I got a HELLUVA deal, so I stepped up to the plate and bought a brand new '09 - green (anyone called theirs "the Green Hornet"...?) - which was delivered to my place on Tuesday, to accompany my '08, "Big Red".
I spent the rest of Tuesday, and Wednesday and Thursday, prepping it and installing the MotoWerk 'peg lowering and mirror widening stuff, pretty much same as the '08.
I remove, blue-Loctite then re-install and torque things like the caliper bolts. One on a front caliper was ONLY finger-tight,
so check yours out!
I hope the H-B guards will arrive soon.
So, yesterday it was looking settled, so I saddled-up and rode 50 miles riding it like I stole it http://www.mototuneusa.com/break_in_secrets.htm
, then changed the oil and filter. Next change will be at 150 miles, 500, then 1,500 when in goes Mobil 1 15w-50.
Felt good, and I noticed that the mirrors on '09s are positioned wider by about 1" on the left mirror (different perches), but I think the mirror extenders are still a good idea.
Today I removed the CA canister, added a 3-way hose barb to join the 3 tubes and tied them out of the way - I didn't feel like removing the tank to shorten them up, just yet, anyway - then added longer bolts, a stack of washers and a piece of 1/8" stock to raise the front of the seat.
Once I get back up north I'll probably shed a tear when I sell my '04 KLR.
Here's a picture of my shop.
BTW, I put the cardboard under to catch the WD40 when I spray my chains.