ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Road warriors
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-10-2013, 03:26 PM   #241
Weldman
Beastly Adventurer
 
Weldman's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2010
Oddometer: 1,105
Hey Toastmuncher I'm working on the same thing:

I put those 13" RoadKing shocks on to gain a little height over the 11" stockers and that seat in the pic is on its way to be reupholstered with a 2" lift of hard foam under the front base to give me some more legroom to the pegs. They don't make a seat high enough for me on this bike, so I've gotta modify a bit. The bike's worth the trouble .
__________________
Nawfick, Virginny
Weldman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2013, 03:41 PM   #242
hapbob
Studly Adventurer
 
hapbob's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2006
Location: Thumb of Michigan
Oddometer: 633
Thanks



Picked up this week!
This thread sparked my itch!
__________________
2014 triglide twin cooled
2007 CN250
sold2009 FLHR Road King
Hap
Retired USAF

hapbob screwed with this post 03-12-2013 at 03:48 PM
hapbob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2013, 05:32 PM   #243
Belgian
KKV
 
Joined: Dec 2013
Location: Antwerp
Oddometer: 11
Talk you into or out of a Harley?

I wouldn't know. I bought an Electra in 1978, first started it on the 19th, at 14:00 exactly. Sadly enough, back then, nobody knew AMF-ers were not exactly good, to say it nicely.
I still have it.

Does that answer your question?
Belgian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2013, 06:26 PM   #244
blueridgexplorer
Adventurer
 
Joined: Apr 2010
Location: Central Va.
Oddometer: 28
I sold off my 1150 RT to move to a Harley so I would be forced to slow the pace down to a more sane level. My 08 Electra Glide is a nice highway bike, looks, runs and sounds great. However a bumpy two lane road is not much fun due to the lack of rear suspension travel and it is short on cornering clearance, speeds must be kept low. Even with the rear shocks pumped up it can still be a bone jarring ride 2 up. How I wish Harley would put some decent suspension travel on their bikes!
The F800GS has spoiled me with the much better suspension and handling and with a new seat is pretty comfortable 2 up and gets ridden more than the Hog.
Guess that explains why the H.D. is up for sale now. If the 800 was a little smother at 75 mph+ on the highway it would be almost ideal.
blueridgexplorer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2013, 07:06 PM   #245
twinrider
pass the catnip
 
twinrider's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2002
Location: 日本
Oddometer: 8,999
^^ Chucking the air shocks for HD's premium hand adjustable shock shocks and adding the premium cartridge kit to the forks makes a big difference in the handling. Costs around $700 total if you buy the parts from a discount online shop like New Castle HD.

As far as your F800GS problem goes, trading it for a Super Tenere would sort that out nicely.
twinrider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2013, 09:47 PM   #246
blueridgexplorer
Adventurer
 
Joined: Apr 2010
Location: Central Va.
Oddometer: 28
Just checked the H.D. site, don't see these items listed for the 08 Glide?
Is it really that much difference with such short travel?
blueridgexplorer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2013, 11:02 PM   #247
twinrider
pass the catnip
 
twinrider's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2002
Location: 日本
Oddometer: 8,999
Quote:
Originally Posted by blueridgexplorer View Post
Just checked the H.D. site, don't see these items listed for the 08 Glide?
Is it really that much difference with such short travel?
The shocks make a big difference, and the cartridge kit is a nice improvement as well. If you can't find the HD stuff for your year, Ohlins is selling replacement shocks. http://www.ohlinsusa.com/harley-davidson

Kyle Racing has a vendor thread offering 24% discount on shocks.


For the forks, Race Tech gold valves and springs.
http://racetech.com/ProductSearch/2/...0Glide/2006-12
twinrider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2013, 02:09 PM   #248
phillyrube
Studly Adventurer
 
Joined: Apr 2010
Location: Rescue, VA
Oddometer: 799
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rollin' View Post
I don't sell them, I just like to ride.

The Victory Vision is an option. Very low seat height. Adjustable rear air suspension. Nice ride.
Starts a lot of conversations at gas stops.

They are nice, ever had to change a tail light bulb? OWWWWW

As far as the OP's question, look at the issues with cam chains, cam tensioners, oil pumps. Make sure there is an aux oil cooler installed. I have had Harleys for years, my only complaint is you have to spend at least a thousand to get decent performance from the engine.
phillyrube is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2013, 03:45 PM   #249
EricD10563
Studly Adventurer
 
EricD10563's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: Central Arizona
Oddometer: 662
Quote:
Originally Posted by blueridgexplorer View Post
Just checked the H.D. site, don't see these items listed for the 08 Glide?
Is it really that much difference with such short travel?
Looks like it's for 09 and up, here is the link. http://www.harley-davidson.com/store...le-rear-shocks I just put them on less than 200 miles ago and so far I like how it feels; I will most likely will upgrade the front suspension too.

I've read that the premium shock will work on earlier models but can't confirm that.
__________________
In 2009 I rode 18,589 miles on an island that's 72 miles long. That's 50 miles a day everyday for 365 days. I think I'll go home now. 91k miles and still riding http://travelwithe.com/blogengine.net/ my YouTube Channel http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTJA4CrFRY-_rvDejPct73g
EricD10563 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2013, 04:38 PM   #250
Omarius
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Nov 2013
Oddometer: 246
You should buy a Harley because they are financiers for MV Agusta. Every time a straight piped sportster buzzes past my house, I remind myself of that.
Omarius is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2013, 04:43 PM   #251
Bueller
Cashin?
 
Bueller's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2003
Location: Hide Away Hills, Ohio
Oddometer: 17,086
Quote:
Originally Posted by Omarius View Post
You should buy a Harley because they are financiers for MV Agusta. Every time a straight piped sportster buzzes past my house, I remind myself of that.
Were.
__________________
"Bueller, you're an island of sense in a sea of bullshit" - swimmer

"bueller, you ARE an island of reason in a sea of bullshit" - quasigentrified
Bueller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2013, 09:06 PM   #252
HOT DAMN!
♪ ♪ ♪
 
HOT DAMN!'s Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Location: Hammond, IN.
Oddometer: 7,633
Quote:
Originally Posted by blueridgexplorer View Post
How I wish Harley would put some decent suspension travel on their bikes!
Way less to do with the travel and much more to do with the type of shock and how it's set up. I have never owned a bike that did not have to go out for suspension work to be set up for my weight or style of riding, ever. If you never have, you don't know what you're missing.

Those stock air shocks are complete junk. If you're serious, start HERE with some Ohlins or Penskes, and this guy will build them custom for you and your needs.

While your bike is the old chassis, a dialed suspension will still make a world of difference.
__________________
Once in a while you get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right
HOT DAMN! is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2013, 12:27 AM   #253
AKDuc
Alaska Born Ducatisti
 
AKDuc's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2006
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Oddometer: 6,515
Hmmm, wonder what happened to the OP? He hasn't posted in the 2yrs since he started this thread!

I got my first Harley Oct '11, a Softail Deluxe, and I'm loving it!

Happy Holidaze, Mark H.
AKDuc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2013, 01:53 AM   #254
wyno
guzzi 750
 
Joined: Oct 2011
Location: Canberra Oztralia
Oddometer: 96
Hope he bought a Guzzi instead.
wyno is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2013, 03:06 AM   #255
Nadgett
Studly Adventurer
 
Nadgett's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2011
Location: Slovenia
Oddometer: 546
If he had bought a Harley he'd probably be here complaining about it.
Nadgett is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 02:52 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014