Following Sundays incident, and reading @Speedblue
s post, I decided to seek out some saddlebag guards,
not much chance of getting any in Oz , so I looked on US eBAY and found one used chrome l/h guard.
Made them an offer and the guy was willing to drop a little but was locked into ebays ridiculous ripoff Global Shipping (ripping) Program, so shipping was exorbitant and bottom line I'd then have to copy it in reverse to fabricate the other side.
So I then saw some chinese copies (or maybe thats where they were made anyway)
As the ones in US were asking $628 Aust plus $19.99 postage I offered them $300 (never know)
they replied theyd drop a measly five bucks.....naaaaaaa!
ok chinese ones$458 Aust Free shipping.....offered em $250 ( cheapskate hey!...gotta have a go!)
they replied theyd drop $25....so I thought for 5 mins, Sundays incident flashed through my mind and also watching the police carpark roundy roundys on youtube.....hmmmmmm YEAH OK!...Got me!
Hit the blue button ACCEPT OFFER....then when I go to pay theres $45 customs tax!
Anyway theyre coming, theyre black not chrome, my XCs black anyway so no drama
Any my bags will be protected.
Obviously this Cross Country is a keeper, got her for the right dollar and spent a few more on cams intake and my own exhaust job worked fantasic, shes all dynotuned up, got the Madstad adjustable windscreen.
Got myself a remoivable riders backrest as well as the passenger backrest that came with the bike and Ive added a back rack, nice Iso Grips, got decent oil in the engine, probably more stuff Ive forgotten.
Ya know when I rode over to Burleigh Bars to show my mate who first encouraged me to buy a Vic when I was looking for a Hogly Davidson...He bought the first Vic sold in our state is now on his third, a black XC not unlike mine but newer.
He nearly had kittens when I told him what I paid for my XC, and he also reckoned that now I wouldnt be riding my Vegas much...I disagreed at the time.....But you know what?...he was right!
Its a bloody amazing machine and now its got some balls with addition of cams etc. well its just magic!
So Perfection gets better by the day.
Ill sort the cruise hopefully, and one way or another get the music vibes happening then come summer Im flying south on it...Tasmania, Great Ocean Road, and wherever that front wheel takes me!
Did jump back on the Vegas for an hour today and the difference in steering is amazing, Vegas is so light!
almost falls into turns...felt a bit wierd...must be used to the XC...or maybe steering head bearings on the Vegas need a tighten...