Thanks & Headlights
Iíve had the 9er out of winter storage for about a month now and Iím closing in on my first 1000km on the 9er (new to me 07 with 6600km) and so far Iím loving it! The bike came with a wind screen, givi crash bars and a center stand and so far Iíve managed to install the G&J brake lines, with Machmotoís holder of course, flapper mod is done, GPS mount and wiring, block off plates installed (bafflectomy scheduled for the next rainy weekend), and I did a poor manís fender eliminator!
All this thanks to all you wristtwisters and this community! I would never have picked up a wrench to do any of these things if things werenít so well documented here, nor would I have found the connections like G&J for the kicking deal on brake lines. Iím actually quite surprised at how much satisfaction I get out of doing things on my own and having them work out!
Iím a new(ish) rider, dirt bikes as a kid then took a 20 year break before I started riding on the pavementÖ I rode an 84 Nighthawk 650 for a couple of months before upgrading, nice bike but nothing like the 9er (25 years makes a difference). The 9er is a very welcoming bike for a newbie like me, not too crazy on the power to scare me out of riding but enough to take to the track next month!
As Iím getting used to the 9er Iíve only noticed 2 things to complain about: That seat is not comfyÖ Iím told I will get used to it but damn!
Also the headlight is weakÖ 95% of my riding is during the day but the other night I was out a little later in the evening and I was surprised by the light. Any one know if the bulb can be upgraded? Iím not looking to change the headlight itself but would like to have more visibility / be more visible at night!