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Northeast Events / Bridge of Flowers Ride [MA] Saturday 6/30/18
« Last post by Greg Habel on Today at 10:34:28 am »
Join Kevin for a visit out to the Bridge of Flowers in Shelburne MA.  This ride will start from a new breakfast

place called The River City Diner in Fitchburg, 68 Airport Road Fitchburg MA  01420.  Meet for breakfast at

7:30am, ride leaves at 8:30am out Rt 2 West to Wendell Depot then through Shutesbury, Leverette Town, Deerfield

and parts west to the North Adams hair pin turn.  After the hair pin turn, we’ll head East on RT 2 to the Shelborne

Bridge of Flowers and lunch.  After lunch, the ride will end at the Townsend Creamery for a treat.

Please sign up here: http://www.cog-online.org/clubportal/EventDisplayNew.cfm?clubID=1328&EventID=249563
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makes me want to jump on a Southwest super saver flight just to learn :)

SiSF needs to host another tech day for this...
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I ride mine in FL almost daily.

Pants help A LOT, they insulate your legs from the heat coming back.

There are also other benefits to wearing pants, but you're an adult and you can make that determination.

Also, mine is an `09.  And I don't wear my mesh pants anymore because of the heat.

Another option is removal of the cat in the header, or using the ZX-14 header/exhaust that doesn't have the cat in the header.

Also, plan your routes so you tend to keep moving.  I commute daily, so I make sure to choose routes where the likelihood of me keeping moving is the best.

Oh and get an `08-`09 windshield, perfect for in the summer here in FL.
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I have the foam inserts between the fairing and the engine.  I added the double faced mylar bubble wrap (commonly called radiant barrier) between the engine and the fuel tank.  I also put a full Area P system on...which removed the catalytic converter(s).  All seemed to help cool my '09 down. :)
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I sometimes feel my “chestnuts are getting roasted” too on my 2009, fortunately here in the NE it’s not usu too bad and even sometimes rather nice in the cooler weather. I could’ve sworn I’ve seen foam deflector kits that might help. Some have also stated that SISF’s flash allows their bike to run a bit cooler, but that may be just another small reason to get it anyways  :motonoises:

I think I also recall some people using some Dynamat with the reflective Mylar to help redirect heat away from that area- between the tank and frame...

Hope this helps some and welcome aboard!
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Motorcycle Safety / Re: Motorcycle death statistics, Minnesota
« Last post by Diz on Today at 08:57:42 am »
I'd be interested to know how much RECENT experience the riders had. Many older riders came back to riding after their children were grown. This would be after a 15-20 year layoff. Many things have changed in that period of time. Additionally, how many took any kind of FORMAL rider training?

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Insurance companies released a report a few years back showing that 50 something riders were skewing the fatality statistics. People returning to the sport after a long layoff were buying bigger, heavier and more powerful bikes that exceeded their skill level. Proper training wasn't even a thought for most......
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Any update? Please let us know what you find.
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Motorcycle Safety / Re: Motorcycle death statistics, Minnesota
« Last post by Ranger Jim on Today at 02:03:16 am »
I'd be interested to know how much RECENT experience the riders had. Many older riders came back to riding after their children were grown. This would be after a 15-20 year layoff. Many things have changed in that period of time. Additionally, how many took any kind of FORMAL rider training?
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Concours 14 / ZG1400 General Chat and Tech / Re: This one is buzzy
« Last post by ZXtasy on Today at 01:47:56 am »
Is it possibly loose fairing components buzzing or the engine/drive-train?
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Sorry, again, now I see the title says 2008. Look into having the radiator serviced/refurbished by Mylers radiator in Utah.
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