Hmm, not really cosmetic mods... but not really 'performance' mods, either. Utilitarian mods?
M'boy ordered an outlet from SW-Motech, so we'll have a chance to compare a made-for-moto solution to a cheap bastid solution. I picked up a 12V outlet from West Marine, and we spliced in a 10A fuse.
I picked a spot on the fairing to mount it. The best tool for making a hole:
Heat shrink and a little electrical tape.
We slid the wires through the terminal covers to keep everything under wraps.
Cable ties to the frame, so the wires won't chafe on the tank.
Done. Since the fairing piece there is curved, I had to shim the bolts - one washer on the left, two on the right. I used blue Loctite.
I also put on a set of Cycra Probends, which have been good to me on other bikes. These have the mounts that use the expanders inside of the bars - however, the bolts they supply fit the threading on the stock V bars. I can use these with the stock bars, and if I decide to get aftermarket bars, I can switch over to the internal expanders.