So today I spent the morning washing and polishing my bike since I returned back from a deployment. I washed the whole bike, top to bottom and used a green pad to take the road grim off the head pipes and polished lip.
I figured I'd go take a ride up to Mokuleia and snap some pics w/ the new grips and turn signals installed. The ride was your typical 84 degree ride w/ breeze coming from the windward side of the island. Half way through a 3 mile stretch of twisties the sky darkened and a thin mist started to develop. After going over a hill a full down pour came out of no where, making the last 1.5 miles miserable in pants, slippers and a tank top. I usually do not ride w/o my gear but today was a nice enough day that I figured I'd 'Ride Local'.
Thankfully 15 minutes later, a whole bunch of prayers and looking like I fell overboard, the rain let up and the rest of the ride was great. The following pics are a couple I snapped here and there. Seems every time I wash a vehicle, a raincloud decides to kill my work.
Your bike is beautiful.
What's up with the gears in the background of pics 1 and 2?
Gears from an old sugar mill up on the North Shore. I took those pictures after I escaped the down pour.
Originally Posted by barton664
thats a nice bike... i like the paint scheme ..... what kinda tires are those... i like the look of the tread..
Michellin Pilot Road - Sport Touring. ~50 mile commute to work each day. Pretty good tire. I wanted to stick w/ my Metzlers but they were out of my price range, plus I needed something with a longer tread life.
Originally Posted by MisterMike
Whats up with those tie wraps?
Ha Ha, That's the only way I can fasten my mirror. It's temporary until I can either buy another type of mirror or find another way to keep it on.