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more "sporty" style?

So I'm on a motor vehicle buy/sell/trade page on FB, and someone posted an 81 or 82 kawi 750(one of those 4 banger cruisers) and it had clip on bars, not that im going to or want to do this to my VN but it got me thinking, the passenger pegs(imo from sitting on a buddies Buell) are around where rear-sets would be placed, maybe a bit farther back, but still in that area. If you were wanting to give the VN a more "sporty" look, with say a sport/cafe styled solo seat, clip on bars and have better constructed pegs where the passengers are for rear-sets, i don't think it would take much to move the rear brake to that location, but the shifter, what would it take to get that all the way back to the location of the passenger pegs? Its a long travel from the gear box to the rear left peg, then you have w/e that is on the engine sticking out right infront of the pipe, then the pipe itself in the way. Like i said, just curious.

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Are you looking for a cruiser or a sport bike? Moving the pegs further back on a cruiser does not make a sports bike. The seats are totally different in that one is designed and engineered for a more sit up position and the other has a more leaning forward position to say the least. Changing a cruiser such as the VN 750 into a bobber is something very different than making it into a sports bike and has been done by several here with great success.

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Moving the pegs further back on a cruiser does not make a sports bike.
yes i know this, i'm not saying "ERMERGERD REAR-SETS MAKE IT SPORT BIKE!!" i'm just saying, if one were to throw a cafe seat(which i've seen a pic or two of) on it, throw clip on bars and have rear-sets(passenger peg location feels about right based on the peg position of my buddies Buell) it would give it a more sporty look, but the thing is the shifter, how would one go about getting the shifter all the way back to that location due to part of the engine as well as the rear pipe being in the way, atleast it looks like it would be in the way. Again I'm not saying i want to do this, because i don't, therefore i wont. It was just something that popped into my head after seeing an old 4 banger kawi crusiers with clip on bars(with forward foot controls) for sale on a FB page.

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Hiem joints and a pivot point on the shifter and right off the shaft on the motor.would be a LONG joint as the shifter is up front on a vn

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Hiem joints and a pivot point on the shifter and right off the shaft on the motor.would be a LONG joint as the shifter is up front on a vn
If you flipped the rods the right way on a bellcrank, all the upshifts would be down, just like a real superbike.

The clip-on bars would require dropping the triple trees on the forks. The change in geometry might not be too sporty.

I like the look of drag bars on the VN, not sure what I would think of the riding position, would have to try it.

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