Loving my new Vegas !!
Hoping the witch doctor fender wire protector helps the wiringLooks like you got a great deal - nice bike. I purchased the exact bike used a few years ago, and here are a few things to consider. Mine had a lowering link installed, and while it looked badass, it had tore up the wiring harness under the rear fender. The lowering link will also affect the ride and handling quality. I removed mine after a few rides and was much happier. Beware of the Easy Clutch. I ordered one for my bike, and found it was easy to install and not hard to adjust properly. I liked the feel of the clutch until I found the bad news. On mine I noticed after a few hundred miles that the cable was wearing where it exits an aluminum tube after it makes a 90 degree bend behind the rear cylinder.
The only adjustment for this is to take things apart and bend the small bracket where the tube passes through it. After a few hours of bending and beating on the bracket I finally gave up and removed the Easy Clutch. Witchdoctor was kind enough to exchange it for a standard black clutch cover at no charge. Good luck with yours!
Mate its far from set and forget, and you're a big boi anyway.Dang was thinking it would be a set it and forget it kind of deal, hoping it will feel like a clutch on the new bikes they are really easy to pull in.
Mate its far from set and forget, and you're a big boi anyway.
If you want the luxury of an EzyClutch ya gotta pay for it with maintenace or youll be burning out your clutch and itll be a pig to ride:crying
Maintain it and youre fine...clean and lube cable ends every 2500 miles and slip a 2mm allen key between the lever housing and the cable boss cos thats the ideal play with an EzyClutch...more any it wont release properly and less and itll slip.
Youll find in practice you'll move it up one flat of the nut every 5000 miles or so...how many miles do you average a year?
Up to you but its not set n forget at all.
DONT lube the internals of the cable its teflon and lube will just attract dirt and gum it up.Actually after reading all the reviews and having the clutch engaging on me I removed it last week and am just dealing with the pull. It is uncomfortable after awhile but hopefully I will get used to it.
I am not big as in tall, maybe big boned as they say back home -- 5'6" but a hefty 220lbs.....that's probably were I came up with the username.
Wear a Med glove and the reach to the clutch lever makes the pull probably seem a lot harder than it is. May order the adjustable levers to compensate for this but have not decided on it.
I pulled the cable and lubed it about 500 miles ago and checked both ends for wear and put some bearing grease on each end at the barrels and lubed the cable itself. I also check both ends of the cable for frays after each ride I have been on.
Don't know how many miles I will ride in a year, moved two years ago and this is the first time I have owned a bike since moving and the first time I have lived this close to some really good roads.
Today was my first ride up into the foothills of the mountains and I plan on going back on my off weeks. Work 7 days - off 7 days, so will get some riding in hopefully. Expect 6-8k a year as I do not ride every day I am off, but would like to make at least one trip into the mountains a week, routes can vary between 150-350 round trip in a day depending on where I go and ride and were I stop.
Road a little over 200 miles today and with all the stops it ended up being around 5 hours round trip. Got to see some beautiful lakes and ride just below the mountains in NC.
May try it again when I have some free time and not riding, I really liked the clutch pull afterward.DONT lube the internals of the cable its teflon and lube will just attract dirt and gum it up.
I myself use an Ezy clutch cos of arthritic hands so I know where youre coming from, from the sound of it youll only need to adjust it every 6 months or so anyway.
Theres lots of miss info on EzyClutch on here and inferences to "toughen up" and such....run it by all means but make sure your adjustment is correct and maintained and you wont have a problem.
I carry the neccesary tools on the bike to adjust on the road, a 14mm open ender with the sides grinded off to fit the locknut and a 13mm or 1/2" to turn the adjustment ...as I said youll only take it up one flat every 5-8000 miles anyway.
Take the time to set it up right in the first place and its well worth it for the ease of declutching.
Sold the seat to cover my latest order, got the victory logo in red, kuryakyn mini boards and splined adapters, and a factory solo seat I got for $40.Ordered some Kuryakyn premium mini boards for my Vegas last night and the splined adapters. Got the decal in the pic above in red, a seal mate and dust boots, got a little seepage on one seal. And want to order a grasshopper backrest or similar soon. Put my rear seat back on without the backrest and am planning on selling it to cover the eBay purchases hopefully. See them selling for $229 new, figure I can get at least 120$ on CL to cover my eBay purchases last night.