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    2018 Venture TC, 2010 Stratoliner Deluxe, 2009 Raider

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  1. Thanks for the compliment sldunker. The nice thing about hydro dipping is that there are thousands of patterns to choose from and it can be removed and you can polished, painted, powder coat, what ever you feel like doing at a later date to the part. I think I am going to put the carbon fiber pattern on a few of the ugly brushed stainless steel engine covers as well. The passenger foot rests will be powder coated to match the bikes paint. Powder coat is very durable and resists scratches.
  2. I decided to put a drink holder on the Venture and did not want it attached to the handlebar, so I made an aluminum bracket that uses the factory screws and mounting holes for the side fairing cover. Using a piece of 5052 aluminum sheet .092 thick. 5052 aluminum will bend and not crack like 6061 will. I polished the sheet metal but will probably hydro dip it carbon fiber now that I feel comfortable with the dipping process. Purchased a CIRO DRINK HOLDER WITHOUT MOUNT part #50003 and a CIRO ECONOMY PERCH / UNIVERSAL MOUNT part #50132. I really like this cup holder and it will hold a one quart w
  3. I really did not like the brushed stainless steel plates on the air cleaner cover and left cover as well. I have a gray 2018 Venture and I did not think that the brushed covers went well with the rest of the bike. I debated over painting, powder coating or hydro dipping them and decided to go with hydro dipping. After watching many hours of Youtube videos on how to hydro dip I thought it was something I could do myself and If it did not turn out well it could be easily removed. I used a carbon fiber pattern . To remove the stainless steel plates from the plastic covers I used a heat gun
  4. Neighbors feral cat got into my garage last night and walked all over my seat with muddy paws. I like cats but I am about to shoot this cat. Does anyone know exactly what the seat cover materials is and how to properly clean and protect it? I could not find any information in the owners manual. Thanks for the help
  5. I have had no problems connecting my old Samsung Note 4
  6. Well I finally got around to installing the lights on the fork brackets. I went ahead and wired them to the lower fog lights because it was the easiest way and I figure that they will always be on at the same time anyhow. They really cast some noticeable light out to the side when you turn the bars. It was better than I had expected for such small lights. I look forward to the weather clearing up and I can get out and see if they light things up better in the corners. I want to thank everyone for their help. Sldunker, Thanks for the wire description and if you pm me your address, I
  7. Thanks sldunker, this is the exact information I needed. I am currently working on my Stratoliner deluxe and as soon as that project is finished I will be able to get back to the Venture. I will keep all informed on the progress. Thanks again for your help.
  8. I got the brackets and spacers back from anodizing and I think they look good. That would be great the get the install instructions, so I don't have to go digging through the underside of the fairing to find the wiring if I don't have to. Thanks for the help Sldunker. Bracket,Light and Spacers Rough mounted on bike before black anodizing
  9. Jim Beam Devils Cut. I have been drinking bourbon my whole life and Devils Cut is by far one of the best tasting and relatively inexpensive bourbons I have ever tasted. Give it a try.
  10. Very Happy New Year everyone. Does anyone know where the wires are located to connect the Touring LED Auxiliary Lights mounted under the fairing (Part Number 2DF-H54A0-V0-00)? I am making brackets to install a pair of Kuryakyn LED lights to the front fender mounting bolts and I plan on connecting the wires to the stock lighting harness. I would like a set of lights to turn with the forks. The parts are being black anodized now and I will share pictures when it is completed. I will have two more sets of brackets available as well. Thanks for the help.
  11. I just got this installed last night. This part should have come stock on such and expensive bike in my opinion.
  12. I want to thank you guys for your help. I went and purchased the risers in black from the link Greek provided and they were still in stock.They are not in stock at the Rox web store. Firebirds info on the fit was all I needed to commit to the purchase and I am excited to receive them. Yamaha Larrys advise on getting a good sense of handlebar positioning is spot on .
  13. Hello All, I just purchased my new 2018 Venture and I would already like to reposition the bars further back. If I purchase the Rox 2 inch risers mentioned above, will I have to get new cables or move them in any fashion? Is there any modifications needed to use these risers? Thanks for you help.
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