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post #1 of 80 (permalink) Old 02-06-2014, 03:05 AM Thread Starter
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FLTRX Winter Build - Bodywerks

I figured I'd share my winter build since the weather is STILL for crap and I have more time on my hands... Most of the things I have done I had stored in my ever changing vision of my ride and from the ideas and visions of others here on this forum....

My winter idea was mostly body so late last summer I began assembling my parts.... CVO style saddlebags and a chopped tour pack was the goal and these are the steps I went through to get where I am today...

MODs B4 the winter included Mutazu Lowers, denim black cow bells, stereo upgrade (outlined in my Audio Odyssey thread, RC Components slip-ons, misc. visual parts, LED lighting, Daymaker headlights, and other add-ons I could slip past the house authority.... :roll eyes:

It doesn't seem like a lot but all the little things that go into the winter changes I've made added up to a logistics mountain at times but the result is well worth the effort.

So to go back to the beginning of summer 2013 we have a 'clean' look at the bike when purchased and then Tarantino forward to Jan 2014 for the complete look as it sits (lonely and cold) today......
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2013 FLTRX Black Demin,RC components slipons and HD heat shields,Black cans/bells,Mutazu lower fairing,blacked out fender struts,CVO style hard bags,J&M Rokker speakers,RF 300x2 and Soundstream Picasso 4 ch amps, Hogtunez speaker lids, kicker 6x9 3 ways.
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Sometime in late summer I saw a post about Eastern Performance getting in some CVO style saddlebags so I ordered a set and they sat until november when I had most of my other pieces together.

I searched long and hard for a chopped tour pack until I found www.Powerproductsparts.com and their tour pack with whales tail fin on the back of the lid. I thought this would really style out the plain dull tour pack and make my ride different. When this decision was made I also began formulating the idea if putting an LED light in the tail of the led and HD 'spoiler' LED lights on the back of the saddlebag lids.

So I am putting this thread together not so much for the basic build (many others have already done this) but because of the install of the LED tail light for the tour pack.
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2013 FLTRX Black Demin,RC components slipons and HD heat shields,Black cans/bells,Mutazu lower fairing,blacked out fender struts,CVO style hard bags,J&M Rokker speakers,RF 300x2 and Soundstream Picasso 4 ch amps, Hogtunez speaker lids, kicker 6x9 3 ways.

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Looking good. I like the tour pak.

Owns " One of those big wheel baggers" you can't ride
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Nice looking ride your putting together!
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Lookin' good! I really like the whale tail spoiler on the TP.

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Thanks everyone for the comments! I am pretty happy with the look. Of course, the whole thing is evolving! I am now looking for something to put on the rear bottom of the TP since it is a large expanse of black just crying for a HD sign or something similar, as is the indent on the top of the pack...but I get ahead of myself...

I spent a LOT of time searching the web for a suitable LED for the tail. I had several requirements...
It had to be flush mount. No border or frame to hide rough cut marks.
It had to be thin to fit up as high as possible
It had to be more than one row of LEDs.
It had to be long.

I satisfied two of the three as all the LED Lights I found were pretty thick on the mount side (relative to the space available!). At one point I thought about giving up the idea as the hollow whale tail fin naturally decreases in available space toward the tip and I wanted the LED up in there pretty tight! But the idea haunted me.... I was driven to find a solution! So when I finally decided on an LED I made these templets to tape on the top and get some measurements.

I choose HiTech as my LED supplier as many of the custom builders who advertise products on the web seemed to be using them as a source. I figured, go to the source! And their light appealed to me. http://www.hitechledproducts.com
And I chose this LED as it fit all my requirements except the mounting depth. At one point I had a thought to remove the LED from the mount to get it where I wanted it but the epoxy they use to glue the circuit board in is pretty tough and I found it would mount high enough to make me happy. (AND it would have been a load more work to accomplish if I removed the mounting box!)
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I also made several LED lens templets to check where I wanted the light on the back od=f the fin.
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2013 FLTRX Black Demin,RC components slipons and HD heat shields,Black cans/bells,Mutazu lower fairing,blacked out fender struts,CVO style hard bags,J&M Rokker speakers,RF 300x2 and Soundstream Picasso 4 ch amps, Hogtunez speaker lids, kicker 6x9 3 ways.
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Setting out my measurements and checking configurations....
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Mock-ups of light mount and placement
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2013 FLTRX Black Demin,RC components slipons and HD heat shields,Black cans/bells,Mutazu lower fairing,blacked out fender struts,CVO style hard bags,J&M Rokker speakers,RF 300x2 and Soundstream Picasso 4 ch amps, Hogtunez speaker lids, kicker 6x9 3 ways.
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I called HiTech and got the measurements and made the mock-ups in photoshop. At the same time I was in the process of getting cataract surgery which turned out to be a 2 month affair so I had a lot of time off work to work on this project. Glad I did as it took lots of time in planning! AND I could not always see well enough to do anything! Very frustrating!
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After my measurements and a fair amount of eye-balling I came up with the location of the lens. In retrospect it is the best placement as I think the contour of the rear of the tail flows nicely.
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