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New to me 2006 VTX1300, 14k miles. Working a few items now:

- had a big ol' windscreen I took off...cut it down last night, will repost a pic
- Kind of liking the rear bar. Has a little thumb screw and a rack folds out for some small gear
- Trying to find bags I like. Looking at what you folks are using for ideas
- PAIR block off plates ordered
 

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'06 1300C (many mods, all listed)

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purchased with mustang seats, Kuryakyn Flamin' Switchblade Footpegs, crashbars, flame highway pegs and sissybar, I have since added the following(links provided for reference):

Buckhorn bars
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1-Steel-High-Buckhorn-Motorcycle-Handlebars-Chrome/171867956988?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649
4.5" risers
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01KZIJVVU/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
1000Watt amplifier bluetooth speakers
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B014JCWC1Y/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Skeleton hand mirrors
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07H7J9PWW/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
ABS plastic Hard bags with read turn signals
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B018VQRONU/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Windshield( plan to upgrade to memphis shades memphis fats with quick release in the future)
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0192KKYAY/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Skull Grips
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01FOVDPYW/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Clock
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B019WERJJY/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
USB power supply
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01DYE54LI/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
front turn signal/running light fork mounted LED strips
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07D6JN2SJ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Phone mount
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LWDCSIZ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
16pc, 15 color LED accent lights that tie into the brake lights and turn signals( these arrive in the morning)
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07RDDKD5C/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
6 port power distribution that is connected to a relay that is triggered by the fog light circuit but powered directly from the batter(this allows the entire block to be switched without overloading any part of the factory circuit)
https://www.autozone.com/electrical-and-lighting/fuse-and-accessories/bussmann-atc-fuse-panel/32322_0
8 port power distribution block connected and used solely as a common grounding point
https://www.autozone.com/electrical-and-lighting/fuse-and-accessories/duralast-power-distribution-block/59461_0



I also added 'o4 heel/toe shifter I found on Ebay with the linkage so it was a complete parts swap and a luggage rack is on the way.
 

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I added my led lights and I removed the Stock muffler and replaced them with turnout tips and now i have a feww points to make.

1. The tips are 1 3/4- 2 inch turn out tips bought from Advanced Auto Parts. the pipes themselves may be 1.5 inch but the stock heatshields are 2 inch. with the screws to lock em down they seem to fit perfectly. The pipes sound magnitudes louder and has a much better tone now, not to mention i like this look much better. now i just gotta test ride it

2. The LED lights tie into the turn signals and the brake lights, as well as they have 16 colors, and have several modes Flashing, Steady, Breath, and Music (aka they dance along to the beat). both me and a buddy have the same light kit, so when one bike has music running both bikes react the same. and dance along to the same song. I'll include a night time picture later tonight if i can remember to take it.
 

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I added my led lights and I removed the Stock muffler and replaced them with turnout tips and now i have a feww points to make.

1. The tips are 1 3/4- 2 inch turn out tips bought from Advanced Auto Parts. the pipes themselves may be 1.5 inch but the stock heatshields are 2 inch. with the screws to lock em down they seem to fit perfectly. The pipes sound magnitudes louder and has a much better tone now, not to mention i like this look much better. now i just gotta test ride it

2. The LED lights tie into the turn signals and the brake lights, as well as they have 16 colors, and have several modes Flashing, Steady, Breath, and Music (aka they dance along to the beat). both me and a buddy have the same light kit, so when one bike has music running both bikes react the same. and dance along to the same song. I'll include a night time picture later tonight if i can remember to take it.
I like those pipes. Do you have a link?
And a sound?
 

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I like those pipes. Do you have a link?
And a sound?
Sorry no link to the tips, however,
The tips are just 2 off-the-shelf $10 chromed turn-down tips that were labeled to fit an inlet of 1 3/4 to 2 inch pipes. The stock exhaust pipe is a 1 1/2 inch pipe with a 2inch heatshield, I loosed the heatshield bolts and then I mounted these tips to the pipe with the inlet end of the tips tucked up under the factory heatshields with the turndown twisted to the side then tightened down the screws. It was just that dirt simple.

As for the sound. check out this link. This is my bike when I removed the stock muffler.
youtube, straight pipes, stock muffler removed
As these are just tips not a complete new exhaust system they didn't change the performance or sound from the straight pipe sound produced when I removed the stock mufflers. that is what you will see in the video.
I do have some popping while driving, but my fuel mileage went up slightly, maybe less than 10%. I'm exploring adding the lollipop mod in the pipe to allow for "backpressure" I've heard this will help with the popping and "straight pipe sag" which is a loss of power in the middle of the power curve. I can say the sag does happen, but while I notice it happens sometimes, it also doesn't affect my riding at all.
here is a link for one version of the lollipop mod.
lollipop mod
 

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Sorry no link to the tips, however,
The tips are just 2 off-the-shelf $10 chromed turn-down tips that were labeled to fit an inlet of 1 3/4 to 2 inch pipes. The stock exhaust pipe is a 1 1/2 inch pipe with a 2inch heatshield, I loosed the heatshield bolts and then I mounted these tips to the pipe with the inlet end of the tips tucked up under the factory heatshields with the turndown twisted to the side then tightened down the screws. It was just that dirt simple.

As for the sound. check out this link. This is my bike when I removed the stock muffler.
youtube, straight pipes, stock muffler removed
As these are just tips not a complete new exhaust system they didn't change the performance or sound from the straight pipe sound produced when I removed the stock mufflers. that is what you will see in the video.
I do have some popping while driving, but my fuel mileage went up slightly, maybe less than 10%. I'm exploring adding the lollipop mod in the pipe to allow for "backpressure" I've heard this will help with the popping and "straight pipe sag" which is a loss of power in the middle of the power curve. I can say the sag does happen, but while I notice it happens sometimes, it also doesn't affect my riding at all.
here is a link for one version of the lollipop mod.
lollipop mod
Thank you for the information 👍
 

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Thank you for the information 👍
I added the lollipop baffle mod. it didn't stop the popping completely, but it did tame the harsh notes of the exhaust tone while riding, tamed the popping significantly, and didn't affect the volume of the exhaust much. I recommend the lollipop mod to anyone with straight pipes, unless a aftermarket exhaust with baffles is an option.
 

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Picked up my 2005 1300C about a month ago. Absolutely love this bike. It's only got 5200 miles on it. It's getting new tires, fork seals and progressive suspension fork springs. Then pile on the miles until it snows.
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First VTX and first motorcycle ever for me, trades for it about 6 weeks ago. 07 1300c, little over 30k miles. Loving the bike and really enjoying getting mod ideas from you guys.
Welcome to the addiction! My 1300C was (and still is) my first motorcycle (well, I rode dirt bikes growing up as a young teen).
 
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