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    Something to think about your battery, on a 1982 FLT frame, I made a 90 degree box and welded it under the seat, this is what the factory did in later years, fits nice.

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    The Dyna right brake parts are off the bike at the moment. Block in pic is the other half of the bar I drilled and tapped. cut in half, trimmed to match the slight frame angle, then welded in place. Loctite gel tube on mount shows location relative to engine but since you don't need to match an existing left side block you can put them where ya like.

    For struts you don't necessarily need Harley-style strut covers at all. It would be easy to fab a "strutless" fender with internal struts that only exit the fender to bolt inboard of the frame tubes. Image search "strutless fat bob fender" for the vintage examples. I have them on my Shovels and they're plenty stout. They permit any fender and mounting angle you like because they don't visually conflict with the silly HD strut + cover arrangement.

    Ebay pics of Dyna controls: https://www.ebay.com/itm/3613-Harley...0AAOSwvUdfalH5
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1954bmw View Post
    Something to think about your battery, on a 1982 FLT frame, I made a 90 degree box and welded it under the seat, this is what the factory did in later years, fits nice.
    Great idea do you have any pics? I do like the idea of mounting it outside the bike, you know see all the working parts thing + replacing the battery would be a snap.

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    Just an update, got the fender mounted, battery box mounted and made a panel that will hold any switches I need to mount when I clean up the bars, also cut and plugged the fender struts.

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    Any updates, or did it get cold up there???

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    Been doing some things, got the battery box mounted, made some "fangs" for the front forks (Supposed to help with the wind buffeting), made a side plate on the left side of the bike, made a plate on the tank were the stock seat would sit (been doing some research and damn the stock seats are ugly as hell), got some floor boards, got me a 5/8 bore MC and the fitting (Banjo bolt) is larger than my stock MC, so waiting on a quote from Galfer for a brake line, and waiting on a license plate/brake light from Road 6 customs, also looking for a western style saddlebag.
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    Here is a link to a video i shot and I suck at video's so be warned.

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    I like those shocks.. You have a chance to test those out yet?

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    To me they are better than stock, but I have them set pretty low so they bottom on the big stuff, how they would stack up against a really premium shock I wouldn't know, these are the monotube shocks, supposedly the tech is handed down from NASCAR.

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    Thanks.. If I could bother you, which ones are they exactly? I can't find them.

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    My bad in the video I said J&P cycles, they are Drag Specialties premium shocks, see the link.

    https://www.denniskirk.com/drag-spec...prd/586034.sku

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    All the brake parts are easily available if you don't mind assembling your own brake hose, and doing it from components makes future alterations and repairs a breeze. Ebay, Jeg's and Summit are my usual sources after searching for best prices.

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    Those are nice.

    Thanks, bro!

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    Just an update, things have been slow, got the covid a few months back, that put me out of commission for awhile, anyway got my brake line in, had to disassemble the master and clean it up, got everything installed and bled, now I am able to better modulate the lever, also got my license plate/brake light installed, will post up some pics as soon as able, got a question for someone who may have some experience in this area, if you look at some of my previous pics I have the battery mounted on the primary side of the bike, I am some what concern that this my throw the balance of the bike off a tad, stock location is on the opposite side of the bike, would like to ultimately mount the battery under the seat, however; the stock battery is pretty large, anyone have any experience on using a smaller battery on these bike?

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    You can use a Road King size battery, or even smaller, a Softail size battery and get it under the seat. Either one will have plenty of capacity for your bike. And you are right about the balance. The battery was on the right to counter the heavy primary drive on the left. In moving the battery to the left, you just compounded the balance problem.

    Jim

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    Thanks Jim, wounder how something like an Antigravity battery would work, did some searching the stock battery is a whopping 17 lbs and the lithium is like 2.5 that is a huge difference.

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    Just a quicky, found some killer bags on ebay, paid $30.

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    Got the right side bag mounted.
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    Going to construct a plate to go behind the bag, and run a bolt through it to keep the bag from flopping around while in motion.

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    Got the bag mounted to the bike.

    built a plate to support the bag.
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    Don't know if you can tell by the pics that the bag was kind of collapsed, had an old piece of a carpet square with a real stout rubber backing used it to line the bottom of the bag.
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    All for now, thinking about doing the lithium (battery) plunge still doing my research at the moment.

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    Ok, on my 82 FLT frame I bent an open sided box, it is 4 1/4 on the bottom and 8 1/4 wide on the back. I bent up the edges on the bottom to keep the battery from sliding forward. I don't know how to load pics so if you email your phone number to mpwagner@fuse.net, I will text you some shots. I think the stock battery will fit. Just checked, an 18 battery fits nicely.

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    Another quick little update, got my brake/license plate bracket mounted, replaced ignition sensor (Mine had brown jizz coming out of it), got the bag mounted and gave it a good slather of mink oil, and I am adding a puke bottle for the crank vent.

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    Getting ready to take the leap and get me a lithium battery, Ive narrowed it down between an Antigravity or Shorai, if anyone has experience with either chime in.
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