So this morning I went on a three hour, 100 mile, journey through the hill country of Southwest Indiana. While on my ride I learned some important tips that I'm sure all of you experienced riders already knew, but since I only have 1000 miles on my V (my first bike) I hadn't thought of before.
- Don't forget you have a full face helmet on (with visor closed) and attempt to spit.
- Don't forget you have a full face helmet on (with visor closed) and attempt to sneeze (20 mins after learning the above item
- The stock horn does NOTHING to scare off the two deer standing on the side of the road waiting to jump out in front of you.
- Fresh Chip N' Seal on back county roads was invented by the devil, or at least someone that has never ridden a motorcycle. I never went over 20mph and stopped twice to look at my tires thinking I had a flat.
- Third gear is my very bestest friend in twisties!
- The Versys was built to be ridden in the 6-8k rpm range.
- Slide forward in the seat two inches, lock your knees into the tank, and proceed to demolish those twisties with a vengeance.
Just some stuff I learned today!