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South GA Redneck
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As some of you already know, I have recently taken my SG apart for the second time this year to do some mods. So I figured I would start a thread to show the progress for others that might be thinking about doing something like this. We'll start out with a couple of pics of the bike before I got started the first time.
 

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Sweet looing scoot you have there, baggerboy. Really like the looks of the stretch bags on her.
 

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South GA Redneck
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And in August, I decided to start the fun over again. The bags I had ordered were cheap, which is why I got them. But since they were cheap, the factory lids didn't fit very well and they leaked. A friend was wanting me to put a set of stretched bags and a fender on his bike. He was not concerned about the leaks, just the price. So he bought the bags and fender from me. I then went to Bad Dad and ordered a set of stretched bags, stretched rear fender, stretched side covers. Here's a couple of the rear end stripped down and the new Bad Bad rear fender installed.
 

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Kicking Rocks...
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Looking good...

Side bar....
Are those the HD Nostalgia grips? If so, how do you like them?
 

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South GA Redneck
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Thanks fellas.

Link... Yes they are, and I like them because they are a little "fatter" than most grips. They're not as soft as say Avon grips, but they suit me just fine.
 

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South GA Redneck
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Since I live in the deep south, summers here are brutal, my pipes have no heat shields, and they have been setting my right leg on fire for about five years... I decided to take the pipes off and wrap them with header wrap. It works!! I have it on the pipes on my bobber and I knew it would help on this bike.

After I wrapped them, before spraying with high temp silicone:
 

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South GA Redneck
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Next, I stripped the front end down. I wanted to put a set of black lowers on the front and add a custom front wheel, and since I already basically had the front apart I decided to go with a 23" front wheel. (Biggest you can do without raking the frame). I got a little lazy with the pics during this part, but installation was pretty straightforward. The raked trees and black lowers both came from HHI here in GA. The front fender came from Bad Dad as well. I was getting ready to send it off to paint and I didn't have the lowers yet so it got mocked up with the stock set-up.
 

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South GA Redneck
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I took it all back apart and hauled it over to the painter. He's a friend of mine and he did all the airbrushing on the bobber. At this time I was just going to paint the bike black like it was. He convinced me to let him "do something" with it. So I told him my only request was that he keep some black in the theme. I already had the wheel ordered and the black front lowers on the way.


Here's what she looked like at when I took it to him!!
 

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On the loose
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I guess I didn't realize you could get stretched bags & fender with just a single exhaust cutout , nice job looking good :thumb
 

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South GA Redneck
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While he had it, and I was worried what he was doing with the paint, I started thinking about air ride for the rear. After looking into it, I knew I couldn't afford something like Legend Air or the other high end kits. I found a kit from Dirty Air Ride for a lot less. After reading reviews and doing some research, I picked up a kit from them. And so far I'm very pleased with it. It's the only air ride I've ever had so I have nothing to compare it to.
 

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South GA Redneck
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When my buddy called and said he was done and I could come pick up the body parts, I was excited and nervous all at the same time. I knew he did an awesome job, but I didn't know if I was gonna like it. But when I seen what he done I was floored!! He did an awesome job and I couldn'd have thought of a better paint scheme!! Now it was back to work.

Assembled the rear end... bags, fender, and side covers.
 

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South GA Redneck
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Next I assembled the front forks with the new custom lowers from HHI. I also had the cow bells and fairing skirt painted black instead of buying new parts. Got the front end assembled and the new 23" wheel installed!! Once I seen the stance of the bike slammed to the ground, I knew the air ride was already worth it!!
 

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Kicking Rocks...
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Dude... REALLY... to early for all this bike porn....

Looking eff'n awesome :drool:drool
 

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South GA Redneck
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Next I got started on the inner fairing, and the "rats nest" of wiring that goes along with it!! I also had to mount the air compressor for the shocks inside the fairing b/c the bike has ABS and I couldn't mount it behind the side cover and I didn't want to mount it in the saddle bag. So I fabricated a braket to mount it on top of the radio.
 

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