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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-18-2014, 12:27 PM Thread Starter
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Solo set up on a budget. I have it nailed.

I want to be able to swap between a solo set up so that when I don't have anyone on the back(99.9% of the time) I don't have to have the passenger seat and back rest on. I was going to buy the non tourer eyebrows(like in the below video). But those are stupid expensive and its more parts to keep track of. So what I was going to do is get some nice chrome sockets as spacer and remove the factory tourer eyebrow/fender stay, and place them as the spacers. Then I got the idea to flip the eyebrow/fender stay upside down. Shortly after that I thought... I wonder what they look like when I swap sides. And that's how I have them now. Now I'm gonna design my own rear luggage rack instead of paying 180 bucks for a aftermarket one.
I saw this vid and knew right away that's the final look I want my bike to have:

Here is some shots of what I have done. The batwing is on the way and I'm going to build my own engine bars.

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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
6000k HID
Candied tail light and signal lights w/360 LED bulbs
Horn relocated to left chrome cover
Lay down license plate
12V power in Left Saddle Bag

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There is a fender bib too....

http://www.mustangseats.com/product/...v-star-9501300

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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-19-2014, 07:55 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the link. I may go that way. I think I need a rack, for the long tours.

Ill try these pics again.

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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
6000k HID
Candied tail light and signal lights w/360 LED bulbs
Horn relocated to left chrome cover
Lay down license plate
12V power in Left Saddle Bag
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Any more pics of the lay down license plate? Any pointers of how you did it? I would love to do it to mine.

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All I did was gut it of all the extras and put a cut at a 45 right where it bends to stand up then I bent it down. I'm not done it yet, there is still some trimming to do, but its definitely solid and works.

There is also this method. I may start over and do this because its cleaner than mine.
http://vstar1300.pbworks.com/w/page/...e%20Lay%20Down

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
6000k HID
Candied tail light and signal lights w/360 LED bulbs
Horn relocated to left chrome cover
Lay down license plate
12V power in Left Saddle Bag
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Lightbulb

That's the link I used to do mine and here's some pictures to show how it turns out.



It really cleans up the back end.
I had a flat frame that I just added a little curve to help it blend better.
Walmart has them in the auto accessory section.
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Walmart has them in the auto accessory section.
The Alberta plate is the oddest size out there. I'm building my own frame out of thin gauge 1" wide aluminum. I'll post pics when I'm done. I want to find some led bolts now.

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
6000k HID
Candied tail light and signal lights w/360 LED bulbs
Horn relocated to left chrome cover
Lay down license plate
12V power in Left Saddle Bag
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It's just the first one that came to mind.
Just about any parts place has them.
Want to put in some bucks they can be had for $100 or more your choice.
Or as you say build your own, priceless!!!

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Or as you say build your own, priceless!!!
Yup scrap aluminum hanging around the shop. Friend with tig machine. Then I'm gonna polish it up to shine, or paint it.

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
6000k HID
Candied tail light and signal lights w/360 LED bulbs
Horn relocated to left chrome cover
Lay down license plate
12V power in Left Saddle Bag
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