cheap customizing for my maxim 650
Hello all I'm new to the site and I'm looking to share ideas on cheap custom touches I can do to make my bike stand out. Right now I own a 1982 Yamaha maxim 650xj. Its a 4 cylinder shaft driven sport cruiser. When I got it it had the factory maroon paint and that just didn't cut it for me. So last winter I took the tank and side covers and repainted them a metallic blue. It came out beautifully, especially for a rattle can job. Only one problem, the rattle can clear coat I used was to soft and any time I dripped gas on it the clear coat would "run ". So this winter I'm going to redo the tank with an automotive clear coat to prevent that. I also added a cool decal I found of a pinup girl on a playing card in the center to liven up the bare tank that ill apply before the clearing it. Over the past year I've made my own highway bars for more comfort on the long trips, saddle bags, a sissy bar and a custom rack on the back. I also did a simple reupholstering job on the seat and moved the rear turn signals backe to clear the new bags. Now I'm modifing a pair of tear drop truck cab lights to use to use as rear signals, ill mount then to the rear fender. This is something I've never seen done before and after playing with it a bit I got them to work by modifing the bulb socket to accept the stock signal bulbs like up front. I've left the fenders chrome as I like the different look it gives the bike, and I'm looking into a 4into1 exhaust next. I'm happy with the power I have so if I rejet the carbs it'll only be for the new exhaust.
Id like to here any ideas on other things I can do or that you might like to see done on one of these old classics.