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Author Topic: What did you do to your Bolt today?  (Read 386267 times)

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Offline Skrawlr

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Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
« Reply #3210 on: May 31, 2020, 12:03:14 am »
That speedo on the back side of the triple clamp reminds me of the potato down the pants joke to help pick up women, where - well jumping to the punchline - Oh, you're supposed to put the potato in the front ???

Cool.
Srinath.

I prefer not to ruin the look of the bike

Offline srinath

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Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
« Reply #3211 on: May 31, 2020, 09:02:37 am »
That speedo on the back side of the triple clamp reminds me of the potato down the pants joke to help pick up women, where - well jumping to the punchline - Oh, you're supposed to put the potato in the front ???

Cool.
Srinath.

I prefer not to ruin the look of the bike



They mounted it on the front of the triple on a C spec, but on the R they figured the risers etc get in the way of your line of sight. OK Makes sense, the upper triple of a C spec is smooth and flat and gauge in front looks right.

But on an SCR with the risers and the cross brace on the handlebar they still mounted on the front. d-oh.

Anyway you can mount it on the front and if you use the scr/C spec bracket the gauge wont be crooked.

1/2 the stuff they did on this bike's 3 sub models was just silly. They should have made 1" bars for all of em, no sense at all 7/8th for C spec and SCR. The Upper triple bushings are different between R spec and SCR, C spec don't have any, the whole seat hoop fiasco of the SCR is a whole other story, just poor poor planning or they said lets slap as many brackets as possible on all these bikes. Much like someone said of BMW motorcycles - BMW motorcycles are 50% metal, rubber and plastic and 50% useless buttons.
Yamaha bolt is 50% metal, rubber, plastic and 50% brackets.

Cool.
Srinath.

Offline Skrawlr

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Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
« Reply #3212 on: June 05, 2020, 01:08:59 am »
Today I reinstalled the rear fender along with the accessories. Installed new battery, relocated front turn signals to the crash bars after seeing someone else do it. Installed the bullet cowl, fabricated some small brackets for the windshield bag. I'm just waiting on the mini ape handlebars & still need to paint megaphone exhaust.

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Offline shotmybolt

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Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
« Reply #3213 on: June 08, 2020, 05:01:06 pm »
- Oil & filter
- New plugs
- Brake service
- Blacked-out heat-shields and battery retention 'strap'
- Various cosmetics / paint under the bike, etc...
- Made and fitted a side plate mount, fitted a smaller flexi plate
- Made a new exhaust baffle insert - It now barks instead of flaps or makes a hollow noise.
- New grips
- Ordered handlebars
- General clean

Upcoming:

- Fit bars, get lines and cables made to fit
- Combi indi/brake lights & bracket for rear (make front bracket)
- Levers
- blackout covers for headlight and clocks
- fork gaiters
- Fit upper fork tubes
- Fit tyres (M888 Whites)
- Billet footpegs
- Chop rubber mounts for gear and rear brake, drill and fit knurled billet toepegs
- V&H air intake
- Springer seat
- Bobber rear fender & mounts
- Paint bike satin grey
- Custom tank decals
- Do something with the fuel cap
- Fix more paint
- Maybe upgrade the headlight to LED
- Maybe make forward controls
« Last Edit: June 08, 2020, 05:02:37 pm by shotmybolt »

Offline Wolverang

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Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
« Reply #3214 on: June 22, 2020, 10:57:00 pm »
Add a Deutsch connector and dust cap connected to the battery for quick connection of my ctek battery charger,
Now i can easily maintenance charge my batter without removing any covers. the Dust cap attached nicely under the brake fluid reservoir screw

Offline shotmybolt

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Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
« Reply #3215 on: June 23, 2020, 04:09:45 pm »
Painted left side engine cover satin black
Painted heat shields VHT black
Added exhaust wrap to keep the heat off my right leg.
Painted battery strap satin black
Installed black headlight ring
installed black speedo ring
installed gaiters
installed upper fork tubes
removed stock indicators and replaced with shin-yo MX1 front & rear - Rear via Motone brackets, front via steel tube welded to bottom of headlight mount
Installed clown horn
painted airbox cover part satin black
installed denali horn
Installed better headlight bulb

Decided to not go with a hardtail style rear fender and springer seat. Just going to get rear fender filled and painted as it's now full of holes.
Still need to find some adventure footpegs which fit right
Still need to chop off toepegs and install billet versions
Returning handlebars for something less comically narrow.
Need to figure out something for the chrome fuel cap

Offline VIKEN

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Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
« Reply #3216 on: June 29, 2020, 01:17:32 am »
wrapped tank temporarily for future paint

Offline 7udro

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Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
« Reply #3217 on: July 03, 2020, 10:58:31 am »
i had rebuilt my Rotten sissy. a Total shitty work but i can now use bag again. i also reinstalled stock exhaust 😂🙊 tuesady It will has state revision....  i Will build a better sissy later... maybe 😅