I was looking to upgrade, either jump to a new bike of something with the ace.
I like the ace, its a fun bike. I already invested a lot of time into it and I wasn't planning of getting rid of it. So I decided to throw some money at it instead of dropping $4000 on a newer bigger bike.
What I did :
- Mustang vintage seat
- Progressive 412 12" rears
- Bigger Hard Bags - LW Mutazu , I have the FY and they serve fine, but many times I found I needed bigger!
- Paint - No color chosen yet, but I have the $300 locked away for the winter, thinking blackened brass/copper look.
Mustangs were a joke, super easy, even easier than the stock seat.
Progressives - Used the bike jack, lifted it up till the wheel just came off the ground, pulled the 2 12mm bolts, slid the stock shocks off, popped the new ones in, put the bike down.
Bags - not installed yet, but I built a set of custom hard mounts that allow for the paladin backrest to work, will simply be a matter of sitting the bag where I want and marking my holes.
Mustang - talk about putting you in a different position. I'm more of a laid back stretch rider, but this forces you into an upright position, my legs reach my 8" forwards better, less strain on my ankles, so far so good
Progressives - Damn I wish I did this much sooner. Totally different ride. All those comments that claim they made a difference are all 100% true.
In total my whole upgrade cost me about $1800.00. this plus the other changes I did make it a very capable bike.
My plan is to ride it for as long as possible, with the hopes of giving it to my son.