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When viewing the front of my exceptionally clean and shiny X from dead on, the first thing that you notice is the nasty, dull underside of the lower triple tree. I'm constantly cleaning rust out of this area.

Anybody have a solution for this besides the wiseazz response of "look from another angle"?

Has anybody painted theirs? Does anyone sell chrome for this area? It's like a beautiful woman with yeller teeth!
 

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I did sent one set for chroming to RC Chroming. They came nicely chrome but the underside was chromed but not polished first. I don't know if polishing the underside is part of the chroming process itself or you have to order that kind of work as a separate process.
 

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I've got a Headwinds light bar that bolts directly to the bottom & cleans up that area nicely............................................ :D Rod
 

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DonvtxC said:
That's a nice looking piece, but it's made for the 1800. The OP has a 1300; will it fit?
If you'll take a look at the bike in the pics, it's a 1300 with that plate mounted. So I'd say it fits. :)

Nice piece!

Personally, the last time I had the front end apart, I just painted the lower triple tree. Honda seems to have come up sort on paint on it, and it looks like crap. A little (silver) spray paint, and mine looks just fine.
 

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I too felt Honda fell short with a couple of things on the VTX.
1st on this list I would put that UGLY tank seam (which I have since eliminated)
2nd would be the lower triple tree. Now I will be honest I did not even notice this until I added my front fairing. Now there is this "GAP" which seems to spot light the lower tree, horn, radiator, and frame.
The one joy to all this is...


Coming up with the next mod to help eliminate the above mentioned..... LOL
 

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topspin43 said:
When viewing the front of my exceptionally clean and shiny X from dead on, the first thing that you notice is the nasty, dull underside of the lower triple tree. I'm constantly cleaning rust out of this area.

Anybody have a solution for this besides the wiseazz response of "look from another angle"?

Has anybody painted theirs? Does anyone sell chrome for this area? It's like a beautiful woman with yeller teeth!
hey topspin, i made this one about 2 yrs ago out of polished stainless steel. 1/8" aluminum would work also. all i did was take a piece of card, like the back of a legal pad and made it to fit and transfered it to the metal. pretty easy realy and it looks as good as the day i made it. you can also make a matching radiator "crown" out of the same material. 8)if anyone wants to do this PM me for more details.
 

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I think thats an 1800, it has dual front calipers :?:

Yep & also notice the front fender mount,yep 1800.............................................. :D Rod
 

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thorshammer said:
topspin43 said:
When viewing the front of my exceptionally clean and shiny X from dead on, the first thing that you notice is the nasty, dull underside of the lower triple tree. I'm constantly cleaning rust out of this area.

Anybody have a solution for this besides the wiseazz response of "look from another angle"?

Has anybody painted theirs? Does anyone sell chrome for this area? It's like a beautiful woman with yeller teeth!
hey topspin, i made this one about 2 yrs ago out of polished stainless steel. 1/8" aluminum would work also. all i did was take a piece of card, like the back of a legal pad and made it to fit and transfered it to the metal. pretty easy realy and it looks as good as the day i made it. you can also make a matching radiator "crown" out of the same material. 8)if anyone wants to do this PM me for more details.
PM sent. I just can't pull the trigger on any Kewlmetal or Kury parts. Their prices have the same effect on me as the stock seat.
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topspin43 said:
thorshammer said:
topspin43 said:
When viewing the front of my exceptionally clean and shiny X from dead on, the first thing that you notice is the nasty, dull underside of the lower triple tree. I'm constantly cleaning rust out of this area.

Anybody have a solution for this besides the wiseazz response of "look from another angle"?

Has anybody painted theirs? Does anyone sell chrome for this area? It's like a beautiful woman with yeller teeth!
hey topspin, i made this one about 2 yrs ago out of polished stainless steel. 1/8" aluminum would work also. all i did was take a piece of card, like the back of a legal pad and made it to fit and transfered it to the metal. pretty easy realy and it looks as good as the day i made it. you can also make a matching radiator "crown" out of the same material. 8)if anyone wants to do this PM me for more details.
PM sent. I just can't pull the trigger on any Kewlmetal or Kury parts. Their prices have the same effect on me as the stock seat.
Tony
Just tho't I'd mention thorshammer's puter crashed yesterday and he won't have it fixed until the middle of next week, so stay tuned. 8)

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Biddy said:
topspin43 said:
thorshammer said:
topspin43 said:
When viewing the front of my exceptionally clean and shiny X from dead on, the first thing that you notice is the nasty, dull underside of the lower triple tree. I'm constantly cleaning rust out of this area.

Anybody have a solution for this besides the wiseazz response of "look from another angle"?

Has anybody painted theirs? Does anyone sell chrome for this area? It's like a beautiful woman with yeller teeth!
hey topspin, i made this one about 2 yrs ago out of polished stainless steel. 1/8" aluminum would work also. all i did was take a piece of card, like the back of a legal pad and made it to fit and transfered it to the metal. pretty easy realy and it looks as good as the day i made it. you can also make a matching radiator "crown" out of the same material. 8)if anyone wants to do this PM me for more details.
PM sent. I just can't pull the trigger on any Kewlmetal or Kury parts. Their prices have the same effect on me as the stock seat.
Tony
Just tho't I'd mention thorshammer's puter crashed yesterday and he won't have it fixed until the middle of next week, so stay tuned. 8)

Biddy
I put voodoo on it and it went down for the count :)
 

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Bigdog 1 said:
Biddy said:
topspin43 said:
thorshammer said:
topspin43 said:
When viewing the front of my exceptionally clean and shiny X from dead on, the first thing that you notice is the nasty, dull underside of the lower triple tree. I'm constantly cleaning rust out of this area.

Anybody have a solution for this besides the wiseazz response of "look from another angle"?

Has anybody painted theirs? Does anyone sell chrome for this area? It's like a beautiful woman with yeller teeth!
hey topspin, i made this one about 2 yrs ago out of polished stainless steel. 1/8" aluminum would work also. all i did was take a piece of card, like the back of a legal pad and made it to fit and transfered it to the metal. pretty easy realy and it looks as good as the day i made it. you can also make a matching radiator "crown" out of the same material. 8)if anyone wants to do this PM me for more details.
PM sent. I just can't pull the trigger on any Kewlmetal or Kury parts. Their prices have the same effect on me as the stock seat.
Tony
Just tho't I'd mention thorshammer's puter crashed yesterday and he won't have it fixed until the middle of next week, so stay tuned. 8)

Biddy
I put voodoo on it and it went down for the count :)


I bet I know who'll get his repair bill too.


Biddy
 

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Bigdog 1 said:
Biddy said:
topspin43 said:
thorshammer said:
topspin43 said:
When viewing the front of my exceptionally clean and shiny X from dead on, the first thing that you notice is the nasty, dull underside of the lower triple tree. I'm constantly cleaning rust out of this area.

Anybody have a solution for this besides the wiseazz response of "look from another angle"?

Has anybody painted theirs? Does anyone sell chrome for this area? It's like a beautiful woman with yeller teeth!
hey topspin, i made this one about 2 yrs ago out of polished stainless steel. 1/8" aluminum would work also. all i did was take a piece of card, like the back of a legal pad and made it to fit and transfered it to the metal. pretty easy realy and it looks as good as the day i made it. you can also make a matching radiator "crown" out of the same material. 8)if anyone wants to do this PM me for more details.
PM sent. I just can't pull the trigger on any Kewlmetal or Kury parts. Their prices have the same effect on me as the stock seat.
Tony
Just tho't I'd mention thorshammer's puter crashed yesterday and he won't have it fixed until the middle of next week, so stay tuned. 8)

Biddy
I put voodoo on it and it went down for the count :)
darn bigdork, aah.. i meen bigdog, i though we wuz pals!! :lol: :lol:
 
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