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What is/was your best upgrade

Discussion in 'General' started by Raywood, Feb 5, 2010.

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List your best upgrade/improvement on your Big Dog

  1. Accessories – Spikes, Mirrors, Grips, Sissy bar, Bags, Tools, Side Pouch, GPS, Radio/MP3

    24.4%
  2. Air Cleaner or Intake

    25.5%
  3. Carburetor – xXx, PSI or other

    11.1%
  4. Exhaust

    52.5%
  5. Filter – K&P, K&N or other

    16.1%
  6. Front End – Forks, Springer

    2.6%
  7. Gauges – Speedometer, Tach, Oil

    6.1%
  8. Hand/Foot controls, Extensions or Handlebars

    17.4%
  9. Lights – HID, Bulb, Flashers, LEDs, or Headlight shell

    10.0%
  10. Paint or Graphics

    6.3%
  11. Primary – Clutch, Open Primary or other

    8.7%
  12. Seat – Recovered, Reshaped, 2-up, Air/springs

    16.5%
  13. Throttle lock – Cruise-Mate or other

    10.4%
  14. Tires - Brand, Dyno Beads

    5.5%
  15. Top End – S&S, TP or other mods

    5.0%
  16. Wheels, brakes, pads

    4.4%
  17. Got rid of it!!!

    0.9%
  18. Electronics - Wire-Plus, ignition, coil/spark plug wires or other

    11.3%
  19. Chrome - Plating, Powdercoat, Ceramic

    6.7%
  20. Engine Mods - Cam, Top End or other

    14.6%
  21. Frame Mods - Air-ride, Raked or other

    1.3%
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  1. MastiffAv8tor

    MastiffAv8tor Member

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    My Bike(s):
    2002 Mastiff
    First Name:
    Cliff
    Where on the ballet is "Bought my first BDM!" Pick up my new pup (02 Mastiff) on Wednesday and can hardly wait!! Already dreaming up what I will do first so anxious to see how this survey goes. :whoop:

    Cliff
     
  2. Big Dog Mastiff

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    2006 Mastiff
    First Name:
    Steve
    :flag:2 in 2 V&H exhaust, Carb/Jets, 12" Sissy Bar/Back pad, 2.5" forward control extensions,3M protective paint film and various chrome accessories.
     
  3. cavcom278

    cavcom278 THE COMMOMAN

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    07 K-9
    First Name:
    A.K.A JJ
    Ya know i didn't read all the upgrades everybody did but i know the very best one I HAVE DONE , THE DAY I GOT MY 08 PITBULL!!!!!!
     
  4. awb123

    awb123 New Member

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    How about the seat and Paint

    This is a freind of mines 2003 Big Dog he just got it back from Paint and Got the seat built!!! The Outlaw Josey Wales is the theme of the bike! It has a dual Colt 45 Holster motorcycle Big Dog seat with a saddle horn and saddle horn Saddle Bags!!
     

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  5. francoblay1

    francoblay1 The Spaniard

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    My Bike(s):
    K9 (2006)
    First Name:
    Franco
    Traded my old HD for a Big Dog K9 :D :whoop:
     
  6. francoblay1

    francoblay1 The Spaniard

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    My Bike(s):
    K9 (2006)
    First Name:
    Franco
    :whoop::whoop: :cheers:
     
  7. phatchopper300

    phatchopper300 I just wanta ride

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    08 k-9 Dakota spedo, RIP Kit gen. one 585 cam 2 1/2 forward contr
    First Name:
    Mike
    Just added the 2.5" forward control extensions wow what a difference.
     
  8. Oscar Maldonado

    Calendar Participant

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    04' Pitbull
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    Oscar
    [​IMG]

    awb123
    That is to cool!:2thumbs:
     
  9. silver09

    silver09 Active Member

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    My Bike(s):
    09 k9, custom rigid chopper, 09 hayabusa
    First Name:
    Tad
    My v&h big radius was the best upgrade for now and getting them powder coated black was a good move too .i've got alot of compliment's on the black exhaust.:2thumbs:
     
  10. tommy666

    tommy666 Well-Known Member

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    My Bike(s):
    BAGGER BULL
    First Name:
    Tommy
    I'm almost there $$$$.
     
  11. Vince81

    Vince81 Banned

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    Location:
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    My Bike(s):
    3 Big Dog Pitbull kits-built myself & 11 other Custom Motorcycles
    First Name:
    Vince
    Since my Pitbulls were *kits* I was able to circumvent alot of the needless stuff & concentrate on the Motor 1st -which is a 155 C.I. S&S with ported & polished heads,titanium pushrods and complete Valvetrain mods.S&S Special design Forged Pistons & The Crank is welded to prevent twisting and the flywheels are balance blueprinted & a few other *secret* things I am not gonna mention on the Top & Bottom End and Heads.
    S&S Stage II Competition ignition with proprietary coils & No Rev Limiter

    Custom Intake & Velocity Stack w/K&N Filter.
    Custom pipes w/diamond plate heat shields

    Chrome Front & Rear Rims,Triple trees, 530 Chain Conversion with Hardened BAKER Transmission Sprocket & Hardened Chrome Custom Rear Sprocket

    1" UNDER front end,the Diamond plate I put on various places like the neck angle,front fork brace,oil tank sides & rear,Chain Guards

    BAKER Function Formed Primary,BAKER King Kong Klutch and BAKER Torquebox Transmission with the N1 Shift Pattern & Hardened Cases.
    Plasma sprayed Brembo Rotors ,and Chromed & Modified Performance Machine Calipers.

    I'm Chroming the Frame & Rear Fender(it's getting cut down also) for Daytona in March.
    Vince:D
     
  12. Trainguy

    Trainguy Chromeoholic
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    Big Dog Motorcycle Enthusiast
    First Name:
    DJ
    So other than that, it's pretty much stock then:eek::eek::roll:

    WOW
     
  13. jimizee028

    jimizee028 TRUE COLORS COLLISION

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    JIMI
    My biggest upgrade was puttin a tag on it so I can be ridin....
     
  14. SIC FKR

    SIC FKR Member

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    My Bike(s):
    2010 Bulldog
    First Name:
    Johnny
    For my 2010 Bulldog it's a tie between the exhaust and the Mustang 2 up seat. Much better sound and more comfortable for both riders.:2thumbs:
     
  15. Luckywolf

    Luckywolf Active Member

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    My Bike(s):
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    First Name:
    Doug
    :hi:Ray, this is some really good input. I like my engraving on my bike. One off.
     
  16. Roidz

    Roidz Member

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    Ryan
    The V & H exhaust.
     
  17. jlohman276

    jlohman276 Member

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    Jeff
    On my 03 dog its been haven the super charger on it. Plus the air brushing i had done on the tank in memory of my mom....Also i hope the wire plus helps my electricial problems
     
  18. Tom Chop

    Tom Chop Active Member

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    Tom aka Tom Chop
    Where I come from the lies that you tell must at least be believable. I`m with you Trainguy, WOW what a stocker!
     
  19. K9er

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    2007 Big Dog K9
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    Bill / Billy / Will / Willm
    Only the Exhaust and Air intake/ cleaner. I put an (unapproved/Impossible) Arlen Ness exhaust system that the folks at BD said I couldn't use on my 07 K9, ya either love it or ya hate it! the Bike runs Exceptional. O - one other mod - I stopped using Amsoil and went back to Mobile 1 like SS recommends / guess what! the bike noticed, it's quieter and smoother.
    Jimizee - I hope the Tag you were talking about was a license tag and not a for sale tag? cause if my wife tried to make me sell mine before she would ride me - I'd find another volunteer!
     
  20. C00lHandLuke

    C00lHandLuke Active Member

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    My Bike(s):
    2003 Big Dog Chopper, 2003 100th Year Anniversary Deuce
    Damn that's a good question. I have several and I'm not sure I could rank them but here they are:

    1.) V&H 2N2 Big Radius Chrome*
    2.) S&S Tuned Induction Air Intake Chrome*
    3.) Custom Seat from Seat Maker*
    4.) Chrome, Chrome, and more Chorme


    I really couldn't rank the first three, thue the reason for the *.
     

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