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just put on a new set of iso-grips with throttle boss today :D
makes a big difference-isolates some of the vibes from the bars and feels
much more comfortable than the leather sleeves i had over the stock grips
easy to install-took about 20 minutes

also got around to mounting the chrome cover for the ugly black horn
i've had it for some time and forgot i had it :roll:
its a clamshell chrome cover for a 93 and up sportster that covers the horn
and adds a nice chunk of chrome to that black area-looks great :wink:
installs in 5 minutes
 

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also got around to mounting the chrome cover for the ugly black horn
i've had it for some time and forgot i had it :roll:
its a clamshell chrome cover for a 93 and up sportster that covers the horn
and adds a nice chunk of chrome to that black area-looks great :wink:
installs in 5 minutes
Did you put the cover on the Vulcan or Sportster? Got a part number handy? Might be a lot better than that chrome ring thing Kawa sells and gets big $ for.

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dammitt beavis!! i knew somebody would ask for the part # :lol:

and yes-it went on the vulcan

after i torn it apart i naturally threw it away :roll: but just drop by h/d
and get the cover for a 93 and up sportster (XL) its really the only one
that looks like it will fit (shaped like the horn itself) i paid 15 bucks for it
sandwich the cover between the horn and the exsisting bracket and
put the nut back on - you may have to bend the bracket just a tad for the cover to clear the fast idle knob - and its a big cover and fills in that spot
nicley

its this one in chrome:
 

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bikeaholic said:
dammitt beavis!! i knew somebody would ask for the part # :lol:

and yes-it went on the vulcan
Thanks for the info.

I read here, I believe, that HD sells an air pump for shocks that is of good quality, and I will add one of these horn covers to the basket. :)

Know of any other HD goodies that will fit a Meanie/1600 Marauder? :wink:
 

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Shooter,
I bought one of the air pums from the Harley shop ($39.95) and it is a really neat very well made pump, wors great on my air shocks on my 1500 Classic FI. These pumps are about the same price as the ones sold by Kawa & some aftermarket ones that I saw online but they were just basically syringes with a guage and valve. You will be vey pleased with the one H.D. sells.
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Shooter,
I bought one of the air pums from the Harley shop ($39.95) and it is a really neat very well made pump, wors great on my air shocks on my 1500 Classic FI.
lonestar,

Thanks for the review. I'm going to get one from HD. I looked at others on the web and they were more money and somewhat cheap looking. I read the Kawasaki one was plastic. I see that they have removed them from buykawasaki, at least for the 1600 Meanie.

Looking forward to getting it. A bicycle pump just didn't cut it. :lol:
 

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Hi Everyone,

How often do you add air to your shocks?

And what settings are they at?

Is there a link where I can read up on this?
Let's say I am a heavy person.. and hit bumps.. or I am thin & drive on smooth lanes.. something to guide my choices..

Thank you,
-Ryan
 

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I use a Progressive pump from Progressive shock co., about $40. I run 20 lbs on the Nomad and the shocks set at #2 for 2 up riding and #1 for single. I weigh in at 200 plus another 175 with lil lady. Mean Streak set up for solo riding with air at 15 lbs and shocks set at #1 and bump up to #2 for winding roads. The settings are subjective because everyone rides differently.

John, Pensacola FL
 

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Take a look at your owners maual. There is a guide for set up in there. It is a good base line to work from and then you can tweak to your liking.
 

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Hey bikeaholic,
Could you tell me if that Harley clamshell chrome horn cover will fit my 99' 1500 Classic? If so, I'll drop by my local Harley dealership and order one. Thks.
 

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can't remember if the 1500 horn is the same style :roll:

run down to the dealer and check the 2 horns - if they are the same
style horn i'm sure it'll work-may have to tweak the stock bracket a little :wink:

i'm thinking about changing the horn all together-
that factory horn is a toy :lol:
thinking about a marine horn in polished stainless that is much,much louder
smaller and looks better too :wink:
 

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Hey bikehalic,
I did find the chrome shell horn cover at my local Harley dealership. Not sure where you found one for $15. The dealer quoted me a price of $42 for the part. When I mentioned that I thought it might be about $15 he kind of laughed and uttered something to the effect of "we have no parts for a harley that would be as low as $15"!!!:)
 

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i got it at a local bike shop here - it was a return and the package
was torn up so the dude just gave it away basically-i got lucky :p
 
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