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Not about power-,
But about usability, comfort, and ergonomics.
1, - Installing the street glide tin on my Evo gives me more storage inside the fairing, rain gear stays there.

2, -, -The Fatboy pegs have made it really Ez to drop the exhaust and cam cover when necessary.
3,-, -Movin the mounting points to outside the frame along with the rear master cylinder has made this a better fixable platform to work on.
4,-- the rebuilt swing are along with a stabilizing link has made this just the most stable tracking unit I have ever ridden,
even better than my Honda Goldwing!

What have you done?
I might want to steal more ideas....LOL.
 

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Ok, if you have to.................LOL
If you do then I will ..
but a lot of folks here will get all pissy and think we are bragging.
However, i think it is a "RITE" to riding these things for so long?
For sure a 100 hp on tap makes touring a LOT more fun and no mountain pass slows ya dwn !
Passing a 1/2 mile of cars in a snap is makes one feel sort of good too?
 

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Tell me more!
How tall are you?
No, I don't want a date LOL
I want to know if your version of a great seat would fit my 6-foot body
 

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Tell me more!
How tall are you?
No, I don't want a date LOL
I want to know if your version of a great seat would fit my 6-foot body
I'm 5'8" with a 30" inseam, but that doesn't matter. They make a seat to fit you specifically. You contact them, give them your specific dimensions which include height, inseam, weight. They ask for pictures of you on your bike with your feet up, with your feet down and they spec the seat to you. It's not cheap, and it takes a while, but it is hands down the best seat I've ever had. It's not comparable to anything else on the market, I tried Mean City Cycles, and Corbin, and while better, nowhere near what a Russell Day Long is.

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Not about power-,
But about usability, comfort, and ergonomics.
1, - Installing the street glide tin on my Evo gives me more storage inside the fairing, rain gear stays there.

2, -, -The Fatboy pegs have made it really Ez to drop the exhaust and cam cover when necessary.
3,-, -Movin the mounting points to outside the frame along with the rear master cylinder has made this a better fixable platform to work on.
4,-- the rebuilt swing are along with a stabilizing link has made this just the most stable tracking unit I have ever ridden,
even better than my Honda Goldwing!

What have you done?
I might want to steal more ideas....LOL.
Bars,, cables,, cam,, chain tensioner, Dynojet power vision,, seat, rear shocks,, Dunlop American tires.. saddle bags.. Vance and Hines big shots.. looks and runs great…👍
 

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After a "by the book" break in with the '99 RoadKing, the {dealer installed} EFI, stage1 set up was a real eye opener. I can still feel the new punch... along with a big smile.
 
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Good point on the tires, they do make a difference in a ride.
I run Avon Cobra.
So far the best tire i have had on, not counting real race tires.
That might change as soon as something better comes along.
For sure they are not the longest-lasting, But they have stiction and gription!
 

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Shocks--I did try to get better then factory but did not want to spend my monthly drinking allowance
I bought Progresives......
i wish I had spent more as they are just JUNK .
Expensive junk.
 

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On the FLHTI, Shorter windshield, windshield pouches make night riding under streetlights much better and a quick place to store and access keys, change, and a rag.
Detachable mounts with backrest, rack, and tour pak offer choices
A cigarette lighter outlet in the tour pak lets me keep modern conveniences charged, locked up, and out of the weather at the same time.
The trailer hitch lets me ride the bike to town instead of the pickup. It makes the wife happy on long trips too.

On my shovelheads, stripping all that crap off and leaving the bare minimum has always worked for me.
 

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Ok, if you have to.................LOL
If you do then I will ..
but a lot of folks here will get all pissy and think we are bragging.
However, i think it is a "RITE" to riding these things for so long?
For sure a 100 hp on tap makes touring a LOT more fun and no mountain pass slows ya dwn !
Passing a 1/2 mile of cars in a snap is makes one feel sort of good too?

I kind of like giving those new CVO owners a dose of reality.

And when I see a 124 or 131 M8 with a SE Tuner, I've been known to talk a little smack about my little old 96 inch sleeper.
 

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Good point on the tires, they do make a difference in a ride.
I run Avon Cobra.
So far the best tire i have had on, not counting real race tires.
That might change as soon as something better comes along.
For sure they are not the longest-lasting, But they have stiction and gription!
Handlebars and tires are usually the first thing I changed…then the seat. After that… performance add ons. 55 years of Harley’s .. you tend to learn a little bit.. 👍🇺🇸
 
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