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


  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.

  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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