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Old 01-28-2005, 09:09 AM
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Talking Hi!, 4 weeks and counting till bike comes in.

Hi, everyone!
I stumbled upon this site yesterday and registered.
I am waiting somewhat patiently for a 2005 black FXD that I ordered an is due for delivery in the beginning of March.
I already found pipes for it on eBay and ordered them (V&H Big Radius), so I got pipes for a bike I donít have yet.
Itís been over 13 years since my last bike, but have recently taken advantage of the Harley rental programs that some of the dealers offer, which only confused me even more on what model bike to finally order. Anyway,,Hi everyone. Iím sure Iíll have questions to post. If anyone has any info on problems for the new 05 fxdís or any Dynaís please let me know.
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Old 01-28-2005, 09:45 AM
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Cograts! I bet the next 4 weeks will seem like forever. I live in northern NJ, but have several friends "down south". Maybe we can meet up at the H.O.G. rally in Wildwood in Sept. Not a bad ride from where you live. I went last year and had a blast.
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Old 01-28-2005, 09:52 AM
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Welcome to the boards. Thanks for posting a hello. I bet you are itchin to get that new scoot. Congrats on the purchase. In the mean time, mount the pipes to your recliner and pretend!!! Enjoy...
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Old 01-28-2005, 10:32 AM
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that's cool man, welcome.
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Old 01-28-2005, 12:38 PM
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sheet... I haven't been on anything newer then a 93 in more than 20 years! LOL
I wouldn't have a clue what to say about the new bikes coming out! Oh and that idea of mounting the pipes to the ol easychair is a good idea,,, I wouldn't have thought of it... but then I don't have "cabin fever" and 2 foot of snow outside my door!
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Oh and by the way,,, good to have ya here with us!
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Old 01-29-2005, 04:43 AM
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Thank you all for the warm welcome...
Here's one for ya....
Last night my 60 year old father and I went to the dealer were we ordered our bikes (he ordered a Road King). Our intention was only to put some more cash down on his bike so he wouldnt spend it on something else. And what do you know,,, the dealer goes and tells my dad they just got a bike in just the one my dad ordered and they would give him an extra 1k off if he'd take this one instead of waiting for one he ordered that was supposed to come in March along with my bike. So what do you think he did? Yes... right in front of me he purchased this brand new Blue Road King while I have to wait about another 4 weeks for mine, and yes I'm staring at my easy chair trying to figure a way to temporarly attach my pipes..LOL, Oh well i hope the next four weeks go by fast. NO MORE SNOW!!!
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Welcome to BikerForums. Probably aren't too far from me in Philly. Too bad you still have some weeks left to wait....but as you know there's a lot of melting that has to happen before some good riding anyway. Take care...and again...welcome.
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Old 01-29-2005, 05:00 AM
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Hey Mongo. Yep I'm close by, I grew up in Philly. After you cross the Tacony, I'm about 15 miles down rt. 73. What's your ride? got a picture of it?
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Old 01-29-2005, 05:29 AM
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Welcome to the forums lamonster!

I tried to send this back to you as a PM but it didn't like the length so I'll just post it here.

I think you'll like the bike very much! You'll find that the performance of the big twin is enhanced by the bike weighing approximately 100 lb's less than most of the soft tails and dressers. Also, unless you're experienced, you'll want to be careful of dumping the clutch with the bike rev'ed, the torque will suprise you and the bike can wheelie.

I bought mine as the carb version so I could upgrade the pipes on it. At the dealership, I had the security system, Screaming Eagle II slipon mufflers, and a Sundowner Solo seat added before I picked it up. I strongly suggest that you replace the seat... not necessarily with the one I got. You might want to check into a Mustang seat as they're very comfortable and very nicely priced also. The only other complaints I can make are the ride height (but it allows you more lean angle in turns). With the mid controls, be careful when putting your leg down at a stopsign. If your pants leg catches on the peg, you could pull the bike over. Adding forward controls would be a good idea. Only get extended forward controls if your inseam is over 33 inches. Also be careful of any accessories that ride or rub against the paint... the soft leather license plate bag I had on the rear of the bike scuffed the clearcoat, and actually dented the fender due to wind buffeting.

In the last week I've added the rear pillon and sissy bar/backrest to my bike. In the next few weeks, there will be a new exhaust and forward controls on it. Other items on the near future wish list are a luggage rack for trips, Lowboy rear fender from Sumax, FL styled front fender from Corbin, and a suspension package from Progressive after which I'll do a custom paint job.

While I'm thinking about it, I should recommend some cleanup items for the bike... wheel cleaners can really screw up the alloy mags quick. I Use Eagle One aluminum wash and cleaner on the rims and engine. On the paint, chrome, clear powder coat, I use BOM waterless car care. For boot scuffs on the exhaust, I use BOM metal polish (also sold as BOMS AWAY metal polish at twice the price by re-labelers) I usually just pick up the motorcycle care kit from a website along with some blue or yellow microfiber towels in the car care section at Wal-Mart or Sams Club.This is absolutely the best money I've spent in paint/metal care and can be found here...

http://www.professoramos.com/products.htm

A tip passed on to me from my father, He was a mechanic and always told me that the most engine wear happened during break-in of the motor. I suggest having the oil changed the first time between 100 to 200 miles. This will get rid of the majority of the metal shavings in the motor. Again at 500 miles and then begin the normal maintenance schedule the dealer suggests. I also found that the stock spark plugs fouled rather easily. I had them swapped for the Screaming Eagle Platinum plugs at 500 miles and haven't thought about them since (I'm at 4000 now since August when I picked my bike up).

Sorry if I've been rather long winded. If there's anything else you like to know, drop a line or post in the forums and I'll do my best to help. I don't know if you've seen it but there is a pic of my bike in the gallery. Good ridin' bro.
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Old 01-29-2005, 06:31 AM
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Natural, Thanks for all the tips.
I'm printing out your cleaning tips so i dont forget anything. I checked out the picture, Your bike Looks great!
I also have a habit of changing oil well before the 500mile mark on any new vehicles.
I'm thinking synthetic for this bike, any recomendations for oil. I hear both Pro's and Cons about using Harley's screaming eagle Oil .
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Old 01-29-2005, 09:24 AM
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I'm not an expert on the new blends of oils (synthetics). Personally, I wouldn't run anything else in my car. I defer to others that are susposed to be in the know about my bike. Therefore let me refer you to another site I found. Look at his FAQ page.

http://www.harleyhelp.com/

I too have heard the pro's and con's and have decided that should I need an engine rebuild, using something other than the Ina Bearings that HD assembles their motors with, then I would consider using a synthetic oil in my bike. Whether bearing skate is a real problem or not in these motors, I don't know, but I figure... hell, why take a chance?
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Old 01-29-2005, 10:33 PM
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It's just a motorcycle....breath deep, it will be okay. I have been there also, I know what you are going thru.....lol

Let me know when you get ready to change pipes, re-jet, or do the big bore.....I'll be here for you....LOL

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Yup... you're right FBR. I got carried away! LOL
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Old 01-30-2005, 04:49 AM
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Smile Who can blame ya...

I think we all remember how excruciating that wait is... and we also feel the guys excitement... go ahead and gush a bit... it felt good didn't it?
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Old 01-30-2005, 09:12 AM
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Thanks for the Oil tips Natural!
I checked out that guys web site and I think I'll take his recomendation and use only the HD oil. What he said about bearing skate made sense.
Ok... I'm going to try to stop thinking bikes for a while and start clearing off the extra 2 or 3 inches of snow we got this morning.
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