the kit is at www.seegercycle.com and runs about $1400. the pipes are samson 2 1/4 rip saws( www.samsonusa.com ) and are about $350. noticed minimal torque or horsepower loss, i used torque cones re jetted carb, hi-flo air cleaner. to be honest engine runs better than the day i bought it.
handling with the kit is great above 10-15 mph, below that i don't know if its the length or the rake but it will take some getting used to. the bike is now about 7'-8' long, and the front tire is visiable over the headlamp while riding.
install took 6-7 hours by myself, with two tool runs. if anyone is planning on buying one i HIGHLY reccomend saving a some extra cash i now "need" a new tank and 6 gun risers. hope my wife agrees with my newest "needs"
I am thinking about it hard, gonna give him some more time with it and see if he has any regrets, did my final test fit on my new tank yesterday. Its time to start that ball rolling. Then there's those pipes I want, then the SE double plug heads, 1200 conversion, and cams --- so many custom parts and so little money sh1t when I am done I will have enough extra parts to build a 2nd bike
the ride is great. only weird at turns from a dead stop. drove around a local mini mall to see how it would be in a parking lot with no problems just need to be attentive, but not really anymore than i am for the plain fact i'm on a motorcycle. people seem to be more curtious/aware of me now though.
with a slightly above average tool set install is cake, but a factory manual and bike jack are a must. overall the kit is extremly well built and fits as tight as a frogs a$$. unbelieveable as it is i really can't complain about their service, quality, or design except for one small thing, the riser extensions break up the flow of my 2 piece riser assembly which is why i now want 6 gun risers that won't need the extensions.
if you change your riser, which I dont see an option, what ya gonna do with your idiot lights? The dash on my new tank has three lights in it. One for generator, oil and high beam, you would use the generator light for your neutral light. You would need to put in lights for turn signal indicators.......................
Why do you need to use the riser extensions? Handle bars won't clear tank with out them? If so, then it may not be a issue with different tank. My new tank is lower profile than the oem peanut tank......and then without the speedo swinging on the bars, it gives you more clearance...........
How does your kick stand work, any reaon to put a longer kick stand on it?
sorry for the delay in the answer time but i've given it thought in a few different areas, riser extensions are only necessary because the speedo on a xlc sits towards the seat and rubs the tank. side to side is only about 1/4" between tank and turn signals at full turn. here are my ideas:
1. new tank (lower height) or
a. with or w/o dash???
2.dakota digital speedo with new risers
3. deal with the spacers
3 is definately out, 2 is too much cash and 1 i can't decide if i want the dash or not. i really like the look of the stock h-d speedo.
if i add new risers i'm planning on having idiot LEDs machined into the center of each riser (neutral and oil) and deleting the rest. i want a set of grips from eurocomponents that have turn signals in the grip (www.eurocomponentsusa.com) that will get rid of the need for signal indication lights.
kickstand works but i'm planning on buying a hugger stand becase i like the lean angle on a parked bike mine sits a little to upright