Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Fogo Island, Newfoundland (Canada)
Well, looks like Sunday will be the big day... the day my brand-spanking-new V-Star Custom finally gets delivered. As I suspected, the dealership will only bring it as far as the ferry terminal, (on the "mainland" side) and I will put it on the ferry and ride it the rest of the way home. And more good news... they were going to charge $200 to deliver the bike to the ferry terminal, a distance of some 500+ kms from the dealership, (so over 1,000 kms round trip for them!) but after a bit of squawking on my part they're bringing it free of charge! They also drastically reduced their labour charge for installing a bunch of goodies, including "MC Enterprises" highway bars, aftermarket ("Clevver") clutch lever assembly, a clutch adjustment kit, chrome solo luggage rack, (in place of rear seat) and Vizi-Tek's "SupaBrake III" brake light modulator.
Technically speaking, the V-Star will be the Missus' bike, but I will likely be putting more miles on it than she will, as she works a LOT, and she won't be wanting to ride it after dark to/from work, at least not for another year or two. She's never been on a bike before, but (at age 52) will be taking the riders safety course this weekend.
I finally got out on my beloved 2014 Honda CB500FA (naked roadster) last week and had an absolute blast. Another week or so and my rides should become daily! And now with TWO gorgeous bikes to choose from!
2014 YAMAHA V-STAR CUSTOM
MC Enterprises engine guard
Big Bike Parts chrome solo rack
"Clevver" clutch lever
clutch adjustment kit
SupaBrake III brake light modulator
Cortech Super 2.0 (24 litre) tail bag
QDC harness/USB phone charger
Furygan leather gloves
Xelement leather jacket
NexGen riding boots
HJC CL-17 Redline helmet/Pinlock insert
Oxford paddock stands
Nelson-Rigg deluxe cover
Battery Tender Junior
2014 HONDA CB500FA