Break stuff! I finally got my FIRST motorcycle. I have wanted one for just over a DECADE. All I had to do was choose between my ex-wife or a bike. You see that I am now divorced. AHAHAHA!
Anyway, I am from Dalton, Ga. I am about to be 26 and I have had my bike since April. It started with 13,000 mi. and some change. I've since put 2400 on it. It was in poor/somewhat fair cosmetic shape and was in good running condition. I have since changed tanks ($100 eBay purchase) and repainted MANY parts of the bike. I have been working the rust off of various parts. It's fun to tinker with. I have used this forum for tutorials on coolant changes, etc. I find that I am always doing SOMETHING to my bike. My next projects have me mounting hard cases, getting some hypoid gear oil for the driveshaft, replacing a few coolant O-rings, steam cleaning the engine, replacing the signals, replacing the brake pads, cleaning & re-jetting the carbs, replacing the rusted bolts, and building a rear rack. The list goes on, of course.
It's an amazing machine for a 22yr old fart. It runs well. I have replaced the oil, oil filter, coolant, brake fluid, handle-bars, grips, placed extra lighting in the front and rear with a switch, repainted almost all the black and weathered plastic, replaced the broken clutch & brake levers, replaced the old cracked hoses, cleaned and lubed the air filter, replaced the tank, repainted the fenders to match, placed that Mylar 'chrome' trim, and stuff.
I got it for $1,200 and I have since spent ~$250 for paint, accs., replacement parts, new ('05) tank, etc. I didn't realize how much fulfillment there is in having this hobby. I love to go new places. Anyone in the area should let me know if they go for a trip.
Pics coming! I have my Boys this weekend. I should be free Monday-ish to snap some photos.
Man I hate computers...