This week I ended up going to a shop (AMR, Boca Raton, FL) for some service that required tools I don't have.
After mounting a new tire 180 degrees from the proper position (red dot nearest to valve stem), I needed a balance, badly. I also took the opportunity to have the carbs syncronized after installing Head2Wind's jets last week. Last, I had a new DID 525VM2 chain installed.
Today, after buying fasteners for two touratech bottle mounts, I stopped in Craig's Custom Canvas in Deerfield Beach, FL, looking to have new hinge covers made to replace the ones disintegrating from my H&B Gobi hard cases. Craig stopped what he was doing as soon as I walked in. After discussing materials, he built me two custom hinge covers. We decided on materials and I watched as he sewed with an attention to detail that only comes with years of experience. I was very satisfied with the work. He even gave them as a gift after discussing my upcoming motorcycle trip South.