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New Stryker owner as of Yesterday!

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Hey all! New forum member and now owner of a (used) 2014 Stryker 1300. This is also a salvage bike, so it's a project i'd hope to get goin by spring. Coming from supersport bikes (Honda cbr600 and 1krr's). Getting too old to lay down in curves and twisties, so it's time to just cruise around. In SE Ohio, so instead of ripping up the curves and hills i'll just cruise around and enjoy the scenery :)

Anyhow, I'm looking to mod out the bike (yep, less than 24hrs after getting it). Initially i'm after the following:
-air intake
-led headlight
-front turn signals. It didn't come with any (and do I HAVE to remove the handlebars etc to install)
-fender eliminator?
-axle nut plate holder (possibly)
-led kit?
-wireless security/keyfob system
-possible battery (partial to Optima)
-Looking to change out the fuel tank (see ding) or a way to remove it and not fill it and then repaint it.
I'm also looking to replace the chrome covers on the engine. The passenger side has a bit of cosmetic dmg to it, so I may as well replace all of the pieces including the top of the heads.
Need to be pointed in the direction of a wiring diagram that I might utilize so I can chase wires for the afore mentioned lack of turn signals.
One of my main questions, is the pipes. According to the pic, are these pipes these stock on the Stryker? Again, literally got the bike 12hrs ago, so haven't started any research on it yet. I don't mind them, and will most likely keep them. Just trying to get a grasp of what I have so far.

Anyhow, I went in knowing this would be a project (I need a hobby aside from building pc's), so I figure i'd do something different. Any and all suggestions would be great. Pics would be even better or links to pics. Thanks in advance and see ya out there!
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PS: No idea if its been tuned or anything. There any telltale signs for that? And the only thing I "felt" when I rode it briefly, was that in 1st gear it was a tad sluggish? It was just a quickie ride, never made it to 3rd gear, and a cold one. I read that the weather can contribute to some sluggish shifting (it's about 40°F).
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I'm also looking to see how much heated equipment the bike can run. Seats, handles, etc. AND, if anyone has done a usb charging plug that's IPV6 rated mounted on it.
Side note: I've got a Galaxy Note 20 ultra cell phone, and have not been able to find a holder to mount that'll encompass this phone (in a case as well). Any suggestions?
Update: Discovered that the O2 sensor is present, but not plugged in. Evidence of an engine tune? Not finding any modules around the battery, not sure if they'd stick one under the fuel tank either. Haven't yanked that yet...
I have often thought of removing my front signals and installing these Amber LED TruWRAPZ™ Auxiliary Front Fork Turn Signals or the metal version. So that's an option for ya...
Don't think the inspection place will find those fine to run. I was looking at them online and most places state they're not DoT approved. I've ordered stock arms and lights so I can get it legal, and will probably get those or something similar afterwards. Trying also to find something in a rear fender eliminator. The blaster-x i've seen alot, but also out of stock everywhere. Speaking of the rear, are folks putting their plates on the axle nut?
Don't understood what you want to do with the fenders:rolleyes:
I was asking about a rear fender eliminator kit. If there's one out there or not. Sure the license plate holder is nice and all, but i'm looking for a minimilist view from the backside and still have a brake/turnsignal setup.
That last pic, is that an integrated rear light? As in, turn signals and brakes are incorporated? Was looking for something like that but everywhere is sold out. And that headlight, is it led and is it better than factory. Looking to replace the one that's on the bike now.
Btw, used to live in florida, don't miss it lol.
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Also, where'd you get your top and bottom engine covers? I'm looking for matt black ones and not chrome. Been striking out on finding them at a reasonable price...
Yea, the plastic covers on top of the heads, as well as the round plastic covers at the bottom. Trying if possible to find metal versions and black, but its looking like they don't exist.

by the way, used to live in Columbus Ohio... don't miss it lol
Oddly enough, i'm not far from there. Moved to Cambridge in 2014. Used to live in Largo, but grew up in St. Pete off of Duhme rd over by Madeira beach.
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My parents still live there, and my son as well. I was entertaining the idea of taking the bike down this summer to go visit, but i'm not sure if it'd be comfortable enough to ride what, 1200 or so miles?
Well, turn signals came in today and I gotta ship em back. Never realized that the front forks have black tubing over the actual fork, thereby increasing the diameter. Sooo... I happened across a set of BT speakers with integrated turn signals. I'm gonna give that a go instead. Here's what it looks like. Comments?
Side note, if I have a regular ole stanley tape measure, is there a way to get the size without having to remove everything?
It appears to be aluminum tubing. And yes my intent was to hang them underneath. I'm not inclined to cut the tubing off though. The less shiny I see, the better it looks 😉
This is how far its off. I'm also thinking I was sent signals that're not the right size


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Couldn't tell ya. I got the bike like it's shown. This is also my first cruiser, been running honda cbr's til now.
Wrap a piece of string around the fork tube and mark where it overlaps itself then lay the string out straight and measure with the tape measure.
Yeah. I realized that AFTER I sent the post. Evidently I was having a blonde moment.
The speakers have good reviews. Last music system I mounted on a bike was the kuryaken thunder something lol . It was on my vrod and also on a fatbob . Very loud at 80 mph you could still hear it. Nowadays I just wear my sedici Bluetooth helmet and run my mp3 player. Safer all around - IMO .
Decided on led wraparounds. My helmet has BT in it already for music and phone so I don't really need to add any more BS stuff to it.
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Congrats! And welcome!

A RAM mount system should easily handle your phone mount question. I use em on all my bikes.

Those pipes are Cobra Swept aftermarket pipes. I have them on my bike. You will either have a fuel controller under your seat (Fi2000 or another one) or you will have Ivan's Flash on your ECU as Rustyjake mentioned. Maybe you have both, as the pipes will work that way as well. You cannot just have those pipes on there without some sort of fuel control system.

I have often thought of removing my front signals and installing these Amber LED TruWRAPZ™ Auxiliary Front Fork Turn Signals or the metal version. So that's an option for ya...
Went with your suggestion and installed these led wraps from amazon. Hope the inspection place will let em slide. They don't have continuous power, and just blink is all.
The ecm doesn't have anything etched into it to state whether or not it was flashed, and I haven't seen anything plugged in either. Maybe it was unplugged just for ****s n giggles?
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