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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 :D

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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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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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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razorbike said:
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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razorbike said:
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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m51142 said:
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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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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