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    "car"puter on a motorcyle

    This is cool, a twin engine chopper with a touchscreen..

    http://www.popularmechanics.com/blog...s/4218144.html
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    Moved to General discussion.

    This bike is going to be featured on American Chopper next week, according to the promos on TLC.

    It runs StreetDeck, FWIW.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    That's even cooler!

    To bad I live in a different part of the world where the series are delayed....
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    from the link: "For starters, there’s no ignition key: The motorcycle’s 3-pound, 5.6-in. LCD screen (pictured below at right) recognizes a fingerprint to de-activate security functions and allow access to the “start ignition” button."

    wow, how'd they pull that off, don't think that's even posible, unless they mean a seperate fp reader also on the screen?

    sick, I like it

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    how will you scan your fingerprint through your riding gloves?
    this is sweet, I wondered when someone would do this. I did something a lot lower-tech than this for my Dad's 1997 Honda ST1100,

    XM, GPS, MP3's, sound through portable speakers. The mini XM antenna is mounted to the rear seat back, we're getting the homelink for it soon, and will integrate that into the panel under the handlebars. It's all made to be removed when it's parked, and is all weather protected. He rides 365, unless there's ice on the ground...
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    Quote Originally Posted by monkeyracer View Post
    He rides 365, unless there's ice on the ground...

    He's more likely to ride 360 if there is ice on the ground

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    Wants to make it harder monkeyracer's Avatar
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    Well, the bike usually only rotates 90 or so degrees when it goes down...

    actually he used to live in greenland while on "remote assignment" (understated) for the Air Force, he brought his bike up there and would ride even on ice, he did have metal studs and some hardcore nerves to do it though. Now that he's older and we're out of the house, he's got his toys. And he rides the bike the most out of them all. If it gets icy, Mom will usually get him and he gets the bike later.

    I really think that those "fair weather harleys" are pointless. Why buy a harley and claim your badass if you don't actually use it?
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    Can anyone confirm how they worked the touchscreen? Is the computer constantly powered in some sort of standby to recognize when it is touched and then runs software to recognize the print? I'd like to set it up in my car.
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