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Old 02-28-2016, 10:37 PM
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2015 RGS vs. 2016 RGU

I'm storing my bartender's bike for the winter (always take care of your bartender). He's got a denim black RGS. It looks badass, even though it's bone stock.

Got a chance to ride it today back-to-back with the BSR (stage 1). I hate the low bars, and I'm not a fan of the seat. The 1" lower rear really makes itself known on these bad roads. The air-cooled motor doesn't feel nearly as stout as the Showerhead, and the better breathing and tune really make a big difference.

Since it's not my bike, I didn't go as hard as I wanted to, but the Special sure feels smaller than the Ultra. I was able to throw it around well, and with a bit of body english I avoided grinding the boards. The new cam is still a good thing, but with the lower compression it isn't as punchy. The fueling doesn't seem as good either, but that's from memory....I have the BSR dialed in really, really well.

I nearly got a Special and added a TP and lowers. I'm glad I didn't. The Showerhead is a better motor and the extra inch of ride height really makes a difference.
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Oh, no, mister... :Nono: you don't get to choose your own innocuous euphemisms!

It's a WaterHead.

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Dealer was really trying to steer me onto a RGS or SG, both lower in the rear, told him I don't want any FL platform with a lowered suspension as I like to be able to corner.

He's all, you'll hardly notice, I called BS and walked.
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I've got some cams.

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Russ...

I've got some cams.

Jus' sayin'

The stock cams are just fine. It'll get up over a hundred plenty quick.
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I feel the need to throw in the word "moist" in this thread.
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Moist is good...

The salesman also told me there have been zero issues with the, shower head, wet head, moist head, engine. Zero recalls or issues...
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Moist is good...

The salesman also told me there have been zero issues with the, shower head, wet head, moist head, engine. Zero recalls or issues...
I'd guess he completed that thought with..."this week"
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The salesman also told me there have been zero issues with the, shower head, wet head, moist head, engine. Zero recalls or issues...
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