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Old 2nd April 2015
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Default My Second Sporty A 2012 Forty-Eight

I got me a 2012 Forty Eight a few weeks ago and have went to town on it. I have made her into a bit of a bobber.

I decided not to do a full build thread like I did on my Cafe build but instead just post the final product pics.

The Café build can be seen here if interested
http://xlforum.net/forums/s....php?t=1832762


As you can see from the pics. I have done a few things to her. Nothing as extensive as the Cafe Project but it is still a pretty cool bike and is a blast to ride.



Well her she is:

Before:

This bike was very clean when I bought it. Only 4100 miles on it and he had done some pretty cool stuff also.

Here are some of the things that were already done.

-Biltwell Frisco Bars
-Arlen Ness Micro Oval Mirrors
-Arlen Ness Short Front Turn signal mounts
-Alren Ness Stage 1 Big Sucker With wrinkle Black cover
-7" Chrome Headlight from a Heritage Softail
-Joker Machine Riser Clamp with Dummy Lights
-Tank mount Speedo Relocation
-Dk customs coil and ignition relocation with 1.5 tank lift
-V&H Blackout Exhaust
-Power Commander 5
-LaRosa SwingArm Bag
-Performance Machine Grips and Pegs
-Biltwell Mushman Passanger Pegs
-Biltwell Points Cover
-HD Wrinkle Black Derby Cover
-HD Wrinkle Black Primary Inspection Cover
-Custom painted 3.3 gallon tank
-HD Black Flush mounted gas cap


















After:














-I swapped out the V&H Black Out Exhaust for the shorter and better performing Patriot Defender.
-Chopped the rear fender and struts
-Installed Burly Slammer Shocks
-Painted side covers and fender Satin Black
-Made some brackets and relocated rear turn signals to the Upper shock mount
-Installed AntiGravity 16 Cell Lithium Small Case battery and relocated the ECM to the battery box.
-Rewired the bike to move or remove all wiring on the front down tubes.
-Relocate front turnsignals
-Had custom CNC machined matching Derby and Timing covers made by Figure Machine. I then sanded and aged the bare aluminum.
-Ditched the passanger pegs and belt guard
-Custom chopped the front pulley and cam covers
-Put some Mid Controls on from my 883


Here are a couple pics of the girls together:







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Little video of the first ride on it:

First Ride


My little man helping me out:

Little Helper
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Couple of GoPro Videos


Through the Bars


Walk Around



Some instagram pics















New Biltwell Sporty 8 Checkerboard Seat





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Very nice work on both Chris !

The Cafe is the moster Awesome though !
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Wiping the girls down!





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Nice looking scoots.
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I made a few changes to the bike and added some RSD flare.














Some close ups


Roland Sands Boss Solo Seat
Burly Brand Slammer Shocks




Roland Sands Traction Pegs and Rear Master Cylinder Cover
Figure Maching Custom Derby Cover



Roland Sands Traction Grips and Radial Gas Cap
Arlen Ness Micro Oval Mirrors and Short Turn Signal Standoffs
Joker Machine Riser Clamp
Loner Industries 2" Risers
28" Drag Bars




Roland Sands Front Master Cylinder Cover, Traction Grips and Regulator Levers




Roland Sands Turbine Air Cleaner and Traction Pegs
Figure Machine Custom Points Cover
Patriot Defender Exhaust



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bike looks great man! Just one question. what license plate led are you running? I have some cheap "lighted" bolts and they don't light up the plate well at all. around here that's a ticket everytime. Yours seems to be super bright.
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