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First thing I notice was this forum is really slow, almost riding weather going to be posting pictures as I go so seriously> throw stuff at me you think I might be interested in i'm a customizing nut, I might not know what your talking about but thats why the introduction and wanting to learn so any ideas guys,, fired it on me. If you have old parts your not using changed something let me know what you have to. I'm going to ask a lot of questions some dumb I"m sure some might trip you up but it don't take me long once I buy something like this to have it tricked out.

Right now I travel with the job, Hauling cars in the Detriot to Chicago area back and forth just got home yesterday been up there a month motels every night so its not so bad. Run a 10 car quick loader stinger with United Road hauling cars trucks and SUVs.
New year in car hauling their pushed everyone trying to get rid of the inventory I work up north from late Nov to April then home to enjoy the hobbies which I have a few.. :) High speed bass boat , pontoon, one ATV one is being traded on this bike, and that stay young toy Mike Bos Rear end dragster, Even the dodge 3500 is tricked so ask away and post a picture of what you have your not off topicing me this thread is for fun., where you got it what price you paid for it and your never busting my thread, tickled for the help ideas and side comments.

Not new to riding, had several bikes in the past coolest one was the Kawasaki ZL1000 I'll stick a old picture of that on here later, and what I use to carry it around in but nothing like this 1600 so you guys are the pros i'm learning.

Names Luke , live outside of Elizabeth City NC on the Little River so if your in the area that would be great I don't know anyone yet to ride with but dolling this thing up for that reason I'm hoping will be fun. Do have a custom ATV trailer Im thinking I can haul at least 3 full size bikes in so set there.

On the bike, local guy stuck it on the internet swap shop we have around the house, I seen it ask him to hold it till I got home which was the whole month almost seen it the first few days after I left. He friend-ed me on facebook and I seen a post he put in there for someone else he was looking for a ATV. Jumped all over that like white on rice........LOL
The bike is not in really good shape, guys ,, its MINT. Looks like it come right off the show room floor not a chip, scratch rock PING anyways, 16000 miles you'll can look at the pictures see the add ones >$3500.00 The ATVs I have are almost new, Long story on why im' selling the one that I won't go into . LOL owe about 5700 on the smaller 450 i'm trading , he's bringing me the bike Sunday, paying me 2200 cash I get the bike he gets the ATV.
So you know the deal on how now, and i'm tickled with how this thing worked out.

1. First question, will the stuff off the 1700s fit on the 1600s. I'm a e bay nut and see tons of stuff for the 1700s but not nearly so for the 1600s.
2. Second,, the plug in aftermarket boxes that up the power/torque like 10% have any of you used one and can you really feel the difference and if you would like mentioned let me know what you have or what you know someone else has. This is all new to me. :)
3. Touring trunks and wrap around seats for the ladies on the back. Went in the gallery I LIKE some of you guys bikes so if you have a trunk back there and wrap around seat please post a good close up picture and TALK.!! Let me know what kind ect, ect.
LOL
4. Bat wings for the front with and without stereo. You see the windshield but want to get that hand protection of the wider wing and thinking very serious stereo and back speakers under the touring trunk.
5. This thing comes with Vance and Hynes pipes. Here is that dumb question I mentioned. Can you get baffles for those things. There all the way back but right loud. just wondering.
6. What fuel millage are you guys seeing with yours. Again,new guy and gal that own it said about 45 mpg I know that old ZL1000 didn't get by about 23 mpg.
7. LEDs on bikes. If you have a picture of some LED strips you have installed post some photos please. I'm not going to go crazy but have seen where a little high light here and there to me anyway. Really looks good.

Was sponsored by Bluewater LED in the racing for two years, trailer is LIT UP but thats off road and we have trailer wars seeing who can outdo the others . Its all in fun.

Might take me a day or so at times to get back to you sometimes I'll type a bible if I like a idea and have the time to get on but loved the color of the bike got to figure out how to paint the trunk and wing like mentioned, got a idea, fire away. Hearing ideas on the other hobbies and forum i'm on has opened a lot of doors in how I tinkered with my mess on those toys.

In case any of you are on other hobby forums I've run into several with other hobbies, im on THE HULL TRUTH boating forum, Bass boat Central, pontoon boat forum, Polaris ATV forum, RamZ and Cummins Fourm and drag race results.

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First thing I notice was this forum is really slow, almost riding weather going to be posting pictures as I go so seriously> throw stuff at me you think I might be interested in i'm a customizing nut, I might not know what your talking about but thats why the introduction and wanting to learn so any ideas guys,, fired it on me. If you have old parts your not using changed something let me know what you have to. I'm going to ask a lot of questions some dumb I"m sure some might trip you up but it don't take me long once I buy something like this to have it tricked out.

Right now I travel with the job, Hauling cars in the Detriot to Chicago area back and forth just got home yesterday been up there a month motels every night so its not so bad. Run a 10 car quick loader stinger with United Road hauling cars trucks and SUVs.
New year in car hauling their pushed everyone trying to get rid of the inventory I work up north from late Nov to April then home to enjoy the hobbies which I have a few.. :) High speed bass boat , pontoon, one ATV one is being traded on this bike, and that stay young toy Mike Bos Rear end dragster, Even the dodge 3500 is tricked so ask away and post a picture of what you have your not off topicing me this thread is for fun., where you got it what price you paid for it and your never busting my thread, tickled for the help ideas and side comments.

Not new to riding, had several bikes in the past coolest one was the Kawasaki ZL1000 I'll stick a old picture of that on here later, and what I use to carry it around in but nothing like this 1600 so you guys are the pros i'm learning.

Names Luke , live outside of Elizabeth City NC on the Little River so if your in the area that would be great I don't know anyone yet to ride with but dolling this thing up for that reason I'm hoping will be fun. Do have a custom ATV trailer Im thinking I can haul at least 3 full size bikes in so set there.

On the bike, local guy stuck it on the internet swap shop we have around the house, I seen it ask him to hold it till I got home which was the whole month almost seen it the first few days after I left. He friend-ed me on facebook and I seen a post he put in there for someone else he was looking for a ATV. Jumped all over that like white on rice........LOL
The bike is not in really good shape, guys ,, its MINT. Looks like it come right off the show room floor not a chip, scratch rock PING anyways, 16000 miles you'll can look at the pictures see the add ones >$3500.00 The ATVs I have are almost new, Long story on why im' selling the one that I won't go into . LOL owe about 5700 on the smaller 450 i'm trading , he's bringing me the bike Sunday, paying me 2200 cash I get the bike he gets the ATV.
So you know the deal on how now, and i'm tickled with how this thing worked out.

1. First question, will the stuff off the 1700s fit on the 1600s. I'm a e bay nut and see tons of stuff for the 1700s but not nearly so for the 1600s.
2. Second,, the plug in aftermarket boxes that up the power/torque like 10% have any of you used one and can you really feel the difference and if you would like mentioned let me know what you have or what you know someone else has. This is all new to me. :)
3. Touring trunks and wrap around seats for the ladies on the back. Went in the gallery I LIKE some of you guys bikes so if you have a trunk back there and wrap around seat please post a good close up picture and TALK.!! Let me know what kind ect, ect.
LOL
4. Bat wings for the front with and without stereo. You see the windshield but want to get that hand protection of the wider wing and thinking very serious stereo and back speakers under the touring trunk.
5. This thing comes with Vance and Hynes pipes. Here is that dumb question I mentioned. Can you get baffles for those things. There all the way back but right loud. just wondering.
6. What fuel millage are you guys seeing with yours. Again,new guy and gal that own it said about 45 mpg I know that old ZL1000 didn't get by about 23 mpg.
7. LEDs on bikes. If you have a picture of some LED strips you have installed post some photos please. I'm not going to go crazy but have seen where a little high light here and there to me anyway. Really looks good.

Was sponsored by Bluewater LED in the racing for two years, trailer is LIT UP but thats off road and we have trailer wars seeing who can outdo the others . Its all in fun.

Might take me a day or so at times to get back to you sometimes I'll type a bible if I like a idea and have the time to get on but loved the color of the bike got to figure out how to paint the trunk and wing like mentioned, got a idea, fire away. Hearing ideas on the other hobbies and forum i'm on has opened a lot of doors in how I tinkered with my mess on those toys.

In case any of you are on other hobby forums I've run into several with other hobbies, im on THE HULL TRUTH boating forum, Bass boat Central, pontoon boat forum, Polaris ATV forum, RamZ and Cummins Fourm and drag race results.

Here she is.

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I have an 07 1600 Mean Streak very similar to the 1600 Classic.

Unfortunately not much from the 1700 will fit your 1600 it is much closer to the 1500 but you would have to check with the manufacture for fitment.

You may be able to trade the V&H pipes for stock 1600s they will be much quieter.
Last season I averaged 41.6 MPG. (I monitor it each year, a change in MPG could signal a need for service.)

As to the other items I do not have any personal experience. I hope this is some help.
 

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I have an 07 1600 Mean Streak very similar to the 1600 Classic.

Unfortunately not much from the 1700 will fit your 1600 it is much closer to the 1500 but you would have to check with the manufacture for fitment.

You may be able to trade the V&H pipes for stock 1600s they will be much quieter.
Last season I averaged 41.6 MPG. (I monitor it each year, a change in MPG could signal a need for service.)

As to the other items I do not have any personal experience. I hope this is some help.
Yes sir it did and thanks. Just got back from our local Kawasaki dealership he won't much help at all but he never is. LOL He didn't know of any touring trunk that was out there so didn't even mentioned the bat front. so e bay and maybe a web sight you guys know if will be how I order them. He has the bags for it but I have not seen them said they were at his sons house, she said they were leather.
 

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1. First question, will the stuff off the 1700s fit on the 1600s. I'm a e bay nut and see tons of stuff for the 1700s but not nearly so for the 1600s.
2. Second,, the plug in aftermarket boxes that up the power/torque like 10% have any of you used one and can you really feel the difference and if you would like mentioned let me know what you have or what you know someone else has. This is all new to me. :)
3. Touring trunks and wrap around seats for the ladies on the back. Went in the gallery I LIKE some of you guys bikes so if you have a trunk back there and wrap around seat please post a good close up picture and TALK.!! Let me know what kind ect, ect.
LOL
4. Bat wings for the front with and without stereo. You see the windshield but want to get that hand protection of the wider wing and thinking very serious stereo and back speakers under the touring trunk.
5. This thing comes with Vance and Hynes pipes. Here is that dumb question I mentioned. Can you get baffles for those things. There all the way back but right loud. just wondering.
6. What fuel millage are you guys seeing with yours. Again,new guy and gal that own it said about 45 mpg I know that old ZL1000 didn't get by about 23 mpg.
7. LEDs on bikes. If you have a picture of some LED strips you have installed post some photos please. I'm not going to go crazy but have seen where a little high light here and there to me anyway. Really looks good.
1. Nope. As mentioned, look into the 1500's instead.

2. I assume you are referring to the fuel management modules like Cobra fi2000 and Dynojet Power Commander. With an aftermarket exhaust and air intake, you can feel a difference. But to truly get everything out of one, you'd have to get it dyno tuned by a pro shop.

3. Can't help ya there.

4. Not my thing, but to each his own.

5. Yes. Those are V&H Big Shots. For quieter baffles, you really only have two options. V&H sells a quiet baffle kit (#21301) and the other option is Smartpartz Hard Kore Baffles. There's plenty of youtube stuff on both.

6. Low 40's sounds about right. Depends on how heavy your hand is.

7. Google is your friend. :)
 

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1. Nope. As mentioned, look into the 1500's instead.

2. I assume you are referring to the fuel management modules like Cobra fi2000 and Dynojet Power Commander. With an aftermarket exhaust and air intake, you can feel a difference. But to truly get everything out of one, you'd have to get it dyno tuned by a pro shop.

3. Can't help ya there.

4. Not my thing, but to each his own.

5. Yes. Those are V&H Big Shots. For quieter baffles, you really only have two options. V&H sells a quiet baffle kit (#21301) and the other option is Smartpartz Hard Kore Baffles. There's plenty of youtube stuff on both.

6. Low 40's sounds about right. Depends on how heavy your hand is.

7. Google is your friend. :)
Thats how I learn, you posted V&H had baffles jumped on that, its a different number for the long ones like I have, but found them. 90 dollars on e bay. Thank you sir......:)
and Bingo on 7....... I use google for everything. If its not on you tube or google it ain't been built yet.......LOL

Power commander,, yes sir. If any of you know a shop that is not to far from me that tunes I'd be very interested in talking with them. NC SC or VA.
 

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http://www.vulcanforums.com/forums/73-wrench-heads/245546-introducing-noglide.html

Read thru this thread. Harley fairing and Valkyrie tour pack. Wife loves the backrest. I custom made the rack for the trunk out of stainless.
Ordered a lot of stuff yesterday off e bay, found my saddle bags this morning will have to have them paint matched lease their on the way.
I'm not that creative with metal. I can drill it, paint it, but thats about it. Going to have to buy that mount. :)
 

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Fairing and bags... . tsukayu.com
Thanks for the link, I found you guys talking about the bat wing back several years age and name of the place I seen them is The Trailer Place. they sell them for 225 where you can put your own stereo in but does anyone know if their product is the same as Tsukayu cause Tsukayu is a whole lot higher. Just wondering?
 

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Ordered the bat wing through the trailer place. With hardwear it was 288 with the stereo holes and single 6x9 speakers. I'm right sharp on stereo stuff so want to install my own.
 

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I have the V&H on my 2006 1600. I bought the Vulcan used with just a few miles about 8 years ago. The V&H were too loud to be comfortable. Thought my ears would bleed. So I install the baffles. It quieted down a little but still not to be missed and definitely heard in traffic. I still haven't gotten around to installing a Stebel horn yet as my next attention getter for the texting cage clowns.

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Suppose to pick it up tomorrow. Its starting to take shape. Right back in the next shop having it color matched.

 

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Enjoy I have a 07 1600 Mean Streak SE. Same engine similar bike.
I really like the looks of those Mean streaks.

Well she's at the painters. Hes rolling a piece of metal and painting it red to match the rest that will close in all that space between the saddle bags and bike.
I'll finish out the rest of the stereo when I get it home , added a couple of holes for switches cut out the flip rain cover for the stereo but the chrome rails on the saddle bags are the same rails you guys have on your bags. Took a chance, ordered them they worked perfect. Fit like a glove.
guy is dang good at custom painting , painted my race helmet so I know its going to be done right.
On the trailer from one shop to another. he said three weeks i'm guessing 4, we all know how that works, LOL but will be tickled to get it back and rolling.


 
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