Sprinter-Forum    
 

Go Back   Sprinter-Forum > General Forums > Off Topic

Off Topic Nonrelated Sprinter things to say? This is the place to be (although certain threads that are politically or religiously charged will be moved to the DZ).
SubForums: Health The Funnies The Danger Zone


 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-28-2019, 03:51 AM   #201
NORTON
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: adelaide south australia
Posts: 530
Thanks: 87
Thanked 257 Times in 190 Posts
Default Re: I love Motorcycles !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Remembering John Britten and his extraordinary engineering achievements
https://www.superbikeplanet.com/refl...-a-short-film/
NORTON is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to NORTON For This Useful Post:
Garandman (07-28-2019), glasseye (07-28-2019), lindenengineering (07-28-2019), sikwan (07-28-2019), The Grand Tour (08-08-2019)
Old 07-28-2019, 10:57 AM   #202
Garandman
 
Garandman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: Boston, MA & Sunapee, NH
Posts: 579
Thanks: 262
Thanked 240 Times in 154 Posts
Default Re: I love Motorcycles !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Going to another track day event Aug 4-5. And just booked two days at NC Bike in October. Tentative plan to take the van down with the track bike and touring bike, ride the event, go down to the Tail Of The Dragon region, ride around there a few days, go down to Fort Benning for a ceremony, drive the van up to the Dahlonega, GA area and ride around there a bit, then head home.
__________________
2006 Sprinter 118 ~ 16 Rial Transporter rims ~ 235/65x16
Garandman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2019, 11:48 AM   #203
Garandman
 
Garandman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: Boston, MA & Sunapee, NH
Posts: 579
Thanks: 262
Thanked 240 Times in 154 Posts
Default Re: I love Motorcycles !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Despite proven safety benefits*, many riders won't wear hi-viz riding gear. NHTSA conducted focus groups to find out why.

* Specifically, white or light-colored helmets and hi-viz clothing reduced multi-vehicle accidents.

https://www.ghsa.org/sites/default/f...ttitudes19.pdf

Sundry findings.
  • Only 4 percent of cruiser riders indicated that they usually or always wear high-visibility gear.
  • When the topic of motorcycle conspicuity was brought up, most cruiser riders emphasized the importance of noise and lights as opposed to high-visibility gear. The most common modifications that cruiser riders said they made to be noticed were to modify their exhaust so it would emit a louder sound and to add LED headlights. [There is zero study evidence that loud pipes have any safety benefit]
  • Styling was the most important factor in clothing selection.

The top purchasing factors marked as either “very important” or “important” by sport motorcycle riders were crash protection (97%), durability (97%), and comfort (94%).
  • In general, the sport motorcycle riders were more open to using bright colors than the other rider types,
  • Sport bike rider attitudes about why other riders wore hi-viz: “This rider is likely someone new to riding or just getting back into riding, who wants to be seen by other vehicles, and take it slow, but still be able to say that he/she rides a motorcycle.” One rider in Ann Arbor further elaborated by saying, “It is a sign of age. These people don’t care what they look like; they just want to be safe.” [Funny to me since when I see a flat-black helmet, guaranteed it's a new rider]
Universally, the touring riders stated that conspicuity was a big problem for motorcyclists.
  • Most people attributed motorcyclists’ lack of conspicuity to inattention on the vehicle driver’s part. Cell phone use and distracted driving were cited by almost everyone in these groups as a real danger for people riding motorcycles.
  • In the touring groups, the purchasing factors that were most frequently considered important or very important were comfort (97%), weather resistance (94%), durability (88%), and crash protection (70%). In the focus group discussions, comfort of the apparel seemed to be just as important, if not more so, than any crash protection it offered.
I was surprised at how low the overall rate was. Probably because I mostly ride with older, very experienced, performance-oriented riders, where hi-viz clothing is very common.
__________________
2006 Sprinter 118 ~ 16 Rial Transporter rims ~ 235/65x16

Last edited by Garandman; 08-01-2019 at 11:52 AM.
Garandman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2019, 03:05 PM   #204
CJPJ
2008 3500 170"ext. 3.0 V6
 
CJPJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Contra Costa California, Douglas County, Oregon
Posts: 4,250
Thanks: 4,267
Thanked 2,273 Times in 1,494 Posts
Default Re: I love Motorcycles !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sorry Mate I Didn't See You
SMIDSY maneuever

Last edited by CJPJ; 08-01-2019 at 03:08 PM.
CJPJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2019, 11:48 AM   #205
Garandman
 
Garandman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: Boston, MA & Sunapee, NH
Posts: 579
Thanks: 262
Thanked 240 Times in 154 Posts
Default Re: I love Motorcycles !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Terrific video, been posting it on local forums every spring for years. It works!

This bike is for sale locally. 1997 Honda RS125.

__________________
2006 Sprinter 118 ~ 16 Rial Transporter rims ~ 235/65x16

Last edited by Garandman; 08-02-2019 at 12:04 PM.
Garandman is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Garandman For This Useful Post:
CJPJ (08-02-2019), The Grand Tour (08-08-2019)
Old 08-06-2019, 10:35 PM   #206
CJPJ
2008 3500 170"ext. 3.0 V6
 
CJPJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Contra Costa California, Douglas County, Oregon
Posts: 4,250
Thanks: 4,267
Thanked 2,273 Times in 1,494 Posts
Default Re: I love Motorcycles !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CJPJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2019, 11:16 AM   #207
NORTON
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: adelaide south australia
Posts: 530
Thanks: 87
Thanked 257 Times in 190 Posts
Default Re: I love Motorcycles !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Film about Vincent motorcycles coming in 2020
https://speedisexpensive.com
NORTON is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to NORTON For This Useful Post:
CJPJ (10-23-2019), glasseye (10-23-2019)
Old 01-08-2020, 04:28 PM   #208
CJPJ
2008 3500 170"ext. 3.0 V6
 
CJPJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Contra Costa California, Douglas County, Oregon
Posts: 4,250
Thanks: 4,267
Thanked 2,273 Times in 1,494 Posts
Default Re: Cold Shower!

Day One, Afternoon

So I always glance over these links that people humorously post about how "chicks dig bikes" and how "Rides Motorcycle" is the second most popular search criteria for women on places like Match.com etc. and I just laughingly say to myself... Ok, Whatever...

But in an almost movie scripted way, I was standing outside my office door looking at some papers and I hear a voice over my shoulder "Have you been riding motorcycles for a long time?"

I scribble another note over some questionable numbers and turn and look up...

10 weeks ago our office received an infusion of new staff, mainly to support HR as our ranks have swelled to over 100 on site personnel and remote HR was not as effective.

Amy was one of the new assistants, and all stereotypes aside, she was the one that had all the programmer and accountant guys with their noses stuck to the glass as she came into the building in the morning and left in the afternoon.

I would be lying if I didn't say that in the beginning I tried to strike up conversations with her often or say "hello" to her more frequently than others in the office, but she was universally aloof... Never stringing together more than a few words in greeting or in conversation with the majority of the people she interacted with.

You could see her often with the few girlfriends she made at the office talking and laughing... and if one were to say, eavesdrop thru one's office door to conversations she had with others about politics, life, or people, one would get the ready impression that she was an intelligent, insightful person.

After a few weeks of replies like "it was fine..." or "hi" to my salutations like "How was your weekend Amy?" I decided that reality rules the wise and to me she became a competent, efficient fellow employee who regarded me, and most other men in the office as "goons"

"The color is really vibrant, I Love it!"

"Uh... Thanks Amy..."

"I remember when I was really little my dad had a Yamaha and he would let me ride in front of him around the block and it was so much fun! I always wondered why later I didn't get a motorcycle, especially in college. My friends all had motorcycles and we would ride into town to the coffeshop and just hang out for hours! Well they would ride, I would have to hitch a ride with whoever was cutest at the time *laughing*" (She has a pretty laugh)

"That's sounds like it was alot of fu..."

"Oh! and I remember this time that an old boyfriend had a dirtbike and we went out in the middle of nowhere so he could teach me how to ride safely... Turns out he had other things he wanted to teach me, but I still got to ride for a little while and so I was thinking even about riding offroad too!"

"Offroad riding is great, I've done a litt..."

"You ride dirtbikes too? I remember his was a Kawasaki, it was green which is how I knew your bike was a Kawasaki too, I love that color, I'm glad you didn't get it in one of the other colors... What other colors does it come in by the way?"

"Well there's Blu..."

"What year is it?"

"It's a 2005 actually..." (First sentence completed!)

"So its brand new! Is it fun riding into work? I'll bet it makes the commute much nicer than mine. I have to drive in from Walnut Creek, and even though its counter commute, It's such a long way. Did you park out in front?"

"Yes, always, it's easier to keep an eye on it that way *smile*"

"I would probably do that too if I had one *smile* Maybe after lunch we could walk out there, I would love to see it!"

"Sure!"

"ok, well have a great day and I'll come by after lunch..."

-----------------

I'm going to find that magazine article about motorcylists and Convertibles, and read it over again...

__________________


author.: Feanor

Last edited by CJPJ; 01-08-2020 at 11:28 PM.
CJPJ is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to CJPJ For This Useful Post:
Aqua Puttana (01-10-2020)

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT. The time now is 10:36 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.