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Speedmaster - Handlebar Whore

Yep I admit it. I am a handlebar whore. I can't get enough of them. Their curves and bends speak to me. I seem to change them every other month.

As much as I loved the Zombie Performance Mirco Bend-a-lious bars I have replaced them. That didn't take long hey.

Gracing the bike now is a set of original Harley Sportster Buckhorn style bars. By far they would have to be the most comfortable ones I have fitted. Did close to 300kms today, highway and suburban riding. No numb hands. Every bar I have fitted so far has caused some form of numbness in my hands. Thats would be more position of the my hands and wrists. Not so these Harley bars.

Thew a set of Biltwell Polished Slimline risers on too. Had to drill the triple tree out to 1/2 inch. Retro look they give to the triple clamp now. To torment my mates I have red grips again. Biltwell Ox Blood Recoil grips.

I ran some wet and dry over the bars. Gives the chrome that brushed steel look. The leather between the risers is to hide the …

Speedmaster ... That's just shocking.

No I have not had an electrical problem with the Speedmaster.

I have had a shock fix.

Got some Hagon 2810 shocks fitted this evening.

I ordered these through Fast Eddy in the USA. You also have to supply him with the following:

"Your weight
Style of riding: Aggressive, normal, easy.
Pillion weight: How often you carry a passenger.
Desired height: Stock, -1/2 inch from stock, - 1 inch from stock.
Weight of gear: Solo and or with pillion and how frequently you travel this way."

He then gets them custom made for you. He is a great guy to deal with too.

As it was late here this evening when I fitted them I wont know what the ride quality is like till the morning. I think they will be way better than the stock shocks that came with the bike. They were getting very sad in a shocking way.




Speedmaster - Black spreads.

Plastidip. Plastic out of a spray can. Weird. Bought a can of Foliatec Spray Film from Repco today. Same as Plastidip.

This stuff is a plastic film. Coated the chrome headlight shell in some black gloss. My spraying may not have been the best. Its black now. Might do the forks next.