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Old 28th January 2012, 13:03   #31
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wow! congrats on the bike.
a neighbor of mine who works in navy sold his DC modified car, a yamaha roadster, and another chopper to buy this model of harley and man this is a desirable machine. i am not a bike person but everyday when i see his bike while taking my car out of parking it tempts me to buy at least a RE classic (that is what i can afford )
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Old 9th February 2012, 12:30   #32
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I just did a 1200 km on the Harley from Hyderabad to Cochin. The Harley is surprisingly comfy; powerful, handles well, cruises great. Forward control and apes will make it a good tourer. Want to do many more trips now..
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Josepeter, where did you buy the V&H pipes from? Was it in India and if not, how did you manage to import them. Does fitting this cause any issue with the warranty?
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I just did a 1200 km on the Harley from Hyderabad to Cochin. The Harley is surprisingly comfy; powerful, handles well, cruises great. Forward control and apes will make it a good tourer. Want to do many more trips now..
WOw! thats the spirit! Did you gave any issue coz its low ? And solo ride?

Thanks for the video.
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WOw! thats the spirit! Did you gave any issue coz its low ? And solo ride?

Thanks for the video.
Thanks jk! No issues with the GC; take humps nice and easy and at 0 kmph . The ride was solo

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They sound amazing, may i please get the details of where can i get these pipes and does it void the warranty?
God that rumble is addictive, ive watched the video 4 times.
You can buy them online...I also heard that a Mumbai based dealership for Vance&Hines is on the cards. Slip-ons do not void warranty.


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Thanks jk! No issues with the GC; take humps nice and easy and at 0 kmph . The ride was solo
Hot bike and cool pics. Nice collage that one is, sums up quite a bit.
Btw, Jose, we met up a few months back, I bet you wouldn't remember .

Clue: One of your neighbors who is also a friend of mine introduced me to you and he always appreciates your great passion and eye for detail.

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Old 10th February 2012, 15:53   #37
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hey josepeter,
I cant believe that I met you! i never knew that you were in the forum.
I asked you about the Vance&Hines while the bike was washed at your residence(hope you remember).

Excellent bike and excellent exhaust sound by Vance&Hines
Next time, i visit my friend. i'll meet you!
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I'm sure all SuperLow owners know and expect that a bit of scraping here and there if the bike is abused on bad roads, and buy the bike willingly: mainly because of affordability, its classic lines and acres of chrome. None of the owners expect an enduro here!
You summed up the dilemma that the superlow presents to potential buyers. I remain unconvinced that this bike is any good for our roads. It might be at home on dual carriage ways where speedbreakers and curves are rare and this the ONLY terrain where it would make perfect sense, everywhere else it would be a pain. Considering how easy it is to scrape footpegs on a bullet and how much I hated that, not looking forward to that sickening feeling at all. But then, if it were to ride high, it wouldn't be a Harley. The sound track is addictive and it looks stunning - every bit a Harley and that is the hook.

Allow me to congratulate you on your purchase, rest assured that you are living the dream of millions of Indians.
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Default Modding and Living with a Harley for 4500 Kms

Whats it like?

HeMan overnight!

Bosses respect you!

Bikers respect you!

Car guys envy you!

Married guys ask you : How the heck did u get her to agree?

My 3 yr.old says "HARLEY DAVIDSON" ever so clearly!

No more Blues : Just ride the Iron Maiden!

A whole new family : Banjara Harley HOG


Heck yes! I even get preferential treatment from my TATA A$$


Whats the bike like?

The most comfortable small Harley you could buy! ( IMO only touring models are more comfortable!)

Very good initial acceleration!

Superb handling for a 260 Kg bike!

Good brakes and great to cut through traffic!

Good touring ability : Cramster stallion saddlebags fit perfect!

Exhaust note is pure heavy metal!

Ground clearance is nil. Humps stop you completely.


What are the mods like?

1. Vance & Hines slip-ons
2. Screamin Eagle Heavy breather
3. Chromed and drilled belt drive cover
4. Chromed rear sub-frame cover
5. Chromed side stand
6. Custom air brushed gas tank


Riding and Living with a Harley:

I did ride the Harley on a 2500 Km solo road-trip from Hyderabad to Cochin and back.
Rode for 11 hours straight twice; expected a sore back and a dead butt..NOthing!
The throttle locking arrangement is a boon for long rides..can do a hands-free!
Returns between 24 and 30 Kms mileage on the highway. The latter at a sedate 90-100 kmph.
The alloy rims did take quite a beating from our roads...both rim have bent lips; not enough to leak though; but I was told it is an easy fix to get the alloys true again.
I was told to use as little water as possible for washing. Have ordered for "Optimim NO RINSE"; uses minimal water and no rinsing.


Summing up: Im very happy so far..
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cool bike!! neat mods! congratulations
one question though.. that exposed air filter .. wouldn't that be a problem in rains or if water splashes while riding?
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Me too have got the same question. It has got killer looks though. And how much did it cost you? Was it provided by the dealer? And any idea to put a pillion seat? Are these accessories from HD a costly affair? Im planning to pick up one super-low after an year or so. Savings are on..
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Congrats, Josepeter on your new ride.

Used to have a Royal Enfield 500cc, recently handed over to a friend of mine from the MyFiatWorld club. Did not get time to enjoy the rides hence felt it is good if someone else enjoys.

Now, looking at your beauty getting tempted, the "keeda" is rising again especially after your statement of riding 11hrs without any strain..Kudos !!

Cheers and Ride Safe
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Old 20th February 2012, 22:40   #43
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cool bike!! neat mods! congratulations
one question though.. that exposed air filter .. wouldn't that be a problem in rains or if water splashes while riding?
Thanks mate! They come with a rain sock thats pretty effective. Can slip them on anytime.

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Me too have got the same question. It has got killer looks though. And how much did it cost you? Was it provided by the dealer? And any idea to put a pillion seat? Are these accessories from HD a costly affair? Im planning to pick up one super-low after an year or so. Savings are on..
Thats a screamin eagle heavy breather; they cost ~ 20K from the dealer here. Pillion seat is there on the bike now. Harley accessories are an expensive affair...no wonder dealers are called "stealers" worldwide.

Good Luck with your plans.
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... Any fellow bhpians please throw light on this matter.
As done on a friends bike-

The parts required to up the GC by 20mm (in real terms ou get about 15mm+some) is :
a) Front damper tubes
b) rear shock absorbers

Estimated cost is about INR 20000+little.

It works, but you have to find a bike or two thats got this done, talk to owners and figure out if you want (as in- is it worth it?) the increase before you spend.

Cost- as told.

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awesome bike! Love the colour! The red has me going green
Hate to ask you this, i have to, what FE do you get on your rides, espicially the cochin-hyd ride.
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