Update on my new motorcycle

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

In our main blog, 2 Taking a 5th, a reader asked for an update on my new motorcycle. I realized that I have neglected to do the same here.

I am happy to say I am THRILLED with it! I had hoped for maybe a 50% improvement in ride comfort but it turns out that it's closer to 100%. Wow!! Bumps that would have had me wincing in pain are barely blips now. Factor in the larger gas tank and call me one HAPPY girl!

Since buying the bike I have added saddle bags and removed (and sold) the detachable sissy bar. My windshield from the Nightster transferred with a little help from Stu and the new windshield bag I got at Sturgis is perfect. I still hope to add a few more things like an engine guard with Harley halogen fog lights, a stage one performance upgrade and maybe a Mustang seat. Then again, it may sit just the way it is...LOL!

I'm close to my 1k service so the stage one/pipes upgrade decision must be made soon. Will post more later!

Ride safe,
Stu and Donna

2 comments:

  1. I'm just wondering why you want to change the pipes? If you want to make more noise so the car drivers can hear you, guess what, I hear after you have passed me not before. I'm sorry, I just don't understand why people want to make their bikes louder. I have been riding since 1963 , I am 59yo. Our #1 problem with the public is excess noise. Please keep it quiet.

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  2. I had a set of Kerker's on my FLH...peeps used to turn to look when they heard me coming...I have been riding since 1963, I am 63yo. Our #1 problem is being hit by inattentive drivers, so who cares if it's loud. YES they can hear you coming..much as you hear an aircraft both before and after it passes...jmho

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