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    You can't read the minds of other drivers. Your...

    You can't read the minds of other drivers. Your signal tells oncoming drivers that you intend to turn left. That's it. That is the message you are sending. Each driver will process that information...
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    What this rider is basically saying is,...

    What this rider is basically saying is, "Occasionally forgetting to cancel a turn signal is so much more dangerous than signaling intent to oncoming or cross traffic that you should not even tempt...
  3. Thread: Ten Hours

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    What I've learned in my years on this...

    What I've learned in my <mumble> years on this earth is that people will ask for opinions, and what they really want is validation for what they *want* to do. They will argue with those that suggest...
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    Thank you, thank you.

    Thank you, thank you.
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    Well, I didn't find Waldo this morning, but I did...

    Well, I didn't find Waldo this morning, but I did find the speed trap. And that, dear BBO, is how I earned my very first speeding ticket on two wheels. Happy Hump Day!
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    Well, no one gets to "let" me do anything. I...

    Well, no one gets to "let" me do anything. I already own a top case. The only things I will need to purchase are Givi rails for the rear mounting plate and possibly another mounting plate if the...
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    I know I can't live without a top case. I plan to...

    I know I can't live without a top case. I plan to keep the Givi 52L I currently have, and putting it on anything I get. If doing that saves me a few hundred bucks, and if I like the case I have, I'm...
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    Not yet. They don't have a 2017 assembled for me...

    Not yet. They don't have a 2017 assembled for me to test ride, AND I need to engage in extreme organizing shenanigans to get Eyegore's title. I exchanged info with the sales guy. He knows what I'm...
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    Whether it's MITGC thread or an SMAS thread, I'm...

    Whether it's MITGC thread or an SMAS thread, I'm not mad at it. :mrgreen:

    As for pony? Well, it has a few ponies.

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v626/txcyclist/Versys_legs_zps5wcqm5yv.jpg
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    Sooo...I Sat on a Thing Saturday

    And it kind of fit. So when they have a thing that isn't sold to someone else that I can ride? The thing might accidentally, on purpose, follow me home.
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    Depends, really. My car sits for up to two weeks...

    Depends, really. My car sits for up to two weeks at a time. I'll drive it to work on days like today, when we expect rain all day, and I'll drive it to softball practice, when two of us have gear and...
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    Which is exactly why I decided against it. I'm...

    Which is exactly why I decided against it. I'm currently looking at the Versys, which has a package that includes hand guards. I firmly believe that heated grips + hand guards is the right combo.
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    If it helps, I layered under summer gear and put...

    If it helps, I layered under summer gear and put rain gear over that when the weather changed drastically while we were in Austin. We rode to Austin with temps in the low 80s. We rode home in the...
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    I used them, on occasion, on my Shadow. Took a...

    I used them, on occasion, on my Shadow. Took a while to get used to SUPER thick palms. I have small hands, so it made gripping the grips a little awkward until I got used to them. I also found that...
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    As someone whose riding climate is similar to...

    As someone whose riding climate is similar to yours, and therefore I am used to dealing with Cold/Warm/Cold rides, I'll suggest the following:

    * Thumbs up on the rain gear outer layer.
    * If your...
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    Sticky: A coworker lost his bike and car in the Harvey...

    A coworker lost his bike and car in the Harvey flooding. Replaced only the bike for now. He picked up a new FZ-07. It's a nice ride. Other coworkers have the FZ-09. All love 'em.

    Yep, we have a...
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    OK, Shadow. You win. I can't say I've ever gotten...

    OK, Shadow. You win. I can't say I've ever gotten an animal on my bike. Happy birthday to lil' Shadow!
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    I've already managed five bags of groceries,...

    I've already managed five bags of groceries, including a frozen pizza in the 52-liter top case. That day, I moved my backpack to my back, and I bungied my gym bag to the pillion. I've actually had...
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    We can't sell Lindsey's car, because she needs it...

    We can't sell Lindsey's car, because she needs it (and its carrying capacity) for work. I have actually thought numerous times about going "bike only" and selling my car. When I can complete the...
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    I have always had only one bike. 1) That's all I...

    I have always had only one bike. 1) That's all I can afford to buy, and 2) That's all the fits in the garage with the two cars.
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    From one Texan to another, you may want dedicated...

    From one Texan to another, you may want dedicated winter gear. I have a mesh jacket that I use Spring/Summer/Fall, and I have a winter jacket I use for the Almost Winter/Winter/It's Only Winter in...
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    Oh, hey! Welcome back, Bull! I was JUST wondering...

    Oh, hey! Welcome back, Bull! I was JUST wondering how you were, as I recently told the story of the Waco ride -- which was my first BB ride *and* my first weekend trip -- and your unnatural...
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    Best advice yet.

    Best advice yet.
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    Here's how I handle it: "Of course there's a...

    Here's how I handle it:

    "Of course there's a level of risk with riding motorcycles. To mitigate that risk, I have taken training courses, I have learned how to be a defensive rider, and I wear the...
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    I can't say I like a certain model, but I chose...

    I can't say I like a certain model, but I chose the Countour ROAM3, because it has a similar design to the one you posted. That said, the mic is crap. The Sena you posted has a true mic and would be...
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