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Removed Passenger Grab Handles

With the messed up knee its harder to get my leg over the bike. sometimes after a ride the knee stiffens up and my foot is stuck at the grab handle and i have to grab my pant leg and pull my foot over. So today took off the grab handles and really like how the bike looks without them. Only time i ever used them is when i need to pull the ass end of the bike around.

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Heres a few quick ones from in the garage. I'll take it out tomorrow and get some better shots.

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That's funny, I just took off my grab handles to add my Motocentric sport luggage. ( Saddle bags and tail bag)

I looked at it for a while, without the grab handles, and thought it looked sleeker. If that's a word. But, my new luggage wouldn't fit right without removing them.

Either way, the bike does have a different look. I like it

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Looks neat indeed. Not to mention the horsepower increase!
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You can always use the top box rack to pull the ass of the bike if needed

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You can always use the top box rack to pull the ass of the bike if needed
Oh yea ..Have used it in the past..

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Have you considered lowering your bike? This would help.
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Have you considered lowering your bike? This would help.
Have thought about it.But once the knee is healed up i'll be fine.

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If I can recover from brain surgery you should have no problem healing up a knee, have a speedy recovery!
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...after a ride the knee stiffens up and my foot is stuck at the grab handle
So you carry around a milk crate and use it for a stool. Just tie it to your grab rails--uh, nevermind.

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Hey Joseph - Till the knee heals you can always mount up from the right side while on the sidestand: right foot on right 'peg AND and on the brake, then swing UP and OVER with your left hand going to and holding ON the front brake.

At first you feel that it might come over to the right, but transferring your weight left as your hand goes to the front brake fixes that. I used this to mount up a fully-loaded KLR (tent, etc).

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Hey Joseph - Till the knee heals you can always mount up from the right side while on the sidestand: right foot on right 'peg AND and on the brake, then swing UP and OVER with your left hand going to and holding ON the front brake.

At first you feel that it might come over to the right, but transferring your weight left as your hand goes to the front brake fixes that. I used this to mount up a fully-loaded KLR (tent, etc).
Have done that when i first got the bike. But where the kickstand bolt connects it bent doing that I had it bent back but it slowly bent back again thats why my bike leans so much while on the kickstand...

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Hope your knee heals up fast Joseph! I had a knee injury last year from playing Hockey! I could only ride for about two hours. Try that liquid joint stuff it helped me!





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Hope your knee heals up fast Joseph! I had a knee injury last year from playing Hockey! I could only ride for about two hours. Try that liquid joint stuff it helped me!
Its the injury from the 11/27/2011 accident. Theres a couple of fractures just below the knee. Its getting better the constant pain has finally stopped. The knee is weak and can't get it straight yet.Started thearpy this week on the knee and wrist and can tell a difference already. Lucked out my thearpist is smoking hot.

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