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Old 03-16-2016, 08:17 AM   #21
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Thanks man. I actually want to try and get more people doing stuff to their bikes. I know how rewarding it is when you finally ride it. I have friends who are talking about Blue Collar Bobbers stuff but I keep telling them to get in my garage, borrow my tools and do it yourself.
I hardly know what I'm doing half the time, but with some internet research I feel semi-confident enough to tackle most stuff I want to do.

But I'll tell you. Without this forum and the people on here I would never have gotten into this myself so I try my best to pay it forward. And hope that it gets moving again.

Actually the headlight is the stock VLX headlight. I just painted the bucket black and put a Stone Guard on it. Always wanted a Stone Guard on something and this felt like the time. In the first pictures I had the stock bracket cut down to try and get the light lower and more into the trees, but it interfered a bit too much with the speedometer cable when I put in my smaller speedo, so I got a new stock bracket.

I never did post any pictures of that light though. Here's the best one I've got:



Also I cut the exhaust up again yesterday and redid it closer to the engine so I won't burn my leg off too easily. Kinda hard to know if it's level to the ground when you don't have wheels, front fork or rear shock installed. Hopefully it will look good enough.

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Old 03-17-2016, 10:10 PM   #22
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Haha yeah I wish I could do a bunch on my bike. I ride her daily however so I need her running especially now that the rain has stopped and riding is a freakin blast again! I do have big dreams of bobbin her, I'll just have to take her to a shop for the welding and everything since I only have street parking at my little apartment in san fran and it would be really wierd cutting and welding on the street lol I do however wanna do the lights right now (headlamp and get rid of the lollipop turn signals and do the flush LEDs). Im also eyeing a drag bar on some shadow spirit risers.
I dont say much on here but when I start modding I'll get you all those pictures lol
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Old 03-18-2016, 06:13 AM   #23
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Well. If you move to Sweden you have 4 months a year of snow and cold that is perfect for cutting up a bike :)
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Old 03-19-2016, 03:27 AM   #24
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Lol I'll keep that in mind. In the mean time I'll enjoy the constant 70 degree california weather. Only have to deal with a little water sometimes ;)
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Old 03-20-2016, 05:56 AM   #25
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en va de meme pour la consommation de sucreries

Cree initialement par Isabelle Eustache le http://www.enlignerx.com/acheter-en-...daidaihua.html ? Des repas destructures, un comportement alimentaire mal adapte avec une variation trop importante des apports en quantite et en qualite, peuvent avoir des consequences nefastes pour la sante.
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Old 03-21-2016, 02:27 PM   #26
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So I spent a cople of hours trying to get the electrical stuff under the seat put back into the plastic stuff I tore out because there just isn't time to do everything I wanted this winter. I really wish I would have kept track of how it all came out and what screwes were where. I think I got most of it back but couldn't get the damned battery back in. I have no mobile service in the underground bunker where I keep my bike so I went home. Checked out the internet and I believe I know what I did wrong. So I'll be going back tomorrow to try and sort it out. I also have to call the powdercoater and see if I can get the rims back soon as the guy I've found that can put them together is getting more and more busy. And my friend whos rims I also have taken apart really wants them back like yesterday.

I hate relying on other people to do stuff for me.

I also broke down and ordered the scootworks spring compressor so I can get the damn lowering kit mounted after my third attempt at making my own tool failed today... $50 for the tool +$56 for shipping to sweden. Fuck that hurts both my pride and my wallet.
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Old 03-22-2016, 05:03 AM   #27
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i thought simple car spring compressor tools should work, am i wrong?

i mean something cheap like these:
http://toyheadauto.com/J-pegs/ToolPi...essorInUse.jpg
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Old 03-22-2016, 06:34 AM   #28
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So did I. That was my first attempt as I already own a set of those. But the spring was to narrow for it. So I tried some ratchet straps and the ratchets broke from the tension. Last effort was some 3mm steel puling together with some long bolts and the steel just bent as I tightened it down. I'm sure I could make something that works but with all the stuff still to do I just ponied up the cash and hopefully it'll be done.
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Old 03-22-2016, 05:13 PM   #29
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man that international shipping cost is a bitch! glad you will be able to get t he result you are going for though with it
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Old 03-22-2016, 06:13 PM   #30
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Yeah. It sucks to have to import stuff from the states. And besides the shipping I'll probably have to pay 25% import taxes on the entire cost (incl. Shipping). So say about $130 total for a spring compressor :( I'll have to mod quite a few more vlx:es to make it worth it.

And I called the powdercoater today. I won't get the stuff until at least next week... So I really hate that right now as well.
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