anything to be aware of

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by SCORP, Oct 26, 2007.

  1. SCORP

    SCORP Member

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    Recently purchased a roadster
    Will start customization with progressive 11'' shocks and forward controls.
    Anything i should be aware of?
    Thanks.
     
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  2. vicks96

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    Be aware that youll spend EVERY dime you can on it.:D:D:D

    I havent added much to my bike yet, they have meetings to control the urge..... I attend often.:s:s:s
     
  3. Sharky1948

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    I have the Custom with forward controls and really like it. I got the Kuryakyn pegs with the stirrups which make it very comfortable to ride, and allows you to easily stand on the pegs when you see that pot hole at the last second.

    Let me know how you like the progressives.
     
  4. SCORP

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    will do, these are the lowest you can go on sportster,
    i hope the ride comfort will not be compromised incredibly.
     
  5. SCORP

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    funny, i shall control myself, must not spend....
    :)
     
  6. SCORP

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    getting my progressives and front controls and ... new gas tank this week.
    very excited.
     
  7. SCORP

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    yeah i recently had a birthday and my inlaws went to local harley store and baught 400 bucks worth of skulls....
    :))))))))))))
    what a surprise that was...
    :)
     
  8. wildspirit97

    wildspirit97 Senior Member

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    your a lucky man scorp, I too am blessed with an great inlaws, they alway buy me stuff for the bike, roadtrips, or my favorite whiskey!!!!:guitar
    My Brother is lucky to have an inlaw tell him Happy Birthday.
     
  9. Delmar

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    "Will start customization with progressive 11'' shocks...Anything i should be aware of?"

    I have a 2003 Anniversary Hugger that came from the factory with 11” shocks. They were acceptable for one-up riding, but with a passenger they bottomed on a regular basis even on the stiffest preload. I purchased 13” shocks off EBay and my spinal cord has never been happier.

    Also you will need a shorter kickstand; otherwise the bike will sit too upright and risk falling over on the right side. I have all my original short shocks & kickstand in the event I want to return the bike to original.
     
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  10. SCORP

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    yeah, i mostly ride alone, my wife is not much of a rider....
    shorter kickstand... yeah i thhought i might need it.
    ill just make one.