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Hey all! Massachusetts here (well I moved here from NY) got my first bike 2015 EX300 ABS and promptly crashed it, thankfully it wasn’t damaged seeing as the foot peg went thru my leg and into the next vehicle! Fast forward 8 months I’m walking and (after the MSF course) riding again but this time correctly. Things done: shorty, phone holder/charger, double bubble, passenger delete, headlights and reflective rim tape. Next up rearset, fender elimination and clear integrated tail light , clip ons, radiator/header guard, and filters... anyone have a recommendation regarding the rear sets or clip ons? I would greatly appreciate any input before I throw down a wad of cash on said parts... anyways be well, ride safe! -Z
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Welcome and sorry to hear about your accident. I'm just over the border in southern NH. I also have a youtube channel that may help you out on the rear set questions.


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Hey all! Massachusetts here (well I moved here from NY) got my first bike 2015 EX300 ABS and promptly crashed it, thankfully it wasnít damaged seeing as the foot peg went thru my leg and into the next vehicle! Fast forward 8 months Iím walking and (after the MSF course) riding again but this time correctly. Things done: shorty, phone holder/charger, double bubble, passenger delete, headlights and reflective rim tape. Next up rearset, fender elimination and clear integrated tail light , clip ons, radiator/header guard, and filters... anyone have a recommendation regarding the rear sets or clip ons? I would greatly appreciate any input before I throw down a wad of cash on said parts... anyways be well, ride safe! -Z

Yea , I have a suggestion Get rid of the phone holder / charger. PERSONALLY, I am sick and tired of seeing people in cars and on bikes trying to operate the vehicles and talk / chat / text on a phone at the same time.
I do not choose to be endangered by such idiots . SIMPLE, SIMPLE
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PERSONALLY, I am sick and tired of seeing people in cars and on bikes trying to operate the vehicles and talk / chat / text on a phone at the same time.
Yeah, there are a number of red flags in Zwara's first statement. MSF course, very good, shoulda done that first tho

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Get rid of the phone holder / charger.

Well, the phone holder could be for the sole purpose of using the GPS function. Problem is, once installed the temptation to text/phone/browse is just too great.


I purchased a phone holder for the 300.....and thought: what am I thinking???
Never installed it on the motorbike, but it went into the tractor instead!
I always take my phone with me, but it's in the rear bag, and I enjoy riding just fine without it!




The first 12 seconds of this video is all you need to watch:


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Well, the phone holder could be for the sole purpose of using the GPS function. Problem is, once installed the temptation to text/phone/browse is just too great.


I purchased a phone holder for the 300.....and thought: what am I thinking???
Never installed it on the motorbike, but it went into the tractor instead!
I always take my phone with me, but it's in the rear bag, and I enjoy riding just fine without it!




The first 12 seconds of this video is all you need to watch:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bVCfCW1y8I

Mainly for those that feel they need GPS on their bikes.


First try learning to READ ROAD MAPS & HIGHWAY SIGNS

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I have one on my triple tree for GPS. Holding a road map while riding seems a bit more dangerous to me...
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I have one on my triple tree for GPS. Holding a road map while riding seems a bit more dangerous to me...

Most normal people would not try holding and reading a map while riding.


Most normal people would look at a map and plan their route, before setting off on a ride.


Does that answer your question.


But then again, in todays technical world, most people would be lost if they even stepped out of their front door, without their phone / GPS glued to their hand.

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using GPS is a generational thing. I'm a sales manager in a healthcare company and all my reps under 35 can't drive anywhere without their phone in its mount on the dash with their GPS turned on. I don't get it..but nothing we do is going to alter their behavior. Look at a map prior to going somewhere? They'll just look at you and laugh.

I'm over 50 and recently put a Ram mount on my bike for the sole purpose of using GPS when I take a few road trips this summer. I'll be taking a lot of strange (to me) 2 lane highways and will need GPS to make my way.

I would never consider touching my phone when I'm riding..never.

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