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    Oil and filters.
    Brakes (check and clean and replace pads if need be)
    Exhaust check (replace if too quiet - but needs baffle in)
    Engine Bars
    Tutoro Oiler if required (not had a shafty yet, but won't say no to one)
    Bar Muffs when winter
    Taller Screen as I'm tall.
    C&S get checked and chain adjustment checked
    Tyres get checked and changed if Dunlops.
    Brake/Clutch levers checked/changed for adjustable ones

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    Default Re: First mods you buy for your bikes.

    Rotate the gear lever down one notch on its spline.
    Rotate the brake & clutch levers down about 5 degrees.
    That's about it for the life of the bike tbh.

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    Handlebar tassels, in pink.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheb View Post
    Fresh fuel and carb cleaner.
    That made me smile, having followed your bike threads , and having some experience of those essentials with old and not recently or frequently used smokers myself

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    1. Full Service - even if its been done
    2. Radiator Guard & Hugger & decent double bubble screen
    3. Headlight Bulb change to 5000K HID or LED.
    4. Decent end can (if not already fitted)

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    Quote Originally Posted by KungFooBob View Post
    Handlebar tassels, in pink.

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    I’ve just bought a new exhaust, engine and radiator guards, tail tidy, new exhaust hanger, bar end mirrors, mirror blanking plugs, tank protector, black backed numberplate.

    Which is about standard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fingerpuk View Post
    I’ve just bought a new exhaust, engine and radiator guards, tail tidy, new exhaust hanger, bar end mirrors, mirror blanking plugs, tank protector, black backed numberplate.

    Which is about standard.
    I don't get this buying black backed plates. Why not paint it ? Quicker and easier.

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    I tend to get all the mods done at once, current one was a big list but included header pipes and mufflers ordered in from the States, cams, tuning, air filter, heated grips, new bars, new screen, 3m vinyl, bodywork additions, blacked hinges, trip to powder coaters for black everything ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yorick View Post
    I don't get this buying black backed plates. Why not paint it ? Quicker and easier.
    It’s neater and I like things neat.

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    Default Re: First mods you buy for your bikes.

    Quote Originally Posted by Deer Stalker View Post
    I tend to get all the mods done at once, current one was a big list but included header pipes and mufflers ordered in from the States, cams, tuning, air filter, heated grips, new bars, new screen, 3m vinyl, bodywork additions, blacked hinges, trip to powder coaters for black everything ..
    Pictures please

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    I was hoping that brake calipers wouldn't have to be on the list, but..... fucking Tokicos.

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    Default Re: First mods you buy for your bikes.

    Mostly sod all. I try and buy a bike with the mods I want done already, and let the last owner pay for the privilege.

    Then just a RAM ball and power cable for the sat nav, and a sheepskin seat cover.

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    Take off as much as poss to remain rideable. Replace everything else as time goes on, because

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    Default Re: First mods you buy for your bikes.

    Shortie brake/clutch levers.

    Quote Originally Posted by Makman View Post
    Brake/Clutch levers checked/changed for adjustable ones
    Itís amazing how much difference good adjustable levers can make. I used to think they were a luxury until I tried them. Now I wouldnít be without a quality set of brake/clutch levers.

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