No clue in the lip on the right bar, unless the previous owner dropped it or cut it. A little work with a round file or dremel tool should solve the problem though.
That's what I've decided to do. I haven't tried removing the stock grips, and have Grip Puppies over them now. It looks like I'll need to trim the hole in the end of the grip open somewhat wider, though, if I don't take the grip off completely to get to the inside of the bar. I'd like to keep the grip over the edge when I put on the BarEnder. I might also just grind off the end 1/4" of the bar - probably quicker than filing the inside down. It already seems like the right end of the handlebar is longer than the left, by the width of the lip. I suspect the bar on the left was shortened by the PO at some point, though I can't imagine why that would have been.
I really like the 900 custom. There was a special edition black one that was really nice too.. (I'm not a fan of spoke wheels)
Yep, the Custom is what I've been looking at. I'm not fond of spokes either.
Power... No real improvement performance wise, but the bike sounds less busy and more relaxed at highway speeds than the 750 does.
After riding my big Burgman 650 ("motorcycle-dressed-up-to-look-like-a-scooter" that sounds like a sewing machine) for several years, I do find the 750 sees busy and tense, all right.
The aftermarket angle is a often mentioned one concerning the 750. Keep in mind 20 years from now finding stuff for the 900 will be similar..(but still a bit better)
Actually, this is the most minor concern for me. I want to have some options available to me *now*, as I'm a 65-year-old typically impatient woman. Most likely only my estate might be faced with the limited options problem 20 years from now...
Thanks so much for all your help!!