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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%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. mzinna

    mzinna Zman

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    As far as picking the BEST upgrade... it would be hard to choose between the Big Radius Exhaust or the Paint Job... Love both upgrades...:whoop:

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    Of course I can't exclude the Paul Yaffe Mirrors or the Wheels...
     
    #101 mzinna, Oct 26, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2012
  2. Milco

    Milco The Flying Dutchman
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    My 5" forward control extensions are the best upgrade, ride much more comfortable:2thumbs:, but without my sissybar with luggagerack and BDM travelpack I could not stay away for a weekend :cheers:and without the passengerpad my wife could not ride with me....and the Big Radials give me a very nice sound when riding!:D
     
  3. mark whitrock

    mark whitrock Active Member

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    Switch to a hydraulic clutch on my K-9
     
  4. Slider

    Slider Active Member

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    I almost sold it before I put in the wire plus and dyna2ki. Its 100% dependable for the last 2+ years.
     
  5. 8ball

    8ball Active Member

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    2004 big dog chopper 117 Don't need nothin else
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    brian
    the butty Buddy, it seemed to get rid of this annoying whine from the back of the bike
     
  6. T.Byrd

    T.Byrd Well-Known Member

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    Wire Plus for sure it made it run better and be a 100 percent more dependable. Was ready to sell before this upgrade.
     
  7. 2010 bulldog

    2010 bulldog Active Member

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    My new girlfriend
     
  8. Viking

    Viking Biker
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    :2thumbs:
     
  9. Jeeper Gone Bad

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    Best upgrade was dumping the first "ride" and trading her in for a newer 34 year old wife. I mean ride. Tighter body lines, better pipes, bigger firmer headlights, lower maintenance schedule, and she loves to choke on me in the am... Best upgrade EVER!!! :)
     
  10. francoblay1

    francoblay1 The Spaniard

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    :worthless:

    :cheers:
     
  11. Fat_Bastard

    Fat_Bastard Active Member

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    First Name:
    Title: "CRO" , Chief Riding Officer, SoCal riders group
    Wire Plus
    Because the EHC was crap; and Wire-Plus was the only choice available at the time.

    Arlen Ness Mirrors
    Orginals rusted out; Arlen Ness 2 x $52; they are smaller, tinted, higher quality and narrower profile great for splitting lanes in SoCal...

    K&N Air Filter
    Clean & Use again and again...
     
  12. Viking

    Viking Biker
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    …….
     

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  13. liferider

    liferider Guru

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    My 3rd wife!:eek:
     

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  14. wolfen

    wolfen Member

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    Best Upgrade

    My Transmission is being shipped to Andrew right now. That's because of the u[grade and rebuild of the motor. enlarged valves , manual compression releases. Coated pistons , bumped up compression and a 625 cam. Things runs right. With the added power I thought I better upgrade the tranny. Also changed the ignition to a dyno cam sensored unit.
     
  15. francoblay1

    francoblay1 The Spaniard

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    :D :cheers:
     
  16. rschubel1957

    rschubel1957 Member

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    2004 chopper= 2006 mastiff= 2015 road king= 2009 Wolf
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    my best upgrade to my 04 chopper was my 06 mastiff
     
  17. francoblay1

    francoblay1 The Spaniard

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  18. bearman

    bearman Active Member

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    That would be a "new passenger seat cover".

    It's not on the list.
    It was the first thing I looked for. :lol:
     
  19. The Honch

    The Honch Active Member

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    For me, it's gotta be the diamond cut motor.
     
  20. pknowles

    pknowles Getting better by the day...---... GURU
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    that's a nice upgrade:up:
     

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