I've been good.
I didn't ride as much as I would have liked to last summer, as I bought a house in June and that kept me pretty busy. I also had shoulder surgery in August so that cut the season short.
I did manage to drive to to and from work a bit.
I did a couple short trips with the girlfriend (1-2hr long). I think I might try and get her a bike this summer (Maybe do some more videos?).
I put a FuzeBlock
fuse box on the bike for powering accessories. I also added heated grips and a windshield.
Unfortunately I went to take the windshield off in October and it cracked right in the middle at the bottom. It was a National Plexistar 2, and since it is an acrylic model National doesn't provide warranty. It was only 6 months old.
Another bummer is the bike seems to have leaked oil from the case somewhere this fall. I haven't had time to pinpoint the exact location, I'm just hoping it's not at the crankcase split face. If it is, I might just try running non synthetic. I really don't want to have to split that case again so soon.
I'm working on putting a basement suite in my house right now, so I probably won't make it out to the garage until that's finished.
Nadan, as far as the costs to do a complete rebuild I'm really not sure. I'd probably make an account on a site like BikeBandit.com and add all the parts you think you need to a cart and see how it adds up. But you won't really know what needs replacing until you open it up.