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|02-24-2018 07:53 PM|
Originally Posted by Stratman View Post
I've done lots of riding in your area on the Strom; great country, great roads. I'm originally from the Owen Sound area, but currently in Saugeen Shores. Guess we've both got a month or two before the spring breakout.
|02-24-2018 01:28 PM|
Welcome to the forum from Huntsville Ontario cb. You and your better half will love the Wing. I call my wife Velcro cause every time I turn around she's sitting on the back.
Where do you call home?
|02-24-2018 06:57 AM|
|budoka||Not much I can add on the accessory list other than maybe a set of foam grip (puppies?) for the handlebars. I added them a couple years ago and they really help on long days.|
|02-24-2018 06:31 AM|
Originally Posted by cbstrom View Post
|02-23-2018 05:50 PM|
Originally Posted by crownfire View Post
A couple things about the Gaspé. First, the very best base camp is Percé. The ride in from the highway is nothing short of spectacular. The view of Percé rock is classic. The town is touristy but fun; there are lots of things to do, good restaurants, excellent boat tours of the rock and Ile Bonaventure national park. Not sure your direction of travel but the best ride is north and east of Percé. The ride to Metane is the best of the Gaspé and if you've time to take the ferry north across to Godbout, the ride from there to Baie Comeau is one of the classic bike roads, superb pavement, awesome hills and twisties, amazing scenery. In actual fact we rode it from west to east, from Ontario, and it was truly one of the best tours I've done. If I can be of help let me know.
Still winter here.......
|02-23-2018 11:09 AM|
Welcome to the forum. You already have a list of the top options to add if the bike does not already have them. I am one of the few that really likes the boards with the heel-toe shifter. When wearing my armored boots and using the pegs I would often miss a shift because the boots were thick enough to not allow the shifter to reset after a previous shift unless I forced my toes downward which is not a natural movement and I did not like it. The heel-toe shifter takes some getting used to, but I really like it. The boards I got from Kurry fold up like the pegs when you drag them so I think ground clearance is the same.
Another thing to add to the list is a 12 volt outlet in the left hand driver's pocket. It is pretty easy to do and there are kits available. Since you like long trips, you might want to consider a trailer hitch. I added one last year and put a rack on it so we could have extra luggage space for a long trip with iffy weather.
|02-23-2018 04:57 AM|
Welcome to you from Mississippi. The first thing I added was a belly pan to protect the radiator overflow bottle. After that the air wings, the only one I added is under the mirrors. They push the wind around you, or toward you as needed. For me the seat was a little close so I obtained a custom seat that sits me back a few inches which helped the knees. Then to help the shoulders I added risers to the bars to bring them up and back. The highway pegs came after riding mine for 5 years. I think it's perfect now.
A couple of us will be riding over to the Gaspe area this spring. Look forward to seeing that piece of the world.
|02-23-2018 01:21 AM|
|HappyTrails||Welcome to forums and congrats on new bike.|
|02-22-2018 09:14 PM|
|ironhorse54||Welcome from Glen Allen, Va.|
|02-22-2018 04:22 PM|
|cbstrom||Thanks everyone for the input. I think I'll take everyone's good advice, but do intend riding a few hundred kms before narrowing down what will work best for me. I'll post some pics when I figure out how to; still new to the forum, so it'll take a while. Now I just have to wait on spring like everyone else in the snow belt.|
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