Whats The Last Thing You Bought?

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  1. Sandi T

    Sandi T It's ride o'clock somewhere!
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    I suspect that Mr. Sandi may feel similarly, @Eldon. ;):joy:
     
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  2. RevPaul

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    That's a really good looking helmet and glad you're enjoying the Sena 50R.

    How are you finding the Transition shield?

    I ask because I'm jealous, I'd have loved that option on my Shoei GT Air 2. My head shape best suits Shoeis, but the only helmet they made a Transitions shield for was the Ryd, but it was a £190 option and the Ryd didn't have integrated coms, a drop down sun-visor and very limited colourways.

    I'm old enough now to need prescription glasses, so my "sunglasses" are glasses with the same Transitions coating. In my experience that coating is superb colour neutral and changes appropriately quickly.

    A transitions shield combined with Shoei's Amber poor weather conditions optional drop down visor (which works really well) would have been be my perfect combination.
     
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  3. Mrs Visor

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    Exactly what Helmut and I feel :laughing:.
     
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  4. Sandi T

    Sandi T It's ride o'clock somewhere!
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    Hi, @RevPaul. I am very happy with the ProTint shield that Bell makes (my specific shield is the Panovision). :) It functions great, much better than the transition shield I have for my Shoei helmets. The Bell shield gets nearly perfectly clear so is good for nighttime riding. And it gets very dark which is critical for the brilliantly sunny desert in which I live and ride. In fact, my Bell SRT modular has a dark drop down inner shield and when the sun is really blasting away, I sometimes need and use both the dark face shield and the inner shield. The transitions happen more quickly than on my Shoei shield. Additionally, the retail price for the Bell shield is $150. I got it on sale for $112 :). My Shoei Transition Photochromic shied was $199 and I've never seen it go on sale. :eek: I've also noticed that the clarity on my Bell shields (clear, Dark Smoke, and ProTint) seems better than that of my Shoei face shields. It's very cool that your glasses have the Transition coating. :cool:

    I will add that I find the comfort, fit, and quietness of my Shoei helmets is a bit better than the Bells I've had. But overall both brands fit me well. I had some Bell helmets some years ago that were a bit too round for my head shape but evidently Bell has changed their shape from more of a round oval to an intermediate oval for most of their helmets.
     
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  5. Baza

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    They reckon that you have either an Arai OR a Shoei shaped bonce.

    Somewhere I have an unused photochromic Pinlock insert for the visor on one of my earlier RX7s, so not the latest Max view one. If I can lay my hands on it, it will be FoC. With just P&P to negotiate if it has to cross many leagues of ocean. I will post further when, and if I find it.
     
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  6. Craizeehair

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    Just added the backrest for Mrs C, she wanted to ride pillion a bit more but wanted something behind her to feel secure. It won’t be staying on the bike permanently but it’s easy enough to fit and remove and doesn’t look too bad at all.

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  7. Baza

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    Before.

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    After

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    Birthday pressies from one of our sons. They took two hours to fit (both of us).

    NB. Was originally posted on another thread. Also you are looking for three different accessories. :joy:
     
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  8. Sandi T

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    Belly pan, frame slider and...paddock stand?? Your bike looks great, @Baza! :heart_eyes:
     
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  9. darkman

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    Seat cowl as well :)
     
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  10. Mrs Visor

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    Yep I spy belly pan, frame sliders, seat cowl. Very nice! I think the belly pan really "finishes" these bikes well. The Ducati is an absolute beauty too.
     
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  11. Baza

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    #511 Baza, May 5, 2023
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    The paddock stand is probably 20 years old, bought for the Duke but now modified from the swing arm cradles to bobbins. Now have to somehow fit bobbins on the Duke. @darkman and @Mrs Visor spotted the seat cowl which now makes my bike legal again (in the UK you need both pillion seat and footrests or neither)
     
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  12. Baza

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    Eagle eyes may have also twigged the Evotech rad guard, wheel spindle protectors and the Chinese dark fly screen which have been on the machine for a while now.

    Many thanks for your kind comments and the humorous quips.

    Whilst the Street Triple is a tremendous machine it will always struggle to compete with the Ducati for my affections which I bought new in 2001 thus ending my 30 year break from riding and during the last 20+ years have tweaked/modified in so many ways. Aesthetics and audible output also come into play.

    This is totally functional.

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    This is outstanding in my humble opinion.

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  13. Sandi T

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    Well, when you put it like that...... :joy:

    I do have to say, @Baza, that aspect of your Ducati in the photo is outstanding. :) To my eye it's rather "steam punk", which I love! :heart_eyes:
     
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  14. Baza

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    From a slightly different angle, taken shortly after I polished the entire exhaust system. In a way it’s a shame that much of it is covered up by the plastic.

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  15. Tom Swift

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    Picked up a 2023 Monkey 125. Been wanting one for years. Glad I held out and got the updated motor. :grinning:

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  16. Mrs Visor

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    I love it!!
     
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  17. Sandi T

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    #517 Sandi T, May 8, 2023
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    Recently I bought Oberon clutch and brake levers for my H-D Street Glide Special. I like them so much that I bought this set to put on "El Gordo", my H-D Fat Boy. I got them from a riding buddy who had planned to put them on his Harley Heritage Classic. He had the clutch lever installed then decided he didn't want the bike. So he took the clutch lever off and sold the set to me for a very fair price. They're even the right finish--chrome. :) They're going on tomorrow. Or as El Gorgo would say, "mañana".

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  18. Mrs Visor

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    I read that first part and thought "that was very generous of you" :p. Joking aside, they'll look very smart I am sure and if they're more comfortable for you to use it's a win - win.
     
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  19. Sandi T

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    Oops! Edit completed. OBERON :joy::joy::joy:
     
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  20. Wire-Wheels

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    Nothing special. Just ordered me some old school goggles. While riding around this spring, I am having trouble with my eyes. Must be the air quality [smog]. They keep watering so bad it is hard to see where I am going. Should be here in a day or two. ...J.D.
     
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