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Couple mod questions...

Just bought this cycle about 4 weeks ago or so, and just replaced the tires a week ago. Went with the 2CT's: 190/55 in back, and 120/70 up front. Really noticed a big change in "giddy-up" when I went with the larger rear tire. Wanting to do the 520 conversation very soon. Probably go with the mild 15/42...but any recommendation on brand? Also looking at getting rid of the stock undertail. Have done some looking around and found a nice looking setup...but want to know what you guys PREFER. She's an SP1. HIT ME

*Also, what about frame sliders? Haven't been able to find a quality set that I just "have to have".

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Picture of the undertail I was looking at...

http://www.xdcycle.com/discount-moto...undertail.html

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170? 120 is more like it
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Picture of the undertail I was looking at...

http://www.xdcycle.com/discount-moto...undertail.html
I have this undertail and it looks nice but water gets in.
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Excuse me, sir...I meant 120/70. Thanks for catching that. Anywho...isn't that the same one that I posted up above?

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Picture of the undertail I was looking at...

http://www.xdcycle.com/discount-moto...undertail.html
I thought that site looked familiar.
I checked my parts order records and that was where I bought my first undertail back in '08.

Back then, it was a fiberglass undertail by Bestem-USA (SKU number is the same as their current undertail).

I was extremely disappointed in the quality.
The fiberglass was wavy and didn't fit the contours of the rear cowl at all.
I eventually threw it in the trash and bought a Hotbodies, which is made of ABS plastic.

While I wish the LED tail lights were much brighter, at least the Hotbodies fit and finish match the rear cowl.

Just for posterity, here's the Bestem undertail wiring color codes.
BLK - Ground
BLU - Running Light
RED - Brake Light
YEL - Turn Light
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I thought that site looked familiar.
I checked my parts order records and that was where I bought my first undertail back in '08.

Back then, it was a fiberglass undertail by Bestem-USA (SKU number is the same as their current undertail).

I was extremely disappointed in the quality.
The fiberglass was wavy and didn't fit the contours of the rear cowl at all.
I eventually threw it in the trash and bought a Hotbodies, which is made of ABS plastic.

While I wish the LED tail lights were much brighter, at least the Hotbodies fit and finish match the rear cowl.

Just for posterity, here's the Bestem undertail wiring color codes.
BLK - Ground
BLU - Running Light
RED - Brake Light
YEL - Turn Light
You NEVER disappoint, good sir Thanks!

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You disappoint, good sir Thanks!
Sorry about that chief.
I threw $116 in the trash, that's how bad it was.
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The one I have on the bike is not far behind it either...piss poor quality for sure.

http://www.mototeckinnovation.com/pr...cat=118&page=1

I am liking this unit.....



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I have a bestem c/f tank protector and wind screen, both fit good but not perfect but over all I am happy with them and would get them again.
I love my hotbodies undertail, fit and finish is great. I agree about the lights tho.



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