Foot Pegs Scrape Almost always !

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alan charlap

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Sep 11, 2009
 
I bought my 2003 Hellcat with the 120 Ci S&S Motor and I think there was a couple of things that are not Of Confederate Factory standards. I scrape the Foot Pegs on either side as soon as I lean into a Turn. I do not know the Angle on which they scrape, but it is way before it should. are there any Brackets that the Pegs mount to other than the ones provided in the Frame?
T-bone

Hudson, NY

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Sep 16, 2010
 
You would have to make custom brackets to raise the pegs. All Confeds scrape.
Bigalyts

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Sep 16, 2010
 
T-bone wrote:
You would have to make custom brackets to raise the pegs. All Confeds scrape.
Can you imagine DESIGNING a Bike for $30 or $25 grand that scrapes ALL THE TIME. And I mean that, at almost any speed. Have you Owned a Confederate or designed a answer to THEIR Design Flaws? Please email me back.
T-bone

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Sep 22, 2010
 
I do own a 2000 hellcat. There is a guy in LA that designed a set of mid controls for that style of frame. I think he had made many sets for resale.
I can find out and let you know if you are interested.
Bigalyts

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Sep 22, 2010
 
T-bone, I think you are talking about Al Wortman and he lives in La. He helped me out with Front Forks and some ISR Parts. He also got me some Fork Seals. I tried the Factory in Italy(Paoli)and their Web Site and NOTHING, NADA couldn't give 2 shits about you having one of their Front Ends and needing Parts or Info. I will tell you that the Confederate Factory does not have a Part for one of their older style Bikes. They have 1 Guy who works there who Helped me out with answers and he gave me the Guy who I got some parts from. His name is "Brian" and he is great. But no one wants to hear anything except laying out $80 + for a New Design. Do you Own a Confederate? Please email me and we can exchange some Info or ????????? Bigaalyts@aol.com
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Oct 18, 2010
 
The email got returned. My email is fusionmotorcycles@yahoo.com

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Apr 15, 2011
 
alan charlap wrote:
I bought my 2003 Hellcat with the 120 Ci S&S Motor and I think there was a couple of things that are not Of Confederate Factory standards. I scrape the Foot Pegs on either side as soon as I lean into a Turn. I do not know the Angle on which they scrape, but it is way before it should. are there any Brackets that the Pegs mount to other than the ones provided in the Frame?
Alan:

Do you have a G1???, If so you can remove the shocks and send them back to works (and have them upgraded, about $200-250) 1/2" longer (minimum) or 1" Maximum spacers, and also rebuilt for your weight. This will increase ground clearance (1" to 2"), and make for MUCH better handling. Also there are some aftermarket pegs i run that have a rounded Corner, so when you touch down they do not grab, Plus they put out a great show (at night). Let me know: Jim T

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Apr 19, 2011
 
irondoor19 wrote:
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Alan:
Do you have a G1???, If so you can remove the shocks and send them back to works (and have them upgraded, about $200-250) 1/2" longer (minimum) or 1" Maximum spacers, and also rebuilt for your weight. This will increase ground clearance (1" to 2"), and make for MUCH better handling. Also there are some aftermarket pegs i run that have a rounded Corner, so when you touch down they do not grab, Plus they put out a great show (at night). Let me know: Jim T
I am interested in that information. Just bought a 2000 hellcat that sat for years out side, sad. But it is up and running again! Can anyone help with basic info like how much oil is used to fill it but not over fill?
Also will need a new starter soon, is there high torque starter that is better? Will a stock Harley one work or is another one recommended?

Thanks
Andy
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Apr 20, 2011
 
Awilco wrote:
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I am interested in that information. Just bought a 2000 hellcat that sat for years out side, sad. But it is up and running again! Can anyone help with basic info like how much oil is used to fill it but not over fill?
Also will need a new starter soon, is there high torque starter that is better? Will a stock Harley one work or is another one recommended?
Thanks
Andy
5-1/2 Quarts, after removing the Oil Filter, draining the front Down Tube and the rear oil drain Plug. Do it hot, and if an S&S
Drain the Motor Case as well. GOT IT.
Start the bike ALWAYS by bumping the start button 1/2 second,
then hit the button AGAIN. you need to do this so you will not
tear up the ring gear teeth

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Apr 21, 2011
 
irondoor19 wrote:
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5-1/2 Quarts, after removing the Oil Filter, draining the front Down Tube and the rear oil drain Plug. Do it hot, and if an S&S
Drain the Motor Case as well. GOT IT.
Start the bike ALWAYS by bumping the start button 1/2 second,
then hit the button AGAIN. you need to do this so you will not
tear up the ring gear teeth
All went fine with the oil change. Have a 120 Merch, could not find an engine case drain plug. Next time I will try removing the oil filter return hose. Am thinking I may have left some old oil in it because 5q filled it to where I could see about 1/8" of oil in the bottom of the filler neck.

Any info on the pegs that were talked about?

Am trying to find a short in the bike. When I turn the key to acc I heard one of the breaker fuses clicking. I found the fuse box and determined it is a blue wire but have no idea where it goes. Thinking I may have crushed a couple wires when I jacked up the bike with a 2x8 and floor jack. I will find the short but am thinking it may be a PITA.
Thanks for your reply.

Andy
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Apr 21, 2011
 
Awilco wrote:
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All went fine with the oil change. Have a 120 Merch, could not find an engine case drain plug. Next time I will try removing the oil filter return hose. Am thinking I may have left some old oil in it because 5q filled it to where I could see about 1/8" of oil in the bottom of the filler neck.
Any info on the pegs that were talked about?
Am trying to find a short in the bike. When I turn the key to acc I heard one of the breaker fuses clicking. I found the fuse box and determined it is a blue wire but have no idea where it goes. Thinking I may have crushed a couple wires when I jacked up the bike with a 2x8 and floor jack. I will find the short but am thinking it may be a PITA.
Thanks for your reply.
Andy
Kuryakyn P/N 530-275, and Shifter 530-276
J/P cycles Page 857 in the 2009 catalog, about 100.00
Takes some getting used to when you touch down, and after
you practice, you will get good at it,
Do you have single spring or double spring shocks???
and how much do you weight?? crank the springs up high !
Bigalyts

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Apr 21, 2011
 
irondoor19 wrote:
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Kuryakyn P/N 530-275, and Shifter 530-276
J/P cycles Page 857 in the 2009 catalog, about 100.00
Takes some getting used to when you touch down, and after
you practice, you will get good at it,
Do you have single spring or double spring shocks???
and how much do you weight?? crank the springs up high !
Thank you for your precise info. My Hellcat is the Late 1999 modeltitled as a 2000. I was told that If I have the Aluminum Tank then I have the 1999 Series. I have the S&S 113 and it has a closed Primary Rivera. I weight 325Lbs and I have the Works Single Spring, I don't understand where there could be a double spring???? Jim T. what is the Fuel Tank Capapcity I cant figure it out, cause I have never Drained the Tank and filled it up. I know that my Pick Up is in the back of the Tank and the Pingle is all the way Forward on the left side,and it is higher then the rear Pick Up! Thank you and should I send the Shocks back? What is the Spacer thing that you mentioned? I am not Mechanically capeable at all. I have to pay for the work and 25% discount on some parts. I just saw the email even though it is a week old!!

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Apr 22, 2011
 
Do you have single spring or double spring shocks???
Indoor19, I have the double Works shocks and weigh 180.
Thanks door the info on the bike parts.
Found my short, bike is all good except for the starter. Believe the clutch is going. Previous owner admitted he could never remember to hit the compression releases. Guess next week I will pull the starter again and take it in for a rebuild. Have to pull the clutch/flywheel on this one...
Thanks again.
Andy
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Apr 22, 2011
 
Bigalyts wrote:
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Thank you for your precise info. My Hellcat is the Late 1999 modeltitled as a 2000. I was told that If I have the Aluminum Tank then I have the 1999 Series. I have the S&S 113 and it has a closed Primary Rivera. I weight 325Lbs and I have the Works Single Spring, I don't understand where there could be a double spring???? Jim T. what is the Fuel Tank Capapcity I cant figure it out, cause I have never Drained the Tank and filled it up. I know that my Pick Up is in the back of the Tank and the Pingle is all the way Forward on the left side,and it is higher then the rear Pick Up! Thank you and should I send the Shocks back? What is the Spacer thing that you mentioned? I am not Mechanically capeable at all. I have to pay for the work and 25% discount on some parts. I just saw the email even though it is a week old!!
Give me some time, next week, no internet on weekends
I will lay it all out for you guys

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Apr 26, 2011
 
irondoor19 wrote:
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Give me some time, next week, no internet on weekends
I will lay it all out for you guys
Ok cool. thanks
Benny

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#16
Mar 16, 2012
 
Just stumbled across this site. I myself also miss the info on the old Hellcat Alley. This site can only help me with my seasonal disorder. Fixing and maintaining my Hellcat. For what its worth, I had my Piaoli tubes done by Ducati tech. had to pulled them off, think he charged me 100.
Steve

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Jun 6, 2012
 
Just about to put my money down a=on what looks to be a very well maintained 1999 hellcat merch 120. really want the bike but scared to death about the maintenance. Can these be ridden reasonably with regular maintenance? or is it a constant headache?
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Jun 20, 2012
 
Steve wrote:
Just about to put my money down a=on what looks to be a very well maintained 1999 hellcat merch 120. really want the bike but scared to death about the maintenance. Can these be ridden reasonably with regular maintenance? or is it a constant headache?
I don't know just picked up a pristine 99 with the 120 Merch it's down with an ignition issue now so I will let you know when it is up and running. I bought it knowing it may be high maintenance.
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Jul 17, 2012
 
Well the ignition got fixed $754 then the starter disintergrated and took some primary pieces with it. Hopefully the bugs get worked out and I'll get some riding in. At this point high maintenance I would say yes.
American gt

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Jun 23, 2013
 
T-bone wrote:
I do own a 2000 hellcat. There is a guy in LA that designed a set of mid controls for that style of frame. I think he had made many sets for resale.
I can find out and let you know if you are interested.
I would like the info on the person with the relocation kits thanks gabrieldavila@yahoo.com

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