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post #1 of 46 (permalink) Old 07-07-2004, 04:28 PM Thread Starter
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vibe-rider detailed review:

vibe-rider detailed review:

Ok.. if you don’t know what this is…. Nevermind. But here’s my review of this after putting about 2000 miles on the bike with assorted female passengers and this installed.

This item comes in a small box, big enough to fit in your mailbox. It’s rather discreet.

Packaging is simple and the instructions are in the box as well as online. The install for this thing is really pretty straight forward (as long as you know where the front coil wire is inside the headlight. Search these boards for more info).

Hacking apart my seat was pretty scary as I’d just bought it. Here’s a list of little tools the instructions don’t really list that you should have and why:

Spray glue: comes in a can at any hardware store and some grocery stores. Works great on putting the felt back on the underside of the seat if you have this.

Dremel tool: to drill set holes for new screws to hold the leather back on.

Saran wrap: to cover the hole you have to cut into the seats foam, and provide a little moisture barrier.. hehe

a piece of cloth: to cover the saran wrap and better hide the indentation in the seat after install.. not to mention to put a little more cushion on the device.

Electric connectors: you’ll want to put these in the line going to the seat so you can remove the seat and not have it cabled to the bike….

I was able to mount the control box for this device right between the ignition housing and the side cover (left side). I used the sticky tape and some zip ties on the frame. Nice and inconspicuous and you can flip the switch quickly while you turn the key on to the bike! (pics of this are available and i will post soon as i get home/remember).

This thing hooks up to the rear coil just like an aftermarket tach would. There is reference to a screenshot that can be found by searching this board, it shows which wire to tap into to get the front coil. Easiest to get to if you dislodge the tank so you can fee the wire to the headlight cowl. I'm having trouble finding this pic, it's the lone yellow wire inside that rats nest.. just tap into it and your set.

Now.. after install the device is almost completely hidden. Ensure to put this thing as far forward on the passenger seat as possible. First attempt I put it too far back and the first girl complained about her butt hole vibrating and the hardness of my seat farther up (like almost on your back) is much better from the reviews I’ve gotten.

So far I’ve had nothing but what I presume are good reviews from the lucky ladies who have ridden with me. Results vary from uncontrollable giggling to biting Showing this thing off to some married biker ladies at clubs and bike events usually has them running to their husbands begging for them to buy one.

So far I’d have to say this is one of the best mods I’ve put on the bike.

Demi
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Wow what will they think of next?

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I love those things, when I built my friends bike I wanted him to get one. I told him the chicks would love it!
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That’s just pathetic. Give us break and put this crap on the “Off Topic” Board.

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I've done a few of these kinds of reviews for mods to my bike in the past. Specifically to assist others in what i've experienced with these products.

I chose to put it here as this is where people go to find this kind of information:

What's the device like
How to install
What else they need for it..
etc...

As such this is a service to my fellow VTXers, if you dissaprove of the product that's fine. But i'm sure some people would like the assistance should they choose to purchase one and install it.

Nobody trashes any other discussions on the tech board about 240 kit questions or PCIII comparisons; so i personally don't see how this should be any different.

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moon I think you need to take those zig zags and roll yourself a big fat one to mellow out, it is just a review and on the 1800 I bet that thing beats a hitachi magic wand
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sounds like tech advice to me..

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That’s just pathetic. Give us break and put this crap on the “Off Topic” Board
He talks about the challenges of adjusting the seat/repair/etc... it's fair game for the tech forum.

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post #8 of 46 (permalink) Old 07-07-2004, 05:42 PM
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Hell, I may order one of them bad boys for MY seat! Heck with the old lady!!!

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I love the reviews.. keep em coming. Ive thought of both mods so far and I think they will help in others decisions as well.

Thanks demi

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Demi,
Thanks for the reviews.
Keep’em coming, (no pun intended).

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