Originally Posted by v for vendetta
What kind of tank bag is that? Where can I get one? It looks like a great match! Thanks, VFV
Sorry for the delayed reply, I've been in Europe since June 1st and just now getting back. The bag is a Bradley brand that www.newenough.com
had on their clearance page for $15 several months ago. I wasn't sure it would fit but I thought for the price it was worth a try. It's a great sized bag, strapped so I don't have to worry about finding a spot for magnets to attach. I'm really pleased with it.
Great write up! I may tackle this myself now! I assume that you had a shop mount and balance the new tires? How much did you save over them doing it for you?
Yes, I had my local shop do the mounting & balancing. They charge $22 each with the wheel off, and $69 each if you bring the whole bike in, so for $94 difference and the benefit of getting some hands-on time with the bike, it was totally worth it.
Is there a special type of grease required for the axles and spacers? I ask because I have a tube of Honda Moly grease that's specified for the rear drive splines and wonder if I can use that. Thanks.
Not that I'm aware of, I just used some standard hi-temp grease. I got a can from the local Advance Auto Parts (where I buy my filter) and I think it was around $4 or so.
Don't know how to make this a sticky, but I agree it would be helpful. Thanks for the suggestion!
Thanks for all the feedback from everyone. I've missed riding and I'm glad to be back home with the V! When I was in Europe there were bikes everywhere, really made me want to rent one and tour the Alps. I spent a couple of days at the Nurburgring doing some laps in the car I picked up and the bikes there were incredible!
My instructor (Brendan Kierle) previously held the lap record for a motorcycle with 7:17 lap time, but that has since been beaten. Had a blast.