Sorry for the late response. The 909s are not too loud, def good at cruising speeds and sound good when I roll into the throttle. I still have the stock head pipe, so I’m sure they’d be MUCH louder if I changed it. I’m also running stage 1 with the Arlen Ness big sucker and SEPST.Looks like how I want mine to be. How loud are those 909's? I am not looking to piss off the neighbors, but love a low growl if I hit it but reasonable at cruising RPM's if that makes sense. Also, is that a LRS windshield? If so, how tall and did the bars interfere with the windshield? Thanks!
Nice bike enjoyWell, I have been circling Sol over 50 years now, in all that time I have never had a "newer" vehicle. Always just found other things to spend money on that never wanted to pull the trigger on the latest, because something just 3 years older was so much cheaper and I had to put 4 kids through College and such... Well, this spring after a tough personal year losing too many friends before they even hit 60, and going to see my second youngest Graduate in 2 weeks from College and my youngest in his 2nd year. I decided I would finally treat myself, with much coaxing from the OL. So on Saturday I pulled the trigger on a '20 RGS River rock gray blacked out. (yea not BRAND new, baby steps) I am totally shocked at the difference from my '06. I couldn't wipe the grin off my face the whole way home (had to go to a dealership 90mi away to find this bike). The bike is pretty much stock, so I am trying to figure out what pipes I am going to go with and what bars. I had 14" apes on the 06 and that was the only thing that really bugged me on the ride home. Also, I feel like I am sitting much more forward on this bike. When my feet rest on the floorboards I am way over the rear brake and had to pull my foot back to apply the brake. Also, I really need to get used to that hydraulic Clutch. I feel like I am relearning how to ride a bike again. Just night and day from the '06.
Would definitely take any suggestions on what to do first. I thought I read here that '20's could take 14" Apes without switching cables, but the dealership sales guy said 12" and the Parts guy said 13". Factory 47 states their signature series will not need to swap cables. I was thinking maybe RCX 4.5 pipes, but they don't have the upslash option and since I finally have extended bags, I gotta follow those lines.
Here's a pic or it didn't happen proof.... Hasn't been a sunny day since I got it. But I LOVE this color! View attachment 425964
I went the Cobra route, too, but the opposite slant. I’m tickled to death with ‘em.Looks good. Don't know how you feel about Cobra Exhuast, they make a 909 upswept slipon that follows the lines of the bags. I put 12" Factory 47s on my 2019 the TBW was a little complicating to run through due to the heated grip plug end but nothing needed cut spliced or extended and there was some room left in the cables. I don't know if enough was left for 14" bars but you may be able to squeeze a set on by removing the plug holder behind the ignition cover and extending those cables by removing ty wraps.
Yeah me too. Mine are slanted down. They look ok in my opinion. I also have the cobra true duals head pipes. Sounds ok. Used a PV tuner I ordered from fuel moto so they did the mapping. Trying to find somewhere to dyno it and see what they can do to tune it.
I have the hidden one from Hogworkz and reception is pretty bad. I never use the radio so it doesn’t bother me, but I don’t recommend it if you’re going to want the radio. Chances are places with lousy cell reception might also have poor FM reception, so you may want to go with the stubby one.Just ordered the Cobra 909's upslant and my chopped tour pak for the OL. Now wondering if I go with the Stubby Antenna or the hiden one in the fairing. Truth be told I don't listen to the radio much, it is mostly bluetoothed from my phone, but want to have the option if I am out of cell range
I have one of the real short stubby antennas, cant think of what brand it works ok in the city but once you get out in the county and mountains there isn't many good radio stations to pick up around this way. I haven't even tried it that much as the main thing playing is Bluetooth for me. I hate the factory sky scrapers but I think if you want uninterrupted reception thats really the only option. I could be wrong thoughI have the hidden one from Hogworkz and reception is pretty bad. I never use the radio so it doesn’t bother me, but I don’t recommend it if you’re going to want the radio. Chances are places with lousy cell reception might also have poor FM reception, so you may want to go with the stubby one.