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Rook


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posted March 06, 2012 07:37 PM        
Tail frame mod

Any comments on the safety aspects of opperating the bike with the bottom rail of the tail frame removed?


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AcadianaZX


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posted March 06, 2012 08:11 PM        
Mine have been off since new on my 2007 14. Drag race only. I wouldn't ride two upwithout it.
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quick6


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posted March 06, 2012 08:12 PM        
mine has been gone. but its a track only bike. no problems yet.
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eklipse636


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posted March 06, 2012 08:41 PM        
I think it's ok to take them off, even if you ride on the street. There is no way I would ride 2 up without them
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dakota9498


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posted March 06, 2012 09:16 PM        
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I think it's ok to take them off, even if you ride on the street. There is no way I would ride 2 up without them


+1 I have put lots of street miles on, your weight is supported by the tank and subframe, But no 2 up.
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Rook


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posted March 07, 2012 03:40 AM        
awesome. thanks, I will try taking the bottom rails out.


I will be losing one mounting hole for the rectifier. Any simple ways of modding the right side so that the rectifier will have two points to mount ?

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eklipse636


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posted March 07, 2012 07:01 AM        
I still havethose brackets on my bike because my dial in plate is mounted to it on one side.
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Shane661


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posted March 07, 2012 07:07 AM        
You are fine as long as you don't want to ride a passenger. Then it would be a safety concern. Each support rail weighs 15 oz., including the bolts.

The rectifier is fine with one mounting point, and I seem to recall ditching the big bracket as well.

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Rook


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posted March 07, 2012 03:38 PM        
Thanks, I may try one more time to get a passenger to ride with me but that will be the last time and then those bars have to come off!

I can't believe they only weigh a pound each! Actually not bad at all if a guy wanted to leave them in for two up riding.

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posted March 10, 2012 08:23 PM        
Ahh, rook. You've finally found what i was referring to all that time ago regarding the weight in the subframe
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