Well it didn't take long for the wife to start making her new XC her own.
First thing we did was remove the CeeDragon Windshield and Madstad system. It was just too tall for her and she was looking thru the curved section. We ended up putting my first shield on, I know it is a Victory shield but I don't know what it is called. It is still too tall but at least she is not looking thru a curved flip section. Hopefully the original owner brings in his stock shield to the dealer and they will give it to us otherwise I will be purchasing one.
Her other problem is her height, at 5'4" on a good day she is definitely stretching her limits at a stop lol. Letting all of the air out of the shock helped. I am seriously contemplating one of the lowering kits for her. The other problem with her height is the seat, she was sliding around in it since her butt was no where near the backstop.
I called Lonnie at GrassHopper to see if he could make her a "custom" backrest, something that put the pad about 6" in front of the opening in the seat. He said no problem. I called on Monday and it was at my door on Friday. I can't say enough Kudos to Grasshopper for their customer service. I wanted their backrest for her for a couple of reasons, first and foremost is the small size of it. She is not a big lady and the OEM and Utopia backrests would have swallowed her up. Second is his price, he didn't even charge me extra for the custom work.
I love the looks of it on her bike and with her on it, it just fits.
She was missing her cupholder, she loves her morning cappuccinos
I admit, I committed chrome sacrilege. She had a nice chrome Kruzer-Cady on her Yammi, and I wasn't about to drop another $50 just to get her a black one so....Yes.....I sanded the chrome
and painted it flat black to go with her bike. It does look good on her bike though.
Here are some pics of the changes
Here Grasshopper modified his standard post to push her forward
Her Kruzer-Cady for her Java
Now that we have 2 XC's to maintain I finally got around to modifying my HF bike stand. I took off more of the wheel lock than was needed but it still works great. Now I can work on things with the bike standing upright again. You MUST
remove material from the wheel lock or it will nail the fender