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      04-15-2019 05:48 PM #526
      yeah and when i say chopper i mean "chopper"

      they ruined the handling the FXR is touted for by raking the headtube and putting on those dumb ass struts

      but hey to each their own
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      04-16-2019 12:08 AM #527
      If I wanted a bike for corners...I would have kept the Ducati. It is just more a hot rod..it is noisy and uncomfortable and noisy..I wouldnt expect much from it in the performance end of things. Besides I still got other bikes. I have yet to see that movie...soon...soon
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      04-17-2019 07:50 AM #528
      The first service on these things is at 1k miles. It's under warranty, it was a three year old bike with barely any miles on it. Might as well have them do the first in case it was built on a Friday.

      Gave them a call yesterday and it's $430-460 OMGWTF.

      I realize it's a full 10k interval service, but damn. Since I have done all my own services before this is hard to swallow. Maybe it's normal, I don't know. They better not miss anything.

      I'm already anxious about someone else working on it. I'm gong to go over all the critical fasteners afterwards and check their work now. Oh god.... I've become one of those customers.

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      04-17-2019 10:05 AM #529
      thats ****ing insane
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      04-18-2019 10:50 AM #530
      Quote Originally Posted by @McMike View Post
      I've become one of those customers.
      I just called them and told them that the "detachables" rack hardware and sissy bar they installed when I bought the bike it wasn't very detachable.

      It should be a press of a button and a twist of a rotary latch to remove, and a twist of the latch to install. The lateral alignment is off between the latch and the docking point and it takes a lot of cursing, sweating and effort to get it on/off. I wrestled to remove it as soon as I got home to install the pad, so I know it was a struggle to get on.

      The same system on the old bike needed some tweaking before the rack came on/off easily. Even if it's a 1/8" out of alignment it just won't latch. I had to bend the rack a little bit with a ratchet strap to make it line up. I installed it, I made it work. Nothing's perfect.

      The service guy sounded confused about it, and after explaining it again, he still didn't understand what I was requesting... "You guys installed it.. I'll inspect it when I pick it up, call me if you have any questions."

      I am definitely turning into one of those customers, and I hate it.

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      04-19-2019 12:36 PM #531
      Quote Originally Posted by @McMike View Post
      misaligned sissy bar
      Talked to the service guy when he called to say the bike was ready. Asked him about the sissy bar. I had to explain it to him again.

      He just called me to say his tech couldn't even remove it, and they straightened it out for me.

      Told you.

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      04-19-2019 02:25 PM #532
      LOL

      i went the cheap ass route on my dyna sissy bar side plates and just used a cut off wheel to make them quick release rather than buy a whole new setup
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      04-22-2019 10:40 AM #533
      pulled the carb and bumped up jets on the panhead then went for a putt







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      04-24-2019 06:12 PM #534
      changed the bars, changed out the plug wires, changed the coil and coil cover and added a windshield







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      05-03-2019 06:10 AM #535
      I'm having the hardest time choosing bars for the new bike. After 1000 miles I'm now sure the stock mini apes (12.5" rise) are too tall.

      I really don't want to extend the brake/clutch lines, but I want them to be comfortable. I already know I will need to extend all the (probably close to 20 by now) switch wiring.

      These two are so similar. Top one is 2" shorter, and 1" wider - pullback is about the same. (sigh)


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      05-06-2019 06:01 AM #536
      Quote Originally Posted by @McMike View Post
      I already know I will need to extend all the (probably close to 20 by now) switch wiring. (sigh)
      Pulled out the shop manual to look at the wiring harness to see how many wires I need to extend this time.

      Good news, there aren't as many wires as I thought. Bad news, it's because CAN BUS. Now reading about CAN BUS.

      On thing I'm kinda impressed with is the right side switches.

      1 Engine stop
      2 Battery fuse
      3 Ground
      4 CAN high
      5 CAN low

      The kill switch on it's dedicated non-CAN BUS wire.

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      05-06-2019 03:09 PM #537
      Quote Originally Posted by @McMike View Post
      I'm having the hardest time choosing bars for the new bike. After 1000 miles I'm now sure the stock mini apes (12.5" rise) are too tall.

      I really don't want to extend the brake/clutch lines, but I want them to be comfortable. I already know I will need to extend all the (probably close to 20 by now) switch wiring.

      These two are so similar. Top one is 2" shorter, and 1" wider - pullback is about the same. (sigh)

      Chose the top one, just ordered it as well as some plug & play CAN BUS wiring.

      I had no idea there was a plug on the switch module itself. No splicing, just unplug the old harness and plug in the new.

      Will do a dry fit and measure before dealing wtih the throttle wiring and brake line.

      edit, oh lord. The brake line goes down into the nacelle, and then along the frame down under the tank to the ABS module under the seat.

      1. remove right saddlebag
      2. Remove right side cover
      3. Remove fuel tank

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      05-07-2019 09:07 AM #538
      Good choice. Kinda remind me of beach bars. They are super comfortable.

      ABS throws a whole new set of monkey wrenches into the deal, especially bleeding or replacing the fluid.

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      05-07-2019 12:22 PM #539
      Quote Originally Posted by modular View Post
      Good choice. Kinda remind me of beach bars. They are super comfortable.

      ABS throws a whole new set of monkey wrenches into the deal, especially bleeding or replacing the fluid.
      They are beach bars.

      I had a pair of Wild1 Chubbys my previous Road King. Loved them, just wish they had a few more inches of pullback.

      W:34.5 H:4.5 PB:10 - What was on the old Bike
      W:36.5 H:3.5 PB:15 - Beaches I just ordered
      W:31.75 H:12.25 PB:12.75 - What's on the bike right now that I am going to replace with the Beaches

      The only thing I had to do with the previous swap is solder in a section into each wire of the harness (of course I had to wrestle with getting the connectors off so I could route the harness inside the bars) I could reuse the clutch cable and the brake line. I am not looking forward to doing this brake line. I had no idea it was an uninterrupted line to the ABS pump.

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      05-08-2019 08:36 AM #540
      If'n you open the brake line you have 2 options for bleeding. One, you take it to a HD dealer and have them do it or you can purchase this and have access to it whenever: http://infotechmercenary.com/shop/

      You are able to flush the lines to do a fluid swap but the old fluid stays in the ABS unit unless it is activated and pushed though.

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      05-08-2019 10:29 AM #541
      Quote Originally Posted by modular View Post
      If'n you open the brake line you have 2 options for bleeding. One, you take it to a HD dealer and have them do it or you can purchase this and have access to it whenever: http://infotechmercenary.com/shop/

      You are able to flush the lines to do a fluid swap but the old fluid stays in the ABS unit unless it is activated and pushed though.
      I really wasn't planing on doing this much reading for a bar swap. WTF R U doin Harley?

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      05-11-2019 06:19 PM #542
      Bars came in last night, and did a dry fit today to see what else I need.

      Totally going to need a new brake line.



      I also added the garage door opener while I had it apart. I bought a waterproof odo reset switch from Harley and had it fitted to the dash on the old bike. Decided to put it on the nacelle on this one.

      Yes, I drilled a hole in the chrome riser cover. It was the cheapest part.




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      05-13-2019 11:06 AM #543
      made some changes to the crazy frank '62

      -cast cam cover
      -cast mini breadbox air cleaner
      -z bars




      also made some changes to the '54

      -removed the later rear lower trim from the front fender
      -re-purposed some old saddlebag accessory trim to make some front fender trim
      -cut down the S&S backing plate and fit the linkert backing plate to it so i can run a stock air cleaner with the super E
      -swapped out the solo seat for a knucklehead buddy seat
      -kicker pedal from knucklehead
      -Indian rear fender rack

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      05-13-2019 06:11 PM #544
      Quote Originally Posted by @McMike View Post
      I had no idea there was a plug on the switch module itself. No splicing, just unplug the old harness and plug in the new.
      OMG that was easy. I didn't even have to remove the connectors, they passed right though.



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      05-14-2019 04:37 AM #545
      That went better than expected.

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