Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: America's Dairyland
So an update on this project...
I decided I didn't want this to be my first electrical project on the bike, especially after I received strong advice to also install a power management system. I took it to a shop that's done some work for me before (whose mechanic also owns the same model Wee as me).
Cost to install the grips and a PowerHub2 was $480 ($130 of that was the PH2), which was a bit more than I originally budgeted. I could have shaved some dollars if I had gone with a cheaper power system.
Now my challenge is getting the bike home before they start charging me storage fees. I had a window of opportunity where rain had washed all the salt off the roads, but then this latest winter storm came in and dumped 6" of snow on us. I can't find an enclosed trailer to rent locally that has tie-down points. So my latest plan is to rent a U-Haul MC trailer for the day and wrap the bike in shrink-wrap (left over from a previous project) for the 25-mile ride home on snow/salt-covered roads.
If it's a good day to wash the bike, it's a better day to ride the bike.