Winter. Time to try and finally get around to adding stuff to my 2004 Honda ST1300, before I get more tempted to ride instead of work on things. On the todo list..
- Heli risers ordered. These will allow me to adjust the pitch of the handlebars, and help me sit just a bit more straight up. After a couple of hours on the stock seat and angle, I start to feel it. (I had to get rid of my GSXR-750 because of the lean angle was just too much for a 2h commute - my old 1h commute was pushing it!). These are what I plan on installing on my ST1300.
- Multivex mirrors ordered. These are a gamble. Getting them for both her truck, and my bike. They do offer a guarantee that after 30 days, if we think they suck, we can return them (and remove the goo that was used to stick’em onto our stock mirrors). Given how bad the ST1300’s mirrors are (seriously, Honda!), I’m looking forward to getting these.
- CycleFinish paint job. I plan on having my currently stock dark blue paint turned into a warm yellow. I want this to stand out while in traffic (preferably in the good way, as in, Hello! I’m here!). I’ve seen some goldwings painted up like this and they look very good and _very_ noticable, even when one is coming up from behind a cage.
- Power distribution. I hope, not sure that I’ll get to it, to add a power distribution block under the seat; as well as run power from the PDB to the front and back of the bike. Main purposes I have planned for this: Allow me to run a monster air horn (seriously!), and expose power outlets on the side of the bike that will let me either use heated clothing or plug in a battery charger without ripping off the plastic.
- KisanPathblazer headlight flashers. This will, if I turn on high beams during the DAY, pulse the headlights 4x a second (allowed by federal law). Sole purpose: be seen at stops.
- Signal Dynamics LED license plate frame - provides additional brake light notification to people behind me.
Fair bit of stuff to get done.. may not get to all of it, may end up out on the road instead :-)
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