ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > The perfect line and other riding myths
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-31-2011, 05:42 AM   #16
Jim Moore
Beastly Adventurer
 
Jim Moore's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2001
Location: Jax, FL
Oddometer: 12,804
Next stop, Gixxer-land!
__________________
Jim Moore
Jax, FL

Pay the lady, PirateJohn, you thieving piece of garbage.
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=949341
Jim Moore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2011, 06:13 AM   #17
ph0rk
Doesn't Care
 
ph0rk's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Oaktown
Oddometer: 2,046
Looks good, I'd probably pull off the givi trunk and roll with the stock cases unless I had a big trip planned - I think those older concourses looked best that way (in the same way older k-bikes with side cases looked good)
__________________
--Semantics are everything.
ph0rk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2011, 06:14 AM   #18
PalePhase
Humour Noir
 
PalePhase's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: That's neither here nor there
Oddometer: 824
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zerk View Post
I started out on metric, as alot of Harley riders do. Then I got a job.

__________________
“Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others.”― Otto von Bismarck

1995 Honda VF750CD
2002 Honda VFR800
PalePhase is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2011, 08:07 AM   #19
Zerk OP
DILLIGAF
 
Zerk's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: Straight jacket memories, and sedative highs
Oddometer: 3,204
Quote:
Originally Posted by ph0rk View Post
Looks good, I'd probably pull off the givi trunk and roll with the stock cases unless I had a big trip planned - I think those older concourses looked best that way (in the same way older k-bikes with side cases looked good)
I agree it looks good, but I am into function. I see no reason to pull a bag off, for cosmetic reasons. I got a detachable trunk on Road King, rarely ever comes off.
__________________
Berserker
In my travelling heart, there's an urge to see

foreign lands and alien birds, hear stories that no ones heard-D.A.D.

Helmets are like rubbers, you know you should wear one, but its so much better when you don't-Me.
Zerk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2011, 08:10 AM   #20
ph0rk
Doesn't Care
 
ph0rk's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Oaktown
Oddometer: 2,046
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zerk View Post
I agree it looks good, but I am into function. I see no reason to pull a bag off, for cosmetic reasons. I got a detachable trunk on Road King, rarely ever comes off.
Well, depending on seat height, a top case can make it tougher to swing a leg over - at least that was my experience with my strom, so I run without one whenever I can. Plus I like using a bungie net or rokstraps on the top cargo plate, as I have side cases for anything that needs casing.

At ~30" that might not be a problem though.
__________________
--Semantics are everything.
ph0rk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2011, 08:14 AM   #21
Zerk OP
DILLIGAF
 
Zerk's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: Straight jacket memories, and sedative highs
Oddometer: 3,204
I am short, but so far hasn't been bad getting on. I am waiting to tip it over.

I spent years with bungees and bags, don't like using them if I don't have to. Though I have a big canvas bag for work, which may easier to just bungee. I'll probably bungee a folding chair.

Though one thing I like is how it has hook points on the back seat.
__________________
Berserker
In my travelling heart, there's an urge to see

foreign lands and alien birds, hear stories that no ones heard-D.A.D.

Helmets are like rubbers, you know you should wear one, but its so much better when you don't-Me.
Zerk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2011, 08:17 AM   #22
Zerk OP
DILLIGAF
 
Zerk's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: Straight jacket memories, and sedative highs
Oddometer: 3,204
I am using this bike to work my courage up to a dual sport, as to the height. I am 5'7 on one side, 5 6.5" on the other.

I have noticed with heavy work boots, its a little harder for my bad foot to brake. With the bates sport tactical yesterday no problem. Not sure how a pair of off road boots would be.
__________________
Berserker
In my travelling heart, there's an urge to see

foreign lands and alien birds, hear stories that no ones heard-D.A.D.

Helmets are like rubbers, you know you should wear one, but its so much better when you don't-Me.
Zerk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2011, 08:19 AM   #23
Zerk OP
DILLIGAF
 
Zerk's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: Straight jacket memories, and sedative highs
Oddometer: 3,204
One cool thing is a hard hat fits in the saddlebag. Not a worry for Harley, doctors and lawyers don't wear hardhats. Actually I bet a full face helmet fits.
__________________
Berserker
In my travelling heart, there's an urge to see

foreign lands and alien birds, hear stories that no ones heard-D.A.D.

Helmets are like rubbers, you know you should wear one, but its so much better when you don't-Me.
Zerk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2011, 08:26 AM   #24
Zerk OP
DILLIGAF
 
Zerk's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: Straight jacket memories, and sedative highs
Oddometer: 3,204
After riding for a hour, I realized this was the first fixed fairing mounted bike I rode. Not a big deal. Rode the FLHR after, not a big deal either.
__________________
Berserker
In my travelling heart, there's an urge to see

foreign lands and alien birds, hear stories that no ones heard-D.A.D.

Helmets are like rubbers, you know you should wear one, but its so much better when you don't-Me.
Zerk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2011, 04:40 PM   #25
ttpete
Rectum Non Bustibus
 
Joined: May 2009
Location: Dearborn, MI
Oddometer: 5,506
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zerk View Post
I agree it looks good, but I am into function. I see no reason to pull a bag off, for cosmetic reasons. I got a detachable trunk on Road King, rarely ever comes off.
If you need a key for the Givi, the most practical way is to just get a new lock and keys from Twisted Throttle. I just did it, and it's pretty inexpensive. Nobody seems to have key blanks, and it only takes a minute to change over because there's only one E-clip to remove.
__________________
10 Ducati 1098 Streetfighter S - "Sleipnir"
09 Kaw Versys
67 Triumph Bonneville TT Special
"The problem with Socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money" _____ Margaret Thatcher
ttpete is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2011, 06:05 PM   #26
Zerk OP
DILLIGAF
 
Zerk's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: Straight jacket memories, and sedative highs
Oddometer: 3,204
I don't need keys. Its just annoying to have to use the key all the time. But I will keep that in mind if I ever lose one.
__________________
Berserker
In my travelling heart, there's an urge to see

foreign lands and alien birds, hear stories that no ones heard-D.A.D.

Helmets are like rubbers, you know you should wear one, but its so much better when you don't-Me.
Zerk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2011, 06:06 PM   #27
pretbek
Studly Adventurer
 
pretbek's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: SE Pennsylvania
Oddometer: 933
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zerk View Post
I bought a Jap bike today, 2001 Concours. 100 miles and so far no one has kicked sand in my face or knocked my mess hall tray off the table.

I did notice that some Harley riders must have been looking the other way when I waved. Most of the Jap bikes were crotch rockets, and they don’t wave anyways

Big fairing is nice. I am tolerating the feet under, but not a huge fan. Hard on the knees, I got bad knees though from an accident. Luckily at has highway pegs to stretch out.

Hard on the forearms. I started to relax helped a bit, but I wonder about a day of riding.

PIA needing the keys for glove box and ignition. Givi trunk is PIA to open, and needing key.

Handles well. Power isn’t that great, but I didn’t wind out the gears either. In the past this bike did pull away from 98” at 100.

You sit a lot higher. I was little nervous cause of the seat height, but wasn’t to bad, but I was one up.

.

More vibration then I thought there would be.

Overall fun bike, I want to get it one some twisties. Can’t have to many bikes.
That gets a lot better when you get comfortable holding up your upper body with your core muscles (back, belly) and legs.
Not leaning on the bars will also make the bike handle a lot lighter and quicker.

With someone else I would only have quoted "Hard on the forearms", but I know you don't like to be partially quoted.

Congrats on the bike, I hope it serves you well in the winter months.
pretbek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2011, 06:09 PM   #28
Zerk OP
DILLIGAF
 
Zerk's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: Straight jacket memories, and sedative highs
Oddometer: 3,204
I am hoping to ride it more then winter. In WI evening and mornings are cool. I never thought you should have to get used to a bike.

I do think its going to be fun, want to get it on some twisties.
__________________
Berserker
In my travelling heart, there's an urge to see

foreign lands and alien birds, hear stories that no ones heard-D.A.D.

Helmets are like rubbers, you know you should wear one, but its so much better when you don't-Me.
Zerk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2011, 06:26 PM   #29
xcgates
Whaaa?
 
xcgates's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2008
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Oddometer: 1,782
Yeah, on some bikes hooking your foot on the rear pegs isn't very practical, and it is best when you have something like a tank bag to rest your chest on. But when you find yourself rocketing down a straight section of road, it's something to try.

As for the center stand, I (almost) always park on the center stand, unless I'm moving the bike around in soft soled shoes, or I'm just running into the house to grab something. Being on the center stand makes it a lot easier to cram a shiat-load of stuff into and onto a bike. IOW, I'd give it more time. Also, check google and youtube for the techniques involved.

If I may ask, when do you find the stand getting in the way?
__________________
Do you talk to people you meet on the road?

Home is where the skid lid sits.
xcgates is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2011, 06:41 PM   #30
snowman318
Future Corpse
 
snowman318's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2010
Location: upper bucks co se pa
Oddometer: 1,048
You can put alot on a connie, and it will lean til you scrape the center stand.Great for winter riding, but warm in summer, (got 50000 on mine)
Good luck with it, it will grow on ya
Attached Images
 
__________________
24 beers in a case,24 hours in a day
coincidence?
AMA-PaTRA-PAOHVA-- PA-ABATE-Blue Comet MC http://www.polarbeargrandtour.com/index.htm
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=674788
http://sevenmountainsconservationcorp.com/
snowman318 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 03:43 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014