Unverified Ownership Ecksy the Yamaha XSR700

altoid

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Have some more porn, this time from Angeles Crest Highway, Angeles Forest Highway, and Mount Wilson Observatory.









 
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Nice bike. I guess this means Serbaru will be getting even less love.
 

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(Updated the last two posts with photos with some location details, since I skipped that when I originally posted them.)

No real updates other than that I've been riding a fair bit. I think I'm at 2,500 miles or so at this point. Still a blast, still the right bike. Added a second helmet hook for convenience.

I went on an awesome ride last weekend with some FJ/Tracer buddies. The FJ is the one I nearly bought before the XSR. We rode along the coast and through some canyons, and even visited the Point Mugu Missile Park.

Dual helmet hooks, hell yeah!


Yamaha (+ Shoei + Sena) fam:


Waiting for the others to satisfy their for-the-Gram needs:

(Need to work on my cool-guy-leaning-on-his-motorcycle pose.)

Coworker's Bonnie and my XSR taking over the main office parking for change:
 

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Just some boring non-updates.

Hello, dog.


Love me some motorcycle logistigcs.

 

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First some group therapy aka Sunday mass with fellow delinquents:



Then some solo therapy by the beach later that same day:


Some mountains up north:


I tested out whether I can ride to a conference in November without any extra luggage (click through for a silly video):


And an OK shot of me with the bike:


Really need to finish up the signal install… :D
 

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A little while ago I got a great little tail bag. The bag itself is perfect, but the only way to reasonably mount it to the bike is to the rear subframe, under the passenger seat. This means I have to unclip it every time I want to use my helmet lock, which is basically every time I stop anywhere except home. As a result, I started leaving it at home unless I knew I'd need it, and started finding myself without it in situations where it would be super handy. That's silly.

I've always resisted getting a top case. Honestly, my main reason is that it wouldn't look that great on a retro bike, but I also don't need that much space and don't want to spend that much money. And then I realized getting just a rack could be the perfect solution.

So I ordered a Givi SR2126: http://giviusa.com/my-motorcycle/yamaha/xsr700-16-17/sr2126-specific-rear-rack-detail



The rack supports both Monolock and Monokey cases, should I ever care to upgrade. In the meantime, it should make for a nice platform for my tail bag. Much excite.
 
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