Thanks for the WORD, people. Ramrod, I like the look of your paint. Not sure LA would be so reasonable, cost-wise. My Harley friends are the only ones I've known who get custom paint, and they usually pay a lot more. Excellent food for thought, though, thanks for that.
I did peruse Ebay. A junkyard is/was selling a dented '06 tank for $200, which is more than I would pay for dented ****e. There were a lot of niner parts, more than I would have expected! Thanks for the steer on that, too.
Renthals w/aftermarket bar ends and mirrors look gettable at cheaper than OEM replacement prices. Hmmm. Since I trashed one of the bar ends and mirror I might go that way, too. No way am I grinding down the nubs on the controls.
Has anyone drilled a Renthal bar for the placement nubs? Does it compromise the strength?