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Helibars - Group Buy!

ok, my quest to make the F4 touring-friendly goes on! if i can make it little bit more comfortable to ride for the long haul, i wouldn't have to get second, sport touring bike! so, i have been searching for a bar raiser that works; haven't found any!

so, i called Helibars to inquire about making a bar for the F4. they are willing to consider that possibility. here are some, preliminary details:
- the price is likely to be in the range of $249-329.
- may retain existing cable.
- may retain OEM bar's diameter/bar end weight. this would help to be able to use Throttlemeister (though Throttlemeister sells a version for Helibars).
- if the bars are similar to existing product (like Duc 1198/1098), it could take a couple of days to make; if not, a few weeks.
- the engineer needs to look at the bike. so, need a volunteer to visit Helibars facilities. the address is given below.
- i mentioned that between model years, the F4's bars, tank and the fairings haven't changed. i hope my assumption is accurate. if not, please correct.
- the name of the person i spoke to is: Billiejo; her # is: 800-859-4642; if you are talking to her, use my name, so that she can associate easily: henry anderson.
- she didn't specify what's the minimum # of buyers required, as a threshold. as many as possible would help us to make this work.

so, the immediate, critical step is to find a volunteer who can ride to Helibars and have them look at the bike. the weather is still ridable. but, we may not have many days left. so, it would be great if someone can help out right away. Helibars is located in Maine. here is the address:

Heli Modified, Inc.
PO Box 638
Cornish Business Park
20 Industrial Way
Cornish, ME 04020

so, who is in? thanks.

cheers.
henry.

p.s. in the past, i tried to organize a group buy for Multivex mirrors. it didn't go anywhere because we couldn't find a volunteer to get the bike out to the factory. hopefully, we will have a better outcome this time around! :-)
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Tourer friendly!!!! Why?

I think you have bought the wrong bike. What next an off road conversion kit so you can sell the trail bike!
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some on here has to have an extra bike they can take, wish i could help.

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The F4 is already touring friendly... above 180km/h...
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It is interesting because I had approched Heli about this a year ago and they weren't interested. I even offered to lend them my bike, as a friend had done....

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It is interesting because I had approched Heli about this a year ago and they weren't interested. I even offered to lend them my bike, as a friend had done....
now, they seem 'very' interested! :-) she got back to me in 10 minutes!
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Ah, the economy....well, my bike is having some suspension tuning done on it right now, so it is unavailable at the moment. I have access to a trailer when I need one, so getting the bike up there anytime this winter is do-able.....

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some on here has to have an extra bike they can take, wish i could help.
well, my Plan B is to get a second bike! i don't ride enough to need multiple bikes. but, if i have to, i will! i am already researching my options for a sport tourer.

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Ah, the economy....well, my bike is having some suspension tuning done on it right now, so it is unavailable at the moment. I have access to a trailer when I need one, so getting the bike up there anytime this winter is do-able.....
thanks, dude. appreciate your thoughts. we will see who else comes up.

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Just flip the stock bars from one side to the other. World of difference. Don't need Helis'.

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