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Updates. Been trying to get out for more rides and has been fruitful. Found out that the airport doesn't charge for motorcycles to park *saved me a Jackson!
 
Current Mods:
2WDW Flash
Vagabond Frame Sliders
Dart Flyscreen
Radiator Guard
SW-Motech Pillion Seat Rack - Converted to mount Shad Top Case
SW-Motech Centerstand
Shad 40 Top Case
Cyclops H4 7000 Lumen Led Headlight module
Sag / Preload adjusted
 
 
Future Mods:
Marine Grade 12V "lighter plug" with voltmeter to be wired directly to battery with switch to turn on/off as needed for items that require more than the 2A that the AUX DC will provide. Mounting location on bike undetermined at this time. Adding this specifically for a 12V DC tire inflator that I plan on keeping in my "road side" kit.
Marine Grade USB outlet wired to 2A Aux connection. Mounted to Handlebars. Not a priority at this time, though with my phone battery life waning, it is .
Phone mount (Ram or Rokform) - Not a high priority. Will probably happen after the USB & 12V upgrade.
Exhaust Upgrade - Undetermined at this time. Moving to the end of the list. The bike sound better since the flash and I think that I enjoy the quiet.
Brake Pad upgrade - Probably the EBC - HH Series, though that may change. In due time. The current brakes are good enough for now.
Suspension upgrade - Moving up in priority. One day the bike feels settled and the next it feels like it wants to wander a bit. Nothing major, but I feel like there's a definitive sweet spot that is missing.
Front and Rear turn signal upgrade - LED conversion, type undetermined. Maybe. I was told that I couldn't pass safety inspection, but I think that I can since the inspectors don't compare your bike to a "stock" bike for reference.
Horn Upgrade - Denali Soundbomb Mini (Low on the priority list)
Additional lighting - I like the rear under cowl and front air scoop turn signal mods, so will be looking into that. No fender eliminator possible as I cannot pass safety inspection if I install that.
 
 
Current "Road Side kit":
Rain Suit - Used once and did a good job, but was insanely hot!
Tire Repair Kit
Tire Inflator - Not currently carrying since it's a bit large to fit helmet; jacket; and all of this roadside kit into the SHad40. I also don't have an easy power source yet.
Digital Tire Guage
Mini Flashlight
 
 
Current Riding Gear:
Helmet - Shoei RF-1200 Parameter Hi Viz
 
Jacket - Rukka AiRider w/ Back protector
Pants - Klim K Fifty 1 Jeans (Drk Blue)
Gloves - Alpinestars SMX-1 Air (Blk/HiViz)
Shoes - TCX X-Street Waterproof
Ear Protection - NoNoise Music Noise Filter
 
 
 
 

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Zephyr
Went for a ride today. Just completed the 600 mile service (except throttle body sync, which I'll do some day soon perhaps).
 
Current Mods:
2WDW Flash
Vagabond Frame Sliders
Dart Flyscreen (removed - I like the increased airflow at lower speeds)
Radiator Guard
SW-Motech Pillion Seat Rack - Converted to mount Shad Top Case
SW-Motech Centerstand
Shad 40 Top Case
Cyclops H4 7000 Lumen Led Headlight module
R1 Throttle Tube
ProBolt Ti Axle Nut
Moto-777 Aftermarket levers
Passenger pegs removed
DIY Rear Brake Reservoir relocate bracket. (Pail handle wire.)
Stainless Magnetic Oil Drain plug (Gold Plug)
 
 
 
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Wow.  I can't believe that it's been over a year since I posted in this thread.

 

Mods Update:
2WDW Flash
Vagabond Frame Sliders
Radiator Guard
SW-Motech Pillion Seat Rack - Converted to mount Shad Top Case
SW-Motech Centerstand
Shad 40 Top Case 
Cyclops H4 7000 Lumen Led Headlight module
R1 Throttle Tube
ProBolt Ti Axle Nut
Moto-777 Aftermarket levers
Passenger pegs removed
DIY Rear Brake Reservoir relocate bracket. (Pail handle wire.)
Stainless Magnetic Oil Drain plug (Gold Plug)

Homemade mirror extenders (cut-off bolt used to lengthen threaded portion & heat shrink wrapped.  Does the job, but adds some vibration)

Added lights into the front air scoops and under the rear of the seat.  Love the looks, but better / brighter led strips should have been used.  The rear give me running lights/brake (change from yellow to red) and the front are running white and also blinkers.

Akropovic Ti Exhaust - More than pleased.

K-Tech Razor Lite rear shock.

Front Forks...  Still waiting on that to manifest.

CoreMoto - Stainless braided front + rear brake cables

 

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Went for a ride today after what seemed like forever.  About 170 miles roundtrip out to Pololu Valley Lookout.  The road out there is superb and the weather has been perfect lately.  I only wish that I could have spent the day hiking down into the valley and taking a swim.  Overall I spent about 7 hrs total on the bike running errands in the morning plus the trip.  Although a great day it beat my arse, upper hamstrings & left knee up.  I was quite saddle sore by the end and was happy to be off of the bike.  I think that a seat upgrade has officially hit the top of my list for my next mod followed by some rearsets to help my knee out.  Still loving the bike in spite of those quirks.  I also met a guy on a KTM that invited me to come ride with him and a few friends.  I'll probably hit him up just to see what they are about.  Hope y'all are getting out while you can.  Stay Safe!

 


 

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Beemer

Nice write up! I'm curious, what's to stop a person from flying over a concrete curb and a couple hundred feet down onto a rocky shore line or is the pic deceptive??


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5 hours ago, Beemer said:

Nice write up! I'm curious, what's to stop a person from flying over a concrete curb and a couple hundred feet down onto a rocky shore line or is the pic deceptive??

There is a three inch curb.  What more do you need. :) 

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Beemer
16 hours ago, mjh937 said:

There is a three inch curb.  What more do you need. :) 

I see, it's optional whether you want to grab the curb or not at 40 mph. 😜

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On 9/8/2018 at 4:16 AM, Beemer said:

Nice write up! I'm curious, what's to stop a person from flying over a concrete curb and a couple hundred feet down onto a rocky shore line or is the pic deceptive??

The picture isn't too deceptive.  There is a steep drop over rough and overgrown terrain on the other side of the curb, but not so much a cliff per se.  You'd be very very sore and very lucky to get banged up and not go far, otherwise you'd be in for a life altering experience for sure.  Good thing is that this is literally at the end of the road and there's not much room to launch off the curb, but I'm sure stoopid will come along one day to try and prove me wrong.

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Beemer
6 hours ago, Zephyr said:

The picture isn't too deceptive.  There is a steep drop over rough and overgrown terrain on the other side of the curb, but not so much a cliff per se.  You'd be very very sore and very lucky to get banged up and not go far, otherwise you'd be in for a life altering experience for sure.  Good thing is that this is literally at the end of the road and there's not much room to launch off the curb, but I'm sure stoopid will come along one day to try and prove me wrong.

lol! I think you're on your toes around Ol' stoopid, it will be someone else that stoopid has it's way with.

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