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Hey everyone,

My name's Steve and I live in the North East of England. I should be picking up my XSR700 on Friday! P/x'ing a Tuono V4 APRC, slightly different bikes lol. Finally realised that bikes are for enjoying, rather than going faster than you need to! Plus, the Tuono was a nightmare to commute on, literally constant clutch action the entire way. The XSR is the anniversary colour scheme with the Akra high exhaust. I have a question for you all, am I right in thinking that I can't purchase the Evotech tail tidy due to the Akra being attached to the oem tail unit? That's the one area I really want to sort out, but I'm concerned that the exhaust might be an issue for the aftermarket tidies available, also with the indicator positioning...
Anyway, I'll post photos etc once I have the bike!

Cheers!

Steve
 

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Hey Steve welcome to the forum.. well that certainly is a change..!!. the XSR is an absolute pleasure to ride, so light and easy compared to my Monster. You'll definitely notice the softer suspension on the Yam, it's a tad bouncy and could do with a better rear shock...
As for the Tail tidy, look here>>> http://www.xsr700forums.com/forum/1...cessories/4258-tail-tidy-akro-high-mount.html
Look forward to the photo's too. Paul
 

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Hi Paul! Thanks for the welcome and the link! Looking forward to the new bike and a change of pace! The shock will be on my (long) list of mods, although it looks like it's quite a pricey upgrade! I've got a baptism of fire as I have a 5 hour round trip to pick the bike up and drop mine off. Motorway miles should be interesting lol...
 

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You'll love it, not too bad on motorways and it'll give you a chance to settle into the new ride.
 

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Welcome aboard chap - 5hr break in run Wow be near on ready for its first service miles in no time.
Keep her to legal speeds on mways and the wind blast isn't too bad but one thing I have learned riding mine is a bike to be seen on not blurring past.
Enjoy chief
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Hi Duffers! Thanks! The bike is an ex demo so now has 1200 miles on it! I added 150 today! Awful journey this morning, icy roads and blinding sun didn't help. The ride home with the xsr was great! It's nice working the gears more, far more satisfying! Only thing I didn't like was the mirrors, they're quite blurry at speed. I'll replace with bar ends when funds are available. Overall I'm really happy with the px, definitely won't miss the tuono for commuting!!

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Just added a few extra bits, Evotech light guard, crash bobbins, rad side guards. Removed the reflectors and the small screen. Next plans are bar end mirrors, tail tidy, rad guard, black levers, xsr900 handlebar and I'm going to get the exhaust guards and mudguard holder powder coated black.
Loving the bike so far!
 

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Bikes looking great Steve and glad your enjoying it, i bought some similar levers for mine and they've been okay so far...i've heard a few horror stories about cheap levers snapping under heavy braking...!! i bought some evotech ones for the Ducati and the quality is far better as you'd expect for the price difference.

I notice you've the single seat fitted....Any plans for the rear subframe, are you going to shorten it up??. I bought the single seat, but yet to fit it as i'm deciding what to do with the void left from the normal seat....probably end up shortening it as a few on here have done.
 

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Bikes looking great Steve and glad your enjoying it, i bought some similar levers for mine and they've been okay so far...i've heard a few horror stories about cheap levers snapping under heavy braking...!! i bought some evotech ones for the Ducati and the quality is far better as you'd expect for the price difference.

I notice you've the single seat fitted....Any plans for the rear subframe, are you going to shorten it up??. I bought the single seat, but yet to fit it as i'm deciding what to do with the void left from the normal seat....probably end up shortening it as a few on here have done.
Thanks!
I am contemplating shortening up the frame as the missus doesn't seem interested in pillion anymore. My concern would be if the Akrapovic would work with the bike shortened - I still need to sort the tail tidy out. Is it as easy as it looks to shorten the frame? Does it affect the warranty?
 

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Yes true, you'd have to see if it's feasible with the Akro... but yes the rear subframe simply unbolts with something like six allen key screws, trouble is it also holds the rear mudguard in place so needs a different tail light/number plate holder etc etc. there's a few on here who've done it and they look great.
The XSR700 is designed to be customised hence everything being un boltable...can't see it affecting the warranty at all because it won't affect the bikes integrity at all, so purely aesthetic rather than structural.
 

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Looking good and i love those blanking plates.
I resent paying the money for them but need to. Want the ali ones and altho its like £18 i just think its too much for a capped bolt essentialy. Im not tight its just things like that bug me lol

Looks the bees knees mate and with those new handle bars it will look epic.
How do they fit in terms of tightness? Mine work loose sometimes so a good tip is a bit of tape around the expanding collett to bite to the inner bar. Works a treat
 

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Looking good and i love those blanking plates.
I resent paying the money for them but need to. Want the ali ones and altho its like £18 i just think its too much for a capped bolt essentialy. Im not tight its just things like that bug me lol

Looks the bees knees mate and with those new handle bars it will look epic.
How do they fit in terms of tightness? Mine work loose sometimes so a good tip is a bit of tape around the expanding collett to bite to the inner bar. Works a treat
Thanks! I had to buy an adaptor which screws into the handlebar fitting so they're really tight. I'll have to buy another adaptor when i fit them to the new bars but I've already sorted it. The viewing circle is pretty small but i had Oberon bar end mirrors fitted to the Tuono which were a similar size. I found the original mirrors to be quite buzzy at speed but these are much better and i can see more!

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Just fitted the bar end mirrors, took the old mirrors off and put the blanking plates in place. Stop gap until i get the new handlebar fitted next month.

Steve
Mirrors look spot on Steve, where did you get them from?? they fit perfect with the speedo/rear light too.
 

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Mirrors look spot on Steve, where did you get them from?? they fit perfect with the speedo/rear light too.
Hi Paul,

Thanks! I actually got them from AR Harley and Sons: https://www.harleycustom.co.uk/
They were slightly cheaper than Moore Speed Racing and the whole process was smooth and positive! It was just over 1 week as they had to order them directly from Rizoma.

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I decided to reposition the speedo using the Gilles speedo plate and it works a treat! Here's a few photos of the bracket attached without the screen on.
 

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Hi Steve, bike is looking great! Planning to post mine up in a few weeks. Repositioned speedo and screen look great, new bars will be awesome!

Are those rizoma spy r mirror? Which size did you go for? ...ive been thinking the same or the spy arm. Have some cheap ebay one at the moment.
 
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