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You're wrecking a classic bike and you don't belong on a motorcycle much less own one. I mean, the damned thing already looks like a BMW R100 front-end glued to a Bonneville middle and tacked on to a Road Glide rear-end!!!

Kidding :razz: Excellent write up!

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For about $60 and the model paint,you could install the Kuryakyn 4710 controller,and convert your stock [but now painted red] blinkers to fulltime running,blinkers and brakelights. It rocks !
 

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I thought... "How can I screw up my bike and have people PM me that I am wrecking a classic bike and that I don't belong on a motorcycle much less should I own one"
n578md,, good job on the mod and a great write up.
Looks like another link for the WIKI page.
Who cares what other people think. You got your vision, go for it.

rodburner, you kill me. That rear end is Soooo clean.
I'd do it in a minute but in Ca that is a bust. First cop who saw that would have a field day with me.
 

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The 4710 controller is designed for the rear.I`m using a set of large halogen Kuryakyn SilverBullets.They are single filament 20 watt bulbs.In running or tailight mode the current is restricted ie:less than 20w each,but equal to the stock tailight.Touch the brakes and all the juice goes to the bulbs,BRIGHT. Turn on a blinker and THAT light gets full juice.The other light stays restricted unless the brake is being applied,then both lights get full juice but one is blinking.
There is a little plug in thingy that allows the brake lights to flash a few times before going on steady.You can pop it out if you don`t want the warning flash.[I like it] The wires are fully labeled and come with all the connectors and tie wraps.It also comes with a resistor block if you are using LED lights.It just plugs in to the 4710.I connected the wires at the factory plug for the tailight under the seat.The instructions are complete and straightforward. When I ordered the 4710 I also bought a set of the small LED SilverBullets which come in single or dual filament and red or amber.They were $120 for dual/red.You could use the dual amber up front for turn/running or use them to replace your stockers and wire the second element to a "hot with key on" wire in the headlight.
Thats the beauty of this thing in the back.You get 3 tailights,3 brake lights and blinkers all from this controller.It fits nicely on the little shelf next to the battery.
 

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On 2006-11-27 23:35, MES wrote:

rodburner, you kill me. That rear end is Soooo clean.
I'd do it in a minute but in Ca that is a bust. First cop who saw that would have a field day with me.
Why? The lights are always on,and function exactly the same as the stock 3 light system.If its the lack of license plate,I bent it around a piece of pipe to shape and screwed it to the shroud of my left shock.Go to ANY Harley shop that sells choppers like Big Dog and you will see the exact street legal set-up. Unless CA. has some crazyass laws that us backward Washingtonians don`t know about. :-D

Please pardon the mess in the pic. I sent my real garage to Colorado for cleaning.
 

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If its the lack of license plate
No plate get you a ticket and the bike confiscated.
Where you have it now might cut it (yes I know others do it all the time) until the man wants to make an issue out of it.
I do a lot of riding in a well known zero tolerance zone and the cops are just waiting for you to give them a reason to pull you over and put you through the ringer. they are getting tired of scraping bikers off the road every weekend and it seems to have effected their attitude adversely. :(
I've already lucked out twice. I have a feeling the 3rd time is the charm.
 

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MES,I know what you mean about the added wariness of the cops towards bikes.I don`t have any issues with that at all.I`m paying them to protect me and if I start to get too goofy while riding or mod out of control [that won`t happen :-D ]then I deserve to be reigned back in.My plate is not illuminated,but I rarely ride at night [blind] so its not too noticable.If I`m ever called on it,it will be a good excuse to mount the small SilverBullets.I also have a JesseJames chopper fender I`m playing with that is wide enough to french the plate into. A bit more symetrical look.
 

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Ah, and a question for Brent... I ordered the MC Resources saddlebag brackets, do you know if they offer a rear rack that bolts on to the "mounting plate" too? (You know, to make it look more like a Honda CB750?)
I do believe that's in the works.

-brent
 
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