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  1. Griker
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    Hey all, I've been visiting these forums for about a month now. I finally decided last week that an 1100 Custom was right for me. I'm taking a MSF course this weekend and plan on picking up my bike Tuesday. I'm either looking at an 07 or 08 depending on if the dealer wants to give me a good break on the 07.

    I'm excited as last time I was on a bike was when I was 14. I'm 28 now. I'm hoping after breaking in the bike around OKC I can take a few road trips this summer with a few buddies.

    For those experienced what tips and advice can you give me? Anything I should be weary on or anything I should change on the bike pretty quickly?

    Thanks!

  2. Snufftokk
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    You will want to get an Oil Filter Relocation Kit. You have to drop the front exhaust to change the oil filter. I have an 07 1100 Silverado and I am looking to trade up soon, I hope to either the 1300T or the Raider. There are some very knowledgable people on this forum and I'm sure they will chime in. Taking the MSF is a very wise decision.

    Ride Safe

  3. Griker
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    Thanks! I have read about the pain in changing oil without the relocation kit.

  4. quicgmicg
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    welcome aboard.... good idea on the class, it's by far the best way to start. I'm looking forward to seeing a pic of your bike when you get it.

  5. cmkippj
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    there has been a lot of talk on the sie about AIS removal, i suggest doing that if you are going to change exhaust, and intake! make sure to adjust your spring as well for it comes sotck set at like 3 but goes to 7. so if you're gonna do any two up riding it needs to be at least 5

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