New here, just saying hello.
52, and finally got my first bike. Thanks to "Craig" (CraigsList), I am now an official moto owner. 2004 Kawasaki Concours. The owner rode it the first summer, then let it sit for the past 3 years in his garage. Tires were almost flat, battery was gone, but only 2,000 miles on it, and it still smelled of new paint when we finally started it. I'll be taking it into the dealer in a few days to have them replace all the fluids, check bolts, and whatever else they think is right for a bike that's sat for 3 years.
I've ridden over the years, but always some friend's bike. So I'm cautious as hell, radar on wide span, eyes open. I'm scheduled for a bike safety class later this week.
Question to any other Concours riders:
1. any add-on farkles you'd suggest? I'm already seeing a few scuff marks on the crotch side of the tank, so I'm looking around for a tank protector. Anyone using heated grips? There won't be anyone on the back seat, so I don't need a backrest, etc.
2. I'm 6'8". Are there things I can do to make a motorcycle fit me better? So far, I don't really mind how I'm fitting now, but I do notice that my size 15 boots get a bit tangled with the gear shifter and back brake. That may just be my newness to bike riding in general.
Anyway, just saying hello. If this forum takes pics, I'm including one below, in the driveway.