Got to blow the horn in anger yesterday, A Lexus 4WD hadn't seen me and was changing lanes on top of me. A four second blast soon fixed that. Took her a second to realise where all the noise was coming from, then she snuck sheepishly back into her lane. No need for me to brake, swear swerve or give way. Now that it's baptised Im not hoping that some one will cut me off just so I can try it out.
After a couple of hundred K's on the new tyre I'm ready to take it the GTS for a decent run thru some decent twisties on a good dry track. I'm feeling really happy with the scooter now and its the best its ever been. The engine continues to run very smoothly since I "remapped" it by disconnecting the battery. I'm still trying to decide on a flyscreen. I recently downloaded a very interesting article on the UK's "PM Tuning" website about variators. Follow the link at the bottom of the page. www.pmtuning.co.uk/index2.htm
"Widely accepted as the best tuning product for the GTS is a fly screen! If one is fitted the aerodynamics improve to such a degree that most riders pick up a few mph on top speed. This itself brings other problems because now the scooter can go fast enough to hit the engine rev limiter at about 9500rpm. At these revs the engine starts to stutter and simply won't go any faster....this will happen at between 78mph and 82mph..." UK magazine article in Scooting March 2008
So let the clouds blow away and let the road dry out. Im ready
Daelim NS 125: Mighty 1st scoot from Korea that punched way above its weight. Sold
Vespa GTS 250: Modern Retro brilliance. I'll ride it til it dies.Traded in on a maxi.
Suzuki DR650: "That Thing" Excellent Single 650 thumper chook chaser that was too tall. Sold
Yamaha T Max: Best Maxi out there and serious canyon racer. Sold
Triumph Bonneville: Modern Retro brilliance with the sweetest parallel twin.
BMW F800R: The Naked Hun. Great intro into sports bikes.
Gilera Runner FXR 180: 2 stroke scooter missile from Piaggio.
Gilera Nexus 500. Sexy like red Italian stilettos.
Yamaha RZ250RR: Retro Japanese 2 stroke racer.