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VTR with FZ-09 seat unit

Old 05-14-2017, 07:46 AM
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VTR with FZ-09 seat unit

Howdy folks,

I have always liked the short and thin seat configuration on the FZ-09 and so decided to try to see what it would look like on the VTR (sorry for the crappy graphics job...)

so, what say you?

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Old 05-14-2017, 07:52 AM
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Function over form. If it gives you more enjoyment on a ride then it's a better seat.
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Old 05-14-2017, 08:02 AM
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this Harley-ing it (lol), ie. form over function....
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Don't like it, but I don't like the sharper, abbreviated lines of most modern bikes. Don't like short, tiny tail sections. If you do and like how this looks, that's all that matters.
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The Superhawk does have a bit of a big ****. That tail brings a more modern design to the bike. While I like it, not sure if it's needed. As already stated, if you like it that's all that matters.
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Me no likey...
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it mite work on a storm. but not on your one. the reason being that bike of yours is WAY to nice to mess with..
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I love it! I think that would be a great looking bike. I really love the color you chose too, so that helps.
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Old 06-02-2017, 05:14 PM
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thanks Jamie. Not sure if I will get around to doing it... my OCMD brain at work (again!)
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Do it , Do it !

Get some new mid pipes and raise the cans, that would finish the picture !
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If it was only as easy as Photshop. Yeah do it.
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may be a winter project, we'll see.... if I had access to the tools necessary to do all the fabricating it would be a done deal; finding people who can and are willing to do the world (without charging an arm and a leg) is the biggest impediment....
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Mike, I actually like the sharper design of the new bikes and own one too, though I must admit, if you going this route, you will have to do something about the front fairing, it looks odd having minimalistic tail, but bulky front fairing...
Another thing to be considered is, the newer seats are less comfy, much harder and in my opinion missing the point considering long rides. I would much rather redesign and trim the original tail with the existing seat, which I've been considering for few years now.
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I like it.
The only bit I don't like about our VTR's is that portly tail section, very 90's, haha. I find that with the V-Twin engine configuration, the front is surprisingly narrow, compared to modern SB's, so just modding the tail, would be plenty, for me..
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The VTR's portly tail section makes my *** look smaller.

Not that I care about such things.
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Originally Posted by VTR1000F View Post
The VTR's portly tail section makes my *** look smaller.

Not that I care about such things.
of course not... if you did you wouldn't be posting about it on a public site... lol

BTW, found another way to add carbon to my bike.... hee hee... coming soon to a forum near you!!! (thought this would amuse you)
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Originally Posted by NHSH View Post
it looks odd having minimalistic tail, but bulky front fairing...
This odd look happens quite frequent. This RSV4 we have @ the shop is one.
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And more I feel follow suit.


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I'm not disagreeing on the need to trim that huge tail, in fact the opposite, I'm just not sure about the new trend on some models like the one you posted...
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