Yesterday, I sanded down my frame and wheels. I am getting them ready to paint. Today I will complete the rear wheel and move on to all the chrome one the motor.
as both a WWII buff and a Mad Max fan, you are tempting me terribly. especially as i have a welder and they're only like $35. but i have to know... do you feel the weight of them? the site i checked said they're 14lbs each, and i feel like that would be noticeable.I finished the Ammo Can Saddlebags. I decided on satin black paint. As I mentioned before, they use the same mounts as the OEM saddlebags. Here's a few more pics. I am totally happy with them, so far.
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i'm not sure how you wouldn't, but that might just be me...I probably carry 14 lbs worth of stuff in a saddlebag, it you can detect a difference of 30 lbs on a bike balanced between the 2 sides I'm impressed.
I weigh in at about 240-ish and have not really felt a big difference, but when I got the package delivered I was surprised at how much they weigh.as both a WWII buff and a Mad Max fan, you are tempting me terribly. especially as i have a welder and they're only like $35. but i have to know... do you feel the weight of them? the site i checked said they're 14lbs each, and i feel like that would be noticeable.
Yeah, if I get em I was planning on welding the one side to hinge it, welding spacers and probably braces for mounting, and probably welding little tabs inside for barrel locks like normal bags. Can you tell I don't use my welder enough?I weigh in at about 240-ish and have not really felt a big difference, but when I got the package delivered I was surprised at how much they weigh.
Keep in mind that the 40mm cans are NOT hinged on one end like the smaller cans, so you have to bolt one side closed to make them hinged, and also you have to add hardware to make them lockable, but I will be happy to show you how to do both. It's easy.
That's looking really nice.I had painted the engine a week ago. Painted the engine cooling fins a few days ago. Got the repainted and polished floorboards and controls back on today. Need to check the rear caliper as I think it’s dragging. Coming together.
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Thanks! A real close up look you can see it's not perfect. But for a 20 year old bike it's coming together pretty nice. I need to get it finished as the weather is finally showing some signs that riding season is nearly upon us.That's looking really nice.
Looks nice - I bet it almost cost as much as my whole bike.Got my new (to me) Corbin seat installed....
Yeah, I understand they come with a pretty big price tag off the shelf. I have been doing my mods pretty price conscious. Managed to pick up the seat for $200 Canadian, pretty reasonable I think, and I am sure happy with it. Great riding position, firm and comfortable, will be great for some longer trips.Looks nice - I bet it almost cost as much as my whole bike.