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Old 11-06-2012, 01:05 PM   #11
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Have you thought about a set of drag bars and risers or apes. (Personally I like drag bars (that is one think I like about my meanie)
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Old 11-06-2012, 01:29 PM   #12
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Have you thought about a set of drag bars and risers or apes. (Personally I like drag bars (that is one think I like about my meanie)
I've got the big bug light, so i can't do risers.


I actually like the position/pullback of the stockers. I'm a bit over 6'2 and have knuckles that drag the ground.

Last month I took the bars off and drilled them myself. Running the wires was a pain, but was worth it. Cleaned it up. I should have done that years ago.

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Old 11-06-2012, 01:44 PM   #13
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I've got the big bug light, so i can't do risers.


I actually like the position/pullback of the stockers. I'm a bit over 6'2 and have knuckles that drag the ground.

Last month I took the bars off and drilled them myself. Running the wires was a pain, but was worth it. Cleaned it up. I should have done that years ago.

Yeah I guess that don't work too well. It really looks better with the wires ran in the bars. I can see your dilemma. It looks like you have chormed or polished everything but the tires. The only thing I see missing is the brake reservoir.
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Old 11-06-2012, 02:23 PM   #14
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Yeah I guess that don't work too well. It really looks better with the wires ran in the bars. I can see your dilemma. It looks like you have chormed or polished everything but the tires. The only thing I see missing is the brake reservoir.

sigh, even that's been done. When I ran the new brake lines back in Jan, I took the master cylinder off and sanded/polished it.



maybe Papa is right.. I'm just going thru withdrawal. Nothing left to really do.
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Old 11-06-2012, 04:14 PM   #15
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A guy can fantasize can't he?
YOU BET! Fantasy is what got me through the first 14 1/2 years of my life.

Just as an option, why not spend that 3 1/2 bills on performance mods? Ain't skeered are ya?
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YOU BET! Fantasy is what got me through the first 14 1/2 years of my life.

Just as an option, why not spend that 3 1/2 bills on performance mods? Ain't skeered are ya?
Already running Tornado intake, freedom pipes, power commander and an aftermarket front pulley with a different gear ratio.

I've seen a V2K with a nitro package.. but..naa.

Soo.. i've tapped out that area also.
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Old 11-06-2012, 06:04 PM   #17
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Maybe it's time for a new project. Craigslist is chock full of opportunities for a few hundred that a guy could put a few thousand into. Found a 2K engine with all electrical and fuel components here for pennies on the dollar. Gotta figure out what to do with it.

Hate to see ya change what you're ridin much.
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Last time I was in Belgium, we met a guy who matted lower forks and rear half of front fender, he chromed front half of fender, cost a few bks, know how it sounds but it looked amazing and same model year as yours [2004]? but not as nice all round as yours---------
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I'm thinking you'd be able to see more of the rims if you ut a set of rotors on that were more open in the center instead of the near solid ones that are on it right now. Just a thought but every bit of space you open up will make the wheel more visible. Of course, I'm not seeing too many that are a lot more open on a quick search....
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Old 11-07-2012, 07:30 AM   #20
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Already running Tornado intake, freedom pipes, power commander and an aftermarket front pulley with a different gear ratio.

I've seen a V2K with a nitro package.. but..naa.

Soo.. i've tapped out that area also.
Mybe its time to ride/enjoy/showoff the masterpiece you have created or find a V2K Classic and make a Tourer out of it. That way you have the best of both worlds.
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