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Backrests
 


Adjustable Backrest from Jerry Finley at Pirates Lair. About $325.
 


Utopia Driver's Backrest. Home installation, about $195. Photos by Keith Calhoun.



Headlight protectors are clear plastic that cover your headlight and protect it from rocks. If you drive in Canada, this is pretty much a must. Try to imagine how much a new headlight assembly is from Honda.

The Stongard. One mm thick vinyl, glues onto your headlight. About $40 from California Sport Touring, (888) 799-5445.

Vinyl headlight guard from X-Pel - $15, cut to fit. One mm thick vinyl, glues onto your headlight.
 


Plastic headlight guard from AeroFlow - $80. Sticks on your headlight with 4 clear velcro tabs. 3/16" thick acrylic.
 
Cee Baileys also makes a headlight guard. It comes in two pieces. $55.



Tank Bras
 


Bagster Tank Bra in black or grey. Made in Fr*nce. Perhaps I should call it a "Freedomster." $150 from Euro Bikes.
 
Second Look makes tank bras and seat covers.



Fender Accessories
 


Fenda Extenda from California Sport Touring $29 (888) 799-5445 or Dandy Industries
 

Make Your Own Rear Fender Extension

Get a piece of flat plastic, about 1/8" thick. Cut it to 6½" by 10". Attach it to your rear fender with double stick tape and machine screws. This will help keep mud and dirt out of the internals of your bike.

Shown above is an installation of the California Scientific kit. $15 includes pre cut and drilled 1.5mm ABS plastic and removable pop rivets.



Cleaning Supplies

I recommend you buy and own the following chemicals:

  • #7 Chrome Polish.
  • Semi-chrome for aluminum polishing.
  • Blue Magic for exhaust headers.
  • Any mag wheel cleaner which contains Phosphoric acid.
  • Goo Gone for removing labels and stickers.
  • Acetone, bought as fingernail polish remover.
  • Turtle wax bug & tar remover.
  • Gunk Engine Brite.
  • A silicon spray for cleaning black plastic and black rubber. You can use Armorall, or any of the various Tire Black sprays.
  • Turtle Wax Black Chrome Cleaner and Sealant for rubber, vinyl, and powder coated parts.
  • Any car wash soap, or even dish washing detergent for that matter.
  • Car wash mit.
  • Worn out hand towel to clean wheels, etc.
  • 5 gallon paint bucket to hold soapy water. Fill it up, and do your bike, your car, and your wife's car.Of course, you spend 45 minutes on your bike and 6 minutes on each car, but she doesn't have to know that.
  • Kit car wax if you're lazy, Blue Coral if you're really serious.
  • Turtle wax or DuPont rubbing compound.
  • Turtle wax or DuPont polish.
  • 3M Plastic Polish.
  • 3M Plastic Cleaner.
  • Any blue colored glass cleaner, or use the recipe in Consumer Reports.
  • Tri-Flow Teflon / Silicon lubricant. Great for locks, hinges, etc.

Some people prefer other brands of chemicals. But y'know, they can just make their own web page.

When cleaning a motorcycle windshield, use a *lot* of water, and only wipe up and down. If you wipe side to side, you'll eventually leave tiny scratches which reflect light into your eyes. Once a year or so, you can take your windshield off the bike and soak it in the tub in hot soapy water for a half hour.This will get all the bugs etc. off. It's a good idea to get a micro-fiber rag for your windshield.



Plastic Repairs


MicroMesh Windshield scratch remover $18.50 fromaircraftspruce.com. If this doesn't get it out, you need a new windshield.

For small scratches, go to your local paint shop and get 3M plastic polish.

Brad Johnson of Johnson Plastic Weld, Fordwich, Ontario, Canada, N0G 1V0 (519) 335-3000does plastic repairs on fenders and fairings.

Urethane Supply sells various epoxies and plastic welders with instructions specific to motorcycles.

Plastech sells a plastic welder with instructions specific to motorcycles.

Plas-tech sells a plastic repair kit, $30.

Plastex sells a plastic repair kit,$10 small, $25 standard.



Touch up Paint

Color-Rite1-800-736-7980 has paint for most motorcycles. The 2003 ST-1300 is code NH478.

Cycle Color708-921-1222 most motorcycles.

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