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Joel
04-10-2014, 02:16 AM
I had been wanting to have the inner fairing painted but kept putting it off. Than one day while we were slow at work Ace went ahead and started to take the bike apart for me, with Tim's help they had it stripped down in a little over an hour leaving me with a stack of parts and bags labeled with screws in them

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They got done just in time to clock out leaving me with boxing up the parts and deciding who to take the fairing in for paint.
First choice was too high, second place never started on it and after about a month after tear down I dropped it off at the dealer as they have a painter that does their custom paint work, 2 weeks later I picked it up and was very happy with how it turned out.

Joel
04-10-2014, 02:30 AM
With the bike apart I decided this is the time to upgrade the speakers and add a amp. I decided to use the Rockford Fosgate T165 in the front and T525 in the rear and use the Hawg Wired 300 amp kit. Installation has been slow mainly do to how busy we are at work. For the rear I've added the Boom Audio base ports

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Joel
04-10-2014, 02:45 AM
The wire routing called for running the power lead along side the tank, but even though the cable is red Ace agreed with me that it wouldn't go well with the pin strip so I pulled off the fuel tank and routed the power lead inside the protective tunnel with all the rest of the factory wires.19662.
Mounting the rear speakers took a bit of a set back as the speaker has a little gap between the original retaining inserts and would pull out of the pods, so after a trip to the hardware store I came up with a collapsing style nut, this is a # 6 screw set up and is the same size as the original inserts, I used a 1/4 inch socket as a spacer and the screw to pull the insert tight into the holes in the speaker pods, they act like a rivet and are stinger than the clips supplied with the speakers.

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Hobbit
04-10-2014, 06:16 AM
looking good Joel and that hifi gear looks epic, crank it up :)

Jaystronghawk
04-10-2014, 06:38 AM
One of the First Mods done on my 09 Ultra was the Inner Fairing and Black Powdercoated Fork Lowers and Cans on the Front End .. Some Thought doing the Inner Fairing on a Gloss Black Bike was a waste of money until they saw the results after it was done .. Looks Great !!

Bob Loblaw
04-10-2014, 07:14 AM
Great write-up, with pics no less, now that's how to show us how it's done! This type of post not only helps all of us, it also encourages some to tackle a project such as this!

Fantastic job Joel, thanks!

smitty901
04-10-2014, 08:07 AM
Looking good, it always feels better once they are back together

Tom
04-10-2014, 09:37 AM
Wow
real beauty ,,,, sir ,

Azrider
04-10-2014, 11:00 AM
Thanks for sharing. That is a great mod and the write up and pics were great also.

Razor
04-10-2014, 11:37 AM
Thanks for sharing Joel. Looks great and I bet will sound awesome!

santajim
04-10-2014, 12:18 PM
Good job joel.

Clint
04-10-2014, 12:32 PM
Very cool!!! Looking forward to seeing it in person..

jett
04-10-2014, 12:46 PM
Wow... good job!!

Joel
04-10-2014, 09:35 PM
Thanks for the replies, I'll be posting more of the project soon. Kind of stalled on finishing it up. Hope to be riding it this weekend.

Kaviti
04-10-2014, 09:49 PM
Awesome job !! Can't wait to see the finished product !! :BIGthumbUp::BIGthumbUp:

UC Wayne
04-11-2014, 10:08 AM
Lookin' good Joel, and I'm sure it will sound (tunes) good too!!

Joel
04-22-2014, 02:12 PM
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The install started with needing to make a support bracket to go beside the CB module but when installing the outer fairing the top of the amp would hit the inside of the outer fairing keeping it from being able to be screwed together. Next try was to place the CB module on top of the amp but ended up with the same results. So in the picture above you can see I placed the CB module below the radio.
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This is after the install of outer fairing with everything else back together. With the Ultra in the background showing the black inner fairing.
I was wanting to have pictures in the sunshine, but the weather call for rain for the next few days and wanted to show you guys how it turned out.

jett
04-22-2014, 03:06 PM
Looks good!

Tom
04-22-2014, 03:33 PM
color coordinating the inner fairing to the general color of the bike really makes it stand out ..
now that one picture were you don't have the outer fairing on that's pretty cool unfortunately you have to have the outer fairing on so the water don't get in there but I think it looks pretty neat without the outer on ,,
kinda like a robot

Kaviti
04-22-2014, 04:57 PM
Looking awesome bro !! Now wishing I had the talent know how to repaint my bike.

cardboard
04-22-2014, 10:09 PM
With the bike apart I decided this is the time to upgrade the speakers and add a amp. I decided to use the Rockford Fosgate T165 in the front and T525 in the rear and use the Hawg Wired 300 amp kit. Installation has been slow mainly do to how busy we are at work. For the rear I've added the Boom Audio base ports

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I like RF stuff. Glad yer doing it.