Jeff, I love the bike.
Now that I don't have to use the key to put the backrest up and down,
its much easier to get on and off of.
There is some inconvenience with the way the gas gage blinks when it needs a refill.
I always have over a gallon of gas left when that happens, which is at least 60 miles.
I think it comes on way too early.
Now that I have a top case I have a place to store my gear when I get to the mall.
I can fit my helmet and my riding jacket in the case.
Everywhere I go I get compliments on it.
So many people tell me it looks like something out of Batman, that I got a custom plate
(Hint: Enlarge the 3rd picture)
Before I had the top case I even felt comfortable with a passenger.
I don't know if a passenger will fit between me and the top case anymore. Haven't tried.
On the Silverwing I was innovating new accessories.
Fortunately there are others that have innovated what to me are the most important mods
and posted tutorials.First
was a way to not use the key to move the backrest up and down.Second
was the adding of a center stand.
The bike has the place for it on the frame. But it isn't a stock item for some reason.Third
was moving the right foot brake to the left hand brake.
Oddly enough they used brake controls from a Silverwing to do this.
Now the bike feels more familiar.
My performance motorcycle shop where I get my work done suggested adding a turbo,
but I reminded him that he discouraged me from adding one to the Silverwing because
there was no kit for it and it would be trial and error. When I reminded him this bike
would have the same problem, he looked sad. LOL
I'm spending enough to outfit this bike with the important toys. I don't need to spend
another few grand on trial and error.
Right now the only downside is that I can't get him to put in a real cruise control.
He is afraid of the liability.
Until that expensive outfit mccruise.com in Australia puts out a kit for it I'm kinda outta
luck on that.
What do you think about this muffler slip on?
Carbon fiber with stainless steel.