Speaking of the dastards. My leakage problem was finally diagnosed as a bad o-ring around the speedometer sensor. When they would clean up the oil and do a two mile test ride it wouldn't build up enough pressure to leak. Then I would take it out for a thrashing and oil would leak out the top and down the back.
Anyway, I went for a 350 mile ride on Saturday. We did one clockwise lap of the Salton Sea-middle of nowhere California. The desert is beautiful this time of year (82 degrees that day) and I didn't spill a drop. No parts fell off either!
The damn CD player kept mistracking though. That will be my next thing to ***** about.
I love it. It really brings a different perspective to riding than a sportbike. We've had a lot of rain so I was noticing how green everything was in the mountains, the beautiful desert landscape, the godawful smell of the Salton Sea.
Also, it really has a lot more oomph in stock trim than I expected. I had no problem passing cars when I had to (that may be a different story with a passenger and gear).
On the way back home through the backside of the mountains up to Julian,CA, I pushed it a bit to see how she would do in the twisties. It turns really well for such a heavy machine but the floorboards are really what limit cornering. After three or four scrapes and eased up a bit so I wouldn't disintegrate them on my first real ride.
No buyer's remorse here. I love it.
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