In cold weather I run a Plexifairing windshield (pictured), then put the stock Bandit fairings back on in the summer. Guess you could tell I livee in a part of the U.S. where you can ride all
year round. Oh, but I also have Gerbing's electric clothing, vest, gloves, and socks ... just in case.... If you want heat (I do, I do, I do!!!) then Gerbing's is the way to go!!!
My rear tire after an afternoon at the Gran
Prix motorcycle track in Talladega, Alabama!
If you are ever near Deals
Gap Tennessee ride "The
318 curves in 11 miles.
In "Pit Row"
No, I don't ride like this on the streets. A racetrack is where you want to try your
limits and improve your skills. I ran my Bandit as fast as my foot pegs would let me go.
I ride a Suzuki Bandit 600 it is comfortable, and nimble in the mountains. It also does not get unwanted attention from the police like sport bikes can. I sold my Bandit 1200 to my son-in-law
because it was more bike than I needed. I know he will have fun!
Vacation hint: Go to the website "Motorcycle roads", get out your Rand McNalley (or GPS) and plan your vacation around these roads. You won't be disappointed!
around the world.
5 stars in my book!
Our speedometers are taped over because
... you REALLY don't want to know!
Here I am tearing up the track. Notice the
duct tape on EVERYTHING.
All I needed was my GIVI luggage on those
nasty looking (naked!!) bag mounts and I'd
have the ultimate "Track Tourer".
It must be hell to be passed by someone
with all that luggage mounting hardware!
Foot peg feelers, yeah we USED TO have
"Hammering" out of a corner and onto the
front straight. Take that you GSXRs!
|When was the last time you went out
just to see where the road goes?
Dress for the crash!
OK, so you already know that motorcycles are dangerous .... parents, friends and total strangers tell us this all of the time.
If the time for hitting the tarmac ever occurs you really want to have protective gear on. Bare skin sliding across asphalt is like
running your body over a giant cheese grater. Skin will be removed AND a lot of pain will follow.
My summer riding gear: Helmet, vented jacket, gloves, shorts with impact padding, knee armor, riding pants and boots.
For cold weather add in an Aerostich jacket and Gerbing electric stuff (yeah, the "stuff" above) .... heat is my friend.
Gus, the cat, isn't road kill; he's checking out the smell of dead bugs from the last ride. Mmmmmm .... bugs!
Some of my ill spent "formative years" when I had the Bandit 1200!