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Old 01-07-2004, 10:08 PM
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Thanks for the welcomes
I have only put approx. 500 miles since I bought my Road King in Oct. 03 and some of the miles in damn cold weather, but it has been great! Now that I can't ride it I have this unknown need/want/obsession to accessorize. So far it is only the small $$ stuff. Now I'm not sure but I think this is a Harley Davidson plot to make more money...............and I think they have it right too.
Does anyone have any favorite goodies they have felt they needed/wanted/obsessioned (new word) for their Harley that I might NEED?
Till Later..............
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Old 01-07-2004, 10:29 PM
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I would be embarrassed to tell you how much $$$ I've spent on this bike I have now....a 2002 FatBoy...

It would be easier to tell you what I haven't covered in chrome....I'm addicted to Chrome...what can I say

One thing about Chrome is, it's easy to maintain, with polished aluminum, you will have to stay after it, or it looks like ****.
Get a H-D accessory book & a J&P catalog......(I probably shouldn't have told you that)...and you will see things that catch your eye. Make your bike yours, that's what makes every Harley special I think, each is a reflection of it's owner. I like it when I'm around a lot of bikes at runs, or at my favorite "watering hole", cause I can walk around and look at what people have done to customize their ride. It's very rare to see a "bone stock" Harley...... Have fun

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Sound advice FBR. I was at J&P on Tuesday bummin around. I love going there, and it's kinda nice that it's only 25 minutes away from me. They had a Big Bear Chopper in there, Venom, that had been painted special for J&P. Had an intake on it I really liked, so now that's my newest mission. Like FBR said, you'll see stuff on other bikes, and that's what will catch your eye. Unfortunatelly J&P doesn't sell this intake so now I have to call Big Bear Choppers. The hunt is on!!
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RubeKing...IMO the best thing to accesorize (not cheap though) is the seat. Deep six that huge thick stocker and put a nice lower seat on. I use a LaPera and love it. Sits me really low in the bike and changes the whole experience.
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WooHoo's right about the seat. It's obvious the MOCO farms the seats out to the lowest bidder.....most stock seats are like bricks, and you will need a break for your *** before you need to stop for gas....lot's of good seats out there. LePera, Corbin, Mustang, Saddleman, Danny Gray....to name a few. Again J&P sells most of those.....
Also when you need to buy some Harley parts....Hales Harley-Davidson in Mansfield, OH sells all H-D parts 20% off every day, no tax (unless you live in OH) & low shipping costs.
Have your parts #'s ready and ask for Jenni @ 419-522-8602, she's great to deal with. I've saved lot's buying from Hales.....

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All good advice. You could also start with a theme on your bike. Harley has some themes out there "Live to Ride", "Screamin' Skull", "Swooping Eagle", etc. or create your own. By theme I mean try to make as many things alike on the bike. I did a lot of billet stuff on my old Heritage and also did the "Live to Ride" theme and I got lots of looks and compliments on the detail I had put into it. Go with what you like and remember that you don't have to drop tons of $$$ all at once....lol....you spend it all in smaller sums of money along the way. Good luck.
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and put spike nuts all over it!!!
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I bought my new Road King just before x-mass drove it home and ordered a new set of Vance & Hines slip on mufflers. I have a grand total of 25 miles on the bike. Love the new sound.
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I'm sure once spring gets here, and the weather improves, those miles will start rolling on

The hard part is waiting untill then

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Originally posted by RubeKing
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Does anyone have any favorite goodies they have felt they needed/wanted/obsessioned (new word) for their Harley that I might NEED?
Here is what my 2001 Heritage "needed" so far:

1. Mustang solo seat with rider backrest

2. 95" Screaming Eagle big bore kit with high compression domed pistons

3. SE HTCC heads

4. SE 203 cams

5. SE 2 slash down mufflers

6. 42mm flatside carb W/Arlen breather & K&N filter

7. Roadking Custom handlebars

8. SE turn signals

etc, etc, etc........

-John
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Old 01-09-2004, 04:02 PM
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John, a 42 Mikuni is one of my next "to do" things....I'm tired of ******* with the stock CV carb I have on this bike....I have rejetted, & rejetted, installed a ThunderSlide, and it will run great at times, but will stumble, and fart at times. Anyway, I know too many guy's that have gone to the Mikuni's and loved them. A friend of mine recently installed a 42 Mikuni "easy kit" on his Heritage....right out of the box it idled great, ran great, and the throttle response was much better, and consistant.....so after all this rambling, how do you like yours ?

Seems to me the "easy kit" is the way to go...uses your stock enrichner cable, stock throttle, and idle cable, and the SE air box bolts right up to it......yeah....sounds easy to me

And I like easy....especially when it comes to the pretty girls

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.I'm tired of ******* with the stock CV carb I have on this bike....I have rejetted, & rejetted, installed a ThunderSlide, and it will run great at times, but will stumble, and fart at times. Anyway, I know too many guy's that have gone to the Mikuni's and loved them. A friend of mine recently installed a 42 Mikuni "easy kit" on his Heritage....right out of the box it idled great, ran great, and the throttle response was much better, and consistant.....so after all this rambling, how do you like yours ?
I love the 42mm, it runs great especially with the other mods(this bike is not as fast as my last stroker, but it runs like Jack-the-bear for a basically stock motor). .

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Old 01-09-2004, 11:24 PM
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If you cant chrome it paint it silver. I would prob cry if I totaled up all the $$$ that in my sportie.
Naaah but dont tell my wife she's always wondering why we never have any money. shhhhh
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