Hooray, another farkle arrived for Max. Not only do we have the grip heaters, the frame sliders and the IXIL slip on exhaust installed, but the hand guards were delivered yesterday. After looking online we opted for the V-Strom hand guards. I'd seen them on another Gladius on one of the forums and didn't mind the look.
Last night after dinner we did the install. First up a picture of the left and right side the way they were....
I apologize for the background in the pictures. When you have 3 motorcycles crammed in a one car garage with 4 bicycles, the washer and dryer, a work bench, and a shelving unit space is limited.
I did assist with the project, but Troubadour did the bulk of the work. I was mainly there for support. Hand me that wrench, hold that nut, I need a washer, get out of the way...... you know how it is.
We started with the left side.
Then the right.
A short time later and we were done. The project from start to finish took less than an hour.
Might have to nickname the bike "Moose" while the hand guards are on. In some strange way I think it suits it. Must be the black instrument cluster cover that completes the look.
I've never had a bike with hand guards before. I am looking forward to riding to coffee Saturday morning and arriving with warm hands. Hopefully the weather will cooperate and we'll either be able to go for a ride after coffee or even on Sunday. Maybe a chowder run is in order. Will try and get better pics of it on the weekend.
One more farkle on the way....a fenda extenda from Pyramid in the UK has been ordered for the front fender. It has shipped and we are just waiting for delivery.
"Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without." ~ Confucius, Analects.