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  1. 7960

    7960 New Member

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    too much rice rocketry around here lately.

    the day my wife bought it for me

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    leaving for bike weekend in june

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    since these I've added screamin' eagle II mufflers, smoked turn signals, swapped out the grips/footboards, light trim rings, and added a bit more chrome I'm probably forgetting about now.

    Post 'em up!
     
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    the rocket I'll eat your face!

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    be there in a minute chargin the batteries on the camera
     
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    I'll post up new pics tomorrow. It's in the barn now and lighting is shitty in there and chrome/single flash makes for a shitty picture.
     
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    the rocket I'll eat your face!

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    [​IMG] shitty picture but it's dark out so i took a pic of a pic. 1998 sporster 1200 custom. spoke rims, I just put drag pipes on it, made it sound a lot meaner. been adding chrome hear and there, i just bought an old76 shovel head looking to restore it.
     
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    the rocket I'll eat your face!

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    [​IMG] kind of looks like this but in worse shape and has drag bars on it.
     
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    the rocket I'll eat your face!

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    damn big crowd in here
     
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    sportbikes > harleys


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    fuck it, it's just us then......more shit I've swapped out from stock

    new brake pedal.
    footboards, front
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    rear footboards
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    new grips (sorry for shitty pic)
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    headlight trim ring
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    turn signal trim rings
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    chrome caps (before and after :big grin:)
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    I don't have pictures of my new mufflers or smoked lenses (you can almost see them in one of the pictures). I still want to get the passing lamp trim rings then I'm done.

    I wanted it to be a little different than stock. We'll see where this ends up.
     
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    Cachee0 OT's Technical Recruiter, Send me your resume

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    I like hogs and that's a good looking bike:)
     
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    Thanks. I got it used and the guy before me did some work but not much. He put on the crash bar (over $200), a rack on the back (over $120) and bars in front of the bags (over $120) and I would have done those anyway. I've been able to add most of the smaller extras I want so it worked out for me.

    buying a 3 year old harley with only 6k miles and all the warranty service records = :bigthumb:



    you said you needed to "find some screws" in order to remove that camera mount.....what do you mean? Can't you just take it off and put those screws back in?
     
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    the rocket I'll eat your face!

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    i did some pricing on getting some of the parts that i have chromed instead of buying new ones! It's a good deal if you take the part off yourself and sand it down. it has to be damn near perfect for the chrome to stick. i did my sway bar and my oil tank for $125 i think the chrome oil tank cost around that much
    wish the parts were a little cheaper. the forward controls for my sporty were 400
     
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    that's why I'm trying to do as much as I can by myself. this is the first motorcycle I've owned and I've never really been much into engines/cars/etc. I'm good with tools and willing to take something apart, but it's a little nerve wracking really leaning on a wrench since she told me what she paid for it :noes:
     
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    the rocket I'll eat your face!

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    i here ya, my grandpa, dad, an older brother are mechanics so i know my way around the shop. still with the price of parts i take my time and do it right. i had a couple of allen bolts that seized on the primary cover and i had to drill them out just to get to the clutch cable. It can be a big pain in the ass!
     

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