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    Nice feature on the dash on the Gen 2
    on: April 04, 2022, 12:36:04 pm
    April 04, 2022, 12:36:04 pm
    I had read this but never seen it in action until Sunday,  out on Sunday with some other hardy souls for a few hours and it was cold Very cold!  :190:  :190:

    Anyway, the dash says it was +3c and the little * sign was on then I saw that the +3* went blue and flashed a few times, "Nice" then back white, a few mails later saw the dash flash blue again now it read +2* “Feck” it is getting colder and the dash flashes more times at 2c and more often. Twenty miles later we down to +1c and the dash is flashing blue even more often. 
    I like that feature but I think I could tell it was cold!  :001:

    Just to so you know by the end of the ride out the average temperature was +6c, low being 1c and high 12c just 130 miles and the heated grips on the Gen 2 have done their job and just on two.
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    Re: Nice feature on the dash on the Gen 2
    Reply #1 on: April 04, 2022, 03:27:23 pm
    April 04, 2022, 03:27:23 pm
    Cars, motorcycles, (and I think most new vehicles), now give a dashboard warning at 37 F and 3 C that "roads might be icy", on my Gen 1 it's an amber ice flake that looks like an asterisk.
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    Re: Nice feature on the dash on the Gen 2
    Reply #2 on: April 04, 2022, 04:47:15 pm
    April 04, 2022, 04:47:15 pm
    yep I know that most new vehicle have this,  was I'm going on about is it flashing up in Blue like you dont know it cold, for god sake I'm out side I worked it out it's cold!!! :745:

    I get it in a car the flashy snowflake as at 3c or 37.4 f black ice can start to form so good safty feature and I guess the same for a bike but if your out in it you know it's cold and should be riding to the weather and road condishions.
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    Re: Nice feature on the dash on the Gen 2
    Reply #3 on: April 04, 2022, 05:56:44 pm
    April 04, 2022, 05:56:44 pm
    Yeah, you are right.  So many things are dumbed down.  The dumbest I remember was road signs in Texes, a warning sign that read "Warning Signs Ahead".  I am not kidding.
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    Re: Nice feature on the dash on the Gen 2
    Reply #4 on: April 04, 2022, 08:57:59 pm
    April 04, 2022, 08:57:59 pm
    Don't need to worry about this in Aus...even in the middle of winter where I am it rarely gets to single figures...~10-12C is normally the lowest we see here.  :028:

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    Re: Nice feature on the dash on the Gen 2
    Reply #5 on: April 04, 2022, 11:36:39 pm
    April 04, 2022, 11:36:39 pm
    Riding in the mountains here its not uncommon for the temp to swing 10-15 degrees in as many minutes. So having this as a warning is very welcome.

    I had a moment in Utah a few years ago where i was riding in my heated gear, and didnt realize how cold it had gotten, and came around a corner to be greeted with snow on the road. I mean at that point it was pretty obvious it had gotten cold, but my pace for the 15 minutes before would not have been repeated if i had realized how cold it had become.

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    Re: Nice feature on the dash on the Gen 2
    Reply #6 on: April 05, 2022, 07:42:08 am
    April 05, 2022, 07:42:08 am
    *Originally Posted by runnerhiker [+]
    Yeah, you are right.  So many things are dumbed down.  The dumbest I remember was road signs in Texes, a warning sign that read "Warning Signs Ahead".  I am not kidding.

    I once saw a large sign with a small sign in the corner, warning that the large sign had sharp edges..  :008:
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    Re: Nice feature on the dash on the Gen 2
    Reply #7 on: April 05, 2022, 07:44:12 am
    April 05, 2022, 07:44:12 am
    On topic, I hired a 650 BMW in January while on a business trip to Tenerife, 19c when I set off, 5c in the mountains and ice in the shade of the mountain. I ended up turning back after several bicycles, a motorbike and a car lost it on the ice..  :012:
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