British Biking - Re: GPZList Digest, Vol 26, Issue 4
Robert.Justice at uk.pgds.com
Robert.Justice at uk.pgds.com
Wed Jan 7 06:57:17 PST 2009
Thanks for your message.
"My biggest winter problem is seeing where I'm going."
Agreed. I have been riding more recently in the dark and have experienced
this problem too. A couple of times I have thought that without accurate
guess work, keeping on your side of the road can be very difficult.
Spotted a HID conversion yesterday whilst looking at some clothing gear
suggested by another lister.
However as described in the product details, I am unsure whether these are
legal in the UK. I note you have fitted one and therefore assume these are
legal. Can you confirm?
Clean visor. Indeed, this is a problem and the more I ride the more
unwilling I am to put up with riding half blind. ;]
Recently found a product called "tear off's" which come in packs that get
stuck to your visor in multiple layers. You can then rip the top layer off
when you get an unclear view that can't be cleaned using your wiper blade.
Not looked into them very much at the moment but the idea sounds good.
Only problem I can see is that during the 20 minute ride to work everyday
I'm guessing I would need to tear off one or two of these. Therefore they
could end up being very expensive.
LMAO at jury rigging a spray wash to your dash. That is a modification I
would love to see. Handy for those times you are parched too ;]
Need a million and one things for myself and the bike at the moment so if
anyone has any links to useful sites with cheap or comprehensive parts,
compatible with the GPZ1100, that would be much appreciated.
System Administrator (GEMS) - PGDS Finance
Craigforth, Stirling, SCOTLAND, FK9 4UE
Tel: 01786 405109 (81 5109)
E-mail: robert.justice at uk.pgds.com
Date: Tue, 6 Jan 2009 13:11:53 +0000
From: Ian Westlake <ianwestlake at btopenworld.com>
Subject: British biking
Hi Robert & all listers. Had my GPZ just over a year now but never got
round to joining the list til now. Not so cold here in south east
England but cold enough! I used to find icing a problem but this
winter I've been letting her warm for longer before setting out & had
no problems. I put this down to engine warmth getting across to the
inlet manifolds better without the flow of cold air once you get
moving and once warm they seem to stay ok. Had the heated grips & ?150
gloves on my B*W but to be honest I still got cold fingertips. These
days I wear a pair of disposable vinyl gloves (the ones mechanics etc
wear these days to stop oil & skin contact) under my ?40 HG "blader"
gloves which seem to help a bit (tried proper inner gloves but I found
they made things so tight my circulation suffered). My biggest winter
problem is seeing where I'm going. I have an HID conversion on the
headlight which is ace but trying to keep the visor on my helmet clear
is a real pain once the spray off the roads dries on it. The built in
wiper blade on the Heine Gericke gloves helps but if the visor dries
that's game over. I have a small spray bottle of water and a cloth in
the top of my tankbag but it normally means pulling over to use it.
Playing with the idea of mounting a car washer jet on the bike screen
but knowing my luck I'll spray it when the visors open & blind myself!
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