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post #21 of 27 (permalink) Old 04-17-2019, 11:27 AM
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I was there last year. Rode the Aero for 3 years and it felt great, did everything I asked it to do, but it needs a 6th gear on the highway.
Got 5, need 6. VLX'ers Got 4, need 5.

Just put a smaller rear sprocket like we do. Oh. Wait. Guess not since you don't have a chain. ;o)

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post #22 of 27 (permalink) Old 04-17-2019, 01:39 PM
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Lace a Shadow RS, 16" rear rim, onto a current Aero or Phantom shaft rear hub and use a 160/80 16" tire - ya have essentially changed the final drive to ground ratio to about the same as going from a 42T sprocket to a 38T rear sprocket!

Your just changing the rear rim size (from 15" to 16") to get the final drive ratio change done...
A Shadow RS 16"x3.5" rim and spoke set should lace right on Aero/Phantom hub perfectly, (maybe...). It could be a nice mod to lower rpm's on the highway for current shaft drive 750's...


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Thanks va. Looks sweet! How hard is it to remove the bat fairing? Looks like it would definitely do the trick on the highway but would like to take it off around town. Thanks!

I bought the Memphis Shades quick disconnects and mounted them to the fairing.


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Thanks va. Looks sweet! How hard is it to remove the bat fairing? Looks like it would definitely do the trick on the highway but would like to take it off around town. Thanks!

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If you go with the Memphis Shades batwing, you can have it off in 20 seconds or less. I have it on my Aero and love it!


I saved a little over $200 buying the HD fairing on offerup for $75 and mounting it to my Memphis Shades quick disconnects.


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I saved a little over $200 buying the HD fairing on offerup for $75 and mounting it to my Memphis Shades quick disconnects.
That's a great idea. I was desperate as I was having such buffeting problems. I can't imagine riding without it now, especially in the cold.
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Great ideas thanks all. Think Iíll take vaís advice and go with the batwing. Now all Iíll have to do is lose 40 pounds 🤣
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I ran my 700 on the freeway. She did feel a bit under powered but I think that was the fault of my fat @ss

That does have an effect on performance. A 700 with a 150-pound guy and 10 pounds of gear will go faster than a 300 lbs guy with 30 lbs of gear. I know personally I'm fine with a 750, 800, 650 not quick but fast enough for me single rider. Problem is my wife rides with me a lot so I have an 1100. A 700 wouldn't cut it.

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