This is how Carley stands now. Starting to look pretty damn good. The new pipes are great, it moved the power band to where I like it, starts to kick in in about 3,000 RPM and really gets boost of power at 3,500 RPM. I even got to plat with a 1200 Sportster on the way home through Lake Mead today… poor guy backed off at 100 MPH. There are more pictures in the gallery.
Oh speaking of the exhaust…. I got some MP3’s… recorded with a professional audio recorder, mic levels, distance from bike etc stayed the same between the two recordings.
FLHTK w/Stock Pipes
FLHTK w/ Screaming Eagle High Flow Exhaust
I took Carley II into the dealership on Sat. They called early to tell me that my exhaust has arrived. When I dropped the bike off I also asked them to do the 1K Miles service, install the LED Fog Lights and Fairing Switch, programs the Spot Lights to stay on with the high beam and to install Fairing Mount Mirrors. As part of the deal with the new bike, the dealership was to also move my JRI Shocks from the Street Glide over to the Limited.
Later on Saturday afternoon, I get a call from the dealership asking what kind of shocks were installed on the Street Glide, I relayed the information then asked why he was asking. It seems the dealership has already sent my bike to auction along with the shocks that there were supposed to put on my new bike.
I ordered and received the Harley Front Fender “Name Plates” though they aren’t actually name plates. There were needed to de-badge the front fender. The “Limited” logo on the front fender is held on with 3M Double Sided Tape, but it is aligned using three holes on each side of the fender. The de-badge process is the same just heat up the area with a hair dryer of heat gun and run a fishing line or dental floss behind the emblem to remove it. Once removed you can use 3M Adhesive rover or in my case, Goo Gone to remove any access tape residue.
Its *IN* not *ON*…. I go the call from the dealership today they got my exhaust in and they wanted to schedule a time for me to bring the bike in. I told them that they can expect me on Saturday and that they will be performing the 1,000 mile service as well. I only have 800 miles on the bike and I just went on-call… so I have some late night rides ahead of me. I’m also having the LED Fog Lights moved over from my Street Glide, along with my shocks and new set of fairing mounted mirrors.
I got off work last night and accidentally made a wrong turn, I ended up in Nipton, CA because traffic wouldn’t let me over to get an earlier exit. I ended the day with 438 miles on the odometer.
At my dealership, they like to play the customers favorite song over speakers inside the dealership when someone buys a new bike. They get to ring a brass bell and all the employees will come over and thank the new owner, etc… etc… I pretty much know everyone there already and told them I can dispense with the hoopla but asked if they would play my song for all to hear. I was curious if they would do this… apparently they had second thoughts when I told them it was “Fuc|< the Pain Away” by Peaches. I told them it was OK, that I was just more curious if they would actually do it or not than actually hearing the song…. besides it was already on my playlist, I can listen to it any time.
Its not my first time on a >2014 Limited but somehow it does feel different. Because this one is mine. The bike was turned over to me just outside the front door with of the dealership, with 6 miles on the odometer… where I immediately drove it out like 50 yards and started doing tight figure-8’s in the parking lot… my salesman was cheering me on.
The hard part was the initial engine break in, I was told to keep it under 3K RPM for the first 50 miles and 3.5K for the next 500 miles. So, I ran up to the Valley of Fire to re-create my profile picture from my Street Glide. Varying engine RPM’s through the ride. Once I got to the Valley of Fire the first 50 miles were done so I could now hit 3,500 RPM. I would now be in gradual twists all the way home, so as long I shifted earlier than normal I should be OK. Id did find myself going through the turns at a pretty good clip though.
I have basic familiarity with the stereo already but I forgot to bring a sync cord for my phone… which as it turns out won’t fit in the little “phone box” anyways, so I was listening to my playlist via bluetooth. While going through a function tests of the stereo I found that every time that I keyed the CB, my song would get paused. A quick tap on the “press-to-talk” would un-pause it. But as a Road Captain in our HOG Chapter, we use CB’s a lot… this will get annoying very quickly if I can’t get it to stop.
Got home with 140 miles or so on the odometer, put my highway pegs on, my Hardbagger Top Shelf tray and the Custom Dynamics Dynamic Rings front LED indicators.
I then decided that I wanted to de-badge the bike, I wanted to do it on my Street Glide but never did it. This time… what the hell.
I took some measurements on the current placement just in case I didn’t like it. I used the pin stripe line as a reference.
The dealer called yesterday to tell my exhaust was back ordered for 30 days, so I went down today and picked it up with 6 miles on clock. I’ll will take it back in once the exhaust is here. As soon as the keys were handed to me, I was off to the Valley of Fire to get some pictures and return via Lake Mead to put some extra miles on her.
Welcome to my motorcycle blog.
Hello, My name is Jason and I like to ride. Today I picked up a 2016 FLHTK in a two-tone Mysterious Red Sunglo and Velocity Red Sunglo (I didn’t make this up). In order to get this bike, I traded in my 2010 Street Glide that my girlfriend nicknamed Carley. Sticking with the theme, this new bike is called Carley II. Original, isn’t it?
The New Bike
The Old Bike