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Thanks for the info. I have had this bike for a year now. It had 8400 miles on it. It now has 15200. I was thinking about a fork job for it. I have put a new rear tire, changed the oil and filter. Occasionally run some Seafoam through it and changed the plugs and air filter. I consistently get 39 to 41.2mpg.
Did you do a speedo corrector? I did a 12oclocklabs speedometer calibrator (I did the same brand with my zx12r in the past). Much cheaper than the speedohealer, and does the same thing in less space.

After calibrating my speedo, I have found out that I am actually not getting the mileage I thought as my speedo was almost 10% off at 60 mph (reading 10% fast).

Turns out I am actually getting around 32 mpg (but I have a heavy wrist).
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Hey I was thinking of replacing the metal fenders on my 07 VTX with fiberglass ones. Has anyone done this? Or have any advice or thoughts about this?
Yes, replaced my front Fender (needed bigger for the 21" wheel) and had fiberglass rear fender (modified Sumo-X) for a short time, but sold that long time ago.


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Ok thanks for the info. Just from my experience and dealings with them... I have not had any problems or issues.

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No I didn't do the correct. I guess I just deal with the fact that I'm actually going approx. 5 mph slower than the speedo says.

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So was the X sumo worth it? Or did you just change bikes?

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Tedly, my bike is SumoX front, rear, and seat. Expensive yes, if that is the look you want. We all have to make these bikes our own. It's now my short trip bike.
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Did you do a speedo corrector? I did a 12oclocklabs speedometer calibrator (I did the same brand with my zx12r in the past). Much cheaper than the speedohealer, and does the same thing in less space.

After calibrating my speedo, I have found out that I am actually not getting the mileage I thought as my speedo was almost 10% off at 60 mph (reading 10% fast).

Turns out I am actually getting around 32 mpg (but I have a heavy wrist).
Just because your speedo is off 10% doesn't mean that your odometer is off 10%. I have 2 1300's, one odo is off 3.2%, the other is off 5.4% and both speedos are off 10%. I checked the speedo with a GPS unit and the odo against 100 mile markers.
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Just because your speedo is off 10% doesn't mean that your odometer is off 10%. I have 2 1300's, one odo is off 3.2%, the other is off 5.4% and both speedos are off 10%. I checked the speedo with a GPS unit and the odo against 100 mile markers.
How can they not be tied together? As long as there is one speed sensor, they would both have to be off...

Unless there are more than one speed sensor.
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So was the X sumo worth it? Or did you just change bikes?
Same bike, but I didn't like (enough) the look of it and found a better looking rear fender.


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