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Old 14th July 2012
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Here's a pic with a 48 tank I put on but I'm not sure I like it.



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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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?
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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.
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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.
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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.









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Here's mine, crappy photos but you get the idea
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Nightstrike, pics don't work.
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Dang it!! I'll keep trying to get it to work.
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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!!

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