A buddy of mine came up with this simple idea- an aluminium sleeve that slides over the stock reservoir and an aluminium cap that the stock cap fits into.
This dresses up that (in my opinion) out of place reservoir in front of the X bikes. My friend polished his, I crinkle powdercoated mine to match the chin shroud.
They could be polished, chromed, anodized, or powdercoated in many finishes. My brother is a machinist & can do just about anything. On mine we put flutes on the cap & masked the flutes before powdercoating. I'm not 100% happy with the detail on them. Was thinking the flutes would act as an aid in gripping to twist off, but the crinkle finish is all that is needed.
I think this dresses up the bike quite a bit. We are coming up with a price for these, but need to know what you all think. The first pics are of my buddys bike, with his polished pieces. the last ones are my bike with our upgraded version.
Carpenter by trade, surgeon by accident...
Market your for $50 or less and I think you have a winner. As others have pointed out, we can buy the Rizoma for $67 so you need to be priced less than them since theirs is an actual unit rather than simply a cover. Good luck and it's good to see someone taking the initiative!
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2011 Victory Ness Cross Country #120
Ness Thunderheaders, Ness Knurled Highway Pegs (Custom), WitchDoctor Chrome CAM tension cover/Red Engine Bolts, Madstad System, DIY Garage Door Mod, Chrome Saddle Bag Lid Rails, PC-V & AutoTune
looks great you can put me down for a black one without the fluting
2011 crimson cross roads- blacked out almost all chrome parts
forged bars, forged bar highway pegs, hard saddle bags, saddle bag bars, passanger backrest, light bar, tachometer,and mid high windshield.
to install or have done
pcv and autotune, accent lighting, on waiting list for lloydz cams, blk fat fork tubes and have triple trees, fender/axel mount painted blk