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    Battery chargers/tenders

    Winter's coming. Won't ride as much. What do you F800ST owners do when long down times arrive? I have a pigtail hooked to the battery. Can I use a 12v battery trickle charger...or do I need to...
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    Shoei Multiec. Noise isn't from the helmet...

    Shoei Multiec. Noise isn't from the helmet construction...it comes in at the base of the helmet in the rear...vortex turbulence. If I shrug my shoulders I can block it, but that is a short term...
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    EXACTLY the conclusion I came to. Stock screen...

    EXACTLY the conclusion I came to. Stock screen is tolerable and with my earplugs, the ride is fine.
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    I give up...

    Replaced stock windscreen with Ztechnik VStream 16", hoping for wind noise relief. What I got was: Different wind noise (loud), reduced chest pressure (meaning more work for me to stay upright),...
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    Bikerfish and Sedanman: I understand the...

    Bikerfish and Sedanman:

    I understand the concept of bike following eye, but if I "look through the turn" on a long turn, my eye line is going to intersect the centerline...and there I go. I've...
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    Great photos...beautiful bike.

    Great photos...beautiful bike.
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    We had an accident here last week. Guy from out...

    We had an accident here last week. Guy from out of state, riding the canyon on his Harley (not a Harley indictment...just saying what he rode). Took a turn a little too fast and drifted into...
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    Went to my BMW dealer yesterday and ordered the...

    Went to my BMW dealer yesterday and ordered the V-Stream model 2430 (16"). Ztechnik is an OEM supplier of BMW windscreens, which is a point in its favor. The choice of the 16" was motivated by two...
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    I realized after reading something in this vein...

    I realized after reading something in this vein that I was not breathing properly. When riding the canyons, I was so focused that I breathed very shallowly. When I realized I was holding my breath...
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    Thanks for the offer, but... The more I read,...

    Thanks for the offer, but...

    The more I read, the more I think a higher screen is not the answer. I've read some ST owners switching to the shorter "S" model screen, which got their heads into...
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    Cee Bailey Windscreens

    Also looking at Cee Bailey. They have a 19" Sport model for F800ST, but their site didn't have any customer reviews/testimonials on it. Anyone here have one? Comments on it? Thanks!
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    I know you meant "ear plugs", so I won't make the...

    I know you meant "ear plugs", so I won't make the obvious wise crack. How long have you had the 19" and can you provide some detail about how it feels compared to stock. Thanks.
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    V-Stream Windscreens

    Reading the V-Stream site, I am impressed with the technical explanation of the van Karman vortex and how it impacts the rider. From this explanation, this screen seems ideal, yet some reports would...
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    I've gotten some of the most exuberant waves from...

    I've gotten some of the most exuberant waves from Harley drivers in do-rags and leather vests, riding with ape-hanger bars. I get a kick out of that, because the irony is that you wouldn't expect...
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    Hi, Rick: You're right, of course. It doesn't...

    Hi, Rick: You're right, of course. It doesn't exclude finding new rides. I should have explained better. I'm returning to riding after a break (owned a Suzuki GSX500 in the 1980's). By good...
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    I once read in a book by a well-known motorcycle...

    I once read in a book by a well-known motorcycle skills/safety expert that anyone can ride a motorcycle fast...it takes real skill to ride one slow.
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    Your "typical" ride...

    I'm fortunate to live on the edge of town with immediate access to a road that winds up through canyons to the mountains. Out the garage and onto the road within minutes, and only one stoplight near...
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    I just flash two fingers down, like inverted...

    I just flash two fingers down, like inverted peace sign...some say it communicates the number of cylinders your bike has (F800ST...parallel twin), but who knows. Have heard all kinds of stuff. I...
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    I did 108 miles on mountain canyon roads...

    I did 108 miles on mountain canyon roads today...two days after doing the same ride. I felt no fatigue at all. But...I attribute this to water, good diet and (this is huge, since I can vouch for...
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    When I flew my own airplane, one of the key...

    When I flew my own airplane, one of the key mantras for pilots was to "see and avoid". Not "see and confront"...not "see and go...whoa, WTF?" No...avoid! Same with cars and stupid, insane,...
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    Spouse with bike

    How many guys (or gals) have a spouse with his/her own bike, that rides with you?
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    Well there is that. I shot 81 a couple of weeks...

    Well there is that. I shot 81 a couple of weeks ago (I'm a 15 HC), so it was "one of those days"...but a bad round since then made me wish I'd ridden the bike instead.
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    Unfortunately this solution can lead to more...

    Unfortunately this solution can lead to more problems. David Hough, in "Proficient Motorcycling" discusses speeding up as a solution to tailgaters, saying essentially that it might make a bad...
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    I've been reading this post with interest,...

    I've been reading this post with interest, because I, too, experienced noise with the stock screen. However, it sounds (no pun) like most replacements are a kind of compromise at best. Personally,...
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    You know, I notice a lot of BMW bikes on the...

    You know, I notice a lot of BMW bikes on the curvy mountain road here. But there are Harley drivers, too. Still...lot of BMW's.

    What's kind of cool...I get the same "wave" from Hog drivers in...
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