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Re:Highway gearing 4 Weeks ago  
These bikes need to be run hard as in don,t lug the motor in any gear
 
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Re:Highway gearing and apology to group 4 Weeks ago  
What primary chain are you talking about? I thought it was gear driven?

Transfer case. I’ve seen photos, and posts, of the neglected chain, bearings and cross shaft, where the chain was so worn it was slapping the case, and beating the case cover casting silly.
 
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Re:Highway gearing 3 Weeks, 6 Days ago  
roadiemort wrote:
These bikes need to be run hard as in don,t lug the motor in any gear


^^^^^^^
Unless you’re poking along on flat ground, they just don’t like to be run below 2000 rpms. Especially, if you decide to roll on the throttle.
3rd gear doesn’t hit the limiter, until you’re around 85mph.
I notice on my springer, the passing lights vibrate like crazy, until the motor is over 2100rpms.
My mileage starts to suffer when I get in the 3000rpm range. It’s really happier there, but it comes at a price.
 
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Re: Springer front end 2 Weeks, 3 Days ago  
I just wanted to say that springer front end looks really cool. I generally hate the way that springers ride but that does look great. I haven't ridden a springer in over 15 years so the technology might have gotten better also.
 
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Re: Springer front end 2 Weeks, 3 Days ago  
Those springers with the shock absorber assist work much better than one without. Stops a lot of the pogo-ing.


 
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Re:Highway gearing and apology to group 1 Week, 6 Days ago  
Curious BikerRon what constitutes the neglect you refer to that causes the chain issues?
 
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Re:Highway gearing and apology to group 1 Week, 6 Days ago  
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Curious BikerRon what constitutes the neglect you refer to that causes the chain issues?

Neglect. I E maintenance. There’s oil in there that should be changed. It’s in the manual for scheduled times.

Folks that failed to do so we’re rewarded with doomed cross shaft bearings and worn hyvo chains and cogs.
 
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Re: Springer front end 1 Week, 6 Days ago  
Father_Pobasturd wrote:
Those springers with the shock absorber assist work much better than one without. Stops a lot of the pogo-ing.




pc_doc wrote.."I just wanted to say that springer front end looks really cool. I generally hate the way that springers ride but that does look great. I haven't ridden a springer in over 15 years so the technology might have gotten better also."


This one handles great, IMHO. It's from a 96 or 97 HD FXSTSBB. I actually prefer it, to the stock front end on my other Roadie, even after the Race Tech and emulators were installed. Granted, when you spend a butt load of money on something, you may be a bit biased. Quality front ends, don't come cheap. This was NOS out of somewhere in Pennsylvania, IIRC.

Like PB said, the damper makes a world of difference, as does the general heft of the HD Springer front end. It is built for a bike that weighs as much as the Roadstars do. There is zero pogoing with this. Riding the same roads at the same speeds(10 year old asphalt with dips and tire grooves and rolls from heavy truck traffic), this one feels more stable then the improved stock one. It's less influenced by the road surface, IMHO.
 
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Re:Highway gearing 1 Week, 1 Day ago  
Long enough frame, enough rake and stretch and long enough springer and they ride real nice even rigid frame! Of course most of it is from flex in the frame....
 
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