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Old 01-07-2019, 01:06 PM
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Exclamation What did you do to your 18+ softail today?

Since this forum has been added, we now need this thread.

So I'll start.

Added a very small "Touch of Class" to my Cherry. A black fancy Shift linkage I bought on the Geek buying site.


Under $25 including shipping. Other styles are also available.
 

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Old 01-07-2019, 06:26 PM
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Installed my Pro Beams after getting the bike back from wheels and tires claim!


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Wow Frank! I don't hate that at all. Got a link?
 
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Wow Frank! I don't hate that at all. Got a link?
https://geek.wish.com/search/harley%20davidson%20accessories?&source=search

Will take a while to scroll through all the items but as you go down you will find a number of these "linkage's" of different styles.

Doing a quick search I found the link to the one I got: https://geek.wish.com/search/harley%...lated_products
 

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Installed my fangs, then a quick test ride. It was a comfortable 75 degrees this afternoon.





Numerous forum members have reported on the reduced buffeting benefits, but this exceeded my expectations. I am still running the stock windshield. I need more saddle time to decide whether I want to pursue additional changes.

I did feel a lille exit heat under the seat, but I installed these fangs inside the windshield dock, so I am not surprised. I've read the previous threads on fangs and engine temperature. I may decide I need to remove them or pursue other cooling options this summer.Maybe not, I believe the M8 is much cooler stock than my previous 110's were with various stages and tunes.
 
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tx freebird could you post a couple pics of where you installed them without the windshield in the way?

I'm really on the fence about either these or a set I picked up from a '17 and down Heritage that the po drilled to fit. I honestly like them better but they are chromed and would prefer black. I may try them and have them powdercoated or if they fit in my oven do it myself.

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tx freebird could you post a couple pics of where you installed them without the windshield in the way?
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I will post a picture tomorrow in the daylight. These fangs can be bolted on the inside of the windshield dock (as I did) or the outside of the dock. The outside position moves each deflector about 3/8 of an inch further away from the fork. Again, picture to follow.
 
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Originally Posted by tx freebird View Post
Installed my fangs, then a quick test ride. It was a comfortable 75 degrees this afternoon.





Numerous forum members have reported on the reduced buffeting benefits, but this exceeded my expectations. I am still running the stock windshield. I need more saddle time to decide whether I want to pursue additional changes.

I did feel a lille exit heat under the seat, but I installed these fangs inside the windshield dock, so I am not surprised. I've read the previous threads on fangs and engine temperature. I may decide I need to remove them or pursue other cooling options this summer.Maybe not, I believe the M8 is much cooler stock than my previous 110's were with various stages and tunes.
I have the same fangs on my Heritage, mounted inside the windshield dock. I did a test and found about a 9 deg F increase at highway speed with the fangs installed. I don't think it's a problem. The only time the engine gets hot is when you are just crawling in traffic and the fangs shouldn't really be a factor then because there's no airflow anyway.

When I did the temperature test I could really tell the difference in buffeting and wind noise. They really do dramatically reduce both.
 
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Coloring for Grown-Ups.

 
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...or a set I picked up from a '17 and down Heritage that the po drilled to fit. I honestly like them better but they are chromed and would prefer black...
I thought I wanted black for my Cherry also, but after installing mine, I liked the chrome better. IMHO, if you are going to go Black, you really need to go "ALL" Black (ie.; Pipes, etc.). My Fangs being chrome sort of balanced out the mix of black and Chrome.


Very early photo of my Cherry just after the Fangs were installed.

I will say the quality of the chrome on the set I got from J&P is not the best. Just about a year and they are developing pitting and rust is apearing even though I keep them cleaned and polished regularly. Might have to find a place to have them re-chromed sometime in the not too distant future.

But they, along with my recurve windshield, did a great job on reducing the buffeting.

If there is any concern about the engine heat off the engine onto the legs with fangs installed I would sugest a Capt Itch Croch Cooler.
 

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