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Gas Man
01-28-2010, 05:43 PM
Well, its not much... but a few things I have been collecting to do to the bikes.

For the ultra:

Hogtunes Tweater Pods, luggauge roll for my air wing rack, 2 half helmet headsets, 2 HID kits, lots of wiring upgrades, grab on grip covers, K&N air filter, security siren, security pager, SG mirrors.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX010.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX009.jpg

Then the Nightster:

Derby, timing, and front axle cover, and blinker relocation kit
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX011.jpg

Haven't got to the nightster yet...

Installed the replacement K&N air filter.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/KN002.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/KN003.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX012.jpg

I decided to top off the sounds with the Hogtunes Tweater pod. Suppose to GREATLY increase your sound. See why http://www.hogtunes.com/techzone_files/Why_HF-1_Works.pdf

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX005.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX006.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX008.jpg

They come with 2 sets of grills...

These:
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX001.jpg

But I want to make them match my stock speaker location covers.

Simply remove them
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX002.jpg

Install the 2nd set of covers that they provide.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX003.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX004.jpg

Using their template and its BEYOND easy! Drill the 2 holes
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX034.jpg

One for the wire and one for the mounting screws
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX035.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX036.jpg

Wire them in with the provided Y-connectors
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX038.jpg

Can't wait to try em out on the road.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX037.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX053.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX055.jpg

Gas Man
01-28-2010, 05:44 PM
Swappin out the Ultra mirrors for the cleaner look of the SG mirrors.

Old:
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX014.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX013.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX015.jpg

With the provided template it really was easy. used a paint marker to help set it up... then bust out the drill... AGAIN. YIKES!
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX041.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX042.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX043.jpg

Then simply thread on the nut... DONE!
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX052.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX051.jpg

Installed the HD security II system
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX032.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX033.jpg

Really don't get any easier than that. Tnx HD. Now the bike will siren when its disturbed and page me.

Now on-ward to more frustrating things... The HID install.
a 8K 55W H4 hi/lo headlight bulb
a set of 6k 35W 880 spot light bulbs

Pull the outer fairing
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX016.jpg

Pull the stock H4 out
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX018.jpg

The hi/lo H4 HID bulb
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX019.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX020.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX021.jpg

Remove the tip cover cause my headlamp already has one
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX022.jpg

Modify the stock hd rubber boot slightly... but HID bulb installed
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX023.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX025.jpg

Putting the stock bulb in this case the HID came in as on "on road" repair for "just in case".
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX026.jpg

Gas Man
01-28-2010, 05:46 PM
Well looking at the number of battery powers I need in the fairing... 1 for the hogtunes amp, 1 for the headlight, 2 for the spot lights. I decided I would make a mod. Run some car stereo 8 gauge power wire from the battery to the front fairing. Then a 4 spot fusable power distribution block. This will be supplemental (read: overkill) to the inline fuses for each item.
To get this power block, 3 ballasts, and a hi/lo converter in the fairing. We don't want them bouncing around. Brackets are needed!

Some flat sheet metal around the garage... made some cardboard templates and poof.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX044.jpg

Some spray paint for anti-corrosion
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX045.jpg

Mount the hi/low converter on the back (this is for the headlight)
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX048.jpg

Power block on the front
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX049.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX050.jpg

Right side for the 3 ballasts
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX046.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX047.jpg

This is about when I ran into problems...when I purchased the HID kit, the company said the 880 bulbs would fit in my 881 holes. Lets see how that goes...

Stock
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX027.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX028.jpg

Comparison
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX029.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX031.jpg

Oh no Scooby... the new one is a bit longer.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX030.jpg

When I try to install into the spot lamp, its about 1/8" too long. It hits the inside of the lens before I can spin/lock the bulb into place.

I have placed a few calls and an email into the company to see how we continue from here. I will still have to work around how to wire them into the spot housing. But can't worry about that right now...

Stay tuned...

Trainguy
01-28-2010, 08:23 PM
Well we nowhere you have been hangin out. Looks good Gas:cool:

Gas Man
01-28-2010, 11:20 PM
Yeah... well before that I was doing a bunch of wall work and painting inside the house. Typicall winter shit IMO.

Mudpuppy
01-29-2010, 12:59 AM
holy pics batman.. good work.. now can you come work on mine for me?

Gas Man
01-29-2010, 01:31 AM
holy pics batman.. good work.. now can you come work on mine for me?
What you need? Bring it over. You know this man!!

Can ship the parts to my house and ride over... EASY!!

Gas Man
01-29-2010, 10:37 PM
UPDATES:


No way I give up that easy on HID. Remember I know the routine... custom don't bolt on.

I seem to get decent response time with emails.

My complaignt. I asked them before I purchased anything. To ensure these 880 bulbs would fit my HD passing lamps. But now that they don't, they won't exchange them for a different bulb so that I can use it in a different lamp/lens. GHEY!

However, at least replacement bulbs are only $15. Maybe they'll cut me a break on S&H.

I have found others that have done HIDs in aftermarket lenses. The aftermarkets, Adjure brand ($80), uses a H3 bulb not a 880/881. The HID company tells me the H3 bulb is 1.5" from base to tip. I measured the 880 at 1.85" The stock HD lens interior depth to coincide with the base tip length is 1.75". That is the 0.10" shortness that the 880 hid won't fit. If the aftermarket lens carriers the same interior depth the H3 (1.5") will fit no problems!!

Waiting to hear back from Adjure to get more info on their lens depth.

My brother in law wants to hack the stock HD lens. However, I think I would rather buy a new lens, perhaps sell the stock lens to recoup costs. Versus hacking it, possibly not working and still being out $80 for new lenses.

Then today I got more info:


Well finally spoke to somebody. Then foind out this guy only been there for 2 days. Got his super. He ok'ed the exchange. Found out new guy wasn't giving it cause I was at 40 days past purchase and they have a 30 day policy. He over rode tt. Simply told them it was from xmas and I simply just got to it. Reminded him its 10* out here not 70* and sunny like cali!

So he sent me a rma and I will be swappin them for the H3 bulbs.

Now I just need to order the proper adjure lamp and it will all go together.

Also found out u can't cut or splice the wires to the bulb. NO WAY. NO HOW! So the chrome bucket is gg to need "modification".


Finding out which adjure H3 lens to go with is my item to tackle right now.

I'm also working on the proper wiring for my Time Delayed Relay so that the HID don't fire till the motor is running. This is better for the HID itself, and for my battery.

Mudpuppy
01-30-2010, 12:27 PM
i need a new bike - got one of those over there?

Gas Man
01-30-2010, 07:18 PM
Fresh out of new bikes!

I do have some better than new bikes but those are already spoken for. Check back again!

Gas Man
01-31-2010, 10:37 PM
Update for today:
Here's a pic of the backside mounting hardware for the mirror
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX056.jpg
Being I have to wait for a bulb swap I want to put some of it back together...
Put the clear cover on the power block
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX082.jpg
Double sided tape it to the top of the radio. Fit perfectly under the Hogtunes amp
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX083.jpg
For now, till I wire in the TDR, I just plugged it straight in on the stock wiring
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX084.jpg
And lit up is why I have to HID the spot lights
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX088.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX089.jpg
I love the color of the headlight. Its PERFECT. Its a 55W 8K.
As before here are the things I got for the wife's bike
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Nightster/WinterMods2KX011.jpg
Front Axle
Before:
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Nightster/WinterMods2KX057.jpg
After:
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Nightster/wintermods003.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Nightster/wintermods002.jpg
Some primary action
Before:
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Nightster/WinterMods2KX059.jpg
Work:
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Nightster/WinterMods2KX068.jpg
After:
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Nightster/WinterMods2KX070.jpg
but now the chain cover looks out of place. A simple black cover from the dealer from a sportster R model. Fits nicer
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Nightster/wintermods001.jpg
The Timing cover
Before:
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Nightster/WinterMods2KX058.jpg
After:
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Nightster/WinterMods2KX067.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Nightster/WinterMods2KX066.jpg

Gas Man
01-31-2010, 10:38 PM
I've never cared for the mirror mounted front turns
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Nightster/WinterMods2KX061.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Nightster/WinterMods2KX063.jpg
Remove the mirror set screw
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Nightster/WinterMods2KX071.jpg
Pull the old stem off
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Nightster/WinterMods2KX073.jpg
After re-routing the wiring, mount the new stalks to the lower tripple and a much nicer look.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Nightster/WinterMods2KX081.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Nightster/WinterMods2KX076.jpg
I just didn't care for the flipped stock version. This looks more "normal" to me.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Nightster/WinterMods2KX079.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Nightster/WinterMods2KX080.jpg
Picked up a set of FLH lower nylon covers. With a little modification they will work.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Nightster/WinterMods2KX090.jpg
This is how they are now. There is too much material. The FLH is simply wider than the sporty.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Nightster/WinterMods2KX093.jpg
A simply fold and stich will do the trick. So I folded it now and pinned it. Will get my sister to stitch.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Nightster/WinterMods2KX092.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Nightster/WinterMods2KX094.jpg
But should look like this once done and hopefully will allow the wife to ride in lower temps.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Nightster/WinterMods2KX095.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Nightster/WinterMods2KX096.jpg

Bagger Dave
02-01-2010, 02:42 AM
looks good dude! both scoots! like the way that really cleans up the bars on the wife's scoot!:cool:

Trainguy
02-01-2010, 08:18 AM
Looks Good Man:cool:

RoadZombie
02-01-2010, 02:10 PM
looks good dude! both scoots! like the way that really cleans up the bars on the wife's scoot!:cool:

2nd that. I'm glad the PO did the same thing on my Deuce. One less thing for me to do. The handlebar signals just don't look good on any bike IMO.

Gas Man
02-02-2010, 08:10 PM
So I got my slack stiching done...
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Nightster/WinterMods2KX098.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Nightster/WinterMods2KX099.jpg

But there was a "flap" on the top upper corners... so a new seem there. Mark and pin it... then stitch
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Nightster/WinterMods2KX097.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Nightster/WinterMods2KX100.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Nightster/WinterMods2KX101.jpg

Trial fit and cut off the excess
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Nightster/WinterMods2KX102.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Nightster/WinterMods2KX103.jpg

Repeated for other side.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Nightster/WinterMods2KX104.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Nightster/WinterMods2KX105.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Nightster/WinterMods2KX107.jpg

But now I notice its dangerously close to the exhaust on the right one. So I'm fashioning up something to piece in there to keep it off the exhaust. we'll see.

In the Ultra dept...
Got the HID bulbs in the mail for exchange and the new lenses are on their way.

Gas Man
03-01-2010, 11:11 PM
Still busy at it... bikes spent a few weeks at the dealer for my recall and one warrenty thing, hers in for a service... now back...
On her bike... did one last stick on mod... kinda nice how they re-use the stock cap...
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Nightster/WinterMods2KX120.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Nightster/wintermods148.jpg

Still need to work on her fairing lower wind blockers...
For the Ultra...
Put in a Kury universal MP3/phone holder
Got it off ebay for $45 shipped with a $6 case.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX121.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX123.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX126.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX127.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX124.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX128.jpg
Still need to look into hard wiring in my wiring to the stereo and whatnot.
Swapped out the Ultra seat for a SG seat for a lower feel for my feet and a better look.
Ultra's ultra comfortable
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX109.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX110.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX112.jpg
Camparo
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX113.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX115.jpg
SG Seat
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX116.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX117.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX119.jpg
Working more on the HIDs
Got my replacement spot lenses by Adjure... this allows me to run an H3 bulb instead of the too long 880 bulbs required by the HD lenses.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX090.jpg
Left Stock
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX092.jpg
Right Adjure (with stock H3 bulb)
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX093.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX091.jpg

Gas Man
03-01-2010, 11:12 PM
Up close (left adjure/Right hd)
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX097.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX098.jpg
The HID H3 bulb is the slightly longer bulb
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX101.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX103.jpg
Installed
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX108.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX106.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX099.jpg
You can NOT cut, lengthen, or alter the wires from the ballast to the bulb... this means I need a big hole in the back of the buckets...
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX129.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX130.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX131.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX134.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX136.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/wintermods149.jpg
With this mod there won't any need for the stock wiring in the bucket.
Cut off those connectors in the bucket
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX132.jpg
Found the wire going to each bucket as i will need it for HID wiring
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX133.jpg
Install HID lamp
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX134.jpg
Removed this side panel that we made before
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX142.jpg
Installed a few ballasts on it. Due to spot lights and not being able to lengthen ballast wires. Moved the headlight ballast to this side so I could put the other spot ballast on top of the radio where I had the headlight ballast before.
55W headlight ballast
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX140.jpg
35W spot lamp ballast
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX141.jpg
Re-installed
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX144.jpg

Gas Man
03-01-2010, 11:12 PM
I ordered a set of Time Delay Relays from Wolsentech so that none of the HID's fire up till X amount of time I set. I set for about 30 seconds. This helps the bike battery. 1 for the headlight (Hi & Low) and 1 for the spots. This really makes the wiring harder
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX143.jpg
Made some lids out of sheet metal and a gasket from a piece of double sided foam sticky
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX145.jpg
Zip tied down
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX147.jpg
Need to tidity up some wiring and put it back together. Ran out of time. but everything is working. the time delayed HIDs are great!! And OMG they are bright!
Stay tuned...

Mudpuppy
03-01-2010, 11:49 PM
someone take his camera away..

Gas Man
03-02-2010, 08:29 AM
You only wish Mud...

You haven't been around for my camera expierence... Don't you remember the chop build???

Mudpuppy
03-02-2010, 10:48 AM
vaguely - it wasn't the phoenix was it?

you need to feed in pictures in small bits.. too much to view..

Gas Man
03-02-2010, 09:38 PM
Yeah the phoenix build...

seatmaker
03-02-2010, 11:26 PM
Have you ever heard the phrase, " If it ain't broke don't fix it " ? :D

RoadZombie
03-03-2010, 05:33 PM
Have you ever heard the phrase, " If it ain't broke don't fix it " ? :D

LoL Think he's trying to get it to break so he can fix it. I'm an electronics tech and the amount of wiring in that fairing even scares me! Haha! On a more serious note, is there a beefed up alt in the touring bikes? Seems like that much stuff would pretty much sap a normal charging system on a bike. I'm gunna have to go and research what my Deuce puts out.

RedneckMedic
03-03-2010, 05:54 PM
your not kidding with all that electrical stuff just lengthening the wires on my bike pisses me off. lol.

Mudpuppy
03-03-2010, 06:19 PM
this thread is dead to me - i lost interest.. not enough pics..

RedneckMedic
03-03-2010, 07:15 PM
ya just this page

Gas Man
03-03-2010, 10:26 PM
LoL Think he's trying to get it to break so he can fix it. I'm an electronics tech and the amount of wiring in that fairing even scares me! Haha! On a more serious note, is there a beefed up alt in the touring bikes? Seems like that much stuff would pretty much sap a normal charging system on a bike. I'm gunna have to go and research what my Deuce puts out.
Honestly... the HIDs draw less amps when running then a standard bulb. Only 3.2 amps per light.

And the wiring isn't that bad... just had to take my time...

Gas Man
03-03-2010, 10:26 PM
Well I finished up all but the Nightster's lower fairing cover things...
Buttoned up the HID wiring...
WOW that is some wires... even before I added the HID, not its just OMG
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX148.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX149.jpg
Fusey fusey
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX150.jpg
Test...
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX153.jpg
The headlight comes on about 30secs after the key is turned on. Then about 2 secs later the spots.
Finish bolting up the fairing... and test again..
Key on
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX159.jpg
The coloring is PERFECT IMO (but perhaps not protrayed well with these pics)
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX160.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX161.jpg

Then I finished the blackberry hook up by running a headphone jack wire...
Hooked into the stereo when in use
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX155.jpg
When not in use
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX158.jpg
To the phone
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX154.jpg
When I need power.
From my cig power
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/Travel006.jpg
Bunched the wire to shoren it... decided shrink wrap made it look better
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX156.jpg
Then velcro wrap it to the bars.... probably only this way on longer trips
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX157.jpg
Lastly...
Stock grips
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX039.jpg
some Grab On grip covers...
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX040.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX164.jpg

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX165.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX166.jpg
With crampbuster
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX167.jpg
or not
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/WinterMods2KX168.jpg
Just need to adjust the lights and see how they look on the street.

Trainguy
03-03-2010, 10:39 PM
I don't have that much wiring in my house:eek:

Gas Man
03-03-2010, 10:40 PM
Should be noted... here's the products I was using..
DDM all digital HIDs with Lifetime Warrenty
http://www.ddmtuning.com/index.php?p=product&id=101&parent=85
Wolsten Tech - Time Delay Relay (Dan is great to deal with for any questions with wiring)
http://www.wolstentech.com/products/timedelayrelay/timedelayrelay.php
Grab On Grip Covers
http://www.grabongrips.com/motorcycle.php
Kuryakyn Universal Handlebar Accessory Mount
http://www.kuryakyn.com/index.cfm/go/Home.ProductDetail/catID/9/scID/13/IMID/931
Then besides the cheap phone case, the rest of the parts were HD.

Mudpuppy
03-04-2010, 12:33 AM
oh lookie here i poked the nest and out came the hornets..

Gas Man
03-27-2010, 07:27 AM
Well I thought I was done but decided to add a few more items to the wife's bike.
Custom Dynamics Street Magic LEDs (http://www.customdynamics.com/harley_turn_signal_retro.htm) in the tail lights and front blinkers.
The Nightster comes stock with red lenses.

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Nightster/Mods027.jpg

Last year I changed them out for smoked out and couldn't find red 1157 bulbs locally. Tried some reds off ebay and they sucked, so ended up with the red "socks" over bulb.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Nightster/LEDs005.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Nightster/LEDs003a.jpg

They function ok but look like poo

So lets make the change. Now with these newer electronics you have to put in a load equalizer, due to the less draw that the LED lights pull. So a trust worthy version is Badlands (http://www.badlandsmotorcycleproducts.com/). More specifically the 3rd version specifically for the XL.
So here's what we have to install

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Nightster/LEDs001.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Nightster/LEDs009.jpg

Pull the seat and locate this harness plug
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Nightster/LEDs008.jpg

Unplug and run the equalizer inline
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Nightster/LEDs010.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Nightster/LEDs011.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Nightster/LEDs012.jpg

Tuck in and push wires back into place
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Nightster/LEDs013.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Nightster/LEDs014.jpg

Pop the lens off with a flat screwdriver
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Nightster/LEDs015.jpg

Pull the bulb out
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Nightster/LEDs016.jpg

Plug in and twist into place with a screwdriver, just as you would with the bulb
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Nightster/LEDs017.jpg

Turn the LED board to spool the wire to allow the board to fit, use the lens to hold them in place. Takes 2 hands.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Nightster/LEDs019.jpg

BAM
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Nightster/LEDs021a.jpg

Repeat on other tail light.

The fronts also came with the orange lenses, that I replaced with smoked and orange bulbs
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Nightster/Mods005.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Nightster/Mods026.jpg

These looked fine and worked good. However, if you do the rear, got to do the front to keep up the look.

In goes the LED
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Nightster/LEDs020.jpg

BAM
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Nightster/LEDs022.jpg

Gas Man
03-27-2010, 07:31 AM
Lights please...
Rears
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Nightster/LEDs027a.jpg
Left blinker (hard to see with the wierd side light from the open garage)
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Nightster/LEDs032a.jpg
Fronts
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Nightster/LEDs023.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Nightster/LEDs033.jpg
With these Eclipse versions for the fronts. Instead of going from level 1 brightness and blink brighter.. these actually turn off and back on instead. They say this makes them more visible. To avoid the "left hand turner in front of you".
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Nightster/LEDs026.jpg

Trainguy
03-27-2010, 07:42 AM
Help Me


I can't stop changin' shit. I thought i was bad. Looks good, Chris

Gas Man
03-27-2010, 11:27 AM
You need help too?

RoadZombie
03-27-2010, 12:24 PM
What was the approximate damage for all 4 blinkers and the load EQ? Looks sharp, been thinking of going with LEDs on the Deuce as well. I've pretty much decided to go ahead and sell the Ninja here in a month or two, then "re-invest" that money into the Harley...new tires...Screamin' Eagle upgraded cam plate and a set of Andrews 37b cams...plus little things here and there. ;-)

Gas Man
03-27-2010, 01:21 PM
I got it all from Eastern Performence in PA for about $160. The blinkers were $51.95 each set and like $60 for the load eq. They look real real nice.

RoadZombie
03-27-2010, 08:49 PM
Yeah they do...and duely noted. Plus this way I can get rid of my red rear lenses and replace them with smoked to match the front ;-)

kevlar
03-27-2010, 09:05 PM
looks very nice and will add more safety for your wife

Bob
03-27-2010, 09:07 PM
Wait a minute....you make fun of me for turn signals and you put these things on?!

Gas Man
03-28-2010, 12:30 AM
Yeah they do...and duely noted. Plus this way I can get rid of my red rear lenses and replace them with smoked to match the front ;-)

Thanks! That's what i wanted to do. As I laid it out in my story. It just looks so much better. Its the same way my chop was... it also had LEDs. I would like to do similar to the Ultra but going to hold off. I'm not sure it will look as uniform when I put the trunk on. Plus the Nightster is cool. The "Street Classic" is cool but its function is the ut-most importance more so.



looks very nice and will add more safety for your wife

TNX & Exactly!


Wait a minute....you make fun of me for turn signals and you put these things on?!

Yeah but you mounted them and all their big horrid orange glory in a craptastic location. Sorry!

RoadZombie
03-28-2010, 04:21 PM
Yeah but you mounted them and all their big horrid orange glory in a craptastic location. Sorry!

LoL kinda have to agree. It's not so much that they are there...its more where they are...or at least how large they are where they are. If you went with some smaller aftermarket blinkers in the same location, I think it would look much better IMO. But hey; your ride, your choice. Nice thing about customizing. ;-)