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- Kevin -
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Bought my new to me motorcycle today
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I sold the Yamaha FZ1 last weekend. With that cash and what I had saved  put me into the serious buyer position. I wanted a Fat Bob Harley and have been searching for a couple months now. One on CL kept catching my eye but I never inquired until I had money. Well I emailed today and was able to go check it out. It is a 2009 Harley Fat Bob. Original owner, 7500 miles with lots of mods. It has full Ohlins rear shocks, V-rod front forks with ohlins internals, Brembo front brakes with full floating rotors, full exhaust, fuel tuner, air filter, lots of black powder coating, dyna wide glide rear fender. I paid 8750 which I think is a good deal for what I got. He has at least 2500 just in the suspension, 800 for the exhaust, not sure about the rear fender, efi tuner ect. Anyway here are some pics

I will be putting the tank emblems back on just because I think it looks too plain without them. He took them off but still had them.



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Thats sick

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-Urethane Dave - Alger, WA Moderator

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The only thing that made sense was Brembo.

Congrats.

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- Beemer Brett - Redmond, WA

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That's a pretty bad ass looking bike. I like the mods, all tasteful too.

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I really dig it!
Just need the leather jacket and the gargoyles! T2!

Have to say this bike suits you!


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-Urethane Dave - Alger, WA Moderator

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Ben wrote:

I really dig it!
Just need the leather jacket and the gargoyles! T2! And the BANANA HAMMOCK.

Have to say this bike suits you!


 borat



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- Kevin -
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Ha ha dave.. lol

I always ride with a full helmet, leather race style jacket with all the padding, back protector, boots and gloves.
So you will never see me in a skull cap, sleeveless Harley shirt, bandana, chain hanging out of my pocket ect.... lol
Here is a pic with the emblems back on the tank. I just installed them tonight.



-- Edited by Kevin R on Monday 14th of August 2017 07:08:58 PM

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That's a cool ride Kevin.

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-Urethane Dave - Alger, WA Moderator

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Looks much better with the emblems.

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- Beemer Brett - Redmond, WA

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Very clean and tasteful but mean also.



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I like it. Lots of purposeful upgrades. I think it was a good deal!

 

I know I'm new here and don't know anyone. But when you say always full face, leathers, etc... I don't wear a chain, shying away from harley shirts, but there is nothing like doing 90+ over lolo pass in jeans and a t shirt or sleeveless with no helmet. Just sayin.

Dress for the ride not for the slide! (So said to me by my 93 year old grandpa once)



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- Kevin -
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I have been down a few times. First time was @ 18.
Shorts, tanktop no helmet. Hurts like hell to get road rash scrubbed out of your skin. Since then I wear full gear no matter what. The other times I hit the ground the gear did its job and am thankful I was wearing it. Most guys on cruisers think they are safe because they are riding non aggressive but it's the other things you have to watch out for. To each their own but I will stick with my full gear all the time rule no matter what bike I am on. So imo your grandpa was a fool for giving that advise. I didnt buy a harley to become a "biker" and play the part. Sorry if that sounds harsh but it is what it is.


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I get exactly what you mean. I have not been down YET. The harley I have is the first motorcycle I ever rode. I give my grandpas quote half jokingly. He rode in the 40's-50's and went down a lot; was his only transportation. My grandma said bikes or me. 

I get what you mean about buying a harley to play biker. I bet 90% of the guys I know that own Harley's like to play biker and dont even know their bike has a rev limiter (let alone a 4th, 5th, 6th gear). They like to talk marketing hp numbers. That's fine; I'll find a few corners and my 20+ year old harley and me will see a 2018 an hour later. 

I get and respect your gear decisions. I tell everyone I ride with; ride your own race and if someone pushes you or gives you shit, F them because they won't hit that deer/car/corner/etc for you. 



-- Edited by Bskredsvig on Monday 14th of August 2017 09:13:07 PM

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looks GREAT! congrats!

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Nice ride Kevin!

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thanks guys. Might stop by Bens on Saturday. I do have some work around the house to do but I will see if I can make time to stop and say hi.



-- Edited by Kevin R on Tuesday 15th of August 2017 05:29:02 PM

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- Kevin -
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Well finally figured out the screamin eagle pro tuner that came with my bike. I can download a base map depending on the mods to the bike. Then I can put the pro tuner in record mode attached to the bike and ride and collect data. It will record sessions 15 min at a time. You can then download them to the orig map and then reflash your ecu for the updated map. I still need to do more recording runs but the bike is running even better than before. The orig owner never messed with it which I think is crazy. So much you can do with this tuner.
I picked up a couple things for the bike. I purchased a new speedo that has a tach, fuel gauge, gear indicator and you can change the colors of the back light. Pretty cool imo
I picked up a solo seat from a 2016 dyna street bob. Danielle said she would never ride so I like the look of the solo seat. Then I picked up a set of S&S cams and adjustable push rods. I bought the cam bearing removal and install tool to do the job myself. The cam is the S&S 583 easy start cam. Makes power from 1500 to 5200 rpm which is just about optimal for the type of riding I like to do. Having the Pro Tuner will make it easy to calibrate the FI after adding the cams. Should be fun.

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Being able to tune the efi yourself is so valuable. A buddy of mine had those cams before he went nuts on the engine mods. They had great power compared to the same bike with stock cams. 

Any pics with the new seat? My wife isn't riding much anymore since we had a kid so I think I'm swapping my bike back to solo riding. Just looks cleaner. 



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- Beemer Brett - Redmond, WA

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Sounds fun Kev. A lot to play with.

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- Kevin -
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The new seat is a new take off from a 2017 street bob. I paid 100 bucks shipped off of ebay. I will see if I can post up a pic

I know I said 2016 in my last post but I looked at it again and its a 17.

 

 



-- Edited by Kevin R on Tuesday 22nd of August 2017 01:53:23 PM

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