Motorcycles plus computers?

Discussion in 'Computer Corner' started by cyberfish2, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. cyberfish2

    cyberfish2 Member

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    How many of you take a computer along on your motorcycle rides? What do you take, and how well does it hold up to the vibration? Horror stories? Rain dammage?
    I got a 10 inch Acer notebook computer to travel, but haven't tried it out on the bike yet. These days, I like to motel it over campgrounds, and most places have free WiFi.
     
  2. chevito

    chevito Member

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    take my 16 inch to and from work in my back pack, it's been about a year now and no problems so far:)
     
  3. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    I like mine in the tour pack on a long or overnight ride. It's a better "tool" for me than my cell phone, and there's so many fast food places with free wifi.
     
  4. UglyJohn

    UglyJohn Active Member

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    I use to take my laptop just about every time I went on a trip. But, now unless it's a long road trip, the iPhone works just fine. I can take pics, watch movies, email, check my messages at work or at home, get files or what-ever, do my banking, pay bills, find rooms/gas/eats and the list goes on... you get the drift. And, even make a phone call once in a while. :D
    Ugly John
     
  5. STEVE07

    STEVE07 Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderators

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    I have a 17'' HP laptop with a turbo stick and a mini printer that I take everywhere with me.I also have a Blackberry,I like the computer better.
     
  6. WHM1

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    I never leave home without my Mac Laptop.... check the weather and map my next day plus email and all the other good stuff !!
     
  7. Jim B.

    Jim B. Junior Member

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    Took my 15 inch HP laptop with me on my 2 week trip to Sturgis this year. Packed it against one of the walls of my T-Bag with the screen facing inwards. Didn't have any problems and loved being able to read my e-mail and HD Talking on the road. A smaller laptop would have been more convenient but I don't have the money to buy one and will probably take the 15 incher again next year.
     
  8. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    On my touring bike, took laptop in padded case and bungee'd to the luggage rack out back or the empty pillion when commuting.

    Haven't had the need to take it on the Harley, since I no longer work in "field service" and office is now my Engineering lab of sorts.
     
  9. RetiredJake

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    I have aq ASUS Eee PC that I carry on my long rides. It has a solid state hard drive in it, so no vibration worries. It has been over 14K miles already this year, and I am typing on it right now.
     
  10. HD4ME!

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    Very funny Ugly John! :D

    I would never entertain the idea of taking my laptop with me on a bike trip. I take a trip to get away from the everyday rat race. I do take the bike to work on occasion and throw the laptop in the saddle bag or trunk, laptop is in a backpack.

    Like The Tank, I have a BlackBerry and that is all I need.