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 on: Today at 05:06:40 AM 
Started by Steve_YYZ - Last post by Expat47
Dho!!!!  You're right! I computed KpG!
I swear! I've got to quit trying to thinking before I've had my coffee. 

 on: Today at 04:32:36 AM 
Started by minimac - Last post by EZMark
I read an article years ago where the author surmised that people don't see us as threats. To prove his case, he took two identical Harley baggers and painted them as opposites. One was black and one was white with a Star of David on the tank which looks very similar to most law enforcement stars.
He then rode the black bike with normal riding gear and then the white bike with clothing that resembled the CHP. He said the difference in distances the drivers allowed the 2 bikes was astonishing.
His theory was people saw the "police bike" as a threat, but the black bike was not. I wish I still had the article.

 on: Today at 01:32:22 AM 
Started by Dan - Last post by Spyderist
Maybe you had better buy it back before she notices that it is missing.  Can't have too many bikes!


I could probably buy it back for cheap, the poor young lady who purchased it dropped it right in my driveway when she first tried to take off.  Broke off the side view mirror, bent the shifter and majorly scratched up the fairing and engine case.  She was a bit too short and not used to the power coming from a Ninja 250.

Perfect example of why "test rides" are not a good idea for private sellers.

 on: Today at 01:27:32 AM 
Started by minimac - Last post by Spyderist
Educational and entertaining (yes, I am a nerd)

 on: October 16, 2018, 11:41:59 PM 
Started by CathyN - Last post by CathyN
Looks like a good time!  Are you bringing me that truck to St. Louis?  :-)


That might be a tad tricky.  So I think you will have to just enjoy the pic and I will bring you some Spotted Cow.  I believe that is your favorite.  I also have Staghorn.  Their Octoberfest.  Do you want some of that also?

I'm sorry, Cathy, did you LITERALLY think you had to ASK if you should bring beer? Really? You asked - if you should bring beer. 


Don, I canít help but be polite. 

 on: October 16, 2018, 09:59:16 PM 
Started by minimac - Last post by freak

 on: October 16, 2018, 09:57:56 PM 
Started by Steve_YYZ - Last post by Cube
The site I used lists 55 km/l works out to 129.3680 mpg(us)

As reference, my vanilla PCX gets 105-110 mpg


 on: October 16, 2018, 09:53:15 PM 
Started by minimac - Last post by Spyderist
Great article (even with a few claimed shortcomings).  The phrase that jumped out at me was, "The faster you move your head, the larger the jumps and the shorter the pauses. Therefore, youíve got more of a chance of missing a vehicle."

The lady who pulled out of a driveway in front of me and caused my accident did not come to a complete stop (I know this because the video I had).  Upon reading the above it occurred to me that because her "road check" was even faster than it might have been had she actually stopped, it's all the more likely that, as she claimed, she didn't see me.

 on: October 16, 2018, 09:31:40 PM 
Started by Spyderist - Last post by Spyderist
So here's a take on somewhat similar data from the Hurt Report.  It's not directly comparable to the Otte study because it localizes head INJURIES rather than head IMPACTS.  It's not much of a stretch to suspect that injuries to a given area are the result of impacts to that area, except for the Hurt category of brain injuries.  It's noteworthy that the text in the Hurt Report addresses this issue with the example of a jaw impact that results in a brain injury.  In their case that would only be counted as a brain injury.  This explanatory text is included below the table in the provided attachment.

Aligning the Hurt locations with the Otte partitions (insofar as possible) suggests the 45% impact area in the Otte study is a 36% impact area in the Hurt report.  But what cannot be determined from the Hurt data is what portion of the 19% brain injuries is attributable to impacts in the face plate/chin bar areas.  As pointed out in the Hurt report, some portion of that 19% is attributable thereto.  Is it 10%, less, more?  No way to know.  But regardless, the Hurt report certainly shows that impacts in the face plate / chin bar area are something more than 36% of all helmet impacts, which is not so terribly different from the Otte study findings. Both show that the face plate / chin bar areas are quite vulnerable, and ought not be ignored if one is interested in the best protection.

 on: October 16, 2018, 08:20:44 PM 
Started by minimac - Last post by OldSchool1959
Good topic and useful advice.  I found the technical treatment of the reasons behind our invisibility fascinating.  RyanF9 is a talented presenter and the production quality of his videos is top notch.  See the video here:  https://youtu.be/x94PGgYKHQ0

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