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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-03-2010, 10:50 AM Thread Starter
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Horn/Brake Splitter

i was wondering i dont like how the horns look on my bike and i was wanting to removce them and put them under the seat but my problem is i was wondering does any one make a kit that replaces the break splitter or how would be the best way to take the hornes off and have a nice clean set of forks without that on there or whats the best way to make it look good....
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You can buy a set of SS brake lines that use 2 lines comming off the MC going to each caliper instead of 3 lines w/splitter.


http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/FTP-V...Q5fAccessories


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VANCE & HINES CRUZERS
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DUNLOP ELITE K591 FRONT & REAR
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thanks man thats just what i was looking for
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I removed my stock horns and the Kawasaki emblem from the forks, and fabricated a bracket to attach a leather tool bag to. This is not just for looks, I carry a decent set of tools, not the crap that came with the bike. I tossed the stock horns in a box (one of them later came in handy when I made my quad street legal), and replaced them with aftermarket horns of the same basic design, but louder, one mounted on each side of the bike, facing right and left, near the bottom of the radiator cover.


Stainless steel brake lines are always a good idea, not only do they look good, but they don't expand like the stock rubber ones do, so the brakes have a better feel. But you need to be careful how you route them, they are abrasive, and will grind off paint and eat through plastic. Jerry.

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I removed my stock horns and the Kawasaki emblem from the forks, and fabricated a bracket to attach a leather tool bag to. This is not just for looks, I carry a decent set of tools, not the crap that came with the bike. I tossed the stock horns in a box (one of them later came in handy when I made my quad street legal), and replaced them with aftermarket horns of the same basic design, but louder, one mounted on each side of the bike, facing right and left, near the bottom of the radiator cover.


Stainless steel brake lines are always a good idea, not only do they look good, but they don't expand like the stock rubber ones do, so the brakes have a better feel. But you need to be careful how you route them, they are abrasive, and will grind off paint and eat through plastic. Jerry.
The lines in the link are PTFE "teflon" coated in clear or any color you want, no worries about paint damage.


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REBUILT ENGINE
CUSTOM PAINT
VANCE & HINES CRUZERS
EAR SHAVED AND RE-JETTED W/K&N'S
DUNLOP ELITE K591 FRONT & REAR
VOLTMETER
SYNTHETIC BRAKE FLUID
SYNTHETIC OIL & GEAR LUBE
PLEXISTAR 2 WINDSHIELD
SPLINES LUBED
ACCT'S GREASED W/TOC SPRINGS
COASTERD
LEATHER SADDLE BAGS
LEATHER TOOL AND ROLL BAG
PICKUP COILS GAPPED AT .018"
NGK CAP, WIRES, IRIDUMS
BARNETT FRICTION PLATES & SPRINGS
CUSTOM GRIPS, MIRRORS, LEVERS
ORIGINAL STATOR & R/R 14.5v
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awsome i wanna get me a set when i get my income tax just got my w2s today now i gotta wait..are they any cheaper any where else?
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The lines in the link are PTFE "teflon" coated in clear or any color you want, no worries about paint damage.
I routed mine too close to the fender on my 650, and it rubbed right through the clear coat, paint and into the plastic. The outer coating on the line doesn't make a difference if the contact is constant. In my case, it was running directly across the spot whenever the forks compressed (read - anytime I was riding).

SHouldn't be a problem on the Vulcan though since they have guides that stick out. The "guide" on my 650 is mounted into the fender.

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I routed mine too close to the fender on my 650, and it rubbed right through the clear coat, paint and into the plastic. The outer coating on the line doesn't make a difference if the contact is constant. In my case, it was running directly across the spot whenever the forks compressed (read - anytime I was riding).

SHouldn't be a problem on the Vulcan though since they have guides that stick out. The "guide" on my 650 is mounted into the fender.
I guess I should have phrased it different. With PTFE coated you don't have to worry about rubbing through the paint unless you do not install them correctly. LOL


85 VN700 "Old Yella"

REBUILT ENGINE
CUSTOM PAINT
VANCE & HINES CRUZERS
EAR SHAVED AND RE-JETTED W/K&N'S
DUNLOP ELITE K591 FRONT & REAR
VOLTMETER
SYNTHETIC BRAKE FLUID
SYNTHETIC OIL & GEAR LUBE
PLEXISTAR 2 WINDSHIELD
SPLINES LUBED
ACCT'S GREASED W/TOC SPRINGS
COASTERD
LEATHER SADDLE BAGS
LEATHER TOOL AND ROLL BAG
PICKUP COILS GAPPED AT .018"
NGK CAP, WIRES, IRIDUMS
BARNETT FRICTION PLATES & SPRINGS
CUSTOM GRIPS, MIRRORS, LEVERS
ORIGINAL STATOR & R/R 14.5v
DEKA MF AGM ETX15L

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Relocated my horns where the reflectors are on the neck covers. needs added wire and a little cutting, but looks great.

Mods so far:
6" wide flat fender
Hardtail struts
Side mount license plate w/ Model A Ford tail light
KZ650 Headlight
Sprung solo seat
Relocated speedo
Relocated electronics
T/S removed
Tach removed
Dash removed
Suicide shift
Jardine exhaust
Relocated highbeam and oil indicators
Relocated ignition, horn, and highbeam switches

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