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    42 Degrees but I needed wind in my face!
    on: Mar 18, 2018, 09.48 pm
    Mar 18, 2018, 09.48 pm
    Greetings everyone from a Cold New Jersey,

    I woke up today to bright sunshine but a cold day...  I have been looking at the bike in the garage for the past month.  We have had too much snow and while I love the enthusiasm of the NJ Polar Bear club my schedule has not permitted me to join them this year. 

    That said, I watched the temps rise to 42 degrees with bright sun and announced to my first wife that I have got to go!  She looked at me with a mix of crazy and shook her head ruefully and said have fun... :159:

    I took off down Navasink river road off to Sandy hook beach.  Music blasting and the heated grips just on low.  Did I ever mention how much I LOVE THE HEATED GRIPS!  I have a route that takes me on some local twisty's with a view of NYC off to the right.  ( Ocean Avenue in Atlantic Highlands,NJ)

    Well an hour into the ride the temp rose to a balmy 47  Changed my route and headed home.  Opened it up on a few straights home and back to the garage.  Blew the dust off the bike and got my fix for the day. 

    Hope you all have a Happy Sunday! :002:

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    Re: 42 Degrees but I needed wind in my face!
    Reply #1 on: Mar 18, 2018, 10.19 pm
    Mar 18, 2018, 10.19 pm
    Sounds good.  Watch out for the black ice in the low shady area's.  I had an unexpected adrenaline rush two weeks ago in the mountains....All is good. 
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    Re: 42 Degrees but I needed wind in my face!
    Reply #2 on: Mar 18, 2018, 11.08 pm
    Mar 18, 2018, 11.08 pm
    Hey Mike.  I wanted to go out today also but I took off my fairing and instrument panel to install the GPS mount instead.  It fot to 51 degrees here in South Jersey.  We'll have to hook up sometime Jersey boy!  Take care. :190:
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    Re: 42 Degrees but I needed wind in my face!
    Reply #3 on: Mar 19, 2018, 01.53 am
    Mar 19, 2018, 01.53 am
    I was riding in chilly north Jersey yesterday...it was great to get the big girl out in the wind!
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    Re: 42 Degrees but I needed wind in my face!
    Reply #4 on: Mar 19, 2018, 11.16 am
    Mar 19, 2018, 11.16 am
    Good for you. I considered it yesterday but my severe head cold kept me off the bike.
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    Re: 42 Degrees but I needed wind in my face!
    Reply #5 on: Mar 19, 2018, 01.03 pm
    Mar 19, 2018, 01.03 pm
    Made it into the low 50's and sunny here in the "Land of Pleasant Living" (MD). Had a nice two-hour outing in the late afternoon sunshine  :152:

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    Re: 42 Degrees but I needed wind in my face!
    Reply #6 on: Mar 19, 2018, 01.30 pm
    Mar 19, 2018, 01.30 pm
    *Originally Posted by JerseyRider [+]
    Hey Mike.  I wanted to go out today also but I took off my fairing and instrument panel to install the GPS mount instead.  It fot to 51 degrees here in South Jersey.  We'll have to hook up sometime Jersey boy!  Take care. :190:

    I tried to do the GPS myself.  After 20 bolts and taking a looking at the Hydra of a wiring harness  :005:....  Bolted it back up and took it to the dealer.  I needed some other maintenance so it was easier to have them do it.  Was one of the best additions to the bike.  I was using the iPhone but the Garmin a much better. 

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    Re: 42 Degrees but I needed wind in my face!
    Reply #7 on: Mar 19, 2018, 03.50 pm
    Mar 19, 2018, 03.50 pm
    *Originally Posted by JerseyRider [+]
    Hey Mike.  I wanted to go out today also but I took off my fairing and instrument panel to install the GPS mount instead.  It fot to 51 degrees here in South Jersey.  We'll have to hook up sometime Jersey boy!  Take care. :190:
    When you get it done post your tips and tricks please.  I still haven't found the GPS power connector on teh bike that's hidden away.  Have read a few posts indicating where it is and how to find it but have swayed away from actually pulling plastic and tried finding it with a flashlight instead.  SO far no luck.  :)

     



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