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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-19-2013, 10:27 PM Thread Starter
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Stripped the stuff off to ride solo

I decided to strip the windshield and back seat and backrest off. I knew when I bought this a month ago Id get around to doing this. I sure do like em stripped down like this.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-20-2013, 08:41 AM
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Looking good!

If you want to add chrome, there's a chrome rack that goes over where hte passenger seat was. Also there's the chrome fender rails that go where the bag mounts went.

This guy has htem both:


http://www.starmotorcycles.com/star/.../0/detail.aspx
http://www.amazon.com/Yamaha-STR-4WM51-20-00-Rear-Fender-Rack/dp/B007IU0USM
And if you're interested, I have the eyelids off my roadstar I'd sell pretty cheap.

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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-20-2013, 08:49 AM
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I really like the look with the solo seat too. I end up taking the rear seat on and off since I need the saddlebags when I ride to work. Maybe the rear luggage rack would support the bags? Nice looking bikes!!!

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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-23-2013, 08:27 AM
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When I was riding solo, I had a backpack I'd keep my work laptop and stuff in when I'd ride to work. Now that I have bags and trunk there's plenty of storage, but one of these days I'm going to get another for solo riding and it'll be back to the backpack.

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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-23-2013, 10:24 AM
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I take mine down now and then for that look. I love it.... both of those are beautiful bikes, guys.

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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-23-2013, 02:09 PM
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I did the same thing. I think those bikes look awesome.

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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-23-2013, 05:00 PM
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I just removed the sissy bar and rear seat on my 650. I really like the look even with the passenger seat bolt showing. There were 4 decals or tape on the rear fender to protect the paint where the pads on the passenger seat hit. I don't know if the PO added them or if they were stock, but either way I think I'm going to try heating and removing them!

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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-23-2013, 08:34 PM
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I too removed the back seat about a month ago and really like the look of my 08 Liner. I added a leather fender bib to cover the rear seat holes and to dress it up a bit.
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-23-2013, 09:23 PM
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Did the same thing to my 1100. Replaced the rear seat with a rack mounted on a tuxedo.
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-23-2013, 09:43 PM
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Yep, I love the sleek, solo look.








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