Lol all hit me at the same time.
. Couple of days ago I was out running errands, stopped at the my buddies house for a quick second got on the bike, hit the start button bike is dead as a door knob.
I knew it was coming though las week it gave me couple of I'm dying starts but I ignored it. Lol.
So I had my buddy push me down the street popped the clutch and off I went straight back to my house.
Came home, called a local shop for the battery they said they have it in stock I told them I'll be over to pick it up so start charging it.
Got the battery came home took the old one out and it was the original battery. That thing lasted ten years before it finally died. Which pretty damn impressive if I must say.
It was time for an oil change too, and I know some of you guys like to change your own oil but I didn't feel like dealing with it so I went to the local stealership to get it change and they did have a good deal on the oil change. Vic oil/filter plus labor out the door hundred bucks. But the guy tells me I need front and rear brake pads so just to entertain him I said how much do you guys charge the pads and without flinching he says about 200 bucks. I must've let out the biggest laugh ever because he looked at me funny. Lol.
My rear tire was beyond worn off I called couple of independent shops and they gave me some outrageous prices on the tire I wanted. I got quotes anywhere from $180 to $ 225 not including balance and mounting. So I got online found the same tire for $125 with free shipping. Got the tire shipped, called the same shop they said they'd charge fifty bucks to put the tire on the bike. By the way some shops quoted me as high as $ 75 to change the tire. Swear to god some businesses exists so they can rob people. Anywho while I was there I asked the guys to check my brake pads too. So the mechanic says rear is fine just need front pads. Asked them if they had it in stock he says yes, I said how much he says 30 bucks so I picked them up came home put them on myself. Took about 15 mins to change them. And couldn't help it I laughed again because stealership was asking 200 bucks to change them. Lol.
After all that I was home surfing the ebay looking to see what can I buy and I saw a brand new Ness big shot tuner for only 150 bucks. And looking at this forum I know some of you guys are against the plug and play tuners but I figured it's only 150 bucks and they did have a two weeks return policy. So I ordered it, it got to my house, went in to the garage installed in about 30 mins put the whole thing together start the button and nothing! I was like...son of a bitch now what? Kept playing with it lights were on but pump wouldn't prime and it was blinking error. So I got pissed of decided to take it off. Took the bolts off the tank lifted up and what do I see? I forgot to plug the electric connector. So I was like...son of a bitch! Again. Plug the connector, pushed the button pump primes and started right up. Success! !
Not gonna get in to it to much but it took me a couple days to get it tuned and even though I think it could be little better bike runs much much better especially at highway speeds from 75mph and up. In fact the other day I was doing 85 "with the flow of traffic" it felt like bike had no engine. Zero vibration, zero struggle, just the exhaust roar and pure smoothes. Couldn't be happier.