Thanks to some very generous gifts, I was able to buy a bunch of goodies for the bikes this past weekend. I was very surprised today to come home and find two packages had already arrived!
The first is a Givi E189 top case plate for the BMW. This will allow me to use my existing V46 case! Look for the install write up of this later.
I also received these driving lights for the BMW. I want the bike to be more conspicuous to other road users. I also want to improve my night-time visibility. If they work out well, I’ll probably buy another set. They are very highly rated on advrider.
The above are a pair of 24 watt LED driving lights which provide 1500 lumens of light. Each is the equivalent of a regular 55w motorcycle headlight. I plan on mounting them near the front beak and removing the existing driving lights since one is broken and the other mismatched. I will move the working light to the Ural to improve my visibility there. The LEDs are from ADV Monster. I will do a write up when I get around to installing them later this winter.
The Ural’s left mirror has been giving me trouble. Some how it came loose over the weekend, and it was a huge pain to ride without a left mirror. I was constantly looking over my shoulder. No fun! To get the mirror tight again, I had to remove the Ural’s fairing, so it could spin tight on the handlebars. A quick 10 minute job.
I folded the sidecar windshield back under the tonneau cover. The sidecar windshield keeps my wife warm, but I’m warmer without it. It sits behind the main fairing and the air moving off of it goes directly into my right side.
The above will give you an idea of how much snow we’ve gotten in the last two weeks. More is on the way!