The last couple of weeks have been quite busy. Two weeks ago, I had started a rejet project on Angie’s Honda Shadow VLX. To make a long story short, the rejet went smoothly but the bike wouldn’t start! On seeking advice on some forums, a mechanical genius suggested that the intake hose clamp might not be sealed properly. Sure enough, the following week, when I readjusted the hose and tightened it, the bike started right up! I then re-rejetted my bike as well. It had been running a little rich and I had to put in a smaller main jet to fix that. I think I’ve got it exactly right this time, but I’ll need to ride some more to establish that. Speaking of riding, last weekend, I rode with some of my Harley riding buddies to Madison, IN. It was a great day to be out riding and we put about 175 miles on the clock.
I received my Tour Master gear on Thursday. Everything fits well and looks great. The jacket is thoughtfully designed and very comfortable. I got a chance to test it out yesterday and I was very pleased. Today (Sunday), I did another 100 miles, this time with the inner liner of the jacket taken out. The jacket has plenty of zippered vents for air flow on hot days. (Pictures soon!)
One of the simplest mods one could do on the bike is putting reflective tape to increase visibility at night. I had ordered some black reflective tape (made by 3M) a while back and I finally got around to pasting a couple of pieces on the back end of the saddlebags and sissy-bar. They blend in very well with the black leather and are not visible during the day but at night, they glow very brightly when light falls on them. The picture below was taken in the garage.