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Starting a custom build thread. I’m not tearing this thing down, I am however removing some of the custom stuff that was done to it and converting to a bagger.

pics from day 1 at the dealership
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Some additional pics I took at home on day 2

First thing that stick out to me is that the windshield is standing almost straight up.
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I pulled the (what looks like homemade) brackets out of the windshield mounts and laid the windshield back where it belongs.
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Second issue I have with it is the forward controls. Don’t know what it is but I don’t care for them. Got a factory set of floorboards coming with controls.

The handlebars look cool but the reach is a bit much. Needs to come back and up about an inch each direction. Can’t touch the driver backrest. The combo of the forward controls and the reach feels way too hunched over. Also not a fan of the rust bolts either, so I ordered a set of 4” risers. Also ordered the install studs for this bike from Dennis Kirk.
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These are the risers I bought.
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Salesman and I were talking about the cheap leather bags this thing had on it when he got it. I’m guessing that’s what happened to the fender stays. They are flaking chrome. I ordered a set of new fender stays I found on eBay. Coming from two different countries.
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Ordered a set of Tsukayu Jumbo Strong Bags earlier this week painted gloss black. Hopefully their black will be close enough I won’t have to paint over it. These are the hard bags (without the lights and racks).
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Bags are 10.5” wide should give it a wide look to it. Unsure if I’ll keep the back seat on this one. Depends on if I buy a second bike next week or not.

Decided on crash bars this evening. I think the brand was Bagger” but I’m not familiar with them. Ships out of TX that’s all I know. I bought these because they complement the handlebar lines.
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Battery is shot, got a new one in my foyer. Have to put it on tomorrow while it’s nice out. I’m sure I’m gonna run into crap along the way I didn’t expect so follow along .
 

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Rolled over 8K on the bike today. Winter be damned!

I really can’t stand those forward controls, even for short distances.
 

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I love the pipes on your bike, so you know what ones those are?

good job on the windshield, no idea why someone would do that? All in all looks great. Keep us posted with all of your mods
Those are Cobra pipes. As for the windshield, I have no idea why that was done. I am impatiently awaiting packages at the moment.

Weather outlook looks like some storms coming in with some warm weather behind it. I might get an extended ride soon. If not, maybe a coupe warm days in the barn putting parts on.

I am going on a trip Saturday. Supposed to pickup a Road Star Midnight 1700. It looks like a Silverado Midnight but I guess the title will tell.

Wife asked why I need two. I said, “because I can…”
 

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These are the floorboards I ordered. Looks like everything is there except a linkage to the back brakes. I assume there is a missing linkage… I’ll have to find a diagram to identify what is not there.
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The shifter linkage looks like it’s all there.
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I found it, its part of the footrest diagram. of course you can't buy it as one piece, that little clevis and pin with washer and nuts is $41+ shipping.
 

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I found an aftermarket complete master cylinder assembly for $20. I just need the pin which i should be able to get at a hardware store.
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Well, tomorrow, the risers, crash bars and floorboards will be here.

Saturday, the left fender stay will be here but I just realized I ordered two different stays. Guess I can mount the bag mounts directly to the sissy bar frame. I don’t know that the stays would buy me much over that other than pushing the bags out away from the fender further.

Actual bags are unknown delivery date. Showing just picked up by air courier this evening.

I don’t expect the master cylinder pump until next week. Can’t put the floorboards on until the cylinder pump is here. Can’t put the crash bar on until the forward controls are removed. Guess I’m stuck until next week. I’m heading out Saturday to pickup the Road Star.

This is it except he put apes on it, which are coming off as soon as it rolls off the trailer. The pullback riser is more than enough with the factory bars.
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Crash bars are here. Nice and girthy pipes. Rust on the inside. I’ll spray Rustoleum primer inside to kill the rust before I mount them. I bolted them together for the pic so you can see the actual design. Second pic is next to a water bottle for size comparison.
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Risers are here. I thought for sure that spike on the top would be plastic… nope, it’s metal. Solid metal at that.
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I love the pipes on your bike, so you know what ones those are?

good job on the windshield, no idea why someone would do that? All in all looks great. Keep us posted with all of your mods
My guess on the windshield, combined with the forward controls is the PO must have been a fairly tall individual. Maybe pushed the windshield forward to reduce head buffeting.....just a guess. Didn't do much for overall aerodynamics though......
 

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My guess on the windshield, combined with the forward controls is the PO must have been a fairly tall individual. Maybe pushed the windshield forward to reduce head buffeting.....just a guess. Didn't do much for overall aerodynamics though......
Probably right. I’m 6’ and I’m not a huge fan of where the top of the windshield is. It’s right in the line of sight. I’ll likely slot the mounts to make it a little bit adjustable if the new setup doesn’t change the posturing enough.
 
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