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Planning Any Mods?

Hi fellow owners, are any of you planning mods for the bike? So far I've done two. From and rear axel covers and charge port cover. I'm also planning on doing something to that rear fender hole!
 

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Hi fellow owners, are any of you planning mods for the bike? So far I've done two. From and rear axel covers and charge port cover. I'm also planning on doing something to that rear fender hole!
We gotta find out who made the tail tidy for the bikes used in Long Way Up. They ditched the rear fender entirely and moved all the signals and plate frame up under the seat.
I wonder how we can find out.....:confused:
Maybe if someone asked one of the white glove guys, they might know.
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Most of mine have been artistic (cosmetic). (album to avoid overloading the thread)

This is what I've done to date:
1. replaced the useless mirrors with convex mirrors over the front signals
2. add a spike to the rear seat for "personality"
3. covered the rooster hole with laminate and added a bar and shield.
4. added leds for visibility and "cool"
5. added some black reflective pinstriping for visibility
6. I remove the rear fender during the month of dry weather we get in Seattle. ;)
7. The rest is paint... as I do that every few months or so.
8. cameras in the front and rear of the bike
9. purchase a second seat to chop (full solo)
10. purchased drag bars and clubman bars... (setting up the drag first to get familiar with the height, then clubman after a while.)


This is what I'm considering:
*I'm looking for a nice way to "eliminate" or tidy the rear brake/signal combo... move the plate to the side and the signal/brake light combo up for better visibility and looks
*also looking for a nice way to setup my travel tail bag in a more "hard cover" perm way that blends with the bikes tail nicer (cafe style).
*considering tidying up the bar (moving switches off/around) to make the bar clean!
considering chroming the engine cover *considering - since HDMC loves showing their engines
*considering swapping the mags to chrome spoked wheels with some nice straight line treads.
- on the rims, also considered solid rims for aerodynamics and appearance.

** all of the considerations will of course take into account "easily restorating it to stock"
-- I don't want to destroy "stock", just make it mine while I'm alive - in case I die and a relative wants to return it to its original state.
 

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My major and first mod to is put my wife's portrait with an artistic theme on the side covers - this time she'll be portrayed as "Lightning Lady". (Previous bikes over 36 years have been (in alphabetical order) Bulletproof Babe, Penelope Grace, Princess Bride, Miss Behavin', Miss Conduct, Miss Demeanour, Moscow Nightingale, Panther Girl, Tailgunner Grace, & Rocket Girl - I always have her pic on my bikes). I'm 90% done - the art work has gone back to the artist one last time for a few small changes. That's my priority mod.

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I'm also sorting through my collection of luggage over years to make or adapt a luggage 'pod', but I reckon tcypher will do a far better job, so I be waiting on you sir :)

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I really want to get rid of the hole in the rear mudguard, and also change out the near-useless mirrors. I'll start with mirror extenders and see how that works. Ordered from Amazon yesterday thanks to the link given on here.

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I reckon the whole plate-and-tail-light assembly is a low design+style point and I remember 20 years ago swapping out the original rear plate / light assembly on the Dyna, for a much nice one that HD brought out a year later; and then the same again for the Vrod. So hurry up, Harley. Think about those of us like me who can't design or manufacture - we struggle with Ikea kits - and get on with it. Appreciated!

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I will also be adding accent lighting underneath, working independently off a 9V battery so I do not have to splice into the wiring. Works well and transfers easily from bike to bike. I almost always do orange as here in NZ, the Forces of Law and Order will stop you in a flash (pun intentional) if you show any blue lights at all, or any red lights other than to the rear...
 

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Clip-ons, full frame mounted fairing, Innov cameras front and rear (all powered from USB-C),
frame protectors.
 

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Clip-ons, full frame mounted fairing, Innov cameras front and rear (all powered from USB-C),
frame protectors.
This is the camera setup I have on mine, if cost is a factor.
I've had them running non stop since I got the bike, Oct '19 and they've worked GREAT!


*added note... I ran a USB-C extension to the back of the seat area, plugged it into a USB hub, now I can use the camera full time and not have to unplug it for my phone... as I can use both off the hub. *note I wouldn't use any more than the phone and camera to avoid overloading the USB-C port... but it's worked well for over a year, no issues.

*Edit - Here's a link to one of the cams footage: New video by thecolor cypher
They're identical in quality, just one has an "F" and the other a "R" for indicating the camera if it wasn't obvious. ;)
** the downloaded video is higher quality than the stream... at 1080p
 

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Planning Any Mods?

Hi fellow owners, are any of you planning mods for the bike? So far I've done two. From and rear axel covers and charge port cover. I'm also planning on doing something to that rear fender hole!
Got a Corbin seat it’s great and comfortable, now need a wind screen I got carbon fiber on the cover and light housing
 

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This is my direction (sketched it this am):

honestly, the top being plastic (for someone who knows how to mold) doesn't seem it'd be that hard to make... then just fit over the top (with the top front vent exposed of course).

Then the chopped solo with integrated stop/turn (probably gunna do a side mounted plate.)

Then remove the headlight cowl/cover and mount braces.

Drag bars are already installed.

One mirror on the left bar end.

It feels VERY electric Cafe.
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can you supply a pic of the bike with the drag bars on it, did you have to relocate the indicators?
yes... as soon as the belt comes in (it's at the shop still) - 'parently supply chain issues with covid changing things.
*hopefully, HOPEFULLY!!! - I'll get it back today or tomorrow. I'm so sick of waiting.
I don't mind riding my wife's bikes, nice machines, but I REALLY rather ride mine. YA know? (or is that just me)

*note to self, buy spear parts that might break to have on hand and then replace your spare with the the warranty part when it eventually comes in.

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Oh and no, I didn't have to relocate the signals, although I will be removing them and using led strips on the forks OR figuring out some bar end signals I have. (that will be tricky since I can't put anything "inside" the throttle end.)

Alternatively, I'll move the stock signals to a "visible" location, but only the light, not the physical plastic case.
I don't like seeing them "on" the bike... I only use them at night anyway, (hand signals), so just having the light visible will be fine with me.
 

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can you supply a pic of the bike with the drag bars on it, did you have to relocate the indicators?
here you go... I literally JUST got it back, so I have yet to remove the headlight cowl brace/bar or signals or old New Year paint. Oh so much to do!


*edit - just noticed the raised seam in the front tire, I've never seen that. Is that normal? Should I be concerned it'll cut in over time? It is a new tire.
 
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