Sunday, August 24, 2014

Something Exciting Might Still Happen This Year!

Well this summer has just blasted right past without much of any real riding happening. Sometimes other things just consume your days away. But never fear! There is still a small ride in the works.

Friday I will be heading out for my only motorcycle camping trip this year. Heading to Washburn Wi for the Labor Day weekend.

I have been slowly trying to find and go through all my equipment this weekend.

This is my estimated route, we'll see how it goes.

I am really hoping to get my Spotwalla working for this trip but I been having issues with it so I'll see what I can figure out in the next few days here.

It will be interesting to test out my new "GPS" set up. I ordered a map pocket large enough for my iPad to fit in.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Twinkle Lights Concours 14

I picked up these LED lights from over in the UK from a place called BikeVis.

I don't know how well they actually help me stick out but I figure every little bit helps. The total install took me about 20 minutes. I do plan on running them to a different power source, currently I have them on the AUX power in the dash but I figure it can wait until I tear the bike apart again.

All I did was drill a couple of holes and they stick right on covering the hole. Then I ran the wiring up to the AUX and plugged them in. I had to remove the windshield and one side cover to access the wiring.

Some day I will have someone stand on the road and watch me come from a distance to see if it actually makes a difference.

The video doesn't show the twinkling action as well (I assume frame rate) but you can see how the warm up and then kick in with the twinkling.

I have said the word twinkle enough for one day.