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Thread: Hello Winter: wrench to bike - Ultra Edition

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    Default Hello Winter: wrench to bike - Ultra Edition

    Well it's been a month since I put the bikes up. They got a good bath, wax, and oil change.





    I have some mods planned for both the bikes.

    Nightster Edition here

    On the docket for the Ultra

    Saddlebag latch inserts


    cause I hate reflectors


    Pop them off



    Clean the latch up


    Stick on the billet inserts


    Much nicer




    Also added this nice tray in the saddlebag. Will be nice for my sunglasses, camera, whatever I don't want rattling around in the bag.
    ^^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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    Maintenance items: (both really easy)
    Front brake pad replacement (2 bolts & 1 pin per caliper)
    Front fork oil replacement (drain plug R&R, remove dash piece to fill)

    Gloss black powder:
    saddlebag surrounds
    horn cover
    tank dash
    air cleaner cover
    starter cover
    rear fender struts
    license plate brackets

    Flat black high temp powder (the powder will be more durable than ceramic, flat cause gloss will loose its shine over time & miles):
    heat shields
    mufflers

    ceramic (gray-color doesn't matter) the exhaust pipes for an added heat barrier

    This has always been the only read cosmetic mods I ever thought of for the last 2 years of ownership. Always said I might do this one day...

    So I started into the bike...

    All of this chrome needs to go (saddle bag surrounds, rear fender struts, plate bracket, mufflers)



    Off with the parts





    remove the horn cover


    tank dash gone


    exhaust heat shields and air cleaner cover off



    Exhaust pipes off


    After also doing the nightster I had allot of parts off... YIKES this is going to get expensive!
    ^^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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    Mud... I'll snag you a muffin pan pic later...
    ^^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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    Cool , I am envious of the bikes and the space , I need a building / space in the worst way . When I had my business I had all kinds of storage space , but I sold out the last of it in 2004 . (just in time) I've been looking for an industrial building to buy with about 2000 sq ft , but no luck as yet .

    TheReaper!

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    Yeah I don't have much room. 2 car garage but I have it setup nicely or at least well enough.

    But all those parts got thrown in a crate. Had to clear out the spot for the wife to park.
    ^^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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    That first picture isn't a 2 car garage , it looks like an industrial setting which is what I want .

    TheReaper!

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    Default Here you are GasMan

    Busy Busy Bust as usuall...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheReaper! View Post
    That first picture isn't a 2 car garage , it looks like an industrial setting which is what I want .

    TheReaper!
    Oh yeah sorry. That is at my work. Washing cars & bikes is no big deal there. Even some wrenching as long as it's a few hours is no biggie. But you can't tackle projects there and leave them there. Just not acceptable. But it's a good perk to have at my job.


    Quote Originally Posted by T Mack View Post
    Busy Busy Bust as usuall...
    As usuall...exactly
    ^^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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    MUFFIN PAN!!!!!!

    ^^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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    Muffin pans work great and so do cheap plastic ice cube trays . I bought these rolling shelves off of Craigs last summer for $100 . I had a bunch of old ice cube trays I was saving for god knows what and used them for small parts , nuts and bolts etc etc . The bins and trays are over flowing now . TheReaper!


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