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Old 04-28-2013, 03:04 PM   #31
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If you want to see how we do things, check out Brokentooth in our regional forum. Part two is a page or so later. This guy is is either determined or just plain F'n nuts!

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...ostcount=20927

Maybe Google Brokentooth Project instead. Either way, he still stitches himself with a fish hook.

Sorry for the sidetrack.................
I feel like I made friends with the wrong canadian
but well I take what I can get, n'est-ce pas mon cher ami.

So after watching this video I'd say that you need no suspension modification and that you even can forget the old one, useless accessory that is taking up space and weight
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Old 04-30-2013, 08:25 PM   #32
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Mods so far...

As suggested by you eminent folks i have done following

Sargent World Sport Performance Seat

Cee Baileys 20 Windshield

Jesse Luggage Odyssey II 10 Aluminum Panniers

Grips

don't want to touch engine(at the moment) or any mechanical part yet. But i do want to know if handle bar raisers would help , i don't feel comfortable with the stock handle , too low , which ones are the the best ?
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Old 04-30-2013, 08:33 PM   #33
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As suggested by you eminent folks i have done following

Sargent World Sport Performance Seat

Cee Baileys 20 Windshield

Jesse Luggage Odyssey II 10 Aluminum Panniers

Grips

don't want to touch engine(at the moment) or any mechanical part yet. But i do want to know if handle bar raisers would help , i don't feel comfortable with the stock handle , too low , which ones are the the best ?
Why don't you put enough miles on it first to see what you need to get changed? Not everyone "needs" every mod. Heck, half the people here farkle for the joy of adding bling.

Seriously though, go out and ride the darn thing and you'll know what things you like about the vehicle, what things you don't.
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Old 04-30-2013, 08:56 PM   #34
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so far mods

i am happy what I have have done it so far, don't want to over do it .sincerely never had a Baby so sweeeeet
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Old 05-01-2013, 06:00 AM   #35
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Not everyone "needs" every mod. Heck, half the people here farkle for the joy of adding bling.
Is this the Harley thread?

I typically do without for at least a year or until I've sufferred enough. Only then I can justify the expense. I'm far from poor so it's not so much about the expense as it is being careful in a tough economy. I have a 50% GS. Bought it from BMW Canada well battered for less than half price with full warranty. It was a "Press" bike that went up to Alaska and the Arctic Circle for a Magazine's view and comparison. I've carried on with that theme and only buy like-new used farkles at half price. Akrapovic muffler-$350, BMW Comfort Seat-$300, Touratec Tank Bag-$100, Wunderlich 20mm risers-$25, USB port-$5 etc. I basically got all that for the same price I would have paid for a Brand new Akrapovic shipped off Ebay. Let someone else pay the depreciation. If you don't like your latest mod you can sell it for the same price. My 800 looks like it's never been dropped and is well appointed. Spend your money on gas first.

As far as Bar Risers, I went with the spacer type to raise them an inch. Feels better but maybe Rox Risers might be best. I met other 800 riders with them that didn't require a new brake line, only re-routing of the cables. My GF has a 650 Twin and wants Rox but will need a longer brake line. I bought a used longer Speigler brake line for my 800 ($25!) and will put my old stock line (longer than hers) on her bike so I've modded two bikes for one low price.

YMMV!
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