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Welcome to the forum. I like the black/red color combo of the 19 myself. The VPR is a good choice, but if you're really concerned about noise you might want to consider the long version of it. Neither is obnoxious, but the long keeps more of the sound behind you.

My wife had a 1982 V45 Magna for a few years and it was a really good bike. I honestly don't remember why we got rid of it, unless we just hit a down cycle in riding.
 

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I've only been around a couple with Bassani pipes on them, and they are OK. The way the tips are pointed down, they do blow up a lot of dust if there is any on the road. The bike itself looks good. with a lot of nice mods Interesting how they turned the right side air intake towards the rear so they could use it. Those spike intakes won't work without some mods because of the crash bars they have on it.
 

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The derby cover actually attaches with 3 screws. Some covers have 6 screws on the outside but only 3 attach it to the bike. As far as the intakes, once the guards are gone they will fit when flipped around. They only turned them backwards because of the guards. Rain isn't a problem with them either, unless you drop it in a puddle. :)

Replacements are easy to find on ebay or Amazon. Once you get it you can measure the diameter you need.
 

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Not sure what kind of controller you have. Is it the older Power Commander 3, or the Cobra fuel tuner or something similar with the 3 pots on it?
Acetone will dissolve most hard plastics, but I'm not sure what it would do to the finish on the exhausts. I don't know if they use a ceramic, powder coat, or just high temp paint.
 

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I've never seen one of those, thanks for posting it. That would be a good option for those that want to run nitrous, since you can select between maps on the fly.
 

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Speaking of NO2. any one got pics of their tank location???
I don't have any pictures, but there are two locations commonly used. One is to strap the tank to a crash guard, the other is a bracket that fastens to the rear grab handles and a tank mounts to it. One of the members that was on here had two NO2 tanks mounted on his, one on each side mounted to the grab handles. The bike was done up in a military them and the two tanks were painted to look like rockets. Kind of corny and neat at the same time.
 

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If you remove the tool tray beside the battery box, you might get a small one in there. One of the older members on here removed everything around the battery, made a box that fit in there, switched to a lithium battery, and had a good bit of storage space. Might be room for a 1 or 2 pound bottle. You can get NO2 bottles as small as 3.5 ounces, but the shot doesn't last long.
 

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If I remember correctly, he did the lithium for a couple reasons, it could be smaller and he also stood it on end. I looked around for old pics of it but I don't remember the name of the guy that did it. Originally he was trying to make room to put two batteries in so he could power his LED lights separately.
 
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