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Old 11-17-2018, 11:35 AM
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Im not to concerned with the rear fender because this one is a temp fender, I can always make a longer one. Its a ongoing construction that will change and evolve as I see what works and as funds allow. The bike is a 2018 Iron 1200.
so far I have recouped alot of the money spent by selling the oem parts.
Here in northern NV we have endless fireroads running everywhere, so why not ride them. Plus I dont want a bike like every other bike out there.
 
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Don't get me wrong, I love the idea. Wish I had the funds for one just like it. Would love to see it in sction. Yea in NV you'll have plenty of dry days to ride.
 
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Old 11-17-2018, 11:54 AM
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My plan is to have it ready to ride over the Thanksgiving weekend. I pretty much have everything to finish it up in the garage. Then after the holidays I will send the forks to race tech for springs and gold valves.
 
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Looking good and I agree your rear fender could look more motocross style for function. How much more suspension travel front and rear? Thought about converting to a chain drive?
 
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... after the holidays I will send the forks to race tech for springs and gold valves.
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Are you and Race Tech aware that you have a Cartridge in One fork leg?
 
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yes race tech is aware of the forks. I have a rear frame hoop that I want to install so I can mount up a different fender eventually. Just have not found one I like yet. So for now im just running what I have, since it didnt cost anything except time.
 
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yes race tech is aware of the forks...
That's good... I ask because they don't have listing on the website for your bike ... well kind of, but that listing is incorrect in that Race Tech is listing it as using the traditional Damper Tube on each side.

So they are going to keep your one cartridge? I know RT can because they do it on other harleys, but I've never heard from any Harley owner who has done it (or had it done). The Harley owner usually replace the cartridge/fork tube with another Damper tube style.

If you're keeping the OE Cartridge, I'm interested in hearing how they perform
 
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That's good... I ask because they don't have listing on the website for your bike ... well kind of, but that listing is incorrect in that Race Tech is listing it as using the traditional Damper Tube on each side.

So they are going to keep your one cartridge? I know RT can because they do it on other harleys, but I've never heard from any Harley owner who has done it (or had it done). The Harley owner usually replace the cartridge/fork tube with another Damper tube style.

If you're keeping the OE Cartridge, I'm interested in hearing how they perform
I will contact them next week and see what the plan is.
 
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Looking good and I agree your rear fender could look more motocross style for function. How much more suspension travel front and rear? Thought about converting to a chain drive?
. Front is original so far, but is supposed to pick up 1 more inch with a kit, back is at 6 1/2 inch's. I converted my Flat Track 883 to a chain, while I love the look I hate the mess. Thats why I left the belt covers on, to help keep junk away from the belt.
 
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Belt tensioner finished, exhaust put on. In the morning I will unpack the FP3 and install a tune. If it stops raining I will take it for its maiden voyage and see how everything is working.
 

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