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Thread: It's contagious!! Winter time mods {pic overload}

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    Default It's contagious!! Winter time mods {pic overload}

    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.



    Then the Nightster:

    Derby, timing, and front axle cover, and blinker relocation kit


    Haven't got to the nightster yet...

    Installed the replacement K&N air filter.




    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_fil...HF-1_Works.pdf





    They come with 2 sets of grills...

    These:


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

    Simply remove them


    Install the 2nd set of covers that they provide.



    Using their template and its BEYOND easy! Drill the 2 holes


    One for the wire and one for the mounting screws



    Wire them in with the provided Y-connectors


    Can't wait to try em out on the road.


    ^^My $0.02 not yours^^
    -Chris
    aka Gas Man

    "Why pay somebody else to fuck up your bike?"
    "Custom don't bolt on!"

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    Swappin out the Ultra mirrors for the cleaner look of the SG mirrors.

    Old:




    With the provided template it really was easy. used a paint marker to help set it up... then bust out the drill... AGAIN. YIKES!




    Then simply thread on the nut... DONE!



    Installed the HD security II system



    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


    Pull the stock H4 out


    The hi/lo H4 HID bulb




    Remove the tip cover cause my headlamp already has one


    Modify the stock hd rubber boot slightly... but HID bulb installed



    Putting the stock bulb in this case the HID came in as on "on road" repair for "just in case".
    ^^My $0.02 not yours^^
    -Chris
    aka Gas Man

    "Why pay somebody else to fuck up your bike?"
    "Custom don't bolt on!"

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    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.


    Some spray paint for anti-corrosion


    Mount the hi/low converter on the back (this is for the headlight)


    Power block on the front



    Right side for the 3 ballasts



    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



    Comparison



    Oh no Scooby... the new one is a bit longer.


    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...
    ^^My $0.02 not yours^^
    -Chris
    aka Gas Man

    "Why pay somebody else to fuck up your bike?"
    "Custom don't bolt on!"

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    Well we nowhere you have been hangin out. Looks good Gas
    Trainguy

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    Yeah... well before that I was doing a bunch of wall work and painting inside the house. Typicall winter shit IMO.
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    -Chris
    aka Gas Man

    "Why pay somebody else to fuck up your bike?"
    "Custom don't bolt on!"

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    holy pics batman.. good work.. now can you come work on mine for me?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mudpuppy View Post
    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!!
    ^^My $0.02 not yours^^
    -Chris
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    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.
    ^^My $0.02 not yours^^
    -Chris
    aka Gas Man

    "Why pay somebody else to fuck up your bike?"
    "Custom don't bolt on!"

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    i need a new bike - got one of those over there?
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    Fresh out of new bikes!

    I do have some better than new bikes but those are already spoken for. Check back again!
    ^^My $0.02 not yours^^
    -Chris
    aka Gas Man

    "Why pay somebody else to fuck up your bike?"
    "Custom don't bolt on!"

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