View Full Version : My 2013 Mod Season - Pic Heavy

Gas Man
12-03-2012, 08:21 PM
I started my 1st piece of the mod season.

After my last camping trip I decided I wanted a 12v power point (http://www.harley-davidson.com/gma/gma_product.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=84552444877474 4&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374309440780&ASSORTMENT%3C%3East_id=2534374309440780&locale=en_US&bmUID=1354580077096&bmLocale=en_US) in my tourpack. Then I saw my bud Norm's CVO they do make a 3 light kit like shown in the link here --> however you can't find the part number online for all 3 pieces. All three pieces part number is 54331-04A at $119.95, which saves you $20. The link --> is not for all 3 lights!! saddlebag & tourpack bag lights (http://www.harley-davidson.com/gma/gma_product.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=84552444876729 3&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374309436904&ASSORTMENT%3C%3East_id=2534374309436904&locale=en_US&bmUID=1354580030174&bmLocale=en_US)... they were super cool.

Well I run my tourpack with a detach kit and don't want to add too many more wires. The 12V had a disconnect wire but they wanted it plugged into the Assc switch which means it would only be on when the bike and it's switch was on. So I wanted to combine the wiring and make it only one wire to the battery directly.

So I bought the necessary connectors, including the deacsch(SP?) connector.

Here's the installed 12v

The saddlebag lights, go under the tourpack and shine down into the saddlebag.

You tap the light and it comes on

These pics don't do the amount of light justice. It's not blinding bright but perfect amount.

Here it is shining on the saddlebag lid

Here it is into the saddlebag

Tourpack light is on the lid

Is plenty bright

I'm pretty happy with it.

Got lots more coming this "mod season". Going to start ordering parts maybe next week.

Bagger Dave
12-03-2012, 08:42 PM
I already have that 12v power point in my tour-pak .....those LED saddlebag and tour-pak lights are sweet!

DK Custom
12-04-2012, 12:11 AM
Yeah, I need to get a power point in my tour-pak, AND a light.

12-04-2012, 06:21 AM
Nice job, Chrs, I like the idea of lighting the saddle bags from the tour pack.

Gas Man
12-04-2012, 10:02 AM
I already have that 12v power point in my tour-pak .....those LED saddlebag and tour-pak lights are sweet!

I think we could just tap into that 12V power. Would be super easy!

Yeah, I need to get a power point in my tour-pak, AND a light.

I like it..

Nice job, Chrs, I like the idea of lighting the saddle bags from the tour pack.

It should help when camping off the bike. Granted it sucks that I only get the benifits when the tourpack is on, but that's when I really really need it.

Bagger Dave
12-04-2012, 10:43 AM
I think we could just tap into that 12V power. Would be super easy!

It should help when camping off the bike. Granted it sucks that I only get the benifits when the tourpack is on, but that's when I really really need it.

Yeah, I'm sure I will be picking those lights up this winter also...:lol:

Gas Man
12-04-2012, 12:45 PM
Updated the part number info...

they do make a 3 light kit like shown in the link here --> however you can't find the part number online for all 3 pieces. All three pieces part number is 54331-04A at $119.95, which saves you $20. The link --> is not for all 3 lights!!

Bagger Dave
12-04-2012, 01:09 PM
Updated the part number info...
Part # 54331-04A
I found it...at Surdyke $95.96


12-04-2012, 08:26 PM
Great mod G man!.......I remember going into BB's and you where behind the counter putting all this shit together. I though you might have gotten a job at the parts counter since the rest of us are only allowed on the customer side......:lmao:

Gas Man
12-05-2012, 12:08 AM
Good find Dave.

I tell ya moe. Sometimes I wonder if I shouldn't just get the job there.

Gas Man
12-15-2012, 12:08 AM
I placed my HUGE order at my dealer. Could have probably saved some more money by ordering here & there online, but sometimes it's simpler to order from the local dealer and I feel we need to support our local dealers sometimes. I had a big order and this was way easier. I got 10% off my entire order... so I'll take that.

I picked up 2 things for the Nightster...

1st - Custom Dynamics ringz LED front blinkers (http://www.customdynamics.com/harley_turn_signal_retro.htm)

I started with this, regular halogen PIAA bulb in the HD housing and regular Custom Dynamics LED front blinkers

Ringz on left / Reg on right (left ringz looks like a solid light but it's just the outer ring of LEDs)

Ringz on both

You can see how yellow the headlight looks

These things are bright as hell, lighting up well just in front of the bike and under/before the headlight hits the ground, at this point I covered up the headlight.

So onto the 2nd item - the HD LED daymaker headlight

Move onto the stock HD headlight

Here's how the stock headlight looks (no bright LED blinker ringz)

The beauty of this thing!!!


Low Beam

High Beam

The light output is very precise and you can really tell on the road... but they are BRIGHT.

Another shot showing the blinkers in action...

And once the blinker stops, it goes out for a half a second, then back to ringz

That's all I'm doing to the nightster... it's a low mileage/use bike so I always moderate the spending on the bike. But the wife rode more at night this year and complained about not seeing very well. The lights just aren't much, and she doesn't have good night vision, and she is use to HID's in her & my car. This was the only vehicle we own that didn't have em... so now it has the bright LED setup. I'm very happy with this mod.

12-15-2012, 12:10 AM
Looks great, Chris - I like visibility mods.

Gas Man
12-15-2012, 12:11 AM
Yeah so do I, and I feel great about doing it for the wife.

Bagger Dave
12-15-2012, 12:13 AM
Looks great! :dthumb: yep...that will be my next thing I get for my scoot...Daymaker LED Headlamp and Spot lamps

12-15-2012, 12:16 AM
Yeah they look very good Gas Man. It was the first thing I noticed when I walked into his garage earlier to pic up my spare parts. It really looks good on the nightster.

12-15-2012, 05:43 PM
I sold some stuff from my Road King this morning from my Craigslist post, and drove right to the dealership and plunked that cash down for the Daymaker for my Road Glide they gave me 10%. They'll slap it on this week while its in.

I was out a couple weeks ago riding to Ann Arbor on that foggy/misty day, I was appalled at the horrible head lights.

Chris, I like those Custom Dynamics LEDs, I'm considering those or the Badlands - did you look at the Badlands LEDs as well?

Gas Man
12-15-2012, 08:23 PM
No I did not. I've been very satisfied with CD

12-15-2012, 08:32 PM
Shiiitttttt!!!.......every time I chime in here I'm spending money! Iv'e beem looking at the daymaker ever since Bagger D mentioned it to me. Hales HD, $419....here I come!! Looks good G man!

Gas Man
12-16-2012, 12:24 AM
Thanks gents... glad I could help!!

12-16-2012, 12:27 AM
Yeah so do I, and I feel great about doing it for the wife.I LOVE it and thanks sooo much for doing this for me babe!! :dthumb:

Gas Man
12-16-2012, 10:59 PM
Washed, clay bared, pre-wax cleaner, polish, and waxed. Then I did an oil change & service.

Tore the outer primary off because it's going to get powdered.

Then I tore the detach kit apart, going to get one piece re-powdered and removed the old plate mount, because I'm relocating the plate to below the tail light. Monday I hope to tear into the rear wheel and such. Need to remove all the tail lights off the rear fender... also need to get into the front end because that's all getting torn apart.

12-17-2012, 05:57 AM
Nice beer on the lift, what is it?

While the primary's off, maybe time to get a Hayden or Baker primary tensioner? Lots of chatter about the stock auto tensioner causing problems.

Just trying to spend some of your money, Chris! :)

Gas Man
12-17-2012, 08:01 AM
The beverage is a Woodchuck Hard Cidar Fall edition. I've been hittin the hard cidars allot. But my new fav is Angry Orchard Apple Ginger.

I looked at those but I did a close inspection of my adjuster and it seems fine. Barely worn too. Not bad for 25k miles. Plus that baker version is $200 and because there is no adjustment window in our primaries, would require me to pull the outer everytime I wanted to check adjustment. SUCKS!

Gas Man
12-18-2012, 09:24 PM
Got to spend some more time on it today...

The BIG surprise for the mod dept for me is the addition of a set of HD Agitator wheels

Rear rims go from 16" to 18", but with a lower profile tire I only pick up an inch of actual wheel height & circumference.



Front goes from a 17" to a 19" but only grows 1/2" in height and circumference.



So I got to this point

But really wanted to pull off the front fender, but the wire for it is tucked way up inside the fairing (dumb and I will try to reroute later)

I forgot to do this before I took the front fender off, but you get the idea... it's going to look HOT!! Getting the forks powdered black as well.

Found this speaker bracket is broke...

Bagger Dave
12-18-2012, 09:39 PM
Your scoot is going to look SIICK as fuck!! when your done! :rockwoot::dthumb: those wheels are bad ass!
Yes Ladies and Gentlemen...Gas Man is still the original Baller! from the Chop to the Bagger!! :whoop::D

looking forward to seeing it when its all done!

12-18-2012, 11:17 PM
Those Agitator wheels are kick ass.

Gas Man
12-18-2012, 11:23 PM
Yeah I'm pumped!!

Still have lots more to take off!

Bagger Dave
12-19-2012, 07:25 AM
Those Agitator wheels are kick ass.

Yeah Keith...they look bad ass! :dthumb:
I seen them in person and they are sweet as hell! those wheels will really set off Gas's scoot!

Gas Man
12-19-2012, 10:04 PM
Did a bit more work...

Unwired the tail light

Removed the entire tail light, blinker bar, and fender tip light

This is gone forever... the tail light, blinker bar, old plate mount from the detach kit, and the old horn cover (more on that later)

Remove the front blinker/spot light bar

This is also gone forever

The spots set aside for their new mounts & buckets. The fender tip light will get smoked by me with DHT!

Bike is like this now

Got this Chrome Dome horn cover that I think is just sick as fuck!

And last but not least... for safe keeping in the basement, during the project...

Bagger Dave
12-19-2012, 10:12 PM
That horn cover is Siick as fuck!! bad ass!!:dthumb:

Gas Man
12-19-2012, 10:24 PM
Yeah I saw it online and just HAD to have it!

Bagger Dave
12-19-2012, 10:31 PM
Yeah I saw it online and just HAD to have it!

Lmao! yep..I know how that goes!

12-20-2012, 01:37 AM
Now i was going to just powder my horn cover and now i have mod envy damn you gas man. Because the wheels werent bad enough

Gas Man
12-20-2012, 11:32 AM
:lol: There are a few different kinds that are similar.

12-20-2012, 01:31 PM
where did you get that one at

Gas Man
12-20-2012, 02:49 PM
Chrome dome motorcycle products

Bagger Dave
12-20-2012, 05:11 PM
:lol: There are a few different kinds that are similar.
yep yep! I ordered the Gloss Black one! :whoop::D

Gas Man
12-21-2012, 01:23 AM
Nice beer on the lift, what is it?

While the primary's off, maybe time to get a Hayden or Baker primary tensioner? Lots of chatter about the stock auto tensioner causing problems.

Just trying to spend some of your money, Chris! :)

Ya know if you hear something once... ok
Twice.. wtf
Three & four times... motherfackers are going to cost me more money.

Ordered the damn part!

12-21-2012, 01:50 AM
Ya know if you hear something once... ok
Twice.. wtf
Three & four times... motherfackers are going to cost me more money.

Ordered the damn part!

I hear streched bags and fenders with speaker lids are a must and get you laid more often hahaha:eightball6:

Gas Man
12-21-2012, 02:24 AM
Yea funny.

Going to be working on it some more tomry during the day. Got some of my parts in so I will be doing some work.

12-21-2012, 04:07 AM
You guys are a trip man!.......BS'n with Bagger D and he tells me he ordered a skully horn cover from chrome dome. So I go on the site and I'm diggin the aged spanish cross air cleaner cover insert and spanish cross horn cover. Click......sold!. Fuckers!!.....:cheers:

Gas Man
12-21-2012, 11:47 AM
:lol: Yeah that bastard Dave copied me with in 12 hours.

Bagger Dave
12-21-2012, 11:51 AM
:lol: Yeah that bastard Dave copied me with in 12 hours.

:idk: well mine will be in a different finish :lol::backingout:

Gas Man
12-21-2012, 06:16 PM
Well did some more work today...

Pulled the stock HD primary chain adjuster out

It's actually an intricate part

Here's the gathering of parts I picked up yesterday at the dealer

I also replaced both the speaker support brackets. They are only $9 each and the new ones are much beefier, so I replaced both sides.

I mocked up the plate relocation bracket (along with the old tail light)

I am replacing the brake & shifter arms...

The stock brake arm here, just needs a little somin...

I didn't go with the contrast cut versions because I wanted to use my all rubber pads and no reason to overly flash it.

Mounted up the new HD custom spot light brackets & black bullet turns (I have LED boards to replace the bulb)

Damn those look good!!

Still need to modify the spot buckets for my HIDs but you get the idea.

12-21-2012, 06:50 PM
looking good chris.

Bagger Dave
12-21-2012, 08:06 PM
bad ass!

Gas Man
12-24-2012, 12:06 AM
Dave & I pulled the front forks off

They are missing

One fork came apart fine, the other... well not so much. The damping rod bolt through the bottom of the fork lower...

The allen head stripped out, and I had to use a straight cut extractor to get it out, thanks to Nasty Nate.

I have now ordered a complete 5 size kit with drill bits (10 piece total set). Adding up another $40 in tools... to nearly $200 this month in bike tools alone. I have spent about $500+ I have spent on tools alone this year.

Anyway, here's all the fork bits drying after a good clean.

Hopefully, I'll finish up a few other things tomry.

Gas Man
12-24-2012, 12:23 AM
Dave was telling me about these... and has me thinking
http://www.harley-davidson.com/gma/gma_product.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=84552444877408 0&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374309440780&ASSORTMENT%3C%3East_id=2534374309440780&locale=en_US&bmUID=1356322413254&bmLocale=en_US

12-24-2012, 12:23 AM
you're on fire man, looking forward to watching it progress.

Gas Man
12-24-2012, 12:25 AM
you're on fire man, looking forward to watching it progress.

This is normal for me... I have lists and just pluck a little bit of time each day. With all the holiday parties it's sometimes only 2 hours in the garage then clean up...

Gas Man
12-25-2012, 10:24 PM
Been trying to work on the bike, but with the holidays going on, it hasn't been going well.... plus now I think I'm coming down with a cold or somin...

Picked up the new Kury Panacea tail light. I apologize, the camera doesn't like the bright lights...

both blinkers are orange and on in this pic but I couldn't get a good pic.

It comes with this large controller, allowing you turn on/off the blinker in the tail light, and/or allow it to flash 5 times when you hit the brake. ( I ended up not needing the blue box)

Tucked it all under the seat

Put the big load equalizer that allows me to use 4-ways and blinkers as long as I want... tucked it under the riders seat back adjustor.

Put the Custom Dynamics LED front blinkers in. You can see how much brighter the LED is from the regular bulb

Now both of them

Because these are the eclipse versions, when you hit your blinkers instead of them going from bright to brighter, they blink on & off... to be more visible.

Tinted the rear fender tip light. It's a sealed unit, so you have to order a whole new unit at $80-$100 just for a tinted lens... I'll give this a go.

Even looks good lit

Got a Willie G skull sticker from Dave, so I put it on top of the tour pack. It is centered, my camera picture wasn't.

Worked on my plate relocation bracket... had to cut some of the corner off. Like I have always said "Custom doesn't bolt on!"

Cleaned up the wheels real good, in prep for sale.

Need to get my levers off for powder, so I can drop that all off.

Bagger Dave
12-25-2012, 10:31 PM
Looking good dude! yeah, let me know how you like the tint on the rear fender tip light...

12-25-2012, 10:47 PM
Rockin man.

Gas Man
01-01-2013, 08:26 PM
Haven't really done much on it with my cold. That coupled with mom being in town, NYE, and work. Got my clutch adjusted, got my clutch & brake levers off and all my parts dropped off at JPC.

I got pics tonight from Seatmaker (http://www.twowheelmichigan.com/member.php?255-seatmaker) from BadAssBikeSeats.com (http://www.badassbikeseats.com) (A TWM Sponsor (http://www.twowheelmichigan.com/forumdisplay.php?55-BadAssBikeSeats-com)) on my done over seat.

Here's the stock street glide seat

So I went with an ebony gator as my top highlight piece. It matches my black/gray paint pretty well, had it double stitched maroon around it to match my maroon double pin stripe line.

Went with matte ostrich on the sides.

I can never speak high enough about Scott aka Seatmaker, on his quality of work. I will be picking up the seat Wed, and getting it on the bike. I can hardly wait!!!

So I modified my new spot buckets and wired in the HID's.

Now I'm just waiting on powder, which Jeff said is coming along.

Bagger Dave
01-01-2013, 08:30 PM
Seat looks bad ass! :dthumb:
yep..I'm sending Seatmaker my seat Fri! :rockwoot:

Gas Man
01-01-2013, 09:13 PM
You don't waste any time in your copying. :lol:

Bagger Dave
01-01-2013, 09:21 PM
You don't waste any time in your copying. :lol:
na..my shit will be different!:D and besides...I talked to you about this before you even sent your seat out:eightball6:

Gas Man
01-01-2013, 09:46 PM
Yeah at which you stole my ideas from my mind, before I even got them put into leather. You're a thief. :lol:

Bagger Dave
01-01-2013, 09:52 PM
Yeah at which you stole my ideas from my mind, before I even got them put into leather. You're a thief. :lol:

Gas Man
01-02-2013, 11:39 PM
Got the seat home... OH MY!!

The ebony gator matches the paint SOOO well

The pin stripe matches color and line up insanely well!!

01-03-2013, 03:17 AM
Going to be quite the transformation. I've been wanting to add a 7 inch black L.E.D headlamp to my '06 Sporty just short on money.

Gas Man
01-03-2013, 07:40 AM
It's sure working on it.

Worse part is I keep adding to it. I can barely help myself.

Heck I even know what I'm going to do next year.

01-03-2013, 07:50 PM
Man does seatmaker do a nice job! Nice G man! :dthumb:

Gas Man
01-03-2013, 09:29 PM
Yes sir it does. Let me know if you want to come by... I'm off till next week.

Bagger Dave
01-04-2013, 12:04 AM
Yep yep! that seat looks awesome! flows great with your paint and pinstripe! :rockwoot:

01-05-2013, 05:50 PM
Real nice seat chris. I like that flat ostrich a lot. I'm really looking forward to seeing the wheels on though.

Gas Man
01-05-2013, 11:12 PM
Thanks man. Where you been?

I too can not wait for the wheels to go on.

01-06-2013, 11:54 AM
Thanks man. Where you been?

I too can not wait for the wheels to go on.

I was up north for a week and had no internet and very crappy cell signal but I loved every second of it.

Gas Man
01-06-2013, 12:41 PM
I was up north for a week and had no internet and very crappy cell signal but I loved every second of it.

Hear ya man.

Gas Man
01-06-2013, 12:44 PM
The other day Dave, Moe, and me were hanging out... my Baker piece came in.


Here's what it looks like with nothing

You have to pull the front crank compensator bolt and slightly take apart the compensator.

Of course that is a real PITA to get lined back up. But got it installed and put to spec for a cold chain.

01-06-2013, 11:16 PM
Nice!..... I'm still drooling over the seat. WOW is it nice. Flows with the bike perfect!

Gas Man
01-07-2013, 12:04 AM
I know and it will look even better once the saddlebags are on.

Gas Man
01-08-2013, 09:37 PM
I was working on another buddies bike... doing chrome hand controls. Look amazing but a nightmare to do...stupid little wires! Anyway, he gave me a HD garage door opener (http://www.harley-davidson.com/gma/gma_product.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=84552444225028 5&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374309148480&ASSORTMENT%3C%3East_id=2534374309148480&locale=en_US&bmUID=1357695379077&bmLocale=en_US) kit for all the help. Installed that on my bike, in my typical fashion. Installed it on the HID side of life so I didn't have tap into the HD wiring. Also, used nice connectors and all so I can remove it needed without having to re-splice anything.

Then you install the reciever to power and wire it in on the backside of your door opener. That's what you see in the video.

Programmed it and now have it working...

Flash the high beam & then low beam of the bike's headlights and the garage door opens! KICK ASS!

Had my old hip hop station on Pandora so I dubbed the video with some sick beats... :lol:

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http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/2013%20Mod%20Season/th_C2BAF523-456F-409C-AA8E-AACC6061E0A6-14278-00000EE4A7AE6851.jpg (http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/2013%20Mod%20Season/C2BAF523-456F-409C-AA8E-AACC6061E0A6-14278-00000EE4A7AE6851.mp4)

01-08-2013, 09:46 PM
NICE! On my other bikes, I just soldered some wires to a remote and soldered those wires to an odo switch that I bought. Drilled a hole in my console for the switch.


Gas Man
01-08-2013, 09:52 PM
Real nice. I actually wired one to my horn before as well. It worked...

Nice option about this, is no batteries and won't work unless bike is on.

Gas Man
01-09-2013, 11:07 PM
Picked up my powder today.

Got the detach kit pieces put back on, this time with NO plate brackets.

I have my fork pieces, but those will get put together, hopefully this weekend.

Outer primary installed

Derby cover put back on

Got my floorboard back on, and my HD shifter ams installed.

This side isn't done yet, but it's at least coming back together.

Tomorrow I hope to finish the rear fender, then get the new rear wheel on.

Bagger Dave
01-10-2013, 12:22 AM
This looks sweet!


man that powder looks kick ass!

01-10-2013, 06:14 AM
Very nice Chris! Got a plan for the shifter pegs?

Gas Man
01-10-2013, 10:42 AM
Nope. I like my old rubber style, so stop spending my money. :lol:If it makes you feel any better I have another $1000 mod coming. It's a surprise!

01-10-2013, 10:57 AM
Nope. I like my old rubber style, so stop spending my money. :lol:If it makes you feel any better I have another $1000 mod coming. It's a surprise!

OK, well hurry up and get that shit done so we can work on my audio, which I'm sure you cant freakin wait to do. :) <sigh>

At this point I think we're into Feb, I have to travel some in the next couple weeks and I dont want to ask you to delay your mods in order to help my needy ass.

Gas Man
01-10-2013, 04:30 PM
I hear ya Kosher... I'm not worried about doing yours in the middle of mine. Just need to plan a day with rugby, when all 3 of our schedules allow.

Gas Man
01-10-2013, 10:38 PM
Did some more work tonight...

Got my plate bracket installed, along with the lit plate frame and tail light

Bright as hell brake light

Another shot of the blinkers in action

Got to work installing the rear wheel, now that I am done screwing with the rear fender

Got the rear brakes installed, as well as the muffler and the saddlebags.

It's starting to look like a bike again

I love the new rear profile, it's so clean!!

Now you can also see how awesome the seat looks, and another reason why (saddlebag tops) I went with the little touch of red stitching on the seat.

And this seems trivial in comparison, but I installed my brake side lever, that I had matte powdered coated.

01-10-2013, 10:46 PM
Looks freakin killer man.

What are you doing next winter? :)

Gas Man
01-10-2013, 10:52 PM
Looks freakin killer man.

What are you doing next winter? :)

Going to do some power mods next year. Tuner, header, muffler... who knows...

01-11-2013, 12:22 AM
Going to do some power mods next year. Tuner, header, muffler... who knows...Supercharge that bitch

01-11-2013, 06:31 AM
Supercharge that bitch

Yeah, you need a blower, man


Gas Man
01-11-2013, 09:18 AM
I don't think so kids.

01-11-2013, 09:39 AM
OK, well hurry up and get that shit done so we can work on my audio, which I'm sure you cant freakin wait to do. :) <sigh>

At this point I think we're into Feb, I have to travel some in the next couple weeks and I dont want to ask you to delay your mods in order to help my needy ass.

I have some knowledge on the audio line as well. If you would like I can help with that aspect.

01-11-2013, 08:49 PM
Nice Chris.....the levers are a nice touch. Got me thinkin now.

01-11-2013, 09:13 PM
I have some knowledge on the audio line as well. If you would like I can help with that aspect.

Thanks, we can have an audio party at my place, LOL

01-11-2013, 09:14 PM
Cant wait to see you linkage on there that old one looks out of place now

Gas Man
01-12-2013, 09:08 PM
Got to work on the front forks...

I freakin love my fork clamp and fork seal pounder. THEY ARE AWESOME!!

So I loaded the forks with the Progressive Monotubes

Got the front fender on, and it's really coming together.

And the show stopper 19" front wheel.

Now I just need my Nasty Bagger shifter linkage, and a few other goodies to button it up. But Now at least I have a BI-wheel motor biKE

Bagger Dave
01-12-2013, 09:19 PM
fuckin Sick!!! :rockwoot:

01-12-2013, 09:38 PM
Looks killer, Chris, I'm really just in awe, great work.

Gas Man
01-12-2013, 09:38 PM
I'm very happy with it.

Gas Man
01-12-2013, 09:41 PM
Looks killer, Chris, I'm really just in awe, great work.

Thanks... it's been a nice project. It will look better when I button up the fairing...

01-12-2013, 09:58 PM
Thanks for the work!

I love the black out look!

01-12-2013, 10:07 PM
Blacked out forks look awesome!! Nice job G man!

01-12-2013, 10:43 PM
Those forks look great i cant wait to get mine done

Gas Man
01-13-2013, 12:44 AM
Well I think I have Moe's forks up next on the docket. Plus my bud joe needs to do his. So we might as well as Rugby's to the list. :lol:

I did notice later that I don't like the clearances on the calipers. Looks like the rim needs to go about 0.090" to the exhaust side. So I'm gg to go by the dealer and see about picking up a spacer.

Like I've always said... "Custom doesn't bolt on".

Gas Man
01-13-2013, 05:08 PM
Well here's the harsh realities as I said above "custom doesn't bolt on" and therefor "cool ain't cheap".

Back before I even bought the rims, I asked the dealer if these would be a direct swap or will I need to buy a wheel installation kit. An 09 Street Glide to 09 Ultra Classic. They assured me if would be good, so I went on with life. The rear, as shown before, bolted up just fine. All the clearances were good and it spun well. The front not so much, regardless of how great it looks. Right after I put the front brakes on, I stood back and took the pics I posted above. I then went on to check more and get the wheel spinning (had to crank up the bike jacks). It was dragging...

Here's what I found...

The front ABS sensor (on primary side) is real close, but "clearance is clearance Clarance".

The spacer on the exhaust side of the bike has a 0.090 gap between it and the fork.

The primary side caliper is touching the rotor on the outside

The exhaust side caliper is touch on the inside of the rotor

The entire wheel seems like it needs to move to the exhaust side a bit. So I start doing more research... disregarding what I was told.

See the below manual pic... look at the ABS sensor portion. The bearings are different... one is an "ABS encoded bearing" vs a "standard bearing". Go to the rim link on HD.com (http://www.harley-davidson.com/gma/gma_product.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=84552444877586 7&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374309435322&ASSORTMENT%3C%3East_id=2534374309435322&locale=en_US&bmUID=1358109994567&bmLocale=en_US) Then from there I looked, once again, at the wheel installation kit (http://www.harley-davidson.com/gma/gma_product.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=84552444876990 9&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374309435322&ASSORTMENT%3C%3East_id=2534374309435322&locale=en_US&bmUID=1358110373927&bmLocale=en_US) (that is just the front), which I got the parts numbers from this pdf sheet (http://www.harley-davidson.com/en_US/Media/downloads/Genuine_Motor_Accessories/2012_GMA_Catalog/GMA12_Wheel_Installation_Kits.pdf).

Anyway, as you can see in the picture of the wheel installation kit link... The plastic bearing seal color tells you...
Black is NON-ABS, Tan is ABS. I, as said, have a ABS bike.

My stock wheels have tan.



However, Rick's Street Glide, doesn't have ABS so they didn't install ABS wheel installation parts

Agitator rear

Agitator front

Knowledge is power and I have more now...

Even though the rear bolted up fine, because the bearing doesn't have the magnet encoded bearing, my ABS wouldn't have worked. Grrr

The front needs the proper parts, cause it wouldn't even bolt up perfectly. Double grrr.

I don't hide even my own faults... it is what it is. Even had I not just took the dealer for their word, I would have still had to spend this money. I would have only saved some downtime, but that's not even true because... HELLO my bike is still in pieces. I would have gotten this done before and would have saved myself taking it apart again... would have saved me about an hour, which is how long it took me to drop both wheels again.

The dealer charges 1/2 hour per end (if I bring the rims, not the bike), so $100 for both installed. I simply don't have the bearing tools nor a press big enough to swallow the rims/tires. Plus the 2 wheel kits @ $70 each. $250 more...

The worse part is going backwards...


Bagger Dave
01-14-2013, 12:05 AM
That sucks you had to take the wheels back off....but at least you found out about the bearings now...then to be riding some place and find out that your ABS didn't work...

I never knew about the different bearings for ABS and non-ABS wheels....
Bike looks sick as fuck! :dthumb:

Gas Man
01-14-2013, 04:44 AM
Due diligence son... always give it.

01-14-2013, 10:55 AM
Due diligence son... always give it.

I think every project I do on the bike weather it be a large 14 hour project or routine maintenance I learn something new every time as well as by a new tool everytime.

01-14-2013, 11:05 AM
Bike looks BadAss! I had agitators on the list along with some powdercoating too durin the summer. But now iv got so much work to do with the new house that time and money just ain't there to be done. All well, guess I just have to ride every chance I get... She's a beauty though, great job!:rockout:

Gas Man
01-14-2013, 02:50 PM
Thanks gents.

01-15-2013, 05:09 PM
Chris, you're doing fine. I've always had a fondness for color matching the fork slders tom the color of my bike, it kinda brings the front end into place as part of the bike instead of just hanging off the front. And the 19" looks great, (hate the 21,23,&26's), lightens up the look of the fronts which appear a little cumbersome. Be interested in a ride report when you're done. Oh, I think I prefer the smaller "Fatboy" front fender but thats strictly for me and certainly not others. Keep up the good work, I envy your picture posting skills, something I am terribly lacking in,LOL!!!

Gas Man
01-15-2013, 10:02 PM
Thanks Paul... I do try to do good work.

Gas Man
01-19-2013, 10:51 PM
Well I have been working on a big surprise for about two weeks now...

I have spoke to Painted Fairing Paul off Facebook. Many may know him from other forums. He's the guy in Florida that does fairing parties and fairing installs all over Florida, and sometimes if the destination is good, travels and does installs. A few of us here have spoke about the idea of traveling down to Georga or Florida and having some installs done. I spoke to Paul in depth about his services and we came to the conclusion it would be better for me to just start being his "michigan dealer". As a practice run I decided to do my own fairing...

My bike already being torn down changes it a bit but I was up for the task. Paul gave me a few tips and I placed my order... I shipped him a few of the smaller pieces, but there are other options, more on options later and in a different thread.

Painted inner fairing

Painted fairing cap (switches & key piece)

Painted Tweeter Pod

Painted mid frame heat shields

I will make a new thread on how any of you can get in on painted inner fairings and other bits. But for now, I'll continue to talk about my project.

So I quickly threw on the heat shields

You can see how perfectly matched the paint is. That is because Paul uses actual HD paint, not some "custom matched junk".

Now, my Tweeter Pod grills are still with Justin at Nasty Baggers so I can't completely assemble the pod, but I did what I could

I reinstalled the fairing cap switches

Well you guys know that if I'm at a place when/where it makes sense to do another mod, I will. Well, this painted fairing mod is just such a time/place...

I picked up a set of HD titanium face gauges (http://www.harley-davidson.com/gma/gma_product.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=84552444877408 0&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374309440780&ASSORTMENT%3C%3East_id=2534374309440780&locale=en_US&bmUID=1358648785682&bmLocale=en_US)(stock on the limited edition ultra's).

Tach up close

The titanium is a near match to my paint, which was unexpected.

Ordered my speedo with proper mileage on it.

So I got to work on the bike, and with a few loosened and removed bolts... some pushing and pulling... I had a fairing-less bike

Here's what came off

Gas Man
01-19-2013, 10:51 PM
Flip it over and start removing the gauges

Pop and they're all out. Now I have to re-use the gauge holders and nuts, so I keep them.

And just so you know... here's why our stock flat black gauges color looks so disgusting

And a side by side comparo

So with the old gauge holders & parts, I start putting in the new gauges into the new fairing

After a few mins I have this beauty

With some more work, I get the new fairing wrestled back into place

I get the fairing cap installed

The new gauges have a nice white light to the numbers.

I get the mirrors and fairing side vents back on. Then I took off my folding cup holder because it would commonly rub the old fairing. NO WAY NOT NOW!!

So how's that for a surprise mod?

More on getting your fairing swapped for a painted fairing... coming soon.

Bagger Dave
01-19-2013, 11:08 PM
Man that looks fucking tits!! :dthumb: that dude does kick ass work!
Those gauges look bad ass with your paint too!

01-20-2013, 12:16 AM

Gas Man
01-20-2013, 01:51 AM
Thanks gents!!

01-20-2013, 09:16 AM
Nice work G man!....... the painted inner fairing screams total custom. :dthumb:

Gas Man
01-20-2013, 10:13 AM
Thanks Moe. Paul was right. The painted inner fairing is a great mod, it's the one mod that the rider will always see.

01-20-2013, 07:37 PM
I love it chris. Really finishes off the bike.

Gas Man
01-20-2013, 11:40 PM
Thanks man!

Gas Man
01-21-2013, 10:47 PM
I debated on doing the whole radio & lower 2 gauges chrome surround and the radio face metal. But I think the chrome surround thing would be too much and a distraction from my painted fairing & new gauges... So...

I also picked up these headbolt finned covers

Thought they might finish off that area...

I like the end result

01-21-2013, 10:57 PM
Yup...leave the chrome and faceplate out. Definitely would take away from your painted inner. Agreed on it being to much.

Gas Man
01-21-2013, 11:07 PM
The radio faceplate is on... I like it... just something to make the radio not all black.

Bagger Dave
01-21-2013, 11:11 PM

01-21-2013, 11:16 PM
Faceplate is on isn't it......didn't dawn on me the radio was oem black. That looks good Chris.

Gas Man
01-22-2013, 12:13 AM
Yeah it's on... I get what you're saying Moe...

Gas Man
01-22-2013, 08:34 PM
I'm a LED fanatic, I replaced the LED HD gives you with the smoked lens

with this SuperBrightLED.com jobber in 2010..

But I found this Custom Dynamics and just had to pop the $30 for it

My new bearings came in and I dropped the wheels off at Biker Bobs for install. They called me and told me an interesting tid bit... while the front rotors were put on in the proper direction with the tire, but the front wheel was mounted backwards!!! This was from whom ever did the new wheels before my buddy rick. It didn't affect anything on the non-abs bike but my abs bike... well we know. So they had to dismount the front tire and flip it, then flip the rotors as well, which requires new rotor bolts ($35). This added labor was about $70, on top of the $100 for the bearings swap.... grand total to make the wheels correct $350.

The rear wheel, other than the bearings, was fine. Notice the angle of the rim spoke \

The front wheel angle was backwards /

You can see the ABS encoded bearings



So I got the front wheel back on

The rear snugged back into place

Got the lift back down and WOW does that make the bike look better on the "ground"

Can really see it coming together from the back side

Then my my Nasty Bagger shifter linkage came in. YEA!!

Here's my old blah

Here's the proper way to get your length correct. Just be sure to keep the face lined up right.

Gas Man in the house!!

Put on my zombie girl on the inner shift arm

That concludes this side of the bike

Per Nasty Baggers my speaker grills will be here Wed. That will allow me to finish the fairing.

01-22-2013, 08:44 PM
Lookin sweet man. I love LEDs, I want to look like a 777 landing when I'm out at night.

Truly I wonder whats left for next year for you.

We need to start a list.

I'll start now:

- Bag lid speakers and speakers in the lowers.
- Powder coated inner primary
- Diamond cut heads
- you need some floor boards, dude. Stock, WTF?
- <your idea here>

And really I think you need taller bars. Mostly because I think everybody needs taller bars. Woot!

Gas Man
01-22-2013, 09:06 PM
I like the all rubber pads, great in the rain, and easy keep up.

I will not add more speakers, I can guarantee you that. I believe the DJ level of sound systems on bikes is going to be a fad.

I will do the inner when I take it off for some other reason.

I love diamond cut heads but I don't think I'd do it...

Next for me is a tune, new exhaust system, new air cleaner, and maybe a cam.

Bagger Dave
01-22-2013, 09:15 PM
I didn't know that you spelled Carrot Snapper...."G-A-S-M-A-N" :lmao:

Bike looks Ignorant as fuck!! :rockwoot:
cool ass inner shifter arm :dthumb:
ya have a link for the LED fender tip light? :lol:

Gas Man
01-22-2013, 09:18 PM
CD led fender light
http://www.customdynamics.com/street_magic_harley_davidson_led_taillights.htm#40 _LED_Fender_Tips_Light_

Bagger Dave
01-22-2013, 09:21 PM
CD led fender light
http://www.customdynamics.com/street_magic_harley_davidson_led_taillights.htm#40 _LED_Fender_Tips_Light_

Thanks man! :dthumb:

01-23-2013, 01:15 AM
Looking mighty fine, and take your time, not missing much with this weather. Bike is really starting to labor some on start up first thing in the morning.

01-23-2013, 10:25 AM
Gas, I think if you PC'd your cases as well as the inner primary, that would be killer. You could have it done while you are hopping up to a 107.


Gas Man
01-23-2013, 10:45 AM
There ya go... do a full out stage 3 with cube hop up.... sounds like a plan. You buying? :yes:

01-23-2013, 11:17 AM
There ya go... do a full out stage 3 with cube hop up.... sounds like a plan. You buying? :yes:

Just vicarious involvement. :)

Gas Man
01-26-2013, 10:10 AM
Got my tweeter pod back on... man it looks better with the paint and the metal grills showing the tweeters below...


01-26-2013, 10:15 AM
Looking good Chris - you are gonna be a rolling boom box.

Gas Man
01-26-2013, 10:52 AM
I had the tweeter pod before...

01-26-2013, 12:00 PM
Got my tweeter pod back on... man it looks better with the paint and the metal grills showing the tweeters below...


Looks like a cockpit in a 747, WOW.

Gas Man
01-26-2013, 12:57 PM

Bagger Dave
01-27-2013, 07:28 AM
Man, that looks bad ass! :dthumb:

Gas Man
01-27-2013, 08:37 AM
Yeah I'm happy with it...

01-27-2013, 08:36 PM
Yup.....the tweeters showing through really looks nice.

01-28-2013, 01:18 PM
Kool looking project Chris!

Gas Man
01-28-2013, 01:32 PM
Thanks man!!

Gas Man
01-30-2013, 05:11 PM
Finally got my speaker grills in from Nasty Baggers.


I like how they match the gauges

I love how they show off the silver Hogtunes speaker

Talk about a transformed inner fairing / cockpit

So I was able to put the fairing back on and adjusted the spot lights (due to new bracket) to the headlight line

Got the windshield and 2 bag put back on. I thought about getting rid of them but I simply like them too much.

It's really come together. A further back shot with the dash lights on.

Then I went after the fuel filter. Due every 25k, which my bike is at. So remove the seat, and the tank dash, then unplug the vent line and fuel pump wiring.

My $100 Jims tool

Pull out the sending unit.

Inside the white plastic is the filter

You can see why they report it as every 25k

With that done, I primed the fuel pump twice, and started the bike

So with the exception of the passenger floorboards and a test ride, I'm all done.

01-30-2013, 06:12 PM
looking good chris

Bagger Dave
01-30-2013, 08:44 PM
Looks bad ass!! :dthumb:
wheels...front end...fairing...everything turned out awesome!

01-30-2013, 08:47 PM
Looks great! I love it when a plan comes together.

Gas Man
01-31-2013, 01:47 AM
Thanks gents... And all done by the end of January.

01-31-2013, 02:55 AM
Thanks gents... And all done by the end of January.

And on to other projects <nudge nudge wink wink>

01-31-2013, 09:42 AM
Very Nice!

Gas Man
01-31-2013, 10:07 AM
Yea kosher that is true.

deep purple
02-01-2013, 08:17 AM
I gotta dumb question. what do you have on you grips? oh and what is mounted on your left handlebar? Bike looks great I love the new instruments!

Gas Man
02-01-2013, 12:53 PM

Grab On Grip (http://www.grabongrips.com/motorcycle.php) covers, just slip on with some hairspray. Need a 2nd set of hands to help hold the grips as you slide on.

That is my GPS mount on my left control.

02-01-2013, 11:51 PM
Turned out really nice G man......

Gas Man
02-02-2013, 01:01 AM
Thanks moe.

Gas Man
02-07-2013, 04:19 AM
After I got the powder all done, as you can see below, the passenger floorboards look like hell. (old pic not current)

They are this dull blah!

Now I could find black covers online, or chrome covers from HD. However, I always would rather re-condition what I have. I wanted to gloss black it but leave the raised fin raw. So I had that done just so...

Ok... and I am working on one more last small detail.

02-07-2013, 10:59 AM
NICE! I just got rid of mine in favor of street glide pass pegs/mounts

Bagger Dave
02-07-2013, 01:04 PM
Looks good man! :dthumb:

Gas Man
02-07-2013, 06:52 PM
NICE! I just got rid of mine in favor of street glide pass pegs/mounts


But you also said you rarely have a passenger. I do..

02-07-2013, 07:01 PM

But you also said you rarely have a passenger. I do..

True that.

02-07-2013, 07:29 PM
Nice Chris.....blends right in.

Gas Man
02-07-2013, 09:21 PM
Yeah it's not as perfect as the primary cover but it's an alum cast part...

Gas Man
02-25-2013, 11:49 PM
Well, my sissy bar pad just didn't look right above my custom seat...

So I had Seatmaker do his thang to it!

Damn it looks awesome!

Otherwise, I took it for a short spin around the block and tested my center stand. I may have to shorten the stand slightly...it's border line, so I'll probably leave it be for a few and see. Going over a few things and maybe go for a better ride.

02-26-2013, 05:09 AM
Wow, that looks freakin amazing!

Gas Man
02-26-2013, 11:32 AM
Thanks! I'm very happy with it!!

Gas Man
02-28-2013, 12:06 AM
2 years ago I did the black hinge upgrade and loved em.

I then did the latches to black to match.

not 1-2 months later they came out with a nice set of latches, not for $40 like the black ones above, but $100. I was pissed.

Well I got a HD gift card so decided that would help offset the costs of something I "wasn't" going to do on principal...

So I poped.

Damn I like em allot!! So much easier to close and look so much better. They also match the nice hinges now too!

02-28-2013, 01:10 AM
Which ones did we put on keiths?

Gas Man
02-28-2013, 01:24 AM
The hinges not the latches. I already had those.

03-04-2013, 05:04 PM
I gave up mods for lent. I mean how better to glorify a mythical being that doesn't exist in the sky that organized religion uses to manipulate people, commit mass murder, rape little boys and take your money with the promise ;) that you will get a place in "heaven"? I was torn - sacrifice a goat to lucifer or give up mods for jesus. Jesus won by a slim fucking margin. He just looks more like he likes to party. Satan is into all that masochist shit. Just not my style. I mean a white dragon or cleveland steamer every now and then but only for the dirty whores. Wait what were we talking about again? Oh yeah mods for jesus! I think Gasman would be a good next pope. he could tweet and fb like a motherfucker.

Gas Man
03-04-2013, 08:26 PM
Gas Man for pope! I like it!!

03-05-2013, 12:48 PM
Gas Man for pope! I like it!!

could you fit a phone booth (bullet proof glass) over the HD? you could ride all tatted up in assless chaps right in the middle of the fucking vatican and lay hands on motherfuckers.. Pope Jax I.. Chapter of the Sons of Anarchy..

Gas Man
03-05-2013, 12:51 PM

03-05-2013, 04:54 PM
Cool lookin gman.like the leds too.kinda like the spaceship in close encounterd!