Well, a 45 minute trip in the plane turned into an 8 hour scenic trip back with stops.
559 kms, and by the time I got home at 9pm I was ready for bed. Didn't sleep a lot with the anticipation of getting the bike the previous night.
Boy, I've read that this sucker gets hot on the legs, but holy hannah, I had to keep sticking my knees out to cool down.
Maybe I'm freakish, I'm 6' 1" which isn't super tall, but when I sit in the saddle my knees are literally pressing into the fairing.
I don't recall reading that anyone else has this problem, I must have very long upper legs.
I will have to work out a thin padding to put on the fairing, any suggestions anyone?
I will also have to search for an extended side cover post to see if anyone has figured a way to redirect the heat. I was thinking that if you closed the entire side, but put a directed vent opening in the cover behind the legs, that would still allow airflow through the engine but not blast the legs.
Also, I was surprised how warm the fuel tank gets also.
It looks like the bike was in a low speed drop, the right hand mirror and saddle bag are scuffed. It has an engine guard, so no damage there.
I will hopefully get the bike painted this winter, so will have the painter prep it first.
The heated grips only seem to work on the right handle bar, and the radio appears not to have any power, other then that it seems ok. Any ideas are certainly welcome. I will play with it as I get opportunities.
The dealer put in a new battery and new plugs, and they couldn't figure how to open the trunk
, but once I did (boy they felt foolish - they could turn the key but no one thought that it might be a push button)
I found a plastic zip-lock bag in there with old plug wires and what I believe is probably an old timing chain, so I think the PO changed these out relatively recently before trading in the bike. Remember, the tires have 90% remaining and the brakes have 80%, so I don't think they had really intended on trading her.
It's certainly an Autobahn inspired vehicle... running it between 50 and 60 MPH, the bike feels like it's chomping at the bit.... it's not even happy until you hit 75 MPH, then it starts to shine. It's not bad slower, it just really feels like it wants to go faster.
Hopefully I will be able to post some pics in the next few days.
Thanks for the warm welcome everyone!