Sunday, September 11, 2016

7 Years on the GS

Facebook reminded me that today marks 7 years that I've had my G650GS. Wow! Time does fly when you're having fun. Today I also began to wonder, what should my next moto be?

I do like the GS but it seems to need a bit more power. I don't know if that's related to some of the stalling issues I was having or if it has more to do with my commute in stop and go traffic. I don't feel like it is quite the machine for the stop and go traffic on the interstate but, maybe there really isn't such a machine.

I've been toying with this idea, CB300F.

It's pretty inexpensive as new bikes go. My hubby did point out it wouldn't be a good touring machine. And I pointed out that would mean I'd need multiple bikes. :-) So then I thought maybe this one would be nice.
But I'm not really ready to give up the dual sport just yet. So, there is also the twin, the F700GS. And I've been thinking I need another Honda. So, maybe their new adventure bike?
The Honda, on paper, is pretty tall for me, although I haven't actually tried sitting on one yet. The  Beemers have low suspension options which is the setup I currently have on the GS.  I think I probably need to test ride a few options and really weight what I want, what I need, and what I can afford.

Hubby also needs a new ride, something that doesn't require so much wrenching. He's quite partial to the Honda ST1300. He also wouldn't turn away a CB1100. We do have a milestone anniversary coming up. Maybe we need a matching set of motos. Now there's a thought! :-)

24,760 miles on the moto as of this evening.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Commuting again!

I've been commuting again! Even though I've taken the interstate both days this week, it's been nice to be back in the saddle again. If I leave early enough the stop and go traffic is more go than stop. The mornings are nice and cool. In fact, this morning I put on a vest beneath my mesh jacket to keep the chill at bay. Fall is definitely in the air, in the mornings anyway. Still quite hot during the day and early evenings.

Yesterday, my gas light came on much sooner than I thought it should. The traffic on the commute probably contributes to that. And, I also try to keep the rpms up in an attempt to keep the bike from stalling. It's been much better now that I don't touch the throttle when I start it. That seems to be the fix that the hubby found online. Apparently it's a thing with the 2009 G650GS. Computer glitch. I also noticed that one of my dash lights is out. I should get that fixed.

24,678 miles are on the bike. Doesn't seem like that many to me. I need more road trips. :-)