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Post  sunnydog on Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:30 am

I decided to put a batwing on the FLT.  It's one I ran on my FL years ago, had to slightly adapt mounting brackets but it fits pretty good.
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Only thing is I don't have a windscreen that fits it because the FLT nacelle is different from the FLH nacelle, so have to custom build a mount and screen.  I did have a stock FLT style windscreen from sharknose that I can't use for anything else, so cut the top off it at about 7" depth for a "shorty" windscreen.
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adapted a piece of 'hand-formed' aluminum strip (shaped to fit contour of fairing top) and drilled holes for mounting bolts...
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Post  sunnydog on Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:39 am

windscreen from sharknose was a bit more curved than required, so bent it flatter and drilled holes to match aluminum mounting strip... changed shape a bit but will trim to suit mount...
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a better view once bolted
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removed from mounting strip to trim with my specialized grinder (I'm not the Charlie Daniel's of the torque wrench, I'm the Charley Pride of the angle grinder)
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all for this morning...gonna complete mounting brackets next, then the final push
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Post  Mark G on Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:47 am

Very nice.
A lil' Makita in the hands of a skilled operator goes a long way!!
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Post  sunnydog on Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:42 am

splurged on stainless for brackets
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Post  sunnydog on Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:44 am

drilled and shaped for proper mount angle
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mounted and ready to receive shield
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Post  sunnydog on Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:47 am

here’s the shield on alyoominium strip
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mounted up
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All for now fellers
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Post  sunnydog on Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:02 am

some glam shots

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Post  Dennman on Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:48 am

Repurposin-my kinda work.
Great job.
Looks good and the function is in the puttin.
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Post  ratman on Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:02 pm

Your bike looks great like that Dog, good job.  
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Post  sunnydog on Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:16 am

thanks men...now i just gotta upgrade the motor to a modern mill and this thing will be dynamite Suspect
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Post  Mark G on Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:22 pm

sunnydog wrote:thanks men...now i just gotta upgrade the motor to a modern mill and this thing will be dynamite Suspect

Yep.... those old things can be can be actually very enjoyable, with descent power on tap..... then there's the rubber burning area that will make you hooked on power forever. BEWARE!!!! Laughing
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Post  sunnydog on Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:39 am

I was kidding Mark!  I love my haywagon!   Wait till ya see my next windscreen tech advance...coming soon to a theatre near you.
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Post  kootenai on Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:31 am

lookin good dawg!
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