Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Sam's bike

I've had my new machine for a few weeks now, but finally getting around to posting a pic now. It's a 2009 Suzuki DL-650 (wee Strom). Just under 18k kms now, with only 1000 or of those by me -- not too much riding this spring in Ottawa. With a few trips planned before October (e.g., a four day loop on Lab Hwy, a Jays game in Cleveland, Day 1 of Peter's ride to Cinci), I suspect the total for 2011 will be about 35k kms, including the Americas ride.

While I was not riding, I put on some farkles. This is the first time I've set up a bike with so much attention. I guess previous experience makes you more choosy: taller and adjustable windscreen; aux xenon driving lights and halogen fog lights (both Hella Micro DEs); heated grips; centre stand; brackets for my Hepco Becker boxes; skid plate (not shown); radiator guard; perm air filter. She came with crash bars and brush guards. I'll also put some handle bar risers, a voltage meter, and play around with the seat configuration and tires. Other than that, we're ready for some long rides.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Sam and Peter,
    Just received the photo album from the C2C trip today. Great record of the trip, thanks. And best wishes from the Island for the next adventure to Patagonia.
    Take it easy on that 'newbie' who's joined the team.
    Rubber side down