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Old 10-21-2012, 12:10 AM   #31 (permalink)
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I've ridden my speedmaster on a few dirt roads and no real issues. On loose clean gravel it was a little tricky but its really only a matter of getting used to the feel. I also have mine lowered about an inch and a half (Dyna shocks) and no issue with scraping the pipes. With the way I ride I tend to scrape my heals on the asphalt before anything else - usually in round-abouts.
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Old 10-21-2012, 08:16 AM   #32 (permalink)
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You ride 60 mph on dirt and gravel roads on a Speedmaster with floorboards and lowered suspension? You sir, are a legend.
A legend fo sure
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Old 10-21-2012, 10:01 AM   #33 (permalink)
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I own an america ,as said already the lean indicators hit before anything else. They corner very well but as a new rider I would be more concerned with going slow and upright for quite a whyle before wanting to kneedrag.
I will keep to this advice for years to come. I admit to my skepticism of my own riding talents for radical cornering.
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Old 10-21-2012, 03:31 PM   #34 (permalink)
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A legend fo sure

Every time I am down at lake to visit dad !

Actually his road is river "pea gravel" but I ride other county roads that are of the white type !

As long as I am in frontt of dust , I feel GOOD ! LOL


Oh yea , I stand up on floorboards for big bumps , just like I would on a dirt bike , which is what I learned to ride on back in early 70's

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Old 11-08-2012, 06:53 AM   #35 (permalink)
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I have a 1999 Legend TT and am seriously considering trading it for a Speedmaster, simply because the Legend is so fast it scares me. You've really got to keep the RPMs up or it lugs. In the Bikez specs for the Legend, it's rated at 60.2 mph in 5.2 seconds. Do you Speedmaster riders think this would be a wise trade?
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Old 11-08-2012, 03:15 PM   #36 (permalink)
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Army mom. No need to afraid of a fast bike if your brain,common sense throttle hand wiring is intact! No way I would trade a legend for ANY cruiser. My tiger gets to 60 so fast its spooky as well and 100 in a blink of an eye after 60,I couldn't imagine getting rid of it and only having my low slow ba to ride.
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Old 11-09-2012, 06:22 AM   #37 (permalink)
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[QUOTE=vzshadow;2395730]I'm pretty sure it was the center stand. The salesman told me he had never seen a center stand on a Speedy. QUOTE]

I have a aftermarket centre stand on my 09 SM. A road I travel alot has a hi speed sweeping bend which has a bump/dip/ruff spot and laying it into the cornor (left side) at around 120kph I hear/feel a large scrape.
the only marks I can find is on the centre stand.
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Old 11-09-2012, 05:33 PM   #38 (permalink)
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I haven't been quite brave enough to get mine that far over. Close, but not quite. I'll get there
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Old 11-13-2012, 02:17 AM   #39 (permalink)
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As others said, peg indicators scrape first, but mine are nearly worn away now. Although two up, the pipes can touch down first sometimes. A big difference to how far you can lean it is the tyres you choose.
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Old 11-13-2012, 01:23 PM   #40 (permalink)
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With some stiffer rear shocks you can resolve that issue. My back end is lowered an inch and a half (3.5-4cm) with stiffer shocks and I never scrape my pipes.
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