And she’s done!

11750620_10153074551565922_5241922655967020140_nIf the devil is in the details, then everything I do must appeal to the other guy because I am really thorough when it comes to details. Like for example soldering the wires to the crimps because I don’t trust them enough. That’s what I did today when I installed the electrical section of the TomTom RIDER 400 bar mount…

If there is one skill any aspiring mechanic should learn, it is soldering. Without that basic skill, electrical work is scary but if you know how to repair your mistakes, it’s almost fun. Almost. Anyways, installing the electrical was really simple. I just unplugged the heated grips which for some reason took both the extra power slots hidden within the headlight fairing. Oh, and the previous owner(s) had cut the stock connectors so I used a flat crimp instead. Worked like a charm. The only thing is that I have to remember to remove the TomTom RIDER when I leave the bike or it will drain the battery.

While I was at it, I put the super ugly but working windshield. Not to protect me from the wind but from stones and stuff when riding offroad. Together with the rack I feel the bike is pretty set for longer tours. If only the mechanic could get back to me regarding that new cam chain tensioner… I am thinking of doing it myself soon if he doesn’t call me back. There is a limit to how many times I will try to call someone who won’t call me back and I reached that limit quite some time ago.

Today I decided to postpone a rather fun offroad adventure I’ve been planning to do with my mate for some time. This damn cough keeps me up at night and without any sleep I feel more and more tired, and I don’t think I will get better from sleeping in a tent in rain. Not even if it doesn’t rain actually. Too bad, I was looking forward to trying out all my gear but we just might get out there on a shorter trip, just to see what we need to improve. And to feel the dirt under our soles. Who knows, I just might feel daring enough to try out a wheelie…