What was your best 1500 improvement?


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Re: What was your best 1500 improvement?

Post by wingman12 » Sun Aug 09, 2015 7:27 pm



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Re: What was your best 1500 improvement?

Post by ghostdawg1520 » Mon Aug 10, 2015 4:54 pm

i cut a door inside my left saddle bag and put hinges on it so i dont need to remove my bag to do my rear brakes....

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Re: What was your best 1500 improvement?

Post by WingAdmin » Mon Aug 17, 2015 3:24 pm

That's tough - the shifter shaft brace is fantastic, HID headlights made a big difference at night. Replacing the Superbrace with a Blackwing fork brace made a huge difference in handling.

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Re: What was your best 1500 improvement?

Post by CMReynolds1 » Mon Aug 17, 2015 7:56 pm

An 1800........................
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Re: What was your best 1500 improvement?

Post by Uncle Fester » Mon Aug 17, 2015 10:09 pm

WingAdmin wrote:That's tough - the shifter shaft brace is fantastic, HID headlights made a big difference at night. Replacing the Superbrace with a Blackwing fork brace made a huge difference in handling.

HID bulbs in the stock buckets or HID Projector headlights fitted in the stock buckets ? Have a thread on this mod ?
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Re: What was your best 1500 improvement?

Post by wingman12 » Mon Aug 17, 2015 10:22 pm

The HID bulbs in the stock buckets are awesome, the hard part is keeping the beam low enough that you don't blind on coming traffic. Road signs start glowing 100 feet away. :D :D

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Re: What was your best 1500 improvement?

Post by spiralout » Mon Aug 17, 2015 10:59 pm

CMReynolds1 wrote:An 1800........................
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Re: What was your best 1500 improvement?

Post by virgilmobile » Tue Aug 18, 2015 6:55 am

ghostdawg1520 wrote:i cut a door inside my left saddle bag and put hinges on it so i dont need to remove my bag to do my rear brakes....
Would you post a picture of this "door"?
I like the idea. :D

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Re: What was your best 1500 improvement?

Post by Uncle Fester » Tue Aug 18, 2015 7:14 am

virgilmobile wrote:
ghostdawg1520 wrote:i cut a door inside my left saddle bag and put hinges on it so i dont need to remove my bag to do my rear brakes....
Would you post a picture of this "door"?
I like the idea. :D

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Re: What was your best 1500 improvement?

Post by WingAdmin » Tue Aug 18, 2015 9:28 am

Uncle Fester wrote:
WingAdmin wrote:That's tough - the shifter shaft brace is fantastic, HID headlights made a big difference at night. Replacing the Superbrace with a Blackwing fork brace made a huge difference in handling.

HID bulbs in the stock buckets or HID Projector headlights fitted in the stock buckets ? Have a thread on this mod ?
I put HID bulbs in the existing headlight fixture. I wrote about it here: viewtopic.php?f=18&t=12118

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Re: What was your best 1500 improvement?

Post by w9r1x4 » Tue Aug 18, 2015 9:51 pm

I'm hoping it's the one I'm having done right now. Had the front forks rebuilt twice only to have them leak like crazy to the point where the bike was feeling unstable again. Invested in NEW fork tubes (old ones were visibly scratched it turned out) and the Traxxion inserts, plus new All Balls stearing head bearings. Lots of $$$$ but what the hell...I've already got 3x as much in it as I paid for it...but it's MINE MINE MINE with at least 200k miles of fun remaining.

I'll let you guys know the results.

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Re: What was your best 1500 improvement?

Post by w9r1x4 » Fri Aug 28, 2015 10:20 pm

w9r1x4 wrote:I'm hoping it's the one I'm having done right now. Had the front forks rebuilt twice only to have them leak like crazy to the point where the bike was feeling unstable again. Invested in NEW fork tubes (old ones were visibly scratched it turned out) and the Traxxion inserts, plus new All Balls stearing head bearings. Lots of $$$$ but what the hell...I've already got 3x as much in it as I paid for it...but it's MINE MINE MINE with at least 200k miles of fun remaining.

I'll let you guys know the results.

Ed
Got it back today. Also had to replace the fork tubes (reason they were leaking). Completely different feeling. Much more stable. Havent ridden but about 30 miles but its noticeably different and more comfortable. Havent had it fast enough to know if the high speed wobble is gone. Also had them lower the front about a half inch. While they had it apart I had the speedo cable replaced which fixed my cruise issues. All work was done at tampa trike.

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Re: What was your best 1500 improvement?

Post by redial » Fri Aug 28, 2015 10:23 pm

Good to hear that you are back in the saddle. Enjoy your rides.
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Re: What was your best 1500 improvement?

Post by vtxcandyred » Sun Aug 30, 2015 4:29 am

I believe MY best improvement was re-wiring the cruise. It will hold speed as fast as I want to take it.



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