Yesterday was quite a day. I learned exactly what it feels like when my bike is starving for fuel in rush hour traffic. Maybe I've just never let it get all the way to the reserve. I though that it would just splutter out like the lawn mower does, but it was really a change in performance that had me thinking, what in the hell is wrong with this thing.
Next learned that it is important to switch back to the main after getting fuel. :banghead:
Third, I discovered that fairings and windwhields keep more than just wind off of you. They do a good job of deflecting bolts that fall off of large trucks. Small ones too I would guess.
And did you know that fairings are not indestructable? Mine got a 6 inch crack from the impact. Glad I had it.
Good thing that bolt did'nt hit you. Even with gear (I wear mesh because of the 95+ F with 80%+ humidity) you can feel a rock on your hands. Don't you have a GS500? Does your warranty cover the fairing?