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Old 01-21-2013, 10:08 PM   #1
J-Dub OP
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Location: High Desert, So Cal, USA
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Puke Olive Drab Gear Up (Part 2)

So, I've made a few changes to my bike since I originally posted a thread about it here http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=792362, and I thought I'd share. I swapped the stock exhaust for a full set of Modtops, with ceramic coated headers. I also added a front rack to the nose, along with the stock front hack bumper. I'm not entirely sold on this after the fact. Looks a little bit cluttered to my eye. I then added an old entrenching tool in place of the stock shovel, and put the stock fuel can back on. Next came the reupholstery - both the Raceway Deluxe saddle and the stock hack seat were recovered in brown leather and treated with mink oil. The Raceway seat now has a denser foam, as the foam it comes with is just too soft. As you can see, we don't get much rain here, so I'm not too concerned with water damage to the leather. There's also a Mr. COB steel skid plate under there to protect the sump (Thanks Dave!). Lastly, I added a M72 rack to the rear fender, ala Windmill, along with a mount for the leather pannier on the outside of the bike. This adds some storage for lightweight items in a convenient spot and looks great against the OD green. Oh, almost forgot about the windshield. Got this used from Terry Crawford, and it just needed a paint job. It's still not mounted quite right. The handlebar struts are not an exact fit with my Flanders handlebars, and the headlight mount tabs are too narrow. I beat on 'em with the ol' BFH, but they're still not quite right. More to come when the windshield comes off in the summer. I think next I'll get rid of the cammy tonneau/door/shovel cover and swap it with OD or maybe brown canvas. Hope you guys dig it.

















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