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Accessories for the R18

R2K

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Nice close up picture of the Rider Foot Rest that attaches to the OEM engine guards
 

estoma

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I purchased and installed the Hepco & Becker Legacy Courier Large Bag Set and mounted them using the Hepco & Becker C-Bow Holder. Install has straightforward and easy, fit and finish is excellent quality of the bags is excellent as well. I am pleased with my selection, of course the way they look is a matter of personal preference but I like the way they look on the R18.View attachment 145View attachment 146View attachment 147View attachment 148View attachment 149View attachment 150
Same here. I bought the chrome c-bow mounts and the Buffalo bags. Their bottom sides flow well with the R18 exhausts. I will only be installing a bit later, though. Excellent quality, as you say, and very sturdy.
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R2K

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Same here. I bought the chrome c-bow mounts and the Buffalo bags. Their bottom sides flow well with the R18 exhausts. I will only be installing a bit later, though. Excellent quality, as you say, and very sturdy.
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Would love to see what the chrome c bows look like without the bags mounted and with the bags mounted. Pictures pretty please. It’s nice the bags lock To the bike
 

estoma

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I'm researching the availability for nice looking "passing lamps". Lectric Lighting appears to have very good looking lamps and some sources sell them in chrome or black. They even have them with "halo rings". And I've emailed them to see if it might be possible to get a pair with black bodies & chrome bezels.
It's just a start, because then they'll have to be installed on either the factory passing lamp mount (IF it can be purchased without the windshield) OR a custom mount.
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Mucker, you contest any passing reference of the R18 to H-D, yet, at the same time, you quietly seem to aim fashioning your R18 into a Harley clone. Driving lights, placed adjacent to the headlights, hark back to yore as a true-blue, 24-carat, s'true's-f4ck American bike thing - NOT a European one. Harley & Indian - anything else was copied from them.

I specifically chose our 19"-front-wheel naked R18 for its explicit nakedness. I would not have bought the Classic or forthcoming Transcontinental. I prefer my Chief Vintage to the former and my Gl1800 to the latter - any day of the week and, for enough reasons to last a bottle of good whiskey long, jotting down. Each to their own, I appreciate.
 

R2K

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Mucker, you contest any passing reference of the R18 to H-D, yet, at the same time, you quietly seem to aim fashioning your R18 into a Harley clone. Driving lights, placed adjacent to the headlights, hark back to yore as a true-blue, 24-carat, s'true's-f4ck American bike thing - NOT a European one. Harley & Indian - anything else was copied from them.

I specifically chose our 19"-front-wheel naked R18 for its explicit nakedness. I would not have bought the Classic or forthcoming Transcontinental. I prefer my Chief Vintage to the former and my Gl1800 to the latter - any day of the week and, for enough reasons to last a bottle of good whiskey long, jotting down. Each to their own, I appreciate.
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theMucker

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Mucker, you contest any passing reference of the R18 to H-D, yet, at the same time, you quietly seem to aim fashioning your R18 into a Harley clone. Driving lights, placed adjacent to the headlights, hark back to yore as a true-blue, 24-carat, s'true's-f4ck American bike thing - NOT a European one. Harley & Indian - anything else was copied from them.

I specifically chose our 19"-front-wheel naked R18 for its explicit nakedness. I would not have bought the Classic or forthcoming Transcontinental. I prefer my Chief Vintage to the former and my Gl1800 to the latter - any day of the week and, for enough reasons to last a bottle of good whiskey long, jotting down. Each to their own, I appreciate.

I understand what you're saying Estoma. I never equated driving lamps each side of the headlight as an HD thing. I just think that the additional night time visibility would be good and I think that the added width at the headlamp area would compliment the width of the engine. I like most of the chrome that the FE came with, but IMHO black passing lamps with chrome bezels would look awesome next to the OEM headlamp.

My preference is for the R18 to look like a vintage motorcycle, circa 1950s & earlier. So lots of black, with just enough chrome to highlight certain goodies fits the bill. We're all individuals here. Your mileage may vary.
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R18Art

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I've still got an HD (2017 FLSS). Absolutely love it for what it is. I love the retro-look of my FLSS. As much as I'd like to give my R18 that bobber look, I have to keep it 2 up riding ready for me and the wife.... But I would try to get my R18 closer to the early BMWs.
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estoma

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I've still got an HD (2017 FLSS). Absolutely love it for what it is. I love the retro-look of my FLSS. As much as I'd like to give my R18 that bobber look, I have to keep it 2 up riding ready for me and the wife.... But I would try to get my R18 closer to the early BMWs.
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Here is my 2014 Breakout. It's a keeper, and I have just put a large deposit down on a new Electra Glide Revival;

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estoma

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I understand what you're saying Estoma. I never equated driving lamps each side of the headlight as an HD thing. I just think that the additional night time visibility would be good and I think that the added width at the headlamp area would compliment the width of the engine. I like most of the chrome that the FE came with, but IMHO black passing lamps with chrome bezels would look awesome next to the OEM headlamp.

My preference is for the R18 to look like a vintage motorcycle, circa 1950s & earlier. So lots of black, with just enough chrome to highlight certain goodies fits the bill. We're all individuals here. Your mileage may vary.
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I agree with ample lighting, but it needs to be implemented fittingly, e.g. I will be installing a 2014 FatBob's double headlight with HogWorkz LEDs on my Breakout soon - it blends in correctly.

This arrangement is more European in the case of the R18, should one wish to maintain yesteryear's stance, IMHO anyway - photo lifted from another post on this forum. Fitted on the engine guard - PIAA yellows. Just perfect - size and location.

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estoma

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Awesome. There is a place for all makes and models. I will own 18 (eighteen) soon and would even have preferred more, but I have run out of space. Mine all sleep in garages, on battery tenders and stands (tires off the floor) when I am out-of-town. If I could successfully negotiate parking two in the house, that could well become twenty - but my wife has not fallen for that sleight of 'mouth'. Yet (-:
 
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estoma

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Nice close up picture of the Rider Foot Rest that attaches to the OEM engine guards
I will wait for some first adopters as regards these leg-rests, aka plumbed-in chrome washboards, clamps-and-all. Not only is it not even remotely as well (read seamlessly) and elegantly integrated as on its R1200C forebear, it forces you to commit to the OEM engine guard too. And should you remove them later, the engine guard would potentially bear marks from said clamping.

And I think that it might well be potentially dangerous, given 1) the size of the R18's pots relative to those of the R1200C (diameter as well as standout) and 2) the R18's seat location as opposed to the R1200C's. I am trying the contemplate the shenanigans one might need to wrestle through to get your feet back onto the regular footpegs/floorboards in case of an emergency whilst cruising; 'in the zone', shall we say. You would simply have to move your feet back to the regular pegs to access gears and the rear brake with highway pegs on another ride. With these leg-rests, it will be like a) lift your legs, b) bend your knees and pull your legs in, getting your toes stuck on the hot pots (especially on the right-hand side and your eyes off the road now) or c) split your legs apart and find yourself cajoled in a 4rse-locking cramp-spasm while travelling 80 mph on two wheels. It is not like your pillion can reach over and take the handlebars while you squirm on in combined lock-jaw-lock-bum (-:

Oh, and it just looks cr4p, too, strangling that iconic engine in shambled spaghetti. IMHO, of course.

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estoma

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Would love to see what the chrome c bows look like without the bags mounted and with the bags mounted. Pictures pretty please. It’s nice the bags lock To the bike
I cannot do that right now - probably only the first week in June. Here are some shots from the Hepco & Becker website;

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I'm researching the availability for nice looking "passing lamps". Lectric Lighting appears to have very good looking lamps and some sources sell them in chrome or black. They even have them with "halo rings". And I've emailed them to see if it might be possible to get a pair with black bodies & chrome bezels.
It's just a start, because then they'll have to be installed on either the factory passing lamp mount (IF it can be purchased without the windshield) OR a custom mount.
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did you ever get these? The R18 is canbus and these lights are not as such I was wondering what control module you used.
 
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