Hmmm.......plenty of views, no replies.
Would love to hear others thoughts on this thread...........
Areas I'll be looking at in future, already discussed by many:
Seat - original fits me pretty well, but no long rides yet.
Footpegs or floorboards? Already noticed legs wanting to shift position last night after 20 minutes.....
Handlebar? I have a great new HD bar for a Sportster on my shelf....might try it out. Original fits me ok.
Here are my thoughts on the Speedmaster with over 3000 miles.
Seat, the stock one is okay, the comfort seat is great for about 15 minutes, then it loses support creating pressure points. I went with Corbin, its firm but I can ride with it all day without feeling those pressure points.
Floorboards, it was one of my first mods. I did not want to do it because they look like Elephant ears to me. My brother said give it a try you wont be disappointed, he was right. They make long rides so comfortable. If feel like riding hard I can move my feet all the way back hug the tank and let it rip. If I feel like just cruising I can move my feet forward. There is so much room to move your feet around. I do scrape the boards a little, but they move to let you know to back off.
Handlebars, I have heard some complain, but I love the beach bars. Like the floor boards I feel they work great for laid back cruising, but also are very good for hitting the curves. One thing I had to get use to was hard stoplight acceleration, you do have to make sure you have the right grip. After a few miles it was all natural for me.
I think this bike has lots going for it. At first I thought it would be just a cruiser, but it does everything I ask it to do. I would like more power, but that's me with anything I drive.
I have posted a few photos, but I will post so you don't have to search....