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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post


I'd love to do some mods to the bike but I'm holding off until the end of riding season. Simple things that I can do quickly, I'd consider now like ignition relocation and lowering the front turn indicators .

Re: the fender elimination - I like the idea but then you lose the tail light/indicator unit. I'm all for shock mounted indicators but they're so f'in tiny, I feel like it's almost unsafe when compared to the big honking stock ones.

I tried to put some biltwell kung fu grips on yesterday but the damn bar cap screw hex heads are stripped. frown.gif

Off to the hardware store after work to get an extractor.

What are your guys thoughts on airbox vs. pod filters?

 

Rain

post #3047 of 4356

My filter is only half enclosed, so it is exposed to rain. No issues...so far. Should evaporate and be no issue. Will actually steam clean cc, lol. I'd think any rain that'd waterlock you would be the kind that you shouldn't be ridin' in.

post #3048 of 4356
Black jacket and brown boots? This IS the style forum...
post #3049 of 4356
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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post

Thanks - it's a Bonneville actually that's been a bit cafe'd out. I signed up for the giveaway too!

Well that's just greedy! wink.gif
post #3050 of 4356
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Originally Posted by BostonHedonist View Post

Black jacket and brown boots? This IS the style forum...

I was too lazy to pull on my Gasolinas. shog[1].gif
post #3051 of 4356
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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post

I was too lazy to pull on my Gasolinas. shog[1].gif

I have some Gasolinas on order. A birthday gift. I went with the original with black stitching because I liked the heel better than that of the Midnight Edition. I think the autobahn was still my favorite, but noone else seemed to like them.
post #3052 of 4356
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Originally Posted by brokencycle View Post

I have some Gasolinas on order. A birthday gift. I went with the original with black stitching because I liked the heel better than that of the Midnight Edition. I think the autobahn was still my favorite, but noone else seemed to like them.

You're in for a treat when they first arrive...that smell of fresh leather is intoxicating.

Enjoy it while it lasts.
post #3053 of 4356
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Originally Posted by Rumpelstiltskin View Post

Nice bike.  I bet if you changed front fender for a shortened chrome one and remove the rear one altogether it would look eve better

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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post


Re: the fender elimination - I like the idea but then you lose the tail light/indicator unit. I'm all for shock mounted indicators but they're so f'in tiny, I feel like it's almost unsafe when compared to the big honking stock ones.

Damn you! S

Since you wrote this I've been researching fender elimination kits and turn signals and I think i might go ahead and do it sooner than later.

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post #3054 of 4356
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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post



Damn you! S

Since you wrote this I've been researching fender elimination kits and turn signals and I think i might go ahead and do it sooner than later.

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aaaahahhaahahhaha

 

 

How about this?

 

Motorcycle Parts: Tail Light Vintage Stop Suit Cafe Racer Or Bobber

 

or this?

 

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post #3055 of 4356
LOL - nah.

Thinking this:

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With these black turn signals shock-mounted on the rear:

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UPDATE: Went from 'thinking' to 'buying'. Will post pics when they come in and I do the install. I'd love to chop the front fender a bit as well....
Edited by TRINI - 6/22/13 at 1:29pm
post #3056 of 4356
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Originally Posted by John Doe View Post

That's a cool bike and jacket there Trini! I like the bars and cafe seat. One piece of advise, tuck in your boot laces. You don't want them getting hooked on the shifter or brake pedal. There is no worse feeling than when you come to a stop and try and put your foot down and it won't move as you slowly tip over. Don't ask me how I know.


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Seriously though, I am only laughing since I have been there also.. Didn't tip, but I remember things happening in slow motion as I thought "no, I didn't just snag my laces did I??" Luckily my instinct to jam my foot down once it felt snagged managed to undo the loop of the lace, but I did remember having a laugh about my predicament as I rode away thinking "now who would have thought..."
post #3057 of 4356
Deus' newest....I'm a big fan of the blacked out look...I can see my bike going in this direction:

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post #3058 of 4356

From this

 

 

 

to this

 

 

 

 

The build thread is located here

post #3059 of 4356

I'm really confused why he didn't just start with a /6 in the first place.

post #3060 of 4356
I'm typically not a fan of airhead cafe projects - the big tanks always seem out of proportion when they're done. The wide, stubby cafe seat on this one is the best I've seen, and really makes the bike work as a whole. Personally, I'd want a small headlight fairing for high speed work; the owner says he likes not running one for the sensation of speed having the air flow around you gives, but I don't like getting beat on by the wind for miles and miles.
Edited by epb - 7/3/13 at 6:38pm
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