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post #1 of 57 (permalink) Old 06-24-2016, 04:29 PM Thread Starter
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My new XSR700 with mods

I recently picked up my new XSR700 in garage metal, loved the look of it and the potential for tweaking it to my liking. After taking it for a single ride I began to take it apart! For me the tail needed to be shorter, so I set to it:

Firstly making a cardboard template before manufacturing a metal version


Then I had a number plate and indicator bracket made


Then it was new light and indicators and the short seat re-trimmed



I've added a few other bits and pieces i.e Akro race exhaust (it sound fantastic), mesh inserts for the side panels, tool and tank bag, black radiator front and side covers, JVB front fender (still to be sprayed), brown Biltwell Thruster grips (not yet in the pictures) and the results are just what I wanted.....





The bike is very much lighter as a result too, I'd estimate the exhaust and tail change has saved a minimum of 10kG!
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You have good taste - I've done the same to mine.

I'd maybe think twice about riding it in the rain. Without the the fender you get a very wet ass very quickly! I'm in the process of making a removable rear fender I can store under the seat as it's that bad!

Bike looks great though.
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That looks wicked.. I have ordered the twin pipe Akra exhaust. Soon I'll start with my mods too.
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Good idea #13 in regard to the fender, I just got caught in a light shower but nothing too bad... I'm a fair weather biker in reality so I'm not too worried about walking around damp.

Couple more pics from today and now with the grips...


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Gratz mate, it looks really nice.

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How is the exhaust note?
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That's badass reminds me of the BMW R Nine T.

I think some people on the street might even be surprised to know its a yamaha.
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Cheers guy's very happy with it and I have to say the weight loss is really noticeable too, handling and balance if not the outright performance is so much nicer than my previous Triumph Street Triple.

The exhaust note? One word.... Evil!
It pops and bangs on lift off, sounds exactly like the bike should. To the point that my friend (Ducati streetfighter with Termi cans) can't believe the sound it makes!!
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Great looking bike....Did you fit the fork gaiters to yours or were they fitted at the dealer??
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Looks awesome - I'm digging the style of your XSR700!
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