Pearl’s transformation is almost complete

Carolina Son
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Carolina Son
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Joined: March 27th, 2009, 10:16 am

June 8th, 2018, 11:32 am #1

Got everything swapped over to the “new” Pearl except the rear fender. I didn’t have time to get the fender swapped because I was taking her to the mountains for a 2 day 980 mile ride. Rode the “Tail of the Dragon” a couple times then did the Cherohala Skyway the first day. Day 2 we were going to ride Wayah Rd down to Franklin,NC then some backroads back to I40 before heading home. One of guys bike (Harley) had an issue so we had to abort the day 2 planned ride and hoof it over to Asheville Harley. They gave him the green light to ride it like it was so we rode up the Blue Ridge Parkway and took NC 80 south back to Marion to pick up I40
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icandoitfaster
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icandoitfaster
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Joined: February 19th, 2011, 7:06 pm

June 8th, 2018, 2:16 pm #2

Even though she's not completely finished, she's still one of my favorite T's!!
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fredrider
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Joined: June 17th, 2007, 12:11 am

June 8th, 2018, 2:32 pm #3

What a nice ride!  Wish I was there too.
Fred
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Carolina Son
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Carolina Son
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Joined: March 27th, 2009, 10:16 am

June 9th, 2018, 5:01 am #4

Thanks to all who commented or "liked"

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iecovert
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Joined: July 14th, 2011, 3:45 pm

June 11th, 2018, 6:16 pm #5

Sounds like a great ride.  I'm jealous.
So how does the new Pearl ride compared to the old girl?  Can you tell the difference?
1998 ACE T - Black & Chrome - 110,000 miles and counting
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Carolina Son
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Carolina Son
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June 12th, 2018, 5:12 am #6

iecovert wrote: Sounds like a great ride.  I'm jealous.
So how does the new Pearl ride compared to the old girl?  Can you tell the difference?

Honestly I don't think the ride is the same? I can't put my finger on it but I think "old" Pearl rode better??? Maye it's sentimental!

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Cleve
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Joined: June 18th, 2009, 2:57 am

June 12th, 2018, 10:12 am #7

Hmmm,,,  different tires?  air pressure?  springs or shocks?
Cleve

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Carolina Son
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Carolina Son
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Joined: March 27th, 2009, 10:16 am

June 13th, 2018, 5:10 am #8

Cleve wrote: Hmmm,,,  different tires?  air pressure?  springs or shocks?

Same front tire (haven't swapped the rear CT yet), same shocks. This "new" bike seems to have more vibration???

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