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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 10-18-2012, 09:07 PM Thread Starter
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Fat Bob winter mods suggestions/advice?

Hello all, thanks in advance for any suggestions or advice. My current setup is a 2012 FXDF Fat Bob w/ 103ci engine. I have added the following:

V&H Big Radius 2-into-1 Black Exhaust
SE Heavy Breather w/ Cut Back Cover
SE Pro Super Tuner
HD Cut Back Fat Bob Wheels
HD Black Brake Disks
HD Cut Back Belt Sprocket
HD Black Denim Horn Cover
HD Black "103" Derby Cover
HD Black Belt Guard
HD Black Fender Strut Covers w/ Detachable Hardware
HD Detachable Leather Dyna Bags

The winter mods I have lined up:

10" Black West Coast T-Bars
HD Black Get-A-Grips
HD Edge Cut Hand Controls
Ricor Intiminators
HD Diamond Black Cables and Brake Lines
Superbrace Fork brace
HD Tribar Tail Light
Ricor Sport-tuned Shocks
True Track
HD Combination Analog Speedo/Analog Tach
HD Flush Mount Fuel Cap & Guage
Indy Built Stage 4 Kit (target output 110 tq/100+ hp):
Crane 296 Cam
58 MM EFI Manifold
58 MM Throttle Body
10 Liter BK Big Valve Heads
Roller Rocker Arm Upgrade
Port and polish heads
True, balance, & weld crankpin

HD OEM Mid Position Peg Mounts
HD 4" Mini Footboards on frwd controls and mid mount peg position
HD LED Headlight and headlight housing
Rifle Roadster Quarter Fairing w/ 15' windshield
HD LED Rear Turn Signals - Smoked lenses
HD Mirrors w/ LED turn sigs (flipped - eliminate OEM Turn Signals)
HD Edge Cut Brake Arm and Pedal
HD Edge Cut Shifter Arm, Peg, & Shifter Linkage
Big City Thunder Monster Baffle Original Monster Baffle

I have already researched these components individually and I'm looking for any feedback regarding these components or combination of components as it affects functionality, perfomance, or looks from somebody who has experience with them.
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post #2 of 36 (permalink) Old 10-19-2012, 09:09 AM
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jesus christ your'e going to be riding atop a gold mine lol
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post #3 of 36 (permalink) Old 10-19-2012, 10:41 AM
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Not sure about 4 footboards on one bike - overkill?

I'd make sure you insurance is very up-to-date too! That's going to be a mobile goody-store.
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post #5 of 36 (permalink) Old 10-19-2012, 12:43 PM
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Well you have pretty well covered most things available it would seem. Since you are going that far, I would go ahead and "shoot the moon" and do either a HD 120R or JIMS120. Either one of those will really get you and the list of options down the road in quick order.
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Since you seem to be spending the kind of money to improve performance, then I'd also recommend NOt buying the Screamin Eagle Tuner, and going with the Thundermax TTS Mastertune.

More options. True closed loop ECU functions, better O2 sensors and eliminates the factory ECU.

About twice the price, but also twice the performance.

Since the Thundermax works with a base map, then "learns" and changes as needed, the money you's save in remapping and Dyno time to reprogram the SE unit would be put towards the Thundermax unit.

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If you get it through Zippers Performance, you'll also note they sell the larger throttle body you're looking for.

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post #7 of 36 (permalink) Old 10-19-2012, 01:21 PM
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Dave is right, I would go with the tts master tune, also the V&H big radius 2 N 1 your going to leave allot of power on the table with those pipes I would go with a d&d 2N1 your spending allot of money on your bike and engine dont cheat yourself pick an exhaust that performs and looks good.
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post #8 of 36 (permalink) Old 10-19-2012, 02:39 PM
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Make sure you like the bike. Because you are never going to get you money back out of it.

As Baldrick mentioned you need to check with your insurance carrier and make sure that rolling gold mine is completely covered. Default coverage for add-ons usually tops out at about $3000.00.
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post #9 of 36 (permalink) Old 10-19-2012, 06:28 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks all for the input, unfortunately I already have the SE Tuner and V&H.. shot myself in the foot with those back in July when I bought the bike. May look at selling them second hand to replace with D&D or Thunderheader and TTS. Good point on the insurance; will definately look into upgrading my coverage to cover more aftermarket than default coverage. Also was kinda sketchy about the mid and forward mini-footboards.. may just get the one set on the mids and try them out/swap em around with the forwards to see what I like and go from there. If I do end up going with 2 sets and want to switch back to a set of pegs I can always put the second set on the old lady's Fat Boy for passenger pegs.

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Please post some pics when you're done. Should be awesome! Good luck!
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