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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 04-03-2012, 04:06 PM Thread Starter
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Excited For This Season - Slow & Low Roll

Just hung up w/Heritage and got all my shit squared away for this season - Reason for my excitement is the new seat for the heap - Last years Low Profile Drag Seat was just pure torture on my back and I had to hold myself up with the bars which equated to not a lot of riding - This season, I have elected to go with the Sundowner Deep Bucket Solo Seat - I am told these are uber cushy and will make a world of difference - On top of more support, they also sit at a less aggressive angle which will allow my feet to rest more "flat footed" - All good things for the herniated L4-L5 and L5-S1

Also, I am finally getting around to installing an Oil Temp Gauge and swapping out the standard Chrome Gas Cap with a Flat Black Cap (I know you share in my excitement for that alone)

This Seat will now go on this turd (minus the rear Pillion)




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Congrats.

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Congrats.

Where's the "I can't wait to rip @ss" thread title?
HA - Funny you should say that - That fucking chair broke on me yesterday and scratched the shit out of my HW Floor - Thank goodness the floor already needed to be replaced due to ripples from a leaky winder - Had to go to "Office Max" and pick up a $50 cheapie

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Badass bike!
Thx Man - I go back and forth with selling it every off season and then after the 1st ride of the season, I am glad I didn't

Too much $$ and love into this turd to let her go

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Siiiiiick bike bro! Def wouldn't sell that baby unless had too lol although that drag style seat does look really clean on there, im sure after a day of riding u want to shoot urself.
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Siiiiiick bike bro! Def wouldn't sell that baby unless had too lol although that drag style seat does look really clean on there, im sure after a day of riding u want to shoot urself.
Thanks man and yeah, that seat fit the flow of the bike perfectly but you hit it on the head, after (30) mins I wanted to drift into oncoming traffic so as not to feel the back

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I'll take the low pro seat.. lol.. Nice bike by the way.
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I'll take the low pro seat.. lol.. Nice bike by the way.
You wanna buy it? - Pretty much brand new - (1) season old and prob only had less than (10) farts on it

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Niiiiice... you needing another ride from the Lisle Metra to the dealership again this year?
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You know your back is cheesed when you're on your 3rd seat searching for relief on a CRUISER. Hope it's better Ed!!
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You know your back is cheesed when you're on your 3rd seat searching for relief on a CRUISER. Hope it's better Ed!!
HAHAHAHA - The Stocker was okay but I wanted a Solo and went for "Looks Over Comfort" and paid for it with that fresh "30 Days In The Hole" feeling - I was close to buying this one last year but went the other route, swing and a miss

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Niiiiice... you needing another ride from the Lisle Metra to the dealership again this year?
Hahaha - I forgot about that - I'll let ya know man - That was the last time I used public transportation (other than Airlines) and am still a little freaked by it

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Great seat! I have it on my Street Glide. I like what you've done with the bike. I haven't really been on here to see it.


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Great seat! I have it on my Street Glide. I like what you've done with the bike. I haven't really been on here to see it.
Thanks Bro - Did not do much to it this off season as all the cash went to the track tard and street tard - Now, I am broke but have cool shit to play with

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I'll take the low pro seat.. lol.. Nice bike by the way.
If you want to buy it, let me know before I list it

Le Pera - "Bare Bones" - Retail $210 - Like new with barely any ass time, to you, $100

http://www.lepera.com/seat_pgs/v3_Dy...l.php?SEATID=3

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Got 'er back just now - Seat is VERY comfortable - Was delivered on "E" so I rode it up to the Pumps and filled her - SO much better - I remember rolling out of Heritage last year on the LePera and being like "WTF did I just do" and figured I would get use to it - never happened - This thing is much more comfortable - Changes the look of the bike a bit but not so much that I say "WTF did I just do" - The LePera just fit the lines of the bike better and gave it that low sleek look but I could not ride the fucker - Now it looks like a typical HD but I will be able to roll it - WORD

Oh and dude who is buying the LePera, this thing is BRAND FUCKING NEW - Bastid - I want $10 more..........ha.....................make it $5

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Had to do all this while working from home today so I got it up in the garage and covered up ASAP as I had limited time between Conf Calls - I will get some up this weekend - Wanna try and ride on Sunday if this fucked up shitball weather system ever passes the fuck on

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Skipped outta work for an hour and went and met Steve to break the seat in and test the comfort - Gotta say, very comfortable and was able to ride pain free

Lost the sleek look but the ability to ride again far outweighs - Snapped a pic and had a lil fun with the HDR App on the phone


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The seat looks good. I know what ya mean about the other seat. I have one on my FXDL.

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The seat looks good. I know what ya mean about the other seat. I have one on my FXDL.
Thanks man - Night and Day diff for my back - It is like sitting on a down pillow

I am still very partial to the looks of the LePera Drag Seat but my back just could not take it and needed more support - This thing delivers - Hit bumps that would have shot right up my spine with the LePera and did not even feel them with the Sundowner

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