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I have been working on mine bit by bit, but it is very similar to Dustin0479.
I had previously done
VB upper and lower bag fillers
Stubby antenna relo.
Contrast cut grills
License plate relo. w/LED light bolts
VB #11 Contrast cut exhaust tips
Ness RAD III mirrors
Avon MT Boss heated grips
Madstad brackets with VB 8" dk smoke screen
Victory lower fairing air deflectors

Some pics are in the "show off" thread, but I though I would list everything (so far) in one place.

This weekend I took it to the next level
All parts from Vic Baggers
23" #23 Double Edge wheel
Ridgeback fender (rear wrap reduced by 2")
6 degree triple trees










I only have 100 miles on the setup, but so far I LOVE IT!!
 

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That looks totally wicked- great job.

Looks like you have a separate garage for the bike? Man, that rocks! thumb up
 

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That is a DAMN good looking bike.
 

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Good looking machine! I wonder if there is anyway to use Bad Dads hidden plate on these bikes. That's the only thing that bugs me. I love the clean look of moving the plate off the fender but don't like it at the bottom either.
 

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That looks totally wicked- great job.

Looks like you have a separate garage for the bike? Man, that rocks! thumb up
Yup, I am lucky to have a 3rd bay to store and work on my bike.

Looking good!! Some custom bars would be a sweet addition.


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Actually, I have a set of Vic Bagger custom bars done except for the chroming (works better with my color scheme). They are very similar to yours, but have less rise. He had to put an extra radius in the upper part to make the "hooks" look right. Jacob did a FANTASTIC job! Should be done in a week or so, depending on the plater...



Thanks for the kind words!
 

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They are only 20 miles up the road from me, so Im at the shop frequently. You're right they are crazy nice. Can't wait to get them on!


Btw I missed the ride height question. It is stock height with 0 PSI in the shock (right for my 190 weight). I was looking into Vic baggers air ride at some point. Don't want to do a lowering link and reduce my lean angle
 

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Looks good! Put the same wheel on myself. How do you like the bag fillers? I'm undecided on which ones to get. Been looking at the VB ones but Ness has a one piece fiberglass one. Was a little nervous about drilling into the fender
 

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Looks good J.
 

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Looks good! Put the same wheel on myself. How do you like the bag fillers? I'm undecided on which ones to get. Been looking at the VB ones but Ness has a one piece fiberglass one. Was a little nervous about drilling into the fender
I LOVE the bag fillers! The fact that they are two piece is a huge plus in my book (haven't seen the Ness version). I can take the uppers off in less than a minute a side when I put the backrest on for the wife. The lowers still look good by themselves when the backrest is on too.
As far as install, I had them put on at Vic Baggers. Eric put them on, but it didn't look too tough to do myself. As far as drilling, make sure you have them clamped in the right position (or someone assisting) and go for it. The top ones give you somewhat of a guide to go by.

It was my favorite appearance mod, before my wheel install.
 

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Looks great!! I am considering that same wheel as well as my bike is also black and seeing yours, it looks sweet!!! Just have to part w/the $2K- first..lol
 

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Thanks again, guys!
Wanted to give an update since the weather was nice for a change...
I got about 100 miles on it yesterday, and at cruising speeds I can tell a slight bit of difference between the stock and the 23". I think the turn-in is slightly heavier (as would be expected since the larger wheel has more gyroscopic effect), but once in the turn it feels more stable/planted. To be honest I was a bit concerned about doing the big wheel (even though the wife said "those wheels look sexy, you should get one"). I didn't want to risk the GREAT stock handling. I think I am going to be more pleased with it as time goes by. I still need a bit of practice at low speeds (u turns mainly), but it feels less "tippy" at stoplights/stop signs as well. I will report back once I get a chance to really push it in the twisties. We still have a good bit of sand on the roads from the last freezing rain storm :(
 

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Looks sweet!


Aequitas Veritas 2012 XC, imperial blue, HMD Wicked bars, D&D exhaust, Ness deep cut grips-pegs-mirrors-gas cap, Hot Vic custom seat, Hot Vic 21" front wheel kit, custom flame paint, Vicbagger imperial blue contrast cut speaker grills
 

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Finally got around to getting pics of the bars. I have had them on for 1 1/2 months, but have been too busy riding :)
I LOVE the 2" of pullback. Makes it so much more comfortable on long rides. I can push them up to about the stock pullback and get the mini-ape look too.





BTW, a Big thanks to Toejam (Jim) for coming over to help with the install. An extra set of hands sure made it a lot easier!
 

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Badass lookin ride brother!
 
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