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post #11 of 18 Old 03-20-2017, 11:19 PM Thread Starter
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Tires followed by disconnecting exhaust pipe servo.

So much one can do - so little money ))
Tires is also a very good one. I'm cheap so I'll just burn through my stock first while I get used to the bike, then get the set I want. If you are buying a used bike, obviously tread wear will bump this to #1 if it is bad enough, or if the tires are shitty enough. Point here is to be as safe and confident on the bike while "dialing" it in.

That said, chain and sprockets would be my next choice, followed by levers.

So in no particular order for the top 3 at this point would be:

1) Tuning suspension for your body weight, and riding style, environment
2) Tires (same as #1 - riding style, environment)
3) Chain/Sprockets (same as #1 - riding style)

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1) Exhaust
2) Levers
3) Chain Adjusters
4) Steel braided brake lines
5) Fender eliminator
6) Turn signals
7) Wind screen
8) Filter

Keep the mods coming, what else do you like to swap out from OEM?
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First mod absolutely frame sliders and for the 2016 zx10r the Trex frame sliders. After that definitely chain sprockets. Fender eliminator or exhaust budget dependent of course.
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First mod absolutely frame sliders and for the 2016 zx10r the Trex frame sliders. After that definitely chain sprockets. Fender eliminator or exhaust budget dependent of course.
F*ck frame sliders, get a full cage and sub-cage. ImpakTech FTW!

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First mod absolutely frame sliders and for the 2016 zx10r the Trex frame sliders. After that definitely chain sprockets. Fender eliminator or exhaust budget dependent of course.
F*ck frame sliders, get a full cage and sub-cage. ImpakTech FTW!


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The 10 best parts for the Kawasaki ZX-10R | MCN

Here. I forgot that MCN already polled us before for the top ten mods. Gives ya a good idea.

08 ZX6R Radial M/C ZG Sport Touring Windscreen CBR600RR Calipers BMC Street Filter
GP Shift Pattern DIY Mod Fender Eliminator Kit 16/44 Gearing Euro Flushmount Signals
Gauge Cluster Color DIY ModSoupy's Fully Adjustable Lowering Links HEL Stainless Steel Braided Brake Lines
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Have to say rearsets are a good investment too. Shifting is much smoother with aftermarket rearsets as is leg position and how your legs feel against the bike.
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I start with suspension. It is a big investment and it is better to do it when you get the bike so you have the benefit of riding on good suspension for the duration of ownership. Think of it as amortizing the price over as many years as possible.

I ride country roads at a "spirited" pace and do track days so good suspension is important to me. Dropping $2K-3K on suspension is a lot, but IMHO it is well worth it from a pleasure and safety standpoint. Good tires go without saying. I am a Michelin man. I use their Pilot Powers on the road and their slicks on my racebike.

If you have not ridden a sportbike that is setup with good suspension and dialed in for the rider's weight and riding style, then it is like trying to explain sex to a virgin:)

Brake lines are next if they are of the rubber variety.

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