For the ride home, it was out onto the fun roads and even after work, being able to ride along some of the best biking roads in the South of England, just to get home, really works for me.
This weekend I had a bit of time, so I headed up to see the team at Conquest Motorcycles in Three Cross. They've always treated me and my bikes well (very much like the team at Metropolis in Barnet in fact) and I went there to have a Pirelli Rosso Corsa 2 added to the rear.
And so on to today. At some point during the ride home from work last week, this happened.
The delivery was quick and I'm really pleased with the quality. Pro-bolt say that their bolts are a direct replacement, but in reality, they're not identical. The bolts come with loads (and I do mean loads) of plastic washers to make up the correct dimensions of the original bolts and all in all, it's not the end of the world, but it does leave a minor level of confusion as to which bolts are supposed to go where.
Despite the slight confusion regarding the exact bolts you have and the ones you're supposed to change (I changed both sides of the mudguard, but left the bolts holding the front of the seat unit in place for example) I'm pleased with the quality of service and parts from Pro-bolt. In my opinion, even if money were no object, it would have been a waste of money going for titanium, and experience has taught me that aluminium bolts don't like being removed on a regular basis.
I'll check over the finances at the end of the month and see about replacing the fairing bolts on the 1098s. Going to stick with black for those though.