Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Brisbane, Australia
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A lot of the little niggles that others have stated used to bother me, but either I don't know the difference or I just got used to it.
The horn button would bother me if I had another bike, but usually only takes one toot to adjust to a different bike, so no issue for me. The horn could be louder though, and I wish there were mounting points available for upgrades instead of having to farkle it yourself.
I got used to the kickstand, but I don't park in the wind so it's never been a concern. I'd replace if I had the inclination (no pun intended!).
Snatchy throttle is probably the biggest annoyance, but again I've got used to it. Got used to no gear indicator as well, although I do go for 7th gear bit on the open road.
Better/adjustable forks. This is probably the only mod I'm even considering right now. The brace helps, a bit, but the longer I have the bike, the more I look longingly at better equipped bikes.
Less weight (better p:w). An aftermarket muffler would help, but so would a diet. And I can hardly complain when I shove a load of crap under the seat and hide the horn from a train under the fairing. When my battery dies (3 years still going strong) I'll go lithium.
Better oil filter bolts. Ditched mine for stainless that are slightly shorter and don't bottom out, twist and break. Better yet, just change the oil filter to a cartridge screw in type. Hmmm, there's a possible conversion mod for some enterprising after-market parts maker!
Considering this is usually a newby bike, an optional 'maintenance pack' from Honda to go with the bike would be a great thing. Including, Paddock stand, oil change kit, chain cleaner/brush/lube, and some better tools. And perhaps a CLEAR diagram of how to get the friggin fairing off.