From experience, having done a short trial with various Cobra backrests (and straight from my wife's opinion on the matter )
When considering the Cobra Mini (11" bar height) - she stated that it's really nothing more than a speed bump to slow you down if you start to slide off the back. When considering the Cobra Short (14" bar height) - she thought it was much better than the mini, and felt like it would actually hold someone on the bike over a bump or two. With the short in place, she did get comfortable enough riding 2-up that she would let go of me and do other things, like texting and such, all while on the road.
When upgrading to the Cobra Standard (17" bar height) with the wide pad - She's only sat on the bike once since the upgrade, but her reaction was similar to... OOOH! THIS is what I need until you get one of those... voyagers? (Of COURSE, I immediately asked if that meant I could add another bike to the garage, and she actually *GLARED* at me! LOLOL)
It does cut down the streamlined look of my custom a bit, but doesn't look bad at all. It did take a couple of days to get used to the look, though. The short left a much cleaner line, but then again, I added a luggage rack recently too, so the difference in look was a bit more extreme than just switching backrests.
I've got pics of my cusom with just the cobra short on it, as well as a couple with the standard and luggage rack on it, if you'd like to see them. Will have to wait until I get home, though. Just let me know.
...and here are a few with the Cobra standard backrest (3" taller) with the wide pad. It can come with the freedom pad for a little slimmer look too. I added the standard luggage rack at the same time, and don't find it unattractive at all.
It's been a little cold and rainy here in the PNW, so even though I had the ECU flashed and installed a week and a half ago, I never had a chance to try it out until today. Just putting through the neighborhood you couldn't feel a lot of difference, but you definitely hear a difference in the...
I have read some postings on the forum about changing out the front and rear pulleys on the 900. I am considering changing out the front pulley this winter and maybe the back also. I would like to get some feedback from those on the forum that have done one or both.
I have a 2008 900 Classic...
I know this a simple question.
I want to do a synthetic oil change, 2012 v900 has 3k now, last oil was done 4 years at 1k miles.
Autozone said they have mobil one MA (approved) 12$ a qt.
Wondering if you know where I can get ONE system oil synethetic cheaper?
Or if I should be...
took the battery cover off of the v900 today, and theres a metal clip on the left side, that the screw has to go into,
its non exhaust side, that screws into battery, for some reason, not sure how it goes back in, anybody have a photo or suggestion?
also theres a matching screw...
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