So i've been in the garage for a while... got new A-arms wednesday, put those on thursday night, then did alignments/adjustments and a few other fixes this weekend.
Right A-arm was thoroughly fucked:
Nothing was straight on it.
The left side was better, but still tweaked.
Ripped everything apart, replaced lowers and greased/antiseized everything in the front suspension:
Ski and camber alignment
and finally got everything back together.
Then did some work on the sucktastic grip warmers. Ripped (literally) the stock ones off the bars, then put the RSI high-output grips on that I took off my 900. These grips, with the spray-foam insulation in the bars, and some insulation between the warmer elements and the aluminum bars, should hopefully make the ride a little more comfortable.