Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Pushed the 650 hard, seems to like it
Drove about 1000 miles over the last couple of days in Upstate New York, Lake Champlain. (Great area to witness July 4th!!)
Was riding with an old friend on a ZX 1400R. I was on my low miles 2017 650. It was very hot out.(up tp 33c)
Did a lot of passing just trying to keep away from packs of cars. Floored a lot and revved out a lot either trying to keep up with the ZX14 or stay away from big Trucks doing 80-85 MPH on Canadian super slab.. Bike did great and I have to say the Russel sport seat, lets me ride all day and be comfy. The bike is covered in Bugs. One thing I noticed. In this heat I'd say 95% of all riders I saw were wearing nothing but a T shirt. Most had no gloves. Mind you, they did look more comfy than I was, roasting in Full gear even wearing an air bag vest.
I think I will go with the Honda 600 front brakes, and my Tutoro chain oiler spat out enough oil to cover a half inch of my tire....which is a worry. It never occurred to me that a seriously bad person, could put me at risk by just touching that adjustment screw. Hmmmn.
The 650 seems to be wanting to rev out nicely as it now has about 1,600 miles.
Also, riding at night on the highway is something I will avoid going forward. Can't see any risks from road debris at all. Ride Safe!!
2017 Vstrom 650 Base model (White)
2017 Yamaha YZ250X (Sold)....Hopefully WR250R soon
1982 Yamaha 650 Seca
1978 Honda CB550
1975 Suzuki GT380
1977 Yamaha RD400
1973 Can Am MX1 125 (bought while Mom out of town)
Last edited by Nicad; 07-05-2019 at 08:15 AM.