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Old 12th November 2019
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I have three settings on my shocks. The lowest is the most comfortable and gives the softest ride but the shocks bottom out on the deepest ruts in the road which means steel hitting steel. The highest setting is the stiffest. For me, the middle is the "Goldilocks" setting.
A thicker seat would have the same effect as lower foot pegs. This is what the Mustang seat looks like:
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I think (not sure) there are aftermarket foot pegs available for mid-controls that are lower. I'm 5'6" (used to be taller when I was younger) with a 28" inseam and the mid-controls are at the limit for me. If I was taller, I would have to look for the lower footpegs. I HAVE to be able to ride in an upright position. My handlebars are the lower stock ones which allow me to lean forward a bit when I want to.
I can ride for hours in comfort on my Sporty. My last bike was a Shadow with forward-controls and I couldn't ride more than 20 minutes without going into pain that could last for weeks and an aching right leg.
My shocks look to have 5 settings and is what the manual states for a low model. For comfort I'd imagine the lowest setting and less preload is wanted? I'll have to play around with it next time I ride. Think friday looks decent, I'll have to ride on each setting and see if theres any difference.

That mustang seat looks nice, something I may have to look into if I keep the bike around.
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Few things over the past week. Installed a Sundowner Saddle, a functional luggage rack, a mid rise bar, and upgraded the rear shocks. About a month ago I installed Hog Works LED Headlight and the crash bars.


Pulled the luggage rack and painted it black today. Found some spacers and should have it remounted tomorrow.
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Put 250 miles on my 2006 Sporty
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Killed a spark plug wire trying to get it off to measure for the new one, cut the new one wrong since I didn't account for a bend properly... I'm having all sorts of luck with these things today.

But, I did get my XR clutch setup done, so now I've got a hybrid XR Carbonite thing going on in there. Solenoid in the starter is rebuilt now as well. I got the chance to scrape 15 years of oily crud from the top of the transmission while the starter was out too, so it's all nice and bright in there.

I'll have to try again with the plug wires, but this slushy crap doesn't seem to be going away, so it looks like I've got time to work on things.
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Pulled the luggage rack and painted it black today. Found some spacers and should have it remounted tomorrow.
Where did you get that luggage rack?
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From alt rider. It was made for a triumph tiger Explorer.
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From alt rider. It was made for a triumph tiger Explorer.
Looks good, I'll have to see if I can get one somewhere.
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The bike dropped a cylinder coming home from dinner the other night, limped home 8 miles with it catching up twice for a second each, pulled a shopping list full of codes. Cleared them, ran the bike in the driveway for several minutes today, it was running on both cylinders again. Shut it off went inside put on several,layers of clothing and went for a 60 mile jaunt. (It had warmed up to 30F) Checked for codes, none and never missed a beat the whole time, WTH?
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I got a newer, slightly larger horn for my standard XL883 which mounts in front of the frame. I checked for clearance and it looked good until I pushed down on the forks. It shoved the horn onto the front fender. So I used the slightly longer than stock bracked that came with it and mounted it on the left front gas tank bolt. It looks like it belongs there and not nearly as big and "blingy" as the chrome cowbell that comes on the Custom XL models.
While it isn't an air horn, it sure sounds like one! It's called the Loud Monster Snail Horn. I pulled the decal off to make it solid black.
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I got a newer, slightly larger horn for my standard XL883 which mounts in front of the frame. I checked for clearance and it looked good until I pushed down on the forks. It shoved the horn onto the front fender. So I used the slightly longer than stock bracked that came with it and mounted it on the left front gas tank bolt. It looks like it belongs there and not nearly as big and "blingy" as the chrome cowbell that comes on the Custom XL models.
While it isn't an air horn, it sure sounds like one! It's called the Loud Monster Snail Horn. I pulled the decal off to make it solid black.
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