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Forum: Day Trippin' 11-25-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 20,089
Posted By ubermick
Pfft, the cheek of you. First of all blowing...

Pfft, the cheek of you. First of all blowing through my home town without giving it a second look - but mostly because you continued to ingest that Dublin swill when in Cork rather than switching to...
Forum: Ride reports 10-24-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 475
Posted By ubermick
I would imagine the locals are more concerned...

I would imagine the locals are more concerned about getting their lives back together and repairing damage to their homes than they are in having a fire lit under their bottoms to cater to the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-24-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 384
Posted By ubermick
Think that's my worry about it - the fact that...

Think that's my worry about it - the fact that BMW (and all manufacturers really) love to blame everything and anything in the case that something goes wrong.

Everything's mounted up, and the...
Forum: Equipment 10-23-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 799
Posted By ubermick
The OP did say how old it was, just not in the...

The OP did say how old it was, just not in the emails reproduced here. (One of the responses he included the original order form).

I don't know if that box was still under warranty or not, but...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-22-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,454
Posted By ubermick
You did? Wow, no idea I was able to get in there...

You did? Wow, no idea I was able to get in there that close. Rather surprised it all worked out. (And you don't wanna know how much I got it for!)
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-22-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 384
Posted By ubermick
Moving turn signals with Motech luggage rack... Necessary?

Righty ho, chaps and chapettes. So my F650GS arrived safe and sound on Friday, and my SW Motech luggage rack arrived yesterday evening. (Only three days late... well done, FedEx!) Apparently though,...
Forum: Vendors 10-21-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 2,308
Views: 772,275
Posted By ubermick
Pinged Rodger (for it is he!) about this, but...

Pinged Rodger (for it is he!) about this, but wanted to ask the inmates on this.

Popping my Caribous on my F650GS twin - DIY kit comes tomorrow. Ordered an SW Motech rack to mount them to, and was...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-20-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,454
Posted By ubermick
Yeah, I couldn't find a low suspension model...

Yeah, I couldn't find a low suspension model locally to try, so it was a shot in the dark getting mine (FINALLY arrived on Friday!). My inseam is ridiculously short, but I can flatfoot it easily with...
Forum: Ride reports 10-20-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 790
Views: 171,829
Posted By ubermick
The long and short answer, I suppose, is that it...

The long and short answer, I suppose, is that it depends. If you're living in a high dollar area like LA, New York, Chicago, SF, etc., then the cost of living down there is peanuts. I can't speak...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-20-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 2,192
Views: 232,211
Posted By ubermick
Thought as much, since never heard a mention of a...

Thought as much, since never heard a mention of a set of completely different keys before, but confuddled as to why she'd have sent those along (She has never, to the best of my knowledge, owned...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-20-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 2,192
Views: 232,211
Posted By ubermick
Right, so my new (to me) 2010 F650 showed up, and...

Right, so my new (to me) 2010 F650 showed up, and am loving it so far. Key question, though. Arrived with the usual keys (the two standard keys plus the plastic one) okay, fine, know about those, and...
Forum: Ride reports 10-20-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 790
Views: 171,829
Posted By ubermick
Bathroom? Ugh, I don't even want to THINK about...

Bathroom? Ugh, I don't even want to THINK about what that was written in...

(To be fair, it'd probably be Amsoil)
Forum: Ride reports 10-20-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 12,967
Posted By ubermick
Hah - the definition doesn't have it quite right...

Hah - the definition doesn't have it quite right though. Technically it means wash, but growing up when my dad used it, technically it meant the full morning ritual in the bathroom. Wash, shave,...
Forum: Ride reports 10-17-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 556
Views: 134,903
Posted By ubermick
Yeah, I just had a bike shipped from Washington...

Yeah, I just had a bike shipped from Washington DC to San Francisco in covered transport for $700. (And it gets here today!) I get that it had to cross a border, but they're seriously charging that...
Forum: Ride reports 10-15-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 12,967
Posted By ubermick
It's probably being duct-taped to some bloke's...

It's probably being duct-taped to some bloke's Harley right now... or maybe an old dirt bike.
Forum: Racing 10-14-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 2,835
Views: 213,551
Posted By ubermick
The ads kill me though. I mean, I understand why...

The ads kill me though. I mean, I understand why they happen, and I applaud them for their attempt to run side by side, but christ - during the Sochi race it felt like they were going to an ad break...
Forum: Equipment 10-10-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 479
Posted By ubermick
Hey there, nice rack...

Okay, so racking (haha, see what I did there?) my brain trying to come up with the right rack for my F650. Don't plan on taking it through the Andes or anything like that, I've got a baby on the way...
Forum: Equipment 10-10-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,074
Posted By ubermick
Oh no - they're flimsy as hell. I have a similar...

Oh no - they're flimsy as hell. I have a similar one that I use for astronomy eyepieces, and it's woeful. It's not solid aluminium, it's just pressboard with a thin aluminium coating to make it look...
Forum: Vendors 10-10-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 2,507
Views: 822,140
Posted By ubermick
Ooh yeah, have to get me some of these. Order in...

Ooh yeah, have to get me some of these. Order in for a few, cheers for sorting this GB.
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-10-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,527
Posted By ubermick
*points to watch and taps foot impatiently* ...

*points to watch and taps foot impatiently*

Also... http://www.comicsanscriminal.com :lol3
Forum: Ride reports 10-10-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 12,967
Posted By ubermick
You're a long way from home and Delia Smith's...

You're a long way from home and Delia Smith's home cooking, mate! Yeah, California's been absolutely battered by drought three years in a row now. We were getting a bit excited with the prospect of...
Forum: Equipment 10-08-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,598
Posted By ubermick
Fixed lens means that the focus is hardset. For...

Fixed lens means that the focus is hardset. For action cameras, where there's a lot of movement, that can be problematic. GoPro cameras use autofocus.
Forum: Equipment 10-08-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,598
Posted By ubermick
Nah, I can genuinely see motion blur on most...

Nah, I can genuinely see motion blur on most standard framerates in high definition. That's kinda the problem/tradeoff when your resolution increases - detail becomes more apparent, flaws and all. 24...
Forum: Equipment 10-08-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,598
Posted By ubermick
4k is a bit nonsense. Have a read off this...

4k is a bit nonsense. Have a read off this article, which accurately sums up why:

http://www.cnet.com/news/why-4k-tvs-are-stupid/

So the real need is going to be a camera that shoots 1080p with...
Forum: Ride reports 10-08-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 556
Views: 134,903
Posted By ubermick
This. Exactly what popped into my head, and I'd...

This. Exactly what popped into my head, and I'd put money on it.

Never happened to me with a bike, but I spent about three months fighting with Subaru some time back when the engine on my wife's...
Forum: Equipment 10-06-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 15,080
Posted By ubermick
Thread necromancy! So back to the topic of...

Thread necromancy!

So back to the topic of DIY lock solutions. I prefer the idea of having camlocks installed as well (ala Caribou) but can't really justify the $225+ for their kit which is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-01-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,842
Posted By ubermick
That might have been me. I know you said her, but...

That might have been me. I know you said her, but I'm kinda chubby, so it looks like I have boobs. Okay, I shave my head and have a soul patch, but it's the Bay Area. You know how it is.

Ahem.
...
Forum: Face plant 09-29-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 61,471
Posted By ubermick
Would agree with that - that's been my wife's...

Would agree with that - that's been my wife's concern since day one. "I'm not worried about you, I'm not worried about you being smart and safe - it's everyone else I'm worried about."
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-29-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,842
Posted By ubermick
Haha, unfortunately that's not an option for me....

Haha, unfortunately that's not an option for me. We're expecting our first child in a few months (picked the perfect time to learn to ride!) and my wife has basically told me "Whatever bike you get,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-29-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,842
Posted By ubermick
I'm all of a couple of weeks further along than...

I'm all of a couple of weeks further along than the OP. In that all I've done so far is take the class, and have lurked around on here. (I kinda feel like the annoying hanger-on around the older...
Forum: Face plant 09-29-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 61,471
Posted By ubermick
I'm lucky in that I work from home - I have zero...

I'm lucky in that I work from home - I have zero commute, so my riding will be purely for pleasure. The MSF class was both frustrating (doing it on a POS Honda Rebel that constantly stalled) and an...
Forum: Face plant 09-29-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 61,471
Posted By ubermick
I'm apparently the complete opposite of normal. ...

I'm apparently the complete opposite of normal.

I'm 40 years old, and had never ridden a motorcycle until a month ago, when I took the BRC. Riding is something I've wanted to try for years, and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-26-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,842
Posted By ubermick
Did my MSF last month (and did horribly, but...

Did my MSF last month (and did horribly, but still passed!) and the gents above me are all correct. The best thing you could possibly do for yourself is to grab the gear outlined by the course (all I...
Forum: Americas 09-26-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,707
Posted By ubermick
Bit of thread necromancy, but the same crap is...

Bit of thread necromancy, but the same crap is happening to me. Trying to get bids on shipping an F650 twin from Northern Virginia to the SF Bay Area, and goddamn nothing. Posted it up on uship THREE...
Forum: Equipment 09-23-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,598
Posted By ubermick
Yeah, am kicking myself repeatedly for not...

Yeah, am kicking myself repeatedly for not grabbing one myself. The Roam2 was $100 and the +2 was $130 or so, but the reviews on Amazon of people getting absolutely zero response, and the story of...
Forum: Equipment 09-23-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,423
Posted By ubermick
Oh, it's been telling me that for a while now,...

Oh, it's been telling me that for a while now, I'm just a crappy listener. That, and the perfect storm of working from home, turning 40, and being a really, really good homebrewer... :freaky
Forum: Equipment 09-23-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,423
Posted By ubermick
Cheers for that Tony. Think I'm probably outta...

Cheers for that Tony. Think I'm probably outta luck in getting stuff I WANT for mega cheap, since I'm a large in terms of jacket, and a 34-36 short in terms of pants - so the jacket is always a size...
Forum: Ride reports 09-23-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 556
Views: 134,903
Posted By ubermick
I think it's probably a booking thing. Since...

I think it's probably a booking thing. Since Cycles was the one who booked everything in the first place (seem to remember him saying that) in his name, prior to the trip, he's probably the only one...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-23-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,527
Posted By ubermick
Question: Did Nicole actually fall asleep reading...

Question: Did Nicole actually fall asleep reading a Dainese catalog, or was that placed there "for reference purposes" by yourself?
Forum: Equipment 09-23-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,423
Posted By ubermick
Oh, there's deffo deals - just not in my size! ...

Oh, there's deffo deals - just not in my size!

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