I snagged a few bits to test on the bike from Boneyard Garage last week, so while I had the bike in the garage I decided to do a few mods that I'd had in mind for a while.
First up was a fender chop. I had a good idea on how to do this, but trust me - trial and error was definitely true in this case. Think I had about 83 tries and errors before I even got it to fit!
Next up was a bit of paint. I'd painted my side tins the week before in a distressed stars and stripes style, so carried this on with the rest of the bike. The fenders got a simple stripe design with a star at the front and the tank got a similar treatment as the tins. I didn't want the exact same look as the side tins though, so tried a little flame design with star cut outs. And because I'm a massive fan of the Punisher, the top of the tank got a variation of the Punisher skull logo.
When it came to refit the painted bits, all the parts from the Boneyard were fitted. I removed all the plastic undercarriage pieces and jiggled all the wires round to the top of the frame to do a wire tuck and used the Boneyard Tank Lift Kit to raise it up a bit. The coil also got relocated using the Boneyard Relocation Bracket. Although - I do need to sort a short HT lead. The standard one is now a bit longer than required!
Last piece to fit was a Boneyard Side Mount Plate. This took longer than expected as I didn't have a spanner big enough to fit the nut! After a quick trip to Machine Mart, a bigger adjustable was put to work and it was sorted. A point to note - the side mount I fitted was a horizontal plate, and due to the strengthening gusset on the back of the plate and the bottom of the shock at the other side, it doesn't leave a lot of room for a big spanner to move when you're working with the bike on a side stand. One point for bike lifts - wish I had one!
So that was it done. Took it for a quick test ride this morning to make sure nothing rattled loose and took some snaps near a cool piece of wall art I'd spotted the other day.
Obviously, it rained as soon as I was out on the bike.
And yes, a fender chop leaves you with a soggy arse in shitty weather!