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post #1 of 151 (permalink) Unread 07-21-2019, 03:28 PM Thread Starter
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The most useless modification on a motorcycle.

Having bought a fair few second hand bikes in my time, I have seen all the mods you know the coloured bolts that fade after three months, the useless stickers, but sometime you just get that bike or mod on a bike and think what the actual FK, you know those people who will get a mint bike or classic bike and then turn in into a cafe racer, and you just want to grab and scream WHY.

So here are two to start you off.

The 883 Iron fender and strut cut.

I had this on my 883 Iron where a previous owner had decided it would look cool to cut the rear fender and the poxy frame down, yes that's right, wet mates, wet back and the ability to no longer be able to carry luggage on the bike. To look cool?.

Fireblade Swing arm.

One bored engineer, to much time on his hands and an utter waste of time to achieve nothing. A Fireblade fitted with a later year swing arm, it served no purpose what so ever, other than to confuse anyone that later owned the bike when fitting anything new like chain and so on. the amount of effort that went into it was something to behold, it apparently made the bike handle better (did it hell), more like served the vanity of a hen pecked engineer who should bloody leave stuff alone if its not broke.
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post #2 of 151 (permalink) Unread 07-24-2019, 10:30 AM
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Apes: ugly dangerous torture handlebars. I'm astounded every time I see them.

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i have to agree with Baltobonneville. The Ape bars have to go down as just about the most ridiculous mod that can be made to a motorcycle.
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Yeah I have to agree, when I bought my Sport glide some of my friends said "Oh I would put apes on" or " it doesn't look right without apes" I find most apes dangerous and pointless.
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Header wrap. I'm guilty of it myself. But, no longer.
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Following close behind Apes is the HD inspired sound system with massive speakers that only have one volume setting.....
OBNOXIOUSLY ANNOYINGLY LOUD AND DISTORTED!
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Following close behind Apes is the HD inspired sound system with massive speakers that only have one volume setting.....
OBNOXIOUSLY ANNOYINGLY LOUD AND DISTORTED!
You talkin' 'bout straight pipes?
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Cell phone mount. If you attend to your phone while riding just head over to the ER.
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Cell phone mount. If you attend to your phone while riding just head over to the ER.
What about riders using mounts for GPS or their phones for GPS?
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Cell phone mount. If you attend to your phone while riding just head over to the ER.
I have a cell phone mount to only use my phone's GPS.
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