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Dirtiegirtie

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Cool mod or accessory ideas?
« on: Nov 22, 2019, 12:56:36 pm »
To start off, I'm bored at work and found myself perusing accessories for the Raider. I don't need any of them... I'm very happy with her the way she is... but I'm bored. Then I thought, "I wonder what other folks have done?"

So... What simple or sophisticated, cheap or expensive, mod or accessory have you attempted? Perhaps you figured out a chrome plug from the plumbing section of HD covers the swing-arm bolt easily. Maybe you are hyped about a small chrome cover for this section or that of your bike and want to share a pic or a link? Maybe you've installed a rocket launcher for those days the cagers think it's ok to use the extra space in front of you by cutting you off?

I'm going to be removing my bags and going with a quick detach tail bag myself. I'm going to have to install the fender stay bolts from the inside going out, then some extra length of bolt, and then some chrome spike shaped nuts on the end. This should provide a safe spot for me to attach two bungees without fear of them rubbing against the rear fender. Have others done something similar? Yeah, probably... but why not throw a mod or accessory out there that others maybe haven't thought about before.

Oh, and I also bought a spare right side air cover off of ebay. I'm going to use my dremel and see if I can make a cool design and maybe epoxy some metal mesh on the backside... should look cool... we'll see.

Anything your proud of on your Raider?

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    Re: Cool mod or accessory ideas?
    « Reply #1 on: Nov 22, 2019, 02:01:25 pm »
    My Fork Blades. This was a decorative two-bladed fantasy knife developed by Kit Rae.  I cut off the handle and attached the blades. I left it stainless steel on my first Raider, but decided to repaint them black on my latest Raider.

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    Re: Cool mod or accessory ideas?
    « Reply #2 on: Nov 22, 2019, 03:37:54 pm »
    My Fork Blades. This was a decorative two-bladed fantasy knife developed by Kit Rae.  I cut off the handle and attached the blades. I left it stainless steel on my first Raider, but decided to repaint them black on my latest Raider.

    Dude, that's friggin sweet!

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      Re: Cool mod or accessory ideas?
      « Reply #3 on: Nov 23, 2019, 07:47:39 pm »
      Dirt you said you are taking off your saddle bags and switching to quick disconnect saddle bags. I use these and they work great.

      This is the universal quick disconnect brackets I used for my saddle bags new Amazon $65 you just may want to add 4 extra bolts, 4 extra nuts, and 8 extra washers to secure it to the bags more.
      https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B019XTNY2Y/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

      These are the bolts I used new Amazon  $12 (25) count
      https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07L1RMDN3/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

      The locking nuts I used new Amazon $8 (30) count
      https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07BD2HNDH/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

      These are the hard plastic, (look like leather) saddle bags I used, new from Amazon $120 ( 18"L x 7.5"W x 10.5"H ) 
      https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LWOL33Z/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

      If you want quick disconnect brackets for our Raider specifically then you want this bracket. $165
      https://www.amazon.com/Brackets-Saddlebag-Mounting-System-Yamaha/dp/B00CG8X3IA/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=YMA-R5&qid=1574559032&sr=8-1

      I LOVE my quick disconnect hard saddle bags as they are pretty much the biggest bags you can get height wise with the stock pipes with the passenger pad removed having about a 2-3" gap between the pipes and bottom of the bag and it is almost flush at the top of the bags and the rear finder. They come off super easy and I use them as luggage when I get to my hotel. They did take some custom fitting to work but with some caulk to fill the holes left after you take off the center piece as they are originally throw over saddle bags they look, fit, and work great. The more expensive Easy Bracket takes the guess work out as the holes are lined up for our Raiders you just have to drill holes and bolt them on your bags