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    I placed this first in the garage wall by mistake.... Sorry



    Anyways, here is an early before and after of my cafe project. Just got the tank painted and attached, got the clubmans on, and am waiting for my 2in1 exhaust so I can attach 50gary's rearsets (might I add, my father is an old machinist and was really impressed with the work.) I didn't include the whole process because we all know how the prep work can suck and what is most important is the final result. I will post better pics once the exhaust gets in and I get this out onto the street. Thanks for everyone's knowledge.



    P.S. The before image isn't the actual bike, but its how it looked when I bought it 3mons ago.
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    That's awesome, man. I have catching up do do. Which clubman's did you pick up? I was thinking of adjustable ones for mine. Cheers.
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    Thanks guys, I went with the standard club bars. I like the adjustable one's, it just seems a bit steep for bars. I must say the rearsets I got from 50gary, fit like a glove and look sweet ta'boot. I was hoping to get out tonight but of course, it's raining. So, I guess I have to wait till tomorrow. Thanks again and new pics tomorrow.







    Quote Originally Posted by onehappycampster View Post
    That's awesome, man. I have catching up do do. Which clubman's did you pick up? I was thinking of adjustable ones for mine. Cheers.
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    Here are some better photos. I wanted to be on the road but it rained all day Saturday. Bummer . There are of course a lot more thinks to tweak, are we ever really done with our bike??

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    Also, got out for a little while in the rain and had to share some shelter with this Harley. One step closer to world Peace.

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    lookin good, not sure if youve posted it before but what shifter did you use?
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    DAK, Click on the second photo of the #5 post and you will see (enlargement) of the shifter side of the bike. It's a re-contoured Honda shifter that I do along with the rear set pegs and brackets. Then I powder coat them to match the engine silver color. The lever I off some other older Honda that has along shank, no cutting no welding and you get a Honda toe rubber and as always I try for a factory look. It's rigid and I use one on my bike as well.

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    I would have to say, "Yes it is and Yes I got them from him". Great work and nice feel to them. Glad you made these 50gary.





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    DAK, Click on the second photo of the #5 post and you will see (enlargement) of the shifter side of the bike. It's a re-contoured Honda shifter that I do along with the rear set pegs and brackets. Then I powder coat them to match the engine silver color. The lever I off some other older Honda that has along shank, no cutting no welding and you get a Honda toe rubber and as always I try for a factory look. It's rigid and I use one on my bike as well.

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