thanks for the comps, yall. Mucho time and learning spent on this ride, and for that reason it means alot to me.
As for your questions....and a few other comments that I may or may not have made in this thread....
- if you do this, be very dilligent in your jetting. It can vary drastically, and I feel like even small environmental changes can make a difference (aside from elevation) point in case: I lived in Houston for quite some time, and in Jan 2011 was moved to NE Oklahoma for a job out of college. After that move, I had to rejet. I've since moved back to houston, and have had to go back to my original jetting. Hardly any elevation change, but much different quality to the air (WAY less humid) and I think that made a big difference.
- I periodically get stumbles at freeway speed (which is generally 80+ for me) when I catch a sidewind. Just a heads up, no idea how to correct it. I think it has to do with the sidewind causing a vacuum effect in the carbs starving the bike for fuel temporarily, but have absolutely no evidence whatsoever to back it up...just good ol' guessing with a bit of logic thrown in...
- If you want to keep a clean look on your side when you ditch the airbox, buy a left rear case cover and cut the notch out for your exhaust header. Otherwise you'll have a jankity piece of crap plastic thing there, and that ain't cool.
So now for your questions....
- yes, the fender is a harley fender. Prior to my bike getting hit in a parking lot and me taking to the fender with a cutting wheel it was a much bigger fender with a frenched in spot for a plate. Once the bitch whipped into the spot my bike occupied, that ended the relationship with the frenched in portion... If I recall correctly, it's a 9.5" steel harley fender. Came blank raw steel and I chopped it up with a pencil and cutting wheel
-the lights are SSrider lights, however recently I had to replace one and saw how he wired them up, so I THINK that i could explain to you what he did, since he is out of the game. Shoot me a PM or email through my profile and I'll do my best to explain it. Bear in mind that I'm not an electrician, but I can scribble in paint.
Feel free to shoot any other questions. One thing that helped me get my bike to the point it is at now was asking questions. Stupid or not, someone generally came to my rescue (THANKS MCV!) So I just try and pay it forward.
Last edited by pyrplhaze : 11-05-2012 at 08:53 PM.