I'm just slow to make decisions on bigger ticket items ... will continue to post more pics! And close-ups. Thanks for the kind words, and I'm enjoying seeing your bike too and even watched your recent video - You are one crazy lane splitter! Too much for my nerves - I'd be expecting a car door to open, or a quick lane change by a car to where I'd have no room to escape. Maybe drivers are different there, though, more expecting of / anticipating lane splitting.
Thanks for your comments. I'm not crazy. Just an ornery lane splitter. Riding a bike has made me into a better car/truck driver. As a motorcyclist, you learn to anticipate what road users are doing around you. Or else you're toast.
I've had car doors open on me (on the feeder/service road along the Beltway Southbound, just before Westheimer Road, in Houston, TX. in 2003). A moving truck that ran a stop sign in Spring-Cypress, NW Houston in 2004. I just swerved easily on both occasions & looked back at the drivers, who seemed surprised & grateful an accident had been avoided. I just waved to them & kept on my merry way. Numerous other slides, drifts, close calls, & very interesting races with all kinds of cars & drivers on the streets of Houston. More than what space here (or your interest) would allow. But if you're interested, just ask, & I'd be my pleasure to share my lessons learnt on the roads, with you.
In brief, I'd ask everyone to ride with a "detached" emotional state of mind. Don't ever get on a bike if:
1. You're in a rush.
2. You are angry, depressed or pre-occupied with some serious issues in life, requiring a lot of your brain power. i.e. don't be emotional.
3. It's too cold (or hot), outside.
4. If you have a temper. I can assure you that with an attitude like that, one would not last long as an operating rider of a motorcycle.
Please feel free to add to the list above.
Ride relaxed & "float" above traffic, looking as far ahead as possible, so that you're proactive & not reactive (to other drivers' actions).
Take Care & thanks for the reply to my post.
P.S. Drivers are worse here & I'm looking forward to seeing more pictures of that immaculate bike of yours.