Discussion in 'My Bike' started by John.R, Mar 20, 2016.
I think my eyes just threw up at that @lucifer_mr2
Even blacked out they look horrendous
Funny. I actually dont mind the dual runners and nearly bought some at one stage but went a different direction and just got a plain round filter cover(sort of old school)
i am a bit over these style filters as you see the HD heavy breather on every second harley these days... a bit like the V&H big radius exhaust which has been done to death
Interesting pic, is that a Vrod engine? I don't believe that's an FXR frame, looks like an aftermarket bagger/FLT frame, which looks very similar but it slightly longer.
I agree 100%, there are a lot of bits that are way overused. Those pipes and air cleaners are a big one.
That engine looks like an S&S X-Wedge motor. Bit longer than an Evo, have heard of frame nods being required to fit them.
Ugly donk, but good figures. That frame's not original anyway so probably designed to take the longer blocks
So decided I'd have a quick run through of checking the bikes fluids before I ride it back home this weekend.
Three separate oils, Engine, Primary and Tranny.
Must've goofed that o-ring somehow ( I didn't re-apply loctite... which I probably shouldve done) because I took it for a spin to get a coffee, and come out to find a bit of an oil leak. Fixed it up at home, and in the process realised the 1 of the 3 bolts was beginning to round, and another was a Torx.
Trip to Speciality fasteners today had me picking up a dozen 1/4in 20 thread 5/8th long SS button tops. So i'll chuck those in tonight with a bit of loctite and all should be well.
A package also arrived today, and OG seat and sissy bar combo, complete with inflammatory sticker!
The seat has a couple of minor rips, which apparently will cost around $350 to get recovered, I didn't really want to insult with an offer on the seat and was just gonna get the sissy. He ended up just throwing it in with the sissy for the asking price (which was cheap anyway haha) stoked.
That seat is sweet
Took the bike for a spin back to Wollongong, via Nerriga & Nowra etc.
The bike performed flawlessly. The gearing is bang on. As it's an earlier Evo, the primary gearing is slightly taller compared to later models. It sits at just under 3k rpm @ 110kmh (I dont have a tacho so basing off calculations), and went 200ks on 10.5l of fuel, two up and with an overnight bag. So I should get 300ks out of a tank before I hit reserve, which is good to know.
Also @suspensionsmith I flicked you a message on FB regarding shock options, and tried to call you on Friday. Let me know if didn't get it and when a good time to call is.
Bike has been dropped off for the exhaust, lets see what comes from it.
Been a stack of good stuff on eBay lately too, picked up some new original foot pegs (much thicker rubber then the ones on there), and a spare ignition module. Bit of a drama because the bike is wired for the newer ignition plugs (96+) because HD stopped making the older 7 pin style. Not a real drama, but much easier to get a plug n play model, which luckily the seller had a new plug style Evo module.
Suspension has been narrowed down, either Gazi (fully adjustable, unknown quality, but custom* sprung for weight and style) for $800ish, or Racetech GS3's (fully adjustable, fully custom, fulli sick) for $1800...
If only budget wasn't an issue... looking like Gazi will suffice for the moment, unless I procrastinate long enough to get tax money.
New exhaust done, very happy with how it turned out (I did not build it lol)
Still some fine tuning of bits and peices, will probably revise the end can in the future for something shorter, and/or put a heat sheild over it. Also need to sort out what I'll do for the side cover since it runs pretty close to the 1 peice ones. I've just wacked a chrome one on it that I picked, so it covers the ignition module.
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