10-05-2018, 12:42 PM
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(10-05-2018, 10:45 AM)zipper Wrote: Well, it arrived, zero rear brake. 

Clearly it's made to GO, not to sit still...

even so, to call that scary is an understatement  Eeeeek

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 10-11-2018, 10:47 PM
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(10-02-2018, 12:48 PM)bennett Wrote: Please don't ever wear a helmet!

Are you on the waiting list for an organ or something?

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 10-12-2018, 03:12 PM
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I recognize Touring Sport. I did some business with them a couple years ago. Service on a BMW I had at the time.They seemed competent back then. I would expect part of predelivery would include a check that the brakes work, especially if the bike is notorious for air in the system.
Dave

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 10-12-2018, 05:22 PM
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(10-12-2018, 03:12 PM)barbe-rouge Wrote: I recognize Touring Sport. I did some business with them a couple years ago. Service on a BMW I had at the time.They seemed competent back then. I would expect part of predelivery would include a check that the brakes work, especially if the bike is notorious for air in the system.
Dave

You would think. The service mgr. called and apologized . It was delivered today, checked the brakes, very good. Plan to ride Sunday, less traffic and it's been years since I rode, so I feel I
need low traffic on the same road with me... Blush

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 10-13-2018, 03:07 PM
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(10-12-2018, 05:22 PM)zipper Wrote:
(10-12-2018, 03:12 PM)barbe-rouge Wrote: I recognize Touring Sport. I did some business with them a couple years ago. Service on a BMW I had at the time.They seemed competent back then. I would expect part of predelivery would include a check that the brakes work, especially if the bike is notorious for air in the system.
Dave

You would think. The service mgr. called and apologized . It was delivered today, checked the brakes, very good. Plan to ride Sunday, less traffic and it's been years since I rode, so I feel I
need low traffic on the same road with me... Blush

Good luck on the maiden voyage and with the bike in general. I've got several Triumphs including 2 oldies (68 and 71 500s). Way too much fun for folks of our age!
Dave

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 10-14-2018, 12:54 PM
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Had a nice, short ride, 31miles.... Thumbup

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 10-14-2018, 01:00 PM
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Barely enough to get the bike warmed up... fun Wink ?

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 10-14-2018, 04:01 PM
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Started to rain, I wasn't dressed for rain, but it was fun... Thumbup

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 10-14-2018, 04:08 PM
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Sweet ride. I hope to own a motorcycle one day. Looks so appealing.

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 10-17-2018, 03:08 AM
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Put a 113 miles on it yesterday. Old men and FASSST bikes are strange and unnatural combinations but SO MUCH FUN... Biggrin 
Got to get foam grips, that engine vibrates like a BIG jar of angry Hornets. Can't do over 60 MPH during "break in" Which is 600 miles.
Hey, 60 is fast enough when you are 70... Cheers

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 10-19-2018, 01:52 PM
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Ron...can you post more pics? I want to check the speed devil out!

Vr

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 10-23-2018, 10:09 AM
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Sorry for the delay Matt, I keep the bike in a storage locker and haven't been out there with the camera until today.
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IICON riding jacket w/armor and NOLAN helmet.

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 10-23-2018, 11:22 AM
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Sweet! I have a Nolan as well!

Vr

Matt

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 11-23-2018, 06:03 AM
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A couple weeks ago I added a new helmet, the Reevu. It has a built in rear view mirror ! Really cool. Works great. Like I've said b/4 "When I get bored...….."
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It has a periscope in the brow of the helmet. Just shift your vision slightly up and you see behind you.
I ordered another helmet last night, a Vozz, kind of a "radical" Australian design.

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See the line behind the ear position on the helmet? It opens the helmet on that line. Front half/rear half. You just place your face
in the front and close the rear down.

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 11-24-2018, 04:08 PM
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(11-23-2018, 06:03 AM)zipper Wrote: A couple weeks ago I added a new helmet, the Reevu. It has a built in rear view mirror ! Really cool. Works great. Like I've said b/4 "When I get bored...….."
[Image: 713-879_D.jpg]
It has a periscope in the brow of the helmet. Just shift your vision slightly up and you see behind you.
I ordered another helmet last night, a Vozz, kind of a "radical" Australian design.

[Image: 603260199.jpg]
See the line behind the ear position on the helmet? It opens the helmet on that line. Front half/rear half. You just place your face
in the front and close the rear down.

I found a shot of it open...
[Image: 36396256_6106536538497_28090660564951367...e=5C6952A3]
A picture IS worth a thousand words..... Smile

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 11-24-2018, 05:23 PM
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(11-24-2018, 04:08 PM)zipper Wrote:
(11-23-2018, 06:03 AM)zipper Wrote: A couple weeks ago I added a new helmet, the Reevu. It has a built in rear view mirror ! Really cool. Works great. Like I've said b/4 "When I get bored...….."
[Image: 713-879_D.jpg]
It has a periscope in the brow of the helmet. Just shift your vision slightly up and you see behind you.
I ordered another helmet last night, a Vozz, kind of a "radical" Australian design.

[Image: 603260199.jpg]
See the line behind the ear position on the helmet? It opens the helmet on that line. Front half/rear half. You just place your face
in the front and close the rear down.

I found a shot of it open...
[Image: 36396256_6106536538497_28090660564951367...e=5C6952A3]
A picture IS worth a thousand words..... Smile

OK, I don’t know why I even started looking at this thread — don’t know beans about motorcycles or motorcycle helmets. But since I did read the whole thing, maybe you could entertain a couple of questions.

1. How good is the visual on the rearview helmet? I ask because I have tried rearview mirrors on bicycle helmets and find the image so small (and jiggly) as to be useless. So if this Reevu technology works, am hoping it will trickle down to cycling helmets.

2. On the Austrlalian helmet, what is the advantage to putting your head in the front half and closing the rear? Not being flippant here — just trying to understand why this design is appealing. The helmet certainly *looks* awesome but assuming there is something functional here.

Congrats on the new bike and helmets — and hope you enjoy many happy, safe rides!

Patti

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 11-24-2018, 05:50 PM
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(11-24-2018, 05:23 PM)PJO Wrote:
(11-24-2018, 04:08 PM)zipper Wrote:
(11-23-2018, 06:03 AM)zipper Wrote: A couple weeks ago I added a new helmet, the Reevu. It has a built in rear view mirror ! Really cool. Works great. Like I've said b/4 "When I get bored...….."
[Image: 713-879_D.jpg]
It has a periscope in the brow of the helmet. Just shift your vision slightly up and you see behind you.
I ordered another helmet last night, a Vozz, kind of a "radical" Australian design.

[Image: 603260199.jpg]
See the line behind the ear position on the helmet? It opens the helmet on that line. Front half/rear half. You just place your face
in the front and close the rear down.

I found a shot of it open...
[Image: 36396256_6106536538497_28090660564951367...e=5C6952A3]
A picture IS worth a thousand words..... Smile

OK, I don’t know why I even started looking at this thread — don’t know beans about motorcycles or motorcycle helmets. But since I did read the whole thing, maybe you could entertain a couple of questions.

1. How good is the visual on the rearview helmet? I ask because I have tried rearview mirrors on bicycle helmets and find the image so small (and jiggly) as to be useless. So if this Reevu technology works, am hoping it will trickle down to cycling helmets.

2. On the Austrlalian helmet, what is the advantage to putting your head in the front half and closing the rear? Not being flippant here — just trying to understand why this design is appealing. The helmet certainly *looks* awesome but assuming there is something functional here.

Congrats on the new bike and helmets — and hope you enjoy many happy, safe rides!

Patti
Hi Patti, Q 1, It is small and jiggly, also has a kind of rainbow affect sometimes, but when wearing a full face helmet, straddling a 500+ lbs. motorcycle
traveling down the road at 60+ MPH, it's verrrrry hard to see behind you, so every little bit helps. Side mirrors, give me a good view of my elbows.
Q 2. I've never owned a helmet that was easy to put on. The nature of a full face helmet, is to fit snug, not loose. So, getting my BIG ears into the
helmet is kinda like a fiberglass birth canal,,,,OUCH! If you do.....NO, when you have a crash, if you have a head or neck injury, the Medics have 
difficulty removing your helmet without causing additional injuries. So, the Vozz opens up, like an oyster.....and my head is in the open like a pearl.
Good questions, hope I gave you good answers.... Cheers

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 11-24-2018, 06:24 PM
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(11-24-2018, 05:50 PM)zipper Wrote:
(11-24-2018, 05:23 PM)PJO Wrote:
(11-24-2018, 04:08 PM)zipper Wrote: I found a shot of it open...
[Image: 36396256_6106536538497_28090660564951367...e=5C6952A3]
A picture IS worth a thousand words..... Smile

OK, I don’t know why I even started looking at this thread — don’t know beans about motorcycles or motorcycle helmets. But since I did read the whole thing, maybe you could entertain a couple of questions.

1. How good is the visual on the rearview helmet? I ask because I have tried rearview mirrors on bicycle helmets and find the image so small (and jiggly) as to be useless. So if this Reevu technology works, am hoping it will trickle down to cycling helmets.

2. On the Austrlalian helmet, what is the advantage to putting your head in the front half and closing the rear? Not being flippant here — just trying to understand why this design is appealing. The helmet certainly *looks* awesome but assuming there is something functional here.

Congrats on the new bike and helmets — and hope you enjoy many happy, safe rides!

Patti
Hi Patti, Q 1, It is small and jiggly, also has a kind of rainbow affect sometimes, but when wearing a full face helmet, straddling a 500+ lbs. motorcycle
traveling down the road at 60+ MPH, it's verrrrry hard to see behind you, so every little bit helps. Side mirrors, give me a good view of my elbows.
Q 2. I've never owned a helmet that was easy to put on. The nature of a full face helmet, is to fit snug, not loose. So, getting my BIG ears into the
helmet is kinda like a fiberglass birth canal,,,,OUCH! If you do.....NO, when you have a crash, if you have a head or neck injury, the Medics have 
difficulty removing your helmet without causing additional injuries. So, the Vozz opens up, like an oyster.....and my head is in the open like a pearl.
Good questions, hope I gave you good answers.... Cheers

Very good answers — many thanks!

Mirror: Doesn’t it seem strange that we can send a man to the moon and beyond, but no one has solved the problem of a good, inexpensive rear view mirror for motorcycles and bicycles?

Helmet: Ah, didn’t realize they fit that tightly (bicycle helmets don’t straddle the ears but just sit atop the head). But, egads, the whole medic scenario? Yikes, I can imagine disastrous consequences. They need some kind of, I don’t know, corkscrew or can opener to remove helmets. Again, let’s get people on this and get it solved. Are we gonna just let the Australians run with it alone? That’s a rhetorical question — no need to reply. ;-)

Patti

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 11-24-2018, 06:33 PM
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Zipper, nice comments to Patti's questions. I don't ride motorcycles but I used to ride 2 wheeled dirt bikes when I was a kid into my teens. I have been toying with the idea of getting a bike since there is so much congestion in Los Angeles and it is getting worse.

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 11-24-2018, 07:12 PM
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Well Patti, you brought up another good point. I only learned about this in the past few days. It seems some class of race car drivers and some pro-cycle(motor) have a device
added to the interior crown of their helmets, it is an inflation device that allows an outside air source to pump air into the air bladder which will gently lift the helmet off the 
wearers head. This will protect the injured party from further damage. I think NASCAR requires it, not sure. Kinda like a champagne cork, but slowly... Cool

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