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Sep 23rd, 2014 10:47 am
red_johnny
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I saw the DOD sticker on the the bike in one of you pics. If you are military USAA should be able to hook you up with a decent insurance rate no matter where you are.
No they cant, sorry. We were paying 90 bucks a year. USAA wants 1200 a year here. Quite steep to ride a bike maybe 2-3 times a week.
Sep 23rd, 2014 9:48 am
motroutman
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Anyone in Germany knows how to get cheaper insurance?
I saw the DOD sticker on the the bike in one of you pics. If you are military USAA should be able to hook you up with a decent insurance rate no matter where you are.
Sep 20th, 2014 4:47 pm
red_johnny I need to go over the bike to see if anything else fell off. Missing a bolt now. So I have to figure out the size to order the new one. First, going to make sure I am not missing anything else. I already have to order new mirrors and grips again. The crap grips I ordered before were a temp fix so I think I got the right ones this time. The LED on the right side mirror stopped working so I ordered new ones. Still have to find cheaper insurance.
Sep 16th, 2014 2:59 pm
red_johnny Bringing up this old thread only to update. I was going to sell the bike (it was in the for sale section for awhile) and I decided to keep it for now. I have new grips on order. I am in Germany now so looking for cheaper insurance. I went from 90 bucks a year to 1200. Very significant jump. My wife wants me to sell but I cant go without a bike. Anyone in Germany knows how to get cheaper insurance?
Aug 7th, 2011 5:31 pm
red_johnny So upgrades are K&N filter, LV pipes, tinted windscreen (was red), PC III and soon to be on is a new red chain. All in all about 1K in parts. I still need to find a good PC place to do the dyno and tune. If a tune is going to cost me my left one then I will deal with what I have. I do have a video of the bike running with a mild rev but I dont feel it captures the sound very well. If anyone wants it posted I will post it.



Aug 5th, 2011 8:27 pm
red_johnny PC in and cant wait for the first ride. BTW if anyone is going to put a PC on a 800SS the little connectors with the metal clip were a bit tricky to get off. I ended up using a dental tool (I have some to clean my guns) which made the job super easy. PC mounting, I placed it on top of the battery using the battery strap to hold it down. I am going to play around with the map a bit to see if I can help it along any. Might just end up taking it to the local place and putting on the dyno.
Jul 30th, 2011 6:22 pm
red_johnny Very cool sounding pipes!! I only started it up for about 10 mins then checked for leaks like the instructions said. But, I love the sound and they were really easy to install. I want to rivet the logos on instead of the stickers but I really dont know about drilling into the brand new pipes. Anyway, next weekend the PCIII goes on and I will be back in the saddle again.
Jul 25th, 2011 11:15 am
SJTrance I think you'll be extremely happy with the LV pipes. Of the four 900SS bikes I've had, they all had different exhaust setups.

1. '96 - D&D exhaust
2. '00 - stock
3. '95 - cored stock exhaust
4. current '02 - termi

Of all of these, the cored one was the sound I liked the least. It was a sharp, metallic unpleasant sound that was just harsh to the ears. I'm not sure if a cored fuel injected supersport will sound like a cored carby, though. Regardless, the sound from Leo Vince pipes are really glorious. You can be sure that you will enjoy it.
Jul 23rd, 2011 8:18 pm
red_johnny Just paid for a set of Leo Vance carbon pipes for 620 shipped. I wish I could have done it the way I wanted and saved 600 bones. Oh well. Guess it was meant to be.
Jul 23rd, 2011 7:25 pm
red_johnny So the exhaust cans were a bust. Damn things would not come out of the sleeve. The caps were easy then I banged the living crap out of them on a wood block for about a hour (on just one) and not a inch. Yes I removed the bolts and brackets. So I am going to order a CHEAP aftermarket. I dont want to spend more than 600 so off to ebay I go in hopes of finding what I need. Here is the site I followed, I even tried a hammer and wood block.
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