Sunday, June 6, 2010

What to do on a rainy day?

Rain, rain, go away! Well, no riding this weekend. We had torrential rains yesterday and today it has been raining off and on with no signs of clearing. Since I did not feel like riding in the rain, I decided to spend some time working on my 2002 Yamaha V-Star 1100 Classic...I have not been spending much time with the Cruiser due to the Buell 1125R purchase.

Today’s job consisted of cleaning, polishing and installation of new parts. Several weeks back I ordered a Mustang tank cover and last evening I purchased a set of OEM passenger floor boards.

The tank cover was a relatively easy install; remove the passenger, rider seat and the speedometer cover and reverse the steps. I am very pleased with the look.

The OEM passenger floor boards were another story. When I went to install them, I noticed something fishy; the mounting hardware did not appear to match up. After examining the mounting hardware closely, I noticed that floorboards were incorrectly attached to the mounting hardware...they were backwards. Once I figured this out, it was an easy fix, remove a clip and post and reverse the floorboards...problem solved.

Here's hoping for some nice weather as I tend to spend too much money when it rains! Until next time, ride safe...

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