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Default Was finally able to take the hammer on a multi-hour ride

After buying the bike in non-running condition for half of trade-in value, i got it running for free and spent like $150 on various TLC parts(thanks for the cheese wedge, mcpdk9) like throttle cables and rear turn signals. Now it runs almost perfectly after a couple tanks of good gas and some BG.

I rode from selma to college station yesterday and decided I'm tall enough for the v-bars to be comfortable for me........ but these pipes...... god damn........ They have GOT to go. Even with a full-face helmet and foamy ear plugs, i couldn't hear a damn thing halfway into the ride. The first thing I'm doing to the bike after my car sells will be a thor pipe, lloydz torque tubes, and a PC3. I might get a windshield too, but other than that, it's staying like it is.




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Awesome! Good to hear your deal turned out great and there were no major issues with it. Enjoy the ride safely!

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Thanks for the heads up on the exhaust. Figured those swept pipes would be required if I put Cross Country bags on my Kingpin.

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Thanks for the heads up on the exhaust. Figured those swept pipes would be required if I put Cross Country bags on my Kingpin.
I'm sure it's better with baffles, but I'm not sure if it'll still be too loud even with them.

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Thanks for the heads up on the exhaust. Figured those swept pipes would be required if I put Cross Country bags on my Kingpin.
Forget the noise, those won't fit the XC bags. You need something low and straight, since the bottom of the bags is straight.

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Glad to hear you got the bike running good rumblebox !

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Glad to hear you got the bike running good rumblebox !
Hell yea! It's a beast. Can't wait to see how it runs after the mods.


I also got 40mpg on the highway yesterday.

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Forget the noise, those won't fit the XC bags. You need something low and straight, since the bottom of the bags is straight.
The style of pipes might work with a Kingpin and X bike bags but the Hammer pipes won't fit a KP or Vegas. Probably fit a Jackpot though. They accommodate the wider back tire.
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