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Old 09-20-2010, 06:21 PM   #1
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What did you do to your V-Rod today

I noticed we didn't have one of these, and figured I'd make one. I mod on some car forums, and they are usually pretty interesting topics.

So did you mod, maintain, fix something?

- I changed and bled the rear brakes (now its very very stiff hmmm)
- Relocated the rear signal to the shock mounts using a kit (required pulling the shock tops, rear fender, under-fender, cutting the under fender, and extending the wires)
- Installed the side-mount from Killervrod.... had to cut my plate smaller, but looks good. I didn't install the LED yet.
- Removed the Screaming Chicken exhaust and packed them up, getting TAB's this week
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Old 09-20-2010, 06:33 PM   #2
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I burned a tank of gas.

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Old 09-20-2010, 06:42 PM   #3
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Broke another shifter shaft.
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Old 09-20-2010, 06:45 PM   #4
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I burned a tank of gas.

.........it was that or polishing aluminum. Great day for a ride...........
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Old 09-20-2010, 06:47 PM   #5
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I called to see when it will be done.
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Old 09-20-2010, 07:15 PM   #6
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I rode for a few hours before work, finally removed the rusted-ass stripped screws from the sissybar/baseplate and replaced them. Now I'm home and about to hop back on for a jaunt...
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Old 09-20-2010, 07:47 PM   #7
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Pulled my EXT17 battery and swapped in an EXT20, which involved rerouting some cables and cutting the front lip of the airbox. I wish I'd have done this a year ago.
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Old 09-20-2010, 07:48 PM   #8
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I burned a tank of gas.

same here.On the 03.
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Old 09-20-2010, 07:54 PM   #9
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my mods

on my 03 i v-modded stock exhaust, installed pcv retro fit from fuel moto and added k&n filter. bike is more responcive and sounds great

the list of mods to my 71 prostreet challenger is too long to list but
it has 750+ hp and does wheelies (wheelies are cool hehe)
but only gets 4mpg if i keep my foot out of it

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Old 09-20-2010, 09:19 PM   #10
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Swapped ugly orange lenses for the smoked kit front and rear.
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Old 09-20-2010, 09:27 PM   #11
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Old 09-20-2010, 09:46 PM   #12
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Old 09-20-2010, 09:49 PM   #13
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Removed all of the touring stuff (engine guards, touring pillion, saddlebags, windshield). I like having the stuff on there but the bike looks alot nicer without it all.
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Old 09-20-2010, 10:02 PM   #14
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completely neglected it
2004B Black and loud, far from stock.
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Old 09-20-2010, 10:13 PM   #15
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I changed the anti-freeze and broke the drain plug while tightening it.

Then I thoroughly washed the bike in hopes that the plug would hold pressure anyway. I have an advanced safety rider course to attend tomorrow morning.
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