New rider (she's been sat in the garage for a while...long story)
Not very good at this forum lark, I normally lurk and glean information from all the more seasoned owners and riders, but like every other experience so far in the biker community, it's time I started doing more than nodding to my fellow 2 wheelers.
I've got a 2017 Morello Red Bobber, currently at in the garage at my folks place (until we move house in the next few weeks) waiting for me to pass my MOD2 test. This is booked for 16 May and I'm promising myself that I won't leave my indicators on like I did in my last attempt. Thankfully the weather has been a grotty recently so I'm not missing out on too many riding opportunities - still got my 2009 Suzuki RD125 (VanVan) for the dry days until my test comes around.
I actually bought the bike at the beginning of the year having sold off some Banksy artwork I'd owned for a while and treated myself to a big boy's bike with the proceeds. It came from eBay and was bought sight unseen but I've totally struck gold; the bike is in my favourite colour, has loads of Triumph fitted mods that I probably would've sprung for myself and less than 3,000 miles on the clock. Not bad for the cheapest bike I could find right?
List of mods; US spec shortened front and rear tins, heated hand grips, under bar mirrors, auxiliary ambient temperature gauge and analogue clock (these might come off at some point), US spec multi-function rear lights, Vance & Hines exhaust with wrapped pipes. I've also got a black anodised oil filler cap to go at some point as I've heard the stock item can be a bit of a pig. Best part is that he also supplied all of the original parts so if I do get my collar felt at all, I can easily put it back to stock.
For the near future I'm considering the Booster Plug and X-pipe upgrades that seem popular but will get a few miles under my belt first and possibly a Hepco & Becker rear rack. In the longer term, would be interested in a brake upgrade, install a different shock perhaps and maybe a new package of LED lights.
There is a small group of friends in my town who I ride with (stable includes Honda CRF250, BMW R9T, HD 1200 Sportster, Yamaha MT-10, BMW R80 (WIP) and an HD Iron 883 on which we're in the process of installing the Hammer Performance 1250 upgrade) and I managed the Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride on my sh*tty Chinese 125 last year so am hoping to ride in style this year. There is also an active riding group in the local area so will try and get out with them over the summer.
Look forward to getting to know you guys and learning/stealing ideas and knowledge on all things Bobber.
Mainly asking questions out of stupidity since 2017