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A tale of Bullets, Big discs and more Rumble...

Cheers from Toronto everybody, I thought I'd post up my Hammer finally and show some of the tweaks I've been working on. Here she is the day we met....

I've enjoyed her from the first time I twisted the throttle... Spent a season enjoying the relaxed vibes and feel of a big inch
factory "custom". Even almost bone stock I have people talking and asking questions at stop lights. Not a lot of these bikes around up here. So after most of a season doing this...

I've picked out a few key changes that needed to happen... Stay tuned...
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Nice looking Hammer, did you strap that bag on the rear fender?

I made a luggage rack myself, works great

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The bag is mostly sitting on the back seat. A bit on the fender admittedly. Some rub marks on the paint behind the seat for sure, but nothing that didn't buff out. My solution for this year is clear wrap film. It gets messed up peel it off and put a new piece on. I agree a rack would solve the issue but I like how low and tight the bag sits now.
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So I had put a little windshield on to take the pressure off on those long highway stints. Just a little spitfire but it worked pretty well and looked alright...


Not exactly what I wanted but it did the trick. Then I found this in the classifieds...


Eureka! A change to a 7" round light allowed me to go to an led headlight and some led driving lights too..


Now we're talkin... I got the freakin Bat signal on the front of my bike!
So now the front is starting to look like a drag bike to match that fat back tire.. Big Discs next...
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I like the look of the headlight, is it a Truck-lite?

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The bag is mostly sitting on the back seat. A bit on the fender admittedly. Some rub marks on the paint behind the seat for sure, but nothing that didn't buff out. My solution for this year is clear wrap film. It gets messed up peel it off and put a new piece on. I agree a rack would solve the issue but I like how low and tight the bag sits now.
The 2 things i use, the small one is for everyday use, and the stainless rack is for the big bag, very comfortable for your back, that is true




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I like the look of the headlight, is it a Truck-lite?
Yes it is...
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Hey Bp, the tail bag is tidy on there. I usually leave the cowl on around town though, so I use a tank bag. What seat are you using?
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Hey Bp, the tail bag is tidy on there. I usually leave the cowl on around town though, so I use a tank bag. What seat are you using?
I use a stock seat...

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So, next thing I figured out about Vic's is that the front brake on an 8-ball is abysmal...
So...


And a master from a zx something or other I had laying around..


Don't have pics yet but the system is completed with a pair of tokico 4 pots..
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