Equipment

Surgery

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On Raven, not me.  Today, I received my top-case mounting rack.  This marks the first real add-on I have gotten for the bike itself.  So far, it has only been little things.  It is an SW-Motech Aluminum Top Rack.  As I need something anyway for attaching a rear carrier or bags.  It also allows me to tie down other bags and such.

As it was my first major add-on, I was a little nervous taking the seat and pannier off along with the handles.  Took me about an hour, but everything that came off, went back on, and in the right order.  Everything is stable and tight.  Can’t wait to get to try it out!

Below are some photos!

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Massive Phone Case!

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Lunatik Taktik ExtremeNo other way to put it.  This case is massive.  I tried the LifeProof Fre case, however it had nothing to protect the screen.  Yes, it was water proof, but that screen hanging out alone while the phone is strapped onto a motorcycle just didn’t have me feeling good.  I needed something else.  I looked for a while, and then, via a spam post on FaceBook, I found what I wanted, but was not willing to pay full price for.  Lunatik Taktik Extreme.  This thing is massive.  Great shock protection and it is water resistant (good for rain, not meant to be submerged.)  And it has Gorilla Glass screen protector built into the case.  With an original price of $125, it is an expensive case.  Even on their website, marked down to $75, it is still expensive.  However, I got it for $16 +$5 for shipping from a website of overstock and such.  Please contact me for the site.

Two new add-ons on the way.

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PlatesYesterday I completed the process of getting the license plate and registration sticker for Raven.  She’s now legal, and man, the plates look good.  Kentucky is not really known to be very creative when it comes to license plate design.  Neither for cars/trucks/vans or motorcycles.  This one, however, is an exception.  Besides, it is for a good cause.  On my car, I have the plates for the “Fallen Officer’s Fund.”

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Add-ons to Raven

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These are some of the add ons I have either ordered or put on the bike.  Each one has its own purpose.  From the iPhone holder to the saddlebags.  I am getting her geared for longer travels, which will require a few add ons, but not too many.  Below is the list of items I feel are needed in order for me to make longer weekend and week+ trips.  For an overnight, I have a nice backpack and dry bag already. Read the rest of this entry »