Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Paradise Calif.
1-gas tank, in reality the stations in the west push 100 miles apart, when I stop my friends have to also stop, yes they have gas left but not enough to get to the next station[40-50 miles left, next gas 72 miles], I have never ran out of gas.
2-sixth gear, all of the larger cruisers run the same rpms at the same speeds be it five or six, a lot of us has tried the 65 tooth and it does not change the mpgs, the liners will run 130 mph so 70 is nothing.
3-tires, 20-30K, [one set], front, pilot active, rear, 205-55-17 car tire.
3-Faring, I do not like them, all bar mounted will shake when you pull into a truck wind turbulence and all stock fairing radios are worthless over 70mphs.
4-cruise control, I use the BrakeAway which is more practical than a true cruise, actually they have limited places to be used.
5-suspencion, front, Progressive springs with GVEs,[ just as good as cartridge forks], rear, progressive spring or shock with RAP.
6-Brakes, better than 90% of them out there.
I know this might step on some toes but it gets tiring listening to people that want a ultra classic or other full blown touring bike for the price of the liner[don't see people beating a path to the dealer to buy liners now, if they add all the stuff and charge $25-30K how many would run out to buy it]
The liner is one hell of a purpose built motorcycle, so can we just enjoy it for what it is.