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About timmythecop

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    Deported to Tennessee, Says he's not from there!
  • Birthday 03/08/1968

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    Maryville, Tennessee
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    Honda VFR800 5th Gen, Honda VFR800 6th Gen, Moto-Guzzi 1000SP, Harley Davidson FLSTC

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  1. timmythecop

    tube bars without a "kit"

    I had to take off the top triple tree so every thing could go where it wanted to go, but nothing major.
  2. timmythecop

    tube bars without a "kit"

    A little fiddly, but not hard. the right throttlemeister mount was too big to fit inside the bars. I attached it to a drill mounted in a vice and slowly ground away just enough for a friction fit. gonna need a slide hammer to get it out. total investment - under a hundred bones.
  3. timmythecop

    Why a red Guzzi?

    as you can see here. the stock stand is almost vertical and useless in the real world.
  4. timmythecop

    Why a red Guzzi?

    the sidestands of this era were notoriously bad. as in they would fall over. the trick is to grab one of these stands from a police bike. they came with the gigantic piece you see here.
  5. timmythecop

    Why a red Guzzi?

    mooi brommer
  6. timmythecop

    Why a red Guzzi?

    got a guy who is gonna re-upholster the seat.
  7. timmythecop

    Why a red Guzzi?

    always wanted a tonti frame cafe. the sp is way to nice and origonal to booger. so i found this 77 850T3. I've been dying to use my Agostini solo seat for some time now.
  8. timmythecop

    Why a red Guzzi?

    why not more guzzi stuff.
  9. timmythecop

    tube bars without a "kit"

    halfway home.....
  10. timmythecop

    tube bars without a "kit"

    Not that I can tell. The 6th gen after Vtec feels to me exactly like a 5th gen at all revs. Here are some comparison photos between stock clip on and superbike bars. Not as much difference as I suspected going in. You can also see that they are the length of a throttlemeister wider than stock.
  11. timmythecop

    tube bars without a "kit"

    the black bars are ally.
  12. timmythecop

    tube bars without a "kit"

    I am pretty sure the limiting factor with the bars moved closer to the front is fouling the fairing at lock. I look to have just enough room for levers. I also think these look wider than they are because they are buck nekkid. lines are sorted. cables are prolly OK. adapting the throttlemeisters to the bars will be the real challenge.
  13. timmythecop

    tube bars without a "kit"

    stock: Armstrong Military bike bars: Superbike bars: Gonna go with these and see what it feels like. I am very interested in how the extra leverage will affect cornering.
  14. timmythecop

    tube bars without a "kit"

    Hello chaps. Without going into too much detail, i recently rode a 2016 BMW R1200 GS 1800 miles from New York City to new Orleans. I fell in love with the bike as everyone told me I would, and I wanted to buy one. Then, on the flight home, I remembered how ugly it was, how expensive it was and how complicated it was. I also realized that I had a perfectly good 6th gen in my garage that I had already decided to make it my long distance bike. So I started poking around and asking questions about LSL, etc. While I was looking, my hand was sorta forced as to what direction to go in, by me finding a set of mounting brackets for 75 bucks. I am not asking "what fits", or "do i have to change xyz", I am asking about preference. The bars depicted in where i am so far were just at hand, so I threw them on there. I have heard CB919 bars and the LSL low bars are groovy. I was hoping to find the superbike bars of my youth with the graceful curves, because I know that they put my hand where I like 'em, but all I seem to find are the Emgo types and those are OK, but i dont know.....If I can get this thing half as comfy as that BMW was, I will be putting a lot of miles on it this year. Please tell what you like and dont like, what worked and what was a problem. Sorry if this topic was done do death before.
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