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post #1 of 28 Old 10-12-2008, 11:54 AM Thread Starter
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Rizoma Grab Bar Inserts for 919

They're quite pricey on PJ's right now - anyone have a gently used set they would like to part with, or know of such a thing?

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They're spendy, but they sure do look nice.

I've scene one set on ebay in the last 2-3 months and they ended up going for just about what I payed for them from PJ's.

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I'm surprised no one on this forum has fabricated sets of grab rail covers to sell... hint hint.

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I'm surprised no one on this forum has fabricated sets of grab rail covers to sell... hint hint.

btw, cpg74, I like your avatar. Good movie.
I get the hint.
I began to fabricate the PAIRS plates that I now offer when I went to do a valve adjustment. Getting the valve cover off / on is much easier with this mod.
I have a Ventura rack that I now leave on pretty much full time and haven't seen a need to "plug" the holes left after a factory grab bar removal. I can see why someone would like a clean look however, and would consider milling some up.
The top surface is smooth, right? How do they bolt to the sub-frame? Anyone have a good set of pictures that I can design from?

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I still haven't seen a pic.
I suppose I could work this up over the winter using my bike as a guide.
A good pic would help though.

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I still haven't seen a pic.
I suppose I could work this up over the winter using my bike as a guide.
A good pic would help though.
Have you ever considered milling up a spacer for where the stock turn signals go?

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I still haven't seen a pic.
I suppose I could work this up over the winter using my bike as a guide.
A good pic would help though.
Hey semi,
I just emailed you some pics and some info on the covers.
I have not installed them yet and there are no instructions with them but it looks like you have to remove the cowl to install them.
Let me know if you need anything more as stated in my email.

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Hmmm
Interesting, I had always assumed that they were bolted to the sub-frame. It looks like they use a plate to sandwitch to the plastic cowl.
I'll see what I can do.
Beardking, Are you talking about the front signals? I am using lockhart phillips signals and had some "spacers" made in a plastic sintering machine at work. I then painted them black. Since I was only making one set and the shape was odd, I went this way to prototype them figuring I could make some out of aluminum later. They aren't structural since the stalk from the lights pass through, so I painted them and called it a day.
I think I made some extras, so I'll try and dig them up and take some pictures.

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Beardking, Are you talking about the front signals? I am using lockhart phillips signals and had some "spacers" made in a plastic sintering machine at work. I then painted them black. Since I was only making one set and the shape was odd, I went this way to prototype them figuring I could make some out of aluminum later. They aren't structural since the stalk from the lights pass through, so I painted them and called it a day.
I think I made some extras, so I'll try and dig them up and take some pictures.

Yep, the fronts are what I'm talking about. I bought some aftermarket signals that look pretty good, but the transition from those to that flat oval stock mount just looks goofy. Plus, I'm not a big fan of the extra hole in front of them.

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lockhart phillips signals? Like...600rr signals?

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lockhart phillips signals? Like...600rr signals?
Uh, I dunno about 600rr, but I'm using LP series II on the front to compliment the series III that came with the Competition Works fender eliminator:

And while I was searching for an image, I came across these "spacers" that are not too far off what I fabricated. (mine are thicker and hold a hex nut within):

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Those spacers are pretty much what I'm thinking would do the trick for the 9er, of course, after they are shaped to be 9er specific. I know from a friend of mine that there is a market for these types of spacers for the faired SV650's as well (03 at least), since he's having a heck of time with getting a good setup on his SV.

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Ooh, just saw there was interest in producing these - I don't have a pick of the inserts, anyone have one lying around they'd care to share?

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GaryB900 was kind enough to provide some pictures. I get the idea.
When I lay up my bike for the winter nap, I'll design some using my bike as a pattern. I'm not going to promise anything real soon, but I'll get to work on it shortly.

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Awesome, I am definitely interested in being your first customer.

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I'll take a set of grab rail plugs too.

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Having 919 on top of the plugs would make them even better!

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If you make something that fits the lines of the bike better than the Rizoma ones, I may be interested...

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Admittedly, I haven't moved too much on this, but I can get a sketch going at work in short order.
I was thinking about the heavy chamfered top of the rizoma's and that this would take a bit more tooling / machining to accomplish. Keeping them a lower profile would be better, me thinks.
I can also do engraving, and also have access to laser etching equipment. A .tif file works best, so perhaps someone could provide me with a "Harry the hornet" .tif file to use.

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If it helps to motivate the process.... i've dollars with you're name on them for a set.

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Admittedly, I haven't moved too much on this, but I can get a sketch going at work in short order.
I was thinking about the heavy chamfered top of the rizoma's and that this would take a bit more tooling / machining to accomplish. Keeping them a lower profile would be better, me thinks.
I can also do engraving, and also have access to laser etching equipment. A .tif file works best, so perhaps someone could provide me with a "Harry the hornet" .tif file to use.
Would like to see the first 2 sets raffled off. All proceeds will be used for our board.

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Im up to buy some... watever happened??

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Problem is, I need to sneak these throught the shop. I'll get the design knocked down and see what I can do in the shop.

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