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Thought I'd make a thread to document my build as it (slowly) progresses.

So this is where I am currently:

Fitted single seat
Removed the rear subframe
Fabricated panel to mount the new rear lights and number plate / to close off the back end.
Fitted Motogadget blaze indicators on the front
Fitted Kellerman bullet lights on the rear to replace the original stop tail and indicators
Fitted Rizoma bar end mirrors
Fitted R&G crash bungs
Powder coated the radiator side panels


To do:

Paint and fit the JVB fender I have sitting on my desk
Install LSL bars (also on desk)
Fit fork gators (can you guess where they are?)
Buy and fit Akro Carbon exhaust
Fabricate a new rear hugger
Maybe wrap the tank
Fabricate new ignition cover
Machine new headlamp brackets to move headlamp up and integrate the indicators properly properly

Not sure how this is going to format as I'm posting this off my phone, so I've attached a few images below and I'll tidy up this post when I have proper access to the Internet.
 

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Thought I'd make a thread to document my build as it (slowly) progresses.

So this is where I am currently:

Fitted single seat
Removed the rear subframe
Fabricated panel to mount the new rear lights and number plate / to close off the back end.
Fitted Motogadget blaze indicators on the front
Fitted Kellerman bullet lights on the rear to replace the original stop tail and indicators
Fitted Rizoma bar end mirrors
Fitted R&G crash bungs
Powder coated the radiator side panels


To do:

Paint and fit the JVB fender I have sitting on my desk
Install LSL bars (also on desk)
Fit fork gators (can you guess where they are?)
Buy and fit Akro Carbon exhaust
Fabricate a new rear hugger
Maybe wrap the tank
Fabricate new ignition cover
Machine new headlamp brackets to move headlamp up and integrate the indicators properly properly

Not sure how this is going to format as I'm posting this off my phone, so I've attached a few images below and I'll tidy up this post when I have proper access to the Internet.

wow, incredible!! Please try to post more pics, the mods are awesome, very good job! :laugh::wink2:
 

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Thanks.

To be honest everything I've done so far has been pretty simple to do - it would be quite easy to replicate. The fabricated tidy is only a few folds and rivets, everything else is off the shelf.

I was going to design some new tank and cover panels but I don't have time at the moment, and the stock ones are pretty good anyway.

I've attached a rear view of the bike to show off the back end a bit more.

I'll take a few photos when the weathers better / when I get the fender and bars on, whatever comes sooner.
 

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Looks spot on, what mirrors are they and how do you find the rear view with them being lower down??.
 

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Looks spot on, what mirrors are they and how do you find the rear view with them being lower down??.
They're:

http://www.rizoma.com/universal/mirrors/reverse-retro/en

Quite expensive, but good quality.

Visibility is pretty good - the glass area is smaller, so you see less but I can still see what's happening behind me. I still feel just as aware of what's around me as I did with the stock mirrors.

Weirdly the bike feels a lot smaller without the standard mirrors, it was quite noticeable the first ride after I swapped them out.
 

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Nice work #13 . Looking really good.
I've headed in a similar direction too. Short and stumpy suits the XSR nicely.
Thanks,

Yeah, I agree.

Taking the length out of the back of the bike helps balance the mass of the engine and tank. The stumpy backend actually makes the stock headlamp look ok - proportionally it's too long with the stock seat, shifting the weight to the front of the bike helps it a lot. [/end designer speak]

Yours is looking good too - I keep on having second thoughts about not getting the bike in silver!
 

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Thanks for the info, Is that with a full face helmet too?
I totally agree with the standard mirrors as they look out of character for the bike, yours looks so much better as every other XSR with bar end or lower profile mirrors does.

I don't know why they didn't have round mirrors either, to follow the speedo/rear light theme??.

As for the colour, i really like the Yellow, mines Garage silver and do like it's 'understated' looks, good canvas for mods too.

They're:

http://www.rizoma.com/universal/mirrors/reverse-retro/en

Quite expensive, but good quality.

Visibility is pretty good - the glass area is smaller, so you see less but I can still see what's happening behind me. I still feel just as aware of what's around me as I did with the stock mirrors.

Weirdly the bike feels a lot smaller without the standard mirrors, it was quite noticeable the first ride after I swapped them out.
 

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If you want to fabricate other tidy like yours, I'll be ready to buy you one. No kidding.
Great job again!
 

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If you want to fabricate other tidy like yours, I'll be ready to buy you one. No kidding.
Great job again!
The thought has crossed my mind.

If enough people are interested I'll look into doing it...
 

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Thanks for the info, Is that with a full face helmet too?
I totally agree with the standard mirrors as they look out of character for the bike, yours looks so much better as every other XSR with bar end or lower profile mirrors does.

I don't know why they didn't have round mirrors either, to follow the speedo/rear light theme??.
Yeah, that's with a full face lid.

It would have made sense, I guess it got costed out during th design process. One the upside it's a simple we can do that makes a massive difference!
 

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I'm also looking to go stumpy, and trying to work out what to do with the plate. I was thinking of a wheel mount, but if you were going to knock up a few tidies I'd probably be in the market for one...
 

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Thought I'd make a thread to document my build as it (slowly) progresses.

So this is where I am currently:

Fitted single seat
Removed the rear subframe
Fabricated panel to mount the new rear lights and number plate / to close off the back end.
Fitted Motogadget blaze indicators on the front
Fitted Kellerman bullet lights on the rear to replace the original stop tail and indicators
Fitted Rizoma bar end mirrors
Fitted R&G crash bungs
Powder coated the radiator side panels


To do:

Paint and fit the JVB fender I have sitting on my desk
Install LSL bars (also on desk)
Fit fork gators (can you guess where they are?)
Buy and fit Akro Carbon exhaust
Fabricate a new rear hugger
Maybe wrap the tank
Fabricate new ignition cover
Machine new headlamp brackets to move headlamp up and integrate the indicators properly properly

Not sure how this is going to format as I'm posting this off my phone, so I've attached a few images below and I'll tidy up this post when I have proper access to the Internet.
I've just ordered an XSR700 and asked to have a single seat fitted on it. If I ask them to remove the subframe as well, can I still use the stock plate holder without any modifications? Thanks.
 
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