Originally Posted by jasonrenda
to the dude that said they don't handle well - not sure what you've been riding but mine is as nimble as any 650 lb bike i can imagine to be. not calling anyone out - just saying that to me the bike feels pretty flickable.
thats exectly it.....bike is as nimble and flickable as YOU imagine it should be . If you ever get a chance to ride something more nimble and flickable (like an FXR for example) you'll see the Dyna's shortcomings. Also condition of forks,shocks and motor mount isolators play a huge part in the way bike handles. Improve or even just renew those items and you'll have beter handling bike than YOU think you have.
you mention dragging your feet/pegs, but you also lowered the bike. Don't you think you decreased ground clearance? ever wonder why FXDX (best handling Dyna) sits higher than FXD? do you really think lowering the bike and adding 'hangers improves handling and control?
simple ride height example:
I used to roadrace Yamaha SR500. My "A" bike had 18in wheels and stock forks and 13.5in shocks. I used to drag pegs,toes,knees,pipe in just about every corner ...My "B" bike had 14.25in shocks and 19in front wheel.Same motor. My lap times were identical, but I'd only touch my knee in a couple of corners ....