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    2003 VRSCA UE's test mule.

    My VR has
    PM Trinities w/ 6piston calipers & 13" rotors.
    250 tire, stock swingarm modded
    Corbin Dual Tour Seat, w/ custom fastback for solo riding.
    Progressive Suspension 13" 440 shocks w/ std springs.

    The tank part was a snap this time.
    The real PITA was that darn cable. Looking forward to getting this one right for production.
    First off I kept putting the switch back together wrong, then the cable was wrong...pulled my hair out, quit for the night, tried again in the morning and it went like a snap.
    Sometimes you just gotta call it a day.

    I then dove into 'MudFlap' after several outright failures and one 'not so bad' attempts at this I got real simple and just did it with the heatgun.
    It was a snap. Once I got setup it took 15 minutes tops. As far as I'm concerned it fits more snugly and factory looking that stock.

    The skidplate was already done.


    I repainted the swingarm from it's Sunday afternoon before KC, whatever was at AutoZone that's close in color.
    Thanks Max, the color matches nicely.
    Then after shining up a few chrome parts put the rest together.

    It's clean, shined and ready for riding again. Next up is the VRFID. It'll have 200 miles of range then!
    That's quite a step from running out of gas w/ 97 miles on the odo.

    It's raining Beagles and Calicos now or I'd get some new pretty pics - tomorrow.
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    L1=10.2"
    L2=9 7/8"
    L3=13.75"
    L4=10.2"

    Shocks: Progressive 440s 10.4"-13"
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    The mudflap came out much better than my attempt in September. This time I used the whole mudflap and simply heated the 'bump' part and formed it to the tank. Fits like a glove now.
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    Whenever I work on my bike I wrap the grips in paper towel and put a rubber band around them. Keeps the grips from getting greasy while working on it.

    Too bad the HD stealers don't know this trick. Last time HD of GV worked on mine I practically fell off the grips were so slimy.
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    When I did the September install I was rushed for time trying to get ready to leave for KC.
    The fuel cap was hitting the seat a little so I used the silly putty to find the center of the cap (in reference to the seat) took a hole saw and cut a hole in the seat pan to clear the cap.

    My butt isn't over this spot anyway and I figure it can't hurt a thing.

    I carry my paperwork in a Fed Ex International Waybill pack (like a giant really tough zip loc baggie) it goes over the hole and you'd never even know it was there.
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    I like the chrome stock HD cap better and have the rubber boot fitting down very nicely. It would fit without having to drill a hole this way.
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    All done. Sorry it took me so long to upload pics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MonsterMaxx
    I like the chrome stock HD cap better and have the rubber boot fitting down very nicely. It would fit without having to drill a hole this way.
    Robin,
    What's the part number on that chrome steel tank cap?
    Thanks,
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    HD's chrome gas cap is 61272-92B
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    I want to put the wide tire kit on my 05. I see that you modified your stock swingarm for a 250 tire. Mind explaining what mods you made to make all this work? If you had to buy any parts, would you mind listing them? I am all about saving 3500bucks for the wide tire kit from harley.
    Thanks,
    Jeff






    Quote Originally Posted by MonsterMaxx
    My VR has
    PM Trinities w/ 6piston calipers & 13" rotors.
    250 tire, stock swingarm modded
    Corbin Dual Tour Seat, w/ custom fastback for solo riding.
    Progressive Suspension 13" 440 shocks w/ std springs.

    The tank part was a snap this time.
    The real PITA was that darn cable. Looking forward to getting this one right for production.
    First off I kept putting the switch back together wrong, then the cable was wrong...pulled my hair out, quit for the night, tried again in the morning and it went like a snap.
    Sometimes you just gotta call it a day.

    I then dove into 'MudFlap' after several outright failures and one 'not so bad' attempts at this I got real simple and just did it with the heatgun.
    It was a snap. Once I got setup it took 15 minutes tops. As far as I'm concerned it fits more snugly and factory looking that stock.

    The skidplate was already done.


    I repainted the swingarm from it's Sunday afternoon before KC, whatever was at AutoZone that's close in color.
    Thanks Max, the color matches nicely.
    Then after shining up a few chrome parts put the rest together.

    It's clean, shined and ready for riding again. Next up is the VRFID. It'll have 200 miles of range then!
    That's quite a step from running out of gas w/ 97 miles on the odo.

    It's raining Beagles and Calicos now or I'd get some new pretty pics - tomorrow.

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    Sure, no problem. I've detailed what I did to put the phat tire on my bike in this thread
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