Join Date: Sep 2019
Location: Rotterdam, Netherlands
New hugger/harley owner questions
Please don't bite, I am a new Harley owner. I got myself a pristine Hugger 883 at the weekend after moving on from my bobbed Shadow 600. It's quite a difference between the two!
When I picked it up and drove on the highway for 45 minutes, the left mirror was shaking I could see nothing. It feels pretty tight. I know many just ditch the mirrors, but the roads around here can be heavily conjested so I would like to be able to use them.
I appreciate now that these bikes are vibration happy. I have to 2000 model, engine straight to frame! Any tips to help. I don't mind the buzzy handlebars, but the useless mirrors are another thing!
Is there a particular starting procedure from cold for these bikes? My shadow was pretty much, enricher on, fire it up and away I went. Doing to same thing with the harley and it just cranks over. Do I need to give it a couple of shots with the throttle first, or keep the throttle partially open when cranking it over?
Anyone fitted a spring style solo bobber seat to these bikes, just wonder if it is relatively easy or there some welding required? I fitted one to my Shadow which needed some pins welding to the frame from the springs.
Finally, how many miles to a tank do folks get before they reset the clock?