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post #1 of 49 Old 03-15-2006, 07:27 AM Thread Starter
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1st off, I've been working away from home for 5 mos. and have lost touch with the group. I was worried when I couldn't get to the old forum. I was very relieved this morning to find we are back in business.

I ride strictly solo and have been looking for some mounting covers for the grab handles. so far no luck. I'm just trying to clean up the look a little. So far I have lsl sport touring bars from spiegler, compwerks fender eliminator with mini signals front and rear. The bars are great by the way, two inches lower and less angle on the pull back.

I'm considering swapping the cans but don't want to get into the pcIII thing. I'm planning to pass the bike along to my son in a couple of years. He can invest the big money. Any suggestions?

Has anyone put a seat cowl on their bike? I have a '05 model and want to get color matched.

Thanks in advance for any input.

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Yea quit being an ignorant cheapass poser goob

Get the powercommander even if you keep the stock exhaust as it is the most inportant part for gaining better throttle response & an even more linear power delivery. Everything else you've done is just posendicular crap to look cool once you start down a path to actually enhance the performance of the bike then you'll start to see the light.

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Now that you have gotten the official welcome from LDH you can get those grab rail caps from Mike at PJ's parts. He is a authorized dealer for Rizoma.

Check out seat cowls at Wild Hair Accessories. My guess is you will still have to get it painted to match your bike.

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thanks for the welcome. actually at 54 yrs. old my posing days are long gone. it's just that my old bones don't heal quite a quickly. although i'll admit that i do want my bike to look good sitting still.

after years of riding an old 81 goldwing and then a meanstreak i just had to move to something that could actually provide me with some fun. i grew up on the cb750 and the 919 is return to the world of sport riding. but i do love it. i guess i'm old school because i do like the naked look. now if honda will just strip down the rc51....

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Nix the color and I'm in. Matte black is faster.

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Why do so many folks want to nix the grab handle?

It's a really handy device for moving the bike around in a garage or other tight space and it isn't that ugly. Kinda flows with the lines of the bike.

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Actually, I'm with you on this one. I was thinking about pulling it off when my bro pointed out that it doesn't really detract from the bike's appearance at all, plus it weighs next to nothing.

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Why do so many folks want to nix the grab handle?

It's a really handy device for moving the bike around in a garage or other tight space and it isn't that ugly. Kinda flows with the lines of the bike.
That grab handle helps me steady the bike when I use the rear work stand. My old R6 (no grab handle) took a trip to the floor, if it had a grab handle that would not have happened.

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Why do so many folks want to nix the grab handle?

It's a really handy device for moving the bike around in a garage or other tight space and it isn't that ugly. Kinda flows with the lines of the bike.

Cause it looks ugly as hell...

I had mine powdercoated instead

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That grab handle helps me steady the bike when I use the rear work stand. My old R6 (no grab handle) took a trip to the floor, if it had a grab handle that would not have happened.
Definitely Mike!! it is so easy to raise the rear up on a stand by holding the grab handle with one hand and pushing down on the stand with another. It's saved a couple of trips to the floor for me also.

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I had mine powdercoated instead
LDH promoting a poser mod?!

What's the world coming too?!!

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Hey everybody needs some individuality at least it's not another fender eliminator like everyone else has...

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I don't mind it, I use it every time I put the bike on the stand and move the bike. Instead of powedercoating, which looks nice, I just stripped mine.

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It also makes a handy protector for your seat and rear fender when your bike lands on its top at the track

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post #19 of 49 Old 03-16-2006, 07:43 PM
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I like mine without the grab bar. Clean lines. Rizoma caps.

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Im sorry but if you know how to put a bike on a stand you dont need th ugly grab bar .... plus dont the stand originate from racing? do race bikes have grab rails in the back for passengers??? F-passengers I bought MY BIKE I'm going to ride it!

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Hey everybody needs some individuality at least it's not another fender eliminator like everyone else has...
Yeah, getting rid of that completely oversized, horrible-looking atrocity that completely mucks up the looks of an otherwise attractive bike seems to be pretty popular. I wonder what they're all thinking?!

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Yeah, getting rid of that completely oversized, horrible-looking atrocity that completely mucks up the looks of an otherwise attractive bike seems to be pretty popular. I wonder what they're all thinking?!
You mean that one part on the bike that actually manages to keep the dirty rain water from rooster tailing all the way up your back & keeps the taillight from getting peppered with errant rocks coming off the rear tire

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Im sorry but if you know how to put a bike on a stand you dont need th ugly grab bar .... plus dont the stand originate from racing? do race bikes have grab rails in the back for passengers??? F-passengers I bought MY BIKE I'm going to ride it!
I don't recall anyone saying they absolutely had to have a grab rail, I DO recall people saying it made it easier to put it on the stand. It also makes a nice handle to rotate the bike on the sidestand. Plus, I don't think it's really all that ugly. It moves with the line of the bike, and it weights next to nothing. At least it isn't chromed or polished, now THAT would be ugly.

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Im sorry but if you know how to put a bike on a stand you dont need th ugly grab bar
So true there Trickhornet. Of course the grab handle becomes a moot point when you have an atrocity like this.
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[QUOTE=Trickhornet]Im sorry but if you know how to put a bike on a stand you dont need th ugly grab bar .... plus dont the stand originate from racing? do race bikes have grab rails in the back for passengers??? F-passengers I bought MY BIKE I'm going to ride it!

Wow, we got a smart one here, Boys!!!!

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In best German accent:

Here we have Trickhornet and his RRLLIDE!!

It's time to unpimp ze 919!!

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So true there Trickhornet. Of course the grab handle becomes a moot point when you have an atrocity like this.
is that a project or in need or repair? what the hell IS that?!

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THAT, it pains me to say, is THIS...

http://p196.ezboard.com/fhornetsnest...cID=2665.topic

Appearantly it's intentional.

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One question.......WHY????

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Looks like the CB1300 that only sells in the Europe.

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Why? I like to the looks of the streetfighters, I want my bike to be very different than all the others, There needs to be more streetfighters in the US, and because I know all you old timers will hate it. Im young and I like to be different. Also, Just because all I videotape are wheelies and tricks doesnt mean I can't drag my knees through all the turns on my way to work.

I dont comment on all the plain looking bikes and the 919's that have huge windshields and saddle bags on them because I know everyone rides different and has different taste. In fact when I bought my bike I had a big windscreen and saddle bags. If you dont understand what Im saying think about how you didnt want to be like all the fairing bikes and went with a naked bike instead of following the crowd .... Im just taking it another step further.

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Careful who you call old, some of these guys might take offense. I'm only 24 and I happen to side with the "old timers" on this one. Individuality is one thing, but well...nevermind. One man's junk is another's treasure. All I can say is, at least you're riding.


...instead of pimping a Civic.

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I don't know bock, I'd trust a kid who sinks thousands into a civic before anyone that willingly calls themselves 'stunta.' I'm 25 and unfortunately know plenty of each.

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Truly ugly bike mod

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Pimpin a Civic isnt against the law... maybe it should be... but it isnt!

Stuntin down the freeway with your one trick pony wheelie is however against the law.

At least he had gear on...... oh wait.. no he didnt...
Well at least he ....
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Well, I got nothing! That is all crap!

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Pimpin a Civic isnt against the law... maybe it should be... but it isnt!
Actually, that depends on what you do to it. There are about a billion (maybe I embellished the number a bit) regulations on what can be modified on a car, depending on your state/county/town. My biggest pet peeve is the open exhaust that sounds like a flatulent swarm of bees trapped in a coffee can. If I can't hear my bike because your car is roaring by me, IT'S TOO @#$#%ing LOUD.

You're right though, I should keep some perspective on this. Putting an ugly wing on your car looks stupid, but it won't likely kill you. Riding wheelies without gear down the freeway can definitely kill you.


Rant and highjack over.

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