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Old 12th April 2011, 15:58   #31
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DKG which rim's are you getting ? from where ? I was looking around for harley parts and i have come across Custom & Chopper Motorcycles | Harley Davidson Accessory | A R Harley & Sons Ltd | India , check out the custom wheels in that site.they have an office in chennai.

Loved these wheels http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/iipcache/141376.jpg

but they are quite expensive and both wheels are costing about 1.2 L
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If people ask about the average, please do not presume its about the money. @14/Litre, one would have to plan on reaching Lonavla before reaching Pune- tanking there, and tanking up again at Lonavala on the way back.
The question is more academic.
And also, if one rides any machine for 13 years, you would know what distance you cover...
Anyway, $$ apart, thanks for giving us a number.
Your bike is amazing, and the detailing in your modifications should do you proud.
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Its not only about the money ...
So more than the money bit its about the performance and the pleasure factor
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Old 13th April 2011, 00:49   #33
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Ha ha ha... who looks at average on such monsters... What's the ground clearance of XL 1200 Nightster??? How does it handle on bumpy roads???
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Seriously dood , if a person pays so much money to buy something would he/she be worried about mileage
Sorry for going OT, but hell yeah, I'll look at mileage before I plonk down my hard earned cash on any vehicle. I am looking out for a bike after about 10 years driving cars and diesel cars more recently so I was looking at a similar running cost as a diesel SUV.

I am looking for a bike I will keep riding for the next 5 - 10 years so the 150ccs are out. I sold a P180 with 400km on the ODO because it was too boring.
Can I use this for commuting to work, say twice a week which for me happens to be a 45 km trip ? Probably not, because it runs more expensive than my SUV. Will I buy it, if by magic, my commute dropped to 4 km? Definitely.

I asked because I want to know if it would fit into my set of requirements, so yes, I would be worried about the mileage even if I did drop 10L on the bike.

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Old 13th April 2011, 14:07   #34
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DKG which rim's are you getting ? from where ?
I want the full chrome with spokes rim and white walls for the Super Low, want to give it the classic retro look through and through. Thought I'd approach Harley first and see if they have such rims, albeit from an older Sportster model. If they don't then I'll have to explore other possibilities

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I was looking around for harley parts and i have come across Custom & Chopper Motorcycles | Harley Davidson Accessory | A R Harley & Sons Ltd | India , check out the custom wheels in that site.they have an office in chennai.
Thanks, will check the site out in leisure and see what they have

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Loved these wheels http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/iipcache/141376.jpg

but they are quite expensive and both wheels are costing about 1.2 L
Wow those are pure custom chopper style and awesome
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Whats the reason for placing the mirrors downwards? Aint the safest way. But i love the color combo! looks awsome..sounds the part too.
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Old 14th April 2011, 08:04   #36
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The mirrors are placed just for the looks,like on the harley 48. they are actually pretty useful too apart from the looks.
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Old 29th August 2011, 17:24   #37
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After about a Year since I got my bike, I started working on the paint job.I started creating my own designs using GIMP in Linux.Tried more than 100 different designs on the tank and finalized this one.

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I had to keep in mind the quality of work and the paints available in India to achieve the design ,having these I had only limited type of designs that can be achievable. There are painters in every nook and corner , but I had to find a place that can dedicate good amount of time and effort.luckily I know the management at CARZ , Hyderabad and they have worked on my earlier rides.I am very happy about the work done there so I choose to go with that place.They have a dedicated paint booth and some really good painters.

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I finalized the design and the colors , before I started workin on the tank I got a sample metal piece and had the design done in different colors,it came out pretty good and then I finalized the colors.

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I had to get a very good stencil cut done to mask and paint.I managed to get a guy in the old city who could stencil pretty accurate,but I had problems with the stickers available coz they are very sticky and while removal they used to take the paint off too.it was a lot of trouble,had to redo couple of time and real pain.the painter finally managed to get it done.I wouldn't say its absolute perfection but its really good.I love the paint job and it did come out great.

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I even got the tyres accented with orange color.the logos on the tyre are hand painted orange.

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I spent about couple of weeks working on the design,paint and other stuff and I am happy with the way the bike came out.
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Freakrz nice paint job...
1 question & 1 suggestion
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Did u take the tank apart to paint it?
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How about 'em fenders
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Freakrz nice paint job...
1 question & 1 suggestion
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Did u take the tank apart to paint it?
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Yes the tank and the fenders are removed for the painting.

The fenders are painted black.
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Here are some of the new pictures after the paint job...
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Here is the Video of the Exhaust with Stock Baffles.

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Here are some of the new pictures after the paint job...
Amazing bike and amazing snaps!

Can we have pics of the Forty-Eight style RVMs, fuel-lid and the Speedo-meter please?
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