Featured New Bike, New Lid -- Nearly Ready For The Maiden Voyage Aboard My Non- Triumph Tourer!

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  1. Sandi T.

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    #1 Sandi T., Sep 20, 2020
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    This is me aboard my 2020 Street Glide Special that I purchased back in early May. Today was the first day that I swung a leg over and stood it up, backed it out of the garage into the driveway, and fired it up. Then I wiped it down and checked tire pressures. It felt great to just do these basic things and I was so darned happy and excited that I was nearly giddy! :grinning: I did ask Mr. Sandi to stand by "just in case". Some of you know why the major delay between buying a new bike and actually riding it. :rolleyes: For those that don't, exactly eight months ago today I had a bicycle crash that laid me up with a broken pelvis and shattered left elbow. I first rode my Speed Triple RS back on August 1st and that has been a total blast along with being very therapeutic (as most of you will understand). But I haven't felt ready to ride this "big boy" until today. I didn't get any further than the end of the driveway but really just wanted to see how I felt maneuvering it a bit. And even though my left arm has more PT ahead, I felt better just doing these simple things than I anticipated. :)

    So...on to the new lid part of this thread. ;) Thanks to @Greywolf55 and his recent thread about his new AGV Pista, I got a wild hair to look at helmets that might compliment my Street Glide's paint job. And this is the result......

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    Shoei's have worked well for me, particularly their RF1200, so I looked at the Shoei offerings. Lo and behold, after doing some research I found a newer model, the RF SR, that comes in a color called "Tangerine Orange" that seemed like it could be a match. Yes, @Dozers Dad, some of us like to be matchy-matchy. ;) :joy::joy: So I reserved it online through Cycle Gear and had it set aside for me at our local Cycle Gear shop. It was definitely a match and truly looks like it was custom painted with the same paint as my bike. There's the tiniest variation in the size and shade of the metal flake but it's nearly imperceptible. Anyway, I'm pleased as punch and after today I feel ready to take this show on the road! :grinning::heart:

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    My current odometer reading. But not for long! :) Mr. Sandi has put all but 20 miles of these 167 on my bike. Those 20 came from service techs doing test rides prior to selling it and after doing engine work and customization I had done while I was still laid up. Now I'm looking forward to putting miles on this bike myself and starting to make up for lost time! :cool:

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  2. dilligaf

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    Good luck Sandi:)
    And of course we will need a report and plenty of pictures :)
     
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  3. Bikerman

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    Dilligaf said it perfectly. Will be a great day indeed. Take it easy, and enjoy it when it happens. :):)
     
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    Very nice indeed, you’ll crunch freeway miles on that beauty
     
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    Nicely done. The color and the black striping really set the bike off. Hope you are on the road soon. I would call it "Tangerine Crush"

    Smoldering ember.
    Heat, banked in contrast color.
    Desire for flight.
     
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  6. Sandi T.

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    As "a female lady of the opposite sex", here's another example of my color (colour) coordination efforts. Here's my Shoei RF1200 with my Speed Triple RS. :) I had a riding buddy laughingly ask me if I painted my bike to match my helmet. :joy:

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  7. Greywolf55

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    Awesome , You'll love it !! I've had my 2007 Street Glide since new , a faithful companion . Put a 103 kit on and heated seat and grips.

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    The Tangerine Orange colour looks great, reminds me a little bit of that burnt orange that was available on the Street Triple r years ago..
     
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    have a ton of fun.. and ride safe!
     
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    Happy for what ?? clever.gif
     
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    That's a beast, and a beautiful machine. I hope you've got some good plans for a decent trip!

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  12. Sandi T.

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    #12 Sandi T., Sep 20, 2020
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    Thanks, @SuperHans! The helmet color is called tangerine orange. The bike is called scorched orange. But for the most part they look like the same color to me! Certainly close enough. :)
     
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    #13 Sandi T., Sep 20, 2020
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    Thanks, Dilli! I’ll definitely report back with some stories and photos when I get this bike rolling down the road… soon! :):cool:

    I’m looking forward to the day when we get a ride report and photos of you on your new Tiger! That will be a day to celebrate! :grinning:
     
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    #14 Sandi T., Sep 20, 2020
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    Thanks, @Bikerman! :kissing: It will definitely feel like a great day to me! I’ve most certainly had lots of practice being patient this year. I appreciate your advice to take it easy and enjoy it when it happens. Several of my riding buddies push a little too much do I know they mean well and are just eager for me to be back out there. But I’ll know when I’m ready. It worked great for my decision when to start riding my speed triple. I appreciate your advice to take it easy and enjoy it when it happens. Several of my riding buddies push a little too much though I know they mean well and are just eager for me to be back out there. But I’ll know when I’m ready. Going with my gut and my heart worked great for my decision about when to start riding my speed triple.:)
     
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    You’re quick on the draw, DD! You responded before I even had a chance to delete that repeat post you saw. :eek:And the helmet is a size medium by the way.;):joy:
     
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    #16 Sandi T., Sep 21, 2020
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    That’s a beautiful Street Glide you have, @Greywolf55! It's a gorgeous shade of blue. And I appreciate your vote of confidence in my choice of bike. :) How many miles do you have on your Street Glide?
     
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    Thanks, @Beerman! I'm very pleased with my Street Glide and suspect I'll have it for many years. Although I've said that about bikes before. :rolleyes: But I think after numerous bikes, trips, etc. I have a really good idea (finally) of what I'm looking for in a bike for longer rides and trips and this one is it. Plus the first time I saw a bike with this paint color a couple of years ago I fell in love with it. Now I'm lucky enough to have one in my garage! :)

    We don't have any trips planned as of right now--decent or not. :( There are a couple of reason fo that. One is COVID and the restrictions we still face here in Arizona and the southwest. The other is that our beloved boxer, Annie, has a degenerative neurological disorder that has numbered her days and made her remaining ones rather difficult. So we're staying home as much as we can. And when we are out we either cut it short or one of us stays home with her. We know the time we have left with her is short so are enjoying each day with her.

    We may do an overnighter or two in October during our fall break (we both work in a public school district) depending on Annie. If she's still with us, I don't think we'll travel at all. If not, we've talked about doing some shorter trips in Arizona. While we'd love to ride up into Colorado or Utah, at that point in the calendar those places are a bit of a crap shoot for weather, especially Colorado. I'm just happy to be riding again so even a little overnighter to Bisbee or Payson or some Arizona town that's not that far away would be a treat. Part of the problem even planning those sort of trips this darned virus. We shall see. One day at a time. :cool:
     
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    Well, at least you can look at the bike until you can go on that trip. I have a similar situation with our dog - a 15 year old Cocker Spaniel, Pip, with mobility issues (and dementia, we think), and we won't go anywhere while he is alive. He's too old to go into a kennels now.

    As for Colorado being a crap-shoot for weather...you should try the UK in winter! Maybe I was lucky - I have travelled around Colorado in Summer and Winter - Denver, Golden, Aspen, Breckenridge - and in comparison to here the weather was pretty good.

    Thinking of motorcycling in Arizona, I am reminded of the words to Neil Young's Sail Away:

    There's a road
    stretched out between us
    Like a ribbon on the high plain
    Down from Phoenix through Salinas
    'Round the bend and back again.

    As long as we can sail away
    As long as we can sail away
    There'll be wind in the canyon
    Moon on the rise
    As long as we can sail away
    As long as we can sail away.

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  19. learningtofly

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    How wonderful, Sandi - the bike looks stunning and that helmet just tops it off! Wishing you many safe and happy miles.
     
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    It’s a beautiful colour and a bonny bike....
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    I saw those (are they running lights or air scoops) below the screen and they look like eyes... like all the vehicles in Cars the film, and now I can’t un-see it!

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