30,000 kilometres - New brake pads front and back. Rear was about 3/4 or more done and front were about 1/2 done but had residue from fork oil leak during the summer. Going to change the brake fluid front and back when the weather changes to winter in the next few weeks.
Was woken up early today by hailstones banging off the bedroom windows but still went out for a spin in brilliant autum sunshine later in the day. Came home foundered after 40 miles. Bloody baltic, the heated grips are crap and that’s it for this year. A deep clean tomorrow and tuck it away for the next five months. I remember how I used to ride all through the winter, but these days, not a chance.
Installed a set of Denali 2.0 D2 Trioptic LED lights on the dedicated Africa twin bracket. Plenty bright enough, almost a perfect match alongside the main headlight. Not cheap but they are a quality, well made product that have an adjustable spread pattern with an set of E marked filters, so can be used on the road legally in conjunction with the headlight.
I’m in the middle of repairing my latest crash damage. Radiator is straightened out, new inner shroud, air box cleaned out... going to install K&N’s, new chain and sprockets, hand guard mount and maybe cut the exhaust tips. Thinking about some Outback Mototek crash bars (mids and lowers).