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Originally Posted by BostonHedonist View Post
 

I need to plan one epic motorcycle trip for my second and final (?) year living in the UK. I'm thinking Romania.

 

 

 

Where would you go?

 

good gawd!!

post #6302 of 6958
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Originally Posted by BostonHedonist View Post

I need to plan one epic motorcycle trip for my second and final (?) year living in the UK. I'm thinking Romania.





Where would you go?

This is the motorcycle equivalent of those 'What would you do' memes?
post #6303 of 6958
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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post


This is the motorcycle equivalent of those 'What would you do' memes?

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Do you guys ride with cameras?

post #6305 of 6958
Nope.
post #6306 of 6958
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
 

Do you guys ride with cameras?

 

Video?  That's just evidence that can be used against you.  I would like to do pictures but

 

1.  I need to get another bike first

2.  I never remember to take pictures

3.  If I do take the I never put them out there for the world to see

 

 

There is a guy I follow on youtube (and Instagram I guess) that documents his life on the bike (Adeysworld) .  Makes you want to do just live on 2 wheels and do nothing else.  Well he just went down and looks a bit fucked up after an altercation with a Prius.  Of course he is documenting it.  I just couldn't do that.  I'd prefer to suffer in silence.  In any event there is a GoFundMe set up for him due to insurance shortfalls:  https://www.gofundme.com/wdy2ae3c

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I wonder if he has video etc. If the prius was at fault then he should be off the hook for the medical expenses, no?

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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

I wonder if he has video etc. If the prius was at fault then he should be off the hook for the medical expenses, no?


Yes and no. If medical expenses exceed the other driver's coverage then you have to go after them in civil court which can take forever. Meanwhile your medical bills keep accumulating
post #6309 of 6958
Looks wonderful. Also, the Isle of Man TT course is on public roads, so an option as well.

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I love this picture. Spa and the Nordschleife fit inside. As do Circuit de la Sarthe and pretty much every great track in the world.
Edited by ramuman - 4/9/16 at 5:28am
post #6310 of 6958
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Originally Posted by Rumpelstiltskin View Post

Video?  That's just evidence that can be used against you.  I would like to do pictures but

1.  I need to get another bike first
2.  I never remember to take pictures
3.  If I do take the I never put them out there for the world to see


There is a guy I follow on youtube (and Instagram I guess) that documents his life on the bike (Adeysworld) .  Makes you want to do just live on 2 wheels and do nothing else.  Well he just went down and looks a bit fucked up after an altercation with a Prius.  Of course he is documenting it.  I just couldn't do that.  I'd prefer to suffer in silence.  In any event there is a GoFundMe set up for him due to insurance shortfalls:  https://www.gofundme.com/wdy2ae3c
Noooo not Adey!
post #6311 of 6958
Today I traced the wires from my broken heated grips to the source and I can't freaking figure out what to do to unplug them...

There's a small mom and pop shop here that works on anything with motors. I might just finish up my build and take the bike there to have them take it off and to make a mount for the Speedo sensor.

The sensors going to be a huge pain for me because I have no way to cut and bend metal right and I dont mind paying someone a hundo ish to check my work, do a few minor things, change the oil, and bleed the brakes.
post #6312 of 6958

As yet another side note, do you guys find gear position or fuel consumption gauges useful on your bike?

 

The SV doesn't have one, but you can get aftermarket ones from people on SVRider. Not sure it'd be useful at all. The one thing that does seem useful is the aTRE mod. I think I might get that soon to smooth out the throttle response in the lower gears. Everything I've read about it has been positive and there's a switchable version which is great.

 

Next to do's for this summer will probably include getting a phone/gps mount and hooking up a USB charger for said phone/gps. My hope is to use my car as little as possible this summer. Already bought a user rear rack on ebay and I'll buy a cheap topcase so I can stow some groceries etc. I'll probably need to have the RR mod done as well. Hopefully the fender eliminator at some point in the summer/fall as well...

I didn't realize this earlier but the front end swap with clip ons is going to put my bars super low. Gonna be interesting. Good thing I spent the dough on a top triple that was drilled out for the riser plates. It'll make it much easier to swap to back to the original riser setup on the naked if I decide to go back to it. Not really sure how much I'm going to love the clip ons tbh. I liked being able to throw the bike around with the riser bars, but being lower will definitely help with the wind on a naked at the sacrifice of low speed stability.

 

I'll get to sell the stock front end this summer which should give me some money back. Thank goodness.


Edited by ridethecliche - 4/10/16 at 10:12pm
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Gear position, no, Fuel gauge I fucking wish.
post #6314 of 6958
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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post

Gear position, no, Fuel gauge I fucking wish.

Someone makes an aftermarket one for the sv which sounds pretty awesome. That said, adding something busy to the dash doesn't sound all that appealing.

It has a fuel gauge, average and instantaneous mpg counter, miles till empty indicator, and a couple other things. Might be useful while going a longer distance, but I usually fill up every 130 miles or so by default.

Here's a relevant link:


http://www.svrider.com/forum/showpost.php?p=4644809&postcount=592
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The insurance stuff is spooky. I've had one at fault accident in my life and that was at 17. State Farm was great and I've kept them since. I've been in several accidents where the other person was at fault. More often than not, their insurance was always some dodgy brand. On a motorcycle, I don't think I would've been vertical for a long time in all those cases.

Curious, do you guys just do liability only?
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