I've spent so many hours on this site that I've come down with a nasty case of the mod bug. This bug is never satisfied, no matter how much time I devote to it. So I am going to have some fun with my little pony.
Here was my bike the day I brought it home:
I rode it unmodified for nearly 6 months. It was my daily commuter and my long haul buddy.
It wasn't until I stumbled on this site that I realized the potential for modifications. I didn't want anything that any one else go out and buy. I wanted something for myself.
Here was my first attempt at a modification...
I took the front fender until I could decide the next step. For me, that was removing the rear fender and painting some parts. I used plastidip rubber coating on the chromed parts because I couldn't decide if I wanted to scuff the chrome to apply primer and paint.
I love the look of the bobber shadow's, but most people that go that route cut the rear frame rails off. I want to be able to convert it back to a 2-up when my wife is ready to ride again. (We just had a baby and we do not have a baby sitter) That is why I am saving the rails.
Next came the major overhaul. My wife took the baby to visit family for the weekend, so I had some free.
I started with the easy modification.
I pulled everything off the bike that I could think of. Air cleaner, tank, seat, and handlebars to get ready for the new parts and paint.
I painted the tank with white then black plastidip to create the stripe and I love the way it came out. Its durable and if I ever scuff it, I just respray that area. I would love to get a custom paint job, but I am a recent college grad and a new father. Money does not come easily