Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Forest Hill,MD USA 21050
I think I'm going to hold off till Spring or early summer; I have so much I want to do to my bike...not the least of which is new tires, which it needs before it goes near a track, and no spare change for those right now.
I'm thinking new tires, get the front forks worked over, install the steel lines I have on hand, take off the centerstand, get rear sliders/spools, flyscreen, maybe change out the handlebar, then there's the rear shock, steering damper......like to do all this at one time over the winter.
For me , I need leathers that go together (mine don't zip together).
Oh, and for shorter riders, have you looked at the Bandit 400 or Honda CB-1? Had a Bandit, buddy had a CB, both incredibly fun bikes, and have pretty short seat heights. Altho the NC30 would be the real deal, I'd have to steal that one away for a ride! How short is she? My sister is 5'3" and can tip-toe her '03 SV (taller than my '02), and you can get the gel seat, or shave the stocker to lower it without doing any suspension mods.
"Goat butts against hedge, and his horns become entangled."- Egg Shen