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Old 01-18-2009, 10:26 PM   #1
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Newbie Q - Mid controls for V-Rod

Hi folks,

New to the forum and have a question...

I prefer the mid placement of the controls on the Street Rod, as a standard ridind position offers better support for my lower back. I have been seeing some great deals on VRSCAs and it makes me wonder - is there a way to set up an A with R placed controls? orpegs at least... I know this wouldn't offer the ground clearance of the Street Rod, or the extra ponies, but...

Thanks in advance for the feedback.

Kevin
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Old 01-18-2009, 10:40 PM   #2
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If you buy one of the newer bikes you can just order all of the parts from a D model and install them on your bike. It's a little expensive and takes soem time, but it can be done.

Where in NJ are you from?
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Old 01-18-2009, 10:45 PM   #3
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Instead of looking for an A and installing mid mount controls why wouldn't you look for a VRSCD? There are probably some good deals on the D with mid-mount controls for model years 2006-2008. The D also has forward pegs for stretching out.
With the D you get the best of the R (mid mount controls) and the A in a stock model.
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Old 01-19-2009, 09:09 AM   #4
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Thanks

Mike - I'm in Franklin (Sussex County)

Homewrek - you're right, it makes more sense to buy what I want, rather than try to retrofit something that I can get a good deal on - it'll end up costing me more.

Saw the new Rods at the IMS in NYC yesterday, beautiful bikes for sure...

In terms of fit & finish - do you guys think that the newer bikes are the same / better / not as good as the early ones?
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Old 01-19-2009, 09:53 AM   #5
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Differences...

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Mike - I'm in Franklin (Sussex County)

Homewrek - you're right, it makes more sense to buy what I want, rather than try to retrofit something that I can get a good deal on - it'll end up costing me more.

Saw the new Rods at the IMS in NYC yesterday, beautiful bikes for sure...

In terms of fit & finish - do you guys think that the newer bikes are the same / better / not as good as the early ones?
You saw the DX and the Muscle at the IMS. If you want mid-mount controls it has to be the D Night Rod model. The differences vary by each year from '06 through '08 on the VRSCD.
Simply:
-The '06 is an 1130cc Revolution engine, has a 3.7 gallon fuel tank, and the ignition switch is on the right side beneath the seat.
-The '07 still has the 1130cc Revolution engine but has a 5.0 gallon tank and the ignition switch is forward on the right side near the air box cover.
-The '08 has the 1250cc Revolution engine, the 5.0 gallon tank, the '07 ignition position and weighs about 30lbs more but gives an extra 5 HP (125HP vs 120HP).
The fit and finish on all 3 models is pretty close. The differences are the wheels, colors offered, and a couple of minor cosmetic things. It really depends on what you like and the price.
All D's have the 180 tire compared to the DX which has the 240 on later models and also a wider frame to accommodate it.

I bought an '06 from a guy in central NJ for $10,000 back in July. It's Cobalt blue and had only 500 miles on it. It came with the factory installed security system, a luggage rack, a windscreen, battery tender and he threw in a bunch of motorclothes too.
I'd guess that you can get an '06 somewhere in the Tri-state area with less than 5,000 miles for between $9000 and $12,000 depending on the miles and equipment.
The '07's are going to probably run you $2000 ($11,000 to $14,000 range) over the '06 range and the '08 will be similarly priced I would guess. There might be a local dealer that still has a new '08 on the floor or maybe even an '07 that will work a deal too.
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Old 01-19-2009, 08:38 PM   #6
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07-08 big dif....

there is 1 major difference between an 07 d and an 08 d...the frame on the 08 is the same as the 08 dx...will fit the 240 wheel and tire with no changes but a diferent spacer...so go for an 08 d then you can put a 240 tire on if you want for just the price of the wheel and tire...
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Old 01-19-2009, 08:49 PM   #7
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Didn't the 08's also get Brembo brakes and a slipper clutch?
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first you look at cheap then you look and somthin a little more expensive then you go all out and buy what you want. I would know
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Old 01-20-2009, 08:12 AM   #10
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yes you are right that 2.so a few major differents.i got an 08 d because of the deal they gave....and i cant ride a vrod with forward controls to short.but i do like the fact that it is all but the same as the dx.just has a little chrome on it.......
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Handy Dan and I are in the process of doing this swap right now. It has been kind of a PITA... Different brake fluid requirements, different frame colors, different brake lines, etc... and I haven't even started to weld bungs onto the left side of my frame that are required for the peg mount. Looking back on it, I should have just ordered this: http://www.v-mod.com/shop/viewCategory.asp?CID=169,641 Bolt-on, and it would be done right now. It doesn't help that he is in California, and I am freezing here in the mid west...
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Mike - I'm in Franklin (Sussex County)

Homewrek - you're right, it makes more sense to buy what I want, rather than try to retrofit something that I can get a good deal on - it'll end up costing me more.

Saw the new Rods at the IMS in NYC yesterday, beautiful bikes for sure...

In terms of fit & finish - do you guys think that the newer bikes are the same / better / not as good as the early ones?
I can give you a good deal on an '07 VRSCD ....
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