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Old 07-01-2014, 03:31 PM   #1
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I guess its time to start my build thread. I know there are several others but I thought I would share my findings with Cycle Visions kit on a 2006 Night Rod (that its not supposed to fit).

I have most of the parts in, but will have to fab up a couple of pieces that were left out of a used fairing mount purchase. I will be using a Dan Moto exhaust (not supposed to fit a Night Rod) which will require a custom mount. More on that later.
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Old 07-01-2014, 04:51 PM   #2
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At least you already know your in for a project, sounds like it should look pretty sharp when it's done.
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Old 07-02-2014, 12:38 PM   #3
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Pictures or it didn't happen......



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First off....

If for the next two weeks its in the garage youll be-
Ive got two words for you son, Redneck A/C!

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Old 07-02-2014, 01:37 PM   #5
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Ive accumulated a pile of parts, time to get to work.

First I removed the headlight and ECM for the Cycle Vision bracket install.


The tang on the top needs to be removed to clear the location for part of the bracket mount. Since I have to fab the part of the bracket that goes here Ive jumped over to test fit the Sumax bag mounts.
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Old 07-02-2014, 01:48 PM   #6
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This part of the Sumax bag mount (designed for a Sportster) will have to be drilled out for the top shock bolt. Its not round so it is difficult to drill to a larger diameter. One trick is to lean the drill bit at an angle as to prevent the tips of the bit cutting edge from contacting metal. Its a slow process but it may save you from smoking your wrist if the bit jams.



Just a note that there is a large nut backing up the shock bolt. It didn't spin when retightening but it did when I was trying to remove the bolt.



Some have gotten longer shock bolts to make up for the added width of the mount, but I didn't because Im a rebel, and I cant be held down.



You can see the mount makes contact with the chrome shock cap and will need to be notched to allow the mount to lower enough to level. I notched about 1/8" and it looks to be plenty. Note the removal of the passenger pegs which wont clear the mounts. I have a plan for that later.



I will post pics of how I mounted the rear of the bag supports later, they aren't finished yet.



This shot was taken before notching the mount tab at the shock. Its hard to see here but the bags wont quite lay level without it.

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Old 07-02-2014, 01:55 PM   #7
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First off....

If for the next two weeks its in the garage youll be-
Ive got two words for you son, Redneck A/C!

Now this I love
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Old 07-02-2014, 02:05 PM   #8
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I know right? Its not going to make the garage 72 degrees, but with it 90 outside yesterday I hated every trip to the the tool box and leaving the path of air flow.
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Troy had one of those at ROT with a sign that read "boob cooler".
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Troy had one of those at ROT with a sign that read "boob cooler".
Ha! Wish I would have thought of that!
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I saw that at ROT!
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Gibbs, Nice fairing!... lol.
I put a spacer and longer shock bolt on my setup. I believe that different shocks like progressive 440's would clear yours. Looks good so far!

These pics may help...
Stock shocks


Progressive shocks

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Old 07-03-2014, 05:25 PM   #13
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That's right, same fairing! And genius idea on the shock bolt spacer!
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Old 07-07-2014, 12:56 PM   #14
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I had to fab a couple of pieces for the fairing mount that were missing when I bought it used. The extra shots are just to help others see how it is assembled.





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Old 07-07-2014, 01:01 PM   #15
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This is a test fit before holes are drilled. Just 1" angle iron.




My take on the saddle bag mount modification.





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