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7 months. $1,500 over budget and some stress due to a flaky painter. But she’s done finally.



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Your bars are really busy, but you did a great job making it work. I'm not sure I could have packaged it that cleanly. Kudos my brother.

I really love it! Seriously, great job brother!
 

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Your bars are really busy, but you did a great job making it work. I'm not sure I could have packaged it that cleanly. Kudos my brother.

I really love it! Seriously, great job brother!
tire pressure monitor. Voltage meter and accessory buttons for the led lights and air suspension.

The black bars are for mounting stuff like a gps or phone. So I don’t scratch the bars themselves, with the speaker nothing else fits.
 

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Outstanding! the only nit I wanna pick is the differential looks plain compared to the rest. Otherwise, very nice! Go embarrass some HD’s now. lol

100% agreed, and I have a new final drive in black, but not putting it on until I have to change the tires, don't want to disassemble the rear twice.

I also have to find some highway pegs, the ones I put on originally I decided i didn't like the look.
 

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Congrats on the build, a lot of sweat and love went into the bike. Looking for hwy.pegs ? Look at mine forsale in the classified, if they will work let me know. I don't have a part # but they came off a 1800C. I'll make a good deal for your 'new' bike.....again she's real pretty.
 

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What about the bracket for the voltage meter? Did you construct it yourself? I put mine on top of the tank.
And no pad for the sissy bar or do you prefer riding without passenger:D

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I have the original pad for the sissy bar from kuryakyn, imo it is cheap looking, made of the same type of plastic that they use for car dash panels.

I sent it to the guy that made my tank bib, he is wrapping it in leather to match the bib. same piping, no X logo though.


the voltage meter bracket is just a piece of metal I cut into an "L" shape, lined it up on the clutch MC mounting bolt holes, put some small spacers into the holes on the MC bracket to make it sit flat against the bracket and got some 6mm longer screws to hold it.

Used automotive 3m double sided tape from meter to the bracket, same type of tape used to hold front spoilers on cars, you heat this stuff to 140 or hotter with a heat gun and it sticks like superglue, it will break the voltage meter before it comes off.
 

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Bike looks great. Im a huge fan of those pipes. Its making me not enjoy my cobras as much haha.
I looked long and hard for pipes, unfortunately the stupid CA CAFE standards make it impossible to get pipes here, no way to hear them or see them in person because they are illegal to sell here, so is the Dynojet PC5.

I heard a couple of yotube videos on these and the Freedom performance single they make, these IMO went better with design I had in my head, but the single sounds better.

had to have a lot of stuff like the tuner, pipes, O2 eliminator kid, etc, all mailed to my family in TN and pay shipping a second time to have it forwarded to me here in CA, because no one will ship that stuff direct to CA
 

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Can't say I have ever witnessed a handicap license plate on a cycle.
Nice job on the X, crossover tube in the pipes?
no cross over tube.

CA has a funny law, if you have any type of extremity replacement or amputation you are required to have disabled plates on all your registered vehicles. I also have the parking plaque to use when I am a passenger, but all vehicles registered to me have to have the plates.

replacement knee and hip from a motorcycle accident in 2001.

Even the people at the DMV said they had never seen a motorcycle disabled plate before, or even knew how to issue one when I had to get it replaced after the accident last October. I've had that since I got the bike in 2005.

would personally prefer the newer Black CA plates to match the ride, but. I can't get one due to my injuries.
 

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Flaky painter? I saw what you did there. :D

Great job Sir. I like it. A lot. Tastefully and cleverly done. Enjoy every ride!
yeah this dude had every excuse in the book why his "should be done in 3 weeks" took nearly 7 months.
 
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