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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-27-2015, 08:11 PM Thread Starter
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new bike!!!

No not really but sure feels like it.
Put new tires and a progressive rear shock on my 1100 today. Man what a difference. Only road about 50 miles so far but there is definitely a huge difference. No more bounce and oh so smooth. It just glides into a corner now. Seems to lean even easier and smoother than before. Still need to adjust the pre load up a little bit. It currently sits lower than it was with the old shock turn all the way up. The soft ride is nice but believe it would be too soft with the wifey on the back. A bit of advice for anyone contemplating the progressive shock, get the pre load set before you put the tool box and cover back on. It a pain adjusting it through the seat opening. I also put ride-on in the new tires. Was worried would have some bad vibes at first till it settled.Nope! Was as smooth on mile 1as it was at 50. Pleasantly suprised with that as well.
Can't wait to ride some more.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-27-2015, 10:17 PM
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when i put in ride-on, it takes me a couple miles before it smooths out. in fact, the first few hundred feet feel downright wonky

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-28-2015, 06:59 AM Thread Starter
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bevo that's what I was expecting and almost cautious about when I first started out but it wasn't the case.

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Completely debadged
Silverado windshield and passing lamps
Floorboard extensions
OE Highway bar with custom mounting brackets
Kuryakyn Dually ISO Highways pegs
Kuryakyn grips
Passenger floorboards
Barons Nasty Boy Slip-ons
Maxair pods
Mustang seats
Kuryakyn led headlight halo
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-28-2015, 10:54 AM
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did you have any difficulty in measuring out the correct amount to put in each tire? those bottles don't make it easy

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-28-2015, 04:39 PM Thread Starter
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They really don't do they. The application chart said I could use between 10 and 12oz in my rear tire. I put one entire 8oz bottle (which you can't empty completely) then about as close as I could to 4oz from the next bottle. Based on what's left in the empty bottle I figure I have a little over 11oz in that tire. Did the same guestimate for the front. Don't know how one would get it exact unless you used a syringe or something similar.

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Completely debadged
Silverado windshield and passing lamps
Floorboard extensions
OE Highway bar with custom mounting brackets
Kuryakyn Dually ISO Highways pegs
Kuryakyn grips
Passenger floorboards
Barons Nasty Boy Slip-ons
Maxair pods
Mustang seats
Kuryakyn led headlight halo
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