Well I'd put 10,000 miles on the RC8 in just over a year. Did a tour round Scotland, had a go round Oulton Park, generally had a blast. But I decided that I needed some modifications to make it just right...
Starting with the engine... love the Twin, but it's all layed out wrong in that V shape, so I flattened it out and made it into a flat twin..
Then I thought it would be nice if I could alter the suspension settings to suit me as a fat bloke, and change while on the move. So fitted this Electronic Suspension unit..
Of course that needed a new control on the bars, so I put one of them on aswell...
That came with some spare buttons for traction control, ABS and spotlights so I fitted them aswell, shame to waste the functionality
To counter the cold wind, as the weather is never that great over here, I found a heated grips button, and put on some hand guards. It also came with a weird indicator button. Now there's separate for left right and cancel.. I don't think it will catch on..
I quite enjoy riding round the bumpy gravely roads so put on some semi knobbly tyres, and some crash bars, cos I'm bound to drop it
For a bit of practicality I decided that a proper pillion seat could be fitted, some feckin ugly tin boxes to carry me sandwiches around, and a centre stand rather than them fiddle paddock stand things.
Finally, I hate cleaning chains, so I found this shaft drive unit. I have a fear that it might end up costing more than the odd chain and sprocket, but that's what warranty is for!
So there you have it... A whole load of modifications to make a not too bike I think. Looks a bit like them BMW things doesn't it!
I did enjoy my time with the 8, but it just didn't suit me at the end of the day. I'm not built for sportsbikes, and I prefer to go bimbling round the lanes, and the 8 shouldn't be treated to a dull life like that. Just got to face up to being a boring old twat who rides a GS!