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Build a Harley

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    Re: Build a Harley

    Quote Originally Posted by union View Post
    I'm not sure how putting a good set of brakes and suspension is a lot of effort into turning my Harley into a sport bike. It's mainly a two up bike for me so the added stroke in the shock in nice to have and being able to stop a 700lbs bike is key to me. I'm surprised Harley has made it so far without being taken to court over their shitty brakes for such a heavy bike.

    Other then that everything else is pretty much standard mods for most Harleys.
    first off, upgrading the suspension is something most people dont do but i would as well. secondly, theres nothing wrong with the stock brembo brakes. they will lock up either tire with ease. if you think you need something bigger/better then thats on you. i personally think that youre just going to over power the tires even easier and be more inclined to lock them up since they are bias ply cruiser tires and not z rated sportbike sticky compound tires.

    Quote Originally Posted by union View Post
    I also don't get why you are so negative over everything I've done. I'm sorry you don't like anything I've done and you think its stupid but oh well. I guess get your own Harley and show me how it's done.
    not sure where this is coming from since that was first and only negative thing i have said about anything youve done to this bike.

    Quote Originally Posted by Imbeek View Post
    I think it's cool that somebody is putting money into a Harley's suspension and brakes, if they need upgrading for the way you intend to ride it.
    thats the part i didnt get. if you want to ride a bike aggressively enough that those types of upgrades are required, then buy a bike that is designed for that. HDs are meant for cruising.

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeb View Post
    When you have to spend as much money as you do to buy a Harly you should not have to upgrade basic shit like brakes.
    you dont

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyV View Post
    Funny, put performance brakes and slicks on a fucking dirt bike and its fine.... Upgrade a few things on a cruiser and you're the butt of a joke. Double standards much?
    i help people upgrade HDs every day so no double standard here.



    my dig was aimed at those snake oil fans only.
    im curious how many miles have you put on it?

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    Re: Build a Harley

    Quote Originally Posted by Imbeek View Post
    But when someone says its a waste of breath to argue that (any Harley could be) comfortable, I can only assume they haven't actually ridden the one that is actually designed for that purpose. (LOL) /sni/

    ...and I get and agree with your initial post. If he wants to mod a Harley, it's nobody's business but his. /snip/
    Don't recall saying anything one way or the other about comfort.

    In the end it's a free country and while not a bike I'm interested in, the process of picking parts and doing the work is interesting as a process and I'm glad he's posted up.

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    Re: Build a Harley

    HAI GAIZ! I GAHT A GREAT IDEA!

    LETS DEBATE THIS STUPID SHIT FOREVER AS IF WE'RE ACTUALLY GOING TO MAKE A FINAL DECISION ON JAMES' BEHALF ON WHAT HE IS OR ISN'T ALLOWED TO DO TO HIS BIKE OR HOW HE CAN OR CAN'T SPEND HIS MONEY!

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    Re: Build a Harley

    How long until winter??

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    Re: Build a Harley

    SORRY TO MAKE SUCH STUPID posts. I will try to raise my game to banana jokes and threats like the other threads on Nesr today

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    I NEVER threatened your banana, don't exaggerate.

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    Re: Build a Harley

    I think this thread is cool!

    I don't even know the value of what's being added (never owned a bike with "good" suspension)...but it must be better!

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    Re: Build a Harley

    Not to threadjack, but just to show that James isn't the only one out there adding performance parts to a Harley.... my buddy is nearing completion on his Dyna project.


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    Re: Build a Harley

    That looks good.

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    Re: Build a Harley

    Not bashing on those who are upgrading their Harleys at all.

    I can't seem to get past the large gap that becomes present between the rear fender and the rear tire when upgrading to the more performance oriented rear shocks. Seems to take a way from the appearance of the bike.

    Obviously just my opinion.

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    Re: Build a Harley

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyV View Post
    Funny, put performance brakes and slicks on a fucking dirt bike and its fine.... Upgrade a few things on a cruiser and you're the butt of a joke. Double standards much?
    #allbikesmatter

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    Re: Build a Harley

    Skid plate?

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