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    TW Military Transformation

    I recently decided that I was going to make my TW into (What I'm going to call) The Tank. I have started my journey into TW customization. I added a gun scabbard for my shotgun and rifle. And am going to get an olive drab wrap for it. If anyone has any suggestions then feel free to do so! I'll be updating my Journey as it continues!

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    Looks pretty nice right now.
    Cool gun scabbard. Can you feel the weight of the shotgun on one side when you are riding slow?

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    At all costs save your nice plastics and the tank. Buy used plastics and tank that are dull, dented or scuffed for the wrapping that will cover the sins and some bondo covering a few dents. Clean plastics and tanks always have value but wrapped ones only have value to you. Get a real rear rack, one that transfers the weight to the rear pegs because the rear sub frame can only handle light loads. I like Cycle racks but there are others that might be a bit more military looking and can handle the loads. Military to me is OD flat green just like my helicopters during Vietnam, call it Green Out. To do it right is to over do it like the military would. Make it sturdy and nearly crash proof so it has all the protective stuff the military would add, hand guards, collapsible black or green mirrors, dull seat cover and all the shine should be gone. I would add a kick start and sturdy bash/skid plate and paint the bars black or green. I would make it totally Fugly to everyone except a military man who loves fugly. 50 Cal ammo cans for saddle bags and the works.

    I was just at the Rice O Rama bike swap in Spencer, Mass and one guy there had a Jap bike turned full military dress and I have no idea what brand or model it originally was but it sure was butt ugly and just looked like it needed to go kick some ass. Got me thinking if I find another solid TW that has some road rashes but was not beat to death it would be a nice project to make it just look bad ass and ready for battle. I was US naval air but those damn Marines had some of the coolest toys. I was just watching one of those game warden shows, not sure if from Maine or NH but the warden had a TW for running the back woods and all I could think is cool bike for that purpose but way cooler if it was in full military drab dress. Some of the sport bikes have built in pegs as crash protectors if they go down so the plastics and tank don't take the hits, I would do that too.

    Do it right the first time and keep the progress pics coming.

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    I camo taped my TW and it held up well until I decided to go back to stock. It came off with a little glue residue which was easily removed with WD40

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    That's a nice clean bike. I always like the look of military bikes, even the wartime Harleys. From the looks of that brake lever, you should get some hand guards. Cheers.

    TopPredator - that wrap was nice. Did you do it yourself? PIA?

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    Yes I did and it only cost $15. It's the cloth type
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    Drab olive tank and plastics, black out everything else and keep that blade of grass on your shifter ...it looks cool.

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    Member Bucknutz Camo taped one of his bikes, I think a 200 Suzuki. I would post a pic of it but he did such a total job I can't find the damn thing!

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