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Forum: Africa & Mid East 01-16-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 14,028
Posted By phoenixdoglover
Import and Ride?

I have been in Muscat for 4 years. I imported 2 bikes from the US, and 1 from the UAE.

But I have to ask, how will you get your GS into Oman? Normally, you would either import it, or ride it in...
Forum: Road warriors 11-28-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 295
Views: 36,704
Posted By phoenixdoglover
There might be some merit to the idea that humid...

There might be some merit to the idea that humid air is a better coolant than dry air. Two physical properties to consider. The first is the weight of water vapor in air. The second is the thermal...
Forum: The Garage 11-20-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,068
Posted By phoenixdoglover
Lpda

Other posters are correct: there is no such thing as a digital antenna.

The most effective TV antenna for a wide channel range is the Log Periodic Dipole Array (LPDA). That's just a fancy name...
Forum: Road warriors 11-08-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,030
Posted By phoenixdoglover
RT? Nah.

As a few others have suggested, I would not go with the RT. I have been pondering this same sort of question for a year now, as I'm planning an extended tour, including Alaska, for 2016.

I would...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 09-15-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 561
Posted By phoenixdoglover
Oman Bike Import/Storage

I'm living in Oman.

Are you intending to ship your bike to UAE or Oman? I'm asking this, since I have been told it is not possible to transit Saudia Arabia.

Carnet (Oman) - my understanding...
Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 295
Views: 36,704
Posted By phoenixdoglover
Suzuki C50T

After a long gap not owning a bike, I got a Suzuki C50T in 2009. I was looking for a mid-weight cruiser, and I chose the Suzuki, because all the reviews said it was tried & true. I steered away from...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-07-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 514
Views: 23,561
Posted By phoenixdoglover
Squids or Geezers - who's to blame?

Here is one of the better sour es I found comparing motorcycle accident rates by age group.

http://www.cdc.gov/features/dsMotorcycleSafety/

Another NY Times article suggested that the fastest...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-07-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 514
Views: 23,561
Posted By phoenixdoglover
Welllllll, I would have to see the data. Because...

Welllllll, I would have to see the data. Because all the automobile data show the highest fatality rates, by far, are for male drivers under age 25. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-07-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 514
Views: 23,561
Posted By phoenixdoglover
More Numbers

Al little further comparison (USA):

<table border="1"><tr><th>Statistic</th><th>1995</th><th>2005</th><th>2012</th></tr><tr><td>Total Highway...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-07-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 514
Views: 23,561
Posted By phoenixdoglover
I looked up populations. Google "United States...

I looked up populations.
Google "United States population 2002", etc.

Then I used the numbers posted already on this thread (post #452). The rest was just a few cells in a spreadsheet.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-07-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 514
Views: 23,561
Posted By phoenixdoglover
Those pesky statistics

Here are those statistics again, but this time calculated for 1979 and 2002 as the fatality rate per 100,000 population.

AUSTRALIA, from 24.2 to 8.8, reduction 64%
CANADA, from 24.2 to 9.4,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-05-2014, 01:22 AM
Replies: 514
Views: 23,561
Posted By phoenixdoglover
That is the essence of "consequential ethics",...

That is the essence of "consequential ethics", which is one type of ethical framework.

There are many other types of ethics (systems of moral principles). I think many motorcycle riders prefer...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-04-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 514
Views: 23,561
Posted By phoenixdoglover
And Now a Word from an Expert

Calvin discovers ethics...
http://i1029.photobucket.com/albums/y359/phoenixdoglover/calvin_ethics_zpsd79aaf9b.gif
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-28-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 9,016
Posted By phoenixdoglover
Parking Method

Here's how I do it:

- find a spot out in the open, where others are likely to see the bike, and bike thieves in action
- After stopping, remember to put the kickstand down
- Turn off engine,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-10-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 23,224
Posted By phoenixdoglover
Proper Cost Estimates based on 5-Year Costs

Seems like everyone has a pet methodology for calculating the cost of driving a car or riding a motorcycle. But many significant costs items are missing from these analyses. For example, I don't...
Forum: Road warriors 01-24-2014, 12:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,916
Posted By phoenixdoglover
Return on Investment

I look at this question a little differently, although many posters have hinted at it. I look at the "first bike" as an investment.

There are 2 probable outcomes of buying your wife a first bike:...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-04-2013, 06:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,632
Posted By phoenixdoglover
Not really

I had a Savage for a couple of years. My girlfriend used it mostly for around town. It's a small cruiser, not especially fun on dirt/gravel. While anything is possible in the land of conversion...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-10-2013, 07:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 692
Posted By phoenixdoglover
I had 2 different brands. Brand 1 on my wife's...

I had 2 different brands. Brand 1 on my wife's car...one cap broke and the tire went flat. Brand 2 on my car...one cap developed a slow leak, which took me 2 weeks to diagnose.

I now just invest...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-03-2013, 10:18 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 8,294
Posted By phoenixdoglover
Income

Per Capita Disposable Income:
US $25,000/year
Thailand $3,500 per year
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-29-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 8,359
Posted By phoenixdoglover
Hi, My name is Dave, and I have a modulator

Yeah, I bought a used KLR and the previous owner had installed a modulator. The dealer didn't tell me (or know) and I didn''t notice it on the test ride. So I'm riding home from the dealer and people...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-28-2013, 01:08 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,167
Posted By phoenixdoglover
This is the ADV site, right? That stretch of the...

This is the ADV site, right? That stretch of the Cross Bronx Expressway before you hit the GW Bridge is pure poetry. :evil
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-28-2013, 12:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,861
Posted By phoenixdoglover
Bikinis!

I wish I was in Phoenix right now. I would take my KLR over to get washed.

Would I get any respect from the Harley guys? No.

Would I have fun with the girls? :evil
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2013, 12:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,470
Posted By phoenixdoglover
Yes, Stable

I have a Gen II KLR with about 10,000 miles on it. I take it on the highway regularly, and go 60 to 70 mph. No issues. I am currently running Shinko 705 tires and I have a stock suspension.
Forum: Equipment 09-17-2013, 10:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 959
Posted By phoenixdoglover
Here...

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=878499
Forum: Americas 09-03-2013, 09:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,853
Posted By phoenixdoglover
Looking for trouble in all the wrong places

Let's put this in perspective. I'll bet you think the US has become a more dangerous place in the past 20 years, and with all the publicity about crime here, and all the talk about guns, it just...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-31-2013, 03:16 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,214
Posted By phoenixdoglover
Front wheel lost grip?

As I understand it, she went too hot into a corner that took you onto dirt. Anybody else ever go too hot on (or onto) dirt and lose the front wheel? Nobody?

The real question is, "Does she...
Forum: Ride reports 05-27-2013, 07:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,791
Posted By phoenixdoglover
Chiang Rai!

I hope you took pictures of the mountains! Khop khun krap for the trip report. :clap
Forum: Africa & Mid East 05-18-2013, 09:03 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 14,028
Posted By phoenixdoglover
Motorcycle Dealers in Muscat - Photos and a Map

Idle time now that the weather is hot. Mid-day I tooled around and took photos of the motorcycle dealers. I also created a Google map that shows the deler locations.

First, the map is here...
Forum: Equipment 05-13-2013, 10:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,668
Posted By phoenixdoglover
Another Eureka

I have had the Eureka Timberline 2 man and 4 man tents. I liked them both. Too heavy for backpacking, but fine for motorcycle camping. Once you get the sequence right, they are super easy to set up...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2013, 08:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,233
Posted By phoenixdoglover
Yes, but

Sure, a KLR650 as a first bike is doable, and certainly it is a practical pig, good for your intended purposes.

Just one question regarding your height, since the KLR is pretty tall. Have you sat...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-08-2013, 09:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,108
Posted By phoenixdoglover
Not Reviews, Meta-Reviews

I like magazine reviews, but only if I can get my hands on all of them. Here's why.

In 2012, there were numerous polls on the national election in the US. If you took just a handful of those...
Forum: Equipment 05-07-2013, 09:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,321
Posted By phoenixdoglover
Riding Roundabouts

Where I ride in Oman there are many roundabouts. I would offer the following suggestions.

- I think your tire pressure was low enough that it could have contributed to a vague feeling
-...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 05-07-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 14,028
Posted By phoenixdoglover
Buying in Dubai

Rumor has it there is a KLR650 on sale again at the Harley shop (new or used, I don't know).

Buying in Dubai is easy. I bought a slightly used MotoGuzzi at a shop, and they took care of all the...
Forum: Americas 04-29-2013, 09:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,976
Posted By phoenixdoglover
Yes

If you are an avid cyclist, and would think nothing of cycling 50 miles or more in a day, then I think this is entirely doable. I say this as a cyclist converted to motorcycling. Here is why:

-...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 04-27-2013, 10:00 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 14,028
Posted By phoenixdoglover
Eating and Drinking in Muscat

Hi Craneguy,

"West Bank"? Do you mean "Left Bank", up on the hill above Qurm Park?

Yes, expensive. There is a simple rule here: if they serve alcohol, the food will be twice as expensive.
...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 04-22-2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 14,028
Posted By phoenixdoglover
Welcome

Welcome, Craneguy! Hope your work and play in Oman are fun. :freaky

Now, if you get a bike, let us know. I would be happy to drag you down the road to As Sifah :evil

And it's such a nice time...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-20-2013, 04:33 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 16,993
Posted By phoenixdoglover
The majority opinion on off road worthiness of...

The majority opinion on off road worthiness of the big ADV bikes, according to my copious reading and some direct experience:
Very Good
KTM 990 Adv

Good
Multistrada (not in sport mode)
Yamaha...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-16-2013, 08:10 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 26,215
Posted By phoenixdoglover
Hans and Franz Speak on the Matter

http://i1029.photobucket.com/albums/y359/phoenixdoglover/Motorcycles/hans-and-franz-mashup_zps11bc15a9.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 04-12-2013, 11:06 AM
Replies: 9,323
Views: 1,547,980
Posted By phoenixdoglover
ZoomerX

I was in Thailand recently and saw a few of these:
http://i1029.photobucket.com/albums/y359/phoenixdoglover/Motorcycles/zoomerx_zps287bca53.jpg...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-12-2013, 02:26 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,245
Posted By phoenixdoglover
What could be more dangerous than a car passing a...

What could be more dangerous than a car passing a big group of motorcycles in the right lane? Well, that.
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