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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-11-2008, 03:41 PM Thread Starter
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Just Pulled The Trigger

The V that I drove 80 miles to look at has just came in at
my local dealer. Should be ready within the hour. I want to
get the givi saddle bag set up when I can, any help with the
parts numbers would be helpful. I have not rode steadily sense
I was 25, I am looking forward to riding again. I definetly will
be precautious for quite a while. I did not get as great a deal
as some guys have posted, but around here the dealers are
getting msrp almost as they uncrate the bikes.
I have already determined that I can save almost half of the monthly
payment on fuel savings alone
Also on my list is a after market windshield and a good helment.
I"LL let you know what I think about the bike a little later.
Just wished I felt a little better today, kinda drugout or feel like
I,ve got jetlag. Actually thats kinda normal for me after 30 years
of shift work. Will soon be in the wind.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-11-2008, 04:01 PM
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My only advice is to wait on the windscreen. See how the stock screen in the different positions works for you and your body. With screens, sometimes bigger just means more turbulence.
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I moved my windscreen to the middle position and it seems to work well. I am 5 foot 8 inches. Its amazing what that little thing does along with the fairing.
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I moved my windscreen to the middle position and it seems to work well. I am 5 foot 8 inches. Its amazing what that little thing does along with the fairing.
I set mine to the highest position and haven't changed it. It's pretty impressive the amount of air it cuts. I'm 5'7" and wide.

I will say though, I purchased the Givi screen for traveling and man is that a life saver on the interstate. Middle position is velvet smooth on it.

Also, Congrats on the new bike dmc!

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The stock screen does a good job but I found the turbulance and noise was still a bit much. I don't mind wind - it's the banging on the helmet by the wind that gets me. I just got my Vario windshield - a big improvement.

Congrats on the new bike. If you haven't taken the BRC, take the time to do so. And plenty of parking lot practice to get aquainted always helps.
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A couple recomendations. The GIVI windscreen is very nice. A big diff between the settings. As far as the helmet goes. I got a HJC CL-Max flip up helmet. Once you have one...you will never buy the static type again. Only negative is a teensy bit more noise. However with the GIVI screen...not much noise anyway.
http://www.helmetcity.com/page/HC/PROD/clmax/clmaxblack
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A couple recomendations. The GIVI windscreen is very nice. A big diff between the settings. As far as the helmet goes. I got a HJC CL-Max flip up helmet. Once you have one...you will never buy the static type again. Only negative is a teensy bit more noise. However with the GIVI screen...not much noise anyway.
http://www.helmetcity.com/page/HC/PROD/clmax/clmaxblack
Flip ups are convenient but I switched from a flip-up (Nolan N102) and went to a solid full face (Scorpion EXO-1000) due to the noise of the Nolan and quality issues. Also, I hung out on the about.com's beginning motorcycle forum when I first began to ride and some of the posts on there changed my mind about wearing a flip-up versus a solid full face helmet.
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Congrats on the new bike. I've ordered the low gel seat and the givi screen and I'm looking forward to the changes they bring to the bike.
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I have the tall windshield, actually not much bigger than the stock screen which does a very good job for the most part.

I got the SW-Motech pannier rack (quick detachable) along with givi panniers from twisted throttle.

Congrats on the new ride. Mine came too stiff, get the sag dialed along with the rebound damping and you will enjoy the ride much better.

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