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about to cut off pillion rider grip on dvt

I've read the threads on removing the pillion rider grip on pre-dvt models, but thought I'd ask if anyone has cut off their dvt's. I'm worried about running into trouble with the metal mount points for the top case bracket (see pic): are they just metal cylinders or larger pieces that will interfere with a flush cut across the tail? Any other tips?

I plan to use a small hacksaw then file down the nubs, then sand / paint. Thanks in advance-
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why the hell would you wanna cut in your expensive bike?
and in such a structural part of the frame of the bike?

if you dont use that thread, just dont use it, but cutting in it seems plain stupid because you'd massacre your frame
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It's your bike... but I think that's a terrible idea.
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Any other tips?
Yeah, don't do it...
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Are you keeping it forever? Because it will kill resale - I certainly wouldn't buy such a butchered bike...
Everybody thinks they will keep their bike but sooner or later you will want to sell - butcher it and you will get killed on the value.
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How will you get the bike on the center stand without those rails? I guess no passengers either? Those rails look pretty good to me and well integrated into the overall design. With the top box on, how would you ever notice the side rails detracting from the look given the bulbous top box?

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Cutting the handles off a 2010 to 2014 can really improve the looks, but the 2015 and on looks like it won't work as well.
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post #8 of 28 (permalink) Old Jun 14th, 2017, 11:25 pm
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Why do you all think that is not good idea? Finally, when he will going to sell his bike he can find on ebay a whole detail from a some junkyard.
If he ride alone, why not?
I think there is not anything else but round nuts fused in plastic. Standard solution in machinery.

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accelerating, please, make a pictures after all, it's very interesting what will you get

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post #10 of 28 (permalink) Old Jun 15th, 2017, 4:43 am
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Yes, we'll need lots of pictures
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