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Old 10-26-2009, 07:38 PM   #1
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Old 10-26-2009, 08:27 PM   #4
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Well heres what I did so far, alot of people probally don't know what a stock Nightster and such looks like so I'll tell you what I did and you can look at the above pictures for the Before looks!!!

First here is a picture of both Belt Guards removed, they were Huge and Ugly
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I took the Sproket cover off and put a Dizzy thing there, Looks crazy
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I lifted the Tank 2'' for a raked look and removed the Ignition/Coil Harness
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I removed the Front fender and made a Brace/Bracket for a little Sturdiness
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Some Willie G Skulls for ya!!!!!
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12'' Mini Apes and Blacked out Signals, gettin 16'' in a little bit
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Painted the Stock Gray Air Filter Cover Black, about to Paint Engine as well
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And thats it for now....I got some Black Hookers pipes in the mail and a Phantom Pad for the Female. I'll post some more pics when I Cut,Stretch or Fabricate some more
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just my opinion but i think i would prefer the tank in the stock position to cover all the wiring and electrical tape it was hiding but its still a good looking bike and i look foward to see what you do with it. you should paint the oil bag to match the rest of the matte black on the bike it looks too shiny in the pics.
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Ok guys keep 'em comin lol I love ya'll all too!!!!

The tank lift I did cause this bike is low, I'm 6'2+ so I lifted the front of the tank to give it a little rake look on it to fit my body better so I didnt look like donkey kong on it.

Ok the electrical tape was removed (It was just holding the wires short term up there) I got the straps for the wire so it looks way better now.

The brackets I made for the forks are actually stronger then the stock fender, so sturdiness? Yeah I guess so, well at least as sturdy as the Stock fender anyways.

The brackets also are gettin PC'd black to match the forks. So it dont look like no H.S punk got a hold of it! And Euros aren't my style, remember I blacked out the lights!!!!

Ya'll got to remember its a work in progress, NOT a finished product. And like I said its a Garage build. No fancy tools, no professional shop doin anything, I have done everything with my two hands and basic tools you can buy at Home Depot. So thanks for the opinions, I guess. I'm building the way I visioned it so.....I'm happy with it
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i like the look of the roland sands one but have thought about wraping your exhaust i think it would look pretty good and its not that exspensive to do i did it to my bike and think it came out pretty good.
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Yeah man that looks great, I have some Darksides in the mail so those long chrome ones are coming off....when they get here I'm wrapping 'em (Just haven't decided what color wrap? Black or Off White)
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I said on my streetbike...not my racebike.

and you're right, if an internet site says they work, they must work. They can't put it on the internet if it isn't true!




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continue the thread, good luck with your build
not to get in the middle of anything but he's right actually. harley forks are notorious for flexing, both with the fender and without. most of the guys that try to get their bikes handling better will put a fork brace down there. it makes a VERY noticeable difference. and keep in mind all those bikes you showed were built for looks. NOT for handling. they make sacrifices in the way the bike handles and rides to achieve the look they're going for.

now i wouldn't say it's unrideable without a front fender, as i ride without a front fender on my street bob all the time (course my forks are 49mm compared to the 39mm of the nightsters) and it's usually fine. although there is a very noticeable difference when the fender is on. the front end is much more solid feeling.
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Yeah man that looks great, I have some Darksides in the mail so those long chrome ones are coming off....when they get here I'm wrapping 'em (Just haven't decided what color wrap? Black or Off White)
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not to get in the middle of anything but he's right actually. harley forks are notorious for flexing, both with the fender and without. most of the guys that try to get their bikes handling better will put a fork brace down there. it makes a VERY noticeable difference. and keep in mind all those bikes you showed were built for looks. NOT for handling. they make sacrifices in the way the bike handles and rides to achieve the look they're going for.

now i wouldn't say it's unrideable without a front fender, as i ride without a front fender on my street bob all the time (course my forks are 49mm compared to the 39mm of the nightsters) and it's usually fine. although there is a very noticeable difference when the fender is on. the front end is much more solid feeling.
wow. if those braces or a fender actually make a difference in the rigidity of the front forks I'd be scared to ride one.
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i too am with others on the fork brace. I would remove it all together. I would guess that the triples and the axle would keep the forks pretty rigid.

I like the look of the tank, but as mentioned there is a lot of stuff underneath the stock location that now should be tucked away better for aesthetics.

and, you can't have a bobber without doing something with the rear fender.

Keep it up! It's looking good.
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wow. if those braces or a fender actually make a difference in the rigidity of the front forks I'd be scared to ride one.
it's not dangerous for the bikes intended riding style. even emergency manuervers are done without an issue. but, handling when pushing the bike is effected. when your riding at the limits (which granted aren't very high on most cruisers) you'll feel the forks flexing. again, not really dangerous, but it does effect confidence as well as turn in.
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agreed. his other choice is "dirty grey" and not off white. They'd only be off white for about a month. haha
yea i think the black would just look better and it will keep its color unlike the the white
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Old 10-27-2009, 05:34 PM   #19
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I like the nightster , but i'd replace those stock handle bars for clip ons or drag bars to make it look more stylish.
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Congrats on the new bike and the mods. I like the mods. Here is what I would do to improve the look from what I can see of the photos. (1) Substitute a black wire for the red one. Just make sure the wire gauge and insulation are the same as the old wire. (2) On the bracket, instead of leaving it the metallic color, spray paint it with black truck bed liner. (3) Belt exposure is cool since you are feet forward, but I wouldn't mount a pillion/passenger without the guard due to safety.

I like the look mainly because it looks like you are riding a machine. Too many styles these days have everything covered with plastic fairing, whereas I find the Mad Max - Road Warrior look to me more representative of a man-over-machine. Good that you like to wrench on your bike as well.
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