Gotta agree with you about the pro street over something with a ton of rake and frame rise. Mine's still got some rake but she's not over the top. No flop... just a little slow in steering input. I looked at the Big Dogs, American Ironhorses, just about everything out there..... decided on the Big Bear after seeing some of their kits put together and speaking to the guys at their factory. Love those Vance & Hines pipes too! I was looking at the Supertrapp Road Legends Phantom Pipe too. They are sick!
Anyway, I got my first real good ride in yesterday. She is wicked fast and I'll call her my ScooTerror!
She's definitely not for the faint of heart! Especially when you compare her to a stock 88 or a stock S&S 97". Got that hair trigger throttle that's going to take some time to adapt to!
I know what you mean about hair trigger throttle. Especially in 1st and 2nd gear. Passengers have heart attacks sometimes!
I've come from sportbikes so these bikes don't have enough brake for me, but I'm used to it by now. My Ninja used to give me a nosebleed if I grabbed a handful of front brake! hahaha These bikes are like stopping a freight train....lots of momentum and inertia there. It's all good though and all fun!
Big Bear makes and awesome chop, no doubt. Great styling and Kevin really has taken that company to great heights. I'm not a big fan of the latest Big Dog bikes.....a little too raked out and gawdy for me...plus big $$$$.
If you ever need any questions answered about these types of bikes, you should cruise on over (pun intended) to the Club Chopper forums:
Go to either CHopper Talk or Shop Talk and just about any problem or question can be answered there. They've helped me time my motor, trace out electrical gremlins, adjust my carb for great response....you name it. Lot's of real knowledgable wrenches on there.....some ****ers too...but they're easy to spot.
You live in Florida so that must = year round riding! I'm jealous of that....I gotta make hay while I can up here in New Hampshire. 6 months riding season....7 months if I'm lucky.
Keep the shiny side, of the awesome paint job, up!