Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Bad Omen?

I’m starting to think maybe this bar swap wasn’t such a good idea. It seems that a higher power is trying to send me a message. The cable that was made, and shipped has apparently been lost in transit. So, I’m left still waiting to get my bike on the road. I truly can’t say when that will be. At this point, I’m tempted to cancel the order,use that money to purchase some cheap bars, put things back like they were, and call this project done. As the old saying goes, hindsight is 20/20. If I would have only known then how this would turn out, I doubt I would have embarked on this little endeavor. I don’t know where I will go from here, but I’ll let you know soon what I decide. Until then…ride safe!

2 comments:

Justin DeRaimo said...

Hey i know its been awhile sence you installed triple trees but was wondering if u used fork extension and if so what size And your bike is awesome slowly modding mine too.

James said...

Hey Justin thanks for checking out my blog, and the compliment. To answer you question, I went with 2" extensions. Due to the height of my bike, I decided anything longer might adversely affect handling. There are rake/trail calculators on the internet to help determine the appropriate dimensions. If your bike is still at the stock ride height, I'm sure you could go longer on the tubes. I will add that I really like the addition of the triple trees on the vstar. For me, it not only improved the looks, but the handling as well. Good luck with your build, and ride safe:)