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And I've put 238 miles on it already. I can't get the 600 mile service any sooner than 2 weeks time.

It's the first bike after passing the A license, and it's a blast. After coming from a 125, I love how it doesn't seem to care what gear you are in, it'll pull. I love that at 90mph (on my own private racetrack, of course) it's getting uncomfortable with the all the wind, but still says "eco" mode on the dash.
 

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Great to hear Saggsy! It sure is a fun little bike. What colour scheme did you go with and are you plankning any mods?

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Mattias,

I only had the option of Forest Green or black, and I didn't fancy the black so much. The 900 has a much nicer black option, in my opinion.

I'm planning ALL THE MODS.

I love the JvB Super 7, it's really what made me look at the XSR in the first place, so I'll go in that direction eventually, but I'd also like to do a bit of light touring in Europe, and the XSR is a bit limited at the moment for that, even though I'm a more "spare pair of pants and a toothbrush" guy. So I'll keep the longer seat for a bit, until I get myself another winter ride later in the year.

So here's what I'm looking to do (in roughly the right order)

Pillion pegs are already off, as are the reflectors from the forks.

I've already bought the Yamaha gaitors, but I'm not smart and don't have a front stand yet.
Crash bungs
Radiator cover + sides
Tailtidy - probably evotech
Add usb
The exhaust has to go. My mate thought I was still on the 125 when I pulled up at his place. Probably Ixil Hyperlow.
Bar end mirrors (maybe Oberon?)
JvB front indicators
Rear indicators
Rear hugger
Headlight guard (until I get the JvB one)
Maybe a second hand brown seat, much nicer looking (until I get the JvB one)
Shorter levers (not sure which brand yet. Any recommendations, not chinese ebay jobbies)
JvB front mudguard (However thought the bracket should go on top of the mudguard needs shooting)
Water reservoir cover
Billet brake fluid reservoirs front and rear
Rearsets (pricey)
And then later on, the seat, rear fender and headlight from JvB
Maybe a set of TKC70 tires.
And a tank respray.

When I win the lottery, I'll get a set of Kineo Spoked wheels and full Ohlins supsension.
 

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Welcome, Saggsy. Forest Green is an excellent choice! You've got an impressive wishlist of mods there. I've got a brown seat on my Forest Green - looks good IMHO. They do come up for sale from time to time.
 

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Shorter levers (not sure which brand yet. Any recommendations, not chinese ebay jobbies) EvoTech do some really good ones
Think I recall reading the Evotech ones are a little too angular and can start digging in to your fingers after a while.
Lots of other choices out there though (Gilles Tooling, Puig etc...)
 

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That's definitely a great list of things that you want to get done and you're blowing through those miles which is great to see!

Making the right moves though as planning everything out first before just diving in and shooting all willy-nilly puts you in a good place to stop and prioritize what you want to get done first and why.
 

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Shorter levers (not sure which brand yet. Any recommendations, not chinese ebay jobbies) EvoTech do some really good ones
Think I recall reading the Evotech ones are a little too angular and can start digging in to your fingers after a while.
Lots of other choices out there though (Gilles Tooling, Puig etc...)
Yep, i have the evotech shortys and they're definitely quite square. Gave gotten used to them now, but did wonder it there was a better choice.

+1 for the evotech tail tidy.
 

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Forest Green is an excellent choice! I've got a brown seat on my Forest Green - looks good IMHO.
I was imagining it would look alright, the brown and green. I might match grips with the brown too.

Think I recall reading the Evotech ones are a little too angular and can start digging in to your fingers after a while.
Lots of other choices out there though (Gilles Tooling, Puig etc...)
Yep, i have the evotech shortys and they're definitely quite square. Gave gotten used to them now, but did wonder it there was a better choice.
Thanks for the feedback guys. I'll look elsewhere other than the evotechs then.

That's definitely a great list of things that you want to get done and you're blowing through those miles which is great to see!

Making the right moves though as planning everything out first before just diving in and shooting all willy-nilly puts you in a good place to stop and prioritize what you want to get done first and why.
I've been saving for 3 months to buy this bad girl, so I've had a lot of dreaming time, reading this forum and youtube videos.

I can recommend the EvoTech tail tidy. Excelent quality and easy to fit.
+1 for the evotech tail tidy.
Tail tidy looks the nuts. I can't understand why manufacturers insist on having fugly plastic stalks.

Maybe in the future, If I get the shorter seat, is I might mount the license plate to the rear axle, a bit like the scramber has, but nicer looking, hopefully.
 

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First of all welcome onboard Saggsy, impressive to do list you've got there...:smile2:

I've evotech levers on my Ducati and they are quite sharp... but like chop, i'm used to them and the quality is second to none.

Kineos would look awesome on the XSR but i just can't justify 2k on wheels that'd take longer polishing/cleaning than be out riding:laugh:

I'm still in two minds which way to go regarding the tail tidy, as i've put a single seat on and need to shorten the back end up.....
 

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Kineos would look awesome on the XSR
That they would. It would be a lottery win buy, so I'd have an underling on constant cleaning duty.

I'm still in two minds which way to go regarding the tail tidy
Hear that, I was originally drawn in by the JvB build, I'm not sold 100% on their rear end, and the seat does not look too comfy. I'll worry about the rear a bit more after the summer, I'm planning on getting another bike for the winter. The other one can carry stuff, this one will be bare bones, just for fun.

Tail tidy, radiator cover and Oberon mirrors ordered today.
 
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