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General Information

Year
2005
Make
Honda
Model
vtx1300s
Color
black
History
Bought for 500 dollars, been sitting in the back yard for over 2 years it was ugly dented and purple, everything had been rattle canned flat black with nice big runs in the paint everywhere, it didn't run,
I cleaned the carb, new gas, and new plugs and rode it for a couple of months then put it on the stand where it stayed for the next 2 months while I transformed it into what I wanted it to be,
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almost every screw or bolt I touched was either stripped or cross-threaded and some just missing, for example, the rear inner fender brace didn't have a single bolt hole that wasn't stripped out, the front brake caliper had no pad installed on the inside, just the caliper riding against the rotor and much more, it was terrible
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Modifications

Drivetrain
Removed the pair valve, rejetted the carb added Glens a/f mixture cable, replaced the idle adjustment cable ( it was broken ) adjusted the valves, changed all fluids, wrapped the exhaust due to the condition of the exhaust heat shields once the paint was removed, relocated the ignition switch to the tank ( this I find to be one of the best mods yet ), relocated the horn, replaced the front brake caliper and rotor and brake hose, new brake pads all around, also replaced front brake light switch and clutch switch.
Exterior
Stripped all the old flat black Krylon off everything and restored a lot of the chrome, repainted the engine Added batwing fairing, Harley bags and trunk, Mustang seat and bag lid covers, repaired dents in the tank and rear fender and repainted it myself, added a crash bar with highway pegs, graphics are decals that have been clear coated over, fabricated mounts for the Harley bags a fabricated filler panels for the gaps between fender and saddlebags, much much more.
Audio
Sony stereo with SiriusXM boss audio speakers and Pyle hydra marine amp.
Lighting
day maker led and led driving lights, led tail lights and blinkers.
Exhaust
cobra longshot, straight pipes
Wheel and Tire
new tires front and back restored chrome on painted spoked wheels, what a pain in the ass that was.

Comments

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Beauty of a bike, nice job.
 
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