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by tymanthius
Sun Jul 29, 2012 1:15 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Bluetooth voice control of smart phone?
Replies: 10
Views: 3044

Re: Bluetooth voice control of smart phone?

So, I have a Scala G4. Love it. However, I don't have a reliable way to get it to read out text messages, or caller ID info from my phone. I won't answer the phone blindly, but I'd like to be able to answer if my wife calls (esp. as she's pregnant right now :)), or hear what text she sent so that I...
by tymanthius
Fri Jul 27, 2012 2:45 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Just One Thing...
Replies: 21
Views: 5862

Re: Just One Thing...

Current ride is a bmw f650 (the dual spark).

The SEAT!! I so need to buy a new one, but I'm always too poor.
by tymanthius
Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:26 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Bluetooth voice control of smart phone?
Replies: 10
Views: 3044

Re: Bluetooth voice control of smart phone?

I have a set of plug-in headphones for my iPhone that let calls ring through. I suppose I could answer, but that seems to be a really bad idea. If you set her number to a custom tone you'll know it's her calling, at least. It even interrupts the music I'm listening to. While not a bad idea, it sort...
by tymanthius
Mon Jul 23, 2012 12:43 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Bluetooth voice control of smart phone?
Replies: 10
Views: 3044

Bluetooth voice control of smart phone?

So, I have a Scala G4. Love it. However, I don't have a reliable way to get it to read out text messages, or caller ID info from my phone. I won't answer the phone blindly, but I'd like to be able to answer if my wife calls (esp. as she's pregnant right now :)), or hear what text she sent so that I ...
by tymanthius
Mon May 10, 2010 11:10 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Need suggestions on a smooth ride
Replies: 13
Views: 5262

Re: Need suggestions on a smooth ride

Thanks for the indepth reviews Blues! She actually has a medically prescribed brace, but it's so/so for sitting positions. One like you suggested might be a good idea. We are also getting a 2nd opinion Thur to see if surgery is an option. As it's the 3 lowest Thorasic disc's, to do surgery requires ...
by tymanthius
Sun Apr 18, 2010 11:02 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Thank goodness for a good bike
Replies: 5
Views: 2005

Re: Thank goodness for a good bike

No, I haven't yet. And I'm afraid to right now. I want to later. I grew up riding horses, and one of things I learned with horses is that the more different animals you ride, the better rider you are. This has translated with cars and armoured vehicles, so I'm sure it will translate to bikes equally...
by tymanthius
Sun Apr 18, 2010 3:04 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Thank goodness for a good bike
Replies: 5
Views: 2005

Re: Thank goodness for a good bike

I know this. But I AM cocky. I have a very good spatial awareness of my vehicle. Made me a good Bradley Driver, where you can only really see 1/4 of what you'd expect to see from a car driver's seat. And it's allowed me to get some large vehicles thru some seemingly impossible situations. But it has...
by tymanthius
Sun Apr 18, 2010 2:26 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Thank goodness for a good bike
Replies: 5
Views: 2005

Thank goodness for a good bike

From another thread: I get ridiculed for it, but I've always believed the saying that "its more fun to ride a slow bike fast than it is to ride a fast bike slow". My little beemer tops out at 100mph with a tail wind. I think I have more fun on it than those liter sportbike guys, b/c they never get t...
by tymanthius
Sat Apr 17, 2010 9:52 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: How long would you consider a typical ride?
Replies: 35
Views: 10835

Re: How long would you consider a typical ride?

I don't have a typical ride. I'm a cable guy, working 4/10's and I drive my work van home, so my work days I rarely ever ride. My g/f now has a bad back, so she can't ride with me, so if we go together, it's in her car. So I'll jump at the chance to run to wal-mart if it's a small trip. But a few we...
by tymanthius
Fri Apr 09, 2010 8:08 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Need suggestions on a smooth ride
Replies: 13
Views: 5262

Re: Need suggestions on a smooth ride

Wrider wrote:Other suggestions...
Strap a board to her back, problem solved! haha JK JK.

If we thought it'd work, we would!!

Even being in a car hurts, but she deals with it. We have a friend with a 700(?) shadow that has a sissy bar. Might borrow it and see how that works out.
by tymanthius
Thu Apr 08, 2010 8:45 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Need suggestions on a smooth ride
Replies: 13
Views: 5262

Need suggestions on a smooth ride

Been a while since I've been on this forum, life just gets in the way, and I'd rather ride than type. Anywho, my g/f loves to ride with me, but her back gives her significant issues, so she can't ride on my thumper any longer. I'm guessing a big touring bike, with the long wheel base and heavy weigh...
by tymanthius
Wed Nov 04, 2009 7:41 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Transporting a helmet
Replies: 8
Views: 4189

I see lots of ppl using the 'bike sized' cargo nets to hold them onto the bike. That's what I'd do, if I didn't have my top case.

:)
by tymanthius
Wed Nov 04, 2009 9:37 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Brad Pitt motorcycle crash
Replies: 27
Views: 5568

And you thought WE had problems with regular drivers. At least they aren't usually after us personally. I do feel sorry for Mr. Pitt, as it's bad enough that cagers try & kill riders every day, and he has to do deal with people who are obsessed over him specifically to boot because he's apparently g...
by tymanthius
Tue Nov 03, 2009 2:36 pm
Forum: The Funny Farm
Topic: Bad motorcycle shot of the day.
Replies: 42
Views: 25491

[quote="TriumphgirlActually i am a real blonde. Fake Blondes are the ones who give the real blondes a bad name. [/quote]

My little sister used to have a shirt that read "You don't need to speak slowly, I'm a real blond."

:)[/i]
by tymanthius
Sun Nov 01, 2009 1:09 pm
Forum: The Soap Box
Topic: Dear That Guy
Replies: 137
Views: 39169

Gummi, I just realized you are saluting with the wrong hand in your avatar. Are you from Bizzaro world?

;)
by tymanthius
Thu Oct 29, 2009 7:24 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Ever get stuck between gears ?
Replies: 18
Views: 16160

Wow, this thread must be like deja vu for you guys. I guess I'll learn to live with it and keep these tricks and tips in mind. To tell you the truth it didn't really bother me till a couple days ago when it happened next to a car full of cute college age girls. :oops: :spaz: Stomping on the shift l...
by tymanthius
Thu Oct 29, 2009 7:20 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Can you see the motorcycle?
Replies: 16
Views: 3031

At lights I KNOW are long, I'll pull my phone out to see if I missed a call or msg. But then I put it back, WITHOUT answering. I"ll pull over if I need to call or text back. I want to get a tank bag with a cell pocket on top so I can see when I miss calls. Don't want to answer them, just want to kno...
by tymanthius
Wed Oct 28, 2009 10:58 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: I chickened out
Replies: 9
Views: 4375

I've been working on my turns as well, and I find if I lean my face towards the mirrors on my GS, but keep my eyes focused on the far end of the road, it helps bunches. I'm can't say exactly what it does, other than shift center of gravity, but it FEELS loads better, and I am more confident in my tu...
by tymanthius
Sat Oct 24, 2009 12:24 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Does time riding equal proficiency?
Replies: 23
Views: 4391

I see a lot of my students leave the BRC and think they know everything about motorcycling. I do everything I can to dissuade them but very few ever make it back for an advanced course. Sadly even those that do come back don't practice what they've learned. Rarely do I have students in advanced cou...
by tymanthius
Fri Oct 23, 2009 9:25 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: VFR Vid + instructional
Replies: 12
Views: 1981

I agree, manual tranny's are best for control. But for city driving/riding, it's nice to have an auto.

Not that I'd ever put an auto on my bike. That's a dirty thought!