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Old 07-06-2019, 06:23 PM   #1
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From my almost 1000 mile round trip I found out a lot about my flatty.. runs like a watch and was more reliable than most bikes cannot ask for more.. but the springer was twitchy, tired me out and genuinely tried to bounce me off the road.

Bought some great trees which are designed around early pan with the -2 degree rake and 10 over tubes. This is the end result. Bike feels more stable and much nicer to ride at the 70+ mark where I need for highways in the UK. Apes may need to be smaller.. 16" is a lot of ape.

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Old 07-07-2019, 01:31 AM   #2
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Its so clean really nice bike
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Old 07-07-2019, 05:37 AM   #3
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Thanks man! she's very well kept!! and I do ride a lot as well.
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Old 07-07-2019, 06:37 AM   #4
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you did good

its clean both ways - I get the small tank but 50 miles is short for me when I am enjoying the day and the ride - but I get it
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Old 07-07-2019, 06:39 AM   #5
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you did good

its clean both ways - I get the small tank but 50 miles is short for me when I am enjoying the day and the ride - but I get it
I can get 90 miles out of that tank sir!!
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Old 07-07-2019, 07:42 PM   #6
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Old 07-09-2019, 04:04 AM   #7
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Your ride slays dragons.
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Old 07-09-2019, 08:24 AM   #8
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thanks guys!

Rode another 100+ miles since posting, wideglide is a dream it's such a lovely bike to ride now. Handles and rides much more comfortably, and I feel more confident at speed!
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I'm happy for you Rhys!
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Old 07-09-2019, 07:28 PM   #10
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Are you running a 19" on the rear ? It looks very good no doubt
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Are you running a 19" on the rear ? It looks very good no doubt
Yeah man! 19", she's geared high as well.. makes for a good laugh watching me try to pull off sometimes.. when I had the springer she would bounce like a mule haha.
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Clean indeed! Love the look with the wide glide.
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Yeah man! 19", she's geared high as well.. makes for a good laugh watching me try to pull off sometimes.. when I had the springer she would bounce like a mule haha.

Sweet ! I think it kicks ass and now know I can pull it off too on a future build
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Wait, so you have a 19" front and rear? Does your first pic above have a bit of fisheye distortion? 'Cause to me, the front wheel looks like 17" or conceivably even smaller than that.

Not an ugly or suboptimally functional (far as I know) choice of sizes, I'm not saying that. Just ... unusual looking.

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Wait, so you have a 19" front and rear? Does your first pic above have a bit of fisheye distortion? 'Cause to me, the front wheel looks like 17" or conceivably even smaller than that.

Not an ugly or suboptimally functional (far as I know) choice of sizes, I'm not saying that. Just ... unusual looking.

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21" front 19" rear sir. Just the angle! I captured it by off chance looking smaller.The rear tyre is also a firestone which makes is almost identically sized to my front 21"!
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Sweet ! I think it kicks ass and now know I can pull it off too on a future build
Yeah works fine, had a 19/21 on my panhead too. Gearing is crucial!
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That is a nice motorcycle!
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That is a nice motorcycle!
Thank you sir!
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