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Forum: Africa & Mid East 09-23-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,657
Posted By Craneguy
Well a year on and I've gone through a TW200,...

Well a year on and I've gone through a TW200, GSA1200 and now have a KLR650 and a Ducati Multistrada. Made some great friends and taken some amazing rides on and off-road.

My time is now short. I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-13-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,039
Posted By Craneguy
This. They scare the drop-bears into dropping in...

This. They scare the drop-bears into dropping in front of you instead of on to you! :rofl
Forum: Vendors 09-10-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 477
Posted By Craneguy
How exactly does one order something from you?...

How exactly does one order something from you? Your site seems somewhat under-developed.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-08-2014, 02:20 AM
Replies: 9,936
Views: 2,044,632
Posted By Craneguy
The most obvious sign of a diesel pump is the big...

The most obvious sign of a diesel pump is the big Exon Valdez sized slick on the floor. That shit will keep your boots and paegs slippery for says if you don't clean them.

In Mexico they hose...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-08-2014, 02:07 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 11,537
Posted By Craneguy
Did'nt someone run a test with moto journalists...

Did'nt someone run a test with moto journalists and a professional racer? The racer consistently stopped shorter on a non ABS bike than the ABS equipped journalists...or something.

Anyway, as...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-29-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 3,404
Views: 474,772
Posted By Craneguy
I had a abnormal load out of the Port of Houston,...

I had a abnormal load out of the Port of Houston, and the police escorts that showed up were basically all-black Goldwing baggers. Cops were wearing all black too. When I asked them about the lack of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-19-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 12,029
Posted By Craneguy
I'm not convinced about color mattering much....

I'm not convinced about color mattering much. From head on (or slightly to the left or right) all a cager is seeing is a headlight. I ride a black/grey bike and all black clothing and helmet. I also...
Forum: Beasts 08-19-2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 6,194
Views: 1,288,657
Posted By Craneguy
Hahaha, good move. Those things are WIDE! ...

Hahaha, good move. Those things are WIDE!

Are the tank protectors the grippy stickers?

The front mudguard "extender" isn't really an extender. IMO it's a part the factory forgot to fit....
Forum: Equipment 08-18-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 45,951
Posted By Craneguy
Thanks. I just switched to drinking...

Thanks. I just switched to drinking de-hyphenated. :1drink
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-18-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,044
Posted By Craneguy
[QUOTE=390beretta;24856093]Sorry, don't agree....

[QUOTE=390beretta;24856093]Sorry, don't agree. First around half of the idiots killed in auto accidents deserve it because they're shitty drivers/distracted/drunk etc to begin with.[QUOTE]

So you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-14-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,044
Posted By Craneguy
40,000 fatalities on US roads. That's a...

40,000 fatalities on US roads.

That's a mighty powerful incentive for the development of autonymous vehicles. Liability and insurance drives all the safety advances we enjoy (suffer) in areas...
Forum: Equipment 08-13-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,185
Posted By Craneguy
Well apparently more than 500 people have signed...

Well apparently more than 500 people have signed up as apparently they've raised $800k on the first day.

Good luck to them (the buyers and Skully)
Forum: Vendors 08-12-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 1,267
Views: 122,650
Posted By Craneguy
Thought it was time to drop back in and...

Thought it was time to drop back in and congratulate you on your progress. I was the first comment here, and gave you the crappy kickstarter suggestion.

Anyway, I'm really glad to see you've gone...
Forum: Equipment 08-11-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 45,951
Posted By Craneguy
Have a look at the Screaming Banshee setup. It...

Have a look at the Screaming Banshee setup. It keeps your regular horn, and kicks in the air horn and high beams after a moment (you choose the delay)
I have one on every bike. Best thing in the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-11-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 79,744
Posted By Craneguy
Truly first-world problems but: 13'...

Truly first-world problems but:

13' Multistrada GT:

-Why do I have to turn the Aux lights on every time I start the engine. Why can't it be a slider switch?
-2 Powerlet outlets, one each...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-11-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 17,491
Posted By Craneguy
You're probably right. Glad I own a Du Cat...

You're probably right.

Glad I own a Du Cat E :rofl
Forum: Equipment 08-11-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,185
Posted By Craneguy
Aaaah, the personal touch. You can't beat it. ...

Aaaah, the personal touch. You can't beat it.

http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u483/craneguymex/skully2_zps258958c4.png...
Forum: Equipment 08-11-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,185
Posted By Craneguy
I'm fairly certain there won't be a 'B' model. It...

I'm fairly certain there won't be a 'B' model. It looks like they need the pre-order money to get these manufactured.

Seriously, for me it's like the time I bought a helmet with built-in...
Forum: Equipment 08-11-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,185
Posted By Craneguy
Yup, and a 10 month (hopefully) wait. My instant...

Yup, and a 10 month (hopefully) wait. My instant gratification requirements won't allow that.

The amount of psychological marketing tricks are staggering. Well, we all want to be a 'speed demon'...
Forum: Equipment 08-11-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,185
Posted By Craneguy
Well the email came. I have the opportunity to...

Well the email came. I have the opportunity to buy one of these at $1,299 if I'm one of the first 25 to order one, thereafter $1,399. Since I'm overseas, I can get international shipping thrown in at...
Forum: Beasts 08-11-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 6,194
Views: 1,288,657
Posted By Craneguy
Congratulations! Quick question, where's...

Congratulations!

Quick question, where's your luggage? :rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-11-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 17,491
Posted By Craneguy
Ten air ray

Ten air ray
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-10-2014, 11:47 PM
Replies: 9,936
Views: 2,044,632
Posted By Craneguy
Or "X place? That's really easy to find, you just...

Or "X place? That's really easy to find, you just don't want to start from here" :rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-07-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 9,936
Views: 2,044,632
Posted By Craneguy
Worse: "Turn left where the Gas station used to...

Worse: "Turn left where the Gas station used to be..."
Forum: Equipment 08-05-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,603
Posted By Craneguy
Sorry, I travel a lot. I'm not convinced...

Sorry, I travel a lot.

I'm not convinced yet about these cameras, and I only had 2 people interested, so I'm bowing out for now.

If the damand is there, I'm sure someone will become a...
Forum: Equipment 07-01-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 330
Posted By Craneguy
http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/agv-sport-torin...

http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/agv-sport-torino-jacket

No owner reviews, but you can watch the video.
Forum: Equipment 06-23-2014, 02:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 627
Posted By Craneguy
I have the last generation Rukka mesh gear...

I have the last generation Rukka mesh gear (Airway?). I'm riding in 40-45c (104 - 113f) and 80% humidity.

Of course you'll be hot when you stop, but it flows air very well when you're moving. As...
Forum: Beasts 05-13-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 723
Views: 128,599
Posted By Craneguy
You're not alone mate. I was just quoted almost...

You're not alone mate. I was just quoted almost exactly $3,000 installed by the dealer in Dubai.
Forum: Beasts 05-10-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 723
Views: 128,599
Posted By Craneguy
There's also the ECU update. Not sure if that can...

There's also the ECU update. Not sure if that can be done without the dealer's black box.
Forum: Beasts 05-09-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 723
Views: 128,599
Posted By Craneguy
Just wanted to add my 2c about the fork clunk. ...

Just wanted to add my 2c about the fork clunk.

I don't get it in Sport mode, but it's very obvious in Touring and Urban (only went into urban to test the forks)

The dealer won't do a thing...
Forum: Equipment 04-30-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,395
Posted By Craneguy
There is an updated version, but although I'm...

There is an updated version, but although I'm talking to the manufacturer, there is no retailer for them yet.

They can be purchased from the manufacturer direct, but on in lots of 5. Cost will be...
Forum: Vendors 04-30-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 32,284
Posted By Craneguy
Helmet hooks and flashlight arrived yesterday. ...

Helmet hooks and flashlight arrived yesterday.

All looks good, I'll post pictures once it's installed.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-30-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,450
Posted By Craneguy
"My Tracks" for android. Zero dollars. No...

"My Tracks" for android. Zero dollars.

No idea of what's out there for Apple, but there's probably many similar apps.

If you still have a dumb phone and you really want to go cheap, search...
Forum: Vendors 04-22-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 32,284
Posted By Craneguy
Thanks George. Will do. It generally takes 3 to 5...

Thanks George. Will do. It generally takes 3 to 5 days for things to reach me after they're recieved in New York.
Forum: Equipment 04-22-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,724
Posted By Craneguy
I tried offshore racing and my bike sank. What's...

I tried offshore racing and my bike sank. What's the trick? Inflatable knee-sliders? :rofl
Forum: Equipment 04-21-2014, 12:37 AM
Replies: 383
Views: 51,588
Posted By Craneguy
Got my Skiveez and hat. Great product! Rode...

Got my Skiveez and hat. Great product!

Rode 600km in them last week and the temperature was 38c (100f) I got home and tossed the Skiveez aside meaning to hand-wash them later. I'm a batchelor, so...
Forum: Vendors 04-19-2014, 01:53 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 32,284
Posted By Craneguy
Payment Sent. Thanks George. These will...

Payment Sent. Thanks George.

These will eventually end up in Oman (near Dubai) with me. I'll do my best to promote them for you.
Forum: Vendors 04-19-2014, 01:39 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 32,284
Posted By Craneguy
Thanks George, I was just about to complete...

Thanks George, I was just about to complete checkout. I'm in for the flashlight too! Send me a paypal invoice for the lot please. craneguy@gmail.com
Forum: Vendors 04-19-2014, 01:02 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 32,284
Posted By Craneguy
In for 7! One each (well, two for me!) for our...

In for 7! One each (well, two for me!) for our little riding group.

What happened to the flashlight? I don;t see it on the site.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-17-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,366
Posted By Craneguy
Get a "Screaming Banshee" horn! It's basically a...

Get a "Screaming Banshee" horn! It's basically a Stebel that kicks in after a set (by you) delay and also flashes the high beam. Around $100 and on each of my big bikes. Gives unobservant drivers...
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