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|09-10-2012 07:09 PM|
If it's a 2009 Versys, see if you can mount the windshield upside down...just loosen the bolts, invert it at the highest setting, and tighten the bolts. That will help with the wind a bit.
Use the face shield on your helmet. Bugs and rocks and stuff will find your face otherwise.
I've taken week-long tours of Nova Scotia twice. Some advice:
My Rider article from 2004 is showing its age, particularly with respect to road conditions and ferries that no longer arrive from Maine, but you may find it useful nonetheless.
Enjoy the ride!
|09-10-2012 03:17 PM|
Originally Posted by Mt. Versuvius View Post
|09-10-2012 10:18 AM|
Thanks for all the great advice--great forum!
I am very much looking forward to riding the Versys as it has been well recieved.
Renting from www.jkwalkerexoticcarshare.ca. They are the only alternative I could find if you don't want a Harley.
|09-10-2012 08:42 AM|
|09-09-2012 04:51 PM|
If you have the time schedule a half day to check out Lunenburg, Mahone Bay and Peggy's Cove perferably riding the coastal roads. PM me if you want a guide and riding partner for the Halifax, Peggy's Cove, Lunenburg loop.
Also suggest the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic for a visit if sailing, shipping and navel warfare history is of any interest. They have a few restored WWI and WWII vessels you can tour and a few Titanic artifacts.
Camping is best at provincial and national park campgrounds as they are located on the site of the park and are very well maintained. Private campgrounds usually have less desirable locations. It can get cool at night this time of year (~50F night/70F day)
On a final note, and I mention this as you said you do not ride much with a visor, be sure to bring a bottle of spray anti fog spray and maybe something like rainX to make the water bead on the outside of the visor if you ride in the rain. They make a world of difference.
Peggy's Cove, just outside of Halifax
|09-09-2012 03:27 PM|
|Mt. Versuvius||Nicer views going counter-clockwise. As I recall, the dropoffs all had barriers anyway, so not an issue. Check out Meat Cove if you have the time (northern tip of CB).|
|09-09-2012 02:15 PM|
Thanks, will bring face shield but still hope open face.
Clockwise on Cabot? I thought everyone was recommending counter-clockwise?!
|09-09-2012 01:54 PM|
I'm in Halifax. If you have any questions or want some local advice send me a PM.
|09-09-2012 01:25 PM|
Why not just attach your faceshield for the rental trip? You should already have it, so it's free. Don't know that tank-bag, but IF it has a 'tether' line to attach to the steering head, it should work OK.
Oh yah - ride the Cabot Trail clockwise (got this advice from an oldtimer up there) so you'll have a lane between you and the drop-off.
|09-09-2012 01:18 PM|
Renting a 2009 650 Versys, guidance requested.
Hello Versys Forum,
I am renting a 2009 650 Versys to tour Nova Scotia 2 weeks from today. I travel a lot for work (I lecture on natural medicine) and really enjoy trying out new bikes and touring exotic locations when I've the time. I have 2 questions, I'd appreciate help with:
1. I prefer wearing a full face helment without the faceshield. This means need to limit direct wind on face. From perusing the forums, appears the stock screen is not tall enough. I was thinking of getting the Wunderlich screen extender. Has anyone tried this? Are there other options that can also be used on other bikes?
2. I would like to use a tank bag, which is not provided by the rental. I have a Cortech removable bag. Does anyone know which ring mount to order?