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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-13-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,264
Posted By DiamondDan
...and keep your cell phone inside the insulated...

...and keep your cell phone inside the insulated or heated layer you are wearing. Cold soaked phones have about zero battery life, and if you need it, you will be happy to have kept it warm.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-09-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 12,475
Posted By DiamondDan
Iowa State study

Is interesting in the second set of data: the cars overtaking motorcycles, its at approximately 2x the range that the driver sees the motorcyclist. I would guess that one would find similar results...
Forum: Road warriors 10-14-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 895
Views: 200,618
Posted By DiamondDan
The only failure I had in one year of ownership...

The only failure I had in one year of ownership was the left-side switchgear. This problem is not isolated to the F8R. Symptoms were failure of turn signal switch when the handlebar switches got...
Forum: Road warriors 10-28-2013, 09:57 AM
Replies: 1,254
Views: 212,356
Posted By DiamondDan
There appears to be an abundant supply of new...

There appears to be an abundant supply of new RT's within the dealer network. A quick Cycle Trader search yields 104 new bikes. I don't know where the dealer stock normally would sit early in the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-25-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,347
Posted By DiamondDan
Doug, How well does the kit for the sidecases...

Doug,
How well does the kit for the sidecases reflect? I stuck some cheap strips from Ace Hardware on my cases (R12R), and they reflect light 180* perfectly. Anything that is not aligned with the...
Forum: Road warriors 10-19-2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 895
Views: 200,618
Posted By DiamondDan
No 2014 F800R for USA said the dealer when I was...

No 2014 F800R for USA said the dealer when I was looking to order an R1200R. That was a month ago when the one-T was but a placeholder on the dealer ordering portal.

-Dan
Forum: Equipment 07-19-2013, 03:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,465
Posted By DiamondDan
x2 or 3. I have also had real heat issues with...

x2 or 3. I have also had real heat issues with an iPad2 in the sun. They will overheat and shut down, and I'd expect that in direct sun, behind a windshield, that would also be the case for an iPad...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-29-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 22,916
Posted By DiamondDan
It would be great to find the original article,...

It would be great to find the original article, because how the lateral g's are measured is a big deal. Because the bike is leaned over in the turn, a lot of the turning g's are positive, not...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-19-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 26,686
Posted By DiamondDan
I just did the ARC1 here n IL on an F800R, which...

I just did the ARC1 here n IL on an F800R, which also has a really snatchy throttle at low speeds. Did it make the maneuvers more difficult? Probably, but it's important to remember that you are ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-07-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 22,986
Posted By DiamondDan
This. Kids don't care about driving, riding, or...

This.
Kids don't care about driving, riding, or flying like they used to. There are lots of possible reasons such as:
....rather do gaming and social media for entertainment
...cost for...
Forum: Road warriors 12-28-2012, 09:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,847
Posted By DiamondDan
I wanted something for a similar mission and...

I wanted something for a similar mission and chose the F800R. The STriple was in the running, and my dealer was not a dick, but I wanted heated grips and ABS, and the luggage options for the STriple...
Forum: Face plant 12-19-2012, 10:40 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,886
Posted By DiamondDan
I guess their position would be that the bike...

I guess their position would be that the bike will stop quicker on its wheels than sliding, so if you slid and didn't hit him, then you could have stopped under control and not hit him. I'm not...
Forum: Equipment 12-03-2012, 03:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,661
Posted By DiamondDan
I have a Shoei Qwest and had a huge issue with...

I have a Shoei Qwest and had a huge issue with the booming noise coming from the bottom/rear of the lid. Here's what I did and didn't do to cure it:

Did:
1) ditched the little sport windshield. ...
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