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I purchased a 2004 Vegas from out of state.. sight unseen.. but had a good sellers/buyers relationship (so I thought, I would think there would be a bikers code of disclosure of issues with the bike) so I wasn't overly concerned about the bike.

Day two I realized the previous owner never installed a fuel controller when he installed his slash downs and air intake. I've read about the mixed reviews on here about taking the bike to dealers so I went the private route... and it's been a great experience. He has a passion for bikes and his reputation to uphold.

So if anyone needs a mechanic in NJ I got one for you!

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I've used Motorcycle Mall in Belleville for my fuel pump. They did the job, but kind of expensive. I was satisfied with the work. If you're not too far from Lloyds in NY, I'd go there. I plan to have them to do my exhaust. who did you use?

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I went to Vicious Cycle in Roselle... Had the fuel pump rebuilt for $300 and he installed installed Lloyd controller for free.

Great guy and reasonable.


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You might not need a flash or PVC. Have you or him clean the throttle bodys. Your do.

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I do like to support the independent shops.

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Thanks visionjohnny, I will ask him about that while he still has the bike. He's seems extremely thorough. I'm still learning and appreciate any suggestions!

DirtyDan.... 100% agreed!! I feel like dealers are done with you once they've made the sell.


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Thanks visionjohnny, I will ask him about that while he still has the bike. He's seems extremely thorough. I'm still learning and appreciate any suggestions!

DirtyDan.... 100% agreed!! I feel like dealers are done with you once they've made the sell.


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2012 Cross Country Champion Trike in process with all the usual mods
2010 cross country, engine change out in process
All sold
2012 XCT,
03/07/12 RG Chopped Bagger
1996 Road King Chopped
2003 FLHTCUI
2003 Big Bear Choppers DA
2000 Chopper Guys rigid EVO
1995 FLHTCU w/Hennigan sidecar
1947 Knuckle
1990 FXRS Convt
1986 Honda CX650C
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