Well, I finally got it all ready for year-round riding...
I bought some new German Heidenau K66 4-season tires from Revzilla and got them installed yesterday by MX/drag racer Jordan Autrey (thanks Jordan!) at Jordan Autrey Motorsports, and I installed a GIVI windshield (think it's big enough?) and Euro-style front turn signals with the help of Ed Cook at AF1Racing in Austin, TX. I also installed a plug for my battery tender and one for my First Gear electric jacket. The tires are nice and soft, and they'll get me through the snow (not much chance I'll ride it in the snow, really). The windscreen blocks EVERYTHING. I tested the electric plugs, and they seemed to work, but it was over degrees in the garage, so I didn't wear the jacket very long. Now I just need to ride this little garage queen, right?
Last Edit: Sept 9, 2016 16:40:34 GMT -5 by oldcoot
Post by oldchopperguy on Sept 10, 2016 15:14:31 GMT -5
Nice looking scooter! Have a bone from one old coot to another...
I've heard good things about those tires. And, I'll double-down on the windshield! It's very much like the one I have on my Kymco. Indeed, it truly DOES block everything! Better than any I had on my old Harley baggers... I can ride without gloves down to below fifty degrees, and remain comfortable with a jacket to near-freezing!
I just consider it a little extra fiber in my diet. 'Cept for hornets ... those buggers are like angry little bullets.
My first motorized 2-wheeler was a Sears Moped over 50 years ago... cruising down the road at maybe 30 mph a wasp hit me in the neck and fell down into my t-shirt and then stung me in my chest and stomach at least a half dozen times before I could dismount and get him out. I'm loving this new windshield every time I see a bug hit it!
Post by floridagull on Sept 16, 2016 15:46:25 GMT -5
What is this "winter" of which you speak?
Is that the time of year where I might actually don a jacket?
2017 Kymco People GT 300i (bought March 2018 as a leftover!) 2016 Kymco Super 8 150R (traded in on the above) 2008 Baccio VX150 (stolen!) 1987 Suzuki GS450LH (sold long ago) 1982 Yamaha SECA 650 (sold longer ago)
I have 6 scooter blankets of varying thicknesses that I use on my "little" scooter. A couple even reflect heat in the summer. Same pattern and style as the pictures for my winter blankies.......Don't judge me
Last Edit: Sept 16, 2016 19:48:09 GMT -5 by skeekers