Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: waukesha, WI, USA
Re: New owner
Welcome to the forum Joe, and congrats on picking up a great bike. You can get more info than you can need on this site-including the questions that you ask. Use the search to find help on shocks/new springs/after market shocks/etc. If you are like many of us with lots of time now, you can work your way through so many helpful videos, posts, etc. The wise counsel of many on this site will help you.
I had great help on the seat covers, seat rebuild from a small private company in Indiana called Astech seats. They shaped my seat, rebuilt it so I can flat foot the bike at stops, and they look perfect. I'm from WI and drove there and waited while they worked-good folks. But you can also pick up a set on Ebay=make sure you get seats that fit yours-the 05 and later models use a slightly different seat.
Tell us where you are located, and you may well be near someone who could help
Enjoy the bike, take your time to update all the service and get to know it while we are locked down.
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