Got new spark plugs. Ordered them off ebay, but wanted to ride sooner, so went to local dealer. He had 2 plugs. I have no idea why a Honda/Yamaha/Harley dealer in the middle of nowhere would stock plugs that were only ever used on one model for 2 years, but enh. He of course raped me good on the price ($37 cdn each
But, put the plugs in and it fired up no problem. Took it for a ride.
Brakes didn't work. How did I miss that massive fork leak all over the brakes?
So, caliper off, brake cleaner all over the caliper, pads out, cleaned with brake cleaner then torched. Back in. Now there are enough brakes (barely) to ride. It will lock up the front if you squeeze it really hard, but needs new pads. Ordered new pads on ebay and will wait until they come.
Ok, checking lights. Brake light is only working on one side, and is bright when brakes are off, dim when they are on. Hmm.
PO put on a tail tidy with one of those retarded chinese LED tail lights. And it's dying. If I could find a stock tail and tail light, i would jump on it, but it looks like i will just be replacing the lame Chinese tail light with another lame Chinese tail light.
I don't mind modding my own bike but I hate having to deal with someone else's abortion.
Right now I would love to have back the stock exhausts, tail, passenger pegs, pad and tail light but that's probably not going to happen.
As for riding it. Engine is working very well. Has slightly less power than my old ZX9R, but a lot more power in the lower rev ranges. Far easier to lean and turn. Way less comfortable to ride, even with the aftermarket seat.
Has a race clutch in it, which is really really grabby. Something to get used to, but along with the lightswitch throttle will take some getting used to.
If I keep it I may go smaller on the rear sprocket.