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VN800 Build
#1
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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#2
Weird! I literally just about sold my CB to fund the purchase of one of these with plans on a very similar lay out. Different paint and bars planned though. Good looking bike so far man.
" Look Long and enjoy the ride..."
~Juan Carlito~

Current Build - 2003 Yamaha Road Star 1600 Silver Edition 034/150

Bought,Built,Sold:
79' Honda CB650
86' Yamaha XV750
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#3
Thank you. When it's a bike for me, I'm never satisfied. I keep wanting to change it up! I need to stop changing it and sell it to fund the next bike!
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#4
I hear that! This might be my first bike I am working on but I can see where its going lol
" Look Long and enjoy the ride..."
~Juan Carlito~

Current Build - 2003 Yamaha Road Star 1600 Silver Edition 034/150

Bought,Built,Sold:
79' Honda CB650
86' Yamaha XV750
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#5
bro this bike is sick. from the start they look so bad, but once done so sick. great work bro
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#6
(08-30-2015, 03:01 AM)xfightclubx Wrote: bro this bike is sick. from the start they look so bad, but once done so sick. great work bro

Thanks man! I appreciate the kind words!
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#7
have you seen the hrb vulcan builds. adrian was talking to me bout these bikes. how they are alot more powerful then the honda shadow vlx. he was tellin me i should build one. just like my bike stock i hate the look of them. but once they are bobbed out they looks so sick.
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#8
YES! The HRB Vulcans are SICK!
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#9
I take it your significant other doesnt like motorcycles? I ask because the one thing Id want to do if I had your bike was make that fender ridable. My friends I all agree a bike is worthless if you cant throw a baba on the back, although its an opinion, we all like it.

cheers
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#10
She actually has her own GZ250! It's that other bike in the top pic. I would love to throw her on the back and just cruise that way too sometimes!
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