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I finally started installing my Christmas presents! :shock:

Here's what I'm doing:

1. Removing the piece-of-crap Kury spotlights off the Kury lightbar. I'm going to keep just the bar on, because I like the look.
2. CP Punishers with internal wiring
3. Bunch of stuff from Handler that I had chromed.
4. Switching from Motion Pro to Magnum Sterling Chromite cables
5. Brake Away Cruise Control
6. Stainless front brake line
7. More stuff I had chromed locally

Here are some shots of what's happened so far:

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Motion Pro (left) vs. Sterling Chromite (right)





I was just too excited to wait until everything was done. The Punishers are going to be awesome. I should have changed the stockers out long ago. I can actually use my Corbin backrest now and get full support.

The build continues...
 

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Sweet !... I like those cables. They are very bright. Nice job
 

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Send me those worthless visors if your going to pitch them.

Bigdog...................BTW, orange is good
 

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looking good Jason, bike looks much better without that orange tank on it too :lol:
the bars are really going to make that bike look good.
 

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wow, the CP punishers make a huge diference in ur riding position from the looks of it in the pics. i have been thinking about going that route. how tall are you? when i sat on my bike and measured the 15" pullback, i was afraid it was going to be to much pull back, but lookin at your pics, looks perfect. nice scoot!
 

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Bigdog 1 said:
Send me those worthless visors if your going to pitch them.

Bigdog...................BTW, orange is good
How 'bout contributing a few bucks to my "hard bags" fund, and I'll send 'em your way?

And, yes, orange is good! :D

How's the new Rowdy X? Paint it yet? :p
 

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neuro242 said:
wow, the CP punishers make a huge diference in ur riding position from the looks of it in the pics. i have been thinking about going that route. how tall are you? when i sat on my bike and measured the 15" pullback, i was afraid it was going to be to much pull back, but lookin at your pics, looks perfect. nice scoot!
I'm 5'10", and my arm length is about 30" measured from the top of my shoulder. These bars are going to be just what I needed for my long trips.

I'm leaning up against my backrest in these pictures, but if I took out the backrest, I'd probably be a little bit more upright, with my arms bent a little.
 

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You're really going to like the Brake Away, especially if you ride distances.

Found a new use for it yesterday. :D I put my helmet on the right mirror and always forget to readjust it until I'm rolling. I know, I should adjust it before riding, :shock: but there it is. Anyway, yesterday, even though I was in second gear, I pushed the lever, adjusted the mirror, pushed the button and I was on my way.
 

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MR VTX said:
[quote="Bigdog 1":2na0bgij]Send me those worthless visors if your going to pitch them.

Bigdog...................BTW, orange is good
How 'bout contributing a few bucks to my "hard bags" fund, and I'll send 'em your way?

And, yes, orange is good! :D

How's the new Rowdy X? Paint it yet? :p[/quote:2na0bgij]Never I mean never put bags on a C. That's what those retros are for. As far as the new bike, it came with the only color that belongs on a motorcycle....BLACK How much do you want for the visors? Since Steve and Dan are right down there in your neck of the woods I'll get them to send it to you :wink:
 

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Bigdog 1 said:
[quote="MR VTX":3i9fge9l][quote="Bigdog 1":3i9fge9l]Send me those worthless visors if your going to pitch them.

Bigdog...................BTW, orange is good
How 'bout contributing a few bucks to my "hard bags" fund, and I'll send 'em your way?

And, yes, orange is good! :D

How's the new Rowdy X? Paint it yet? :p[/quote:3i9fge9l]Never I mean never put bags on a C. That's what those retros are for. As far as the new bike, it came with the only color that belongs on a motorcycle....BLACK How much do you want for the visors? Since Steve and Dan are right down there in your neck of the woods I'll get them to send it to you :wink:[/quote:3i9fge9l]

The bags will only be on the bike for trips. The bike will be solo the rest of the time.

How much do you want Steve and Dan to give me for the visors? :wink:
 

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MR VTX said:
[quote="Bigdog 1":3vqny3gh][quote="MR VTX":3vqny3gh][quote="Bigdog 1":3vqny3gh]Send me those worthless visors if your going to pitch them.

Bigdog...................BTW, orange is good
How 'bout contributing a few bucks to my "hard bags" fund, and I'll send 'em your way?

And, yes, orange is good! :D

How's the new Rowdy X? Paint it yet? :p[/quote:3vqny3gh]Never I mean never put bags on a C. That's what those retros are for. As far as the new bike, it came with the only color that belongs on a motorcycle....BLACK How much do you want for the visors? Since Steve and Dan are right down there in your neck of the woods I'll get them to send it to you :wink:[/quote:3vqny3gh]

The bags will only be on the bike for trips. The bike will be solo the rest of the time.

How much do you want Steve and Dan to give me for the visors? :wink:[/quote:3vqny3gh]I was hoping they feel sorry for an old man. This new bike has the Barron bars but I like the Punisher's a lot better. Those hard bags do look good on the C it's just those floppy leather ones that look like dodo.
 

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The ride looks sweet!
Just be patient with the brake away and read the instructions. It takes alittle fine tuning to get it just right but once you have it right it works flawlessly. I installed mine about two weeks ago and, I love it.
I use the choke to kick her over in the morning and then I go without the choke and use the brake away to maintain the idle when she's cold. It will keep your plugs dry.
Mr. Brown showed up today and delivered my Roadhouse Slip Ons.
I will put them on tomorrow after work. I can't wait :D 8)
 

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Bigdog 1 said:
I was hoping they feel sorry for an old man. This new bike has the Barron bars but I like the Punisher's a lot better. Those hard bags do look good on the C it's just those floppy leather ones that look like dodo.
You know...you're old enough to be my dad! :p

Here are the bags I'm thinking of getting...(yeah, I know...they're black)...

These are mounted on pweg33's bike:







 

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The ride looks sweet!
Just be patient with the brake away and read the instructions. It takes alittle fine tuning to get it just right but once you have it right it works flawlessly. I installed mine about two weeks ago and, I love it.
I use the choke to kick her over in the morning and then I go without the choke and use the brake away to maintain the idle when she's cold. It will keep your plugs dry.
Mr. Brown showed up today and delivered my Roadhouse Slip Ons.
I will put them on tomorrow after work. I can't wait :D 8)
Thanks for the heads-up. I haven't even taken it out of the box yet...I almost forgot I had it until I started pulling out all my goodies. It was like Christmas all over again! :D

Wait until you put on the slip-ons...it will be like a brand new bike!
 

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I am considering the magnum cables also...

but where did you get the brake cable? Magum said they aren't making them yet for the VTX... waiting on suppliers for that still..
The brake line is Galfer. I'm still waiting on the Magnum clutch cable to get here. I ordered it in January! :shock:

I wish they made the matching brake lines...these things are BRIGHT!!!!
 

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Please keep us posted on the fit of the cables. I have been looking at getting the punisher bars also. I keep seeing all of these pictures of people with their stock cables (on the 'C') and the throttle cables look awfully tight for me. Did you order the stock Retro length on the galfer break line too?
 
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