Two weekends ago, I was able to ride my SV650 for the first time in 2014. It was a glorious ride, but way too short. Something hit my radiator and most of the fluid leaked out by the time I made it home. Darn.
Radiators from Suzuki were close to $500 new, so I bought one new from a Delkevic for $100. It came in a few days, and I excitedly tried to install it. The fan switch was galled into the old radiator since both were stock from 2001. It eventually came out sans-threads. Darn.
The WR250R has been picking up the slack while I waited to fix the SV. The Ural? sitting in a corner! Ebay to the rescue and a new fan switch arrived in a couple days for $24. It was quickly installed, and I went for a glorious ride last night. Oh did I mention the temps finally hit 70F?!
I took the long way home last night. It should have been a mere fifteen minutes, but turned into over an hour. Isn’t it amazing how ten miles turns into over fifty? The warm air and empty roads probably helped. It felt great to ride the SV again. It is my favorite bike!