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Gas Man
12-01-2012, 10:18 AM
Ya know the mod you did that didn't cost you hardly anything or maybe you made yourself?

It could be something cool or something for comfort. What is it?

Kosher
12-01-2012, 10:38 AM
My belt buckle mod on my Road King to cover up my license plate holes. I have another belt buckle ready to go for the Ultra (110 anniv belt buckle (http://a248.e.akamai.net/origin-cdn.volusion.com/hthak.wkest/v/vspfiles/photos/97607-13VM-2T.jpg)) once the tour pack gets detached and I can relocate the plate below the tail light

http://keithhu.smugmug.com/Other/Stuff-Bucket/i-nQmgs54/0/X3/P1010858-X3.jpg

Gas Man
12-01-2012, 10:47 AM
You won't need that mod on your Ultra. The detach kit comes with a plate relocation that holds it above the tail light. Then if you want to relocate it below the light, just don't use those bits and buy a plate mount for down there. If you are retaining your stock blinker bar, it's a cheap part out of drag for under $20.

Caveman
12-01-2012, 10:56 AM
I would have to say my little foamy grips being the cheapest on my bike and that was after Gas showed me how comfy they were. Until then I thought they were cheap and poopy looking.

I know what Gas' mod is; the Bottle Opener tank lift on his wife's sporty.

Kosher
12-01-2012, 11:07 AM
You won't need that mod on your Ultra. The detach kit comes with a plate relocation that holds it above the tail light. Then if you want to relocate it below the light, just don't use those bits and buy a plate mount for down there. If you are retaining your stock blinker bar, it's a cheap part out of drag for under $20.

Yep, I get that, but I think I still want to put it there anyway, even with no holes.

Do you have a link to the drag part? I usually use a Softbrake part, then I get a Radiantz LED lic plate frame.

Kosher
12-01-2012, 11:10 AM
I also like yanking the reflectors off new bikes. Cathartic and cheap.

Caveman
12-01-2012, 11:11 AM
I also like yanking the reflectors off new bikes. Cathartic and cheap.

Thats always a must.

Thruxtonbill
12-01-2012, 11:21 AM
Custom lazer cut holes in my sprocket cover.

Gas Man
12-01-2012, 11:46 AM
I would have to say my little foamy grips being the cheapest on my bike and that was after Gas showed me how comfy they were. Until then I thought they were cheap and poopy looking.

I know what Gas' mod is; the Bottle Opener tank lift on his wife's sporty.

The foamy grips are super cool and for under $8, super cheap.

I get more compliments on the Nightster gas tanker riser made from a bottle opener.


Yep, I get that, but I think I still want to put it there anyway, even with no holes.

Do you have a link to the drag part? I usually use a Softbrake part, then I get a Radiantz LED lic plate frame.


Here's a black one from Kury
http://www.kuryakyn.com/Products/4179/Gloss-Black-Curved-License-Plate-Mount


Custom lazer cut holes in my sprocket cover.


That looks awesome!!

horrorbusiness
12-01-2012, 12:16 PM
Dam I read cheap mod and i was sure this would be a complain about gas man thread.

RedneckMedic
12-01-2012, 12:44 PM
Dam I read cheap mod and i was sure this would be a complain about gas man thread.Hahaha this!My favorite mod so far has been my sanchos wings on the road glide they really cut the buffeting down and only cost 30 bucks

leebo
12-01-2012, 01:52 PM
I put floorboards on my trump.geez im still gettin used to em?

detdrbuzzard
12-01-2012, 05:40 PM
my seat is too low for my liking so my cheap mod was to go to walmart and get a couple gel pads from the auto department

Mad Dog
12-01-2012, 05:45 PM
I hear Chris ain't cheap but he can be bought.:lmao:

Gas Man
12-01-2012, 07:27 PM
I'll give you guys cheap! I've spent about $300 on this site alone in the past 3 months...

horrorbusiness
12-01-2012, 10:44 PM
I'll give you guys cheap! I've spent about $300 on this site alone in the past 3 months...

Do you have us confused with backpage ?

Gas Man
12-01-2012, 11:14 PM
Nope... hosting, domains & fees, licenses, upgrades... all costs money.

TopShelf Scott
12-02-2012, 01:20 PM
Nope... hosting, domains & fees, licenses, upgrades... all costs money.

Hey ...why dont you put up a donate thread...I for one would have no problem with it...Great place to go and get help or whatever
You may need...I know for 1 Chris you have helped me out alot...

Gas Man
12-02-2012, 02:35 PM
Yeah Scott. I would prefer not to it do that. I have a plan for some relief maybe in the spring.

Nobody
12-02-2012, 08:29 PM
tossed wide glide bars on my sporty. 50$ on ebay and easier on the wrists than the unibrow style drag bar was.

Kosher
12-02-2012, 10:14 PM
I like addition by subtraction. When I had a Heritage, I pulled the black plastic lower belt guard off (and the bags), great mod.

http://keithhu.smugmug.com/Motorcycle/2010-FLSTC/i-VThbKt6/0/X3/Bike_left_1-X3.jpg

Gas Man
12-02-2012, 10:50 PM
tossed wide glide bars on my sporty. 50$ on ebay and easier on the wrists than the unibrow style drag bar was.

Come on. You know you can't do that without pics!!!


I like addition by subtraction. When I had a Heritage, I pulled the black plastic lower belt guard off (and the bags), great mod.



Looks great man!!

DK Custom
12-03-2012, 05:06 PM
Floorboard extenders from Harley Goodies...cheap and make a big comfort difference.

Gas Man
12-03-2012, 07:07 PM
Good call. I have those as well and they are great!!!