I managed to put 700 miles on my new bike, in the first 30-days. It rained most of the first week and a half, but has been dry everyday since…and nearly 100 degrees everyday.

I’ve added a few things, including a Smoked Zero Gravity Double Bubble Screen, Competition Werkes Fender Eliminator, R&G Crash Protectors, TomTom/RAM Mount GPS System, ST1300 Tank Pads, Pazzo Racing Levers and a Corbin Saddle. I also bought a tail trunk and a set of Joe Rocket Sport Saddle Bags, for the trips I plan on taking.

I was installing the crash protectors and discovered the plastic fasteners that Honda uses are a little tricky and fragile…broke 2 of them. When I went to buy them, the dealer told me they were over $3 each. I ended up buying a different type on-line

The fastener on the right is an OEM item from my 07 Honda VFR Interceptor. They are a common fastener used on Honda bikes and seem to be pretty easy to destroy. They run just over $3 each at the dealer.

The fastener on the left is a “GM Push Type (Ret. 1/4″; hole, TR 240B)”, which I ordered from thefastenerwarehouse.com at about 24 cents each (minimum order for best price is 100 pieces – $24.00 with shipping).

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