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Looks great. I think some pinstriping would really make the paint sizzle.
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They are gonna call you stripe if you ever get caught in the rain with that chopped fender. I would not wear a cape or long scarf either!!!
So if you don't have a chopped fender, do you normally wear a cape?
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I love the nice clean look around the motor with all the cables/coils/ignition switch relocated. Shows off the motor beautifully.

I want to do this as well but am not too keen on doing it myself and my indy won't do it till my bike is out of warranty (5 months to go).

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I think some pinstriping would really make the paint sizzle.
My wife said the same thing. I may try it.
She also commented on the stock gas cap. I've been talking about replacing it for months. She wondered how I could have finished such a big project and ended up with the same gas cap. I promised her it would be changed soon. I'm going to order the Landmark Paint Saver cap. It's clean and made in America!
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I love the nice clean look around the motor with all the cables/coils/ignition switch relocated. Shows off the motor beautifully.

I want to do this as well but am not too keen on doing it myself and my indy won't do it till my bike is out of warranty (5 months to go).
Thanks man.

What exactly did you want to do? The internal wiring or the coil relocation?
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Man. You did a great job-that's very impressive. I give you huge props.

Ok, Uncledaddy set the bar. Who's next?
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Thanks man.

What exactly did you want to do? The internal wiring or the coil relocation?
I want to do both. I want to relocate the coil, but not sure where to put it. Also, do you have to get longer plug wires?

I plan on running my wiring internally at the same time I chop the neck. I am going to have to get it re-powdercoated, so I will drill my holes first.

I also want to add an internal throttle.

PS did you remove the forward dogbone from the motor?
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Here are some better pictures.
I'd like to thank everyone for their encouragement during the last couple weeks. I truly appreciated the comments and was motivated by them. I also look forward to documenting the next phase... whenever that may be.
Please feel free to contact me about any questions or suggestions. This project wouldn't have happened without the XLF and I will do my best to return the favor if possible.








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I want to do both. I want to relocate the coil, but not sure where to put it. Also, do you have to get longer plug wires?

I plan on running my wiring internally at the same time I chop the neck. I am going to have to get it re-powdercoated, so I will drill my holes first.

I also want to add an internal throttle.

PS did you remove the forward dogbone from the motor?

As you can see, I relocated the coil to where the cowbell was. I made a bracket which mounts to the rubber bolt and even used the wire-clamp from the horn. The stock wires will be too long. I ordered a custom pair from Magnecor. They were here in a couple days and came up to about $25.

If you can find a way to run your handlebar wires through your risers and then into your backbone, that would be killer. An internal throttle was something I looked at also but it just wasn't possible for this project. Great ideas.

Yes, I removed the upper stabilizer. The lower one is still there. It really opens up that area around the engine. I actually removed it before I started this project and rode with it for quite some time. I didn't notice any difference. The lower one needs to stay though. When I mounted the engine on the two rubber-mounts alone, it was very easy to move the engine from side to side. Two stabilizers would be better, but one works.
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