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Old 01-17-2013, 11:47 PM   #21
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3 more pics.

Details of the marker lights.


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Old 01-18-2013, 12:09 AM   #22
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I usually lurk the forums and never post, the pictures of this bike brought me out from hiding. Nice bike, Me like! I've also been looking to get a sportster just to give the V-Rod a break every now and then.
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:57 AM   #23
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Nice looking bike. Does the combination of forward controls and those bars make for an awkward riding position?
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I remember seeing it for sale on here.... some of his pictures did that bike no justice.

Personally, I think the undertank lights show too much. Maybe that has to do with the picture being 12in off the ground. I'd just prefer they were tucked up a bit, tank lowered a bit, or at least not white when off.
Maybe stick them to the bottom of the tank instead of the frame?

Although, maybe you are going for more of a marker than a glow.
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Old 01-18-2013, 04:39 PM   #26
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Nice looking bike. Does the combination of forward controls and those bars make for an awkward riding position?
Bevo: Yes. If I was above 6' it will not be an issue but I'm 5'9" and have to lean forward to avoid having my arms too extended. Previous owner gave me the drag/flat bar with the extended risers. I am planning to install it and see if there is any substancial difference.
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Old 01-18-2013, 04:45 PM   #27
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I remember seeing it for sale on here.... some of his pictures did that bike no justice.

Personally, I think the undertank lights show too much. Maybe that has to do with the picture being 12in off the ground. I'd just prefer they were tucked up a bit, tank lowered a bit, or at least not white when off.
Maybe stick them to the bottom of the tank instead of the frame?

Although, maybe you are going for more of a marker than a glow.
Chevy: They show due to the angle of that picture. If you are standing next to the bike they are not visible, only the glow. I am pretty sure they are fully visible to the car drivers and that's the main idea. Visibility and marker function. Most of my riding time is at night and safety is a big concern.
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Bevo: Yes. If I was above 6' it will not be an issue but I'm 5'9" and have to lean forward to avoid having my arms too extended. Previous owner gave me the drag/flat bar with the extended risers. I am planning to install it and see if there is any substancial difference.
That's what I was wondering. Just ordered some flat tracker style bars for my Triumph and it has forward controls. I hope it isn't too uncomfortable, but after riding nothing but a supermoto with a 4" wide 2x4 for a seat for the last two years I think I will be able to deal with it.
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:29 PM   #29
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Bevo: Yes. If I was above 6' it will not be an issue but I'm 5'9" and have to lean forward to avoid having my arms too extended. Previous owner gave me the drag/flat bar with the extended risers. I am planning to install it and see if there is any substancial difference.
Is it possible to move the pegs (forward controls) back to the stock position, or are the pipes in the way?
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Is it possible to move the pegs (forward controls) back to the stock position, or are the pipes in the way?

Bevo: Pipes are on the way. I like the forward controls. On the V-ROD I have mid-controls (stock for this year model) and highway pegs. Try to have my feet there all the time, only use the mid-controls when I am breaking/shifting or a little aggressive in the turns.
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:37 PM   #31
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Bevo: Pipes are on the way. I like the forward controls. On the V-ROD I have mid-controls (stock for this year model) and highway pegs. Try to have my feet there all the time, only use the mid-controls when I am breaking/shifting or a little aggressive in the turns.
Yea, I've got the forward controls on my Sportster C but it's got the factory bars so I don't have to reach forward
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Yea, I've got the forward controls on my Sportster C but it's got the factory bars so I don't have to reach forward
plus it helps that you are like 6'2" - 6'4"?
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Old 01-19-2013, 06:07 PM   #34
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plus it helps that you are like 6'2" - 6'4"?
Right, but I wonder if I'd be comfortable on your bike with the forward controls. Seems almost like touching your toes

It's a much nicer looking bike than mine
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Are the lights on the tank your signal indicators or have those been bobbed as well?
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Sick looking bike! I like the sportsters but being a bigger guy 6'1" and 250lb they look kind of small.
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Are the lights on the tank your signal indicators or have those been bobbed as well?
They remain "on" and blink on marker mode.
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