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Old 04-28-2005, 12:24 AM   #1
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She's home, safe and sound in her garage...

A few braindead thoughts before beddie bye:

80-85mph is doable, but my 640 don't like it too much. 75-ish is better

There's an ungodly roar coming from somewhere. Every time I stood up, sweet blessed silence. (Arai Quantum F) and sat down to a roaring that is STILL ringing in my ears, earplugs and all. There some way to block the wind coming up thru the tank/fork area?

Bring rain gear. Yes, on occiasion it does rain in CA. I found out the wet way that my Tourmaster stuff ain't waterPROOF. Also part of that is to actually WEAR the rain gear when its raining. Today woulda been tough on that one 'cause it didn't rain the whole time. I'd get wet, dry out, get wet, dry out, etc.

Crosswinds SUCK!

... and so do headwinds!

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Old 04-28-2005, 12:43 AM   #2
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Glad you made it home safe, did ya take 5??
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Old 04-28-2005, 01:21 AM   #3
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Glad you made it home safe, did ya take 5??
Nope. 1 down to about Salinas, then hit the "screw-it zone" and jumped on the 101 to LA.

The BMW dealer in Santa Cruz has a full fleet of the new Hexhead RTs and STs to oogle if y'all are up there. Ditto with a SEXY K-S.

To add to my OP: if you're gonna bring things that require chargers/etc. make sure the electrical outlet yer gonna use works. My GPS battery died before Santa Barbara... (No James, neither are working)

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Old 04-28-2005, 09:07 AM   #4
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How Long did it take you to get home?

When did you leave? (time)
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Old 04-28-2005, 09:22 AM   #5
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I think Mike will be sleeping for a week
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Old 04-28-2005, 10:27 AM   #6
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When did you leave? (time)
Took ~12 hours the way I went. Once it got to 1445 hours, I hit the zone that said "Screw it! I need to get a move on. I'll ride the southern part of the coast on my RT some other day."

Left at ~1030-ish. Arrived ~2230-ish.

I can see why people pay Boejangles lots of money for his seats. Me being the stubborn, hard-headed (& redundant) idiot I am, turned down the loan of Boejangles' personal seat for the trip south. The addition of a sheepskin and a pair of cycling shorts probably woulda cured what ailed me seat-wise, but the sore lower back was no bueno. Here's hoping that the pimp Renazco Racing seat that I order here soon cures that too!

Now, about the wind from under the tank? How does one block that?

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Old 04-28-2005, 11:06 AM   #7
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Now, about the wind from under the tank? How does one block that?

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congrats mike!

i know the 950 crowd use a plate that attaches to the forks, andrew fetke sells them in the adventurersworkshop link called "schwag" below.

maybe something like that would work for the 640?
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Old 04-28-2005, 11:22 AM   #8
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Just checked it

The 950 version ain't going to work, not sure who the original designer is but it does a great job of keeping debris from flying up as well.
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Old 04-28-2005, 11:50 AM   #9
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Now, about the wind from under the tank? How does one block that?

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Under??

I decided after going to and from WARPED that I'm going to need some form of added fairing. I've got an old sport-tourer screen I'm going to experiment with. No problems with excessive noise on mine. Just too much wind blast once you get over 70mph.
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Old 04-28-2005, 11:57 AM   #10
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Under??

I decided after going to and from WARPED that I'm going to need some form of added fairing. I've got an old sport-tourer screen I'm going to experiment with. No problems with excessive noise on mine. Just too much wind blast once you get over 70mph.
I found that the wind blast sucked eggs when I was fighting at a 10 degree list to starboard due to head/cross winds! Passing semis at speed... in a crosswind... on a glorified dirt bike... No bueno. I'd have to set up on the outside of the lane and honk the bike over towards their front bumpers just so I wouldn't get blown off the road. But that's why they call it an adventure!

I found that if I put my arm over the holes between the tank and forks that the wind roar in my helmet went completely away. Leads me to believe that the updraft/turbulence is what's making my Arai roar. Ditto with the turbulence off the RT's screen. Leading into the "what's the quietest helmet in turbulence" question...

The minute I got the helmet in the quiet air. Nada. Makes me think about a sportbike just so I don't have this infernal racket every time I ride!

Gotta be someone else out there with the same issues.

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Old 04-28-2005, 12:11 PM   #11
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I found that if I put my arm over the holes between the tank and forks that the wind roar in my helmet went completely away. Leads me to believe that the updraft/turbulence is what's making my Arai roar.
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Maybe the reason I don't notice is beacuse of this:



NOJ Quiet Rider Deluxe. Gets rid of all that under chin air. Since the Aria is racing helmet, it's design and aero is set for a chin down riding posture. Now that I/we sit upright, It's not as quiet.

I notice a great reduction in noise when I tuck my chin down while riding. Just ain't comfortable at all

Good point though. Something to look into....
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Old 04-28-2005, 12:24 PM   #12
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The 950 version ain't going to work, not sure who the original designer is but it does a great job of keeping debris from flying up as well.
not even modified? figures...
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Old 04-28-2005, 01:08 PM   #13
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Maybe the reason I don't notice is beacuse of this:



NOJ Quiet Rider Deluxe. Gets rid of all that under chin air. Since the Aria is racing helmet, it's design and aero is set for a chin down riding posture. Now that I/we sit upright, It's not as quiet.

I notice a great reduction in noise when I tuck my chin down while riding. Just ain't comfortable at all

Good point though. Something to look into....
...and you can get these where??

Linky?

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Old 04-28-2005, 01:42 PM   #14
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...and you can get these where??

Linky?

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http://froogle.google.com/froogle?q=...r=&sa=N&tab=wf

couple of places it appears.
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Old 04-28-2005, 02:06 PM   #15
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M'kay...

So how do these critters do when its hot out?

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