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Old Jan 28th 2018, 09:49 PM   #31
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Ranger86 - I was gonna say... if that's your bike you don't deserve to own it treating it like that!!! No Machine should be left for dead in the cold and snow like that!!! I cringe at the thought of all the rust it's gonna have...
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Old Jan 29th 2018, 01:49 AM   #32
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Whats socal?

Sounds like a drink!
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Old Jan 29th 2018, 03:38 AM   #33
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Old Jan 29th 2018, 05:16 AM   #34
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Whats socal?

Sounds like a drink!
Southern California. We generally have year round riding weather
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Old Jan 29th 2018, 05:55 AM   #35
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there are issues and of course, they resonate more than many none issues as they dont say anything (or on this forum). I had few issues in the past 2012 but now i have a 2016R. No real issue.

Panigale allowed an amateur newbie track rider like me to go from slow C group at track to A group and dragging elbows in 1 year. Love this bike.
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Old Jan 29th 2018, 06:15 AM   #36
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How many miles you have on the R?
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Old Jan 29th 2018, 06:27 AM   #37
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Is there a preferred integrated taillight that is close to OEM build quality yet visible in bright daylight? Or would you recommend a fender eliminator with mini turn signals. My goal is to clean up the rear (for artwork) while losing weight (functional). I've used Competition Werkes many years ago on a few bikes, but they weren't that bright. I know that LED technology has improved since then. Are there better options?
Personally speaking, I don't like messing with the stock DOT rear turn signal set up. There's just too much riding on the safety aspect of highly visible rear turn signals. Motorcycle brake lights, while bright, just aren't big and obvious enough to today's mentally disabled drivers.

I did the Evotech fender eliminator which reuses the stock turn signals and nicely cleans up the back. It fits well, looks right, and doesn't diminish the proper safety provisions.
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Old Jan 29th 2018, 08:51 AM   #38
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welcome!

there are issues and of course, they resonate more than many none issues as they dont say anything (or on this forum). I had few issues in the past 2012 but now i have a 2016R. No real issue.

Panigale allowed an amateur newbie track rider like me to go from slow C group at track to A group and dragging elbows in 1 year. Love this bike.
Thank you. It's going to take me a little time to get used to the electronics. I come from an era when traction control was your right hand and when you simply hung off your bike (old school version of body position). Plus, I have "The Older I Get, The Faster I WAS Syndrome." lol I'm on the shorter side -- when I drag knee, the bike lean angle is about the same as when my taller friends drag elbow, and I have less skill than Marquez has in his pinky
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Old Jan 29th 2018, 08:58 AM   #39
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Originally Posted by Sherpa23 View Post
Personally speaking, I don't like messing with the stock DOT rear turn signal set up. There's just too much riding on the safety aspect of highly visible rear turn signals. Motorcycle brake lights, while bright, just aren't big and obvious enough to today's mentally disabled drivers.

I did the Evotech fender eliminator which reuses the stock turn signals and nicely cleans up the back. It fits well, looks right, and doesn't diminish the proper safety provisions.
In general, I mirror your sentiment. I have installed a lot of fender eliminators and integrated brake/turnsignals on friends' bikes, but mostly don't do the same for my rides. I haven't had a new bike in a while, but have noticed that the USS Enterprise-like plate mounts seem to be more common recently. I was looking to clean the rear up for artwork/promotional purposes, but I think I'm just going to remove it completely for artwork and do something like the Evotech set up for street riding. Thanks for the tip -- I'll look into Evotech.
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