Let’s see… shopping list.
New chain. Current chain is past the “OMG you need to freaking replace this NOW!” point. I really don’t want to experience a 4th chain breakage. Those instances have a habit of putting me on the ground. So I got me a nice 530 O-Ring Chain that has some solid reviews for strength and longevity. I’ll need a hand putting it on. (Hint to M)
Oil filter. Past time to change it. I’ve never gone this long before without a change and its making me feel itchy. I am almost to the Recommended Miles for an Oil Change. *shudder* The oil is still pretty clean and same color as new oil, so I’m not worried… but I want to change it soon. I’ll sleep better.
New brake lever. When I dumped it shortly after my second concussion, it bent my brake lever to hell. It’s harder to reach and because of the angle, when I pull it in, it does so with no feel and too much “grab”. This makes braking… not so smooth.
And I finally ordered some luggage for the Superhawk. A tank bag. After spending a couple hours reviewing tank bags and taking everything into consideration for size, style, and how I’m going to use it… I selected the Joe Rocket Manta XL which seems to be just about right for my needs for an Over-Nighter in SLC or a couple days worth of Road Tripping with the additional use of a Backpack. And the price was right.
Once I get this stuff in and the chain and lever on… I’ll be ready to go the distance.
Oh, and I welcomed a few new additions to the “ATTACK MODE” Play List.
Rob Zombie’s “WHAT”, “SUPERBEAST”, and “DEMONOID PHENOMENOM” and Prodigy’s “OMEN”.