Had a heat wave of 60 yesterday before the storm came in so I bled my clutch fluid and learned that the second actuator bleed screw is quite buggered up. Need to dress it with a file and see if I can clean it up.
AND I adjusted the shock preload. It was set to 4 and I read that is for riding 2 up which I don't do so I reduced it to 2.
Then had a short ride to check it out. Feels much better.
Jan-Dirk You are the only V Rod rider on the Entire Planet Earth that slid off an inlet manifold clamp at 20 PSI today ! CONGRATULATIONS !! Me, I'm just ordering a few more parts for my new engine build and repacking my 4" Outlet resonator with steel wool packing since my exhaust blew out all the weak fiberglass crap it came with ( BMW Auto exhaust tip fitted to a Bub 7 2-1 ) 200+ mile ride tomm. to Ocala National forest and back to be sure exhaust melody is correct. ( Quality Control )
Rebuilt the gas springs of HD hard saddlebags.
Ok, actually I bought new springs from DIY furniture store for $2 each (also available on Aliexpress for about same price).
Then I removed the ball ends from the original gas springs, drilled them with 5mm drill, tappered M6x1.0 and screwed to the furniture gas springs. Done.