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  • New to me 2008

    Wheeled and dealed....drove 900+miles round trip today to get it.

    2008 Midnight with silverado trim added

    9500 miles original owner title shows zero miles in early 2009.

    Cobra Dragsters and power commander fuel processor and junk stereo but otherwise stock and unmolested. Inwill ripnout fuel processor and stereo and put in a new battery (and change plugs, oil and filter, transfer case fluid, brake fluid, empty tank and put in fresh 87 and seafoam and all the other usual checks)

    Fuel contrler set wrong and too rich...fouls plugs. Owner put in new battery and brand new tires in 2018 and parked in garage under cover. Battery dead started right up on jumper pack and ran fine.

    Stopped on way home and power washed off 4 years of dust and cobwebs...
    Was gonna be a flip but may be a keeper since its a fuelie one owner low mileage with complete chrome front end and the whole Silverado package and cast wheels instead of spokes.

    Owner didnt want to mess with it at all since he bought a new Harley. He didnt bother putting in a new battery or cleaning it at all...

    Got it for $2000.....
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    LET'S RIDE

  • #2
    That looks like a keeper. I can’t believe the price!

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    • #3
      That's a great find.

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      • #4
        You stole that Scott! What's with Indiana bikers? You are always getting smokin deals.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Shores View Post
          You stole that Scott! What's with Indiana bikers? You are always getting smokin deals.
          Always looking for good deals...make offers....sometimes it works sometimes not....but its fun
          LET'S RIDE

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          • #6
            If you are gonna keep it why not be the first one to bring it to a good Dyno Tuner shop (not dealership) and have the fuel controller set properly? Depending on the tuner you may be able to set a higher rpm and timing. When I say good shop find a private shop that dyno tunes sport bikes that actually has a dyno not just install pre set maps that don't work.

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            • #7
              I actually never even thought of that. Whatever the dealer downloaded and installed is obviously way too rich. Seeing how it does have an 02 sensor a chassidina would be a good idea.I'll call schnitz racing and see what they would charge for something like that
              LET'S RIDE

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              • #8
                Great find! One additional item to add to your checklist… shine a light and inspect the inside of that fuel tank.. My 2009 with 9300 miles had a lot of rust in the tank and a clogged fuel pump/fuel filter had disintegrated… IF you spot some rust inside you may want to replace the fuel filter inside the fuel pump inside the tank… I just did mine and can share with you the details..

                Good luck and welcome!
                Rob

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Roadstar_Rob View Post
                  Great find! One additional item to add to your checklist… shine a light and inspect the inside of that fuel tank.. My 2009 with 9300 miles had a lot of rust in the tank and a clogged fuel pump/fuel filter had disintegrated… IF you spot some rust inside you may want to replace the fuel filter inside the fuel pump inside the tank… I just did mine and can share with you the details..

                  Good luck and welcome!
                  Rob
                  Looked clean yesterday and started right up on battery pack but ill use a good flash light and Ipour gas out into a glass jar to inspect. But it is amazing how rust can get in there even fairly new
                  LET'S RIDE

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                  • #10
                    What a steal! It pays to be diligent.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Roadstar_Rob View Post
                      Great find! One additional item to add to your checklist… shine a light and inspect the inside of that fuel tank.. My 2009 with 9300 miles had a lot of rust in the tank and a clogged fuel pump/fuel filter had disintegrated… IF you spot some rust inside you may want to replace the fuel filter inside the fuel pump inside the tank… I just did mine and can share with you the details..

                      Good luck and welcome!
                      Rob
                      Clean as a whistle...not even a spec ofnsurface rust anywhere...used steong flashlight and camera phone light..m
                      Attached Files
                      LET'S RIDE

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                      • #12
                        Dang that was a smokin deal.. I bought a 2009 Silverado S too.. and it too has the Cobra Dragsters..Much the same as you, the owner bought a Harley, and he didnt want to mess with the Roadie (or couldnt now afford two bikes) I have to say that those pipes make it sound like it has a wild aftermarket cam.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Roadhorsen View Post
                          Dang that was a smokin deal.. I bought a 2009 Silverado S too.. and it too has the Cobra Dragsters..Much the same as you, the owner bought a Harley, and he didnt want to mess with the Roadie (or couldnt now afford two bikes) I have to say that those pipes make it sound like it has a wild aftermarket cam.
                          I want different exhaust...not a fan...love V-H shorty's but these have an odd sound to me ...
                          LET'S RIDE

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                          • #14
                            I had the same height windshield as you, but cut it down yesterday. I took off about 4 inches so I can see over the top
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Lug Nut View Post

                              I want different exhaust...not a fan...love V-H shorty's but these have an odd sound to me ...
                              Did you check to see if you still had your baffles in place? I suspect there might be more than one size baffle available too

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by Roadhorsen View Post

                                Did you check to see if you still had your baffles in place? I suspect there might be more than one size baffle available too
                                It has baffles I just don't like the pulse of these pipes. I have the tall windshield but I'm fairly tall and can see over it easily without cutting it down for now. Will likely not have it on all the time
                                LET'S RIDE

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                                • Roadhorsen
                                  Roadhorsen commented
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                                  well other than what I have for exhaust, about all I would go for as a replacement would be both side, duellys and I dont see that happing do to price of.

                              • #17
                                Lug Nut, have you got the bike on the road yet? I'm wondering how its running (if using with or without the programmer) and what Kind of fuel mileage you are getting.. I got mine set up with new suspension front and rear, and tires, (notice only alittle drag on the brake pads) adjusted belt tension, tire pressure, trimmed the windshield for my height. I'm thinking my fuel mileage might be a lttile low at about 35 mpg, with mostly hwy and secondary back roads, just me at 140lbs..about 105 mile loop, but I would expect better than 40mpg considering I wasn't not hard on the throttle. I'm not sure of the Ethanol content, but I'm using 89 octane.. I occasionally smell gas, but not sure if its a leak or just venting of the fuel tank. the Cobra Dragsters do have the OX2 sensors in place, and baffles too.

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                                • Brad_G
                                  Brad_G commented
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                                  My '08 seems to be in the 35 range most of the time. Some outings with fewer stops have gotten as high as 42. But generally riding back an forth to work and around it seems mid 30's is the most common.

                                • Mr. Miyagi
                                  Mr. Miyagi commented
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                                  My '09 also gets in the 35-40 range most of the time.

                              • #18
                                Brad, are you still stock? I've had many large road bikes, mostly Vtwins, couple six cylinders, , but when I dropped below 38 mpg on any of them.. I had to start searching for reasons or cause.. Most the time with similar riding, I would be in the 42- 47 mpg ranges.. I'm wondering about the 15% fuel mandate (if its already at the stations) and I'm wondering about a possible small leak (only when its running..

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                                • Brad_G
                                  Brad_G commented
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                                  Yep, stock intake and mufflers. Have a tall windscreen and lower deflectors and hard bags (windscreen will knock things down a bit). I do tend to run the 10% ethanol since it's often the only option at some stops.

                              • #19
                                Miyagi, thanks for chiming in, are you still stock too?

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                                • #20
                                  Originally posted by Roadhorsen View Post
                                  Miyagi, thanks for chiming in, are you still stock too?
                                  Yes, stock with stock exhaust that has been opened up.

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