Tuesday, May 6, 2008


Now that I have the first few rides of the spring out of the way, I’m beginning to think about maintenance. There is the routine—tire pressure, oil, lights—and the list the previous owner left for me.

The clutch cable will need to be replaced before the end of the summer as well as three headlight plugs. There is also the issue of cables, boots, and relays. A thirty-year-old bike needs a little love. Right now it’s running fine and I’ll take on the list as the parts come in.

I guess the next step is getting it ready for longer day trips. Currently, I’m strapping things onto the back of the seat. Not the best option, but it will do for now. I have a set of soft bags, but I’m looking for some hard cases. The question is, do I go vintage with the Krauser bags or something modern?

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