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Thread: Did we never make a motorcycle thread?

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    You get it

    The only crash that is truly unavoidable is where a meteorite smashes into the back of your head and you fall off. Everything else is on you to fix it before it becomes a problem.

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    My accident was 100% avoidable, and my fault.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rare White Ape View Post
    The only crash that is truly unavoidable is where a meteorite smashes into the back of your head and you fall off. Everything else is on you to fix it before it becomes a problem.
    And as much as you can avoid/minimise risks of people turning across you, it can be near impossible to avoid a head-on if the other person just pulls onto your side of the road. Sometimes there is not enough time to react and closing speed is too high, its going to be a serious incident.

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    I got aux lights in stalled on my bike about a month ago when I decided to get heated grips installed. The kit I bought had battery terminals on the wiring loom, and of course that's how the tech installed them, direct to the battery.

    I must've left the lights on because this morning my bike refused to start.

    And when I took the tool box off (it fronts as a battery cover as well) there were the two wires connected to the battery. OE lithium iron battery is a tiny job, approximately the size of four cigarette boxes stacked back to back with another one lying on top of them. $600. Eff that noise.

    Yes.

    I called around and located a similar size AGM battery that was $50. Eff ya!!!. It weighs a little more, but i'll take the slight weight penalty and keep the $500.

    I'm gonna make my own wiring loom that mimics the factory one, complete with wiring for the light on the dash, and make them install it when they do my next major service. Honda wants about $100 for literally $3 worth of wire/ connections and a $5 relay. I've already got OE the switch they want $60 for.


    Nothing new on the bike front. It's my only mode of transport (hence heated grips and lights. I had a long tour to Cincy, New York. Philly, Hotlanta, Ft Myers, then back to Dallas planned for this Easter week. Got friends and fam. in those places, but corona.) so it got new (old) tires. New to me but taken off someone else's Africa Twin. I don't argue with free. They're Dunlops, which i've had before. They're not as good as the Bridgestones Honda uses now, but, again, I don't argue with free. I have another set waiting to go on when this one is worn. I should probably start scrounging around for the next set of free, barely used OE tires. I love that everyone buys this bike and immediately throws on 50/ 50 dirt/ road tires. I'll take those supposed to be 90/ 10 OE ones off ya hands mate!

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    Oh. I've been using foam ear plugs to cut wind noise (great) and helmet speakers (not so great) to listen to music. The ear plugs diminish all sound and I could barely hear the music.

    Decided to try the new bluetooth buds everybody has been using lately. Wanted a set with auto noise cancelling, but they're pricey (+$200) and I wanted proof of concept first. Bought some off Amazon (MPOW T5) for $50 after reading a comment/ review that said since the ear bud is in your ear canal and it's kinda sealed that's almost like a form of noise cancelling. Eureka!
    The short of it; I can hear the music. There's some wind noise still, but I can hear the music clearly.

    The long of it. The fidelity, the clarity of the sound out of those tiny buds is incredible. Bright highs, deep pounding bass lowdown, incredible sonic definition. A somewhat meh mid range (by comparison to the brilliant bass and treble) but the complete phonic sound stage is so good that I realised i've been singing some of the lyrics wrong on songs and albums i've been playing for 30 years like Tracy Chapman's Fast Car. Which is actually a nod to the goodness of the mids since that's where vocals generally lie, but the highs and lows are outstanding!

    I have since bought two more pairs for my cousin and a lady friend.

    The next gen Samsung Buds are supposed to have Active Noise Cancelling so i'll probably try those when they come out. No, i'm not buying the $300 Sonys that are supposed to be the best ANC bluetooth ear buds in the game right now. That's a bridge too far.

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    How Not To Get Out Of A Speeding Ticket.

    The comment "he's an angry ilttle guy. Must be a south pole elf" literally had me choking. I had to sit up and then take an antacid. Seriously.


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    I do not understand people like that.

    Like I get angry pretty easy, but I never take it out on someone else, especially when it's my own damn fault.

    Some credit goes to that officer for taking it in stride and just laughing at the end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freude am Fahren View Post
    I do not understand people like that.

    Like I get angry pretty easy, but I never take it out on someone else, especially when it's my own damn fault.

    Some credit goes to that officer for taking it in stride and just laughing at the end.


    Makes me wonder what is/ has gone on in his life to make him so angry. I'm gonna stay away from short jokes.

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