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post #3631 of 4800

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. :rotflmao:

post #3632 of 4800
I agree that it is not the sexiest thing to put on a bike but I don't think it makes the bike look horrible. The convenience it offers far outweighs the ugliness factor.
post #3633 of 4800
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Originally Posted by John Doe View Post

I agree that it is not the sexiest thing to put on a bike but I don't think it makes the bike look horrible. The convenience it offers far outweighs the ugliness factor.

 

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.

post #3634 of 4800
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Originally Posted by Rumpelstiltskin View Post

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.

Indeed.
post #3635 of 4800
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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post

I bought a Givi top case for my scooter a week ago and it's literally changed my life.

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.
post #3636 of 4800
Most of the time, I take mine with me. Friends have told stories of having stuff done to their helmets (one was full of Slurpee) on the bike here in the city, where the act of having something nicer than someone else means you're an undeserving piece of crap that has to be taken down a peg rolleyes.gif. Away from the city proper, I use the locks Honda put on the bikes.
post #3637 of 4800
I use the helmet lock on my bike (when you unlock and open the seat, there is a hook inside for the strap so it can't be unhooked without unlocking the seat again).

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.
post #3638 of 4800
It's getting colder in Boston. Soon the leaves will drop like the flag that ends my riding season. But until then... Must grab every beautiful moment on these colorful New England roads.
post #3639 of 4800
I'm gonna try and push riding season out as long as i can (and as long as the roads stay dry).

Anyone have good recommendations for winter gloves? they don't necessarily have to be heated but preferably gauntlet style.
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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)

 

 

Dainese Jerico

 

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Edited by Rumpelstiltskin - 10/1/13 at 7:57am
post #3641 of 4800
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Originally Posted by BostonHedonist View Post

It's getting colder in Boston. Soon the leaves will drop like the flag that ends my riding season. But until then... Must grab every beautiful moment on these colorful New England roads.

I hear 'ya brother, this week is forecast to be in the low '90s, brrrr.cold[1].gif
post #3642 of 4800
Can someone explain to me why everyone's freaking out about the KTM Superduke?
post #3643 of 4800
I've inherited a 1974 Yamaha 360 Enduro that I'd like to get back in working order. Anyone know of a good resource for manuals for older bikes like this?
post #3644 of 4800
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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post

Can someone explain to me why everyone's freaking out about the KTM Superduke?

 

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

 

 

 

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post #3645 of 4800
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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post

I'm gonna try and push riding season out as long as i can (and as long as the roads stay dry).

Anyone have good recommendations for winter gloves? they don't necessarily have to be heated but preferably gauntlet style.

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.
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