First of all congrats on your purchase and progress, extremely well documented and provides a great read. Only thing I've not seen addressed are the wheel bearings. The bike has low mileage but given the po's upkeep record I'd at least re grease them. Best of luck on your adventure!Did a ride up to the Hudson Valley from Brooklyn today.
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Few random thoughts after riding for a few hours:
The bike is cool! It's nice to be able to start a bike and get riding. All my previous bikes needed some kind of startup procedure that involved warming up.
The riding position feels a bit cramped. I think AdventureTech's footpeg relocation kit is in the near future for me.
I like the gear number indicator.
There's a lot of chain noise.
The Puig windscreen works just about okay. There's a lot of buffeting over 70/75 mph. I might get a clip-on visor type thing or just get a Givi Airflow since everyone loves them.
The Oxford grips get really toasty even at 30%.
While in traffic on the George Washington Bridge I noticed that there were 4 bars on the temp gauge. The center is 3 bars, so I had one extra bar. It worried me instantly and thankfully traffic let up right about then and once I picked up some wind the 4th bar disappeared. Cause for concern? I don't have the owners manual so I don't have a definitive source of info just yet.