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I live in Phoenix, and for the last 3 weeks it has been 108-115 degrees every day, but I still hop on either my K1200RS, the R1150R Rockster, the R1100RT, or the R1200GS after eating near work just at sunset and ride home. Each time, although it is quite warm in the full air flow suit and helmet, I still say to myself, its great to be a motorcyclist. The boxers don't like the heat, and the K1200's fans keep kicking on, so I try to time the lights and keep moving. Engines like 75 degree air, just like people.
 

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I rode to work but they told me to go home. I wasn't scheduled to come in



Actually, I was in Charlotte on my way home from a few days on the Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive and rode home to Oak Grove, SC via two lane backroads.



'97 BMW R850R



Maybe we should have a "Ride to Work Week/Month"?
 

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Not to mention you can almost buy two Bonnie's for the price of one Dyna.



You gonna wait to see if the rumored "big-bore" Bonnie is a reality?
 

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Hope to tell ya it's hot and "chewy" on the ******* Riviera! The wait at the traffic lights is murder!



It was so bad on Thursday; I saw a dog chasing a cat, and they were both walkin'!
 

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What I heard is that it's two cylnders of the Rocket turned side ways, but I don't really see how that would work.



I would personaly like to see 1000cc and fuel injection, but I don't think it'll be next year, maybe when Ducati gets up to speed with the classic line-up Triumph will match them, but if they get to big, or watercool them they lose the focus of the bike. Remember they had w/c triple "classic " bikes like the Legend, T-bird and TBS and they phased them out in favor of the A/C Bonnie.
 

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Laptop Advice?

OK, so I'll admit I've been slacking on riding to work recently. I recently started shuttling back and forth with a laptop, and I'm concerned with how well it will fare in the Givi's on the bike. I know it would be better off in a backpack, but here in Houston we have these things called "heat" and "humidity." It is barely tolerable with a mesh jacket. Putting a backpack on would kill my venting.

Anyone have any experience carrying a laptop in a Givi hard trunk? Will it survive the experience?
 

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Re: Laptop Advice?

I think your biggest concern would be the condensation that occurs when you take the item (computer/camera/camcorder/etc.) from a cold space to the soggy outside. Camcorders are especially susceptible to dampness and in fact have a "dew alarm" that will disable the unit until it dries out.

That being said, I think the laptop and most anything else will travel well in a hardbag. Unless it requires oxygen, that is.
 

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Re: Laptop Advice?

I ride to work almost every day, switching between my 1200RT and my ST3. I have to carry a laptop back and forth every day.

Sometimes it's in the top case; RT. Sometimes it's in the paniers; ST3. Sometimes on my back; too many files in the bags.

I don't even pack it in anything special; it makes my tech department crazy.

But so far no problem.

I just got a sidecar rig so, I'll see how it fairs this winter.

Good luck.
 
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