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Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Chandler, Arizona
While I love the looks of some of those bikes, that is pretty much what they were built for. I need to actually use mine, as I mostly use it as a touring bike. I have the stock seat, the backrest extension, the luggage rack, the Kawasaki saddlebag mounts/turn signal relocators, and Kawasaki bolt on hard leather bags.
I would suggest that you at least give it some serious thought before cutting it up. All of those bikes you posted pictures of would be completely useless to me. There isn't even enough room to carry something to fix a flat tire (which I seem to have more than my share of) With the saddlebags, a T-Bag on the backrest and rack, a duffle bag bungeed on the passenger part of the seat against the backrest, and a 16 liter tank bag, I can carry enough stuff for a 2 week trip. The stuffed duffle bag also makes a nice backrest.
I am a motorcyclist, NOT a biker.
1997 Vulcan 750, purchased about a week ago
2006 Sportster 1200 Low
2013 Royal Enfield Bullet 500, converted to carb
2001 Yamaha XT225, heavily modified
2004 Honda Rebel 250
1979 Vespa P200E
2002 Vulcan 750 parts bike
1994 Yamaha XT225 parts bike