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Hello - Jim from Denver -just purchased an 07 VRSCX (400/1400) with 3k mi. VERY happy after wanting one for a few years....my FLHX won't be getting much attention this year.

I am strongly considering the Trask Tubo, have talked to Nick...and as long as I don't have to send too much to the IRS I'll be pulling the trigger. The feedback I desire is that I am short. 5'8" with a 30 inch inseam. I already put the "reach" pegs on the forward controls and I am very comfortable. My question...is my right leg gonna melt on the exhaust pipe of the Trask Turbo system? I know the pipe is coated and there's a heat shield, but for the shorter riders out there like me....how bad is it?

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated - thank you.

Jim
 

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I am 6'-1" and I use to notice the heat from the pipe, not while ridng, but while at stop lights. I lowered the bike, which gave me a more flat footed stance and room out over the pipe. Nick can wrap it in heat wrap, and still put the heat shield on.
 

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Welcome!
 

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it does get warm but as long as you wear the appropriate clothing you'll be fine.. and the speed is worth the scars.. welcome!
 

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Thank you for the "welcomes" and advice thus far. I never ride in shorts so as long as I don't need kevlar lined jeans, I should be good to go with riding boots and jeans then huh?
 

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What's wrong with Kevlar lined Jeans?
It depends a lot on your riding style and engine load. My exhaust starts glowing in the dark already during partial load.
 

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First, welcome to the tribe... I've run the Trask turbo for three years now and you'll like it if you decide to bite the bullet and become a forced induction junkie like some of us in the turbo tribe... You'll be ok with the exhaust pipe, like others have said, wear the proper clothing and you'll be ok...
 

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Boost Junkie in the making...lol

Jeans are just fine I put 3000 miles in 9 days with my turbo and not one problem.

Welcome to the forum!

Use the search fuction and read alot and you will learn alot and as I say...

Harley will make a mechanic out of you too.

Check out the how to Vids. link in Sig.

Good Luck

rsc
 

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I live just a few miles from Rocky Mountain HD.

I appreciate all the warm welcoming wishes thus far - thank you.

I am very sure I'll pull the trigger soon. I've had the pleasure to ride with my mentor who owns a turbo and bagged '03 V-Rod. We did an Iron Butt ride together recently while I was on my '09 FLHX with a warmed over 110".....at speed...on the highway, me in my "powerband" (bike has 106hp/118lb/ft) he could run away from me at will like i slammed on the brakes......it's a beautiful thing to observe, I cannot wait to experience...thus the recent adddion to the stable. Almost there....
 

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Like Gdub said: "I am 6'-1" and I use to notice the heat from the pipe, not while ridng, but while at stop lights. I lowered the bike, which gave me a more flat footed stance and room out over the pipe. Nick can wrap it in heat wrap, and still put the heat shield on."
I have wrapped my pipe under the shield and it's still hot. Had to put an ofset right peg extension to get away from the pipe.
So far, the best money i ever spent on this mod...:)
 

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I had my girlfriend make me a heat shield that is made of heat resistant material that goes around my calf under my jeans that works great.
 
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