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That it's going to get quieter and quieter around here the more everybody is riding their bikes... :D Which is a good thing of course, as we can talk about our weekends & riding stories!

How has the riding been for you guy's lately? Good riding conditions? How's the new bike feel under your feet after the winter seasons? How was this last weekend rides, anybody go to those scheduled events that I posted up and if you did, how were they?

Mine? Saturday, I spent the first day at a 15 year old girl's birthday (cousin), in a church of all places..
So that took up most of the days riding :mad:...

Sunday, installed the Radiantz LED's that I had ordered finally and the SDC run/stop/turn signal module and the home made brackets, then went for a quick ride :( But, hopefully this weekend will be all about riding!!! Lol, although I'm probably going to be getting in the Irate! radiator grill hopefully sometime this week and my other single rider fender that I might have to install... We'll see.
 

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Ive had mine out 1 day so far and it felt great. Last sat we planned to ride since cleve was supposed to be 67 but it was 40 so that fell through
 

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I noticed it was alot quieter the past couple days. Today its been raining all day, so i have to drive a car to work :mad: I hate riding the bike on wet roads because it gets dirty, my pants get soaked, and the back tire spins really easy on wet roads
 

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I noticed it was alot quieter the past couple days. Today its been raining all day, so i have to drive a car to work :mad: I hate riding the bike on wet roads because it gets dirty, my pants get soaked, and the back tire spins really easy on wet roads
Yea, noticed that too with the tire... Lol, stopping going downhill, might as well use nothing but gears as all you'll do is slide down the hill, don't even bother pumping it either, will work slightly, but to no avail.

Ive had mine out 1 day so far and it felt great. Last sat we planned to ride since Cleveland was supposed to be 67 but it was 40 so that didn't fall through
Yea, I can understand that... 40 is downright chilly for a group ride, only time I brave it is for my daily commute (yes, get's down to 40 here in SD during the winter time in the morning sometimes)

Hopefully you'll get more of a chance to ride than 1 day... You'll be loving it!
 

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Mine? Saturday, I spent the first day at a 15 year old girl's birthday (cousin), in a church of all places..
So that took up most of the days riding :mad:...
Sat. morning my church was going through our neighborhood praying for the upcoming Easter services :) Sat. afternoon I finally installed my canella risers, don't know if it is my favorite mod but wish it had been my first because it greatly improved riding position for my old back :cool: . Temps in the 70's great riding weather. Sunday morning excellant service at church :D then rode for about 1 hr that afternoon. Temps in the 50's, cloudy and windy. RSS Good to know you went to church for whatever the reason :)
 

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Friday was almost 70 degrees here in Southeast, Kansas, so I took off of work early and went for about an hour and a half ride. Saturday we had a snow storm and now the roads are crap again. I won't be riding again anytime soon.
 

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Sat. morning my church was going through our neighborhood praying for the upcoming Easter services :) Sat. afternoon I finally installed my canella risers, don't know if it is my favorite mod but wish it had been my first because it greatly improved riding position for my old back :cool: . Temps in the 70's great riding weather. Sunday morning excellant service at church :D then rode for about 1 hr that afternoon. Temps in the 50's, cloudy and windy. RSS Good to know you went to church for whatever the reason :)
Lol... Thought the roof was going to catch on fire and start to burn around me ... :p Noticed there were no smoke alarms either? Was sweating it the whole time... rotfl

Friday was almost 70 degrees here in Southeast, Kansas, so I took off of work early and went for about an hour and a half ride. Saturday we had a snow storm and now the roads are crap again. I won't be riding again anytime soon.
That too sucks bro... hopefully you'll be out riding again there soon... :(
 

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Rode Friday......busy the rest of the weekend. Plan to hit that Great Southern Expo event in Jackson, MS (that was in the events thingy you provided) this coming Saturday.....
 

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That too sucks bro... hopefully you'll be out riding again there soon... :(
Eh....Kansas weather. It's just the way it is. I'm not gonna' be happy riding until I get a more comfortable seat anyway. I sure hope the C&C seats are way more comfortable than the stock seat. Having the gel and foam added by Mean City sure didn't help. More than $150.00 just thrown away.:(
 

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Rode Friday......busy the rest of the weekend. Plan to hit that Great Southern Expo event in Jackson, MS (that was in the events thingy you provided) this coming Saturday.....
Sweet, definitely let us know how it is!... I tried to make it to the event here in SD yesterday, but alas... worked on the LED's instead, but well worth it! :cool:

Eh....Kansas weather. It's just the way it is. I'm not gonna' be happy riding until I get a more comfortable seat anyway. I sure hope the C&C seats are way more comfortable than the stock seat. Having the gel and foam added by Mean City sure didn't help. More than $150.00 just thrown away.:(
Really? That sucks bro... wonder why, we used to hear accolades of good comments about Mean City... weird...:confused:
 

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Really? That sucks bro... wonder why, we used to hear accolades of good comments about Mean City... weird...:confused:
Well, they are a good company and easy to work with. They treat you really good. I guess there's only so much they can do with that stock Furyseat, especially for a guy my size. I have a lot of weight pushing down on that big ass of mine.:( That C&C seat looks like it's just a tad bit wider than the stock Fury seat. Is that true? You've seen them up close, haven't you? Have you sat on someone elses bike with a C&C seat?
 

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Really? That sucks bro... wonder why, we used to hear accolades of good comments about Mean City... weird...:confused:
I was ready to go with Mean City, now I am not sure, being 6' @225lbs. I don't want to get something and be unhappy with my choice. Steveo, if you get a C&C please post if you like it better. I will be going to Thunder on the Beach 4/29-5/2 and will decide while I am there. :confused:
 

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I was ready to go with Mean City, now I am not sure, being 6' @225lbs. I don't want to get something and be unhappy with my choice. Steveo, if you get a C&C please post if you like it better. I will be going to Thunder on the Beach 4/29-5/2 and will decide while I am there. :confused:
As far as I know, I'm the only one who has complained. I am 6' and OVER 300 pounds, so you might take that into consideration. I'm sure if I didn't have so much weight pushing down in the seat, it wouldn't be so bad.

As small as these gas tanks are, it's my opinion that you should at least be able to last as long as a full tank of gas before your butt gets so unbearably sore.
 

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Well, they are a good company and easy to work with. They treat you really good. I guess there's only so much they can do with that stock Furyseat, especially for a guy my size. I have a lot of weight pushing down on that big ass of mine.:( That C&C seat looks like it's just a tad bit wider than the stock Fury seat. Is that true? You've seen them up close, haven't you? Have you sat on someone elses bike with a C&C seat?
Yes, sat on that other solo rider seat that they have, it does have more cushion in the seat area and has a bit more lower back support, you should be happy with your decision. The one I have now is just a re-fabricated factory seat, with gel in it... but as you said, you've already tried that approach, so next step is C&C solo rider seat (I tried it at the factory, but since I knew I just wanted mine re-fabricated, I did not get it), after that... if that for some odd reason doesn't work... might have to bump up and go to Corbin thick for you for you :(

I was ready to go with Mean City, now I am not sure, being 6' @225lbs. I don't want to get something and be unhappy with my choice. Steveo, if you get a C&C please post if you like it better. I will be going to Thunder on the Beach 4/29-5/2 and will decide while I am there. :confused:
Oh, furious 1... I too am about your build and as you see above, just got the gel and it helps a lot.
 

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Yes, sat on that other solo rider seat that they have, it does have more cushion in the seat area and has a bit more lower back support, you should be happy with your decision. The one I have now is just a re-fabricated factory seat, with gel in it... but as you said, you've already tried that approach, so next step is C&C solo rider seat (I tried it at the factory, but since I knew I just wanted mine re-fabricated, I did not get it), after that... if that for some odd reason doesn't work... might have to bump up and go to Corbin thick for you for you :(



Oh, furious 1... I too am about your build and as you see above, just got the gel and it helps a lot.
Ugh....:eek: Corbin??? I'd rather have a sore ass then put one of their ugly seats on my bike. Oh man, I sure hope the C&C seat works out for me!!! Actually, the Corbin solo seat doesn't look that bad. Do you think they would be more comfortable than a C&C?

Yeah, Furious 1...don't let me scare you off of Mean City. Like I said, as far as I know, I'm the only one who has complained and I'm exceptionally heavier than you.
 

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I have been putting the miles on my bike the last week, that is why I haven’t been around much.

Last Saturday, I was showing a house about 45 miles away. This home was out in the country and my buyers were also bikers, so we decided to ride our bikes and meet at the house to take a look. So I take off for the showing, and about 10 miles into the ride, my left mirror starts getting loose. I keep pushing it back and it swings forward again. (I have the Kury Scythe mirrors.) There was a Honda dealer on the way so I decide to pull in and see if they can tighten it up for me. They fixed me right up and I was off again. About 2 miles down the road it was loose again. I made the rest of the trip with the mirror pointed back at me or using my middle finger to hold in place so I could see behind me.

After getting back home, I discovered that the mirror would swing about 90 degrees and then get tight again. Therefore, I proceed to take the whole thing apart to see what the problem was. I got the mirror off the bike okay. I found that I could not take off the adapter piece though. So being the mechanic that I am, I started cranking on it. Yes, I broke off the threaded adapter that went into the mirror. Not feeling defeated, I head to the hardware store to buy one of those “do-dads” for backing out a broken off bolt. Feeling all pumped up, like I was going to fix it myself, I went home and started working on it. Of course it didn’t work like the kid in the hardware store said it would. I later got fed up and just drilled it out. I did a mighty fine job if you ask me, straight down the center and didn’t mess up the Kury stem at all. All I have to do now is re tap it and buy a new adapter. I called my local dealer today and they said they would take a look at it and see what they could do. Looking back now, I believe the problem was that the set screw was set to tight and it damaged the threads it went in to, therefore preventing me from removing the threaded adapter. Oh well, I was going to steal the stock mirrors off of Stonewheels bike if mine were shot. His is at the dealer, up on the rack getting an overhaul. Since he is getting new mirrors I didn’t think he would miss them.
 

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I have been putting the miles on my bike the last week, that is why I haven’t been around much.

Last Saturday, I was showing a house about 45 miles away. This home was out in the country and my buyers were also bikers, so we decided to ride our bikes and meet at the house to take a look. So I take off for the showing, and about 10 miles into the ride, my left mirror starts getting loose. I keep pushing it back and it swings forward again. (I have the Kury Scythe mirrors.) There was a Honda dealer on the way so I decide to pull in and see if they can tighten it up for me. They fixed me right up and I was off again. About 2 miles down the road it was loose again. I made the rest of the trip with the mirror pointed back at me or using my middle finger to hold in place so I could see behind me.

After getting back home, I discovered that the mirror would swing about 90 degrees and then get tight again. Therefore, I proceed to take the whole thing apart to see what the problem was. I got the mirror off the bike okay. I found that I could not take off the adapter piece though. So being the mechanic that I am, I started cranking on it. Yes, I broke off the threaded adapter that went into the mirror. Not feeling defeated, I head to the hardware store to buy one of those “do-dads” for backing out a broken off bolt. Feeling all pumped up, like I was going to fix it myself, I went home and started working on it. Of course it didn’t work like the kid in the hardware store said it would. I later got fed up and just drilled it out. I did a mighty fine job if you ask me, straight down the center and didn’t mess up the Kury stem at all. All I have to do now is re tap it and buy a new adapter. I called my local dealer today and they said they would take a look at it and see what they could do. Looking back now, I believe the problem was that the set screw was set to tight and it damaged the threads it went in to, therefore preventing me from removing the threaded adapter. Oh well, I was going to steal the stock mirrors off of Stonewheels bike if mine were shot. His is at the dealer, up on the rack getting an overhaul. Since he is getting new mirrors I didn’t think he would miss them.
Welcome to the wonderful world of swinging mirrors btw :p... lol.. Oh, use some loctite on it, will help knucklehead...

Then again... if a strong enough wind comes by, from time to time, mine still flaps like your ears in the wind, so... nm... stupid mirrors... :rolleyes:
 

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Hey Richard, I had the same problem with the kury scythe mirror coming loose and swinging a quarter way in toward me.....tried the red locktite, no go.....finally broke down and got some jb weld (not jb quick) and put it on the threads.....it's solid as a rock and the mirror doesn't vibrate anywhere near like it did before. I probably attached mine differently than most people...I used the stock bottoms and then screwed the scythe mirrors into the top of that....I didn't want that gap and it looks cleaner imo....only setback is that only a few threads of the mirror actually bite into the bottom nut. Solid now, and I can take them off via the stock portion of the attachment so the jb weld doesn't affect that.
 

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Picked the bike up late Staturday so I could ride.....Wife was pissed Sunday so I couldnt ride.....Called in sick today and rode my a$$ off!!! Went by my uncles house (he's an avid Harley Guy). No call, no nothin, just parked in the driveway, rang the door bell and waited for him to come out. He walks out, looks at the bike, then extends his hand and says "you did good son"! Man I love this bike!
 

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Picked the bike up late Staturday so I could ride.....Wife was pissed Sunday so I couldnt ride.....Called in sick today and rode my a$$ off!!! Went by my uncles house (he's an avid Harley Guy). No call, no nothin, just parked in the driveway, rang the door bell and waited for him to come out. He walks out, looks at the bike, then extends his hand and says "you did good son"! Man I love this bike!
Awsome, yea... we'll definitely have to meet up sometime, any plans on mod's for the bike? Glad he liked it and didn't just shrug, but afterall... You're family :D Well, time to get back to class... Have fun thinking of the new mods!
 
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