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    Default Nates Blast Build

    OK here is the start of my build. I did have it as a pure stock blast but didn't have any pictures of it before these mods. So here it is how it sits today. Slightly modified with bolt on parts. I have been using it as my commuter bike since June which explains the bags. List of current mods below. picture below are from 11-20-2014 go to end of thread for up dated pics.

    Kos mirror change
    Bars changed
    levers changed
    grips changed
    Dans Intake with super boot
    Jetted carb 180/48
    (Sporty Header Removed) V&H Header 5/8/15 with twin cam slash cut muffler with baffel
    Denso racing plug
    New Tires -mt75's mounted
    Tank modification 12/15/2014 new tank 3/15/15
    Sheet metal / fiber glass tank cover 12/15/2014 removed
    Light weight lithium battery 12/26/2014
    Relocate mirrors possible bar ends 12/26/2014
    new turn signals 12/26/2014
    New head light 12/26/2014
    Frame Modification 1/6/15
    Custom Rearsets 1/6/15
    Paint 1/18/2015
    New bulb h4 80/100 1/18/2015

    new seat and tail section 4/2/15

    New r6 shock 4/24/15





    possibly more thinking b70 cams and maybe a 515 kit next year, new ignition etc.
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    Sheetmetal adds weight, you want to subtract weight. You need risers for your bars, another set of bar tops with longer bolts will do the job. Rotate muffler bracket mount.
    EZ

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    Yep, got to rotate that bracket. Don't need risers for the bars everything is clearing just fine , they are window bars not just drag bars. They have 2 .5 in risers built in. I was thinking of using aluminum for the sheet metal because of the weight factor. I also will be deleting the rear tail section which will save some more weight. When I end up fabricating the aluminum I am going to try to go a more minimal route to the fenders just enough to keep the rocks out my face and the dirt off my back. I have a question about the tail chop though. Does cutting it after the peg holes like your and Jets give you enough material to build mounts or would cutting it flush and build mounts like Blastcube be the way to go?

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    We - Lee and I - both ended up cutting ours flush and building up from there - my supports made more substantial, being more substantial - are still similar to Lees, just twice as thick - lol - as for the rest - if it's heavier than the plastic - skip it - lol
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    Good to know. As for the metal I kinda like the idea of an armored blast haha but that's the designer in me talking. The left side of my brain keeps screaming "function over form , function over form"

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    Mounted the MT75's today good improvement over the 10 year old dunflops. I also rotated that p clamp on the muffler while I was at it.

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    Looks like a straight hook up to the lower front bracket - nice!
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    So for the last couple of weeks i have been working on this tank modification. The idea was to make a slimmer flat bottom tank out of a stock tank and a new tank cover. I have the tank made and have been working on the cover. I did a test fitting today and the cover would not fully seat over the tank. I have to do a little redesign to make it work. Here are some pics of the test fitting. Note the cover isn't seating all the way down in the front but that will be fixed soon. Also i extended the cover about 2 inches in order to have a little room to hide stuff after the rear section mod. Let me know what you think.Click image for larger version. 

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    Nate,

    I love that tank design.

    Is the muffler off of a Sportster?

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    *** Hope To Work On Suspension Next ***

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    Yeah 86-03 sporty header with a twin cam slash cut muffler. It isn't ideal but sounds good and works with rich jetting.

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