Nice looking bike, same year as mine. Color looks good like it was garage kept. Looks like OEM tires.
First thing you want to do is de-smog it. You'll love the bike. Sooner or later it will be time to get a jet kit and a slip-on exhaust. (It will run cooler and better).
Doug, first thing to buy is a "service manual" (not the owners manual). AND maintain it.
Nice purchase, treat it well and you will be very happy!
Thanks EarthCruzn. I appreciate it.
The only things that the PO had done were the de-smog kit and removed the baffle. A mechanic did it for him back in '10 and he wasn't sure what was done jetting wise.
It was hardly ridden in the last 3-4 years but thankfully he fired it up nearly once a month and rode it around the block.
** Any recommendations on muffler choice? I see so many with FMF's in pictures of others bikes. I'd prefer a balance between performance gain and quietness. Most of my riding will be on-road and I don't want it screaming loud.
** Everyone seems to do the Dave's carb mod. I guess that's a given.
** Might clean up the brake light / tag mount area.
** Shaving pounds is not a huge deal to me. But I see many do the battery relocate trick, I assume with a lighter smaller battery. ?
** What about the add on oil coolers?
And you were correct - that front tire is original, the rear recently replaced, but I'm not digging it. So I may just get a new pair soon.
I'm a maintenance fanatic, so no worries there! I can't wait to start enjoying it. Plan on this one sticking around in the shop for a while!
Peace & wheelies!