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Question Im glad I finally signed up
Posted by: RicoKnatch - 06-08-2015, 06:08 AM - Forum: All other Suzuki models - Replies (1)

Nicely done, Kudos.

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Posted by: jmilay - 06-03-2015, 03:21 PM - Forum: Newbies & FAQ - No Replies

1.  Enjoy the site!  
2.  Don't be jerks to each other!
3.  Don't be scared to post or ask questions!
4.  Don't spam the site
5.  Remember rule 1.

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  VN800 Build
Posted by: jmilay - 06-03-2015, 10:45 AM - Forum: Kawasaki Vulcan - Replies (26)

Here my latest build.  A 95 VN800.

Started off with this:
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Had the urge to make changes quick without parts.  Threw a Biltwell solo seat on it using the tank mount bolt and drilling holes in the underseat crossmember.
Pushed the bars back too so it became more of a clamshell.

While waiting for parts to come, I worked on a fender.  Wish I had more pics of that but I'm coming up empty.
Here's a pic once I got the fender done.

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This pic shows the fender and cut pipes wrapped.

Needed some new bars so I picked up some keystones:

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After that, the tank grew old quick.  Along with other things but I picked up a sportster tank cheap.  Here's a dry fit for that:

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Had to shave all the old tank mounts off, rip out the intake, get a new speedo from dimecitycycles and change the way the thermostat was mounted.  For the thermo, I spun the bottom around and bought some 7/8" hose from autozone to make custom lengths.

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Rejetted the carb and changed out the plastic elbow with cvperfomance brass elbow.  Found a K&N that fit the card too.  Swapped out the chain and sprockets to an 18/40 setup.  Avon Grips.  

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Recently moved the bar switches to under the seat and swapped out the signal switch to one from an ATV since it was slimmer.  Also threw on some underbar mirrors.

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Wink Nocturnal shadow/spirit 750 Honda Bobber Build
Posted by: Nocturnal7 - 06-03-2015, 12:45 AM - Forum: Honda Shadow/Spirit - Replies (8)

Hi there, this is my first build thread. I figured since  jmilay had the courage to reach out to reddit to get his forum off the ground that I’d be brave and post up my build as it happens.
I purchased this bike two weeks ago.

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The first thing i did was remove the saddle bags & sissybar and remove some of the chrome pieces so i could plastidip them black. plastidip is great as i can peel the paint off if i decide to take it back to chrome later.

Also Plasti-diped the front struts and tacho surround.

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(Had to split the post due to image limit)

Heres a couple of images of inspiration i've collected for my build.

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And here is some recent ebay purchases i'm waiting to arrive to get started on. Flat black 29" / 1"drag bars, Bitwell brown 1" grips. Black exhaust wrap. 1" risers, bar end mirrors.

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for the bitwell grips i was inspired by this image

Not a bobber but awesome.

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My biggest issue at the moment is the after market seat the bike came with . Being a tall guy i like to sit further back on my bikes. This seat prevents that so i'm still deciding on whether to go for a solo "spring/bobber" seat" or find an original honda shadow seat.

I'll hopefully be blacking out the motor this weekend. Once I work out how to get the tank of without spilling fuel everywhere as this model has no fuel shut off valve.

I'll update once I've made some more progress.

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  1995 VN800 Build
Posted by: jmilay - 06-02-2015, 11:33 AM - Forum: Gallery - Replies (5)

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