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Just curious what goodies you guys have added for my future reference. I'm sure each person would have a different opinion as to which is most important for their bike. Performance, appearance and comfort can make for some dollars spent. So what was most worthwhile?
 

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Ricky,


This is a tough one but besides the engine and tranny mods the Brembo front brake was the BEST so far. With all of that power if you can't bring it back down you can get hurt! The tire is an on-going saga because the factory tire is pretty useless when it comes to getting the HP to the road.

The skull headlight with the PIAA 85 watt bulb in the low beam is another worthwhile modification but the brakes are the best place to start. We can talk about engines and the tranny and associated drive system for hours!!!!! :D :D :D :D Call me for more detail!
 

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I would say the converter upgrade is a real good upgrade. Unless you're planning to drag everybody you meet I'm not concerned at all about the rear tire. I still want to groove the Avon and see how that works out but those who have done that like it. I'm a little hesitant to try the car tire because of all the "edge" issues. I won't knock it since I haven't tried it.

A set of laser lights on the lower air dam looks real nice. They say the three points of light gets you noticed a little better, too.


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I'm with you Lamont and Chris.....The #7 Converter is great...Of course,the NOS,Heads and Cam ain't bad either :lol: .....Mark the Mech. at Houston BH just put me on a Continental front tire and it seems to work OK...It is actually a rear tire made for something,but they say it's rated for the BH.....

Badger....Dave
 

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I had no luck with the Continental rear running backwards. It cupped pretty quickly and the bike handled like a tank. I changed to the 130 and the bike was a lot more responsive, even with a car tire. My 2 cents.

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BADGER Dave said:
I'm with you Lamont and Chris.....The #7 Converter is great...Of course,the NOS,Heads and Cam ain't bad either :lol: .....Mark the Mech. at Houston BH just put me on a Continental front tire and it seems to work OK...It is actually a rear tire made for something,but they say it's rated for the BH.....

Badger....Dave

Dave

My 2000 came with one and it lasted a long time. It was a Conti 140 but after I went to the new style front fender, and when I would run on up there, 150 or more, it would grow and it rubbed a hole in the top of the fender. On the 2000 you couldn't move the fender up and down like the 01 and later.

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Thanks Russel and Adrian....I've got an extra front wheel with the Avon on it just in case the Conti doesn't work out, but a couple guys I ride with down here have them on their Bosses and like them so I figured I would give it a try....Adrian.....I'll move my fender up a little but I don't see many of those 150 mph days anymore...I've got the Crazy Rick Syndrome!!!....Lot's of Burnouts!!!..... :shock:

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Worthwhile mods

Ricky,

Reads like some sage advice from the others, with choices as well!

My .02 cents, knowing your topography and climate, is a WindVest Windshield, if you don't have one.

Doesn't "aero" and control the bike when caged in with 18 wheelers like other "fork" mounted shields I have experienced in the past, yet it really keeps the crud off your face. Easy to remove quickly as well.

Florida air, at times, seems to be about 20% BUGS of some size or other, and the Windvest will keep your helment clean, compared to no windshield.

Again, my .02 cents

Ride Safe

HAWK88
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HAWK88 said:
Ricky,

Reads like some sage advice from the others, with choices as well!

My .02 cents, knowing your topography and climate, is a WindVest Windshield, if you don't have one.

Doesn't "aero" and control the bike when caged in with 18 wheelers like other "fork" mounted shields I have experienced in the past, yet it really keeps the crud off your face. Easy to remove quickly as well.

Florida air, at times, seems to be about 20% BUGS of some size or other, and the Windvest will keep your helment clean, compared to no windshield.



Again, my .02 cents

Ride Safe

HAWK88
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Yeah---he has one--ask him to tell you the story! Almost made me hit my head loading his bike!! :lol:
 

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Ricky,

The best accessories are those you can afford :lol: What I've done is to make a list of all things I saw on other guys scoots that I liked.....then went after them a bit at a time........like every other bike (maybe somewhat higher) it adds up pretty fast......easy to stick $30M in a BH that does not have any goodies on it :lol:

Sure glad my bride is understanding 8) :? :lol: :beer8: :capwin: :beer3:
 

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Ricky,

The best accessories are those you can afford :lol: What I've done is to make a list of all things I saw on other guys scoots that I liked.....then went after them a bit at a time........like every other bike (maybe somewhat higher) it adds up pretty fast......easy to stick $30M in a BH that does not have any goodies on it :lol:

Sure glad my bride is understanding 8) :? :lol: :beer8: :capwin: :beer3:

I just don't tell mine!!!!! Just ask Cutris at TBH. I would have to move in with one of you guys if she knew about the "cash cow" as Cutris calls it!! Came in one time after a major mod and it had a sign on it that read "cash cow" some peoples sense of humor! :D
 

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Rick..I've made a lot of changes to the beast. The single most productive one was to have a custom alternator cover made which has extended my belt life and kept my alternator completely dry and functional in the most horrendous conditions on long trips.
Cheap and simple is the Crane Ignition Adjustable vacuum advance kit which, for a few bucks, will increase the responsiveness of the beast greatly. #7 or Coan converter (I have the Coan). Heavy duty tranny rebuild?
Then there are the custom louvers I had made which look great and cover the ****ty beat up radiator look.
Changing to the inverted forks...priceless difference in ride comfort.
This year have gone to the higher risers, new water pump, Holley Red fuel pump and a new wiring harness none of which I've had the chance to try yet. Oh, yes, new late model steering neck which seems to be 500% stronger than my stock 2000 which cracked..
Chromed wheels make shiny wheels a breeze.
The point is that this is a work in progress and will never end. Joker controls are next.
Get the point...no end to posssible mods....Joe
If you consider my stroker motor a modification then that takes it all. Became a whole different machine after that.
 

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Busa Dave said:
HAWK88 said:
Ricky,

Reads like some sage advice from the others, with choices as well!

My .02 cents, knowing your topography and climate, is a WindVest Windshield, if you don't have one.

Doesn't "aero" and control the bike when caged in with 18 wheelers like other "fork" mounted shields I have experienced in the past, yet it really keeps the crud off your face. Easy to remove quickly as well.

Florida air, at times, seems to be about 20% BUGS of some size or other, and the Windvest will keep your helment clean, compared to no windshield.



Again, my .02 cents

Ride Safe

HAWK88
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Yeah---he has one--ask him to tell you the story! Almost made me hit my head loading his bike!! :lol:
Yep...another fond memory of my trip to Dallas to pick up the new (to me) Boss. The cargo trailer that I took to Texas to haul the bike in had a pretty low door height and we forgot to remove the windshield before loading it in the trailer. With Dave walking the bike from the left side and Curtis, myself and a friend that traveled with me pushing, we got a good head of steam going up the ramp and into the trailer when Dave realized at the last min. that the windshield was still in place and may hit the top of the trailer door. With him handling the bike and the rest of us pushing, he saw the potential disaster about to happen and it was a bad time to have second thoughts. Luckily it cleared by a fraction of an inch and I was left wondering what caused all his excitement. Sometimes it's good to be ignorant. :D
 

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Hawk,

You should post that wild hog on here....think the boys would appreciate the "iron" this guy used to toast the thing......he's my kinda handgun dude for sure 8)

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Hawk,

You should post that wild hog on here....think the boys would appreciate the "iron" this guy used to toast the thing......he's my kinda handgun dude for sure 8)

How's the leg doing??

Tim
 
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