Originally Posted by h13man
So have you rode a 1100 "twin pin" powered Shadow and if you have hows the Softail compare smoothness wise though quite obvious displacement difference?
My point wasn't to compare which bike runs smoother but to dispel the age old "Harley's Shake".
I have only ridden 2 bikes in my lifetime. My 98 ACE and my 06 Softail Deluxe.
It's been a long time since I was on the ACE so I can't compare the two other than the power difference.
As far as power I did some engine work. It's now a 1550, Andrews 37N Cams and I had the Heads Ported, Polished and cut to bring up the Compression. I don't need to lift the front tire, just some passing insurance is good enough.
I guess in the end I could have gotten all that in a metric, just decided to try something different this time around. I've had the bike since new in 06 so maybe when the time comes I'll give metrics/victory a look, who knows..