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[?]   Posted:  05 Sep 2008 00:08   Last Edited By: LeFox
Here are a few picture of my Lightning, made some graphics for the frame and did some airbrush work to the chin fairing and airbox. I've also bead blasted the chrome handlebars so they don't look like they were stolen off an old Schwinn.  I made some air deflectors from stainless to keep the heat off my legs.  Check out my Big'un exhaust mod.  My muffler mod is different than any I have seen, I removed the stock outlet and pipe that connects to the middle pipe.  Then I made a loop to connect the two outer pipes so they no longer use the rear chamber.  Then I put a 3 1/2" stainless with a inside curled edge outlet in the hole where the  original outlet was, only longer and angled up and to the rear.  So now it is louder with a nice tone as the rear chamber works like a collector chamber for the outer tube loop, and when the interactive valve opens it dumps the center tube to the collector chamber also.  Sounds different than any I have heard with a "badass restrained on a leash" kind of sound, and when the interactive valve opens it deepens the tone. 

Matt


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[?]   Posted:  05 Sep 2008 01:07
Wicked..
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[?]   Posted:  05 Sep 2008 01:16
Sweet!
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[?]   Posted:  05 Sep 2008 01:25
That is sweet. Nice job on the air brushing. The pipe is nice to love the look of big outlets.
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[?]   Posted:  05 Sep 2008 01:54
How did you secure those heat sheilds? Can you post a close up if you get a chance?
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[?]   Posted:  05 Sep 2008 01:57
That is really freakin cool!
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[?]   Posted:  05 Sep 2008 02:44
Thanks to all, zoom in on the shields if you can or I can try to get a closer shot.  So far they are just stuck in place with a bit of rtv too see how they worked.  Now that they have worked excellent, (almost no heat)  I will mount them nicer when I pull the seat stays for paint.

Matt
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[?]   Posted:  05 Sep 2008 03:46
Freaking outstanding!!!
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[?]   Posted:  05 Sep 2008 04:20
I at a loss for words so
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[?]   Posted:  05 Sep 2008 04:21
and I want a set
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[?]   Posted:  05 Sep 2008 05:50
buell007 ,I'm in Moses Lake ya know.  Which way are you going on your Leavenworth ride?

Matt
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[?]   Posted:  05 Sep 2008 07:14
yes on the 20th ill email you
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[?]   Posted:  05 Sep 2008 07:47
Amazing paint job. Love how you used the translucent covers to make it so wild.
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[?]   Posted:  05 Sep 2008 17:25
Thats very cool.
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[?]   Posted:  05 Sep 2008 21:49
I have to say that's really is nice!

I always liked the clear plastics but thought it a bit too cheesy.
What you did with the ghost flames under the plastic is genius.
Took that bike to a whole 'nother level!
Very impressed.

I got a friend I'm gonna show this to.
He may just trade in his CF when he sees it...

Again,
Great job!!

Robtk!  a.k.a. "Special K"

Quote:
"The tugs on your leash may seem kind or seem cruel;
But the difference is moot to a hard-ridden Buell;
For laws are but chains and it's easy to see;
That only the Outlaw Bueller can ever truly be free!"
--Sam "this is gonna" HurtBuelly
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[?]   Posted:  11 Sep 2008 09:17
That does look pretty sweet. I'm really liking the big Pegasus on both sides!
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[?]   Posted:  12 Sep 2008 03:58
Nice creative touches for sure!
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[?]   Posted:  13 Sep 2008 00:48
Did you do the air brushing your self?
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[?]   Posted:  13 Sep 2008 04:05
I did, that was kind of a quickie, I have been custom painting as a hobby for over 30 years.  Right now I am doing a full "over the top" paint job on an '08 Hayabusa with 14 miles on it.  Fun stuff for sure!

Matt
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[?]   Posted:  13 Sep 2008 17:14   Last Edited By: Thaloc
So the pegasus on the frame is air brushed? Man that is really great looking! Im over in Wenatchee, would you be willing and what would you charge to do that to my frame? Maybe in white or blue?
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[?]   Posted:  14 Sep 2008 00:06
It was a .ai file. Matt did a great job fitting it to the frame! Matt did you save that stretched .ai file? or was that done by whoever printed it? If you saved it, could you email it to me?
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[?]   Posted:  14 Sep 2008 02:18
Actually, the Pegasus graphic is a vinyl decal I made.  I manipulated the .ai file I got from dave xb12r over a .jpg photo of the bike and cut it on my vinyl cutting plotter.  I could make more and in any color you like, even chrome!  They are hi-performance vinyl and would have a backing just like any professional graphic. 

Matt
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[?]   Posted:  14 Sep 2008 06:22
Matt that is awesome! Maybe you could arrange creating them in a few different colors and selling them here at Buellparts.net
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[?]   Posted:  15 Sep 2008 00:52
dave xb, e-mail me your address and color choice and I will send you a set for evaluation.  No charge, of course! 

Matt
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[?]   Posted:  19 Sep 2008 09:25
watch your maibox dave, sent on thursday.  post a pict. of your results!

Matt
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[?]   Posted:  22 Sep 2008 04:27   Last Edited By: dave_xb12r
Yay! I got them in the mail yesterday while I was on a ride and slapped them on today thanks to Matt's awesome instructions!  Thanks Matt!

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[?]   Posted:  23 Sep 2008 00:19
Wow Dave, great job on the install!  Looks awesome!

Matt
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[?]   Posted:  23 Sep 2008 00:26
Those are sick stickers! are these going to be available to anyone else?
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[?]   Posted:  23 Sep 2008 04:38
I need a pair of those in my life now! I love it! please email me and let me know. speedracingluda@yahoo.com
Thanks!
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[?]   Posted:  23 Sep 2008 04:47
Thanks to all who are interested, I am trying to work out the logistics as time allows.

Matt

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