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« on: August 17, 2011, 04:15:47 AM »
I am looking at the 2 into 1 systems myself. However the thought of cutting the bike frame does NOT appeal to me. I figure that part of the frame is there for a reason. Does Bassani also require frame cutting? i do not think it does.
The Bassani does NOT require the frame rail to be cut. I had the dealership install the Vic Swept exhaust system, and they cut the frame rail without telling me. So, when I bought the Bassani, didn't have anything to mount it to. That replacement is like $150 from dealer. I found one used on the VMC, paid $75 for it. I prefer the Bassani, but that's individual preference. Very clean and easy install.
« on: March 25, 2011, 05:25:58 AM »
Pre S&S download, around 180 miles on a tank........ with S&S, Bassani 2-into-1, S&S remap, now around 140. Them extra ponies add up to less MPG's.
« on: March 25, 2011, 05:20:34 AM »
I lowered my '06 KP recently, 1.5" and had to remove it cuz the belt rubbed all the time when riding 2-up, and the wife and I weigh about 320 together. When riding singly, it only rubbed when hitting a bump. You will probably need to purchase the open belt pulley guard from Witchdoc, and that puppy is over $300. I felt it wasnt' worth it, so went back to stock. Even with major adjustment of the shock, the belt still rubbed. Lucky for me, I only spent about $40 on the lowering links...... and sold them for $25.
« on: February 08, 2011, 08:37:40 AM »
Thru DavidT's recommendation, I bought the D407 Harley tire for replacement on the rear of my '06 KP, and Wow! The difference he explains is all very true. And it does have the Harley Davidson moniker on the sidewall, but I'll guarantee that the only way you'll see it, is if your actually looking for it. Personally, I could care less what the tire says, as long as it has superior quality, and it definitely does. I also installed the beads in the rear tire for balancing, and took off the stock weights from the wheel, and that made a big difference also.
Thanks Dave for all the info on the tires, you are RIGHT-ON!
« on: December 10, 2010, 12:38:55 PM »
Wow Rumrunner........ u get about twice what others get on the OEM back tire. Check out the VMC and see what most get. I've kept very good track of my PSI on the back, generally run two-up 95% of the time, and the tire was totally shot at 10,800 miles. Others I have talked with get similar results. Glad you get better mileage out of the OEM's, I certainly do not. I'll let everyone know what I get out of the HD Dunlop.
« on: December 10, 2010, 08:47:26 AM »
Disagree that OEM is best. Depends if you want to replace OEM's at around 10k miles. The Stones as well as the HD Dunlops will last several thousand miles further, and cost less! Winner all around.
« on: December 10, 2010, 08:42:31 AM »
Evidently, I don't ride enough. Bought my '06 in October of that same year, have about 11k miles on it now.
« on: November 19, 2010, 05:02:02 AM »
Soul..... didn't realize that Valvoline made a synthetic for motorcycles?
« on: November 09, 2010, 12:57:43 PM »
Front is: 130 70-18 Dunlop Elite II
Rear is: 180 55-B18 Dunlop D417
Except, I bought the HD exclusive D407 at the local Harley dealership. Was cheaper, and is a better tire, IMHO.
These are for the '06 KP.
« on: November 08, 2010, 10:48:55 AM »
Get the Dunlops that fit the HD. Believe they are called D407's or something like that. Much better mileage, better ride, and better grip than the stock Dunlop. Only problem, you'll have HD on the tire sidewall!!!
« on: October 26, 2010, 05:35:25 AM »
Wow, JIM......... excellent new look for the site! Lookin' great!
« on: October 20, 2010, 08:21:41 AM »
« on: October 15, 2010, 09:12:13 AM »
excellent oil, that's what I use. The engine's on the Vic's are known for making a lot of noise, but if you're thinking it's above and beyond, I'd get it to the local dealership and have it checked out.
« on: October 15, 2010, 05:07:44 AM »
Either get some good synthetic motor oil, or louder pipes!
« on: September 22, 2010, 05:19:27 AM »
Thanks Bird........ I'll try anything ONCE!