I have three regrets:
1. I could probably get a better deal now vs last december (seems prices dropped about $500+)
2. I knew on the test ride that the footpegs were a bit high for me, but I thought it would be easy to get a footpeg lowering kit, like it was easy to do on my vstrom.
It is not. I did manage to find a kit off of ebay that lowered the pegs 1.5 inches, but it wasn't perfect, it put my feet out a bit, so I was pigeon toed to get to the controls, and when I lowered the rear brake to fit, it interfered with the cruise control and stopped the cruise control from working.
So I am back to the original pegs, and working on my knees with stretching and strengthening. Maybe highway pegs on the crash bars (once I get them installed) will work for occasional leg stretching on long rides.
3. I regret not giving my bike a complete 20 minute going over before I drove it off. I did a quick test ride, it was like the bike I rode before, and it looked ok. The salesman and I spent most of our time figuring out how to bluetooth the bike to my phone. After that I noticed that it has a few fit and finish issues that if I had noticed at the dealer, I would have made the dealer give me a different bike. I may see what the dealer is willing to do warranty wise, but they aren't big issues. My windscreen seems to be more yellow that it should be, the side panels fit differently, the right side has a much bigger gap to the tank than the left, and the right saddlebag is finicky about locking and doesn't close as tightly as the left one, it also seems looser on the mount.
So my advice is to make the best deal you can. You shouldn't pay more than $14,500 now, go over the bike with a fine tooth comb before you accept it, and do a long enough test ride to test the ergonomics.
But this is my first inline four, and once I finally broke it in, and took traction control off, the dam thing keeps trying to lift the front wheel, even at 50 mph !
And this is hands down, the best handling bike I've had in the last 40 years. It feels almost as nimble and falls into turns as well as my duke 690. (it is, of course, nowhere near as flickable though)
Last edited by onewizard; 02-02-2020 at 12:14 PM.
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