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Oh, and I installed new turn signals. They are LED and I had thought that all I needed to do for LED blinkers was install a new LED compatible relay.

Turns out that is not true...because both the left and right ones blink when either side is switched on. Guess I have to add some diodes somewhere to keep only the correct side blinking.
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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post

I ended up dropping my bike twice (TWICE!) on Saturday and thankfully only managed to bust a front indicator lens.

How do you drop 1 bike twice on the same day?
post #6678 of 6912
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How do you drop 1 bike twice on the same day?

They be some heavy motherfuckers.
post #6679 of 6912

Street triple?

post #6680 of 6912

So, this feels like the right place to ask for some advice about the Distinguished Gentleman's Ride.  :)

 

This will be my first time, and I just picked up a new (to me) brown herringbone tweed sportcoat to wear for the ride.  Here's a terrible pic of my shirt/tie/jacket combo.  Pairing them with some blue wool trousers.

 

 

 

 

I'd love to hear your thoughts!  Here's a pic of my Thruxton as well.  The tie in the pic matches pretty well.

 

 

 

-Jim

post #6681 of 6912

Paging Trini

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I love wearing ties and jackets as much, if not more, than the next guy, but on a motorcycle?  Besides the safety factor, I imagine all your shit will get ruined quick.

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I'm on the hook for about $50 for the outfit I'm wearing, so no worries there.  As far as safety, I'm definitely leery about riding around without my usual gear, but riding a motorcycle is a matter of managing risk.  My DGR is very local, and I can stick to backroads to get there and back.  I was considering the NYC ride, but the thought of being on the NJ Turnpike with a tweed jacket between me and the road is just more risk than I'm willing to absorb.  ;)

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How do you drop 1 bike twice on the same day?

First time was lowering it off the paddock stand. It came down but didn't lean nicely to the left where the sidestand is. It decided to go the other way.

That was fine, slow drop, no real harm done.

Second time was pulling out of a gravel parking lot in the boonies. Upward slope, waiting to pull out, bike stalls, I'm not ready for it, down she goes.

Thankfully the dealer has the lens in stock so it's in the mail to me.
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Originally Posted by StriderTB View Post

I'm on the hook for about $50 for the outfit I'm wearing, so no worries there.  As far as safety, I'm definitely leery about riding around without my usual gear, but riding a motorcycle is a matter of managing risk.  My DGR is very local, and I can stick to backroads to get there and back.  I was considering the NYC ride, but the thought of being on the NJ Turnpike with a tweed jacket between me and the road is just more risk than I'm willing to absorb.  wink.gif
My first crash was on a backroad. Good gear helped a lot. It's not worth it brah
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Originally Posted by StriderTB View Post

I'm on the hook for about $50 for the outfit I'm wearing, so no worries there.  As far as safety, I'm definitely leery about riding around without my usual gear, but riding a motorcycle is a matter of managing risk.  My DGR is very local, and I can stick to backroads to get there and back.  I was considering the NYC ride, but the thought of being on the NJ Turnpike with a tweed jacket between me and the road is just more risk than I'm willing to absorb.  wink.gif

Wear real gear for the ride into the city and carry DGR gear in a bag. Rent a short term locker at Penn Station and change
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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post

First time was lowering it off the paddock stand. It came down but didn't lean nicely to the left where the sidestand is. It decided to go the other way.

That was fine, slow drop, no real harm done.

Second time was pulling out of a gravel parking lot in the boonies. Upward slope, waiting to pull out, bike stalls, I'm not ready for it, down she goes.

Thankfully the dealer has the lens in stock so it's in the mail to me.

Fukkin hate gravel
post #6688 of 6912
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Originally Posted by Rumpelstiltskin View Post

Fukkin hate gravel

SAME.

Unless I'm wearing full motocross gear, I'm not really trying to ride on that.
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Wear real gear for the ride into the city and carry DGR gear in a bag. Rent a short term locker at Penn Station and change

There haven't been lockers in Penn Station since 9/11.  Aside from the gear though, I've never done a large group ride, so the thought of riding around with a few hundred other people is less appealing than riding around with 30 or so that will show up at Asbury Park.  Plus, the route is along the water, so it should be nice and cool.  

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