.02¢ is 1/50th of a penny so dont expect much value here
( I tried to explain to the guy behind the counter at an ice cream shop that their .99¢ milkshake special is less than 1¢ last summer. All I got back was a blank stare).
The bike does look odd with the handlebars angled forward more than the line coming up off the forks, kinda like you got the front wheel spun around backwards. It looks like the grips are at an odd angle now, pointed up, making you twist your wrists to hold the grips?
If you have no problem riding with your hands that high then putting ape's on it should be no issue, and should put the grips level again. I tried putting the handlebars on my Royal Star
<= Ursa in the garage photos
so they were in line with the fork angle, and it was too high for me - my hands were completely numb 3 miles down the road. Maybe you have higher blood pressure than me, but I cant ride like that... but it looks great.
I recommend you go online and find the MSF riding course text, and read the section on loading luggage and stuff on your motorcycle. That bag back behind the passenger seat is the worse possible place to put anything. Its like giving someone a lever 10 feet long they can use to jerk your bike around while you are riding it. The best place for carrying stuff on a motorcycle is a tank bag, and then traditional saddle bags. I cant say this strongly enough: put that suitcase thing in that Blue Herby Curby in your neighbors driveway - that thing will get you killed.
I de-badged my VS650 right after I got it, the logo on my gas tank was the plastic emblem held on with sticky foam tape. Getting the "Classic" decals off the front fender was a real pain. they were not under the paint, but the glue was very difficult to remove. The original owner of Ursa took all the badges off before I got it.
I drive thru Fredrick all the time on the way to visit family in Raliegh, on 15 from upstate NY, to Leesburg, and then 17 to Fredricksburg VA (by passing the DC I95 nightmare). Planning to make the trip on Ursa when I can... maybe this summer. Been thru western Maryland on 219 before - great motorcycle roads.
You got a great bike, they are the most reliable MC you can get these days. Welcome to the forum.
You dont have to be crazy to hang out here, we will train you.
Last edited by KCW; 06-02-2019 at 05:14 PM.