I had a chance to take my new Zumo 550 mounted to my CBR1100XX out for a spin this weekend, and now can give a bit of a hands on report.
Installation: For once, something went easy. I don?t have old school tubular bars on my bike, and the clutch mount option would interfere with my windscreen. This eliminated the two provided ways to attach the Zumo to the bike. Fortunately I was able to put the u-clamp around the riser on my Heli-bars? this put the Zumo in a near perfect location.
Most people do not realize that Alcohol is one of the most powerful drugs known to man. A drug is a mind altering substance. Any of you that drink alcohol know full well that alcohol will give you a buzz real quick, especially if you are drinking shooters or mixed drinks. Even one beer will alter your mental state.
I myself quit drinking about 10 years ago for my own personal reasons. I am a sober biker!! I am not writing this article to preach to others not to drink. You can drink as much as you want; it is legal.
The purpose of this article is to preach to you about not drinking and driving, and to not let your brothers and friends drink and drive.
There are statistics all over the Internet about the effects of alcohol on your ability to operate a motor vehicle. Any of you who think that you drive or ride better after a few drinks are flat our full of shit, and you know it. If you don?t know it than maybe you might have a few screws loose.
Drinking and Driving in a car is bad enough, however on a motorcycle it is 100% times more dangerous.
On a motorcycle you have to be sharp and focused. You are basically unprotected except for your clothes and helmet if you wear one, and are totally exposed if you are in an accident. You have to watch out for cagers, road conditions, road debris, and be able to maneuver your motorcycle around turns, curves, and other obstacles. If you are a biker or a motorcycle rider you already know this.
In a nutshell if you drink and ride a motorcycle, you are a fool, and an accident waiting to happen. Don?t do it.
Now what about brothers or friends that you know have been drinking or are shit faced? Would you let them ride to their potential deaths? I would hope not.