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    How did you do the stripe?

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    Tape?

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    Yep yep. I got the stuff here: RED 12 TO 15 Inch Motorcycle Scooter CAR Wheel RIM Stripes 10mm Wide | eBay

    The ebay add says its from the UK but the seller ships from U.S. I bought from him because they were the cheapest but they are high quality. I am going to get some yellow ones from him too. I have some yellow plastics inbound.....

    The stripes come in segments and it takes about 3.5 segments each side of wheel. I use the "wet method" with Windex. Trying to put these on dry only gives you one chance to get it right. If you have to peel them off because thaey are not perfectly straight, it will bugger them.

    These are my mockups for mocking purposes.



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    I have the TT bracket but don't plan on putting it on until my low pipe comes. I removed the licence plate bracket and relocated the plate which cleans things up a little bit back there. I also removed the left bar end cap and installed an old mirror I had. The mirror base had to be cut to fit.



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    About that bar end cap - The stock end cap is held on with a wicked "lock bolt". I have never seen this kind of locking fastener.

    It is a fillips so that just makes removing all the harder without fukkin up the head of the bolt. You will need an impact screwdriver to remove it and you might need someone to help you hold the bars while you whack at the end of the impact driver with a hammer.

    The bolt has these helical cuts in it that are sort of barbed in the reverse direction so they grab real good. This is the reason you need the impact driver to get it loose. This also makes me think that the more you screw this bolt in and out, the more it is tearing up the threads in the hole....


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    I did the same thing with my license plate and front reflectors. Gonna do my TT and the low monkey pipe tonight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 69z50 View Post
    I did the same thing with my license plate and front reflectors. Gonna do my TT and the low monkey pipe tonight.
    I gott see how that other pipe fits on yours. If it fits, that changes my whole pipe plan.

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    On your mock up pic of the white bike there is a trellis looking frame section thing. Is that after market or just exposed and highlighted? I like your mock up for mocking purposes white bike best but prefer the headlight and pipe from the other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave65721 View Post
    On your mock up pic of the white bike there is a trellis looking frame section thing. Is that after market or just exposed and highlighted? I like your mock up for mocking purposes white bike best but prefer the headlight and pipe from the other.
    I agree about the headlight. That will be addressed someday....

    The red trallis is from a picture of an aftermarket part I saw on ebay. Not part of the frame and would only add weight, besides cool looks.

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    When swapping the plastics, you will have many of these 6mm shoulder bolts. Beware that there are two different sizes but they look the same if you put them in a pile. There are two large shoulder 6mm that go on the small rearmost panel above the tail light. Al the other ones are the same.

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    I got the plastics put on today, even though it is our 23rd wedding aniversery. My wifes gift to me was to let me play with my new toy. Love her! . Later on it will be all


    Here is a shot with the vintage Honda Monkey badges. I really kinda like this.

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    Some notes on the Composimo Tail Tidy:

    The blinkers I am using are basic off the shelf ones from Cycle Gear. If you use these mini blinkers, you can fit them on without having to cut any of the stock bolts. No true if you are using the stock blinkers .

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    The "correct" way to install the Composimo bracket is to put the nuts on top under the seat so that the heads are on the bottom. If you do it the other way, custom builders will say bad things about you.

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    Also I suggest Composimo angle the licence plate bracket up slightly. Right now it is straight down, perpendicular to the ground and it just looks wrong on this bike. When viewed from the side, the license plate is the only vertical line on the bike. Lame.
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    I am going to stick with the modern logos.



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    Looks good!

    I lost a nut and washer down the subframe putting my TT on... Had to pick up the front end to dump them back out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShapeShifter View Post
    I am going to stick with the modern logos.

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    Great progress! I like either.

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    I freak'en LOVE the red pin stripe wheels. Nice touch!

    Quick question, are you running a low bend pipe to keep the heat off your ass, or do you like that style better?
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