You can try putting a real hot chic back there......Thanks for that Sahark. I did not realise that the later models were not shaft drive like the 750. Oh well I may have to look into some form of powder coating to liven up the look of the rear end.
You nailed it solid. Tube type tires and no centerstand is NOT a good combination. In fact it can be lethal under the wrong circumstances. There is absolutely no way to fix a flat tire out on the road. IMO, there are still WAY to many bikes coming with this combination, either the manufacturers simply don't care, or they figure todays riders wouldn't know how to fix a flat anyway. But I am a yesterday rider trapped in today's world. Things have changed, but few have actually gotten better. At most one problem has been traded for another, and the original problem was usually easy to deal with, while the new problem is not.personally,I would love it if my Classic had came with cast wheels from the factory,tubes suck!!.
I am about to trade my wire wheels to a set of 1500A wheels and replace them this winter just to get back to tubeless tires.One time standing beside of the road with a tube type tire with a nail in it ,will make you think about why most motorcycles come with cast wheels nowadays .
Wire wheels look great when they are clean,but try to keep them like that .
If you still want wire wheels,look for an early eighties Kawasaki Eliminator 10000 with shaft drive,I think they were almost a direct bolt on IIRC .but of shiny is what you're after I would do like Knife said and chrome what you have on it,JMHO