Hi all, I just got a '04 that was streetfightered out. I love the streetfighter look. I owned a fully-faired '05 which I had to sell due to no income. I finally got a good job recently and got myself this '04. If you could help me with some concerns I have with the bike, that'd be awesome.
The previous owner said he took the bike in for a 12,000 mile service "according to the manual." Oil change, spark plugs, coolant flush. The coolant hoses looked like this:
The muffler, which I'm assuming was stock (I hope?) looked like this. Is this weird? I'm in New York.
The coolant reservoir jug was cracked and leaky. The previous owner had a new one that he hadn't installed yet. He said it's a hour's job at a mechanic. Is this true? Can I ride the bike around, or should I immediately get this replaced?
And last of all, what the hell is this? I've taken the fairings off my '05 and never saw anything like this. I asked the P.O. and he didn't know. Should this be a concern?
Much thanks if you can help me out with assessing my new bike!