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Title: Thoughts on SESG
Post by: bakrds on August 29, 2009, 12:45:42 PM
Picked up my SESG in blue Thursday.Had passed on a spiced rum & was afraid my dealer couldn't find me a blue one,but between a dealer wanting her CUSE & a guy backing out of my SESG It's in my garage At first I felt like I was on a mini bike.Distance between the seat & foot boards is shorther than my '04 SEEG.Sure extenders out & foreward will help that.After a couple hundred miles I don't notice it as much.Seat feels good,but really like the solo look with a chopped tour pac.Feel they really cheeped out on the POS mirrors & passenger foot pegs.It's a touring bike,why wouldn't you want foot boards ???Why no rider back rest ???   $$$ ??Would have expected lowers also although I didn't leave them on my SEEG.Would have liked to try vented lowers.Used my buckle on soft lowers a lot,but not with the mustache bar.Put crash bars on my '04 so I could use my guard bags.Don't know if I will on this one yet.Like the way it looks with out them.Told me to keep it under 50 for 50 miles.Didn't say in what gear.Like every one says,handles a LOT better than the pre '08s.


Title: Re: Thoughts on SESG
Post by: Posty McPosterson on August 29, 2009, 03:14:01 PM
I need to check her out soon.  I agree about the backrest. 


Title: Re: Thoughts on SESG
Post by: RedDevil on August 29, 2009, 04:00:51 PM
Agree on the back rest too...that's the next accessory that I'm getting for mine.  As far as the rest of the things...the floorboards don't bother me...I'm 6'4".  I may move them up and out a little.  The rear foot pegs is keeping with the Street Glide theme.  The standard SG doesn't have floorboards for the the pax either.  The way i looked at it, if I wanted lowers and a tour pak and all of that other stuff, I would have bought the SEUC and not the SESG.  Fortunately, when I do need to ride a bike with all of that stuff on it, I have the '07 SEUC to ride. :)  That's why I guess I don't need all of that other stuff on my SESG.

  :FLMDV:


Title: Re: Thoughts on SESG
Post by: bakrds on August 30, 2009, 08:21:33 PM
Think the new rear suspension's going to work great,but what a PITA to adjust. Ran it firmer for 2 up today & the knob turns harder than hell.Helps to go slow to let the oil go where it has to,but could use a 1/2 or 3/8 Sq drive in the end of the knob.


Title: Re: Thoughts on SESG
Post by: RedDevil on August 31, 2009, 02:00:32 PM
Think the new rear suspension's going to work great,but what a PITA to adjust. Ran it firmer for 2 up today & the knob turns harder than hell.Helps to go slow to let the oil go where it has to,but could use a 1/2 or 3/8 Sq drive in the end of the knob.

I agree, they could have made the knob a little more accessable so you don't have to unhook the left saddle bag every time you want to adjust.  Plus the knob is kind of tucked in behind the down tube of the frame and if you have bigger hands, it's hard to adjust.   I didn't notice that hard to turn though. I have mine cranked up 12 turns ...

:FLMDV:


Title: Re: Thoughts on SESG
Post by: bakrds on August 31, 2009, 05:57:11 PM
Would love to put regular bar mounted mirrors on it,but don't know what I'd do with the holes in the fairing.Gps mount over 1.What with the other 1 ???


Title: Re: Thoughts on SESG
Post by: HRD-HD (grc) on August 31, 2009, 07:05:53 PM
Would love to put regular bar mounted mirrors on it,but don't know what I'd do with the holes in the fairing.Gps mount over 1.What with the other 1 ???

Just replace the inner with one for a regular eglide.  Plain, gloss black like you have now, or painted to match.  Of course, it means another expenditure.  That's why I commented earlier about how the MoCo cheaped out on the parts while jacking the price.  With the popularity of the SG over the past couple years, they figure folks will pay (and pay, and pay).

Jerry


Title: Re: Thoughts on SESG
Post by: J-Carr on September 01, 2009, 07:06:26 AM
Would love to put regular bar mounted mirrors on it,but don't know what I'd do with the holes in the fairing.Gps mount over 1.What with the other 1 ???
Radar Detecter?  Have no idea if it'd fit or work.  Just an Idea.  My other would be to have it filled and sanded then paint the whole inner fairing to match the paint.

Ride Safe,
JC


Title: Re: Thoughts on SESG
Post by: RedDevil on September 01, 2009, 11:30:48 AM
Personally, I prefer the fairing mounted mirrors over the handle bar mounted ones.  I think it cleans up the handle bar lines and also puts the mirrors in a more natural line of sight.  At least for me it does.  What I'm probalby going to do with mine is put the chrome covers on them.  That should dress them up a little.  I agree, the least the MoCo should have done was painted them gloss black instead of leaving them bare plastic....

:FLMDV:


Title: Re: Thoughts on SESG
Post by: Twolanerider on September 01, 2009, 11:37:37 AM
Kuryakyn has released a part to cover the hole left behind by removing fairing mount mirrors.  As always whether one likes it or not is up to individual taste.  But it's the only thing I know intended to hide that hole if the mirrors are removed.  Check out Kuryakyn part # 3767.


Title: Re: Thoughts on SESG
Post by: J-Carr on September 01, 2009, 12:04:22 PM
Personally, I prefer the fairing mounted mirrors over the handle bar mounted ones.  I think it cleans up the handle bar lines and also puts the mirrors in a more natural line of sight.  At least for me it does.  What I'm probalby going to do with mine is put the chrome covers on them.  That should dress them up a little.  I agree, the least the MoCo should have done was painted them gloss black instead of leaving them bare plastic....

:FLMDV:
I used to feel exactly the same way Charlie.

I always hated the handlebar mirrors on dressers.  Gave me a great view of my shoulders.  I hunted for 4 months to find a set of Fairing mounts for my 91 Classic.  Put the SG style on my '99 about a week after I broght it home.  Dreaded cutting the holes into the painted fairing for Nemo but I new I'd have to do it as I put safety first and need to see behind me.

But a funny thing happened on the way home.  I discovered the curved arms on the SE mirrors worked!  I could actually see better then I could with the SG setup I had on my '99.  So I've been happy with mine ever since.

Ride Safe,
JC


Title: Re: Thoughts on SESG
Post by: J-Carr on September 01, 2009, 12:06:36 PM
Kuryakyn has released a part to cover the hole left behind by removing fairing mount mirrors.  As always whether one likes it or not is up to individual taste.  But it's the only thing I know intended to hide that hole if the mirrors are removed.  Check out Kuryakyn part # 3767.
Is it just me, or has Kuryakan hired some gothic architect to design all their covers and do dads?  It reminds me of some bad transylvania sets from the old horror movies.  I used to like Kuryakan stuff, but now I'm very limited in what pieces I can even stomach, let alone like.

Ride Safe,
JC


Title: Re: Thoughts on SESG
Post by: Twolanerider on September 01, 2009, 12:11:38 PM
Is it just me, or has Kuryakan hired some gothic architect to design all their covers and do dads?  It reminds me of some bad transylvania sets from the old horror movies.  I used to like Kuryakan stuff, but now I'm very limited in what pieces I can even stomach, let alone like.

Ride Safe,
JC

It's not just you...


Title: Re: Thoughts on SESG
Post by: 103tHunDer on September 01, 2009, 12:48:04 PM
 
Is it just me, or has Kuryakan hired some gothic architect to design all their covers and do dads?  It reminds me of some bad transylvania sets from the old horror movies.  I used to like Kuryakan stuff, but now I'm very limited in what pieces I can even stomach, let alone like.

Ride Safe,
JC

It's not just you...

Interesting that something like that is (finally) available, but I'd rather go to the expense and inconvenience of replacing the inner fairing before using that piece.  Very weird. :o


Title: Re: Thoughts on SESG
Post by: Twolanerider on September 01, 2009, 12:59:59 PM

Interesting that something like that is (finally) available, but I'd rather go to the expense and inconvenience of replacing the inner fairing before using that piece.  Very weird. :o


Yeah Brian, to my tastes that's a butt ugly little part.  Could sketch some ideas that would complement much more effectively there.  Though you're right, no hole would be the best option.

Kury has some more interesting new pieces to dress up the side and rear of a king tour pak though....  ::-)


Title: Re: Thoughts on SESG
Post by: RedDevil on September 01, 2009, 01:10:58 PM
Phew, I thought I was seeing something you guys weren't on those hole covers.  I think I'd rather leave the holes in my fairing, or cover them with electrical tape before I'd use those butt-ugly covers they made.

:FLMDV:


Title: Re: Thoughts on SESG
Post by: Hoist! on September 01, 2009, 01:15:46 PM
HeHe!!! You FD guys REALLY f$#@ING KILL ME!!! :hyst: :hyst: :hyst: :hyst: :hyst: ;)

Hoist! :coolblue:


Title: Re: Thoughts on SESG
Post by: Twolanerider on September 01, 2009, 01:18:33 PM
HeHe!!! You FD guys REALLY f$#@ING KILL ME!!! :hyst: :hyst: :hyst: :hyst: :hyst: ;)

Hoist! :coolblue:
:hyst:


Title: Re: Thoughts on SESG
Post by: RedDevil on September 01, 2009, 01:38:11 PM
I used to feel exactly the same way Charlie.

I always hated the handlebar mirrors on dressers.  Gave me a great view of my shoulders.  I hunted for 4 months to find a set of Fairing mounts for my 91 Classic.  Put the SG style on my '99 about a week after I broght it home.  Dreaded cutting the holes into the painted fairing for Nemo but I new I'd have to do it as I put safety first and need to see behind me.

But a funny thing happened on the way home.  I discovered the curved arms on the SE mirrors worked!  I could actually see better then I could with the SG setup I had on my '99.  So I've been happy with mine ever since.

Ride Safe,
JC

JC,
I think it's the stock mirrors on the non-CVO Glides that are the problem.  I put the SG-type fairing mirrors on my '02 Ultra because the stems were too short on the stock mirrors and I couldn't get the mirrors to "look" past my shoulders.  I think the stems on the mirrors they put on the SEUCs are longer because the mirrors on my SEUC can see past my shoulder very well.  But I don't have the stomach to drill holes in the SEUCs fairing enough to replace them.  But I do like the fairing mounted mirrors a lot better.   I think Jim (HD-Dude) can order color matched fairing mirros for about $150 a pair...

:FLMDV:


Title: Re: Thoughts on SESG
Post by: HRD-HD (grc) on September 01, 2009, 02:02:41 PM
Kuryakyn has released a part to cover the hole left behind by removing fairing mount mirrors.  As always whether one likes it or not is up to individual taste.  But it's the only thing I know intended to hide that hole if the mirrors are removed.  Check out Kuryakyn part # 3767.

I think I'd rather have black duct tape, thank you very much.

Jerry ;)


Title: Re: Thoughts on SESG
Post by: Hoist! on September 01, 2009, 02:03:50 PM
I think I'd rather have black duct tape, thank you very much.

Jerry ;)

HeHe!!! I'd need that 200MPH tape if I had one!!! :RedDev: :hyst: :hyst: :hyst: :hyst: :hyst:

Hoist! :coolblue:


Title: Re: Thoughts on SESG
Post by: J-Carr on September 01, 2009, 03:25:37 PM
Kury has some more interesting new pieces to dress up the side and rear of a king tour pak though....  ::-)
:GRN:

Sweet mother of god.  Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please tell me you are not talking about those god awful chrome things that make your bike look like it humped a 56 caddy and out sprouted that kury covered tour pak.  :BRF:

We need a sarcastic emoticon.  Eye rolling just ain't enough...

Ride Safe,
JC

Although... I could see someone with fairing issues needing these parts to make up for...   :PST:


Title: Re: Thoughts on SESG
Post by: Hoist! on September 01, 2009, 04:00:49 PM
:GRN:

Sweet mother of god.  Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please tell me you are not talking about those god awful chrome things that make your bike look like it humped a 56 caddy and out sprouted that kury covered tour pak.  :BRF:

We need a sarcastic emoticon.  Eye rolling just ain't enough...

Ride Safe,
JC

Although... I could see someone with fairing issues needing these parts to make up for...   :PST:

HeHe!!! And I hope it's a Newbie too, cause I'm an Evil Bastard!!! ::-) :RedDev: :RedDev: :RedDev: :hyst: :hyst: :hyst: ;)

Hoist! :coolblue:


Title: Re: Thoughts on SESG
Post by: Twolanerider on September 01, 2009, 08:13:25 PM

:GRN:

Sweet mother of god.  Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please


The little rolling eyes icon wasn't a clue :hyst: ?


Title: Re: Thoughts on SESG
Post by: J-Carr on September 02, 2009, 07:24:36 AM
The little rolling eyes icon wasn't a clue :hyst: ?
It was a clue.  But I need carved in stone for that one bro.  Those Kury tour pak things SCARE ME TO DEATH.

Although back in the day I used to make haunted houses and always used my sporty as a prop with a skeleton, rigged to hit the horn on a motion detecter.  chit, just put those TP things on and leave it sit and it'd scare every reasonable person to walk through!  :hyst:  :hyst:  :hyst:

Ride Safe,
JC


Title: Re: Thoughts on SESG
Post by: J-Carr on September 02, 2009, 07:26:44 AM
HeHe!!! And I hope it's a Newbie too, cause I'm an Evil Bastard!!! ::-) :RedDev: :RedDev: :RedDev: :hyst: :hyst: :hyst: ;)

Hoist! :coolblue:
Yeah... But I figured since you have a "fairingless" bike with a TP you'd want to add them to make up for your "shortcomings" up front.   :RedDev:  :RedDev:  :RedDev:  :hyst:  :hyst:   :P

You Road King guys kill me.

Ride Safe,
JC


Title: Re: Thoughts on SESG
Post by: Hoist! on September 02, 2009, 02:24:40 PM
Yeah... But I figured since you have a "fairingless" bike with a TP you'd want to add them to make up for your "shortcomings" up front.   :RedDev:  :RedDev:  :RedDev:  :hyst:  :hyst:   :P

You Road King guys kill me.

Ride Safe,
JC

Can't IMAGINE how you'd think I would take that as talking about moi' on this JC!!! Even as a RK KIller!!! ::-) :P :NXW: :NXW: :NXW: :hyst: :hyst: :hyst:

Hoist! :coolblue:


Title: Re: Thoughts on SESG
Post by: J-Carr on September 02, 2009, 02:37:01 PM
Can't IMAGINE how you'd think I would take that as talking about moi' on this JC!!! Even as a RK KIller!!! ::-) :P :NXW: :NXW: :NXW: :hyst: :hyst: :hyst:

Hoist! :coolblue:
:hyst:  :hyst:  :hyst:

Ride Safe,
JC