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Old 04-25-2012, 11:43 PM   #61
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The GF is in the "chunky" side. How do I adjust the rear suspension? In the speed triple had to go to max the suspension and the bike was still feeling very heavy. I already found and download the service manual but can not find the owners manual. What's the advantage or "air ride"? How easy is to install? For my first mod I will like to do the drag bar. Where you buy yours?
Rear suspension is easily adjustable, just get a c-spanner and rotate to either lowest or highest point. Service manual is all you need. Air ride is adjustable with one lever and it comes with a built in compressor. It has internal valving for rebound and dampening so WAAAAAY better than stock.

Arnott system, runs you about $860 or so.

Got my dragbar on Ebay, for like $30 powdercoated black already. Funny enough the chrome ones are even cheaper.

Just search for the standard width (31"-32") and decide on how much pull back you want.
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Old 04-26-2012, 08:17 AM   #62
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Old 04-26-2012, 01:48 PM   #64
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Rear suspension is easily adjustable, just get a c-spanner and rotate to either lowest or highest point. Service manual is all you need. Air ride is adjustable with one lever and it comes with a built in compressor. It has internal valving for rebound and dampening so WAAAAAY better than stock.

Arnott system, runs you about $860 or so.

Got my dragbar on Ebay, for like $30 powdercoated black already. Funny enough the chrome ones are even cheaper.

Just search for the standard width (31"-32") and decide on how much pull back you want.
Great! I already download the service manual, what I can not find is what type of gas do I need to use. Reg, Prem, or supreme?
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Old 04-26-2012, 02:02 PM   #65
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91 octane and higher, high compression ratio on it so need that octane or higher to prevent predetonation and damaging your cyllinders overtime.
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Old 04-28-2012, 09:31 PM   #66
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Dos equis- Congrats on your bike, nice color! I work at Republic H-D parts dept. let me know if you have any questions, or your looking for any parts.
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Dos equis- Congrats on your bike, nice color! I work at Republic H-D parts dept. let me know if you have any questions, or your looking for any parts.
Thanks! I like that dealership. I try to go to every event like the bike wash they do there from time to time. Too bad they don't have what I was looking for. They use to have a very nice V-ROD Roland Sands edition there.
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Old 04-30-2012, 07:55 AM   #68
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So how you liking the v-rod? Put some miles on it this weekend?
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This is almost exactly the config I would want on a V-rod. Great color too.
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That Triumph is nice! And IMO the V-Rod is THE Harley to get.
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Thanks! I like that dealership. I try to go to every event like the bike wash they do there from time to time. Too bad they don't have what I was looking for. They use to have a very nice V-ROD Roland Sands edition there.
Yeah, that bike was pretty neat it required a certain owner. Not very many Harley owners understood that bike. It was definently unique!
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Search for my m109 review. I wasn't impressed....

I'm also leaning towards a cruiser but don't want to spend Harley money. The triumph thunder bird is def at the top of my maybe list.... Get one and tell me if it's as good as I hope it is plz
I've ridden a few-nice comfy bike, great handling, great power, just a tad soft on the suspension. I'd buy one.
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:52 AM   #73
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So how you liking the v-rod? Put some miles on it this weekend?
Not as I wish but I ride everyday around town. I love the bike and the comfy position. The speedo is a big improvement compared to the one in the SP3. Digital clock, dual trip odometers and fuel range, plus fuel gauge and tach.

Lat night got into the BW8 and gas it up to 85MPH, don't wanted to push it more because the GF was my passenger. The acceleration is very good for a cruiser. At slow RPM's starting from zero I have notice some hesitation but I think is me. If I give it a little more gas no hesitation. I like to took of fast.

Another issue that I really like is how easy is to work on the electrical system, I already install blue LED lights in the engine compartment, two auxiliary 12V cigarrete lighter adapters (Radar detector & GPS), adapter for the battery tender and the best modification: LED headlight.


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158650d1294197393 hd stock vs hi perf headlight bulbs w pics led headlight 2


The only thing that really, really sucks is the handlebar and ignition lock. Those barrel keys are so easy to broken/bypass.

I wonder if there are any alternatives to replace the ignition lock.
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tell us more about the LED headlight, i didn't think they got bright enough LEDs yet for a headlight.
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Old 05-02-2012, 01:44 PM   #75
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I saw a video on those Haeley LED headlights. They look much brighter than stock. Pricey!
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Old 05-02-2012, 02:05 PM   #76
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Check these out, couple of other VRods rolling...


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congrats!!

tell us more about the LED headlight, i didn't think they got bright enough LEDs yet for a headlight.
Thank you Ed. The lights are closer to HID if not the same. No idea how they work but no ballast/transformer and all the cable mess that came with HID's. The color temp is 5500K.

Here's the link to the video:

http://www.harley-davidson.com/gma/g...bmLocale=en_US
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Old 05-03-2012, 12:31 AM   #78
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Awesome! I like more the second video. Is that with the GoPro HD?
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Old 05-03-2012, 02:41 PM   #79
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Actually its with my Contour Roam HD. Best part it only set me back $89.
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Go with the M109R! You can't beat em! I came from a CBR1000RR and this is a great middle ground for anyone that may be torn between a sport bike and a cruiser. With a couple of reasonably priced and ready mods, you've got yourself a 160mph ride... Just more comfortable than you're used to!


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