Hey there! Been lurking on here for a while to try and gain some more info on these great bikes before I purchased an older used one. Iím not new to motorcycles for sure, but this is the most ccís Iíve ever had on a bike.
Just recently picked up an older, but barely used 2003 1800C. I got it from the original owner who only took it out a few times a year on short trips. He also sometimes used it for commuting to work, but he only had to travel a mile or so to work! He took really good care of the bike and kept up on service even though it didnít really need it based on mileage, and he also dumped quite a bit of money into it when it was newer.
Just under 5k miles, full cobra exhaust, Dynojet PC3 with dyno tuning, Corbin seat, 1.5Ē drag bars, Jardine forwards with mini floor boards, etc.
Iím not a mechanic by any means, but I like to do a lot of the wrenching myself if time and capabilities allow. I have done several frame off jobs on vintage 70í-80ís bikes. Iím going to go ahead and probably due a full fluid change, just so I know for sure, and I need to change out the tires. They only have a few hundred miles on them, but they are almost 12 years old!
Thanks for all the experienced help on here! Iíve been reading through the forums on different issues and repair/maintenance tips, and I did download the service manual.
Itís still not quite full on riding weather here in Upstate NY, but weíre getting close hopefully!