Friday, September 25, 2009

Commuting - September 25

Today was my first day commuting on the Super 9. It took about the same amount of time to come to work, and was a pretty fun ride. I also enjoyed being able to park at the bike rack near the door. It's raining right now, so I'll get to test the scooter and my rain gear again on the way home in the wet.

I'm still getting used the different handling and spent an hour last night riding around in a parking lot and some side streets to get some practice with the quick turning and breaking. When I first started riding my WR250R it felt super light and responsive compared to my SV650. The Super 9 is that same feeling again, but compared to my WR250R. I think it is mainly due to the short wheel base and small narrow tires. I'm also working on getting a feel for the power band in the throttle. It has a large amount of movement compared to my motorcycles, but wide open throttle isn't necessarily the fastest.

I'm enjoying learning all the new things about two strokes and scooters. I'm also still on my search for more wind protection for the scooter this winter.

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