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This is the list of my mods so far...

highsider mirrors
arizona blinkers
Yamaha 21W relay
Licence plate holder
Yamaha Chain Protector
Yamaha side metal number plates
Yamaha frame covers
Yamaha radiator cover
Yamaha frontal number plate
Akrapovic high ti exhaust
Yamaha fork gators
Yamaha tank pads
Yamaha side bag stays
Yamaha Canvas side bag
BYO airduct mesh for side covers, rectifier, exhaust heat shields
Evotech lamp guard
Evotech folding handles
Yamaha rear set
Gilles tooling Speedo relocator
Stripes and yellow fog light
Philips high intensity headlamp bulb
Alibaba alarm
Alibaba brake lever protect
Alibaba metal rear brake reservoir lid
Alibaba metal oil reservoir lid
SW-Motech Legend LR2 tailbagbag
SW-Motech mirror extensions (TBC)
Single key for alarm / starter (TBC)
Black Powdercoated radiator side protections
Barracuda led lights for number plate

I think I'm pretty much done. Still considering brown stripes with matching brown handlebar grips and SW-Motech side bag and holder to replace the yamaha bag and stay.

The whole thing set me off about 3300€.

Pictures, sorry the bike was a little dirty:

Rearset left side and oil cap



Stripes, Brracuda led light, tail tidy, Bag, Akra


Number plate, Speedo relocation


Mesh cover over rectifier, side number plate, tank pad (had to scrub it clean and reglue... dealer couldn't get the hang of it :()


Radiator cover and painted side protections


Mesh covers, rearset, brake oil cap, exhaust, frame cover, side metal number plates


Number plate, headlight protection, yellow film, arizona turn signals, stripes



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With few exceptions, I have installed the whole lot myself. Hope this is helpful for others.

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Wooh!! Bravo my friend you have been busy. Can't see any pics though for some reason.

That sounds like one awesome bike mate! How do you still afford the mortgage......ha ha.

Incidentally, how badly does modding effect insurance?

Cheers dude.
 

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Nice!

Pics need another upload but looking forward to seeing them.

How are you finding the headlight bulb? Is it worth the cash for the mod?
 

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Nice!

Pics need another upload but looking forward to seeing them.

How are you finding the headlight bulb? Is it worth the cash for the mod?
Frankly, not really. Philips is a reputable company, so I assume if you instrument measure it results will be better, but couldn't really tell the difference. I have the +130% bulb. They also have a +150% bulb... BTW, anyone here tried LED bulbs?


Don't know about the pictures... The way I do it, doesn't seem to work, although I can see them on my laptop. But they do disappear over time.

If I leave the attachments they're ok.

















 

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Wooh!! Bravo my friend you have been busy. Can't see any pics though for some reason.

That sounds like one awesome bike mate! How do you still afford the mortgage......ha ha.

Incidentally, how badly does modding effect insurance?

Cheers dude.
House is paid... ;) Insurance, no change, I have mostly only third party coverage and I pay peanuts, like less than 500€/year for 2 cars and 2 motorbikes.
 

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Tried out LED lamp

I've decided to be the guinea pig and order an H4 LED replacement bulb.

Low beam light output with +130% Philips halogen bulb:



Low beam light output with LED bulb



Pictures taken at same camera aperture and speed.

a dramatic difference... it looks a little higher, so probably need some adjustment to not blind incoming traffic. The led light is pure white, it's yellow in the picture as I have a yellow filter on the headlamp glass. However it will not fit without major surgery to the rubber boot and holding spring inside the headlamp bucket, so it's going back.

This is what I ordered. I'll probably try another one, like this, as it looks like it will be a little "friendlier" to the spring and boot.
 

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Love the pictures. Yellow film was a great touch to the bike. Sometimes its little things like that which go a long way. Even when keeping the XSR close to stock I would keep that film as one of my few mods.

Can't wait to see what else you have planned.
 

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Not sure if you mentioned it in another post but can you let us know how you fitted the custom grill over the rectifier?
Anything special needed to cut, bend and then stick the mesh to the inside of the panel etc.?
I just removed the rectifier cover (3 screws), shaped the grill in place and glued the grill rim with silicon . Let it dry and re screw the cover. Has been there ever since.

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Nice one - the mesh definitely makes a much nicer finish than stock

I did a similar 'fix' - I had some mesh left over from the side panels so I also removed the rectifier cover, moulded the mesh to shape but then fixed with a strong double sided tape (think it's the same stuff for fixing car number plates...!)
 
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Hi mate, could you elaborate on that powdercoating of the radiator side protections? Did you do it yourself or let a paintshop do it? I want to do it too but is there a DIY way to do it? Powdercoating Spray or something similar?
 

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I had my rad covers powder coated at a local company. I Googled local motorbike powder coaters , rang the nearest and asked. They did both covers the same day for a £10! They took 2mins to remove and put back so it's a massive saving on official covers. For a tenner it was well worth it - the finish is excellent
 

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Hi mate, could you elaborate on that powdercoating of the radiator side protections? Did you do it yourself or let a paintshop do it? I want to do it too but is there a DIY way to do it? Powdercoating Spray or something similar?
I also didn't do it myself. I used an auto paint shop. Left one day, picked up the next. The 2017 model comes with black radiators / protectors, etc... not sure how much they cost, though.

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Hi mate, could you elaborate on that powdercoating of the radiator side protections? Did you do it yourself or let a paintshop do it? I want to do it too but is there a DIY way to do it? Powdercoating Spray or something similar?
I actually put black vinyl/tape or wrap on mine, only on the outside...but it looks great and easy to do too. Same with the tops of the forks, got an offcut from a sign company for a fiver...:grin2:
 

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a few new goodies...

JVB rear brake oil tank
Alibaba phone mount
Gilles 2D GT risers
High/lLow beam Led Bulb
Yamaha radiator side protections
Urbano Bruni coolant tank protection
Yamaha flat seat
Vintech rear presence/stop light


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Vintech rear light: presence and braking. It is much smaller than the stock one and of better construction (all metal, etc...). Still no sure if it's worth the 130€ the dealer charged me. Replacing is a 10m job.



Gilles risers, phone holder, alarm/starter key


Yamaha side protectors and U. Bruni coolant tank shield.


JVB rear brake oil reservoir
 

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