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this thread is to showcase home built and inspired parts...
LIKE Homade fiberglass seat


3" shock lowering brackets


an example of repurposing parts. Takeing the stock air filter housing and turn it into the electrical brains of the bike.
 

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LED boards for stock OR modified turn signal stalks.
Mounting bracket for driving lights.

Photos and information are in my albums.

More to come......
 

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Tank Bibs-specifically for the VN750-made to order, most popular is the Fire&Steel logo, but can do others if needed.
 

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My fwd controls are still in progress...wish I had pics of what I did to my 441 Beezer Victor...
Inspiration ya want, eh ?...get me a torch, a MIG welder, some scrap steel, an old frame, and 3 days...gotta feed me beer while Im there though, lol...thats MY inspiration, lol
 

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Not a Mod. exactly, or anything I made, but something very cheap that I really like...
I had used a combination cable before till when I went to use it the last time and some way the combination had changed or something, I was not able to get it open or use it...
I picked up this very handy keyed bicycle cable lock for very cheap (china-mart) and love it... I know it won't keep a pro from stealing my bike, but they are not the ones I worry about...


Holder attached to frame... Sorry about the bugs, but I got them the hard way (I earned them)...lol...



Lock in holder...



In holder and front wheel locked, one end is small and can also run thru helmet "D" ring and lock it...



The key stays in the lock when not in use and stored in my saddle bag....

I did do some highway footpegs on the Vulcan that worked out pretty good, really helped on a lay over...



They didn't giveway when I totaled out Clyde either...
Have a good one...Old Dog...
 

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Nice OD...

Wolfie.. if I had a mig and a torch.. I wouldn't have builders block...lol... the bike would be cut and hacked... possibly stretched, defiantly raked. I would also have my Fatbob Tank mounted as well...
 

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Ya know, some of the newer Snortsters have 4.6 gal tanks...been looking fer one of them...

...and OD...where's ya get that front whitewall ?...Im lookin to put whitewalls on mine by spring...that and fishtail tips...
 

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Ya know, some of the newer Snortsters have 4.6 gal tanks...been looking fer one of them...

...and OD...where's ya get that front whitewall ?...Im lookin to put whitewalls on mine by spring...that and fishtail tips...
My Sportster has the 4.5 gal. tank, some owners on the forum say the in tank fuel pump takes up near 1/2 gal., but I do get a tad more milage from a tank full than I did on my Vulcans...

The whitewall is a self made whitewall, made on the road below and the one goin to it, a bit of gravel road will make whitewalls ya know...lol...

http://mapshare.delorme.com/Consumer/V.aspx?p=b2lwn8lw

Have a good one...Old Dog...
 

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I keep fergettin where yer from OD...lotta limestone down that way...now I understand....dust....
Well, back to what I said...looks like a Shinko rear and an Avon front fer me...about $225 total....I like Avons too, had one on the front of my Harley...so I dont mind the cuple 3 extra bucks...
Then again, been looking at tire paint...and them stick on things fer whitewalls too...but the stick ons are almost as much as a full tire...mebbe will try the paint first...would still like a fatter front though, fer MY gravel roads, lol....
 

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I keep fergettin where yer from OD...lotta limestone down that way...now I understand....dust....
Well, back to what I said...looks like a Shinko rear and an Avon front fer me...about $225 total....I like Avons too, had one on the front of my Harley...so I dont mind the cuple 3 extra bucks...
Then again, been looking at tire paint...and them stick on things fer whitewalls too...but the stick ons are almost as much as a full tire...mebbe will try the paint first...would still like a fatter front though, fer MY gravel roads, lol....
There's about 3 mi. of gravel Rd. to get from the "Devil's Triangle" to that mountain Rd. to Caryville, that's where the limestone dust really came from...
The Rd. down the Mtn. into Caryville is tar & chip with some loose gravel here and there, just enough to make you tippy toe...lol...
Have a good one...Old Dog...
 

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I hate tar and chip...went on a lil ride with KC a few weeks ago and took a shortcut...guess what...fresh tar/chip...crawled the whole way...
 

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Ya know, some of the newer Snortsters have 4.6 gal tanks...been looking fer one of them...

...and OD...where's ya get that front whitewall ?...Im lookin to put whitewalls
I have a stretched fatbob tank that is supposed to be a 5 gal cap. I plan to stretch it more, and morph it a lot.. when I am done it should be almost 7 gallons.
 

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when I am done it should be almost 7 gallons.
Dang !....aint that gonna be a lil top heavy then ? :wow: I think Id be satisfied with 5...that'd gimme a 250 mile+ range. Toughest thing is making the tunnel on other tanks work. Damn Vulcan double backbone.
 

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Dang !....aint that gonna be a lil top heavy then ? :wow: I think Id be satisfied with 5...that'd gimme a 250 mile+ range. Toughest thing is making the tunnel on other tanks work. Damn Vulcan double backbone.
well, that is where i would be getting my extra 1-2 gallons from. I am using a stock VN750 tunnel, welding the HD sides to it, then filling the center with another piece of metal
 

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Gotcha...cant wait to see it finished...IMO would almost be easier to replace the double backbone with a single like the EN454 has...ya need 2 outlets fer yer tank too then, right, since the stockers wont balance w/o ?...
but you could just loop a tube under joining sides, then petcock for outlet on one side. Gonna need to braze the loop fittings onto the tank tho (guessing you'll use brass ones). Should work...
 
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