that in "real world" situations most any torquey bike of similar displacement will feel quicker than either a 600 or 1000cc supersport. Which is more or less why they retune the engines for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-09-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,016
Posted By ph0rk
Not that you necessarily meant it this way, but...

Not that you necessarily meant it this way, but statistical analysis and measurement are two separate (but related) things.

Good measures (that measure what they are intended to measure) are just...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-09-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,016
Posted By ph0rk
You wouldn't read the thread so it shouldn't...

You wouldn't read the thread so it shouldn't exist? :norton


To the OP: Inmates are a a weird bunch, and I am not sure how representative they may be of a "typical" rider. This is similar tot the...
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