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Old 05-13-2017, 02:35 PM   #1
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New Night Rod 2017- first HD motorcycle

Hello,

I have purchased a new corona yellow Night rod 2017. I have not yet taken delivery of the bike and in fact I have not even seen the bike in person. I am in Germany and will be getting the bike in about 2-3 weeks. I will have about 2-3k extra when I trade my car in that I can spend in upgrades. What should my first upgrades be?

I am thinking exhaust (2 into 1) and a powervision with auto tune kit for first mods. Is there any anything else I should be looking into getting? I will also have to buy new riding gear as I have nothing currently.

As far as exhausts I am trying to decide between V&H Comp, Bassani B1, Tab 2 into 1. I have read about clearance on right hand turns with some of the aftermarket exhausts so I am leaning to the ones that are mounted higher than the V&H.

Any advice on what to do will be appreciated.

My previous bike was a Yamaha 1700 Warrior that I sold a few years ago.

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Old 05-13-2017, 02:53 PM   #2
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I thought the new Nightrod was a street painted flat black?

Congrats and enjoy the new ride.
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Old 05-13-2017, 03:00 PM   #3
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HD website has several colors available. I think have one of the last ones available. I went over to the HD dealer in Germany to at least look at one or even sit on one before i take delivery. The salesman told me they cant get them any more.

I am a little nervous spending so much money on a bike based only on pictures from the internet. But it sure looks good in the pictures!
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Congrats and enjoy the new ride
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Old 05-13-2017, 06:41 PM   #5
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Don't be in such a hurry to spend money on mods. Get the bike first, evaluate it then decide what you don't like and proceed to "make it right".
Buying and installing mods based on some other guys needs and desires often leads to regret.
Make your own decisions.
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Old 05-13-2017, 09:09 PM   #6
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Congrats!
I agree with The advise above, different people with different needs, I would first try to break in the bike properly, start getting used to it, then take notes of what bothers you the most that can be upgraded, then go from there. Also remember incase there are manufacturing issues with the bike which show up in the first couple thousands of miles will be much easier resolved without any mods (specially performance mods) using the warrantee.
Again congrats, rubber down, shiny side up.
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Old 05-14-2017, 04:54 AM   #7
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Thank you for the input. I am not sure I can stand to ride around for too long on such a quiet ride.

I know I will be upgrading the pipes at some point and so far I am leaning to the power vision with the pro tune module. Does everyone just keep the PV on the bike? Does the auto tune modules stay on as well?
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Man congrats on the new ride.I have been looking around for 17 and haven't been able to find one locally.
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Old 05-14-2017, 07:39 AM   #9
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I think I was able to get one because there is only one company that imports to Germany for military members. They are allotted a certain number of each bike each year. I went in looking at a 2017 breakout. But after getting home and researching I found I liked the vrod more as it came in yellow (among many other reasons). The next day I was asking about availability and i told myself I would only get one if I could get exactly what I wanted. He said there was only one available but it was yellow.
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You made the right choice. The vrod is a better bike.
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It's very cool that you can get one over there.
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Man congrats on the new ride.I have been looking around for 17 and haven't been able to find one locally.
Let a dealer search for you.
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Man congrats on the new ride.I have been looking around for 17 and haven't been able to find one locally.
Scottsdale HD had two on the floor last weekend. Supposed to be the biggest dealership in the world. The place is huge and a tourist destination in its own right.
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Thank you for the input. I am not sure I can stand to ride around for too long on such a quiet ride.
I hear a lot of people saying that about the V-Rod, but I have to be honest, I love the sound she makes. It's very unique. Out in public I can tell there's one coming without even seeing it. (At least the stock exhaust ones)

And I would agree with everyone else, just get the bike and enjoy it for a while. It's an amazing bike right from the factory. Lots of fun, especially once you hit 5000 RPM.
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Old 05-17-2017, 03:53 AM   #15
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I will get the bike in a few weeks and I will have to drive it from the delivery point to my house about 2.5 hours away. It will be very hard to keep to the break in suggestions while I drive with no speed limit on the Autobahn. I was pretty good about the break in with my previous Yamaha warrior. I do think that it will be harder with her first road being the Autobahn.
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