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capt_lou
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Lou's '06 Speedy
      #514688 - 05/30/11 11:35 AM

Well since my son (QuantumSchema) has been postign pics of his America I figured i should post some of my Speedy that got him started. She is a '06 that I found a couple of years ago.





Had Bubs and AI removed from the previous owner. I took out the snorkle and added a Polaris bellmouth and K&N filter, rejetted. I liked the solo seat look so I went with the seat and rail, and fender rack. The bags are Viking bolt-on that are just big enough to fit my lunch.

The windscreen is a Mephis Shades Shooter that I use in the winter or when the lovebugs are swarming. I put on the Rivco risers and they helped a lot with shoulder aches. Also, added Rivco light bar and dual horns under the bike to help get attention on the road. And of course Kury Iso's and mirrors.

Now that my son has his looking so good I am going to have to step up my game!

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Re: Lou's '06 Speedy [Re: capt_lou]
      #514692 - 05/30/11 11:58 AM

Lookin' good there, Lou!

(...I can see why your son was impressed enough to get his own)

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Re: Lou's '06 Speedy [Re: capt_lou]
      #514698 - 05/30/11 12:19 PM



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Re: Lou's '06 Speedy [Re: Soren]
      #514701 - 05/30/11 12:36 PM

that's a fine looking motorsickle!

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Re: Lou's '06 Speedy [Re: roadworthy]
      #514708 - 05/30/11 01:42 PM

Welcome Lou. Nice lookin ride you got. It must be a great feeling going for a ride with your son. Very cool.

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Re: Lou's '06 Speedy [Re: capt_lou]
      #514709 - 05/30/11 01:44 PM

Black and Red oh YEA

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Re: Lou's '06 Speedy [Re: JasonSonOfEd]
      #514736 - 05/30/11 04:38 PM

Thanks everyone. Yes the black and red ones look great! But then they all do don't they. I wish my son and I could ride together but he is in Tampa and I am 6 to 7 hours away up in the panhandle. But sometime soon we will do it. He has been able to ride mine when he and his family came up to visit.

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Re: Lou's '06 Speedy [Re: capt_lou]
      #514746 - 05/30/11 06:08 PM

I'd love to see how you mounted the horns if possible.

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Re: Lou's '06 Speedy [Re: capt_lou]
      #514766 - 05/30/11 09:14 PM

Welcome Lou, and nice looking ride! I think it's pretty darn cool that you and you son are both into this thing. I hope you both stick around a long, long time!

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Re: Lou's '06 Speedy [Re: capt_lou]
      #514919 - 05/31/11 03:50 PM

That is a mighty fine bike ya got there!

Here soon it'll look as good as mine.

But yeah, that's the bike that started my madness. Hopefully we'll be able to go out riding soon. I've got more scenery and destinations down here but I got a feeling I'll be the first to take the 7 hour trip by bike to the other's place. Probably like Thanksgiving...

He's right about me ridin' his bike while I was up there last. I practically commandeered it! It was early and I wanted to go ride a Triumph! Plus I wanted to feel the difference between an '06 Speedy and an '03 America.

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Re: Lou's '06 Speedy [Re: MarcellusWallace]
      #514971 - 05/31/11 07:50 PM

Hopefully this works to show how it mounted. I got the horns and relay for free as a package with Rivco for the light bar. I think they are like 118dB. I have it wired so they and the OEM horn works together. Sounds lound to me.



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Re: Lou's '06 Speedy [Re: QuantumSchema]
      #514972 - 05/31/11 07:55 PM

It looks better to me... but then again it's red and black..

It would be cool to ride with you.. I just don't want to join the iron butt association to get down there to ride with you and then back to get to work.

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Re: Lou's '06 Speedy [Re: capt_lou]
      #514975 - 05/31/11 08:26 PM

Quote:

Hopefully this works to show how it mounted. I got the horns and relay for free as a package with Rivco for the light bar. I think they are like 118dB. I have it wired so they and the OEM horn works together. Sounds lound to me.





Ah yes... the RIVCO Magnum Horn set. Yup, those ARE loud!!

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Re: Lou's '06 Speedy [Re: Keith]
      #514976 - 05/31/11 08:28 PM

Don't you know those frame holes are meant for a centerstand?

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Re: Lou's '06 Speedy [Re: FriarJohn]
      #514984 - 05/31/11 09:02 PM

Yup... but since I didn't have one I figured I would put them to use.

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Re: Lou's '06 Speedy [Re: capt_lou]
      #514991 - 05/31/11 10:20 PM

(That was from another thread)

You solution works for me!

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Re: Lou's '06 Speedy [Re: FriarJohn]
      #514996 - 05/31/11 11:46 PM

Quote:

Don't you know those frame holes are meant for a centerstand?



That's where RIVCO suggest you place them. Personally, I put them up front in the stock horn location... either way they're still loud!!!



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Re: Lou's '06 Speedy [Re: capt_lou]
      #532597 - 09/17/11 01:53 PM

I found these Mutazu MU hard bags online and thought they would look great on my bike. Got those and some EZ Brackets at the same time. My first reaction is WOW those are huge.



I am slowly getting used to them. I like the shape and they seem to go well with the back of the bike.





They are very handy and bigger than my old small leather bags. I like the lights too. I have them set up to be run/brake lights. They have made a change and the older bags used LEDs that were said to fail quickly. These had a regular bulb in them.

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Re: Lou's '06 Speedy [Re: capt_lou]
      #532606 - 09/17/11 02:56 PM

They look good, though they're not as wide as my old Harley Sport Glide bags.

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Re: Lou's '06 Speedy [Re: FriarJohn]
      #532607 - 09/17/11 02:58 PM

Lou, you take good pictures and your bike is really nice. You should consider submitting it for a feature.

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Re: Lou's '06 Speedy [Re: FriarJohn]
      #532865 - 09/20/11 11:41 AM

Thanks! I'll try to get some good pics with a more interesting background when I get back in town. My plan is to paint the bags to match the tank. At this point I am thinking of painting the doors sunset red and doing a gold pinstripe around the edge. Debating whether to try it myself or hire it out.

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Re: Lou's '06 Speedy [Re: FriarJohn]
      #538530 - 11/11/11 04:28 PM

Nice bike. Great pics...

http://www.bonnevilleamerica.com/797/lous-2006-speedmaster/

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Re: Lou's '06 Speedy [Re: FriarJohn]
      #538849 - 11/15/11 03:03 PM

Thanks! Being retired military, it was really neat being the featured bike on Veterans Day. As luck would have it I was visiting my son (Quantum Schema) so I got to show off a little, although he had the featured bike a few months ago. Now we are even, although I think my bike looks better

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Re: Lou's '06 Speedy [Re: capt_lou]
      #538860 - 11/15/11 04:21 PM

Well, that was a happy accident then.

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Re: Lou's '06 Speedy [Re: capt_lou]
      #538922 - 11/16/11 11:14 AM

Quote:

Thanks! I'll try to get some good pics with a more interesting background when I get back in town. My plan is to paint the bags to match the tank. At this point I am thinking of painting the doors sunset red and doing a gold pinstripe around the edge. Debating whether to try it myself or hire it out.




Hi Lou, I'm liking your bike! Ive got the same bags with easybrackets on my America, theyre not available in the UK so I had em shipped from the States, I too thought they were a bit wide, but I've got used to them now and the wife now fills em up where ever we go! I'm hoping Santa might leave me some money so I can get them sprayed up to match my bike in the new year. Safe riding.

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Re: Lou's '06 Speedy [Re: Garf]
      #539408 - 11/20/11 03:34 PM

Thanks. I am getting used to them. Its nice to be able to carry stuff I need to work like lunch, shoes, and sport coat. And also I can put my half helmet and reflective vest in there no problem.

The pics of your bike look great too.. I liek the one in front of the diner. Great retro look.

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Re: Lou's '06 Speedy [Re: capt_lou]
      #556283 - 04/15/12 08:31 PM

I finally got sick of having the stock rear turn signals clutter up the view so I took them off and rewired the lights in the bags to be run/turn lights instead of run/stop.





I think it cleans it up a bit.

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Re: Lou's '06 Speedy [Re: capt_lou]
      #561409 - 05/21/12 07:22 AM

I finally took the plunge and got some white walls. While I was at it I got new EBC brake rotors front and rear. Since I had it all stripped down I figured it was a good time to put the gaiters I wanted on there too... It was a busy week but I think the end result is worth it.





Edited by capt_lou (05/21/12 07:24 AM)


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Re: Lou's '06 Speedy [Re: capt_lou]
      #561414 - 05/21/12 07:49 AM

looks great!

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Re: Lou's '06 Speedy [Re: roadworthy]
      #561536 - 05/22/12 03:41 AM

God Dang! Thems be some good looking white walls!

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Re: Lou's '06 Speedy [Re: capt_lou]
      #561808 - 05/23/12 01:48 PM

Quote:







Wow!

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Re: Lou's '06 Speedy [Re: sconsi]
      #562000 - 05/24/12 03:04 PM

Thanks! I'm waiting to see what my son (QuantumSchema) thinks about it. He and his family are coming to visit and it will the first time we get to ride together. Unfortunately he isn't bringing his bike up so I rented a HD. We'll have to flip a coin. The winner gets to ride my bike.

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Re: Lou's '06 Speedy [Re: capt_lou]
      #562057 - 05/24/12 07:44 PM

Quote:

Unfortunately he isn't bringing his bike up so I rented a HD. We'll have to flip a coin. The winner gets to ride my bike.





it kind of goes without saying that the loser will be on the Harley, they usually go hand in hand

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Re: Lou's '06 Speedy [Re: roadworthy]
      #562092 - 05/25/12 06:30 AM

Quote:

Quote:

Unfortunately he isn't bringing his bike up so I rented a HD. We'll have to flip a coin. The winner gets to ride my bike.





it kind of goes without saying that the loser will be on the Harley, they usually go hand in hand






Looks good Lou, like the whitewalls.

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Re: Lou's '06 Speedy [Re: KaiserSoze]
      #562242 - 05/25/12 10:28 PM

nice looking lou, ya went with the gators, why not put the tank pads on :-)

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Re: Lou's '06 Speedy [Re: edmspeedmaster]
      #562352 - 05/26/12 11:00 PM

Nice bike! I personally don't like whitewalls though. What make are the floating rotors.

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Re: Lou's '06 Speedy [Re: mcfcinusa]
      #562381 - 05/27/12 06:39 AM

Those are EBC rotors. Got them from FastEddy.

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Re: Lou's '06 Speedy [Re: edmspeedmaster]
      #562383 - 05/27/12 06:41 AM

Quote:

nice looking lou, ya went with the gators, why not put the tank pads on :-)




I thought about doing the pads. But I kind of like the gloss black against the red on the tank.

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Re: Lou's '06 Speedy [Re: capt_lou]
      #599166 - 07/20/13 07:44 AM



Well right now my Speedy isn't looking as good as she was. A couple of weeks ago we got into a minor wreck. An SUV in front of me started to accelerate in a merge lane. No traffic in the roadway. I started to go and looked back over my looked back over my shoulder to make sure I was clear. As I looked front I saw the SUV had come to a stop at the end of the merge lane. I grabbed too much brake and tried to dodge the SUV. I missed him but dumped my bike. An ambulance for me and tow truck for her.

I'm doing fine. Nothing broken just bruised. Now I have a motorcycle to rebuild. Already working on some custom work and the house is filling up with boxes of parts.

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Re: Lou's '06 Speedy [Re: capt_lou]
      #599181 - 07/20/13 01:46 PM

Good that you are ok. Now you can go radical on the custom work and really make this bike a one of a kind.

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Re: Lou's '06 Speedy [Re: WnRn]
      #599192 - 07/20/13 06:23 PM

Happy to hear you are alright. Bet she looks better than ever when you get her put back together!

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Re: Lou's '06 Speedy [Re: lylesdo]
      #599200 - 07/20/13 08:37 PM

Sorry it happened. I hope you will rebuild it even better than it was.

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Re: Lou's '06 Speedy [Re: B02S4]
      #599203 - 07/20/13 11:19 PM

Sorry to hear man! Now build that bad larry exactly how you want it.

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Re: Lou's '06 Speedy [Re: MercKing]
      #599234 - 07/21/13 11:26 PM

PinWall on EBay has part prices that are hard to beat, and don't be shy, list your needs in the classifieds here. I just finished fixing my '07 Spdy from mowing down a deer last Aug 1st, BikeBandit prices listed out to close to 5 Grand+, but with saved searches, deal hunting, patience and perseverance, I finished up yesterday for roughly $1500. Even found a set of nice StainTunes for $210 delivered to replace the set, that one side of was trashed. My travel out bike is finally rolling again. Now if I could find a deal to replace my $675 Triumph jacket, the paras insisted on scissoring off of me, I think I could find total closure.

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Re: Lou's '06 Speedy [Re: Ryk]
      #599265 - 07/22/13 11:08 AM

Thanks everyone. I have already started ordering replacement parts and some better then new parts. The new look is going to have flames...

So far I got the front end off and repaired the stop, it bent during the impact and allowed the forks to turn so they hit the tank. Also, after this pic I took out the airbox and getting ready to do the battery relocation. Got a pair of Uni's on order and new jets, etc.

[image]http://s1023.photobucket.com/user/lrcarreiro/media/1374332906.jpg.html[/image]

The living room is starting to look like a motorcycle parts warehouse. Thankfully my wife has been very understanding so far.

My insurance company (Progressive) has been outstanding with quickly settling and getting me payments fast. They had no problem with me doing my own work and even included my labor into the repairs. They even payed for my helmet and boots that were damaged in the wreck.

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Re: Lou's '06 Speedy [Re: Ryk]
      #599266 - 07/22/13 11:14 AM

I have been doing a bit of shopping around. EBay, and several other places. I found a place called 2WheelPros that had OEM at better prices then Bike Bandit.

I understand about the EMTs cutting your jacket off. I wasn't wearing a jacket, just jeans and a long sleeve shirt. Those got cut off. Too bad insurance didn't cover your jacket. Mine did for my helmet and boots... I think she said they would have covered my leathers, if I was wearing them.

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Re: Lou's '06 Speedy [Re: Dwight]
      #599320 - 07/23/13 04:08 AM

Sharp lookin' bike.

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Re: Lou's '06 Speedy [Re: capt_lou]
      #599321 - 07/23/13 04:24 AM

Quote:

Thanks everyone. I have already started ordering replacement parts and some better then new parts. The new look is going to have flames...

So far I got the front end off and repaired the stop, it bent during the impact and allowed the forks to turn so they hit the tank. Also, after this pic I took out the airbox and getting ready to do the battery relocation. Got a pair of Uni's on order and new jets, etc.

[image]http://s1023.photobucket.com/user/lrcarreiro/media/1374332906.jpg.html[/image]

The living room is starting to look like a motorcycle parts warehouse. Thankfully my wife has been very understanding so far.

My insurance company (Progressive) has been outstanding with quickly settling and getting me payments fast. They had no problem with me doing my own work and even included my labor into the repairs. They even payed for my helmet and boots that were damaged in the wreck.




Sorry to here about your accident. Glad your ok.
I had an accident towards the end of summer last year. Progressive really came through for me. Total customized my bike the way I wanted to. Love my Progressive insurance.

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Re: Lou's '06 Speedy [Re: Edwin]
      #600045 - 08/04/13 02:24 PM

It's been close to a month since the accident and I have been working on her every weekend. Finally got close enough where I can share pictures. Kind of went a mild custom approach. After I found the Triumph tank/fender set in flames it kind of took over.







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Re: Lou's '06 Speedy [Re: capt_lou]
      #600048 - 08/04/13 03:10 PM

That's a FLAMMER alright!


Just kiddin'!

NICE!

The Gray provides the perfect balance between the chrome, silver, black, and white!

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Re: Lou's '06 Speedy [Re: erle]
      #600058 - 08/04/13 09:18 PM

that man across the street is pretending to look at his wife yappin' at him but he's really lookin' at your flamey nice bike

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Re: Lou's '06 Speedy [Re: erle]
      #600062 - 08/04/13 11:30 PM

Man, that thing is sick. Nice work my friend.

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Re: Lou's '06 Speedy [Re: MercKing]
      #600068 - 08/05/13 03:18 AM

WOW! I like it, very good work.

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Re: Lou's '06 Speedy [Re: putput]
      #600165 - 08/06/13 05:47 PM

Thanks. My kids all think I went too far with the flames. Possibly a result of the dain bramage from the accident. I think it looks great. The Phoenix rising from the ashes. I got the bags in today and should have new jets etc. since I removed the air box and but UNI pods on her. I can't wait to ride her again!

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Re: Lou's '06 Speedy [Re: erle]
      #600171 - 08/06/13 07:13 PM

Wow!!!

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Re: Lou's '06 Speedy [Re: erle]
      #600173 - 08/06/13 07:51 PM

very nice work, is that the BC custom seat?

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Re: Lou's '06 Speedy [Re: edmspeedmaster]
      #600175 - 08/06/13 08:01 PM

Looks good,I also like the seat.

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Re: Lou's '06 Speedy [Re: edmspeedmaster]
      #600195 - 08/07/13 04:40 AM

Yes, that's the BC seat. I haven't been able to test it out yet. Seems well built.

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Re: Lou's '06 Speedy [Re: capt_lou]
      #600201 - 08/07/13 09:02 AM

Not sure how I missed this one. First off I'm really glad the wreck wasn't that bad, secondly, DANG! she's looking better than before, (maybe a wee bit to much flames, for me personally) but I LOVE the color combo and the lights up front. Looking good!

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Re: Lou's '06 Speedy [Re: Leithal]
      #600204 - 08/07/13 01:13 PM

Thanks. I loved that graphite color on the 06 America. I found that NOS tank and fender with factory painted flames on EBay. I took off my read fender and had it painted to match (no flames). Then I kind of got caught up in the flame theme. It might be a bit much, I'm giving some thought to going to normal clutch/brake levers. The lights are Ardure buckets on a Triumph light bar.

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Re: Lou's '06 Speedy [Re: capt_lou]
      #600226 - 08/07/13 07:52 PM

VERY SLICK AND SUBTLE!

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Re: Lou's '06 Speedy [Re: beamer]
      #600620 - 08/13/13 03:11 PM

I finally got her put together today. Got the carbs set up and re-jetted. fired up no problems. I got the new bags installed. They are pretty nice.









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Re: Lou's '06 Speedy [Re: capt_lou]
      #600666 - 08/14/13 01:12 PM

Congrats and looking good! Sump'n missing though, ya see dem other bags had the lights which was cool and all but what these bags are really missing are the FLAMES!!

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Re: Lou's '06 Speedy [Re: Leithal]
      #600669 - 08/14/13 03:53 PM

Quote:

Congrats and looking good! Sump'n missing though, ya see dem other bags had the lights which was cool and all but what these bags are really missing are the FLAMES!!




I think you are right. I think those are going to need the flames.

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Re: Lou's '06 Speedy [Re: Leithal]
      #600681 - 08/15/13 05:32 AM

Quote:

Congrats and looking good! Sump'n missing though, ya see dem other bags had the lights which was cool and all but what these bags are really missing are the FLAMES!!




I thought about some bags with flames but didn't find any I liked. I like hard bags and after the last pair (Mutazu) I knew I wanted them to be waterproof. And had to be able fit my half helmet. These Viking bags fit bill and were a good price.

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Re: Lou's '06 Speedy [Re: capt_lou]
      #600682 - 08/15/13 06:10 AM

Nice bags, now all ya need is to lose the passenger peg hangers.

You can use the lower hole for the pipe hanger and for that frame tab just get a cool 1.5" to 2" or so medallion and attach it, that's what I did on the Speedy, looks cool. Finishers just seem to excacerbate a defunct space.

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Re: Lou's '06 Speedy [Re: Wade]
      #600698 - 08/15/13 09:11 AM

Quote:

Nice bags, now all ya need is to lose the passenger peg hangers.

You can use the lower hole for the pipe hanger and for that frame tab just get a cool 1.5" to 2" or so medallion and attach it, that's what I did on the Speedy, looks cool. Finishers just seem to excacerbate a defunct space.




Hmmm. Good idea. I was going to use a finisher but the one I wanted was discontinued. I took the peg off and was just going to find a way to cover the holes. I'll have to get an idea for a medallion that would work.

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Re: Lou's '06 Speedy [Re: capt_lou]
      #600712 - 08/15/13 11:26 AM

Quote:

Quote:

Nice bags, now all ya need is to lose the passenger peg hangers.

You can use the lower hole for the pipe hanger and for that frame tab just get a cool 1.5" to 2" or so medallion and attach it, that's what I did on the Speedy, looks cool. Finishers just seem to excacerbate a defunct space.




Hmmm. Good idea. I was going to use a finisher but the one I wanted was discontinued. I took the peg off and was just going to find a way to cover the holes. I'll have to get an idea for a medallion that would work.




Did you see these that Brent carries.
http://www.newspeedmaster.com/html/solo_finishers.html

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Re: Lou's '06 Speedy [Re: capt_lou]
      #600745 - 08/15/13 05:23 PM

Quote:

I finally got her put together today. Got the carbs set up and re-jetted. fired up no problems. I got the new bags installed. They are pretty nice.




That is one great lookin' bike!

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Re: Lou's '06 Speedy [Re: Leithal]
      #600757 - 08/16/13 05:39 AM

Quote:

Did you see these that Brent carries.
http://www.newspeedmaster.com/html/solo_finishers.html




I tried to order those, but they were discontinued.

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Re: Lou's '06 Speedy [Re: Soren]
      #600758 - 08/16/13 05:42 AM

Quote:

Quote:

I finally got her put together today. Got the carbs set up and re-jetted. fired up no problems. I got the new bags installed. They are pretty nice.




That is one great lookin' bike!




Thanks!

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Re: Lou's '06 Speedy [Re: capt_lou]
      #601257 - 08/22/13 07:17 PM

Very nice bike! I love everything you have done with it. Well done.

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Re: Lou's '06 Speedy [Re: lylesdo]
      #601280 - 08/23/13 12:15 AM

Great looking bike.

Those panniers look so good on the bike too.

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Re: Lou's '06 Speedy [Re: lylesdo]
      #601646 - 08/27/13 10:54 AM

Thanks! I think it turned out better than I was envisioned it.

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Re: Lou's '06 Speedy [Re: WnRn]
      #601647 - 08/27/13 10:56 AM

Thanks! I think they are pretty nice. I got them from Viking.com and they were a great price. Lined inside and water proof, which my previous ones were definately not!

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Re: Lou's '06 Speedy [Re: capt_lou]
      #601684 - 08/28/13 04:26 AM

That's a sweet ride. I'm digging the flames. The white walls are complimenting the white flames nicely.

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