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post #1 of 21 Old 09-27-2007, 01:15 PM Thread Starter
 
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Getting rid of grab rail holes?

Anybody know a good way to make a fill in plate for the holes? I just really don't like the look of the grab rail at all.

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post #2 of 21 Old 09-27-2007, 01:42 PM
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Rizoma Grab Rail Caps from PJ's

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post #3 of 21 Old 09-27-2007, 02:30 PM
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tpirman, how did you do that diy filler plate?

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I removed the tail and created a template/pattern from cardboard, it was a real funky shape. The same template worked on both sides since you just had to flip it. Then I got some plastic from TAP Plastics and cut out the shape. I ground it to fit perfectly. Then I just glued them to the backside of the tail. I even put a little clear silicon caulk around the gap on the outside. It came out awesome, I think, and has held up perfectly. I still have the pattern (I think) if you're interested.

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I agree that it came out awesome. I am trying to come up with some kind of diy option myself, i'd like to have something that is not permanent, incase i install luggage, or have a passenger that would like to use the handle.

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If you don't want it to be permanent then the covers from pjparts are the way to go. I have those on my black tail.

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post #8 of 21 Old 09-28-2007, 02:43 PM
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Anyone of grab-rail-haters want to sell me one for cheap ?

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post #9 of 21 Old 09-28-2007, 03:03 PM
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These are the ones I have not sure who makes em though, got the from a former W/T member

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These are the ones I have not sure who makes em though, got the from a former W/T member
Those are from Rizoma.

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Yeah thought maybe they were but they look different than the ones Ken posted.

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post #12 of 21 Old 09-28-2007, 06:23 PM
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I guess I need to specify - I want to buy the stock grab rails to mess with, not the plugs for the holes...

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post #13 of 21 Old 09-28-2007, 07:05 PM
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Serge, I think I still have mine , Ill try to look for it tomarrow night when I get home if you still want it , its the asphalt color. Im thinking 10.00 bucks +shipping (maybe another 4-5 bucks)str8

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Serge, I think I still have mine , Ill try to look for it tomarrow night when I get home if you still want it , its the asphalt color. Im thinking 10.00 bucks +shipping (maybe another 4-5 bucks)str8
This sounds good! I thought that grab rails were not painted cast aluminum on all 919 years... Did you paint it yourself?

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Serge, your right I did not paint mine so however it came is how it is.I believe I have the bolts and the 3-4 caps that go on the bolts I will take a picture tomarrow if you want , Pm with shipping instructions. I can do paypal or whatever.str8
P.S. what are you making man? Cant do anything aroung here without taking pictures.

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post #16 of 21 Old 09-29-2007, 02:32 AM
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Str8, you have a PM!
I promise to document and post all my mods with grab rail !

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Just to spin this thread in a different direction, I find the grab rail very handy when you're lifting the bike on and off a rear stand. Not sure how you would steady the bike otherwise. It's not all that useful for a passenger due to its placement, but it does help keep a tailbag in place, or anything else that I bungie to the seat.

It also looks cool powercoated black, kind of like a little rear spoiler...

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post #18 of 21 Old 09-30-2007, 04:04 PM
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Serge, sry didnt get these up last night let me know if you want it i can ship it out tomarrow, its a lil dirty and I only have two of the caps that go in the bolts if you even care about those , here a pic


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Here another shot of the grab rail covers.

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post #20 of 21 Old 09-30-2007, 07:07 PM
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Thanks Str8! Check your paypal and private messages! - Serge

PS those are cool turn signals BTW, where did you get those??

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post #21 of 21 Old 09-30-2007, 08:37 PM
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Turn signals are for show as they dont do much, but have to have them here and cant afford the intergrated light right now, thanks tho , will be shipping tomarrow , dont forget to post project !! take care, str8

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