So while the bike is awesome in its rebuilt form, there is some pending tweaks to be done to alleviate some longer term issues with the bike that I want to just address.
- Ride height – going to lower the bike ~ 1". The process to do it is pretty simple, and probably 3 hrs of work in total to just flip the rear eccentric and lower the front forks. But I do need to get a side stand and the center stand cut to properly handle the bike in its lowered state (it would fall over too easy to the right if they aren’t cut). So I am going to be picking up some Ebay used items off similar model years and take them to a shop to get them cut and welded.
- Move the rear case mount forward 3 or 4 inches. Currently its sitting back quite far and I would like to move its weight closer to me when I don’t have a gear bag on the back of the bike. I need to buy some ¼" sheet plastic or something to space up the mount so I can move it forward a bit. Overall this is to change the cantilever effect on the rear grab bar a bit.
- Replace the stock saddle bags. I am watching for a good price on some Hepco & Becker bags to come up in ebay, or some givi’s, but I am not a real big fan of the looks of the Givi’s.
- Triumph Off-road Exhaust. This is a lighter, cooler running, Cat-less pipe for under the seat. it also gives a real nice growl on power. I already have a bit on Ebay for one of these… we’ll see how that turns out.
None of these things are required and I could go the entire riding season not doing them and be OK with it.