Thought I'd introduce "Sedona Sally" to all of you. Many of you know that I first met Sally on a business trip in the Carolinas last December. She was stunning with her Sedona Orange paint and had a lot of heart with the 103 C.I. engine, ABS, and security. I struck a deal with the short time owner (917 mile over 8 months!) but couldn't bring her home to Maine because she just didn't want anything to do with the snow that was already covering our roads in rural Maine. Sadly, she sat in a buddy's garage just north of Charlotte for the next 3.5 months.
All winter long I agonized over what jewelry to get her. She deserved the best, but I'm just a working man so I had to chose her accessories very carefully. I watched for sales and negotiated for discounts on everything I bought for her. It was very difficult buying all these trinkets without being able to look at the bike or putting the part next to the bike to see if it looked good or not. She was idle until about 60 days ago when she got a makeover. First, she went for a little cosmetic enhancement. Off to the painter's to get the inner fairing, Klock Werks "Level" front fender, and Yaffee Scowl bezel sprayed. Then it was off to have the mechanicals improved a bit.
Starting at the front she got new -1" monotubes, black powder coated lower fork tubes, the "Level" fender, and what's a pretty lady without new shoes! She's wearing a 21" RC Components Czar Fusion finish (chrome and black) with Avon Cobra rubber, and matching rotors with Lindall "gold' brake pads.
Up top she now sports Sinister's black "Hot Rod" bars with RC Components/ Avon air cushioned grips. Inside the newly painted fairing is an Arc Audio amp and Hawg Wired ZX speakers. Then the Scowl bezel was added.
In the middle she got a Pro-Pad air horn, Brouhard "Cross" points, derby, and gas cap covers, along with a Ness Big Sucker stainless steel air filter,dressed up with a Willy Shiny gloss black with polished Rivets A/C cover, and Cyclesmith banana boards - black with polished rivets.
Moving towards the rear she has Progressive 940 shocks, a 17" matching RC Components wheel and 200 x 55 Avon rubber. A fcatory painted chopped tour pack with premium black latches and hinges mounted on 4 point detachable hardware. The RC slip-ons were the one addition that the original owner made.
To keep her "complexion" looking good I added the 3M type clear bag top protectors. In my eyes the new girl in town is looking mighty fine. Ride, Sally Ride!
So that's the story of Sedona Sally and her round about trip home to Maine.
PS: You may notice that I don't have a TP pad installed yet because I haven't figured out yet what I'm going to do long term for a seat.