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Forum: Asia Yesterday, 08:14 PM
Replies: 1,579
Views: 201,629
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 Yesterday, 08:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,239
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: 1,943
Views: 297,718
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: 910
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...
Forum: Equipment 07-22-2014, 01:02 AM
Replies: 3,647
Views: 546,144
Posted By GreyThumper
I use both; voice command to cue up playlists, or...

I use both; voice command to cue up playlists, or to play specific artists or albums. Jog dial for most stuff; pause, skip forward or back, and adjust volume.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-21-2014, 02:15 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,098
Posted By GreyThumper
I'm a bit concerned that my twin headlights might...

I'm a bit concerned that my twin headlights might be mistaken for a distant car as well, and I've been thinking of fitting extra lights, although I'm not sure where. On the engine guards would be the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-21-2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,738
Posted By GreyThumper
I wear prescription glasses (never learned how to...

I wear prescription glasses (never learned how to wear contacts). On a regular commute, I use my Nolan N44 with an integral tinted inner visor; it's really convenient to flip it up if it suddenly...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-17-2014, 01:09 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,318
Posted By GreyThumper
I'm the exact opposite as well. I'm not a car...

I'm the exact opposite as well. I'm not a car enthusiast (heck, I drive a Hyundai), and I don't care about the tactile pleasure of a manual transmission. I enjoy the convenience of an auto. I'm sure...
Forum: Asia 07-16-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 1,579
Views: 201,629
Posted By GreyThumper
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-14-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,634
Posted By GreyThumper
My most annoying sacrifice happened when I was...

My most annoying sacrifice happened when I was just pushing the bike around the garage. I slipped a bit and my pants pressed against the exhaust and melted them, down to the knee pads. Talk about...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-13-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,390
Posted By GreyThumper
Aside from a lot of things that have already been...

Aside from a lot of things that have already been mentioned (lightly dragging the rear brake, using your friction zone, looking where you want to turn, etc.), I'm also a big fan of revving slightly...
Forum: Asia 07-13-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 1,579
Views: 201,629
Posted By GreyThumper
Next time! :)

Next time! :)
Forum: Asia 07-12-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 1,579
Views: 201,629
Posted By GreyThumper
Another ride to Malimatok Loop along Anilao. ...

Another ride to Malimatok Loop along Anilao.

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z183/dino_ocampo/IMG_0545copy_zps15b0b433.jpg...
Forum: Asia 07-10-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 1,579
Views: 201,629
Posted By GreyThumper
I was in BOSS for a year or so, but it wasn't...

I was in BOSS for a year or so, but it wasn't really my sort of thing. A pretty cool bunch, lots of friends there, and good support from BMW. Last I heard, Tey Usis was the President of BOSS, I can...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-09-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,371
Posted By GreyThumper
I'd agree with starting off on an F650 single;...

I'd agree with starting off on an F650 single; it's ok, light enough, doesn't have an excess amount of power, and might have the lowest seat height in its class. I regret selling mine (I'm 5'7"), it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-08-2014, 02:41 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 10,851
Posted By GreyThumper
I've got an R1150R as well, a Rockster version,...

I've got an R1150R as well, a Rockster version, which I hope to keep until it dies. Pretty much any modern open-class standard would be faster, more nimble, better handling, etc. Heck, even other...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-03-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,061
Posted By GreyThumper
Most injuries from accidents take place at home,...

Most injuries from accidents take place at home, in one's bathroom. Using "two kinds of riders" logic, should we stop bathing because "if you bathe often enough, you'll slip"?
Forum: Road warriors 07-03-2014, 02:20 AM
Replies: 1,943
Views: 297,718
Posted By GreyThumper
I'm thinking of doing the same thing once my 6...

I'm thinking of doing the same thing once my 6 year old Garmin conks out. Currently use my iPhone for car navigation. It gets a bit warm (dunno if it's because the screen's always on, or if GPS/LTE...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-03-2014, 01:50 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 9,421
Posted By GreyThumper
I'm still waiting for a beautiful modern bike...

I'm still waiting for a beautiful modern bike that isn't a copy of beautiful old bikes. Sure, the Ducati Sport Classics, Triumph Bonnevilles, Guzzi V7s, BMW RNineT etc. are good-looking, but they're...
Forum: Asia 07-02-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 1,579
Views: 201,629
Posted By GreyThumper
Welcome! Sent you a pm :) Congrats, let us know...

Welcome! Sent you a pm :) Congrats, let us know how you're finding the new GS (unless you had the same bike in the US. But congrats anyway :) )
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-01-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,004
Posted By GreyThumper
I really don't get motorcycle factionalism. I...

I really don't get motorcycle factionalism. I wonder if it exists in other "vehicle enthusiast" subcultures. Do the sportscar guys hate the rock-crawler/off-road guys who then hate people who are...
Forum: Asia 07-01-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 1,579
Views: 201,629
Posted By GreyThumper
A closer shot of our Laguna Loop ride (just keep...

A closer shot of our Laguna Loop ride (just keep going past Jariel's Peak).

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z183/dino_ocampo/IMG_0522_zpsb6ac0949.jpg...
Forum: Equipment 06-30-2014, 02:23 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,634
Posted By GreyThumper
It's a lot easier if your glasses have straight,...

It's a lot easier if your glasses have straight, flat temples, like aviator shades (or a lot of cycling glasses). If you're wearing a full face, it's easier to slip the glasses in between your face...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-29-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 1,096
Views: 182,244
Posted By GreyThumper
Allong the Sierra Madre mountain range, in the...

Allong the Sierra Madre mountain range, in the Philippines.

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z183/dino_ocampo/Modifiedpano_zpsa34cd138.jpg
Forum: Asia 06-29-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 1,579
Views: 201,629
Posted By GreyThumper
Accompanying a friend on the Laguna Loop as he...

Accompanying a friend on the Laguna Loop as he checks out the handling of his new GS LC. Nakakainggit.

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z183/dino_ocampo/Modifiedpano_zpsa34cd138.jpg...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-27-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,004
Posted By GreyThumper
You know what they say when you...

You know what they say when you "assume".
Forum: Equipment 06-27-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 530
Views: 55,994
Posted By GreyThumper
That's kind of alarming, and doesn't make sense...

That's kind of alarming, and doesn't make sense considering the 10s and 5s work with each other perfectly fine.
Forum: Equipment 06-26-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,387
Posted By GreyThumper
Tank bag user for years here. But once I got a...

Tank bag user for years here. But once I got a topbox, I never went back. Yes, they're ugly, but they're also much more secure and waterproof. Assuming you don't load your topbox too much, the only...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-26-2014, 12:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,184
Posted By GreyThumper
When I first got my bluetooth comms I tried...

When I first got my bluetooth comms I tried listening to music a few times, but eventually just preferred the sounds of riding. I'm not anal about safety; even riding on a relatively empty highway...
Forum: Equipment 06-26-2014, 12:43 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 16,337
Posted By GreyThumper
Does reflective tape count as a doodad? I'm...

Does reflective tape count as a doodad? I'm undecided between tape and a $10 Crampbuster.
Forum: Equipment 06-26-2014, 12:38 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 31,023
Posted By GreyThumper
White helmet, hi viz jacket here (see avatar)....

White helmet, hi viz jacket here (see avatar). Although my helmet model came out in a hi viz version eventually. If it was available at the time of purchase, I might've chosen a hi viz helmet as well...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-24-2014, 01:43 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,315
Posted By GreyThumper
I don't live in a place with socialized...

I don't live in a place with socialized healthcare, and therefore my taxes don't pay for the medical bills of people who've crashed while not wearing a helmet. So I usually don't care whether some...
Forum: Road warriors 06-24-2014, 12:49 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 11,644
Posted By GreyThumper
+1000. Maybe choose between a Bandit 600, 750, or...

+1000. Maybe choose between a Bandit 600, 750, or 1250 depending on your specific needs.

Or a Wee Strom, again depending on your specific needs.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-24-2014, 12:32 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,427
Posted By GreyThumper
About five years ago I had a crash at around...

About five years ago I had a crash at around 80-90kph on a freeway, arguably a pretty weird place to crash (who crashes while riding in a straight line?); while changing lanes I lost traction on a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-19-2014, 02:40 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 9,421
Posted By GreyThumper
Exactly! Why do yesterdays standards look so...

Exactly! Why do yesterdays standards look so good? And a lot of current retro standards look good too, like the CB1100, BMW R NineT, Guzzi's V7, etc.

But most modern standards really don't appeal...
Forum: Equipment 06-18-2014, 03:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 643
Posted By GreyThumper
You can check http://sharp.direct.gov.uk/ if you...

You can check http://sharp.direct.gov.uk/ if you want to find a modular helmet with a bit of reassurance of its safety. Caveat; these are ECE-rated helmets. Some manufacturers' ECE helmets are...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-18-2014, 03:03 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 9,421
Posted By GreyThumper
Lots of examples of pretty sportsbikes, pretty...

Lots of examples of pretty sportsbikes, pretty cruisers, and pretty retro bikes. I agree with you on adventure tourers, but then, form over function is actually appealing in this category. Off the...
Forum: Road warriors 06-17-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,536
Posted By GreyThumper
2 bikes in 8 years of riding, and I've had my...

2 bikes in 8 years of riding, and I've had my current bike for 5 years. Obviously there are loads of new and better performing choices out there, but I don't really feel like getting another bike...
Forum: Asia 06-17-2014, 12:01 AM
Replies: 1,579
Views: 201,629
Posted By GreyThumper
Yep, taga BF. Daming riders dito; lahat ng mga...

Yep, taga BF. Daming riders dito; lahat ng mga kasama ko sa pics, mga kapitbahay lang (and coincidentally, all of them happen to also own scooters, he he).

Dream ko rin magka VStrom 650. I really...
Forum: Asia 06-14-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 1,579
Views: 201,629
Posted By GreyThumper
Sa US lang naman talaga snob ang mga tao sa...

Sa US lang naman talaga snob ang mga tao sa scooters. For the rest of the world, a scooter is a motorcycle, ibang klaseng motorsiklo lang. I don't think a big bike is better or worse than a scooter....
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