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Author Topic: CB750K4 - new updates 05/02/2015 - new seat to fit K8 tank  (Read 2429 times)
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« Reply #15 on: May 06, 2014, 05:34:46 PM »

The mirrors in the original post are Shin Yo per some specifications listed about that build. I'll see if I can get a model name although Chris' search results look damn close.

Ah ok then they must be the AGILAs. only place that sell them though is Germany (not for road use as they are too small  -Germans and their regulations!).
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« Reply #16 on: May 07, 2014, 07:22:11 AM »

Well that was interesting....I email the shop in Germany asking why I see Trinidad and Tobago, Montenegro etc on their country list but no USA -ah we dont ship to the US they reply too many regulations  Undecided. While I consider having them ship to the UK (each mirror costs 26 euros!) I browse a little more for the x time. Its all German and Italian sellers....it must be good if these style gurus (well Italians anyway) are the only ones selling!! They UK have them as well but they are silly money.

So browsing and browsing for Shin Yo AGILA mirrors...looking on Google Images...wait..whats this..Highway Hawk AGILA mirrors? Jackpot! Of course the average American consumer would be mighty wary of buying from a company called Shin Yo but call it Highway Hawk - yes sign me up!! Indeed while the AGILA mirror is marketed in Europe to sportsbike riders, street fighters its marketed in the US to cruiser riders...and so I get a great deal from a custom cruiser website  Cool. Contrast this with an Ebay rip off store asking $120/mirror!! Unbelievable!

Now to see if they look good and actually function like a mirror!

Anyway all this reminds me of recent find that European helmets are made lighter than US helmets - for example Shoei GT-Air is 1757g for an XL in the US but 1520 g in the UK! Why!?

Something to think about on your way to work this morning Wink  
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« Reply #17 on: May 09, 2014, 07:36:55 AM »


Anyway all this reminds me of recent find that European helmets are made lighter than US helmets - for example Shoei GT-Air is 1757g for an XL in the US but 1520 g in the UK! Why!?

Something to think about on your way to work this morning Wink  

Cuz european brains ain't as valuable as 'Merican ones. 'Merica! Ya!

I suspect they have to add something to the helmet to to pass the "stringent testing" to get the little DOT sticker on the back?
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« Reply #18 on: May 09, 2014, 11:31:10 AM »

I think its the SNELL rating...adds weight to the helmet - in Europe they have an ECE rating not SNELL
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« Reply #19 on: May 12, 2014, 02:31:44 PM »

In the quest for the perfect bar I got the OEM K1 bars (Euro spec not US spec) from DSS.

Here they are installed on the K4 - very comfortable at speed with wind running down the chest rather than at it. I am 6`4 with long arms and I have a slight lean forward. Low profile, no droop down of the bars like you have with the cheap Bikemaster euro bars.











compare to the US spec K1 bars:



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« Reply #20 on: May 13, 2014, 12:09:44 PM »

Looks great!

What are your plans for the American K1 bars? Are you going to let them collect dust in your garage or would you lend them to me for 5 years, so I can put them on the K5? Wink
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« Reply #21 on: May 13, 2014, 02:18:37 PM »

I can sell you my K1 bars for a premium price  Cool
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« Reply #22 on: May 13, 2014, 02:25:42 PM »

That works too. I have unlimited resources when it comes to the K5! Tongue
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« Reply #23 on: May 13, 2014, 04:12:52 PM »

That works too. I have unlimited resources when it comes to the K5! Tongue

Thats what I heard  Grin
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« Reply #24 on: May 13, 2014, 07:43:34 PM »

And saw...
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« Reply #25 on: May 16, 2014, 10:26:22 PM »

New mirror! Thoughts? Better than bar end mirrors?







Not had a chance to test ride yet....

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« Reply #26 on: May 17, 2014, 02:31:21 PM »

Looks great Andy.  Is the mirror glass slightly convex?
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« Reply #27 on: May 17, 2014, 10:34:48 PM »

Thanks Alan and yes it is I think. I had the chance to test ride it today and wow these mirrors are so clear! Its like watching HD TV! I am going to buy another for the right hand side. Much better than the bar end mirrors!

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« Reply #28 on: May 02, 2015, 07:53:28 PM »

New K4 updates - with Anders help I went down to CT today to pick up my new seat from Eddie Barret premier seat maker - seat was made to fit a custom pan so that the repainted K8 tank would fit on my K4 - yeah not complicated at all Wink

Here it is ready to roll



Adding gas for the very first time to the K8 tank for my first ride of the year and first ride after knee surgery 7 weeks ago and first ride on new seat...all before a 2 hr ride...what could possibly go wrong!



Made it home in good time on a beautiful Spring day



very happy with the seat and how it fits in with the K8 tank -I also like the ribbed pattern on top



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« Reply #29 on: May 03, 2015, 07:37:30 AM »

Looks great! It has been a very long since you got that tank, but it was worth the wait.
Congrats on your first ride after the knee surgery!

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