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Anyone running without the outer tank shell? Any issues when it rains? The rubber pads on the side are just glued on from what I can see. Doesn't look that secured but then again, it wasn't meant to be run this way.

Needs smaller headlight, single seat, lose the hoop and a tail tidy to bring it all in to proportion.







 

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I don't think rain will be a problem, I think main problem could be the lack if comfort while riding... Looks so cool btw! :) Keep us updated with other incoming mods ;)
 

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I don't think rain will be a problem, I think main problem could be the lack if comfort while riding... Looks so cool btw! :) Keep us updated with other incoming mods ;)
I was pleasantly surprised at how comfortable the tank pads were. They have a natural grip in them and are slightly angled which allows your knees to grip them really well. I loved it. With a shaved seat to bring the knees down a bit it will be even better.

This is of course for my size and I'm fairly small at 5'6.
 

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Interesting post, torn between the forest green and 60th anniversary yellow (green is first choice for the Scottish A roads) but prefer the black forks on the 60th anniversary.

Has me thinking, if its easy to swap the tank panels, get the 60th and order a pair of green tank panels. ....Any idea on how much they'd cost?
 

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I can't get enough of that tank, all I could ask for more of at this point is for somewhat of a color scheme within that area. I just think there's too little going on but at the same time I can see how someone can say its enough.
 

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My concern is the electrical items being exposed on either side of the tank (just in front and below the tank). I assumed the tank covers would cover the sides completely but I put them back on I noticed there is still a gap for rain to go in so it's obviously not that much of an issue.
 

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Thanks for the parts ink. Exactly the kind of info i've been looking for. Will post the colour codes if I find out what they are. Next thought is wether its worth the extra £300 or so for black forks.

two40, how difficult/time consuming is it to remove replace the tank covers?
 

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two40, how difficult/time consuming is it to remove replace the tank covers?
After doing it once, I would say it will take between 5-10 min depending on how careful you want to be with your tools. Putting them back on will take about 10-15 minutes if you want to torque them as per the service manual. It's not a crucial component though so torquing by hand is fine with me. A touch beyond resistance for the small screws and a bit more for the larger ones is fine.

Specific torque values (from memory) are:

1.5Nm for outer centre (8)
4Nm for everything else

The inner centre might be 7Nm but I'm not too sure. Either way, this is all a bit pedantic. Just tighten the thing a bit past resistance and you'll be fine.
 

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awesome, two40 thanks for the info. Switching colours depending on mood is certainly an option then. ...Will call and find out tank cover price/codes when i get round to it. Slowly building the list of parts for the xsr, not sure if to get an ex demo or wait for model 2017 in case they make improvements.
 
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