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Old 11-28-2005, 09:17 AM   #1
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Anything that raises hazard awareness is a good idea. First Post
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Old 11-28-2005, 09:40 AM   #2
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Wonder if they simulate road rash and head injuries if one rides without any protective clothing or a helmet when the simurider crashes?

Now that would be a simulator!</p>
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Old 11-28-2005, 09:42 AM   #3
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To help with realism, it needs some kind of a cannon-type device to shoot bumblebees at you at 60-80 mph. Mix in the occasional chunk of gravel.
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Old 11-28-2005, 09:46 AM   #4
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When you drop the bike will it knock the CPU over and break the monitor?
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Old 11-28-2005, 11:29 AM   #5
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The biggest shortcoming I saw in the simulator was the lack of a side and rear views. I hear about too many motorcyclists involved in accidents because they weren't watching their mirrors closely enough. And riding is more than just looking straight ahead. Situational awareness involves knowing how to watch all around yourself at all times, not just straight ahead. Other than that, it sounds fairly neat.



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Old 11-28-2005, 11:30 AM   #6
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I am waiting for the other simulators from the other companies since they have different attitudes:



Suzuki "GSX-R first on the racetrack, first with stunnaz" simulator.



Kawasaki "Ninja 180mph midnight highway run simulator"



Yamaha "16,000rpm is appropriate for downtown traffic" simulator.



Harley "Poker Run and Parade Simulator"



insert name of chopper brand here, "Visit all the bars in town simulator." (With BAC simulation)



BMW "Let the bike ride itself simulator"
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Old 11-28-2005, 11:31 AM   #7
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The mirrors always say NO!
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Old 11-28-2005, 12:34 PM   #8
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What, No tandem?
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Old 11-28-2005, 12:38 PM   #9
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Does it come with an oven to roast your thighs?
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Old 11-28-2005, 12:56 PM   #10
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Default Counter steer

So... how well does the simulator work with counter steer, does it change from steer left to go left etc as you are going 2-3 mph in a parking lot to countersteer mode at higher speeds?



I have ridden some of the junk rides at arcades that steer backwards at high speeds.
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