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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-18-2018, 07:07 PM Thread Starter
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September 2018 Bike of the Month

Congrats to @wimg!! Your bike won September 2018's Bike of the Month! Thanks for the multiple great photos. Digging the ready for long miles look on that bike of yours!











Year: 2006

Make/Model: Black Cherry Yamaha XV1900A Midnight Star (European Roadliner)

Eng. size: 1854 cc / 113 cu

Modifications:
HyperPro progressive front shocks - Raider model adapted for Roadliner
Wilbers adjustable rear shock, custom made for this bike (first ever made for this model)
Power Commander V with switch on left air cover with two maps - long distance fuel efficiency, and low grunt low rev 5th gear rides
K&N Air filter
Enlarged (14 -> 28 liters, 3.7 -> 7.4 gallon; incl. reserve 17 -> 31 liters, or 4.5 -> 8.2 gallon) gas tank built from a standard one, following OEM bike design
Custom made CNC-turned single block risers to work with large gas tank
Extensions and additions of electrical wiring where necessary
Custom made rear guard, following the general design, black powder coated
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-18-2018, 07:11 PM
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Congrats wimg. Very nice looking bike.
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2001 Vstar 1100 Classic (sold), Cobra Slash Cut full exhaust, Dropped 1 inch with lowering links, ORK, 4.5 inch handlebar risers, Ultimate passenger seat, Passenger pegs moved forward 4 inches, Handlebar clock, KN air filter, Viking saddlebags, Additional rear lighting
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-18-2018, 07:41 PM
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I couldnít agree more! Congrats on such a beautiful bike!


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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-22-2018, 08:30 AM
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Thank you kindly, all, as well as all who voted for my bike. Very, very much appreciated!

Been very busy the last month with work, winter preparations etc. and last outdoor alterations (38 solar panels mounted to the roof ) at home, but still managed to put in several long, relaxed rides, without worrying about running out of gas .

This winter the last few small modifications will be carried out, like finalizing the risers (polishing and probably chroming), air intake changes (looks like it gets just a little too little air due to altered tank mounts), better brake discs, and possibly some small nick-nacks to make it look better even .

Once again, thank you all, I feel quite honoured!

Kind regards, Wim
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Owned: AMF Harley 350SS (1976-1977); Yamaha XS650 (1977-1979); 2012 Yamaha XVS1300A Midnight Star, Dark Grey Metallic G (2014-2015)
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Youíre quite welcome and you deserve the accolades. Great looking bike! Canít wait to see some pics after the upgrades.


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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-22-2018, 08:40 AM
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great looking machine.

I have to say, the photos of it parked on the shoulder, leaning to the low side on the bank, kickstand in the gravel, gives me the willys!
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great looking machine.

I have to say, the photos of it parked on the shoulder, leaning to the low side on the bank, kickstand in the gravel, gives me the willys!
<ROFL>

Not to worry, the soil underneath is very hard and stable, and the incline is quite exaggerated in the photo. It is one of my favourite places to stop and look around when I am doing just a ride for fun .

The photo was made at this spot: https://www.google.nl/maps/place/Rue...269!4d5.900315

and looking in the other direction, just walking onto the path along the trees behind the bike, I captured this image a few winters ago:



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