What to do in New on a -7 degree F morning waiting on yet another snow storm?....Get all the crap I've collected, but can only dream of using into a pile and take a pic...
Once I can get through the block of ice that used to be my back yard this is what I have for the XC's re-emergence:
set of Michelin Commander IIs, full EBC HH pads, Lloydz ATS / 1/4 turn throttle, PPM contrast cut exhaust tips, RAM mount/GPS, Kury SwingWings / ISO Grips / weighted bar ends, Vic dipstick thermometer, tank bag, K&N oil filter, Daytona Pinned Wild Cherry helmet and not in the pic is my seat which is out getting an upgrade.
Do you have a winter pile of crap building up?
1) Nice pile.
2) For $29+shipping, you might want to do as I did. I have one of those U clamps from RAM, which I used for something. It's currently sitting in my RAM box of extensions, phone mount, etc.
I replaced it with "Chrome-B-231U-Black Handlebar Mount with 1" Ball" -- also available in chrome, "CHROME-B-231U Chrome Handlebar Mount with 1" Ball" -- from Mounting Innovations. If you're interested, go to http://mountinginnovations.com/
and click on "Bases With Balls" on the left menu. There are separate pics of this base at http://mountinginnovations.com/RAM%2...ome/Chrome.htm
Sturdy, clean lines, much nicer looking than the RAM clamp.
3) I had some Vic credit at the time of purchase, and one of the things I got was their dipstick thermometer. I used it for a while, and I believe it's now in some box on some shelf.
There are several problems with the thing. It's hard to see. It's very hard to remove: you're looking to burn your hand, without gloves; also, as I vaguely recall, given the twistable nature of the gauge part or something, it's very difficult to turn, when you're trying to remove it.
I don't remember all the details, but as I say, mine's on the shelf. So, um, I'm suggesting that you might want to be prepared to have mixed emotions on that one.
4) I just have some Speed Bleeders to install, and some fork guards, but my bike's three years old now.