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Old 06-06-2012, 02:07 PM   #1
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Question is: do you really need to look at your phone while riding?

My answer is no. I still go by Keith Code's $10 bill analogy. I'd rather not spend my attention on things not directly related to riding & staying alive.
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Question is: do you really need to look at your phone while riding?

My answer is no. I still go by Keith Code's $10 bill analogy. I'd rather not spend my attention on things not directly related to riding & staying alive.
I have a rule. Never touch it unless at a complete stop. Its nice to have for GPS too
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I have a rule. Never touch it unless at a complete stop. Its nice to have for GPS too
Turn on GPS function, set up your route, put on headphones and helmet and just ride and listen or at least my phone speaks my directions to me :

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I would like a mount on mine sometimes
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And here I go again.... lol

I dont mean to sound like "this hole" because I'm really NOT!

BUT.. the reason of why people on cars can't see us, hit us, run over us, kills us, and dont pay close attention of motorcycle is becasue of stupid cell phones.

The last thing I want, is for me to take my eyes off the road, You have to scan the road and looks out.

It would be a good Idea for Gps, But I rather just pull over and look at my phone or even just have some headphones.

once again.. not picking on you dude, dont want to sound like an or seat here and go back and forward... just expressing my comments..

Maybe I'm just having a bad day at work. lol
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Turn on GPS function, set up your route, put on headphones and helmet and just ride and listen or at least my phone speaks my directions to me :

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Exactly, its awesome imo. maybe im just a geek
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Question is: do you really need to look at your phone while riding?

My answer is no. I still go by Keith Code's $10 bill analogy. I'd rather not spend my attention on things not directly related to riding & staying alive.
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I feel confident that I am capable of riding safe and looking at GPS for a sec or hit next to change songs. Riding isn't that difficult
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I feel confident that I am capable of riding safe and looking at GPS for a sec or hit next to change songs. Riding isn't that difficult
for people with years of experince..

for someone new? they can't even keep the bike on two wheels..
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I have always wondered why people mount their phones on their bikes (not knocking them). I understood the GPS functionality, but nothing more.

If I want a GPS, I would rather mount a dedicated GPS to the bike instead of my phone.

My philosophy is, if I crash, chances are the phone is going to go MIA (or across the freeway) if it were mounted on the bike. My phone would be one of the most important things I would need in the event of a crash (medical or mechanical).

2 Things I keep zipped up in my jacket, my wallet and my phone.
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I have always wondered why people mount their phones on their bikes (not knocking them). I understood the GPS functionality, but nothing more.

If I want a GPS, I would rather mount a dedicated GPS to the bike instead of my phone.

My philosophy is, if I crash, chances are the phone is going to go MIA (or across the freeway) if it were mounted on the bike. My phone would be one of the most important things I would need in the event of a crash (medical or mechanical).

2 Things I keep zipped up in my jacket, my wallet and my phone.
Winner. Thats enough of a reason for me to not use a phone mount.
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I have always wondered why people mount their phones on their bikes (not knocking them). I understood the GPS functionality, but nothing more.

If I want a GPS, I would rather mount a dedicated GPS to the bike instead of my phone.

My philosophy is, if I crash, chances are the phone is going to go MIA (or across the freeway) if it were mounted on the bike. My phone would be one of the most important things I would need in the event of a crash (medical or mechanical).

2 Things I keep zipped up in my jacket, my wallet and my phone.
9 time out of 10 if you wreck with you phone in your pocket its trashed.
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I love GPS... this coming from a dude that used to pride myself in navigating with paper maps, before there were GPSs. I have 2 Tomtoms and one car with built in GPS, plus we use GPS on our phones and tablet PCs all the time in our cars.

I like it so much I even mounted a GPS on my C14 on my last trip out to the 3sisters. My experience? I turned off the thing after the 1day.

Unless you have a fully integrated system like on the BMW K1600GTL with thumb roller and bluetooth connectivity, any GPS - even motorcycle specific ones - are practically unsafe to operate while on-the-go. Unlike in the car, where you can relatively safely take one hand off the wheel to operate the GPS (my Genesis's center console controller-wheel is especially nice), extending one hand to touch the GPS felt absolutely horrifying for even a short period of time. Not to mention I had to take my eyes off the road while I'm at it.

I won't tell other riders what they should or should not do on their own bike. That's each rider's own perogative. I just know I'd rather pull over and stop if I have to.
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9 time out of 10 if you wreck with you phone in your pocket its trashed.
Without a doubt that's a possibility, but I believe the chances of it being recoverable or operable is still higher than if it were mounted on the bike (unscientifically speaking). I am not preaching this to anyone, this is just my personal preference.

Unless the phone mount was made in some form of a mil-spec caged contraption...

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I love GPS... this coming from a dude that used to pride myself in navigating with paper maps, before there were GPSs. I have 2 Tomtoms and one car with built in GPS, plus we use GPS on our phones and tablet PCs all the time in our cars.

I like it so much I even mounted a GPS on my C14 on my last trip out to the 3sisters. My experience? I turned off the thing after the 1day.

Unless you have a fully integrated system like on the BMW K1600GTL with thumb roller and bluetooth connectivity, any GPS - even motorcycle specific ones - are practically unsafe to operate while on-the-go. Unlike in the car, where you can relatively safely take one hand off the wheel to operate the GPS (my Genesis's center console controller-wheel is especially nice), extending one hand to touch the GPS felt absolutely horrifying for even a short period of time. Not to mention I had to take my eyes off the road while I'm at it.

I won't tell other riders what they should or should not do on their own bike. That's each rider's own perogative. I just know I'd rather pull over and stop if I have to.
That's the way I feel about it. I had a Garmin mounted on a RAM mount on my Duc ST3 for a while, but never used it due to having to take my eyes off the road to decipher it.
Paper maps (laminated of course) FTW!!!
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9 time out of 10 if you wreck with you phone in your pocket its trashed.
I went down doing 60mph.. I woke up once the EMT were on top of me asking question. I couldn't move because I have broke my pelvis and tail bone.

They pulled my phone out of my bike jacket and called my wife right away.

My friend Dave, went down doing 80mph at the track.
He woke up to the sound of his phone playing music.

It may trash during a crash.. but It may also stay in 1 piece in side of your jacket's pocket.
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I feel confident that I am capable of riding safe and looking at GPS for a sec or hit next to change songs. Riding isn't that difficult
People say that about driving too. That's why we get hit so often.
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People say that about driving too. That's why we get hit so often.
Maybe I'm just above average then. I (knocking on wood) have never wrecked anything but a fork lift. The fork lift was at fault
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I just wanted to share this to those who would like it, It took me a few months to find something that allowed me to do this.
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