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Dusty Boots

Dusty Personalizes His New Ride w/Mods

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Goldwinger

Hey Ken, looks great. Still the oddest looking Goldwing I have ever seen.:59fb607672645_SmileyToothSM: I see your garage is a little bigger then the one you had in Beaverton.

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Yes Chuck, the one in the Beav was 10' x 18' while this one is 20' x 30'  

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The plastic Ram handlebar GPS mount I installed late last year fell apart, so I ordered/installed a new aluminium one .....

 

 

 

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I also ordered and sat in place a pair of Kuryakyn saddlebag lid protectors to prevent heel scuffs and such.   ...

 

 

 

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I also thought I'd add some colour to the rather blasé  looking 'Cheese Wedges'.  ....

 

 

 

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Got the light bar bracket/mount welded up and will soon paint it, then permanently wiring everything up.

 

 

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Thought I'd piece a couple of small strips of LEDs to make one and added it to the left side, as the other one on there fell apart when I took it off to weld and lit everything back up.   ....

 

 

 

 

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Monkeytrucker

Looking good.  Still think it would look better with a Gold Wing emblem on it.....  

 

laugh lol GIF by GIPHY Studios Originals

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I installed a Tuxedo Tank Bib to the tank recently, to protect the rear of the tank from scratches from my jacket's zipper/vest etc.

 

 

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I also fitted a magnetic Cortech 10 Litre Tank Bag for longer trips.

 

 

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Weather still sucks here, as I woke up this morning to a skiff of snow on the ground and is still snowing!   :sad-face-still:

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jobe05

I like the black against the bike color.  Looks like a nice set up.

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OK, managed to get the inner dash installed back on the bike as well, today.

Some very tight places to get some screws installed, but I managed.

I installed the lighted waterproof lighted LED rocker switch for my aux LED driving lights and hooked up my lighted cigarette lighter where the 12 volt outlet was (no, it is/was not a cigarette lighter) and hooked up the switch for my heated grips and the Mo-Door remote garage door opener switch.

Starting to look like a bike again and I could be back on the road by this weekend, or Monday  ..... IF the weather cooperates  :puzzled-still:

 

 

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Flyone

Very nice job Dusty!!! :jumping-for-joy-smiley-emoticon:

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jobe05

Awesome work as usual Dusty!!

 

I think the only thing your going to disappointed with is the reflection on the windscreen from the blue toggle switch, specially at night.

 

Years ago I was following Halfling on the dragon.  It was getting dark and he had one of Rudy's gadgets on his bike were the red led light came on when he was in second gear.  From behind him, I found the reflection of that red light annoying....  Maybe from the drivers seat you get a different perspective.

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Dusty Boots

Could be, John, but I look over my windshield anyways, so shouldn't be that much of an issue.  :puzzled-still:

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jobe05

THats true, it is a shorter shield versus the barn doors we have.......

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Monkeytrucker

The Brides Fiat has a BRIGHT blue high beam indicator light in the speedo/information center.  I think they put a 1,000,000 candle power lamp in it.  I have to hold my hand on the steering wheel to blank it out.  TG I only need the high beams for out in the country.  The headlights on that little car are about as bright as the aircraft landing lights I had on the light bar of my service truck.

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10 hours ago, jobe05 said:

THats true, it is a shorter shield versus the barn doors we have.......

 

Yes, it's only 13"  :thumbs-up:

 

 

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Goldwinger

Hey Dusty, good to see the tank bag has 1st gen GPS roughed in....... (clear plastic map pocket):happy:

Any estimate on how this whole project set you back?

What ever it was I think it was worth it.

 

You coming to Indiana this year?

 

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A couple of weeks ago, I ran onto a smokin deal on a set of Kuryakyn Longhorn Offset Dually Pegs for $100 US, which normally retail up here for $240.29 plus 13% tax.

 

 

 

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Chuck, I would say I have approx $1,200 CDN into personalizing it thus far and no, I have no plans/intentions on attending this years NASR due to the venue location and lack of decent camping facilities .   :sad-face-still:

 

 

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Getting there. Won't be too long now!

 

 

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Monkeytrucker

Just watched a you tube video by the Cyclemax guy putting "Entry lights" on a 2018 Gold wing.  He had to take half the bike apart to put 2 LED lights that shine down on the ground.  A lot of work and I am sure they are not cheap.  I get my entry lights free at Harbor Freight.  They give those LED flashlights away free if you purchase even the cheapest item in the store.  And heck, the HF entry lights will even work from the other side of the parking lot to keep you from tripping over Harley pieces.....

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jobe05
1 hour ago, Monkeytrucker said:

.  He had to take half the bike apart to put 2 LED lights that shine down on the ground.

Have you ever read from front to back ANY GoldWing repair manual.  Every job, starts with something like this:  Remove the seat, next remove the Dash......  Now you can put in the tires, reassemble in reverse order......

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Everything is back on, tire pressures checked, weather looks to be great today as it's already 11*C / 52*F
Think I may go ''Ride-A-Bout" in a little bit for a shake down run.

 

 

 

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On 4/17/2018 at 4:37 PM, Monkeytrucker said:

The Brides Fiat has a BRIGHT blue high beam indicator light in the speedo/information center.  I think they put a 1,000,000 candle power lamp in it.  I have to hold my hand on the steering wheel to blank it out.  TG I only need the high beams for out in the country.  The headlights on that little car are about as bright as the aircraft landing lights I had on the light bar of my service truck.

 

 

Nothing that a strategically placed piece of electrical tape couldn't solve, LOL!  😛

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pwhoever
1 hour ago, Dusty Boots said:

Everything is back on, tire pressures checked, weather looks to be great today as it's already 11*C / 52*F
Think I may go ''Ride-A-Bout" in a little bit for a shake down run.

 

 

 

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Can't wait to see the final product in person!

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Monkeytrucker
6 hours ago, pwhoever said:

 

 

Nothing that a strategically placed piece of electrical tape couldn't solve, LOL!  😛

I think you have met my bride.  Putting a piece of tape on her car is an invitation to a hanging.  Have thought about a tinted see thru piece of vinyl, but refer back to rule 1.  NO, STOP, DON'T when it comes to her Fiat.

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Dusty Boots

This is what my automatic LED courtesy trunk lighting looks like at night   ....

 

 

 

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Notice my 'Red Neck' cell phone holder and charging station!  

 

 

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Monkeytrucker

Like your cell phone holder.  Might be a good thing to do for our bike.  With the Senna head sets we both can use our cell phones wireless.  We only have about 5 people that have our cell numbers so phone calls are not a bother.  We mainly have them for emergency or to call a tow trailer for dead bikes where all 2 cylinders have failed and their cell phone is also dead.  No joke, we did just that last year.

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