Top 10 Favorite Motorcycle Things to be Thankful For

Father's Day Edition

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7. Aerostich Roadcrafter R-3

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Big deal if I get wet in Arkansas, I thought, it’ll be a nice warm rain in May. Wrong again; the rain was pouring down and the bike thermometer said 53 degrees. Since I was riding a big American cruiser, I’d thought about jeans and a leather jacket and throwing a rain jacket in the trunk. I would’ve hypothermed out and been miserable.

Aerostich Roadcrafter 3 Review

Instead I wore my new Aerostich Roadcrafter R-3 (third generation) and I’m glad I did. The new R-3 is completely waterproof and not much harder to take on and off than a jacket. Not only did it keep me warm and dry in the cold rain, it also kept me cool and happy crossing the burning sands. Still the most convenient onesie ever devised by man.

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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!