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Old 11-08-2012, 02:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Iron 883 arriving soon : The next step

Greetings !

Iíve just booked my Iron 883 & am waiting for delivery. It takes a while here in India! Super stoked about the bike. Been riding since I was sixteen and currently ride a 1970 350cc Royal Enfield. Time had come to upgrade and finally ride the American legend so with the most my wallet could stretch Iíve booked my first ever Harley.

Iíve been putting together my accessories wish list of sorts. Iíll have to do it nice and slow cause the prices here in India have a 200% import fee on it.

Iíve listed the first few essential accessories Iíve been thinking about and my queries about them. Any suggestions and advice about this or the bike in general will really be appreciated!

Passenger Seat & Back Rest Pad: Iíve been looking for a passenger seat that isn't too bulky and goes with the flow of the bike. Any HD passenger seat that you could suggest? Are the p- with suction cups any good?

Forward Control Kit: Iím about 6 feet tall and the dealership here told me that installing a forward control kit might be a good idea. It is a big expense but if it improves ride quality massively, I donít mind adding it on. But Iíve also been told that mid-controls are better for city riding which is what Iíd be doing a lot of. Has the idea of leaving the mid controls and adding the engine guard with highway pegs.

Engine Guard: The engine guard seems to be the one accessory that everyone here has been telling me to get. I feel an engine guard/crash bar is something that will be useful in the chaotic traffic and cramped parking space in India.

Handle Bar: When I test rode the bike at the dealership, I did find the handle bar not so awesome. Iím thinking of a Sportster Drag Bar with risers. Have attached an images below of a handlebar I found online. Does anyone know what bar and risers have been used here? I want to sit upright when Iím riding and not have to reach for the bars.

Finally I want my machine to sound as mean as possible without burning a mean hole in my wallet. Are slip-ons the best for this?

Thanks a ton.

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Old 11-08-2012, 02:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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very nice mate!
can you send your old bike to New Zealand
promise i will look after it!
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Old 11-08-2012, 03:32 PM   #3 (permalink)
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dude if you are 6ft, go with forward controls! I'm 6 ft and just am not comfy with mid controls for any rides longer than 20 minutes. Go sit on a bike at the dealer with forward controls and sit on another with mid controls and you will get the feel of both.
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:02 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by kiwiharley View Post
very nice mate!
can you send your old bike to New Zealand
promise i will look after it!
Ha ha! The old bullets going to the grave with me.
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