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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-18-2012, 10:50 AM Thread Starter
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List of "Do It Yerself" Projects?

Just curious if anyone can share some simple "do it yerself" things that have done to their T-Bird. or, if there is a list already started somewhere. So far, these are all I've done:

1. Removed the "read owners manual" stickers.

2. Raised my license plate about 3 inches (that shows off the rear view a bit better, imo).

I've read about the cat mods some of you fellows have done, but I'm not sure if that is something I'm interested in doing. I removed the baffles on my Kawa 900, but that was very simple and didn't mess with any laws/codes. Plus, I'm kind of liking the quiet.

Anyone have anything else in the "simple" realm?

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I've had my TBird now for just a few weeks, and thus far I've peeled the sticker off my tank, removed the stock seat and pillion and installed the dual longhaul seat, gave it its first wax, removed the dealer frame and paper license and installed the metal license plate I just received in the mail, and installed a National Cycle Switchblade Deflector shield.

Other jobs planned include the OEM quick-release sissybar and pad (for when my daughter or wife are aboard) and the TBird-logo clutch plate. Otherwise, I think I'm good to you, I'm liking the quiet so the stock long pipes are staying on. I had a set of HardKrome Strippers on my VN900 Custom, and even with a set of SmartPartz HardKore baffles, that noise got old quick.

Oh, and I have a locking gas cap on its way to me. Doesn't get much "simpler" than that.

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Here's one. I removed the pillion foot pegs (not the brackets) and added a chrome rear fender emblem to each. A little touch of bling. I also removed the pillion and added and emblem there, as well.

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