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    This is pic of 2009 1200L, the cst wheels were standard, wires were optional. This is mine plus tons of chrome and SE bits.D1FC818D-93C5-42F9-94F0-1C578443C691.jpg

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    VERY nice.
    Looks like the rear fender on mine is a bobtail option, so whoever bought it new must have spent shed loads on options and accessories. Wish I could find him/her to thank them It also came with a solo seat and the V5 states one seat (including driver) so maybe they liked the bobtail/solo combination for their souped up bike. Touring bits must have come later.

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    Mmmmm...chrome, we like chrome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldvelonut View Post
    Mmmmm...chrome, we like chrome!

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    Sorry Pete,

    Chrome is so last century, darkness is the future for Harley-Davidson, check out all their latest 'Dark Custom' models.

    Polishing acres of chrome isn't for me these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldvelonut View Post
    Mmmmm...chrome, we like chrome!

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    Nice, but the Dark is taking over the HD universe
    FTW )

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    Took her out for a short ride today (love my flying jacket!) to sort the preload on the shocks. She rides much better, but was surprised how little preload I needed for my 16 stone bulk. Started on the fourth dot, but now up to halfway across the second. Anyone know if these dots mean anything ( apart from getting them both even) on 2017 Showa/HD Iron shocks?
    The engine seems to like the stock/K&N airfilter arrangement and ran evenly at all speeds, but didn’t really get hot so will have to see if hot running (it’s major problem) is improved too.
    As for chrome versus dark, I am not a fan of the dark fad. They all look the same! I suppose they are designed to look menacing, but that is wasted on a fat 67 year old
    I like my Harleys to be comfortable, loud and shiny with bags of big twin torque but the tourers are too heavy - hence the Sporty. The Dark Custom will go the way of the cafe racers, rat bikes, street rods and bobbers when the wheel of must have fashion turns again. I ruined a perfectly good Matchless in the 60s making it into a cafe racer.
    And don’t start me on Kim Jon Ung haircuts and ripped jeans!

    Nurse, it’s time for my medication

    A little less chrome on Piglet with the black shocks, but they will be hidden under the saddlebags!
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    Would like to c the jacket . I’m with you on the chrome !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldvelonut View Post
    Took her out for a short ride today (love my flying jacket!) to sort the preload on the shocks. She rides much better, but was surprised how little preload I needed for my 16 stone bulk. Started on the fourth dot, but now up to halfway across the second. Anyone know if these dots mean anything ( apart from getting them both even) on 2017 Showa/HD Iron shocks?
    The engine seems to like the stock/K&N airfilter arrangement and ran evenly at all speeds, but didn’t really get hot so will have to see if hot running (it’s major problem) is improved too.
    As for chrome versus dark, I am not a fan of the dark fad. They all look the same! I suppose they are designed to look menacing, but that is wasted on a fat 67 year old
    I like my Harleys to be comfortable, loud and shiny with bags of big twin torque but the tourers are too heavy - hence the Sporty. The Dark Custom will go the way of the cafe racers, rat bikes, street rods and bobbers when the wheel of must have fashion turns again. I ruined a perfectly good Matchless in the 60s making it into a cafe racer.
    And don’t start me on Kim Jon Ung haircuts and ripped jeans!

    Nurse, it’s time for my medication

    A little less chrome on Piglet with the black shocks, but they will be hidden under the saddlebags!
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    Wash that mouth out . I agree though fashions come and go. Black bikes never really go out of fashion though, not in the custom world. A bit of colour and chrome brings in some diversity to keep things ticking along. Flying jackets however............
    FTW )

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    Nowt wrong with a flying jacket on a cold day, you could however get a jacket to match your bike.......
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    Talking of chrome.

    The shocks are 11" so there is only 1" of travel. Dave at Hagon reckons 3" of travel would be ideal, but as I don't want to jack the rear end up which make the bike steer much quicker, he reckons that if I fitted 12" shocks I would see (and feel) an improvement.
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