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post #1 of 54 (permalink) Old 03-16-2014, 09:15 AM Thread Starter
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Show off the home made stuff for you bike!

Anything you did that saved you money to make your bike perform better, look better, function better in a way that you needed. I will be working on a set of crash bars right away. But I want to see anything else.

2008 V-Star 1300 Tourer
Home Made Intake/Big Air - Found in Mod Section
Road Burner 2 1/2" Street Pro's painted black tips
Lowered 1 1/4"
Progressive Front Springs
Cobra FI2000 O2
Memphis Shades Batwing & 6.5" Spoiler Smoked Shield
Drag Specialties Bagger Bars
Avon Cushion Grips w/Throttle Boss
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Candied tail light and signal lights w/360 LED bulbs
Horn relocated to left chrome cover
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post #2 of 54 (permalink) Old 03-16-2014, 02:40 PM
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I'm still working on my project. It's not quite ready for the unveiling but when it is, I'll post some pix.




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post #3 of 54 (permalink) Old 03-16-2014, 03:04 PM
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I'm on a diet. Does that count?

I ordered a vent for my windshield. I'm a little nervous about damaging the windshield but it's a mod I want to try. I'm behind the curve when it comes to artistry but I think this one is worth attempting.

2013 V Star 1300 Deluxe
OEM Tall Sissy Bar
Memphis Shades Fork Deflectors
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post #4 of 54 (permalink) Old 03-16-2014, 03:56 PM
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Radiator protector to keep the road junk from the front tire from damaging the radiator fins. You can see how well it is working:

Brake pedal extension to move the pedal out of the middle of the floorboard and allow me to utilize the entire floorboard....good form longer trips and easier to reach the pedal without lifting my leg:

Cut off the heel shifter and straightened out the remaining shifter arm, again, to get it away from the floorboard. You can also see the 4" extensions for the floorboards in this picture:

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post #5 of 54 (permalink) Old 03-17-2014, 10:08 AM
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I'm working on a "Tool tube" made from thick walled PVC with a screw off cap on one end to hold my expanded tool kit. It will be painted black to match my bike and I'm planning on attaching it under my luggage rack. It's 3" inner diameter and will hold a nice amount of spare tools for any roadside breakdowns. I'll post pics after I get it finished.

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Kuryakyn Hypercharger
Viking Saddlebags
Viking Sissy Bar Bag
Viking Sissy Bar Luggage
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Unknown Fairing and windshield
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Eklipes Chrome Cobra USB charger
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post #6 of 54 (permalink) Old 03-17-2014, 03:26 PM
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Got this from a guy who I think pulled this from the delphi forums and has been running this set up for a while without any issues so I thought I'd give it a shot while I had the carbs out anyway. The purpose of this 'mod' is to get a more snappier response at the throttle and I can certainly tell the difference after having done it. Basically, you open up the two holes in the picture a little wider with a 9/16th bit and cut that spring to a length of 4 inches. lol, I'll admit it was scary as hell doing it...try it at your own risk!!

haha, and this is my crap solo seat bracket that I threw together. No way in heck I was shelling out $500 bucks for a kit! It ain't pretty...but it does the job.

hahaha, and you guys may get a kick out of this one. My absolute crap rear fender...held on by zip ties and rivets haha. (I've since ripped it off and am running it fenderless lol)

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post #7 of 54 (permalink) Old 03-17-2014, 07:06 PM
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Remote garage door opener

"hidden" passenger floorboards

"hidden" Throttle Lock (chrome paint)

Self Modded Solo seat

And the wonders of plain old elbow grease!!! (my bike the day I bought it)

Compared to current (before debadged)
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post #8 of 54 (permalink) Old 03-22-2014, 10:05 PM
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Side mount license plate bracket.
Total cost: $0.00!
It's made from some scrap angle iron and an old trailer light. The light came off a 1950 Chevy truck project and was bound for the trash can prior to my decision to restore it for this. The angle iron, paint, and bolts were all just stuff laying around my garage.

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post #9 of 54 (permalink) Old 03-23-2014, 12:07 PM
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Cool everyone. I Love this stuff. Ken, you have done some cool stuff my friend. Love it!

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post #10 of 54 (permalink) Old 03-23-2014, 10:41 PM
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Lol thanks. I'm a big fan of clean stuff cheap mods and such. I also have so,e super bright led lights mounted as highway lights that do a pretty good job. Another forum member showed them to me and I picked them up and made some mounts for them. Once I get the bike cleaned up from sitting in the garage all winter ill post some pix.

Edit: Found them..

ALSO did the speedo lights for a couple bucks:


SO much easier to see at night!!

Another cheap mod thats well worth the time and money.. Dynabeads!

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