I wanted to ask a few questions as I continue to work on Vanessa and get her where I want her:
*12" ape hangers: Does anyone have these on their bike? If so, can you tell me how long your cables/lines had to be to get things back in order or maybe a good way to measure them? When the snow comes I want to pull mine apart and get some nice braided cables and new brake lines run.
*Wingerline Highway bars: How can I measure these to get the proper diameter? I am looking at ordering pegs to mount but I don't want to make the mistake of not measuring properly.
*Willie & Max universal saddle bag mounts: I got my bags on and they are functional but the poor girl looks bow legged as the bags angle in towards the rear wheel behind the springs. Are these a good buy? Do they fit? I'm not so worried about how they look because they'll be covered by the bags, I just want to make sure it's worth the purchase.
*Peg replacement: This is something I haven't looked at too seriously but I want to since it looks like I'll be giving Kuryakyn a good portion of my life savings
Of the original front and rear pegs, are these hard to replace? Is there a measurement necessary for the male mount or are these pretty much universal?
*Seat: Ok this one is a doosie! I've read a majority of the posts on this forum about the options, but I have to get more insight! I rode from Columbus Ohio to Nashville Tennessee and back yesterday and today my tail end is STILL upset about it! I Just cant see paying $550 for a Corbin seat considering my last bike had a Mustang seat and that's hardly an option! How do you feel about re-padding the stock seat? For those of you who have done it, why did you choose the method you chose? How has it held up through long hauls? Is it difficult/possible to widen the rear seat a bit when doing this? How does memory foam compare to gell or other types of foam out there (I saw one post with a link to a site that explains the different densities and I'd like some practical insight from someone who's tried more than one if it's out there)? Also, from those taller riders (I am 6'5") do you feel you've gained any leg room from reshaping your seat or from adding a mustang or Corbin seat?
As always, thanks for the input!