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post #1 of 22 Old 09-17-2006, 04:33 PM Thread Starter
 
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919 + renthal ultra lows = SWEET!

Just put some ultra lows on my 919 and then hit the twisties up by Alice's. I can't believe how much better the bike corners. Also, I was worried I'd be too far over the tank, but I don't notice a huge difference in my riding posture. I wish it was the first thing I changed.

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post #2 of 22 Old 09-17-2006, 04:37 PM
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Sounds like I should pick those up. Maybe next riding season.

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How was the install?

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On a scale of 1 to 10... I give it a 3.


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Could you use all the stock lines?

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post #8 of 22 Old 09-17-2006, 06:30 PM
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Love em on my 919 and am thinking of putting a set on the FZ1 too. Good choice.

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post #9 of 22 Old 09-17-2006, 06:36 PM
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Could you use all the stock lines?
Yes... yes you can. (in fact you have a little extra slack)
Easy job, no other changes required.
(and clearance is not an issue. That's usually the next question)

Might consider taking 20mm off of each end though.
I was innitially against the need, but have since determined that a mere 20mm can make a difference.
The extra width, even though only small can make the bike a little too sensitive to unintentional input, the type you get when travelling over less than perfect road surfaces. You get this slightly nervous feeling from the front end. It doesn't actually get any less stable or more twitchy, but it certainly feels like it is.
Like I said, it's just a little unnerving. Well.. that's what I've found!

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Are they bike specific that they have the left and right switch holes in them?

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Are they bike specific that they have the left and right switch holes in them?
No.
No holes.
You have to drill those yourself.
They're a "one size fits" all deal.
Some folk say don't drill, but grind the pins off the switchgear instead.
I say, drill 'em.

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Curious. How did you line the holes up? Or did you just wing it?

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Curious. How did you line the holes up? Or did you just wing it?
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Yeah, that'd work too..

Actually I just put a bit of grease on the "pin", placed the switch assy in position , gave the two halves a bit of a squeeze as if actually fitting them, then romoved and drilled the grease dot.

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Thanks. That is a lot of great info.

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Thanks. That is a lot of great info.
another site with good info http://www.the2hands.btinternet.co.u...s/Page_2x.html

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Bear 9, I think you're on target. I took 20mm off the ends of my Coherce bar.

When coming off my 929, the 919 does indeed feel twitchy. I really doubt it's from frame flex. I think it is from "over input" on my part. After an hour or so, the 919 settles down alot. The 919 requires finess.

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'zactly

I haven't actually cut mine down yet, between bucks nights, weddings and a job redundancy, I simply haven't had the time.
As soon as the weather gives me a reason to stay home instead, I'll be whipping out the ol' hacksaw!
I'll post my thoughts when I've done it... eventually..

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I put UNIVERSAL brand bars from my Motard bike awhile back and I love them!! Would't go back for the world!! Also I removed the pins from my parts and I also removed 20mm from each side of the bars. The bars where just to long the way they were. With motocross bars you get more control/response.

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Yeah, that'd work too..

Actually I just put a bit of grease on the "pin", placed the switch assy in position , gave the two halves a bit of a squeeze as if actually fitting them, then romoved and drilled the grease dot.
The grease trick worked great for me! Probably helped by lubing the drill bit too

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post #21 of 22 Old 09-20-2006, 10:15 PM
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are these motox bars without the cross bar?

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are these motox bars without the cross bar?
If you're asking about the Renthal Ultra Lows, then no.
They're a "street bar" shaped to better suit street bikes rather than motox bikes.
motox bars are generaly a different shape, though there's not much in it and it's mostly in the pullback measurement and they are often wider again.
motox bars "usually" have less pull back, meaning your reach is a little further forward, and your wrists are turned further out than with street bars. (immagine your elbows sticking a bit further out on the motox bars and you'll get the idea)


Apart from the fact that I think the crossbar looks a bit naff on a street bike, there's really no reason not to use motox bars if that's the feel your after

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