continued from above.....
LOL, I have been accused of much worse.....lol for my length of writing.....you are too gracious....lol....actually I must admit as we would all agree these "CVO" FXR's the 2, 3, and 4 were all nicely appointed bikes for a model that was no longer being made and while each "CVO" model has some distinctive differences that allow each of us choices between the models for the most part most of the "chrome" is in place.....so there are subtle changes one can make to create what they desire whether it's a "bar hopper" a "day rider" or a "tourer". My friend who introduced me originally to the FXR has a great mind for detail and for pondering what would make the most practical sense when it comes to modifying one's FXR for different purposes.....so as a practical matter on the FXR2 (for me personally) the front tire found itself as a debatable issue, the handle bar width became a debatable issue only because I have 10" Wild One Mini Apes on my 2002 RKC and they are 35" wide approximately thus I needed something that would be wider on my FXR as when I was jumping between bikes the OEM 28" Wide FXR2 bars just were way too narrow, the front braking seemed to lack the same stopping power as my heavier 2002 RKC keeping in mind that I realize the RKC has dual brakes, while yet realizing that the FXR is approximately 150 lbs lighter and should stop easier regardless of whether it has only one caliper vs 2 calipers thus also a debatable issue that the evo brakes just weren't providing the stopping power I felt I desired, Since HD had already decided that the purpose of the FXR was to be a "lighter" touring option, (if you haven't already I encourage you to visit this THREAD, "FXR HISTORY" here is an easy link, simply as you know but for others who aren't place your curser over the address below, click your curser, view, and read as both interest and time allow, you will find within the THRREAD many participating to offer help to all of us regarding a more clearer idea about the model of the FXR,) here is the link:http://www.cvoharley.com/smf/index.php?topic=25417.0
to continue what I was saying above, with the touring option, thus making the bike "tour ready" has several options, Blaine (elvislee) has modified his FXR4 to accommodate bags which has proved very suscessful for him, my modification goes back to an actual FXRS-CONV modeled FXR as it was featured.....which alllows one to either run the bags or not.....the funny thing is once you start running bags....they are so convienient that to not have them on all the time becomes more difficult....lol, perhaps HD knew what they were doing back in 1989 when they began the Convertible model to begin with, of course many have chosen alternative "cams", Mikey (fxr4mikey) is getting ready to put new screamin eagle heads and certainly Mike (REDFXR2) has personally had success with this modification, some of us eventually may see enough miles where putting 10 thousandths over pistons and beefing up our engines may become the norm, but most of us need more miles to make that a resolve, but I must say there is ALWAYS HOWIE, lol.....I have my POPCORN ready....
so what's my point, there are simply debatable issues such as:
1) Front wheel/tire
2) Front Brakes
5) Engine Mods
So as you can see when you break our "CVO" FXR's down, and as they are nicely appointed already there really is a "finite" amount of modifications one really has available to them depending on their use of the bike. I asked you how tall you were over in your other thread, didn't see you respond, lol my posts are so long I wouldn't be surprised that you would even remember me asking the question, so how tall are you with boots on? This question goes to the relevancy of needing forward controls....of which I would have an opinion....LOL gee now that's a surprise...LOL.
Contrary to some but a point made last month in a different section of this website when a discussion of a GTG was being brought up about for us as FXR "CVO" Owners, there was a quick comment made by hogasm (reply #211) about a buddy of his, "......that One of my riding buddies has a 84 1/2 FXR first year evo. He wont trade or replace that bike for anything in the world.....right now it only has around 250,000 miles....." thus lol HD did make these bikes for touring purposes....lol now that's a touring bike!!!!!
So my point in all of the above is simply that I have made specific changes to my bike which for the most part are the changes we all pretty much have questions about....but the credit goes to the thoughtful of my buddy, he just loves spending my money....LOL.Can you measure the height from the top surface of your luggage rack to the top of the sissy bar please?
From the top of the rack surface to the top of the "chrome sissy bar" that was selected and attached to my rack, ie: part number already provided to you in previous e~mail the measurement is 7 3/8".
From the top of the rack surface to the top of the "black vinyl sissy bar pad" that was selected and attached to my
rack, ie: part number already provided to you in previous e~mail the measurement is 8 1/4".
I just figured out your "screen name" lol skreminegul07 lol you have an 07 Sreamin Eagle....very good....lol.
Hopefully this helps you out.