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.
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.
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:
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.
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)
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.
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!
I wired a 12 volt adaptor to my 650 on the left side of the front post. Nice, out of the way, and great when you need power for something like a GPS (for the long and unknown trips), or your cell phone. I can walk anyone through how to do it if they like. Everyone that has seen it has remarked that it looks like it is stock because I ran the wires in black wire conduit.
changed my lights (led )
leather covered instrument panel
I love doing stuff to the bike I love different looks and the bear head is awesome dude!! I wonder if there's a way to get that chromed??
Ken; two items I'd like to ask about. My wife wants me to get floorboards (passenger). Can we see some more photos of yours and your mod. Also, what did you use to clean the wheels. I've tried everything to clean mine but to no avail.
1st time in 2 years of owning the bike that I've Full Send It. I only did 1st -4th gear. I want to make it clear I don't advise anyone to do this. Don't be like me and not wear gear. I was curious to know how quick it could get up to speed. Now I know. Don't see it happening again. Figured I'd...
I promise, this is the last post on my rear tire replacement...
I had also been having really bad squealing from the rear brake for the past month or two. Oddly enough, they never squeal on my morning commute and always squeal on my afternoon commute. Some afternoons, it would go away by the...
I'm in the process of replacing the rear tire on my '01 650 Classic. I bought the tire from Cycle Gear so, I'm pulling the rear wheel myself for them to change the tire. After I got the rear wheel assembly off, I am appalled at how little grease there is on these splines. I was under the...
When you turn on ign key, does your yellow "check engine" light come on for a couple of seconds and then go out completely and stay off while engine is running?
Or, does this light come on for a couple of seconds, go off and then come back and stay ON while engine is running?
Mine on 2005 650...