Customizations components are still arriving. The K&N breather kit arrived Sunday, and of course it’s now installed. Was pretty much the same installation procedure as the Screaming Eagle breather kit I installed on my Softail Deuce many years ago. Now the Stage One tune on the Fat Boy Lo is complete.
Due in this week are the tinted tail lamp assembly. The tinted turn signal lenses. The lay down license plate frame. The black clutch and front brake levers. The blacked out shifter linkage. The following week the header wrap, and engine hex nut cover kit should arrive. Ahh shit, forgot about some new shifter pegs! Will get those ordered today!
Lastly will be a full service on the bike. I’ve been doing the scheduled service on the our other 4 Harley’s, and this one will be getting the same treatment. K&N oil filter, Lucas Synthetic lubricants, plus all the other adjustments and checks associated with the bikes first big service.
The $64,000 question now is, who’s bike this is? Sue jumped on it, and really likes the way it feels. A little lighter than her Road King, and sits low, similar to her Dyna Low Rider. The only bike she doesn’t ride is The Deuce. The clutch is a little to stiff for her to operate. Hummmm. Maybe that’s intentional! LOL And besides that, the forward controls are a little to far forward for her. As for her Dyna Low Rider, that bike is setup strictly for her, and it not very comfortable for me, although I can ride it! Just prefer not too.
One aspect of the Fat Boy that both of us are going to have to get used to is the wide rear tire. Our other 4 bikes have rear tires in the 150 mm-160 mm range. The Fat Boy has a 200 mm rear tire. Corners totally different than our others. I feel sure we’ll adapt!
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