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Hey there everyone! I just picked up a nice naked 2002 model over the weekend and I can't be more excited. But as this is my first bike I have a few stupid questions.

What's a good brand repair manual? I work on cars and I'm used to Chilton's and stuff, I don't know if there's something like that for the bike world

Does the seat have storage underneath? And if so how do you take it off lol...

That's all I can remember, can't find my scratch paper I had them on so I'll update more later. Thanks!
 

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The OEM manual is the best.. it can be downladed... I'll find the site.. the rear set soes have a trunk.. the key is just rear of the front seat on the underside of the plastics on the left side of the bike
 

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Thanks for the manual! And I got the rest of my questions.

I know I need frame sliders, but is there a better brand than another?
Are there any good part houses? (for instance I need the backing plastic to the tach)
What security measures do you guys recommend? Simple rotor lock, etc
What do you do with your helmet when you're off somewhere and will be back (ie class, errand etc), do you carry it, attach it to the bike somehow, etc
 

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I know I need frame sliders, but is there a better brand than another?
==>http://www.motosliders.com/index.html
Are there any good part houses? (for instance I need the backing plastic to the tach)
==> https://www.oneidasuzuki.com/store/home.php
==> http://www.ronayers.com/index.cfm
What security measures do you guys recommend? Simple rotor lock, etc
Depends on where you're parking it. At home I chain my bike up to a cement pole.
What do you do with your helmet when you're off somewhere and will be back (ie class, errand etc), do you carry it, attach it to the bike somehow, etc
Under the pillion seat there are two hooks in each of th front corners that you can attach the helment D-rings to it. Once the rear seat is on your helmet is very secure.
 

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The storage compartment under the passenger seat has tabs to attach the helmet too and the seat then locks over the strap (if you look you'll see how it goes). However, I've never been able to bring myself to leave my helmet out of site and exposed to the evil in the world. I've put Vortec sliders on my bike. They have a separate base and puck (the rubber that would contact the ground if/when the bike falls over). This is nice because if you have an especially fabulous fall you can replace just the puck. As far as security goes, if someone can get to your bike they can take it. It only takes a few robust young men to pick up a sport bike and carry it away. My boyfriends bike was stolen despite several security measures. Make sure it's insured. Good luck and have fun.
 
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