This is on my friends channel, he was with me today and got some good footage.
ABS, traction control, a 750cc 90° transverse V-twin engine, shaft-drive, six-speed transmission, 44 ft-lbs of torque?
For $8,990 MSRP?
And it’s Ewan-approved:
Feel free to try to talk me down off the ledge, but I don’t think I’m coming down
I was invited to be a guest on the Cafe Racer Podcast this weekend.
I’m so grateful to be invited to participate. What a great bunch of people! I had so much fun.
Rolled up on a 1985 Honda Rebel 250. Guy didn’t speak much English but cool bike. Antique plates.
He didn’t really know what year his bike was. I’m always curious about these guys who know almost nothing about the details of what they’re sitting on. It seems to happen all the time. Don’t know the year, don’t know the engine size, can’t remember if it’s a Kawi or a Honda … I mean, did you steal it today or what?
This guy was nice though. His lane discipline was atrocious, but you get that a lot here.
October 17th, 2016, 9:41 am
The bag is attached under the seat with heavy duty zip-ties. It sits right in front of the left-hand side cover.
I had thought from the pics on Reddit that the bag would get in your leg’s way, but it doesn’t. You never feel it at all.
I put a pair of rain pants in there, and put my gloves in when I get off the bike.
The straps on the bag are held down with magnets; you don’t really have to unbuckle them every time.
Here are the Reddit threads about it, with pics on a Triumph or something:
https://www.reddit.com/r/Triumph/commen … to_saddle/
Here’s the bag:
https://www.amazon.com/Shoulder-Militar … RY6HKJWV8A
I had started feeling surrounded by cars and saw a squeeze coming up ahead so I downshifted and slowed down a bit, and an impatient guy in a white car pulled out right in front of us, going around the guy he should have been waiting behind. He was hidden from me by a turning SUV, but trusting my gut feeling (moto spidey senses?) had me slower already and had my covering the brake, so that when I needed to slow aggressively it was not too much of a challenge by then.
I was actually surprised that I had been right, that some insanity was coming up soon.
Yay … turtles deserve to live too.
Also I talk about the motorcycle podcasts I like.
My little bike is the orange one, 2nd from the right.
The Ducati Monster 821 got a lot of attention at all the rest stops.
Patriot 9/11 Memorial, Wellington FL.
1. Create route in Google Maps “My Maps” section. You can create waypoints, notes, alternate routes, etc.
2. Share the map and copy the URL link to your clipboard.
3. Convert that URL to a GPX file at GPS Visualizer:
3.A) – click the download link there, it saves a GPX file on your computer.
4. Email that GPX file to yourself.
5. Install OsmAndMaps on your iPhone or Android phone.
6. Check email on your phone. Open the email, tap the attached GPX File.
7. Choose “Open with OsmAndMaps application”
Enjoy. Once the map is loaded into OsmAndMaps, you can follow it even with no cell signal, anywhere.
Hat tip to the pace podcast, and their listener Chris Duffey, for this method.