|37900 and tatty in August 2010|
|50893 and shiny in February 2015|
I do notice how the riding experience varies from day to day and, believe it or not, even in Winter it can be exhilarating. Today was such a day. There are times when I think, third gear just feels great, rolling the power on and off with a seamless thrust, the exhaust note rumbling and cracking off of winter walls and echoing through leafless woods.
|October 2014 - Summer's gone, rubbish weather in the offing|
|Washed down and treated with Scottoil FS365|
Some time ago, I also fitted an additional light between the horns, in front of the radiator. This was after I had low beam blow for the second time and struggled to avoid dazzling other motorists with my main beam. I have the extra light switched independently through a relay when the low-beam circuit is on. It is mounted on an aluminium gantry between the existing horn lugs on the upper fairing subframe. It is clamped between the horns and those lugs. The light should really be mounted an inch or two further forward to get best value from its beam. I have used it several times though on particularly horrible nights.
|Measuring up a piece of angled aluminium |
with horns and additional light
|Trying the light in the centre of my aluminium gantry|
|Horns in place at each end, light bracket in the centre|
|Light in place - it needs to be further forward|
but does the job