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Forum: Ride reports 09-07-2007, 06:09 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 18,856
Posted By ydant
Thumb The camera's a great idea, but I predict we'll...

The camera's a great idea, but I predict we'll get 2 minutes of video, and then a giant bug splatter for the remainder. :evil

Is the camera in question already wired for an external trigger, or...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-07-2007, 05:41 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,174
Posted By ydant
Do you have any more information on this study,...

Do you have any more information on this study, or the magazine in question? I tried to Google it to no good result. I would be quite interested in giving it a read - at least the summary the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-06-2007, 02:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,969
Posted By ydant
I'm exactly the same way, for pretty much the...

I'm exactly the same way, for pretty much the same reasons. I almost never drive my car in a gas or tire friendly way, and I'm happy that way. The bike I slow down a lot for turns - some that I...
Forum: Ride reports 09-02-2007, 10:44 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 72,334
Posted By ydant
^^ That's not fair. My same ticket was $50 +...

^^ That's not fair. My same ticket was $50 + $25. :cry
Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2007, 07:21 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 97,302
Posted By ydant
Awesome! Thanks for writing that all up. ...

Awesome!

Thanks for writing that all up. You can tell you guys all bonded really well. I enjoyed following along!
Forum: Equipment 08-28-2007, 01:44 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 28,290
Posted By ydant
Say what you will about Zen (atAoMM), it was a...

Say what you will about Zen (atAoMM), it was a critical part of my desire to get a motorcycle.

There are two very distinct parts, and it took me a long time before I appreciated both. I've read...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-28-2007, 09:44 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,636
Posted By ydant
Mostly ride, partly bike. I wouldn't be happy on...

Mostly ride, partly bike. I wouldn't be happy on a big boat, or if the bike was simply too slow to be safe (<200cc on the interstate?). Past that, I make fun out of whatever I'm on.

Same with...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-28-2007, 09:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 676
Posted By ydant
Even near intersections? I GPS recorded Amtrak...

Even near intersections? I GPS recorded Amtrak (regular trains, not the Accela) going 120mph out in das boonies, but it slowed down whenever the area was more populated or there were a lot of road...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-28-2007, 09:08 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,800
Posted By ydant
That failed me miserably. I ended long rides...

That failed me miserably. I ended long rides with my hair in ridges that perfectly matched the liner on my helmet. Now that my hair's grown out a little bit longer it just gets mussed up.

I've...
Forum: Equipment 08-27-2007, 07:45 AM
Replies: 2,055
Views: 626,976
Posted By ydant
I think that's what I'll settle on, as well. The...

I think that's what I'll settle on, as well. The stretch pants aren't bad at all - I can handle that no problem. My torso gets toasty.

I might get a pair of the kevlar jeans and a mesh jacket. ...
Forum: Equipment 08-23-2007, 08:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,254
Posted By ydant
Yep, $20 at Ikea. I was looking at one last...

Yep, $20 at Ikea. I was looking at one last night. I only saw the white, however.
Forum: Vendors 08-22-2007, 03:05 PM
Replies: 2,507
Views: 821,955
Posted By ydant
Another inmate will have to figure it out, I...

Another inmate will have to figure it out, I guess. The closest I can manage is the stove or an iron. No heat gun or hair dryer here.
Forum: Vendors 08-22-2007, 02:54 PM
Replies: 2,507
Views: 821,955
Posted By ydant
The reflectivity outweighs the slightly bad look...

The reflectivity outweighs the slightly bad look from the wrinkles. It's cheaper than a halo, too.

My purpose in life really does seem to be to let other people learn from my mistakes. :deal
...
Forum: Vendors 08-22-2007, 02:42 PM
Replies: 2,507
Views: 821,955
Posted By ydant
You weren't kidding! I tried my best, but...

You weren't kidding! I tried my best, but couldn't get the small one to go on without any wrinkles. Still, it looks good and you can't see them from 5' away. I'd prefer other people not be close...
Forum: Equipment 08-21-2007, 07:46 PM
Replies: 2,055
Views: 626,976
Posted By ydant
I haven't done 90s with it, but I think it'd be...

I haven't done 90s with it, but I think it'd be better than my leather, which I HAVE done 90s in (and sweated 20lbs off). It was chilly riding in the low 70s the other day.

I have a semi-faired...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-20-2007, 12:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 810
Posted By ydant
Pretty much what I did when mine snapped. I...

Pretty much what I did when mine snapped. I could have ridden it forever, but the risk of stalling at stops, and the thought of encountering a traffic light on a hill made me decide to replace the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-20-2007, 10:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,276
Posted By ydant
Double? :roflThat's just for us dumb americans. ...

Double? :roflThat's just for us dumb americans.

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-20-2007, 08:55 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,174
Posted By ydant
I agree. You didn't necessarily do anything...

I agree. You didn't necessarily do anything wrong, but your post rubbed me the wrong was as well. I'm not sure why, to be honest. Maybe just the overall negative tone seems counter-productive. Or...
Forum: Europe 08-17-2007, 10:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 693
Posted By ydant
Ireland rental an option now!

Roadracing World posted a press release regarding this on the 15th.

http://roadracingworld.com/news/article/?article=29929

www.motorental.ie (http://www.motorental.ie/)
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-17-2007, 08:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,452
Posted By ydant
That's certainly a cheap way out, and probably...

That's certainly a cheap way out, and probably doomed to failure (as you experienced). I looked and accelerometers aren't quite as cheap as I remembered (I was thinking I'd purchased a few at...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-16-2007, 02:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,452
Posted By ydant
Fair enough, I adjusted the rear pedal to be...

Fair enough, I adjusted the rear pedal to be sensitive enough that it flicks on with just a light touch. I still don't always remember to use it. I'm trying, though.

Odd the systems would go for...
Forum: Face plant 08-16-2007, 01:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,057
Posted By ydant
In a hurry. :D

In a hurry. :D
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-16-2007, 01:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,618
Posted By ydant
'cuz they aren't paved, either... :clap

'cuz they aren't paved, either... :clap
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2007, 12:22 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 14,921
Posted By ydant
Front page worthy picture. :) What does the...

Front page worthy picture. :)

What does the helmet sticker say? Safety Th....
Forum: Equipment 08-16-2007, 11:25 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,169
Posted By ydant
That's why I said with earplugs. Any ride over...

That's why I said with earplugs. Any ride over 30 minutes I'm sure to wear something for protection. I've heard some people do have good results with plugs and speakers, but I've not tried yet.

...
Forum: Vendors 08-16-2007, 10:24 AM
Replies: 2,507
Views: 821,955
Posted By ydant
First class is definitely not air mail here in...

First class is definitely not air mail here in the US. I'm sure they just use cheapest method when you ship with a regular stamp across the border. First class letters here in the states are...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-16-2007, 09:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,452
Posted By ydant
I don't have a modulator, so I just squeeze the...

I don't have a modulator, so I just squeeze the front pedal rhythmically until I see definite signs of slowing. I don't like this as I'd rather have my right foot on the brake at a stoplight (and in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-16-2007, 09:03 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,174
Posted By ydant
But so straight... and boring! That just...

But so straight... and boring!


That just sounds like a recipe for disaster. Sure, riding isn't a very physical activity, but you are staying more alert than you would be normally (hopefully)...
Forum: Equipment 08-15-2007, 07:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,169
Posted By ydant
They aren't "superior", so much as different. ...

They aren't "superior", so much as different. They have fairly different response curves, with the ER6i's being exaggerated to sound louder. I use mine outside of the bike, and prefer the actual...
Forum: Equipment 08-15-2007, 05:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,169
Posted By ydant
I use the Etymotic ER6 (not i). Off they block...

I use the Etymotic ER6 (not i). Off they block close to as much as my full ear plugs. Good stuff!

I'm looking into finding some helmet speakers that are loud enough to hear through my earplugs,...
Forum: Vendors 08-14-2007, 09:53 AM
Replies: 396
Views: 110,982
Posted By ydant
Crappy website strikes again. Look on the actual...

Crappy website strikes again. Look on the actual item's page. For example:
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-14-2007, 08:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,452
Posted By ydant
This happened to me yesterday - not motorcycle...

This happened to me yesterday - not motorcycle related, but I've had the same happen while on the bike. I was running on a closed path at dusk and a bike came towards me with a single *BRIGHT*...
Forum: Vendors 08-14-2007, 06:48 AM
Replies: 396
Views: 110,982
Posted By ydant
Yes, once they test it AND get the pricing to a...

Yes, once they test it AND get the pricing to a reasonable level he will offer an upgrade. The price he quoted me that he's paying (his cost) right now for the raw material for the was just plain...
Forum: Ride reports 08-13-2007, 10:41 PM
Replies: 397
Views: 52,950
Posted By ydant
:clap

:clap
Forum: Equipment 08-13-2007, 04:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,189
Posted By ydant
Yeah, on that note, I've been looking trying to...

Yeah, on that note, I've been looking trying to decide where on the bike it could mount and not be visible (with remote display). In the car, it's mounted where the maplights are (headliner in the...
Forum: The Garage 08-13-2007, 03:12 PM
Replies: 1,121
Views: 356,926
Posted By ydant
No heat gun, and a lighter wasn't getting it hot...

No heat gun, and a lighter wasn't getting it hot enough, so I solved the loctite problem recently using a dremmel with a cutting wheel. I intended to just cut the damn nut off, but the side effect...
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2007, 02:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,133
Posted By ydant
For my EX I took one the stock horns from the...

For my EX I took one the stock horns from the Subaru that was left over when I replaced the Subie's with Hella Supertones. The Supertones are REALLY loud, but might kill the poor KLR's battery in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2007, 12:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,277
Posted By ydant
I'm kinda anti-waving, and partly because of what...

I'm kinda anti-waving, and partly because of what you suggest, Highcountry. I've noticed a level of target fixation (without the steering, at least) when I'm watching the other rider for a wave or...
Forum: Europe 08-13-2007, 11:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 693
Posted By ydant
Bummer about the no rentals. I'm going to be in...

Bummer about the no rentals. I'm going to be in Dublin / Swords for business middle of September and was hoping to take a day or two off from work and see some countryside while I was there.

How...
Forum: Equipment 08-10-2007, 07:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,189
Posted By ydant
Cool2 The real problem with laser (nothing you said is...

The real problem with laser (nothing you said is wrong) is that it forces the cops to use the instant-on feature. Most cops are lazy (based on my radar monitoring, anyway. More often than not they...
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