Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Nice screen.....

This photo shows the recent mods I've made to the bike. Most obvious is the MRA screen, the little aeorofoil on the top can be adjusted to divert windblast over the riders head; unfortunately due to this riders abnormal body shape the windblast now hits smack on the bottom of my crash helmet, still, thats better than the original screen which put the blast on my chest and gave me a permanent sore throat. Then there's the handguards which do well at protecting my arthritic fingers from chilly early-morning windblast; and finally you may see the bar risers I fitted to give me a more upright riding position, thus relieving my permanent back-ache. Result!

I'm also celebrating today as I heard that I've finally obtained the University degree I've been studying for part-time for the last 7 years. I'm off tomorrow to buy a white lab-coat, some test tubes and a bunsen burner to start experiments in the garage; meantime I did consider going to the local drinking establishment and getting well oiled, but as that would probably lead to months of binge drinking and pain I decided instead to sit in and watch a re-run of American Chopper with a 12" pizza and a carton of - it says here on the box - truly irresistable triple chocolate cookies coated in indulgent Belgian chocolate with milk, dark and white chocolate chunks. Yummy.


  1. Congratulations on the Chemistry degree! Maybe you have studied advanced aerodynamics?

    I have been messing around with screens, tobinators and reading pages of stuff on the web and found that the only thing that stopped the horrible throbbing sound effect of turbulent air hitting my lower helmet was to open up my visor!

    I could then hear all possible mechanical machinations radiating from my fine GS.

    All very curious - goggles seem to be the way to go.

  2. El Diente:

    congratulations on your degree. Now be careful of that bunsen burner and don't burn yourself.

    MMMMmmmmm, wish I had a Triple Chocolate chip cookie right now, esp with Belgium chocolate smeared all over.

    maybe you need a slightly taller windshield

    Wet Coast Scootin

  3. Bravo! A PROPER degree too!

  4. Congratulations on the degree! And also on your spoiler, I inherited one on my Africa Twin and it's fabulous, I think I'm dawdling at 40 then look down and find I'm doing (cough cough er..) 60mph officer.