Buddy has a givi topcase mounted on his k1200. I always thought it looked dumb but he's like a big brother to me so I keep my mouth shut. Sometimes.
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I've got to admit it is convenient. We rode to the movies and I was going to lash my helmet to my bike (I hate doing that) but instead he took my helmet and put it in with his so I only had to carry my jacket in the theatre. That was cool.
Yeah my lockable saddlebags have changed mine. Quick release is great too.
I'm curious, what kind of helmet locks do guys use on sport bikes? I have a chrome add-on for my cruiser that sits on my handlebars. I usually just put my helmet on my handlebar, loop a bike lock cable through it and secure it to the little lock.
Most cruiser riders around here have such cheap garbage helmets that they don't even lock them. I think they are *hoping* to get them stolen.
Haven't yet had anything happen to it, but I partially base the decision on where it is left. When I leave it parked on the street at the office or at home, I bring it in with me.
When I'm stopped at the store or something, I'll usually leave it on the bike with the gloves stuffed inside. I guess if someone is really an ass, there are worse things they could do to my bike than screw with my $180 helmet. I will be cognizant of how I am parked though...if somebody is going to crunch their car into my helmet trying to get in/out of a spot, I will either turn the bike at a steeper angle or take the helmet with me.
I had a pair of Dainese that I sold that were really warm yet had a nice feel to them. They had a little sticky pads on the fingertips that offered precise control in what should have felt like a bulky glove. They were quite warm and kept feeling in my digits in below freezing weather. Can't remember the name of them but I see similar glove on their site. I ended up trading them for a pair of Helds which I ended up giving away (dumb)
Edited by Rumpelstiltskin - 10/1/13 at 7:57am
I hear 'ya brother, this week is forecast to be in the low '90s, brrrr.
Powerful big twin, trellis frame, handled as well as a sportbike, easy to commute on, easy to tour on. The jack of all trades, master of all.
I see they decided go go with a single sided swingarm. I think they have Ducati concerned about losing Monster sales because Duc is going back to liquid cooled bikes for 2014 and is adding the 1198cc multistrada engine into the line as well
I like my Cortech Scarabs
Realistically though, once you get into the 30s, nothing is gonna work like heated gear. All I really need to that end would be heated gloves- not grips, because you still get huge windchill from the outside knuckles. Other than that you can just layer up like a madman.