I have two more non-critical problems which I want to get fixed eventually (meaning when I save enough money):
1. Handle bar roller - Mine kind of has an inertia spot - kind of like a place in the rotation of the handlebar from left to right, where it kind of 'locks' in the middle (slight reduction in free play). Its subtle but it does come into good play when you are going straight and there is that straight thin wedge in the road that needs that quarter inch correction to your handlebar to the left or right to keep it stable. That is definitely a slightly flaky bearing? Its not standard is it?
2. Clatter from the exhaust - I have this clanking/clattering from presumably the exhaust at a particular RPM/temperature (sometimes when the muffler is warmed up, it goes away for a while - but it keeps coming back). I am not sure which one of the exhausts. What options do I have? A friend suggested cutting and re-welding and that it probably wasn't worth it and it would be better if I got an MP3 player :-D but I do like to listen to the engine when I ride. Any suggestions? How much would a new muffler + labor cost?