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post #1 of 18 Old Sep 6th, 2019, 12:03 pm Thread Starter
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My '16 RT is coming along nicely

Used top box, used Corbin saddle, uninstalled head protectors w/footpegs.

Gets great mileage, rides beautifully, very fast.

Over 50k miles.
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post #2 of 18 Old Sep 6th, 2019, 1:08 pm
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Used top box, used Corbin saddle, uninstalled head protectors w/footpegs.

Gets great mileage, rides beautifully, very fast.

Over 50k miles.
And it's in the best color available; unlike the crap red some keep pushing.
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Cup holder is a nice touch.
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She sure is purdy
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Looks great! Any worries on the cup holder is the weight will affect the mount?
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...uninstalled head protectors w/footpegs.
Wait a minute--all the other posts seem to be about installing protectors, foot pegs. What prompted you to uninstall head protectors w/ foot pegs?

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Wait a minute--all the other posts seem to be about installing protectors, foot pegs. What prompted you to uninstall head protectors w/ foot pegs?

More accurate, not yet installed, lol. Sorry.

Cup holder on a RAM mount, weight an issue? That one was on my Harley for about a million miles.
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Looks great! Any worries on the cup holder is the weight will affect the mount?
The RAM mount replaces the inboard half of the brake mount. Two machine screws hold the mount around the handlebar.

The left handlebar has a regular RAM mount, I guess I could swap side with the cup holder. I do carry a 20 ounce Stainless Steel cup in this mount.

This is Texas, having something cool to drink on even a short ride improves the enjoyment.
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Looks great! Any worries on the cup holder is the weight will affect the mount?
The RAM mount replaces the inboard half of the brake mount. Two machine screws hold the mount around the handlebar.

The left handlebar has a regular RAM mount, I guess I could swap side with the cup holder. I do carry a 20 ounce Stainless Steel cup in this mount.

This is Texas, having something cool to drink on even a short ride improves the enjoyment.
I had a similar setup on my Harley and the Kawasaki Vulcan before it. But they used a U bolt around the handlebar. I always worried about putting toi much stress on the threads of the brake reservoir. Though that's exactly what I have on my RT - added a reservoir RAM mount on the brake side to hold my Quadlock iPhone. It would be great if they had one that mounted on the bolt that holds the handlebar center piece to the ends.

Being in southern Oklahoma, I know what you mean about having a drink handy. I've been using a Camelback for that purpose.
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I always wanted a cup holder on my RT when I commuted on it (no commute these days because I work from home).

I didn't want it to carrying a drink to consume while riding, but so I could stop for a coffee on the way to work and get it there without spilling it everywhere. Using a thermos worked, but was a PITA.
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Really pretty bike. Love that Ebony Black.

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And it's in the best color available; unlike the crap red some keep pushing.

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Boy those are beauties! That 15, looks just like mine, sans the top box and the rear guard. Beautiful!
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Used top box, used Corbin saddle,
Do you ever take a pillion? that looks very cramped.

I am interested in the rider footpegs. What brand are they? Do you notice any more vibrations not having rubber on the footpegs?

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The RAM mount replaces the inboard half of the brake mount. Two machine screws hold the mount around the handlebar.

The left handlebar has a regular RAM mount, I guess I could swap side with the cup holder. I do carry a 20 ounce Stainless Steel cup in this mount.

This is Texas, having something cool to drink on even a short ride improves the enjoyment.
The thought of having to one hand the bike to take a drink fills me with horror! Why would you? Surely, the drink would be cooler in a side pannier wrapped in a towel. I used to smoke a pipe till I got a bike. Stopped smoking because it was too difficult filling, lighting and smoking on the move.

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Do you ever take a pillion? that looks very cramped.

I am interested in the rider footpegs. What brand are they? Do you notice any more vibrations not having rubber on the footpegs?
No, I don't carry a passenger. If I did I would just pull the driver backrest.

The footpegs are fine, no vibration noticed there, but I do feel vibs in the grips.


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]The thought of having to one hand the bike to take a drink fills me with horror! [/SIZE]Why would you? Surely, the drink would be cooler in a side pannier wrapped in a towel. I used to smoke a pipe till I got a bike. Stopped smoking because it was too difficult filling, lighting and smoking on the move.

You're kidding right? How do you scratch your nose, or adjust your glasses? I can ride for miles and miles one handed, then switch to the other hand. I can even - GASP - take both hands off the bars if needed.

The cup I use is a stainless insulated cup that keeps coffee hot or tea cold for hours.

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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You're kidding right? How do you scratch your nose, or adjust your glasses? I can ride for miles and miles one handed, then switch to the other hand. I can even - GASP - take both hands off the bars if needed.

The cup I use is a stainless insulated cup that keeps coffee hot or tea cold for hours.

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
My record is 4 miles hands free on the interstate . Maybe not the smartest thing but...........the RT is the first bike I have been able to go that far. Had K16 GTL but couldn’t do that.
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