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Andy

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Re: first bike
« Reply #15 on: February 01, 2011, 03:48:58 AM »
Hi Mike, like you I was never too fussed on windscreens as such, however after fitting one to the G5, I found it to be the best thing since sliced bread, totally different bike to ride even under 60. Far less tiring for the longer run.

Cheers  :)

I had one of those cheapo generic screens on for a month or so and didn't notice a damn bit of difference, so i took it off and still didn't notice a damn bit of difference.  In fact, it was better without.

I'm guessing you have something a little more quality?
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Re: first bike
« Reply #16 on: February 01, 2011, 03:17:57 PM »
What type of jacket were you wearing?    I notice wind a lot more with my mesh jacket than with my leather.   I bet there was a difference but your gear masked it..    ;)
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Re: first bike
« Reply #17 on: February 02, 2011, 09:38:28 PM »
Interesting point - hadn't thought about it. 
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Re: first bike
« Reply #18 on: February 02, 2011, 09:54:54 PM »
I've found that many windscreens can lessen the wind overall but put my head into a dirty airstream where I get buffeted and it's more noisy.  I'll gladly put up with some wind instead of noisy turbulence.

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Re: first bike
« Reply #19 on: February 02, 2011, 11:04:07 PM »
Vince can explain it better than me but set up is everything.
I can break it better,,,,at night, in the rain, on the trail,, 20 miles from nowhere.

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Re: first bike
« Reply #20 on: February 03, 2011, 03:16:47 AM »
I've found that many windscreens can lessen the wind overall but put my head into a dirty airstream where I get buffeted and it's more noisy.  I'll gladly put up with some wind instead of noisy turbulence.

Scott

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Re: first bike
« Reply #21 on: February 04, 2011, 04:42:51 PM »
I don't have mine (yet) but I have been riding since 1968. In '08 I was looking for a scooter for my daughter. Gas prices in CA had reached $5 in some places. The San Francisco dealer was sold out for months. I bought a 150cc Genuine Buddy from the dealer in Cleveland, Ohio. It  took me 5 days to ride it home! I did stop for a scooter rally in Moline. I kept the load light by staying in  motels. I usually camp on trips. A 500cc Bullet would have been luxurious!

Check out the Royal Enfield website. The ride to the Himalayas should convince you that these bikes can go anywhere you might want to go. Just take your time. Mad Maps is a good source for those "alternate" routes. If you are in a hurry, fly.

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Re: first bike
« Reply #22 on: February 04, 2011, 05:43:45 PM »
I bought a 150cc Genuine Buddy from the dealer in Cleveland, Ohio. It  took me 5 days to ride it home!

You are seriously hardcore!

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Re: first bike
« Reply #23 on: February 04, 2011, 06:24:33 PM »
I bought a 150cc Genuine Buddy from the dealer in Cleveland, Ohio. It  took me 5 days to ride it home!
+1 You are my hero!
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Re: first bike
« Reply #24 on: February 05, 2011, 01:17:24 AM »
Thanks, but it was fun. I got to thinking about those oldtimers like Erwin "Cannonball" Baker and  the hardships they endured while  riding across this country almost a hundred years ago. Made my trip seem so easy.

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Re: first bike
« Reply #25 on: February 05, 2011, 01:39:06 AM »
There was a couple of video channel VJ types who did a scooter trip across Canada for some TV series they did.  Of course, they had support vehicles,  and an entourage....  :D
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