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Well it seems the bike i wasn't going to change is now the bike i am going to change all thanks to you guys!!
But on a budget due to my wife finding out she is pregnant!

So i have a list of things i'd like to do, oh and it's a UK 2001 Nightster if the title didn't give it away!!

In no particular or coherent order......

For now....

i have just flipped the mirrors 48 style
I have made a side plate holder with small LED light as the UK plate is mounted to the rear fender, i had to drop the shock pretension to min to help the large gap between fender and tire.
I have made a pair of 2" Tank lifts and i am going to make a coil/ignition bracket from some flat steel bar i made the lifts out of.
So tomorrow i do the wire tuck and coil/ignition move.
My friend is making me some Green HT leads.
I am taking the speedo housing and handlebar mount? plate from the wife's '09 883 and swapping it with mine so i can mount her speedo housing to my eyebrow to see what its like lower down (thoughts on this?)
Drill baffles either inside edge or right at the end (not sure which will be best)

Whats going to have to wait and is going to cost...

Replace the standard shocks for Burley slammers in black.
Drag Bars with bar end mirrors, i love the Ducati style fold in ones
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V&H big radius pipes in black plus the old fuel tuning thing
Relocate speedo to the side
Sprung seat and a longer fender
Whitewalls possibly
Small paint job on cans (friend paints and has done an awesome job on his 48)
Bigger headlight

Still looking at more ideas and yours are welcome

Cheers
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First off congratulations on the pregnancy. Secondly I too flipped my mirrors and then purchased the top closed nuts that go on the stock 48 for a clean look. They were 5 bucks a piece at Harley. That way you don't have a hideous steel bolt sticking up out of an open nut on top of your lever perch.
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i have just flipped the mirrors 48 style
You mean "XLF Style". We did it on the sportys before HD did!



As far as other ideas.....best one would be to spend some time in the threads under the 07'+ section and look at the "Lets see your Nightster" or "Lets see your Iron" threads. Lots of good bikes / info / ideas in there.
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You mean "XLF Style". We did it on the sportys before HD did!

I'm still learning my last bike was a 2008 Yamaha R1 so you'll have to forgive me btw I love this more especially the ride!!

And cheers for the advice as you know i have been stealing ideas from your thread .... especially the FENDER
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First off congratulations on the pregnancy. Secondly I too flipped my mirrors and then purchased the top closed nuts that go on the stock 48 for a clean look. They were 5 bucks a piece at Harley. That way you don't have a hideous steel bolt sticking up out of an open nut on top of your lever perch.
Thanks for the congrats on pregnancy and the advice on the nuts (if only i had sorted my nuts earlier )
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2" lift , left one piece of the plastic in place to hide the main trunk of wires and now needs a damn good clean
Just bracket to fit for coil, had to repaint it after making some adjustments to allow rubber washers to be fitting for damping.

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Nicely done. And don't listen too closely to Cosmo, he's a bit of a bad influence. I blame him for my bike being down for 4 months the winter of 2010/11 as I ran all my wires inside the frame. He'll put all kinds of crazy ideas in your head. (I mean that in the best way possible Cosmo)
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Looking good Bizz. Dont be afraid to play with those throttle cables to clean up that area even more. If you have enough slack....run them under the gas tank along the backbone with your wires and have them drop down just above....helps clean it up a little more:



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Looking good Bizz. Dont be afraid to play with those throttle cables to clean up that area even more. If you have enough slack....run them under the gas tank along the backbone with your wires and have them drop down just above....helps clean it up a little more:
Thanks that means a lot! i was a tad nervous it wasn't going to look tidy! Still a few bits to do yet but majority hidden. With regards to throttle cables i did wonder about them wasn't sure if i had to leave them slack but once i get the coil set in place its now going to have to be moved.


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Best advice I've heard yet on the XLF!
Well its just too late now isn't it! More warning next time!
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