Interesting, I'm about the same as you, yet I'm a baby boomer!! Most guys my age have slowed way down (I'm still having to council myself and remind me that I'm too old for this speedy speedster sh!t, but I never listen to myself!!). And, a lot of the younger kids are way out of their league to keep up. I do ride a bit slower on the N1K, but when on the ZX14r, it's often WOT!Unfortunately for me, I like to go fast and still ride like a Gen-Y but I'm a Gen-X'er. Most of my generation have gotten old and slow or just got old and stopped riding. So guys my age don't like riding with me. Then I'm on the fence about the Gen-Y's because they keep crashing (they just don't know when to say when, or they try to keep up).
I tried one group on Meetup here in Houston. They always start near Katy and head west. I'm in the NE. The crazy number of rules kept me from every wanting to try. Do this, don't do that. The one that got me was they require everyone to run with their highbeams on. To me, there's more negatives to that than positives. I just won't do it.Houston has a couple of good sport touring groups on Meetup that I ride with whenever time permits, which sadly is not often. Covid pretty much kill that for me.
Like those gauges, good looking and informative...I rode a recent group ride at The Ranch, I believe it was about 175 bikes and a loop around 30, 3090 and 6 and to me, it was not as fun as solo or chasing the Ducati and Triump riders up Old Highway 9 to Fredricksburg. But I have never been into big crowds anyway.
I work out three times a week with hundreds of college students, and I have not been sick. Maybe it has something to do with not wearing a mask most of the time combined with licking door knobs and toilet seats...maybe I am immune.
I have the ZX torn apart, I want to run wires from the bars back to the tail for the horn, a singe USB charger, dual USB port and driving lights while I have the plastic off and tank lifted. Mounting the Stebel and the lights will be a challenge on this bike.
I am really hoping the Apex risers show up by Saturday but I am having my doubts.
I made this switch panel out of 16ga sheet metal, it sandwiched between the cluster and mounting bracket and a really easy mod, a little harder to reach the buttons than the panel I made for the N1000 that fit between the triple tree and tank but it works, one for the gate and one for the garage door.
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Have not come across any group that required that. I would have bailed too. Most day ride here either head west towards Fayetteville or north through the forrest, so the KSD points are usually Katy for the West bound rides. I'm on the SW side so that's not too bad.I tried one group on Meetup here in Houston. They always start near Katy and head west. I'm in the NE. The crazy number of rules kept me from every wanting to try. Do this, don't do that. The one that got me was they require everyone to run with their highbeams on. To me, there's more negatives to that than positives. I just won't do it.
Ahhhh, ****. Busted.What about the engine, 57x? I think we are more likley to find a covid cure than we are to see you leave an engine in stock form.
That's ridiculous. Somehow I don't think that saved any weight either, by combining the air box and frame in one.
The zx14 and concours 14 are almost as bad, but have the airbox as part of the frame. I suppose it did help them stay more narrow? I'll need to invent some other reason if we need a list of why. These frames are insanely strong. You really feel it unless your suspension is set up .That's ridiculous. Somehow I don't think that saved any weight either, by combining the air box and frame in one.
Just saw this post. I’m going to Florida soon to visit my 95 year old mother and four out of five of my siblings will be there’s also. We know there is some risk, but we all take precautions as much as reasonably possible.Same here, riding locally lots but day rides only and generally I take my lunch. We always eat outdoors, typically at diagonal ends of a picnic table. My buddy isn't as careful as me, goes in and buys food and rarely wears a mask unless he's ask to. Then again I'm more in the "at risk" category and my mom is 94.
I agree the best group ride is 2. But after that it's 4 with folks riding in pairs.