As the title says - unfortunately I haven’t ridden my gixxer since November. It’s been standing outside under a cover in my backyard with no movement whatsoever, breaking my heart whenever I saw it
Main reason was that I just couldn’t be bothered to go out in the cold we had this winter. I’m not commuting anymore so getting dressed and wearing multiple layers of warm clothing feels like a drag nowadays. The other reason is my rear tyre is completely flat so I need to get it changed. Actually both as the thread is worn down to the minimum too.
So, first and foremost, I obviously need to charge my battery, which is easy.
Regarding tyres - I guess I will have to use a mobile tyre fitter as I can’t ride my bike with 3psi in them. I’ve seen http://www.londonmpr.co.uk/ being mentioned on this forum last year as being very good - is that still the case?
When it comes to tyre choice - not sure which ones to go with. For now, seeing how I’ve become a fair weather rider, I’m leaning towards Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP V2. I was determined to get Michelin Pilot Road 3 for a long time until a friend of mine recommended Pirelli’s so I thought I’d have a go. Besides, as silly as it is, I love the look of them! Any thoughts on that?
Other than that, what else do I need to do before I go out apart from all the usual checks (lights, breaks, signals, etc.), letting it run for a bit to warm up and circulate the oil?
Haven’t had a break this long so just want to make sure I don’t do something silly.
Thanks in advance, all you motorcycling wizards out there!