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    Default First mods you buy for your bikes.


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    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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    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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    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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    A Triumph engine and gearbox.

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    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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    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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    Usually its a Bagster tank cover so I can use my tankbag. The exceptions to this have been The KTM 790 as its got a stupid shaped tank and my 900ss Ducatis as I never intended them as shopping of commuting bikes.

    Triumph Tiger was tank cover, big screen, Givi plate for top box, pannier frames ad Triumph Panniers. (It already has engine bars etc). - All functional additions.

    THe KTM has rear pegs removed, rear seat removed (cowl replacement) Mirrors swapped for a bar end version, Arrow Titanium can, tail tidy. paddock stand bobbins. All bling really

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    Default Re: First mods you buy for your bikes.

    Topbox mount
    Phone bracket
    Auxiliary wiring loom
    Major service
    Filler neck mod
    Try to sort out a single key for all the locks (if possible)
    Tank cover (Baglux)
    Flyscreen

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    Remove rear footpegs if possible.
    Service, although it's not really a modification
    Go and ride it before deciding if it needs anything else doing

    I don't really do bling

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    Always.
    new oil and filter
    air filter
    spark plugs .
    tyres if needed .
    no noisy exhaust as the police hear that first .i managed over a ton across Blackfriars bridge 3am after work as the cop didn't hear me as he was pointing the other way .
    if I want more speed/power I would have bought a different bike .my current bike suits me well at the moment .

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    Race can normally, but I tend to keep the baffle in these days. Just hate the strangled noise of OEM exhausts.

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    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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    Fresh fuel and carb cleaner.

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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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