If its just for looks, fill yer boots, but if the stock bars are a little low for you -
I spent some time trying to think why I should not raise the angle of the stock bars a little on my classic. Couldn't think of a reason not to, so I slackened them off and raised them about 2" measured from the floor. No risers, just the angle changed. The only issue was the rhs mirror would not go low enough for good rear view so I adjusted the brake lever up a little to give the mirror the adjustement needed. The conical mirror bracket at the rear of the mirror is permanently fixed on the rod . The fastener behind the glass goes into a recess in the rod, so don't force it!
From an engineering point of view, I personally don't like the idea of using stock cables on non stock bars if there is the remotest chance of them binding.
I like to practice slow speed handling and the stock bar position was a little low on full lock turns, just touching my knees. I can now go round and round on full lock turns like a good'un.
Cover your tank well before you loosen the bar clamps......
I installed some 8" Harley Mini apes on my LT. Was able to get away with the stock cables and lines. They are at the max and I did have to adjust the levers a bit to accommodate. But it works just fine without binding. Found mine on Amazon for under $50 at the time. Just search for 8" mini apes on Amazon. Double check your knurling space as well. They Harley bars knurling spacing worked out fine. Sticks out a little bit, but looks and works just fine. Super all day comfort now. No neck or shoulder pain anymore. I also installed some 3.5" pullback risers. I hated the posture the stock bars put me in, leaning forward led to neck and shoulder pain on long trips.
You can easily find mini apes on eBay or Amazon for $50 and under, although again you will need risers as well for the Custom. You should be able to go up to 12" with re-routing (I'm assuming the Custom and Classic have the same length cables). You'll have enough length but it will put your clutch cable at a somewhat odd angle, which I know some people aren't ok with. I haven't had any issues so far though, running 10" apes with 2" riser extensions on my Classic.
quick question for you, just did a full syn castro power 1 change, and she's perking up already, so I figure I do the coolant.
the articles have been helpful.
How early would you do the coolant, with less than 4k miles on it, but original coolant, and its been 6.5 years?
I check the...
I know this a simple question.
I want to do a synthetic oil change, 2012 v900 has 3k now, last oil was done 4 years at 1k miles.
Autozone said they have mobil one MA (approved) 12$ a qt.
Wondering if you know where I can get ONE system oil synethetic cheaper?
Or if I should be...
Cobra Speedster Swept Exhaust for a 2019 Classic
I thinking about adding these to my 2019 classic. Anyone running these and what are your thoughts.
I would look at other options but for the 2018/2019 my options are limited.
I've taken my Vulcan 900 about 200 miles in a day. That's my longest ride so far, and it was the day I bought my bike.
Drove from Idaho falls to my home in Salt Lake City.
I'm curious what other riders longest rides have been? And what modifications have you made to your Vulcan 900 to make...
i want to add the 900D LT saddlebags to my 900B. i have the cobra speedster swept exhaust and i think the right side bag will clear the top pipe but not certain. any 900D owners here with the cobra speedster swept exhaust? or knows of one...
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