First up there was some excitement. At the first intersection after leaving home I discovered that the right bar-end was a bit too snug with the throttle grip and was not allowing the throttle to return under it's own steam. I carried on for a bit but it wasn't fixing itself so I decided to stop in at work and perform a quick fix.
I started by removing the bar-end and then trimming a bit of rubber off the heated-grip but in the end I wasn't getting anywhere and the knife I was using was a little useless. So I ended up scrounging around for a washer to pack out the grip a little - instant fix! Something to think about next for next time I'm doing any work with grips/bar-ends etc: always check the throttle action when finished!
The ride up to Napier and back was pretty uneventful except for the heat and then roadworks and a cow on the loose when I crossed the Saddle coming home. As for the bar-ends? Well, I'm really not to sure - it's been three weeks since I rode the Connie and in the meantime I've been riding the V-Strom with all her chunky vibes...I will say though - she's smoother than the Vee!