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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 08-02-2000, 08:16 PM
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(1) Is there an exhaust manufacturer that makes high rise pipes that allow you to retain the passenger pegs? Every website I have visited shows the pegs replaced by custom mounts (i.e., deleting the pegs). I've only seen one VTR up close with hi-rise pipes, Staintune, and for the life of me, I cannot remember if the rear pegs were gone or not.

(2) Is there an OEM main footpeg like the rear pegs that can be used in place of the OEM rubber-covered pegs? I want to ditch the rubber ones, but want the replacements to match the rear pegs. I wonder if OEM 94-97 VFR pegs would work (they are very similar to the VTR's rear pegs).

(3) Has anyone installed the Taillocker on their VTR? Likes? Dislikes? It seems by the description on their website that access is gained via removing the seat, as opposed to the VFR models where the box hinges down from the tail piece, above the rear tire. (Honestly, I'd prefer the former, as I have read of two instances where the VFR Taillocker opened on the street, quickly emptying it's contents onto the pavement.)

Well, that's it for now.

Oh, one more -

(4) Is there a VTR-dedicated website or mailing list out there?

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post #2 of 30 (permalink) Old 08-02-2000, 08:34 PM
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Oops, never mind #4, I found this: http://www.sport-twin.com/VTR1000.shtml/

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pete,

high mounts, maybe mig, try eurobikes.com

a local marine has a 'hawk with d&d slip-ons, sounds awesome. he's done a lot small stuff to it very nice. he's getting rid of them for a full hindle (i think he said). he just wants a full exhaust. i was riding with him once and a guy on an r1 pulled next to a harley and revved the bike. the harley guy did it back and chris returned the favor on the hawk and it sounded nasty (in between some buildings in a down town area at night).

as for pegs, call 1-888-fast-lap. they sell lp-style pegs. you can anodized or stainless finish, and they are way cheaper than stock. i had them on my f2, and they worked great. i think they were $35 for the set. they are a little short (if i can dig up a pic, i'll post it). if you really want an oem peg, i'd see if you can use the 2000 gsxr750 peg, best i've ever seen.

don't know crap about tail lockers, but i the guy w/ the vtr here has a eurotail on back order for a while.



is the best pic i can find of them.

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Pete,

I suggest that you don't do any mods yet. Wait until next week to see if you still own the damn thing.

Sorry Dude... I just couldn't resist.

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Give yourself a real reason to replace those stock pegs- go to a track and grind the things off! It's scary at first, but quite addictive after that.
The #1 mod I've done to my VTR was also the cheapest- change to a 1 tooth smaller front sprocket (better yet, +3 rear). I still usually only use 5th gear for highway cruising at under 85!

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by RCjohn:
Pete,

I suggest that you don't do any mods yet. Wait until next week to see if you still own the damn thing.
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John, I hope you are as big as you say you are, because I like a challenge when I whoop someone's ass!



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Tony, thanks for the info! Much appreciated.

Tristan, I was thinking of going 3 up in the rear, but wondering how hard it will be to keep the front wheel down after that.

Squid, LOL!

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Pete,
My roommate has a Superhawk with the only mod being the Taillocker. You just turn the key at the rear and pop the seat off to get inside. A couple of weeks ago the key would turn but nothing would happen and he couldn't get it open. We had to pry the thing down and undo the latch with a long screwdriver. The problem was that the cable came loose from where it was routed and wouldn't pull the latch open. Nothing a couple of zip-ties couldn't fix, just make sure everything is solid when you install it and that the cable will stay where you put it! He's had it for over a year and likes it otherwise.

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Pete:
John, I hope you are as big as you say you are, because I like a challenge when I whoop someone's ass!

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I'll slap you around like one of ma Bitches!

I'm big but not very tough... I just slap a lot and squeel real loud. Do you think you can touch a 6ft 240lbs man in a lime green thong? I didn't think so... better back off Boudreaux!

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John, I corrected the spelling of Boudreaux for ya!

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Tiger, thanks for the great info. I've decided to get the Taillocker now, and your advice will be put to good use.

John, "slapping and squealing" - LMAO!!!

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