1st real ride observations:
I just got back from my 1st real ride, not nearly long enough. BUT, I have a few observations, comments and questions:
Ride: extremely comfortable bike to ride. On long open road trips, I don’t think you can beat this bike. I am 5’ 9” - 145 pounds. This bike is very heavy and is going to take a little getting used to BUT, even after a short while on it, it got much easier to “move” around! LOVE THE RIDE!
Heat: (I have Reinhardt slip-ons, ventilator intake and H-D tuner/download) the heat on the right side was literally unbearable, and it was only about 70 degrees today. I stopped and opened the lower vents and it helped a little but, in hotter weather, it is going to be a problem. I have read that it’s the cat in the pipe. What are my options to get this to run cooler. Break in, bigger sensors, and then the auto tune? Or, dyno? I definitely need a solution for this.
Lights: I have CD in all four turn signals, H-D Saddlebag lid spoilers with lights and the H-D upgraded R/T/B Tri-bar light replacement. The turn signals all blink at the correct standard cadence but the directional signals on the dash blink at twice the speed, almost like the older models did before you added the modules (forget what they were called) so that the lights would blink normally. Also, is the H-D tri-bar LED? I can’t find anything that says it is. I know the custom dynamics ones are.
Windshield: The stock shield beat me up on my first short ride, when I got the bike. I bought a Klock Werks 9” Dark smoked flair. It is still not enough. I can’t hear the music at all and the wind in my ears is very fatiguing. Anyone have a pic they can send me of thief bike with the 12” KW’s on?
Audio: All boom 2 with 900 watts of power. Honestly.......it is terrible. I am hoping that it wasn’t flashed properly or something isn’t right because it sucks! My 2011 CVO Street Glide with standard fairing speakers, lowers and lid speakers blew this system away. My old bike didn’t have boom 2 and not even half the power (I think it had just the power from the head unit for the fairing and lowers) and it was 100 times better. These speakers sound like cardboard, at normal listening volume it is completely distorted and clipping and I am positive that the speakers are going to blow. Harley should be ashamed of themselves. I read that boom 2 sucked but couldn’t imagine that it would be this bad. I wanted to try and stick with H-D stuff but this was a waste on money. I spent a fortune for the audio and it sucks! What can I do about this?
Last edited by Slotbike; 04-23-2019 at 03:02 PM.