So I m an everyday rider My 1300 is my only transportation My dilemma is that...

So, I'm an everyday rider. My 1300 is my only transportation. My dilemma is that I can't decide wether to put a fairing and hard bags(full bagger) or to put on apes and chop the fender like my old yamaha.

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  • As it sits right now

  • 09 - same year as mine...

  • Yes sir

  • If chrome isn't your thing...most of the "chrome" covers are plastic....a little work with 800 gr sandpaper and a coat or two of black Fusion paint and those covers will match the black frame, etc. I did it with my 950, and will be doing it with all the pieces on the 1300...

  • Awesome idea. I'm not really a chrome kinda guy. Up until a few weeks ago, I had heater wrap on the pipes.

  • David is right, Krylon Fusion paint is great... I found when painting bare metal and over previously chrome surfaces, using Plastikote Etching Primer works really good. Prep surface with 500 or 600 grit, prime with a few coats, sand again with 500/600, wipe clean, then wet sand with 1000 grit wet/dry... Paint with Fusion Paint and finish however you desire...

  • I like my fairing with stereo, hard saddlebags and I just added hard lowers for more wind protection it's a personal thing. I'm like John if I had one or two bikes...one would be for looks and the other to ride in crappy weather...

  • Joe Loconte, could you post a picture of the hard lowers? I am interested in doing something like that before my custom paint job

  • Just got them back painted black and installed the other day. I removed the other fairing today I mounting the amp and brackets