Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: London, , England
I wish that I had your problem of what to do with your MHR rossco. It all depends on your enthusiasm and how full your wallet is. I would leave most things as they are to save money!
Seriously, the rear light looks ok and the fairing looks good too, although an SS fairing looks great on those bikes and is very practical. All the talk of bad handling from IF was backed up by problems in Germany apparently - the German authorities were considering banning S2s. IMHO, the steering wobble was caused by the weight distribution; my 750 Sport was exactly the same if I strapped my camping gear on the back, and I've still got vivid memories of handlebars shaking all over the place whilst crossing the Alps on it. My S2 is solid as a rock after it's diet.
Your S2 is kickstart, I wonder if it is much lighter than an electric start bike? Have you still got the big battery on there? I saved about 10 lbs by switching to a Red Top battery, which although tiny has never failed to start the engine.
You mention that bevel prices are high in OZ, I looked at the Raider Moto website the other day and could not believe how much they want for their bikes; is that a true reflection of bevel prices down under? I'd always hoped to add a Darmah to my garage, but no chance now.