Hi, I'm Troy Maclure.
You may remember me from such forum posts as 'Contemplating Cruisers' and 'Super Quick Until I Die.'
Lol, anyways, as you can see, I've been contemplating cruisers. One of the biggest kicks for me is that they're such versatile machines. For me, speed isn't everything. I would take the sexiest looking sluggish bike over an ugly ass super speed racer.
So what I'm aiming for is a bobber/cafe ish bike. The donor bike I've chosen is the XVS, I simply love the lines in the frame. I've test ridden a 250 (not that exciting) but I did sit on a 750 and I think that'll be the perfect one for me. So, in 6 months time, I'll be looking forward to buying my cruiser. Until then, I'll be researching ways to mod my future cruiser.
I'm thinkin rear hugger with no front fender. Is it legal to have no front fender? I do have a missus and she would love for me to take her on a cruiser, so are there any rear huggers with seats I can bolt on and off when I need it? Or something along those lines?
Handlebars. As much as I love the cruiser look, I really prefer race clip ons. Has anyone ridden a cruiser with race clip ons before? What's it like? Totally incompatible, uncomfortable?
Exhausts. With my sports bike, there were only really a few options but I've seen soooo many different styles of exhausts on cruisers, I simply don't know where to start. What are they all? And heat wraps, I really dig their looks, what do you think about them?
Pegs/foot controls. I hear a lot about peg scraping and that scares me abit as I get quite low on the lean with my sporty and every now and then my foot will scrape the road and freak the fuck outta me. Can I mod the position of the foot controls? What other options do I have?
And last, but definitely the most important. Will I look like a tool wearing a full face helmet?
Cheers guys! More questions to follow when they pop up in me head.