Becci's '94 ST1100 ABS/TCS Rally Bike

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The photo to the right is a close in view of the cockpit of Becci's ST. The windscreen is a late model OEM Honda part. The dash shelf is a Mark Reis product from Sport Touring Associates On the shelf, from left to right are: Radio Shack "dual countdown/count up timer", Garmin "Street Pilot" with 64 MB memory card, Valentine One Radar Locator. Under the shelf on the left is a Widder electronic heat control for the heated grips. Under the right side of the shelf is a remote audio module for the V-1 that is integrated into the AutoCom Pro 3000 intercom. On the left handlebar is the PIAA 910 power switch, and the Electronic Cruise control. In the center, mounted to the Heli-Bar (from Sport Touring Associates) between the risers is a Sigma BC 800. The Heli's are fully adjustable for angle and rise. Once they are set right, full comfort is attained. Just above it is a Radio Shack dual temperature thermometer. On the right grip, the small push button is for "push_to_talk" overide of the VOX. Below the left grip the Motorola FRS "Handi-Talkie" can be partially observed. The FRS is integrated into AutoCom 3000.

The image to the left is a wider view of Becci's 94 ST cockpit. In it you can see the RKA tank bag with a Nokia 6160 cell phone which is integrated into the AutoCom 3000 also. For entertainment and local news there is a Panasonic SL/SX287J am/fm CD player. The headphones are Etymotic Research ER-4S MicroPro Reference Quality earphones. These are connected to the Panasonic only and provide incomparable audio for the radio/CD's. At the same time they provide -25 db of hearing protection from outside noise. I have tried many, many alternatives and the ER-4S is the best by far. A bit pricey but well worth it, IMHO. On the far left fairing, partially blocked by the Maxell 4.5 vdc power supply for the Panasonic, are the Heat-Troller electronic temperature contoller for the BMW power outlet and the heated garments that are connected there from time to time. Including: Gerbing heated gloves, long sleeved jacket, socks, Widder Ventura vest, and gloves. This bike has been reto-fitted with a 40 amp alternator, BTW ;-} Below those is the power switch for the Heated Travelcade "Stealth" seat. On the far right fairing the Datel digital voltmeter can be seen on the locking cover. This is wired to show battery voltage at all times (ignition on or off). This lets me monitor the battery condition easily when the bike is sitting idle in the garage between trips.

The photo to the right is a closeup of the left side handlebar grip. The items on it have been described above...except fot the coiled helmet headset cord seen hanging over the grip. That cord connects the driver's helmet speakers and mic to the Autocom 3000 intercom and integrates communication with the passenger as well as the FRS UHF radio, cell phone, and V-1 audio alerts. The Autocom works extremely well. Noise cancelling and VOX are the best I have used, including the high $$$$ aviation headsets and 5 digit $$$$ mixers on our Crash Rigs.

The photo to the left is of the right side grip. Of note here is the push_to_talk overide switch above the starter button. The VOX works so well I never use the overide ;-} The grips on both sides have Custom Heat electric heaters in them which are wired thru the Widder controller onder the MR shelf. they work excellent and will get so hot as to burn one's palms if not used judiciously. The covers over the heaters are very soft foam covers by Emigo. They last amazingly long and are super luxurious. All vibration is eliminated and the heat is transfered very efficiently. Once the larger size is gotten used to (about 500 miles), they become invisible to the senses.

To the right is a close up of my latest farkel...the S.T.E.F.i. plate. This simple device was developed by a liSTer and works simply by redirecting the airstream passing below the headlight and into the radiator. Without this device, the airstream gets trapped in front of the radiator and gets very angry. Some of this angry air finds its way up the forks and behind the windscreen where it torments the ST rider by causing severe helmet buffeting. That's the developer's story anyway ;-} I have to admit that, though I wasn't "bothered" by helmet buffeting behing my OEM screen, the air definately seem less angry to me ;-} BTW, the original S.T.E.F.i. was constructed of aluminum. I built this one of 1/8" blue translucent plexiglass. It is much lighter (and better looking) than aluminum and so far has held up to triple digits. Only time will tell...

The image to the left shows the S.T.E.F.i. plate from the wind's eye view. Also, the PIAA 910 driving lights on Ron Major brackets are visible. The 910's have PIAA Xtra bright 85w H-3's in them. The headlight has been modified with a dual un-shielded HID conversion. I have described this farkle thoroughly at