Three bikes not enough.
Three bikes not enough.
Three bikes is never enough. I reckon ten would be good.
Ok, money no object, and don't hold back, what bike you going to get?
Just one, or a selection?
Just one, so choose wisely.
If it were truly free and I could get whatever and not worry about the fact I wouldn't use it much and I probably wouldn't even enjoy riding it that much and it really was just a poser toy, it'd have to be the MV Agusta Brutale Dragster RR:
Ooo, Owians got a wicked side, after all!! Ha!
I know what you mean, though, it's the upkeep rather ham affording the actual bike. Mine would be a Panigale 1198, which I plan to have after the R1. Got a new car to get in December, wedding to pay for next year, and see where we are after that.
Yeah part of me would love a new R1 or something for track, just as it's got so much stuff on it that I could comfortably go much faster knowing it's taking care of me; knowing the GSXR has no ABS, no traction control, no power modes etc does shit me up a bit at times.
Going back to ear plugs, and maybe a daft question, but what do you use? Just cheap throw away ones, or are some better than others. I literally have no prior knowledge of plugs of the ears.
I've tried all sorts, and actually the cheap disposables are the best - I have some 3M -36dB ones. Bought a box of about 200 pairs from Screwfix for about £25 but I'm sure Amazon and the like have them too. I always have a handful in my jacket pocket, under the seat of the bike, everywhere.
Wear them out a few times, then go for a ride without them - you'll wonder how you ever managed. The wind noise above about 40mph is just untolerable now, I dread to think how much damage that does to your ear drums. And once the damage is done it's done, I've not heard silence in over ten years and trust me it ain't that much fun.
Make sure you put them in properly as well, roll them up and put them all the way in.
It's mad because I've never really noticed the wind noise, unless I'm doing the wrong side of 100, which is very easy to do without realising, after my first propper blast this morning. I was cruising round the bypass by us. (Some long sweeping 70 corners, I looked down and I was sat at 110. Oops. . .)
What helmet do you use, as I know some are better than others at cancelling out the wind?
I have a Shoei Neotec now as I had to replace mine after the crash. It's about as good as you'll get for wind noise and still I'd never ride without them.
Go for a few rides with plugs in, then try without and you'll realise how bad it is. I never used to either until I realised the damage it'd done.
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