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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-23-2016, 08:59 PM Thread Starter
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New back wheel is on, what next?

Got my 18x5.5 RC components wheel on, I'm running a 200/50-18 metzeler me880. I'm gonna lower the rear a little more(1"). So what should I do next? Keep it as is, pull the sissy bar and keep the mini apes, pull both the sissy bar and mini apes and put my drag bar back on or?





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Got my 18x5.5 RC components wheel on, I'm running a 200/50-18 metzeler me880. I'm gonna lower the rear a little more(1"). So what should I do next? Keep it as is, pull the sissy bar and keep the mini apes, pull both the sissy bar and mini apes and put my drag bar back on or?





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agreed +1 on matching up the front

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I'd loose the sissy bar and change out the handle bars to something more akin to a drag bar. This coupled with a nice rake on the front would set it off even more.

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Photo bucket is being a pain in the arse so here's some photos, the other way.
I removed the sissy bar and bags.
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From the rear
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Already looks better IMHO. I would also do something with the exhaust. Something like what Bevo has on his ride would be nice.

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Already looks better IMHO. I would also do something with the exhaust. Something like what Bevo has on his ride would be nice.
I agree, it looks 100% better without the bags and sissy bar. I couldn't believe how much the look changed from just removing those 2 items. I actually like it with the mini apes now, and I'm going with straight tips on instead of the turn downs I have on the exhaust now. Not sure if I'll do much more on it till next winter. It's also getting a slim taillight in the rear. But it gets pretty expensive quick when you talk about doing this much custom work to these. The rear wheel/tire set-up alone was about $675 and that was actually cheap as I got the wheel used and reconditioned it, and did everything myself minus putting the tire on the wheel itself. But other priorities dictate this takes a back seat again. But at least for this riding season I'll have a pretty sweet unique bike to run around on.
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I like the new look, amazing that two items changed it that much.
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