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by Chuck
Tue Dec 23, 2014 1:44 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: LED Headlight Made in USA
Replies: 0
Views: 22173

LED Headlight Made in USA

https://bikesbuiltbetter.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Drag-LED-150x150.jpeg I have heard that as you get older, your eyes require more light to see, especially at night. At the same time you're more affected by glare, which means you get blinded by oncoming headlights. Screw that. As far as ...
by Chuck
Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:11 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Progressive Suspension Touring Link
Replies: 0
Views: 16646

Progressive Suspension Touring Link

https://bikesbuiltbetter.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/tourlink-300x243.jpg Finally an inexpensive and easy to install solution to the handling challenges faced by most touring models. Does not hang below the frame or impede ground clearance. Keeps motor/swingarm assembly aligned with chassis...
by Chuck
Tue Mar 02, 2010 6:51 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Tech Tips
Topic: Don’t Let This Happen To You!
Replies: 1
Views: 10293

Don’t Let This Happen To You!

https://bikesbuiltbetter.com/images/battery_tender_sm.jpg It’s the first nice, springy day. The snow is gone, the birds are singing, and you just can’t wait to take your motorcycle out for the first ride of the season. You open the garage, push the snow blower out of the way, and back your bike out...
by Chuck
Tue Mar 02, 2010 6:27 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Tech Tips
Topic: Regular Rider Maintenance For Your Motorcycle
Replies: 0
Views: 8822

Regular Rider Maintenance For Your Motorcycle

Regular Rider Maintenance For Your Motorcycle If you value safety there are some things you should check yourself on a regular basis. Routine maintenance is important but pre-ride inspections and regular safety checks should be done between service intervals. If you don't have an owner’s manual wit...
by Chuck
Mon Jan 18, 2010 5:49 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Metzeler: The best tires for your motorcycle
Replies: 0
Views: 11363

Metzeler: The best tires for your motorcycle

https://bikesbuiltbetter.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/metzeler_logo_300.jpg For those of you with ADD we’ll start with the end: it’s Metzeler. If you’d like to know why we think that way, read on. If you’ve been to Bikes Built Better you may have noticed that Chuck and Joe and I all have Met...
by Chuck
Mon Jan 18, 2010 5:46 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Tech Tips
Topic: Change your Sportster front wheel from 21 to 19
Replies: 0
Views: 10119

Change your Sportster front wheel from 21 to 19

https://bikesbuiltbetter.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/19-fonr-wheel-rc-comp-300.jpg The first time, the change was motivated by economics. A customer had a Sportster Custom which, of course, had a 21 inch laced front wheel right from the factory. Many years and many miles of rough roads and ...
by Chuck
Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:14 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: The Baker DD7 a Direct Drive 7-Speed
Replies: 0
Views: 14362

The Baker DD7 a Direct Drive 7-Speed

https://bikesbuiltbetter.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/dd7-large-150x150.jpg The Baker DD7, a Direct Drive 7-Speed, is a complete gear-set replacement for the Cruise Drive Harley-Davidson factory 6-speed. It's a great addition and upgrade. The Baker DD7, a Direct Drive 7-Speed, is a complete ...
by Chuck
Thu Jan 29, 2009 6:38 pm
Forum: Honda
Topic: 2008 VTX 1300T Carburetor Tuning
Replies: 0
Views: 25977

2008 VTX 1300T Carburetor Tuning

https://bikesbuiltbetter.com/forum/images/postimages/vtx1300t.jpg We started out with a stock VTX 1300 T Cobra Slip On Slash Cuts #BLV1179SC K&N Air Filter #HA1330 Now for the tuning customer started with a DynoJet DJ1192 Jet Kit I installed the kit as per the DynoJet Instructions using a 195 main ...
by Chuck
Fri Jan 23, 2009 10:41 am
Forum: Electra Glides - Touring
Topic: Cam Change Kit
Replies: 1
Views: 6336

Re: Cam Change Kit

There are a couple of ways you can change your chain-driven cams to gear-driven cams. It's a great upgrade; the bike's timing will remain steadier and you won't have to worry about failing cam bearings or cam chain tensioners. I've heard the S&S gear-driven cams and they're only a little bit noisier...
by Chuck
Sat Jan 17, 2009 2:08 pm
Forum: Tuning and Performance
Topic: Improve suspension
Replies: 1
Views: 11028

Re: Improve suspension

https://www.bikesbuiltbetter.com/products/images/race_tech_kit.jpg After many miles on the my Sportster front-end it was time for new seals. This would be a good time for fine-tuning it in order to optimize performance. I decided to use Race Techs Gold Valve Emulators which would, in effect, transf...
by Chuck
Tue Jan 06, 2009 12:16 pm
Forum: Fuel Injection
Topic: NEW Power Commander 5 Features for Harley Davidson
Replies: 0
Views: 26275

NEW Power Commander 5 Features for Harley Davidson

New For 2009 Power Commander V https://bikesbuiltbetter.com/products/images/power_commander_v.jpg Features For Harley Davidson Fuel and Timing control Rev Xtend “Warm Up” fuel adjustment (unit reads engine temp and allows fuel/timing adjustments based on it). Previously the PCIIIusb allowed you to ...
by Chuck
Mon Jan 05, 2009 11:28 am
Forum: Kawasaki
Topic: Kawasaki Model Designation by Year
Replies: 0
Views: 29437

Kawasaki Model Designation by Year

Kawasaki Model Designation by Year This is a list of models and model designations of the most popular Kawasaki Motorcycles some models may not be listed feel free to add model info by replying to this forum. Use this information to reply to tech posts and to help find correct parts and accessories...
by Chuck
Wed Dec 24, 2008 1:37 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Tech Tips
Topic: Motorcycle Gas Tank Rust Removal Technique
Replies: 0
Views: 15806

Motorcycle Gas Tank Rust Removal Technique

Motorcycle Fuel Tanks are often plagued by rust and liner deterioration. Take a look inside your gas tank when the fuel level is relatively low--using a flashlight, not a lighter! If there are bits of loose stuff sloshing around in the bottom of the tank, whether they're rust or flakes of liner, the...
by Chuck
Tue Dec 23, 2008 10:23 am
Forum: Softail Models All
Topic: 2001 FXSTD Softail Duece
Replies: 1
Views: 4456

Re: 2001 FXSTD Softail Duece

We have quite a few chrome calipers for you. Performance Machine 6-piston differential-bore caliper 1701-0091 MSRP $499.95 our price $444.95 Performance Machine 4-piston differential-bore caliper DS324609 MSRP $449.95 our price $400.45 Brembo 4-piston differential-bore caliper DS324022 MSRP $463.95 ...
by Chuck
Tue Dec 23, 2008 10:21 am
Forum: Dyna Models 1991 to Present
Topic: 2007 FXDB Street Bob
Replies: 1
Views: 4384

Re: 2007 FXDB Street Bob

Instead of using a Moose mount, you might be better off using the "Ecaddy Deluxe" from the Drag Specialties catalog. It's designed to fit your 1" handlebars and has a flat plate that measures 1-13/16" x 1-1/2" that you can mount your GPS on. (How you mount it is up to you; this is a universal device...