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I've cleaned up my back end with a fender eliminator and flush mount signals. Decided to buy an extra grab rail and chop it level with the seat to clean up the back end even more. What do you think?

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grab rail looks real nice. i say you should take the stickers off the fairings though.

nice job.
 

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I know I'm always being accused of being negative. But that grab handle is one of the most usefull pieces on the bike,for picking it up, putting it on the trailer, helping it onto the center stand. just moving it around in the garage, tying stuff too, And protecting that very nice Corbin Sadddle in a crash.
I can't see any advantage to removing it. I think it even looks odd.

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FOG said:
I know I'm always being accused of being negative. But that grab handle is one of the most usefull pieces on the bike,for picking it up, putting it on the trailer, helping it onto the center stand. just moving it around in the garage, tying stuff too, And protecting that very nice Corbin Sadddle in a crash.
I can't see any advantage to removing it. I think it even looks odd.

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not to mention for passengers. and its required by law.
 

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nicoj122 said:
FOG said:
I know I'm always being accused of being negative. But that grab handle is one of the most usefull pieces on the bike,for picking it up, putting it on the trailer, helping it onto the center stand. just moving it around in the garage, tying stuff too, And protecting that very nice Corbin Sadddle in a crash.
I can't see any advantage to removing it. I think it even looks odd.

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not to mention for passengers. and its required by law.
Can you quote that law for me? Because that doesn't make ANY sense at all.
 

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I just checked the AMA motorcycle law database and for California, New York, and Florida (just as a random sampling), there's no law about a grab handle for passengers. Footrests and a specific seating area, yes.

Last I checked, very few to no supersports/superbikes provide handles for their passenger seats.

My coworkers Electra Glide Classic doesn't have passenger grab rails - granted, it has a seat, but the only thing to hold on to, as it were, is the driver, if you were so inclined.


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nicoj122 said:
FOG said:
I know I'm always being accused of being negative. But that grab handle is one of the most usefull pieces on the bike,for picking it up, putting it on the trailer, helping it onto the center stand. just moving it around in the garage, tying stuff too, And protecting that very nice Corbin Sadddle in a crash.
I can't see any advantage to removing it. I think it even looks odd.

FOG
not to mention for passengers. and its required by law.
Can you quote that law for me? Because that doesn't make ANY sense at all.
 

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Wow, that's interesting about the requirement for a grab rail. The only time I ride 2 up is with my kids on the back and there is NO WAY I would let them hang on to a rail that is behind them. Way too dangerous for accelerations and possible sudden stops.
 

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looks clean... I vote for removing the sticker too.

Did you get a blue chain to match as well or is that just something funny in the picture?

btw, this spell checker owns!
 

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Good observation on the drivetrain Mad Mike. it is an aftermarket blue chain. Okay, I'll bite on the fairing sticker removal. What do I use?
 

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if i remember correctly, a hair dryer, a steady hand, and some lighter fluid to remove the sticky goo....i say lighter fluid because i wont eat ur paint like some other chemicals will...
 
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So are you still able to move the bike onto the centre stand easily? It looks like it would be tricky with it under the seat?

Looks like a sharp bike though :)
 
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Knightslugger said:
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So are you still able to move the bike onto the centre stand easily? It looks like it would be tricky with it under the seat?
Huh?
With the grab bar located mostly under the seat...wouldn't it be hard to grab the bar with it under there, and move the bike up onto the centre stand? Maybe it just looks harder to get at to me...either way, looks nice though.
 

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Royson said:
Knightslugger said:
Royson said:
So are you still able to move the bike onto the centre stand easily? It looks like it would be tricky with it under the seat?
Huh?
With the grab bar located mostly under the seat...wouldn't it be hard to grab the bar with it under there, and move the bike up onto the centre stand? Maybe it just looks harder to get at to me...either way, looks nice though.
I've never used the bar to hoist up the bike, if only to balance it.
 
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Ah, well than I guess you don't need it then :)

I tend to stomp the centre stand with my right foot while pulling up on the grab bar. It's been the only way I've been able to raise the bike without feeling like it'll tip.
 
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