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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-15-2019, 03:54 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the warm welcome and tips! I'll post pics when able. I tried but I got to get over that 5 post hump, yet.
Anyhow - no rust in the tank. Looks new in there. There's a CLUNK when shifting from 1st to 2nd but I figured thats just because it has to go thru neutral to get there. Otherwise the idle has gotten significantly better. The bike accelerates well and pulls strong thru all the gears. I've already started on the upgrades. Led's on the turn signals and saddlebags!
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post #12 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-15-2019, 06:05 AM
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Welcome from Daytona Beach, enjoy and ride safely.
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post #13 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-16-2019, 06:55 AM Thread Starter
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Trying this again -
Thanks guys for the warm welcome and the tips!
Inside of the tank looks good.
The bike accelerates well, lots of torque and pulls well thru all the gears.
I'll add pics when allowed.
p.s. - this is my 3rd attempt at trying to reply in this forum.
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post #14 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-16-2019, 12:55 PM
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I live in mundelein il I just got back from sturgis on my 07 vtx 1300 if you wanna ride sometime hit me up I can drop my number.stay on the seat
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post #15 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-18-2019, 07:07 PM Thread Starter
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Here are some more pics of the work I've done to the bike.
First pic - clear smoke lenses with amber led's. Really works! When signaling the turn signal is amber.
2nd Pic - clear smoke lenses with amber led's.
3rd and 4th pics - Viking Lamellar leather wrap bags hung with quick disconnect hardware.
I had to replace quite a bit of their hardware with ss but looks great and works pretty darn well.
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The broccoli says 'I look like a small tree', the mushroom says 'I look like an umbrella', the walnut says 'I look like a brain', and the banana says 'Can we please change the subject?'
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post #16 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-21-2019, 11:12 AM Thread Starter
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New LED brake lights with smoked lense.
The stock light put out 139-140 lumens. LEDs put out 209-210 lumens.
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The broccoli says 'I look like a small tree', the mushroom says 'I look like an umbrella', the walnut says 'I look like a brain', and the banana says 'Can we please change the subject?'
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post #17 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-08-2019, 11:12 PM
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Welcome from another newbie from Pa.
Bought a 06 1300s black paint.
Was looking at Viking bags online.
How did they bolt up?
I like the idea hardware kit is included.
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