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Old 07-31-2013, 02:40 PM   #22861
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Not sure if that's a "cruiser face" or he's really bummed out.......... having just noticed that his new GPS mount seems to be on the wrong side of the fairing..........

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The thing you see out front is part of a data acquisition module

http://www.unirel.vt.edu/audio_video...otorcycle.html

Notice the odd thing hanging off the luggage.
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Old 07-31-2013, 02:54 PM   #22862
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The thing you see out front is part of a data acquisition module
Warning of any upcoming dangerous cruiser turn that requires more that 5 degrees of lean?
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Old 07-31-2013, 02:57 PM   #22863
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This line looks all wrong.

The line will be fine until he catches his foot on the pavement and gets it ripped off the peg. Balls of your feet dude....
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Old 07-31-2013, 03:08 PM   #22864
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Warning of any upcoming dangerous cruiser turn that requires more that 5 degrees of lean?


Computer vision has actually come a long way.

If you're a programming-type person:

http://opencv.org/
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Old 07-31-2013, 03:12 PM   #22865
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I'm busy sitting here in my office in Prudhoe Bay AK wishing I was back home riding and I gotta get into a keyboard conflict??



look, taken in the context of almost every state besides Pennsylvania, your entire post was how you don't respect the double yellow line and/or the laws concerning it.
Even if you didn't say those exact words.
If you think it's ok to cross it in dry weather, with a line of sight, ect ect, then you do not respect the lines or the laws concerning it.

by the way I found this in Wiki,
...In some states, it is not against the law to overtake vehicles in the presence of solid yellow lines if it is safe to do so. For example, Vermont State Law also allows passing across the double yellow line when no traffic is on the opposing side, however, one must pass quickly and return to the proper side. [9] Pennsylvania also permits passing on double-yellow lines when not also posted with "Do Not Pass" signage. [10][11] However this is unusual as most states have a ban on crossing a double yellow line except when turning, or when pedestrians, bicycles, or other obstructions in the road make it necessary. Overtaking another vehicle across a solid yellow line is usually considered a serious traffic violation in most states. [12]...

it says it's ok in Penn so I'll give you that, however, as we are discussing Deals gap here, Tennessee's law is the applicable one.

page 49 of the Tenneessee Driver's manual

says:

"...
1. Edge and Lane Lines

- Lines along the side of the road show you where the edge of the road is located. A solid white line indicates the right edge of the traffic lane on a
road. A solid or broken yellow line indicates the left edge of traffic lanes going in your direction.
If you ever find yourself with yellow to your right and white to your left, you are going the wrong way. ..."

So down here, it's a ticketable offense to just cross over if you feel like it.
If not for improper passing, then for going the wrong way!

"... A. Yellow Lane Markings
- Lines separating traffic moving in opposite directions are yellow.
Yellow lines are also used to mark a boundary or barrier of the travel path at the location of a particular hazard such as bridge supports, etc.

Broken yellow lines mean that you MAY cross the line to pass if there is no oncoming traffic and it is safe to do so.

Two solid yellow lines between lanes of traffic means you MAY NOT cross the lines from either direction to pass even if no oncoming traffic is in view.
You may cross a solid yellow line to turn into a driveway or side road if it is safe to do so. ..."

And I call enough

I'm bored with this, either stay in Penn or disobey the laws elsewhere and suffer the consequences.

now have a good day sir
Who gives a shit. You NEVER speed either? Don't give us your holier than thou BS.
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Old 07-31-2013, 03:12 PM   #22866
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I agree about the "line" in that pic above. For where the rider is in the turn, he should be much nearer the outside line and ready to press in hard on the left grip. The position shown on the pic says "far right edge of the road at the turn exit" to me. That usually leads to a "Holy S**T!" moment as the bike leaves the road for a tour through the trees.

If the bike were positioned about 20 degree CCW to his current path of travel then I'd say he's good at the apex and heading to the next turn. But tuck those feet up onto the pegs or you're gonna loose some digits.
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Old 07-31-2013, 03:20 PM   #22867
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Who gives a shit. You NEVER speed either? Don't give us your holier than thou BS.
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Old 07-31-2013, 03:39 PM   #22868
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The thing you see out front is part of a data acquisition module

http://www.unirel.vt.edu/audio_video...otorcycle.html

Notice the odd thing hanging off the luggage.
Thanks. While my original GPS remark was a quick attempt at humor, I was stumped trying to figure out what the devices actually were. I see by the VA Tech video (thanks for linkey) that data collection typically runs a year per vehicle and includes black-box type "crash data" (i.e. all monitored conditions at time of/prior to accident).

So, back to Killboyz humor, I suppose they have some vehicle/location selection criteria (such as a HD on 129) to optimize probability of a measurable event ?


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Old 07-31-2013, 03:56 PM   #22869
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Old 07-31-2013, 04:18 PM   #22870
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Old 07-31-2013, 04:35 PM   #22871
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Let's beat this horse!

too lazy to search...
has anybody coined the term darksliders?
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Old 07-31-2013, 04:43 PM   #22872
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This is me.


The Dragon didn't stand a chance when I went through in my truck. I think I averaged 90 mph on the run from the Fugitive Dam to the 1st bridge in TN. I saw a couple of 18 wheelers, but was able to get by on the inside. Oh yeah, to that Harley guy that ran off the road when I went by, I called 911 as soon as I got a cell signal. I hope you are feeling better.
if you built a ramp/plow thingy for the front you could scoop all the slow ass harleys into your bed...then release them safely once you get off the hill..
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Old 07-31-2013, 04:46 PM   #22873
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I agree about the "line" in that pic above. For where the rider is in the turn, he should be much nearer the outside line and ready to press in hard on the left grip. The position shown on the pic says "far right edge of the road at the turn exit" to me. That usually leads to a "Holy S**T!" moment as the bike leaves the road for a tour through the trees.

If the bike were positioned about 20 degree CCW to his current path of travel then I'd say he's good at the apex and heading to the next turn. But tuck those feet up onto the pegs or you're gonna loose some digits.
Who fucking cares how he is cornering, looks in control to me
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Old 07-31-2013, 04:48 PM   #22874
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Old 07-31-2013, 04:55 PM   #22875
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Damn, his bike almost weighs as much as he does.
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