Top 10 Favorite Motorcycle Things to be Thankful For

Father's Day Edition

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9. Transitions shield on my Bell Revolver Evo

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Why doesn’t everybody do this? Wait, maybe they are starting to: Shoei is now offering a photochromic shield for its helmets. The bad news is the Bell shield retails for around $120, the Shoei one for about $150. Ouch.

But if you’ve been caught after dark with a dark shield repeatedly – like some of us who’ve got enough baggage to lug around without adding a clear shield to the mix – a face shield that lightens and darkens is one of the best uses of technology motorcycling has come up with in a long time, and worth the money. All Transitions products claim 100-percent UVA and UVB protection too, and the one that’s been on my Bell for the last two years still looks and works great.

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  • Guest

    Why on a Revolver EVO which has a retractable sun-shade?

  • Chris_in_Kalifornia

    I would love to have a 1985 Honda CB700SC Nighthawk with electronic fuel injection. That would be my perfect motorcycle. The only thing I’d change would be to add fuel capacity. Give it 5.5 gallons or even just 5 would be cool. 3.7 just wasn’t enough. But since I no longer commute 90 miles each way every day I could do with 3.7. But NEVER EVER stop for gas in Ludlow, Goffs or that station 10 miles north of Barstow unless you absolutely have to. Their gas prices are astronomical even for CA. I love long range riding capacity. That’s one of the reasons I bought the Vstrom 650 instead of a Kawasaki Concours to commute on. That extra gallon of gas gave me security should a freeway be closed. Had I have been at LAX on my Vstrom I could have ridden home even the day of the last really big earthquake, the one that closed the 5/14 split. I’d have had to ride to San Bernardino and up over the 15 but I wouldn’t have needed gas. Oops. Got sidetracked. Darn, never did that when I was riding, did you?
    EFI is definitely the best thing to come along.

  • fastfreddie

    #6 should include Mike Hailwood.Hail to the king baby!