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Old 12-02-2012, 04:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well, I got the new drive installed. I bought one from Big Bird, and made arrangements to go over to the San Antonio area from Houston and have him install it. I went over on Saturday morning (about 225 miles), BB & his riding buddy started working immediately. I got to watch and help(as much as I could with my limited skills). Like many others have mentioned, when we took out the drive shaft, it was bone dry, no evidence of every having been greased.

It took a little over 3.5 hrs, but everything went in and back together smoothly. I took it from there, up through Fredricksburg and over to Austin to spend the night with my son, then back to Houston this morning.

So, How Do I Like It?" I Love it. But I have a little different perspective than most that I have seen.

Most of what I see about the drive change talk about running at 80 or 90 and having lots of throttle to bump it to 100+ with no trouble.

I don't ride that way. My goal was to be able to ride at 70-75 without the RPM being so high I though the bolts would vibrate out. It does that wonderfully. I was able to ride all the way back anywhere from 65 to 75 at a comfortable RPM/vibration level. I got slightly better mileage.

All in all, it was a good choice to make the change, and the experience was easy. I'd recommend it to anyone who plans on doing much highway riding
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Old 12-02-2012, 04:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Jay,

It was good to meet you and I am glad that you are happy with the drive. Steve is out riding and I am sure he will be on to thank you shortly as well.
You did take a good route up to Austin. Glad she handled well for you.
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Old 12-02-2012, 05:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hey Tanker- You are gonna love the drive more and more as you ride. It totally changes the bikes manners huh?..
I love my drive!
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Jay, it was great to see you again and glad we could get this done for you...
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BB, good to see a couple "good ole Texas boys" continuing the tradition.
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Grunt? BB? 3-1/2 hours? You guys out of practice?
Sounds like you were enjoying the work so much you decided to drag it out!!
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No, we did a few other things as well, like move his helmet lock and we did a U-joint mod with a Stock C90 driveshaft Mod as well, so removing the swingarm not the fake one takes a little longer...
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