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    Default First mods you buy for your bikes.

    For me itís always a tail tidy, new mirrors, and rad guards. Then the exhaust and removal of pillion pegs.

    What about you lot?

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    Default Re: First mods you buy for your bikes.

    First mods were always race tyres. Often fitted at the shop before I rode it home

    But for the new one, it was a tail tidy.

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    Default Re: First mods you buy for your bikes.

    Brake pads. Although admittedly a radiator protector is often first. Evotech usually, no cheap Chinese rubbish allowed.

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    Default Re: First mods you buy for your bikes.

    First on the 690 was crash bars and swingarm bobbins

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    Default Re: First mods you buy for your bikes.

    A Triumph engine and gearbox.

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    Default Re: First mods you buy for your bikes.

    A nice spanky new paint job. 10 mins and we're done. Then I ditch anything not needed, fairings, clocks, lights, centre stand and end can etc, fiddle with the jetting and look moody n mean.

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    Default Re: First mods you buy for your bikes.

    ram a sponge down behind the screen & dash. Move the cheap wristwatch from the handlebars on the old one to this new one. A tank of shell V power.

    TBH it's like moving into a new house with a garden:

    House: almost instantly know what's wrong & needs attention. However, prior experience says there's usually a nasty & involved reason why such obvious things haven't already been addressed. Don't rush blindly into it. OTOH a door or cupboard which opens the wrong way is going to annoy the shite out of me until the minute it's changed-it has to go.

    Garden: fuck knows what's been planted & going to come up. It might look shite now, but it might very well look aces in 6 months time. There may very well be very good & clever reasons as to why it looks like it does right now. Don't rush-wait & see.

    But we were talking about bikes. Brakes had better work (I'd have walked away though) but if there's clear room for improvement than that's obv priority one.

    If previous owner seems like similar mass to me, I'll leave adjustments alone. Otherwise I'll make a note of them, but put everything back to book standard & see what happens. And then I'll do it properly, or as proper as I can.

    That's about it really. I've never had a bike you can do stuff with a power commander or whatever, but that & exhaust etc to match would alomsy certainly be next, but a good few months later really.

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    Default Re: First mods you buy for your bikes.

    With the old heaps of shite I buy, parts to get them running somewhere near right are the first things I buy.

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    Default Re: First mods you buy for your bikes.

    Fresh fuel and carb cleaner.

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    Default Re: First mods you buy for your bikes.

    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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    Default Re: First mods you buy for your bikes.

    Tail tidy
    Smaller plate
    Exhaust
    Levers for clutch and brake (not got them on the tripe though)


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    Default Re: First mods you buy for your bikes.

    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.

    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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    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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