That's illegal?? :wtf: What state do you live in?In my 10+ years of riding motorcycles, I've never been pulled over on a bike until now....for get this...not having my front visor down on my helmet (ie no eye protection). I guess the cop was bored. I got off with a warning.
Now you're just being ridiculous Pat! Stop making so much sense! Not sure how things are done down under, but around here, we don't mix logic with laws. Hence our law makers are carefully picked so that people that work in science, math, engineering, and other technical fields can NOT become a senator, or house representative.Wow - that is so crazy. Of course we lift our visor at times at low speed.
So it's OK for the 'dudes' to roar around Florida etc. without a helmet, but in most states you can get done for having the visor of your full-face helmet up?
Never heard of that one before.
What about the dickheads doing 100 mph on the turnpike in shorts? Where's the consistency?
Ha!! Maybe it appears that way...maybe just on this forum...because after all it's a forum, so I can take a minute to think about something before typing. In the real world I'm wrong a lot...about a lot of things...just ask my boss and other work colleagues:laughing::laughing::laughing:
Rub is right almost ALL the time...just sayin...:!:
Ha ha ha! yes, exercising restraint was never my strong suit, but I've managed it so far. But it sure sets off over 7,000.^^^ You are a better man than Bob, I would be chomping at the bit to see 11k on the dash!!!
We actually have DOT rules here in BC which state we DO have to have eye protection if our visor isn't down. In a car you have to have windshield wipers but you don't have to have a windshield.....as long as you're wearing eye protection.
Here's one they tried to nail us on last year. As of Oct you legally have to have either winter tires or at least all season rated tires. No manufacturer makes an all season rated motorcycle tire. In Oct we still have days in the low 20's (70's) and ride almost all year long.
A few of my friends got pulled over by police (temp was 21C) and ticketed for improper tires and bikes towed for being unfit for the road. Tow truck driver shows up thinking they've been nabbed for excessive speed which is now a mandatory towed offense in BC. Tow truck driver finds out what they're being towed for and two of them refused to tow the bike. All 3 go to court and judge asks the officers to take their heads out of their asses and use better judgement next time they are out on the roads. Sad thing is......the two friends who DID get the bikes towed ended up with a tow bill for $175 and storage of $150 and found not guilty but no compensation.
Oh yes, I am fully cognisant of the manufacturer's bullshit claims. They claim 171 kgs - what's that, with the crankshaft and battery left out? Like the 15.5L they claim for the stock tank.Going off-topic here Pat but since you mentioned weight...do you have a number for the current weight of your bike now (dry or wet or whatever configuration)? And do you know what it was when it was bone stock? And tend not to trust manufacturers' values because they all have different ways of doing it.