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Title: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: ecoyne on April 28, 2013, 09:16:06 pm
Today, I made my rear shocks a little stiffer, purchased a new helmet (which I'm going to return as I don't like it after riding with it), and attempted to find some black mirrors. No luck on the mirrors, but I feel that's the only thing Yamaha did wrong as far as styling goes... I want my mirrors black.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: jhoff88 on April 28, 2013, 09:39:15 pm
I stiffened up my shocks and I took off the warning sticker and the Yamaha sticker.  Looks much better to me.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: SimpleUT on April 28, 2013, 10:44:30 pm
So out of curiousity, how many notches did you guys tighten your rear suspension up?

As for what I did to my Bolt today, I put some more miles on it towards the break in period.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: ecoyne on April 28, 2013, 11:44:13 pm
Ah ha, the very first thing I did do was remove the warning sticker on the gas tank! Which other Yamaha sticker did you remove? The one near the tail light?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: jhoff88 on April 29, 2013, 12:03:57 am
I went up 2 notches, Yeah I took the warning label off the tank and the Yamaha sticker off of the rear fender, also removed the reflectors.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Zaxeiler on April 29, 2013, 08:32:05 am
I went up 2 notches, Yeah I took the warning label off the tank and the Yamaha sticker off of the rear fender, also removed the reflectors.

What differences did you notice with the two notches?  What number does that put you at now?  6-7?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Pirate on April 29, 2013, 06:45:30 pm
I rode mine
(http://i362.photobucket.com/albums/oo64/lennyspics/DSC00345_zpsd7de9a33.jpg) (http://s362.photobucket.com/user/lennyspics/media/DSC00345_zpsd7de9a33.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: wakx on April 29, 2013, 07:19:40 pm
Wow, that gauge really is hard to see! It doesn't even show up on photographs!  ;D
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: SimpleUT on April 29, 2013, 08:07:57 pm
Sure it does, it's just a little shy in the sunlight.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Pirate on April 29, 2013, 09:41:50 pm
I just put in a xenon bulb I had lying around from my previous yamaha. much brighter ;D
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: wakx on April 29, 2013, 10:06:01 pm
You may need to create a "How To" thread in the mods section!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Zaxeiler on April 30, 2013, 05:08:12 pm
I rode mine
(http://i362.photobucket.com/albums/oo64/lennyspics/DSC00345_zpsd7de9a33.jpg) (http://s362.photobucket.com/user/lennyspics/media/DSC00345_zpsd7de9a33.jpg.html)

Gorgeous
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Ace on May 01, 2013, 11:52:38 pm
You may need to create a "How To" thread in the mods section!

Agreed!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: ShakerNorm on May 04, 2013, 06:01:00 pm
You may need to create a "How To" thread in the mods section!

I'm an Admin on the XS650 Garage USA forum and think that the idea for a "How-To" section would be great!  If this bike is anything near as popular as the old XS, there will soon be a lot of people here who know more about their bikes than the engineers at Yamaha do!  The engineers know what it's SUPPOSED to do - the backyard mechanics will be able to tell you what it CAN do......  Hopefully safely and legally.....

And being able to ask someone in the know sure makes everyone's life a LOT happier, especially when you have a problem.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: ecoyne on May 06, 2013, 03:24:44 am
Today I stiffened my rear shock... May still need to go Progressive in the near future.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Pirate on May 13, 2013, 05:03:56 pm
Today I decided to try and mock up my exhaust.  I'm not going to get back to it for a week or so.  so far  I got the flanges and some pipe cut.  the front flange is slightly smaller than the rear oddly enough.  this is what I have so far.  it is going to be a 2 to 1 exhaust.  the collector is going to be in a similar place as factory

(http://i362.photobucket.com/albums/oo64/lennyspics/new%20bike/DSC00362_zpsce713f14.jpg) (http://s362.photobucket.com/user/lennyspics/media/new%20bike/DSC00362_zpsce713f14.jpg.html)

(http://i362.photobucket.com/albums/oo64/lennyspics/new%20bike/DSC00363_zps03956324.jpg) (http://s362.photobucket.com/user/lennyspics/media/new%20bike/DSC00363_zps03956324.jpg.html)

(http://i362.photobucket.com/albums/oo64/lennyspics/new%20bike/DSC00364_zpsbeb56c25.jpg) (http://s362.photobucket.com/user/lennyspics/media/new%20bike/DSC00364_zpsbeb56c25.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Zaxeiler on May 13, 2013, 06:27:25 pm
Today I decided to try and mock up my exhaust.  I'm not going to get back to it for a week or so.  so far  I got the flanges and some pipe cut.  the front flange is slightly smaller than the rear oddly enough.  this is what I have so far.  it is going to be a 2 to 1 exhaust.  the collector is going to be in a similar place as factory

Nice!  Pirate you might be the first to do some real work!  Congrats!  Looks nice.  Will you wrap them or put stock guards back on?  How are you planning to change the sound?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Pirate on May 13, 2013, 06:36:29 pm
Today I decided to try and mock up my exhaust.  I'm not going to get back to it for a week or so.  so far  I got the flanges and some pipe cut.  the front flange is slightly smaller than the rear oddly enough.  this is what I have so far.  it is going to be a 2 to 1 exhaust.  the collector is going to be in a similar place as factory

Nice!  Pirate you might be the first to do some real work!  Congrats!  Looks nice.  Will you wrap them or put stock guards back on?  How are you planning to change the sound?

The exhaust can is baffled and should have a nice low toned rumble
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: ShakerNorm on May 13, 2013, 07:05:59 pm
Looks good - what kind of finish you putting on it? Chrome, ceramicoat, or high temp paint, or just leaving it bare?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Pirate on May 13, 2013, 07:43:10 pm
Looks good - what kind of finish you putting on it? Chrome, ceramicoat, or high temp paint, or just leaving it bare?

It is stainless steel, so it will be bare  ;D
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: ShakerNorm on May 14, 2013, 12:11:55 am
Good choice!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Ace on May 14, 2013, 08:42:11 pm
You may need to create a "How To" thread in the mods section!

When I replied to this thread originally I thought to myself I usually create a "How-to" section...finally double-checked and there is one....just nothing in it yet.

https://www.yamahastarbolt.com/how-to's/

Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: wakx on May 14, 2013, 08:50:37 pm
Anyone tried fitting reverse mirrors (like these: http://www.cycleworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Harley-Davidson-883-Iron-Special-Edition-Studio-MINI-FAIRING-DRAG-BAR-REVERSE-MIRRORS.jpg (http://www.cycleworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Harley-Davidson-883-Iron-Special-Edition-Studio-MINI-FAIRING-DRAG-BAR-REVERSE-MIRRORS.jpg)) on their Bolt yet?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Mr Monte on May 15, 2013, 03:03:08 am
Wife's hair dryer made easy work on removing tank warning sticker & Yamaha sticker on rear fender. Also form fitted a chrome ring to go around the gas cap.  Hope to have it installed this week & I'm going to do  some triming on the rear tag area.  Been working 14hrs/day since buying the Bolt 3 days ago so not much time to play...
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Zaxeiler on May 15, 2013, 08:49:17 am
Wife's hair dryer made easy work on removing tank warning sticker & Yamaha sticker on rear fender. Also form fitted a chrome ring to go around the gas cap.  Hope to have it installed this week & I'm going to do  some triming on the rear tag area.  Been working 14hrs/day since buying the Bolt 3 days ago so not much time to play...

Awesome!  When you finish please post pics.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Pirate on May 15, 2013, 11:56:27 am

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Awesome!  When you finish please post pics.
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Duh!  ;D
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Mouse on May 15, 2013, 12:58:43 pm
Anyone tried fitting reverse mirrors (like these: http://www.cycleworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Harley-Davidson-883-Iron-Special-Edition-Studio-MINI-FAIRING-DRAG-BAR-REVERSE-MIRRORS.jpg (http://www.cycleworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Harley-Davidson-883-Iron-Special-Edition-Studio-MINI-FAIRING-DRAG-BAR-REVERSE-MIRRORS.jpg)) on their Bolt yet?

Look like you could just take the stock mirrors, swap sides and bolt them back on upside down?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Pirate on May 15, 2013, 01:53:19 pm
Anyone tried fitting reverse mirrors (like these: http://www.cycleworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Harley-Davidson-883-Iron-Special-Edition-Studio-MINI-FAIRING-DRAG-BAR-REVERSE-MIRRORS.jpg (http://www.cycleworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Harley-Davidson-883-Iron-Special-Edition-Studio-MINI-FAIRING-DRAG-BAR-REVERSE-MIRRORS.jpg)) on their Bolt yet?

Look like you could just take the stock mirrors, swap sides and bolt them back on upside down?

that is easy to do with a Harley as the mirrors dont thread into the perch.  Yamaha's perches are different and you can't just swap them around.  maybe the closest thing you can do is get some bar-end mirrors or some universal ones that clamp to the handlebar
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Mr Monte on May 15, 2013, 10:20:42 pm
Installed a chrome ring around gas cap & painted the Star on the air intake cover.
(http://i365.photobucket.com/albums/oo91/heslekrants/2014Boltmod5_zps9756fa87.jpg) (http://s365.photobucket.com/user/heslekrants/media/2014Boltmod5_zps9756fa87.jpg.html)

(http://i365.photobucket.com/albums/oo91/heslekrants/2014Boltmod6_zps10d0d8cf.jpg) (http://s365.photobucket.com/user/heslekrants/media/2014Boltmod6_zps10d0d8cf.jpg.html)


Before:
(http://i365.photobucket.com/albums/oo91/heslekrants/2014Boltmod2_zpsdc868fd4.jpg) (http://s365.photobucket.com/user/heslekrants/media/2014Boltmod2_zpsdc868fd4.jpg.html)

After:
(http://i365.photobucket.com/albums/oo91/heslekrants/2014Boltmod7_zps9bb4c1e0.jpg) (http://s365.photobucket.com/user/heslekrants/media/2014Boltmod7_zps9bb4c1e0.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: ShakerNorm on May 16, 2013, 01:06:23 am
I LIKE the touch-up on the air cleaner!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Mouse on May 16, 2013, 11:21:03 am
Love the paint as well.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Pirate on May 16, 2013, 12:25:32 pm

After:
(http://i365.photobucket.com/albums/oo91/heslekrants/2014Boltmod7_zps9bb4c1e0.jpg) (http://s365.photobucket.com/user/heslekrants/media/2014Boltmod7_zps9bb4c1e0.jpg.html)

I think you started a trend my friend. that may be a nice simple upgrade that everyone will like to do
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Zaxeiler on May 16, 2013, 07:28:22 pm

After:
(http://i365.photobucket.com/albums/oo91/heslekrants/2014Boltmod7_zps9bb4c1e0.jpg) (http://s365.photobucket.com/user/heslekrants/media/2014Boltmod7_zps9bb4c1e0.jpg.html)

I think you started a trend my friend. that may be a nice simple upgrade that everyone will like to do

I second that.  All in favor?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Mr Monte on May 16, 2013, 07:40:48 pm
I relocated my rear tag today. Total cost $2 for new reflectors. 


Stock
(http://i365.photobucket.com/albums/oo91/heslekrants/Motorcycles/2014BoltreartagbeforeRR_zps541c6110.jpg) (http://s365.photobucket.com/user/heslekrants/media/Motorcycles/2014BoltreartagbeforeRR_zps541c6110.jpg.html)

Relocated
(http://i365.photobucket.com/albums/oo91/heslekrants/Motorcycles/2014BoltreartagafterRR_zps10df44e7.jpg) (http://s365.photobucket.com/user/heslekrants/media/Motorcycles/2014BoltreartagafterRR_zps10df44e7.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Zaxeiler on May 17, 2013, 08:44:42 am
I relocated my rear tag today. Total cost $2 for new reflectors. 


Stock
(http://i365.photobucket.com/albums/oo91/heslekrants/Motorcycles/2014BoltreartagbeforeRR_zps541c6110.jpg) (http://s365.photobucket.com/user/heslekrants/media/Motorcycles/2014BoltreartagbeforeRR_zps541c6110.jpg.html)

Relocated
(http://i365.photobucket.com/albums/oo91/heslekrants/Motorcycles/2014BoltreartagafterRR_zps10df44e7.jpg) (http://s365.photobucket.com/user/heslekrants/media/Motorcycles/2014BoltreartagafterRR_zps10df44e7.jpg.html)

Like that.  Where'd you get the stuff?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Mr Monte on May 17, 2013, 09:35:19 am

Like that.  Where'd you get the stuff?

The rear tag bracket I used was from my Yamaha FZ1. My local motorcycle dealership sells the small round reflectors.

I wasn't happy with the angle of the rear tag so I changed it. I ordered diamond stud license plate bolts for my wife so off with the round reflectors. I reinstalled the stock rear reflector after installing the tag bracket.
(http://i365.photobucket.com/albums/oo91/heslekrants/Motorcycles/2014BolttagafterRR_zps0669b3d6.jpg) (http://s365.photobucket.com/user/heslekrants/media/Motorcycles/2014BolttagafterRR_zps0669b3d6.jpg.html)

I also removed the side reflectors. I had to let the air out of the front tire to get the right side off. The left side had to be cut off since it's also the brake line bracket.
(http://i365.photobucket.com/albums/oo91/heslekrants/Motorcycles/2014BoltnoFreflector_zps25f9af91.jpg) (http://s365.photobucket.com/user/heslekrants/media/Motorcycles/2014BoltnoFreflector_zps25f9af91.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Pirate on May 17, 2013, 09:49:04 am
yeah, I'll probably be de-flectoring my Bolt this weekend
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: jhoff88 on May 17, 2013, 08:38:24 pm
I took mine off right away not a fan of them
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Swomack on May 22, 2013, 10:13:41 am
I relocated my rear tag today. Total cost $2 for new reflectors. 


Stock
(http://i365.photobucket.com/albums/oo91/heslekrants/Motorcycles/2014BoltreartagbeforeRR_zps541c6110.jpg) (http://s365.photobucket.com/user/heslekrants/media/Motorcycles/2014BoltreartagbeforeRR_zps541c6110.jpg.html)

Relocated
(http://i365.photobucket.com/albums/oo91/heslekrants/Motorcycles/2014BoltreartagafterRR_zps10df44e7.jpg) (http://s365.photobucket.com/user/heslekrants/media/Motorcycles/2014BoltreartagafterRR_zps10df44e7.jpg.html)

Man that looks way better brother.
Swomack
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Pirate on May 22, 2013, 10:45:33 am
did my 600 mile service
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: mikejjmay on May 22, 2013, 11:13:39 am
did my 600 mile service

Other than oil change and filter change, what else is involved in this one?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Pirate on May 22, 2013, 11:47:18 am
did my 600 mile service

Other than oil change and filter change, what else is involved in this one?

check over all your cables, belt tension, make sure everything is in good working order
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: ShakerNorm on May 23, 2013, 11:45:55 am
Most of it is stuff you check before every ride - but here's the whole list from the owner's manual....

600 mi (1000 km) check

Fuel injection:
   Adjust synchronization
Exhaust:
   Check for leaks
   Tighten if necessary
   Replace gaskets if necessary
Clutch:
   Check operation
   Adjust or replace cable
Front Brake:
   Check operation, fluid level & Leakage (DOT 4)
   Replace brake pads if necessary
Rear Brake:
   Check operation, fluid level & Leakage (DOT 4)
   Replace brake pads if necessary
Drive belt:
   Check belt condition
   Replace if damaged
   Check tension
   Adjust if necessary
Steering bearings:
   Check for looseness
Sidestand switch:
   Check operation & replace if necessary
Engine oil:
   Change (Warm engine before replacing)
Engine Oil Filter:
   Replace
Front and rear brake switches:
   Check operation
Control Cables:
   Lube (Yamaha Lube or engine oil)
Lights, signals & Switches:
   Check operation
   Adjust headlight beam

If anyone wants a PDF copy of the Owner's Manual - I downloaded it (free) from the Star website......http://www.starmotorcycles.com/assets/service/manuals/2014/LIT-11626-27-09%20_2106.pdf (http://www.starmotorcycles.com/assets/service/manuals/2014/LIT-11626-27-09%20_2106.pdf)

They also have parts manual online (http://www.starmotorcycles.com/partviewer/default.aspx?ls=star (http://www.starmotorcycles.com/partviewer/default.aspx?ls=star)), but I didn't see the service manuals available, yet
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Zaxeiler on May 24, 2013, 09:13:49 pm
If anyone wants a PDF copy of the Owner's Manual - I downloaded it (free) from the Star website......http://www.starmotorcycles.com/assets/service/manuals/2014/LIT-11626-27-09%20_2106.pdf (http://www.starmotorcycles.com/assets/service/manuals/2014/LIT-11626-27-09%20_2106.pdf)

They also have parts manual online (http://www.starmotorcycles.com/partviewer/default.aspx?ls=star (http://www.starmotorcycles.com/partviewer/default.aspx?ls=star)), but I didn't see the service manuals available, yet

I'm sure many thanks from riders for those posts...  Also, I'm sure Clymer will be on it in no time.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: non-ricer on May 24, 2013, 09:48:17 pm
If anyone wants a PDF copy of the Owner's Manual - I downloaded it (free) from the Star website......http://www.starmotorcycles.com/assets/service/manuals/2014/LIT-11626-27-09%20_2106.pdf (http://www.starmotorcycles.com/assets/service/manuals/2014/LIT-11626-27-09%20_2106.pdf)

They also have parts manual online (http://www.starmotorcycles.com/partviewer/default.aspx?ls=star (http://www.starmotorcycles.com/partviewer/default.aspx?ls=star)), but I didn't see the service manuals available, yet

I'm sure many thanks from riders for those posts...  Also, I'm sure Clymer will be on it in no time.

+1!  Thanks for the links!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: atimchula on May 24, 2013, 10:49:59 pm
I bought it and rode it 50 miles home. It was wonderful, but also cold.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: dennyfil on May 28, 2013, 06:46:18 pm
Pirate do u happen to know the number of the bulb that u changed in the speedo
thanks man
By the way notified Yamaha and they said they have a monthly meeting on these issues
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: ShakerNorm on May 28, 2013, 10:36:33 pm
Not a problem for the links -   As a mechanic myself, I always find that too much info is almost enough for what I need.

Pirate do u happen to know the number of the bulb that u changed in the speedo
I think Pirate was talking about the headlight bulb in that thread (an H-4) - not a bulb in the speedo. From looking at it, it looks like an LED backlight to me, so it probably wouldn't be possible to change it.  Hopefully, they'll be able to do a software change and brighten it up a little to make it more visible.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Timbo64 on May 29, 2013, 01:42:37 am
I rode it about 40 miles and when I got home, I removed the Yamaha sticker from the rear fender. Man, that thing came off easy..no Goo Gone needed...I just pulled up a corner and it came right off. I also removed the warning label on the tank...now that required some Goo Gone and some wax.
Looks a lot better now.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Zaxeiler on May 29, 2013, 12:06:10 pm
Not a problem for the links -   As a mechanic myself, I always find that too much info is almost enough for what I need.

Pirate do u happen to know the number of the bulb that u changed in the speedo
I think Pirate was talking about the headlight bulb in that thread (an H-4) - not a bulb in the speedo. From looking at it, it looks like an LED backlight to me, so it probably wouldn't be possible to change it.  Hopefully, they'll be able to do a software change and brighten it up a little to make it more visible.

That's correct.  I had made the mistake in that thread, he was talking about changing a headlight bulb.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: ShakerNorm on June 02, 2013, 03:24:05 pm
Did my first mod to the bike... Not much really - just installed one of those little universal "cruise control" throttle locks.  Had to do a little modification to it to make it fit, though - but all I had to do to the bike itself was move the brake M/C a little inboard to accommodate it.

It did remind me of one problem I've noticed, though - mirrors.....  I can easily see each lane beside me, but the mirror stems are short, so they don't go far enough out to let me see anything in the lane behind me, at all.  My shoulders and arms are in the way of the sight line.  I know there's aftermarket mirrors that look like OEM from Mamma Yamma, just longer stems, so I might pick up a set - or maybe just swap with the ones from my XS650 - they are exactly the same style ... from 1979... LOL  If it ain't broke, don't fix it, eh?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Austinhyd on June 02, 2013, 06:15:59 pm
Just did low and mean's exhaust mod. Doubled the holes in the exhaust. Sounds much much better.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Zaxeiler on June 02, 2013, 07:50:06 pm
Did my first mod to the bike... Not much really - just installed one of those little universal "cruise control" throttle locks.  Had to do a little modification to it to make it fit, though - but all I had to do to the bike itself was move the brake M/C a little inboard to accommodate it.

It did remind me of one problem I've noticed, though - mirrors.....  I can easily see each lane beside me, but the mirror stems are short, so they don't go far enough out to let me see anything in the lane behind me, at all.  My shoulders and arms are in the way of the sight line.  I know there's aftermarket mirrors that look like OEM from Mamma Yamma, just longer stems, so I might pick up a set - or maybe just swap with the ones from my XS650 - they are exactly the same style ... from 1979... LOL  If it ain't broke, don't fix it, eh?

Longer stems definitely help.  The easiest thing I've always done is put a blind spot mirror (those convex ones) at the top corner.  That'll usually give you a quick view of what's behind you and what's to the side.


Just did low and mean's exhaust mod. Doubled the holes in the exhaust. Sounds much much better.

Can we get audio?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Mouse on June 02, 2013, 08:25:15 pm

Can we get audio?
Low 'N Mean exhaust mod (https://www.facebook.com/video/embed?video_id=148958901954912)

Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: wakx on June 02, 2013, 09:07:27 pm
Damn. It sure does sound meaner. Nice.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Austinhyd on June 03, 2013, 12:24:17 am
Did my first mod to the bike... Not much really - just installed one of those little universal "cruise control" throttle locks.  Had to do a little modification to it to make it fit, though - but all I had to do to the bike itself was move the brake M/C a little inboard to accommodate it.

It did remind me of one problem I've noticed, though - mirrors.....  I can easily see each lane beside me, but the mirror stems are short, so they don't go far enough out to let me see anything in the lane behind me, at all.  My shoulders and arms are in the way of the sight line.  I know there's aftermarket mirrors that look like OEM from Mamma Yamma, just longer stems, so I might pick up a set - or maybe just swap with the ones from my XS650 - they are exactly the same style ... from 1979... LOL  If it ain't broke, don't fix it, eh?

Longer stems definitely help.  The easiest thing I've always done is put a blind spot mirror (those convex ones) at the top corner.  That'll usually give you a quick view of what's behind you and what's to the side.


Just did low and mean's exhaust mod. Doubled the holes in the exhaust. Sounds much much better.

Can we get audio?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SereF8NEdy4       With just holes drilled.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZB9eKs6U6yY       After drilling the holes and punching the baffle.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: b_ruins on June 03, 2013, 12:37:53 am
Did my first mod to the bike... Not much really - just installed one of those little universal "cruise control" throttle locks.  Had to do a little modification to it to make it fit, though - but all I had to do to the bike itself was move the brake M/C a little inboard to accommodate it.

It did remind me of one problem I've noticed, though - mirrors.....  I can easily see each lane beside me, but the mirror stems are short, so they don't go far enough out to let me see anything in the lane behind me, at all.  My shoulders and arms are in the way of the sight line.  I know there's aftermarket mirrors that look like OEM from Mamma Yamma, just longer stems, so I might pick up a set - or maybe just swap with the ones from my XS650 - they are exactly the same style ... from 1979... LOL  If it ain't broke, don't fix it, eh?

Longer stems definitely help.  The easiest thing I've always done is put a blind spot mirror (those convex ones) at the top corner.  That'll usually give you a quick view of what's behind you and what's to the side.


Just did low and mean's exhaust mod. Doubled the holes in the exhaust. Sounds much much better.

Can we get audio?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SereF8NEdy4       With just holes drilled.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZB9eKs6U6yY       After drilling the holes and punching the baffle.

What size holes did you drill and how did you punch the baffle?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Austinhyd on June 03, 2013, 12:48:43 am
Did my first mod to the bike... Not much really - just installed one of those little universal "cruise control" throttle locks.  Had to do a little modification to it to make it fit, though - but all I had to do to the bike itself was move the brake M/C a little inboard to accommodate it.

It did remind me of one problem I've noticed, though - mirrors.....  I can easily see each lane beside me, but the mirror stems are short, so they don't go far enough out to let me see anything in the lane behind me, at all.  My shoulders and arms are in the way of the sight line.  I know there's aftermarket mirrors that look like OEM from Mamma Yamma, just longer stems, so I might pick up a set - or maybe just swap with the ones from my XS650 - they are exactly the same style ... from 1979... LOL  If it ain't broke, don't fix it, eh?

Longer stems definitely help.  The easiest thing I've always done is put a blind spot mirror (those convex ones) at the top corner.  That'll usually give you a quick view of what's behind you and what's to the side.


Just did low and mean's exhaust mod. Doubled the holes in the exhaust. Sounds much much better.

Can we get audio?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SereF8NEdy4       With just holes drilled.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZB9eKs6U6yY       After drilling the holes and punching the baffle.

What size holes did you drill and how did you punch the baffle?

I used a 3/8" drill bit. I first punched it with a long flathead screwdriver, then I punched through it with a piece of rebar, then hammered the remaining metal in with a long pry bar.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Affinity409 on June 03, 2013, 06:31:41 pm
Most of it is stuff you check before every ride - but here's the whole list from the owner's manual....

600 mi (1000 km) check

Fuel injection:
   Adjust synchronization
Exhaust:
   Check for leaks
   Tighten if necessary
   Replace gaskets if necessary
Clutch:
   Check operation
   Adjust or replace cable
Front Brake:
   Check operation, fluid level & Leakage (DOT 4)
   Replace brake pads if necessary
Rear Brake:
   Check operation, fluid level & Leakage (DOT 4)
   Replace brake pads if necessary
Drive belt:
   Check belt condition
   Replace if damaged
   Check tension
   Adjust if necessary
Steering bearings:
   Check for looseness
Sidestand switch:
   Check operation & replace if necessary
Engine oil:
   Change (Warm engine before replacing)
Engine Oil Filter:
   Replace
Front and rear brake switches:
   Check operation
Control Cables:
   Lube (Yamaha Lube or engine oil)
Lights, signals & Switches:
   Check operation
   Adjust headlight beam

If anyone wants a PDF copy of the Owner's Manual - I downloaded it (free) from the Star website......http://www.starmotorcycles.com/assets/service/manuals/2014/LIT-11626-27-09%20_2106.pdf (http://www.starmotorcycles.com/assets/service/manuals/2014/LIT-11626-27-09%20_2106.pdf)

They also have parts manual online (http://www.starmotorcycles.com/partviewer/default.aspx?ls=star (http://www.starmotorcycles.com/partviewer/default.aspx?ls=star)), but I didn't see the service manuals available, yet

Anyone know how to do these two things to avoid taking it in?

Fuel injection:
   Adjust synchronization
Steering bearings:
   Check for looseness
 
anyone know what the 600 miles check up price is?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: ShakerNorm on June 03, 2013, 08:53:01 pm
I'm not sure at all about what they mean for the Injectors - I though that was all taken care of by the EFI....  :P  Anybody else have any ideas?

For the steering bearings - you'll have to lift the bike (a center stand is best), till the front wheel is off the ground, then give the front forks a wiggle.  If you feel ANY movement in the triple tree - they NEED to be tightened ASAP.   It's also a good time to check the front wheel bearings, too - same procedure - just on the wheel. There's shouldn't be any problem on a new bike, though.

On an old bike, however (like my 79 XS) the steering bearings can wear out (as well as getting loose) - and it's in an odd way with ball bearings - they develop a divot in the bearing race - usually at dead center (where they ride the most). If you can turn your steering and feel a tiny "clunk" in there - your bearings are shot and need to be replaced. The best method is with tapered bearings - they have MUCH more surface area to take the load and are much easier to adjust. (why the factory doesn't use them, I'll never know.... :P).  Unfortunately, it'll probably take specially sized bearings to replace the originals, but they shouldn't be a concern for at least a couple decades!  :)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: non-ricer on June 03, 2013, 09:46:59 pm
Most of it is stuff you check before every ride - but here's the whole list from the owner's manual....

600 mi (1000 km) check

Fuel injection:
   Adjust synchronization
Exhaust:
   Check for leaks
   Tighten if necessary
   Replace gaskets if necessary
Clutch:
   Check operation
   Adjust or replace cable
Front Brake:
   Check operation, fluid level & Leakage (DOT 4)
   Replace brake pads if necessary
Rear Brake:
   Check operation, fluid level & Leakage (DOT 4)
   Replace brake pads if necessary
Drive belt:
   Check belt condition
   Replace if damaged
   Check tension
   Adjust if necessary
Steering bearings:
   Check for looseness
Sidestand switch:
   Check operation & replace if necessary
Engine oil:
   Change (Warm engine before replacing)
Engine Oil Filter:
   Replace
Front and rear brake switches:
   Check operation
Control Cables:
   Lube (Yamaha Lube or engine oil)
Lights, signals & Switches:
   Check operation
   Adjust headlight beam

If anyone wants a PDF copy of the Owner's Manual - I downloaded it (free) from the Star website......http://www.starmotorcycles.com/assets/service/manuals/2014/LIT-11626-27-09%20_2106.pdf (http://www.starmotorcycles.com/assets/service/manuals/2014/LIT-11626-27-09%20_2106.pdf)

They also have parts manual online (http://www.starmotorcycles.com/partviewer/default.aspx?ls=star (http://www.starmotorcycles.com/partviewer/default.aspx?ls=star)), but I didn't see the service manuals available, yet

Anyone know how to do these two things to avoid taking it in?

Fuel injection:
   Adjust synchronization
Steering bearings:
   Check for looseness
 
anyone know what the 600 miles check up price is?

Probably don't need to do it but I guess it's better to double check how it came from the factory and if there is any play in specs.  For fuel injection they simply mean a throttle body sync.  Hook up vacuum gauges to each intake valve and rev the engine to a certain rpm.  Hit the adjustment screws to sync each one correctly.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Pirate on June 03, 2013, 10:18:08 pm
Most of it is stuff you check before every ride - but here's the whole list from the owner's manual....

600 mi (1000 km) check

Fuel injection:
   Adjust synchronization
Exhaust:
   Check for leaks
   Tighten if necessary
   Replace gaskets if necessary
Clutch:
   Check operation
   Adjust or replace cable
Front Brake:
   Check operation, fluid level & Leakage (DOT 4)
   Replace brake pads if necessary
Rear Brake:
   Check operation, fluid level & Leakage (DOT 4)
   Replace brake pads if necessary
Drive belt:
   Check belt condition
   Replace if damaged
   Check tension
   Adjust if necessary
Steering bearings:
   Check for looseness
Sidestand switch:
   Check operation & replace if necessary
Engine oil:
   Change (Warm engine before replacing)
Engine Oil Filter:
   Replace
Front and rear brake switches:
   Check operation
Control Cables:
   Lube (Yamaha Lube or engine oil)
Lights, signals & Switches:
   Check operation
   Adjust headlight beam

If anyone wants a PDF copy of the Owner's Manual - I downloaded it (free) from the Star website......http://www.starmotorcycles.com/assets/service/manuals/2014/LIT-11626-27-09%20_2106.pdf (http://www.starmotorcycles.com/assets/service/manuals/2014/LIT-11626-27-09%20_2106.pdf)

They also have parts manual online (http://www.starmotorcycles.com/partviewer/default.aspx?ls=star (http://www.starmotorcycles.com/partviewer/default.aspx?ls=star)), but I didn't see the service manuals available, yet

Anyone know how to do these two things to avoid taking it in?

Fuel injection:
   Adjust synchronization
Steering bearings:
   Check for looseness
 
anyone know what the 600 miles check up price is?

Probably don't need to do it but I guess it's better to double check how it came from the factory and if there is any play in specs.  For fuel injection they simply mean a throttle body sync.  Hook up vacuum gauges to each intake valve and rev the engine to a certain rpm.  Hit the adjustment screws to sync each one correctly.

What is there to sync, it is one throttle body that controls 2 cylinders?!  :o
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: ShakerNorm on June 03, 2013, 11:59:07 pm
If they have to be synched as Pirate says (which makes a LOT of sense - you want both cylinders to do about the same amount of work when it's running) - it'll be like balancing dual carburetors on a twin (which is basically what the Bolt is - except it's EFI) - and it's actually pretty easy to do, and cheap to boot........ (can you tell I'm a cheap-assed Scotsman?)

Here's what you need - a balancing tool - for $1.55...... http://www.650ccnd.com/mano.htm (http://www.650ccnd.com/mano.htm).   ;D  This is almost exactly what I use for my old XS 650! Cheap and more accurate than ANY mercury or gauge setup. You don't really care exactly how much vacuum it's pulling - just that it's even between the cylinders. I use a little transmission fluid in mine for visibility - it only takes a spoonful or two, and the transmission fluid won't hurt the engine if it gets sucked in and burned (if the balance is out to lunch) - although it WILL smoke out your garage pretty bad... It is just oil with a little red dye, anyways....  :D

I haven't had the chance to check out the throttle setup on my Bolt, yet, but there should be an adjustment screw between the two throttle plates, and a port (somewhere) on each intake tube to connect the balancer tube to. The basic idea is to connect each end of the tube to an intake tube (you DON'T want an open end, or you'll suck in all the oil as soon as the engine starts), then adjust the screw until you get the oil in the clear plastic tube to stay even when the engine is running - basically telling you that both cylinders are pulling exactly the same amount of vacuum and therefore doing the same amount of work.

Balancing like this helps the engine run a lot smoother (especially on an old parallel twin like my XS), and it takes a lot of unnecessary stress off the crankshaft, etc, too.  And when your engine is running smoother, it seems to pull harder, too.  Always a good thing.  ;)

I think I'll try to take pics and try to explain it better when I have to do mine - only another 300 km, now..... 200 miles.....
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Affinity409 on June 04, 2013, 12:07:50 am
If they have to be synched as Pirate says (which makes a LOT of sense - you want both cylinders to do about the same amount of work when it's running) - it'll be like balancing dual carburetors on a twin (which is basically what the Bolt is - except it's EFI) - and it's actually pretty easy to do, and cheap to boot........ (can you tell I'm a cheap-assed Scotsman?)

Here's what you need - a balancing tool - for $1.55...... http://www.650ccnd.com/mano.htm (http://www.650ccnd.com/mano.htm).   ;D  This is almost exactly what I use for my old XS 650! Cheap and more accurate than ANY mercury or gauge setup. You don't really care exactly how much vacuum it's pulling - just that it's even between the cylinders. I use a little transmission fluid in mine for visibility - it only takes a spoonful or two, and the transmission fluid won't hurt the engine if it gets sucked in and burned (if the balance is out to lunch) - although it WILL smoke out your garage pretty bad... It is just oil with a little red dye, anyways....  :D

I haven't had the chance to check out the throttle setup on my Bolt, yet, but there should be an adjustment screw between the two throttle plates, and a port (somewhere) on each intake tube to connect the balancer tube to. The basic idea is to connect each end of the tube to an intake tube (you DON'T want an open end, or you'll suck in all the oil as soon as the engine starts), then adjust the screw until you get the oil in the clear plastic tube to stay even when the engine is running - basically telling you that both cylinders are pulling exactly the same amount of vacuum and therefore doing the same amount of work.

Balancing like this helps the engine run a lot smoother (especially on an old parallel twin like my XS), and it takes a lot of unnecessary stress off the crankshaft, etc, too.  And when your engine is running smoother, it seems to pull harder, too.  Always a good thing.  ;)

I think I'll try to take pics and try to explain it better when I have to do mine - only another 300 km, now..... 200 miles.....

Yes please do give a walkthrough!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: ShakerNorm on June 04, 2013, 12:14:52 am
I just found another link to a PDF that may help explain it. Unfortunately, it's not of the Bolt engine, but the principles apply to every high performance engine, whether carberated or EFI.  Of course, hookups will be different, but the basic idea is the same....

http://www.stargis.net/webslinger/Docs/CarbSync.pdf (http://www.stargis.net/webslinger/Docs/CarbSync.pdf)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Pirate on June 04, 2013, 02:35:30 pm
Again, it is ONE throttle body controling TWO cylinders. I dont see what there is to sync.  if there were two seperate throttle bodies, I would understand
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: SimpleUT on June 05, 2013, 12:39:30 am
Today, I was able to get the Yamaha engine guards installed on my Bolt.

Mount points are shared with the foot peg bolts so you will need a way to keep the bike upright to install the left engine guard.

Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: ShakerNorm on June 05, 2013, 12:41:50 am
OK  - for everybody - this is getting more into the technical side of things, so I'm going to link over to the Technical thread.....  and we can continue there :) 
https://www.yamahastarbolt.com/technical-discussion/synchronizing-fuel-injection/ (https://www.yamahastarbolt.com/technical-discussion/synchronizing-fuel-injection/)

I hope I can explain things better  (I even took pictures  ;D), but I'm always open for more information,  advice and constructive criticism.

Of course, since I don't have a maintenance manual for the bike, and I'm not a Yamaha mechanic, I could be wrong - but I'm basing my guesses on my experience, and trying to err on the side of caution. So if you don't feel comfortable with any of this - I would advise you to see your dealer or mechanic.

I wonder, though - if the Stryker and other Star bikes have the same engine, the maintenance manual should be similar......  Anyone got one and willing to take a look and pass on the info?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Bozzly on June 05, 2013, 07:27:06 am
Today, I was able to get the Yamaha engine guards installed on my Bolt.

Mount points are shared with the foot peg bolts so you will need a way to keep the bike upright to install the left engine guard.

This thread most definitely needs pics. Let's start posting them. Would love to see these guards on your bike.  ;)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Timbo64 on June 05, 2013, 08:41:00 am
I'm heading off to the Yamaha dealership in about an hour to have them instal my passenger seat and foot pegs.
Hopefully, the weather, and my very painful sinus headache, will cooperate this afternoon so I can take my wife for a ride.
Man, some things suck about gettin' old.....when I was younger, these sinus headaches and infections hardly fazed me at all, but now they kick my a*s!!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: BgVir on June 05, 2013, 08:52:55 am
Installed my GPS mount last night.  Now I just have to figure out how I'm going to route the power cable without taking the tank off.  Also need to tap into a switched power supply.  I have an idea of where I will do this I just need to get my volt meter out to see which wire is the power.  This will get me by on the speedo issue for now.

Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Timbo64 on June 05, 2013, 11:52:45 am
I had the seat and passenger pegs installed today and they look pretty good in person.
I'll scan the Installation instructions tomorrow and post them here. It's not hard, but it takes a little more time than you would think because you have to remove the rear fender sidearms to access where the passenger peg bracket mount and than reinstall the rear fender sidearm.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: ecoyne on June 05, 2013, 11:59:49 am
What mount did you go with? Mind posting a photo?

Installed my GPS mount last night.  Now I just have to figure out how I'm going to route the power cable without taking the tank off.  Also need to tap into a switched power supply.  I have an idea of where I will do this I just need to get my volt meter out to see which wire is the power.  This will get me by on the speedo issue for now.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Austinhyd on June 05, 2013, 01:00:00 pm
Today, I was able to get the Yamaha engine guards installed on my Bolt.

Mount points are shared with the foot peg bolts so you will need a way to keep the bike upright to install the left engine guard.

This thread most definitely needs pics. Let's start posting them. Would love to see these guards on your bike.  ;)
I would also like to see how they look on the bike
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: BgVir on June 05, 2013, 02:06:58 pm
What mount did you go with? Mind posting a photo?

Installed my GPS mount last night.  Now I just have to figure out how I'm going to route the power cable without taking the tank off.  Also need to tap into a switched power supply.  I have an idea of where I will do this I just need to get my volt meter out to see which wire is the power.  This will get me by on the speedo issue for now.

When I get home I can snap a photo.  The GPS is the Garmin 450 that comes with a RAM mount specifically designed for motorcycles.

Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: ecoyne on June 05, 2013, 02:11:42 pm
Thanks, I use a Garmin Zumo 660 on my sport tourer that I'd like to swap over from time to time...
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: AtomicZebra on June 05, 2013, 05:53:25 pm
I just finished installing drag bars on my bike, there was a few things I ha to think about and play wi to get them on but they look good, I had to spin the risers around so my controls wouldn't hit the tank. What do you guys think?

(http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x299/AtomicZebra356/image-7.jpg) (http://s180.photobucket.com/user/AtomicZebra356/media/image-7.jpg.html)

(http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x299/AtomicZebra356/image-6.jpg) (http://s180.photobucket.com/user/AtomicZebra356/media/image-6.jpg.html)

(http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x299/AtomicZebra356/image-5.jpg) (http://s180.photobucket.com/user/AtomicZebra356/media/image-5.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Austinhyd on June 05, 2013, 06:16:54 pm
I just finished installing drag bars on my bike, there was a few things I ha to think about and play wi to get them on but they look good, I had to spin the risers around so my controls wouldn't hit the tank. What do you guys think?

(http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x299/AtomicZebra356/image-7.jpg) (http://s180.photobucket.com/user/AtomicZebra356/media/image-7.jpg.html)

(http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x299/AtomicZebra356/image-6.jpg) (http://s180.photobucket.com/user/AtomicZebra356/media/image-6.jpg.html)

(http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x299/AtomicZebra356/image-5.jpg) (http://s180.photobucket.com/user/AtomicZebra356/media/image-5.jpg.html)
Looks nice! I like how you've blacked all the chrome out. I need to do that to mine
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: non-ricer on June 05, 2013, 09:39:03 pm
Atomiczebra,

Have any side shots of the whole bike?  Also what did you use to black out the parts?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: SimpleUT on June 05, 2013, 10:41:21 pm
As Requested here is how the bars look on my bike.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Austinhyd on June 05, 2013, 11:02:40 pm
As Requested here is how the bars look on my bike.
I really like the looks of those on there. Have you tried putting your feet on there while cruising? Just wondering if they would double as highway pegs.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: SimpleUT on June 05, 2013, 11:10:08 pm
I haven't tried that yet. Will definitely have to give that a try next time I get on her.

It seems like it would be positioned about right for that. they extend out about as far as the end of the gear shift lever.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Bozzly on June 05, 2013, 11:18:14 pm
As Requested here is how the bars look on my bike.

Looks nice, What windshield is that? Can we see a pic of that?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: SimpleUT on June 05, 2013, 11:34:52 pm
As Requested here is how the bars look on my bike.

Looks nice, What windshield is that? Can we see a pic of that?

That's the Memphis Shades "Demon" windscreen. You can check out the pictures of it in this thread: https://www.yamahastarbolt.com/mods-and-accessories/aftermarket-windshield/
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Timbo64 on June 05, 2013, 11:49:04 pm
"I just finished installing drag bars on my bike, there was a few things I ha to think about and play wi to get them on but they look good, I had to spin the risers around so my controls wouldn't hit the tank. What do you guys think?"

I think those drag bars look great. On bikes like the Bolt, you can't go wrong installing them.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: AtomicZebra on June 05, 2013, 11:54:36 pm
Atomiczebra,

Have any side shots of the whole bike?  Also what did you use to black out the parts?

I don't have any side shots but I can take some. And for blacking it out I went cheap because I didn't want to wait for my powder coating guy, he's working on a big job. So I just spray painted it all. For flat black I used rustoleum high heat, for gloss I used rustoleum gloss black, and the first go round I used plastidip on the chrome plastic, than I used krylon fusion flat black. I will be powder coating soon because I don't want to paint my license plate bracket that I made for the shock.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: SimpleUT on June 06, 2013, 12:01:11 am
Your bike is looking really sick there AtomicZebra!

Are you planning on getting the fork gaiters as well?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Timbo64 on June 06, 2013, 12:11:57 am
I want to paint those four small silver heat shields and the cap on the exhaust pipe flat black. Would the Rustoleum high heat flat black hold up well over time or should I spend the $$$ and have them powder coated?

Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: BgVir on June 06, 2013, 09:07:00 am
Thanks, I use a Garmin Zumo 660 on my sport tourer that I'd like to swap over from time to time...

Here is the GPS mount.  I don't know if this will be the final place, since I have the cowl coming, but it will work for now.

(http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m223/vbagesse/20130606_062047.jpg) (http://s105.photobucket.com/user/vbagesse/media/20130606_062047.jpg.html)

(http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m223/vbagesse/20130606_062105.jpg) (http://s105.photobucket.com/user/vbagesse/media/20130606_062105.jpg.html)

(http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m223/vbagesse/20130606_062111.jpg) (http://s105.photobucket.com/user/vbagesse/media/20130606_062111.jpg.html)

(http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m223/vbagesse/20130606_062135.jpg) (http://s105.photobucket.com/user/vbagesse/media/20130606_062135.jpg.html)

Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Bozzly on June 06, 2013, 09:44:27 am
As Requested here is how the bars look on my bike.

Do you think those will provide any protection or are they strictly for looks? They look nice but also smallish.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: friedtofu on June 06, 2013, 10:50:53 pm
Finally got my passenger seat in so I installed that (wife is happy!).  I also drilled the five (1/2 inch) holes in the rear of the muffler (thanks Low and Mean). I left the muffler cap off but I reinstalled its screws, I think it looks nice that way and lets the baffle holes breathe. I'm pretty happy with the new exhaust tone too  :)

(http://i1275.photobucket.com/albums/y456/friedtofupics/mybolt2_zpsf8144826.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Pirate on June 09, 2013, 08:20:18 pm
Got my table back in the garage and put her up on the "chopping block"   :P

(http://i362.photobucket.com/albums/oo64/lennyspics/new%20bike/DSC00365_zpsa49b4a2d.jpg) (http://s362.photobucket.com/user/lennyspics/media/new%20bike/DSC00365_zpsa49b4a2d.jpg.html)

Bought my Gators and got them installed. I like them, and I bet it would look even better without the fender.  I'm going to wait and see if someone comes out with a cool fork brace to bolt up where the fender does.

(http://i362.photobucket.com/albums/oo64/lennyspics/new%20bike/DSC00366_zps200bb1d8.jpg) (http://s362.photobucket.com/user/lennyspics/media/new%20bike/DSC00366_zps200bb1d8.jpg.html)

also got my own fender eliminator going. it is not finished. I simply made a stencil from thin board and traced it to metal.
I'm going to clean it up, paint it, and add a light.

(http://i362.photobucket.com/albums/oo64/lennyspics/new%20bike/DSC00368_zps4d5084e4.jpg) (http://s362.photobucket.com/user/lennyspics/media/new%20bike/DSC00368_zps4d5084e4.jpg.html)
(http://i362.photobucket.com/albums/oo64/lennyspics/new%20bike/DSC00367_zps189ea21e.jpg) (http://s362.photobucket.com/user/lennyspics/media/new%20bike/DSC00367_zps189ea21e.jpg.html)

going to start back up on the exhaust in another week when I get back into town
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: friedtofu on June 09, 2013, 11:24:34 pm
Ok so I already got bored of the first exhaust modification and decided to cut the 1.5 inch hole inside the muffler. Looking back I'd probably just skip drilling the smaller 1/2 inch holes on the outside and go straight to doing this. Much less work, much better results, sounds great. Tools were like $20. Should keep me happy until someone makes a nice set of pipes for this bike.

(http://i1275.photobucket.com/albums/y456/friedtofupics/hole-saw_zpsfd70469d.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: nrmarch869 on June 10, 2013, 03:32:53 pm
Cut grass so I could go put some miles on my Bolt then when I got home I realized I needed to finish my yard :'(
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: friedtofu on June 10, 2013, 07:02:51 pm
Today I stiffened my rear shock... May still need to go Progressive in the near future.

I adjusted mine so its on the middle setting. Im 190 lbs. Passenger is 100.  The nastier city potholes tend to still shock her butt a bit. Should I set the preload back to factory? (second lowest I think).
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: cupar on June 10, 2013, 11:00:57 pm
I went 1 up in the suspension so almost the softest and my 170lbs only bottomed it once while trying to hit the hardest bumps. So I'm good there. I'll deffinately go even one stiffer once I get my 95lbs passanger.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Jbodet765 on June 11, 2013, 03:18:45 am
I went 1 up in the suspension so almost the softest and my 170lbs only bottomed it once while trying to hit the hardest bumps. So I'm good there. I'll deffinately go even one stiffer once I get my 95lbs passanger.

im thinkin of adjusting my preload too... im 165 pounds and it seems like the shocks are so stiff it just feels like im going over speed bumps everytime i hit a small hole... lol
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Affinity409 on June 11, 2013, 09:47:33 pm
I went 1 up in the suspension so almost the softest and my 170lbs only bottomed it once while trying to hit the hardest bumps. So I'm good there. I'll deffinately go even one stiffer once I get my 95lbs passanger.

im thinkin of adjusting my preload too... im 165 pounds and it seems like the shocks are so stiff it just feels like im going over speed bumps everytime i hit a small hole... lol

Same weight same feeling.is it compressing the shock that makes that better or expanding it?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Cidgarcia77 on June 11, 2013, 10:06:08 pm
Rode 100 miles today in So Cal.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Tapatalk 4 Beta

Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: cupar on June 11, 2013, 10:12:37 pm
expanding makes it softer. So the longer the shock the softer the ride. However if it's too soft you'll bottom it out which isn't good. I'd say under 170lbs with gear and luggage should be on the softest, 170-205 1 up, 205-235 2 up, and so on. I way 170lbs but with my phone, belt buckle, boots, jacket, chaps, helmet. I probably am about 185-190 est.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Pirate on June 11, 2013, 10:46:59 pm
expanding makes it softer. So the longer the shock the softer the ride. However if it's too soft you'll bottom it out which isn't good. I'd say under 170lbs with gear and luggage should be on the softest, 170-205 1 up, 205-235 2 up, and so on. I way 170lbs but with my phone, belt buckle, boots, jacket, chaps, helmet. I probably am about 185-190 est.

LOL, I'm sorry, I had to giggle a little when you threw your phone in on that list.  I hope it doesn't weigh you down that much  :P  ;D
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: cupar on June 12, 2013, 12:43:34 am
well it probably weighs a lb with the otterbox, but it was mostly just a item to make a better list.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Timbo64 on June 12, 2013, 06:50:44 am
My Bolt started running kinda rough so I stopped by the dealership and one of the techs took it for a test ride. He replaced both spark plugs and I rode it for about 50 miles and the Bolt ran better than it has since I bought it. I guess I got a bad spark plug from the factory.

I always use top quality gasoline and add Yamaha Fuel Med RX ethanol treatment to the gas tank at every fill-up.

Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Imadeus on June 12, 2013, 12:33:59 pm
(http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a631/Imadeus/messagepart-1_zpseff73958.png)


I bronzed one mirror....
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Bozzly on June 12, 2013, 12:40:02 pm
(https://www.icloud.com/wm/messagepart?guid=messagepart%3AINBOX%2F5104%2D2&type=image%2Fpng&name=photo%2EPNG&uniq=mb2hail&proxydest=p04-mailws&partition=p04&inline=yes)


i bronzed one mirror....

Can't see the picture, just have the little X
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Imadeus on June 12, 2013, 02:00:41 pm
Pic should be working now. I only put the mirror back on for the photo... will take 48 hrs for clear coat to dry completely... then I will do the other.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Bozzly on June 12, 2013, 02:21:22 pm
Pic should be working now. I only put the mirror back on for the photo... will take 48 hrs for clear coat to dry completely... then I will do the other.

Looks good, is that powerder coated or rattle can?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Austinhyd on June 12, 2013, 03:13:56 pm
That does look really good. Not sure how that would work on the white, but it definitely works for the black one.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Imadeus on June 12, 2013, 03:15:34 pm
Based on the fact that I KNOW I don't want chrome mirrors, I rattle canned it (after cleaning/sanding...) then hit it with a higher quality clear coat. I'm sure I will eventually come across a set of mirrors that will be perfect for the look I want; til then I will let you know how these hold up.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: BgVir on June 12, 2013, 03:18:59 pm
I have found several sets of black bar end mirrors that would look really good.  Waiting on getting anything for now until all my other parts come in.  Plus my girlfriend told me not to buy a bunch of stuff for the bike so she would have things to buy me.  I have such an awesome girlfriend.

Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: nrmarch869 on June 12, 2013, 05:41:59 pm
Like the mirror what flat black and clear coat you using, what grit are you scuffing with?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: ShakerNorm on June 12, 2013, 07:03:01 pm
Imadeus - Sweet, I like it - almost as good as flat black powdercoating.....  How'd you do it?   
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: BgVir on June 12, 2013, 09:22:46 pm
Installed fork gaiters.  I have uploaded lots of pics and getting ready to do a write up.  Stay tuned.

Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Bozzly on June 12, 2013, 11:25:58 pm
Installed fork gaiters.  I have uploaded lots of pics and getting ready to do a write up.  Stay tuned.

Looking forward to it BgVir
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: friedtofu on June 14, 2013, 10:41:34 pm
Got some more goodies (back rest parts) from shophms.com.
(http://i1275.photobucket.com/albums/y456/friedtofupics/sissy1_zpsbe3ac46a.jpg)

Short upright installed.
(http://i1275.photobucket.com/albums/y456/friedtofupics/sissy2_zps10c6017d.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Bozzly on June 14, 2013, 11:53:01 pm
Nice, Looks good. It's about time some of these accessories start showing up.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: ShakerNorm on June 15, 2013, 01:57:36 am
Looks good.... 

Gotta agree with Boz.... just heard today that the first of my order showed up at the dealer today.....  waiting on all the rest of it. :P
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: BoltiansMC on June 15, 2013, 03:14:01 am
(http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a631/Imadeus/messagepart-1_zpseff73958.png)


I bronzed one mirror....
(http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a631/Imadeus/messagepart-1_zpseff73958.png)


I bronzed one mirror....

How did you bronze it?  Paint brush, spray on???
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: BoltiansMC on June 15, 2013, 03:16:10 am
I just finished installing drag bars on my bike, there was a few things I ha to think about and play wi to get them on but they look good, I had to spin the risers around so my controls wouldn't hit the tank. What do you guys think?

(http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x299/AtomicZebra356/image-7.jpg) (http://s180.photobucket.com/user/AtomicZebra356/media/image-7.jpg.html)

(http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x299/AtomicZebra356/image-6.jpg) (http://s180.photobucket.com/user/AtomicZebra356/media/image-6.jpg.html)

(http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x299/AtomicZebra356/image-5.jpg) (http://s180.photobucket.com/user/AtomicZebra356/media/image-5.jpg.html)

Hey Zebra, how did you black out the chrome?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: BoltiansMC on June 15, 2013, 07:15:47 pm
Had the gaiters installed at my local shop, $75.00 one hour labor.  They look so sick!!!  Then I picked up the 12" extender and 1 1/2" hole saw and am going to drill out the baffle.  Finally to cap the day I will clean it down with Meguiar's Quik Detailer and apply the Brass Speedo Cover.  Score, awesome day spiffing up the Bolt!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: jhoff88 on June 15, 2013, 07:40:30 pm
Did my 600 mile service, installed passenger seat kit, and tall backrest. I ordered fork gaiters should be in next week, I also have a brass speedo visor to install as soon as I paint it black
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: BoltiansMC on June 15, 2013, 08:03:48 pm
Did my 600 mile service, installed passenger seat kit, and tall backrest. I ordered fork gaiters should be in next week, I also have a brass speedo visor to install as soon as I paint it black

Just curious Jhoff, my shop quoted me $180... what did you pay for the first service?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: jhoff88 on June 15, 2013, 08:05:14 pm
I did it myself
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Baysidebob on June 15, 2013, 08:08:18 pm
First service today.  $204 in SF Bay area which is high for everything.  Looking at the "check this, check that" list for future services I expect it will go up.  That's OK.  I'll be grateful to have had the opportunity to put the miles on her.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: jhoff88 on June 15, 2013, 08:09:19 pm
It's pretty easy if you have changed oil before, get it up off the ground drain the oil.  17mm drain plug, replace filter. Holds about 4.25 qts. Check everything over and make sure it is working correctly.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: BoltiansMC on June 15, 2013, 08:11:55 pm
Meh... I will eventually get to that point, but I don't have a lift, and the one's I've seen on Amazon run about $120-150.  So plus the cost of the oil and filter (est. $40-50) I'm already at the cost for the shop, and then I feel better knowing they covered everything. 


Thanks Jhoff safe riding brother!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: ShakerNorm on June 15, 2013, 09:08:25 pm
Doing mine myself, too - just passed the 1000 km mark today while I was doing the "Motorcycle Run for Dad" - a bunch of runs across Canada to raise money for Prostate Cancer Research.  (kind of a dear thing to me, as that's what killed my Dad).

Actually - I just finished draining the oil (not a little of it all over my garage floor... :P Gotta get me a shallower drain pan...), but it's quite easy compared to some bikes where you have to remove all the fairings or all the exhaust system. None of that on our Bolts.... Makes me happy :D

Haven't checkd the FI Synch, yet, but should be easy after seeing Frosty's pics.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: AtomicZebra on June 15, 2013, 10:23:27 pm
I just finished installing drag bars on my bike, there was a few things I ha to think about and play wi to get them on but they look good, I had to spin the risers around so my controls wouldn't hit the tank. What do you guys think?

(http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x299/AtomicZebra356/image-7.jpg) (http://s180.photobucket.com/user/AtomicZebra356/media/image-7.jpg.html)

(http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x299/AtomicZebra356/image-6.jpg) (http://s180.photobucket.com/user/AtomicZebra356/media/image-6.jpg.html)

(http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x299/AtomicZebra356/image-5.jpg) (http://s180.photobucket.com/user/AtomicZebra356/media/image-5.jpg.html)

Hey Zebra, how did you black out the chrome?

The plastic chrome such as the speedo and tail light bezels I scuffed and sprayed with Krylon Fusion. The headlight bezel will be getting powder coated but for now is sprayed in the say Krylon.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: BoltiansMC on June 16, 2013, 01:06:42 am

The plastic chrome such as the speedo and tail light bezels I scuffed and sprayed with Krylon Fusion. The headlight bezel will be getting powder coated but for now is sprayed in the say Krylon.

Nice, thanks Zebra!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Jbodet765 on June 16, 2013, 03:43:49 am

The plastic chrome such as the speedo and tail light bezels I scuffed and sprayed with Krylon Fusion. The headlight bezel will be getting powder coated but for now is sprayed in the say Krylon.

Nice, thanks Zebra!

I definitely want to black everything out... Sounds like a pretty easy way to do it...
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: BoltiansMC on June 16, 2013, 10:14:40 am

I definitely want to black everything out... Sounds like a pretty easy way to do it...

I like the black out look... plus it gives your bike that extra special custom feel if you ever pull up or park next to a stock Bolt, yours will stand out... (unless we ALL do the black out thing.... then if I keep mine stock I will have a unique look.... mwah ha ha ha ha ha ha hahahahahahaaaaa!!!!)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Imadeus on June 16, 2013, 02:14:32 pm
Will try to answer all questions (with pics) soon...
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Pirate on June 25, 2013, 12:58:45 pm
finished my fender eliminator this morning with Radiantz  licence plate frame


(http://i362.photobucket.com/albums/oo64/lennyspics/new%20bike/DSC01756_zps3542fdd6.jpg) (http://s362.photobucket.com/user/lennyspics/media/new%20bike/DSC01756_zps3542fdd6.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Austinhyd on June 25, 2013, 01:32:04 pm
That looks good, Pirate. What did you attach it to? I can't tell by the picture.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: BoltiansMC on June 25, 2013, 01:40:45 pm
Great job Pirate!!! Nothing beats a home manufacture... strong work!  8)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: BgVir on June 25, 2013, 02:41:18 pm
Meh... I will eventually get to that point, but I don't have a lift, and the one's I've seen on Amazon run about $120-150.  So plus the cost of the oil and filter (est. $40-50) I'm already at the cost for the shop, and then I feel better knowing they covered everything. 


Thanks Jhoff safe riding brother!

Mike,

If you have a Harbor Frieght near you go pick up one of these.

http://www.harborfreight.com/1500-lb-capacity-atv-motorcycle-lift-2792.html

Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: BoltiansMC on June 25, 2013, 02:56:03 pm
Meh... I will eventually get to that point, but I don't have a lift, and the one's I've seen on Amazon run about $120-150.  So plus the cost of the oil and filter (est. $40-50) I'm already at the cost for the shop, and then I feel better knowing they covered everything. 


Thanks Jhoff safe riding brother!

Mike,

If you have a Harbor Frieght near you go pick up one of these.

http://www.harborfreight.com/1500-lb-capacity-atv-motorcycle-lift-2792.html



Nice Bg, we do have one in San Diego, off Miramar Road.  Great idea, I think I will get one!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: nrmarch869 on June 25, 2013, 03:29:41 pm
Plasti Dipped mirrors and temp black out for now
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Pirate on June 26, 2013, 11:00:41 am
That looks good, Pirate. What did you attach it to? I can't tell by the picture.

I made my own eliminator bracket with a stencil I made.  It's in another thread here somewhere
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: jhoff88 on June 30, 2013, 01:50:27 pm
Changed out my headlight for a silver star bulb, installed a speedo visor and started blacking some stuff out. Air box cover, speedo bezel, headlight bezel and battery strap.

(http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq20/jordan190e/null-10.jpg) (http://s429.photobucket.com/user/jordan190e/media/null-10.jpg.html)

(http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq20/jordan190e/null-9.jpg) (http://s429.photobucket.com/user/jordan190e/media/null-9.jpg.html)

(http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq20/jordan190e/null-8.jpg) (http://s429.photobucket.com/user/jordan190e/media/null-8.jpg.html)

It's not perfect but I used plasti dip so I can just peel it off when I want to re do it.
Also going to install fork gaiters and do a paracord wrap tonight.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: BoltiansMC on June 30, 2013, 01:54:22 pm
Nice job brother, the black out look is definitely the way to go... gives so much more attitude to the Bolt...


Did you scuff it up with Scotch Brite and apply primer... or just remove the pieces and apply the Plasti-Dip?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: BoltiansMC on June 30, 2013, 02:01:50 pm
Who wants to TOFTT and use the camo Plasti-Dip... Maybe I will... I wear a woodland camo backpack and gloves with a digital ACU camo hanky over my face sometimes when I ride...  Maybe the airbox cover and speed cover with CAMO Plasti-Dip might look tight... and if it sucks... peel it off and save the can for something later on...

although the CAMO would go way better on the black or green R-Spec than the white bolt like my Tara...

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81UvOwy0ZoL._SL1500_.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: jhoff88 on June 30, 2013, 02:58:58 pm
No you don't prime or scuff that way it is not messed up when you peel it off.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: BoltiansMC on June 30, 2013, 03:12:18 pm
Duh!!! That makes sense!!!  :o   :P   ;)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: jhoff88 on June 30, 2013, 09:44:04 pm
Installed the fork gaiters,

(http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq20/jordan190e/null-13.jpg)

My wife installed her contribution to the Bolt.

(http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq20/jordan190e/null-11.jpg)

Then we went for a short cruise to Dairy Queen for some ice cream.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: MesaRunner on July 01, 2013, 04:06:46 am
How does the headlight bezel come off? I did the speedo one with plasti, but not sure how the headlight one comes off. Is it the same or do I have to do some un-bolting?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: ShakerNorm on July 01, 2013, 07:29:19 am
Mesa:
You have to unscrew it - the headlight mount is part of the chrome bezel, so you have to undo the 2 screws on the sides of the headlight bucket, and you'll figure it from there ;)

jhoff - ya gotta like Rat Fink!  Just something fun about something that ugly! ;D
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Nyk on July 01, 2013, 06:46:21 pm
Late response about the plasti dip, I know, but I was just looking into it for future projects.

Apparently the stuff runs $28 for a can here in Canada (11oz can). I thought I read somewhere that it was like $6 in the states.

http://www.homehardware.ca/en/cat/search/_/N-67lZ2pqf/Ne-67n/Ntk-All_EN?Ntt=plastidip

Man, am I ever getting bent over the barrel hard for this stuff.


ps: About the camo plasti dip, just making sure that you're aware you have to buy multiple camo colors and spray them. You don't get a camo pattern from just one can. (I know, stupid to mention it, but if the military has taught me anything, it's this: common sense isn't common)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: ShakerNorm on July 01, 2013, 07:18:24 pm
Thanks a million, Nyk - ya just saved me a bunch of running around trying to find the stuff!  And there's a Home Hardware on my way home from work! ;D
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: BoltiansMC on July 01, 2013, 07:20:14 pm
Sure enough... $5.98 at Home Depot...


http://www.homedepot.com/p/Performix-Brand-11-oz-Plasti-Dip-Black-Rubber-Coating-Spray-11203-6/100131010#.UdIOmvnvuAg (http://www.homedepot.com/p/Performix-Brand-11-oz-Plasti-Dip-Black-Rubber-Coating-Spray-11203-6/100131010#.UdIOmvnvuAg)



Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Nyk on July 01, 2013, 07:28:28 pm
Thanks a million, Nyk - ya just saved me a bunch of running around trying to find the stuff!  And there's a Home Hardware on my way home from work! ;D

No worries, happy to help! :)

Sure enough... $5.98 at Home Depot...
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Performix-Brand-11-oz-Plasti-Dip-Black-Rubber-Coating-Spray-11203-6/100131010#.UdIOmvnvuAg (http://www.homedepot.com/p/Performix-Brand-11-oz-Plasti-Dip-Black-Rubber-Coating-Spray-11203-6/100131010#.UdIOmvnvuAg)

I'm so getting ripped off.
It's $20 at Home Depot here, which is still better than $28, but it's order online only.
I find it hard to justify playing a 14-22 dollar mark up. :/

Someone smuggle a bunch across the border for me. I'll give you maple syrup!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: ShakerNorm on July 01, 2013, 07:39:24 pm
No kidding Nyk - Online only, here too, and no cammo (flat) black, either.....  At least Home Hardware has the whole selection,even if it is WAY expensive.

BTW - Happy Canada Day to you!  Hope yours was as good as mine!  The Bolt was a big hit in our local parade!  Everyone loves it!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: BoltiansMC on July 01, 2013, 07:42:53 pm
Haha... I should run a Plasti-Dip racket and buy like 100 at Home Depot for $6 bucks USD and sell them to the Cannucks for $12 bucks USD per can plus shipping.... The Law of First Sale would apply right?


Is it wicked expensive to ship aerosol cans up to Canada? LOL!!!!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: ShakerNorm on July 01, 2013, 08:06:57 pm
I can't see any reason why it would be that expensive here - Even taxes etc, should be lowered by NAFTA.... :P

But we'd gladly pay it, Boltian..... that's still 1/2 the price of anywhere up here!   Of course we'd have to figure cost of shipping and how long it'll take to get here...... ;)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: BoltiansMC on July 01, 2013, 08:15:27 pm
I'm about to go Bolt-on (hehehe had to... sorry) the Low and Mean megaphone... but if it runs like poop after and backfires like I just ate a Bean and Cheese from Maritza's Mexican Cafe... Then Ill put back the stock can and wait until I get the fuel controller and airbox aftermarket mod kit in a few weeks...
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Mouse on July 01, 2013, 08:19:41 pm
Installed the fork gaiters,

(http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq20/jordan190e/null-13.jpg)

My wife installed her contribution to the Bolt.

(http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq20/jordan190e/null-11.jpg)

Then we went for a short cruise to Dairy Queen for some ice cream.

Love the mouse bolts. :)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: BoltiansMC on July 02, 2013, 12:51:43 am
I had a super busy day... Installed the Low and Mean megaphone, the Yana Shiki tag bracket, and Plasti-Dip blacked out the left side mirror and the airbox cover.  I am anxious to see how Tara is gonna run tomorrow on the way to work.


I should have some video to post tomorrow.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: b_ruins on July 02, 2013, 01:02:47 am
Nothing against low and mean but I've tried every combo I could for my exhaust and I tried the straight wide open and the backfiring was terrible. What I did was weld a 1 3/4 washer that had a 15/16 opening and put a down pipe on it. Super easy to do very little backfiring and looks great and uses the factory o2 sensor which I think is a important part for controlling your fuel air ratio. So what I'm saying is the low and mean exhaust is a expensive thing that I think won't make great results
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: BoltiansMC on July 02, 2013, 01:09:42 am
Yea b_ruins, the megaphone alone is temporary... the exhaust tips should be coming soon to help increase back pressure but I am also planning on adding the aftermarket airbox setup with a fuel controller in a few weeks... I just wanted to get a jump start and as you said, an inexpensive start....
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: ShakerNorm on July 05, 2013, 01:37:34 am
FINALLY got some of my stuff in today.  ;D
I now have most of the rest of the brass pieces (the headlight looks SO COOL with the brass ring on a blacked out headlight bucket). Still missing the trim for the taillight, though.

And I also have a backrest for the pax seat... unfortunately, no pad, yet, but at least I'll have something to strap cargo to on trips.....

Now if the saddlebags and stuff would just show up....... :P
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: BoltiansMC on July 05, 2013, 12:28:29 pm
Can't wait to see pics of the brass additions Norm... Looking forward... Did you see the SS Customs Brass side mount taillight/license plate...


(http://sscustom.startlogic.com/products/accessories/Lighting/BKB-1100-Side_Mount.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: ShakerNorm on July 05, 2013, 06:58:39 pm
not bad - but it's not black and I'm not really into the side mount....
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Jbodet765 on July 05, 2013, 07:11:19 pm
I plasti dipped mirrors and my flyscreen hardware... Looks pretty darn good... Messed up the job on the hardware for the flyscreen, but its hardly noticeable... going to touch up for temporary aesthetics....

P.S -  Still havn't checked the plugs but went for a short ride today and seemed to be backfiring just the normal amount... The bike definitely has increased torque and HP... Took her to 115 the other day and had more ... So more HP it seems too.. That with the STOCK EFI... Can't wait to get an aftermarket... Will probably give me a bit more umphh
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: BoltiansMC on July 05, 2013, 08:25:14 pm
I plasti dipped mirrors and my flyscreen hardware... Looks pretty darn good... Messed up the job on the hardware for the flyscreen, but its hardly noticeable... going to touch up for temporary aesthetics....

P.S -  Still havn't checked the plugs but went for a short ride today and seemed to be backfiring just the normal amount... The bike definitely has increased torque and HP... Took her to 115 the other day and had more ... So more HP it seems too.. That with the STOCK EFI... Can't wait to get an aftermarket... Will probably give me a bit more umphh

cant wait jbod... nice!!!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Axel Bolt on July 05, 2013, 11:30:44 pm
Well today i rode it around 70 miles, tell i got 500 miles on ODO and changed oil and oil filter myself( which i didn't have single problem with plug or filter), then rode it another 175 miles.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Nyk on July 05, 2013, 11:34:24 pm
Well today i rode it around 70 miles, tell i got 500 miles on ODO and changed oil and oil filter myself( which i didn't have single problem with plug or filter), then rode it another 175 miles.
Speaking of that 500 mark oil change, how's your break in going?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Stitch-GG on July 06, 2013, 06:03:08 pm
today went out to the shop and picked up a sissybar for my bolt... what was just supposed to be a parts run turned into a several-hour ride.  lol

When I finally got home I installed it and realized I should have picked up oil and a filter because now I'm due for the first oil change. 8)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: nrmarch869 on July 06, 2013, 06:14:31 pm
Changed oil today after work. Used Lucas motorcycle oil and WIX filter. Gonna see if I can tell any difference tomorrow.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Desert Dan on July 06, 2013, 06:20:03 pm
Was trying to order a couple of accessories today only to learn the shop I bought my bike from is closing at the end of the month. Well the next Mama Yama shop is about 45 minutes up the road. Not bad but it's the I-10 all the way and I hate freeways. Oh well.  :( 8)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: ecoyne on July 06, 2013, 08:34:39 pm
I'm in for side license plate mount... Love it!(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/07/07/u8ynevu4.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: MesaRunner on July 06, 2013, 11:06:46 pm
Was trying to order a couple of accessories today only to learn the shop I bought my bike from is closing at the end of the month. Well the next Mama Yama shop is about 45 minutes up the road. Not bad but it's the I-10 all the way and I hate freeways. Oh well.  :( 8)

Wait, what? Hutchins is closing?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: MesaRunner on July 07, 2013, 12:17:32 am
Just ordered my tall sissy bar kit. Should be posting pics later next week.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Axel Bolt on July 07, 2013, 03:39:43 pm
Well today i rode it around 70 miles, tell i got 500 miles on ODO and changed oil and oil filter myself( which i didn't have single problem with plug or filter), then rode it another 175 miles.
Speaking of that 500 mark oil change, how's your break in going?

Going ok, i took it easy most of time before 500 mile oil change, but still did full on throttle some times. My opinion is now that i changed oil, its done being broken in.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Axel Bolt on July 07, 2013, 03:42:19 pm
oh yeah by the way i got 850 miles on it now.(11 days old)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Nyk on July 07, 2013, 04:26:54 pm
Very nice!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: MesaRunner on July 07, 2013, 10:28:39 pm
oh yeah by the way i got 850 miles on it now.(11 days old)

4,800 miles on mine. 75 days old.  ;D
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Axel Bolt on July 07, 2013, 10:44:36 pm
oh yeah by the way i got 850 miles on it now.(11 days old)

4,800 miles on mine. 75 days old.  ;D

nice
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Bozzly on July 08, 2013, 10:09:18 am
Picked up the windshield and fender eliminator kits on Saturday. I installed the windshield, picks in the gallery but still need to install the eliminator kit. Although costly, the windshield looks pretty good on it.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Nyk on July 08, 2013, 10:30:16 am
Picked up the windshield and fender eliminator kits on Saturday. I installed the windshield, picks in the gallery but still need to install the eliminator kit. Although costly, the windshield looks pretty good on it.

Think you could take a pic of the kit? I'm interested in getting one for my Bolt and just wondering what all comes with it. I assume it's just a simple bolt on replacement for the stock fender? Anything else fancy that you need to do with it?

Thanks in advance!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Bozzly on July 08, 2013, 10:32:56 am
Picked up the windshield and fender eliminator kits on Saturday. I installed the windshield, picks in the gallery but still need to install the eliminator kit. Although costly, the windshield looks pretty good on it.

Think you could take a pic of the kit? I'm interested in getting one for my Bolt and just wondering what all comes with it. I assume it's just a simple bolt on replacement for the stock fender? Anything else fancy that you need to do with it?

Thanks in advance!

Sure, I haven't opened the box yet but will today and post pics in the gallery.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: ShakerNorm on July 08, 2013, 11:27:40 am
woohoo .... should have more toys soon ;D
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Imadeus on July 11, 2013, 05:49:12 pm
Custom mount!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Nyk on July 11, 2013, 06:28:01 pm
I removed my tank sticker with a little plastic putty knife, some Goo Gone and some brake cleaner.

yay! :P
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Jbodet765 on July 12, 2013, 11:52:33 am
Had my gaiters installed yesterday... Waiting on the paracord in the mail... Should be here today!  Will take new pics once I have everything finished.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: johnny5mark on July 15, 2013, 09:03:30 am
i plasti-dip sprayed the strap on the battery box cover, and the round piece (not sure what you call it) on the left hand bottom of the motor.  however, i rushed the reinstall of the latter, and it wasn't totally dry, so when the bolts hit the plasti-dip, they grabbed it and now it's all twisted and peely looking.  redo tonight.  also i did my mirrors, and they are hanging from my porch ceiling drying thoroughly.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: sdrider on July 15, 2013, 09:16:35 am
My bike was on #2 on the shocks when I bought it.  The ride home was a little jarring, so my husband put the shocks on #1 and it feels fine now.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: asicrunner on July 15, 2013, 10:55:20 am
added more brssed out accents.


(https://www.yamahastarbolt.com/gallery/298-150713104530.jpeg)
(https://www.yamahastarbolt.com/gallery/298-150713104705.jpeg)
(https://www.yamahastarbolt.com/gallery/298-130713225646.jpeg)

and removed the silly sticker from the windshield.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Pirate on July 15, 2013, 12:15:33 pm
added more brssed out accents.


(https://www.yamahastarbolt.com/gallery/298-150713104530.jpeg)
(https://www.yamahastarbolt.com/gallery/298-150713104705.jpeg)
(https://www.yamahastarbolt.com/gallery/298-130713225646.jpeg)

and removed the silly sticker from the windshield.

Looks nice!! My next piece is probably the fender rack and a flyscreen http://shop.nationalcycle.com/perl/cycle/large_photo?mv_session_id=5svisVa5&mv_arg=N2531&search_model=hr-086
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Desert Dan on July 15, 2013, 01:20:11 pm
I like that Flyscreen. A bit too small for me here in the desert, but for most places it would be just fine. 8)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Desert Dan on July 15, 2013, 01:23:11 pm
ASCI, you had the intake cover off. I take it you are replacing it with the Brass one? 8)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: asicrunner on July 15, 2013, 01:30:51 pm
ASCI, you had the intake cover off. I take it you are replacing it with the Brass one? 8)
ah yes air box is off and is the last piece to finish. I will post a pic very soon
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Desert Dan on July 15, 2013, 01:33:47 pm
ASIC,

Now if those silver bits on the exhust system and the battery box were brass colored............ 8)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: asicrunner on July 15, 2013, 01:53:15 pm
All the silver is now black, I don't have a pic yet as the air box is taking me a bit longer. My search now is for a cool brass gas cap.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: ShakerNorm on July 15, 2013, 03:49:43 pm
ASIC,

Now if those silver bits on the exhust system and the battery box were brass colored............ 8)
I'm looking into getting some brass colored powdercoat to do those..... might look good.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: nrmarch869 on July 15, 2013, 04:36:56 pm
Painted and installed TMS 1" Z Drag Bars. They look sick and easy to install.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Desert Dan on July 15, 2013, 04:39:23 pm
Then some gold anodized fork tubes (I've seen them on sport bikes) and the R-Spec shocks and you'll be about set! 8)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: asicrunner on July 15, 2013, 04:55:19 pm
Cool yeah I have seen a few like that. Grips and pegs are on the list, I have seen some really nice after market brass ones but must are for H.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: aehatter on July 16, 2013, 01:34:03 am
Got the Nut from Low and Mean and installed it Looks pretty darn good on the beast!!!! Look in the Mods Pics I just posted it today.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: ShakerNorm on July 16, 2013, 01:54:52 am
still waiting to see if they'll do it in brass....... :P
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Yarddawg on July 21, 2013, 03:11:48 am
I did the pirate inner fender elimination and removed the fork reflectors.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Jgmx327 on July 21, 2013, 03:28:42 am
I added some mini apes and put on a few miles.  I posted up a few pix! Let me know what ya think.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Bozzly on July 21, 2013, 08:45:33 am
I added some mini apes and put on a few miles.  I posted up a few pix! Let me know what ya think.

Dang, they look sweet on there. Are those the star accessory apes or an aftermarket. Really digging them.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: ShakerNorm on July 21, 2013, 11:51:16 am
ASIC,
Now if those silver bits on the exhust system and the battery box were brass colored............ 8)

Dan... I was thinking EXACTLY the same thing.... I do some home powdercoating and saw that my supplier (Rosey's Powdercoating online)  does have powder in brass color.... might have to order some.....;)

Here's a link to show it.... http://www.roseyspowdercoating.com/brass-transparent-100-gloss-powder-coating1-lb.html (http://www.roseyspowdercoating.com/brass-transparent-100-gloss-powder-coating1-lb.html)

They've also got a matte black that REALLY looks good - I've used it on my XS, XJ and a few other projects - apparently it's the same that HD uses... http://www.roseyspowdercoating.com/polyester/dull-black-used-on-harleys-1-lb.html (http://www.roseyspowdercoating.com/polyester/dull-black-used-on-harleys-1-lb.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: asicrunner on July 22, 2013, 05:26:43 pm
ASIC,
Now if those silver bits on the exhust system and the battery box were brass colored............ 8)

Dan... I was thinking EXACTLY the same thing.... I do some home powdercoating and saw that my supplier (Rosey's Powdercoating online)  does have powder in brass color.... might have to order some.....;)

Here's a link to show it.... http://www.roseyspowdercoating.com/brass-transparent-100-gloss-powder-coating1-lb.html (http://www.roseyspowdercoating.com/brass-transparent-100-gloss-powder-coating1-lb.html)

They've also got a matte black that REALLY looks good - I've used it on my XS, XJ and a few other projects - apparently it's the same that HD uses... http://www.roseyspowdercoating.com/polyester/dull-black-used-on-harleys-1-lb.html (http://www.roseyspowdercoating.com/polyester/dull-black-used-on-harleys-1-lb.html)

Ah that would be way cool. Already went for the black thou.   Have the oxblood bags and now trying to deside on oxblood, brass or non for a pinstripe on wheels.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Russ_Williams on July 22, 2013, 07:34:24 pm
I bought my bolt today! 2014 All black. Shifter seemed high and was hurting my hip to down shift so i lowered it a little.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: ShakerNorm on July 22, 2013, 07:35:21 pm
I've already decided on the pinstriping.... I'm doing it in oxblood - and for a reason.
I spent 22 years in the RCAF, and I want the RCAF roundel on my tank - Oxblood red and dark blue, rather than the bright red, white, and blue - just a pinstripe of the outline of the maple leaf and circle rather than the whole thing, though.... just enough to be recognizable. ;D
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: asicrunner on July 23, 2013, 11:00:19 am
I've already decided on the pinstriping.... I'm doing it in oxblood - and for a reason.
I spent 22 years in the RCAF, and I want the RCAF roundel on my tank - Oxblood red and dark blue, rather than the bright red, white, and blue - just a pinstripe of the outline of the maple leaf and circle rather than the whole thing, though.... just enough to be recognizable. ;D

Very good! Of course we will all want to see it. I hope to get mine all finished next week. It has been a slow project (way to hot in garage)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Fearthehog on July 23, 2013, 11:01:42 am
I pulled off the stock exhaust for the hell of it. And lemme tell you, it sounds amazing. I think I'm going to leave it off till I get a slip on or other exhaust. Doesn't look too bad either.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: josefmd on July 23, 2013, 12:58:06 pm
Added a D&D slip-on exhaust as well as painted the exhaust shields black!!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Desert Dan on July 23, 2013, 05:20:58 pm
What did I do today? I rode it for the first time with the new windshield. Much more comfortable, really takes the pressure off your arms on the 50 MPH streets we have around here. I think after putting about sixty miles on it this morning I would like a couple more inches in height and about four more inches in width. It does look neat though. With everyone else blacking out parts, I would think about chromning the silver bits. And or, replacing that Hoover sized muffler with something smaller and shiney. Maybe the Sportster muffler would fit? 8)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: MesaRunner on July 23, 2013, 10:45:45 pm
Installed the Cobra fuel processor and the SSCC hard times intake. Sounds amazing, and can now fully straddle the bike. So awesome. Slip on will be here by the end of the week, going to sound amazing.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: collins50235 on July 24, 2013, 07:58:03 pm
Finally got my goodies from the dealership.

Fender eliminator kit,
low sissy bar,
luggage rack for fender,
saddle bags.

Spent 1/2 the day just messing around with it and making it look pretty. :)

As for the intake and the exhaust....well sadly those will have to wait for taxes I fear. :*(
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: MesaRunner on July 24, 2013, 10:33:42 pm
Snapped a few pics of my new intake today to show the difference in leg room.

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m78/Mesa_Runner/IMG_0059_zps3cb4f74d.jpg)

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m78/Mesa_Runner/IMG_0060_zps5c4b51cf.jpg)

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m78/Mesa_Runner/IMG_0061_zpse8d3843b.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: BoltiansMC on July 25, 2013, 01:20:24 am
Snapped a few pics of my new intake today to show the difference in leg room.

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m78/Mesa_Runner/IMG_0059_zps3cb4f74d.jpg)

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m78/Mesa_Runner/IMG_0060_zps5c4b51cf.jpg)

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m78/Mesa_Runner/IMG_0061_zpse8d3843b.jpg)

Mesa that looks sick, I def want the airbox upgrade as my next purchase.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: MesaRunner on July 25, 2013, 01:25:19 am
Thanks, man. I really love it. You get a nice growl out of it, too. Sounds real mean. Tracking number says Monday for my slip on from SS, so I'll probably post a video with the trio set up. (Slip on, intake, and cobra fuel processor)

It's really amazing HOW MUCH smoother the bike runs with the new intake on it.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Jaykihd75 on July 25, 2013, 01:53:20 am
Today I finished installing my SS Custom Cycle upgrades.Included are the Retro air intake kit,Python Eliminator exhaust,and the Fi2000 fuel tuner by Cobra.Man O Man! Can't stop smiling!!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: MesaRunner on July 25, 2013, 02:15:54 am
Dang. How'd you get the slip on so fast? Mine was on order before it even came out and it only just shipped yesterday. :O
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Jaykihd75 on July 25, 2013, 07:17:36 pm
I live one and a half hours from SS Custom.That's the only thing i can think of.Your gonna love the Python.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: MesaRunner on July 25, 2013, 07:18:55 pm
I live one and a half hours from SS Custom.That's the only thing i can think of.Your gonna love the Python.

Ahhh ok. Makes sense. I live about 3,000 miles from them. ;D

I don't doubt it. I love the intake itself. Going to be that much better with the python.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Jaykihd75 on July 25, 2013, 07:53:00 pm
It's a beast,and I havn't tried it with the baffle removed yet!Good times:)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: web 6 on July 25, 2013, 11:49:20 pm
Today I polished the heat sheilds on the pipes and they came out  really nice .
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Fearthehog on July 26, 2013, 11:23:21 am
Today I polished the heat sheilds on the pipes and they came out  really nice .

I like your airfilter. Is that from Low and Mean?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: web 6 on July 27, 2013, 12:30:04 am
Yes it is from low and mean..... yea I think its pretty sharp also like the chrome with the black I was going to black it out but decided to put the chrome on and glad i did.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: asicrunner on July 29, 2013, 04:41:18 pm
Finally got this part been waiting for it for some time..(https://www.yamahastarbolt.com/gallery/298-290713162217.jpeg)
(https://www.yamahastarbolt.com/gallery/298-290713162337.jpeg) picked it up during lunch, now if the grips would get here.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: ctufano on July 29, 2013, 04:47:06 pm
Is that a fabric wrap? Why not do some kind of paint?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: asicrunner on July 29, 2013, 04:55:39 pm
It's brass like the OEM one just with the star and at this point a one off
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: BoltiansMC on July 29, 2013, 05:20:48 pm
I like the one-off aspect of it, it looks clean mate, especially how you got the coating to meld right into the STAR imprinting.  I am anxious to get the S&S Retro Round, that is the look I am going for....
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Jaykihd75 on July 29, 2013, 06:49:18 pm
Today I rode it hard,and put it away wet.Muahahaha!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: MesaRunner on July 29, 2013, 07:18:25 pm
Please don't tell me that is what cost almost 200 dollars for the "Brass Mesh"?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: asicrunner on July 29, 2013, 07:29:29 pm
Please don't tell me that is what cost almost 200 dollars for the "Brass Mesh"?

The oem part Yeah less then half a square foot of mesh around 175.00
33 plus to DIY. A better match to the rest of the OEM brass.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: NJVT13 on July 29, 2013, 07:32:05 pm
Finally got this part been waiting for it for some time..(https://www.yamahastarbolt.com/gallery/298-290713162217.jpeg)
(https://www.yamahastarbolt.com/gallery/298-290713162337.jpeg) picked it up during lunch, now if the grips would get here.

Hey man I think that looks pretty sweet.  Im debating getting the same one.  If you have the extra money and that is what you like then go for it....
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: asicrunner on July 29, 2013, 07:36:02 pm
It was only 33.00 but thanks
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: MesaRunner on July 29, 2013, 10:02:52 pm
It was only 33.00 but thanks

Nice. I like it for only 33 bucks. If I didn't already have a whole new intake I'd do that.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: MesaRunner on July 30, 2013, 12:45:40 am
Put the Python on today. That video does it no justice. It is soooooooo loud. I love it.

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m78/Mesa_Runner/IMG_0076_zps9a2b4a19.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: aehatter on July 30, 2013, 02:19:31 am
Hopefully this week Ill be getting the AC-1122BLK air breather from SS cycles Ill be posting pictures after i get it installed.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: asicrunner on July 30, 2013, 11:17:27 am
It was only 33.00 but thanks

Nice. I like it for only 33 bucks. If I didn't already have a whole new intake I'd do that.
Yeah. It is what I could do for now, a new SNCC Mach 2 black with brass mesh some day soon.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Pirate on August 20, 2013, 11:47:49 am
been over 110 here in AZ and too hot to ride. so I finally got back on my exhaust project.  I have pieces tacked in place.

(http://i362.photobucket.com/albums/oo64/lennyspics/new%20bike/DSC00707_zps3106851e.jpg) (http://s362.photobucket.com/user/lennyspics/media/new%20bike/DSC00707_zps3106851e.jpg.html)

(http://i362.photobucket.com/albums/oo64/lennyspics/new%20bike/DSC00708_zpsd5e6ee46.jpg) (http://s362.photobucket.com/user/lennyspics/media/new%20bike/DSC00708_zpsd5e6ee46.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: tukisandiego on August 21, 2013, 12:14:24 am
today I relocated my licensed plate and tinted my turn signals, did my front and back turn lights...
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Kuzemko on August 23, 2013, 07:01:02 pm
Just ordered Cobra PowerFlo Black Air Intake, Cobra Fi2000R PowerPro Auto Tuner, and the Forward Control kit from Yamaha. Got all 3 on eBay, so now it's waiting on shipping. Just gonna drill out the exhaust L&M style until the V&H full system is out, then I'll add that and be done with performance mods. Then I'll deal with visual mods, starting with the rear fender. Excited!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: TXBOLT on August 25, 2013, 12:52:57 am
Did the L&M exhaust mod, then tried to figure out what to do with the rear fender.....
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: NJVT13 on August 25, 2013, 10:47:34 am
Just ordered Cobra PowerFlo Black Air Intake, Cobra Fi2000R PowerPro Auto Tuner, and the Forward Control kit from Yamaha. Got all 3 on eBay, so now it's waiting on shipping. Just gonna drill out the exhaust L&M style until the V&H full system is out, then I'll add that and be done with performance mods. Then I'll deal with visual mods, starting with the rear fender. Excited!

Hey man, a bit of advice, once you drill out the stock exhaust its value goes to zero, plus if you ever want to go back to the stock sound your screwed.  Also, when you eventually sell your Bolt, you can throw all stock parts back on then sell all the aftermarket accessories and make some extra cash.  Just some food for thought.

Only reason why I say this is because you are eventually getting a new exhaust system anyway.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Okie on August 25, 2013, 12:08:12 pm
I bought it.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Pirate on August 25, 2013, 01:14:51 pm
I bought it.

good for you  8)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: ShakerNorm on August 25, 2013, 02:47:41 pm
Been a while since I posted what I've been doing with mine. Mostly waiting for all the stuff I've ordered to come in... LOL

Finally have all the brass - So I blacked out the speedo, headlight and taillight with flat black (painted the speedo & taillight, plasti-dip the headlight and gas cap till I shut down for winter and powdercoat them permanently). Turn signals got brass, too. Going to be lots of polishing so they don't tarnish too bad...

I've got the tall sissybar, windshield (with bag) and engine guards all installed, and just got my gaiters in (guess what?  Off comes the windshield again... :P), so they'll go on this week while the forecast says rain this week. 

All I'm waiting for now is the rear fender eliminator, so I can install my bags.  Hopefully it'll come in this week, since a friend wants to take some good photos of me and the bike next Saturday, and I'd like it to be (mostly) complete...

Then it's time for the BIG one - spoked wheels... but with all the stuff that has to be swapped over to put them on - that'll be a winter job.... if they come in..... :P
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: MesaRunner on August 25, 2013, 02:52:44 pm
Damn, you dropped the 1500 on spoked wheels? Brave man, you are. Haha.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: ShakerNorm on August 25, 2013, 02:55:21 pm
But they look SOOOO Retro - and that's the look I love!  Almost steam-punk....
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: MesaRunner on August 25, 2013, 02:57:30 pm
But they look SOOOO Retro - and that's the look I love!  Almost steam-punk....

Yeah, they do look good, but the stock would have had to have been awful for me to dip that much into the wheels.

Excited to see pics of yours when it's done, though.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: ShakerNorm on August 25, 2013, 03:17:04 pm
I think it'll be one of very few with spokes.... Haven't heard of anyone else getting them, yet.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: MesaRunner on August 25, 2013, 05:49:47 pm
Just blacked out my turn signals. Brake light, and headlight next. Will be installing the H4 Sylvania Ultra bright as well. ;D
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Okie on August 25, 2013, 08:56:22 pm
I don't have much riding experience, a little dirt and up until yesterday, no street. Put 50 miles in on the country roads and decided it was time to get on the highway. Most are 55 out here in NC but I kept it around 65 with traffic. Now I'm looking for a little windshield because it wore me out! Oh, I also blacked out speedo ring.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Kuzemko on August 25, 2013, 09:02:14 pm
Just ordered Cobra PowerFlo Black Air Intake, Cobra Fi2000R PowerPro Auto Tuner, and the Forward Control kit from Yamaha. Got all 3 on eBay, so now it's waiting on shipping. Just gonna drill out the exhaust L&M style until the V&H full system is out, then I'll add that and be done with performance mods. Then I'll deal with visual mods, starting with the rear fender. Excited!

Hey man, a bit of advice, once you drill out the stock exhaust its value goes to zero, plus if you ever want to go back to the stock sound your screwed.  Also, when you eventually sell your Bolt, you can throw all stock parts back on then sell all the aftermarket accessories and make some extra cash.  Just some food for thought.

Only reason why I say this is because you are eventually getting a new exhaust system anyway.

good call. no drilling done yet, I'll just wait for the new exhaust. Stoked about the rest though.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: MesaRunner on August 25, 2013, 09:43:00 pm
Just blacked out my turn signals. Brake light, and headlight next. Will be installing the H4 Sylvania Ultra bright as well. ;D

Just finished the rest of this. Will post pics in a bit.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: collins50235 on August 26, 2013, 12:24:52 am
I relocated my rear tag today. Total cost $2 for new reflectors. 


Stock
(http://i365.photobucket.com/albums/oo91/heslekrants/Motorcycles/2014BoltreartagbeforeRR_zps541c6110.jpg) (http://s365.photobucket.com/user/heslekrants/media/Motorcycles/2014BoltreartagbeforeRR_zps541c6110.jpg.html)

Relocated
(http://i365.photobucket.com/albums/oo91/heslekrants/Motorcycles/2014BoltreartagafterRR_zps10df44e7.jpg) (http://s365.photobucket.com/user/heslekrants/media/Motorcycles/2014BoltreartagafterRR_zps10df44e7.jpg.html)

Is that a Bob Lamphire license plate?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: MesaRunner on August 26, 2013, 12:45:28 am
https://www.yamahastarbolt.com/gallery/?sa=myimages;u=279

Put 3 new pics up of my Bolt just now. Blacked out my headlight, turn signals, and the brake light.

Also plasti-dipped the cover next to the shifter.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: MesaRunner on August 30, 2013, 10:36:27 pm
Would have had some more stuff up by today, but for some reason it takes 4+ days to process an order at Low & Mean. ;(
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Kuzemko on August 30, 2013, 10:39:48 pm
Installed Cobra PowerFlo intake and Cobra Fi2000 PowerPro Tuner. Woot.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: thedanabides on August 30, 2013, 11:07:10 pm
Installed the SS Custom's hard times air kit......coupled with my D&D barker and FI2000.........Oh Boy!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Okie on August 31, 2013, 10:23:43 am
https://www.yamahastarbolt.com/gallery/?sa=myimages;u=279

Put 3 new pics up of my Bolt just now. Blacked out my headlight, turn signals, and the brake light.

Also plasti-dipped the cover next to the shifter.

Mesa- Where did you get the VHT Night Shade for the lights? Have to order it online? Also, how much does it affect night driving, anything at all?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: MesaRunner on August 31, 2013, 10:28:46 am
https://www.yamahastarbolt.com/gallery/?sa=myimages;u=279

Put 3 new pics up of my Bolt just now. Blacked out my headlight, turn signals, and the brake light.

Also plasti-dipped the cover next to the shifter.

Mesa- Where did you get the VHT Night Shade for the lights? Have to order it online? Also, how much does it affect night driving, anything at all?

I got it at Kragen auto parts for like 10 bucks. On the turn signals and brake light it's fine. The headlight it did reduce the light, though. I have yet to test it with my sylvania ultra bright bulb though. So we'll see. If it doesn't improve it ill be taking it off the headlight.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Firstboltowner86 on September 04, 2013, 11:15:09 am
I ordered the black tear drop mirrors blk and but blk saddle bags on also go my rear seat and passenger foot pegs still waiting on mini faring I want a exhaust to make it louder does anyone know where to get one other then low and mean
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: MesaRunner on September 06, 2013, 04:28:04 pm
Springer now kicked back to 9/20 from today. I'm starting to really get mad... Had this crap on order for 3 months now...
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: ShakerNorm on September 09, 2013, 09:11:28 pm
I ordered the black tear drop mirrors blk and but blk saddle bags on also go my rear seat and passenger foot pegs still waiting on mini faring I want a exhaust to make it louder does anyone know where to get one other then low and mean

SSCC Has their own exhaust in the works (2 into 2), and they also  sell the V&H slip-on and exhaust.  Unfortunately, both mean more waiting since neither is in production yet....  :(
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Tutivillus on September 13, 2013, 01:22:53 pm
But they look SOOOO Retro - and that's the look I love!  Almost steam-punk....

Norm, you have got to post a pic of your bike! I've got to see all this brass. I want more brass on mine. :)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: mstarvideo on September 13, 2013, 01:29:31 pm
Put a mini-fairing on for her!

(http://i413.photobucket.com/albums/pp219/Mstarvideo/2014%20Bolt/1369349_10152424636781515_1546113499_o_zps1eb3be7d.jpg) (http://s413.photobucket.com/user/Mstarvideo/media/2014%20Bolt/1369349_10152424636781515_1546113499_o_zps1eb3be7d.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Tutivillus on September 13, 2013, 01:40:24 pm
Put a mini-fairing on for her!

That is a slick looking ride!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: asicrunner on September 13, 2013, 02:44:19 pm
But they look SOOOO Retro - and that's the look I love!  Almost steam-punk....

Norm, you have got to post a pic of your bike! I've got to see all this brass. I want more brass on mine. :)

yeah i am not adding anymore brass to mine until i see some shaker brass   hahahaha
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: zer0string on September 13, 2013, 11:09:59 pm
I managed to install a sort of DIY headlight LED Halo ring with a cheap LED strip that just happened to be the perfect length (made for cars to resemble Audi lights).

First I tried it inside the bezel (basically behind the headlight) because I couldn't figure out how to affix it to the front of the headlight, but there was a pretty big gap around the headlight lens. I decided to put in on the inside and see how it would shine through the gap (I already posted pics earlier when I did this in my gallery). It seemed like it would work but when the sun went down, it wasn't very noticeable. So I figured out a way to cover the gap with LED's on the outside instead using glue dots (not sure how durable this will be yet, but it seems to be on there pretty good).

Luckily there is also a spare connector taped to the main headlight connector that I was able to splice the strip into.

It's difficult to get good pictures or video with the light contrast, but here are my best attempts at capturing the effect.

Link to the LED strips I used...
http://store.ijdmtoy.com/Audi-A5-Q7-Style-LED-Headlight-Fog-Light-Strips-p/led_audi_style_strip_sku58.htm

Video of me testing only the LED lights from the workbench (pardon the mess, lol)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJqryYnqfSk

Video of it running on the bike with Headlamp and LED Halo (not very good lighting quality, whatever, it's my phone)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlU4UXB968s

and some pics...
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Okie on September 13, 2013, 11:16:51 pm
I installed the Python slip on last night, waiting on my Fi2000 until I install the Hard Times Air Kit. Currently curing all my silver parts I painted in the oven. Waited until the wife went to bed and she woke up when the whole house stunk.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: ShakerNorm on September 14, 2013, 03:13:25 am
But they look SOOOO Retro - and that's the look I love!  Almost steam-punk....

Norm, you have got to post a pic of your bike! I've got to see all this brass. I want more brass on mine. :)

yeah i am not adding anymore brass to mine until i see some shaker brass   hahahaha


I DID post a couple pics - Unfortunately, they don't show off the brass very well.....
https://www.yamahastarbolt.com/photos/finally-posting-a-couple-pics/ (https://www.yamahastarbolt.com/photos/finally-posting-a-couple-pics/)

Still waiting for the pics my friend took of me and the bike a couple weeks ago.....
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Arly on September 15, 2013, 01:24:12 pm
Decided to try the para cord thing myself today. I remembered how much I hate 550 cord(or lacing cord as I'm used to calling it. As in bladder cells on kc-135s) anywho, first side is done taking a break now I pulled a lil too hard and not only blistered my finger but cut it.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: ShakerNorm on September 15, 2013, 01:44:31 pm
OMG - Lacing in Fuel cells...... ALWAYS a nasty job..... :P 
At least a KC would have a little room - the #4 in an F-18 is TINY!!!!  Fat-a$$es like me can't even get in there....
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Arly on September 15, 2013, 02:07:59 pm
I honestly can't say I know about the f-18 but that damn cell on the f-16 is ridiculous.As much as i miss the fighters i dont miss that. Don't think I could even fit in that tank anymore.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: mstarvideo on September 15, 2013, 08:49:54 pm
Put a mini-fairing on for her!

That is a slick looking ride!

Thanks Deb is in love with her Bolt!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Kuzemko on September 16, 2013, 06:41:41 am
I added the "forward" controls. Got the rider footpeg relocation kit from yamaha. Well, actually bought on eBay for cheap... it's only 2.5 inches further forward, but it's SO much more comfortable now. I don't feel like my feet are way out in front of me, but they also aren't under my knees now. Glad i did it.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Neversummer2020 on September 16, 2013, 09:36:12 am
I added the "forward" controls. Got the rider footpeg relocation kit from yamaha. Well, actually bought on eBay for cheap... it's only 2.5 inches further forward, but it's SO much more comfortable now. I don't feel like my feet are way out in front of me, but they also aren't under my knees now. Glad i did it.

Kuzemko,
I've been looking into the "forward" control kit as well. Can you shed some more light on what you got and maybe some pictures? Looking for pricing, mfg, sizing/dimensions, etc.
Thanks

Mike W.

Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Kuzemko on September 16, 2013, 10:34:43 am
I added the "forward" controls. Got the rider footpeg relocation kit from yamaha. Well, actually bought on eBay for cheap... it's only 2.5 inches further forward, but it's SO much more comfortable now. I don't feel like my feet are way out in front of me, but they also aren't under my knees now. Glad i did it.

Kuzemko,
I've been looking into the "forward" control kit as well. Can you shed some more light on what you got and maybe some pictures? Looking for pricing, mfg, sizing/dimensions, etc.
Thanks

Mike W.

I bought the yamaha kit they offer. so as far as price and mfg and stuff, that covers that. Search around for best price. I checked eBay, but it was the only set online. It came from a shop in texas or something i think so they will probably list more. I'll take a few pictures tonight when I get home, and try to get some with my feet on it so you can see leg position. i didn't document the install but it's pretty straight forward. it came with convoluted instructions that really just answered the "which bolt, where?" questions. it had a picture of each side, but looking from the inside of the bike out, which meant it didn't help much. I'll post some pictures and lessons-learned later though in the how-to section. won't be much of a how-to, but may still help some.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: KANEDA on September 16, 2013, 12:30:06 pm
small fork bag attached to the side, grip tape on the engine guards :-)

(https://scontent-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/1234657_10151906184345972_829961554_n.jpg)

(https://scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/644009_10151906184350972_708116539_n.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Neversummer2020 on September 16, 2013, 12:35:06 pm
I added the "forward" controls. Got the rider footpeg relocation kit from yamaha. Well, actually bought on eBay for cheap... it's only 2.5 inches further forward, but it's SO much more comfortable now. I don't feel like my feet are way out in front of me, but they also aren't under my knees now. Glad i did it.

Kuzemko,
I've been looking into the "forward" control kit as well. Can you shed some more light on what you got and maybe some pictures? Looking for pricing, mfg, sizing/dimensions, etc.
Thanks

Mike W.

I bought the yamaha kit they offer. so as far as price and mfg and stuff, that covers that. Search around for best price. I checked eBay, but it was the only set online. It came from a shop in texas or something i think so they will probably list more. I'll take a few pictures tonight when I get home, and try to get some with my feet on it so you can see leg position. i didn't document the install but it's pretty straight forward. it came with convoluted instructions that really just answered the "which bolt, where?" questions. it had a picture of each side, but looking from the inside of the bike out, which meant it didn't help much. I'll post some pictures and lessons-learned later though in the how-to section. won't be much of a how-to, but may still help some.

Thanks and much appreciated. Definitely looking forward to the follow up post!

Mike W.

Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Tutivillus on September 17, 2013, 09:59:29 pm
I replaced the little *beep* horn with a Fiamm El Dorado horn (link to Amazon, in case anyone wants the specifics) http://goo.gl/hbOi3Y (http://goo.gl/hbOi3Y).

There's a YouTube video I made of what it sounds/looks like on my Bolt, in case you're curious. I'll try to embed it...lessee...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFH58MVP_OI

(Hopefully that worked...)

And lastly, here are some pics of this monster on the Bolt. It's loud, sounds like a car. After a bit of thought, I left the red covers on because I liked 'em.

Simple, took all of 10 minutes.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: zer0string on September 17, 2013, 11:06:52 pm
The horn sounds awesome. I've been wanting to do the same thing so I think I will.
On the other hand, I got this problem where I accidentally hit the horn button when trying to clear the turn signal, lol. Done this like 3 times now, some in akward places, maybe a loud horn will help me cut that sh!t out too, ha.

Anyone else accidentally fat-finger their horn button?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Tutivillus on September 18, 2013, 12:02:49 am
The horn sounds awesome. I've been wanting to do the same thing so I think I will.
On the other hand, I got this problem where I accidentally hit the horn button when trying to clear the turn signal, lol. Done this like 3 times now, some in akward places, maybe a loud horn will help me cut that sh!t out too, ha.

Anyone else accidentally fat-finger their horn button?

Thanks! Next I'm putting the second horn somewhere on the back of the bike so I can honk at tailgaters and achieve the "bubble of noise".

I fat finger the horn sometimes, but I am getting used to the controls now. Doesn't happen as often.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: sdrider on September 18, 2013, 01:51:30 pm
The horn sounds awesome. I've been wanting to do the same thing so I think I will.
On the other hand, I got this problem where I accidentally hit the horn button when trying to clear the turn signal, lol. Done this like 3 times now, some in akward places, maybe a loud horn will help me cut that sh!t out too, ha.

Anyone else accidentally fat-finger their horn button?

Yes, I do that pretty often on my Bolt!
I had been thinking of getting a louder horn, but maybe I shouldn't..   :-[
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: CRBales on September 19, 2013, 06:21:53 pm
I couldn't wait any longer... So I put the python slip-on on today. It sounds amazing. I was going to wait for the Fi2000r to come in from ss custom but I couldn't wait anymore. There is a little back firing on decel but not too bad. Now once I get that I am going to put it on and the hard times air kit. In the mean time I'm going to do some plasti-dipping and maybe exhaust wrap but not sure about the wrap yet. Anybody have any suggestions on whether I should or not. Thanks
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: MesaRunner on September 19, 2013, 06:41:46 pm
I couldn't wait any longer... So I put the python slip-on on today. It sounds amazing. I was going to wait for the Fi2000r to come in from ss custom but I couldn't wait anymore. There is a little back firing on decel but not too bad. Now once I get that I am going to put it on and the hard times air kit. In the mean time I'm going to do some plasti-dipping and maybe exhaust wrap but not sure about the wrap yet. Anybody have any suggestions on whether I should or not. Thanks

Didn't have to wait at all. One is ok without the controller. Wait till you put the others on, better sound and nice performance gain.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Kuzemko on September 20, 2013, 06:55:27 am
I couldn't wait any longer... So I put the python slip-on on today. It sounds amazing. I was going to wait for the Fi2000r to come in from ss custom but I couldn't wait anymore. There is a little back firing on decel but not too bad. Now once I get that I am going to put it on and the hard times air kit. In the mean time I'm going to do some plasti-dipping and maybe exhaust wrap but not sure about the wrap yet. Anybody have any suggestions on whether I should or not. Thanks

I think the exhaust wrap looks really good, personally. Adds to the bobber look and feel of it.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Tutivillus on September 29, 2013, 09:48:46 pm
A lot of mods to Spivey this weekend.

Memphis Shades Alley Cat windshield, with MS trigger release for the Bolt.

Second Fiamm El Grande horn installed in the rear of the bike. This one is the high tone horn. Installed behind the right side saddlebag, attached to the mounting bracket. Ran a lead from the front horn (attached to the horn button, obviously) back to the relay needed for the second horn (which is stowed in the saddlebag, with the next mod, and wired for sound!)

Attached a 15 amp fuse harness to the battery, ran it back to the right saddlebag, drilled a couple holes through the back of the saddlebag (that hurt a little) attached dual cigarette lighter adapters, relay (enclosed in a small project box) and two leads for a battery charger. All of these are run through a wire loom woven through the frame, behind the seat, to the bag and stowed in the bag. USB adapters, etc. Can be attached to the cigarette lighter adapters for phone, etc.

I still have the engine guards to install... Not done yet.

Sent via alien probe
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Kuzemko on September 30, 2013, 06:59:56 am
Sounds like a busy but productive weekend there, Tutivillus! I like though.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Tutivillus on September 30, 2013, 10:27:36 am
Sounds like a busy but productive weekend there, Tutivillus! I like though.

Thanks Kuzemko!

Aye! It was a busy and productive weekend. Once the guards are on I can take it easy until winter or spring...work on finding the right exhaust/intake/controller mod. After that who knows! My brother has a friend who does anodizing, so perhaps I'll have him do some work on the silver bits. When I get to Japan next, I'll dig for some of those alternate colored fuel tanks too.

And of course there's the brake/tail light mod my brother and I are working on...that should happen fairly soon, I hope. Yesssss. Oh! And more LEDs!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: ShakerNorm on September 30, 2013, 02:21:21 pm
Got my springer seat (Yamaha) and front spoked wheel.

Installed the seat and went for a ride..... Not really sure I like it...

It's a little flatter so my two little buddies like it better, but the padding is hard, the seat pan is narrower, and the edges  are uncomfortable.  And unless you're bottoming out your rear suspension, the springs don't do much..... May put the original seat back on, but I'll give it another try. 

The spokes on the wheels are all chrome, so I've got to figure out how to black them out.  Paint won't stick, neither will powdercoat. Chemical blackener won't work on chrome either.  Maybe that black chrome will be ok.

Getting to the point where it's too cold to ride, so just about time to start the bigger projects on it .

Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: busybvr on September 30, 2013, 09:39:22 pm
First ride in the rain.  A little nervous to embark on a 2.5 hr ride home in it, but I'm here unscathed. 

Hit rush hour where the speed is up so hit 148 kmh and cruised at 132.  Fun wow!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: olfrt on October 07, 2013, 05:52:03 am
Had my Bolt for 4 hours now, so decided it was time to change it a bit. Made a number plate bracket, and made the scoop in the air filter functional.
Took the Bolt sticker off the tank, (it just peeled off) the Yamaha one off the rear guard, (fender to you people), and the instruction one off the air filter cover.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: MesaRunner on October 09, 2013, 07:05:37 am
Wasn't today, but I took my bike in a different direction the past few weeks. New bars, couple low and mean kits. Looks clean, IMO.

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m78/Mesa_Runner/IMG_0131_zps08e104d0.jpg)

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m78/Mesa_Runner/IMG_0133_zpsbae6ddd3.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: olfrt on October 09, 2013, 10:42:50 am
Made a rack today, that mounts to the pillion seat brackets.
I can see that this bike will be a work in progress for a while..
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: brryan on October 09, 2013, 12:11:11 pm
Wasn't today, but I took my bike in a different direction the past few weeks. New bars, couple low and mean kits. Looks clean, IMO.

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m78/Mesa_Runner/IMG_0131_zps08e104d0.jpg)

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m78/Mesa_Runner/IMG_0133_zpsbae6ddd3.jpg)

The bike looks great Mesa! How are you liking the new bars? How do you like the new blinker kit? was it difficult to hook it all up?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Gregboyd on October 09, 2013, 12:29:04 pm
I'm running the same setup brryan. It was actually quite easy to wire up and to install everything. They didn't send me the sticker that mesa has over the brake hole though. I even use their fat fork tube kit and gaitors. This past weekend I installed the yamaha lowering kit. No good pictures of that installed yet but maybe after class today.
(http://i596.photobucket.com/albums/tt49/goodcat63/image-5.jpg)
(http://i596.photobucket.com/albums/tt49/goodcat63/image-1.jpg)
(http://i596.photobucket.com/albums/tt49/goodcat63/image-2.jpg)
(http://i596.photobucket.com/albums/tt49/goodcat63/image-6.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: brryan on October 09, 2013, 03:26:00 pm
Awesome gregboyd! It looks great I am really thinking about going with thqt blinker kit. The blinkers dont bother me as bad as the tail light does!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Tutivillus on October 09, 2013, 03:52:57 pm
Awesome gregboyd! It looks great I am really thinking about going with thqt blinker kit. The blinkers dont bother me as bad as the tail light does!

I'm the other way around...the blinkers bug me but I like the tail light. That said...I really need to get rid of that license plate bracket and use some LED bolts; clean up the back end a bit.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: ShakerNorm on October 09, 2013, 04:10:15 pm
Might be able to talk Josh into making a tag bracket that will keep the rear plate but use those low profile turn signals..... That might look cool......
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: MesaRunner on October 10, 2013, 03:50:44 am
I had to call three times to get that sticker, so I'm not surprised you didn't get it.

As for the bars, they're pretty fun. Makes it a real aggressive ride, kind of stumped on how to get the bar end mirrors to work with the ISO grips, though, I don't know how to get it to go in.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Austinhyd on October 12, 2013, 02:02:07 pm
Put on the Memphis Shades Ally Cat windshield today. Got the trigger lock and windshield from a local shop for $202.83 plus tax.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Tutivillus on October 12, 2013, 10:30:59 pm
Put on the Memphis Shades Ally Cat windshield today. Got the trigger lock and windshield from a local shop for $202.83 plus tax.

Excellent choice. Still fine tuning mine. Let me know any tricks you discover!

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Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: daddyrack on October 13, 2013, 01:14:45 am
I bought my 2014 Yamaha Bolt yesterday. traded im my 2009 Yamaha FZ6R after 32,000 miles. BIG change but i honestly couldnt be happier!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: ShakerNorm on October 13, 2013, 01:51:32 am
Congrats on the new bike and welcome to the Bolt Riders and Owners, Bro!

Another happy Nut on a Bolt!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: busybvr on October 14, 2013, 07:52:47 pm
Nice ride, daddy!  Can't believe you got it with a back rest as I have been waiting over two months for mine.

Enjoy the bike, I sure do.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: daddyrack on October 14, 2013, 08:26:51 pm
Nice ride, daddy!  Can't believe you got it with a back rest as I have been waiting over two months for mine.

Enjoy the bike, I sure do.

The dealer had the windshield, passenger kit, backrest in stock. But didn't have the luggage rack!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: brryan on October 14, 2013, 10:15:23 pm
Nice ride, daddy!  Can't believe you got it with a back rest as I have been waiting over two months for mine.

Enjoy the bike, I sure do.

I bought mine off of Ebay and had it in 4 days, maybe check on there
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Madman on October 15, 2013, 10:00:40 pm
Daddy

Nice ride, decked out and ready to go.  Which tankbag is that?  I've been looking, but haven't found one I love yet.  Do you like the fit on the tank? 

Enjoy the ride.
Madman
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: daddyrack on October 15, 2013, 11:03:57 pm
Daddy

Nice ride, decked out and ready to go.  Which tankbag is that?  I've been looking, but haven't found one I love yet.  Do you like the fit on the tank? 

Enjoy the ride.
Madman

It's the motocentric weekender gps tank bag.  It fits really well But I don't really care for it on there.  (Takes away from the bikes look imo)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: brryan on October 15, 2013, 11:33:50 pm
Nice ride, daddy!  Can't believe you got it with a back rest as I have been waiting over two months for mine.

Enjoy the bike, I sure do.

MesaRunner on here has his passenger seat kit and backrest for sale!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: ShakerNorm on October 16, 2013, 01:15:50 am
It's the motocentric weekender gps tank bag.  It fits really well But I don't really care for it on there.  (Takes away from the bikes look imo)

Looks like the tank bag I bought - but I'm not sure of the maker or anything.......

LOTS of room, converts to a backpack, cord opening, bunch of other little goody touches, but yeah - doesn't fit the look of the bike. But when I need a little extra storage for a trip, it's nice to have!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: daddyrack on October 19, 2013, 11:23:49 pm
Went to my dealer and picked up my luggage rack. It was soooo hard to install haha.  8)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: busybvr on October 20, 2013, 07:50:08 pm
I managed to get my new SENA mounted to my new Lazer helmet last night (lot's of dicking around there).

Finally picked up my backrest yesterday so today I installed.  Had to remove saddlebags and bags brackets but after that it went well, and remounted bags. 

Put wifeys Butty Buddy on; dressed up warm, and went for a ride.  Three hours of great scenery (Fall colours) and some good tunes streaming into my helmet.  Doesn't get much better.  Except for the stop just before getting home ... a winery for a couple bottles to put in the bags.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: TXBOLT on October 20, 2013, 09:19:56 pm
Installed the rear fender rack and then killed a bunch of bugs with the headlight :)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: ShakerNorm on October 21, 2013, 02:13:58 pm
Bvr - how'd she like the Butty Buddy?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: busybvr on October 21, 2013, 07:20:53 pm
Honey finds the size and padding to be great, and she feels way better having a backrest.  Seat goes on and off like a breeze.  One downside is the slippery fabric; she slides around quite a lot, especially under braking.  It's not grippy like the "suedette".  Overall a thumbs up, but would have been down without a backrest (might lose her on accellerating ...LOL!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: ShakerNorm on October 21, 2013, 07:42:35 pm
I've also got a backrest, so I think my passengers will appreciate it, too (especially with the broken tailbone).....  And no sliding off ;D

Wonder why they'd put slippery stuff on the seat?  Not the brightest idea on a motorcycle...
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: busybvr on October 21, 2013, 09:39:11 pm
Makes no sense to me either.  Buy the comfort rules .. I don't mind her sliding a little closer.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: ShakerNorm on October 22, 2013, 12:12:34 am
And probably more effective and fun than my best friend's idea of 2 coats of ArmorAll on the bench seat of his 74 Pontiac wagon..... And every right turn he could find.  LMAO ;D
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: busybvr on October 23, 2013, 10:27:02 am
Lol
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: lightning on October 23, 2013, 10:41:03 am
And probably more effective and fun than my best friend's idea of 2 coats of ArmorAll on the bench seat of his 74 Pontiac wagon..... And every right turn he could find.  LMAO ;D

ROFL
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: ozblackbolt on October 25, 2013, 03:09:06 pm
well not so much what I did today,

I was walking past my bike and accidentally drilled 5 holes in the muffler.
three  12 mm and two 6.5 mm holes, and for anyone that's interested it passes a noise test at 93 db but is just over on over Run its 100 db
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Saul on October 25, 2013, 09:07:43 pm
Hey guys do anybody know how to clean fuel injector on the bolt I'm at 750 mi just change the oil if anybody know thinks.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Tutivillus on October 25, 2013, 09:41:43 pm
well not so much what I did today,

I was walking past my bike and accidentally drilled 5 holes in the muffler.
three  12 mm and two 6.5 mm holes, and for anyone that's interested it passes a noise test at 93 db but is just on over Run its 100 db

Funny how that happens. I tripped in my garage the other day and accidentally did the same thing. Five holes right in the 'ole baffle.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: daddyrack on October 26, 2013, 03:45:52 am
I ordered my exhaust today! I will have pics as soon as it comes in. No more details tho!  :-X :P
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: japoc on October 26, 2013, 01:01:16 pm
Today I ventured out to put the passenger seat on my bike. I have a question. I know this sounds stupid, but how do you get the bolts in the front bracket??? I don't want to scratch the fender up underneath. Any quick tips?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: brryan on October 26, 2013, 02:01:35 pm
Today I ventured out to put the passenger seat on my bike. I have a question. I know this sounds stupid, but how do you get the bolts in the front bracket??? I don't want to scratch the fender up underneath. Any quick tips?

Take the rider seat off the bike and you can reach those bolts just fine
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: japoc on October 26, 2013, 02:04:51 pm
Thanks Brryan. I knew it was something simple I was just not looking at!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: TwinBolts on October 27, 2013, 09:54:51 pm
Today, I made my rear shocks a little stiffer, purchased a new helmet (which I'm going to return as I don't like it after riding with it), and attempted to find some black mirrors. No luck on the mirrors, but I feel that's the only thing Yamaha did wrong as far as styling goes... I want my mirrors black.

I want black mirrors too. Have been looking online for the black rspec mirrors but can't find them. Might have to go to the Yamaha dealer...
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Tutivillus on October 27, 2013, 11:33:37 pm
Finished cleaning up the rear end, for now, installed some LED license plate bolts and got rid of the hump light.

Now waiting for my purple glass reflectors to arrive.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: wssick2000 on October 28, 2013, 10:41:29 am
Installed drag bars, bar end mirror, and removed upper belt guard :)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Mouse on October 29, 2013, 05:08:42 am
Installed drag bars, bar end mirror, and removed upper belt guard :)

This post needs some pics!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: wssick2000 on October 30, 2013, 12:00:26 am
Installed drag bars, bar end mirror, and removed upper belt guard :)

This post needs some pics!

here ya go lol



Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Oz Bolt on October 30, 2013, 12:04:56 am
Nice paint job on the tank
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: wssick2000 on October 30, 2013, 12:26:27 am
Nice paint job on the tank
thanks but its actually a vinyl decal from a company call twisted chrome.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Oz Bolt on October 30, 2013, 05:51:07 am
thanks but its actually a vinyl decal from a company call twisted chrome.

Still looks good, I've been thinking of something for my matt grey Bolt. I've got a alpinestars jacket with a gold pattern on the back & part of the sleeves, looks really good with the shockers. Wouldn't mind something for the top of the fenders or side of the tank, nothing too big though, want it to be subtle.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: daddyrack on November 01, 2013, 06:08:10 pm
Finally got my slip on from Chappell Customs today only 150$ shipped in the U.S. I love the sound! I will try to get a video soon!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Tutivillus on November 01, 2013, 09:38:20 pm
"Aging" all the bright bits with a bit of Damask purple Guilder's paste, sandpaper and scotchbrite pads... Definitely a subtle, cool effect. Also got my old, purple, glass reflectors delivered.

Pictures when finished.

Oh, and a set of stainless steel Zombie Performance Wingus bars are on their way.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: discusted on November 01, 2013, 11:07:56 pm
Installed Yamaha Gaiters.  Definitely improves the look.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: daddyrack on November 02, 2013, 10:42:30 pm
I took a short clip of the exhaust today.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aASwiDUdHIs
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: eagle82 on November 03, 2013, 05:06:24 am
I took a short clip of the exhaust today.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aASwiDUdHIs

Sounds like a pissed off bike! Love the sound mate.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: daddyrack on November 03, 2013, 05:16:41 am
I took a short clip of the exhaust today.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aASwiDUdHIs

Sounds like a pissed off bike! Love the sound mate.

Thanks guy.  She definitely makes some noise now!  Kind of louder than I wanted but I do like it.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Tutivillus on November 03, 2013, 01:07:35 pm
Purple glass reflectors

Some work with Guilder's paste (still finishing this one)



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Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: daddyrack on November 08, 2013, 02:02:04 am
Well i tried to talk some girls into going for a ride today aaaaand that failed! All i got was its too cold out. It was around 50 out, and that's plenty warm! I have yet to break in the back seat!  ;)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: discusted on November 08, 2013, 11:51:31 am
I can always get a girl young enough to be my daughter to ride.  Those my age just call me crazy.

I put on the Yamaha fancy, brass tipped footpegs and lowered my brake pedal to match for my foot position.  Warning!  They're a tad longer than the plastic ones and sit a bit lower so they may drag if not careful.  I think I'll black out the tips since I've blacked out almost all silver stuff.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Tutivillus on November 09, 2013, 09:28:46 pm
Finally put on the "brass" cover. Turned out better than I thought. Don't know how permanent it will be, however, despite the clear coat.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Mouse on November 11, 2013, 06:03:06 am
Love those pegs D the D! Very sharp.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: discusted on November 11, 2013, 10:12:30 am
Finally put on the "brass" cover. Turned out better than I thought. Don't know how permanent it will be, however, despite the clear coat.

Looks Good!  I like the way it matches up to the gold on the shocks.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: discusted on November 11, 2013, 10:22:55 am
Love those pegs D the D! Very sharp.

Drove about 86 miles on them Sunday.  I didn't scrape, but I was mostly on 295 from DC to Baltimore & back so the only place would have been a ramp or parking lot and I was conscious of it.  I had to adjust the brake and shift levers down a good inch from stock to feel right.  They feel much better than the plastic wedges it came with.  No vibration through the rubber and foot placement is more positive and comfortable in my clunky Chippewa Winter boots.  I don't have to move my left foot too much to change from upshift to downshifting which is great in traffic.  They also match the passenger pegs better.  Not that the girl I had on the back would know - she's a friend's 20 yo daughter that had never been on a bike before.  Try to get a mom on there, ha!  :o
I suppose if one likes the wedges or toe cutters, they might not feel as good.  But I'm happy.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Gren71 on November 11, 2013, 04:23:36 pm
Forward controls
:)

Heck yea!


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Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: brryan on November 11, 2013, 08:10:03 pm
Forward controls
:)

Heck yea!

Did you use the yamaha ones or find a different brand? How are they?


Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: ShakerNorm on November 12, 2013, 09:03:29 pm
Finally got my Electronic Jet Kit installed!  I can't wait for spring when I can put it to use.... :P
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Mouse on November 13, 2013, 10:23:01 am
Ordered the L'n M turn signal eliminator and the side mount plate. Supposed to be 50 degrees F here today, going to take the Bolt out for probably the last cruise of the season.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: lilmoe46 on November 13, 2013, 01:56:57 pm
I rode mine to work today. But I keep dreaming of all the things I want to do to it. All in need is to win the lottery or find me a "sugar momma" to fund my projects. 😜


-Nathan-
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: kimtony77 on November 13, 2013, 02:28:02 pm
Lol that sounds like everyone here
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Tutivillus on November 13, 2013, 02:45:30 pm
Gods no! No sugar momma wanted! Too many strings. I'll just continue earning my Bolt money the old fashioned way, Elvis impersonation!

Thank you. Thank you very much.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: ShakerNorm on November 13, 2013, 05:42:39 pm
Elvis rides a Bolt?  I wonder if his jump-suit has road armour?  Lord knows he wouldn't need reflectors .... LMAO
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: discusted on November 13, 2013, 06:06:20 pm
Gods no! No sugar momma wanted! Too many strings.

I've got females telling me what to do anyway.  One more that gives me money instead of spending it?  Icing on the cake!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: discusted on November 13, 2013, 06:10:33 pm
Did the 600 mile service and put air in the tires because with the drop in temps they were low.  Probably the only thing I'll do all Winter besides gas it up!  You guys who have never owned an old British bike have no idea how little maintenance the Bolt asks from you.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Oz Bolt on November 13, 2013, 06:31:30 pm
Elvis rides a Bolt?  I wonder if his jump-suit has road armour?  Lord knows he wouldn't need reflectors .... LMAO

Could you imagine the helmet hair :)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: ShakerNorm on November 13, 2013, 06:59:38 pm
Elvis rides a Bolt?  I wonder if his jump-suit has road armour?  Lord knows he wouldn't need reflectors .... LMAO

Could you imagine the helmet hair :)

ROFPMSL...... ;D  He'd make Einstein look like he'd just left the hairdresser!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Gren71 on November 13, 2013, 10:32:45 pm

Forward controls
:)

Heck yea!

Did you use the yamaha ones or find a different brand? How are they?
Yamaha ones


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Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Mr. Spidey on November 15, 2013, 11:15:45 pm
Installed white walls (180/65/16-rear) and front fairing.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Mouse on November 16, 2013, 05:18:19 am
Installed white walls (180/65/16-rear) and front fairing.

Umm....awesome! Do I really have to ask for pictures?

Edit: Never mind, found 'em. Very sharp.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Mr. Spidey on November 16, 2013, 06:42:17 am
Installed white walls (180/65/16-rear) and front fairing.

Umm....awesome! Do I really have to ask for pictures?

Edit: Never mind, found 'em. Very sharp.

Lol. I tried to upload pictures here but it failed...says that the file is too large. I'm not much of a computer geek. Thanks!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Oz Bolt on November 16, 2013, 07:04:40 am
Did anyoine know anything about the build off...

http://blogs.motorcyclistonline.com/bolt-custom-build-off-winner-chosen-38891.html
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: ctufano on November 16, 2013, 12:32:14 pm
Today I decided to try to drill out my exhaust end like L&M mod. Unfortunately, I stripped out two of the bolts trying to remove the cap. What a joke...
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Mouse on November 16, 2013, 03:10:43 pm
Did anyoine know anything about the build off...

http://blogs.motorcyclistonline.com/bolt-custom-build-off-winner-chosen-38891.html

Yeah! That's so...last month. Was even a poll up on the forum with links to vote and such. Lots of fun watching the builds come together.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Oz Bolt on November 16, 2013, 05:09:32 pm

Yeah! That's so...last month. Was even a poll up on the forum with links to vote and such. Lots of fun watching the builds come together.

As with most things Bolt...takes longer to get downunder. I'll have to search for the thread, must have been before I joined, didn't remember seeing it.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Mouse on November 17, 2013, 06:06:28 am

Yeah! That's so...last month. Was even a poll up on the forum with links to vote and such. Lots of fun watching the builds come together.

As with most things Bolt...takes longer to get downunder. I'll have to search for the thread, must have been before I joined, didn't remember seeing it.

Yeah... There were a few threads on it. One following the McFadden build, and Low'n'Means very respectable offering as well... I'll see if I can find some links.

Edit: Search "Bolt build" for more threads. My one attempt to ever be helpful. Don't get used to it.
 https://www.yamahastarbolt.com/general-yamaha-star-bolt-discussion/vote-for-your-favorite-star-bolt-from-the-10-custom-builders/msg12118/#msg12118 (https://www.yamahastarbolt.com/general-yamaha-star-bolt-discussion/vote-for-your-favorite-star-bolt-from-the-10-custom-builders/msg12118/#msg12118)


https://www.yamahastarbolt.com/low-and-mean/low-and-mean-star-bolt-build/msg6874/#msg6874 (https://www.yamahastarbolt.com/low-and-mean/low-and-mean-star-bolt-build/msg6874/#msg6874)

https://www.yamahastarbolt.com/photos/new-build-by-mm-customs-mike-mcfadden/msg1320/#msg1320 (https://www.yamahastarbolt.com/photos/new-build-by-mm-customs-mike-mcfadden/msg1320/#msg1320)

Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: ShakerNorm on November 17, 2013, 03:15:05 pm
I'm normally not a fan of whitewalls - but they DO look good on there, Spidey. :D  Make a nice bit of contrast.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Oz Bolt on November 17, 2013, 04:05:37 pm
Thanks for the links Mouse, looks like I've got some reading to do.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: ShakerNorm on November 17, 2013, 06:04:17 pm
Finally ordered my Air Cleaner kit from S&S....

I'm getting the Cobra 6-Spoke in Chrome - although I'll be stripping the chrome and brass-plating it when it gets here - to match all the rest of the brass on the bike  ;D.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: MesaRunner on November 20, 2013, 06:38:53 pm
(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m78/Mesa_Runner/IMG_0170_zps4fc41656.jpg)

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m78/Mesa_Runner/IMG_0168_zps402a9362.jpg)

H-Bars
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: brryan on November 20, 2013, 06:54:58 pm
They look great mesa!


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Post by: Tutivillus on November 20, 2013, 07:16:53 pm
I definitely like the look. Comfortable?

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Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: MesaRunner on November 20, 2013, 08:25:33 pm
I definitely like the look. Comfortable?

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Haven't ridden yet. Just sitting on it, it seems really nice. Going to the store in a bit, so I'll report back.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: discusted on November 20, 2013, 08:28:01 pm
The handlebars look good with that size fairing.  They match well.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: daddyrack on November 27, 2013, 11:48:48 pm
rode her again in the low 20s (Fahrenheit) family is calling my dad and i crazy as usual lol! had 12 miles of interstate in the rides too.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: ShakerNorm on November 28, 2013, 12:00:39 am
It DOES get a bit chilly when it's below freezing..... especially on the highway..... LOL
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: daddyrack on November 28, 2013, 12:26:00 am
It DOES get a bit chilly when it's below freezing..... especially on the highway..... LOL


Just a little bit!  Only thing that gets really cold are my hands.  I should probably invest in heated gloves or grips.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: ShakerNorm on November 28, 2013, 12:29:03 am
I'd be riding today (it made it to +10*C here today), but I'd need studded snow tires to get out of my driveway.....  :P
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Oz Bolt on November 28, 2013, 12:41:55 am
Had morning off work as had some running around to do, a mild 24 celsius, so took the bike...was good!!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: ShakerNorm on November 28, 2013, 12:51:50 am
Had morning off work as had some running around to do, a mild 24 celsius, so took the bike...was good!!

Grrrrrrrrrrr  :P
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: collins50235 on November 28, 2013, 02:34:11 pm
Last few days has consisted of blacking out various parts and getting the EJK kit installed.(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/29/yhadumuv.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/29/7ajugabu.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/29/9etysymy.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/29/4upe5ady.jpg)


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Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: mrk on November 28, 2013, 02:49:21 pm
Black Out experimentation number 1:

Put gold metal on the air intake to sort of match it to the rear shocks.  I wanted a little bit of contrast (first round of paint came out crappy, i'll have to redo it in a week or so).

(http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn116/newstripes/22.jpg)

(http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn116/newstripes/25.jpg)

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Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Oz Bolt on December 08, 2013, 02:03:40 am
Not sure if this actually counts as a mod, since it did nothing to improve the performance or sound of the bike, but it got some tinsel & flashing reindeer lights for the local annual toy run.

Lots of bikes start in Geelong and head to Queenscliff, bringing a gift for underprivileged kids. At Queenscliff there is usually a band, plus fundraiser barbeque put on by the volunteer coast guard & local surf club.

Good day, and gets me into the Xmas spirit.

A bit of excitement this year with a bike catching on fire. Fortunately as there is usually a lot of people in their cars who stop to watch one of them had a fire extinguisher and was able to put it out. The bike was covered in white foam when I went past but didn't look too bad. It was a Harley.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: sdrider on December 08, 2013, 10:55:44 am
Thanks for sharing, Oz, great pictures!   8)
I love the Santa's sleigh! 
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Alex on December 14, 2013, 08:01:16 pm
Ordered mini apes, extended cables and Black Iso Grips today, but will only have all that installed next spring by my dealer as I don't want to mess with the cables myself.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: collins50235 on December 15, 2013, 04:54:46 am

Ordered mini apes, extended cables and Black Iso Grips today, but will only have all that installed next spring by my dealer as I don't want to mess with the cables myself.

Nice, all 3 of those are on my list as well.


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Post by: cemery32 on December 25, 2013, 01:58:00 am
Got Biltwell Zeb bars installed. But im most proud of how my exhaust and intake are coming together. PC5 on order.
(https://www.yamahastarbolt.com/gallery/239-221213225409.jpeg)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: jase74 on December 29, 2013, 10:45:55 am
Cleaned it then rode it
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: TXBOLT on December 29, 2013, 09:28:10 pm
Just mounted the Custom BILT Small Slanted Saddle Bags from Cycle Gear.

http://www.cyclegear.com/CycleGear/Accessories/Luggage/Saddlebags/brand/CUSTOM-BILT/Slanted-Saddlebags/p/43899_59409_2
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Tutivillus on December 30, 2013, 12:53:30 am
That is sweet!

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Post by: collins50235 on December 30, 2013, 06:03:31 am

That is sweet!

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Lol electronic pigeons.


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Post by: TXBOLT on December 30, 2013, 09:49:39 am
That is sweet!

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Thanks Tut.  They're not perfect, but damn close....and for $70 I couldn't pass them up.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: cemery32 on December 30, 2013, 05:38:59 pm
Just mounted the Custom BILT Small Slanted Saddle Bags from Cycle Gear.

http://www.cyclegear.com/CycleGear/Accessories/Luggage/Saddlebags/brand/CUSTOM-BILT/Slanted-Saddlebags/p/43899_59409_2

Some of the better bags if seen fit on a Bolt. Nice find!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Smits Bolt on December 30, 2013, 06:41:12 pm
All the stuff you guys are doing to your bolts look awesome. Can't wait to get mine this season and try to figure out what I want to do with mine. Wish I had it now with the snow on the ground so I can do the upgrades now and not during the time I should be riding. Thanks for all the posts guys, keep up the good work.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Desert Dan on December 30, 2013, 09:08:29 pm
I put on the new +4" Rifle windshield to replace the small stock Yamaha windshield I bought and a set of River Road Compact Slant saddlebags. Santa was good to me, I love her. Pictures to follow. 8)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: olfrt on December 31, 2013, 02:25:49 am
I was walking past my bike today, didnt have anything planned. Then I grabbed a hacksaw and cut the muffler off. It sounded great, but a little (??)) too loud, so I spent the arvo making up a connecting pipe and mountings, and putting an aftermarket staintune muffler on it. I have  a muffler ordered for it, but decided I couldnt wait any longer. It has a great deep note, thats not too noisy, very happy with the end result.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: TXBOLT on December 31, 2013, 12:19:00 pm
I was walking past my bike today, didnt have anything planned. Then I grabbed a hacksaw and cut the muffler off. It sounded great, but a little (??)) too loud, so I spent the arvo making up a connecting pipe and mountings, and putting an aftermarket staintune muffler on it. I have  a muffler ordered for it, but decided I couldnt wait any longer. It has a great deep note, thats not too noisy, very happy with the end result.

What're the odds you could post a sound clip?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: RHooker78 on December 31, 2013, 12:22:23 pm
Welded a "baffle" in my exhaust tip (a washer ground down)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: daddyrack on December 31, 2013, 03:47:23 pm
Installed my "windshield" bag and cruise control. Unfortunately i cannot ride yet >:( damn this Illinois weather! lol
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Desert Dan on December 31, 2013, 06:25:30 pm
That's a BIG bag Daddyrack. I think one of my grand babies could use that as a crib! 8)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: TXBOLT on December 31, 2013, 07:35:04 pm
Just mounted the Custom BILT Small Slanted Saddle Bags from Cycle Gear.

http://www.cyclegear.com/CycleGear/Accessories/Luggage/Saddlebags/brand/CUSTOM-BILT/Slanted-Saddlebags/p/43899_59409_2

A couple of you have asked for some pictures from the back.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: daddyrack on December 31, 2013, 08:14:10 pm
That's a BIG bag Daddyrack. I think one of my grand babies could use that as a crib! 8)

Lol! Yeah it's pretty big. Bigger than I thought it would look on there but it's gonna work great. 
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: new_dist on December 31, 2013, 08:41:43 pm
Ordered windshield ! Memphis shades alley cat !
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: zer0string on December 31, 2013, 11:51:03 pm
Finally got the first of four winter upgrades in, and installed today; the V&H VO2 intake.
I know, I'm like the 100th person, who cares about those now right! Me, that's who :)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: RHooker78 on January 06, 2014, 04:13:31 pm
Finally got the first of four winter upgrades in, and installed today; the V&H VO2 intake.
I know, I'm like the 100th person, who cares about those now right! Me, that's who :)
I care.  ;)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: zer0string on January 06, 2014, 06:03:09 pm
Finally got the first of four winter upgrades in, and installed today; the V&H VO2 intake.
I know, I'm like the 100th person, who cares about those now right! Me, that's who :)
I care.  ;)

Woot! Helping restore my faith in humanity. Thanks.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: electrostatictommyboy on January 06, 2014, 09:59:48 pm
Just finished install! the Twin Slashbacks with O2 sensor attached, VO2 Intake and Cobra Fi2000 sound great and are very responsive. The NOCO Genius battery tender is working well. Notice where we mounted the Fi2000 fuel controller behind tool box. Also installed the Low and Mean Highway Pegs, they just fit under the Twin Slashbacks!

(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b363/electrostatictommyboy/IMG_0176_zps7551b855.jpg) (http://s23.photobucket.com/user/electrostatictommyboy/media/IMG_0176_zps7551b855.jpg.html)



(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b363/electrostatictommyboy/IMG_0189_zps51f7c92b.jpg) (http://s23.photobucket.com/user/electrostatictommyboy/media/IMG_0189_zps51f7c92b.jpg.html)

(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b363/electrostatictommyboy/IMG_0191_zps556d6098.jpg) (http://s23.photobucket.com/user/electrostatictommyboy/media/IMG_0191_zps556d6098.jpg.html)

(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b363/electrostatictommyboy/IMG_0196_zps1d580bfd.jpg) (http://s23.photobucket.com/user/electrostatictommyboy/media/IMG_0196_zps1d580bfd.jpg.html)

(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b363/electrostatictommyboy/IMG_0199_zps79914545.jpg) (http://s23.photobucket.com/user/electrostatictommyboy/media/IMG_0199_zps79914545.jpg.html)

(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b363/electrostatictommyboy/th_IMG_0201_zpsde2319b1.jpg) (http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b363/electrostatictommyboy/IMG_0201_zpsde2319b1.mp4)

Here are some more pictures of the install. 

(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b363/electrostatictommyboy/SNV13180_zps70755dd9.jpg) (http://s23.photobucket.com/user/electrostatictommyboy/media/SNV13180_zps70755dd9.jpg.html)

(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b363/electrostatictommyboy/SNV13181_zps1399a371.jpg) (http://s23.photobucket.com/user/electrostatictommyboy/media/SNV13181_zps1399a371.jpg.html)

Here you can see the clearance between highway pegs and Slashbacks(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b363/electrostatictommyboy/SNV13182_zps449ec3eb.jpg) (http://s23.photobucket.com/user/electrostatictommyboy/media/SNV13182_zps449ec3eb.jpg.html)

Here you can see how well the Cobra Fi200cvt fits behind tool kit
(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b363/electrostatictommyboy/SNV13183_zpsba4e57a6.jpg) (http://s23.photobucket.com/user/electrostatictommyboy/media/SNV13183_zpsba4e57a6.jpg.html)

Mine is with the stock baffles, VO2 intake and Cobra Fi2000cvt, please note that I installed the Low and Mean hwy pegs that fit perfectly with the Slashbacks.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBIJ47ToGUc

Added Fiamm horn and iphone mount:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009HRV9N4/ref=oh_details_o04_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009HRV9N4/ref=oh_details_o04_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)

http://youtu.be/UakOkTjqK14 (http://youtu.be/UakOkTjqK14)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: ShakerNorm on January 07, 2014, 12:06:58 am
I got my Hard Times air kit in, but it's too damn cold in my garage to install it  :P....  I also want to pick up a sheet of brass to make some trim for it.

Getting all itchy and antsy waiting for my V&H pipes.... (F*ing jealous of all you guys who already have them! ::) )

Gotta get started masking and painting the spokes on my new wheels....

And next weekend is the Calgary Motorcycle Show.....  DAMN! So much to do before spring.....

Crap - that reminds me - I've got 16" of snow to shovel out of my driveway, too.... :P
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: zer0string on January 10, 2014, 07:14:05 pm
It finally warmed up enough today to get something done. The engine guards that have been sitting on my floor for 2 weeks are now installed. Yay!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: daddyrack on January 10, 2014, 09:04:50 pm
I put my MotoCentric Cruiser Pack and Roll Bag Luggage Set on today. Roll bag didnt really work so well on top the the Cruiser Pack buuut this works! Im ready to RIDE!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Subiaur on January 16, 2014, 04:51:03 pm
Well I just installed the Kuryakyn Black Iso Grips and Skeleton Hand Mirrors..

(http://i514.photobucket.com/albums/t348/Subiaur/Bolt%20R/th_20140113_171636.jpg) (http://s514.photobucket.com/user/Subiaur/media/Bolt%20R/20140113_171636.jpg.html)  (http://i514.photobucket.com/albums/t348/Subiaur/Bolt%20R/th_20140113_171657.jpg) (http://s514.photobucket.com/user/Subiaur/media/Bolt%20R/20140113_171657.jpg.html) 

(http://i514.photobucket.com/albums/t348/Subiaur/Bolt%20R/th_20140113_171711.jpg) (http://s514.photobucket.com/user/Subiaur/media/Bolt%20R/20140113_171711.jpg.html)  (http://i514.photobucket.com/albums/t348/Subiaur/Bolt%20R/th_20140116_132051.jpg) (http://s514.photobucket.com/user/Subiaur/media/Bolt%20R/20140116_132051.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Alex on January 16, 2014, 05:15:16 pm
Got the same grips and the Mini-apes, both not installed yet :P waiting for Spring. Skeleton hands mirrors look great!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Subiaur on January 16, 2014, 05:41:22 pm
When installing the grips be careful with the black widow glue.. In the instructions says that you have 6 seconds to put the glue, insert the grip and twist it to the final position.. In my case the glue just allow me to do all in just 2 seconds..

I think that it does not need to much glue.. just like 3 to 4 drops..
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Alex on January 17, 2014, 08:34:17 am
When installing the grips be careful with the black widow glue.. In the instructions says that you have 6 seconds to put the glue, insert the grip and twist it to the final position.. In my case the glue just allow me to do all in just 2 seconds..

I think that it does not need to much glue.. just like 3 to 4 drops..

Yeah I'm not sure I want to install the extended cables, needed for the mini-apes, myself so I will probably have my dealer install everything for me. Its my first bike and I'm far from having any experience with those things.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Mr. Spidey on January 17, 2014, 08:46:13 am
When installing the grips be careful with the black widow glue.. In the instructions says that you have 6 seconds to put the glue, insert the grip and twist it to the final position.. In my case the glue just allow me to do all in just 2 seconds..

I think that it does not need to much glue.. just like 3 to 4 drops..

I was also a victim of this. Good thing I was still able to remove the grip.  Second time I installed it, I used the good old BMX trick (hair spray), works like a gem.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Tylerfuse on January 17, 2014, 08:24:57 pm
So I've had this weird itch to chop off my muffler lately.....so i did.. This thing is stupid loud(which i love), but I'm a little nervous about the consequences to the bike, if any. I guess I'll just go ahead and order the megaphone slip-on from Low and Mean so I'm legal and have some real backpressure. This thing HAS to be over 80db haha  8)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: new_dist on January 18, 2014, 08:07:51 pm
Installed my alley cat windshield last week and ordered a cobra slipon yesterday ! Next comes a mustang seat !
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: electrostatictommyboy on January 18, 2014, 09:12:17 pm
Installed my alley cat windshield last week and ordered a cobra slipon yesterday ! Next comes a mustang seat !


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmymW4fDmw0
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Oz Bolt on January 19, 2014, 02:20:04 am
I put a tail bag on today and took the bike for a bit of a ride to see how it went.

I had saddlebags on my Virago but didn't want to put them on the Bolt. I already had the luggage rack and have other luggage for long trips but wanted something for day trips.

The 2 outside pockets can unzip to give more space, but even without them unzipped I could fit the following in:

- compact air compressor & tyre guage
- socket set
- additional heavy duty allen keys (supplied tool kit doesn't have 8mm which is needed for taking rails off)
- cable ties, rescue tape, electrical tape
- spare visor for helmet & visor wipes
- gps
- sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, camera, spare ear plugs, mobile phone,
- waterproof cover for the bag
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Oz Bolt on January 19, 2014, 02:22:44 am
And before anyone asks, I wasn't a boy scout (or girl guide) but I do like to be prepared. :)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: sdrider on January 19, 2014, 02:04:36 pm
I put a tail bag on today and took the bike for a bit of a ride to see how it went.

I had saddlebags on my Virago but didn't want to put them on the Bolt. I already had the luggage rack and have other luggage for long trips but wanted something for day trips.

The 2 outside pockets can unzip to give more space, but even without them unzipped I could fit the following in:

- compact air compressor & tyre guage
- socket set
- additional heavy duty allen keys (supplied tool kit doesn't have 8mm which is needed for taking rails off)
- cable ties, rescue tape, electrical tape
- spare visor for helmet & visor wipes
- gps
- sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, camera, spare ear plugs, mobile phone,
- waterproof cover for the bag

I am in awe of your preparedness!   :-*
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Pirate on February 16, 2014, 01:55:55 pm
Finally finished the exhaust and Paint. windshield installed and ready for test drives  8)  I'm trying to get video of the exhaust upladed (having issues)Anyway, here is my Bolt's current state of Coolness  8)

(http://i362.photobucket.com/albums/oo64/lennyspics/new%20bike/DSC00995_zps163bfda6.jpg) (http://s362.photobucket.com/user/lennyspics/media/new%20bike/DSC00995_zps163bfda6.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: new_dist on February 16, 2014, 05:53:22 pm
Alley cat and cobra slipon sitting in living room, mustang solo on its way !Just waiting for warm weather !
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: jdr_socal on February 17, 2014, 12:11:35 am
Finished installing Midnight Bomber Covers. Ordered my Mustang Vintage Solo Seat and the tank and fender bibs...
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: daddyrack on February 17, 2014, 01:26:09 am
I installed my Ram phone mount the other day and ordered a classic tear drop air kit and a Cobra fuel processor from SS Custom Cycle. hopefully it will be here this week! im ready to get these parts installed!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Mouse on February 17, 2014, 05:39:24 am
Low 'n Mean side plate mount (With light relocate)
Low 'n Mean turn signal elminator kit.
Avon Grips (Black)
Since I had the entire back half of the bike apart, I cleaned it up pretty good.

Guess I'll do some pics maybe tomorrow.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: daddyrack on February 19, 2014, 10:39:57 pm
I installed my Ram phone mount the other day and ordered a classic tear drop air kit and a Cobra fuel processor from SS Custom Cycle. hopefully it will be here this week! im ready to get these parts installed!

Everything is installed and ready to go! BIG thanks to SS Custom Cycle of course! Now hurry up spring!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: NSBolt on February 27, 2014, 06:45:49 pm
Finally got V&H twin slash and the pipes sound GREAT...waiting on mustang tripper seat and my air intake - got the fuel controller a month ago! 

Oh well, it's snowing right now - no ride in the near future in NS! C'mon spring!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Bout2Bolt on February 27, 2014, 06:58:38 pm
It was 31 here in Chicago and I started my Bolt and VStar and like an idiot I rode them down to the end of the street to get them out for a stretch. When I put them up I couldn't feel my face. This is about the warmest it's been in 3.5 months. That's about all I've done to my Bolt...wish I could say more.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: daddyrack on March 21, 2014, 10:07:08 pm
I decided to make a few drive by's with my bolt and my dads fz8. (both me riding)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GyibsUfXjY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4-kzj6vmC0
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: brryan on March 22, 2014, 12:46:42 am
Your bolt sounded great. You have the V&H's full system?


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Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: daddyrack on March 22, 2014, 02:36:31 am
Your bolt sounded great. You have the V&H's full system?


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Nope.  I have the Chappell Customs slip on.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: johnny5mark on March 24, 2014, 05:41:33 pm
S&S hardtimes naked
V&H slip on
1" DEI header wrap
EJK fuel controller
cheap-o universal highway pegs
road dirt
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: CRBales on March 24, 2014, 05:52:10 pm
I bought the L&M lowering bracket, universal side mount plate kit, ss custom slim shady springer seat with 3" black barrel springs and the 4.5" forward control kit. The forward control kit is on back order, which I knew but I am excited for it. Everything else is being put on after it gets here. Pics to come once it is all put together. I am also putting on a new chopped rear fender, just have to figure out fitment.
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Post by: daddyrack on March 28, 2014, 03:40:46 am
 I haven't seen on here anywhere about anyone getting frame mount highway pegs. I came across a set that looks like they will work perfectly on the bolt. I will post pics as soon as they come in!
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Post by: Jon on March 28, 2014, 04:17:05 am
Well after the week of rain I washed my bike
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Post by: schmitzzac on March 28, 2014, 03:43:28 pm
Yesterday, I painted the chrome fuel cap satin black so it matched more of the bike. Looks way better in my opinion.
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Post by: electrostatictommyboy on March 28, 2014, 06:37:31 pm
I haven't seen on here anywhere about anyone getting frame mount highway pegs. I came across a set that looks like they will work perfectly on the bolt. I will post pics as soon as they come in!

I got Low and Mean frame mount highway pegs.

(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b363/electrostatictommyboy/IMG_0196_zps1d580bfd.jpg) (http://s23.photobucket.com/user/electrostatictommyboy/media/IMG_0196_zps1d580bfd.jpg.html)


(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b363/electrostatictommyboy/IMG_0312_zps21f07cef.jpg) (http://s23.photobucket.com/user/electrostatictommyboy/media/IMG_0312_zps21f07cef.jpg.html)
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Post by: Johnny on March 29, 2014, 08:09:51 pm
added passenger seat kit, short sissy bar, L&M side mount license plate, and cut my stock plastic fender down and added the RadiantZ LED brake/tail and turn signals all in one zflex....  also removed the warning sticker from the tank!  Woot woot.. exhaust just needs to get here.
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Post by: daddyrack on March 29, 2014, 10:27:21 pm
Iv seen the Low and Mean highway pegs and im not a fan.  The ones I found actually bolt around the frame and you can actually adjust them forward and back quite a bit. Im expecting them next week.  Il get pics up asap.
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Post by: Adoptee on March 31, 2014, 01:50:00 am
I almost have everything blacked out now. Love it.
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Post by: WA Bolt on March 31, 2014, 06:32:07 am
My V&H V02 arrived today, just waiting for skull cap now...

(http://i61.tinypic.com/15ri77o.jpg)
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Post by: Tylerfuse on March 31, 2014, 02:13:00 pm
I haven't seen on here anywhere about anyone getting frame mount highway pegs. I came across a set that looks like they will work perfectly on the bolt. I will post pics as soon as they come in!

I got Low and Mean frame mount highway pegs.

(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b363/electrostatictommyboy/IMG_0196_zps1d580bfd.jpg) (http://s23.photobucket.com/user/electrostatictommyboy/media/IMG_0196_zps1d580bfd.jpg.html)


(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b363/electrostatictommyboy/IMG_0312_zps21f07cef.jpg) (http://s23.photobucket.com/user/electrostatictommyboy/media/IMG_0312_zps21f07cef.jpg.html)

what kind of seats are those?
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Post by: egreen on March 31, 2014, 10:03:21 pm
Python Slip on Exhaust
Vance and Hines V02 with Black Skull Cap
EJK Fuel controller
Low and Mean license plate and break light relocation kit
Blacked out heat shields and clutch cover
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Post by: brryan on March 31, 2014, 10:50:46 pm
Python Slip on Exhaust
Vance and Hines V02 with Black Skull Cap
EJK Fuel controller
Low and Mean license plate and break light relocation kit
Blacked out heat shields and clutch cover


Looks great I plane to put the same exhaust!
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Post by: Mouse on April 01, 2014, 05:32:16 am
Looks fantastic Egreen! I'm going a similar route with my Bolt. V02 is backordered for me sadly. Guess it'll give me time to save up for the slip on as well. I'll post a pic since I'm leaving my heat shields silver to begin with - be a good comparison if I want to black them out or not.
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Post by: jj.pompton on April 01, 2014, 11:23:31 am
Well I think I am finally done for a while playing with my bolt. Now it's time to enjoy it on the road. I put on the python eliminator slip on exhaust, cobra Fi2000 open loop control, hard times air kit, rear bullet turn signals, visor for my speedometer, bolt gas cap ring, and the inner fender eliminator kit. (http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/01/sa5ega2e.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/01/azy6e9y2.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/01/7apasyza.jpg)


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Post by: daddyrack on April 03, 2014, 03:49:38 pm
Finally got my Rivco Frame Mount Highway Pegs in and installed today. Cant wait to try them out once it gets uncrappy outside! (excuse the heat shields not being on there being painted lol)
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Post by: Erman Atabay on April 07, 2014, 05:48:13 am
The licence plate holder on my bike fell off due to a pot hole on the road. I opted to remove it altogether and drill two holes right on the plate.

Carrying a reflective vest has become mandatory in Norway, even for bikers. As you know, space is scarce on the Bolt. But I managed to fit one in the toolbox by removing the plastic bags around the tools and wrap them into the vest.
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Post by: Nuts&Bolts on April 07, 2014, 06:46:46 am
Cobra air intake
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Post by: Tutivillus on April 09, 2014, 09:03:01 pm
"The Purpling" continues.


Took the "brass" off my left side cover (it was an experiment to begin with...and what the hell IS the official name of that cover anyway??). Stripped it back down to original and built it up to match what I did with my headlight bezel.


I will drive the bike to a more "picturesque" location with my real camera and take better pics once I have the new bars and grips installed (a couple of weeks out).
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Post by: daddyrack on April 10, 2014, 03:58:10 am
Im not so sure on the color!  :P  But this looks pretty sick!! Nice job!

On a side note i think it may be time to sell the 80' Yamaha QT50. Got her up and going this week, i think the money is going to go towards a new seat for the Bolt!
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Post by: Tutivillus on April 10, 2014, 08:20:01 am
Im not so sure on the color!  :P  But this looks pretty sick!! Nice job!

On a side note i think it may be time to sell the 80' Yamaha QT50. Got her up and going this week, i think the money is going to go towards a new seat for the Bolt!

Thanks!

Yeah, purple isn't for everyone. ;-)

New, seat. That's on the short list. What are you planning on?

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Post by: daddyrack on April 10, 2014, 06:09:15 pm
Im not so sure on the color!  :P  But this looks pretty sick!! Nice job!

On a side note i think it may be time to sell the 80' Yamaha QT50. Got her up and going this week, i think the money is going to go towards a new seat for the Bolt!

Thanks!

Yeah, purple isn't for everyone. ;-)

New, seat. That's on the short list. What are you planning on?

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Im thinking the mustang fastback seat. not 100% sure yet tho.
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Post by: ShakerNorm on April 10, 2014, 09:48:31 pm
Finally got the Quiet baffles in my V&H pipes.  Fit OK, but you do have a bit of fun trying to stuff all that fiberglass in there... And THEN trying to line up the retaining screw.....

Sound good - still louder than stock, but not as loud as the original baffles.  My neighbor (owns a V-Rod) said it sounds like a race car when I fire it up.... LOL  So we went out for a short scoot, and I didn't have any problem keeping up - although neither of us were pushing things - with gravel, etc all over the roads, yet.

Sounds relatively quiet and unassuming, but still nice and throaty at idle or when you're not on the throttle, but twist the Loud handle, and it barks and definitely lets you know that it's there. 

I LIKE 'em. And the neighbors should appreciate them, too. ;D
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Post by: ajst88 on April 10, 2014, 11:37:43 pm
Norm, I'd love to hear/see your set up. Been riding mine pretty much all week around the city, roads aren't bad at all. Visited a few buddies in the far northwest today and rode home to the Deep South. Was a good ride albeit a bit windy


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Post by: daddyrack on April 11, 2014, 04:06:48 pm
After talking to Chris from Chappell Customs about my muffler, come to find out that the packing it comes with is junk. He offered to repack it for me but I would have had to send it to him. I decided to get my own and do it myself. Cannot believe how much quieter it is now! Not sure I like that :P but still sounds pretty damn good.
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Post by: hundy on April 13, 2014, 10:35:44 am
I crushed a couple beers staring at it on the jack with the moving blankets still on. Then put the battery on the trickle charger with high hopes, checked weather network and cursed.
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Post by: discusted on April 13, 2014, 01:03:34 pm
Not a darn thing!  Going to ride it to the parts box to get some pulleys.  The Bolt is more reliable than a VW Jetta and much easier to work on.

VW Maintenance Manual
Replace Alternator:
Step 1:  Remove Body from Frame.....

Replace Water Pump:
Step 1:  Remove Body from Frame....

Replace XXX
Step 1:  Remove Body from Frame.... ::) :'(
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Post by: Evilclone13 on May 04, 2014, 12:40:43 am
Painted exhaust heat shields, painted headlight ring, painted brake light ring, installed Hammered 2.5" peg kit. It's been a slow day ...  ;D  I made a custom license plate bracket, upper fork tube covers and installed fork gaiters last weekend. I can't leave anything stock for long.
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Post by: ShakerNorm on May 04, 2014, 01:28:59 am
Norm, I'd love to hear/see your set up. Been riding mine pretty much all week around the city, roads aren't bad at all.

ajst:
Yeah, I was riding mine most of the week, as well - until Friday... Damn Snow....  :P

If it thaws out  - come on up to Airdrie - we have an informal Bike Night at the A&W (in the Co-op parking lot) every Wednesday from around 6pm on. Nothing is organized, just show up and chat bikes.
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Post by: jase74 on May 04, 2014, 06:00:14 pm
installed foot pegs from ss custom cycles.
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Post by: Aus Bolt on May 04, 2014, 09:30:44 pm
I put a tail bag on today and took the bike for a bit of a ride to see how it went.

I had saddlebags on my Virago but didn't want to put them on the Bolt. I already had the luggage rack and have other luggage for long trips but wanted something for day trips.

The 2 outside pockets can unzip to give more space, but even without them unzipped I could fit the following in:

- compact air compressor & tyre guage
- socket set
- additional heavy duty allen keys (supplied tool kit doesn't have 8mm which is needed for taking rails off)
- cable ties, rescue tape, electrical tape
- spare visor for helmet & visor wipes
- gps
- sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, camera, spare ear plugs, mobile phone,
- waterproof cover for the bag

Where did you buy the bag Oz? EBay?
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Post by: discusted on May 04, 2014, 09:39:36 pm
Im not so sure on the color!  :P  But this looks pretty sick!! Nice job!

On a side note i think it may be time to sell the 80' Yamaha QT50. Got her up and going this week, i think the money is going to go towards a new seat for the Bolt!

At least pupling is not pinking.
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Post by: Oz Bolt on May 04, 2014, 10:19:34 pm

Where did you buy the bag Oz? EBay?

Motocentric ...shows as D & C Tomlins P/L on my visa $102.95 incl shipping at time.

think this was the site http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com.au/28888/i/motocentric-mototrek-sport-tail-bag
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Post by: Torqued Bolt on May 22, 2014, 09:22:15 am
I bought it! Took it home last night.  :D
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Post by: lightning on May 22, 2014, 12:00:34 pm
Congrats!
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Post by: wench on May 22, 2014, 03:50:12 pm
I put a helmet lock on and blacked it out.


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Post by: Torqued Bolt on May 22, 2014, 04:18:27 pm
Congrats!

Thanks! Maybe I can do something to it tonight when I get home. Even if it's just get rid of the stickers.
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Post by: outdoorgb on May 22, 2014, 04:39:08 pm
installed the R Spec passenger seat...easy job with the correct tools.
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Post by: daviddart on May 24, 2014, 10:01:12 am
Yoshimura

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Post by: teewunz on May 24, 2014, 02:05:21 pm
Looked at my bike sitting in the garage while it rains cats and dogs out. Cant wait for nice weather. Only got to ride her 3x since got her :(


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Post by: Black Dahlia on May 24, 2014, 02:06:29 pm
Yoshimura

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Damn!   Nice man
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Post by: teewunz on May 24, 2014, 02:06:45 pm

I put a helmet lock on and blacked it out.


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Which did you get? Im looking into one as well.


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Post by: wench on May 24, 2014, 09:47:55 pm
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/25/5atu9uhu.jpg)

This is the helmet lock I don't remember the brand name but it fit perfect and is basic. I got my bike painted by an awesome pinstripe guy today. He did pinstripe on wheels and hand painted what was vinyl on my tank. It looks great and he is super affordable $75 for all of it.

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Post by: jase74 on May 24, 2014, 10:07:05 pm
removed front fender and replaced stock foot pegs. didn't like the after market pegs I installed
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Post by: mrk on May 25, 2014, 09:57:03 pm
I like the helmet lock wench.  Let me know if it moves around or scratches anything.  That is my only worry for those.
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Post by: wench on May 26, 2014, 01:24:39 am
I have used it a couple times already and it has not moved I also used lock tight to make sure the screws would not loosen easily

Wench


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Post by: lightning on May 27, 2014, 03:48:56 pm
Nice idea for the helmet lock.  Does the helmet rest on the engine at all?
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Post by: nfriday on May 27, 2014, 05:31:01 pm
has anyone done the dual headlights? think the look is BADASS!
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Post by: nfriday on May 27, 2014, 05:32:14 pm
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could you give me a quick rundown on the process??
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Post by: jase74 on May 27, 2014, 05:36:16 pm
I had Yamaha cable lock on my bolt originally.
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Post by: wench on May 27, 2014, 06:27:12 pm
My helmet does not touch the engine components at all it sits nicely between the fork and the frame.


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Post by: WA Bolt on May 28, 2014, 06:52:03 am
Bored today.... so decided to spray the chrome speedo ring and brake light surround gloss black.

                               - Gloss -                                                                       - Matte -
(http://i59.tinypic.com/mh4qjl.jpg)    (http://i59.tinypic.com/dyzvd.jpg)

Not too sure about the speedo ring in gloss..  think I preferred it in matte black..  :-\

(http://i59.tinypic.com/2ew0j07.jpg)

But I do like the brake light surround in gloss  :)

Next the headlight surround.. just need more etching primer.. ::)
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Post by: kn1706 on June 08, 2014, 04:38:37 pm
Took off all the stock grey heat shields on the exhaust and painted them a flat black with VHT Header paint (rated for 1300-2000 degrees F). Also bought a little windshield bag which I plan to hang on the side bike instead of on the forks.

Will have pictures up soon, I didn't even think of taking some before and afters.

The black looks 100 times better than the stock grey and left the colts the chrome, which contrast great!
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Post by: WA Bolt on June 09, 2014, 06:11:30 am
Resprayed the speedo surround back to matte black, also sprayed the fuel cap matte and the headlight surround in gloss today.

(http://i58.tinypic.com/w6s6zk.jpg)

And gave it a clean in anticipation of nice weather tomorrow and chance of a ride..

(http://i62.tinypic.com/10xbsc8.jpg)
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Post by: bardig on June 09, 2014, 10:15:23 am
Painted the heat sheilds matte balck with Krylon high temp paint.

(http://C:\Users\Russel.Nelson\Documents\bike heat shields.jpg)

Also made a license plate braket, still a work in progress for what I'd like.

(http://C:\Users\Russel.Nelson\Documents\license plate braket.jpg)

Been wet weather up here, so a little dirty  ;D
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Post by: akrapo4576546 on June 09, 2014, 10:57:26 am
Resprayed the speedo surround back to matte black, also sprayed the fuel cap matte and the headlight surround in gloss today.

(http://i58.tinypic.com/w6s6zk.jpg)

Really cool !  8)
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Post by: Oz Bolt on June 09, 2014, 04:43:04 pm
Resprayed the speedo surround back to matte black, also sprayed the fuel cap matte and the headlight surround in gloss today.

(http://i58.tinypic.com/w6s6zk.jpg)

And gave it a clean in anticipation of nice weather tomorrow and chance of a ride..

(http://i62.tinypic.com/10xbsc8.jpg)

Looking pretty smick WA...guessing you got some paint left in those cans....think you should drop by & do mine  :D
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Post by: Tutivillus on June 09, 2014, 08:00:36 pm
And if you want to pay $45 retail, Yamaha now sells a black, matte headlight ring.

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Post by: WA Bolt on June 10, 2014, 07:57:44 am

Looking pretty smick WA...guessing you got some paint left in those cans....think you should drop by & do mine  :D


On my way Oz...  ;)
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Post by: Oz Bolt on June 10, 2014, 08:05:20 am

On my way Oz...  ;)

Promises, promises :)
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Post by: WA Bolt on June 10, 2014, 09:10:25 am

Promises, promises :)

I`m even bringing wine too.... ;)
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Post by: Oz Bolt on June 10, 2014, 09:28:41 am
The good stuff from Margaret River ?
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Post by: KWBOLTER on June 10, 2014, 03:25:17 pm
Installed V&H slip on this past sunday. I ordered a black mini fairing when I should have ordered matt black. I sprayed it a few times over the last few days. Tonight I am installing the fairing and the tall sissy bar backrest. Lastly, I will be spraying the plastidip matt  black on headlight speedo and rear break light this thursday. Ill post picks when all done.... So excited...... 8)
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Post by: WA Bolt on June 11, 2014, 02:30:22 am
The good stuff from Margaret River ?

Of course... only the best...  ;)
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Post by: Erman Atabay on June 11, 2014, 02:43:50 am
Tried to fit a windshield that used to be on my Seca, but the bars were too thick :(
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Post by: Mouse on June 11, 2014, 06:23:04 am
Installed my V02 air intake and EJK fuel controller. Went for a ride in the rain. Took some time to clean the bike up spotless and....rode it to work in the rain...

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Post by: Normru45 on June 11, 2014, 07:18:26 am
Installed my V02 air intake and EJK fuel controller. Went for a ride in the rain. Took some time to clean the bike up spotless and....rode it to work in the rain...

All this morning?!!
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Post by: Mouse on June 11, 2014, 07:36:24 am
Yesterday, technically.
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Post by: Normru45 on June 11, 2014, 08:29:46 am
Yesterday, technically.

O good... Made me feel like a pos for still being in bed!
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Post by: iciqueen on June 11, 2014, 08:32:24 am
Well, I decided to make my own sheepskin seat cover :) testing it out tonight to make sure I won't slide around on it (http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/11/hagygyta.jpg)

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Post by: Mouse on June 11, 2014, 09:56:28 am
Installed my V02 air intake and EJK fuel controller. Went for a ride in the rain. Took some time to clean the bike up spotless and....rode it to work in the rain...

All this morning?!!

I work 12 hour shifts starting at 0400. Getting out of bed after 3 a.m. is technically sleeping in. :)
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Post by: nuke0907 on June 11, 2014, 11:53:13 am
Installed my V02 air intake and EJK fuel controller. Went for a ride in the rain. Took some time to clean the bike up spotless and....rode it to work in the rain...

All this morning?!!

I work 12 hour shifts starting at 0400. Getting out of bed after 3 a.m. is technically sleeping in. :)

Thought i had it bad. 12 hour shifts starting at 6 waking up at 4.
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Post by: daddyrack on June 17, 2014, 04:54:08 am
Just doing what i always do, being a night shifter and all.
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Post by: kn1706 on June 17, 2014, 08:44:18 pm
Gave the dirty girl a wash and wax today.

Since its going to rain the rest of the week until Saturday and I had some time to kill before work, I figured why not? Gotta keep her looking good.  8)
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Post by: Tutivillus on June 28, 2014, 10:18:16 pm
Finally replaced the stock pegs with a pair of Toe Cutters from S&S (Thanks Shane!). Pretty easy and they look/feel great!


Soon I'll do the Toe Cutter passenger pegs, but after looking at what it involved (removing my bags, etc.) I couldn't be bothered.


Need to take some pics after this latest round of installs and the repainting.
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Post by: mikesbolt2014 on June 29, 2014, 11:47:04 pm
Did my 4000 mile oil change. Used 20w-50 Yamalube. It was on sale. It was a breeze.

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Post by: Black Dahlia on June 30, 2014, 12:07:30 am
Put on an SSCC retro round airkit and washed my bike.
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Post by: bardig on June 30, 2014, 06:46:09 pm
Re-plastidipped my headlight bezel, and custom made my exhaust.
In the last week or so, had surgery so things took a back burner for now.
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Post by: Akray on July 01, 2014, 03:07:48 am
Finally got a good ride in, only about 150 miles total, I have found out I hate the stock seat haha
And hit 600 miles.

New oil in the morning


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Post by: Vitrox on July 01, 2014, 03:18:57 am
Just watched her lol.

Also, the Low and Mean Force Air cleaner, is it compatible with the Screamin Eagle? I wanna get the Screamin Eagle, if It would fit  the Bolt.
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Post by: collins50235 on July 01, 2014, 03:42:10 pm
I believe the Hard Times kit from SS uses the screaming eagle filter.


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Post by: Evilclone13 on July 02, 2014, 06:03:40 pm
Installed my EJK fuel management system, still trying to finish up my custom exhaust. Should have it completed over the weekend, I'll post pics when done. I'm not changing the header pipes, just the tail section. It will be interesting to get peoples feedback on it.
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Post by: kn1706 on July 03, 2014, 11:31:08 am
Ordered the Forward Control kit and Hardtimes Air Kit from SS Customs. Once those come in, Ill spend a couple hours installing both, along with the FuelPak.
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Post by: discusted on July 04, 2014, 12:18:13 am
Rode the 100 miles to Gettysburg for the 4th.  It rained the last 80 miles.  These Bridgestone tires are pretty good in the wet.
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Post by: mrk on July 04, 2014, 02:55:50 pm
Not exactly stuff I've done today, but it's time to catch up.

Got a fuel bottle for a slightly longer trip I'm taking soon (spare fuel to get me a few miles if I run out ).

(http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn116/newstripes/july4/24.jpg)

Put rubber grip covers over the clutch and brake levers 
also wrapped the grips with gel tennis racket wrap

(http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn116/newstripes/july4/27.jpg)
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Post by: Evilclone13 on July 05, 2014, 04:29:31 pm
I finished up my exhaust, kept the stock header pipes, while adding some exhaust wrap. Made Y-pipe splitting into two cocktail shaker mufflers. Then I gave it a 120 mile test run today. I'm still on the fence about the sound level, it has 10" baffles with some exhaust packing.

I've got about $250 in parts all together ...

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Post by: Evilclone13 on July 05, 2014, 04:41:21 pm
I've got a small heat shield coming in the mail next week, I'll be covering the straight section of pipe before the Y.
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Post by: Evilclone13 on July 05, 2014, 05:13:39 pm
A little sound test ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8KtPHK3j5U&feature=youtu.be
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Post by: mikesbolt2014 on July 07, 2014, 04:24:35 pm
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/08/y4uty5y9.jpg)Going to be installing my passenger seat kit today.
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Post by: DoberMan on July 07, 2014, 06:52:40 pm
That is a BIG box. Well,it's a big picture anyway. :)
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Post by: mikesbolt2014 on July 07, 2014, 10:09:33 pm
It's installed. I like the look it gives the bike.


(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/08/edeju3up.jpg)
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Post by: markt on July 08, 2014, 01:37:13 am
Just started to get to know my new ride . Pulled the seat and fender off to check clearances and clean after a wet and wild weekend . Great break in ride . After riding a V-Star 1100 for the last 7 years I wasn't sure how this bike would feel/ride for long-ish distances , 250+ . Like a champ. The 1100 is still my go to ride , but this is gonna be fun ...

(http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg248/mark_tilson/The%20Rides/2014%20Bolt%20R-Spec/bolt1sm_zps8e519803.jpg)

(http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg248/mark_tilson/The%20Rides/2014%20Bolt%20R-Spec/bolt2sm_zps8e5b7330.jpg)
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Post by: Mouse on July 09, 2014, 06:09:04 am
Tore the bad-boy apart to charge the battery. I used the kill switch to turn it off the day before, which I never do, and then I left the key on. Not sure what was running, but the battery was flat - not even a tick or a sputter when I went to ride to the range yesterday.

Hooked up the battery tender to the line I have hard-wired in. No go - fuze was bad. So I had to tear the seat and both side covers off to attach alligator clips; tried jumping off my car battery - gave it enough to start but wouldn't stay running. So I hooked up the trickle charger and left it for about 6 hours. Pain in the neck and made me miss a pretty good ride. :(
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Post by: KC5H on July 18, 2014, 08:15:46 pm
Built and installed my highway bar.

Update: Had to remove my highway pegs. I took a real tight right hand, off camber turn and drug the right foot peg and nearly caught the right highway peg on the pavement. The reason being that I have short ass legs and the low mounting point of the highway pegs. It looks like the 4.5" relocation kit is in my near future.
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Post by: kn1706 on July 18, 2014, 09:42:36 pm
Built and installed my highway bar

Those are badass man. Haha

And I put the FuelPak and SS Customs Hard Times Air Kit on yesterday.
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Post by: Locostbamboo on July 19, 2014, 01:12:32 am
Rear fender rack


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Post by: mikesbolt2014 on July 19, 2014, 08:34:50 pm
Finished the passenger seat sissy bar install.
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Post by: discusted on July 20, 2014, 12:16:34 pm
Finished the passenger seat sissy bar install.

I just put the short sissy bar on too.
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Post by: Bull Winkle on July 20, 2014, 11:33:49 pm
Just got done putting the rest of the brass pimp kit my wife bought me, grips, footpegs, speedo visor, turn signals, tail light, along with my fender rack and mini fairing. Next up will be blacking out the battery strap and heat shields. Think that will do it. Should have the painting done next weekend and will post pics when that is all finished up.
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Post by: collins50235 on July 21, 2014, 12:28:40 pm
Put the cover on her. :*(

Family trip to South Dakota. Back in 10 days or so, Oregon to mid South Dakota, wish it was on the bike....been on the road 30 minutes and there may be one less kid when I get back lol.


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Post by: Ablaze on July 21, 2014, 12:41:10 pm
Collins, bring the bike and ride with all the crazies coming in for Sturgis!  Or better yet ride with the few Bolt owners here.
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Post by: seanathan on July 21, 2014, 01:10:14 pm
i forgot to plug my rear light sets back in when i put my fender back on. whoooops.
tonight ill be going to my 600mi service.
Title: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: collins50235 on July 21, 2014, 06:00:35 pm
Collins, bring the bike and ride with all the crazies coming in for Sturgis!  Or better yet ride with the few Bolt owners here.

I would love to. In order to do the "real Sturgis experience" though I would have to trailer my bike most of the way. Hehe.

Speaking of Sturgis I'll be going next year. Any recommendations on where to stay?


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Post by: mikesbolt2014 on July 21, 2014, 06:59:51 pm
Did the low and mean exhaust mod. Holy cow. Sound difference is really noticeable.
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Post by: Munki on July 25, 2014, 02:52:44 am
Rode her. For 154km in one hit, bringing the total to 620km.
The feeling eventually came back to my butt, and I can hear again in my right ear.
The smile has not receded yet.
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Post by: snap on July 25, 2014, 09:57:49 am
I ordered some aluminium tube cut to size primed and painted , cost £12 make the fork tubes in the triple trees thicker
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Post by: Stonewall on July 25, 2014, 10:46:06 am
Amen on the black mirrors, also can not find anywhere.  Did not see any on E-bay.

Somewhere on this forum I saw someone mention where they purchased some, went to the website they posted and did not see any.  If I can find the post again I'll ask them.  Let me know if you find any I'll do the same. 
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Post by: japoc on July 25, 2014, 01:01:44 pm
I finally gave in and "Blacked Out" the heat shields. On the battery box I did leave a bit of the Silver to flow along with the exhaust. I'm happy with the way it looks.
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Post by: Tutivillus on July 25, 2014, 04:11:08 pm

I put a very hard-earned sticker on my right-side engine cover and have reworked the Strator cover (again!). I love striping that thing down and making it new, really!


Tomorrow a group of E11 Rangers are riding to the Grantsville, UT Fire Department fundraiser. Since they have worked their asses off to support the Rangers in the last many years and paid as high a price (if not higher) than we did this year, it only makes sense.


I'm pretty much done with the mods for this summer, so I'll finally take some pics of my Bolt as he stands now.


(https://www.yamahastarbolt.com/gallery/747-250714155534.png)


(https://www.yamahastarbolt.com/gallery/747-250714155657.png)
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Post by: DoberMan on July 25, 2014, 05:19:23 pm
I was wondering what you have been up to. Your absence has been noted.  :)
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Post by: Tutivillus on July 25, 2014, 05:37:02 pm
I was wondering what you have been up to. Your absence has been noted.  :)


Who, mine? (Blush)


Hanging out in the desert...we had an unfortunate accident out there, so some time pulling my brains back together and getting back into the groove of things. :) (My keys actually got taken away by my very caring Wife for a few days!)


It's all good. Back now.


Still have some things to put on the Bolt before the season ends!


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Post by: DoberMan on July 25, 2014, 05:44:18 pm
  • Passenger Toe Cutter pegs


That's not nice. And she was so good to you! ;D
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Post by: Tutivillus on July 25, 2014, 05:53:24 pm
  • Passenger Toe Cutter pegs


That's not nice. And she was so good to you! ;D


Heheh, I'm trying to make sure she wears shoes!
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Post by: ShakerNorm on July 26, 2014, 09:28:11 pm
Congrats, Tutti! 
When they saw my shooting scores, my unit asked me to go on the sniper course, but I'm an aircraft mechanic and HATE laying in the mud and snow for days at a time......  I HATE being cold and miserable - I'm miserable enough, now... LOL


SOOOOOOO......   I finally have the brass battery strap, but there's nothing to match it on the left side of the bike, so I figured I'd kill 2 birds with one stone.

I'd already got a piece of brass and chopped it to width to make a battery strap (before Yamaha came out with theirs), so I decided to use the now scrap piece of brass to make a purely decorative piece to go over the tool bag cover that would match. 

It came out pretty good, actually.

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g218/coolpoolnorm/Bolt/2014-07-26180823S.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/coolpoolnorm/media/Bolt/2014-07-26180823S.jpg.html)

BUT - look a little closer.....

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g218/coolpoolnorm/Bolt/2014-07-26180841S.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/coolpoolnorm/media/Bolt/2014-07-26180841S.jpg.html)

See the little button in the middle hole? 

Check out the backside of it....

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g218/coolpoolnorm/Bolt/2014-07-26180942S.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/coolpoolnorm/media/Bolt/2014-07-26180942S.jpg.html)

Yup - that's the guts from my garage door opener!  A quick reach down under my seat and the door opens - and nobody will ever guess it's there! It's only hot-glued in, so I can remove it any time I want, and there's a little dab of hot glue to ensure the battery doesn't fall out.

The brass is just (temporarily) hot-glued to the front, but I'll use PRC to permanently fix it in place in the near future.
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Post by: Dopey on July 26, 2014, 10:22:39 pm
Congrats, Tutti! 
When they saw my shooting scores, my unit asked me to go on the sniper course, but I'm an aircraft mechanic and HATE laying in the mud and snow for days at a time......  I HATE being cold and miserable - I'm miserable enough, now... LOL


SOOOOOOO......   I finally have the brass battery strap, but there's nothing to match it on the left side of the bike, so I figured I'd kill 2 birds with one stone.

I'd already got a piece of brass and chopped it to width to make a battery strap (before Yamaha came out with theirs), so I decided to use the now scrap piece of brass to make a purely decorative piece to go over the tool bag cover that would match. 

It came out pretty good, actually.

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g218/coolpoolnorm/Bolt/2014-07-26180823S.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/coolpoolnorm/media/Bolt/2014-07-26180823S.jpg.html)

BUT - look a little closer.....

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g218/coolpoolnorm/Bolt/2014-07-26180841S.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/coolpoolnorm/media/Bolt/2014-07-26180841S.jpg.html)

See the little button in the middle hole? 

Check out the backside of it....

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g218/coolpoolnorm/Bolt/2014-07-26180942S.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/coolpoolnorm/media/Bolt/2014-07-26180942S.jpg.html)

Yup - that's the guts from my garage door opener!  A quick reach down under my seat and the door opens - and nobody will ever guess it's there! It's only hot-glued in, so I can remove it any time I want, and there's a little dab of hot glue to ensure the battery doesn't fall out.

The brass is just (temporarily) hot-glued to the front, but I'll use PRC to permanently fix it in place in the near future.

That is sweet. I'll have to do something like that for my future bike.
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Post by: kn1706 on July 27, 2014, 12:17:55 pm
Shaker, thats a badass idea for a garage door button. Clever for sure. I love it!
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Post by: ShakerNorm on July 27, 2014, 12:52:14 pm
Got the idea from Art....

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Post by: Jarett39 on July 27, 2014, 03:24:21 pm
replaced the passenger seat bolts with spiked bolts
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Post by: mikesbolt2014 on July 27, 2014, 03:44:49 pm
I spent my morning replacing the broken side mount license plate mount and installing new brake light. Not fun. Haven't been able to ride in over a week cause I had to get to the dmv to get a new plate.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Tutivillus on July 27, 2014, 09:53:28 pm
ShakerNorm,


Sorry, a bit of a misconception. I'm not Military, at all (couldn't join, shattered knee caps and many, many broken bones when I was a teenager).


This sticker represents Element 11 Rangers. If you've heard of Burning Man, Element 11 is a Regional event that is smaller, but similar. I've been an E11 Ranger for 2 years now and this year we really had to earn our "Khaki".


http://element11.org/rangers/ (http://element11.org/rangers/)


Although I am a pretty damn good shot!
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Post by: daddyrack on July 28, 2014, 09:38:45 pm
I just got done wrapping the pipes. I love the look but gawd do I hate that smell its putting out at the moment!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: ShakerNorm on July 29, 2014, 01:08:04 am
replaced the passenger seat bolts with spiked bolts

Damn - THAT will make sure your passenger doesn't slide off the back end when you twist the Loud handle...... >:D

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Post by: mikesbolt2014 on July 29, 2014, 02:26:02 am
@daddyrack where did you get those highway pegs?
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Post by: ClimberABH on July 29, 2014, 02:56:49 am
Resprayed the speedo surround back to matte black, also sprayed the fuel cap matte and the headlight surround in gloss today.

(http://i58.tinypic.com/w6s6zk.jpg)

WA, what kind of gloss black did you use? It looks like it matches really well. Good job.
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Post by: daddyrack on July 29, 2014, 04:10:40 am
@daddyrack where did you get those highway pegs?


I actually got them off eBay.  Rivco frame mount highway pegs.
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Post by: daddyrack on August 01, 2014, 12:39:58 am
I took a few videos of the exhaust, normal take off and hard take off.

normal take off

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGW6x075QRc&list=UUv1RM0eDl2sd9YqKY69YREQ


hard take off

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isq9Xz728mU&list=UUv1RM0eDl2sd9YqKY69YREQ
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: collins50235 on August 01, 2014, 03:31:56 am
Got back in to town, took the cover off her, rode for 20 minutes but damn it felt good. :)
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Post by: BC_Bolt on August 02, 2014, 12:12:20 am
First attempt at using protect-dip (similar to plasti-dip), I am probably going to redo it as I didn't take my time removing the tape and got a couple of blemishes. Also installed midnight bomber set this week. (http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/02/edy6ymap.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/02/sa6ehyhe.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/02/ha8epyty.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: KC5H on August 02, 2014, 04:14:29 am
Removed the rear fender plastic, built and installed my home brew license plate bracket with LED plate lights, and installed 4.5" forward controls from S&S Custom Cycles.
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Post by: DoberMan on August 02, 2014, 05:03:10 am
Also installed midnight bomber set this week. (http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/02/ha8epyty.jpg)

Can I ask where you got those covers from and specifically what are they called? I can't find a parts diagram that gives the name. Are they the Jeff Palhegyi ones? Are they are direct bolt on replacement? Thanks
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Post by: BoltCutter on August 02, 2014, 01:24:22 pm
I took the baffle out and reinstalled the stock tip in reverse.(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/03/enahy8as.jpg)
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Post by: BoltCutter on August 02, 2014, 01:25:59 pm
Also, speed-holes!(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/03/a7a6atah.jpg)
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Post by: BC_Bolt on August 02, 2014, 01:33:31 pm

[/quote]Can I ask where you got those covers from and specifically what are they called? I can't find a parts diagram that gives the name. Are they the Jeff Palhegyi ones? Are they are direct bolt on replacement? Thanks
[/quote]

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/221236345783?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2648

They are a direct bolt (some stick on) on other than the master cylinder and the oil pump cover which needs another part from the VStar first.  You can find more info by searching "Midnight Bomber Covers" in the forum.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Munki on August 03, 2014, 04:44:37 am
what did I do? Laughed at 2 HD riders.
Rode down the road to get some lunchables for housemate & me, ended up behind a guy with ridiculous ape-hangars & in front of the other guy who was indicating right for 5 mins & nowhere to turn. (Sure we all forget to cancel our indicator sometimes, but he was on a harley therefore open to ridicule) And my bike looked & sounded better than both of them.  8)
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Post by: ClimberABH on August 03, 2014, 03:43:19 pm
And my bike looked & sounded better than both of them.  8)

Amen
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Post by: mikesbolt2014 on August 03, 2014, 04:41:23 pm
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/04/ytugu9az.jpg)
Got the ape hangers installed.
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Post by: ClimberABH on August 09, 2014, 03:09:25 am
Painted my speedo bezel matte black and installed most of the midnight bomber covers, still waiting on a few parts to finish the covers.
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Post by: Vonzo on August 29, 2014, 07:18:15 pm
Replaced the lunch box.  Next is the wiffle ball bat.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/30/penygu4e.jpg)
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Post by: DelawarePete on August 29, 2014, 11:54:58 pm
Installed SS Custom 4.5" Forward control kit.  You should do the same. 
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Post by: LowNslow on August 30, 2014, 03:03:44 am
Finally installed the Low and Mean side-mount plate/brake light bracket!  I held off because it involved electrical (albeit minimal), and sketchy electrical is why I had to give up on my last build, but it went off without a hitch!  Pretty easy mod, but I'm pretty stoked on myself. lol
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Post by: iciqueen on September 02, 2014, 01:52:06 pm
Put my new Corbin seat on:) oh and covered up the bolt symbol (http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/09/02/21f06df3c74159f43e787c1b28591b90.jpg)(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/09/02/6363c0f045b35ea038ede0384f1b7f74.jpg)(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/09/02/5f5993ce2a66fee70cc8d93408b1baf0.jpg)
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Post by: Oz Bolt on September 02, 2014, 04:44:12 pm
Love the paint job.  :)
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Post by: BogeyBones on September 02, 2014, 06:08:23 pm
Brought the R Spec in for its first service!   
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Post by: iciqueen on September 02, 2014, 06:09:04 pm
It's actually a decal oz bolt 😎
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Post by: steveo on September 02, 2014, 07:01:53 pm
Removed the rear fender, got rid of the plastic rear fender extension. Going to mount a modified truck-lite plate bracket to the rear and then a led bolt plate light.
Planning on getting it back together by this weekend. A minimum task once I get the time, and it's going to look a lot better once done..........................
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: AussieBolter on September 02, 2014, 10:16:48 pm
Removed the rear fender, got rid of the plastic rear fender extension. Going to mount a modified truck-lite plate bracket to the rear and then a led bolt plate light.
Planning on getting it back together by this weekend. A minimum task once I get the time, and it's going to look a lot better once done..........................
I did the same on the weekend. Removed the fender extension. I fashioned a couple of stips of steel from the existing 2 bolts to my number plate and am waiting for the LEDs to arrive. It looks much better. I even considered removing the indicator mounting bracket. You know the massive gloss black shiny thing and attaching the indicators directly on to the guard. Just need something to put in the bolt holes.
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Post by: ClimberABH on September 02, 2014, 10:28:34 pm
Replaced the lunch box.  Next is the wiffle ball bat.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/30/penygu4e.jpg)
lol, lunch box indeed! Mine needs to go too.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Oz Bolt on September 03, 2014, 04:42:38 am
It's actually a decal oz bolt 😎
Still looks great. I put a gold rose on my cos I've got rspec
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: BoMan on November 27, 2014, 12:17:56 pm
Took advantage of the L&M group buy...

Last batch of mods:

I recently discovered D&D's Twin Intake and it stole my heart.  I'm planning on painting my exhaust shields gloss black this weekend.  If that somehow miraculously changes how the intake looks on my bike, I may hold on to it; otherwise, I'm doing the D&D.

BTW, Ivan's ECU flash made this bike so much more fun to ride.  Prior to getting the flash, the most attractive benefit was eliminating the backfiring and avoiding valve damage.  I won't harp about it here, but if you were contemplating the flash, read up on the feedback thread.
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Post by: BoltZacZak55 on November 27, 2014, 07:23:30 pm
i removed the rear fender while i figure out how im going to cut it and continued the black out process
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Post by: cefox on November 28, 2014, 12:04:52 am
   I ordered up a bomber jacket brown Corbin seat and a set of distressed brown Leatherworks rigid mount pony express style bags for mine. 
  I'm still debating on turn signals, Initially I was gonna do the radiantz strip in the rear and forkerz below the lower triple clamp in the front, in fact my fender extension is already cut down to fit the radiantz conversion.
    Now I'm thinking black LED mini bullets mounted to the $6 fender eliminator tag bracket in the rear and with fork tube clamps in the front. My train of thought on this is that the radiantz LEDS slim the look of the bike alot. Adding 7 inch deep saddle bags widens both sides of the rear to roughly even with the outside of the stock muffler, kind of defeating the purpose of slimming it down in the first place. I'm just not sure it would look right.
Any thoughts?
Ooops I forgot the links,
http://corbin.com/yamaha/ybolts.shtml

http://www.jpcycles.com/product/831-787
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Evilclone13 on November 28, 2014, 11:09:46 am
I like those Corbin seats, but wow are they pricey?!?!  Let us know what you think about the seat, when you get some time on it.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: cefox on November 28, 2014, 12:14:44 pm
I like those Corbin seats, but wow are they pricey?!?!  Let us know what you think about the seat, when you get some time on it.

Initially I was thinking of using a distressed brown Drag Specialties springer seat,     http://www.jpcycles.com/product/803-141        with a mustang springer mount     http://www.jpcycles.com/product/161-791                modified as necessary for seat fitment. Would look way cool ,but, I decided for now to go with  the Corbin for comfort. I may still pick up the springer seat later just for the cool factor. I actually like the looks of the Mustang  better than the Corbin but it's not available in brown. I'd truly prefer a seat better than stock that still has the seat tank gap, really like the look of the gap. As far as Corbin being pricey there is only a $24 (US) price difference between Corbin and Mustang. Given that Corbin lets you pick your color and even do 2 or 3 color/texture saddles with or without studs ($10 to stud a Mustang seat) at no extra cost not such a bad deal.
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Post by: Rooster75 on November 28, 2014, 03:25:56 pm
I added Forward Controls from SS Custom Cycles. http://www.sscustomcycle.com/products/customizing/Yamaha/Bolt.shtml

Added Bikemaster Wideview Bar End Mirrors From Motorcycle-Superstore.  http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/45549/i/bikemaster-wideview-bar-end-mirrors

Put on both side the 6 inch Army Distressed Star Decal from Pixel Decals. http://pixeldecals.com/shop/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=286&search=distress

Painted the Star logo on the air intake.

Drilled my the baffle in my exhaust.

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Post by: Nuke0791 on November 28, 2014, 03:47:20 pm
Got the paint in the fender and primer on the tank!(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/11/28/95eba518e3b77fb7bc446aacb190e745.jpg)(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/11/28/1af09414ae027aef42a4e682a64e38a1.jpg)


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Post by: gman55 on November 28, 2014, 04:10:15 pm
Ordered Corbin Seat
removed heat shields
removed seat
charged battery
Received my screaming banshee horn today and now have to find a spot for it..
removed ecu and will ship off to Ivan in the New Year (no hurry here in Ottawa, snowing today :( )
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Post by: buckeye bolt on November 29, 2014, 09:57:39 am
4000 mile oil change.
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Post by: Fourteen on November 29, 2014, 02:09:26 pm
Nothing.  ;D
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Post by: Bricker on November 29, 2014, 05:30:37 pm
I put the Low and Mean highway pegs on my Bolt today. I had looked at forward controls but decided to go with the highway pegs so that I still had options for foot positions. It took about 15 minutes to install and took a short ride to try them out and they will work great. I wore tennis shoes, which I normally don't wear when riding, but still felt good. I was afraid my feet would slide because they are a gloss paint and very smooth, but had no issues.
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Post by: Handsome-Tim on November 29, 2014, 11:25:40 pm
Rode in the rain, got a beer, rode home. Need to clean it now.
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Post by: animalelder on November 30, 2014, 03:20:25 am
Two Brothers Black Series CF Muffler
Hard Times Intake
Painted all my heat shields
Baron H bars
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Post by: Nuke0791 on November 30, 2014, 12:46:25 pm
Finished up my "fender project" wish ended up being a bike repaint(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/11/30/178dbd68d6a4c05e4f8149fa1660f173.jpg)


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Post by: Munki on November 30, 2014, 04:41:56 pm
Looks slick mate!
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Post by: buckeye bolt on November 30, 2014, 05:43:53 pm
Off the cardboard and on the bike. That'll work, looks good. Like the items strategically placed in the pic too, 3 types of squeezers and an allen wrench.
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Post by: Nuke0791 on November 30, 2014, 06:12:31 pm
Haha I forgot to attach the return fuel line to the pressure regulator until after I got the tank bolted back on. It's a bitch to get that hose clamp on that way


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Post by: eshimits on November 30, 2014, 09:34:27 pm
My fat fork tubes, fork gaiters and L&M chin scoop should be sitting on my doorstep when I get home! Can't wait to finish the blackout


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Post by: BoMan on November 30, 2014, 09:54:50 pm
Removed passenger seat, since I rarely ride 2-up, but I left the pegs for a quick re-install.

Painted the heat shields with engine gloss black enamel paint.  Baked it for a fast cure and it also gave it a nice high gloss finish that matches the tank and fenders really well.  I wasn't sure about gloss (considered flat), but I love how it turned out.

Rode it hard (the bike!) today to thoroughly explore the ECU flash performance.  Absolutely love it!
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Post by: DelawarePete on November 30, 2014, 10:46:35 pm
Nuke, that looks really nice. 
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Post by: Nuke0791 on November 30, 2014, 10:54:37 pm

Nuke, that looks really nice.
Thanks my man


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Post by: Munki on December 01, 2014, 12:01:28 am
Love the yammy logo, love the exhaust, love the bike :)
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Post by: Locostbamboo on December 01, 2014, 01:53:24 am
Looks great!


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Post by: Evilclone13 on December 02, 2014, 06:31:47 pm
Finished up my "fender project" wish ended up being a bike repaint(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/11/30/178dbd68d6a4c05e4f8149fa1660f173.jpg)


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Hey Nuke, is that the mustang seat? I've been thinking about getting one, how do you like it?
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Post by: Nuke0791 on December 02, 2014, 06:34:05 pm

Finished up my "fender project" wish ended up being a bike repaint(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/11/30/178dbd68d6a4c05e4f8149fa1660f173.jpg)


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Hey Nuke, is that the mustang seat? I've been thinking about getting one, how do you like it?

Yessir! It's the mini solo springer! I like it quite a bit, I have a 32 to34 in waist and it's JUST enough for my ass. And less and I wouldn't have enough seat. Absorbs the bumps when the rear suspension bottoms so it's a bit easier on the spine. The seat itself is just as hard as the stocker. I'm 6'1" and 185 pounds. Hope that helps!


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Post by: Evilclone13 on December 02, 2014, 06:39:56 pm


Yessir! It's the mini solo springer! I like it quite a bit, I have a 32 to34 in waist and it's JUST enough for my ass. And less and I wouldn't have enough seat. Absorbs the bumps when the rear suspension bottoms so it's a bit easier on the spine. The seat itself is just as hard as the stocker. I'm 6'1" and 185 pounds. Hope that helps!


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Nice ... Well now we definitely need to meet up, I need to see that seat in person!
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Post by: Nuke0791 on December 02, 2014, 07:52:06 pm
I didn't realize you were in Norfolk. I'm in Norfolk ALL the time


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Post by: Evilclone13 on December 11, 2014, 09:41:10 am
Yep, I live near Little Creek and Shore Dr. I know the holidays are a busy time, and the weather doesn't cooperate as much this time of year for riding. I'll shoot you a PM, to meet up sometime.
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Post by: eshimits on December 11, 2014, 10:32:39 pm
Wired in the hookup for my trickle charger behind the right side access cover, riding opportunities are dwindling as the wind/rain/snow comes :(


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Post by: Nuke0791 on December 12, 2014, 10:16:58 am

Yep, I live near Little Creek and Shore Dr. I know the holidays are a busy time, and the weather doesn't cooperate as much this time of year for riding. I'll shoot you a PM, to meet up sometime.
Sounds good man


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Post by: BoMan on December 12, 2014, 11:53:54 pm
Changed oil (synthetic) and filter.
Replaced my recently purchased V&H Naked Intake with D&D's Twin Tune Intake.

I'm curious if there's any performance difference between the two.  I've been told the tube design on the D&D generates more torque, but couldn't find any data on that.  My guess is it's not enough to tell if there is a difference, but I sure do like the D&D looks!

I was disappointed the filters that came with the D&D had chrome caps and stainless steel clamps.  Surprisingly, the chrome caps look fine, so I don't think I'm going to black it out or anything.  However, the S.S. clamps makes it look a bit cheesy.  My brother told me the clamps were available in different colors, so I'll probably replace those with some black ones.

Also, I thought the filter color was going to be worse.  They aren't as purple as it looks in the picture.  Either way, I'm going to use different color filter oil to make it look darker.

Final task is to blackout the rear shocks... then I'm DONE-DONE!
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Post by: edencon on December 13, 2014, 05:59:29 am
love the look of those D&D filters , did you have to retune or straight swop ?
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Post by: navy on December 13, 2014, 12:06:36 pm
Added fuel stabilizer and ran engine for a few moments to circulate it.
Topped tank to brim.
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Post by: BoMan on December 13, 2014, 12:14:17 pm
"Retune?"

Not sure what you mean, but I only have ECU flash and no fuel controller, so I don't really have any tuning options.

I did synchronize the fuel injectors when I went from stock to the V&H intake, but I'm not sure I'm going to need it going from the V&H to the D&D, because they're both high-performance and probably have the same airflow restriction.

Also, FYI, unlike most intakes, the D&D Twin Tune is not a straight swap.  The intake doesn't have a crankcase ventilation return, so you have to reroute the hose under the seat per instructions.  Super simple, but I wasn't expecting that part of the installation.  D&D kit comes with a crankcase breather filter, so it's all included.

One thing that bothers me, after the vent hose reroute, is the fact the breather filter sits on top of my ECU.  I'm wondering if it's going to spit out gunk over time and damage something.  I may either reroute it towards the ground or add something to help contain the gunk.  My questions are, does the filter catch all the gunk and how often are you supposed to clean/replace it?
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Post by: Evilclone13 on December 13, 2014, 04:06:14 pm


Final task is to blackout the rear shocks... then I'm DONE-DONE!

Then I'm done ... famous last words!
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Post by: Townynz on December 13, 2014, 04:43:25 pm
Today brought a Baron exhaust, it will take two weeks as has to ship from the states to New Zealand, anyone know of how to fit video for the Baron Exhaust?  Thanks
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Post by: cefox on December 14, 2014, 02:22:23 am
Finished up the install on my saddle bags, then ordered a "Retro Round" air kit, cobra slip on and Cora Fi2000R from SS Customs.  A Z Flex array, license plate frame and LED inserts for the stock front signals from Radiantz. Still waiting on my Corbin seat. Still searching for the right tool bag for the lower front frame.
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Post by: blot on December 15, 2014, 01:47:26 pm
Got round to removing rear footpegs/hangers (cheers DoberMan) and the pillion seat,bike looks better and is a couple of pounds lighter,I was surprised by the weight of the hangers.Gave her a thorough clean and general inspection,noticed that the top mount on the rear shock is a torx bolt with a pin in the middle of the torx slot ???,must be a special torx wrench to remove.All in all a rewarding day  :)
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Post by: DoberMan on December 15, 2014, 03:15:36 pm
the top mount on the rear shock is a torx bolt with a pin in the middle of the torx slot ???,must be a special torx wrench to remove.

It is a T40 security torx bit.

I got a whole set of 23 star sockets from B&Q 'Torq' brand. Halfords don't sell them.
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Post by: Nuke0791 on December 15, 2014, 05:26:23 pm
Rode it to make sure everything works. Winter is sinking in 😢


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Post by: jkrider on December 16, 2014, 03:02:36 am
Finally went ahead and changed out the Speedometer from the 2014 model to the 2015. I couldn't stand the way it would black out when the sun was out. It only took about 20 min to do and I move slow. The new Speedo was well worth the time and now I can see the speed much better. Hopefully Yamaha will issue a recall, but I won't be holding my breath about that.

James
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Post by: cefox on December 18, 2014, 07:52:23 pm
I  temporarily installed case guard floor boards that showed up this afternoon. I have to take them to work and bead blast the chrome off of them and trim the mounting bolts down so acorn nuts will fit. Then I'll paint them wrinkle finish black. The floor boards are MC Enterprises #568 Touring Rubber Foot Pad Set, they are 2 1/4 X 3 1/2. I found them on Ebay for $15, they are around $25 to $30 in shops. It's pissing rain today as usual in Vancouver this time of year so no riding impressions yet.
http://www.mcenterprisesusa.com/products/search/dsp_searchForm.cfm
I also received my package from Radiantz today, unfortunately there was an issue. I ordered red 3 segment flex array, a black led license plate frame and a set of their Retroz amber drop ins for the front. I installed the fronts turned on the key and only the right one came on, in very bright RED, and went out when I hit the turn signal switch ??? I removed them and reinstalled the bulbs both sides work fine. Upon inspecting them I noticed that the contacts on the base are out of rotation to the locking pins, makes sense one doesn't work the rotation is off by about 60 degrees  compared to the stock bulb, the other is off by about 20 degrees or so, barely making contact with the running light circuit.
I called Radiantz after about 10 minutes on the phone, they are shipping me a new set of amber retroz this afternoon along with a shipping label for the return of the defective set.
Looks like Shane/ SS custom got the items I ordered from him shipped out yesterday, and I'm still waiting on my Corbin seat.

UPDATE; My new Retroz from Radiantz showed up this afternoon as promised. Unfortunately I have the same issue with the contacts being out of rotation to the mounting/locking pins on the bulb base. They are the correct color and  both work this time but they only work as running lights. So I'll be back on the phone tomorrow requesting a refund. I suppose I'm just stuck with the Z flex array as it is already mounted, but assuming my experience thus far is indicative of the quality of this companies product I''ll be removing it and trashing it as I just don't have faith that it will continue to work. I'll be ordering Kuryakyn turn signals, as I should have done to start with!!!
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Post by: cefox on December 23, 2014, 11:08:06 pm
     I Installed an SS customs Real Deal exhaust and Retro round air kit. I also received my Fi2000R fuel controller, but I'm going to install it tomorrow. The pipes sound great, but are a bit loud for my neighborhood, I'll be installing some longer baffles and packing in them. I'm going to paint the flange end header black, polish the last 4 inches or so of the tip, then double wrap them with black header wrap leaving 3 or so inches of the tip exposed. Looks like it will take a bit of tweaking to get the pipes aligned but overall they appear to be of good quality.
   The air cleaner looks awesome exactly the look I was after. Easily installed and of good quality. Nice work SS Customs.It would be nice to have a cover for the throttle body similar to what I've seen on some of the Cobra stuff, any thoughts on that Shane?
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Post by: cefox on December 24, 2014, 09:39:22 pm
MY Kuryakyn ISO grips and Trident pegs showed up today and I installed them after work. I'll add pics in the next day or so.
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Post by: cefox on December 25, 2014, 11:29:07 pm
Installed my fuel controller today and went for a short ride on wet roads. Definitely a solid improvement over stock, even sounds noticeably different. Can't wait to try it out on dry roads. The SS Real Deal sounds great, so far no notable popping,cracking or back firing.
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Post by: boltnoob on January 07, 2015, 08:46:53 pm
Added some bark busters for at least the winter. I don't mind the look at all.
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Post by: cefox on January 07, 2015, 09:32:06 pm
Cool, Those actually don't look to bad. They will definitely help with cold weather, hand protection is one of the main things I miss about riding dual sports.
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Post by: boltnoob on January 07, 2015, 09:43:16 pm

Cool, Those actually don't look to bad. They will definitely help with cold weather, hand protection is one of the main things I miss about riding dual sports.
I like them. They look better on mini apes or the baton h bar. My hands were the only thing I couldn't keep warm when riding in 30 degree weather.
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Post by: cefox on January 10, 2015, 01:02:55 am
Went to the polishing shop and pick up my pipes, wrapped them, installed them, installed the Khrome Werks HP 2 baffles, made a bracket for the upper pipe. Finished that up just in time (literally) for my Corbin seat to show up on fed ex,so I installed it, it needs a coat of leather grease to darken it up so it matches the saddle bags better.
I'll make a better video over the weekend, but here's a short one to give you an idea how it sounds.

http://youtu.be/9l3RbrmwwUA
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Post by: boltnoob on January 10, 2015, 01:09:10 am

Went to the polishing shop and pick up my pipes, wrapped them, installed them, installed the Khrome Werks HP 2 baffles, made a bracket for the upper pipe. Finished that up just in time (literally) for my Corbin seat to show up on fed ex,so I installed it, it needs a coat of leather grease to darken it up so it matches the saddle bags better.
That seat looks comfortable. lmk what us think of it after some seat time.
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Post by: cefox on January 10, 2015, 01:56:27 am

Went to the polishing shop and pick up my pipes, wrapped them, installed them, installed the Khrome Werks HP 2 baffles, made a bracket for the upper pipe. Finished that up just in time (literally) for my Corbin seat to show up on fed ex,so I installed it, it needs a coat of leather grease to darken it up so it matches the saddle bags better.
That seat looks comfortable. lmk what us think of it after some seat time.

I went for a short ride this afternoon, it's pretty comfortable. At a stop the ride height doesn't seem affected, but while riding I seem to sit higher, I think it's because the high back of the seat forces me into a better posture rather than an actual change of position. The change of shape will take a bit of getting used too, and like all Corbin seats it seems to firm right now but once broken in it'll be great.
The air kit , pipes and fuel controller have turned this into a completely different beast. Better power  and smother response all around.
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Post by: Mixedbag on January 10, 2015, 09:24:56 pm
Yesterday I sync'd the fuel injection, today I changed the oil. Good times.
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Post by: Chaser3935 on January 10, 2015, 09:26:59 pm
Para cord wrapped my upper forks, and installed HID headlight
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Post by: Locostbamboo on January 10, 2015, 11:09:36 pm
Painted my louder horn and reinstalled.


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Post by: boltnoob on January 10, 2015, 11:24:04 pm

Para cord wrapped my upper forks, and installed HID headlight
got a pic to share?  I like paracord projects.
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Post by: Chaser3935 on January 11, 2015, 11:37:30 am
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/11/0a24bb75ff8ef2f8257503490785fac8.jpg)(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/11/3fac32b01c8966e35bd8f18736f8c4e5.jpg)
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Post by: boltnoob on January 11, 2015, 11:48:43 am

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/11/0a24bb75ff8ef2f8257503490785fac8.jpg)(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/11/3fac32b01c8966e35bd8f18736f8c4e5.jpg)
Nicely done. Did you burn the end to finish it?  Also notice you have the paracord lanyard on the keychain.
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Post by: Chaser3935 on January 11, 2015, 05:18:40 pm

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/11/0a24bb75ff8ef2f8257503490785fac8.jpg)(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/11/3fac32b01c8966e35bd8f18736f8c4e5.jpg)
Nicely done. Did you burn the end to finish it?  Also notice you have the paracord lanyard on the keychain.
Yes burned the end before the tuck. But I did not make the paracord key chain. Thanks for the feedback 8)
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Post by: LowNslow on January 11, 2015, 06:23:52 pm
Installed the Mustang Springer Solo Seat!  I'd attach a pic, but my bike is waaaay too dirty.  lol  The install was really easy.  I remembered seeing posts about the brackets not lining up properly, but I had zero issues.  Either I got lucky, or they have resolved the fitment issues.
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Post by: Chaser3935 on January 11, 2015, 06:27:50 pm
Installed the Mustang Springer Solo Seat!  I'd attach a pic, but my bike is waaaay too dirty.  lol  The install was really easy.  I remembered seeing posts about the brackets not lining up properly, but I had zero issues.  Either I got lucky, or they have resolved the fitment issues.
Pictures please, (when it's clean enough)  I sat on a different springer seat, but it seemed like it made me lean forward. Do you get that feeling with the mustang seat?
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Post by: NOCBoltR on January 11, 2015, 06:54:55 pm
Relocated mirrors below the bars. Purchased BikeMaster T4 Mirror Adapters in November and a stock left hand mirror last week. Originally, had some cheap eBay rectangular mirrors but was constantly readjusting them. I will put those back on eBay in the future. The stock mirrors do not move.

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Next week - Ivan ECU mod and VO2 intake!
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Post by: mcclelland86 on January 11, 2015, 07:48:57 pm
Despite the -20+ degrees outside I got my exhaust on! Huge improvement in sound and looks!
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Post by: Evilclone13 on January 12, 2015, 06:30:50 pm

Went to the polishing shop and pick up my pipes, wrapped them, installed them, installed the Khrome Werks HP 2 baffles, made a bracket for the upper pipe. Finished that up just in time (literally) for my Corbin seat to show up on fed ex,so I installed it, it needs a coat of leather grease to darken it up so it matches the saddle bags better.
That seat looks comfortable. lmk what us think of it after some seat time.


+1 on the seat, I ordered mine two weeks ago and can't wait for it to get here!   BTW, how long was the wait for the seat to arrive?
I went for a short ride this afternoon, it's pretty comfortable. At a stop the ride height doesn't seem affected, but while riding I seem to sit higher, I think it's because the high back of the seat forces me into a better posture rather than an actual change of position. The change of shape will take a bit of getting used too, and like all Corbin seats it seems to firm right now but once broken in it'll be great.
The air kit , pipes and fuel controller have turned this into a completely different beast. Better power  and smother response all around.
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Post by: Ranger on January 13, 2015, 06:13:12 pm
Put on a batwing fairing today. Complete with kenwood headunit and Infinity 6x9's.
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Post by: DoberMan on January 13, 2015, 07:07:48 pm
Never mind that, what are you going to do with the VW Beetle? ;D
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Post by: Ranger on January 13, 2015, 10:55:50 pm
Shes actually for sale right now. 1600 cc motor and custom air ride.
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Post by: boltnoob on January 13, 2015, 11:40:43 pm

Shes actually for sale right now. 1600 cc motor and custom air ride.

You interested in selling your windshield?  Been thinking about gettin one.
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Post by: Oz Bolt on January 13, 2015, 11:46:03 pm
Think the windscreen on the beetle might be a bit big for your Bolt...plus make filtering through traffic a bit harder :P
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Post by: boltnoob on January 13, 2015, 11:47:45 pm

Think the windscreen on the beetle might be a bit big for your Bolt...plus make filtering through traffic a bit harder :P
haha. I mean your quick release windshield.
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Post by: David Arroyo on January 14, 2015, 12:54:06 am
plasti dip flat black, tank, fender, speed bezel, rear shocks and top forks
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Post by: David Arroyo on January 14, 2015, 12:56:00 am
plasti dip flat black
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Post by: Ranger on January 14, 2015, 02:07:46 am
The quick release is just sitting in my closet. If you want it just pm me. It will come with the mounts and the oxblood bag if you want.
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Post by: collins50235 on January 14, 2015, 12:08:44 pm
Faring looks good.

On a side note: Is that another backwards front fender?
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Post by: electrostatictommyboy on January 14, 2015, 06:58:37 pm
Faring looks good.

On a side note: Is that another backwards front fender?

Yes Rangers fender is on backwards.

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Post by: Ranger on January 14, 2015, 07:00:58 pm
Thats odd, as far as I know its never been off. Bought it new from a dealer. Is this a factory defect?
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Post by: buckeye bolt on January 14, 2015, 07:17:27 pm
Thats odd, as far as I know its never been off. Bought it new from a dealer. Is this a factory defect?

Nope, just an assembler defect. Whomever took it out of the crate and assembled it did it. Dealer should fix it for free and repair any scratches that occur if they occur.
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Post by: Evilclone13 on January 17, 2015, 12:21:28 pm
plasti dip flat black

Hey David, I was thinking of giving the Plasti-Dip a try on so stuff. How's the texture/finish?  And how many coats did you do?
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Post by: pnwrider on January 17, 2015, 01:01:39 pm
Just pulled the ECU and sending off to ivansperformanceproducts.com...
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Post by: NOCBoltR on January 17, 2015, 01:50:22 pm
Just pulled the ECU and sending off to ivansperformanceproducts.com...

I installed Ivan's ECU flash this week. I also installed a V&H VO2 air intake. What a big difference in how this bike responds. I could not be happier. I have the stock exhaust drilled out. I think I will keep my bike the way it is currently configured.
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Post by: RudeBoltin on January 17, 2015, 05:56:04 pm
Ranger, you got any more pics? Like head on and maybe from further away. Which batwing did you go with.
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Post by: Ranger on January 17, 2015, 10:48:06 pm
Ranger, you got any more pics? Like head on and maybe from further away. Which batwing did you go with.

This is all I have on my phone right now, I will take some more when I get it out tomorrow.

The batwing is one off of ebay doesnt have a name brand on it. Guy out of texas sell them. He has 2 models one with 6"x9" holes and one with 6" holes.

Its pretty good quality fiberglass, comes primer black and includes the mount. Just need memphis shade fork clamps.

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Post by: ltoynbee on January 18, 2015, 01:30:06 am
I started installing my V&H Twin Slash and after removing the stock exhaust, installing the new bracket, etc.... I began to remove the new pipes and heat shields from the packaging only to find one of the shields with the finish all messed up. Not exactly scratched but messed up. Not sure how to proceed. (http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/17/ec475996c184b4bd862bba1fd501d459.jpg)


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Post by: Mr. Spidey on January 18, 2015, 05:09:41 am
Ouch, that sucks bro.  :( Maybe you can call vance and hines or where you ordered it so they can replace the bad part. Good Luck!
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Post by: ltoynbee on January 18, 2015, 09:17:54 am
Thanks. I tried calling both. No answer have to wait 'till Monday. I was so excited to throw these pipes on. It's a good thing riding season hasn't started yet. Otherwise, I'd be pretty pissed.


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Post by: Ranger on January 18, 2015, 04:42:44 pm
Ranger, you got any more pics? Like head on and maybe from further away. Which batwing did you go with.
Here's some better pictures. Don't mind how dirty it is, the roads are too sloppy to wash it and its too nice to let it sit.

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Post by: RudeBoltin on January 18, 2015, 07:05:24 pm
Thanks for the pics.
You should be ashamed of that filth. Wash that thing man. Hehe.
Nah, ride it while you can.
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Post by: blot on January 19, 2015, 02:07:21 pm
Ranger,Hard to tell from your pics but check if your front fender is fitted the right way round,if so a fenda extenda does a good job of keeping the road crap off the engine.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAWo3qbhtYw
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Post by: Ranger on January 19, 2015, 03:24:29 pm
Ranger,Hard to tell from your pics but check if your front fender is fitted the right way round,if so a fenda extenda does a good job of keeping the road crap off the engine.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAWo3qbhtYw
My fender isnt on right I'm going to have the dealer fix it when I get my next oil change.  Thanks for the link, I've never seen those before, looks like a great idea.
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Post by: cefox on January 19, 2015, 07:38:08 pm
Good eye, that fender is definitely backwards.
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Post by: mcclelland86 on January 20, 2015, 11:30:40 am
I started installing my V&H Twin Slash and after removing the stock exhaust, installing the new bracket, etc.... I began to remove the new pipes and heat shields from the packaging only to find one of the shields with the finish all messed up. Not exactly scratched but messed up. Not sure how to proceed. (http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/17/ec475996c184b4bd862bba1fd501d459.jpg)


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This same thing happened to me when my exhaust arrived, not sure who you ordered them through. Got mine from revzilla.com, I contacted them and they refunded me 10% or I could have sent them back to be replaced. I would contact your dealer. I also tapped off the scratches and just sprayed some high temp header paint and blended them in a bit.
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Post by: ltoynbee on January 20, 2015, 11:53:22 am
I spoke with V&H yesterday and they said warranty should cover it. I just need to send a copy of the receipt/order confirmation, photos of the damage, and shipping info. They will assess it and likely ship me replacements.


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Post by: ltoynbee on January 20, 2015, 11:55:12 am
Only problem is that it was a gift from my parents who live in The States (I'm in Canada), so I need to get that info from them and I'm wondering if V&H would ship here...


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Post by: cefox on January 20, 2015, 06:57:58 pm
This is a prime example of why I do not use V&H products. When I worked at the dealer we had more quality issues with V&H than all other brands combined. At the price point they are at that is totally unacceptable. That being said I do really like the look of the twin slash system, even considered taking a chance on it but decided not to.
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Post by: ltoynbee on January 20, 2015, 08:31:06 pm
I'd heard about others with this issue. Hopefully, it'll be sorted out soon. I found out that the FuelPak is junk right after I ordered it so I'm in the process of returning it. Pretty sure I'm going with the PCFC (Power Commander Fuel Controller). The Cobra is an option but for some reason, I have a better feeling about DynoJet... Thoughts?


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Post by: asaint63 on January 21, 2015, 06:47:15 am
SS custom cycles uses the cobra and highly recommends it for all bolts. For that reason alone I ordered one. I am putting mine on this weekend so I can't really say anything either good or bad about it yet.
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Post by: DelawarePete on January 21, 2015, 11:43:44 am
It does suck when you order something, and it comes packaged with enough bubble wrap and peanuts and paper to drop kick it all the way home.  Then after painstakingly unwrapping it find that it's beat to shit.  I've seen it with every manufacture.  The bikes even come crated with damage some times.  Dealers don't order directly from V&H, they order from wholesalers, like Parts Unlimited, Tucker Rocky, etc.  Most of those guys are good about taking the damaged stuff back. 
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Post by: nuke0907 on January 23, 2015, 12:13:50 am
I got the same exhaust from rockymountainatvmc.com and it came flawless.
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Post by: ltoynbee on January 23, 2015, 10:04:16 am
I'm jealous. I'm still waiting to hear back from the Warranty Department. If their solution is too much hassle, I'll just touch it up with this high heat matte black paint that I've got sitting around and hope that it matches.


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Post by: nuke0907 on January 23, 2015, 08:39:53 pm
it's a shame it's damaged. hopefully you can get it sorted out because it is a sweet sounding exhaust.
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Post by: Chaser3935 on January 24, 2015, 08:38:17 am
I changed my oil and started building a side mount license plate bracket!
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Post by: pnwrider on January 24, 2015, 08:48:12 pm
Did my 4000 mile sevice this afternoon, everything is lookin good. Installed my ECU by Ivan yesterday. Wow what a difference, smoooth and no backfire or popping issues.
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Post by: BoMan on January 24, 2015, 09:00:28 pm
Swapped my clubman bars with a drag bar.  I wanted to try a slightly less aggressive position.  If I like it, I'll keep it.  If not, I'll go back to the aggressive position, except using clip-ons for  a cleaner look.
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Post by: ltoynbee on January 24, 2015, 10:07:11 pm
Pictures?...


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Post by: olfrt on January 24, 2015, 10:45:46 pm
I plasti dipped my speedo bezel  and headlight surround a matte granite (silver) , painted the speedo shroud flat black, and fitted a new rear tyre. Road testing them tomorrow.
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Post by: Oz Bolt on January 25, 2015, 07:16:26 pm
I plasti dipped my speedo bezel  and headlight surround a matte granite (silver) , painted the speedo shroud flat black, and fitted a new rear tyre. Road testing them tomorrow.

The bezel bothers me on really sunny days, matte silver would be good, where did you get it, what brand, pics...spoon feed me the details  ;D
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Post by: olfrt on January 26, 2015, 02:07:11 am
I plasti dipped my speedo bezel  and headlight surround a matte granite (silver) , painted the speedo shroud flat black, and fitted a new rear tyre. Road testing them tomorrow.

The bezel bothers me on really sunny days, matte silver would be good, where did you get it, what brand, pics...spoon feed me the details  ;D

Used a product from Supercheap Auto called CustomWrap, made by Duplicolour. Sprays on easily, dries in an hour. Pics in a minute or two. If you'd come on todays ride you would have seen it, lol.!!!!
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Post by: olfrt on January 26, 2015, 02:11:23 am
Here ya(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/25/9b38fe65800e7e3a617ad9b0dd0161d4.jpg) go Oz
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Post by: olfrt on January 26, 2015, 02:12:47 am
Made quite a difference Oz.  No glare anymore.  Come here for a ride and I'll do yours.
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Post by: Oz Bolt on January 26, 2015, 05:38:37 am
Made quite a difference Oz.  No glare anymore.  Come here for a ride and I'll do yours.
Very tempting offer. My guest has only just left so no way I could have made the ride today.

Fireworks last night were amongst the best I've seen. Unfortunately i didnt end up going to bed til the wee hours and only got up when I would have needed to be on the roads

Gonna be busy down here next weekend with the Cadel Evans farewell ride so looking like north is the way to go. 8)
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Post by: Abone on January 26, 2015, 08:59:24 am
Put on a side mount and got rid of that dumb rear plastic fender.

Looks are improved by 5000 percent :)
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Post by: riverrat373 on January 26, 2015, 11:08:54 am
I went out to the garage and hugged it!  ::)
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Post by: ltoynbee on January 27, 2015, 11:41:42 am
V&H says my replacement shields should be in the mail tomorrow. :)


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Post by: Mixedbag on January 27, 2015, 12:22:33 pm
Last night I added a camo bag to the side of my bike.
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Post by: navy on January 27, 2015, 04:08:16 pm
Last night I added a camo bag to the side of my bike.

Pics ! Pics ! Pics :o
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Post by: ltoynbee on January 27, 2015, 08:30:44 pm
Got off work a bit early and the weather wasn't too horrible, so I installed my VO2 Naked Intake (w/ Skull Cap). Really happy with knee comfort and aesthetics. Still tons of snow on the ground so I haven't had a chance to try it out. Gives me time for all my other parts to arrive and install. So excited. Ordered new mirrors last night, got the replacement heat shield shipping tomorrow for the Twin Slash, and also have the PCFC on its way. :) Going to do some plasti-dipping, sticker removing, injector balancing,  oil changing, and badge mounting in time time for riding season. SO EXCITED!!


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Post by: ltoynbee on January 27, 2015, 08:31:16 pm
Oh yeah... (http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/27/02dddd4f3faedb0122177412c0777c34.jpg)


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Post by: Mixedbag on January 27, 2015, 11:46:22 pm
Last night I added a camo bag to the side of my bike.

Pics ! Pics ! Pics :o
Image is huge
http://i.imgur.com/xYRLP28.jpg
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Post by: Munki on January 28, 2015, 12:59:24 am
Looks nice, a good spot to 'hide' it too. Stock exhaust looks way better like that too :-)
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Post by: mcclelland86 on January 30, 2015, 08:15:19 am
Got the side mount license plate bracket on and removed that God awful stock one. Had to do a little modification to it but it works now and looks a hundred times better in my book!

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Post by: Evilclone13 on January 30, 2015, 05:36:32 pm
I couldn't stand the "Bolt" sticker, so I decided to change things up a bit.
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Post by: Mixedbag on February 01, 2015, 07:29:55 pm
Took a grinder to the heat shield brackets. Sprays the raw metal with high temp flat black. Wrapped with titanium header wrap.
http://imgur.com/vjkB6sg
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Post by: Evilclone13 on February 08, 2015, 04:55:29 pm
I got a chance to put about 200 miles on the new Corbin seat today, one of the best changes I've made to the bike! Very well made product, the delivery time was about 5 weeks, but not bad for a made to order seat.

http://corbin.com/yamaha/ybolts.shtml
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Post by: Mixedbag on February 08, 2015, 05:33:43 pm
This weekend I did a lot.

Installed SS Custom Cycles 4.5 inch forward controls extension
Oil Change
Installed 2" fork extensions

Did the 4.5 inch extensions on Friday. When I woke up Saturday I was so sore I could hardly get out of bed. Took some aspirin and did the other stuff Saturday afternoon. Today was a nice long ride enjoying the fruits of my labor.
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Post by: new_dist on February 08, 2015, 07:35:37 pm
Ordered a Akrapovic slipon to replace my overly loud Cobra. Will do it to it as soon as the weather permits ! Will have a good as new Cobra for sale this spring !
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Post by: Sylum on February 11, 2015, 01:59:26 pm
Just installed the vance and hines slip on last night. Very please with the new sound it makes. No more lawn mower sound. Now to just find why it's popping....
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Post by: cefox on February 11, 2015, 07:17:05 pm
Just installed the vance and hines slip on last night. Very please with the new sound it makes. No more lawn mower sound. Now to just find why it's popping....

The reason for the popping is the ridiculously lean air/fuel ratio these bike come with and the way the fuel is controlled during throttle opening and closing. A good fuel controller will reduce it somewhat. To the best of my knowledge the only way to eliminate it is Ivan's ECU flash.
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Post by: ied0135 on February 11, 2015, 10:18:30 pm
Got some amber glow installed tonight!

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Post by: Munki on February 12, 2015, 06:01:59 am
Mmmm that looks good
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Post by: ltoynbee on February 12, 2015, 09:12:30 pm
I agree! Looking good!


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Post by: jgeidel1022 on February 13, 2015, 11:07:57 am
Got the side mount license plate bracket on and removed that God awful stock one. Had to do a little modification to it but it works now and looks a hundred times better in my book!

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/30/e4040335459db815ffb2a06b484c92e5.jpg)

I am not 100% Mcclelland but I think side mount license plates will get you pulled over in WI. Depending on the officer of course.
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Post by: ltoynbee on February 15, 2015, 04:56:33 pm
https://vimeo.com/119706312 (https://vimeo.com/119706312)
Today was an exciting day for my Bolt and I. Too bad riding season is still a couple months off.


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Post by: mcclelland86 on February 15, 2015, 05:01:17 pm
Got the side mount license plate bracket on and removed that God awful stock one. Had to do a little modification to it but it works now and looks a hundred times better in my book!

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/30/e4040335459db815ffb2a06b484c92e5.jpg)

I am not 100% Mcclelland but I think side mount license plates will get you pulled over in WI. Depending on the officer of course.
Thanls for the heads up, I already switched it horizontal to keep johnny law happy
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Post by: Bull Winkle on February 17, 2015, 11:21:52 am
Just installed the vance and hines slip on last night. Very please with the new sound it makes. No more lawn mower sound. Now to just find why it's popping....

The reason for the popping is the ridiculously lean air/fuel ratio these bike come with and the way the fuel is controlled during throttle opening and closing. A good fuel controller will reduce it somewhat. To the best of my knowledge the only way to eliminate it is Ivan's ECU flash.
yeah my popping greatly reduced after installing the cobra 2000r controller, it still does it but only occasionally,
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Post by: Davezgarage on February 18, 2015, 09:22:53 am
Got in initial shakedown run. Liking it so far.

(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y473/BurlyBrand/Burly%20Brand%20Bolt%20Build/image.jpg1_zpsiicqpwrf.jpg) (http://s1276.photobucket.com/user/BurlyBrand/media/Burly%20Brand%20Bolt%20Build/image.jpg1_zpsiicqpwrf.jpg.html)
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Post by: ltoynbee on February 18, 2015, 09:20:26 pm
Looking good! Lots of work and taste gone into that! Love seeing the different routes people are going with their Bolts.


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Post by: ied0135 on February 19, 2015, 12:36:50 am
Got in initial shakedown run. Liking it so far.

(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y473/BurlyBrand/Burly%20Brand%20Bolt%20Build/image.jpg1_zpsiicqpwrf.jpg) (http://s1276.photobucket.com/user/BurlyBrand/media/Burly%20Brand%20Bolt%20Build/image.jpg1_zpsiicqpwrf.jpg.html)

Wow, ya that is kick ass man. Very well done. Strong work; I haven't seen anything close to yours.
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Post by: Locostbamboo on February 19, 2015, 08:35:00 am
Dave, this is pretty awesome!  Do you have more pics?


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Post by: pnwrider on February 19, 2015, 08:47:59 am
If u click on the pic, it opens photobucket with more pics.
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Post by: boltnoob on February 19, 2015, 12:42:56 pm

Got in initial shakedown run. Liking it so far.

(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y473/BurlyBrand/Burly%20Brand%20Bolt%20Build/image.jpg1_zpsiicqpwrf.jpg) (http://s1276.photobucket.com/user/BurlyBrand/media/Burly%20Brand%20Bolt%20Build/image.jpg1_zpsiicqpwrf.jpg.html)
How are the tires at speed on pavement? 
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Post by: outdoorgb on February 21, 2015, 02:53:04 pm
Picked up my V&H slip on, naked intake, and Ivans ECU reflash.....on my way home to install....updates to follow

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Post by: Locostbamboo on February 21, 2015, 08:33:13 pm
Picked up some used saddlebags at the end of a sunny afternoon ride in Portland.  Need to clean them up and make some supports, but I think they will work fine.
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Post by: cefox on February 23, 2015, 08:50:54 pm
I rode it to work ,then cleaned off the weekends bugs and salt spray when I got home.
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Post by: furlong24 on February 23, 2015, 10:31:40 pm
I lowered my Bolt! 8)
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Post by: RudeBoltin on February 26, 2015, 08:16:24 pm
I did the $6 FEK. Bent a little extra to get an LED license plate light on there.
(https://www.yamahastarbolt.com/gallery/2084-260215200658.jpeg)(https://www.yamahastarbolt.com/gallery/2084-260215200812.jpeg)
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Post by: depravedone on February 26, 2015, 10:13:37 pm
Got a Vance and Hines slip on from Revzilla today.  First thing I did was drop it and put a dent in it.   :(
It's not really bad, but it's enough to make me feel like an idiot.  Will install Saturday even though it's gonna be 25 degrees so no test ride.

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Post by: RudeBoltin on March 07, 2015, 09:11:45 am
Blacked out a few things. I used dupli color engine enamel in gloss black and clear coat.(https://www.yamahastarbolt.com/gallery/2084-070315090922.jpeg)
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Post by: BPC Customs on March 07, 2015, 01:01:11 pm
straight piped mine today. ran a modified map onto the pcfc. but now i dont know what to do with the wires  that come from the pcfc to the 02 sensor. if anyone knows the answer, please personal message me.
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Post by: jdr_socal on March 07, 2015, 06:20:47 pm
Had my stock seat re-upholstered in black leather, added gel and a stitch pattern...just picked up today
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Post by: ltoynbee on March 07, 2015, 09:50:35 pm
Had my stock seat re-upholstered in black leather, added gel and a stitch pattern...just picked up today...install and pics forthcoming...

Sweet, can't wait to see it!
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Post by: collins50235 on March 08, 2015, 04:29:20 am
How's the ride?
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Post by: jdr_socal on March 09, 2015, 12:32:29 am
Better, I mean, the seat is still small compared to my Mustang Vintage Solo but, the gel does help a lot and now I have 2 options...
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Post by: outdoorgb on March 09, 2015, 11:29:05 am
Two weeks ago I installed the VH intake and competition slipon...along with a reflash of the ECU from Ivan...

Yesterday I did a quick check of the FI sync with my homemade gauge...still spot on, no changes. And, with the new intake, there is quick access to the ports. Took about 2 minutes to check.

Set up...
(http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k50/outdoorgb/Motorcycle/Yamaha%20Bolt/20140423_180247_resized_zps5273a6b1.jpg) (http://s85.photobucket.com/user/outdoorgb/media/Motorcycle/Yamaha%20Bolt/20140423_180247_resized_zps5273a6b1.jpg.html)
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Post by: wolfbolt on March 09, 2015, 03:06:24 pm
I put on the saddle and went for a joyride. The first for this year. Now im working hard to get
it finished so I can ride when the weather alows it  8)


(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/10988279_10153227105512664_2914041864043429250_n.jpg?oh=46a389647f4298bb8a2de676a52d063b&oe=5582A300&__gda__=1435581567_2ac8b708b758af76540315a43581f146)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: RudeBoltin on March 09, 2015, 08:17:30 pm
Whipped up a luggage rack that has brackets the extend the stock sissy bar up about 3 inches.(https://www.yamahastarbolt.com/gallery/2084-090315200732.jpeg)
And on Bolt.(https://www.yamahastarbolt.com/gallery/2084-090315200503.jpeg)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: vail2073 on March 09, 2015, 08:31:55 pm
Installed New VH VO2 intake!!
Removed all decals!! Looks clean!!
Blacked out chrome bezels!! Stealth!!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: BC_Bolt on March 09, 2015, 09:13:04 pm
Last weekend I installed the Revo axle bolt covers to get rid of the unsightly axle bolts/nuts. Then went for a ride.
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/09/39394e9ad18b9438e261f6149d7673e0.jpg)
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/09/f616cfb6a068c03962f46061b7ec51b8.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: ltoynbee on March 09, 2015, 10:46:21 pm
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/09/c662c9f6180166c37da753b1a4ebec85.jpg)
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/09/3d9f0752cafd3caf5c6ac874eb26e1c5.jpg)

Installed the Biltwell Keystones and new mirrors! :)


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Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Jrsandiego on March 10, 2015, 09:07:12 pm
Removed belt guard and trimmed out center section of front pulley cover.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: DelawarePete on March 11, 2015, 04:28:11 pm
I finally got to ride it with the new taller bars, speedo relo, and foot pegs.  I fell in love with the bike all over again.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: mcclelland86 on March 14, 2015, 08:42:33 pm
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/14/51f1b91584cb1f6768b0259152b14a6d.jpg)
Photo shoot with my divas :p
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: vail2073 on March 14, 2015, 11:30:45 pm
Thats cute!  :D
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Jrsandiego on April 07, 2015, 08:22:05 pm
A buddy of mine hooked me up with a Guardian Bell yesterday for my 48th Birthday.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: riverrat373 on April 07, 2015, 09:01:06 pm
Rained today so I just went out to the garage and sat on it and went..vroom, vroom!  ;D
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Blumtnman on April 07, 2015, 10:06:56 pm
Bought my Matte Grey Bolt from the dealer, and rode it home :)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Tomik on April 07, 2015, 10:51:19 pm
Removed the sueybar bag. I like my bike naked . :)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Munki on April 07, 2015, 10:51:30 pm
Bought my Matte Grey Bolt from the dealer, and rode it home :)
Heyy congrats mate. Grey seems to be the colour of choice (but I reckon blacks better... I'm biased tho)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Blumtnman on April 07, 2015, 11:58:52 pm
Thanks Munki, but mine's an R spec. Doesn't come in Black. But very happy me indeed!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Bull Winkle on April 08, 2015, 10:51:16 am
recently extended my forks 2" and installed Memphis Shades El Paso sportshield 17"
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: juandylan on April 10, 2015, 10:38:40 pm
Installed V&H Comp Slip On this afternoon.  Love the deep, throaty rumble it produces.
Neighbours to both sides came out of their houses when I fired it up.....not sure what they will think when I roll out daily at 5:15am.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: furlong24 on April 11, 2015, 05:18:29 am
Installed my Ivan tuned ECU! and my new PCFC fuel controller. works amazing together!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: iciqueen on April 11, 2015, 02:18:46 pm
Got my back rest on, all shined up ready to go!!!(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/11/45dce1aded12f8a198e09ae409ebeb1e.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/11/2741eabc179f40410ce7928311c9eb18.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: buckeye bolt on April 11, 2015, 05:19:33 pm
Hit a bird.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Oz Bolt on April 11, 2015, 08:17:34 pm
Tank 1...bird 0  8)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Vonzo on April 11, 2015, 10:27:54 pm
I rode her 175 miles and only tried to shift into 6th gear four times.  I'm getting better.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: furlong24 on April 11, 2015, 11:23:11 pm
I rode her 175 miles and only tried to shift into 6th gear four times.  I'm getting better.

 ??? ???
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Blumtnman on April 12, 2015, 09:59:56 am
Rode 196km's, fitted Ventura rack. Great day ;D.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Oz Bolt on April 12, 2015, 04:44:21 pm
Rode 196km's, fitted Ventura rack. Great day ;D.

Did you get the tall one or the sporty?

Often thought of one of these as I would like something for when I stack my luggage up a bit, but not fussed on a sissy bar.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Blumtnman on April 12, 2015, 07:46:46 pm
Rode 196km's, fitted Ventura rack. Great day ;D.

Did you get the tall one or the sporty?

Often thought of one of these as I would like something for when I stack my luggage up a bit, but not fussed on a sissy bar.

I got the tall rack, I'll get the sports rack a little later. I need some luggage carrying capacity, next year I'm off to Tasmania for a while. Hanging out for that.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Oz Bolt on April 12, 2015, 08:10:52 pm
cool...some nice roads in Tassie for a bike, its on my bucket list. Just need to pick the right time for calm seas, can get a bit rough.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Blumtnman on April 12, 2015, 08:27:25 pm
cool...some nice roads in Tassie for a bike, its on my bucket list. Just need to pick the right time for calm seas, can get a bit rough.

Rough journey on the ferry sometimes, yes. But when I lived in Sydney, I used to like to ride the Manly ferry in the storms  ??? great fun.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Joao Pedro Ribeiro on April 12, 2015, 08:47:18 pm
just made a little work in my bike.. nothing fancy but i think end pretty good  :)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/911/qg9oL8.jpg)

Do you guys know how long this can hold till i have to polish this again? i'm asking because i'm thinking do this to the other parts too.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Bull Winkle on April 13, 2015, 11:47:29 am
Memphis Shades el Paso 17" will post pics
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: cefox on April 13, 2015, 06:51:29 pm
just made a little work in my bike.. nothing fancy but i think end pretty good  :)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/911/qg9oL8.jpg)

Do you guys know how long this can hold till i have to polish this again? i'm asking because i'm thinking do this to the other parts too.
Unprotected aluminum will begin oxidizing pretty quickly. The best product I've found is Speedy's All Metal, it cleans and protects better than anything else I've tried and I've used alot of different products over the years, it also takes much less effort to get a good shine than anything else out there. I've used it on Aluminum, Brass, Copper, Chrome and Stainless Steel  all to good effect.
https://www.speedymetalpolish.com/
I've always found Speedy's at truck supply stores, you're local truck wash most likely uses it and will probably sell you a bottle, it's not cheap though. Keep in mind though it is not used for actually polishing it is more of a maintenance product for polished surfaces.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: riverrat373 on April 13, 2015, 06:55:36 pm
Got my 4000 mile service today!  ;D
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Joao Pedro Ribeiro on April 13, 2015, 09:45:14 pm
just made a little work in my bike.. nothing fancy but i think end pretty good  :)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/911/qg9oL8.jpg)

Do you guys know how long this can hold till i have to polish this again? i'm asking because i'm thinking do this to the other parts too.
Unprotected aluminum will begin oxidizing pretty quickly. The best product I've found is Speedy's All Metal, it cleans and protects better than anything else I've tried and I've used alot of different products over the years, it a;so takes mauch less effort to get a good shine than anything else out there. I've used it on Aluminum, Brass, Copper, Chrome and Stainless Steel  all to good affect.
https://www.speedymetalpolish.com/
I've always found Speedy's at truck supply stores, you're local truck wash most likely uses it and will probably sell you a bottle, it's not cheap though. Keep in mind though it is not used for actually polishing it is more of a maintenance product for polished surfaces.

Thank you cefox  ;)
I just placed a order on ebay..

Do you think that polish will mess up the paint???
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Blumtnman on April 16, 2015, 04:59:06 am
Not today but Tuesday, heated grips. Very nice for the fingers in below zero temps. Yesterday, Staintune exhaust, beautifully made. A little expensive but a very nice note. No pics as I don't know how to resize my pics :(
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: outdoorgb on April 16, 2015, 10:17:09 am
Did a check on the new exhaust bolts after about 200 miles on a new VH slip on...no loose bolts.
Should get a ride in over the next few days....70°f here in the PNW...
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: pdrohan on April 16, 2015, 12:19:08 pm
Installed the Vance & Hines Competition Series Slip-on. Super easy and sounds kick ass. Already set off a few car alarms in the parking garage.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: collins50235 on April 16, 2015, 09:48:11 pm
Pulled her out of winter storage. Also broke down and bought a windshield for my Sturgis trip this summer.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: cefox on April 16, 2015, 11:14:24 pm

Thank you cefox  ;)
I just placed a order on ebay..

Do you think that polish will mess up the paint???
It's non abrasive so it won't hurt paint and it wipes off like wax.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: shaberanks on April 18, 2015, 01:07:31 am
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/17/2cc8327c43a33ce4fbb4f80fc463f136.jpg)

Installed V&H twin slash and power commander V. V02 will be in early this coming week 😀


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Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Blumtnman on April 18, 2015, 01:16:54 am
Fitted my 4 1/2 inch forward control kit. 2 1/2 hrs all up, with a dry build on both sides first. Fairly easy to do, but the pix in the instructions are not that good. 50km ride later and I have to adjust the gearshift and rear brake pedals, but very comfortable. Best mod so far. ;D
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: klantbo on April 18, 2015, 11:51:09 am
Fitted V&H naked, rear Light and plateholder today.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: damdoee on April 18, 2015, 01:23:15 pm
Vance and Hines vo2, comp slip-on, and fuel controller. Low and mean chin scoop. Sscustomcycles bkb rear fender. TC bros license plate relocator. All I have left to do is the seat and handlebars :)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: JamJam on April 18, 2015, 02:10:05 pm
Grand Prix Slip-on by Firebrand Design. Love how it sounds and looks
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: RudeBoltin on April 18, 2015, 03:27:27 pm
JamJam we need a sound clip.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: JamJam on April 18, 2015, 08:59:52 pm
I'll record and post the sound clip soon!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Tomik on April 19, 2015, 12:02:05 am
Grand Prix Slip-on by Firebrand Design. Love how it sounds and looks
That's a good looking exhaust. Looking forward for sound clip.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: BoMan on April 19, 2015, 10:50:15 pm
Yesterday, I washed it (actually, my daughter did) and, with the recent installation of "Z" handlebars, I finally came to terms with what style of ride my Bolt is and will remain.

Since June 2014 (10 months), I've been through 5 different handlebars.  Here are some comments about each:

If the dragbars didn't work out, I was going to go with clip-ons to get the same reach/rise as the clubman, while cleaning up the handlebar/control area.  But I stumbled upon the z-style bars and figured it was worth trying out.  Since most of my rides are on the highway, I was set on the aggressive position of clubmans/clip-ons.  Then I started thinking I would also like to push my foot controls back to accommodate the forward position.  Then I started thinking... wow, maybe I should just get a sport bike.

The reason I got the Bolt was I wanted a cruiser, a simple everyday rumbler, with personality.  I didn't commit fully to converting it to a cafe racer nor will it ever be a sport bike, so I was on the path to no-man's land (i.e. never completely happy).  My Z-bars gave it some style and brought me back to my original goal of a cruiser.  I finally feel like my Bolt is exactly where I want it.  At this point, the next time I do anything more, it'll be after I commit to making it a complete cafe racer.
Title: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: pdrohan on April 20, 2015, 01:34:16 pm
Installed my Biltwell Toe-Cutter Pegs from SS Customs. Had to paint them all black cuz they were part chrome.

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/20/4d4e11f87e08f3c6337aabdaa63da3cf.jpg)


Pdrohan
San Diego
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: RudeBoltin on April 20, 2015, 10:34:10 pm
I've always thought those toe cutters looked pretty sweet.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: pdrohan on April 20, 2015, 10:56:01 pm

I've always thought those toe cutters looked pretty sweet.

Only thing I found out was to tighten them up so they don't rotate. Didn't point that out in the directions. Duh!


Pdrohan
San Diego
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: new_dist on April 21, 2015, 09:51:33 pm
Installed Akrapovic slip-on and now looking into ECU flash !
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Mixedbag on April 21, 2015, 10:06:02 pm
The other day I installed some black and brass foot pegs. I haven't use it long distance since then but it give my right foot more space instead of worrying about resting it on the brake. I also ordered a Mustang Tripper Fastback, waiting for it to come into my local dealer.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Munki on April 22, 2015, 02:59:02 am
TIFU (Today I Messed Up, for the non-redditors). That's what I did to my Bolt today. And after such a good ride home from work too - I saw a young chicky wasn't going to stop at a red light so I hung back & let her woosh past, thus avoiding getting wiped out.  Good one mate, well spotted. Got home safely, & proceeded with the usual process: pull up, put the stand down, get off, open garage, get back on & walk it backwards into garage. For some unknown reason today I put the stand back up. I only realised my mistake as I dismounted and she passed the point where the stand stops it. Down she went with me doing my best to at least reduce the impact. Nothing broke (except my heart), but the shifter bent into the silvery cover thing, the footpeg was wedged up & I have some scratches on the back of the mirror. A bit of MacGyvering & I think I fixed the shifter, it seems to shift 1-N-2 fine just rolling back n forth, but I'm not gonna ride & test it because it's peak hour on the roads & mentally not in the right spot for riding. A shitty end to a shitty day.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Erman Atabay on April 22, 2015, 03:09:09 am
I smeared silicone around the outer perimeter of the air filter foam to hopefulle get rid of the god damn whistling sound. This morning, I put it back on the bike and rode to work - still there!

Hypotetically speaking, would rust on the primary drive cause the belt to squeak? On a side note, why the hell is the primary drive rusting?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Oz Bolt on April 22, 2015, 03:58:21 am
TIFU (Today I Messed Up, for the non-redditors). That's what I did to my Bolt today. And after such a good ride home from work too - I saw a young chicky wasn't going to stop at a red light so I hung back & let her woosh past, thus avoiding getting wiped out.  Good one mate, well spotted. Got home safely, & proceeded with the usual process: pull up, put the stand down, get off, open garage, get back on & walk it backwards into garage. For some unknown reason today I put the stand back up. I only realised my mistake as I dismounted and she passed the point where the stand stops it. Down she went with me doing my best to at least reduce the impact. Nothing broke (except my heart), but the shifter bent into the silvery cover thing, the footpeg was wedged up & I have some scratches on the back of the mirror. A bit of MacGyvering & I think I fixed the shifter, it seems to shift 1-N-2 fine just rolling back n forth, but I'm not gonna ride & test it because it's peak hour on the roads & mentally not in the right spot for riding. A shitty end to a shitty day.
that's a real bummer munki, sorry to hear that. I did a similar thing on one of my first rides with a new group. It was on my old virago and still had my yellow l plate on, pulled up, put kickstand down but obviously not all way down and the bike took me with it as it laid down for a nanna nap. Not the best first impression. >:(
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: collins50235 on April 22, 2015, 08:59:22 am
Munki, that sucks man, sorry to hear.

Erman, I have random crap rusting all over my bike. Mostly due to two damp coastal winters.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Blumtnman on April 22, 2015, 09:12:42 am
Ah Munki, what a bugger! I know it doesn't help but, been there done that. Thankfully not on the Bolt. Hope all is OK.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: collins50235 on April 22, 2015, 02:23:37 pm
Quick first ride with the Mustang Solo. What a change over stock. :D Now I really need forward controls, knees are almost forward of feet. :/
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: buckeye bolt on April 22, 2015, 04:58:04 pm
TIFU (Today I Messed Up, for the non-redditors). That's what I did to my Bolt today. And after such a good ride home from work too - I saw a young chicky wasn't going to stop at a red light so I hung back & let her woosh past, thus avoiding getting wiped out.  Good one mate, well spotted. Got home safely, & proceeded with the usual process: pull up, put the stand down, get off, open garage, get back on & walk it backwards into garage. For some unknown reason today I put the stand back up. I only realised my mistake as I dismounted and she passed the point where the stand stops it. Down she went with me doing my best to at least reduce the impact. Nothing broke (except my heart), but the shifter bent into the silvery cover thing, the footpeg was wedged up & I have some scratches on the back of the mirror. A bit of MacGyvering & I think I fixed the shifter, it seems to shift 1-N-2 fine just rolling back n forth, but I'm not gonna ride & test it because it's peak hour on the roads & mentally not in the right spot for riding. A shitty end to a shitty day.

Bummer dude. I remember some stuff like that with my old Virago. Kicked what I thought was the kickstand and tilted it over and oh hell is this thing still going down, hold on! Turns out it was the center stand I kicked. A few too many beers was my problem.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: cefox on April 22, 2015, 06:19:10 pm
That sux Munki, I think most of us have been there and done that though.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: daddyrack on April 22, 2015, 10:11:37 pm
I've dropped my bike the same way  :-[ terrible feeling.

I installed new handlebars yesterday the biltwell tracker bars. Little more straight and forward. The stock bars weren't exactly comfortable for me. Haven't gotten to really test them out yet.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: pdrohan on April 22, 2015, 11:50:10 pm

I installed new handlebars yesterday the biltwell tracker bars. Little more straight and forward. The stock bars weren't exactly comfortable for me. Haven't gotten to really test them out yet.

Can you post a photo of the Tracker bars. I was thinking of doing the same thing. How was the install?


Pdrohan
San Diego
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Munki on April 23, 2015, 01:57:12 am
Today I remembered to leave the kickstand alone.
Also thanks all for making me feel a teeny tiny bit better about it.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: daddyrack on April 23, 2015, 02:55:43 am
I can get a pic tomorrow. As for install it was pretty straight forward. Only thing I had to to was cut the tabs off the inside of the controlls on each side since these bars do not have holes drilled for them.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: daddyrack on April 23, 2015, 04:03:06 am
Hope this pic helps. Keep in mind I have the 2inch pivoting risers on as well.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: olfrt on April 25, 2015, 04:04:31 am
Plasti dipped my tailight to match the speedo bezel and headlight surround.
Wrapping the upper forks next. No chrome left then.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Mixedbag on April 25, 2015, 08:21:55 pm
Installed black speedo bezel and mustang fastback seat.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: pdrohan on April 25, 2015, 09:48:38 pm

Installed black speedo bezel and mustang fastback seat.

What's a black speedo bezel?


Pdrohan
San Diego
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Snowball2014 on April 26, 2015, 12:35:20 am
installed the mustang solo springer seat and the L&M lowering brackets! very happy!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Nutsanbolts on April 26, 2015, 12:56:54 am
Had my first service done at the dealership, awesome folks here gave me a deal because I bought it from them. I also installed the tall sissy bar and brackets, and a back off headlight modulator.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Mixedbag on April 26, 2015, 08:22:31 am

Installed black speedo bezel and mustang fastback seat.

What's a black speedo bezel?


Pdrohan
San Diego
It's the ring that goes around the speedometer. The one it comes with is silver. I bought a black one.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: pdrohan on April 26, 2015, 10:31:29 am


Installed black speedo bezel and mustang fastback seat.

What's a black speedo bezel?


Pdrohan
San Diego
It's the ring that goes around the speedometer. The one it comes with is silver. I bought a black one.

Oh cool I was thinking of painting it but can u post where u got it from? Thanks


Pdrohan
San Diego
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: mcclelland86 on April 26, 2015, 12:01:07 pm
Covered the hole from the taillight to match the tank with some vinyl I had laying around

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/26/3c4eb9742978ed53b85683ed554c7c17.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: pdrohan on April 26, 2015, 12:21:53 pm

Covered the hole from the taillight to match the tank with some vinyl I had laying around

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/26/3c4eb9742978ed53b85683ed554c7c17.jpg)

Looks good. I did the same thing and taped it off.


Pdrohan
San Diego
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: mcclelland86 on April 26, 2015, 12:44:16 pm

Covered the hole from the taillight to match the tank with some vinyl I had laying around

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/26/3c4eb9742978ed53b85683ed554c7c17.jpg)

Looks good. I did the same thing and taped it off.


Pdrohan
San Diego
Taped it off? Like you painted it?
Title: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: pdrohan on April 26, 2015, 01:01:31 pm
Taped it off? Like you painted it?

Yeah. Here's a not so good pic. But it looks just like what you did.(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/26/3afdbeef4d4763cbcb77a36fa1772f16.jpg)


Pdrohan
San Diego
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: mcclelland86 on April 26, 2015, 01:02:37 pm
Nice!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Nutsanbolts on April 26, 2015, 04:32:04 pm
Did the plastidip thing, headlight and Speedo bezel, exhaust heat shields and battery box bar, and the windshield of the raven mini fairing.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: pnwrider on April 26, 2015, 04:58:32 pm
Plasti dipped heat shields, let us know how thats holds up.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Nutsanbolts on April 26, 2015, 05:15:04 pm
80 miles since I did the shields and all looks well so far, will update as I get more ride time in.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: WackoTie on April 26, 2015, 05:34:07 pm
I too plasti dipped the heat shields. Put on about 4 coats. Sped up the wait time in between coats by putting one of those halogen shop lights on them. Have around 200 miles on them no sign of bubbling on the 2 closest to the motor, my only downside would be the one closest to my foot is getting rubbed by my boot so it's peeling a bit
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Mixedbag on April 27, 2015, 12:10:40 pm


Installed black speedo bezel and mustang fastback seat.

What's a black speedo bezel?


Pdrohan
San Diego
It's the ring that goes around the speedometer. The one it comes with is silver. I bought a black one.

Oh cool I was thinking of painting it but can u post where u got it from? Thanks


Pdrohan
San Diego
They were on Amazon but the seller doesn't have them up anymore for some reason.

Here's the same item on the Yamaha accessories site.
https://www.yamahapartsandaccessories.com/product/details/black-meter-bezel-cover?b=Star+Motorcycle&d=12&f=2014|40
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: outdoorgb on April 28, 2015, 10:19:29 am
Kitchen remodel time so I got to look at it under the cover as I cut sheet rock... :-\
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: BogeyBones on April 28, 2015, 09:58:27 pm
Installed the Yoshimura Exhaust!  Sounds amazing.  (No, I don't have a Fuel Controller.)(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-_ePSfUChTvI/VUA5C9f0RoI/AAAAAAAAF9Q/tT9MN3qClT0/w1118-h629-no/1430220649412.jpg)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xby1c8wezKY
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: cefox on April 28, 2015, 11:55:06 pm
Sweet pipe. Is the Yoshi logo removable? Love the look of those but hate the logo. Is it s sticker or a plate riveted on?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: RudeBoltin on April 28, 2015, 11:56:42 pm
BogeyBones now that is how to post an exhaust video. Before and after sound clips are great. Everybodies audio equipment is different so when you post a stock sound clip I can mentally compare that to what I know a stock Bolt sounds like. Then when can get a pretty good idea what the modded exhaust sounds like.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: cefox on April 29, 2015, 12:01:17 am
I did the lower covers and valve covers in VHT wrinkle black.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: BogeyBones on April 29, 2015, 12:16:34 pm
Sweet pipe. Is the Yoshi logo removable? Love the look of those but hate the logo. Is it s sticker or a plate riveted on?
  It's definitely not riveted on, so I suppose it could be peeled off but I'm not gonna try.  I like the logo because it reminds people that it's a Japanese cruiser, not just another Harley.  (A Harley wouldn't be caught dead with a Yoshi exhaust lol)

BogeyBones now that is how to post an exhaust video. Before and after sound clips are great. Everybodies audio equipment is different so when you post a stock sound clip I can mentally compare that to what I know a stock Bolt sounds like. Then when can get a pretty good idea what the modded exhaust sounds like.

Thanks Rude, I figured it'd be quick and easy to do while I installed it.  I had watched countless (actually not that many out there) videos of aftermarket exhausts for the Bolt, and they definitely helped me decide what exhaust to drop some hard-earned cash on!  Hopefully my vid helps others out in the same way.  :)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: pdrohan on April 29, 2015, 12:18:26 pm

I did the lower covers and valve covers in VHT wrinkle black.

Cool look


Pdrohan
San Diego
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: DoberMan on April 30, 2015, 06:41:50 am
Kydex under seat cover with Bolt sticker

(http://i58.tinypic.com/9tin8z.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: pdrohan on April 30, 2015, 09:40:21 am

Kydex under seat cover with Bolt sticker

(http://i58.tinypic.com/9tin8z.jpg)

That's cool. Can u post a link where u got that? Thx


Pdrohan
San Diego
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: ied0135 on April 30, 2015, 09:58:49 am
That's cool. Can u post a link where u got that? Thx

He got them from this thread.

https://www.yamahastarbolt.com/general-yamaha-star-bolt-discussion/new-bolt-tattoos-and-bike-helmet-decals-on-ebay/msg64472/?topicseen#new
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: pdrohan on April 30, 2015, 10:15:45 am
I meant the cover. Thanks


Pdrohan
San Diego
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: DoberMan on April 30, 2015, 02:25:53 pm

That's cool. Can u post a link where u got that? Thx
Pdrohan
San Diego

Thanks
It's a sheet of A3 Kydex Laminate I got off a supplier on ebay. You can probably buy it cheaper over there. Cost me about 6 bucks+postage.
A4 sheet probably would have been big enough but I got spare if I messed it up. I made a cardboard template to fit the space and cut the Kydex to shape.

If you check out Kydex on YouTube you can see how it can be moulded into things like holsters/knife sheaths using heat. Brilliant stuff.

If I was doing it again I would get the 1mm thick rather than 0.76mm. You could even bend it over the frame rails.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: pdrohan on April 30, 2015, 05:08:09 pm
Awesome thanks


Pdrohan
San Diego
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: French rider on April 30, 2015, 06:32:33 pm
Today, I made my rear shocks a little stiffer, purchased a new helmet (which I'm going to return as I don't like it after riding with it), and attempted to find some black mirrors. No luck on the mirrors, but I feel that's the only thing Yamaha did wrong as far as styling goes... I want my mirrors black.
Hi,if you can,buy the mirrors in france all Bolts are sold with that.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: whoisloon on April 30, 2015, 06:55:34 pm
I added a louder horn,  blacked out the heat shields,  and installed a Baron slip on. 

That's it for the year till I pay off the bike.  =D
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: pdrohan on April 30, 2015, 07:17:47 pm

I added a louder horn

What kinds horn did u get. I hate that mousy horn. Thx


Pdrohan
San Diego
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: whoisloon on April 30, 2015, 07:27:19 pm
To be honest I don't know what kind it is.  My cousin got it from Vietnam.

On Amazon they have one that looks like this.  Here's the link http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000DN7T3A/ref=mp_s_a_1_7?qid=1430436384&sr=8-7&pi=AC_SX110_SY165_QL70&keywords=Horn&dpPl=1&dpID=41T61dV1UDL&ref=plSrch
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: pdrohan on May 01, 2015, 11:49:57 am
Thanks


Pdrohan
San Diego
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: smetilka on May 01, 2015, 04:23:20 pm
I removed the back seat and low sissy bar and installed a back fender rack. I think it looks way better with the rack, than without it. And I have a sissy bar to sell :) (came with used bike)


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Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Mixedbag on May 02, 2015, 03:28:46 pm
Yesterday I lowered the right brake lever.

On a different note, I scrapped a peg for the first time today. As the Great Ric Flair once said, "WOO!"
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Snowball2014 on May 06, 2015, 01:54:14 am
I ordered the Bassani sweeper exhaust :) next up, a ecu flash from Ivan!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: socal1200r on May 08, 2015, 07:32:29 am
Thanks

Pdrohan
San Diego

That looks an awful lot like a Fiamm Freeway Blaster horn, readily available at most auto parts stores.  Look one up online, and you'll see that they come in a hi and low tone, best to run them in pairs if you can, but most likely you'll need to install a horn relay to operate both horns.  Another option is the WoLo Badboy horn, which incorporates a small compressor, simple to install and wire up, but again, would probably need a relay.  WoLo makes a relay kit that makes wiring it up a snap, and well worth the money.  I put one of them in a 1987 Suzuki Samurai I'm restoring, and that horn is LOUD!  If you're near a salvage yard, they have plenty of trumpet-style horns, especially on import cars, so that could be an option as well.   
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: socal1200r on May 08, 2015, 07:35:02 am
Removed the ECU and mailed it off to get Ivan's reflash.  Could the Bolt ECU be any easier to remove?!  Lift up the seat, undo the rubber strap, lift up the ECU, disconnect the two wiring harnesses, and viola, it's ready to be shipped!  Putting it back on will be just as easy, and I have high expectations that this reflash will greatly improve the driveability of the bike (no more popping, fuel cut-off, easier throttle operation, engine braking, etc).  And the fact that I'll gain a few hp with the reflash is a bonus!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Tomik on May 08, 2015, 10:26:48 am
Finely install the gators.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Boltaco on May 08, 2015, 03:26:12 pm
Media blasted the ceramic coating from my Yoshimura pipe and reinstalled:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: pdrohan on May 08, 2015, 04:39:54 pm

Media blasted the ceramic coating from my Yoshimura pipe and reinstalled:

That's tight. Real clean.


Pdrohan
San Diego
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: DoberMan on May 08, 2015, 05:24:12 pm
Black Billet 1" Handlebar Clock
(http://i61.tinypic.com/2j5xpiv.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: socal1200r on May 08, 2015, 05:42:05 pm
Installed the Yamaha fork brace.  Installed it with all the bolts finger tight, got it into place, then tightened it down (did use blue loctite).  Must say that it's not as "robust" as the Tarozzi brace I have on my '79 CB650.  Fork boots are on deck...
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: discusted on May 08, 2015, 06:57:50 pm
Washed it and smugly nodded my head as someone explained to me that Sport Bikes have better suspension and a more comfortable sitting position and I don't know diddley squat because I've only owned inferior cruisers.  ::) Yep sir, that's why he won't ride his sport bike 35 miles, much less run the 100 miles up to Gettysburg or Philly with us.  His 40 Y.O. derriere is too delicate and his back hurts  :'( - on his more comfortable Sport Bike with superior suspension.
Feeling clean and smug.   ;D
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: riverrat373 on May 08, 2015, 10:21:12 pm
Media blasted the ceramic coating from my Yoshimura pipe and reinstalled:

I like it!  ;D
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Snowball2014 on May 09, 2015, 10:25:40 am
vo2 intake, bassani exhaust and lowering brackets :)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: pdrohan on May 09, 2015, 11:15:46 am

vo2 intake, bassani exhaust and lowering brackets :)
That's really bad ass. Did u relocate the brake light to the side?


Pdrohan
San Diego
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: socal1200r on May 09, 2015, 01:19:42 pm
So exactly how LOUD is that Bassani exhaust?!  Did you get a retune as well, since you have the VO2 air filter?  I would imagine without a retune, that thing must pop like a MF?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: pdrohan on May 09, 2015, 07:02:54 pm

Did you get a retune as well, since you have the VO2 air filter?

Do you guys recommend a retune if you put a V&H air filter and exhaust on?


Pdrohan
San Diego
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: cefox on May 09, 2015, 11:20:34 pm

Did you get a retune as well, since you have the VO2 air filter?

Do you guys recommend a retune if you put a V&H air filter and exhaust on?


Pdrohan
San Diego

If you replace the exhaust and air filter a fuel controller is a must, Ivan's ECU flash is even better I'm told.. Without some sort of fuel system tuning you'll be looking at severe engine damage due to running lean and overheating.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Snowball2014 on May 10, 2015, 01:55:23 am

vo2 intake, bassani exhaust and lowering brackets :)
That's really bad ass. Did u relocate the brake light to the side?


Pdrohan
San Diego


Thanks for the compliment! Yea i relocated the brake light to my license plate light and cut some useless brackets lol

The exhaust is very loud haha. I love it. I would not recommend it if that's not what your into. The pipes look amazing in person...pictures do not do it justice. The only downfall to these pipes thus far is how close the shorter pipe is to your right leg at a stop. wow it gets hot lol.

It pops and goes crazy right now because I do not have any ECU/Fuel management . I am limiting my miles until I send my ECU to Ivan next week to get the mapping figured out
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Snowball2014 on May 10, 2015, 02:06:59 am

vo2 intake, bassani exhaust and lowering brackets :)
That's really bad ass. Did u relocate the brake light to the side?


Pdrohan
San Diego

here are older pictures of the bike but an idea of what I did for a brake light.

LED brake light w/ white license plate light- all one piece
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Mixedbag on May 10, 2015, 12:51:59 pm
Finally put on some fork gaiters. I have 2 inch fork extensions so I didn't know where I could get some that were the correct length. Spoke with aussybolt and he was cool enough to link me to the ones he used. They fit perfect!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Nutsanbolts on May 10, 2015, 07:03:58 pm
Finally got my VO2 intake, now just getting enough money together to send my ECU off to Ivan so I can install it. I hate looking at new parts on the counter and not being able to use them...
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: cefox on May 10, 2015, 07:12:46 pm
Finally broke down and wrinkle finished the speedo bezel. Also tinted the front turn signal lenses.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: pdrohan on May 10, 2015, 08:33:16 pm

I hate looking at new parts on the counter and not being able to use them...

Same here. I've been waiting for these tracker bars to be painted for weeks and my bar end blinkers are just sitting there...


Pdrohan
San Diego
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: pdrohan on May 10, 2015, 09:02:15 pm
I blacked out the top of my forks with the black vinyl 3M tape.

Before
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/10/2b3cd70530f77d4c6302faecf2223895.jpg)

After(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/10/3b084a01f66db058f0f7898b2034d327.jpg)
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/10/776454779daed8dc10f077179ae5ae6a.jpg)


Pdrohan
San Diego
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: socal1200r on May 13, 2015, 09:15:49 pm
Disconnected the O2 sensor, and installed Ivan's reflashed ECU.  Took the bike out for a 20 mile road test, and initial impressions are very favorable.  The throttle action and overall engine operation is MUCH better with the reflash.  Where before it used to pop and snort under various throttle applications, all that's pretty much gone now.  MUCH smoother throttle action, no abruptness caused by the stock ECU's fuel cut-off, pulls hard in every gear, etc.  It's probably one of the best investments I'll make in this bike, well worth it, and VERY quick turnaround time. 
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: BigEasy82 on May 13, 2015, 09:39:26 pm
I made some covers for my VO2 Air Filter. Very easy and look good so far. Install pics to come once I figure out what bolt size that hole is... Message me if you know please :)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Tomik on May 14, 2015, 01:02:01 am
Finely install my gators., very happy. :)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Snowball2014 on May 14, 2015, 05:44:22 pm
cutting up and rewelding the brake line bracket :)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: daddyrack on May 14, 2015, 06:50:08 pm
Decided to try out the vht wrinkle heat paint on my heat shields. This turned out very well!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: socal1200r on May 16, 2015, 06:27:07 pm
Installed the factory rear fender rack, which I got off eBay for half of retail.  Also installed a headlight guard, used zip ties to secure it, feeding them thru the slots in the chrome headlight ring at the 4 and 8 o'clock positions, and drilled a small hole at 12 o'clock as well.  Have to cut the zip ties whenever I want to clean the headlight, but hey, zip ties are cheap!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Nutsanbolts on May 16, 2015, 09:30:30 pm
Bigeasy82 here is a photo crop from the Vo2 instructions.

Going to 're-glue my left hand grips as it came loose today in the heat while I was out for a ride.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Oz Bolt on May 16, 2015, 09:55:26 pm
Well, not today but Friday...took bike in for 10km service and finally got them to turn the front fender the right way around.

At first the guy at reception came out and looked at it, and couldn't see what the problem was, so he said "will have to check the specs and see". Don't think he believed me, told him it was not an uncommon thing as I had heard of plenty on the Bolt Forum being on wrong way particularly with the rspec.

When I went back to pick it up, got a different guy and he apologised for the fender being on the wrong way. Said he had actually goggled the forum and saw it written about on here.   LOL Forum to the rescue....looks like we are the source of all things Bolt.

Then yesterday I had to wash it. It got really dirty riding in and out yesterday as I got rain for part of the trip both ways.

BTW for any Melbourne based Bolters...I took it to the new service centre in Lorimer Street Port Melbourne...nice set up there. Customer lounge if you want to wait, otherwise they offer storage for your gear or a loaner.  Heaps better than when they were in the laneway behind the Elizabeth Street dealership.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: pdrohan on May 17, 2015, 02:47:33 am
Had to do my 5k check. Should've done some of it when I did my oil change. Also washed it. Cuz it got a bit dirty from my ride down in Baja.

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/16/f36e0b1a9054d90d38a11f9a242c5279.jpg)
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/16/b810ffc50f5895be7c14a5e14704e8e8.jpg)
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/16/8e53b92ed38096500700a0f540acc075.jpg)


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San Diego
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: cefox on May 17, 2015, 07:22:06 pm
Installed SpeedMetal low profile mirrors the went for a ride. No vibration in the mirrors at all up to 85MPH at least with my setup , Yamaha extended reach bars and Kuryakyn ISO grips.They give a much wider field of view and a considerably smaller blind spot to each side, but the field of view is shorter so you don't see as far behind you as with stock mirrors. $40 at Cycle Gear.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: shaberanks on May 19, 2015, 02:36:00 pm
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/19/7a62f792a7a6d3e8cdeae3ac61eed435.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/19/b9c9740c188b939535e45dc45aa8f17f.jpg)

Installed low and mean fender eliminator and SScustoms vertical plate mount. It does work on the rspec.


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Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: jimboy3625 on May 19, 2015, 02:38:16 pm
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/19/7a62f792a7a6d3e8cdeae3ac61eed435.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/19/b9c9740c188b939535e45dc45aa8f17f.jpg)

Installed low and mean fender eliminator and SScustoms vertical plate mount. It does work on the rspec.


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How are you lighting the plate?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: shaberanks on May 19, 2015, 02:39:17 pm

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/19/7a62f792a7a6d3e8cdeae3ac61eed435.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/19/b9c9740c188b939535e45dc45aa8f17f.jpg)

Installed low and mean fender eliminator and SScustoms vertical plate mount. It does work on the rspec.


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How are you lighting the plate?


I am not


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Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: jimboy3625 on May 19, 2015, 02:42:14 pm

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/19/7a62f792a7a6d3e8cdeae3ac61eed435.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/19/b9c9740c188b939535e45dc45aa8f17f.jpg)

Installed low and mean fender eliminator and SScustoms vertical plate mount. It does work on the rspec.


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How are you lighting the plate?


I am not


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Is that legal? I think in Michigan you have to have a plate light... but I'm no lawyer....
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: shaberanks on May 19, 2015, 02:43:19 pm


(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/19/7a62f792a7a6d3e8cdeae3ac61eed435.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/19/b9c9740c188b939535e45dc45aa8f17f.jpg)

Installed low and mean fender eliminator and SScustoms vertical plate mount. It does work on the rspec.


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How are you lighting the plate?


I am not


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Is that legal? I think in Michigan you have to have a plate light... but I'm no lawyer....

Don't think so!! I'll figure something out if I get busted!


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Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: jimboy3625 on May 19, 2015, 02:59:11 pm


(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/19/7a62f792a7a6d3e8cdeae3ac61eed435.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/19/b9c9740c188b939535e45dc45aa8f17f.jpg)

Installed low and mean fender eliminator and SScustoms vertical plate mount. It does work on the rspec.


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How are you lighting the plate?


I am not


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Is that legal? I think in Michigan you have to have a plate light... but I'm no lawyer....

Don't think so!! I'll figure something out if I get busted!


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Anyway, it looks awesome! Glad it fits, I have an R-Spec too and might so something like that.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: sandwich b on May 19, 2015, 03:35:51 pm
Painted the heat shields copper. Also painted the Air box. What do you think?
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/19/dd2c9cddf4915e639db0e61b644ff84c.jpg)
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/19/e08f8563e7d6c47dd36482a28d596e59.jpg)


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Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Bull Winkle on May 19, 2015, 03:41:11 pm
put som mini foot boards on, they are 4" wide x 5.5" long
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: socal1200r on May 19, 2015, 04:52:26 pm
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/19/b9c9740c188b939535e45dc45aa8f17f.jpg)

Installed low and mean fender eliminator and SScustoms vertical plate mount. It does work on the rspec.

Is that the stock rear tire?  If not, what's the make and size? 
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: shaberanks on May 19, 2015, 04:55:09 pm

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/19/b9c9740c188b939535e45dc45aa8f17f.jpg)

Installed low and mean fender eliminator and SScustoms vertical plate mount. It does work on the rspec.

Is that the stock rear tire?  If not, what's the make and size?

It's the stock tire


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Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: pdrohan on May 19, 2015, 05:43:50 pm

Painted the heat shields copper. Also painted the Air box. What do you think?


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Looks slick.


Pdrohan
San Diego
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: buckeye bolt on May 19, 2015, 06:58:18 pm

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/19/b9c9740c188b939535e45dc45aa8f17f.jpg)

Installed low and mean fender eliminator and SScustoms vertical plate mount. It does work on the rspec.

Looks like you worked left to right with the oil too.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: shaberanks on May 19, 2015, 07:00:46 pm


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Installed low and mean fender eliminator and SScustoms vertical plate mount. It does work on the rspec.

Looks like you worked left to right with the oil too.

Yep, it was time for the 600 mile service


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Title: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: pdrohan on May 22, 2015, 11:15:21 pm
Installed my Tracker bars and Motogadget bar-end blinkers.

Blinkers were a bit of a pain but hit me up if u need some tips. Could've been easier.

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San Diego
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: discusted on May 23, 2015, 01:16:39 am
Nothing.  I wasted all day looking at so many repostings of Sabershank's plate and gold shock I didn't have time to do anything.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: pnwrider on May 23, 2015, 12:27:38 pm
@pdrohan. No mirror/mirrors?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: seanathan on May 23, 2015, 02:06:30 pm
 made some hack job passenger pegs...had to take off the belt guard unfortunately, too acute of an angle on the peg's arm.
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Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: socal1200r on May 23, 2015, 03:26:51 pm
Went to check on the progress of getting new tires, fork boots, and s/s brake lines put on.  Dropped off the Bolt yesterday afternoon around 1, dropped by the indy shop today at noon, and low and behold, all my parts were still sitting on the floor by the counter, right where I left them!  The service guy comes by and says "can I help you?", and I sarcastically said, while pointing at my pile of parts on the floor, "I guess my bike won't be done at noon, like it's supposed to be, that's why I dropped it off yesterday afternoon!".  He hems and haws, offers up some lame excuse, says he'll get someone on it right away.  I ask him how late the shop is open today (Sat), he says 6, I tell him I'll be back at 6 to get the bike, then loudly offer an expletive as I open the door to leave. 

We'll see if this place gets it done...my first time using them, because the place I originally was going to take it to, that's done a lot of work on my '79 CB650, takes too frickin' long.  Luckily, this should be the last time I need a shop's assistance for a while, so I can put some miles on the bike now.     
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: pdrohan on May 23, 2015, 04:52:13 pm

@pdrohan. No mirror/mirrors?

Took them off for a bit. Seeing how I can ride until I get some smaller ones.


Pdrohan
San Diego
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: socal1200r on May 23, 2015, 05:52:52 pm
Went to check on the progress of getting new tires, fork boots, and s/s brake lines put on.  Dropped off the Bolt yesterday afternoon around 1, dropped by the indy shop today at noon, and low and behold, all my parts were still sitting on the floor by the counter, right where I left them!  The service guy comes by and says "can I help you?", and I sarcastically said, while pointing at my pile of parts on the floor, "I guess my bike won't be done at noon, like it's supposed to be, that's why I dropped it off yesterday afternoon!".  He hems and haws, offers up some lame excuse, says he'll get someone on it right away.  I ask him how late the shop is open today (Sat), he says 6, I tell him I'll be back at 6 to get the bike, then loudly offer an expletive as I open the door to leave. 

We'll see if this place gets it done...my first time using them, because the place I originally was going to take it to, that's done a lot of work on my '79 CB650, takes too frickin' long.  Luckily, this should be the last time I need a shop's assistance for a while, so I can put some miles on the bike now.     

OMFG, unfrickin' believeable...I get a call that my bike is done, drive there to pick it up, rode the bike to my storage place, then started to look it over.  Unbelieveable, those idiots didn't remove the stock plastic fork protectors when they put the boots on, so the bottom of the boots aren't secured to anything.  Can you believe that crap?!  I was so pissed off I was shaking, which isn't a good thing because I was also conceal-carrying my compact .45 Bersa.  What an incredible bunch of stupid idiots must work at that shop, to not realize those fork protectors had to be removed in order for the bottom of the boots to fit over the fork bottoms?  I mean seriously?!  I'm in the mood to do a driveby of that shop around midnight and punch some holes in their store window and garage door! 
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: socal1200r on May 23, 2015, 08:11:11 pm
Went to check on the progress of getting new tires, fork boots, and s/s brake lines put on.  Dropped off the Bolt yesterday afternoon around 1, dropped by the indy shop today at noon, and low and behold, all my parts were still sitting on the floor by the counter, right where I left them!  The service guy comes by and says "can I help you?", and I sarcastically said, while pointing at my pile of parts on the floor, "I guess my bike won't be done at noon, like it's supposed to be, that's why I dropped it off yesterday afternoon!".  He hems and haws, offers up some lame excuse, says he'll get someone on it right away.  I ask him how late the shop is open today (Sat), he says 6, I tell him I'll be back at 6 to get the bike, then loudly offer an expletive as I open the door to leave. 

We'll see if this place gets it done...my first time using them, because the place I originally was going to take it to, that's done a lot of work on my '79 CB650, takes too frickin' long.  Luckily, this should be the last time I need a shop's assistance for a while, so I can put some miles on the bike now.     

OMFG, unfrickin' believeable...I get a call that my bike is done, drive there to pick it up, rode the bike to my storage place, then started to look it over.  Unbelieveable, those idiots didn't remove the stock plastic fork protectors when they put the boots on, so the bottom of the boots aren't secured to anything.  Can you believe that crap?!  I was so pissed off I was shaking, which isn't a good thing because I was also conceal-carrying my compact .45 Bersa.  What an incredible bunch of stupid idiots must work at that shop, to not realize those fork protectors had to be removed in order for the bottom of the boots to fit over the fork bottoms?  I mean seriously?!  I'm in the mood to do a driveby of that shop around midnight and punch some holes in their store window and garage door!

Success!  I used a box cutter and was able to remove the stock plastic fork protectors.  I set the blade to the least exposed, and it cut right thru the plastic collar.  Used a thin screwdriver to spread the plastic, and once that was done, they came off easily.  Don't intend on using them again, so I didn't mind cutting them in order to remove them.  Once they were off, I pushed the fork boots up so I could rub some silicone spray on the sliders.  Once that was done, I slid the bottom of the fork boots all the way down, so they were on top of the fork brace, then zip tied them in place.  I cut the ties at the top of the boots, slid them down so I could rub the silicone spray on the rest of the fork tubes, pushed the tops of the boots into place, then zip tied them as well.  Looks perfect, like what the shop should've done in the first place. 
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: YAMAHAULER1 on May 24, 2015, 12:02:40 am
Remember the old axiom "If you want it done right, do it yourself" Then again it looks like they need to hire you in the service dept.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: olfrt on May 24, 2015, 06:57:40 am
I just looked at it for a while.
Then I fitted some el-cheapo heated grips I got off ebay for $16 delivered to oz. They just slip over the grips and are shrink wrapped to size. About an hour all up to fit.
All ready for winter now.!!!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: socal1200r on May 24, 2015, 09:39:33 am
Remember the old axiom "If you want it done right, do it yourself" Then again it looks like they need to hire you in the service dept.

I'm a firm believer in "getting things done right, instead of right away", but come on!  Maybe it was my fault, for not telling them the plastic fork protectors had to be removed in order to seat the bottoms of the fork boots, but a little common sense in that situation would've went a long way.  Also, if they had a question, they could've called me, and I would've told them what to do.  Oh wait, I said the magic phrase, "common sense".  Either you have it or you don't, that's something that can't be taught...
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Nutsanbolts on May 24, 2015, 04:23:04 pm
Wrapped the fork tubes with paracord, green to match my tank. I also wrapped the lower portions of my sissy bar.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: socal1200r on May 24, 2015, 06:14:14 pm
Took the bike out for about a 150 mile loop from Newport News - Suffolk - Smithfield - Suffolk - Newport News.  My butt started to get sore after about 20 minutes on the Mustang bobber sprung seat, even with the softer springs I installed.  So once I got back, the Mustang seat and related mounting hardware came off and into my box-o-Bolt-parts, and the stock seat went back on.  I'll try and do another road test tomorrow with the stock seat, and see if my butt gets sore again after 20 minutes.  Disappointed, because I liked how the Mustang seat LOOKED on the bike, but if the stock seat is more comfortable, it's staying in the box. 
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: socal1200r on May 25, 2015, 01:17:59 pm
Went out on a Memorial Day ride by myself, and the verdict is in.  The stock seat is better than the Mustang bobber, unless I hit those ball-crushing pavement ripples and pot holes.  So the stock seat is the winner winner winner, chicken dinner!

Took these pics while I was out riding today.  The ones with the signs are self-explanatory.  The one with the windmill was taken down at Yorktown beach, and the other water pic was taken in Seaford.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: smetilka on May 25, 2015, 04:07:52 pm
I installed ss forward controls. Went for a test ride. It's more confortable no doubt but i feel I have less control of the bike. also the shifter sits too high. I guess I'll just have to get used to it.


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Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Amizell on May 25, 2015, 05:12:28 pm
You can adjust the shifter to get it where you want it. Call up Shane at SSCC. He'll guide you through it.
Title: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: pdrohan on May 25, 2015, 08:22:06 pm
Took the bike out for about a 150 mile loop from Newport News - Suffolk - Smithfield - Suffolk - Newport News.  My butt started to get sore after about 20 minutes on the Mustang bobber sprung seat, even with the softer springs I installed.  So once I got back, the Mustang seat and related mounting hardware came off and into my box-o-Bolt-parts, and the stock seat went back on.  I'll try and do another road test tomorrow with the stock seat, and see if my butt gets sore again after 20 minutes.  Disappointed, because I liked how the Mustang seat LOOKED on the bike, but if the stock seat is more comfortable, it's staying in the box.

I have the Biltwell seat with the Mustang pan hardware. It gets some getting used to, but give it some time. The stock is really boring looking.
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Pdrohan
San Diego
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: socal1200r on May 25, 2015, 11:13:10 pm
I have the Biltwell seat with the Mustang pan hardware. It gets some getting used to, but give it some time. The stock is really boring looking.

Pdrohan
San Diego

Nope, my butt was so sore from that 150 mile loop, it's staying in my parts box.  The sprung seat might LOOK cooler, but the stock seat FUNCTIONS much better, at least on my backside.  Besides, I don't have that gap under and behind the sprung seat anymore, which the stock seat fills quite nicely.  It was an expensive lesson-learned for me, but I'm all about comfort and not looks, so I'll stick with the stock seat. 
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: smetilka on May 26, 2015, 01:45:27 am
You can adjust the shifter to get it where you want it. Call up Shane at SSCC. He'll guide you through it.

I think It shouldn't be that hard either cut of the extended shifter rod or change the position of shifter arm like jkrider did: https://www.yamahastarbolt.com/mods-and-accessories/ss-forward-controls-shifter-position-question/msg63625/#msg63625

I'll try it with the shifter arm I think there's less to go sideways   ;)

Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: JMAC2014 on May 26, 2015, 12:43:16 pm
plasti-dipped all my heat shields

Looks great
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: socal1200r on May 26, 2015, 01:18:00 pm
plasti-dipped all my heat shields...Looks great

So inquiring minds want to know...will plasti-dipped heat shields hold up to the exhaust heat, or melt away? 
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: jimboy3625 on May 26, 2015, 01:44:29 pm
plasti-dipped all my heat shields...Looks great

So inquiring minds want to know...will plasti-dipped heat shields hold up to the exhaust heat, or melt away?

+1
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Tomik on May 26, 2015, 05:08:56 pm
I would not recommend plasti-dipp around exhaust. use brake caliper or even better engine high temp. paint and do it once.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Nutsanbolts on May 26, 2015, 10:55:35 pm
1200 miles since I plastidipped my heat shields and they still look just like the day I sprayed them
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Handsome-Tim on May 27, 2015, 12:55:51 am
Rode it to work. Rode it home. Had a hard time stopping in either location.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Blumtnman on May 27, 2015, 08:52:38 am
Rode it to work. Rode it home. Had a hard time stopping in either location.

Me too, I hate having to work.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: socal1200r on May 27, 2015, 09:43:39 am
Rode it to work. Rode it home. Had a hard time stopping in either location.

Me too, I hate having to work.


WORK...just another 4-letter word, lol...
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: socal1200r on May 27, 2015, 05:31:35 pm
So I got this crazy idea, from when I had the rear windows tinted on my 1987 Suzuki Samurai restoration project.  The shop that did the tint also does that vinyl wrap thing on cars and trucks, and they had some samples of the various types of colors and patterns that they can get. 

I stopped by that shop today after work, and asked them if they've ever done a motorcycle.  They haven't, so I asked them to step outside and look at my Bolt, and if the two fenders and gas tank was doable.  I told them I was thinking of maybe getting it wrapped in the gray carbon-fiber looking material they had on display, which is pretty close in color to the stock gray color of my Bolt.  They showed me a portable phone they wrapped in black cf vinyl, and they did a heck of a job.  They said the fenders shouldn't present too much of a problem, but the gas tank would probably need to be done in 3-4 pieces, but they could match the seams so someone would have to be right on top of them to notice.  I asked them how much they would charge to do the job, and they said $350.  That's a heck of a lot cheaper than a different paint job, plus it's undoable, so I can return it to the stock paint job, less the stripes and Bolt decal on the gas tank. 

I'm going to look around and see if I can score the gas tank stripe and Bolt decals, in case I decide to go thru with this.  I also got a pair of those soft gas tank protectors from JP Cycles, the tear-drop looking ones that go on the sides of the back part of the tank.  One thing's for sure, it'll certainly be a different kind of Bolt if it happens!
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Post by: discusted on May 27, 2015, 05:48:29 pm
Cool!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: collins50235 on May 28, 2015, 05:52:02 pm
Went for a ride. Trying to find the sweet spot on my El Passo. Still getting buffeting and I'm wondering if said sweet spot is a myth lol.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Handsome-Tim on May 28, 2015, 10:14:56 pm
Rode to work, rode home. Washed about a pound of dead bugs and pollen off the bike. yay springtime.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: cefox on May 28, 2015, 11:21:28 pm
Rode it to work then the long way home. Removed the fender rack , just to change things up a bit. Really bugs me that Yamaha markets this bike with no pillion seat and couldn't come up with a  mounting system that didn't require 4 big ass bolt holes in the rear fender to add one. I'd gladly live with an exposed mounting tab for both seats in order to have 1 small mounting hole exposed when running solo.
Wiped it down with spray detailer and waxed it, polished the chrome and pipes with Speedy's All Metal.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: smetilka on May 29, 2015, 06:19:45 am
Installed held swingarm bag originally made for Harley Dyna's. I could not use the supplied brackets, but I figured it out checking out swingarm bag postst on the forum. So thank you all :)
I will also writ up a post about it.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: socal1200r on May 29, 2015, 06:42:46 am
...Really bugs me that Yamaha markets this bike with no pillion seat and couldn't come up with a  mounting system that didn't require 4 big ass bolt holes in the rear fender to add one. I'd gladly live with an exposed mounting tab for both seats in order to have 1 small mounting hole exposed when running solo...

I'll give props to HD for making seat swaps so simple.  When I had my 2005 Sportster 1200R, swapping seats from solo, to dual, to pillowtop dual, etc. was so easy.  Basically all you had to do was remove ONE bolt on the rear fender, either an allen head, or if you got the HD part, it was a bolt with a knurled top, so you could tighten/loosen it by hand.  Remove the bolt, lift and pull to the back, and viola, you're ready to swap seats.  Plus, the seat selection for HDs is ridiculous, all with the same, easy mounting system.  Yamaha should've taken a page from that book when designing the seat system on the Bolt.

Here are some pics of that Sportster I used to have, with the solo seat, factory 2-up seat, and the pillowtop seat with detachable backrest:   
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: ArtimusEwart on May 29, 2015, 01:44:52 pm
Blacked out the exhaust guards and tip with VHT paint. Also did the battery bracket and  the Clutch cover.
Plastic dipped the speedo bezel   Just have figure out what to do with the Air Filter and the Head light /tail light rings.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: pdrohan on May 29, 2015, 02:03:48 pm

Blacked out the exhaust guards and tip with VHT paint. Also did the battery bracket and  the Clutch cover.
Plastic dipped the speedo bezel   Just have figure out what to do with the Air Filter and the Head light /tail light rings.

Did you take off the speedo bezel and how? Replace the air filter. The V&H is awesome you won't regret it.


Pdrohan
San Diego
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Black Dahlia on May 29, 2015, 02:17:10 pm

Blacked out the exhaust guards and tip with VHT paint. Also did the battery bracket and  the Clutch cover.
Plastic dipped the speedo bezel   Just have figure out what to do with the Air Filter and the Head light /tail light rings.

Did you take off the speedo bezel and how? Replace the air filter. The V&H is awesome you won't regret it.


Pdrohan
San Diego


The speedo bezel is attached via double sided sticky tape.  Remove with a knife, flathead, credit card.  Whatever you can shove under it to push it off.  If you're careful you can reuse the tape.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: pdrohan on May 29, 2015, 02:40:17 pm
Thanks Black D


Pdrohan
San Diego
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: ArtimusEwart on May 29, 2015, 02:53:15 pm

Blacked out the exhaust guards and tip with VHT paint. Also did the battery bracket and  the Clutch cover.
Plastic dipped the speedo bezel   Just have figure out what to do with the Air Filter and the Head light /tail light rings.

Did you take off the speedo bezel and how? Replace the air filter. The V&H is awesome you won't regret it.


Pdrohan
San Diego


The speedo bezel is attached via double sided sticky tape.  Remove with a knife, flathead, credit card.  Whatever you can shove under it to push it off.  If you're careful you can reuse the tape.

Removal was easy   Like Black D stated.    Couple coats of plasti dip   off and back in within 2 hours.. existing tape worked just fine.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: cefox on May 29, 2015, 07:32:22 pm
I'll give props to HD for making seat swaps so simple.  When I had my 2005 Sportster 1200R, swapping seats from solo, to dual, to pillowtop dual, etc. was so easy.  Basically all you had to do was remove ONE bolt on the rear fender, either an allen head, or if you got the HD part, it was a bolt with a knurled top, so you could tighten/loosen it by hand.  Remove the bolt, lift and pull to the back, and viola, you're ready to swap seats.  Plus, the seat selection for HDs is ridiculous, all with the same, easy mounting system.  Yamaha should've taken a page from that book when designing the seat system on the Bolt. [/quote]

My Triumph America had the same set up. remove one 6mm X1.0 bolt, lift, pull back and the rear seat is off. Triumph even sells a trim button to cover the hole. I machined the head off a socket head bolt to fit, painted it black and the hole disappeared. One rather unsightly bolt removed the front seat as well, that bolt was the front mount for the pillion seat. The bike came with a large chrome button head allen bolt to replace it when running solo, for a nice clean finished look.                              ARE YOU LISTENING YAMAHA????
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: rboate on May 29, 2015, 07:43:36 pm
Installed the backrest luggage rack.  Now I am looking for a small bag to use for day trips.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: socal1200r on May 29, 2015, 09:13:13 pm
Installed the backrest luggage rack.  Now I am looking for a small bag to use for day trips.

How small of a bag?  You should check tool bags at Harbor Freight, they'd fit nicely on the rear fender rack that Yamaha sells (I have one on mine), and probably on the backrest luggage rack, and small bungee cords should keep it secured. 

http://www.harborfreight.com/catalogsearch/result?q=tool+bags 
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Tomik on May 30, 2015, 12:06:33 pm
Finely after a year long contemplating, Install the V&H slip ons. I loved  the looks of it. Now I need to take it out and check the sound. My son took it around the block after I installed it sounded loud,I could hear it from few blocks away.lol🙉
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: pdrohan on May 30, 2015, 12:15:39 pm

Finely after a year long contemplating, Install the V&H slip ons. I loved  the looks of it. Now I need to take it out and check the sound. My son took it around the block after I installed it sounded loud,I could hear it from few blocks away.lol🙉

Right on. Love the sound. It does pop quite a bit.


Pdrohan
San Diego
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: pnwrider on May 30, 2015, 10:05:27 pm
Put the bitch on back and rode out to Hood River via HWY14, had lunch and a beer. Then rode I84 back into Portland. Beautiful day, shit tons of bikes out today.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Tomik on May 31, 2015, 12:41:35 am
Hahah, family day today, tomorrow planing to take it to Buldpick maybe Hag lake. Can't Waite. :)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: cefox on May 31, 2015, 02:32:43 am
I put gas in it 4 times today. Took this route.    http://mapq.st/1FUOKLb     If anyone passes through Klickitat, Washington, beware the tar snakes in town !!!!! They are by far the worst I've ever seen, good thing the speed limit is 20mph there. Also on 142 through Klickatat canyon there is a 3.5 mile stretch that narrows down and has no center stripe, still good paved road, but some people seem to think that because there is no center line they can have their choice of lane position.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: RudeBoltin on May 31, 2015, 02:31:25 pm
Cefox, you rode past my house twice. Nice route, I've ridden all but the section from Eagle Cliff through Amboy back to Vancouver, only done that in a car. There are a few other options with the same basic destinations that I could of suggested to your route. But great ride none the less and it was a beautiful day.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: cefox on May 31, 2015, 06:00:48 pm
Cool, I'm always open to suggestions for rides. That was my first trip through Klickitat, If it wasn't so far to work I'd find a place on the river and move out there.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: RudeBoltin on May 31, 2015, 06:38:51 pm
The Klickitat River is nice but it gets colder than a witches tit in the winter and hotter than hell in the summer in that canyon. I've always thought it would be nice to have a cabin there just for the weekends, maybe someday when I win the lottery.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: cefox on May 31, 2015, 08:56:00 pm
I moved here from Kentucky, that sounds like normal weather to me. lol
Title: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: pdrohan on May 31, 2015, 09:50:34 pm
Blacked out my speedo and rear brake light. Black is better!

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San Diego
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Nutsanbolts on May 31, 2015, 10:23:13 pm
2 toned the shocks I traded for. Would have blacked out completely but don't have a spring compressor small enough for these shocks to disassemble them.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Tomik on May 31, 2015, 10:49:31 pm
I took my bike out first time after installing the V&H slip-ons, O boy wat a awesome sound, little too loud and few pops down shifting from 3rd gear, doesn't bother me at all. got it to 75mpa top speed on a nice country road, I really like the exhaust.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: KNYHH on June 01, 2015, 05:27:35 am
I did some DIY hadware store tuning  ;D
-   I took a flexible pond hose (50mm)
-   Cut it to the right length (just eyeball it/better a little too long)
-   Cut the hose lengthwise
-   Put it on the fork
-   You can easily pinch it under the indicator (this and the adhesion of the rubber keeps it perfectly in place)
It took me 5 minutes and 2,75€ ~ 3$ .
I’m pretty happy for such a cheap and quick solution.  :D
Will see how it looks like in combination with harmonica type fork covers from Yamaha.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: socal1200r on June 01, 2015, 07:00:15 am
I did some DIY hadware store tuning  ;D
-   I took a flexible pond hose (50mm)
-   Cut it to the right length (just eyeball it/better a little too long)
-   Cut the hose lengthwise
-   Put it on the fork
-   You can easily pinch it under the indicator (this and the adhesion of the rubber keeps it perfectly in place)
It took me 5 minutes and 2,75€ ~ 3$ .
I’m pretty happy for such a cheap and quick solution.  :D
Will see how it looks like in combination with harmonica type fork covers from Yamaha.

Great idea!  Just might have to pay a visit to my local hardware store.  By 50mm, is that a reference to the inside diameter?  'Course I'll have to move my inspection sticker, since the idiots that did it put it on the left upper fork tube.  I'll have to buy an inspection sticker plate and mount it somewhere on the bike if I cover up those upper fork tubes.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: KNYHH on June 01, 2015, 08:55:33 am
Yes, 50 millimeter inside diameter. It is 2 inch i guess ???

This is the kind of hose i bought:

http://www.amazon.com/Pond-Hose-Inch-Foot-Roll/dp/B008AGVH2G/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1433162854&sr=8-10&keywords=pond+hose+2-inch
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: riverrat373 on June 01, 2015, 12:30:13 pm
Yes, 50 millimeter inside diameter. It is 2 inch i guess ???

This is the kind of hose i bought:

http://www.amazon.com/Pond-Hose-Inch-Foot-Roll/dp/B008AGVH2G/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1433162854&sr=8-10&keywords=pond+hose+2-inch

I wonder how that would look if you sprayed the hose with a flat or satin black paint before installing it?   :)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: RudeBoltin on June 02, 2015, 01:07:09 am
Covered it from the rain.
Title: Re: Rear fender eliminators - anyone selling these still?
Post by: RudeBoltin on June 02, 2015, 01:08:37 am
Double post, my screw up.
Title: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: collins50235 on June 02, 2015, 08:43:55 am
5-30-15: Did about 100 miles down and up the coast for a teddy bear run with the local ABATE group. You can read the ride report if you want. Still trying to find the sweet spot on the windshield.

Oh, and blacked out the headlight ring.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Bull Winkle on June 02, 2015, 02:13:44 pm
I ordered a set of tires, should be on this weekend
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Super Sneaky Steve on June 02, 2015, 02:56:00 pm
I wonder how that would look if you sprayed the hose with a flat or satin black paint before installing it?   :)

I bet paint would flake off, but plastidip might be flexible enough.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: slntsam on June 04, 2015, 04:46:10 pm
Picked up a Willie and Max Mini Sissy Pack.  Right now it's just zip-tied to the battery hold down, plus there's string that it comes with that's holding it down. 

But I think what I'm going end up doing is drilling a hole in it and bolting it right to the battery tie down with big washers.  And then have the zip ties there "just in case" 

I'm pretty happy with how it looks and the quality of the material seems good too.

(http://i.imgur.com/eG3YTHnl.jpg) (http://imgur.com/eG3YTHn)

(http://i.imgur.com/gqvm9dRl.jpg) (http://imgur.com/gqvm9dR)

(http://i.imgur.com/MR8ztI4l.jpg) (http://imgur.com/MR8ztI4)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Black Dahlia on June 04, 2015, 04:58:48 pm
Picked up a Willie and Max Mini Sissy Pack.  Right now it's just zip-tied to the battery hold down, plus there's string that it comes with that's holding it down. 

But I think what I'm going end up doing is drilling a hole in it and bolting it right to the battery tie down with big washers.  And then have the zip ties there "just in case" 

I'm pretty happy with how it looks and the quality of the material seems good too.

(http://i.imgur.com/eG3YTHnl.jpg) (http://imgur.com/eG3YTHn)

(http://i.imgur.com/gqvm9dRl.jpg) (http://imgur.com/gqvm9dR)

(http://i.imgur.com/MR8ztI4l.jpg) (http://imgur.com/MR8ztI4)


I like the green on your battery cover.  I have been considering re-blasting my heat- shields and battery strap either cyan blue or banana yellow.  Ive already got green bars, so I was thinking I might just try to color bomb the whole bike...
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: slntsam on June 04, 2015, 05:04:04 pm
That green is actually very close to the colour of the tank!  I think it's the same high heat paint I used on my heat shields but just in green.  I know I didn't need "high heat" but when I saw the green, I had to try it. 

It kind of looks like it was meant to be that way, which I like.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: socal1200r on June 06, 2015, 02:59:41 pm
Dropped my Bolt off yesterday at a tint shop that also does vinyl wrapping (they tinted the back windows on a 1987 Suzuki Samurai I'm restoring).  They wanted to show me the progress they made with wrapping my rear fender in gray carbon fiber vinyl wrap.  I must say, they did a pretty good job!  I'm going out of town this week for work, so hopefully when I get back they'll be done with the tank and front fender.  I also bought a set of those ribbed knee pads that go on the gas tank, so I'm planning on putting those on once it's all done, to break up all that cf-looking vinyl.  More pics to follow!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Snowball2014 on June 06, 2015, 06:49:31 pm
looks awesome!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Black Dahlia on June 06, 2015, 07:09:55 pm
Road it to rockerbox at road america
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: pdrohan on June 08, 2015, 12:50:58 pm

Dropped my Bolt off yesterday at a tint shop that also does vinyl wrapping (they tinted the back windows on a 1987 Suzuki Samurai I'm restoring).  They wanted to show me the progress they made with wrapping my rear fender in gray carbon fiber vinyl wrap.  I must say, they did a pretty good job!  I'm going out of town this week for work, so hopefully when I get back they'll be done with the tank and front fender.

That looks mean! About how much is this to do?


Pdrohan
San Diego
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: pdrohan on June 08, 2015, 12:55:33 pm
Tried to install the V&H Fuelpak, with help from calibolt2014, but the fuel tank bolt stripped. Uggghhhh....so gotta fix that and then try again.


Pdrohan
San Diego
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: socal1200r on June 08, 2015, 01:12:43 pm

Dropped my Bolt off yesterday at a tint shop that also does vinyl wrapping (they tinted the back windows on a 1987 Suzuki Samurai I'm restoring).  They wanted to show me the progress they made with wrapping my rear fender in gray carbon fiber vinyl wrap.  I must say, they did a pretty good job!  I'm going out of town this week for work, so hopefully when I get back they'll be done with the tank and front fender.

That looks mean! About how much is this to do?

Pdrohan
San Diego

Since I'm the "protytpe" (i.e. guinea pig!) for this shop, they quoted me $350 for materials and labor, to do both fenders and the tank.  I figured getting it wrapped was going to be considerably less than paint, plus I can revert it back to the original paint in the future.  It's going to be a learning process for them, since they wanted me to leave the bike with them, not just the parts.  Their plan is to remove the fenders, but they're going to try and do the tank without removing it, so we'll see how that turns out.  They did a pretty good job with the rear fender, so I'm optimistic the rest of the bike will turn out just as good.  I'll find out in a week or so, pics to follow once it's done.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: socal1200r on June 08, 2015, 05:33:45 pm
Shop sent me a pic of the cf vinyl-wrapped rear fender back on the bike, looks good!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: ied0135 on June 08, 2015, 07:01:14 pm
Shop sent me a pic of the cf vinyl-wrapped rear fender back on the bike, looks good!

That does look pretty cool. Can't wait to see the rest of it.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: BBB333 on June 12, 2015, 07:16:29 pm
This is going to sound like a broken record...Installed V&H Comp slip on!

Did anyone else laugh manically for the first couple blocks, the first time they rode the Bolt with a new louder exhaust!?!

BwaaHaaaHahahaha...Hahaha...

 8)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Black Dahlia on June 12, 2015, 09:17:25 pm
Tried to install the V&H Fuelpak, with help from calibolt2014, but the fuel tank bolt stripped. Uggghhhh....so gotta fix that and then try again.


Pdrohan
San Diego


I installed my V+H fuel pal  without lifting the tank.   It was a pretty tight squeeze!  But it's possible.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Nutsanbolts on June 12, 2015, 09:25:23 pm


Did anyone else laugh manically for the first couple blocks, the first time they rode the Bolt with a new louder exhaust!?!

BwaaHaaaHahahaha...Hahaha...

 8)
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My bike came with it, but I watched a guy take a stock bolt for a test ride, he then came back and took the loaded Rspec for a ride when he came back I bought it... I laughed all the way home 😊😊
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: RudeBoltin on June 13, 2015, 11:16:46 am
Yesterday I cheated on my Bolt.
KTM had a demo day not to far from me. So I had to go and ride their 1190 Adventure R. 150hp and it weighs about 15 pounds less than the Bolt. What a kick in the pants.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: pdrohan on June 13, 2015, 11:33:47 am
Installed the V&H Fuelpak and now going on a morning ride. One problem though, my odometer didn't reset correctly. I only had 5700 miles and now it's reading 9400. WTF? Anyone know what happened and how to reset it?


Pdrohan
San Diego
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: RudeBoltin on June 13, 2015, 12:04:49 pm
Sounds like you changed the reading from miles to kilometers. You just need to hold the select button in for a few seconds and it should go back to miles.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: discusted on June 13, 2015, 12:17:39 pm
What Rude said.  5700 miles is 9173.261 kilometers.  Hold the "Select" switch in for 3 seconds and its should change back to miles.
It's in section 3 or 4 of the manual.  I know nobody reads them, but they should.
http://www.starmotorcycles.com/star/owners-manuals
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Tomik on June 13, 2015, 03:34:23 pm
After liTtle ove Year and 1200 miles I sync. the fuel enjection 😀 . It wasn't too off but after riding it for short time feel the different for sure. Thanks for everyone for their info. Was a easy thing to do for only cost me $7.00 😜
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: pdrohan on June 13, 2015, 04:05:34 pm

Sounds like you changed the reading from miles to kilometers. You just need to hold the select button in for a few seconds and it should go back to miles.

Thanks I figured that out once I started riding.


Pdrohan
San Diego
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: iciqueen on June 14, 2015, 05:11:14 pm
I didn't do any cosmetics, but rode 450 km in winds of 35-40 km.  A first for me:) as my inner goddess smiles
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: daddyrack on June 18, 2015, 09:37:28 pm
Finally got my forward controls from S S Custom. Very straight forward directions and fairly simple install. Ive only found one thing I don't like, how far it moves the kickstand forward lol. But all in all I love the controls now.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Rooster75 on June 19, 2015, 10:06:38 pm
Finally got my forward controls from S S Custom. Very straight forward directions and fairly simple install. Ive only found one thing I don't like, how far it moves the kickstand forward lol. But all in all I love the controls now.

It took me some getting use to. But now I don't remember how it was before! I am over it! LOL
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Nutsanbolts on June 19, 2015, 10:24:46 pm
Got my Mustang solo seat today, had lownslow's turn signal relocate brackets since Monday, so I mounted both. 😊😊😊. They are both awesome! I love that the mustang seat. It doesn't have as much of a lip on the back of it, to me it is much more comfortable than stock. However I'm only 5'9" / 165lbs . As for the looks, 100 times better than stock.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: smetilka on June 20, 2015, 02:52:55 am
Finally got my forward controls from S S Custom. Very straight forward directions and fairly simple install. Ive only found one thing I don't like, how far it moves the kickstand forward lol. But all in all I love the controls now.

It took me some getting use to. But now I don't remember how it was before! I am over it! LOL

+1
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: hamirpur on June 20, 2015, 05:32:43 am
Well, not today but Friday...took bike in for 10km service and finally got them to turn the front fender the right way around.

At first the guy at reception came out and looked at it, and couldn't see what the problem was, so he said "will have to check the specs and see". Don't think he believed me, told him it was not an uncommon thing as I had heard of plenty on the Bolt Forum being on wrong way particularly with the rspec.

When I went back to pick it up, got a different guy and he apologised for the fender being on the wrong way. Said he had actually goggled the forum and saw it written about on here.   LOL Forum to the rescue....looks like we are the source of all things Bolt.

Then yesterday I had to wash it. It got really dirty riding in and out yesterday as I got rain for part of the trip both ways.

BTW for any Melbourne based Bolters...I took it to the new service centre in Lorimer Street Port Melbourne...nice set up there. Customer lounge if you want to wait, otherwise they offer storage for your gear or a loaner.  Heaps better than when they were in the laneway behind the Elizabeth Street dealership.

Booked 1000km service with evolution Yamaha in Epping.for next sat.. How much did you pay? Will see how I go
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: socal1200r on June 20, 2015, 02:35:03 pm
Picked up the bike today, all done with the CF-looking vinyl wrap.  Overall it looks pretty good, there are a few areas, like around the bottom edge of the tank, where the black trim is lifting a little bit, but I'm pleased with the results.  Not too sure about the lightning bolt graphic on the side of the gas tank, but that can be easily removed and replaced with something else.  I like how the Yamaha tuning fork turned out on the top of the tank, and how the brushed black metallic contrasts slightly with the black vinyl stripe. 

So I guess the overall lesson-learned here is that vinyl wrap can be a good alternative to paint.  This particular shop that I used has some other color samples, so I could've done a hot rod red, yellow, orange, purple, lime green, etc.  Something like a hot rod red with black stripes might not look too bad, or even an orange with black stripes. 

Bay Custom Tinting
13379 Warwick Blvd
Newport News, VA  23602
757-874-8006
[email protected]
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Rooster75 on June 21, 2015, 06:02:41 am
I like the lightning bolt! It's pretty cool! The new vinyl wrap does give it a lot of character! I like it!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Super Sneaky Steve on June 21, 2015, 10:31:58 pm
I did a valve inspection today at 3,000 miles.

I was curious to see how the motor settled in. All were in spec but one of the rear intake valves was kinda tight. I adjusted that one.

If anyone needs a video or a write up I'd be happy to do one. No special tools are needed but I did have to grind down my 5mm allen wrench to get it to fit in a tight spot.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: slntsam on June 21, 2015, 10:40:20 pm
I did a valve inspection today at 3,000 miles.

I was curious to see how the motor settled in. All were in spec but one of the rear intake valves was kinda tight. I adjusted that one.

If anyone needs a video or a write up I'd be happy to do one. No special tools are needed but I did have to grind down my 5mm allen wrench to get it to fit in a tight spot.

Write up / video would actually be much appreciated.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: 72ss454 on June 22, 2015, 05:18:36 am
Well, technically it was Saturday, but I finally found the Bolt I wanted. Searched everywhere for a new 2014 Bolt R-Spec in green with no luck. Walked in to the local Yamaha shop to look at a base model Bolt in blue and sitting on display was the bike I wanted with a few brass parts already added. Needless to say I am now the proud owner and have put all except two miles on the bike as they just added fluids and took it for a test ride before turning it over to me. I can't wait to start making it my own and I am thankful that I just found this forum to help me as I learn from everyone's mistakes and success stories.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Austinhyd on June 22, 2015, 11:41:01 am
Congrats on the new purchase!! You're gonna love it! You will find tons of good info on this forum as well.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Jayx0902 on June 24, 2015, 06:46:11 am
SS foward controls just installed last night and first ride about 10 mins ago
Awsome fit and I'm 6' tall  much much better than stock foot peg location
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: jagernrockstar on June 27, 2015, 03:50:55 pm
Painted my front fairing to match pearl white.... yes I know you can buy them white but it came on the bike gloss black and $25 got me a very quality diy paint job.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Super Sneaky Steve on June 27, 2015, 09:50:59 pm
I did a valve inspection today at 3,000 miles.

I was curious to see how the motor settled in. All were in spec but one of the rear intake valves was kinda tight. I adjusted that one.

If anyone needs a video or a write up I'd be happy to do one. No special tools are needed but I did have to grind down my 5mm allen wrench to get it to fit in a tight spot.

Write up / video would actually be much appreciated.

Stuck it in Technical Discussion

https://www.yamahastarbolt.com/technical-discussion/video-valve-inspection-and-adjustment-for-your-bolt!/
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: sandwich b on June 29, 2015, 05:59:26 pm
Finally got my cobra fi2000R, so I installed that and put on the emgo shorty muffler if had sitting in my garage for months. Also my friend and I made a sissy bar with spare parts from his work. Not the prettiest work but it was our first try at any type of fabricating.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: ShakerNorm on June 29, 2015, 10:26:26 pm
I did a valve inspection today at 3,000 miles.

I was curious to see how the motor settled in. All were in spec but one of the rear intake valves was kinda tight. I adjusted that one.

If anyone needs a video or a write up I'd be happy to do one. No special tools are needed but I did have to grind down my 5mm allen wrench to get it to fit in a tight spot.

Write up / video would actually be much appreciated.

Stuck it in Technical Discussion

https://www.yamahastarbolt.com/technical-discussion/video-valve-inspection-and-adjustment-for-your-bolt!/

And I'm going to move it to the Technical Library.....  GREAT video for anyone who's never done their valves before! 
Thanks, Steve!  Guys like you are making this forum GREAT!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: ShakerNorm on June 29, 2015, 10:31:48 pm
And after a SWEET ride this weekend in +33*C temps on the weekend, I did some cleanup and brass polishing on the bike to get it ready for our city's Canada Day Parade on Wednesday.

As a Veteran, and a Rider, we get the place of Honour in the Parade (right up front!), and (hopefully) get to escort our Parade Marshall - a WW2 Vet who just received the Legion of Honour from France for his service!

I also got a little JVC cam mounted to my helmet, so I'll be videoing the whole thing from inside the Parade.  If anyone is interested, I'll set up a link for people to watch.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: hamirpur on July 01, 2015, 06:10:54 am
My commute parked in office :)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: slntsam on July 01, 2015, 07:46:25 am
Mustang Solo Springer arrived yesterday from SS Customs.  10 mins later it was on my bike.  Easiest install ever!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: BBB333 on July 01, 2015, 03:49:01 pm
Took the Bolt out for a nice test ride after ECU flash! Just like McDonalds - I'm lovin it!

Got her all wet when an unexpected rain storm hit. Didn't have to ride in the rain, this time, but the Bolt had to sit out in a 15 minute downpour. One of the wettest Junes on record in my area...
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: MaxBlack on July 02, 2015, 03:12:30 pm
Shaker::  So how was the parade?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: daddyrack on July 02, 2015, 05:02:05 pm
Finally got the muffler I should have bought when I got the bike. ( cobra) love the sound! Got a great deal too!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: BBB333 on July 03, 2015, 05:00:31 pm
Did my first oil change. Amsoil 10w40. I'll tell you one thing that ISN'T loose on the Bolt...The freakin oil filter!!! I'd sure like to meet the gorilla that tightened that on! Tried using the right tool for the job - my handy strap wrench. Absolutely nothing with that. Had to mangle it up with channel lock pliers...Ugh, what a mess...Done now. Time to ride!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: discusted on July 03, 2015, 07:11:20 pm
Did my first oil change. Amsoil 10w40. I'll tell you one thing that ISN'T loose on the Bolt...The freakin oil filter!!! I'd sure like to meet the gorilla that tightened that on! Tried using the right tool for the job - my handy strap wrench. Absolutely nothing with that. Had to mangle it up with channel lock pliers...Ugh, what a mess...Done now. Time to ride!

My favorite oil!  I'm using K&N filters though. 
Yeah, everyone complains at the first oil change.  I think Magilla Gorilla is working at Momma Yamma.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Tjfloros on July 03, 2015, 08:26:29 pm
Wrapped the pipes and got new black mirrors and flipped them up sides down
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Tjfloros on July 03, 2015, 08:28:01 pm
Pic
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: BBB333 on July 03, 2015, 10:19:02 pm
:) :)Did my first oil change. Amsoil 10w40. I'll tell you one thing that ISN'T loose on the Bolt...The freakin oil filter!!! I'd sure like to meet the gorilla that tightened that on! Tried using the right tool for the job - my handy strap wrench. Absolutely nothing with that. Had to mangle it up with channel lock pliers...Ugh, what a mess...Done now. Time to ride!

My favorite oil!  I'm using K&N filters though. 
Yeah, everyone complains at the first oil change.  I think Magilla Gorilla is working at Momma Yamma.

AMSOIL has been good to my little scooter with 12k miles... I'm sold! I could only find a wix filter... locally... also a fan of K&N. Also, now I can use the same oil for both.  :)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: pdrohan on July 04, 2015, 10:50:53 am

Pic

Looks good. Are those the forward controls?


Pdrohan
San Diego
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Tjfloros on July 04, 2015, 10:59:18 am

Pic

Looks good. Are those the forward controls?


Pdrohan
San Diego

Yea. SS Custom 4.5.. Really worth the money rides are 10x more enjoyable
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: jdr_socal on July 05, 2015, 01:41:36 am
Installed my Low n Mean Chin Fairing...painted the screen black and added a Yamma Decal.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: RudeBoltin on July 05, 2015, 02:17:37 am
Installed my Low n Mean Chin Fairing...painted the screen black and added a Yamma Decal.

Looks sharp, how about a few more pics. Whole bike from side and from front quarter.
Thanks
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: hamirpur on July 05, 2015, 04:23:08 am
Blacked out everything Silverish on the right hand side :) on the  otherwise Stock ....Paint it Black Bolt... Looks Meaner and more meaningful now :)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Super Sneaky Steve on July 05, 2015, 09:14:45 pm
Steel brake lines front and rear are installed.

The rear one requires that you take off the large aluminum exhaust bracket to get the clip off. Big pain in the ass.

Bleeding is never fun either but with all the air out the feel is much improved.

The old fluid is only a few years old but it was a dark amber color. It should be clear.

Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: jdr_socal on July 05, 2015, 09:32:29 pm
Installed my Low n Mean Chin Fairing...painted the screen black and added a Yamma Decal.

Looks sharp, how about a few more pics. Whole bike from side and from front quarter.
Thanks
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Rooster75 on July 06, 2015, 10:47:55 am
This weekend I PlastiDip the gas cap, the headlight bevel, the battery bracket and the cover on the left. Looks pretty good.

I also tried to change my handle bars for drag bars but the turning signals are in the way. (Any suggestions?) So I ended up remounting the original handle bars. I did try to invert them, but the controls hit the tank and I can't even turn.

I used SS Custom speedo relocation bracket. Other then it being off center and not very attractive in the front because the original bracket still shows, it helps a lot with the glare. I have the speedo sitting straight up. I PlastiDip those too!

I also added black reflective tape on the tail light and the upper part of the fork.

I replaced the exhaust with Vance and Hines Twin Slash. I like those a lot better. I hardly have any popping at all. Even in town. I road in town for about 45 min, and it popped twice. I think it might have to do with the fact I only use premium gas. I know some of you feel because Yamaha recommends regular we have to use regular. I feel I get better MPG and the non popping of the Twins is proof enough for me that I am better with premium gas. Regular is good, premium is better.

The pipes are not too loud. I can still have a conversation standing next to them without having to yell. I've been around bike where people had to turn off their bikes because even yelling at each other we couldn't hear. Maybe it's because of the gas. But they sound awesome and perfect!

(https://www.yamahastarbolt.com/gallery/2268-040715221540.jpeg)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Bolter on July 06, 2015, 12:09:32 pm
Nice piece of work!

An idea for your front turn lights:

Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Super Sneaky Steve on July 06, 2015, 03:25:46 pm
I also tried to change my handle bars for drag bars but the turning signals are in the way. (Any suggestions?)

Just slide them down. Take a look at the C-spec to see what I mean.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: pdrohan on July 06, 2015, 03:40:59 pm

Nice piece of work!

An idea for your front turn lights:

Those are cool. I installed the MotoGadget bar ends. Love them!
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/06/9beeb5a78cddd1fe675c2db8ab8f8ec6.jpg)
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/06/705d44b44f88e399bd3d77b5732ebeab.jpg)


Pdrohan
San Diego
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Rooster75 on July 06, 2015, 04:49:06 pm
I also tried to change my handle bars for drag bars but the turning signals are in the way. (Any suggestions?)

Just slide them down. Take a look at the C-spec to see what I mean.

I thought about that. They are tied to the top of the triple tree. May if I flip them and screw them on the bottom. I don't know if those line up though!
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Post by: slntsam on July 06, 2015, 09:43:46 pm

Nice piece of work!

An idea for your front turn lights:

Those are cool. I installed the MotoGadget bar ends. Love them!
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/06/9beeb5a78cddd1fe675c2db8ab8f8ec6.jpg)
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/06/705d44b44f88e399bd3d77b5732ebeab.jpg)


Pdrohan
San Diego

Those look amazing!  Were they easy to install?
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Post by: ShakerNorm on July 07, 2015, 11:24:08 am
Shaker::  So how was the parade?
The parade was great, and we had a great time.  Unfortunately my new little cam seems to have a few quirks that I have to learn to deal with, and I only got about 2 minutes at the beginning of the parade...... >:(
Title: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: pdrohan on July 07, 2015, 11:28:14 am

Nice piece of work!

An idea for your front turn lights:

Those are cool. I installed the MotoGadget bar ends. Love them!
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/06/9beeb5a78cddd1fe675c2db8ab8f8ec6.jpg)
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/06/705d44b44f88e399bd3d77b5732ebeab.jpg)


Pdrohan
San Diego

Those look amazing!  Were they easy to install?
They would've been easier if I would've have known to put a little WD40 on the rubber washers first. It's a pain unless you do. Took me a couple hours. I also installed tracker bars.

Pdrohan
San Diego
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Post by: discusted on July 07, 2015, 12:42:24 pm
Looks nice.
Yes, WD40 is an old standby for tight grips.  Lets them slide on, evaporates out leaving them tight.  Hairspray if they're not tight enough.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: aussybolt on July 07, 2015, 01:49:11 pm
put an oil cooler on
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: socal1200r on July 07, 2015, 08:38:15 pm
put an oil cooler on

We need pics and a parts list!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: rboate on July 07, 2015, 09:00:38 pm
I took the tank logo off my rspec. It looked like an after thought.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: pdrohan on July 07, 2015, 09:02:24 pm

I took the tank logo off my rspec. It looked like an after thought.

I did too as soon as I got it. I also removed any other stickers and reflectors. All look cheap.


Pdrohan
San Diego
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Super Sneaky Steve on July 07, 2015, 09:40:27 pm
put an oil cooler on

Need more info! What brand did you use, how did you hook it up?
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Post by: aussybolt on July 08, 2015, 12:43:01 am
We need pics and a parts list!
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Need more info! What brand did you use, how did you hook it up?

https://www.yamahastarbolt.com/technical-discussion/oil-filter-mounting-lip-dimension/msg67093/#msg67093

it is all in the above thread or check links below

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/331471961842?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&clk_rvr_id=863021823355&rmvSB=true

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/331593916209?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ultima-Heavy-Duty-Black-Oil-Cooler-V-Shape-for-Harley-Big-Twins/331598297689?_trksid=p2047675.c100011.m1850&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D32297%26meid%3D8d41d9d8489441f5a768f4dd83aa841b%26pid%3D100011%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D1%26sd%3D261931069228
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: aussybolt on July 08, 2015, 02:00:47 am
some photos in this link and i will give some details in an hour or so      ??? [ tomorrow]

https://www.yamahastarbolt.com/photos/oil-cooler/
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: ssaul989 on July 08, 2015, 11:05:49 pm
I installed the Cobra Fi2000 PowrPro and SS Custom Cycle's Hardtimes intake.
I have a Yoshimura exhaust on its way, should be here Friday.
I wish it weren't raining. I am dying to ride with the new mods before the exhaust goes on. I am curious to see the differences at each stage.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: daddyrack on July 09, 2015, 09:13:13 pm
Got the lower heat shield I needed so everything's matches with the cobra slip on from d the d. And some new pink shop towels lol. Thanks again!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: discusted on July 09, 2015, 10:33:45 pm
Be honest; that's an OLD pink towel I cut in two.
Looking good though!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: ssaul989 on July 10, 2015, 10:28:18 pm
Installed my Yoshimura exhaust. Wow. I love the look, the sound and the performance.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: ShakerNorm on July 10, 2015, 11:18:46 pm
Well - I just found out that our local paper posted a pic of me on the Bolt in this week's edition - from our Canada Day Parade last week....

(http://storage.airdrieecho.com/v1/dynamic_resize/sws_path/suns-prod-images/1297721480344_ORIGINAL.jpg?quality=80&size=810x&stmp=1436292479812)

Yeah - it started a little damp, but it dried out quickly and didn't dampen anybody's spirits!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: rdeez83 on July 10, 2015, 11:53:15 pm
I put a mustang tripper seat on, night and day over the stock seat in comfort

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Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: jdr_socal on July 11, 2015, 01:35:40 am
Replaced the OEM headlight with this one...very happy!

Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Rooster75 on July 11, 2015, 07:53:41 am
Replaced the OEM headlight with this one...very happy!

What is "this one"? I am sure we all want to know! That looks awesome!
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Post by: Cody on July 11, 2015, 09:29:37 am
Replaced the OEM headlight with this one...very happy!

What is "this one"? I am sure we all want to know! That looks awesome!

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IEC8TJU/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_UVqOvbJEM2XBE

^^ thats the link to the headlight above(he had it posted in the gallery)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: a13xxxxx on July 13, 2015, 12:28:43 am
Finally someone with some nice pipes. I only say that because they are the ones i been looking into. How much did you pay

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Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: daddyrack on July 13, 2015, 12:32:47 am
Finally someone with some nice pipes. I only say that because they are the ones i been looking into. How much did you pay

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Who's nice pipes are you referring to??
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: a13xxxxx on July 13, 2015, 12:41:34 am
Finally someone with some nice pipes. I only say that because they are the ones i been looking into. How much did you pay

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Who's nice pipes are you referring to??
The one's on your bike.

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Post by: daddyrack on July 13, 2015, 12:52:55 am
Finally someone with some nice pipes. I only say that because they are the ones i been looking into. How much did you pay

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Who's nice pipes are you referring to??
The one's on your bike.

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I paid 251.86 good old eBay find.
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Post by: a13xxxxx on July 13, 2015, 12:53:59 am
Shit that's a deal. I saw them for 7

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Post by: daddyrack on July 13, 2015, 01:19:54 am
Shit that's a deal. I saw them for 7

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That seems a little extreme. I mean it's just a slip on. I see them normally from 300-325 range.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: a13xxxxx on July 13, 2015, 02:04:46 am
I messaged the wrong dude. My bad.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: a13xxxxx on July 13, 2015, 02:06:50 am
vo2 intake, bassani exhaust and lowering brackets :)
How much for the bassani

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Post by: Rooster75 on July 13, 2015, 04:11:08 pm
I messaged the wrong dude. My bad.

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Still don't know who's pipes you are talking about?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: a13xxxxx on July 13, 2015, 09:57:46 pm
The bassani sweeper pips

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Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Bullet on July 14, 2015, 11:49:51 am
I bought the Bassani pipes from SS Custom Cycle for $599. 
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Super Sneaky Steve on July 14, 2015, 12:50:14 pm
I bought the Bassani pipes from SS Custom Cycle for $599.

Those look loud as fuck, how's the ride?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: socal1200r on July 14, 2015, 05:36:56 pm
Wonder if those straight pipes are like straight pipes for Harleys, in that you actually lose hp with them...
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Bullet on July 14, 2015, 10:29:06 pm
I bought the Bassani pipes from SS Custom Cycle for $599.

Those look loud as fuck, how's the ride?


They are pretty loud when you open the throttle   A nice low rumble at idol.  I love the sound.  You'll definitely be noticed.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: cefox on July 15, 2015, 01:46:28 am
Wonder if those straight pipes are like straight pipes for Harleys, in that you actually lose hp with them...
You typically don't loose HP with drag pipes, usually you'll get a nice top end HP gain. What you loose is low end torque, or the power you use for everyday riding. Not as huge loss usually but definitely noticeable especially if you are comparing them back to back with a good 2into1 system. That being said you can gain most of the power back with proper baffling and sometimes lollipops in conjunction with quality baffles.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: socal1200r on July 15, 2015, 07:03:56 am
Wonder if those straight pipes are like straight pipes for Harleys, in that you actually lose hp with them...
You typically don't loose HP with drag pipes, usually you'll get a nice top end HP gain. What you loose is low end torque, or the power you use for everyday riding.

That's what I meant, you lose useable hp and torque, since these are v-twins, and spend very little time at the top-end...
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: discusted on July 15, 2015, 09:47:18 am
After going up to bikeweek at Gettysburg last weekend, I can say that loud pipes don't save lives, they even cause other bikers to say "What a jerk."  Blipping the throttle on open pipes at 1 or 2 am or next to a sidewalk restaurant isn't going to make people think you're cool, and cagers don't hear you coming.
Aside from that, I saw the nicest collection of nifty bikes of all brands, a really cool matching set of Viragos (a 535 for her a 1000 for him that were identical except size), more Sport Bikes than in the past, and hundreds the typical lifestyle pirates on their clone-mocycles. 
Fun with my brother as usual.
D
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Super Sneaky Steve on July 15, 2015, 11:36:29 am
After going up to bikeweek at Gettysburg last weekend, I can say that loud pipes don't save lives, they even cause other bikers to say "What a jerk."  Blipping the throttle on open pipes at 1 or 2 am or next to a sidewalk restaurant isn't going to make people think you're cool, and cagers don't hear you coming.

I've got a few stop sign blippers on my block. I hate to think of all the wasted gas burnt blipping their bikes. I feel like I should walk up to them at the light and give them a brief instructional seminar on how to ride a motorcycle.

That said, it's possible to ride a bike with loud pipes quietly and respectfully through a neighborhood. But that's not how these assholes ride.
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Post by: socal1200r on July 15, 2015, 03:58:10 pm
After going up to bikeweek at Gettysburg last weekend, I can say that loud pipes don't save lives, they even cause other bikers to say "What a jerk."  Blipping the throttle on open pipes at 1 or 2 am or next to a sidewalk restaurant isn't going to make people think you're cool, and cagers don't hear you coming.

I've got a few stop sign blippers on my block. I hate to think of all the wasted gas burnt blipping their bikes. I feel like I should walk up to them at the light and give them a brief instructional seminar on how to ride a motorcycle.

That said, it's possible to ride a bike with loud pipes quietly and respectfully through a neighborhood. But that's not how these assholes ride.

To paraphrase a tired old Harley saying...

"If you have to explain it to them, they wouldn't understand."
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: discusted on July 16, 2015, 03:37:41 pm
Back on topic!
I painted my Gas Cap and Speedometer Bezel with Duracoat Matte Black gun coating today. Has to cure 24 hours before putting it back together.  I won't get to it until Monday.  It'll be hard as rock in 5 days.  Painter's taped over the tank hole until then.  So no pics yet, the coated parts are hanging and the lock and latch are in pieces in a baggy.
This stuff is even hard to sandblast off.  Rattle cans and powder coat don't even come close to the durability and corrosion resistance.  I'll do my side covers and Air Cleaner Cover with it in a week or two. 
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Post by: Rooster75 on July 16, 2015, 05:15:13 pm
Back on topic!
I painted my Gas Cap and Speedometer Bezel with Duracoat Matte Black gun coating today. Has to cure 24 hours before putting it back together.  I won't get to it until Monday.  It'll be hard as rock in 5 days.  Painter's taped over the tank hole until then.  So no pics yet, the coated parts are hanging and the lock and latch are in pieces in a baggy.
This stuff is even hard to sandblast off.  Rattle cans and powder coat don't even come close to the durability and corrosion resistance.  I'll do my side covers and Air Cleaner Cover with it in a week or two. 

Did you have to do anything to the chrome before you painted it? Sounds like a good deal. Much more permanent then PlastiDip!
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Post by: el_gringo on July 16, 2015, 06:35:11 pm
Fitted a Puig Windy screen. I need to get a fabricator friend of mine to change the bracket, but it looks good and works well.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: el_gringo on July 16, 2015, 06:39:43 pm
I bought the Bassani pipes from SS Custom Cycle for $599.

Nice, where is your seat from? I want something similar but don't want the expensive Yamaha item.
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Post by: daddyrack on July 16, 2015, 06:47:12 pm
Installed the kuryakyn mini floorboards today. I love these things! So much better than the stock pegs.
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Post by: Bullet on July 16, 2015, 06:56:20 pm
I bought the Bassani pipes from SS Custom Cycle for $599.

Nice, where is your seat from? I want something similar but don't want the expensive Yamaha item.
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It's the Mustang Spring Seat.   
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Post by: discusted on July 16, 2015, 07:56:34 pm
Did you have to do anything to the chrome before you painted it? Sounds like a good deal. Much more permanent then PlastiDip!

I sanded it with 600 grit wet/dry sandpaper to give it a surface to adhere to.  That took a lot of rubbing, but you don't have to do more than dull the chrome a bit.  If you have a detail sander, that would be easier.
Tape over or plug anything you don't want painted, like the little hole for the keyhole cover.
You can handle parts in 1 hour, assemble in 24 hours.  Since it's for guns, they say don't shoot for 5 days until it totally hardens.  I usually wait 4 or 5 days to assemble, but it's not necessary.  Best part, no oven required and a little goes a long way.
It comes in a bajillion colors.  Rumor is it's Sherwin Williams "something or other", but someone tried using the SW hardener and it didn't work, so it ain't compatible.
Manufacturer is here: https://www.lauerweaponry.com (https://www.lauerweaponry.com)
You can order it here too: www.midwayusa.com (http://www.midwayusa.com)
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Post by: Super Sneaky Steve on July 17, 2015, 08:02:54 am
Did you have to do anything to the chrome before you painted it? Sounds like a good deal. Much more permanent then PlastiDip!

I sanded it with 600 grit wet/dry sandpaper to give it a surface to adhere to.  That took a lot of rubbing, but you don't have to do more than dull the chrome a bit.  If you have a detail sander, that would be easier.
Tape over or plug anything you don't want painted, like the little hole for the keyhole cover.
You can handle parts in 1 hour, assemble in 24 hours.  Since it's for guns, they say don't shoot for 5 days until it totally hardens.  I usually wait 4 or 5 days to assemble, but it's not necessary.  Best part, no oven required and a little goes a long way.
It comes in a bajillion colors.  Rumor is it's Sherwin Williams "something or other", but someone tried using the SW hardener and it didn't work, so it ain't compatible.
Manufacturer is here: https://www.lauerweaponry.com (https://www.lauerweaponry.com)
You can order it here too: www.midwayusa.com (http://www.midwayusa.com)

I thought about using duracoat on my tank. Because it's meant for firearms it should hold up to solvents really well.

Did you add the UV protectant?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: jimboy3625 on July 17, 2015, 08:57:16 am
Installed the kuryakyn mini floorboards today. I love these things! So much better than the stock pegs.

Got a link to those highway pegs you have? They look great!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: daddyrack on July 17, 2015, 11:47:58 am
Installed the kuryakyn mini floorboards today. I love these things! So much better than the stock pegs.

Got a link to those highway pegs you have? They look great!

Rivco frame mount highway pegs. I got them off eBay ( like I do everything Lol ). And thank you!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: discusted on July 17, 2015, 05:18:52 pm
I thought about using duracoat on my tank. Because it's meant for firearms it should hold up to solvents really well.

Did you add the UV protectant?

It's pretty much guaranteed to be solvent proof.  Gas certainly won't mar it.
I did add UV, good idea for something that sits outside in the sun a lot.  I don't use UV protectant when I do guns or small tools with it.  No point, they don't sit in the sun long enough to fade.
All you need to measure is some measuring spoons from 1/4 teaspoon to 1 Tablespoon.  I tried syringes, they are good if you're doing tiny touch up with an airbrush or screw heads where you don't want to mix much.  For the cap and larger parts, I use a cheap Chinese Touch up gun like Harbor Freight, eBay, and Amazon sell for $20 to $30.  You don't need a DeVilbiss or quality gun for this.  The $30 Chinese guns are as good as the high end were guns 20 or 30 years ago.  Just filter you paint mix, keep the gun clean and shoot some lacquer thinner through it before and after you paint.  If the cheap gun doesn't last but a few years, you can get another for $20 or $30 bucks.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: rigarue on July 19, 2015, 12:19:04 am
She is coming a way
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Post by: rigarue on July 19, 2015, 12:22:58 am
A couple more pics
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Post by: hamirpur on July 19, 2015, 02:36:05 am
;)
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Post by: hamirpur on July 19, 2015, 02:37:01 am
the other side
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Post by: discusted on July 19, 2015, 10:18:21 am
Both Cool-O-Pete!
I dig the lean and mean look Centerline guy,
And the Lightning Bolt decal is definitely blatant and subtle at the same time Hamirpur.
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Post by: hamirpur on July 20, 2015, 12:59:04 am
Both Cool-O-Pete!
I dig the lean and mean look Centerline guy,
And the Lightning Bolt decal is definitely blatant and subtle at the same time Hamirpur.
Thanks Mate... Being a electrical engineer this is my interpretation of BOLT... :)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: pdrohan on July 20, 2015, 10:05:30 am

A couple more pics

Looks bad ass. Been thinking of doing this to mine.


Pdrohan
San Diego
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: rigarue on July 20, 2015, 09:16:55 pm

A couple more pics

Looks bad ass. Been thinking of doing this to mine.


Pdrohan
San Diego
thanks bud I appreciate the shout out I love it the only thing I've been thinking about changing is the exhaust I think I like the looks of Vance and Hines twin slash cuts but I've not ever heard em next to the comp
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Rooster75 on July 20, 2015, 09:36:21 pm
Did you have to do anything to the chrome before you painted it? Sounds like a good deal. Much more permanent then PlastiDip!

I sanded it with 600 grit wet/dry sandpaper to give it a surface to adhere to.  That took a lot of rubbing, but you don't have to do more than dull the chrome a bit.  If you have a detail sander, that would be easier.
Tape over or plug anything you don't want painted, like the little hole for the keyhole cover.
You can handle parts in 1 hour, assemble in 24 hours.  Since it's for guns, they say don't shoot for 5 days until it totally hardens.  I usually wait 4 or 5 days to assemble, but it's not necessary.  Best part, no oven required and a little goes a long way.
It comes in a bajillion colors.  Rumor is it's Sherwin Williams "something or other", but someone tried using the SW hardener and it didn't work, so it ain't compatible.
Manufacturer is here: https://www.lauerweaponry.com (https://www.lauerweaponry.com)
You can order it here too: www.midwayusa.com (http://www.midwayusa.com)

What about the battery bracket and cover left cover on the tranny. IDK the grey one. Would those need to be sanded down too, or because it's a non chrome and a matte finish already?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: discusted on July 21, 2015, 06:18:36 am
What about the battery bracket and cover left cover on the tranny. IDK the grey one. Would those need to be sanded down too, or because it's a non chrome and a matte finish already?

The instructions with Duracoat say it sticks to anodized metal with just prep cleaning.
600 grit just dulls the shine a bit and gives a surface to adhere too.  It isn't like you have to strip the stock coating down to nothing.  A once over to dull it a bit is enough.  Once the Duracoat catalyzes, you aren't ever going to strip it without an aggressive sandblasting.  So go ahead and hit it with 600 grit just to be safe.
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Post by: slntsam on July 21, 2015, 06:00:52 pm
A couple more pics

What are you using for turn signals?
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Post by: rigarue on July 21, 2015, 10:18:08 pm
A couple more pics

What are you using for turn signals?
I have led strips wraped around the top of my shocks on the chrome they are bright
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Post by: slntsam on July 21, 2015, 11:05:49 pm
That's awesome, I see them now.  Nice.
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Post by: rigarue on July 21, 2015, 11:11:22 pm
That's awesome, I see them now.  Nice.
lol thanks I put em there so If my wife wants to ride all I gotta do is put four bolts in and the rear fender is back on and I don't have to worry about rerouting turn signals
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Post by: rdeez83 on July 23, 2015, 08:40:10 pm
So looking at the limited number of highway bar option and low and mean being back ordered on their 6-8 weeks I decided to craft my own. I started with a a 3 foot section of aluminum round stock and had it cut and knurled at a local machine shop.

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Post by: a13xxxxx on July 23, 2015, 09:42:28 pm
So looking at the limited number of highway bar option and low and mean being back ordered on their 6-8 weeks I decided to craft my own. I started with a a 3 foot section of aluminum round stock and had it cut and knurled at a local machine shop.

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How much did you end up spending?

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Post by: rdeez83 on July 24, 2015, 12:04:23 am
All in all like 80 bucks

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Post by: a13xxxxx on July 24, 2015, 12:22:54 am
I bought the low and mean ones but i don't member what i payed. It was so long ago, but that does sound like a better deal.

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Post by: rdeez83 on July 24, 2015, 12:27:54 am
I like the low and mean bar but it was 150 and on back order lol. This will do until I can afford forward controls.

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Post by: a13xxxxx on July 24, 2015, 12:29:03 am
They sure look good

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Post by: YAMAHAULER1 on July 25, 2015, 05:31:45 pm
Latest additions: 2" fork extensions and Yamaha accessory tachometer.
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Post by: rdeez83 on July 25, 2015, 06:28:08 pm
How much was the tachometer?

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Post by: YAMAHAULER1 on July 26, 2015, 12:11:35 am
$200. Check Yamaha-Motor-America website. Shows coming soon! But Yamaha has them in warehouses now. Let your dealer know.
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Post by: Bones007 on July 26, 2015, 05:05:30 am
Tach looks great. How was the install?
Any chance you could post a side view?  Maybe
a close up and one a little further back.
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Post by: Flonaise on July 26, 2015, 05:35:39 pm
Installed the Licence Plate relocation kit from Low and Mean, removed the rear fender, saddle bags, passenger seat, and sissy bar. Decided to go the bobber route with my Bolt. I'm already liking the look of the bike, just need to get a new seat. I'm thinking about the one from Low and Mean combined with the shorty rear fender, and after that it's just new exhaust, intake, and ECU/FC. 
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Post by: jimboy3625 on July 26, 2015, 06:40:41 pm
Now that's what I call a full face helmet! 😜. Nice lookin bolt!
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Post by: Soma on July 26, 2015, 09:27:50 pm
(http://imgur.com/WgHuHzS.jpg)

Got a couple of the basics done today.
Blacked out the forks and added a bar end mirror.
I jacked up the bike far enough to remove the wheel and fork as one unit as was shown in a YouTube video. The upper fork was blacked out with a tct wrap which I'm not completely happy with. They are only roughly cut to fit.

I wonder how the vibration will change with the bar end weight removed. Hopefully nothing noticeable.

I'm going to continue with the matte blackout next weekend with some cans of plasti dip. Fenders and gas tank. Although I know fuel and plasti dip doesn't play well together.
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Post by: kadir2007 on July 27, 2015, 01:01:18 am

Installed the kuryakyn mini floorboards today. I love these things! So much better than the stock pegs.

How do you like your floorboards? I was thinking of buying some for my 14' bolt. Did you need to buy the male adapters? Was it a pain in the ass to install? Thanks for the insight! They look sick on the bike!


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Post by: daddyrack on July 27, 2015, 02:31:36 am

Installed the kuryakyn mini floorboards today. I love these things! So much better than the stock pegs.


How do you like your floorboards? I was thinking of buying some for my 14' bolt. Did you need to buy the male adapters? Was it a pain in the ass to install? Thanks for the insight! They look sick on the bike!


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I like them a lot. But I have found one thing I don't like. With the forward controls and floorboards I've had to adjust the shifter up a lot. So instead of the shifter going up when you up shift it pretty much goes backwards and makes it a little difficult to shift because you can't rock your foot. Basically ( for me anyways) I have to pick my entire foot up off the floorboard and pull the shifter back.  As far as install it's very easy and yes you need the adapters.
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Post by: pdrohan on July 27, 2015, 01:47:06 pm

$200. Check Yamaha-Motor-America website. Shows coming soon! But Yamaha has them in warehouses now. Let your dealer know.

Cool addition. Question: did you ever consider a digital gauge like the ones from Dakota or MotoGadget? Especially if it was customizable? These styles aren't though.

MotoGadget
http://motogadget.com/en/digital-instruments/digital-dashboard-pro/motoscope-pro.html

Dakota
http://www.dakotadigital.com/index.cfm/page/ptype=results/category_id=560/mode=cat/cat560.htm


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Post by: FattMilion on July 27, 2015, 01:50:11 pm
Got a one-off slip on done by Hindle Exhaust. They're in Port Perry, Ontario. I got to get better photos done but the finished job is top notch and it sounds amazing.

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Post by: YAMAHAULER1 on July 27, 2015, 02:39:16 pm
Bones007; Installation was fairly straight forward. Wire harness installation would be easier with their suggested fuel tank removal.
Did not do, Just lifted and positioned tank side to side for install.
 
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Post by: YAMAHAULER1 on July 27, 2015, 02:40:30 pm
More pics:
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Post by: Super Sneaky Steve on July 27, 2015, 02:41:02 pm
Yamaha really should have integrated a tach into the speedo.
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Post by: YAMAHAULER1 on July 27, 2015, 02:50:11 pm
Yesssssssssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 100% agree. SSS
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Post by: YAMAHAULER1 on July 27, 2015, 03:05:00 pm
pdrohan; Yes I did look at those but in the end decided to go with the Yamaha tach for two reasons. I knew the Yamaha would be a plug and play install, and I had actually seen it mounted on a C-spec at Yamaha tent in Daytona March. Do not like it's position sits a little too high for me. Looking for ways to engineer (modify) position of mounting bracket.
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Post by: YAMAHAULER1 on July 27, 2015, 03:10:40 pm
Fattmilion; Exhaust really looks clean and great. Nice job by Hindle, and the egg shape sets it apart from the rest! Are they planning on making more?
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Post by: kadir2007 on July 27, 2015, 03:23:00 pm


Installed the kuryakyn mini floorboards today. I love these things! So much better than the stock pegs.


How do you like your floorboards? I was thinking of buying some for my 14' bolt. Did you need to buy the male adapters? Was it a pain in the ass to install? Thanks for the insight! They look sick on the bike!


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I like them a lot. But I have found one thing I don't like. With the forward controls and floorboards I've had to adjust the shifter up a lot. So instead of the shifter going up when you up shift it pretty much goes backwards and makes it a little difficult to shift because you can't rock your foot. Basically ( for me anyways) I have to pick my entire foot up off the floorboard and pull the shifter back.  As far as install it's very easy and yes you need the adapters.

Yea I have everything directly on the sides not forward mounted to I'm hoping it won't be too bad


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Post by: FattMilion on July 27, 2015, 03:45:22 pm
YAMAHAULER1 : I don't think they plan on offering them right now. They do have one more available but with a regular shaped cone instead of the one I have there.
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Post by: Bones007 on July 27, 2015, 03:47:44 pm
I put the Kuryakyn mini boards on mine and I'm real happy  with them.  You can set the pivot on them with the adapters I got to any angle so I have the left side pointing down a little so it's easy to shirt.
Also - I used the spacer that was on the stock pegs and trimmed them about 1/4" so I could use them with the stock spring!  Works perfect!
It's a simple install.
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Post by: daddyrack on July 27, 2015, 04:55:15 pm
I tried tilting them forward but it just wasn't comfortable for me. I think I'm about to just put the stock pegs back on.
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Post by: Rooster75 on July 27, 2015, 06:00:02 pm
I don't get the foot boards on a bobber or Cafe racer style bike which to me that's what the Bolt is. On both of these styles it's a minimalist idea. Maybe if you turned your Bolt into a cruising bagger. But if you wanted to do that, I would think a V-Star 950 would better be suited! IMO! But to each his own! Isn't that the motto of Star Motorcycles? "We build it, you make it your own."
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Post by: daddyrack on July 27, 2015, 08:45:34 pm
If the v star 950 had the same color white/black I would have picked that. But unfortunately for me I hate chrome. I want nothing to do with it. The few pieces I have now is just too much lol. I got mine with the idea of it being a small cruiser. I don't like the bobber look and I don't like the riding position of a cafe bike. But that motto is perfect!
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Post by: Rooster75 on July 27, 2015, 09:30:46 pm
If the v star 950 had the same color white/black I would have picked that. But unfortunately for me I hate chrome. I want nothing to do with it. The few pieces I have now is just too much lol. I got mine with the idea of it being a small cruiser. I don't like the bobber look and I don't like the riding position of a cafe bike. But that motto is perfect!

That makes sense to me! Chrome can me easily removed, except maybe on the engine! That's a tough one! I can see the appeal of the Bolt for you.
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Post by: Super Sneaky Steve on July 28, 2015, 09:20:21 pm
I've been a little lazy. Since I did my shocks way back I never checked my belt tension. Well, it was pretty slack.

That's now fixed and she's got some fresh Mobil 1 10w-40. Real expensive stuff like $10 a quart.
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Post by: Tutivillus on July 28, 2015, 09:51:38 pm
Hi there.  :D


Been a while - life, the universe, everything.


What have I done to my Bolt recently? Well...lots. But I'm doing more! Will post pictures soon.


How's everyone been?


-Tut
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Post by: discusted on July 28, 2015, 11:49:21 pm
Put a Lucas Tail Light from S&S on.  I used the OEM Connectors from 12 oClockLabs http://shop.12oclocklabs.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=25&product_id=65 (http://shop.12oclocklabs.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=25&product_id=65) so as not to cut up the wiring harness or the EOM light wires.
The light is flat on the bottom so I ground it to match the curve of the fender.  Painted the chrome light frame with Duracoat Matte Black to match everything else.
I also bent a bracket and attached it to the bottom of the light housing to hold bulb lights from Cycle Gear that my buddy gave me.  Will probably replace them with something more retro in the future.
The old light on top of the new for comparison and the rest after the install.  All works.  Did blow a fuse when I accidently shorted the wires. LOL

Edit:  This looks very clean compared to the OEM inner fender eliminator.  It would look better on a bobber or without the bags. 
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Post by: MaxBlack on July 29, 2015, 12:05:14 am
Awesome..  Much cleaner than the inner fender eliminator..  I tried buying a pair of used tail lights just for the connectors once, but it didn't work out.  The link to the OEM connectors is much appreciated..  The only problem is I can't remember what was in my head at the time to make we want those connectors..  Thanks.
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Post by: discusted on July 29, 2015, 12:11:55 am
Awesome..  Much cleaner than the inner fender eliminator..  I tried buying a pair of used tail lights just for the connectors once, but it didn't work out.  The link to the OEM connectors is much appreciated..  The only problem is I can't remember what was in my head at the time to make we want those connectors..  Thanks.

I got the link for the connectors in another thread on here.  Thank the guy who gave us all the tip!  May have been Norm, not sure, could only remember 12 oClock Labs.  The kit came with 9 or 10 female inserts too.  You only need 3 for the tail light and 2 for each rear turn signal.  I made jumpers from the 12 oClock Labs OEM connectors to bullet connectors, so when I find the lights I want front and back I don't have to get new connectors for the rear turn signals.  Just unplug the current ones and plug in the new with more cheap bullet connectors.
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Post by: jimboy3625 on July 29, 2015, 06:33:04 am
Awesome..  Much cleaner than the inner fender eliminator..  I tried buying a pair of used tail lights just for the connectors once, but it didn't work out.  The link to the OEM connectors is much appreciated..  The only problem is I can't remember what was in my head at the time to make we want those connectors..  Thanks.

I got the link for the connectors in another thread on here.  Thank the guy who gave us all the tip!  May have been Norm, not sure, could only remember 12 oClock Labs.  The kit came with 9 or 10 female inserts too.  You only need 3 for the tail light and 2 for each rear turn signal.  I made jumpers from the 12 oClock Labs OEM connectors to bullet connectors, so when I find the lights I want front and back I don't have to get new connectors for the rear turn signals.  Just unplug the current ones and plug in the new with more cheap bullet connectors.

Did you just need the one $10.94 connector set for everything (tail/brake light, license plate light, both turn signals)?
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Post by: Super Sneaky Steve on July 29, 2015, 07:43:19 am
Awesome..  Much cleaner than the inner fender eliminator..  I tried buying a pair of used tail lights just for the connectors once, but it didn't work out.  The link to the OEM connectors is much appreciated..  The only problem is I can't remember what was in my head at the time to make we want those connectors..  Thanks.

In the past I cut the connector off the old light and soldered it onto the new one. It's the cheapest way to go if you won't ever use the old stock light and you don't harm the harness.
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Post by: discusted on July 29, 2015, 09:06:46 am
Did you just need the one $10.94 connector set for everything (tail/brake light, license plate light, both turn signals)?

The one $10.94 kit did the tail light and both rear turn signals.
I did have to add a ground wire to the tail light, but I just crimped a black wire to an eyelet and screwed it inside the light housing. I put it in the proper place in the 3 wire Yamaha connector.  No biggie, just a note you'll need to do it.

When I match front and rear, I'll get a second set of just the light connectors for $5 or $6.



In the past I cut the connector off the old light and soldered it onto the new one. It's the cheapest way to go if you won't ever use the old stock light and you don't harm the harness.

Ever bought something then had to go search for the connectors?  I wanted to keep the tail and turn signal's wires intact.  People are always asking for OEM tail lights here on the forum.  Cost me an extra $10 bucks.  If someone can't afford that, they can't afford the lights to begin with.
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Post by: rdeez83 on July 31, 2015, 10:31:53 pm
I made brackets for saddle bags and installed them on my bike I had to relocate the rear turn signals to a temporary location until I order the eliminator kit here are some pics
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Post by: hamirpur on August 01, 2015, 04:58:14 am
cleaned it again... :)
Installed a USB charger  ! to power Tom Tom on any remote trips I make... :)
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Post by: MaxBlack on August 01, 2015, 08:16:15 am
I made brackets for saddle bags and installed them on my bike I had to relocate the rear turn signals to a temporary location until I order the eliminator kit here are some pics

Awesome..  Good looking bags. Looks like you have them tucked in closer on the bike than with the Yamaha brackets..   Also you have gained a couple more inches in length by having a standard bolt, than the R-Spec with the piggy back shock. 
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Post by: Rooster75 on August 01, 2015, 08:29:08 am
Some one reversed their shocks so the tank is facing forward instead of back. Allows for easier placement of the saddle bags.
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Post by: MaxBlack on August 01, 2015, 08:44:22 am
You can. You have to take the left shock and mount on the right and vs versa so the reservoir angles out to clear belt guard. Works fine if you don't have passage foot rests..
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Post by: discusted on August 01, 2015, 10:11:38 am
Yep, looks much better than the bags on an R Spec.  Wish my piggybacks weren't.
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Post by: Mouse on August 02, 2015, 03:12:49 am
My brackets clear the shocks fine on the right hand side. Different on the left, as the shock is brought out 1 inch further to clear the belt guard. I just bought longer bolts and some spacers and brought the bag out an inch on that side. Works for me as I don't use my bags on a daily basis, just on trips, so I don't mind the slight styling faux pas.

So it is possible to have large bags on an rpsec, but not as easy as a standard I guess.
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Post by: daddyrack on August 06, 2015, 08:34:11 pm
Kinda traded in my bolt today on a 2015 Yamaha v star 1300 deluxe. Couldn't pass it up.
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Post by: Rooster75 on August 07, 2015, 04:41:46 am
Kinda traded in my bolt today on a 2015 Yamaha v star 1300 deluxe. Couldn't pass it up.

That's sort of what I want to do, but not get rid of the Bolt. I love that thing way too much. It's a good bike for tinkering around on. I probably will never be done customizing it.

How is the V-Star 1300 Deluxe? I am thinking that or a Stratonliner Deluxe for long touring with the wife. How is the power when riding with two passengers? Does it handle hills ok with 2 passengers? Is that one used or new? How is the clutch? I hear it's a little disappointing.
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Post by: daddyrack on August 07, 2015, 04:54:49 am
Can't tell you anything about 2 up riding yet. It's a brand new 2015 only 150 solo miles on it so far from the ride home. I see no issues with the clutch at all tho. What's being said about it being disappointing? I can say she's a dream on the interstate tho. Very smooth. The only thing I've found an issue with is apparently no one makes a black slip on for it yet. She's way to quiet.!
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Post by: hamirpur on August 07, 2015, 05:12:43 am
Kinda traded in my bolt today on a 2015 Yamaha v star 1300 deluxe. Couldn't pass it up.
you did well, great looks
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Post by: Rooster75 on August 07, 2015, 04:37:40 pm
Have you thought about using aftermarket pipes for the Stratoliner or the Roadliner? It appears to have the same pipes on them.
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Post by: daddyrack on August 07, 2015, 06:14:08 pm
From everything I've read so far nothing from different models will fit. I may have to make my own  :-\
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Post by: Flonaise on August 08, 2015, 03:41:02 pm
Completed Phase II of modifying my Bolt. The first phase was bobbing her out, removing the fender, saddlebags, relocating the tail light and license plate, as well as the passenger seat and sissy bar. Today my buddy and I put the usual suspects on her. Vance and Hines competition slip on exhaust, naked air intake, and the fuel controller. I also replaced the stock seat with the mustang solo springer seat. Couldn't be happier with the look, sound, and performance. What do you all think?
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Post by: kadir2007 on August 08, 2015, 03:58:11 pm

Completed Phase II of modifying my Bolt. The first phase was bobbing her out, removing the fender, saddlebags, relocating the tail light and license plate, as well as the passenger seat and sissy bar. Today my buddy and I put the usual suspects on her. Vance and Hines competition slip on exhaust, naked air intake, and the fuel controller. I also replaced the stock seat with the mustang solo springer seat. Couldn't be happier with the look, sound, and performance. What do you all think?

Looks Great Man! Out of curiosity was it a big pain to install that naked air intake? Been thinking of doing that to mine. Regardless, your bolt looks beautiful man!


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Post by: Flonaise on August 08, 2015, 04:11:48 pm
It was actually pretty simple to install after watching an install video and going by instructions. I enjoy having less bulk on that side for sure.

Completed Phase II of modifying my Bolt. The first phase was bobbing her out, removing the fender, saddlebags, relocating the tail light and license plate, as well as the passenger seat and sissy bar. Today my buddy and I put the usual suspects on her. Vance and Hines competition slip on exhaust, naked air intake, and the fuel controller. I also replaced the stock seat with the mustang solo springer seat. Couldn't be happier with the look, sound, and performance. What do you all think?

Looks Great Man! Out of curiosity was it a big pain to install that naked air intake? Been thinking of doing that to mine. Regardless, your bolt looks beautiful man!


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Post by: Turboman85 on August 09, 2015, 05:02:45 pm
Installed the Biltwell Keystone bars and thruster grips.  ;D ;D
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Post by: skyphix on August 09, 2015, 09:13:44 pm
Broke 100 miles on it! MSF last weekend, picked the bike up Friday. Couldnt ride Saturday due to prior engagements.

Got a small bar bag (tool roll size ) for free so stuck that on. Says harley Davison on it so I need to get the stitch ripper out :)
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Post by: hamirpur on August 10, 2015, 05:26:33 am
Broke 100 miles on it! MSF last weekend, picked the bike up Friday. Couldnt ride Saturday due to prior engagements.

Got a small bar bag (tool roll size ) for free so stuck that on. Says harley Davison on it so I need to get the stitch ripper out :)
Idea for you... Don't remove HD from the bag, instead put another patch saying.. Its not a Harley Davidson
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Post by: crosstour101 on August 10, 2015, 07:44:55 am
2014 R Spec black out and Vance Hines Twin Slash (http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/08/10/8195dc42d1b79812abb110cf72b7512a.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/08/10/71cf7cd4ad78b31d73e6f41a1fc47504.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/08/10/0bca6034fbb2d61378a724f861030a00.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/08/10/679fbf788a99fa25ed1f3313541c662b.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/08/10/60c28fdfa2d962afd2cb19c5e2c16d4d.jpg)


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Post by: crosstour101 on August 10, 2015, 07:47:44 am
Nice looking Bikes !!!


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Post by: Super Sneaky Steve on August 10, 2015, 07:48:53 am
Broke 100 miles on it! MSF last weekend, picked the bike up Friday. Couldnt ride Saturday due to prior engagements.

Got a small bar bag (tool roll size ) for free so stuck that on. Says harley Davison on it so I need to get the stitch ripper out :)

Since you already have a tool kit on your bike, put this in that pouch.
http://www.amazon.com/BikeMaster-Tire-Tube-Repair-Accessories/dp/B001KNYOPI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1439207287&sr=8-1&keywords=bikemaster+tire+and+tube+flat+repair+kit
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Post by: pdrohan on August 11, 2015, 02:04:03 pm
Removed my rear fender and relocated my tail light. Gonna order the SS Customs Bare Knuckle Bobber Fender. Already got a splash up my rear this morning.
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Post by: ArtimusEwart on August 13, 2015, 03:33:01 pm
Just ordered Memphis Shades El Paso Sportshield  17" with Trigger-Lock Mount Kit  and
Vance and Hines Naked  Air Intake.    Going to get Ivan's Flash once the new intake arrives.

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Post by: pdrohan on August 14, 2015, 05:26:45 pm
I rotated my handlebars down. Love the way it handles and looks.(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/08/14/8e83a8a38f9ea0fe479c1aafcafaaa5f.jpg)


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Post by: hamirpur on August 14, 2015, 08:05:33 pm
@pdrohan... looks good.. I might try on mine... does this make you lean forward more than earlier? 8)
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Post by: Rooster75 on August 14, 2015, 10:14:20 pm
I rotated my handlebars down. Love the way it handles and looks.

Pdrohan
San Diego

Where are your turning signals?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: pdrohan on August 15, 2015, 02:45:12 am

@pdrohan... looks good.. I might try on mine... does this make you lean forward more than earlier? 8)

Yeah a bit. But I like it.


Pdrohan
San Diego
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: pdrohan on August 15, 2015, 02:46:01 am

I rotated my handlebars down. Love the way it handles and looks.

Pdrohan
San Diego

Where are your turning signals?

I have the MotoGadget bar end blinkers.


Pdrohan
San Diego
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Goodspeed on August 15, 2015, 10:11:44 am
I rotated my handlebars down. Love the way it handles and looks.

Pdrohan
San Diego

Where are your turning signals?

on the grips, something like that I guess
http://motogadget.com/en/turn-signal-lights/m-blaze-disc/m-blaze-disc.html
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: pdrohan on August 15, 2015, 11:26:28 am

I rotated my handlebars down. Love the way it handles and looks.

Pdrohan
San Diego

Where are your turning signals?

on the grips, something like that I guess
http://motogadget.com/en/turn-signal-lights/m-blaze-disc/m-blaze-disc.html

Yep that's what I have. They're bad ass man. So worth it. It eliminates the need for the back signals, cuz they have duel direction. Pretty easy to install but u can't use the stock bars. U need hollow bars.(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/08/15/94a3a88b78c88ae31f3f0796f96a4a0a.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/08/15/351c8b678ec7c43be6d21ae3f1a1eabd.jpg)


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Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Goodspeed on August 15, 2015, 08:40:25 pm
Pdrohan do you consider relocate the speedo? looks like the next step to me ;)
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Post by: pnwrider on August 16, 2015, 02:52:33 pm
No mirror?
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Post by: skyphix on August 16, 2015, 03:05:51 pm

Broke 100 miles on it! MSF last weekend, picked the bike up Friday. Couldnt ride Saturday due to prior engagements.

Got a small bar bag (tool roll size ) for free so stuck that on. Says harley Davison on it so I need to get the stitch ripper out :)

Since you already have a tool kit on your bike, put this in that pouch.
http://www.amazon.com/BikeMaster-Tire-Tube-Repair-Accessories/dp/B001KNYOPI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1439207287&sr=8-1&keywords=bikemaster+tire+and+tube+flat+repair+kit

Great idea!


I also like the idea of the "Not a Harley" patch on my HD tool bag.  Hard to see in this photo but I've got it mounted to the handlebars above the light and cables. Didn't think I'd like it but it's pretty classic looking and a comfortable and handy place to keep my car keys/wallet/phone.

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Post by: Aspen on August 19, 2015, 11:57:12 am
Installed an SAE hookup, OPT7 LED headlight, ram cell phone mount, and finally got my license plate! Next up in the near future: cobra slip on and the bullet cowl.
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Post by: Goodspeed on August 19, 2015, 12:07:55 pm
I put some Quiet baffles on the V&H Twin slash staggered exhaust.
I'm not sure it's really quieter but definitely different sound, deep versus "metallic"
And I changed my stock grips for the kuryakyn kynetic.
Look very nice, didn't ride enough to say they are more comfy.
Can't wait Monday because Ivan will be back from his vacation so he's going to re-flashed my ECU.

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Post by: pdrohan on August 20, 2015, 02:23:14 pm

Pdrohan do you consider relocate the speedo? looks like the next step to me ;)

I have. SS has a way of doing that. But what I'm looking into is replacing it with this gauge. Just don't know if the bike will work with nonstock.
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/08/20/ce751f01f1a49cd7da8e5e8e503996b9.jpg)

http://cognitomoto.com/collections/cognito-moto-originals/products/cognito-moto-gps-speedo-and-large-tach-1


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Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: pdrohan on August 20, 2015, 02:24:09 pm

No mirror?

No and I don't miss it.


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Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Goodspeed on August 20, 2015, 02:50:10 pm
That's a good looking gauge for sure, it's easier to read than the digital to me, just a quick glance and you know where you are no need to read it.
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Post by: Goodspeed on August 20, 2015, 02:52:16 pm
about the relocation bracket from SS I saw that a while ago but got some hard time to spend $100 for a bracket, doesn't looks like rocket science so I guess I'll do a custom one.

http://www.sscustomcycle.com/products/hardcore/Yamaha/Bolt.shtml
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Post by: pdrohan on August 20, 2015, 02:55:12 pm

about the relocation bracket from SS I saw that a while ago but got some hard time to spend $100 for a bracket, doesn't looks like rocket science so I guess I'll do a custom one.

http://www.sscustomcycle.com/products/hardcore/Yamaha/Bolt.shtml

I like ur thinking. If u make one that works, can u make another and I'll pay ya. Let me know.


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Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Goodspeed on August 20, 2015, 09:21:39 pm
custom cap for VO2 air intake while I'm waiting for my ECU back from Ivan...
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Post by: Super Sneaky Steve on August 21, 2015, 07:37:41 am
custom cap for VO2 air intake while I'm waiting for my ECU back from Ivan...

So that's where my saw blade went!  ;D
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Goodspeed on August 21, 2015, 08:29:58 am
custom cap for VO2 air intake while I'm waiting for my ECU back from Ivan...

So that's where my saw blade went!  ;D

sorry I was a bit sneaky on this one...   :o
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Post by: pdrohan on August 21, 2015, 02:44:10 pm

custom cap for VO2 air intake while I'm waiting for my ECU back from Ivan...

Looks cool


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Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: runmikeyrun on August 22, 2015, 09:20:55 am
I removed the clunky stock front flashers and wired in some adhesive LED strips... Auto zone had a two pack of amber LED strips for $15.  I found some load resistors on amazon for cheap but I ended up not using them; I am most likely going to add them because they are flashing a litter faster than I'd like. 

Yamaha thought ahead with the signals- they are split so you can slip them off the fork tubes without having to drop the tubes out of the top triple clamp.  The wiring connector is right there and I used a couple of small spade connectors, slightly modified, to plug into them. 

They work great and are bright.  We'll see how they hold up.  I really like the look though. 
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Post by: pdrohan on August 23, 2015, 02:04:41 pm
Built a mini rear fender.
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/08/23/cfff776812d8e8ba5b20848d600896a4.jpg)
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Post by: mark_bateman on August 23, 2015, 03:42:43 pm
Broke the license plate light with the garage door !!!  Guess I'm gonna do the eliminate inner fender mod 😆


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Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Mixedbag on August 23, 2015, 05:00:27 pm
Sometime today, probably in 20 minutes, I'll be installing foot pegs and a tall back rest.
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Post by: Corey Lenz on August 23, 2015, 08:58:18 pm
Today I made some new handle bars, although my stock cables fit they are tight so I'm going to order everything extended in steel braided this week and extend the electrical plug ins. And I had some nice flakey red grips laying around I put on.
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Post by: pdrohan on August 23, 2015, 09:07:42 pm

Today I made some new handle bars, although my stock cables fit they are tight so I'm going to order everything extended in steel braided this week and extend the electrical plug ins. And I had some nice flakey red grips laying around I put on.

Those are cool man.


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Post by: Corey Lenz on August 23, 2015, 09:26:32 pm
Thanks they were easy to make and I got a 6' piece of Dom 1" round tube from the metal place Friday it only cost 36 bucks and 2 hours of my time
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Post by: Super Sneaky Steve on August 24, 2015, 07:41:50 am
Today I made some new handle bars, although my stock cables fit they are tight so I'm going to order everything extended in steel braided this week and extend the electrical plug ins. And I had some nice flakey red grips laying around I put on.

Those are some nice looking welds. Did you powder coat the bars?

Next on your list should be removing that sticker from your tank!
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Post by: Goodspeed on August 24, 2015, 08:17:44 am
Today I made some new handle bars, although my stock cables fit they are tight so I'm going to order everything extended in steel braided this week and extend the electrical plug ins. And I had some nice flakey red grips laying around I put on.

I really like your grips man!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Corey Lenz on August 24, 2015, 09:06:44 am
I just used some gloss black spray paint for the moment, I've also built a headlight bracket and a license plate bracket so I'm just waiting till winter and then I'll powder coat everything at once.
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Post by: Mixedbag on August 24, 2015, 10:24:15 pm
Sometime today, probably in 20 minutes, I'll be installing foot pegs and a tall back rest.
Did it yesterday in the 106 degree weather, in my hot garage smelling like hot garbage from the full cans I just took out, with 30 flies keeping me company, a jug of water, 5% phone battery, and sweating like a bastard. 10/10 would do again, but would bring a fan, charger, ice. I'm lazy and stupid.
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Post by: ArtimusEwart on August 25, 2015, 09:27:19 am
Memphis Shades El Paso Sportshield  17 Inch stalled, no problems. Easy to clip on and remove. Trail and error to get correct angle. Needed to be very upright to deflect airflow over my head.  Will be great for longer rides and I like the fact that I can just clip it on when I need it.    I can't imagine the 15 Inch would be much good unless you're quite short .(I'm only 5'8.)

Vance and Hines VO2 Air Intake Naked   was an easy install, now just need to remove and paint it black and loctite the bolts.

ECU flash coming up!
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Post by: freddyknuckles on August 25, 2015, 10:00:45 am

Vance and Hines VO2 Air Intake Naked   was an easy install, now just need to remove and paint it black and loctite the bolts.

ECU flash coming up!
FWIW, you shouldn't wait too long on the re-flash. Sooner the better with the new intake.
Also, when I installed my Vo2 I found the throttle body was not machined as precisely as it could have been. Maybe it was just mine. In any case I used the factory gasket that was on the old intake. It made for a much better seal than the metal on metal. I can't believe the instructions don't say that or that V&H doesn't provide one.
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Post by: dougb91 on August 25, 2015, 10:10:33 am
I put the R Spec seat on my 2015 blue bolt and added a passenger seat.  So much more comfort for such a little amount of money! I also had a friend help me plasti coat the stock bolt exhaust heat guards.  Pics to come tonight.
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Post by: bigaaronsrt on August 26, 2015, 11:23:45 am
Put on my vance and hines exhaust last night and rode to work today.

(http://i887.photobucket.com/albums/ac71/bigaaronsrt/20150826_072108_zpstdivqmnj.jpg) (http://s887.photobucket.com/user/bigaaronsrt/media/20150826_072108_zpstdivqmnj.jpg.html)
Title: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: pdrohan on August 26, 2015, 09:38:28 pm
Made a longer rear fender than the previous one.

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/08/26/d8b3646133919ee55810078df9027005.jpg)

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Post by: Rooster75 on August 27, 2015, 04:41:14 am
That looks awesome! Why did you decide to make it longer? I love the look of your Bolt! The white wall retro look is sweet looking. But you need a front matching tire! LOL
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Post by: 72ss454 on August 27, 2015, 10:49:27 am
Bolted on the Baron Slip-on I picked up from another user last week.  Yes, it is as loud as I was hoping for and made my night ride a blast.  Can't wait to go to the local bike night tonight.
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Post by: pdrohan on August 27, 2015, 11:01:30 am

That looks awesome! Why did you decide to make it longer? I love the look of your Bolt! The white wall retro look is sweet looking. But you need a front matching tire! LOL

Thanks man. I still have my shorter fender I made. I'm going for a classic bobber look and I just just think it looks cool.


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Post by: ssaul989 on August 29, 2015, 02:44:36 pm
4000 mile service is complete.
Ready for some serious fall weather riding.
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Post by: BOLT 3 on August 30, 2015, 09:43:32 am
My rear tire wore out at 11,000 miles, so I replaced both stock tires with Pirelli "Night Dragons"...The difference is Night and DAY my friends with the Pirellis being far superior to the stock.  I was bothered by how the stock front tire handeled tar snakes and the long road repair patches they use in New York and Connecticut, so in addition to changing brands I went up one tire width in the front from a 100 to a 110 now the road imperfections are NOT EVEN AN ISSUE!
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Post by: pdrohan on August 30, 2015, 10:26:03 am

My rear tire wore out at 11,000 miles, so I replaced both stock tires with Pirelli "Night Dragons"...The difference is Night and DAY my friends with the Pirellis being far superior to the stock.  I was bothered by how the stock front tire handeled tar snakes and the long road repair patches they use in New York and Connecticut, so in addition to changing brands I went up one tire width in the front from a 100 to a 110 now the road imperfections are NOT EVEN AN ISSUE!

Cool. Can we see a pic?


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Post by: migres1115 on August 30, 2015, 04:30:19 pm
I am continuing to black out my Bolt! Headlight & gauge is today's task!
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Post by: jtlong on August 31, 2015, 01:26:12 am
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/08/30/c460405cf08e2788f59970fcde8e5859.jpg)
Added a swingarm saddlebag. It was originally for a sportster so only had to make a few small alterations.


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Post by: DiG on August 31, 2015, 05:40:11 pm
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/08/31/2a368dbc743357217d2d7b0b0baffe54.jpg)

Plan on painting Star logo red


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Post by: pdrohan on August 31, 2015, 06:33:40 pm

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/08/31/2a368dbc743357217d2d7b0b0baffe54.jpg)

Plan on painting Star logo red


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Looks way better.


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Post by: pdrohan on August 31, 2015, 06:34:42 pm

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/08/30/c460405cf08e2788f59970fcde8e5859.jpg)
Added a swingarm saddlebag. It was originally for a sportster so only had to make a few small alterations.


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Two questions. Where did u get it from? How did you mount it?

Thanks


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Post by: DiG on August 31, 2015, 06:36:22 pm


(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/08/31/2a368dbc743357217d2d7b0b0baffe54.jpg)

Plan on painting Star logo red


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Looks way better.


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Thanks. Yamaha just needs to roll them out this way.


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Post by: jtlong on August 31, 2015, 07:30:23 pm


(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/08/30/c460405cf08e2788f59970fcde8e5859.jpg)
Added a swingarm saddlebag. It was originally for a sportster so only had to make a few small alterations.


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Two questions. Where did u get it from? How did you mount it?

Thanks


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I cut a couple different slot in the back after reinforcing it with some thin metal. It came with some cheaper straps so I went and got some thicker zip ties. To make sure it doesn't scratch my swing arm I added self adhesive wool pads where the bag touches. This bag is a Willie and Max. The cheapest place I could find it was PhatPerfomance Parts.


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Post by: just516in on August 31, 2015, 10:27:16 pm
Added a tactical pouch for some storage! (http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/08/31/1df508ad6576e360a0678cc130a1bd4e.jpg)


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Post by: pnwrider on September 01, 2015, 07:20:20 am
Added a tactical pouch for some storage! (http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/08/31/1df508ad6576e360a0678cc130a1bd4e.jpg)

Hopefully you mounted it to the stanchions, lol...
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Post by: collins50235 on September 01, 2015, 11:21:11 pm
Did the 7k check up at 11.5k...... Sturgis trip ran it a bit over. Sadly it's raining here in the tree state so I found out how much rain it takes to drown out the front cylinder, going up hill, in a rain storm. :/
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Post by: DiG on September 02, 2015, 12:04:46 am
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/01/9119ff98ff12839f5731744a87bbc54a.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/01/970666c9eb19732610847d5c0b981479.jpg)

Installed a helmet lock that I bought on eBay on front right frame. Installed in 5 minutes.


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Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Super Sneaky Steve on September 02, 2015, 08:06:05 am
That black n' red R looks fantastic!
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Post by: DelawarePete on September 02, 2015, 03:40:40 pm
Added the fork brace and a San Diego Customs Bar Bag
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Post by: pdrohan on September 02, 2015, 03:41:30 pm

Added the fork brace and a San Diego Customs Bar Bag

Can we see a pic? Where did u get the fork brace at?


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Post by: DelawarePete on September 02, 2015, 03:55:21 pm
Star Bolt Accessories Fork Brace

San Diego Customs T-Bar Bag
www.sandiegocustoms.com
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Post by: ssaul989 on September 02, 2015, 11:43:14 pm
Installed the Rivco frame mount highway pegs.
(http://i439.photobucket.com/albums/qq111/ssaul101/image.jpg1.jpg) (http://s439.photobucket.com/user/ssaul101/media/image.jpg1.jpg.html)

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Post by: DiG on September 03, 2015, 08:52:02 pm
Installed 2 Condor Molle bags I bout at a local army surplus store. They're small but do hold what I need them for. (http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/03/1a1cb94619cc083d1bf97dced46eb987.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/03/c421149ec9507830a0ae813c6bdc2446.jpg)


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Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: just516in on September 03, 2015, 09:58:56 pm
Added some carbon fiber vinyl to my brake light and LM fender delete

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Post by: BrianK on September 05, 2015, 12:27:11 am
Installed and led headlight.  Went for a rip, impressed with the improvement over the stock bulb.
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Post by: just516in on September 05, 2015, 12:34:35 am

Installed and led headlight.  Went for a rip, impressed with the improvement over the stock bulb.

Got any pics?!


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Post by: RudeBoltin on September 05, 2015, 12:24:01 pm
Yesterday, I rode it to work and stared at it all day. Rode it home and then put the cover on it. Tucked it in nicely behind my quad trailer.
Then I left it there while I headed with the family to Seattle. Hope the Bolt doesn't feel to neglected being left behind.
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Post by: jtlong on September 05, 2015, 12:24:28 pm
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/05/b44d2adf50e5efb65657f13e04e59f4c.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/05/9bcde2e1785b44592626fa453cb9f779.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/05/7c0d87b589ffb5666a0ae159533bb2de.jpg)
Decided to black out all the chrome pieces and add some small detail to the air filter.


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Post by: Rooster75 on September 08, 2015, 12:31:13 pm
Put on Cobra Air Filter, put Ivan's reflash and "made" my own pulley cover.

(https://www.yamahastarbolt.com/gallery/thumb_2268-080915121437.jpeg) (https://www.yamahastarbolt.com/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=3215)

(https://www.yamahastarbolt.com/gallery/thumb_2268-080915121302.jpeg) (https://www.yamahastarbolt.com/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=3214)

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Post by: socal1200r on September 09, 2015, 06:36:52 am
Added some carbon fiber vinyl to my brake light and LM fender delete

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Fenders and gas tank are next!
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Post by: freddyknuckles on September 12, 2015, 11:05:38 am
Added some Avon Grips and Vibranators http://www.vibranator.com/ (http://www.vibranator.com/)

(https://www.yamahastarbolt.com/gallery/3809-120915105706.jpeg)

(https://www.yamahastarbolt.com/gallery/3809-120915105624.jpeg)

(https://www.yamahastarbolt.com/gallery/3809-120915105736.jpeg)
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Post by: migres1115 on September 12, 2015, 07:40:35 pm
Added a mini fairing to mine! Really like the look! Took 10 min.(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/12/f41fd2abaea857ee81e52fb6af2faa42.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/12/f12dce2430271b8e1c93eb205a6de96b.jpg)

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Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: electrostatictommyboy on September 12, 2015, 08:10:59 pm
Cleaned all my white vehicles today.
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Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: skyphix on September 12, 2015, 09:50:43 pm
First service... Cost $100 at the dealership which seems to be less than other folks so I'm OK with that.

Also ordered some goodies... S&S forward controls, v&h competition slip on, and a swing arm bag
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: just516in on September 13, 2015, 01:03:47 am

First service... Cost $100 at the dealership which seems to be less than other folks so I'm OK with that.

Also ordered some goodies... S&S forward controls, v&h competition slip on, and a swing arm bag

What swing arm bag did you go for? I'm looking for one as well


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Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: skyphix on September 13, 2015, 10:58:43 am


What swing arm bag did you go for? I'm looking for one as well


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The black one from s&s... I looked at some other universals and nothing looked as nice for the price as far as I'm concerned. I'm unsure which brand they distribute.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: mr.wazook on September 13, 2015, 11:31:01 am
Installed the yamaha passanger seat and foot pegs, as well as the sissy bars. Just waiting for the backrest to come in. For some reason I didn't make it with everything else.
Not a huge mod, but it's the first addition to my Bolt. Love the look.


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Post by: mr.wazook on September 13, 2015, 11:31:22 am
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Post by: jtlong on September 13, 2015, 02:10:48 pm
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Got my Danmoto Highway Man exhaust put on. I think it looks much better than the stock exhaust but just absolutely love how it sounds. It's much louder but not over the top.


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Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: BoltRiderInEdw on September 18, 2015, 08:11:40 pm
I put on the Vance & Hines Air intake.  Here are the pictures of the work in progress and then after the completing the install.  It looks pretty sweet.  I have a question for anyone who has done this change.  After adding the air intake there is a noticeable hissing sound.  Is this normal?

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Post by: Vonzo on September 18, 2015, 09:21:29 pm
Took off the python eliminator and put the stock muffler back on.  Can tell I lost the immediate throttle response from 70mph to whatever I wanted to hit but I couldn't take the decibels anymore.  Do miss the immediate jump on mph but so nice not having a headache after a ride.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: buckeye bolt on September 18, 2015, 09:22:08 pm
Never done the mod but your hissing might be because the cover is 180 deg out (upside down). Nah just kidding lots of air sucked into the engine is what you are hearing unless you unhooked a vacuum line in which case it wouldn't or would run rough. Others will chime in I'm sure.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: DelawarePete on September 18, 2015, 09:27:21 pm
I put on the Vance & Hines Air intake.  Here are the pictures of the work in progress and then after the completing the install.  It looks pretty sweet.  I have a question for anyone who has done this change.  After adding the air intake there is a noticeable hissing sound.  Is this normal?

Totally normal.  That's the motor sucking air in.  Love that sound. 
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: DelawarePete on September 18, 2015, 09:28:48 pm
Took off the python eliminator and put the stock muffler back on.  Can tell I lost the immediate throttle response from 70mph to whatever I wanted to hit but I couldn't take the decibels anymore.  Do miss the immediate jump on mph but so nice not having a headache after a ride.

You looking to sell or trade it?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Vonzo on September 18, 2015, 09:32:46 pm
Took off the python eliminator and put the stock muffler back on.  Can tell I lost the immediate throttle response from 70mph to whatever I wanted to hit but I couldn't take the decibels anymore.  Do miss the immediate jump on mph but so nice not having a headache after a ride.

You looking to sell or trade it?
I should probably sell it.  If you're interested I can send some pics tomorrow.  Its not perfect after 6 months of use so I want anyone interested to see the imperfections.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: ssaul989 on September 19, 2015, 09:13:52 pm
Added the Yamaha tall sissy bar.
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Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: ArtimusEwart on September 23, 2015, 08:16:55 am
Got my ECU back from Ivan , (sent it on Monday had it back by Friday) put the Vance and Hines Naked back on ... Runs great sounds great !   Hope the weather stays nice for a while longer.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: BlackSheepBolt on September 23, 2015, 05:13:45 pm
Made my license plate relocater and installed it yesterday, still have to run the wiring for the lights. Any suggestions for that? Trying to post pics but it keeps saying the files are to large.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Rooster75 on September 24, 2015, 06:36:36 am
Made my license plate relocater and installed it yesterday, still have to run the wiring for the lights. Any suggestions for that? Trying to post pics but it keeps saying the files are to large.

We need some photos!!!  :o  Either resize the pictures in Picture Manager or Paint! Or upload them to your profile and copy the link into your your post. I want to see that License plate bracket!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: BlackSheepBolt on September 24, 2015, 04:43:50 pm
Made my license plate relocater and installed it yesterday, still have to run the wiring for the lights. Any suggestions for that? Trying to post pics but it keeps saying the files are to large.

<img src="https://www.yamahastarbolt.com/gallery/4245-240915163928.jpeg" />

We need some photos!!!  :o  Either resize the pictures in Picture Manager or Paint! Or upload them to your profile and copy the link into your your post. I want to see that License plate bracket!
<img src="https://www.yamahastarbolt.com/gallery/4245-240915163835.jpeg" />
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Rooster75 on September 24, 2015, 08:30:59 pm
Tell me more how you made it. I like it and can you make more of it?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: BlackSheepBolt on September 25, 2015, 08:54:02 am
Tell me more how you made it. I like it and can you make more of it?

It's just a couple pieces of aluminum I cut drilled and welded nothing fancy. I'll be making a new one soon,  so I can mount my taillight.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: migres1115 on September 25, 2015, 10:25:36 pm
Got my ECU back from Ivan today! Absolutely awesome and great service! Topped it off with Cobra Powerflo intake . Love the look! Can't say enough about the ride, second, third and fourth all comments about the ECU mod! A MUST!

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Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: furboll929 on September 27, 2015, 06:50:48 pm
Picked this up brand new from a former Bolt owner. Installed with no problems. Should make for a better longer ride until I find a seat that I want. If I decide to stay with it, I may have it reupholstered to color matches the tank.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Tangy on September 28, 2015, 06:11:27 pm
put this lizard skeleton on. bought what i thought was to be supper clear silicon but turned out to be foggy so that part sucked.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/tangy_steve/shares/1dN3sT
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: migres1115 on September 28, 2015, 09:20:01 pm
Kuryakyn ISO grips with red accent and throttle boss. Very comfortable and man the throttle boss is just great for long rides. Easy to maintain speeds and can relax the hand at anytime.Highly recommemd. (http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/28/f374b837a179d8bc9375406b747dc322.jpg)

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Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: General_Apathy on October 01, 2015, 07:46:15 am
I added some rising sun decals to my gas shocks. Manufacturer claims a 2bhp increase in power over stock but after a long ride in the hills this morning I can barely tell the difference. It certainly hasn't improved the suspension travel.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: mark_bateman on October 01, 2015, 08:05:13 am
I added some rising sun decals to my gas shocks. Manufacturer claims a 2bhp increase in power over stock but after a long ride in the hills this morning I can barely tell the difference. It certainly hasn't improved the suspension travel.

ROFL. don't you just love pseudo science over engineering..
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: General_Apathy on October 01, 2015, 08:41:08 am
I added some rising sun decals to my gas shocks. Manufacturer claims a 2bhp increase in power over stock but after a long ride in the hills this morning I can barely tell the difference. It certainly hasn't improved the suspension travel.

ROFL. don't you just love pseudo science over engineering..

Absolutely Mark. What did make a difference was actually removing the warning stickers from the tank and air box. No power increase to speak of but the throttle was certainly less snatchy and there appeared to be more intake roar.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: just516in on October 04, 2015, 02:37:45 am
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(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/03/db321ca68c274515f8a82350291152cd.jpg)

Not sure how I'm digging the war shark decal but I'll keep it on there for a while. Had it laying around the house for my previous bike that I sold


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Post by: Rooster75 on October 04, 2015, 01:22:33 pm
Looks cool. It would be better if it wrapped around more. I like it though!
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Post by: collins50235 on October 05, 2015, 11:07:06 pm
I like it. Would be cooler on a green one though the silver (matte gray) looks good too.


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Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Brewski on October 05, 2015, 11:50:11 pm
I added some rising sun decals to my gas shocks. Manufacturer claims a 2bhp increase in power over stock but after a long ride in the hills this morning I can barely tell the difference. It certainly hasn't improved the suspension travel.

Nice job, I just did mine.

(https://www.yamahastarbolt.com/gallery/3778-051015232616.jpeg)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: BlackSheepBolt on October 06, 2015, 11:05:20 pm
Added my license plate bolt lights today..now I'm not worried about getting pulled over while riding at night.
Wired them up so you can see any wires, looks good.
<img src="https://www.yamahastarbolt.com/gallery/4245-061015230304.jpeg" />
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: pdrohan on October 07, 2015, 12:48:36 am

Added my license plate bolt lights today..now I'm not worried about getting pulled over while riding at night.
Wired them up so you can see any wires, looks good.
<img src="https://www.yamahastarbolt.com/gallery/4245-061015230304.jpeg" />

Can u repost the image?


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Post by: BlackSheepBolt on October 07, 2015, 08:51:14 am

Added my license plate bolt lights today..now I'm not worried about getting pulled over while riding at night.
Wired them up so you can see any wires, looks good.
<img src="https://www.yamahastarbolt.com/gallery/4245-061015230304.jpeg" />

Can u repost the image?


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Post by: AYOjun on October 07, 2015, 09:42:09 am
SS Customs 4.5" forward controls.. Very comfortable!! Install was easy. Only problem I had was my own fault. I took the whole pedal apart and it was tough to get it readjusted so that the brake light would go off when the pedal was released. Plan on putting some miles on it and hope everything stays on 😝


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Post by: General_Apathy on October 08, 2015, 01:14:28 pm
30 second mod...added threaded billet inserts into the holes left by my mirrors when I took them off. Cheap, quick and make such a difference :)
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Post by: pdrohan on October 08, 2015, 04:12:50 pm

30 second mod...added threaded billet inserts into the holes left by my mirrors when I took them off. Cheap, quick and make such a difference :)

I did something similar but found these clean rubber inserts found at Ace Hardware.

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/08/097fba4faed1edc84d8c7b74d2c48d41.jpg)


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Post by: just516in on October 08, 2015, 09:16:56 pm
Installed this!

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Post by: LasVegasNumz on October 08, 2015, 09:22:34 pm


30 second mod...added threaded billet inserts into the holes left by my mirrors when I took them off. Cheap, quick and make such a difference :)

I did something similar but found these clean rubber inserts found at Ace Hardware.

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/08/097fba4faed1edc84d8c7b74d2c48d41.jpg)

What grips and bars are these? Looks killer!


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Post by: General_Apathy on October 09, 2015, 05:15:31 am

30 second mod...added threaded billet inserts into the holes left by my mirrors when I took them off. Cheap, quick and make such a difference :)

I did something similar but found these clean rubber inserts found at Ace Hardware.

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/08/097fba4faed1edc84d8c7b74d2c48d41.jpg)


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Neat :) is that a genuine yamaha seat or aftermarket?
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Post by: pdrohan on October 09, 2015, 11:59:15 am


I did something similar but found these clean rubber inserts found at Ace Hardware.

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/08/097fba4faed1edc84d8c7b74d2c48d41.jpg)

What grips and bars are these? Looks killer!


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Those are the Biltwell Thruster grips and some tracker bars I picked up from my local shop.


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Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: pdrohan on October 09, 2015, 12:02:23 pm


I did something similar but found these clean rubber inserts found at Ace Hardware.

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/08/097fba4faed1edc84d8c7b74d2c48d41.jpg)


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Neat :) is that a genuine yamaha seat or aftermarket?

That's the Biltwell Diamond solo seat with the Mustang solo spring seat kit. I had to motify that.


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Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: BlackSheepBolt on October 10, 2015, 10:37:18 pm
Did some vinyl blackout today, looks decent. One good thing is I can always take it off if I don't like it. Also cut my stock intake to get some more air flow.
<img src="https://www.yamahastarbolt.com/gallery/4245-101015222815.jpeg" />
<img src="https://www.yamahastarbolt.com/gallery/4245-101015222659.jpeg" />
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Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Rooster75 on October 11, 2015, 08:42:49 am
Looks clean I like it!
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Post by: ShakerNorm on October 11, 2015, 06:24:27 pm
I finally got my Custom Dynamics lights installed to replace the turn signal bulbs. SO much brighter, and I LOVE that fact that now I have 3 brake and running lights in the back instead of just 1.  And the fronts are bright enough to be used as driving lights, although the lenses do mess up the focus.
I'm still waiting on the LED flasher, but even with the OEM flasher, the speed of the flash isn't that bad.

Why didn't Yamaha do this in the first place?

I think next will be the LED headlight.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: mr.wazook on October 11, 2015, 07:50:43 pm
Got my ECU back from Ivan today! Absolutely awesome and great service! Topped it off with Cobra Powerflo intake . Love the look! Can't say enough about the ride, second, third and fourth all comments about the ECU mod! A MUST!

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(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/25/b9e71096560edcf4d9c0ec63e65eefc3.jpg)
Which engine guards are those?  And would you mind posting some more pics of what the bike looks like with them on? I've been considering getting some, though I am not sure how I feel about the styling and look of 'em

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Post by: migres1115 on October 11, 2015, 09:07:05 pm
Got my ECU back from Ivan today! Absolutely awesome and great service! Topped it off with Cobra Powerflo intake . Love the look! Can't say enough about the ride, second, third and fourth all comments about the ECU mod! A MUST!

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(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/25/b9e71096560edcf4d9c0ec63e65eefc3.jpg)
Which engine guards are those?  And would you mind posting some more pics of what the bike looks like with them on? I've been considering getting some, though I am not sure how I feel about the styling and look of 'em

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They are the yamaha ones and they serve as good highway pegs as well. Bought for the protection but also like the look. Very subtle.(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/11/f7b2be7760948af347811deb93f1d572.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/11/779db89263f6d19db22b043307d36d43.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/11/4c28bcaf10a1c0209d3f2ac35084cd68.jpg)

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Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: just516in on October 11, 2015, 11:07:14 pm
Wrapped up more parts on my bike

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/11/f143a7ff082c0234583ab7745ac47084.jpg)

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/11/0415f02b8c8d3f9f5e8324d6cf49063f.jpg)

Did this a while ago
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Post by: ShakerNorm on October 12, 2015, 12:43:18 pm
I'm liking that carbon fiber look.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: chevy_1k9 on October 12, 2015, 06:08:52 pm
Installed Yamahas mini apes and a HD Sportster fairing
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Post by: pdrohan on October 12, 2015, 06:24:56 pm

Installed Yamahas mini apes and a HD Sportster fairing

That looks cool. Just need a cover for your air filter.


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Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: just516in on October 12, 2015, 08:33:58 pm

Installed Yamahas mini apes and a HD Sportster fairing

Can you post a link to that fairing? Looks good! How is it attached? I would get the Yamaha one but I have the low and mean fat fork tubes which won't work..


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Post by: just516in on October 12, 2015, 09:39:47 pm
More carbon fiber wrap!

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/12/57342e66f4874fff5266c7cdeaef5d8a.jpg)

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Post by: chevy_1k9 on October 13, 2015, 12:09:44 pm

Installed Yamahas mini apes and a HD Sportster fairing

Can you post a link to that fairing? Looks good! How is it attached? I would get the Yamaha one but I have the low and mean fat fork tubes which won't work..

just go to ebay and type in sportster fairing and they start from $17.   I used 1/16 stainless steel, drilled the holes and mounted it to where the turn signal bolts go.
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Post by: Skrawlr on October 20, 2015, 05:28:57 pm
Installed the Danmoto highwayman during the weekend, very sexy
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Post by: BlackSheepBolt on October 22, 2015, 01:47:04 am
Installed the Danmoto highwayman during the weekend, very sexy

Can't wait to get mine, what do you think so far?
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Post by: AYOjun on October 22, 2015, 11:21:48 am
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/22/0e342551040a13a5155ad3b6855879e6.jpg)

CGR Hindsight LS bar end. Now to find some kind of a plug to put into the stock mirror holes


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Post by: pdrohan on October 22, 2015, 11:29:20 am
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/22/0e342551040a13a5155ad3b6855879e6.jpg)

CGR Hindsight LS bar end. Now to find some kind of a plug to put into the stock mirror holes


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I found some great plugs at Ace hardware. They were black rubber and flat on top. They fit in those holes perfectly.(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/22/d79a4a4cd90e338eec46f6a7861c75c3.jpg)
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Post by: AYOjun on October 22, 2015, 11:30:06 am


(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/22/0e342551040a13a5155ad3b6855879e6.jpg)

CGR Hindsight LS bar end. Now to find some kind of a plug to put into the stock mirror holes


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I found some great plugs at Ace hardware. They were black rubber and flat on top. They fit in those holes perfectly.


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Would you happen to have any pictures?


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Post by: pdrohan on October 22, 2015, 11:31:24 am



(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/22/0e342551040a13a5155ad3b6855879e6[IMG]http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/22/516a8d001772e10aabd399121e84604c.jpg).jpg[/img]

CGR Hindsight LS bar end. Now to find some kind of a plug to put into the stock mirror holes


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I found some great plugs at Ace hardware. They were black rubber and flat on top. They fit in those holes perfectly.


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Would you happen to have any pictures?


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Post by: General_Apathy on October 22, 2015, 11:49:12 am
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/22/0e342551040a13a5155ad3b6855879e6.jpg)

Now to find some kind of a plug to put into the stock mirror holes


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There are plenty of places doing billet inserts to fill mirror holes, check eBay out. I got some from SP Engineering in the UK, high quality and look really professional in the cockpit. Just remember to get Yamaha ones as the are LH and RH threaded :)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: AYOjun on October 22, 2015, 12:28:43 pm
I just found some plastic plugs that I forced in


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Post by: ravenrunner on October 22, 2015, 06:15:26 pm
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/22/0e342551040a13a5155ad3b6855879e6.jpg)

CGR Hindsight LS bar end. Now to find some kind of a plug to put into the stock mirror holes


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How is the visabilty? Better then stock? Any vibration? I'm thinking of going 2" hindsight. Thanks
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Post by: AYOjun on October 22, 2015, 06:17:16 pm
3" is what I got. Visibility is awesome I can basically see everything behind me in the one mirror. Slight vibration but not as bad as stock


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Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Skrawlr on October 22, 2015, 06:58:18 pm
Installed the Danmoto highwayman during the weekend, very sexy

Can't wait to get mine, what do you think so far?

Its very loud, for some reason I feel like it's toned down a bit maybe i got used to it already but it has a nice muscle car sound to it during idle, if u have any problems during installation just contact their customer service. They sent me a clamp that was too small so they sent me another one
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Post by: Hakken702 on October 22, 2015, 10:09:45 pm
Thanks a million, Nyk - ya just saved me a bunch of running around trying to find the stuff!  And there's a Home Hardware on my way home from work! ;D

No worries, happy to help! :)

Sure enough... $5.98 at Home Depot...
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Performix-Brand-11-oz-Plasti-Dip-Black-Rubber-Coating-Spray-11203-6/100131010#.UdIOmvnvuAg (http://www.homedepot.com/p/Performix-Brand-11-oz-Plasti-Dip-Black-Rubber-Coating-Spray-11203-6/100131010#.UdIOmvnvuAg)

I'm so getting ripped off.
It's $20 at Home Depot here, which is still better than $28, but it's order online only.
I find it hard to justify playing a 14-22 dollar mark up. :/

Someone smuggle a bunch across the border for me. I'll give you maple syrup!
Umm,  did you say maple syrup.  I'd smuggle narcotics for the cartel.  I love maple syrup!

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Post by: Rooster75 on October 23, 2015, 05:51:25 am
Someone smuggle a bunch across the border for me. I'll give you maple syrup!
Umm,  did you say maple syrup.  I'd smuggle narcotics for the cartel.  I love maple syrup!

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Hey I am a French Canadian stuck in Kansas with no real maple syrup. I am dying here! That stuff is liquid gold! I put it over everything, like most Americans use ketchup.  At least I can get cheap PlastiDip!  What part of Canadia to you hail? Go Habs!
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Post by: Cuillo on October 23, 2015, 02:26:25 pm
Haha you guys crack me up. I thought you guys put gravy on everything. I'm practically a neighbor I live in Niagara Falls/Buffalo but I hate ketchup. I'm gonna give syrup a shot tonight with my dinner for yas! lol


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Post by: chevy_1k9 on October 23, 2015, 08:18:39 pm
Someone smuggle a bunch across the border for me. I'll give you maple syrup!
Umm,  did you say maple syrup.  I'd smuggle narcotics for the cartel.  I love maple syrup!

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Hey I am a French Canadian stuck in Kansas with no real maple syrup. I am dying here! That stuff is liquid gold! I put it over everything, like most Americans use ketchup.  At least I can get cheap PlastiDip!  What part of Canadia to you hail? Go Habs!

I visited Canada a few times. I ended up grabbing myself a French Canadian and brought her to California.  I play her this video to fee like shes at home.

http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/683128721c/canadian-as-f-k-the-3rd-aka-rednucks?_cc=__d___&_ccid=1dcwyq.nwp7ee
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Post by: Rooster75 on October 24, 2015, 10:24:13 am
Haha you guys crack me up. I thought you guys put gravy on everything. I'm practically a neighbor I live in Niagara Falls/Buffalo but I hate ketchup. I'm gonna give syrup a shot tonight with my dinner for yas! lol


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Gravy goes on French fries. Then add some (Squeaky) Cheese Curds with it and call it the most delicious delicacy in the world, POUTINE! Oh yeah! I miss it!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: CustomWolf on October 31, 2015, 07:59:40 am
Today I took the seat off to get to the battery terminals so that i could check the trickle charger fits and works.
Whilst at it I removed the rear seat and had a clean up under all the hidden areas. Looks much better without that pillion seat.

I fear this now is just the beginning as I felt like undoing lots more nuts and bolts 😱
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: fredstar on October 31, 2015, 08:14:05 am
I've just finished to fit my new Hagon rear shocks, looks really nice and the bolt is a bit more confortable.
Handling is really improved, thanks to slightly more ride hight, round about are not an issue anymore.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: just516in on November 01, 2015, 05:25:32 pm
Before and after pics of my new intake cover!
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Test fit
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Used aircraft remover to take off branding. Going to make some custom decals that say "YAMAHA BOLT" on the saw blade
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Post by: LasVegasNumz on November 01, 2015, 06:27:49 pm
Today I taught my new hog an old trick (http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/11/01/f1bd7ff0387f75b341da008e99141a78.jpg)

Used my Jardine(possible knockoff) slip on from my '82 XV750 on my '15 bolt 😎
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Post by: LasVegasNumz on November 01, 2015, 07:40:16 pm

Before and after pics of my new intake cover!
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Test fit
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Used aircraft remover to take off branding. Going to make some custom decals that say "YAMAHA BOLT" on the saw blade
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Fucking love this! 👍🤘
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: mumbles on November 01, 2015, 10:22:08 pm
Ordered some biltwell keystones and did the exhaust mod (holes in the end of the stock exhaust) while I save for my exhaust :D
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Post by: Sann on November 02, 2015, 04:23:46 pm
Before and after pics of my new intake cover!
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Imitation is flattery! Haha  I saw this and someone post this on another thread, I thought it was a great idea so I did the same but got a different blade, plastidipped it and left the edge raw.  Came out really nice and unique, plus saving a few bucks from buying the v&h cover is an added bonus. 

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Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: HawaiiSurfer on November 05, 2015, 01:01:25 pm
Quote
Its very loud, for some reason I feel like it's toned down a bit maybe i got used to it already but it has a nice muscle car sound to it during idle, if u have any problems during installation just contact their customer service. They sent me a clamp that was too small so they sent me another one

Any tips / vids of the Danmoto Highwayman install? I ordered one for me and the tracker says it just cleared customs, so I'm all excited to get it installed!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Skrawlr on November 06, 2015, 04:27:52 pm
Today I flipped my mirrors, thanks to NOCboltR for the advice & i added a decal which i sorta had trouble with so i might have to put a new one, also a few days ago i installed a rear bib
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Skrawlr on November 06, 2015, 04:30:53 pm
Close up
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Skrawlr on November 06, 2015, 04:39:42 pm
Quote
Its very loud, for some reason I feel like it's toned down a bit maybe i got used to it already but it has a nice muscle car sound to it during idle, if u have any problems during installation just contact their customer service. They sent me a clamp that was too small so they sent me another one

Any tips / vids of the Danmoto Highwayman install? I ordered one for me and the tracker says it just cleared customs, so I'm all excited to get it installed!
I havent made or found any videos, the exhaust came with instructions that were overall useless, just double check u have the correct size clamp, should say 45-47, they also include 2 compression springs that i couldnt find where to put them, the easiest part is removing the stock slip on

I had several issues with installation, one is the stock heat shield doesnt fit so i replaced it with exhaust sealer,

second is the cover sleeve MUST be put on with the slip on(& leaving the clamp screws facing up would be easiest when tightening), can not leave it last

third is the bracket that connects to frame by 3 bolts, which i had a problem with 2 since the lower right is a perfect fit the lower left entry doesnt leave enough space for the bolt so i had to improvise, the upper bolt needed a cylinder washer about 1 & 1/4 inches in height in order to tighten correctly, im guessing it has to do with me ordering from international instead of american so i have a non-compatible part, like i said im guessing but im sure their customer service will be able to resolve, i just dont wanna take it off anymore

If u look at the picture u can see where i added that huge "washer" & where that lower bolt has no chance
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Post by: NOCBoltR on November 06, 2015, 05:19:45 pm
Skrawlr/HawaiiSurfer - I used one of the silver bolts (under exhaust) to mount the Danmoto bracket. Just move around the existing around to make work. For me the Danmoto was too loud for me. I have a YouTube video posted.


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Post by: cefox on November 06, 2015, 06:31:18 pm
Close up
So how did you f;ip your mirrors? I'm pretty broad shouldered and I have to lean left or right to see around myself in the mirror. This may just alleviate that issue.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Skrawlr on November 06, 2015, 10:19:18 pm
Close up
So how did you f;ip your mirrors? I'm pretty broad shouldered and I have to lean left or right to see around myself in the mirror. This may just alleviate that issue.

Yeah theres improvement in field of view but u would still have to tilt ur head down just a bit, for the stock position it only required me to use my peripherals

I bought 2 of the Bikemaster T4 mirror adapters, a new stock left mirror, the right mirror wont work with the T4 adapters so u have to flip the new left mirror around it's stem to become a right side mirror, it was really simple u just need to adjust each mirror so that the brake & clutch levers arent obstructed & turn the handlebars all the way to make sure they dont hit the gas tank, mine have a tiny bit of space in between that my microfiber towel can slip thru
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Post by: cefox on November 06, 2015, 10:28:44 pm
Cool thanx. I have aftermarket mirrors with the full set of adapters so I should nust need the mounts.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: migres1115 on November 07, 2015, 04:30:47 pm
Finally changed my exhaust to the twin beast! I admit a bit louder than expected but pleasantly pleased with the deep sound . She washed up and ready for a good ride tomorrow.  Can't wait!(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/11/07/e7568359a3e62780033ae28fd2fdfe5c.jpg)

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Post by: cefox on November 08, 2015, 03:13:08 pm
added a strip of perforated stainless steel behind the battery strap. Still deciding if I like the look or not, if I decide I do I'll give it a high luter polish and call it good.
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Post by: cefox on November 08, 2015, 03:18:08 pm
from a little further away.
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Post by: Super Sneaky Steve on November 08, 2015, 06:12:39 pm
Today, I lubed my clutch cable.

Easy, but kinda messy job. There's nothing worse than trying to ride home with a broken clutch cable.

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Post by: HawaiiSurfer on November 08, 2015, 06:25:06 pm
Today, I installed the Danmoto Highwayman exhaust and a rear fender rack ... (http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/11/08/62c2a2a0e5c723636a381e24f607c71e.jpg)


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Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: AzBolt15 on November 08, 2015, 08:51:54 pm
Installed new Mustang solo seat and Fi2000 fuel processor. Runs so much better!
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Post by: BoltBoi on November 09, 2015, 05:55:54 am
Just installed this SS Custom Cycle Python Eliminator Slip-on with cobra fi2000 tuner . Sounds like a beast! neighbors are about to hate me but I am totally loving it haha.
Also did a led conversion kit from speedmetal. Very bright! better then HID conversion kit.

(https://scontent.flas1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xlt1/t31.0-8/12183842_1236009986425327_8122681169550221139_o.jpg)
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Post by: collins50235 on November 09, 2015, 04:50:55 pm
Rode mine. 😍😎

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This is November right?


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Post by: Hakken702 on November 09, 2015, 05:09:38 pm
Just installed this SS Custom Cycle Python Eliminator Slip-on with cobra fi2000 tuner . Sounds like a beast! neighbors are about to hate me but I am totally loving it haha.
Also did a led conversion kit from speedmetal. Very bright! better then HID conversion kit.

(https://scontent.flas1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t34.0-12/12233325_1236620079697651_1680649650_n.jpg?oh=98444cdd22960d38c843e2d0415a85c0&oe=56431A3B)
Top of the Rio parking garage huh?

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Post by: mumbles on November 09, 2015, 07:43:22 pm
Installed my Biltwell Keystone bars!
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Post by: Nuke0791 on November 09, 2015, 08:16:45 pm
Took mine to get inspected! She's legal again


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Post by: slimbuda on November 12, 2015, 06:10:21 pm

New Biltwell Zed Bars  8)

(https://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/595x595q90/633/OZhZP6.png)

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Post by: Nuke0791 on November 12, 2015, 06:28:15 pm


New Biltwell Zed Bars  8)

(https://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/595x595q90/633/OZhZP6.png)

Nice bars and paint!


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Post by: BoltBoi on November 13, 2015, 04:39:34 am
Just installed this SS Custom Cycle Python Eliminator Slip-on with cobra fi2000 tuner . Sounds like a beast! neighbors are about to hate me but I am totally loving it haha.
Also did a led conversion kit from speedmetal. Very bright! better then HID conversion kit.

(https://scontent.flas1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xlt1/t31.0-8/12183842_1236009986425327_8122681169550221139_o.jpg)
Top of the Rio parking garage huh?

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Yes sir went to go eat at the Carnival Buffet
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Post by: webbiker on November 13, 2015, 03:01:46 pm
Wrestled the Mustang Seat on and installed SS custom forwards.

Before
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After
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Post by: slimbuda on November 13, 2015, 03:41:12 pm

Nice bars and paint!


Thanks bro, didn't think the red would get as much attention as it does. Was gonna go black originally but now it grew on me.
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Post by: Nuke0791 on November 13, 2015, 06:03:35 pm
I love my red. Pops with the black


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Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: chevy_1k9 on November 13, 2015, 11:44:20 pm
I agree with the red. Didn't like it on the showroom floor but out in the sun I fell in love with it.
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Post by: Handsome-Tim on November 14, 2015, 04:47:59 pm
I washed it. It was filthy after doing 800 miles in the rain last weekend.
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Post by: pdrohan on November 16, 2015, 05:53:18 pm
Removed my front fender and installed fork brace. Little improvements to continue to streamline the look and bobber it out.
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/11/16/8dbaa335c7d67cfeb2ee66c2b8edf19c.jpg)
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Post by: BlackSheepBolt on November 16, 2015, 08:55:45 pm
Removed my front fender and installed fork brace. Little improvements to continue to streamline the look and bobber it out.
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/11/16/8dbaa335c7d67cfeb2ee66c2b8edf19c.jpg)
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Looking good!

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Post by: BlackSheepBolt on November 16, 2015, 08:58:14 pm
Wrestled the Mustang Seat on and installed SS custom forwards.

Before
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/11/13/5980be1ef5d60917b2fad47e6be89cd7.jpg)

After
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How do you like the SS forward controls?

New Biltwell Zed Bars  8)

(https://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/595x595q90/633/OZhZP6.png)



New Biltwell Zed Bars  8)

(https://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/595x595q90/633/OZhZP6.png)

Nice bars and paint!


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Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: webbiker on November 17, 2015, 12:40:01 am
A bit hard to say as riding season is gone, but sitting on the bike and making engine noises feels good. The airbox is less of a problem now because legs are at a different angle.

I put 5.5 pullback risers on last night and the combo feels very good. I'll post pics once I get the tank back on and complete the job.


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Post by: webbiker on November 17, 2015, 04:17:30 pm
Finished installation of 5.5" pullback risers. Had to change cables too and used Yami extended cables.



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Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Jake_RB on November 17, 2015, 10:35:24 pm
Finally got my Zombie Performance Wingus bars and Biltwell Recoil grips installed. Getting ready to order a Corbin seat and L&M highway bars

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Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: socal1200r on November 26, 2015, 12:20:02 pm
Mounted the 2" mini-tach I got from Amazon.  This was the perfect tach I was looking for, being small and already set up for a twin.  And for only $75, I figured I couldn't go wrong.

http://www.amazon.com/Electronic-Tachometer-Interface-Harley-Davidson-Motorcycles/dp/B00II7Q6FK/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1434462017&sr=8-2&keywords=motorcycle%20mini%20tachometer&pebp=1434462096203&perid=0VDSPTXX7VHCHCF6BAND&tag=viglink20751-20

My plan was to remove that small Yamaha tuning fork emblem on the top triple clamp, and drill a hole thru there to mount the bracket for the tach.  First problem I ran into was the Y clamp/cradle that came with the tach broke when I tried to bend it, to get the correct angle relative to the speedo.  So I had to fab up a T bracket using some aluminum flat stock I had lying around.  Got the leg of the bracket bent so it's easily readable while on the seat, then found out I didn't have a bolt long enough to secure it thru the triple clamp.  And with today being Thanksgiving, I'll have to wait until tomorrow to get a bolt that's 1/2" longer than what I had, and it should be good to go.   

Even though I have the Bolt manual on CD, and from looking at the wiring diagram it looks like the more difficult wires (ignition On and lighting) should be the red wire coming off the ignition and the green wire coming off the headlight, I'm not going to attempt to wire it up.  I'm totally befuddled by wiring diagrams, so I'll leave that to the professionals.  At least I'll have it mounted, so that's half the battle. 

The distance between the tach and speedo isn't as big as it appears in the pics.  Another option I might consider is mounting it using one of the handlebar clamp bolts.  That'll get it closer to the speedo, and decrease the space between the two gauges.  But, first things first, need to get that longer bolt to secure it, get it wired up, then see how it works on the bike while riding. 
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Post by: Buhma on November 28, 2015, 08:59:34 pm
added flasher module to the tail light

https://youtu.be/usyyWdCUfaM
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Post by: pdrohan on November 28, 2015, 10:54:10 pm

added flasher module to the tail light

Very cool. Where did u get it from?


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Post by: Buhma on November 28, 2015, 11:24:38 pm

added flasher module to the tail light

Very cool. Where did u get it from?


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I got it and the led strip light from ebay. Easy enough to wire both up.

 I wanted to remove the tail light for a cleaner look, but was afraid that a small strip wouldnt be visible enough, so added the flasher module. It turned out great even in bright daylight.
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Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Hakken702 on December 01, 2015, 01:16:17 pm
Just ordered the Baron H bars.  It's gonna be sweet.

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Post by: Jake_RB on December 06, 2015, 05:21:19 pm
Installed my Low and Mean highway bars. I like them but the air box almost makes the right side unusable

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Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Cuillo on December 08, 2015, 06:47:20 am

Installed my Low and Mean highway bars. I like them but the air box almost makes the right side unusable

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Yeah man. I kinda made my own with the same specs as low and mean. The air cleaner is a pain.


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Post by: collins50235 on December 08, 2015, 02:03:14 pm
Got my ECU flashed by Ivan, now it's on it's way home. Hope I get to try it before next spring lol. Talked to him for about 10 minutes, pretty cool guy.


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Post by: LasVegasNumz on December 08, 2015, 02:46:14 pm
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/08/01e21517dd0636754a2e87b9fdaaed9e.jpg)

I wrapped my exhaust over the weekend. Lowered the front at the triple tree a bit.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Jake_RB on December 08, 2015, 05:22:00 pm

Installed my Low and Mean highway bars. I like them but the air box almost makes the right side unusable

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Yeah man. I kinda made my own with the same specs as low and mean. The air cleaner is a pain.


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Tell me about it. Looks like an air cleaner and fuel controler are my next mods
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Cuillo on December 08, 2015, 07:03:13 pm
Yeah I wanna get somethin real small. I never realized how big the stock air cleaner is. I'm not too worried about increasing performance, at least not now just need somethin sleek.
I can keep up with everyone on their Harley's pretty well ya kno.


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Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Buhma on December 09, 2015, 09:50:22 pm
Yeah I wanna get somethin real small. I never realized how big the stock air cleaner is. I'm not too worried about increasing performance, at least not now just need somethin sleek.
I can keep up with everyone on their Harley's pretty well ya kno.


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let us know what you find. I'm in the same boat. just want a thin air box, don't care about more performance
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: SoCalBolt on December 10, 2015, 01:03:25 am
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/09/2709a492ab9debc570c2e42f4765ece3.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/09/6d3d321c3355c3af719de0f3c38658f0.jpg)

So today Buhma and I blacked out my front blinkers, put LED blinkers on top of my shocks, took off my fender and everything. Put my license plate under my seat until I get a side mount and put a LED break light on the license plate. Forgot the license plate light so you can't even see it at night lol.

Finally bobbed. Lol. More work to do though.

I need a mini fender, side mount for my license plate and a new comfy seat. If anyone has any of those for sale. I need the fender asap before it rains. Hopefully the short fender will block water and mud enough lol. Had to go bobber couldn't take it anymore haha.


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Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Buhma on December 10, 2015, 02:26:40 pm
180 tires and that would look killer!
you know you now have more clearance for that sissy bar
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: FWR132 on December 17, 2015, 09:05:02 pm
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/09/2709a492ab9debc570c2e42f4765ece3.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/09/6d3d321c3355c3af719de0f3c38658f0.jpg)

So today Buhma and I blacked out my front blinkers, put LED blinkers on top of my shocks, took off my fender and everything. Put my license plate under my seat until I get a side mount and put a LED break light on the license plate. Forgot the license plate light so you can't even see it at night lol.

Finally bobbed. Lol. More work to do though.

I need a mini fender, side mount for my license plate and a new comfy seat. If anyone has any of those for sale. I need the fender asap before it rains. Hopefully the short fender will block water and mud enough lol. Had to go bobber couldn't take it anymore haha.


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Your rear tyre has really worn out! I respect that, shows you've been riding - alot.

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Post by: FWR132 on December 17, 2015, 09:07:55 pm

Finally got my Zombie Performance Wingus bars and Biltwell Recoil grips installed. Getting ready to order a Corbin seat and L&M highway bars

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Did you have to change wires/cables/lines to use the Wingus bars?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Mario on December 17, 2015, 09:46:57 pm
Getting ready to put a for brace and gaiters on my 2015 bolt,non c spec. Hope the.fork brace fits. Any suggestions? ????
Title: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: SoCalBolt on December 18, 2015, 01:00:35 am
Almost at 15k miles on the stock tires. I'm gettin new ones in the morning. I went with the Michelin commander 2s. 110 in the front and 180 in the back


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Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Buhma on December 18, 2015, 09:21:18 pm
Drilled out my exhaust for a little more sound.
only used a 1/4" drill bit to start out with. I may widen the holes for a bit more sound, but right now it did get a deeper and louder sound.

Before and after
https://youtu.be/BR9OfwW0i3A

the after revs distorted my phone mic.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: SoCalBolt on December 19, 2015, 01:01:46 am
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/18/4fb456cfaf76eb32c7d8f31dc1a40919.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/18/73133deb2969c6139f5a810bd87857f3.jpg)

Yea got my new tires on today!


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Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: FWR132 on December 19, 2015, 01:42:13 am
Drilled out my exhaust for a little more sound.
only used a 1/4" drill bit to start out with. I may widen the holes for a bit more sound, but right now it did get a deeper and louder sound.

Before and after
https://youtu.be/BR9OfwW0i3A

the after revs distorted my phone mic.

sounds great, did you do the 5 hole star pattern like low and mean?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: FWR132 on December 19, 2015, 01:42:36 am
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/18/4fb456cfaf76eb32c7d8f31dc1a40919.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/18/73133deb2969c6139f5a810bd87857f3.jpg)

Yea got my new tires on today!


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cool, they look great!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Buhma on December 19, 2015, 03:37:12 am
Drilled out my exhaust for a little more sound.
only used a 1/4" drill bit to start out with. I may widen the holes for a bit more sound, but right now it did get a deeper and louder sound.

Before and after
https://youtu.be/BR9OfwW0i3A

the after revs distorted my phone mic.

sounds great, did you do the 5 hole star pattern like low and mean?
yeah, used a screw driver to start a punch and then drilled it out. came out pretty even, but I guess it doesn't matter since I put the end cap back on.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Snowball2014 on December 19, 2015, 08:59:47 pm
took my tank off yesterday...gonna drop it off at the painters this up-coming week :)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Mario on December 19, 2015, 09:18:00 pm
Trying to take my front wheel off to put on a fork brace and gaiters with no jack......Wish me luck. I'm fairly resourceful, I'll have to build a stand or something.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Rowan Watson on December 20, 2015, 12:03:57 am

took my tank off yesterday...gonna drop it off at the painters this up-coming week :)
what colour are you going?


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Title: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: SoCalBolt on December 20, 2015, 01:21:13 pm
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/20/e8becda065385c7169df62b33128b621.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/20/6e3f0ce58e48d632db6daa0d26a1f576.jpg)

Put on the rack so my Bag won't get holes in it from the tire haha. And the low and mean side mount license plate. But there's something wrong with the wiring so I'm screwed. I'm gunna have to have it towed today and have someone make sure the wiring is right and get a new battery.


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Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Snowball2014 on December 20, 2015, 01:22:39 pm

took my tank off yesterday...gonna drop it off at the painters this up-coming week :)
what colour are you going?


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took the shocks off too! gonna have the shocks powder coated all black...and the tank is going to be a dark metallic purple with some pink pearl in it to set it off in the sunlight
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Mario on December 21, 2015, 08:14:21 am
I got to ride yesterday. Not far,but I got to ride. Was 45 out. Kind of cold. I have 2200 miles on my bolt . Bought it in the middle of june. How much do you guys ride?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: webbiker on December 21, 2015, 08:36:37 am

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/20/e8becda065385c7169df62b33128b621.jpg)

Wait, wait, wait! That looks awesome! How did you mount the seat?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: SoCalBolt on December 21, 2015, 01:24:31 pm
It's mounted the same. Just with that bolt under the seat and then it's sitting on top of the sissy bar.  I need a new seat


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Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: SoCalBolt on December 21, 2015, 01:27:50 pm
Something that's made to not attach to the fender.


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Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: pnwrider on December 21, 2015, 03:02:58 pm
!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: SoCalBolt on December 21, 2015, 03:04:04 pm
Haha. We were putting on my side mount for the license plate. And that's just when I decided to take a pic


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Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: SoCalBolt on December 21, 2015, 03:05:52 pm
Plus my bike has a nice under carriage. Hard to resist checking it out haha


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Post by: SoCalBolt on December 21, 2015, 06:08:20 pm
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/21/ee98b7e726b34a7479408c2c7cf3ea1b.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/21/8aa99b28c9d381353280c4412e5a03e9.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/21/d82935c5ac0f13e1f72607c500637360.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/21/ffcd3fa8f545efc6b8b2fb3952fb49e3.jpg)

Got my break lights all wired up right now and took the mini fairing off and moved my bars forward some more.


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Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Jake_RB on December 21, 2015, 10:55:29 pm

Finally got my Zombie Performance Wingus bars and Biltwell Recoil grips installed. Getting ready to order a Corbin seat and L&M highway bars

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Did you have to change wires/cables/lines to use the Wingus bars?
Had to change the clutch cable and change the position of the banjo fitting on the master cylinder. Throttle cables reach but just barely so those will get replaced too

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Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: forafra on December 24, 2015, 08:53:13 am
Stock handlebar welded, sandblasted and drilled to put oberon streetfighter mirrors bar end, ready to paint
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: forafra on December 24, 2015, 09:02:53 am
i' d like to do something like this..... but for 30€ instead 240€, here in Italy, it's a good job  :) :
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Post by: Nuke0791 on December 25, 2015, 01:50:47 pm
Installed me some clip on handlebars :)


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Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Rowan Watson on December 25, 2015, 06:28:18 pm
That looks great Forafra. I've been thinking about swapping out my bars for some that look like that, yours look good - might just mod my standard bars now.


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Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: forafra on December 26, 2015, 04:11:07 am
Thanks Rowan, it is a curved 14 mm bar welded on TIG

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Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: DelawarePete on December 26, 2015, 09:57:11 am
Waxed it while waiting for my son's Swagway Hoverboard to charge, making sure it didn't burn down my house in the process. 
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Mario on December 26, 2015, 10:48:23 am
Hey everyone!!! Enjoy the bolt forum a lot. My girlfriend calls it my facebook. I hate facebook. Lol  Anyway,planning on plasti dipping my tank and fenders today. Black of course!! I have the blue tank now. I like the color,but I like the idea of protecting the original paint. My first bike I have bought brand new. It's my 14th bike,I'm old,not really that impressive,I'm started riding moped at age 13. Yes,I'm said mopeds.... I'll post pics when I'm done. Thanks for all your imput and info.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Hakken702 on December 26, 2015, 03:05:06 pm
Waxed it while waiting for my son's Swagway Hoverboard to charge, making sure it didn't burn down my house in the process.
Lmbo!!!!!!!!!

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Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Mario on December 26, 2015, 08:59:47 pm
Hi everyone. I bought a fork brace for my bolt and it doesn't fit. I have a 2015 standard bolt. I think it's for a c spec. 100 dollars takes it. I'll pay for shipping. I paid 175 for it. I just don't want to go through the hassle of returning it on line. It's brand new and there's not a scratch on it. My bad might be your good fortune. It's all about karma for me. Let me know,first one to respond takes it.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Mario on December 26, 2015, 09:07:13 pm
Fork brace 100 dollars for bolt c spec. Brand nes. I bought it a week ago and I thought the c spec and the standard bolt had the same forks. Apparently not. I paid 175 for it. I'll pay shipping. It's about karma for me .let me know. Thanks!!!!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: DelawarePete on December 27, 2015, 01:08:03 am
How did it install?  I got one for mine, it said ac-spec, but my tech got it on and it fits and works great.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: webbiker on December 27, 2015, 09:39:02 am
Installed custom made risers bushings to eliminate play from the bars.

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-BYpG0WLaNpg/Vn_xXfQa6rI/AAAAAAAAG4k/NQpnI9mc7c0/s640/IMG_0690.jpg)


This was the before. Now they don't move at all.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmI6P-k_LTo
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: timodawson on December 27, 2015, 10:37:46 am
Technically it was yesterday but I installed the SS Custom Cycle forward control kit.    ;D
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: runmikeyrun on December 28, 2015, 12:15:09 am

Hey everyone!!! Enjoy the bolt forum a lot. My girlfriend calls it my facebook. I hate facebook. Lol  Anyway,planning on plasti dipping my tank and fenders today. Black of course!! I have the blue tank now. I like the color,but I like the idea of protecting the original paint. My first bike I have bought brand new. It's my 14th bike,I'm old,not really that impressive,I'm started riding moped at age 13. Yes,I'm said mopeds.... I'll post pics when I'm done. Thanks for all your imput and info.

I started on a mini bike at 12 but rode a moped for a minute, hey it was 1991 it was almost cool lol
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Rowan Watson on December 28, 2015, 08:50:22 pm

Fork brace 100 dollars for bolt c spec. Brand nes. I bought it a week ago and I thought the c spec and the standard bolt had the same forks. Apparently not. I paid 175 for it. I'll pay shipping. It's about karma for me .let me know. Thanks!!!!
Sent you a pm


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Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: bigaaronsrt on December 30, 2015, 10:06:03 am
Did the wrap on my exhaust finally.  Went with the titanium wrap and luckily you do not have to wet that kind.
(http://i887.photobucket.com/albums/ac71/bigaaronsrt/20151226_153907_zpsdpmuz99c.jpg) (http://s887.photobucket.com/user/bigaaronsrt/media/20151226_153907_zpsdpmuz99c.jpg.html)
(http://i887.photobucket.com/albums/ac71/bigaaronsrt/20151226_153916_zpsdo6rktiv.jpg) (http://s887.photobucket.com/user/bigaaronsrt/media/20151226_153916_zpsdo6rktiv.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Hakken702 on December 30, 2015, 09:43:56 pm
Did the wrap on my exhaust finally.  Went with the titanium wrap and luckily you do not have to wet that kind.
(http://i887.photobucket.com/albums/ac71/bigaaronsrt/20151226_153907_zpsdpmuz99c.jpg) (http://s887.photobucket.com/user/bigaaronsrt/media/20151226_153907_zpsdpmuz99c.jpg.html)
(http://i887.photobucket.com/albums/ac71/bigaaronsrt/20151226_153916_zpsdo6rktiv.jpg) (http://s887.photobucket.com/user/bigaaronsrt/media/20151226_153916_zpsdo6rktiv.jpg.html)
What a great looking Bolt
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Cuillo on December 31, 2015, 06:36:46 am

Did the wrap on my exhaust finally.  Went with the titanium wrap and luckily you do not have to wet that kind.
(http://i887.photobucket.com/albums/ac71/bigaaronsrt/20151226_153907_zpsdpmuz99c.jpg) (http://s887.photobucket.com/user/bigaaronsrt/media/20151226_153907_zpsdpmuz99c.jpg.html)
(http://i887.photobucket.com/albums/ac71/bigaaronsrt/20151226_153916_zpsdo6rktiv.jpg) (http://s887.photobucket.com/user/bigaaronsrt/media/20151226_153916_zpsdo6rktiv.jpg.html)
What a great looking Bolt
This is a great looking bolt for sure



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Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Mario on January 01, 2016, 06:07:17 pm
I went for a new years day ride today. 37 degrees out. Kind of chilly.  Had to watch out for ice on the road.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Nuke0791 on January 01, 2016, 06:47:05 pm
First ride of the year was to the ship! Happy new year!


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Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: shelrad1 on January 01, 2016, 10:15:47 pm
Installed fork gaiters ( last week ), today I installed the Danmoto Highway man exhaust.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: chris420char on January 02, 2016, 01:40:48 am
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/16/01/01/7ad7f633b2288fa2b69060f57be42458.jpg)

Playing around with a strait pipe



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Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: razzinmiami on January 02, 2016, 02:25:28 pm
Nothing done to the bike but went on a couple of demo rides today. I'm in love !! 😍😍😍(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/16/01/02/7bc730f99ccf2571abd5e10ee711c036.jpg)


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Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Big Mac on January 02, 2016, 05:44:25 pm
painted all the exhaust covers matt black.. pics to come.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: ravenrunner on January 05, 2016, 10:06:24 pm
Installed custom made risers bushings to eliminate play from the bars.

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-BYpG0WLaNpg/Vn_xXfQa6rI/AAAAAAAAG4k/NQpnI9mc7c0/s640/IMG_0690.jpg)


This was the before. Now they don't move at all.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmI6P-k_LTo

What did you make it out of??
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: socal1200r on January 05, 2016, 10:16:49 pm
Dropped it off at the dealer today, so they can diagnose the "check engine light" and Code 22 that's on.  From what I can tell, Code 22 is for the "intake air temp sensor".  I'm running Ivan's reflashed ECU, but I'm pretty sure that's got nothing to do with the code.  Probably put 1000 miles on the bike since I had the ECU reflashed with no codes, so don't know why all of a sudden it's on.  Also, I bought the bike from the dealer with the V&H intake and slash cuts already on it, so that's on them, not me.  And, the bike has an extended warranty until 2018, so I'm not expecting to shell out any cash on this fix. 

I didn't tell them I had the ECU reflashed, didn't want to give them any reason to deny the repair under warranty.  I just hope they don't screw it up trying to get the CEL off and clearing the code...
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: runmikeyrun on January 06, 2016, 01:58:07 am
I ordered some sparkly black grips.  They're either going to look great next to my sparkly black tank or I'm gonna look like a total tool lol(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/16/01/05/5120e71b7352fff647bf3fda8e236a7c.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: webbiker on January 06, 2016, 03:20:55 am

What did you make it out of??

Stainless steel. They are located on place that seems to collect water and trap moisture. I found some rust there already so I thought stainless would be best.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: eurostripe on January 06, 2016, 06:45:10 am
Didn't do it today but I stalled Vance and Hines twin slash pipes
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160106/4786fe2a392f43bb4ef5bc1653cb3415.jpg)

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Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Super Sneaky Steve on January 06, 2016, 07:31:27 am
I ordered some sparkly black grips.  They're either going to look great next to my sparkly black tank or I'm gonna look like a total tool lol(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/16/01/05/5120e71b7352fff647bf3fda8e236a7c.jpg)

You're going to look real cool, just don't forget your sparkly jacket.  ;)
(http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/img-thing?.out=jpg&size=l&tid=67804318)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: socal1200r on January 06, 2016, 08:10:26 am
I ordered some sparkly black grips.  They're either going to look great next to my sparkly black tank or I'm gonna look like a total tool lol(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/16/01/05/5120e71b7352fff647bf3fda8e236a7c.jpg)

You're going to look real cool, just don't forget your sparkly jacket.  ;)
(http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/img-thing?.out=jpg&size=l&tid=67804318)

Sparkly grips, sparkly tank, white gloves with sequins...need to practice saying "he he" while grabbing your crotch and moonwalking, lol...
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Tutivillus on January 06, 2016, 01:38:17 pm
I ordered some sparkly black grips.  They're either going to look great next to my sparkly black tank or I'm gonna look like a total tool lol
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/16/01/05/5120e71b7352fff647bf3fda8e236a7c.jpg)

You're going to look real cool, just don't forget your sparkly jacket.  ;)
(http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/img-thing?.out=jpg&size=l&tid=67804318)


Hey now! I had some sparkly purple grips on my Bolt (7 Sins) and loved the look! Got a LOT of shit for them, but they were sweet! Unfortunately, my hands hated them...after 45 minutes I had the tingles, so I ditched 'em. Still looking for comfortable purple grips!  >:(
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Ablaze on January 06, 2016, 01:48:35 pm
If you find some good purple grips let me know.  I have been looking as well.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: ravenrunner on January 06, 2016, 03:12:55 pm

What did you make it out of??

Stainless steel. They are located on place that seems to collect water and trap moisture. I found some rust there already so I thought stainless would be best.

Awesome thanks for the info. Did you have to press them in and press the old ones out? Was it just a sold piece of stainless and you had it drilled?
Thanks again
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Rowan Watson on January 06, 2016, 03:21:55 pm


What did you make it out of??

Stainless steel. They are located on place that seems to collect water and trap moisture. I found some rust there already so I thought stainless would be best.

Awesome thanks for the info. Did you have to press them in and press the old ones out? Was it just a sold piece of stainless and you had it drilled?
Thanks again
No they're just washers, there's s thread about it here somewhere.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: webbiker on January 06, 2016, 03:23:37 pm
No. They replace the rubber washer on the top side and come under the metal piece that keeps the wires in check on the bottom side.

See the video in the first post here : https://www.yamahastarbolt.com/technical-discussion/factory-mini-ape-riser-bushings/


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Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: bigaaronsrt on January 07, 2016, 08:45:52 am
Took the bolt down for paint last night and got bored and put a few tanks on that were sitting around the shop.
(http://i887.photobucket.com/albums/ac71/bigaaronsrt/20160106_193658_zpsmnrch23u.jpg) (http://s887.photobucket.com/user/bigaaronsrt/media/20160106_193658_zpsmnrch23u.jpg.html)

i wish this wasp tank would work on it.
(http://i887.photobucket.com/albums/ac71/bigaaronsrt/20160106_193200_zpsxkfyiigo.jpg) (http://s887.photobucket.com/user/bigaaronsrt/media/20160106_193200_zpsxkfyiigo.jpg.html)

we have the honda cb tore down right now for rewiring so put the tank on just to for laughs.
(http://i887.photobucket.com/albums/ac71/bigaaronsrt/20160106_193012_zpshphv8xde.jpg) (http://s887.photobucket.com/user/bigaaronsrt/media/20160106_193012_zpshphv8xde.jpg.html)
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Post by: bigaaronsrt on January 07, 2016, 08:47:51 am
I ordered some sparkly black grips.  They're either going to look great next to my sparkly black tank or I'm gonna look like a total tool lol(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/16/01/05/5120e71b7352fff647bf3fda8e236a7c.jpg)

catalyst cycles is where i keep my bike. My buddy owns it and its where i get all my parts and store my bike for the winter so all the pictures of my bike on a lift or in the garage is there. Small world lol
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Post by: stazza_brendan on January 07, 2016, 10:04:39 pm
Painted the V&H air filter cover black with plasti-dip to go with the blacked out theme of my bike.

Before.
(http://i637.photobucket.com/albums/uu98/Stazza_Brendan/Bolt/DSC_0490_easyHDR_zpstynr2iwf.jpg) (http://s637.photobucket.com/user/Stazza_Brendan/media/Bolt/DSC_0490_easyHDR_zpstynr2iwf.jpg.html)

After.
(http://i637.photobucket.com/albums/uu98/Stazza_Brendan/Bolt/20160108_125929_zps2ey0ntix.jpg) (http://s637.photobucket.com/user/Stazza_Brendan/media/Bolt/20160108_125929_zps2ey0ntix.jpg.html)

(http://i637.photobucket.com/albums/uu98/Stazza_Brendan/Bolt/20160108_125917_zpshj4scmc3.jpg) (http://s637.photobucket.com/user/Stazza_Brendan/media/Bolt/20160108_125917_zpshj4scmc3.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: socal1200r on January 08, 2016, 08:27:42 am
Got a call from the shop about the Code 22 that was displayed on startup.  Seems that when I made that hole a little bigger in the top triple clamp (the one that's covered with a tiny Yamaha tuning fork emblem), I damaged the wire connector for the Intake Air Temp sensor, and during the process of test fitting the mini-tach, I damaged the sensor itself.  Who knew they had wires up under the top triple clamp, and that sensor was in that area as well?!  They said that sensor is for ambient air temp, so it's away from the engine, up around the headlight area.  So they ordered a new sensor, and told me it'll cost about $220 parts/labor to fix. 

I went to the local hardware store and bought a shorter mounting bolt for the tach, then took the hardware and tach to the shop for them to mount and wire up.  I figure since the bike will be down waiting for the sensor, they might as well install/wire the tach.  Said it'll be no more than $80 to connect the four wires:  ground, coil, ignition power, light.  The tech said some of the aftermarket tachs don't work with the ECU, but with the rpm wire going directly to the coil, I'm sure it should work just fine. 

Should have the bike back on the road next week...
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: webbiker on January 19, 2016, 10:15:11 am
Flipped the mirrors
(https://www.yamahastarbolt.com/gallery/4131-180116160226.jpeg)
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Post by: runmikeyrun on January 19, 2016, 10:25:50 am

Flipped the mirrors
(https://www.yamahastarbolt.com/gallery/4131-180116160226.jpeg)

I like that!  How is the visibility?
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Post by: webbiker on January 19, 2016, 10:30:44 am


I like that!  How is the visibility?

Not sure yet. Can't ride because of snow.
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Post by: Brewski on January 19, 2016, 03:34:54 pm
Flipped the mirrors

Do you have a link to where you bought the brackets for the handle bars?
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Post by: webbiker on January 19, 2016, 03:35:46 pm
Sure -> http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/191698285963


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Post by: buckeye bolt on January 19, 2016, 07:19:27 pm
So where ..........

Item location: Fischbach, Germany
Shipping to: Worldwide
Excludes: Africa, Central America and Caribbean, Middle East, North America, Oceania, Southeast Asia, South America, Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan Republic, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, Georgia, India, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, South, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, France, Germany, Italy, Spain

the hell do they ship...Worldwide? :o

Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: socal1200r on January 19, 2016, 09:27:56 pm
So get this...

I get a call from the dealer, saying they installed a new Intake Air Temp sensor and wiring harness, in order to clear the Code 22 that was displayed on the speedo.  All's good with that.  While they were waiting for the parts, I asked them to wire up a mini-tach I got from Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00II7Q6FK/ref=s9_simh_gw_g263_i1_r?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=desktop-1&pf_rd_r=009NHP6WJRNXVPJ3QDQ3&pf_rd_t=36701&pf_rd_p=2079475242&pf_rd_i=desktop

Wiring instructions seemed fairly simple:  ground, coil, ignition, light. 

Well, they told me they had to run the coil wire to the ECM in order to get a reading, and what they got was only half of the actual rpms.  The guy on the other end of the phone was telling me that with the digital ignition, there's a "ghost" spark that doesn't actually fire, unlike older ignitions where it would fire whether the piston was on the compression stroke or not.  That's why it's only reading half the correct rpms.  They have no idea how to make it read correctly, and they've already got it mounted and wired.

Now I'm no bike electrical/ignition genius, far from it.  But does this bike have two coils, one for each cylinder?  Why wouldn't a wire from each of the coils spliced into the coil wire for the tach not work?  I'd hate to have gone thru all this trouble and the tach only read half the true rpms. 
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Oz Bolt on January 20, 2016, 05:29:36 am
So where ..........

Item location: Fischbach, Germany
Shipping to: Worldwide
Excludes: Africa, Central America and Caribbean, Middle East, North America, Oceania, Southeast Asia, South America, Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan Republic, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, Georgia, India, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, South, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, France, Germany, Italy, Spain

the hell do they ship...Worldwide? :o

Doesn't exclude Oz...seems worldwide enough for me  :D
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Post by: Cuillo on January 20, 2016, 06:38:13 am

Flipped the mirrors
(https://www.yamahastarbolt.com/gallery/4131-180116160226.jpeg)
Ok so our stock mirrors are able to be flipped then?? I don't know why I thought I couldn't do it!


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Post by: Brewski on January 21, 2016, 01:59:42 pm
So where ..........

Item location: Fischbach, Germany
Shipping to: Worldwide
Excludes: Africa, Central America and Caribbean, Middle East, North America, Oceania, Southeast Asia, South America, Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan Republic, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, Georgia, India, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, South, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, France, Germany, Italy, Spain

the hell do they ship...Worldwide? :o
Quote

I sent a message to the seller and this was his reply:

German;
Der fehler in den versandoptionen hat sich irgendwann einmal eingeschlichen. Das werde ich bei der nächsten überarbeitung wieder korrigieren müssen.
In die usa versende ich nicht. Ich habe kein interesse an einem handel mit den usa.

English;
The error in the shipping options has eventually crept. I'll have to re- correct in the next revision.
In the US I do not ship. I have no interest in a trade with the USA.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: webbiker on January 21, 2016, 02:22:17 pm
http://www.bikermart.co.uk/proddetail.asp?prod=305-067 another place to get the same part


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Post by: Brewski on January 21, 2016, 05:28:22 pm
http://www.bikermart.co.uk/proddetail.asp?prod=305-067 another place to get the same part


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SWEEEEET!!

One of the mirrors is left-hand threaded, right? And didn't you say there is an extra piece that you can take off and it will be right-hand again?

Basically, I'm asking if I can order two of the same bracket or do I need a left-hand threaded bracket and a right-hand threaded bracket?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Rooster75 on January 21, 2016, 09:26:40 pm
Installed Digital Guard Dawg Keyless ignition!

Loving it. 

No more leaving the key in the ignition. I used to go to work or the store. Since the bikes shuts off when I put the kick stand down, I would forget about the key. I killed my battery fortunately only once. I did leave the key at a store and at work a few times. Fortunately nothing bad happened.

Install took less then half an hour. I didn't have to completely remove the tank.
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Post by: Dr2wheels on January 21, 2016, 11:05:22 pm
Not a positive post but broke the plastic belt shield while backing into my garage when a ball got trapped under the plastic 👎🏽. Was able to glue it but it breaks my heart.


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Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Dr2wheels on January 21, 2016, 11:13:47 pm

Installed Digital Guard Dawg Keyless ignition!

Loving it. 

No more leaving the key in the ignition. I used to go to work or the store. Since the bikes shuts off when I put the kick stand down, I would forget about the key. I killed my battery fortunately only once. I did leave the key at a store and at work a few times. Fortunately nothing bad happened.

Install took less then half an hour. I didn't have to completely remove the tank.

Please go over the install as I am intrigued by this invention!



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Post by: webbiker on January 22, 2016, 01:36:15 am

http://www.bikermart.co.uk/proddetail.asp?prod=305-067 another place to get the same part


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SWEEEEET!!

One of the mirrors is left-hand threaded, right? And didn't you say there is an extra piece that you can take off and it will be right-hand again?

Basically, I'm asking if I can order two of the same bracket or do I need a left-hand threaded bracket and a right-hand threaded bracket?

Once you remove the angled piece from the mirror stem, you have have rh thread on both mirrors. So yes, two of the same brackets will work.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: NOCBoltR on January 22, 2016, 11:12:43 am
http://www.bikermart.co.uk/proddetail.asp?prod=305-067 another place to get the same part


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SWEEEEET!!

One of the mirrors is left-hand threaded, right? And didn't you say there is an extra piece that you can take off and it will be right-hand again?

Basically, I'm asking if I can order two of the same bracket or do I need a left-hand threaded bracket and a right-hand threaded bracket?

Seems to me that the mirrors are different than those on U.S. build.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: webbiker on January 22, 2016, 11:54:52 am
Different than these (mine)?
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-tM5cb0qaDwc/Vp3d2KumNuI/AAAAAAAAHM0/a15VWIIOf9c/s1600/FUJI3454.jpg)
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Post by: Brewski on January 22, 2016, 01:46:03 pm

http://www.bikermart.co.uk/proddetail.asp?prod=305-067 another place to get the same part


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SWEEEEET!!

One of the mirrors is left-hand threaded, right? And didn't you say there is an extra piece that you can take off and it will be right-hand again?

Basically, I'm asking if I can order two of the same bracket or do I need a left-hand threaded bracket and a right-hand threaded bracket?

Once you remove the angled piece from the mirror stem, you have have rh thread on both mirrors. So yes, two of the same brackets will work.

Awesome, I'm going to order mine soon. This is something I have wanted to do to my bike since before I even got it but wasn't sure how to make it happen. $30 and a few minutes using only simple hand tools sounds like the best solution to me!!!! 8)
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Post by: NOCBoltR on January 22, 2016, 02:06:38 pm

Different than these (mine)?
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-tM5cb0qaDwc/Vp3d2KumNuI/AAAAAAAAHM0/a15VWIIOf9c/s1600/FUJI3454.jpg)

Yes. From a 2014 R-Spec.

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Post by: webbiker on January 22, 2016, 02:08:37 pm
Ok. Are US R-spec mirrors different from the base model? Mine is not R-spec.
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Post by: NOCBoltR on January 22, 2016, 02:11:25 pm
Ok. Are US R-spec mirrors different from the base model? Mine is not R-spec.

The difference at the time of my purchase was chrome for standard and black for R-spec. I believe I saw on an OZ bolt the same mirror that you have installed.
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Post by: SoCalBolt on January 23, 2016, 11:20:16 am
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160123/109bd7b78f371818a1cbc7fd7b150c7e.jpg)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160123/9187ae91dc989bd71bd61bb531c955d9.jpg)

Took the sissy bar off and just left the rack. Now I just have a homemade fender haha. I think it looks better.


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Post by: Rooster75 on January 23, 2016, 11:55:30 am
Took the sissy bar off and just left the rack. Now I just have a homemade fender haha. I think it looks better.


That looks awesome.
Ok. Are US R-spec mirrors different from the base model? Mine is not R-spec.

The difference at the time of my purchase was chrome for standard and black for R-spec. I believe I saw on an OZ bolt the same mirror that you have installed.

The 2014 Standard had chrome mirrors and the R-Spec had black mirrors. Now they all have black mirrors.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: Rooster75 on January 23, 2016, 12:01:04 pm
I put a keyless ignition on my bike. Best mod ever. I don't have to worry about losing the key, having a special keychain for key, and I don't have to worry about leaving the key in the ignition and killing my battery (done that a few times).

Took 30 minutes to install. I think it's a must. Best $250 I spent on my bike. I am making a YouTube of the install.
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Post by: Shane45_1911 on January 23, 2016, 02:53:40 pm
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160123/109bd7b78f371818a1cbc7fd7b150c7e.jpg)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160123/9187ae91dc989bd71bd61bb531c955d9.jpg)

Took the sissy bar off and just left the rack. Now I just have a homemade fender haha. I think it looks better.


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I'm diggin' that look.  Any chance of a side-view profile pic?
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Post by: SoCalBolt on January 24, 2016, 12:55:50 am
If I remember after work haha. Yea, Shane.  I've wanted to do keyless ignition since I got my bolt savinien. I've forgot my key a couple times and killed the battery haha. Already had to replace my battery too.


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Post by: mumbles on January 24, 2016, 04:49:25 pm
Relocated my speedo and installed my Vance and Hines slip on (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160124/08bddbca68e270fad85be2d78058be5c.jpg)


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Post by: ravenrunner on January 24, 2016, 07:42:34 pm
Relocated my speedo and installed my Vance and Hines slip on (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160124/08bddbca68e270fad85be2d78058be5c.jpg)


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Custom bracket? Or low and mean?
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Post by: mumbles on January 24, 2016, 09:18:59 pm

Relocated my speedo and installed my Vance and Hines slip on (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160124/08bddbca68e270fad85be2d78058be5c.jpg)


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Custom bracket? Or low and mean?

I ordered this one as I like the fact you can adjust the angle of your speedo.

http://www.revo-cycles.com/shop/revo-yamaha-bolt-tacho-meter-relocation-kit/


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Post by: Big Sugar on January 25, 2016, 12:17:18 pm
Installed the plug for my trickle charger, and threw my trusty battery bag on (just big enough to take my travel mug to work in the mornings). Also started to work on the tank stickers a bit... but just with my fingernails. Will hit it with a hair dryer and try again.

Next up: ISO handgrips, windshield mount
Down the road: fender elimination
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Post by: SoCalBolt on January 26, 2016, 01:15:54 am

Relocated my speedo and installed my Vance and Hines slip on (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160124/08bddbca68e270fad85be2d78058be5c.jpg)


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Does this help with seeing your speedo during the day?


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Post by: mumbles on January 26, 2016, 02:50:47 am


Relocated my speedo and installed my Vance and Hines slip on (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160124/08bddbca68e270fad85be2d78058be5c.jpg)


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Does this help with seeing your speedo during the day?


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I haven't ridden it yet since I relocated it but hopefully it does!


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Post by: Link6 on January 26, 2016, 06:15:12 pm
Installed SS Custom Hard Times air kit. First thing to change on my Bolt from stock as the winter has finally set in here.
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Post by: B1-66er on January 27, 2016, 05:47:22 pm
does ordering stuff count? haha

i ordered drag bars, a side mount plate bracket, and a radiantz led plate frame
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Post by: socal1200r on January 27, 2016, 08:58:07 pm
Two things...in my ongoing saga with getting a mini-tach to work (it only reads half the rpms right now), and after talking with Ivan and the local dealer who installed it, I think I have it figured out.  The Yamaha has a single fire ignition, and the tach is set up for a dual fire ignition.  I looked thru the online shop manual from Techspark, found the pages and diagrams that had to do with the coils, and it looks like I have to connect the coil wire from the tach to the orange and gray/red wires coming off the coils (these s/b the negative wires).  I'm thinking if I have both coil wires going to the tach, it should read the correct rpms.  We'll see...

The other thing I did was test fit my oil cooler along the left side down tube, just below the horn.  The clamps I bought weren't big enough, but it still gave me good idea that it probably won't work in a vertical position there.  I found another location, slightly above the horn, to mount it horizontally.  I have the hard lines, and will turn them around so they run between the down tubes, and get them as close to the oil filter as possible, to keep them away from the front cylinder exhaust pipe.  This oil cooler is only 3-rows, and is fairly small in dimensions, so it shouldn't stick out like a sore thumb like the one the guy posted in one of the oil cooler threads.  I'm going to get it powder-coated black, so it should blend in even more. 

I'm hoping to have the tach thing figured out in a week or two, and the oil cooler hooked up in maybe a month.  Time will tell! 
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: socal1200r on January 28, 2016, 07:08:53 pm
Two things...in my ongoing saga with getting a mini-tach to work (it only reads half the rpms right now), and after talking with Ivan and the local dealer who installed it, I think I have it figured out.  The Yamaha has a single fire ignition, and the tach is set up for a dual fire ignition.  I looked thru the online shop manual from Techspark, found the pages and diagrams that had to do with the coils, and it looks like I have to connect the coil wire from the tach to the orange and gray/red wires coming off the coils (these s/b the negative wires).  I'm thinking if I have both coil wires going to the tach, it should read the correct rpms.  We'll see...

SUCCESS!  I removed the gas tank (which was a chore!), and found the coils.  The dealer had the green coil wire from the tach spliced into the orange wire on the one coil (I think it's the front cylinder?).  I found the gray/red wire on the other coil, and spliced a wire there.  I cut the green wire from the tach, then spliced the leftover green wire the dealer had on the orange coil wire with the wire I spliced into the gray/red on the other coil, then used a solderless connector to connect those two wires to the green coil wire.  Put the tank back on, turned the key,tach lit up and needle swung to 8K then back to 0.  Fired it up, and viola, it's reading correctly!  It settled into an idle at around 1100 rpms, and when I rolled the throttle, it revved up and read like it's supposed to! 

This is the tach I used.  I wanted something like this because it's small, goes to 8K rpms, and can be mounted just about anywhere.  I mounted mine using the hole in the  upper triple clamp that's covered by that dime-sized Yamaha symbol.  I had to make a bracket out of aluminum flat stock, because when I tried to bend the Y bracket that came with the tach, it broke.

 http://www.amazon.com/Electronic-Tachometer-Interface-Harley-Davidson-Motorcycles/dp/B00II7Q6FK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1454025514&sr=8-1&keywords=harley+davidson+mini+tachometer

So anyway, if you're going to wire up a dual-fire tach to our single-fire Bolt's ignition system, make sure to connect it to the orange and gray/red wires off the coils!

 
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: RudeBoltin on January 28, 2016, 11:12:00 pm
Socal what about cross feed signals between the two coils now that there is a wire going directly between the two. Would a couple of one way diodes be in order?
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Post by: socal1200r on January 29, 2016, 06:40:00 am
Socal what about cross feed signals between the two coils now that there is a wire going directly between the two. Would a couple of one way diodes be in order?

I have no idea what this means...

I haven't ridden the bike since I wired it up, just tested it at my storage unit like I described.  I wouldn't imagine it would act differently on the road?  Didn't get any fault codes when I started it up, or while it was running.  I'll be on the lookout for anything "odd" with the bike the next time I can actually take it out. 
Title: Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
Post by: RudeBoltin on January 29, 2016, 10:40:10 am
Socal what about cross feed signals between the two coils now that there is a wire going directly between the two. Would a couple of one way diodes be in order?

I have no idea what this means...

I haven't ridden the bike since I wired it up, just tested it at my storage unit like I described.  I wouldn't imagine it would act differently on the road?  Didn't get any fault codes when I started it up, or while it was running.  I'll be on the lookout for anything "odd" with the bike the next time I can actually take it out.

Let me explain, maybe I should of used the term backfeed but either way. I will use an over simplified example. Let's say your coils are lights, we'll call them C1 and C2 and the tach is also a light, we'll call that one T1. 

(https://www.yamahastarbolt.com/gallery/2084-290116103902.jpeg)

Now if we used two seperate lights and then tied a third light to it, so when you turn on C1 it will also light up T1. Or if we turn on C2 it will also light up T1. Now because power doesn't care which way it travels when you turn on C1 it will send a signal up the wire to turn on T1 but when it gets to the junction it will go both ways and also turn on C2.
The one way diodes will only allow the power to go one way, so it can only travel from C1 or C2 up to T1, but not back down to the other one.

I don't know if cross feeding or back feeding will be a problem with the Coils, But if it was me, I'd add the two Diodes in. Electronic store like Radio Shack have them for a couple dollars, and the piece of mind it would offer me would be well worth the few dollars and little extra time it would take. Just my thoughts.
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Post by: runmikeyrun on January 29, 2016, 11:14:45 am
This sounds right to me, only thing is make sure you get diodes rated well above the voltage on that circuit or they'll pop.  I'm not sure how much voltage those wires carry
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Post by: socal1200r on January 29, 2016, 11:44:42 am
Ah, I get it now, thanks for the diagram, that helps.  The gauge of the wires on the coil and the tach are pretty thin, maybe 18-20 gauge or something like that, so shouldn't be drawing too much power. 

I'm guessing that electrical current isn't "smart", in that the tach doesn't read properly unless it has BOTH C1 and C2 feeding their signals, so they'd only act in one direction, i.e. the tach is "pulling" the current from both coils in order to get a correct reading?  But the comment that the current from C1 or C2 could go to the other coil at the junction, instead of following the path up to the tach, makes sense if electrical current isn't "smart", does that make sense?! 

This is why I changed my major from Electrical Engineering to Business Administration, lol... 
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Post by: cefox on January 29, 2016, 02:34:37 pm
Or you could eliminate the guess work and order a single fire tach adapter. Same thing  that's been suggested just bought instead of built.

http://compufire.com/compu-fire-51105-tach-adapter-for-use-with-single-fire-coils.html
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Post by: andyzonk on January 29, 2016, 03:17:11 pm
Yes, it's a good Idea to put the Diodes in. Standard '1N4007's (1 Amp/1000 Volt) will most likely be OK but you might want to get something like 'P600a's (6 Amp/50 Volt). The Actual requirements of the Coils are 12-14 Volts @ Less than 1 Amp. The way you have it at the moment means that both Coils will Fire at the same time - Not that it will make any difference but Yamaha obviously did not want it that way, the ECU is wanting to fire the Coils individually.
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Post by: Hakken702 on January 29, 2016, 03:19:05 pm
Diodes are always one way. 

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Post by: RudeBoltin on January 29, 2016, 04:53:42 pm
Diodes are always one way. 

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This is true, but when I went to a certain electronics store the guy didn't know what a Diode was. When I said One Way Diode he finally figured it out. Plus it helps those that don't know about them to get the idea that they are only one way.
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Post by: Link6 on January 29, 2016, 08:27:36 pm
Wrapped & hooked up SS Custom Python exhaust.

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Post by: chevy_1k9 on January 30, 2016, 05:40:29 pm
Just had michelin commander ii tires installed. Handle bar shake is completely gone  8)
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Post by: Nutsanbolts on January 30, 2016, 07:40:07 pm
Installed yamaha tall bars, avon grips, yamaha black pegs, bike feels completely different now. Handles better, looks better. I'm taking the tank back off tomorrow to work on my wire routing and clutch cable routing, I'm not happy with how I have it now.
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Post by: ravenrunner on January 31, 2016, 12:23:00 am
Installed yamaha tall bars, avon grips, yamaha black pegs, bike feels completely different now. Handles better, looks better. I'm taking the tank back off tomorrow to work on my wire routing and clutch cable routing, I'm not happy with how I have it now.

Bike looks awesome! Had a couple questions? Are your shocks plastidipped? And are those grips a lot better then stock? Comfort wise?
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Post by: Rooster75 on January 31, 2016, 08:18:17 am
If I remember after work haha. Yea, Shane.  I've wanted to do keyless ignition since I got my bolt savinien. I've forgot my key a couple times and killed the battery haha. Already had to replace my battery too.


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SoCalBolt  you really need to get the Digital Guard Keyless ignition. Took like 30 min to install. It's so nice. I love the freedom too! LOL 

I have discovered though that the RFID only works when the fob is about a foot away. I had it in my coat breast pocket and it wouldn't start! I was freaking out. I actually think it's a good security to have on the bike. I just looked like an idiot to my coworker when I was trying to show off my new toy!
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Post by: Nutsanbolts on January 31, 2016, 08:31:42 am


Bike looks awesome! Had a couple questions? Are your shocks plastidipped? And are those grips a lot better then stock? Comfort wise?
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The grips are more comfortable to me, a bit larger diameter and the rubber portions have more cushion to them. The shocks- I sanded the chrome down and used a matte finish spray paint. You can see the right side in the photo. The left side is still chrome as I am doing them one at a time and wanted to ride somewhere before getting the other one done..lol
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Post by: B1-66er on January 31, 2016, 01:03:41 pm
Removed fender and rear lights and swapped seat a few days ago. Today I flipped risers and put drag bars and new grips on. Also took mirrors off as I'll be putting a bar end mirror on the left side. Not sure how I feel about the longer reach, but time will tell. Couldn't ride it other than in my alley as there's no rear lights out license plate.

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Post by: Big Sugar on January 31, 2016, 03:13:31 pm
Installed the Memphis Shades El Paso 13" - pretty much went how everyone said it would. "Okay I think it's good, now to adjust the angle... oops the bottom slid, just get that back... okay now the angle's off, I'll just... shit it's crooked now okay I'll tighten the... dammit..." but I got there :D

Was going to plasti-dip the chrome bits (headlight, taillight, speedo ring, and gas cap)... but then had a moment of pause when comparing the matte black to the gloss black and had a "would weathered chrome work better with the gloss black?" Still need to think on that one.
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Post by: just516in on January 31, 2016, 10:44:03 pm
Washed my bike and went for a ride! Let me just say, if you haven't done the Ivan's ecu upgrade YOU NEED TO!!!

https://vimeo.com/153725467 (https://vimeo.com/153725467)


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Post by: AYOjun on February 01, 2016, 09:20:52 am
Just put the black bezel on I got for xmas

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Post by: General_Apathy on February 01, 2016, 03:25:04 pm
Washed my bike and went for a ride! Let me just say, if you haven't done the Ivan's ecu upgrade YOU NEED TO!!!

https://vimeo.com/153725467 (https://vimeo.com/153725467)


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What's that yellow thing in the sky?
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Post by: Klaays on February 01, 2016, 04:02:30 pm
Washed my bike and went for a ride! Let me just say, if you haven't done the Ivan's ecu upgrade YOU NEED TO!!!

https://vimeo.com/153725467 (https://vimeo.com/153725467)


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Nice  8)
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Post by: joko on February 02, 2016, 01:20:36 am
Radiantz brake/turn signal, plate relo, and fork gaiters installed.  And got a yamaha badge on order to cover up the hole where the stock brake light used to be.
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Post by: Munki on February 02, 2016, 01:41:18 am
I lied to her, promised I'd wash her when I have no intention of doing it soon.  :-X
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Post by: Eddycruz23 on February 02, 2016, 11:16:50 am
I lied to her, promised I'd wash her when I have no intention of doing it soon.  :-X
Hahaha

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Post by: Link6 on February 02, 2016, 07:03:55 pm
Put my ECU in the mail to Ivan.
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Post by: RudeBoltin on February 03, 2016, 08:18:24 am
Yesterday I bolted down my lunch, then I took my Bolt for a ride. Wasn't very long, about 25 minutes or so, but its the first time since Nov 6th I've been able to ride it.
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Post by: Buhma on February 03, 2016, 04:40:37 pm
Was filtering to the front of the line yesterday when two lifted trucks (Ford and Toyota) were in each lane...kinda too close between them. I made it fine but my mirrors almost hit theirs...
so I turned them down today

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also installed usb/12 volt power so I can use a battery tender and charge my phone too.

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Post by: HawaiiSurfer on February 03, 2016, 08:23:11 pm
Does your left mirror hit the tank when locking the steering column?


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Post by: Tex on February 03, 2016, 10:20:50 pm
I painted that annoying speedo bezel... 8)
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Post by: Buhma on February 03, 2016, 10:35:34 pm
Does your left mirror hit the tank when locking the steering column?


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Both mirrors clear  with about 1/2" space before hitting the tank even when I lock it.

 After riding with it though, I'm thinking of putting it back to stock, hard to get used to looking down to see behind me.
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Post by: Buhma on February 03, 2016, 10:37:56 pm
I painted that annoying speedo bezel... 8)
Yeah, it looks so much better black. I also blacked out the tank cap.
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Post by: B1-66er on February 04, 2016, 10:48:51 am
Changed bars again. I could tell the drag bars were just gonna be too much of a reach for me to be comfortable on longer rides. I put on a set of biltwell mustache bars I had on my vstar and put the stock bolt bars on the vstar, haha. Speaking of which, I'll have a set of tc bros drag bars and a set of 24" drag bars I'll probably be selling.
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Post by: HawaiiSurfer on February 04, 2016, 12:21:22 pm
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160204/9de16ce1f8e6122b532a40b1ccc5213f.jpg)

Used some Gold paint on a pair of Lowbrow Custom 3" springs and replaced the stock Mustang springs ... the minor height change makes a difference!


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Post by: B1-66er on February 04, 2016, 12:26:56 pm
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160204/9de16ce1f8e6122b532a40b1ccc5213f.jpg)

Used some Gold paint on a pair of Lowbrow Custom 3" springs and replaced the stock Mustang springs ... the minor height change makes a difference!


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Looks good. I wish I could find 2.5" springs somewhere
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Post by: HawaiiSurfer on February 04, 2016, 01:42:27 pm
Looks good. I wish I could find 2.5" springs somewhere

Here you go ... http://www.amazon.com/Solo-Seat-Springs-inch-Black/dp/B00DTBVMU4/ref=sr_1_56?m=A2XPRHCUDR1GU7&s=merchant-items&ie=UTF8&qid=1454611175&sr=1-56 (http://www.amazon.com/Solo-Seat-Springs-inch-Black/dp/B00DTBVMU4/ref=sr_1_56?m=A2XPRHCUDR1GU7&s=merchant-items&ie=UTF8&qid=1454611175&sr=1-56)
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Post by: B1-66er on February 04, 2016, 01:52:14 pm
Thanks, but I want barrel springs
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Post by: Link6 on February 05, 2016, 08:30:51 pm
Got my ECU back from Ivan and threw it back into the bike. Put Yamaha fender eliminator kit on (way over engineered for what it is but does the job).

Forecast tomorrow is 48 degrees in Phila. with some sun and clouds. Might be warm enough to take it for a spin to see the difference with the ECU flash.
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Post by: Shooter_PA on February 07, 2016, 12:32:59 pm
I built a glasspack exhaust.  Sounds pretty damn good.
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Post by: B1-66er on February 07, 2016, 08:34:30 pm
Got this "mocked up". Now to decide where to cut it, how to mount it, and whether or not I wanna trim the sides to match the front fender better.
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Post by: socal1200r on February 08, 2016, 08:26:48 am
That looks cool!  I'd leave the rear edge right where it is, cut the front edge maybe parallel with the swingarm (that way, the rear fender can still prevent crap from being flung up your bac