Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Philadelphia Burbs
Welcome fellow Pennsylvanian!
I'd say that you got a very good deal. For an '06 there are no recalls that I'm aware of. But you will likely experience stumbling in the 3500-4000 rpm range due to the lean fuel mapping. As you'll see in other threads, this can be corrected by a Yosh box or PCIII.
Givi's are great for luggage, but there are many alternatives, for example Sears and JC Whitney sell an economical trunk that can be used for top and side boxes. Again, look around the site...all of your concerns have been addressed before. (BTW, the 'search' function is not all that helpful, just go back several pages in whatever forum you decide on).
The fork brace is also a very good investment.
To really wake the bike up, I changed my rear sprocket to 45 tooth (stock is 41). You get a lot more torque to make the twisties fun, but lose some fuel economy. You also lose accurate speedo/odo but that can easily be corrected with a SpeedoDRD ($80).
All in all, your new-to-you stock bike will beg you to mod it to your style of riding. Get some good miles on it and see what she needs.
Then enjoy the ride!
BTW...Plastics Guy, get to know how to remove the plastics (cowl, fairing, etc.) You'll need to do it for most routine maintenance. It's really easy once you get the hang of it. See if you can get a 'tech day' with other Strommers in your area.
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Last edited by donstrom6; 09-08-2010 at 11:36 AM.