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Old 11-08-2012, 01:50 PM   #1
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What would you do if you were starting from scratch?

My ideal V-Rod:

Start with an 08 VRSCAW with ABS.

Get some unsprung weight off:

Muscle wheels, Galfer rotors, Metz tyres.

Get some ordinary weight off:

Lithium batteries, dump the rear fender.

Fix the suspension:

Arnotts on the rear and the cartridge emulators on the front.

Bodywork:

Make up a new short rear fender rear in steel with LED lights underneath and a plate, chrome the airbox cover, fender, new tail etc. Fit a spoiler type shroud and DX nose cone in gloss black.

Bars and controls:

Fit Burleigh bars, and chrome out controls. Slotted levers and foot conrols. Arlen ness lipstick mirrors, and around fork LED blinkers.

Exhaust / tuner:

PC Vision and autotune with Akrapovic exhaust. If I wanted to go further, TTS supercharger.

Bits I added as I thought of them:

GRC seat, V-Gauge, back stop.

What have I missed? Please don't suggest lowering it! I'm sort of half way to this with my 07, but I've taken some different routes with which I am now stuck.
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2006 Triumph Daytona T955i (Evil).
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Old 11-08-2012, 01:53 PM   #2
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Louis, where were you on the day in question?
http://www.1130cc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=171049
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Old 11-08-2012, 01:59 PM   #3
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Not guilty m'lud, I was in Portugal. But my Bud Lucy, whom you see on FB a lot, was at lunch with a friend whose next door neighbour had their Triumph stolen the night before, and is supposedly one of the bikes in the video. Although of course one has to allow for the excited bullshit factor, so I'm not betting the farm on that.
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2007 VRSC-AW (Fun).
2007 KTM 990 Adventure (Off Road and Touring).
2006 Triumph Daytona T955i (Evil).
2009 Fatboy (Heavily Tarted Up Show Pony).
2011 Bonneville (On long term loan).
1978 Triumph Bonneville Based Racer (Needs A Rebuild)
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Old 11-08-2012, 02:07 PM   #4
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Just get Harley's newest exciting model: the Switchback!!!
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Old 11-08-2012, 02:11 PM   #5
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My ideal V-Rod:

Start with an 08 VRSCAW with ABS.

Get some unsprung weight off:

Muscle wheels, Galfer rotors, Metz tyres.

Get some ordinary weight off:

Lithium batteries, dump the rear fender.

Fix the suspension:

Arnotts on the rear and the cartridge emulators on the front.

Bodywork:

Make up a new short rear fender rear in steel with LED lights underneath and a plate, chrome the airbox cover, fender, new tail etc. Fit a spoiler type shroud and DX nose cone in gloss black.

Bars and controls:

Fit Burleigh bars, and chrome out controls. Slotted levers and foot conrols. Arlen ness lipstick mirrors, and around fork LED blinkers.

Exhaust / tuner:

PC Vision and autotune with Akrapovic exhaust. If I wanted to go further, TTS supercharger.

Bits I added as I thought of them:

GRC seat, V-Gauge, back stop.

What have I missed? Please don't suggest lowering it! I'm sort of half way to this with my 07, but I've taken some different routes with which I am now stuck.

I like all the ideas highlighted above, HATE the LED blinkers that wrap the forks, look like a Glow stick at a rave and anything with the NEss name on it is usually way too gaudy for me.
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Old 11-08-2012, 02:14 PM   #6
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Just get Harley's newest exciting model: the Switchback!!!
Not enough power for a daily ride, sorry. Don't much like the looks either, although that's very personal, so YMMV. If I had to have something like that, I'd pick a Dyna. But if I'm going to have an aircooled, I'd have the one I've got AND something else.



and here are my two girls - excuse the stupid stick on seat, madam wanted a go:

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2007 KTM 990 Adventure (Off Road and Touring).
2006 Triumph Daytona T955i (Evil).
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Old 11-08-2012, 02:35 PM   #7
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Happy to know you dropped the idea of the Switchcrap (you did right?) your two ladies are awesome, pretty much similar to both I have and love them!

BTW your proposal on your first post is pretty amazing maybe CF wheels if we're going the extra mile
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Old 11-09-2012, 03:41 AM   #8
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Happy to know you dropped the idea of the Switchcrap (you did right?) your two ladies are awesome, pretty much similar to both I have and love them!

BTW your proposal on your first post is pretty amazing maybe CF wheels if we're going the extra mile
Some confusion here - can't remember who it was who wanted a Switchblade, but not me! In passing, what a daft name for a fat bike.
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2007 KTM 990 Adventure (Off Road and Touring).
2006 Triumph Daytona T955i (Evil).
2009 Fatboy (Heavily Tarted Up Show Pony).
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Old 11-09-2012, 04:12 AM   #9
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Wasnt that BigJames4XXL or something like that wanting the switchback ???
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Old 11-09-2012, 06:04 AM   #10
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Wasnt that BigJames4XXL or something like that wanting the switchback ???
Ding ding ding diiiiinnnggg!!! You're right and I'm a dumbass LOL! Tried to troll you and ended up trolling myself thanks Louis for still having you lucidity intact!
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:18 AM   #11
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:48 AM   #12
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I'd buy a BMW!

(Paybacks are a bitch Louis)
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No, that was a completely sober brain fart...
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:47 PM   #14
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I would just send it to Bad Land and call it a day.
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Old 11-09-2012, 01:05 PM   #15
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I would just send it to Bad Land and call it a day.
Where's the fun in that?

Anyway, while I love their stuff, the first thing they invariably do with a V-Rod is shove a 300 tyre in it, which you will note is, like lowering, missing from my list.

If I wanted a lawn ornament, I'd get a gnome...
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2007 VRSC-AW (Fun).
2007 KTM 990 Adventure (Off Road and Touring).
2006 Triumph Daytona T955i (Evil).
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