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Old 05-31-2011, 11:04 AM   #451
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Can any of you post a pic of your tank bag mounted on the bike? I've got a 1200R and have been considering one. Besides the apparent usefulness of a tank bag, hoping it would help reduce the buffeting I get from my small Spitfire windshield (air definitely coming up from underneath). Would really rather not mount a set of lowers. Thanks - Mike
Careful with the magnetic bags - they tend to scratch up the clear pretty easy unless you always keep them clean (or put something between the magnets and the tank.

Just from experience, at least...
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Old 05-31-2011, 11:11 AM   #452
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Tankbag

I'd love to put a tankbag on mine, but the mere act of removing the gas cap when I have gloves on has been leaving scratch marks that show pretty clearly in the clearcoat aroudn the gas cap. I'm too afraid to mount anything at all to the tank---I don't know why, but the clearcoat HD Uses is the thinnest I've ever seen on a bike...
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Old 05-31-2011, 02:19 PM   #453
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Ricor IAS shocks just arrived!

and??!?!?!?!?!?!



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I don't take too many pictures, but here's one with the tank bag.

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Old 05-31-2011, 02:22 PM   #454
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'nother from a few posts ago
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Old 05-31-2011, 08:05 PM   #455
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and??!?!?!?!?!?!


Know how people make the joke "Why are all Harley parts chromed?"
"So you can find them on the side of the road."

New Ricor IAS shocks - but Battery cover not found.



There are two plastic clips that hold it at the top, and the cover sometimes vibrates loose and flies away on the highway. I think it's $80-90. That's why they say HD stands for Hundred Dollar.

Of course, when I go on XLforum I find this is a very common problem and people zip-tie them, cotter pin, etc. Just wish I'd read them before I took a longer ride!
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Old 05-31-2011, 08:15 PM   #456
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The mustang vintage might be what you want.
Very well made seat.
It had me a bit forward over the sundown seat.
You can also change/adjust the handle bars...




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I've had my Sportster for about a month now and have put about 600 miles on it since changing it back to the stock mid-controls, including one 200 mile day. The next order of business will be bags and a seat. I am 5'8", 145; are there any seat options that would sit a little higher and a little more forward? The stock seat is fairly comfortable if I sit all the way back in the bucket, but in that position I have very little bend in my arms, which gets old. The Sundowner or Mustang touring seats look like they would be a big improvement but was hoping somebody would have personal experience with them before I pull the trigger.
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Old 05-31-2011, 08:50 PM   #457
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anyone else catch the AMA XR sportster race on speed network last night? half the laps of an ama supersport event (8 laps). these were my impressions:

(1) they sound REAL good;
(2) dang they're slow compared to the sportbikes; and
(3) pretty dadgum competitive

fun to watch
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Old 06-01-2011, 04:51 AM   #458
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The mustang vintage might be what you want.
Very well made seat.
It had me a bit forward over the sundown seat.
You can also change/adjust the handle bars...
Thanks for the input. I may end up with a combo of new seat and handlebar risers.
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Old 06-01-2011, 05:37 AM   #459
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New Ricor IAS shocks

And how are they?!?
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Old 06-01-2011, 05:37 AM   #460
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Of course, when I go on XLforum I find this is a very common problem and people zip-tie them, cotter pin, etc. Just wish I'd read them before I took a longer ride!
[nelson]Ha Ha![/nelson]

I noticed that problem the first time I had the cover off. A small drill bit and some bent paper clips (as U shaped pins) were my solution.
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Old 06-01-2011, 06:13 AM   #461
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Old 06-01-2011, 07:39 AM   #462
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anyone else catch the AMA XR sportster race on speed network last night? half the laps of an ama supersport event (8 laps). these were my impressions:

(1) they sound REAL good;
(2) dang they're slow compared to the sportbikes; and
(3) pretty dadgum competitive

fun to watch
I saw it. Great racing! Much more fun to watch than the other races. The top three racers were really going at it. I actually was impressed how fast they were hauling on those sporties. Anyone who thinks Harleys can't lean should watch that. Yes, they're down bigtime on power compared to the open sportbikes, but that's what having 90 hp vs. 180 hp means. They sounded sweet! Too bad they didn't turn up the track volume more. Kudos to SPEED for showing it. Hopefully more in the future.
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Old 06-01-2011, 07:57 AM   #463
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Riding Vid in Austin with some buds...





Fucking crazy bastards.

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Old 06-01-2011, 08:15 AM   #464
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The tank on my 2006 XL883 is scratched up pretty bad from the tank bag. But I like using a tank bag. I'm considering using truck bed liner on it.
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Old 06-01-2011, 09:16 AM   #465
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And how are they?!?
BIG improvement. But I'm still dialing in sag and want to give them a few hundred miles of break-in before any review.
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