Originally Posted by tomandrosie
David....a couple of things. I too prefer tempered glass lenses, but for a reason not mentioned. Polycarbonate lenses are great, until they inevitibly become lightly scratched.
I agree. My normal glasses are plastic lenses, and do last quite a while, but do get little light scratches pretty easily, and as you say, not all that noticeable, until NIGHT driving!
Your tip about the stick-on magnifying lenses was great! Last night I visited my local Walgreens, which sells them for $9.95. Using them now, as I type. I CAN SEE, I CAN SEE!!!! Now I can read the map on the tankbag without lifting the chinpiece and looking under my specs. Now that I'm pushing 60, I guess it's time for bifocals (duh), but for now, this cheap bastard is happy!
Hope to see you riding again.....
Hey, that is great to know! I have to go to Walgreens now and get a couple more pairs. They are fantastic items. I got mine at a Pilots Fair, but had just put off ordering extra ones on the internet only because of "just doing it". But now that there may be a local source, no more excuses for not upgrading my spare sunglasses! I am 63 now, and wearing Tri-focals. So upgrading good sunglasses to bi-focals for such a low price is a no-brainer.
I hope to get another bike when (IF?) we get our home sold and move to the TN/NC area. Unfortunately, my wife does not want me doing LD riding again, she has had three bad phone calls, so she is understandably concerned. Even if I do not do LD riding, I would still want another LT though. After nearly 5 years of commuting on it, plus the LD riding, I see no reason to get anything else. That bike just "FIT" me like no other could. Really curious to see what the next generation LT is going to be though.
The GS is also a possibility