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Title: First ride of 2013
Post by: andy750 on March 02, 2013, 06:40:25 PM
...was today! Ah wonderful to be back out on the K4 - today testing the new winter fairing. It takes a lot of air off the body which is good. Noisier than usual above 40 mph. My head is above the level of the fairing so its in air (a little buffeting not too bad). Then it was onto the VStrom - nice little neighbourhood ride and most importantly for both bikes - getting the tire pressure sorted out! Both needed air.

I hope you all get to ride soon :) Snowboarding tomorrow  ;D ;D
cheers
Andy


Title: Re: First ride of 2013
Post by: cabrala on March 02, 2013, 07:08:23 PM
For the record, your head is above the level of any fairing on any bike. ;) Isn't that also why you have a sunroof in the Subaru?

This post had me worried at first...I was thinking it was a planned ride upcoming that I will miss due to being engine-less. I am so close to being ready (I think) so I can't wait to get out there and go 90 mph down Rt. 1 with you, Andy  ;D


Title: Re: First ride of 2013
Post by: Connito on March 02, 2013, 07:24:56 PM
Good on you for getting out and ride today for your first 2013 ride, Andy!

I am planning to do it next weekend on two wheels. As you know, I have already done it on three wheels this year  ;) - http://nehondaguys.info/forums/index.php?topic=1520.0

So, what is that new winter fairing your speaking of?

Oh, and if there are no pictures, it didn't happen! ;)

Best,
Peter


Title: Re: First ride of 2013
Post by: knowsnothing on March 08, 2013, 07:47:44 AM
Seriously andy, you are slipping...where are the photos  ;D

Could you think the fairing and hose had guards you have?  I have been contemplating making my bike a littl more cold friendly.


Title: Re: First ride of 2013
Post by: andy750 on March 08, 2013, 10:59:38 AM
The snow has been getting in the way of taking outdoor photos  ;) Ill take some as soon as I can get the bike out...this morning rather than shovel the 6` of snow blocking my car in I simply put the Subaru in reverse and drove over it! Loving this years new winter tires!  ;D

I have Barkbuster hand guards from Twisted Throttle - good for wind deflection but pricey ($150). Combined with heated grips (heated tape under grips - $30 from Dennis Kirk). Windshield is a National Cycles Slipstreamer I think - tall, from  Motorcycle Superstore - $100 I think. I may end up removing the windshield if it dosent work for me....would sell it to you if you want...looks ok on the bike. Watch this space!

cheers
Andy



Title: Re: First ride of 2013
Post by: larecords on March 28, 2013, 08:11:31 PM
here's me on the Shadow today... first ride of 2013!!!


Title: Re: First ride of 2013
Post by: azure on March 29, 2013, 12:21:06 AM
Is that a huge mound of snow behind you Larry?
Darned Canadians are a hardy bunch!
Congrats on getting out!
Ben