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Genesisclimber
Posted on Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 05:29 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I The long, surprisingly expensive road to take my 2KM2 back to stock condition:

M2


M2_2


M4
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Jayvee
Posted on Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 05:58 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Nice bike, irrespective of its stockiness...
I'm opposite, to me stock is the a compromise between accountants and engineers.
I'd like to get like the titanium frame of a Bott XR1, single-sided swingarm, carbon fiber wheels, ceramic brake disc, or how about a billet header
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Genesisclimber
Posted on Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 06:37 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Well, as much as I know about bikes – I don’t know as much as Erik Buell – After all these years I’m realizing just how good the OEM equipment on these tubers actually is. I mean, he was putting these high quality parts (Nissin, Showa, Performance Machine etc.) on these production bikes, taking the Sportster lump to its very limits. The air box may not look like much – but it’s perfectly calibrated for the carb and muffler combo – you keep the breadbox and stock muffler you won’t have any problems with these bikes. I just want to ride, man. I intend to build an insane S1 one day, though…
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Upthemaiden
Posted on Friday, August 18, 2017 - 09:14 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I agree bike manufactures know way more than I do, but I know realistically they also have a budget they need to stick to. I like a motor that hasn't really been tinkered with, aside from the obvious upgrades like the oil pump gear and the primary chain tensioner, but there's definitely some things that can be improved on... handlebars, footpegs, mirrors, brake levers, USD forks, aluminum swingarms on S1s, rear shock upgrades(!!), some random carbon fiber parts here and there like you've got... then there's things manufacturers have to do for legal reasons, like the bulky rear fenders, super wide turn signals, too many reflectors, overgearing a bike for emissions... I agree I can't produce a better bike from scratch, but I think there's always something to improve on that aren't 100% stock.

Aside from that, my bike came with a V&N exhaust, I'd definitely like to replace it with a stock exhaust when I find one that isn't $200... I wouldn't mind a stock airbox either just to go with it. My bike also came with a corbin seat, which I was excited about at first, in all honesty and as much as people pick on them, the stock seat is much more comfortable.

(Message edited by upthemaiden on August 18, 2017)

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Upthemaiden
Posted on Friday, August 18, 2017 - 09:15 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Your bike does look really good though! You did a nice job piecing it back together to stock.
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