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RE: WOW! Options
|RE: WOW! Options|
|valcus43 said 2004-12-25 18:17|
Valcus 43īs GOAL: Go fast, not much time left! OPTIONS: Tried three Harley mufflers after taking off cat-conv and three exhaust pipe lumps. Saved a ton. THEN, saw a Tri Bonneville megaphone muffler on the dealerīs wall, held it up to the R-III on display (NOTE: One of several in stock at North Coast in Toledo), and it was perfect!!! The pipe just after the O2 sensor is 1 3/4 and the D&D megaphone slipped right on. Had to cut off 6 inches to align bracket with right foot peg bracket then had to fabricate a short chunk to finish hanging it. Yeah, that works good!!!! AND the pipe is a straight through shot with a bit of baffling in the flared megaphone area.
Harley makes an aftermarket front fender they happen to use on the V-Rod, itīs thin aluminum and is appearing more often as poser take-offs in sale bins and at swap meets. When i find another one I will put it through the English wheel to see if it can be flattened a bit more. Two pieces of flat aluminum stock make great brackets and should finish up nicely. Turn signals can be whacked and miniīs can be mounted on the fender strut without drilling if you take of the damned chrome cover. The front mini signal can be mounted to a small chunk of bar stock bent in an L and drilled to bold to trees with original bolt. The factory R-III fly screen fits well, but the kid is rolling and hammering some aluminum for more aerodynamics around the 140 mph zone. This is the most customizable bike I have ever owned. I bet an aluminum gas-in-frame unit would look trick. Anyone have a crunched Buell or Hyabusa frame? Yahooooo, isnīt just for politicos from VT anymore:)
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