What Kinda Bike Is That?
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Mount Desert Island, Maine
Since you have ridden with the front end modified, try taking trips without your sidecases. Put your gear into dry bags of some kind, and strap them across the rear seat. You will be just as impressed with shedding your sidecases, as you were with shedding the OEM plastic and OEM headlights. All of the weight is carried right on the centerline of the bike. Very quick and maneuverable!
I have been riding in this fashion since 2009. I will not go back to sidecases. I can't go back to OEM plastic and headlights! That change was permanent!
2007 DL-650 (I gave away in 2012 with 111,000 + miles)
"A word grows to a thought; a thought to an idea; an idea to an act. All the pieces are put together, and the whole is yours."
1942, Beryl Markham: "West With the Night"
"You can talk about doing a thing until everyone finally talks you out of it, or you can actually do the thing"
James Baldwin "Across Islands and Oceans"