What do you want for gadgetry? - BMW Luxury Touring Community
View Poll Results: What gadetry do you want on your ride?
Navigation 19 95.00%
Live radar weather 11 55.00%
Radio communications (GMRS, HAM, CB, etc) 11 55.00%
Music 16 80.00%
Connect my cell phone 13 65.00%
"Where are my buddies" indicators 2 10.00%
Crash detection and response 5 25.00%
Advanced security 3 15.00%
Always available human assistance (concierge) 3 15.00%
Tire pressure management 12 60.00%
Intelligent vehicle diagnostics 7 35.00%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 20. You may not vote on this poll

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 Old Jul 2nd, 2011, 9:24 am Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
CohesiveTechnology's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Keene, NH, USA
Posts: 280
What do you want for gadgetry?

I've been riding since the middle '70s, and without a doubt there have been changes; lots of changes in our rides. But over the last few years I have seen remarkable changes in technology for motorcycles (except Harleys ). From the Wing's thousand and one buttons to the new GTL minimalist approach, technology is pervasive in our world.

But what is too much?

Many of you know what I am up to in my projects, but I'd like to know your mind.

Below is a poll of what I consider essential technology for motorcycles. GIVEN THAT IT IS DESIGNED PROPERLY SO AS NOT TO DETRACT FROM THE FIRST TASK - control the vehicle, and understanding that it should be extremely simple to use, what technology do you feel you want on your ride?

If your choice is not on the list, please just respond.

David Falkenstein

Cohesive Technology - seamless is everything

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

P: (603) 283-7624
CohesiveTechnology is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 Old Jul 2nd, 2011, 11:31 am
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Northern Colorado, CO, USA
Posts: 1,202
Re: What do you want for gadgetry?

Quote:
Originally Posted by CohesiveTechnology
I've been riding since the middle '70s, and without a doubt there have been changes; lots of changes in our rides. But over the last few years I have seen remarkable changes in technology for motorcycles (except Harleys ). From the Wing's thousand and one buttons to the new GTL minimalist approach, technology is pervasive in our world.

But what is too much?

Many of you know what I am up to in my projects, but I'd like to know your mind.

Below is a poll of what I consider essential technology for motorcycles. GIVEN THAT IT IS DESIGNED PROPERLY SO AS NOT TO DETRACT FROM THE FIRST TASK - control the vehicle, and understanding that it should be extremely simple to use, what technology do you feel you want on your ride?

If your choice is not on the list, please just respond.
Howdy.

I'm looking at device mounting options. I've traded to an Aprillia Scarabeo 500ie and there's darn few mounting options for gps, xm and radar detector. The devices aren't an issue.

Thanks.

hangin'-It Karl

Disreputable Rode Hard & Put Up Wet Old Deadbeat Geezer
"We're all here because we're not all there"
--Ken & Gene Hunt
'09 Aprilia Scarabeo 500ie -- QuickSilver II
'02 LTE Silver -- Retired
'02 LTC Mauve -- RIP
2009 Subaru WRX, Stage 1 269 whp, 293 ftlb - INTERCEPTOR
2003 Ford Focus, 220 hp @ wheels 180 ftlb torque @ wheels - Traded
Northern Colorado
kmurphy165 is offline  
post #3 of 5 Old Jul 2nd, 2011, 2:01 pm Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
CohesiveTechnology's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Keene, NH, USA
Posts: 280
Re: What do you want for gadgetry?

Have you tried Ram Mounts ?

In the last year or so I have looked very closely at a huge range of motorcycles in an effort to develop something universal. I came to the conclusion that it is impossible.

What I do think is possible/likely is to create a small number of cradles for different devices and universal mounting hardware such as Ram Mounts.

Hell, I plan to use them if I can negotiate terms. They are good stuff.

David Falkenstein

Cohesive Technology - seamless is everything

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

P: (603) 283-7624
CohesiveTechnology is offline  
 
post #4 of 5 Old Jul 2nd, 2011, 7:35 pm Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
CohesiveTechnology's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Keene, NH, USA
Posts: 280
Re: What do you want for gadgetry?

Great responses. Thank you.
The numbers are different then I thought they would be.

David Falkenstein

Cohesive Technology - seamless is everything

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

P: (603) 283-7624
CohesiveTechnology is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old Jul 2nd, 2011, 8:43 pm
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Northern Colorado, CO, USA
Posts: 1,202
Re: What do you want for gadgetry?

Quote:
Originally Posted by CohesiveTechnology
Have you tried Ram Mounts ?

In the last year or so I have looked very closely at a huge range of motorcycles in an effort to develop something universal. I came to the conclusion that it is impossible.

What I do think is possible/likely is to create a small number of cradles for different devices and universal mounting hardware such as Ram Mounts.

Hell, I plan to use them if I can negotiate terms. They are good stuff.
Howdy, David. Yup. Looked real hard at Ram Mounts. Only thing they got that comes close is the universal brake/clutch reservoir cover. But they have specific screws for the cover and I suspect I'll have to drill new holes in the Ram Mount. I'm looking the Adjustable windshield Mount from Legal Speeding as it seems to involve the least amount of engineering. But I need to get more info on that system's performance.

Do appreciate your thoughts and idea. Thanks.

Configurin' Karl

Disreputable Rode Hard & Put Up Wet Old Deadbeat Geezer
"We're all here because we're not all there"
--Ken & Gene Hunt
'09 Aprilia Scarabeo 500ie -- QuickSilver II
'02 LTE Silver -- Retired
'02 LTC Mauve -- RIP
2009 Subaru WRX, Stage 1 269 whp, 293 ftlb - INTERCEPTOR
2003 Ford Focus, 220 hp @ wheels 180 ftlb torque @ wheels - Traded
Northern Colorado
kmurphy165 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the BMW Luxury Touring Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome