[OntVFR] 2x in 2 weeks....

Dave Weese northernvfrdave at gmail.com
Fri May 31 20:38:49 EDT 2019


As far as cars go, my Dodge vehicles have always been bang on since getting
my first GPS.

Dave Weese

On Fri, May 31, 2019, 7:42 PM Andrew Carlyle, <carlyle.andrew at gmail.com>
wrote:

> My Ducati manual says that the speedo reads 7% high for “safety” reasons.
> My understanding is that most manufacturers do this including most car
> manufacturers. Not sure how this is a safety issue but using a GPS to
> measure speed I can state with some assurance that  something like 5% is
> pretty common. This would include cars manufactured by Nissan, Honda, Mazda
> and Toyota as well as bikes from. Honda, BMW, Ducati and Suzuki. Another
> example of the bubble wrap society.
>
> On Fri, May 31, 2019 at 8:20 PM Dave Weese <northernvfrdave at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> Yup, my speedo is out a long ways the faster you go.
>>
>> 140km/h speedo =132km/h GPS
>> 129km/h =120km/h GPS
>> 100km/h = 92km/h
>>
>> I've been told they do this purposely so you think you are going faster
>> then you really are for safety reason.
>>
>>
>> Dave Weese
>>
>> On Fri, May 31, 2019, 7:15 PM justin sasso, <justin_sasso at hotmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> I also rode in for the first time this year. I was kind of nervous with
>>> the grooved concrete on the 407, but the bike handled it well.
>>>
>>> I've hit grooved asphalt on the 427, and that was no fun.
>>>
>>> Anyone have issues with their speedometer being off. I looked down a
>>> couple times, while in a line of cars, and noticed that I was doing an
>>> indicated 150-160. Usually traffic moves around the 130-140 mark.
>>> ------------------------------
>>> *From:* OntVFR <ontvfr-bounces at vfr.on.ca> on behalf of Andrew Carlyle <
>>> carlyle.andrew at gmail.com>
>>> *Sent:* May 31, 2019 12:55 PM
>>> *To:* The Ontario VFR Club mailing list.
>>> *Subject:* Re: [OntVFR] 2x in 2 weeks....
>>>
>>> I don’t like grooved pavement either. Tires can make a bit of difference
>>> there. Also some bikes seem better than others. Still don’t like it.
>>>
>>> On Fri, May 31, 2019 at 1:40 PM Peter Chang <pchang.1972 at gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>> Do not like grooved pavement... Did it once on the 401, I thought I was
>>> going to die.
>>>
>>> On Fri., May 31, 2019, 12:01 p.m. Dave Weese, <northernvfrdave at gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>> Rode to work Thursday for the first time this year. 90min run each way..
>>> trip in was not that nice. Trip home was great. However with all the 401
>>> construction going on in Whitby and Bowmanville. This will most likely be
>>> the only ride to work for a while. Groved pavement, and concrete walls on
>>> each side of the highway. Really limits your escape routes.
>>>
>>> Dave Weese
>>>
>>> On Fri, May 31, 2019, 10:17 AM Robyn Landers, <rblanders at uwaterloo.ca>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>> Hey, I rode to work today too!  But only about half an hour ago so I
>>> didn' t need to
>>> bundle up as much as you did.  I'd much rather be a little chilly in the
>>> mid-morning
>>> when there's less traffic than be too hot in the afternoon when it's
>>> slow going.
>>>
>>> Left the Aerostich at home and wore my now-vintage simple leather biker
>>> jacket
>>> that I bought at The Old Mill in Wingham in probably like 1983 or
>>> something.
>>>
>>>
>>> Robyn
>>> '93 VFR "Snow White"
>>> ________________________________________
>>> From: OntVFR [ontvfr-bounces at vfr.on.ca] on behalf of Peter Chang [
>>> pchang.1972 at gmail.com]
>>> Sent: May 31, 2019 10:10 AM
>>> To: The Ontario VFR Club mailing list
>>> Subject: [OntVFR] 2x in 2 weeks....
>>>
>>> ...
>>> not marital sex
>>>
>>> ----
>>> rode into work last week and this week.
>>>
>>> ----
>>> on the infrequent dry days, if there's no morning pea soup fog, it's
>>> almost perfect to ride in....  However the temperature difference between
>>> the morning commute and the evening commute  can be 10-15C....
>>>
>>> QUESTION: would you rather be a little chilly in the morning  or too hot
>>> in the afternoon...  My commute is 30 or 55 minutes depending on which
>>> location I'm at....
>>>
>>> THis morning,  I rode in with my perforated leather jacket, with a
>>> heated vest underneath on high, grip warmers on, and dragging jean
>>> pants...  Was just a touch nippy at 8-9C on the display...  Without the
>>> heated vest  this afternoon should be perfect for the ride home....
>>>
>>> Peter
>>> 2000 Green VFR - just over 65K km
>>>
>>>
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