Bringing up this old thread only to update. I was going to sell the bike (it was in the for sale section for awhile) and I decided to keep it for now. I have new grips on order. I am in Germany now so looking for cheaper insurance. I went from 90 bucks a year to 1200. Very significant jump. My wife wants me to sell but I cant go without a bike. Anyone in Germany knows how to get cheaper insurance?