Welcome to the best V-Rod Forum on the planet. I see you have moved from Fort Lauderdale HD to Peterson's North. I hope the move works for you.
To all of our forum members. SKI knows the V-Rod inside and out. He was the MAN at Fort Lauderdale HD. He has torn the V-Rod all the way down and then put it back together many times. He will be a major asset to the forum.
PS You will be hearing from me soon regarding my V-Rod.
I already picked his brain on a possible warranty issue. He got back to me in a flash. Not with the answer I was hoping for but he answered my questions honestly and to the point.
This still leaves me with blistering side cases on an other wise perfect bike. Anyone know where I can pick up some side case covers at a good price???
Thanx yall. Ski is a part of my last name. When I started to tear these things down to the crank, I got the nickname SKI-ROD from other tech's in the shop. Remember, most Dealer techs. will not touch a VR. This is not your typical v-twin. I will. Later, SKI.
Skirod, its great having you on board. Thanks for signing on, as to have the straight scoop on what is up with these means quite a bit to all of us as V-Rod owners.
What is the biggest challenge in tearing one of these motors down from the perspective of not knowing the factory inside scoop on procedures that might not be spelled out in the manual? Sometimes there are little tidbits in take down or assembley of motors, and I am wondering if the manual points it all out.
If a shade tree mechanic wanted the specialy designed tools to do motor work, about what would a set for the V-Rod run? These would be motor and tranny tools specifically.
What are your thoughts on the Tilley big bore kit that Zippers is working with? Is there something better out there on the way perhaps?