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  1. Tom & Kevin; It's too bad that Americans...

    Tom & Kevin;

    It's too bad that Americans visiting Canada also have problems with credit card access. I'm not familiar with the problems you encounter, because AFAIK Canadian pumps do not have...
  2. Canadian "ZIP" Codes for Pay-at-the-Pump Convenience

    As a frequent Canadian traveler to US, I always found myself frustrated when I couldn't "Pay-at-the-Pump" (PATP) with my credit card because the fuel station security program asked for a ZIP code....
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    My apologies if I came across as a little...

    My apologies if I came across as a little elitist, and offended anyone with my "unscientific" remarks.:blush

    What I intended to convey was that water or moist air adds nothing to the efficiency of...
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    It's not necessarily for power...

    A long time ago, I was an aero-engine tech, working on RCAF Argus. The Argus was an anti-submarine aircraft with 4 Wright R-3350 engines with 2 stage super-chargers and anti-detonation injection...
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    Here's one I composed a few years back. It became...

    Here's one I composed a few years back. It became the first verse of a song I wrote called "You Are What You Eat":

    The smear on my windscreen, bright yellow and sticky
    Turned inside-out, the bug...
  6. Good analogy. A BIG problem if they weigh too...

    Good analogy. A BIG problem if they weigh too much, or affect the handling. :laugh

    But, I'm okay with taking them for a ride if it improves the chances of them not taking me for one. :D

    JP
  7. End of Season

    My riding season just officially ended, as today, I suspended the registration and insurance on the bike for the winter. Similarly, the UBI pilot has run its course for this season, and now begins...
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    Cheers Folks;

    Thanks for the prompt responses everyone. I figured it was something simple that I didn't get, but I definitely can relate to 8ninety8's points... not just about the dizzying pace of tech, but also...
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    Older threads...

    Anybody got any idea what gives?

    I am attempting to append an old thread of mine, but find I can't go back in "Campfire" more than a month. Not only can I not see any older threads, I can't even...
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    It's not an "S"! (There's no bikini fairing). ...

    It's not an "S"! (There's no bikini fairing).

    OTOH, judging from the insignia, it could be an R100"SS"

    :wave
    JP
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    Good Stuff...

    Thanks for this. It'll be real interesting to see the actual results as this gets applied into the mainstream. :thumb

    Then, all we need to do is have the insurance companies recognize the benefits...
  12. I'm not sure why you think I haven't advanced...

    I'm not sure why you think I haven't advanced these arguments, but how can I be sure its nonsensical, unless I investigate it? :dunno

    As to our speed limits, the allowable overage of 16% on top of...
  13. Progress Report

    Well, I've had the device installed for about a month now, and there have been significant developments. I just returned from a trip to BC, riding some fun mountain roads and serious mountain passes....
  14. Thanks for the positive words, and I appreciate...

    Thanks for the positive words, and I appreciate the support. My intent here is to provide the MOA membership with an ongoing objective evaluation of developing technology that may ultimately affect...
  15. First Data

    As previously mentioned, the Telematics device contains GPS as well as wireless data, and apparently an accelerometer. It seems to record events at 2 sec intervals and reports them to the database...
  16. I repeat, I don't want to be baited into...

    I repeat, I don't want to be baited into discussing the philosophy of these devices, but your paranoia needs a retune. No provincial taxes are paying for this project. SGI (and most of the other...
  17. Installation

    Well I finally got the unit installed yesterday, and before my bike came out of the shop, I had the email confirming my activation. This particular shop didn't want me present in the shop during the...
  18. If anyone is still interested after all the...

    If anyone is still interested after all the above, and has about 48 minutes of their riding season to give up, here's the link to a presentation given by the equipment supplier to a motorcycle focus...
  19. Cheers for that, 36654. :beer JP

    Cheers for that, 36654. :beer

    JP
  20. According to the open, public books, absolutely...

    According to the open, public books, absolutely none*. As I mentioned, our benefits may be more generous, particularly in the area of PIP. For instance, our personal injury package includes wage...
  21. Not at this moment, but IMO for instance,...

    Not at this moment, but IMO for instance, excessive speed in a congested city is way more of a potential risk than in a wide open rural setting with no other vehicles in sight. With other UBI...
  22. The high insurance rates in Saskatchewan and...

    The high insurance rates in Saskatchewan and Manitoba reflect the impact of no-fault insurance schemes when motorcycles are not exempted or handled differently. Essentially, no-fault is synonymous...
  23. Certainly no mistaking your opinion of it, Billy,...

    Certainly no mistaking your opinion of it, Billy, and I'm sure you have no lack of people that will agree with you, but I'd prefer this thread not descend into that tired rhetoric, if possible....
  24. A World First - Usage Based Insurance (Telematics) for Motorcycles

    This topic requires a small intro, so bear with me while I try and set it up as briefly as I can.

    I live in Saskatchewan, where our vehicle registration and mandatory insurance is run by...
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    I don't presume to speak for everyone, but I...

    I don't presume to speak for everyone, but I include anything BMW makes that has the GS or g/s designation. They're all conceived with "gelande-strasse" in mind, and all worthy of the title. :thumb
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