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I decided to give the GL1800 Combo Accessories mount bar a try:
http://wingstuff.com/products/20071-combo-accessory-mount-bar-for-gl1800

I figured it would require some modifications since the Valkyrie bars are wider. I ended up cutting it in half. The flipped the ends and mounted the new cut ends into the bar clamps. That moved the accessories forward near the instrument panel and avoids having the bar directly across your line of sight to the instruments.



 

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You will notice a couple other things: A bluetooth dongle transmitter on top of the Escort 8500 that transmits the radar detector audio to the UClear helmet speakers. It works great. But you can only be synced to the detector OR the phone at any one time.

Also I painted the instrument housing and fuel tank door mat black. i want to do the headlight cover also as soon as I can figure our how to remove it.

Now on the accessories bar: I think it's a little over priced for what it is. I looks like several off the shelf items were collected and combined to make the kit. The black parts are different shades of black, the screws and spacers are silver and the spacers are much longer than they need to be other than to reach bar that was off the shelf. A little more work and it would be a very nice kit as purchased. I cut the spacers to the minimum length and pained all the parts mat black to match.

The kit does give you several options for locations and angles of the mounting bars when installed. In the end, I'm happy with the results.
 

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Painted parts look great. What paint did you use ? How it survives against scratches ?
I've been using some cheap spray can paint from the local hardware that says it's primer and paint all in one. That worked good on most parts and bonds well. But on the plastic chrome stuff, like the fuel tank door and instrument panel, it did not bond as well. I ended up getting a spray can of adhesion enhancer or something like that from Auto Zone. Applying that first, then the paint works good on the plastic chrome. I also applied a coat of satin clear but I did not like the finish with that but another light coat of the mat black looked just right. So far it's holding up. I don't think it will stand up to scratches like the chrome but it's not hard to touch it up if it gets a little scratch. Mat Black blends easily.
 
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