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post #101 of 253 (permalink) Old 05-26-2011, 11:45 PM Thread Starter
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Went out for a short ride today when I got home from work, fun, fun fun... Im going to change the seat bracket and paint the fender but right now I'm riding so I'll get to it later. I realized this bike looks so much cooler than when I first bought it

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post #102 of 253 (permalink) Old 06-02-2011, 07:02 PM Thread Starter
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A few things I want to do:

narrow the bars and remove wiring/switches (too wide for splitin' SoCal traffic)
single cable throttle
drill some "hot rod" style holes here and there similar to the air cleaner
change the seat mount (the plain flat plate looks dumb)

Here is my idea of how I want the seat mount to look:



then I'll just weld it between the frame rails. Looks a lot more bike bones-ish ala Dave...

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post #103 of 253 (permalink) Old 06-03-2011, 03:59 AM
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the plate for the seat looks like a good idea. I think it might also look good if you went the other route and instead of making it smaller to look better, if you made it bigger and covered the whole area under the seat. of course you couldn't weld it on unless you have one h$ll of a good battery. You were also right from your post before. that bike looks alot COOLer now then it did.
I do like the hot rod style holes though, they can really set a bike off if done right. Maybe wider rear fender struts that are widest at the top with large to small holes drilled in it.
You could put some in the gas tank...ha ha ha....seriously though i saw a bike in a mag once that I guy did that. the holes went all the way through the tank, but of course sealed. kinda like taking a 2" tube and pushing it through the side of your tank. I didnt really like it much, but I give him credit for being different.

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post #104 of 253 (permalink) Old 06-06-2011, 12:27 PM Thread Starter
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Just narrowed the bars by 4" and removed all the electircal from them this wknd. For you guys that have no wiring on your bars, where did you move the hi/low beam and blinker switches? I already got rid of the kill switch and moved the starter to the side cover, also rigged up a single cable throttle assembly.

Dave/Alley Rat - what is the easiest way to bore out a 7/8 mx master cylinder to 1" ?

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my dimmer SW is operated by my left foot, I mounted a push on/off down there I really like it.
haven't got round to drilling out the MX yet, I plan to. its mounted with a gap but stays put.I was hoping I could just hold it while drilling and not disconnect,
I like using a step bit

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post #106 of 253 (permalink) Old 06-07-2011, 11:18 AM Thread Starter
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Ya, I thought of the step bit too but my largest one only goes up to 3/4". Guess I'll have to look for a bigger one. I'm having trouble picturing how your headlight switch works in conjunction with your shift lever on the left peg...

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post #107 of 253 (permalink) Old 06-07-2011, 12:29 PM
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I moved my dimmer switch to the headlight housing. Its a 3 way switch, so I can actually turn the headlight off. Not that I recommend that.
The switch is really small, and you can barely notice it there.
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post #109 of 253 (permalink) Old 06-08-2011, 06:29 AM
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Went out for a short ride today when I got home from work, fun, fun fun... Im going to change the seat bracket and paint the fender but right now I'm riding so I'll get to it later. I realized this bike looks so much cooler than when I first bought it

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Do you have a pic with the seat off showing the plate that holds the springs of the seat.

I am just about to start my bobber and dont like the look of the west eagle or BCB covers that go under the seat, even though they cover the wires and battery I think they sort of spoil the look a bit.

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post #110 of 253 (permalink) Old 06-08-2011, 01:34 PM
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I agree your seat and seat plate are one of the nicer ones that I have seen and like. I am wondering how to do a plate similar to yours and have it work around my frame crossmember as I am leary about cutting that out of my frame. I do not what to hamper the structural integrity of the frame by removing the crossmember. I too would love to see closeup photos of your plate if you have some.

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