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  1. ...clearly it's the beak. Mama eagle approves. I think you're right @piotrek, I recall now reading another post something about chicks being attracted to the beak.
  2. Here are a few pics from yet another trip out to Lake Berryessa, this was on July 4. Looking east at the backfires being set to combat the Napa/Yolo county fire. This is likely as close as my FJ will ever get to an eagles nest complete with eaglets. My favorite ride on one of my favorite roads. My favorite ride in it's latest configuration.
  3. I noticed a new rattle/buzz show up in the dash area while at idle. Very loud and very annoying. I checked all the recommended areas but to no avail, until I grabbed the top of my windscreen and pulled it back toward the cockpit and the buzzing stopped. Turns out that it was my Cal-Sci tinted shorty windscreen that for some reason was now making contact with the mounting plate at the bottom of the screen, and pulling on the top spread that gap and stopped it from making contact. My remedy was to put a piece of thin foam rubber between the screen and plate and the buzz is gone! Here is a view from the top looking down behind the screen.
  4. Thanks @betoney - My bike and I are fine, and very happy to have avoided the feared "me and my bike tumbling down the road" scenario. I normally don't ride that time of day for that very reason. I've had a few close calls before, but never this close! I think the person in the oncoming lane was happy too that I didn't T-bone the deer and end up as their new hood ornament. "Another beer please!"
  5. I'm feeling pretty blessed or lucky right about now... maybe I should hurry up and buy that winning lotto ticket?
  6. I removed the "bat wings" a couple weeks ago and ordered some inexpensive bar ends. They arrived today so I installed them and went for a short ride... and tagged my first deer. Doing north of 70 mph with the sun in my eyes I didn't see it until it was in front of me - didn't even have time for anything to pucker - and I felt a very light bump on the front tire as it passed. Oh, and the bar ends worked just fine.
  7. I went with the cheapest eBay ones I could find - $8.99 for the pair shipped from China - and gold anodized for a little bling. [/url]linky
  8. It appears to be one of the EK Screw Chain Master Connecting Link type of links.
  9. This is a must see for any rider on any road. Nick Ienatsch talks, talks, and talks about what everyone needs drilled in about grip and how to make the most of it. [video src=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fy1AIAc76Qo]
  10. The puppies add just the right amount of thickness and comfort. I find that it is easier to keep a smooth consistent throttle with less fatigue, and the heated grips are not hindered in any way. Just put 'em on and enjoy!
  11. Well, the "unicorn l has been found henchman...and, to betoney, it's one pair, not two. Technically, it's two items, but still a single pair of gloves. First, to solve the "additional padding, to reduce/eliminate vibration, this should be accomplished through the use of a pair of Grip Puppies (I'll update once they arrive, and are installed). They are made of a foam rubber, look similar to replacement grips, and install over the actual bar grips. As for meeting all my other retirement, and almost all my "preferred" points, this is accomplished through a pair of Held Air n Dry gloves. However, since I don't have any real need for waterproof gloves, I've decided to get the Held Airsteam II gloves.Congratulations on finding and sharing what you believe to be the elusive, but not extinct unicorn of gloves. Never owned any, but those look like a great pair of gloves. Grip Puppies - had them on my bike almost since day one, only good things to say about those!
  12. I have never experienced this on my always garaged 2015 CA model with 12k+ miles riding in 40-95 degree weather (knocks on wood). One of my Buells had a similar issue only when idling at a stop (idle = angry paint shaker) - turned out to be a bad connection inside the ignition switch. Replaced the switch, never happened again.