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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-02-2011, 06:57 AM Thread Starter
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Thumbs up Thanx to this Forum!!

Because of all ya'll and the wealth of knowledge posted here.... several things have happened.
One. I had a POOGS event on my way home from work. Completely flustered me as i had started to rip the bike apart...but decided to log on (after only removing and draining the tank).
I realized the issue... went back and corrected the problem !!!

Second... I got teased at my work for having "Princes motorcycle". (even tho i am a fan of his music)
SO... i researched the seat mods posted by other members and after a lil dremel tool work and a trip to Joann Fabrics. I have a nice spanking new dark blue vinyl(leather looking) solo seat.
I also added about 2.5 inches of seat height with some marine foam. Giving me a squishier, softer ride as well as allowing me to scoot back some.
(Being 6'4" thats a huge bonus).

I still want to clean up the rear of the bike with a different brakelight...reroute the wiring to under the fender, etc etc.
But overall, i'm happy with outcome.

Thanks again for the help and knowledge....as well as inspiration to make my bike 'more' mine.

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Because of all ya'll and the wealth of knowledge posted here.... several things have happened.
One. I had a POOGS event on my way home from work. Completely flustered me as i had started to rip the bike apart...but decided to log on (after only removing and draining the tank).
I realized the issue... went back and corrected the problem !!!

Second... I got teased at my work for having "Princes motorcycle". (even tho i am a fan of his music)
SO... i researched the seat mods posted by other members and after a lil dremel tool work and a trip to Joann Fabrics. I have a nice spanking new dark blue vinyl(leather looking) solo seat.
I also added about 2.5 inches of seat height with some marine foam. Giving me a squishier, softer ride as well as allowing me to scoot back some.
(Being 6'4" thats a huge bonus).

I still want to clean up the rear of the bike with a different brakelight...reroute the wiring to under the fender, etc etc.
But overall, i'm happy with outcome.

Thanks again for the help and knowledge....as well as inspiration to make my bike 'more' mine.
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-02-2011, 08:57 AM
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Glad this forum has helped you out. It has been invaluable to me since I bought my bike in February.

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Glad to hear you are finding solutions to some of your problems and answers to questions.

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Awe geez! I didnt know Prince rode one of these! Shows he had some good taste
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If they are talking about the movie purple rain I think it was a honda 400. this has benn discussed on other boards.

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lol Definitly NOT a Vulcan. You're work buddies need to get their eyes checked. Then ask them how they liked the movie! lol


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Believe that is a Yamaha Virago with a Vetter fairing.


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The motorcycle Prince rides in the film is a customized Hondamatic Honda CB400A.

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Pics coming soon !!! i know i know. I'm an old forum vet (others..not this one)..and we've had about a weeks worth of crap weather so the vulcan's been in the garage (getting modded). I'll take some soon as i can... maybe this evening if the weather holds off long enough to get her out and camera ready !!
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