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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-20-2012, 02:54 AM Thread Starter
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Capt. America Storm today

Finally got the bike delivered to my place today...

Captain America Storm!

I wasn't too sure the colors would fit the Storm's blacked out setup, but I still went along with my initial idea and couldn't be more pleased. Now, I should be getting the shorties right away, solo seat, bags and Dart flyscreen should look pretty darn good!

...If mother nature would be on my side hmmm, guess the longer the wait, the better she'll feel. I've only waited 5 weeks, I can wait a little longer...NOT!

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Congrats! I have an image of it in my head, now need to see the real thing when your ready!
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Be AWARE!! I note youre going to get short pipes AND saddle bags (panniers) I was told when I got my STORM with short (TORS) pipes not to get them.... The heat will melt them.... Even I was sceptical untill I met another T-Bird rider who was told the same thing. Might be wise to get advice

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Yeah. I thought of the heat-bag issue. I just like the shorty pipes. Hmmm, something to think about thats for sure.

Thanks for the advice, the deed is done, the pipes are on their way...you've got me thinking now, maybe i'll cover the bottom side of the bags with aluminum sticky tape. I use it on my race bike and its incredible how much of the heat it blows off!

Thanks, always good to get these inputs/thoughts, some are good and some are old wives tales, this is a good one!

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Congrats! I have an image of it in my head, now need to see the real thing when your ready!
Sorry, don't have the time/patience to post pics. If I can send you a pic...you can post it! I don't have a computer, just an iPhone.

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Here's becyk's Storm. I think it looks great!

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I like it very much, but I wouldn't call it "Capt. America". It is more like the old Norton Jubilee paint scheme, which was also a winner.

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So what did you do, have your local dealer swap the tins with a regular Thunderbird?
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