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post #1 of 16 Old 09-24-2008, 07:01 PM Thread Starter
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First batch of mods complete.

Nothing too technical. Just the basic part swaps... for now. I have a wishlist at grat.uito.us that is full of bike parts. No one in my family wants to buy them so they all gave me money for my birthday. Guess where it all went

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From Romatech on Ebay.


Grips and barends from PJ's
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post #2 of 16 Old 09-24-2008, 07:18 PM
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Nice work fly! Bike looks great. Bars and grips look very cool

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looks good. I would have gone with the gold bars if I had the gold calibers to match, but mine are grey. How do you like the grips?

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post #5 of 16 Old 09-24-2008, 08:07 PM
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How much of a pain in the posterior was it to put those grips on? I have the same grips from when I had them on my dearly departed Nighthawk and it was a bit of a pain to put them on, so I just haven't been able to get myself to go ahead and go through it again.

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post #6 of 16 Old 09-24-2008, 08:21 PM
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Red and gold look great together, maybe carry the theme further? Gold levers and SS brake lines perhaps, maybe even some gold powercoating of the side intake covers and rear handle?

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post #8 of 16 Old 09-24-2008, 09:24 PM
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Which Renthals are those??

Everything is looking good!

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post #9 of 16 Old 09-25-2008, 04:29 AM
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Gorgeous! Good stuff, flycatcher! Love those grips. I agree with sbeau - red and gold looks nice and some red or black Pazzo levers trimmed with gold adjustments with be sweet. I had red and black on my 919 last year.


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post #10 of 16 Old 09-25-2008, 04:38 AM
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That look very nice!

Good job

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post #11 of 16 Old 09-25-2008, 05:40 AM
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Where did you get the radiator grille cover, that is great looking.

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My intent was to go gold to tie in the calipers. We'll see how I like it going forward. I agree red and gold is good. I see mustangs in red with gold stripes and always liked it. Maybe a gold chain next! for the bike not my neck.

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Renthal Mediums. Don't think I would like the ultra lows. I got rid of my CBR because just couldn't stand the hand pain anymore. These are pretty relaxed. Bout like the stockers, but wider.

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what seat is that????
Corbin gunfighter and lady with "carbon fiber" leather. I also have the slide in backrest. Bought it with leftover cash from my CBR sale.

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How much of a pain in the posterior was it to put those grips on? I have the same grips from when I had them on my dearly departed Nighthawk and it was a bit of a pain to put them on, so I just haven't been able to get myself to go ahead and go through it again.
The left is cake. it just slides right on and secures with 2 set screws. The right completely replaces the stock throttle sleeve assembly. It comes with several size "gear rings" which the grip locks into. Getting the 2 cables around the gear ring and locked in place is pretty frustrating. When you pull on one cable, it retracts the other. Took a 1/2 hour of putzing or so but they look great. The rubber inserts are pretty grippy as well. By the way, the airhose trick works like magic to get rubber grips off pain free with no cutting!

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Where did you get the radiator grille cover, that is great looking.
Romatech on Ebay. $70 shipped from Germany. Stainless mirror finish and bolts right on. Didn't like having the radiator exposed to flying debris the way it is. Hopefully it never has to do its job but at least it looks good not doing it!



Thanks for all the positive feedback. I have a set of Scorpion slip-ons waiting from fellow WT amchev, but I am going to need to have some mid pipes fabbed or something. Scorpion will sell the mounting parts, but not the midpipes.

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The left is cake. it just slides right on and secures with 2 set screws. The right completely replaces the stock throttle sleeve assembly. It comes with several size "gear rings" which the grip locks into. Getting the 2 cables around the gear ring and locked in place is pretty frustrating. When you pull on one cable, it retracts the other. Took a 1/2 hour of putzing or so but they look great. The rubber inserts are pretty grippy as well. By the way, the airhose trick works like magic to get rubber grips off pain free with no cutting!
Yep, sounds like it's pretty much exactly like doing them on my Nighthawk. Bummer, not looking forward to that again. BTW: Do you know if these grips would leave any of the stock bar sticking out of them in the stock location? On my Nighthawk I had about 3/8" of bar sticking out when I got them on and had custom bar ends fabricated. Would love to be able to put those on again.

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post #14 of 16 Old 09-25-2008, 07:50 AM
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Looking great man!!!

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post #15 of 16 Old 09-25-2008, 11:51 AM
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Looking good! That radiator cover looks pretty sturdy. I vaporized a bird on my last 919. It hit the upper corner of the radiator at about 90mph. I didn't find anything but blood and feathers down the side of the bike and on my pants, boot, and jacket. I had the Rizoma radiator cover and the bird put a good size dent in it.
I like those grips, are they comfy on longer rides?

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rad cover looks good does it cover all the rad top to bottom

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