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Re: 2017 CVO Limited 131 Upgrade finished! Awesome!!
« Reply #60 on: February 15, 2020, 02:12:53 PM »

It was in the high 20's and sunny in the Shenandoah Valley today and I went for a 2 hour ride in the mountains in my backyard. Quickly adjusted to riding with the new motor, had to feather the throttle going through the twisties. Even being gentle on the throttle, I could sense the back tire wanting to break loose with any extra gas. It was a defintitely less aggressive ride compared to before my 131 upgrade.
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Re: 2017 CVO Limited 131 Upgrade finished! Awesome!!
« Reply #61 on: February 17, 2020, 08:28:02 AM »

How sensitive is the throttle at slow speeds, like in a parking lot?
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« Reply #62 on: February 17, 2020, 03:01:36 PM »

Its more sensitive, you have to feather the throttle more. You can do faster with less effort but you have to get used to the throttle response, not as forgiving as before.
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Re: 2017 CVO Limited 131 Upgrade finished! Awesome!!
« Reply #63 on: February 18, 2020, 09:25:30 AM »

Agreed that with the additional power from big bore kits one must certainly  be less aggressive with the throttle to control the power to the rear wheel in corners. Most definitely a very positive control mechanism of the new RDRS system, that is if your so inclined to purchase that, but one should certainly not rely on that and be aware. Power can be your friend and your enemy if not careful.   
Glad you enjoying the build, ride safe!!
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Re: 2017 CVO Limited 131 Upgrade finished! Awesome!!
« Reply #64 on: March 13, 2020, 05:23:10 PM »

Here's my last update on the 131 upgrade. I rode the bike down to bikeweek and back, all together about 2500 miles in 5 day's. On the highway, ran it consistently 80 to 85 mph, the bike was basically loafing around 3000 rpm. Great to have the awesome roll-on acceleration to pass vehicles effortlessly. Averaged about 175 miles between fill-ups and generally put on about 4.7 gallons. Worst gas mileage was 36 mpg and best was 40 mpg. It did seem to get a bit better as I put more miles on the engine. The throttle is sensitive, riding over bumpy roads, I had to be extra aware of my right wrist as a little input will cause the bike to surge. Ran it in 82 degrees in bumper to bumper traffic for about 30 minutes and I can see how it could throw off a great deal of heat in 90+ degree weather. Probably worse for non twin cooled bikes. No regrets, having a blast riding my bike! It is a speeding ticket waiting to happen, lol!
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Re: 2017 CVO Limited 131 Upgrade finished! Awesome!!
« Reply #65 on: May 19, 2020, 06:29:26 AM »

Kojac, were you able to find a derby cover and/or an air filter cover/badge to match the 131 badge on the timer cover. Mine was a 117, so I have 117 on derby and air cleaner and 131 on time. Just looking to match it up. Thanks
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Re: 2017 CVO Limited 131 Upgrade finished! Awesome!!
« Reply #66 on: May 20, 2020, 06:14:20 AM »

Check out Bad Boyz, the company that makes the CVO backrest and Freedom seat. They now make custom derby and timer covers.

https://badboyzcyclez.com/
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Re: 2017 CVO Limited 131 Upgrade finished! Awesome!!
« Reply #67 on: May 20, 2020, 11:06:43 AM »

customderbycover.com will make anything you want... I have now used them 3X and have been very satisfied with their work...
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Re: 2017 CVO Limited 131 Upgrade finished! Awesome!!
« Reply #68 on: May 25, 2020, 06:39:00 AM »

Kojac, were you able to find a derby cover and/or an air filter cover/badge to match the 131 badge on the timer cover. Mine was a 117, so I have 117 on derby and air cleaner and 131 on time. Just looking to match it up. Thanks
Sorry, man, I’ve been off the forum for a few weeks. Yeah, like other people said several outfits are now making the 131 derby cover. There is already so much badging on the bike, I just switched mine to a plain chrome derby cover. My ac cover just says screaming eagle so I didn’t have to do anything there.
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Re: 2017 CVO Limited 131 Upgrade finished! Awesome!!
« Reply #69 on: June 29, 2020, 10:19:25 PM »

Here's my last update on the 131 upgrade. I rode the bike down to bikeweek and back, all together about 2500 miles in 5 day's. On the highway, ran it consistently 80 to 85 mph, the bike was basically loafing around 3000 rpm. Great to have the awesome roll-on acceleration to pass vehicles effortlessly. Averaged about 175 miles between fill-ups and generally put on about 4.7 gallons. Worst gas mileage was 36 mpg and best was 40 mpg. It did seem to get a bit better as I put more miles on the engine. The throttle is sensitive, riding over bumpy roads, I had to be extra aware of my right wrist as a little input will cause the bike to surge. Ran it in 82 degrees in bumper to bumper traffic for about 30 minutes and I can see how it could throw off a great deal of heat in 90+ degree weather. Probably worse for non twin cooled bikes. No regrets, having a blast riding my bike! It is a speeding ticket waiting to happen, lol!
Nice report.
I too use Groves.
Glad to hear it was a positive experience for you.
I'll have to look into that kit for my bike.
Hope you're still happy with it.
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Re: 2017 CVO Limited 131 Upgrade finished! Awesome!!
« Reply #70 on: July 01, 2020, 05:53:36 PM »

5k miles on the bike after the upgrade, so far so good and its been ridden hard! Funny, the tech and the counter guy I dealt with were guys I dealt with for years at Battlefield in Gettysburg. Groves was lucky to get them, need to hang on to them. Groves had a great service manager who loved racing Honda's on the side and went to work for a super sport Honda dealer a few years ago and their service dept took a dive. They got it back on track about a year ago and saved me a trip from going to Battlefield for service.
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Re: 2017 CVO Limited 131 Upgrade finished! Awesome!!
« Reply #71 on: July 05, 2020, 09:44:23 PM »

5k miles on the bike after the upgrade, so far so good and its been ridden hard! Funny, the tech and the counter guy I dealt with were guys I dealt with for years at Battlefield in Gettysburg. Groves was lucky to get them, need to hang on to them. Groves had a great service manager who loved racing Honda's on the side and went to work for a super sport Honda dealer a few years ago and their service dept took a dive. They got it back on track about a year ago and saved me a trip from going to Battlefield for service.
Agreed.
I'm good friends with Jeff.
I heard they were bringing a couple of guys down from Gettysburg.
Glad that worked out.
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