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post #11 of 1253 (permalink) Old 08-07-2016, 07:22 PM Thread Starter
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They work well for me, I've been using them for years. The air flow at highway speeds keeps your bottom side quite cool and dry, sometimes almost feels like refrigerated air down there, ask anyone that uses one. The beads are also very comfortable, distributes your weight around better than the seat vinyl.
Nice! I will try that. The last long ride I took bruised my ass bad, lol

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I walked past mine to get my golf clubs and beer!!!
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Detailed mine and polished the wheels









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Worked on getting the forks polished and shiny. This is about three hours or so each side so far. This is after the first high abrasive polishing.

Left side.


The right side has had three goes at polishing and is starting to show its shine.


Removed scratches, minor rock dings and swirl marks in front fender. Still needs a few passes of light buffing and it should be good.




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I've done my fork lowers, too, Jorge! I like the look much better than the chrome Kuryakyn covers.





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other stuff - HID headlight, airbox decapped plus K&N, ground fix, PAIR/desmog, tail light area minimalized, horn relocation, fwd controls extension, switch spiders removed, reflectors removed, Barnett clutch kit, Cobra FI2000R
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I've done my fork lowers, too, Jorge! I like the look much better than the chrome Kuryakyn covers.





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I was wondering how high of a finish they would buff too.

What did you do to your lowers?

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Started wet sanding by hand. 400 grit, then 600, 800, 1000, 1500, 2000, and 3000. Then hit them with White Diamond polish and my Power Ball. Last was a hand polish with Flitz.

All in all, took me about 4-5 hours (the front wheel was already off as I had done the same to my wheels and brake rotors)

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Started wet sanding by hand. 400 grit, then 600, 800, 1000, 1500, 2000, and 3000. Then hit them with White Diamond polish and my Power Ball. Last was a hand polish with Flitz.

All in all, took me about 4-5 hours (the front wheel was already off as I had done the same to my wheels and brake rotors)

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Nice man thanks for posting they look really good

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Installed a phone mount.
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I just got back from sturgis so I changed the oil, spark plugs, cleaned my air intake filter and washed her up real good.
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