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I'm relatively new here... I've been lurking for quite a while but I'd like some advice. I am currently stationed in the middle east and I bought my first Harley over here through Aafes, an '06 Dyna Wide Glide. My bike will be delivered to the dealership on the 1st of March. I don't get home on leave until the 25th, therefore, all the parts that I bought from my tax returns must be installed. I'm mechanically inclined and I can figure most of the installations out myself and I'd really like to do as much of the installations as possible, but I'm just not sure which items may be better off installed by the dealer. I know for a fact that my dealer will be installing my pipes, baffles, A/C, and PCIII, but of the following list which part would you guys recommend I have them do. Here are my mods to be put on:

Python Staggered Duals Exhaust
Power Commander III
Thunder Monster Baffles
Screamin' Eagle® Stage I Kit for EFI Models
Chrome Clutch Bracket and Master Cylinder Reservoir Kit
Chrome Switch Housing Kit
Slotted Hand Control Lever Kit
Profile Custom Mirrors with Slotted Stem
Knurled Chrome Collection Hand Grips
Wide Tire Kit
Chrome Sprocket Cover
Harley-Davidson® Script Rear Axle Cover Kit
Shor'tee Chrome Upper Belt Guard
Chrome Lower Belt Guard Cover
"H-D Motor Co." Logo Derby
"H-D Motor Company" Logo Collection - Timer Cover
 

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VatoLoco said:
Python Staggered Duals Exhaust
Power Commander III
Thunder Monster Baffles
Screamin' Eagle® Stage I Kit for EFI Models
Chrome Clutch Bracket and Master Cylinder Reservoir Kit
Chrome Switch Housing Kit
Slotted Hand Control Lever Kit
Profile Custom Mirrors with Slotted Stem
Knurled Chrome Collection Hand Grips
Wide Tire Kit
Chrome Sprocket Cover
Harley-Davidson® Script Rear Axle Cover Kit
Shor'tee Chrome Upper Belt Guard
Chrome Lower Belt Guard Cover
"H-D Motor Co." Logo Derby
"H-D Motor Company" Logo Collection - Timer Cover
DAM! You're gonna have yourself one sweet ride when all is said and done. I guess the call is your's to make. If it was me, and I'm one who likes doing whatever he can on his own too, I would farm all the big stuff out so that when I got home I could:

1) Say hi to the family.
2) Spend some quality time with my honey.
3) Have one hell of a party.
4) Go pick up my new scoot.
5) Ride
6) Spend some more quality time with my honey.
7) Ride some more.
8) time with honey....well you get the idea.

Good luck and welcome home once you do get back to CONUS.

Cruizer{salute(
 

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You forgot the service manual:RTFB:
It helps when you get in a jam.

Have a safe trip home
 

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I'd have them install all of the HD parts. You may want to check first, but if I'm not mistaken any HD parts installed before delivery will fall under the regular Harley 2 year bike warranty instead of the reduced time parts warranty you get if you install yourself.

I had a speedo/tach combo unit go out on me recently and they wanted to charge me $450.00 for a new one, as the 1 year parts warranty had run out. I pointed out to them that it was ordered when I ordered the bike and already installed at time of delivery. They apologized and ordered me a new one free of charge under the bike warranty of 2 years.
 

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Just my opinion, but I'd rather do the work myself. I just installed a Big Sucker, set of pipes and the SERT this past weekend...great sense of accomplishment...all I had was a basic set of tools and the manual. Besides, it was snowing to beat the band outside, and I had nothing else to do. Grips are easy, done that...Chrome stuff is usally easy...except for switch button covers, those thing are a PITA.

Here's what I think...

Dealer
Chrome Clutch Bracket and Master Cylinder Reservoir Kit
Wide Tire Kit

Since they'd be doing the kit, they mine as well do these too:
Chrome Lower Belt Guard Cover
Shor'tee Chrome Upper Belt Guard
Harley-Davidson® Script Rear Axle Cover Kit

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Python Staggered Duals Exhaust
Power Commander III
Thunder Monster Baffles
Screamin' Eagle® Stage I Kit for EFI Models
Chrome Switch Housing Kit
Slotted Hand Control Lever Kit
Profile Custom Mirrors with Slotted Stem
Knurled Chrome Collection Hand Grips
Chrome Sprocket Cover
"H-D Motor Co." Logo Derby
"H-D Motor Company" Logo Collection - Timer Cover
 

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Even though I'm OK with mechanical stuff, I had the dealer install all of the accessories on my FXD. It was "nice" to have the warranty when I found some bad chrome on the rear disc wheel. It was replaced with no hassle.

Besides that, I'd rather "ride" than "wrench". :D

Tom :cool:
 

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tguil said:
It was replaced with no hassle.
Must be "nice" to have a dealer in your area that doesn't hassle you for stuff like this.
 
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