Bike mods?

# 31/03/2016 at 01:48 TheNotSoBigCheese (Moderator)

Just wondering if people have done any modifications to their bikes at all, what have you done?

My bike is fairly standard, just a rear hugger and Beowulf Warrior can. It did have some very annoying a loud beepy indicator thing when I bought it but that has gone now!

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# 02/04/2016 at 21:04 sinniskyle

Hi lads and ladies

# 02/04/2016 at 21:11 TheNotSoBigCheese (Moderator)

Hello mate, great to have you with us! There is an intro section if you wanted to pop a post in there. Tell us where you're from and what you're riding :-)

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# 04/04/2016 at 22:23 Gibspoon

Lol. Mods...the best things ever!!! OK, here goes for my Street Triple R;

Arrow cans and remap, quickshifter, Pipercross air filter, airbox modification,Triumph anodised shorty levers, anodised brake fluid reservoir, bar end mirrors, rear hugger, single seat cowl, tail tidy, integrated rear tail light / indicator delete, anodised panel bolts, R+G frame sliders, R+G paddock stand bobbins, radiator guard.....

...I think that's it! Only a few things left to do. I'd love some rear sets but I don't know if I can justify the price.....I'd really like to get my hands on the new Speed Triple R!

# 05/04/2016 at 14:32 Toast

Got an XJ900S I wanted to turn into a camouflage style army tribute bike; Ripped the fairing off, fitted a new headlight and 4 extra lights, mounted on a extra sub frame attached to the fairing frame. Painted it flat olive drab & black, ripped the stock silencers off and fitted some after-market slash cuts (which do nothing to reduce the noise and plastered it in Union Jacks and army stickers. Also 3 LOUD horns operated by a 40 amp relay. It's loud, scary and brash, has exactly the right effect on people who see it. They hate it. Perfect......

Life is a series of ever-faster bike journeys - as time begins to run out. But, I'm not finished yet...
# 05/04/2016 at 16:30 Gibspoon

Toast, that sounds like a beast! Pictures please!

# 08/04/2016 at 14:57 dave

what Gibspoon said, show us the bike

I like riding, I also like bikes.
# 15/04/2016 at 22:16 Toast

will picture The Barge properly this weekend!

Life is a series of ever-faster bike journeys - as time begins to run out. But, I'm not finished yet...
# 16/04/2016 at 21:48 TheNotSoBigCheese (Moderator)

I think we do need to see a pic or two once you've taken them!

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# 29/10/2016 at 15:42 Richtalp650

heated grips and heated seat pad work's well from j&s £7 gets very hot.

# 29/10/2016 at 16:38 Sparqx

Just fitted some flush mount LED indicators to the front of the bike and have a set of LED indicators (long stem) on order to fit on the back. I know they are not for everyone and are possibly a bone of contention for some people but they are super bright and I did some road tests with a friend to see how 'visible' they are before committing to keeping them on the bike. I also got feedback that people approaching from the left and right can see my indicators much more clearly than the standard ones.

Also have some shorty levers on the way so will share some more pics when I have installed them...





# 29/10/2016 at 17:28 Sparqx

Just a quick update on a small mod I did a while ago for a mobile phone mounting solution that I learned from my cycling exploits. Its a Quad lock mount which is a low cost, very secure, and low profile mounting solution...


# 29/10/2016 at 17:28 Sparqx

Here is the phone mounted...


Even comes with a waterproof cover for those rainy occasions...


# 30/10/2016 at 12:03 TheNotSoBigCheese (Moderator)

A heated seat pad?! Might look into that one as I ride through winter as much as I can!

Sparqx - doesn't matter if other people are not keen on your indicators, as long as you're happy with them, sod everybody else! Where did you get the phone holder from? I need one for mine!

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# 30/10/2016 at 18:31 Sparqx

Thanks TheNotSoBigCheese

I got mine from Evans Cycles, comes with mounting, cover and rain protector

# 30/10/2016 at 19:45 Richtalp650

I went to Evans Cheltenham all they said it's in the warehouse we can order it for
You .

# 01/11/2016 at 19:22 Sparqx

Arghhh, got mine from Evans in Kingston straight off the shelf....

# 22/11/2016 at 12:52 Sparqx

Finally got round to completing the mods this weekend....

First up a set of adjustable shorty levers - good quality milled aluminium. Didn't think something as simple as this would make such a big difference to riding enjoyment but it really did Don't know why I waited so long.....


# 22/11/2016 at 13:04 Sparqx

Next up rear LED indicators...

LED indicators came with really short cables so had to splice them into the original Yamaha indicator leads and used heat shrink tubing to keep the joins water tight. I had a problem mounting the indicators to the standard OEM tail tidy so had to use some indicator adapter plates to get everything to fit nicely. Really bright and as you will see from the comparison picture its like going from a football to a golfball in size




Now that this job is done and it looks good, its worth me saying what a royal pain in the butt this 'simple' job was!! The biggest problem I had was undoing 4 allen key bolts to take the tail tidy off so that I could mount the indicators. Ended up using some WD40 and brute strength to 'crack' the bolts. Ended up dissembling a multi-tool to get the required allen key which had a loop at the end of it so I could apply leverage with a screw driver. Broke 2 screw drivers in the process. The space is very restrictive and I didn't have a power wrench so needs must. Once I 'cracked' the bolts they came undone pretty easily but not before I removed most of the skin on my knuckles and had hit myself with a hammer a number of times

# 22/11/2016 at 13:49 TheNotSoBigCheese (Moderator)

Haha I hate it when jobs which sound and initially look simple ended up being filled with problems and take hours! Always seems to happen to me for some reason :-(

Looking really good though mate, well done! I had the exact same levers on my ZX9 and they are great! All worth the time and effort

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# 08/12/2016 at 17:24 ingo

Heated grips, USB plugs, volt meter, different brake and clutch levers.

Not all on there yet but the winter is long...

# 11/12/2016 at 17:13 FierceEdge

The first thing I do to bike is get rid of the manufacturer number plate holders, why are they always so obscene?! Also what Sparqx did too, flush indicators.

My ZXR has blue LEDs hidden around it's frame. Sorrynotsorry...

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