Well, new to us, at least! Â Jennifer and I bought a 2002 R1150 GSA from a very good friend a couple of months ago and we are really enjoying it! Â I don’t normally name my motorcycles, but if I did, “Bikeopotamus” would be it! Â The big black GSA is a tall, heavy motorcycle that can take us pretty much anywhere we want to go!
We’ve done a few modifications to make Bikeopotamus a more comfortable sport touring machine…We recently rode to Ojai and had Bill Mayer Saddles make us a new seat. Â We’ll post some pix soon! Â We also slipped on some Shinko dual sport tires. Â So far they are great on the upaved Â Southern California roads we have around here, and they seem pretty durable as well. Â We’ve ridden the bike about 6,000 miles since we purchased the first week of April, and so far the tires are doing great! Â A Cee Bailey’s windscreen rounds out the comfort accessories…at speed, the CB wraps the wind around my head rather than buffeting it all around. Â Thanks, Steve Clavin of Cee Bailey’s. Â You rock!Â Finally a “Versa” LED brake light modificationÂ from www.aerostich.com will hopefully keep some driver from riding over the top of us from behind.Â Those eight LED lights are really bright!
Here is a pic, taken up in the local San Gabriel mountains…
See you on the road, and ride safely!
Steve and J