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Re: 2017, 124", FLTRXS, S&S 475, SE64, bassani Megaphone 2-1
« Reply #25 on: January 08, 2019, 10:55:14 AM »
Iíve never had a bike that had that much torque so quickly. I wonder if it makes it a tad difficult to ride starting off on wet roads.

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My bike has 130 foot pounds of torque @ 2500 rpm's, and I've got caught out in the rain a few times on it.
It's like riding on ice when you start out. You definitely have to quickly learn how to feather the clutch when it's wet out. Dry pavement is another story.
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Re: 2017, 124", FLTRXS, S&S 475, SE64, bassani Megaphone 2-1
« Reply #26 on: January 08, 2019, 11:10:48 AM »
Iíve never had a bike that had that much torque so quickly. I wonder if it makes it a tad difficult to ride starting off on wet roads.

   no doubt.
My bike has 130 foot pounds of torque @ 2500 rpm's, and I've got caught out in the rain a few times on it.
It's like riding on ice when you start out. You definitely have to quickly learn how to feather the clutch when it's wet out. Dry pavement is another story.

Unless you guys start out at 100% throttle none of you have anywhere near that tq when you let out the clutch.
 
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Re: 2017, 124", FLTRXS, S&S 475, SE64, bassani Megaphone 2-1
« Reply #27 on: January 08, 2019, 12:49:18 PM »
Ohhhh, believe me there's still plenty.   :smiled:
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Re: 2017, 124", FLTRXS, S&S 475, SE64, bassani Megaphone 2-1
« Reply #28 on: January 08, 2019, 01:09:00 PM »
  Yep Eric...that is very true. Whatever the torque is at part throttle on my bike is more than enough to easily break the back tire loose in the rain.
  I actually have to change my whole riding style when I get caught in the rain. To be honest...I try not to ride on a day where rain is forecasted.
   I never had an issue with my other bikes in the rain. They actually did pretty good in the rain. The old Duracell...not so much. It's not a fun bike to ride when the roads are wet. It will make you focus on every shift. Feathering the clutch and some serious throttle control has got me home in the past...but it was no fun at all. 
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Re: 2017, 124", FLTRXS, S&S 475, SE64, bassani Megaphone 2-1
« Reply #29 on: January 10, 2019, 07:11:56 AM »
 I rode it a bit like 25 miles temp was not hot and traction on the avon tire was challenged to say the least .

I suspect that on wet roads you would need to be very easy on the throttle .  On a roll in 2nd and snap it open it just shakes the tire . roll on hard and the tire spins and will be alight rolling burner .  Myself like the kit but feel with this much on tap so soon that a larger cam would be a nice option to clam it down sone and let it pull harder up top .

Well harder than it does already . Overall its a very very fun bike to ride .
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