The new mufflers are slip on Vance and Hines, a new air cleaner to let the engine breathe and a computer chip download. I also had my 15,000 mile service done. It was raining when I picked it up so I didn't get in a ride - just home.
A couple days later the sun was out and I got off work and it was a beautiful day. I had to try out my new pipes!
I invited my husband to join me and we went for a ride around the valley. I told him I really wanted a picture of my motorcycle next to the big blow up Santa at the Christmas tree lot on the way home.
At the end of our ride, he headed home. I headed for Santa!
I wanted a good picture so I rode up the sidewalk and pulled off into the dirt. I immediately realized I had made a mistake. The surface was soft and my tires sunk down. I was surprised the kickstand held it up. Oh well, I was already there so I might as well get the picture!
After taking a quick pic I tried backing up onto the sidewalk again but it just sank deeper. Forward was the only way, and I ended up doing some off-road action through bushes to get back on the sidewalk. I would have been so embarrassed to have to call my husband to help me get it out of the mud!
The pipes sounded great. I rode by a lady walking her little dog and the dog jumped! The chip download and new air cleaner has increased my power and actually made all the gears much bigger. I hope it's not too loud for long rides. As an added Christmas present, my husband bought me a new air cleaner cover with a Willie-G skull on it to match the other side.
Tom, at D&S said they could always baffle the sound a bit if I wanted it a bit more quiet. In the mean time I sound like a total bad-ass!