It was with a heavy heart that the Drifter had to move on, but it was time. I hadn’t ridden it much in a while and had other endeavors I wanted to accomplish.
So enter the new member of the garage….
It’s a 2011 W800.
When it arrived in my garage, after a trip back from Wagga in the back of the ute, it was stock as a rock with the exception of a set of flat handle bars that I didn’t particularly like.
The plan for the next day was to put on the standard bars and just tidy a few things up.
Heh… so that didn’t happen.
Following a quick post on Canberra Cafe Racers FB group, a nice set of clubman bars landed in my lap, so the work begun.
Over the next two days it got:
New indicators front and back
New tail/brake light
Lowered the front.
It’s only baby steps compared to some peoples cafe racer, but its a good start. Next will be seat, fenders, and then perhaps a change in colour.
Since these pics the mirrors were swapped for ones that…. work