[quote=Todd F. Smith;1369913]
If you run electrics, keep the 919 in a lower gear when moving around in stop and go traffic and keep revs up. I drained the battery once while running heated gear and dealing with traffic. For very cold weather, would recommend keeping a portable Li battery jump starter handy like the ones offered by antigravity just in case.
Where do you intend on parking in manhattan? Nypd is brutal and will tow for any minor infraction.
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Thank you I never even thought about the battery draining when the bike is running. I am looking in to both plugin heated gear and gear that has its own battery yet can also plug in to the bike. any thoughts or suggetions?
I will definatly get a LI Jump starter.
Parking I have been okay sofar. There is good parking around the building and a lot of NYPD park there, so they tend to be more understanding and more carful than other drivers.
Any other suggestions folks.
Any other tips and tricks learned (rain gear, tires, brands/ manufatures that are better than others ect....
I am also thinking the pre and post ride check list might be a little more detailed, more maintainace because of rain?
Sorry for all the silly queations juat want be prepaierd as possible .
Frogg toggs makes good rain gear that will fit over your riding gear and fold down to store in a smaller pack. I went with a 2 piece suit vs. 1 piece for better ventilation. If I could do it all over, I'd probably opt to just buy a high end klim jacket / pants combo that's waterproof to begin with so there's no messing around with extra layers and storage. Buy once cry once applies and I probably spent more only multiple jackets / pants over the years.
Held air n dry gloves are great and I use it as my everyday glove. There's a separate chamber for waterproof and the other is perforated leather so the glove works for me in hot + cold days and rain. It replaced 3 sets of other gloves. I also use a pair of sidi all road boots for regular riding. Comfortable off the bike and waterproof.
Any sport touring type tire should be fine in the rain. Just try to avoid slipping on painted lines, manhole covers, metal plates, metal grates, and tar snakes (basically every street in nyc). Avoiding hazards is more important than tire choice.
Do you have a bluetooth headset for your helmet? Or something to hold up your phone when riding? Having waze up and running could help you avoid issues up front.
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