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Old 01-11-2013, 05:18 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Old 01-14-2013, 02:45 PM   #17 (permalink)
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still want a phone holder?
I much more closely watch my air buffer zone now. I also will not be last in line stopped on the freeway. Iíll split lanes to make sure that does not happen to me.

I would like to mount my phone on my handlebars to use with the WAZE app as a GPS. I already use the phone for music while riding and sometimes it would really be a help to have GPS.

i must say i found your comment unhelpful and rather condenscending.
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:19 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Good job avoiding disaster or death, obviously you were focusing your full attention on operating your scoot and what was happening around you. As far as the comment from Fred1369 goes ..... I'd ask the same question. I translated it as ... "What would have happened if you were playing with you phone at that time?"
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:45 PM   #19 (permalink)
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I have accelerated out of more pucker moments than brake. Msot people don;t realize the throttle is a much better option in many cases. Instinctively people will grab a crap load of brakes. Cars will STOP in an intersection when they are in trouble rather than power out of a situation.

Nice to read this stuff. We can amaze ourselves in pucker moments like these. I know I have and my skillset sucks after 35 years. I will never "believe" I can ride.
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Old 01-16-2013, 02:52 PM   #20 (permalink)
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I much more closely watch my air buffer zone now. I also will not be last in line stopped on the freeway. I’ll split lanes to make sure that does not happen to me.

I would like to mount my phone on my handlebars to use with the WAZE app as a GPS. I already use the phone for music while riding and sometimes it would really be a help to have GPS.

i must say i found your comment unhelpful and rather condenscending.
and now I must say, for another opinion, I found Fred's comment insightful and thought provoking.
That 1/2 second where you recognized the hazard gave you time to respond to that hazard and not just react. Can you say with absolute certainty that your eyes would not have been focused on the device on your handlebars instead of on the road? Can you absolutly gaurentee that your eyes will not be on that device the next time it happens?
I'll bet your betting they will.
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:24 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I much more closely watch my air buffer zone now. I also will not be last in line stopped on the freeway. Iíll split lanes to make sure that does not happen to me.

I would like to mount my phone on my handlebars to use with the WAZE app as a GPS. I already use the phone for music while riding and sometimes it would really be a help to have GPS.

i must say i found your comment unhelpful and rather condenscending.
Just getting across that dicking with a phone while driving is a dumb idea.
But I do have a question for you , if you would be so kind. I tried using my phone to play Pandora but even with changing to a quieter exhaust pipe and sticking ear buds in my ears there was still too much noise from the highway to make it worthwhile. In town it is OK. How do you get around the highway noise thing?
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:34 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I much more closely watch my air buffer zone now. I also will not be last in line stopped on the freeway. Iíll split lanes to make sure that does not happen to me.

I would like to mount my phone on my handlebars to use with the WAZE app as a GPS. I already use the phone for music while riding and sometimes it would really be a help to have GPS.

i must say i found your comment unhelpful and rather condenscending.
Not for anything But I listen to music while I ride, and take calls and listen to GPS voice navigation all at the same time while my phone is tucked way deep in my pocket through wired Klipsch earbuds. I use an International version of the Galaxy Note 2 phone and I do not need to see the screen at all while riding. Ever. Voice Navigation is always clear and precise. Interrupts the music and when on an unusual incoming call it remains in the BG giving accurate prompts.

No need to mount it.
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:38 PM   #23 (permalink)
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In town it is OK. How do you get around the highway noise thing?
Get a good set of earbuds and use Triple flanged ot better yet Comply tips. The isolation from the outside will scare you it can be so good. I take one out at lights and all stops to ensure I hear any unusual skidding or sirens. I run after market pipes as well which is why I began using them in the first place.
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In my state it's illegal to be wearing 2 earbuds/plugs or anything else in your ears while driving. Regardless of whether it is illegal or not, my common sense tells me that it simply is not a good idea while operating a motor vehicle especially a motorcycle. I'm sure it's one of the many reasons why I'm still alive. (knock on wood)
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Old 01-20-2013, 02:27 PM   #25 (permalink)
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and now I must say, for another opinion, I found Fred's comment insightful and thought provoking.
That 1/2 second where you recognized the hazard gave you time to respond to that hazard and not just react. Can you say with absolute certainty that your eyes would not have been focused on the device on your handlebars instead of on the road? Can you absolutly gaurentee that your eyes will not be on that device the next time it happens?
I'll bet your betting they will.
Guess I'm lucky i didn't spend a 1/2 second glancing at my speedometer.


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Old 01-20-2013, 02:33 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Just getting across that dicking with a phone while driving is a dumb idea.
But I do have a question for you , if you would be so kind. I tried using my phone to play Pandora but even with changing to a quieter exhaust pipe and sticking ear buds in my ears there was still too much noise from the highway to make it worthwhile. In town it is OK. How do you get around the highway noise thing?
I use Tunz molded earbuds. They are comfortable, reduce noise and let important sounds in.

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[QUOTE=semw;2216590]Guess I'm lucky i didn't spend a 1/2 second glancing at my speedometer.


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If it is taking you a half second to "glance" at your speedometer, you might be right.
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