I have begun to both simplify and add lightness. Here's what that process looks like:
This is how it started (sorry about the bad picture).
I first removed the rack in the rear meant to hold saddle bags. To get that off, I also had to remove the rear fender.
Looking better already. Good riddance.
Front fender was next.
I'm liking that clean exhaust. I might not have to do much with that.
Now the passenger foot pegs and the muffler on the other side.
Battery box, outta-here.
Chrome handle under the seat, history.
Say goodbye to the mirrors. Those things aren't really needed.
Cleaned up the front fork here. No more reflector or 1988 New York inspection tag.
Air supply tube had to go, as well as the stock air filter. The black plastic doesn't work for me in the middle of the sea of aluminum. I am going to have to do something about the gaping hole on each side.
Things got messy.
Blogging about this is fun. Writing the blog is like reliving the project, and when you enjoy the project, that is great.