ST.N meet: day one

[Moved to the main bluepoof.com site because the pictures were really slowing down the blog]

Day one: in which Bill and I ride to Fortuna.

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5 Responses to ST.N meet: day one

  1. sharad says:

    Whoa, VFR city!!! Does nearly everyone who’s on ST.net have a VFR????
    By the way, those Givi bags look huge. I don’t know if it’s a perspective thing, but in the photo of the SV, the FJR and the frat boys, the Givis look even bigger than the FJR’s factory bags. Is this true? And just how did the bags affect the ride of the SV? Increased wind resistance? Sorry, full of questions today.
    I guess what I like about my RKA soft bags is that they sit flush with the bike. Only problem is the security issue with them.
    The meet looked like fun; hopefully I can schedule some free time for next year.

  2. chris says:

    what about the rest of the ST riding? 211? 299? 36? ya’ll have some mighty fine sport-touring roads out there.

  3. sharad says:

    >I’ll mention this once I get to Sunday’s >write-up, too, but when I was on Hwy 20, I >felt like the bike handled a *lot* better >with the loaded bags than it does normally. I >think the bike wants me to fatten up.”
    You know, this suggests that the stock shock is too stiff for you when you’re riding without all that crap in the bags (oh, I mean necessary and useful items…). But yeah, I suppose you go could just pig out at regular intervals and fit your weight to the suspension. Did you mess with the preload at all when you were loaded up and ready to roll?

  4. carolyn says:

    >You know, this suggests that the stock shock is too stiff for you when you’re riding without all that crap in the bags
    Yes. 🙂 Unfortunately, I don’t have the cash for an aftermarket shock right now. Scarily, the stock fork springs are *also* too stiff for me.

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