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post #11 of 22 Old 11-03-2019, 11:09 PM
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Judging from past experience, the factory in which I work won't get theirs reset for about two weeks.

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post #12 of 22 Old 11-03-2019, 11:55 PM
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hmmm, no issues here in Arizona...no daylight savings time. I did have to pull out the owners manual to set my clock after replacing the battery though.
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post #13 of 22 Old 11-04-2019, 02:06 AM
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We've come a long way baby...remember the time you had to get up off the couch when you wanted to change the TV channel, get up, walk over to the TV and turn the dial. Now imagine you owned a GSA with a handlebar full of gadgets and dials and settings, so much fun! Just had a peek at the new Tenere 700 (T7)...what a breath of fresh air, well designed and so basic...like the Wee but very capable off road.

By the way, thanks for reminding me its time to change the clock, I wondered why my internal clock today said something was not jiving with what the clock was reading on my Strom and why I felt like taking a nap. Hehe.
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post #14 of 22 Old 11-04-2019, 01:09 PM
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UP here, I just leave the clock on Daylight savings time cause the bikes soon will be put away for the winter. By the time it comes back out the time will have shifted back.
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post #15 of 22 Old 11-04-2019, 02:03 PM
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I'm OCD as hell and having the time wrong on my bike just gives me a feeling like there's something scratching at the insides of my eyeballs until I correct it. Now that riding season is over for me I park the bikes and don't look at them til the spring.

Naturally, I have to look up exactly HOW to fix it every single time.
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post #16 of 22 Old 11-04-2019, 11:17 PM
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wait! the Vee has a clock????

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post #17 of 22 Old 11-06-2019, 10:46 AM
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I just ride so fast the clock stops...never have to worry about setting it...

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post #18 of 22 Old 11-06-2019, 11:19 AM
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I investigated a shooting once where a guy was shot while playing Russian Roulette....with a semiautomatic rifle. With that sort of competition, I'm afraid you'll have to lose about a googleplex's worth of brain cells to be in the running for Dumbass of the Year ....
so was it an 'accidental' shooting or a really clever murder by the guy who was 'going to go next' ?

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post #19 of 22 Old 11-06-2019, 12:24 PM
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It wasn't a murder. Both participants lived to tell the tale.

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post #20 of 22 Old 11-08-2019, 06:31 AM
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Instead of adding a clock (which has to be adjusted), inaccurate or at least questionable ambient temperature indicating displays and all of the other wiz-bang things bikes seem to getting these days ... more and more each new model iteration, I wonder of manufacturers would ever consider offering a very basic model of certain bikes - ADV being the most likely category, with absolutely nothing extra beyond what DOT regulations required; speedometer, lights, etc.

Some of us may actually prefer less complexity and a corresponding less price. All that being said, I'm not holding my breath.

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