First of all I will say I love the bike. I bought the white 2019 version on June 29th, had it insured a couple weeks later, started riding again and I've got no regrets. Now I've got around 1200 or so miles on it, just did the 3rd oil change at 1050; so in another 200 miles I'll be pulling all those screens out again, just getting on with it.
I work as a mechanic, to make money, or you can call me a technician if you want, because I hardly ever get to use hard tools anymore. I spend more time with wiring diagrams, DVOMs and DSOs in my clutch, but I'm not fool enough to think it's woo-hoo glamorous. I think it's just that nobody wants to do it because, to them, it often borders on the hypothetical... and I get that, because I personally don't believe anything good comes from esoterica or maybes. Just my two cents.
But, ya know what? I really don't like talking about myself that much. I'm pretty sure this bike, and also my Trek FX4, are my two latest 'escapes' from the 3-ring shitshow of my daily life
. So maybe let's just leave my everyday who the **** am I outta this, cool?
So far the only mods I've done are the ABRacing crash bars and the KTM swingarm spools... but I did just order 16 and 43 tooth Superlites from Sprocket Center. Yeah, those are both the steel ones; one of them is on BO until Nov 19.
I also picked up the CAN/OBD harness and ELM327 combo. I'm kinda curious, when I get a chance, to pin down the closed-to-open loop transition criteria of this motorcycle... and dropping the rpms by 900 surely ought to aggravate that, right? Eh, we'll see.
My helmet's a Scorpion EXO-T510 cipher, and I added a Cardio Freedom 2+ as a com. My boots are TCX Vibe Air, because I've got 10.5 or 11 Wide feet (and these actually fit wide feet perfectly, unlike some others). My jacket is an Icon Textile Overlord, White; it's nothing fancy but it breathes, fits and I ride in SW Florida, the white helps ya stay 'seen'.
And as far as pants go, I actually bought the New Drake Air Textile, from EM Lineamoto in Italy. It tends to get a bit hot down this way and, believe it or not, the Drakes breathe really well for me, even when stopped in traffic. I don't need pants 'pockets' (or I would've bought Klim adv pants, for sure).
Anyway, it's gettin' late, I gotta go, there's always zhit 2 do. Hope you'll welcome me into the fold, hope we can share some good experiences with each other in the future. Ok, I'm gonna go do laundry now.