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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-19-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,609
Posted By Craneguy
I'm not convinced about color mattering much....

I'm not convinced about color mattering much. From head on (or slightly to the left or right) all a cager is seeing is a headlight. I ride a black/grey bike and all black clothing and helmet. I also...
Forum: Beasts 08-18-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 5,956
Views: 1,183,690
Posted By Craneguy
Hahaha, good move. Those things are WIDE! ...

Hahaha, good move. Those things are WIDE!

Are the tank protectors the grippy stickers?

The front mudguard "extender" isn't really an extender. IMO it's a part the factory forgot to fit....
Forum: Equipment 08-18-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 42,664
Posted By Craneguy
Thanks. I just switched to drinking...

Thanks. I just switched to drinking de-hyphenated. :1drink
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-18-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,586
Posted By Craneguy
[QUOTE=390beretta;24856093]Sorry, don't agree....

[QUOTE=390beretta;24856093]Sorry, don't agree. First around half of the idiots killed in auto accidents deserve it because they're shitty drivers/distracted/drunk etc to begin with.[QUOTE]

So you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-14-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,586
Posted By Craneguy
40,000 fatalities on US roads. That's a...

40,000 fatalities on US roads.

That's a mighty powerful incentive for the development of autonymous vehicles. Liability and insurance drives all the safety advances we enjoy (suffer) in areas...
Forum: Equipment 08-13-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,098
Posted By Craneguy
Well apparently more than 500 people have signed...

Well apparently more than 500 people have signed up as apparently they've raised $800k on the first day.

Good luck to them (the buyers and Skully)
Forum: Vendors 08-12-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 1,122
Views: 95,872
Posted By Craneguy
Thought it was time to drop back in and...

Thought it was time to drop back in and congratulate you on your progress. I was the first comment here, and gave you the crappy kickstarter suggestion.

Anyway, I'm really glad to see you've gone...
Forum: Equipment 08-11-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 42,664
Posted By Craneguy
Have a look at the Screaming Banshee setup. It...

Have a look at the Screaming Banshee setup. It keeps your regular horn, and kicks in the air horn and high beams after a moment (you choose the delay)
I have one on every bike. Best thing in the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-11-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 63,819
Posted By Craneguy
Truly first-world problems but: 13'...

Truly first-world problems but:

13' Multistrada GT:

-Why do I have to turn the Aux lights on every time I start the engine. Why can't it be a slider switch?
-2 Powerlet outlets, one each...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-11-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 9,107
Posted By Craneguy
You're probably right. Glad I own a Du Cat...

You're probably right.

Glad I own a Du Cat E :rofl
Forum: Equipment 08-11-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,098
Posted By Craneguy
Aaaah, the personal touch. You can't beat it. ...

Aaaah, the personal touch. You can't beat it.

http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u483/craneguymex/skully2_zps258958c4.png...
Forum: Equipment 08-11-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,098
Posted By Craneguy
I'm fairly certain there won't be a 'B' model. It...

I'm fairly certain there won't be a 'B' model. It looks like they need the pre-order money to get these manufactured.

Seriously, for me it's like the time I bought a helmet with built-in...
Forum: Equipment 08-11-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,098
Posted By Craneguy
Yup, and a 10 month (hopefully) wait. My instant...

Yup, and a 10 month (hopefully) wait. My instant gratification requirements won't allow that.

The amount of psychological marketing tricks are staggering. Well, we all want to be a 'speed demon'...
Forum: Equipment 08-11-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,098
Posted By Craneguy
Well the email came. I have the opportunity to...

Well the email came. I have the opportunity to buy one of these at $1,299 if I'm one of the first 25 to order one, thereafter $1,399. Since I'm overseas, I can get international shipping thrown in at...
Forum: Beasts 08-11-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 5,956
Views: 1,183,690
Posted By Craneguy
Congratulations! Quick question, where's...

Congratulations!

Quick question, where's your luggage? :rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-11-2014, 03:58 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 9,107
Posted By Craneguy
Ten air ray

Ten air ray
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-10-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 9,030
Views: 1,798,964
Posted By Craneguy
Or "X place? That's really easy to find, you just...

Or "X place? That's really easy to find, you just don't want to start from here" :rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-07-2014, 03:51 AM
Replies: 9,030
Views: 1,798,964
Posted By Craneguy
Worse: "Turn left where the Gas station used to...

Worse: "Turn left where the Gas station used to be..."
Forum: Equipment 08-05-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,303
Posted By Craneguy
Sorry, I travel a lot. I'm not convinced...

Sorry, I travel a lot.

I'm not convinced yet about these cameras, and I only had 2 people interested, so I'm bowing out for now.

If the damand is there, I'm sure someone will become a...
Forum: Equipment 06-30-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 269
Posted By Craneguy
http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/agv-sport-torin...

http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/agv-sport-torino-jacket

No owner reviews, but you can watch the video.
Forum: Equipment 06-23-2014, 01:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 482
Posted By Craneguy
I have the last generation Rukka mesh gear...

I have the last generation Rukka mesh gear (Airway?). I'm riding in 40-45c (104 - 113f) and 80% humidity.

Of course you'll be hot when you stop, but it flows air very well when you're moving. As...
Forum: Beasts 05-13-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 710
Views: 113,437
Posted By Craneguy
You're not alone mate. I was just quoted almost...

You're not alone mate. I was just quoted almost exactly $3,000 installed by the dealer in Dubai.
Forum: Beasts 05-10-2014, 03:59 AM
Replies: 710
Views: 113,437
Posted By Craneguy
There's also the ECU update. Not sure if that can...

There's also the ECU update. Not sure if that can be done without the dealer's black box.
Forum: Beasts 05-09-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 710
Views: 113,437
Posted By Craneguy
Just wanted to add my 2c about the fork clunk. ...

Just wanted to add my 2c about the fork clunk.

I don't get it in Sport mode, but it's very obvious in Touring and Urban (only went into urban to test the forks)

The dealer won't do a thing...
Forum: Equipment 04-30-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,079
Posted By Craneguy
There is an updated version, but although I'm...

There is an updated version, but although I'm talking to the manufacturer, there is no retailer for them yet.

They can be purchased from the manufacturer direct, but on in lots of 5. Cost will be...
Forum: Vendors 04-30-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 26,989
Posted By Craneguy
Helmet hooks and flashlight arrived yesterday. ...

Helmet hooks and flashlight arrived yesterday.

All looks good, I'll post pictures once it's installed.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-30-2014, 04:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,112
Posted By Craneguy
"My Tracks" for android. Zero dollars. No...

"My Tracks" for android. Zero dollars.

No idea of what's out there for Apple, but there's probably many similar apps.

If you still have a dumb phone and you really want to go cheap, search...
Forum: Vendors 04-22-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 26,989
Posted By Craneguy
Thanks George. Will do. It generally takes 3 to 5...

Thanks George. Will do. It generally takes 3 to 5 days for things to reach me after they're recieved in New York.
Forum: Equipment 04-22-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,617
Posted By Craneguy
I tried offshore racing and my bike sank. What's...

I tried offshore racing and my bike sank. What's the trick? Inflatable knee-sliders? :rofl
Forum: Equipment 04-20-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 37,573
Posted By Craneguy
Got my Skiveez and hat. Great product! Rode...

Got my Skiveez and hat. Great product!

Rode 600km in them last week and the temperature was 38c (100f) I got home and tossed the Skiveez aside meaning to hand-wash them later. I'm a batchelor, so...
Forum: Vendors 04-19-2014, 12:53 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 26,989
Posted By Craneguy
Payment Sent. Thanks George. These will...

Payment Sent. Thanks George.

These will eventually end up in Oman (near Dubai) with me. I'll do my best to promote them for you.
Forum: Vendors 04-19-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 26,989
Posted By Craneguy
Thanks George, I was just about to complete...

Thanks George, I was just about to complete checkout. I'm in for the flashlight too! Send me a paypal invoice for the lot please. craneguy@gmail.com
Forum: Vendors 04-19-2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 26,989
Posted By Craneguy
In for 7! One each (well, two for me!) for our...

In for 7! One each (well, two for me!) for our little riding group.

What happened to the flashlight? I don;t see it on the site.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-17-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,830
Posted By Craneguy
Get a "Screaming Banshee" horn! It's basically a...

Get a "Screaming Banshee" horn! It's basically a Stebel that kicks in after a set (by you) delay and also flashes the high beam. Around $100 and on each of my big bikes. Gives unobservant drivers...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-15-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,860
Posted By Craneguy
I use it all the time here (Middle East)...

I use it all the time here (Middle East) approaching intersections with cars in them. It seems to help.

Unlike the US, outside lane campers here will move over when they see you. For the blind,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-14-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,542
Posted By Craneguy
Aux lighting is my go to visibility improver, but...

Aux lighting is my go to visibility improver, but I do have a grey Revit with hi viz sleeves for commuting.

What I will never understand is the use of black or camoflage rain gear. I have a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-13-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,380
Posted By Craneguy
I read somewhere that the magnet thing was a...

I read somewhere that the magnet thing was a myth, but who knows.

It took a few months but I got my community to raise the sensitivity on the sensors. I can ride by the barrier, but not with side...
Forum: Equipment 04-08-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 637
Posted By Craneguy
www.advmonster.com (http://www.advmonster.com) ...

www.advmonster.com (http://www.advmonster.com)

The owner is an inmate here. sanjoh I think.
Forum: Equipment 04-07-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,744
Posted By Craneguy
I'm putting together a survival kit, and there...

I'm putting together a survival kit, and there have been some very useful tips here.

Has anyone had any experience with inflatable splints? Seems like an arm and a leg one would be amazing for...
Forum: Equipment 04-07-2014, 02:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 414
Posted By Craneguy
Just close the lid. Depending on the length of...

Just close the lid. Depending on the length of the ride you may or may not need to drill some air-holes. :rofl

Cute pic.

Here's mine. I had to squish her down a bit to fit in a spare helmet...
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