I do dig the new midrise bars though.
I removed the trunk as well.
I'm not too sure I was "Short Shifting", but other points taken.I installed the FP true duals on a 15 Chief Classic. They robbed me of bottom end and midrange power. I got the best numbers with factory headers and V&H slipons. Are you running a fuel controller such as PCV or Dobeck? If not those might get you back some of that power...especially if your prone to short shifting and not wringing it out. As far as your buddy, when you backed off the throttle I could hear him still on it. Also by virtue of being in the lead he was getting on it sooner.
Next time we ride.. we'll do a head to head, and I'll post itThere is no sense in trying to kill yourself on a fast turn by trying to keep up with a in the lead HD rider.
Age and wisdom go hand in hand, but sometimes age goes on alone
I prefer to keep on living so I can ride in my old age
I wonder in a straight up flat run off the line run, how they would go head to head.
Not too sure if I "Had to" but I did.Did you have to order those through the dealer?
Thanks. Still debating about the bars. They look great.Not too sure if I "Had to" but I did.
btw.. they DID have to extend a few cables.. unlike the same bars on the Chieftan.. The Roadmaster uses different (Shorter) cables.. Weird!
these bars sit 1" taller than the "DirtyBird" bars.. and about 100+ dollars cheaper. just sayin'.
I don't think folks give the HD's enough credit. Out the gate, they perform similar to a stock TS111 . But a CVO is a 110 with some factory goodies ( stage this, stage that). Now, many guys upgrade it further as you've stated , so .. it's not apples and oranges just because you threw in the Stage 2 cams.Huh..
To his credit.. His bike is QUICK. He has a good exhaust system and tune.
Man..I hope the latter of part isn't true for me.. I taught that dude how to ride. Hah.I don't think folks give the HD's enough credit. Out the gate, they perform similar to a stock TS111 . But a CVO is a 110 with some factory goodies ( stage this, stage that). Now, many guys upgrade it further as you've stated , so .. it's not apples and oranges just because you threw in the Stage 2 cams.
And .. as some people have hinted ... its also the rider. A buddy of mine used to outrun me .. he had more experience... Took a few years of playing, to feel comfortable rev'ing the motor our , shifting at the right time, etc, etc... ... now, the table is turned