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TheAbhartach's "Build" - '18 MT-07

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TheAbhartach

Bought new 01.12.19, and this "build" thread will mostly be for record keeping, as I am a new rider and just getting to know the MT.

 

I'll document the odds and ends I do here, and maybe it'll grow into something more involved down the line. I have no idea, but I'm excited to see where the bike takes me.

 

Really the only picture I have new and with no mods:

 

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Added an EvoTech Radiator Guard on 02.04.19. I went with this rad guard as it had the least amount of branding of anything I could find, and thus looked the cleanest to my eye. I'm happy with the quality and look. Fitment was perfect and installation was incredibly easy. I could do without the EvoTech tab/badge at the bottom left corner, but as I said this was the cleanest / most minimally branded radiator guard I could find short of questionable-quality eBay knockoffs.

 

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Added a Denali Soundbomb Mini on 02.11.19. Happy with the horn itself, but not crazy about the fitment. I reused the stock horn bracket, as it is a bit shorter than the one Denali includes with the horn, because I want the horn as tucked up and out of the way as possible. It barely fits, you can see the very small gaps on either side of the horn on the rear photo. I also don't like the unfinished metal backside of the horn, and may remove it and paint it and the bracket black.

 

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Removed passenger footpegs on 02.11.19. I remounted the screws to fill the holes where the footpeg supports were mounted, but they stick a bit due to the gapping for the supports. I also used a spare horn bracket that came with the Denali Soundbomb Mini to mount the brake reservoir, but because of the gapping on the screws it doesn't mount flush and has some play. I have rubber washers (that I can't seem to find at the moment) that I will install and that should solve the issue. I'll also paint the bracket black if that solution works out. If not I'll find shorter but same-threaded screws and use those instead, unless someone has a better solution?

 

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.gif of play referenced above:

 

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robbo10

When I wanted a bit of red colour on the left side of a bike, I painted the horn red rather than some part of the bike itself.  Yours might look good in blue?

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Mlou1224
On 2/11/2019 at 5:13 PM, TheAbhartach said:

Removed passenger footpegs on 02.11.19. I remounted the screws to fill the holes where the footpeg supports were mounted, but they stick a bit due to the gapping for the supports. I also used a spare horn bracket that came with the Denali Soundbomb Mini to mount the brake reservoir, but because of the gapping on the screws it doesn't mount flush and has some play. I have rubber washers (that I can't seem to find at the moment) that I will install and that should solve the issue. I'll also paint the bracket black if that solution works out. If not I'll find shorter but same-threaded screws and use those instead, unless someone has a better solution?

 

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I too went and removed my passenger pegs. I decided to go with a rear brake reservoir delete and plugged the holes from the pegs with some body filler caps we had in house. Totally cleaned up the look and didn't have to deal with finding shorter bolts or remounting the OEM reservoir. 

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TheAbhartach
21 hours ago, robbo10 said:

When I wanted a bit of red colour on the left side of a bike, I painted the horn red rather than some part of the bike itself.  Yours might look good in blue?

That's an interesting idea. I like it in theory, but with the horn being so large already I'm not sure I want to attract any more attention to it by painting it a noticeable color. I may have to photoshop it blue and see how it looks. I appreciate the suggestion!

 

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14 hours ago, Mlou1224 said:

I too went and removed my passenger pegs. I decided to go with a rear brake reservoir delete and plugged the holes from the pegs with some body filler caps we had in house. Totally cleaned up the look and didn't have to deal with finding shorter bolts or remounting the OEM reservoir. 

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I'm keeping the rear brake reservoir for now, but I like what you did with the caps and will likely use your idea for 3 out of the 4 holes, and keep the bracket mounted using the other one. Great idea and thanks for sharing it.

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Mlou1224
18 minutes ago, TheAbhartach said:

I'm keeping the rear brake reservoir for now, but I like what you did with the caps and will likely use your idea for 3 out of the 4 holes, and keep the bracket mounted using the other one. Great idea and thanks for sharing it.

Absolutely man! The plug i used is speced out below. Also, I can imagine that a bolt sized M8x15mm would fit just perfectly snug in those holes. 

 

Plugs used - Large Dart Clip, Black, .490" diameter head, fits .250" diameter holes, with 1/4" capacity

https://www.ffr.com/dart-canoe-clip

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TheAbhartach
19 hours ago, Mlou1224 said:

Absolutely man! The plug i used is speced out below. Also, I can imagine that a bolt sized M8x15mm would fit just perfectly snug in those holes. 

 

Plugs used - Large Dart Clip, Black, .490" diameter head, fits .250" diameter holes, with 1/4" capacity

https://www.ffr.com/dart-canoe-clip

Thanks for the link and specs!

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