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joker3300
2nd April 2012, 01:01
Thank you. I always keep it garage kept and never had it in the rain. But one day over the winter I took the seat off and there was rust all around the PCM docking tray, rust on the left and right edges of the fender, rust on the tail end of the rear fender, and rust on the tail end of my front fender. Pieces of paint were flaking/chipping right off. So instead of letting the bike rot away I took all the tins and had them blasted to bare metal then powder coated. The color came out nice but doesnt match with the color shown on Powderbuythepound.com.

Nightster owners watch your paint!

Fluctuating temperatures in the winter will create condensation and can cause that rust. I always keep multiple boxes of silica gel under my cover to wick away the moisture to prevent rusting. Circulated air will also prevent it.

jeffrysource11
2nd April 2012, 02:56
Fluctuating temperatures in the winter will create condensation and can cause that rust. I always keep multiple boxes of silica gel under my cover to wick away the moisture to prevent rusting. Circulated air will also prevent it.

Thanks for the tip. I'll do this.

Groovie Ghoulie
2nd April 2012, 03:12
My fender is flaking along the trailing edge of the rear fender. bike is an 09 with 4000 miles on it. took it to the stealership, and he said the bikes made in Kansas city have this problem A LOT. Apparently the factory was not properly dipping and prepping the metal prior to paint, so they almost all have surface rust underneath and the paint does not stick. it flakes and chips. Mine was covered 3 years later under warranty specifically because it is a known problem on all the metal bits.

jeffrysource11
2nd April 2012, 04:03
Hey Groovie. Im sure you and I had the same problem. My bike is an 09 with 5500 miles. What did HD do for you? Did they exchange tins? give you money to paint them? or did they repaint your original? Just curious. I should have asked my dealer if they would've covered my paint issues. When I bought my bike I actually went in for a used OD green Nightster the dealer couldn't find me one so I settled on a new black one. I said if I ever got a scratch or a blemish I would repaint it. In the end im happy I got the repaint the powder coating is very strong. Now I have to find some kind of decal or something for the tank.

Groovie Ghoulie
2nd April 2012, 04:11
They had to ask corporate directly (since paint and panels are WWAAAYYYY out of warranty). Within 2 hours, corporate gave the green light for repairs. They give me a brand-new painted to spec fender, and the dealership fixes it on the house. They also offered a free rental bike while they do the work. They really took care of me. The parts should be here in about a week. I will give a full write-up and plug the dealership once i see how it turns out.

It MAY have made a difference that I am a vet and bought the bike through AAFES, and the mileage was so low because she sat a whole year while i was "away". They said corporate takes a few days to reply. I had not even gotten home from the dealer before they had left me a message. So yeah, over-all a good experience so far.

Even the service tech felt bad for me, and he said he has had quite a few bikes in with this problem, all from the same factory, so HD is aware it is an issue.

jeffrysource11
2nd April 2012, 05:08
They had to ask corporate directly (since paint and panels are WWAAAYYYY out of warranty). Within 2 hours, corporate gave the green light for repairs. They give me a brand-new painted to spec fender, and the dealership fixes it on the house. They also offered a free rental bike while they do the work. They really took care of me. The parts should be here in about a week. I will give a full write-up and plug the dealership once i see how it turns out.

It MAY have made a difference that I am a vet and bought the bike through AAFES, and the mileage was so low because she sat a whole year while i was "away". They said corporate takes a few days to reply. I had not even gotten home from the dealer before they had left me a message. So yeah, over-all a good experience so far.

Even the service tech felt bad for me, and he said he has had quite a few bikes in with this problem, all from the same factory, so HD is aware it is an issue.

Thats great! Hope it comes out perfectly.

75bike
2nd April 2012, 06:03
Tell me what was the photo tehnique used on this shot? Excellent shot of bike, great mood.

Bob Tucson

jeffrysource11
3rd April 2012, 03:16
HAHA I thought these pictures were terrible. I guess all people have there own views. I took these pictures at midnight in a low lit garage. I have one set of halogen bulbs and I used a camera with a flash if that helps. A couple of these pictures were taken without flash and a couple used flash.

sneakypeter
11th April 2012, 16:41
The pipes are Vance & Hines Big Radius. I absolutely love them. Way too many short shots out there IMHO. As for the front without a fender. I ran without a brace for quite a while. Not really necessary but helps with the handling if you ride hard. Just don't get caught in the rain without the fender. I always carry a bandana in my bag just in case. (helps a little) The water hits you in the face like you're taking a shower.

Definitely too many short shots out there, but the big radius is just as popular across the board. Not as many on sportsters but you see them on every other dyna/softail that rides by. The fact is that they both look good and thats why everyone buys 'em.

fatfurious2
12th April 2012, 05:12
here are some updated pics, but I think they are still not pro.. With my new Road6 Custom 14" apes installed :D
Intstagram:
http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l43/fatfurious2/IMG_20120408_145905.jpg

iPhone:
http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l43/fatfurious2/facebook_-104733602.jpg

jarel
13th April 2012, 02:07
http://i1082.photobucket.com/albums/j380/MercuryMoto/IMAG1919.jpg

Big Todd G
13th April 2012, 02:31
http://www.gorillagospel.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/559121_10150762400825399_608805398_11666933_134949 8237_n.jpg

http://www.gorillagospel.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/535195_10150762420565399_608805398_11667035_347622 412_n.jpg

Almost finished....for now.

fatfurious2
13th April 2012, 05:39
Big Todd G - yours is always nice to see. Such an inspiration! did you see mine on the last page?

Big Todd G
13th April 2012, 06:19
Big Todd G - yours is always nice to see. Such an inspiration! did you see mine on the last page?

I did. Very nice. I actually tried to run bars that were very similar to your awhile back. I love that look. The ones I bought though didn't fit my hand controls though - they were too thick and didn't work.

beanerblank
13th April 2012, 16:37
http://i1082.photobucket.com/albums/j380/MercuryMoto/IMAG1919.jpg

Nice, i like the cut down TH.

BMXATV
13th April 2012, 17:23
tank is dope jarel...mercury moto?

WinterWheel
13th April 2012, 18:20
This year...
http://xlforum.net/photopost/data/500/medium/Ottawa-20120406-00351a.jpg

jarel
14th April 2012, 00:49
tank is dope jarel...mercury moto?

yup. Done by Rene @ Mercury Moto.

etrigan
16th April 2012, 20:21
http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/7156/mynightster.jpg

i'll take some decent pics soon... :tour

drd1135
16th April 2012, 20:23
http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/7156/mynightster.jpg

i'll take some decent pics soon... :tour

It's a good picture (and nice bike), except for the guy with the ray gun.:)

td67mustang
16th April 2012, 20:43
Did u relocate the headlight to the front forks?

etrigan
16th April 2012, 21:23
That's not the stock one. I got it on ebay. it's a 4" headlight (chinese i guess, :laugh )

It's a good picture (and nice bike), except for the guy with the ray gun.:)

Dude, that pic was taken this saturday, at 3am, heading to a drag race, 380km away... i had just woken up, i didn't even realize the guy was there... :laugh :doh

MMK
16th April 2012, 21:34
nice bike there, i think you should go for an old school look a/c, relocate the coil and hiding the wires under the tank, just my opinion or maybe that's what i wish to do in the near future :)

CLewis11
16th April 2012, 23:26
Did some work over the winter RSD handlebars and grips. HDBD Cables, Relocate blinkers coil and ignition.
http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj502/CLewis2/IMG_0103.jpg

BMXATV
17th April 2012, 02:08
Hi-YAH!
http://www.hdforums.com/forum/attachments/sportster-models/244963d1334615335-crazyorange-m-c-dscf7066.jpg
http://www.hdforums.com/forum/attachments/sportster-models/244956d1334615171-crazyorange-m-c-dscf7067.jpg

drd1135
17th April 2012, 02:25
That's not the stock one. I got it on ebay. it's a 4" headlight (chinese i guess, :laugh )



Dude, that pic was taken this saturday, at 3am, heading to a drag race, 380km away... i had just woken up, i didn't even realize the guy was there... :laugh :doh

:roflblack:roflblack I always think about that on a trip. Roll out of bed, swig some coffee, and suddenly you're doing 85 on the interstate. BTW, I really like that exhaust. Is that a V&H product?

MightyWhitey
17th April 2012, 02:29
http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn237/03wrxer/image-791518.jpg

etrigan
17th April 2012, 03:20
:roflblack:roflblack I always think about that on a trip. Roll out of bed, swig some coffee, and suddenly you're doing 85 on the interstate. BTW, I really like that exhaust. Is that a V&H product?

yes, it's a Competition Series from V&H: LINK (www.vanceandhines.com/store/sportster/fullsystems/75-107-9)

etrigan
17th April 2012, 03:25
nice bike there, i think you should go for an old school look a/c, relocate the coil and hiding the wires under the tank, just my opinion or maybe that's what i wish to do in the near future :)

i'll do. i have a bunch of things to do here...
in my garage i have:
-west eagle slim seat
-two sets of blinkers (front and rear)
-rear fender
-steering damper
-suport for the coil relocation

and some other stuff i'll do myself:

-side mount the headlight
-use a number plate between the triple trees
-wirering tuck (something like Cosmo did. how awesome is that!? ps: i hate you for that Cosmo! :laugh )

...and so on...

:smoke

etrigan
17th April 2012, 03:27
Hi-YAH!
http://www.hdforums.com/forum/attachments/sportster-models/244963d1334615335-crazyorange-m-c-dscf7066.jpg
http://www.hdforums.com/forum/attachments/sportster-models/244956d1334615171-crazyorange-m-c-dscf7067.jpg

these tires are awesome..

motorend
17th April 2012, 03:29
http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn237/03wrxer/image-791518.jpg

I always wished someone made a king and queen seat for our bikes. But then again i feel the same way about upswept fishtails.

MightyWhitey
17th April 2012, 03:45
I always wished someone made a king and queen seat for our bikes. But then again i feel the same way about upswept fishtails.

yeah me too, that's why I had to take matters into my own hands.

BMXATV
17th April 2012, 13:15
looks great whitey!

MightyWhitey
17th April 2012, 14:25
looks great whitey!

Thanks atv

tjrriffic
18th April 2012, 03:50
This is the reason why I dug up my account from 09. I like where youre going with that Whitey. Good shirt.

dafy
18th April 2012, 14:59
Hey BMX, what bars are they? Did you need to replace any cables to install them? Nice bike:)

Hi-YAH!
http://www.hdforums.com/forum/attachments/sportster-models/244963d1334615335-crazyorange-m-c-dscf7066.jpg
http://www.hdforums.com/forum/attachments/sportster-models/244956d1334615171-crazyorange-m-c-dscf7067.jpg

astre489
18th April 2012, 18:18
http://i40.tinypic.com/zxnzep.jpg

stock for now

BMXATV
19th April 2012, 14:17
Hey BMX, what bars are they? Did you need to replace any cables to install them? Nice bike:)
biltwell keystones.....awesome bars! stock cables too.....

dafy
20th April 2012, 12:05
Thanks man. Went to the Biltwellbanana site. I like the keystones but also saw the friscos. I emailed them to ask if the friscos require any cable changes. Hum, decisions!

dafy
20th April 2012, 12:06
Biltwellbanana? Funny autocorrect, I'm leaving it! :)

brett267
23rd April 2012, 07:56
Just finsihed some work, relocated the speedo with the autometer mount, put on some 12" apes, smoke lenses, relocated front signals, sissy bar from licks, mustang seat, progresive 412 shocks in the rear, drag pipes with black wrap and painted the derbey cover black and ditched the front fender and belt guard.
http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae250/brett267/photo3.jpg
http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae250/brett267/photo1.jpg

rockhendrix
23rd April 2012, 13:00
Thanks man. Went to the Biltwellbanana site. I like the keystones but also saw the friscos. I emailed them to ask if the friscos require any cable changes. Hum, decisions!

Only thing I did was unscrew the brake line from the forks and they went on great!
http://i1249.photobucket.com/albums/hh514/rockhendrix/3-12-12friscobars.jpg

dafy
23rd April 2012, 13:37
Cool. I've also read that some people need to drop the triples a bit. I ordered the keystones and some funky white coke bottle grips so we'll see how it goes when they get here:)

JRandle
24th April 2012, 01:17
http://i1270.photobucket.com/albums/jj620/JRandle12/ff89a342.jpg

Pretty soon I'm gonna paint a few items on it to make it more black.

Should I LIGHTLY tint my blinker/brake lights black???

Lud
24th April 2012, 23:18
I tried to upload the pics - but i seem to be MR PC dumbthumb tonight ... (clickin on the picture enlarges it)

modded rack / sissy bar.. still needs stuff to get fitted .. i've got some JM forkmounted indicators / RK shocks etc to go on ..

if I could get the dang thing running - i'd be a happy man... lol

http://img190.imagevenue.com/loc453/th_01133_IMAG0894_122_453lo.jpg (http://img190.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=01133_IMAG0894_122_453lo.jpg)

http://img14.imagevenue.com/loc229/th_01135_IMAG0897_122_229lo.jpg (http://img14.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=01135_IMAG0897_122_229lo.jpg)

sorry for the poor quality pics - lousy phone camera

alf713
25th April 2012, 03:33
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7076/7108241467_e3883f8bb7_c.jpg
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8001/6962164596_76ecc5cf78_c.jpg

td67mustang
25th April 2012, 03:44
Wow, let's get some details about that orange accent.. Powder coat? Paint??, how is it holding upon that aluminum derby cover and rocker box.?
Looks great!

alf713
25th April 2012, 04:26
VHT Engine Enamel on engine and aluminum covers. I have about 1,000 miles since the paint job and haven't seen any paint chipping.

e11charlie
25th April 2012, 06:45
http://i40.tinypic.com/zxnzep.jpg

stock for now

What's the part number for the headlight fairing?

So there I was knee deep in midgets.......

JohnsonPstFls
25th April 2012, 16:23
Front end project is almost complete. Forks ended up at almost 42 degrees as it sits. Pretty happy with the outcome. http://i856.photobucket.com/albums/ab122/Johnsonpstfls/Facebook/2009%20Nightster/415300_3746060052505_1306408223_3522055_1044110533 _o.jpg

JeffKill
25th April 2012, 18:39
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7076/7108241467_e3883f8bb7_c.jpg
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8001/6962164596_76ecc5cf78_c.jpg

Very nice.

td67mustang
26th April 2012, 00:46
Kinda crappy photos but here it is in its latest version..
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7078/6967997468_731d14b730_z.jpg
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7177/7114073303_f31961fdbe_z.jpg

j_angeles
26th April 2012, 07:38
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v211/joozen/9464c9e7.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v211/joozen/d50af4bb.jpg

West
26th April 2012, 11:37
Here's mine. Wanted a Cafe type feel. Little bit o'bobber too.

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x44/jkw0219/7c99fe63.jpg
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x44/jkw0219/abedcbe6.jpg

CrazyQuady
26th April 2012, 12:55
How is your sissy bar mounted?

West
26th April 2012, 13:00
Welded right on to the frame stumps.

How is your sissy bar mounted?

CrazyQuady
26th April 2012, 16:05
Can you post some close up pics?

etrigan
26th April 2012, 16:41
Kinda crappy photos but here it is in its latest version..
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7078/6967997468_731d14b730_z.jpg
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7177/7114073303_f31961fdbe_z.jpg

:clap :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap

you did just what i want to do with the rear fender...
are those 12" RK shocks?
unfortunatelly i can't do it once i ride with my girl... but as soon as i have a second bike i'll chop it!

CrazyQuady
26th April 2012, 18:44
:clap :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap

you did just what i want to do with the rear fender...
are those 12" RK shocks?
unfortunatelly i can't do it once i ride with my girl... but as soon as i have a second bike i'll chop it!

Search for pics from member "Japexican", his fender is exactly the same and he is running a custom made 2-up seat. It can be done. :geek

td67mustang
26th April 2012, 20:27
:clap :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap

you did just what i want to do with the rear fender...
are those 12" RK shocks?
unfortunatelly i can't do it once i ride with my girl... but as soon as i have a second bike i'll chop it!

Thanks, yes they are RK shocks, I think i fount the street glide version which was the shortest version available.. They cost a little more that the usual RK's but worth it To me.

fatfurious2
27th April 2012, 01:13
I might be selling my RK shocks soon. They are a bit higher than I wanted. They are 13", compared to my stock 12". I think $130 shipped. Let me know if you are interested

fatfurious2
27th April 2012, 01:16
I might be selling my RK shocks soon. They are a bit higher than I wanted. They are 13", compared to my stock 12". I think $130 shipped. Let me know if you are interested..


West, how do you like that solo seat and ECU box? I dont think I can do 2-up and bobber.. and I might as well go all out bobber

West
27th April 2012, 02:09
Seat is awesome. The kick up in back is perfect. I tried cramming the ECU in different places, including the battery box, but in the end, under the seat was the easiest and simplest solution.

West, how do you like that solo seat and ECU box? I dont think I can do 2-up and bobber.. and I might as well go all out bobber

West
27th April 2012, 02:11
Can you post some close up pics?

Something like this.....


http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x44/jkw0219/6a6c0320.jpg
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x44/jkw0219/198eba1d.jpg

Hutch08
27th April 2012, 04:13
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7076/7108241467_e3883f8bb7_c.jpg
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8001/6962164596_76ecc5cf78_c.jpg

Info on the swingarm bag + fuel sling ???

Sent from my GT-I9000M using Tapatalk

alf713
27th April 2012, 04:34
It's a Licks bag and an MSR fuel bottle. I made an aluminum bracket painted black and bolted to the bag. I'm using 2 velcro straps to hold it.
I got the idea from 'rangerhughes' check out his set up.
http://xlforum.net/vbportal/forums/showthread.php?t=1073059&page=7

sterdoutnighty
27th April 2012, 09:31
After blood, sweat, & $$$ I'm finally finished re-doing my '07 Nightster for the 3rd time. This time I'm pretty sure I am done for a little bit. Hopefully ya'll like it! If you have any questions feel free to ask!

Bone Stock
http://inlinethumb21.webshots.com/48212/2365451190105163699S500x500Q85.jpg (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2365451190105163699QbTSjQ)

After
http://inlinethumb41.webshots.com/50856/2343495890105163699S600x600Q85.jpg (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2343495890105163699cKeXyK)

http://inlinethumb29.webshots.com/48668/2042430960105163699S600x600Q85.jpg (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2042430960105163699iWcdbg)

http://inlinethumb48.webshots.com/49199/2996955250105163699S600x600Q85.jpg (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2996955250105163699RHBgIQ)

http://inlinethumb04.webshots.com/48387/2937792910105163699S600x600Q85.jpg (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2937792910105163699AcblVU)

td67mustang
27th April 2012, 15:39
Did u paint your rocker. Covers or buy wrinkle black ones? If u did paint did u sandblasted or sand them prior to painting.. Im wanting to change mine. Like yours, thanks and I like the accents you've added. Looking good.

After blood, sweat, & $$$ I'm finally finished re-doing my '07 Nightster for the 3rd time. This time I'm pretty sure I am done for a little bit. Hopefully ya'll like it! If you have any questions feel free to ask!

Bone Stock
http://inlinethumb21.webshots.com/48212/2365451190105163699S500x500Q85.jpg (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2365451190105163699QbTSjQ)

After
http://inlinethumb41.webshots.com/50856/2343495890105163699S600x600Q85.jpg (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2343495890105163699cKeXyK)

http://inlinethumb29.webshots.com/48668/2042430960105163699S600x600Q85.jpg (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2042430960105163699iWcdbg)

http://inlinethumb48.webshots.com/49199/2996955250105163699S600x600Q85.jpg (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2996955250105163699RHBgIQ)

http://inlinethumb04.webshots.com/48387/2937792910105163699S600x600Q85.jpg (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2937792910105163699AcblVU)

sterdoutnighty
27th April 2012, 20:10
td67mustang,
Actually all my stuff is powder coated flat black. I like doing it a that way rather then spray painting, due to the fact of the paint being baked on & having a thicker coat. If you find a local powder coater (ask your local HD dealer where they send their stuff to) they should do it. I tend to take parts in bulk that way i get a better deal and they get done faster due to having to be done in batches. I got my rocker covers & primary covers along with derby cover done at the same time, cost was $150.

aj123
27th April 2012, 20:27
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v211/joozen/9464c9e7.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v211/joozen/d50af4bb.jpg

Ive been trying to decide on runing the set up you have t-bar/fairing, do you have any pics from the side?

td67mustang
27th April 2012, 20:43
Thanks for the response, I have a local powder coated, so maybe I'll go that route.

Pirate9687
27th April 2012, 20:55
http://i1155.photobucket.com/albums/p546/ajackson9687/IMG_0772.jpg

dunno if that will even work I never have loaded a picture before, but 2011 nightster,

SE Cone Intake
Drag bars
Vance and Hines Straightshots
Turn Signals relocated
Dont remember what its called but a different HD seat
Forward Controls
...I think thats it, more planned for the next year but thats it for now

kknickmeyer
28th April 2012, 00:47
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l19/kknickmeyer/001-4.jpg
Not sure which direction I'll go with the bike, changing stuff. Kurt

CrazyQuady
28th April 2012, 01:02
What pipe is that? looks good.

fatfurious2
28th April 2012, 01:21
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l19/kknickmeyer/001-4.jpg
Not sure which direction I'll go with the bike, changing stuff. Kurt

you know what would look amazing on your bike? a set of RK shocks (that I have FS ;) ) I like the look of what you are doing. I will definitely be getting a 2-1 pipe next season

kknickmeyer
28th April 2012, 04:25
They're the old Bub Rienhart pipes they closed out on EBay last year. They sound great but about the same as my old short shots as far as power. Kurt

grancuda
30th April 2012, 15:21
Got a set of clip-ons on my bike finally, have had them for a month or so just no time to install them. Still need to modify the bracket for the speed-o to kick it back a little more and need to get a shorter brake line. It is much more comfortable now and I am glad I finally got them mounted up.


http://inlinethumb31.webshots.com/48286/2942258320052655310S600x600Q85.jpg (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2942258320052655310rmRLcM)

http://inlinethumb58.webshots.com/48761/2161037700052655310S600x600Q85.jpg (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2161037700052655310MFcMyY)

http://inlinethumb28.webshots.com/51355/2356827830052655310S600x600Q85.jpg (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2356827830052655310ycLVja)

MARTIN49
1st May 2012, 14:23
http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/154562_376587145725260_100001219338452_1168435_711 557580_n.jpg

:banana:tour

AustinXL
1st May 2012, 14:47
Here's mine in its current form...not the best pictures but oh well....

http://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy4/austinvanscoy/Turbo%20Install/IMG_3073.jpg

http://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy4/austinvanscoy/Turbo%20Install/IMG_3074.jpg

fatfurious2
1st May 2012, 16:28
Austin, I didnt know your nightster was turbo.. And youre near my area? Im in Leesburg. That setup looks amazing!

AustinXL
1st May 2012, 16:30
Austin, I didnt know your nightster was turbo.. And youre near my area? Im in Leesburg. That setup looks amazing!

I'm in Warrenton, I work in Sterling. Those pictures are from this past weekend, I actually just set the turbo up in the past 2 weeks.

Check this thread out: http://xlforum.net/vbportal/forums/showthread.php?t=1450569


If I ever get a chance to just get out and ride maybe i'll see you!

e11charlie
6th May 2012, 10:06
Just screwing around with pics.http://img.tapatalk.com/c6e4d81d-30ae-b8f0.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/c6e4d81d-30bb-dfc9.jpg

So there I was knee deep in midgets.......

Captain Awesomepants
6th May 2012, 16:45
http://i875.photobucket.com/albums/ab314/89-ED7/IMAG0696.jpg
1200cc bottle opener...
http://i875.photobucket.com/albums/ab314/89-ED7/IMAG0678.jpg

JohnsonPstFls
7th May 2012, 19:48
http://s12.postimage.org/7mi5l5um5/image.jpg

Slackster
8th May 2012, 07:23
Hey, been absent for a while, and much may have been do to anxiety from messing around too much with the bike along with a bunch of other bs. kinda went through a lot of drama within the last 2 years and I feel content once again as I got the bike looking good again in a more comfortable style.

Lot's of people will think " what the F did you do?" as it had already been recieved positively on you tube "One nightster in Vegas". But damn it I had my reasons, and I had to completely F it up, regret it, than after much anticipation make something good out of it again, and learn from many mistakes. BTW I could have payed this shit off a long time ago of I spent the money on the Lien instead of the mods. BLah! whatever.
http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm155/DCVegas/101_1843.jpg
Found a new frontend on ebay. sucks that I sold off the original when I got the springer. the new trees came polished and were from a sportster custom or something. ended up taking them to a powder coater.
http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm155/DCVegas/101_1865.jpg
that a springer in the trash? Found a good deal on a 48 tank on ebay.
http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm155/DCVegas/101_1871.jpg
http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm155/DCVegas/101_1913.jpg
http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm155/DCVegas/32fe1498.jpg
In this picture below I got sick of looking at the fender. It just didn't come out the way I had visioned it. so after the fender was pulled. It reamained in this fenderless state for a full year, and not by choice.
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n212/dassuppenkraut/4ef25089.jpg

She went into the same shop that hooked me up the first time, and I was impressed with the outcome. Did everything I asked them to do, as I had completely lost patience for messing with the thing. Anyways I really needed a pro to paint it.
The paint is Ford's Boxwood Green 1968-1972. It was chosen to match my father's restored 1969 Limited Edition F100. I had always loved the paint on that truck.
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n212/dassuppenkraut/6700a03d.jpg
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n212/dassuppenkraut/90de8dcc.jpg
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n212/dassuppenkraut/3792388f.jpg
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n212/dassuppenkraut/6b9e017e.jpg
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n212/dassuppenkraut/2c252c85.jpg
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n212/dassuppenkraut/aed48775.jpg
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n212/dassuppenkraut/2c2b47e1.jpg

K3vl4r
8th May 2012, 07:39
Slack: youre here in vegas? youre joking about throwing those parts away i hope, otherwise im going to go rooting through your garbage! :)

Captain Awesomepants
8th May 2012, 09:40
man that thing looks awesome now! great choices on the bike.

etrigan
8th May 2012, 20:11
Slackster, congratulations! Great bike!

td67mustang
8th May 2012, 20:27
Did u make or buy that headlight mount... Looks good! Glad to see u back.

Slackster
8th May 2012, 20:56
Did u make or buy that headlight mount... Looks good! Glad to see u back.

It was made. the first was made. took two tries. Had somebody make it for me though with specific instructions and a picture I had drawn out. the first mount was too thin, but this one came out nice and thick.

Slackster
8th May 2012, 21:04
Thought the butterfly nut on the headlight mount was a nice touch. It's thoes little things that sometimes get most attention.
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n212/dassuppenkraut/872a6cd3.jpg

jeffrysource11
9th May 2012, 04:39
Slackster that bike looks real good! Redemption!

J.R. aka Jesse
9th May 2012, 22:39
Slackster, what are you planing on doing with the springer? I may be interested in it if you plan on getting rid of it if the price is right. Please let me know. Thank you. J.R. By the way, great looking ride

J.R. aka Jesse
9th May 2012, 22:42
JohnsonPstFls, I really love the look of your ride. Could you please tell me what front end kit did you go with and where did you get the headlight mount? I would really like to do the same with my '08 Nightster. Very clean and sweet looking scoot. J.R.

JohnsonPstFls
11th May 2012, 18:58
JohnsonPstFls, I really love the look of your ride. Could you please tell me what front end kit did you go with and where did you get the headlight mount? I would really like to do the same with my '08 Nightster. Very clean and sweet looking scoot. J.R.

J.R., the front is not a kit. It's basically a VRod front end with really long tubes. The headlight mount is factory for the trees with an aftermarket headlight specifically for the VRod.

MARTIN49
11th May 2012, 19:37
http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/545176_383162398401068_100001219338452_1187049_312 349617_n.jpg
New seat fitted today:banana:banana

JRandle
14th May 2012, 21:37
Snapped a few pics of my 09 nightster and my brothers 2010 iron..

http://i1270.photobucket.com/albums/jj620/JRandle12/722310a0.jpg
http://i1270.photobucket.com/albums/jj620/JRandle12/d0e09809.jpg
http://i1270.photobucket.com/albums/jj620/JRandle12/1fa97372.jpg

And painted a few things on my truck an added a billet grille :)
http://i1270.photobucket.com/albums/jj620/JRandle12/85c46eee.jpg

jeffrysource11
16th May 2012, 06:25
http://i1158.photobucket.com/albums/p611/jeffrysource11/tn.jpg
http://i1158.photobucket.com/albums/p611/jeffrysource11/1337144304.jpg
Painted the bike black with a little bit of extra parts to compliment the tank and fenders. Had the bike green a couple months ago however I never fell in love with the color. I tried to wet sand the green parts but ruined it in the process. BBD Coaters In Syracuse NY took care of me again with the flat black. Ill get a few more pictures next time shes out of the garage.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/BBD-Coaters-Inc/105632996180727

usetheBFH
17th May 2012, 20:53
And painted a few things on my truck an added a billet grille :)
http://i1270.photobucket.com/albums/jj620/JRandle12/85c46eee.jpg

Don't wanna get off topic but what lift is on your truck and do you like it. I have a 2002 2500 HD with a 3in key lift and it sucks baddddd. I like the stance. Thanks.

JRandle
17th May 2012, 23:11
Don't wanna get off topic but what lift is on your truck and do you like it. I have a 2002 2500 HD with a 3in key lift and it sucks baddddd. I like the stance. Thanks.

It's got a 6in fab tech suspension and a 3in body lift.. I love the way it looks. The ride quality could be better but it doesn't bother me! I'm just gonna buy some bilstein 5100 shocks to compensate!

I'd love to have an 02 2500hd lifted tho!

outboardr
18th May 2012, 11:11
JRandle
What 2 into 1 pipe is that on your Nightster?

JRandle
19th May 2012, 04:36
JRandle
What 2 into 1 pipe is that on your Nightster?

Vance & Hines 2 into 1

Captain Awesomepants
19th May 2012, 19:25
http://i875.photobucket.com/albums/ab314/89-ED7/IMAG0734.jpg

HellHammer132
19th May 2012, 20:13
Where did you catch the hwy 666 sign? Colorado they changed it to 410, lame.

fatfurious2
19th May 2012, 21:24
looks like its VA.. my guess would be Winchester area?

johna7200
20th May 2012, 16:22
2008 nightster. forged/coated pistons,25740-05 cams,heads ported,titanium valves//locks/retainers,beehive springs,roller rockers RWHP=97.4@7000 rmps

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa106/firecracker43567/harleyn.jpg

Captain Awesomepants
20th May 2012, 18:37
looks like its VA.. my guess would be Winchester area?

Off of route 11 between Lexington and Staunton, Va. 11 used to be the main road on this side of the state before interstate 81 was built and completed in 1971.

black_ice_02
20th May 2012, 23:39
http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k13/jreeds10/Nightster/74c33fba.jpg

http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k13/jreeds10/Nightster/2401cebc.jpg

just finished tank lift, wire tuck, coil and ignition relocation, front fender and reflector take off, and open air filter. oh yeah installed a lighter plug between the tank straps up front.

bought a $20 kit for all the brackets on ebay, got anxious built on my own this morning. looked in the mailbox and the kit was there lol

jeffrysource11
21st May 2012, 04:03
johna7200
Your bike is so bas ass. This will be what I do to my bike shortly. I need to hahaha...

beanerblank
22nd May 2012, 20:30
2008 nightster. forged/coated pistons,25740-05 cams,heads ported,titanium valves//locks/retainers,beehive springs,roller rockers RWHP=97.4@7000 rmps

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa106/firecracker43567/harleyn.jpg


yeah man! what is the torque? Bet that is a blast wiping the smirks of BT riders faces haha

the dutch guy
22nd May 2012, 20:58
Thought the butterfly nut on the headlight mount was a nice touch. It's thoes little things that sometimes get most attention.
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n212/dassuppenkraut/872a6cd3.jpg

Slackster, can you, or somebody else, give me some info on that air filter setup????

Looks really great!!!!!

09nightster
23rd May 2012, 18:32
+1 on the setup from slackster

johna7200
25th May 2012, 03:10
yeah man! what is the torque? Bet that is a blast wiping the smirks of BT riders faces haha

this is the only dyno sheet i have on photobucket. has been retuned for 24 disks in the supertrapp and 100 octane.

in the works right now is a Horsepower inc throttle body in 2 months when they come out and a 28 tooth billet front pulley. By end of summer im hoping for 110 wheel horse power


http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa106/firecracker43567/5-13-201180428AM.jpg

jeffrysource11
25th May 2012, 03:30
My hat is off to you sir hha!

mxr33
25th May 2012, 03:40
johna7200 have you posted your dyno results in the dyno section? those are good numbers i would like to know more, what brand pistion, bore size, compression etc. good looking bike too

grancuda
25th May 2012, 04:39
Got my pipes wrapped, 48 tank on, Joker headset nut, Auto-meter strap mounted speedo, RSD clip-ons, RSD cafe gas cap and ready to ride it now. Later probably a ribbed seat & stage 1 SE air filter assy and a modified a/c cover then I'm done.


http://inlinethumb64.webshots.com/48703/2502696230052655310S600x600Q85.jpg (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2502696230052655310KhXmgq)
http://inlinethumb27.webshots.com/47386/2469702960052655310S600x600Q85.jpg (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2469702960052655310KyealA)
http://inlinethumb53.webshots.com/47796/2463672950052655310S600x600Q85.jpg (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2463672950052655310ZgNpCs)
http://inlinethumb27.webshots.com/49050/2618566340052655310S600x600Q85.jpg (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2618566340052655310ytpcZd)

jeffrysource11
25th May 2012, 14:26
Grancuda. What is this "done" you speak of? Nice bike by the way!

beanerblank
27th May 2012, 17:25
this is the only dyno sheet i have on photobucket. has been retuned for 24 disks in the supertrapp and 100 octane.

in the works right now is a Horsepower inc throttle body in 2 months when they come out and a 28 tooth billet front pulley. By end of summer im hoping for 110 wheel horse power


http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa106/firecracker43567/5-13-201180428AM.jpg

Nice flat torque curve. Whoever put your
Ogle combo together was using their head. Your tuner did a good job to.

stimbrell
27th May 2012, 22:13
Unusual to see a Sportster dynoed in 5th, glad the tyre survived that.

johna7200
28th May 2012, 15:31
johna7200 have you posted your dyno results in the dyno section? those are good numbers i would like to know more, what brand pistion, bore size, compression etc. good looking bike too

i posted it like a year ago in the dyno section. the bike is stock bore,screaming eagle pistons,190 psi cranking compression.I got the bike all done up. i did not have the work done.

heads-stock 1200 castings
-custom ported
-screaming eagle valves,springs,locks ,retainers,roller rockers

cams-25740-05 cams

pistons-2277-04a

intake-Heavy breather

exhaust-supertrapp

tuner-S/E race tuner

the bike is a blast to ride. my goal for this summer is to get it to 110rwhp.when horsepower inc releases there new big bore cnc throttle body for efi sportys i will be taking the bike there for the throttle body and a dyno tune.I also want to add a 28t aluminum front pully

FOURBARRELBEAST
30th May 2012, 08:48
http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/i409/Eric_Bourgeois/Facebook/Mobile%20Uploads/461085_470134573003619_1595183063_o.jpghttp://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/i409/Eric_Bourgeois/2009%20Nightster%20XL1200N/MYBIKE.jpg

I finally figured out how to post pics here is my bike stock at the dealer an after i got through with it i picked her up for 5,800$ with 1,300 miles on here i did short shots,fuel pak,screaming eagle round air cleaner an the ribed cover, frisco bars, turn signal relocation,fliped mirrors,and tank lift coil an ignition relocation i made all my own brackets for tank lift coil an ignition relocation for $1.65 in steel some mig wire an some time

FOURBARRELBEAST
30th May 2012, 09:04
http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/i409/Eric_Bourgeois/Facebook/Mobile%20Uploads-1/291766_306665772683834_947841636_n.jpg
http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/i409/Eric_Bourgeois/Facebook/Mobile%20Uploads/475949_460203030663440_100000212405096_2047746_707 227425_o.jpg
http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/i409/Eric_Bourgeois/Facebook/Mobile%20Uploads/475486_470134216336988_100000212405096_2083091_162 8678629_o.jpg

worldblowmetour
30th May 2012, 10:05
Mhttp://http://i1249.photobucket.com/albums/hh519/wbmt488/th_ee692159.jpgy progress of a wrecked stock nightster.

worldblowmetour
30th May 2012, 10:06
http://i1249.photobucket.com/albums/hh519/wbmt488/ee692159.jpg[/IMG]

worldblowmetour
30th May 2012, 10:12
http://i1249.photobucket.com/albums/hh519/wbmt488/ee692159.jpg

worldblowmetour
30th May 2012, 10:12
im new , sorry for the lack of computer skills

worldblowmetour
30th May 2012, 10:13
http://i1249.photobucket.com/albums/hh519/wbmt488/d7e0857b.jpg

worldblowmetour
30th May 2012, 10:14
http://i1249.photobucket.com/albums/hh519/wbmt488/aac61347.jpg what I started with

worldblowmetour
30th May 2012, 10:26
http://i1249.photobucket.com/albums/hh519/wbmt488/04c59cb7.jpg

worldblowmetour
30th May 2012, 10:29
http://i1249.photobucket.com/albums/hh519/wbmt488/f3add521.jpghttp://i12http://i1249.photobucket.com/albums/hh519/wbmt488/98d22a17.jpg49.photobucket.com/albums/hh519/wbmt488/5c57bb52.jpg

worldblowmetour
30th May 2012, 10:48
http://i1249.photobucket.com/albums/hh519/wbmt488/98d22a17.jpg

worldblowmetour
30th May 2012, 10:48
http://i1249.photobucket.com/albums/hh519/wbmt488/5c57bb52.jpg

Captain Awesomepants
30th May 2012, 11:23
im new , sorry for the lack of computer skills

it's cool, bike skills are way better.

09nightster
31st May 2012, 02:05
worldblowmetour-what air cleaner ya got?

aztsm
31st May 2012, 05:59
http://i875.photobucket.com/albums/ab314/89-ED7/IMAG0734.jpg

What bars are those? Chubbys? I love those but to expensive for my blood

worldblowmetour
31st May 2012, 07:57
Hey 09nightster, its a screaming eagle air cleaner i painted black. Hey Aztsm those are stock nightster bars I welded the middle bar and gusseted it then painted em.

aztsm
31st May 2012, 08:04
Hey 09nightster, its a screaming eagle air cleaner i painted black. Hey Aztsm those are stock nightster bars I welded the middle bar and gusseted it then painted em.

Nice work

Captain Awesomepants
31st May 2012, 13:42
What bars are those? Chubbys? I love those but to expensive for my blood

they are Biltwell frisco's. $99 bucks shipped man.

maverickwolfe
1st June 2012, 08:48
http://i1158.photobucket.com/albums/p604/JKCORY/100_2137.jpg

love that tank lift 'bracket'!!

FOURBARRELBEAST
1st June 2012, 10:01
sweet bracket

killa318
1st June 2012, 19:19
thank you, they have become my bikes trademark, random people around base refer to my bike as the one with the knuckles

Captain Awesomepants
6th June 2012, 23:37
http://i875.photobucket.com/albums/ab314/89-ED7/IMAG0795.jpg

tats_N_trucks
10th June 2012, 01:12
changed a few small things....wire tuck(no lift), relocated ignition & coil, and changed front turnsignals. http://img.tapatalk.com/a6f9cb99-d808-7f62.jpg

Sent from my DROID RAZR using Tapatalk 2

postal_cz
12th June 2012, 18:40
http://postal_cz.sweb.cz/moto1_res.jpg
My 2011 Nighster, still pretty stock, just got new V&H Twin slash slip-ons installed today - great and loud!

Raven1754
15th June 2012, 13:21
http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg568/Raven1754/Facebook/Mobile%20Uploads/542306_10151818637410468_1491725333_n.jpg
http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg568/Raven1754/Facebook/Mobile%20Uploads/303350_10151818637990468_1525816651_n.jpg

tjaden1000
16th June 2012, 16:08
http://img.tapatalk.com/aefc9f40-92e4-d92c.jpg

07XL1200N
17th June 2012, 04:33
http://i1264.photobucket.com/albums/jj497/TM98J/IMG_0199.jpg

Here's mine.

modkaz
17th June 2012, 05:16
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c35/ugskr/harley2.jpg

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c35/ugskr/harley1.jpg

There she is for now.
Mods: RSD Short stacks, V&H short shots, Burly 10.5" shocks, Licks solo bag, relocated turn signals, relocated ECM, new rear fender (to lose the ECM hole), Lepera 48 diamond stitch barebones (f-ing awesome btw), and forward controls.

To come: New A/C (still trying to pick one), and some kind of tuner, motogadget speedo (I know its expensive but i have to replace the whole speedo anyways as its MPH and im in Canada).

every year she gets just a little better and more fun.

Captain Awesomepants
17th June 2012, 17:35
that seat is awesome. where did you relocate the ecm to?

here's a link to a tuner...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-GENUINE-SCREAMIN-EAGLE-EFI-RACE-FUELER-2007-XL-SPORTSTERS-32173-07-/221046137723?_trksid=p4340.m185&_trkparms=algo%3DSIC.NPJS%26its%3DI%26itu%3DUA%26o tn%3D5%26pmod%3D370616406298%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D9 201199419817519486

modkaz
17th June 2012, 17:58
Just moved the master fuse off to the side and stuck it to the side of the battery.

Took some screwing around to get it to sit just right so the cover would close.

skid_pilot
18th June 2012, 06:54
Heres mine, two up seat, highway pegs,relocated turn signals, RK shocks, Progressive front springs, SEII slip-ons, Stage 1 aircleaner and download.http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t495/skidpilot/june008-1.jpg

Manu
20th June 2012, 21:44
Here's mine.

http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s376/Naoutche/Nighster%20mods/017.jpg?t=1340220642

07XL1200N
20th June 2012, 22:30
Here's mine.

http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s376/Naoutche/Nighster%20mods/017.jpg?t=1340220642

What kind of exhaust is that? I've never seen ones shaped like that on the end.

Manu
20th June 2012, 23:29
They are Akrapovic slip-ons. I like them a lot.

SCSAlex
20th June 2012, 23:54
The latest look. I have to thank this forum for the direction this went. I love this bike!

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/232/photoxffm.jpg/

dyoung7
21st June 2012, 04:03
http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u498/wetwilly19us/IMG_3254.jpg with 16" la choppers nice curves

vwaaron
21st June 2012, 16:40
HI All,

My name is Aaron, I am from Holland and hereby 2 picturess of my recently build.
it's a 2008 Nightster.
Tell me what you think
cheers,

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-1ib5Fp4m4yU/T-Mv68blCrI/AAAAAAAAAYY/ttg0oiI5gdk/s912/harley%25201.JPG
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-FQq8jrL5Xh0/T-MwLroT9II/AAAAAAAAAYk/nbCYfhn_0eU/s912/harley%25202.JPG
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-xc_mZDVIZfU/TtiltEXUlwI/AAAAAAAAAK4/qtnMVK3MKac/s640/PicasaUp.jpg

d_eggman2
21st June 2012, 16:43
Love it VW......nice job.

td67mustang
21st June 2012, 16:48
Nice paint, what's the story on the headlight?

dubsport1.8t
21st June 2012, 16:53
vwaaron> love it

vwaaron
21st June 2012, 16:56
Nice paint, what's the story on the headlight?

It's the original one, I turned the headlight upside down and changed the inner electronics. many info here on the forum about that.
made a small "template" out of light aluminum and bended it so that the light beam would be correct. after that brought the template to a store and told them to build it in stainless steel for me. cost me about 15$.
tapped a hole on the lower part of the fork and attached it.

Sportster1200C
22nd June 2012, 19:46
HI All,

My name is Aaron, I am from Holland and hereby 2 picturess of my recently build.
it's a 2008 Nightster.
Tell me what you think
cheers,

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-1ib5Fp4m4yU/T-Mv68blCrI/AAAAAAAAAYY/ttg0oiI5gdk/s912/harley%25201.JPG
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-FQq8jrL5Xh0/T-MwLroT9II/AAAAAAAAAYk/nbCYfhn_0eU/s912/harley%25202.JPG
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-xc_mZDVIZfU/TtiltEXUlwI/AAAAAAAAAK4/qtnMVK3MKac/s640/PicasaUp.jpg

absolutly in love with this bike, so clean

vwaaron
22nd June 2012, 19:59
Thanks all,
just need to make up my mind now for a set of 14" apes.????
hmmmm, the story continues.

AustinXL
22nd June 2012, 20:02
Thats some sharp paint Aaron, looks good.

tjaden1000
23rd June 2012, 00:54
http://img.tapatalk.com/aefe719e-f5a9-dece.jpg

Just picked it up today from getting my fender chopped.

RSD 14" apes. HD flush mount gas cap. Arlen Ness stage II Big Sucker. V&H side shots. Cobra Fi2000 tuner. Remapped ecu. Joker Machine sprocket cover. Forward controls. Fork risers. Waiting on my SuperBrace to get here.

Nytstr
23rd June 2012, 23:47
Here's mine after another winter re-do:

http://i643.photobucket.com/albums/uu152/GeezrRider/2012-06-23154030.jpg

dubsport1.8t
24th June 2012, 02:10
Nice bike...any videos?

Here's mine after another winter re-do:

http://i643.photobucket.com/albums/uu152/GeezrRider/2012-06-23154030.jpg

Northernnightster
25th June 2012, 04:51
where do i get that headlight thing!

Nytstr
26th June 2012, 20:48
Nice bike...any videos?

Not yet, stay tuned!

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Nytstr
26th June 2012, 20:51
where do i get that headlight thing!

It's the H-D Nacelle for Sportsters & Dynas. They quit making them in '07. Got mine off eBay a couple years ago. Hard to find now and lots of $$$.

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Captain Awesomepants
27th June 2012, 05:05
rocking an 883 tank until my 48 tank gets here. bobbed the rear fender a bit (about 2 1/2 inches). will re-paint it this winter but for now i think i'll just do the flat black thing but i bought some pin striping paint and a couple brushes so who knows...

here's the beginning of what i'm doing to my helmet too but it's not finished. first time i've ever messed with pin striping. i have to say it's pretty damn hard...

http://i875.photobucket.com/albums/ab314/89-ED7/IMAG0868.jpg

http://i875.photobucket.com/albums/ab314/89-ED7/IMAG0883.jpg

http://i875.photobucket.com/albums/ab314/89-ED7/IMAG0881.jpg

Johnny5
27th June 2012, 05:19
Actually, that 883 tank looks really good (to me).

Captain Awesomepants
27th June 2012, 05:24
the color is really nice. think i might go with something close to it but with a lot more flake for the whole thing this winter.

here's a better rear view with the new tag mount and lights...

http://i875.photobucket.com/albums/ab314/89-ED7/IMAG0873.jpg

td67mustang
27th June 2012, 05:51
Man I love the orange, hate to see it go.. Liking the lines though.

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Rudy12
27th June 2012, 15:44
rocking an 883 tank until my 48 tank gets here. bobbed the rear fender a bit (about 2 1/2 inches). will re-paint it this winter but for now i think i'll just do the flat black thing but i bought some pin striping paint and a couple brushes so who knows...

here's the beginning of what i'm doing to my helmet too but it's not finished. first time i've ever messed with pin striping. i have to say it's pretty damn hard...

http://i875.photobucket.com/albums/ab314/89-ED7/IMAG0868.jpg

http://i875.photobucket.com/albums/ab314/89-ED7/IMAG0883.jpg

http://i875.photobucket.com/albums/ab314/89-ED7/IMAG0881.jpg

Hey Captain Awsomepants:), I like the look of the bobbed rear fender, just wondering if you can post a eye level side shot (side profile). almost like the first pic, but lower. if that's possible.

Thanks.

Johnny5
27th June 2012, 15:51
Hey Captain Awsomepants:), I like the look of the bobbed rear fender, just wondering if you can post a eye level side shot (side profile). almost like the first pic, but lower. if that's possible.

Thanks.
+1
Side shot please from the exhaust side. And I know I said this already but I am really digging that tank as is.

Captain Awesomepants
27th June 2012, 19:12
Here ya go... http://img.tapatalk.com/a6fbc17a-3ea3-0dcb.jpg

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Captain Awesomepants
27th June 2012, 19:16
I actually wanted to cut it shorter but had to leave it long enough to keep the fender support bracket so my lady can still ride with me. I trimmed a little off the bracket too so it didn't showed from the back. Made it about a quarter in offset after the fender was cut off pretty much even with it before. After she gets het bike then its getting bobbed more.

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black_ice_02
27th June 2012, 20:00
I actually wanted to cut it shorter but had to leave it long enough to keep the fender support bracket so my lady can still ride with me. I trimmed a little off the bracket too so it didn't showed from the back. Made it about a quarter in offset after the fender was cut off pretty much even with it before. After she gets het bike then its getting bobbed more.

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bike looks great! does your tank lift also push your tank forward? mine decreased the area between seat and tank, where your has a gap covered by the hanky. i remember your orange tank had that as well.

also curious on how the gf likes riding with the fender chopped, debating on cutting mine there but didn't want to mess with her. she won't be getting her own bike anytime soon. lol keep up the good work! like the helmet!

Johnny5
27th June 2012, 21:07
Nice... me likey. That, drag bars (although those bars look pretty good too) and a 16" fat front wheel and mid-controls would be my ideal bike. Dammit, I just sold my SV so I have nothing to ride now because I'm saving up for a Sportster. Lurking on this site is screwing me up... lol. I'll probably end up with a used Nightster before the summer is out.

Rudy12
27th June 2012, 22:00
Here ya go... http://img.tapatalk.com/a6fbc17a-3ea3-0dcb.jpg

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Looks wicked, thanks.

Captain Awesomepants
27th June 2012, 22:13
as for the girl riding with me, we haven't rode on this set up yet but i cant say i think it will be much different. than stock length. only cut 2 1/2 inches off. as far as lurking on this site, i know what you mean. i've been trolling this site for a while waiting to get an XL and finally sold my cbr so i could get one. dont know why i waited so long to finally get one. my bike suits my personality perfectly.

oh and as far as the tank lift moving the tank... its at the same spot it's always been in the back, only the front is up 2 inches.

black_ice_02
27th June 2012, 23:24
as for the girl riding with me, we haven't rode on this set up yet but i cant say i think it will be much different. than stock length. only cut 2 1/2 inches off.

thanks i wouldn't think so either, but was just curious

oh and as far as the tank lift moving the tank... its at the same spot it's always been in the back, only the front is up 2 inches.[/QUOTE]

alright thanks, just thought it was odd you seem to have a gap, and mine rolls me seat up. my lift may be 2.5" as well.

thanks, and keep up the good work!

Hutch08
28th June 2012, 00:48
http://i875.photobucket.com/albums/ab314/89-ED7/IMAG0868.jpg



What rear signals are those?

Nytstr
28th June 2012, 01:23
Here's a better pic of mine in its current build:

http://i643.photobucket.com/albums/uu152/GeezrRider/Winter%20Project/2011-12%20Winter%20project/Hellcat%20Hellraiser%20installation/NytstrsTurboNightster72a.jpg

Crosshairs
28th June 2012, 01:35
Here is mine in its current configuration.

http://i.imgur.com/jLERal.jpg

The air cleaner is messed up cause it decided to abandon ship on me at 90MPH......I had to go back and pick it up....:)

Full size picture link https://dl.dropbox.com/u/9080293/2012-06-27%2018.17.18.jpg

AustinXL
28th June 2012, 01:51
Here is mine in its current configuration.

http://i.imgur.com/Golx1l.jpg

The air cleaner is messed up cause it decided to abandon ship on me at 90MPH......I had to go back and pick it up....:)

Full size picture link https://dl.dropbox.com/u/9080293/2012-06-27%2018.17.18.jpg

Looking good there buddy! Don't worry, I mucked up my air filter too :doh Welcome to the Turbo Mafia!! :smoke

Crosshairs
28th June 2012, 02:36
Looking good there buddy! Don't worry, I mucked up my air filter too :doh Welcome to the Turbo Mafia!! :smoke

Yeah, we got matching filters now..:)
We gotta get Nytstr to smash his up..:D

Captain Awesomepants
28th June 2012, 07:05
What rear signals are those?

Auto Gem Baby Bullets. Not DOT legal and they are only two wire. Mine are wired as turn/ extra brake lights. I have the side mount brake light for stop/ running.

Hwkdrvr
11th July 2012, 17:38
http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg566/KConnolly20/photo.jpg
http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg566/KConnolly20/photo1.jpg
http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg566/KConnolly20/photo4.jpg
http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg566/KConnolly20/photo5.jpg

soro
11th July 2012, 22:14
Have not posted in years. Thought I would throw my Nightster into the pool. All mods stolen from you all here at XL. "Finished" the bike last year. Now just riding her.http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f379/Soroworks/Night34rear.jpg
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f379/Soroworks/Nightleft.jpg
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f379/Soroworks/34front.jpg

parsey83
11th July 2012, 22:51
Have not posted in years. Thought I would throw my Nightster into the pool. All mods stolen from you all here at XL. "Finished" the bike last year. Now just riding her.http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f379/Soroworks/Night34rear.jpg
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f379/Soroworks/Nightleft.jpg
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f379/Soroworks/34front.jpg

Love the pipes' what are they

soro
11th July 2012, 23:03
Love the pipes' what are they

Thanks, me too. Paul Yaffe/ Super Trapp X-pipes.

nickl011
13th July 2012, 21:09
rocking an 883 tank until my 48 tank gets here. bobbed the rear fender a bit (about 2 1/2 inches).

http://i875.photobucket.com/albums/ab314/89-ED7/IMAG0868.jpg


I can honestly say your bike is inspiration for the route I'm going with mine. Just put in an order for Biltwell Friscos and Lick's coke bottle grips. Where did you get your mirror? I plan to chop my fender exactly the same this winter, the rear fender needs to be re painted anyway from the previous owner. The Biltwell timing cover looks different than the ones on their site, I haven't found one that has that brass look to it?

Bike looks great bro

Bizzkit
13th July 2012, 22:45
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v177/Bobdown1/2012-06-30135306.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v177/Bobdown1/2012-06-30135255.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v177/Bobdown1/2012-06-30135127.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v177/Bobdown1/2012-06-30135524.jpg
Now with wires tidied at the front
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v177/Bobdown1/2012-07-11160555-1.jpg

Captain Awesomepants
14th July 2012, 01:31
I can honestly say your bike is inspiration for the route I'm going with mine. Just put in an order for Biltwell Friscos and Lick's coke bottle grips. Where did you get your mirror? I plan to chop my fender exactly the same this winter, the rear fender needs to be re painted anyway from the previous owner. The Biltwell timing cover looks different than the ones on their site, I haven't found one that has that brass look to it?

Bike looks great bro

Thanks man. I'm pretty happy with it so far, just can't wait to get it professionally painted this winter and get a new seat. Plan on tidying up some wires and whatnot too then. As far as the cover goes, it's is chrome, I guess it just has a glare on it in the pics. The chrome part is easy to remove if someone wanted to get it plated though. The mirror is a Lick's 3". It was like $15 bucks I think. I love the stuff Biltwell puts out. It's kinda hard sometimes not to put too much of their stuff on the bike so the bike doesn't look like a rolling advertisement for them. As far as the fender, I just cut about how much I wanted and then used the part I has chopped off as a stencil to cut the rest at a nice radius. I did free hand the edges a bit because i wanted a little tighter of a curve on the edges.

Here's a pic with a 48 tank I put on but I'm not sure I like it. It might just be the color I'm not crazy about... I'm about to rattle can the whole bike to get me by for the rest of the summer. I also added a Vance and Hines air cleaner but I'm still waiting on the Harley shop for my cover to come it. My plan for the bike is to kinda make it look like a modern interpretation of a late 70's Sporty.

http://i875.photobucket.com/albums/ab314/89-ED7/IMAG0908.jpg

Hutch08
14th July 2012, 03:20
Here's a pic with a 48 tank I put on but I'm not sure I like it.

http://i875.photobucket.com/albums/ab314/89-ED7/IMAG0908.jpg

48 tank + Nightster seat = puke

Way to wide and throws off the lines, once you get a new seat I think you'll like the tank alot more.


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nickl011
14th July 2012, 08:55
Thanks man. I'm pretty happy with it so far, just can't wait to get it professionally painted this winter and get a new seat. Plan on tidying up some wires and whatnot too then. As far as the cover goes, it's is chrome, I guess it just has a glare on it in the pics. The chrome part is easy to remove if someone wanted to get it plated though. The mirror is a Lick's 3". It was like $15 bucks I think. I love the stuff Biltwell puts out. It's kinda hard sometimes not to put too much of their stuff on the bike so the bike doesn't look like a rolling advertisement for them. As far as the fender, I just cut about how much I wanted and then used the part I has chopped off as a stencil to cut the rest at a nice radius. I did free hand the edges a bit because i wanted a little tighter of a curve on the edges.


Thanks for the info man. I ordered the mirror as well. What rear signals are those? And you had a tank lift on your nightster/883 tank right? Doesn't the 48 tank sit a lot lower on the back bone than the stock peanut?

Nightstrike
14th July 2012, 18:00
After Going through this awesome thread multiple times I'll finally throw up my nightster. (may take a few tries to get the image right.

Captain Awesomepants
14th July 2012, 20:40
48 tank + Nightster seat = puke

Way to wide and throws off the lines, once you get a new seat I think you'll like the tank alot more.




You are correct sir. The stock seat and the tank do not flow together but I will be putting a new seat on it this winter. Gonna go with a sprung solo seat with a leather pass. pad.

As far as the turn signals, they are Auto Gem "Baby Bullets". They are only two wire so they run as turn/ brake lights. They are not DOT legal but I put a big brake light that is run/ brake/ tag.

Captain Awesomepants
14th July 2012, 21:37
Here are a few bikes that have inspired me on my build. I was gonna buy a 79
Sporty that had been hard tailed and was an awesome looking bike very similar to the first bike below but wanted my first H-D to be something a little newer and more reliable that I knew I could keep forever. It took me forever to finally be able to buy one so I'm never going to sell it. It's kinda like me first born child in a way. The first bike is perfect in my opinion and I want to paint mine very close to it and put the old ironhead style lettering on the tank. The other bikes have a few styling cues I like as well.

http://i875.photobucket.com/albums/ab314/89-ED7/3fb4754e.jpg

http://i875.photobucket.com/albums/ab314/89-ED7/96c83e70.jpg

http://i875.photobucket.com/albums/ab314/89-ED7/96c1e6ed.jpg

http://i875.photobucket.com/albums/ab314/89-ED7/3472025039_58b1c6bdde_b-1.jpg

http://i875.photobucket.com/albums/ab314/89-ED7/DSC03222.jpg

Nightstrike
16th July 2012, 01:17
Here's mine, crappy photos but you get the idea
Next up.. 10 inch road 6 bars
http://m1078.photobucket.com/albumview/albums/schwedt/0edb60e8.jpg.html?o=0&newest=1

http://m1078.photobucket.com/albumview/albums/schwedt/46b7e58a.jpg.html?o=9&newest=1
http://m1078.photobucket.com/albumview/albums/schwedt/23fe5c89.jpg.html?o=6&newest=1

Captain Awesomepants
16th July 2012, 06:23
Nightstrike, pics don't work.

Nightstrike
16th July 2012, 06:53
Dang it!! I'll keep trying to get it to work.

td67mustang
16th July 2012, 06:59
Still not working

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RYHD
18th July 2012, 20:43
Hi, I'm new to the forum but came across this thread and thought I would post my nightster up...

Theres some awesome ideas on this thread everyone, keep posting!!

http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii594/RYHD1/9ded4c4c.jpg

Johnny5
18th July 2012, 20:48
Hey RHYD, can you post a direct side shot of that Bad boy? Looks like a Le Pera Bare Bones seat right? Want to see the side profile if you don't mind.
Thx J

RYHD
18th July 2012, 21:03
Hi Johnny5 I dont have i side shot but will try and get one up ASAP, it is the barebones by Le Pera, it flows really well between the tank and fender. I have only had the bike a month and not quite figured out the rear end yet, definitley will get new shocks which are a little lower, I feel it sits too high however I do ride two up with my missus sometimes and need some fender to get the pillion pad on and need a little give/travel in the shocks ...

A guy on here has the same seat and he shows a side shot somewhere in his thread, here is a link to that thread it is worth taking a look..
http://xlforum.net/vbportal/forums/showthread.php?t=466630

ryhd

RYHD
18th July 2012, 21:08
Hey RHYD, can you post a direct side shot of that Bad boy? Looks like a Le Pera Bare Bones seat right? Want to see the side profile if you don't mind.
Thx J

Here is the page and a link...

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d28/nyjeepman/Nightster%20Gas%20Cap/100_1368.jpg

http://xlforum.net/vbportal/forums/showthread.php?t=466630&page=30

ryhd

RYHD
18th July 2012, 21:35
Here is a photo with the Le Pera pillion pad hooked on to the barebones for a day with the missus, gives the bike a complete different look..

http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii594/RYHD1/eef3b990.jpg

Ryhd

Johnny5
18th July 2012, 21:42
That looks really good bud. Hmmm, I'd be happy with that... with a mid-glide and 16" front wheel with 130 tire that would be a good bike for me to put together. I think I see a used Nighty in my future. I'll figure it out sooner or later... lol.

RYHD
18th July 2012, 22:05
Mmmm.. Now you have me thinking of the front end with a little extra rake and 16/130.. and I thought I wasnt sure about the rear!! Winter project, thanks!

Is this what you had in mind??

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l194/reactivecustoms/mock%20up%20bike/DSCF0775.jpg

RYHD
18th July 2012, 22:09
The image is broken somewhere, here is a link to the thread with the mid front end..

http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?q=harley+mid+glide+front+end+130+tire&um=1&hl=en&biw=1280&bih=637&tbm=isch&tbnid=Xj6r-G5EuVQj1M:&imgrefurl=http://www.hdforums.com/forum/sportster-models/688574-new-direction-now-want-fat-front-tire.html&docid=t-7lto_G7lcyyM&imgurl=http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l194/reactivecustoms/mock%252520up%252520bike/DSCF0775.jpg&w=640&h=480&ei=TxUHUKfvK5Kr0AWs9IHDDQ&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=112&vpy=147&dur=64&hovh=194&hovw=259&tx=154&ty=75&sig=103392675762803218256&page=1&tbnh=133&tbnw=166&start=0&ndsp=17&ved=1t:429,r:0,s:0,i:70

kaizoku
18th July 2012, 22:12
Day after I got her home and had a chance to clean her up a bit.

My first bike.

Does anyone know how "rare" the Chisel paint set is? I want to lower the front fender a bit but don't want to go modifying it if I'd be better off selling the tins and getting some replacements to mod/paint any way I want and maybe making some $$$ in the process.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v235/ae86kaizoku/DSC_1266.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v235/ae86kaizoku/DSC_1292.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v235/ae86kaizoku/DSC_1290.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v235/ae86kaizoku/DSC_1283.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v235/ae86kaizoku/DSC_1274.jpg

Johnny5
18th July 2012, 22:13
RYHD, Yeah, more or less. Basically, I want a 48 with LePera Bare Bones seat, Mid controls and a Nightster tank, without paying $10,000 plus dollars. (Aside from the default exhaust, ECU and filter upgrades)

I figure I can get a good used Nightster for 60% of that, and then customize at my leisure.

RYHD
18th July 2012, 22:23
Nice! Not sure how rare it is, I saw one the other week for sale with the same paint and was asking same as other vivids and mattes etc.
Do you have much rain where you are? If not have you considered removing the fender, its so slim that it does'nt do a great deal plus I think it gives a great look.

I say remove the tins! Any excuse for hours in the garage modding!

Ryhd

kaizoku
18th July 2012, 22:26
Haha...actually I took the fender off last night. Still trying to decide which looks better, but I live in Oregon, so a front fender, at least for part of the year, is a must.

RYHD
18th July 2012, 22:32
Hi Johnny5, I had both the 48 and nightster at my local HD stealership looking at me, they were side by side. After 2 months of looking online, forums, galleries I just felt the Nightster lends itself to amateur modification more than the 48 for some reason? Cant put my finger on it but there was something which drew me more to the nightster. Was torn between the front ends and went with the nightster and love it.

Ryhd

RYHD
18th July 2012, 22:36
Hi Kaizuko, I live in the UK and manage without a fender! I have been caught in some torrential rain and just wrap the bandana round my face and have some good sunglasses under a 3/4 lid with visor however I am looking over the pond for an openface daytona helmet so that should be interesting when the random rain storm hits with no visor to pull down or front fender..haha

Post a pic without the front fender for opinion please.

Ryhd

Nightstrike
19th July 2012, 05:04
Fired up the ol' PC to try to get these photos to finally link. We'll see...
http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w482/schwedt/0edb60e8.jpg
http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w482/schwedt/2c4ff199.jpg
http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w482/schwedt/3436714a.jpg
http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w482/schwedt/46b7e58a.jpg

It's a nightster miracle!!...apparently iphones do not link photobucket with the forum correctly.

senileyouth
21st July 2012, 23:46
http://i1154.photobucket.com/albums/p538/anthonyil/IMG_0088.jpg

senileyouth
21st July 2012, 23:50
Just figured out how to post pics. Anyway the nightster is mine and the 79 amf Is my buddies. The old and new.

motorend
21st July 2012, 23:51
http://i1154.photobucket.com/albums/p538/anthonyil/IMG_0088.jpg

That rear fender is awesome! You could do a thread just on that. :clap

senileyouth
22nd July 2012, 01:31
Thanks man I have alot more work in that fender then I bargained for. I was trying to build it strong enough to put the girl on back but I put the springer seat on and realized it wasnt gunna happen plus I wouldnt be able to sleep at night thinking of what would happen to the fender if I hit a pot hole.

senileyouth
22nd July 2012, 01:38
Heres a couple more pics. Bike isnt 100% yet but who's is.http://i1154.photobucket.com/albums/p538/anthonyil/IMG_0084.jpghttp://i1154.photobucket.com/albums/p538/anthonyil/IMG_0086.jpg

Hagen
22nd July 2012, 03:26
http://i778.photobucket.com/albums/yy70/mfhagen/DSCF8386.jpg

Rudy12
22nd July 2012, 06:24
http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w413/r_estrela/P1060290.jpg
http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w413/r_estrela/P1060296.jpg
[IMG]http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w413/r_estrela/P1060297.jpg
http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w413/r_estrela/P1060295.jpg
http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w413/r_estrela/P1060316.jpg

Ok I suck that didn't work!

Edit; Yahoo finally got it. Let me know what you all think.

black_ice_02
22nd July 2012, 16:52
Ok I suck that didn't work!

Edit; Yahoo finally got it. Let me know what you all think.

I like your bars, was debating some similar, great to have a look at them on one.

Relocate the ECM for the 48 seat? If so where'd you put it?

Rudy12
22nd July 2012, 17:15
I like your bars, was debating some similar, great to have a look at them on one.

Relocate the ECM for the 48 seat? If so where'd you put it?

Thanks Ice, yeah the bars are Biltwell Chumps, super comfy.
I relocated the ECM and PC5 under the battery cover. It sticks out a bit but it's not that noticeable.

Captain Awesomepants
22nd July 2012, 21:57
Heres a couple more pics. Bike isnt 100% yet but who's is.http://i1154.photobucket.com/albums/p538/anthonyil/IMG_0084.jpg

what tire size are you running on the nightster? i love those white walls.

senileyouth
23rd July 2012, 14:57
Thanks man the tires are avon cobras and their the stock size 150/80 but for whatever reason their an inch wider than the stock tires. I cant say enough about the tires they hook up like nothing else and Ive got about 3500 on them this year and theirs still alot of tread left.

Captain Awesomepants
23rd July 2012, 23:12
http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w413/r_estrela/P1060290.jpg


what pipes are those? they look great.

Rudy12
24th July 2012, 04:30
what pipes are those? they look great.

Thanks Captain! They are Bub Straightaways. Deep sounding pipe.

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w413/r_estrela/P1060282.jpg

UpNorthIron
24th July 2012, 05:55
Rudy! Bike is looking good man, it's Andrew from Burlington!

willypscustoms
24th July 2012, 07:29
Just finished mine.

http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r285/willyp87/IMG_5431.jpg
http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r285/willyp87/IMG_5434.jpg
http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r285/willyp87/IMG_5437.jpg
http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r285/willyp87/IMG_5448.jpg
http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r285/willyp87/IMG_5444.jpg
http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r285/willyp87/IMG_5446.jpg
http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r285/willyp87/IMG_5442.jpg

Rudy12
24th July 2012, 15:41
Rudy! Bike is looking good man, it's Andrew from Burlington!

Thanks Bud! Long time no see!

paco
30th July 2012, 21:23
http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n602/Paco_Gamboa/IMG_0697.jpg

willypscustoms
1st August 2012, 01:25
http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n602/Paco_Gamboa/IMG_0697.jpg

What part of Tucson do you live in.

paco
1st August 2012, 01:48
eat Tucson, Palo Verde area...Are you a Tucsonan?

paco
1st August 2012, 01:58
What part of Tucson do you live in.

East Tucson, Palo Verde area...nothing is far round here. The bike is slowly coming apart, i'm thinking a couple of weeks 'fore it's on the road again. Where in Tucson do you live?

willypscustoms
1st August 2012, 02:09
eat Tucson, Palo Verde area...Are you a Tucsonan?

Yeah I live at pantano and wrightstown area pretty much east, I recognized the mountains thats what gave it away, i have lived in tucson for about 20 years.

paco
1st August 2012, 03:01
Yeah I live at pantano and wrightstown area pretty much east, I recognized the mountains thats what gave it away, i have lived in tucson for about 20 years.

Well nice to make your acquaintance, even if it is through a forum, We shall ride sooner than later...

willypscustoms
1st August 2012, 03:29
Well nice to make your acquaintance, even if it is through a forum, We shall ride sooner than later...

I finally just got my bike back together after 8 months and right in the middle of monsoon season to sucks. Definantly need to ride I wanted to do a ride to mescal and then there is helldarado days in tombsone but that's in October. What are you doin to your bike.

nickl011
1st August 2012, 09:18
Newest pics of my nighty:

http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii185/nickl011/622662_10151153276892631_381413321_o.jpg
After the biltwell friscos install at work

http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii185/nickl011/337262_10151159162152631_284199279_o.jpg
Pic at the garage when I was adjusting my throttle. Buddy was welding his headlight back together for his 01 springer front end sporty.

Mods on my bike include: Vance & Hines short shots, Orange LED accent lights from LED Glow, fork bag, biltwell friscos, lick's coke bottle grips, lick's 3" round mirror, pulled off the belt gaurd. Previous owner did a crappy job with tinting the turn signals/brake lights so I'll have to redo them or get new lenses. Gonna pull off the front fender, tanklift and ignition/coil relocate soon.

nickl011
1st August 2012, 09:23
Pic of the accent lights:
http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii185/nickl011/412184_10150933891402631_453293405_o.jpg
Still not completely sure if I like them, bought them on a whim since my buddy had blue ones on his sporty....

And my favorite mod of all:
http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii185/nickl011/471345_10151121559297631_463650779_o.jpg

paco
1st August 2012, 15:29
I finally just got my bike back together after 8 months and right in the middle of monsoon season to sucks. Definantly need to ride I wanted to do a ride to mescal and then there is helldarado days in tombsone but that's in October. What are you doin to your bike.

I am in the disassembly process, I want to rewire with bare minimum, put batt, ecm, power commander, and fuses in saddle bag, new shocks and powder coat. All gaskets will be replaced in process. I am up to the engine part, trying to figure out how to take out.

NightRocket
3rd August 2012, 04:01
Hey all. I'm Dave. Just bought an 11 Nightster. New with 4 miles on it. Been riding the shit out of that little rocket. LOTS OF FUN. I'll be one of those annoying guys with a thousand questions on what I can and can't do!! Or just straight mod questions. Look forward to learning from the pros.

IronDan-O
3rd August 2012, 05:11
Hey all. I'm Dave. Just bought an 11 Nightster. New with 4 miles on it. Been riding the shit out of that little rocket. LOTS OF FUN. I'll be one of those annoying guys with a thousand questions on what I can and can't do!! Or just straight mod questions. Look forward to learning from the pros.

Welcome to the forum.
We're not pros, we just love our Sportsters.

Txn
7th August 2012, 07:19
Here's my nightster think I'm finally done can't think of anything else I want to do to ithttp://img.tapatalk.com/6371dcdf-a473-496a.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/6371dcdf-a496-9008.jpg
This is what it looked like when i got it
http://img.tapatalk.com/6371dcdf-a4c9-52b7.jpg

IronDan-O
7th August 2012, 17:02
Txn, what did you do with your old handlebars and cables?

I don't care what people say about ShortShots, they look so right on the black Sportsters.