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I got the swing arm replaced under warranty, and I asked the dealer to install chain tensioners with the paddock stand adapters (Gilles Tooling). Yes, they have MT-branding and a slightly different black paint, but other than that I like it, especially as they will make some maintenance much faster.

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– tone could be nicer, I agree).
Totally agree with your comments about the noise but I think it could sound nicer
I wanted better tone without any major increase in volume and got it going with the Delkvic 18" cannister exhaust system. I got the "quieter core" when I got the exhaust, just to make sure. But with the standard quiet core, it worked great. The sound is like a muffled flat track bike (my reference since that's what I've heard) and the sound level is only a few decibels over stock. I did a "cell phone decibel software" test and found it was around 87 dB at a 45° angle 24" from the end of the exhaust, even reved up. I also checked with Delkevic to see if it was compatible without ignition reflashing.

In other words I bought the exhaust for the look (I like the longer pipe) and to get a nice tone without big volume change. I can just hear it if I think about it when riding. Very satisfying tone. We also did a ride by test with throttle on and it wouldn't annoy anyone. In other words riding through town under acceleration you won't interrupt pedestrians having conversations. I like that.

I might pull the baffle to see how much louder, just for fun. I wonder if I could have gone to the next size shorter can with the quietest baffle and still had similar sound. But not too concerned, it works for me.

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Also showing some other modifications. And yes the solo saddle is very comfortable, better than the original. Plan to get another exhaust support set up welded up next summer, the X struts work, but look kind of tacky.
 

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Some additions,

New foot pegs (Cognito Moto - nice, but the rear ones I got from them, don't fit the bike, checking with them what to do about it):
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The X-tribute Seat (feels nicer, and I like the looks better as well):
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Radiator side covers (Urbano Bruni):
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Tyre valve caps (Yamaha Original Accessories):
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And here is how it looks overall at this point:
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New foot pegs (Cognito Moto - nice, but the rear ones I got from them, don't fit the bike, checking with them what to do about it)
I got everything sorted out with Cognito Moto (XSR700 / XSR900), and they refunded the rear foot pegs that didn't fit on my XSR700. It is possible that there are differences in XSR700 models in different markets or different year models. On my bike the foot peg rear socket fits around 17mm foot peg (that's around the size of original Yamaha ones), while the front foot peg socket takes 20mm. Front and rear foot pegs from Cognito Moto were both 20mm, and they said they have never had this issue before. I have no reason to not to believe them, but they were kind to refund me the rear foot pegs that didn't fit on the bike (I might still try to file/sandpaper them, or keep them as a spare front foot pegs). And because I live in another continent, it was not worth it to ship them back, and they just let me keep them.

The service I got from Cognito Moto was really good, and I really do like the foot pegs in a front. I searched for everything that was available, but these looked the best to me, by far. They are quality made too, so my highest recommendation.

The problem I had can be seen on the images below (watch this out when ordering rear foot pegs):
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