From: PostmanPat on 13 Dec 2009 02:37
On Dec 8, 12:59 pm, "Nev.." <id...(a)mindless.com> wrote:
> On Dec 7, 10:47 pm, Marty H <hyt...(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Dec 7, 7:37 pm, "Nev.." <id...(a)mindless.com> wrote:
> > > Marty H wrote:
> > > > On Dec 7, 5:52 pm, "Nev.." <id...(a)mindless.com> wrote:
> > > >> Marty H wrote:
> > > >>> On Dec 6, 8:22 pm, "Nev.." <id...(a)mindless.com> wrote:
> > > >>>> Jeff R. wrote:
> > > >>>>> Still think $12 is steep?
> > > >>>> Sure is. I think the most expensive app I have spent money on cost me
> > > >>>> $8.99, but that one actually saves me money every time I use it.
> > > >>>> Nev..
> > > >>>> '08 DL1000K8
> > > >>> what is a Tachometer worth..?
> > > >>> or, what is a audible Tachometer worth?
> > > >>> I need one, so "if" I had a iPhone/iTouch, $12 would be a bargain
> > > >> Just about every motor vehicle I've ever owned has come with a
> > > >> tachometer factory fitted. I find it hard to believe an iphone
> > > >> tachometer could be used as anything other than a gimick for a vast
> > > >> majority of the population. If you need one then maybe it is value for
> > > >> you, but I struggle to think of any circumstance when a tachometer app
> > > >> would be of actual non-novelty use.
> > > >> Nev..
> > > >> '08 DL1000K8
> > > > you have never worked on, restored or rebuilt a bike/engine/carby
> > > > then?
> > > No, and neither do the vast majority of the population. The ones who
> > > do, have a tachometer.
> > So the worldwide production of Tachometers must stop now because all
> > the people that will ever need one, replace one etc has dried up?
> No, you need to reread what I have written above, because I don't
> think I said what you think I said. I never said that noone would
> need a tacho. I'm sure there are thousands of people every day who
> have the need to buy such a piece of equipment. But the majority of
> them will buy a quality instrument. By quality I mean an instrument
> which actually measures the engine speed, rather than an iphone app
> which guesses it based on audible cues (which may or may not originate
> from the engine who's speed is being measured), and even invites the
> user to contribute their own guesses so that it can guess the engine
> speed more accurately. I would call that a novelty. I say that
> relative to other iphone apps, and especially novelty apps, $12 is too
> expensive. If it was .99c I would buy it in a flash and measure the
> engine speed of everything I could, but not because it was a useful
> >www.advrider.com Inmates: 116,705
> > (the most popular MC forum I know of)
> and I suspect 116,605 of them have motorcycles which are already
> equipped with a tachometer which is far more accurate and reliable
> than any iphone app. Why would they need another one?
> Nev..- Hide quoted text -
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There's a _lot_ of DR650s on ADV... :-)