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« on: May 08, 2008, 08:35:19 AM »
I have a set of Iron Rider motorcycle bags (main bag (larger), overnighter (smaller), and roll bag (smallest)) that work really well with my KP rack. The Iron Rider system is a modular system consisting of 5 bags that you can arrange in more than 20 different combinations. The bags have a very sturdy base plate that allows the bags to not sag or droop over the sides of the rack.
The one thing I like about these bags is that since they are modular, you can mix and match whatever bags you want to fit your personal needs or occasion. As an example, if you only need a bag large enough for an overnight trip for yourself, you can use the overnighter or main bag. If it's an overnight or weekend trip for you and your significant other, the main bag may be big enough (or you can add the roll bag for a little bit more space). If it's a longer trip for the two of you, then you can use the main bag with the overnighter, and maybe the roll bag (if needed).
They're made by a company called Dowco, Inc. Here's a link to their web site.http://www.dowco-inc.com/Accessories_IR.asp?seg=2
The .PDF file below gives you a better idea of the different bags (the Iron Rider stuff is towards the end). I had a small brochure that showed all the different possible combinations you could do. The one thing I noticed is that some of the combinations show the use of the same bag twice in a specific set up. In other words, you can get more than one of a specific bag and use them together.
Of note, both the main bag and overnighter are big enough to hold a full-face helmet; that's a lot of room.http://dowco-inc.com/UploadFiles/Marketing/MC%20luggage%20systems.pdf
Anyway, this is just another option you can think about.
« on: April 22, 2008, 02:34:30 PM »
Ok, I think I've fixed the link problem in my original post.
If not I 'll add some pics.
Try them again.
« on: April 22, 2008, 09:55:41 AM »
I'm looking at adding some driving lights in the front and changing my rear turn signals in the rear to have more lighting on the bike. Here are my questions.
1. Driving lights. Looking at getting the Kuryakyn large silver bullets (http://www.kingpincruisers.net/index.php?option=com_store&manufacturer=1&item=KM-R1005
) and am trying to figure out which ones to get (solid bolt or hollow bolt) and what I should use to mount them. Since I will be replacing my stock mirrors with turn signal mirrors I was thinking of putting the new driving lights where the old turn signals were via clamps. I like the new PIAA driving lights that mount on the forks, but would rather have them up higher near the headlight. Which ones have many of you purchased and how have you mounted them?
2. Rear turn signals. I want to change my stock rear turn signals from Amber to Red ones so I can use them with a run-turn-brake controller so to have more lighting in the back. I've seen the Red LEDs from Signal Dynamics (http://www.kingpincruisers.net/index.php?option=com_store&manufacturer=1&item=02401K
) and the Kuryakyn silver bullets (see above), which come with red lenses. What are people's preferences? One thing with the Kuryakyn's is they don't need a load equalizer since they are halogen and not LEDs, however, that's not that big of an issue. And what have you used to mount them? The Signal Dynamic LEDs come with a mounting bracket, while the Kuryakyns don't.
Thanks for any help.
« on: April 11, 2008, 02:39:51 PM »
..whats up with that black exhaust attachment..stainless or billet would be better..
The bike looks like a KP 8-ball. And because it's all black, having the exhaust attachment (I'm assuming you're talking about the exhaust support?) black makes the pipes stick out more.
If you made the exhaust attachment stainless or billet, then it might look awkward.
But like what joecool3 said, everyone has their own taste.
I just hope they come out sooner than later.
« on: April 11, 2008, 09:24:42 AM »
Persanally, I prefer the design of the collector that is on the black KP.
For some reason it seems to look cleaner and simpler.
I tried to contact Bassani to let them know. We'll see what they do.
« on: April 08, 2008, 08:46:21 PM »
Someone just informed me that Bassani doesn't make a long 2:1 pipe for the 2006 and up models. I guess I should have checked that out first before asking the question. But a buddy of mine had the Bassani's on his 2005 and I assumed they made them for the 2006 and newer models.
I've sent Bassai an email asking them if, and when, they will make these pipes for the newer bikes. We'll see what they say.
Sorry for asking the question.
« on: April 08, 2008, 06:35:52 PM »
I've got an '07 KP that I'd like to change my pipes.
I'm looking at a 2-into-1 type system and I've narrowed it down to the Bassani (long) and the Supertrapp 2:1 for Victory.
My question is which pipes do most feel are the better pipes, and why?
To add to the confusion, I've got an S&S air box and a PC III.
« on: April 04, 2008, 10:32:23 AM »
Totally agree with King Vic.
If you're eventually going to go with the S&S air box, don't do anything right now (no Vic map, no K&N filter, no pipes) and save some $$$. Then, when you get the S&S air box, that's when you want to put everything together (pipes and S&S) and do as King Vic says and use the S&S download.
And of course, if the performance still isn't good enough for you (which it will be), then the PC III is the way to go.
« on: April 04, 2008, 10:13:37 AM »
Love the design. Very different.
« on: March 19, 2008, 08:07:40 PM »
Specifically, I need the heat shield for the lower pipe only.
If anyone has one, or knows where I can get one, please PM me.
« on: March 13, 2008, 02:27:20 PM »
If they're the Vic speedo & tach (which I assume they are), look at Victory catalog item # 2876121.
« on: March 12, 2008, 02:03:57 PM »
just wish I had a 6 speed!
Since you also mentioned the 6-speed, you might want to look into getting an OD (over-drive) pulley. That's what I had on my '05 and it dropped the rpm's about 300 rpm's at 75 mph. Made riding on the highway a little nicer.
« on: March 12, 2008, 09:54:26 AM »
You're right! There isn't much out there for '05 and older models. I used to have an '05 and I had a tough time finding accessories; exhausts especially.
Since you need room for some hard bags, you might want to look at some 2-into-1 pipes. I know Ness makes a pair for the older models (item # V-868). Not sure how loud these are, but at least it's another option to think about.
« on: March 06, 2008, 07:26:52 AM »
Ok, maybe I'm missing somethin' here, but what's up with the photo of the month?
« on: March 05, 2008, 04:17:04 PM »
Oh, I see. I missed it in the 2008 catalog since it is only shown in black.
Seeing that it also mounts to the rear bolts of the accent piece on the rear fender, it would definitely help with any flexing; probably wouldn't have any.
Also, it looks like it has a slightly larger surface area than the old KP rack. I might need to look into this rack also since mine isn't supported by the license plate either.
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