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This is one of those great aftermarket tips that has been used for years on motorcycle gas tanks with a flange around the bottom (the Vulcan 4.3 gallon tank) to add a bit of flair. John Arsenault expanded on the theme, adding trim to his Vulcan's front and rear fender too. You can see the classy results above.
What You'll need:
Self Sticking 3/8" chrome door edging available at most automotive stores. You'll want to find (normally in the truck department) the kind that comes in a 10 foot length to avoid seams. You'll need just under 20 feet to do a tank and both fenders.
How to do it:
For the tank:
- Remove the seat from your bike to reach all the way to the rear of the tank seam.
- Beginning at the rear of the flanged portion of the tank begin pressing the edging on, working your way all around the tank.
- When you're all the way around, cut the excess with scissors or knife.
For The Fenders
- It will help to remove saddlebags and anything else that might get in your way but there's no need to remove the entire fender.
- Start at a spot where the seam will be invisible like just inside the fork. Work your way all around the front fender. For the rear fender you can start right at a front edge and work your way to the other side.
In all cases a little drop of superglue will help keep the very ends of the trim from peeling away while you ride.
You're done! Put the seat back on and ride!