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Thread: Hello Winter: wrench to bike - Ultra Edition

  1. #31
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    Well I had everything but the exhaust on the bike and it kept bugging me that the front still looked stock. So I tore the front light dept all apart and removed some pieces for gloss black powder.



    Picked up the ceramic exhausts... love the way ceramic looks, hate how easy it is to scratch. But love even more how well it absorbs/controls heat. Did the Ultra pipes in a flat black, because it will hide better behind the high temp powdered heat shields and big reason is to control the heat.



    Put on the flanges and re-installed the O2 sensors


    Mounted the exhaust (did with and without flash pics here, it looks like a mix of them in person, damn flash vs garage lighting)



    Left side muffler and heat shield



    Re-installed the high temp powdered heat shields





    And of coarse the right side muffler

    ^^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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    With the saddle bags back on




    A view from the back





    Will pick up the front fairing bib, and light bar Monday. The 3 light rings, "out-gassed" real bad when heated for powdering, so my powder guy (Jeff), is going to get a primer that controls out gassing and re-powder them again. He won't settle for anything but perfect, which is why we get along so well.

    After that, I'm done with the Ultra and therefor all the winter time bike projects.
    ^^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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    wow! that looks awesome! I like the blacked out look!

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    definite fan of black or matte over chrome, looks good
    ~Rich
    ~'08 B-King

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    Thanks gents!

    I keep wondering and had another buddy ask me the same thing I've been debating...

    Should I black out the engine gaurd aka roll bar in the front?????
    ^^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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    Quote Originally Posted by Gas Man View Post
    Thanks gents!

    I keep wondering and had another buddy ask me the same thing I've been debating...

    Should I black out the engine gaurd aka roll bar in the front?????

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    Let's just say this....

    The bar is no longer on the bike....

    LAST PIECE!

    I SWEAR!!
    ^^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 I got to looking at my overall appearance of the bike as stated earlier... The front end still looked completely stock and didn't show the efforts I put into the fairing backwards on the bike. Again, I'm a perfectionist so I had to do something... well a few weeks ago I got the front end parts back.

    Got the "fork bib" back



    Installed


    The light bar





    Get the blinkers and aux lights re-installed and the aux lights adjusted




    I like how the parts aren't chrome over the black inner fairing anymore


    Got the rings back from powder.


    Installed



    I like the black/chrome look carried here.

    ^^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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    But then after I had already dismissed the engine/roll bar many times... a few buds commented about it... which was all it took to send me over the edge of my powder crazy....

    Remove



    Back in gloss black awesome...


    Installed



    Fiarings put back on with highway pegs. Again a black/chrome combo




    OK, now I'm done. I promise. Will get full bike pics when weather breaks again!

    WHEW....
    ^^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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