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Forum: Road warriors 03-24-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 9,639
Views: 1,611,273
Posted By ph0rk
Optional luggage and ABS are all it would take to...

Optional luggage and ABS are all it would take to make me go out and buy one of those right now. Those are basically the only reasons I chose an R1200R over one.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-24-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 5,263
Posted By ph0rk
Likely not, but it happens. And, if their child...

Likely not, but it happens. And, if their child kills someone in the midst of killing themselves, all the blame in the world laid at the parent's feet won't bring that person back to life.


We...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-24-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 5,263
Posted By ph0rk
It's more about regulation than teaching. If you...

It's more about regulation than teaching. If you crash multiple times at a lower tier, you don't get the move up.

As you say, you can't teach stupid - but you can regulate it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-23-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 5,263
Posted By ph0rk
Your roots are showing. Conservative...

Your roots are showing.


Conservative Evangelicals were all in favor of Volstead - and would be again.

Hell, the ASL's motto was "the Church in action against the saloon".


Now, perhaps...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-23-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 5,263
Posted By ph0rk
The temperance movement was from the right, not...

The temperance movement was from the right, not the left. There isn't anywhere near the level of moral panic about motorbikes as there was about alcohol (and further, it will be a cold day in hell...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-23-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 5,263
Posted By ph0rk
Many states already do this, though the tiers are...

Many states already do this, though the tiers are things like no passengers, must have full licensed passenger, or daytime driving only.


I don't really have a problem with it below a certain age...
Forum: Equipment 03-22-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 227
Posted By ph0rk
right, unless they've changed. if they have, I'm...

right, unless they've changed. if they have, I'm certain it would be in one of the product videos.
Forum: Equipment 03-22-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 227
Posted By ph0rk
I had a pair in hand briefly but sent them back...

I had a pair in hand briefly but sent them back because I was about to move to the sf bay (so, cool weather all the time)

I thought they fit great and liked the armor. they're snug, though, no way...
Forum: Road warriors 03-21-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,142
Posted By ph0rk
I can't blame them for being conservative - the...

I can't blame them for being conservative - the US market is fickle and small relative to their other markets worldwide.

Particularly recently, US tastes have shifted markedly. It would be stupid...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-20-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,494
Posted By ph0rk
Oh, you Texans. Some of you complain about people...

Oh, you Texans. Some of you complain about people moving there, then the ones that leave complain that wherever they are isn't Texas.


As for the OP: COL and population density matter a lot....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-20-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,935
Posted By ph0rk
Indeed - it amazes me (or perhaps amuses me) that...

Indeed - it amazes me (or perhaps amuses me) that people fight that simple point.

Punitive fines are meant to be punitive. Fixed fines are more punitive to those with less money, and hardly...
Forum: Equipment 03-19-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 577
Posted By ph0rk
http://www.twistedthrottle.com/sw-motech-alu-rack-...

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/sw-motech-alu-rack-toprack-for-honda-cbr500r-13-cb500f-13


That looks good to me, and you can mount a variety of topcases to it.
Forum: Road warriors 03-18-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 9,639
Views: 1,611,273
Posted By ph0rk
Uh, the original comparison was a dyno run. Same...

Uh, the original comparison was a dyno run. Same page of posts, even - just scroll up :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-18-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,935
Posted By ph0rk
Where they will just use access to good lawyers...

Where they will just use access to good lawyers to dodge points. Don't pretend this doesn't already happen.




I don't think you'd know fair if it smacked you in the face.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-18-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,935
Posted By ph0rk
They already have that power, and there is little...

They already have that power, and there is little you can do to prevent it.





Apparently you can't understand what a sliding scale means. And, for the record, such a sliding scale would...
Forum: Equipment 03-17-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 9,703
Posted By ph0rk
I have an older RC with RiRi zip, lining, and...

I have an older RC with RiRi zip, lining, and 500d cordura. Riding at 85f was fine on my naked bike. Really, I was quite cool. Things got hot on my old vstrom around 80f, but there is much, much more...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-17-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,889
Posted By ph0rk
Just a WAG using my bike's numbers: 75mph vs...

Just a WAG using my bike's numbers:
75mph vs 100mph means, in a 1000 mile trip:

13.33 hours of ride time vs 10
5 stops vs ~7 stops for gas

So, pin it wins out, and a larger-tanked bike with...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-17-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,889
Posted By ph0rk
100 isn't really that hard these days. My R1200R...

100 isn't really that hard these days. My R1200R can cruise at 90 and 100, no problem.

Of course, it isn't nearly as fuel efficient there, so you're probably just hastening your fuel stops. If the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-17-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,935
Posted By ph0rk
20 over is an asshole either way - the difference...

20 over is an asshole either way - the difference is that the particularly well off can laugh off a speeding ticket fine. Thus, it isn't much of a deterrent.


The difference would be this: with a...
Forum: Equipment 03-17-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 757
Posted By ph0rk
Really? That's pretty messed up. I'm talking...

Really? That's pretty messed up.

I'm talking large state schools mostly (UNC, UC-Berkeley, OKState, etc) most of which have small dedicated moto parking sprinkled all over the campus, as well as...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-16-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,935
Posted By ph0rk
I don't have a problem with a: profiling or b:...

I don't have a problem with a: profiling or b: scaled costs for public utilities.


Next?



We already punish people differently based on the color of their skin. Justice is hardly blind.
...
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 757
Posted By ph0rk
If it isn't waterproof, how is it the best? ...

If it isn't waterproof, how is it the best?

Kriegas are nice, but they don't really do anything special some other laptop backpack can't do for short range commutes.

Backpacks aren't rocket...
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 757
Posted By ph0rk
I've been using a north face surge for a few...

I've been using a north face surge for a few years. Not moto specific, but it has a sternum strap and a laptop compartment, as well as compression straps to keep it snug.

it's ok for 5-10 minutes...
Forum: Road warriors 03-15-2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 9,639
Views: 1,611,273
Posted By ph0rk
http://i0.wp.com/www.asphaltandrubber.com/wp-conte...

http://i0.wp.com/www.asphaltandrubber.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/2015-BMW-R1200RS-studio-27.jpg?resize=635%2C476

I can't get this thing off my mind. Leaving Cali in just a few months, though,...
Forum: Road warriors 03-15-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 9,639
Views: 1,611,273
Posted By ph0rk
I'm not really a cruiser guy, but check out a...

I'm not really a cruiser guy, but check out a Moto Guzzi California if you can. I thought the motor was pretty smooth (just very much not my cup of tea. The Norge, on the other hand...).
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-15-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,587
Posted By ph0rk
Indeed - especially in an age when you can get an...

Indeed - especially in an age when you can get an mp3 player the size of a keychain.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-15-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,935
Posted By ph0rk
I don't really have a problem with fines like...

I don't really have a problem with fines like this being adjusted to wealth or income.

First, it may actually act as a deterrent, and second law enforcement will have a strong incentive to pay...
Forum: Road warriors 03-13-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9,639
Views: 1,611,273
Posted By ph0rk
http://i2.wp.com/www.asphaltandrubber.com/wp-conte...

http://i2.wp.com/www.asphaltandrubber.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/2015-BMW-R1200RS-studio-32.jpg?resize=635%2C476


So, I already have a 2013 R1200R, but the watercooled version looks mighty...
Forum: Equipment 03-05-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,712
Posted By ph0rk
Depends on the trip. Overpants excel for...

Depends on the trip. Overpants excel for commutes, non-overpants for longer stretches, especially with extreme weather. For very very short commutes, I'll sometimes just wear jeans (i.e. under 35...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-28-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 14,358
Posted By ph0rk
Attention. You know, because the whistle goes...

Attention. You know, because the whistle goes woo.

Some folks contemplate a change for a mild sound level increase and a less-mild tone change (even I've thought about it, but I'm not keen on the...
Forum: Road warriors 01-30-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 13,226
Posted By ph0rk
Not sure if this really counts as a downsize, but...

Not sure if this really counts as a downsize, but the FJ-09 has me thinking about trading the R1200R. I certainly don't use the power every day, or even every week.
Forum: Road warriors 01-29-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 401
Views: 65,092
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, 08:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 823
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, 08:12 AM
Replies: 9,639
Views: 1,611,273
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, 05:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,062
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, 01:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,377
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, 02:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 869
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, 08:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 632
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, 10:42 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,302
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, 08:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,421
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...
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