Harley Davidson VROD VRSCB (2004)

Aug. 2015 - g.

Glenville Hills - Sept. 11, 2015

  How I got this bike:

  Through a friend of Mike W, I met the woman trying to sell this bike to settle an estate.  I thought she'd have no trouble selling it for the price she was asking, but offered her my help and my trailer if she needed it.  When she there was no action at the used car place where it was for sale for since the spring, we moved the bike to a Subaru dealer she knew in Queensbury.  They were also unable to sell it.

  So, at the end of August, I bought it.  I slapped a plate on it and rode it back to her house.  Had a great first ride home on Aug. 31, 2015.  15,800 miles.


Dropped off at Queensbury Subaru - July 27, 2015


  The sound is intense but using ear plugs really helps so I am holding off retrofitting the stock exhaust for now.  The ride is remarkably smooth.  The exhaust sound helps  shifting because I know exactly what the engine is doing. 

In Front of Ed's Barbershop - Schenectady NY

Sept. 1, 2015

  The windshield that came with the bike was put on in Sept.  A very nicely designed  Harley product.  Raised to the highest position it works without much buffeting and looks good.

  The seat is comfortable too.

Washington County - Sept. 18, 2015


After Lunch in Clifton Park - Sept. 18, 2015


  By mid-November I've downloaded the software, put on the stock exhausts and remapped the Power Commander  using a map from the Power Commander web site.  The bike sounds completely different; and I can now hear the mechanical noises that were masked by the hugely loud exhaust noise.

  First ride, Feb. 28th.  Sunday afternoon 25 mile ride to Latham, temps in the 50's.  Exhaust noise is quite subdued and non-intrusive.  Performance changes are not perceptable.  The mapping seems fine and the bike revs cleanly.

   The ride experience is completely different.  It's not dominated by the exhaust noise and I can enjoy the performance, the scenery and the feel of this great bike.  Gas mileage seems to have improved from the low 30's to nearly 40 mpg.

       Yankee Lock Old Erie Canal - Fort Hunter NY


Thacher Park


  Oil changed Aug. 1, 2016 at 17,369 miles  (Castrol Full synthetic 20-50).  Not necessary to loosen the radiator. Filter KN174.


East Berne NY



  Oil changed at 18,200 miles, June 29 2017. (Castrol full synthetic 20-50). KN174 filter.



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Edited July 13,, 2017