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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-12-2017, 04:39 PM Thread Starter
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Feels like a new bike!

So it was 40 here in WI and decided to take the bike out. After a few winter modifications, this is the end result.

I love the low rise handlebars, it makes the bike feel so nimble, almost like a sport bike. Got a few things left to do on it yet. Going to wait until it gets a bit warmer before I paint the engine black and put some wraps on the exhaust.

My speedo and odometer wasn't working all last year, just a simple cable replacement and it works perfectly now.

Can't wait till spring........

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I just put 45 miles on mine in a chilly 39 degrees in Western Washington state. Of course, I've got a windscreen on mine. It's niiiiice to let it run isn't it? Yours looks like its a bit louder than mine.........
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I just put 45 miles on mine in a chilly 39 degrees in Western Washington state. Of course, I've got a windscreen on mine. It's niiiiice to let it run isn't it? Yours looks like its a bit louder than mine.........
Since I took the baffles off yes, she's quite loud! I had a windscreen on mine when I bought it, but I really wasn't a fan of the way it looked.

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So it was 40 here in WI and decided to take the bike out. After a few winter modifications, this is the end result.

I love the low rise handlebars, it makes the bike feel so nimble, almost like a sport bike. Got a few things left to do on it yet. Going to wait until it gets a bit warmer before I paint the engine black and put some wraps on the exhaust.

My speedo and odometer wasn't working all last year, just a simple cable replacement and it works perfectly now.

Can't wait till spring........

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Thanks. Rustoleum 500 degree engine enamel. Unlike the higher temp enamels the 500 degree stuff doesn't require it to be baked before it fully hardens. So you'll be a little less likely to scratch during installation. Using rustoleum appliance epoxy ultra hard paint on the frame, wheels, lower forks and foot pegs. I have a thread on here "back at it" if you want to check it out.

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Thanks. Rustoleum 500 degree engine enamel. Unlike the higher temp enamels the 500 degree stuff doesn't require it to be baked before it fully hardens. So you'll be a little less likely to scratch during installation. Using rustoleum appliance epoxy ultra hard paint on the frame, wheels, lower forks and foot pegs. I have a thread on here "back at it" if you want to check it out.

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I like the seat. I always hated the looks of the stock.
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I've been trying to find one for a good price myself

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