I just got back from Greg's Meet & Greet and would like to report that the bike ran great. 5 tanks of dyno juice got burned up and the results were very nice (except for one odd one). All were fillups with the cheapest Regular.
173......3.8......45.5 -- (Hwy 50, 1/2 way)
170......3.9......43.6 -- (Hwy 50 & around Aurora)
180......4.1......43.9 -- (Aurora to Gahanna)
202......4.2......48.0 -- (Slab, I-70 West)
161......4.1......39.3 -- (!? Slab, same but B-P Regular ?! What was in that tank?)
That last one went to reserve after just 152 miles. The only other one that went to reserve was the next to last that did it at 191 miles. After that bizarre last tank I stopped near home to fill it and then drove 12 miles home. There was a definite change and power surge as the new fuel flushed out that B-P crap. Hmm, maybe it had some duck feathers from the Florida Gulf in it.
I usually avoid B-P because of their obvious ethics problems and only succumbed this time because I was running on fumes.
While at Oldewing's place he was kind enough to flog the bike a bit to help me diagnose a bit of a stumble that's been bugging me since getting her back on the road. Lo-and-behold, he recommended that I go thru the basics [slap-own-forehead] and do a valve adjust, set the pilots at default, sync. (Yes Greg, I did suck on the tube and it clunks just like yours. BTW, I forgot to say bye-bye to Kathy, please give her a hug for me.
Some mighty nice words there. I'll just say that I am more than happy that you have been infected by me. Wingingit2:
Those are Harley Sportster mufflers and they will fit with a bit of backyard engineering. I got them free from a buddy who swapped them before he even started his new bike. Do a search for "harley pipes" and you'll find enough info to keep you going for a week or so. Newwinger:
I got them from Crescent Moon but I'm not sure that shop is even open anymore. They are called "Sportster" bars but that's just referring to the style. I think the specs are somewhere in this thread. What I did was sit on the bike and reached out to the imaginary, perfect spot for my hands. Wrists straight, elbows slightly bent. Comfy. Then, Pretty Wife marked the position and measured it. Then I found some that matched those specs. To be ergonomically correct, the shape of the bars should fit you, not just look good. I wear a 37" sleeve, so these fit me.