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As some of you may remember, I originally was going to take my bike in a direction of custom chrome and nostalgia with ques taken from old hot rods... Then I met rob (mmcmsw) and saw Ded HD's bike in person... F*** chrome and hello black!!

So far I have blacked out my grips, levers, passenger pegs, shifter and brake pedals, added JM rokkers, in the mail is the new floorboards needed to fit the blacked out front and (surprise!!) my wife gets rear floorboards too since I found the black with silver edge cut backed that they dont sell anymore. New mirrors should arrive tomorrow along with a new set of black fork upper and lowers. Next week I'll be ordering my lowers because A. Im tired of being cold and B. my bike needs louder music.

I will post pics of the work ive done so far after I clean it tomorrow. Im going for 95% paint and 5% chrome if that much. The bike will litterlly fall apart this winter so I will be changing lots. Honestly I'm glad I live in a climate like this because otherwise all my bikes would have been stock since I hate seeing it in downtime when its above 40f.
 

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Sorry about that, got busy yesterday and couldn't get it ready but it works out because my mirrors, floorboards, passenger floorboards and fork tubes came in the mail. I havent put on the passengers yet because I need the mounts for em. The fork tubes I will tackle when I have some time to tear into the front end of the bike. Probably tonight if I get some time. Can anyone advise me on what all needs to come off to do the swap?? It looks like a pull the axle, drop the wheel out, unbolt the fender and the calipers, then I unscrew the upper and slide it down so I can pull the forks out? I've never work on these type of tubes, but I have changed forks out before.

The first images are from this morning and show with the old floorboards on. I litterally just changed em out 10 minutes ago.











I have the shorty annetena on but eventually I want to go with a smooth fender look or atleast pull the it and put a cap in the hole. I cant decide if i want to paint the inner fairing or if that will to too yellow. I do like the black and have thought about if I paint it, leaving the glove box doors black and then getting all black gauges instead of silvery white. I dont know if its because Im starting to go black or people notice the yellow but Im getting more looks recently. I am a sexy man however...:cool:
 

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So do I need to remove the entire front assembly then, to access it all?
No, there's 4 torx (T-40, if I remember), 2 on each fork leg on the upper fork cover, look between the inner fairing and your cover, you should see them. You should be able to get them off just fine. Pull your ignition and the "position piece" that's under it, pull your speedo/tach cluster then pull the upper fork cover. After that you should beable to fully get to everything that you need to

This is one of the times that you can happy to not have a painted inner fairing......now when I take everything apart I tape and paper the $hit outta everything then toss a couple towels in to be safe.
 

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I found the DIY on pull the fork sliders off. The only link that was still available was the semi walk through using the RK which im guesing is the same steps, unbolt it all, drain the forks, get the new sliders, refill said forks and reverse it all back on? I really need to get the service manual...:rolleyes:
 

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Aside from the enigine, my near future black out plans are, the forks(obviously), crash bars and the fairing mounts, crash bar mounts and relocating the passenger pegs to these mounts. Changing the floorboard inserts to the edge cuts along with the brake and shifter levers themselves. New exhaust will be black. I really want to get slotted heat shields and I swear ive seen em somewhere but I cant remember where?? I'll be doing up the bag mounts in black, along with the sissy bar and the 4 point docking with the fender mount underneather too. I dont know if i will do anything with the turn signals mostly because id like to get either a full cvo rear end or one of those fender fillers with the sickle lights in em.

I kinda like my stock rims right now. If I change em out, most likely Ill talk to ride wright and get some cool fatty spokes.

I am going with new bars over the winter. I like burly brands 13" bagger bars. They are made for the batwings and as such curve back and then up. I think they will look kickass with the rest of the blackout.
 

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Wellp... got the new forks on(thanks othello)! Now i think the crash bars need the black treatment and so does the engine. A king tour pak will be sooner than later. SWIII is coming sonner than i thought!!

I like the black and theres axle covers coming that are "like" the edge cuts. The uppers im considering going with the edge cuts. I like the all black but i also love the raw look.
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Garvin, looking good! Kinda with you, think some sorta contrast cut uppers would look pretty good :p brake it up a bit and still match everything else that you have going on.......but what do I know lol just my .02
 

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in the works

I have some stuff in the garage. Like black swept wing driver pans, black passenger peg mounts and rocker box covers. Things going to powder coat this winter are rear strut covers and front signal lights. I will give you the same deal I gave on the windsplitter. I have a tail light going as well, but it is not mine, and can ask the price for it. You interested??
 

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I have some stuff in the garage. Like black swept wing driver pans, black passenger peg mounts and rocker box covers. Things going to powder coat this winter are rear strut covers and front signal lights. I will give you the same deal I gave on the windsplitter. I have a tail light going as well, but it is not mine, and can ask the price for it. You interested??
You bet your sweet bippy I'm interested man. Shoot me a PM when you know more. Thanks for the help on the splitter I appreciate it.

I'm hoping we can put this house thing to rest(I'm buying a garage... it comes with a nice house...) soon so I can get the bike up on the jack and leave it there for a while. I now have to send JM a email because as of last week, my mid blew out. Thank god for their warranty... and the fact I've only had the speakers less than 6 months, which I'm not happy that the mid blew.

I went through my 2013 MoCo catalog the other day and found exactly what I was looking for, a full set of all the wrinkle black covers to replace the stock chrome ones. Im talkin full covers like the primary, cam, maybe the tranny.

I kinda cant wait for the snow to fall, I think with this thing getting the black treatment, it should make a kickass contrast to the environment for an awesome photo.
 

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Subscribing to admire your transformation to black! Keep up the good work!
You know your part of my inspiration right?

I'm still on the fence about painting the inner. I love the black because of the contrast to yellow, but I really love my yellow. I wont paint the speedo housing if I get the inner done. If I dont do the inner, I am considering having the speedo housing done so it extends the color from the gas tank into the fairing. I WILL be having the inner headlight bezel color matched though, that looks goofy to me the way it is.

Speaking of paint, I have kinda a crazy thought. The inner is black, the seat is black, my dash is going black this winter... Since I'm getting a tourpak, I thought about a black stripe on the top or even the upper lid being black.
 

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You know your part of my inspiration right?

I'm still on the fence about painting the inner. I love the black because of the contrast to yellow, but I really love my yellow. I wont paint the speedo housing if I get the inner done. If I dont do the inner, I am considering having the speedo housing done so it extends the color from the gas tank into the fairing. I WILL be having the inner headlight bezel color matched though, that looks goofy to me the way it is.

Speaking of paint, I have kinda a crazy thought. The inner is black, the seat is black, my dash is going black this winter... Since I'm getting a tourpak, I thought about a black stripe on the top or even the upper lid being black.
the inner fairing black. I painted mine gloss back because I was told the original ones fade.
 

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G90,

Before you paint the instrument nacelle yellow, check the fit and finish of the part on your bike. Yellow will really expose the backside of the part down inside the fairing. I know most people don't or won't look there but it is a place I look at to judge the fit and finish on a bike. If the fit were not good on mine it would bug the hell out of me.

I remember seeing one of the "cream" colored CVO's and the lighter color really showed up the poor fit of the nacelle where the two pieces come together.

That said, the nacelle yellow, and a yellow stripe around the radio pod and the rest of the inner fairing in vivid black would have great contrast.

I think you should get the engine guard and fairing supports, signal light housings powder coated black as well.
 
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