I read through the whole thing. It has given me some more ideas for the Buell.
I've always had "less is more" bikes, and was even hesitant to put a GPS on my Harley. (The Grand Tours changed that, and the mount is barely noticeable when the GPS isn't mounted.)
The Buell is the first bike I've had with a fairing, which gives me a bit of space to add farkles. If the stock gauge mounts are used to create a "farkle shelf" or large "dashboard", there is plenty of room to add more gadgets.
I really like the idea of the tire pressure monitor, and I think I will look at integrating that into my list of upgrades. I will definitely have a "stand alone" GPS, as there are a lot of places I ride (the Adirondacks, for example) where cell reception is too limited to use the GPS software on a phone. Most of those require a connection to update the maps on the fly. The Buell is also the first fuel injected bike I've owned, and the tuning on these bikes is all done via the ECM. I guess I'm finally getting out of the stone age, but only on this one bike.
Of course, I'll need to get it put back together and road legal, and then I'll worry about upgrades. If I can get it road-worthy when I get home, I'll have next winter to work on making it "farkled".
There's a little bit of work to be done on it:
"Other people can talk about how to expand the destiny of mankind. I just want to talk about how to fix a motorcycle. I think that what I have to say has more lasting value." Robert M. Pirsig
Posted on Jan 3, 2012, 12:23 AM from IP address 188.8.131.52