Join Date: Sep 2010
She's gonna be tight at first - break-in takes about 3K miles. Read the manual to get a lot of answers. Don't assume the shop set it up right - check the air...40F, 42R and 15 or more in the rear shock. Get yourself a rear shock air pump and never use compressor air on the shock. Access the battery and place lock washers under the bolts and tighten them, they have a tendency to loosen. I hope you got the 500 mile service INCLUDED in the deal. If you know which end of the screwdriver is the handle, you can do ALL your own maintenance including wheel removals. There are YouTube vids for every operation on these bikes. Just cuz its a big V-Twin, don't think its a tractor engine, never ride under 2500 and shift at 3500. You can not hurt these engines. Re add-ons; give yourself time, hang around this forum, ask questions, look at our signatures. I could make recommendations, but I think you should give it time. You made a wise choice, these bikes are super dependable and you will be riding it for many miles and years. Welcome.
2010 Midnight Cherry XR. 7Jurock, Lloydz AF, ATS, AFR tuned VFCIII, IAV, and T-6 and locally repacked pipes = big smiles. SOLD
to a dear friend, so it's still in the family."
2017 Spyder F3 Limited - keeps this old guy in the wind and riding with friends.
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