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Default My 04 Custom........the story so far

So a few months ago I bought my 3rd Sportster.



I had originally planned on leaving her stock but I kind of changed my mind somewhere along the way.

I have made a couple of subtle changes to the front end so far and today I finally got her back on the road looking like this!







Wide Glide front end with a Fatboy front wheel.
Black Mini Indicators.
Engine Sprayed Black.
Custom Fat Drag Bars.
RoughCrafts Aircleaner.

I can now start thinking about the back end.
I have a Burleybrand lowering kit and mini indicators for the rear as well as plans to spray the strut covers and maybe remove or modify the belt guard.

So Ladies & Gentlemen, what do you think so far??
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Looking good. Any plans for engine upgrades?
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Will be watching to see how you balance this out, right now the front looks to big for the rest of the bike. Once you start down this road it's a never ending process. Maybe go with the trim the rear fender fad to show more tire, I would leave the belt guard as you need to keep some visual weight at the rear of the bike. Your beautiful paint will have to go and that's a shame as it looked like a nice clean bike when you started. I,m sure the bike will look Bad Azz when you pull it all together, keep us posted. P.S. Paint the center of your rear pulley Black and think about maybe blacking out the rough centers of both wheels also. Maybe a matching wide front fender would tone it down a bit and help pull it together.
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You did not provide your location.
Is it prone to cross winds?
If so, a gust against those solid wheels could put you two lanes over from where you expect to be, if you are at cruising speed.
Ride with care.
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Nice looking scoot.
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Nice looking scoot.
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Tis nice, but I've been blown from center of west bound lane into center of east bound lane by an unexpected gust, in the middle of the desert and solid wheels have been reported to be much more effected.

Maybe being almost 2X the speed limit was a factor, but I would not want that to diminish my concern.
I was happy that there was no traffic and that the wind came from the north, not the south.
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