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red pinstriping from o-reileys 8 bucks. moved cruise up so it doesn't stick out like a sore thumb small piece of metal and 2 hours and 2 tries. tank bra just enough to cover a few scratches, tiny piece of left over vinyl and 30 minutes. heel shift a piece of aluminum bar stock with a $2.00 swap meet peg, a few dollars and a lot of time d grinding, bending, polishing. and a not so cheap kewl risers.
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Looking good - especially the pin striping. Great job!

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Looking good - especially the pin striping. Great job!
thanks, it looks a lot better in person than the pics, i saw one striped like this with the barb wire in red and it looked great, just a bit much for an old man, so i went with double line red.

now , 2011 crossroads and 05 sportster bobber in the making
in order of ownership, sears compact scooter, honda 305 scrambler, honda 160 dream , triumph 500 trophy trail, honda cb450, sportster, honda f750, 2nd sportster, harley flh, harley super glide, 3rd sportster, bmw k1000, harley low rider, 2nd harley super glide, harley heratage, harley road king, bmw r1150rt,
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Love the pinstriping. I've had a role of red for about a year now,just have not been able to decide on how to apply it. You gave me some good ideas.
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How did you make your heel shifter? Said from aluminum stock but in the pics it looks slightly curved.
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How do you like the new cruise location? I prefer where it's at since I can access it all with my thumb on the throttle side, so this mod kind of confuses me, I guess.

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Wow! Looks very nice! I like all of it! Will you share how you moved your CC controller? While very functional, I just can't get over the "add on" look of it the way it comes stock...I'm also paranoid that I'm going to catch it with a jacket and break it someday cuz I'm kind of a clod sometimes...
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Nice job. Lot of work. You certainly are keeping yourself busy. Looks good!!

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How did you make your heel shifter? Said from aluminum stock but in the pics it looks slightly curved.
it is curved now. big ol hammer. its strictly old school. nothing but a hacksaw, drill, tap for the peg, and a hammer and 4" grinder for shaping, files and sandpaper and steel wool for final polish. it would probably shine up more on a buffer but i don't have one. the peg had a 5/16 threaded shaft and its bolted on with 1/4" bolts.

now , 2011 crossroads and 05 sportster bobber in the making
in order of ownership, sears compact scooter, honda 305 scrambler, honda 160 dream , triumph 500 trophy trail, honda cb450, sportster, honda f750, 2nd sportster, harley flh, harley super glide, 3rd sportster, bmw k1000, harley low rider, 2nd harley super glide, harley heratage, harley road king, bmw r1150rt,
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How do you like the new cruise location? I prefer where it's at since I can access it all with my thumb on the throttle side, so this mod kind of confuses me, I guess.
i don't use it much, but if i do want to i can activate with my left hand and still reach set with my right. i just got tired of everybody noticing how crappy it looked. i just made a u shape bracket that bolts to the controll and one of the the original holes in the original bracket.

now , 2011 crossroads and 05 sportster bobber in the making
in order of ownership, sears compact scooter, honda 305 scrambler, honda 160 dream , triumph 500 trophy trail, honda cb450, sportster, honda f750, 2nd sportster, harley flh, harley super glide, 3rd sportster, bmw k1000, harley low rider, 2nd harley super glide, harley heratage, harley road king, bmw r1150rt,
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