New '05 1800f1. Bought a few weeks ago but then had a winter storm hit. Finally had a nice day Tuesday so I could ride it home from Utah to Idaho. Changed the oil, old stuff was nasty, and rode home.
Just completed the desmog and changed the coolant while the tank was off. Next is to bleed the brake and clutch fluid. Also have a filter on the way to make the diy Duc intake.
Don't forget the final drive fluid and the front fork fluid...then you're done with ALL fluids...well, maybe the muffler and blinker fluid, too.
Rode it and contemplated why I haven't installed the Race Tech Gold Valve Emulators which have been in the garage for 6 months. Answer: more fun to ride than wrench! I'll get around to it...
I agree, but you'll kick yourself AFTER when you say to yourself, "Why didn't I do this sooner"...that was my reaction on my first ride after installing them.
Thanks, I appreciate your suggestion. I will take a look at those.
I am finding this tire-buying experience interesting.
As I mentioned, the choice to go Dunlop was in part that they are made in Buffalo, NY, USA.
So, then, where to buy? Dennis Kirk is a local MN online retailer, and their prices seemed very competitive at the time I was buying, so I decided to again to buy local which added $25-$30 in tax; I hope for our spring pot-hole repairs.
Next: the closest local shop, independent not a dealer, to mount and balance. That will add another few bucks over the best deal I can find. (I have read the excellent resources on this forum and still decided to hire out, though I like to do as much as I can)
By local. Easy to say. I am happy with what I’m getting. Yep, gonna cost me $100 more than the best deal out there. So far, I am good with that.
Just sharing a few thoughts, keeping me sane while watching snow melt. Just a few more days...
I just buy them wherever I can find them online the cheapest, and I take the wheel off myself and have a local shop install them for around $75-80 total. I use Ride On for balancing/sealing, since I have chrome wheels now and don't want wheel weights plastered all over them.