Just looking for an opinion on what to do.

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by RideTheLightning, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. RideTheLightning

    RideTheLightning Active Member

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    Hey guys. I just recently finished paying off my bike so now I'd like to put the money that was going toward payments towards mods. I am slowly but surely learning more and more about my scoot, just did my first oil change the other day and I have a part in the mail I am gonna try and replace.

    Anyway, here is a pic of how it is now:

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    My thoughts are taking off the shield and passenger seat, get a new paint job (likely black) and get a new exhaust.

    I wanna go with "window" style handlebars like this:

    $99.99 Window Bars - HandleBars - From Licks Custom Cycles

    Any suggestions on the full exhaust/ tips on going about all of this? Right now I have stock exhaust with S&S slip-ons.

    Thanks for any info. :p
     
  2. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    re: Just looking for an opinion on what to do.

    1ST question I have is, you are waiting till winter. Right????:)
    The best way to do mods is in steps. Like bundle performance mods, exhaust and air filter or body mods, IE paint, seat etc. So sit down think it out and try not to get overwhelmed. Keep in mind as to what you expect out of bike and mods. Best of luck.....
     
  3. RideTheLightning

    RideTheLightning Active Member

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    re: Just looking for an opinion on what to do.

    That's the plan haha. Next bike I either want a Dyna or Softail (for more comfortable long rides).

    Yes, will be waiting for winter. By then I will have more money and will not be missing out on any riding time. :D

    Thanks for the tip! By the looks of things, I will be doing body mods first.
     
  4. RideTheLightning

    RideTheLightning Active Member

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    re: Just looking for an opinion on what to do.

    How hard would it be to do the whole new exhaust on my own?
     
  5. RideTheLightning

    RideTheLightning Active Member

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    I will take a look. Any recommendations?

    I am not sure what the bolded part means. :(
     
  6. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    I will take a look. Any recommendations?

    It looks like you may have bolded that part as it is not bolded in Smittys reply.

    TFI is the only way to go. Best bang for the buck and easy DIY installation.
    Best of all it works and there's great support if you need it.

    TFI Discounted (NEW OFFER) - Harley Davidson Community
     
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  7. glazier

    glazier Junior Member

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    Just a thought, but have you considered saving the money you were gonna put into your Sporty and using it towards your newer Dyna or Softail??? You won't get back the money you invest in the Sporty.
     
  8. RideTheLightning

    RideTheLightning Active Member

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    Thanks glider. :)

    Yes, I should probably do that, especially considering that my dream bike is a Heritage Softail Classic. :p
     
  9. trainman

    trainman Member

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    You might consider Progressive or other brand of after market shocks along with fork springs. Sportster are known for poor riding stock supension.

    John
     
  10. purplehazeultra

    purplehazeultra Active Member

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    Best advice! You won't get your return on the money you put into the sporty.