OK, I just got the new custom chopper I
built, has the 180mm rear wheel, a wide
glide front end, braided lines and a Buell
M-3 engine in it (I like the sportster
engine set up better than the big twin for
reasons too numerous to explain here). One
thing I did was had 1.5" Carlini drag bars
put on it and yeah, they look awesome.
But they’re not too comfortable. Especially
with the Kury Akyn forward controls for
the feet. I am thinking of switching to
apes or mini apes for the handlebars.
Anyone own a ride with bars like this? If so,
whatchya think about them for comfort?
Also, I am thinking of dumping the forward
controls for floor boards but I ride hard
and am afraid of dragging them and having them
end up looking like shit. Any experience here?
I’d post a pic of this bike if Chris would let
me It is a RAD ride. All chrome and billet.
So if anyone has experience with handlebars and floor boards...please help.
Also, the bike has a KA hypercharger on it
and I am having problems with the bike
idling rough for about 15 minutes on cold
starts? It was fine before I added this
to it (and it is cool looking) but I hate
waiting 15 minutes to let it “warm up”
when I first start it in the cold. Any ideas?
Oh yeah, if you want to buy one of those
digital speedos/tachs like you see in the
magazines (they’re like $700) DON’T!!!
I put one on my ride…then I realized
I needed to buy a special line for it to work
($150) and then the company told me I needed
a “sending unit” for $350. Yeah, it’s on there
and it looks cool but fuck, for that price,
I could have added MUCH cooler stuff.
I have a solid rear billet wheel and the 80 spoke 21" up front but I might drop it to 19" and do a cut billet from Jesse James WCC (CFL man!!!). Any experience on how this will change the ride character? I know the trail and rake changes a little but is it significant.
BTW…Avon tires ROCK!!!
Brock (the Biotest Biker!!!)