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Oh, I just remembered another thing that I think could use attention. That kickstand is steel and looks pretty heavy. I'm thinking something in alloy would help balance out a lighter muffler. :thumbup:
OMG, +1 on that. That steel horseshoe that the kickstand mounts to is 3/8" thick! Unbelievable.

If you find something, let me know.

[Edit: it weighs 40 oz, or 2-1/2 lbs]
 

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Hmmm. I hadn't noticed those mirrors before. How well do they work?

I don't like the tall style, but need them for the street. Not only do they ruin the lines, but they stand out in the way. (I've already broken one :rolleyes: )

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Thanks Pep. Headlight's the last major piece of the puzzle. The rest from here will be just cleanup stuff, couple upgrades. Well ok, I might still take off the rear fender and back half of the subframe. And maybe change blue to black... But yeah, it's pretty much how I want it now.

Zed - mirrors work fine. Better than stock for me. View looks under the arms, right past my hips and to the outside. With stock I had to move my arms to see anything. I'm sure it's a better view on the bar ends, but I like them inboard. (I stole this mount position idea from somebody else around here... forgot who.) It's also quite a ways to move your eyes down, but I'm used to it now.
 

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You gonna chop off the back plastic?
I ran it for a while with the back plastic completely off, but the plastic really helps keep water off my back in the rain (commuting). I'm still thinking about it though. If I finally decide to keep the rear plastic on there, I will trim off those sideburn tabs at least.

There's a funny gap between the seat edge and the subframe, but I think I'd rather take that up with the seat -- attach a strip to fill the gap and then re-cover the seat over the strip.

could you somehow put the radiator in the middle? so if your looking straight on with the bike it would be between the forks?
Man, I would sure like to, but there's not enough clearance behind the front wheel (at full shock travel) unless I put it way down low, and then it'd have too many stones kicked into it.
 

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Any plans to either relocate or remove the toolkit? Looks kinda funny hanging from the subframe??
Yeah, you're right. I've been carrying it 'cuz I was moving so many things around and wanted to be able to tighten things up if needed, or whatever. (My commute's about 20 miles). No problems though, so yeah, I'm due to cut the tabs off and just leave it home.

Makes me nervous to not have some tools with me. All those years with my old shovel, I guess. Haha! That toolkit got used...constantly! :lol: Especially back when it still had points. Sheesh...

Here it is. Completely different experience, that was:


Uh-oh, showing my Harley-dude roots! :eek: Here comes the ban hammer... :headshake
 

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I hear you about carrying the tools Dave. I took my toolkit off because I wanted to decrease the weight, but if I go farther than my commute I definitely have tools.

The comment on the center radiator is interesting. That would definitely change the look of the bike.
 

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Thanks.

Most people don't have a clue of course, even about SM's in general... But it's easy to tell which cagers know bikes. They get this sort of confused squinty look on their faces and then they cock their neck forward trying to get a better look. Had one this morning stopped at M59 and Telegraph. Passenger crossing in front of me sort of startled, then rubbernecked the whole way across as his face kept getting more contorted. Haha! I always get a good chuckle out of that.
 

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Hey dave,

First off, awesome bike.

I was wondering where you found that bucket stile headlight. And the functionality of it. I am sure its custom from somewhere but if you wouldn't mind given me some info about it I would appreciate it.

Also, the tire fender huggers, another unique look. Where'd you snag those?
 

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Hey dave,

First off, awesome bike.

I was wondering where you found that bucket stile headlight. And the functionality of it. I am sure its custom from somewhere but if you wouldn't mind given me some info about it I would appreciate it.

Also, the tire fender huggers, another unique look. Where'd you snag those?
Hey Carvell. Thanks.

Here's the headlight: http://www.dumbassbiker.com/store/page21.html . Nice aluminum shell. It's mounted on an inverted "T" milled from a hunk of aluminum.




Front hugger is from an R6, rear is from a TDM850. I wrote it all up in another thread, but all the pics I uploaded are gone :headscrat: :rant: http://www.supermotojunkie.com/showthread.php?t=65179

Here are some of the detailed pics I had up of the front hugger:






And the rear:




 
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