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post #1 of 18 Old 03-11-2017, 11:23 PM Thread Starter
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First Mod of your new bike?

What is the first mod you should perform on your new to you bike (new or used)?

Suspension - both front and rear. If you don't know how to dial it in for your typical riding experience on street, go to someone that does. You'll be amazed at the difference of a suspension tuned for you.

Track - well duh... I'm talking about people that buy bikes for street.
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post #2 of 18 Old 03-11-2017, 11:25 PM
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Ohlins front and rear
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post #3 of 18 Old 03-14-2017, 08:55 PM
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I don't do anything to this bike but ride the crap outta it. Using good sense, ofc. Oh, changed the can and the fender. That is all. Tires are a major expense and even fuel as I ride a lot.
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6mm of shims for the rear shock along with a proper suspension adjustment. That's about $150-200?
Following that, a link pipe and ECU flash. Let's say about $300-400 for that?

The bike will be really fun to ride after those items.

Following that, perhaps a new muffler to suit your taste.
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post #5 of 18 Old 03-16-2017, 01:01 PM
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The first mod I do to any new bike is to install quality shorty levers! Just a personal preference
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post #6 of 18 Old 03-16-2017, 01:47 PM
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I second suspension. Additionally, all the free mods.
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post #7 of 18 Old 03-17-2017, 04:57 AM
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I bought the exhaust before the bike every time.
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post #8 of 18 Old 03-20-2017, 04:02 AM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by G37Sam View Post
I bought the exhaust before the bike every time.
For low speed city riding that has no chance of stressing your suspension, in a location where bikes are very common, and can honestly be said "loud pipes saves lives", I can agree with you.

For most of America however, I would disagree. Bikes in America are a minority, and due to bad publicity leads to caged vigilantes on the road. For some crazy reason while they sit in their "Prius" they think they are more skilled, and know what is best for any given situation in order to "protect" the rider by cutting them off, and swerving into them intentionally. Not to mention slamming on their brakes.

Anyone can drive a car, and almost anyone can drive a car good. Not everyone can ride a motorcycle, and not everyone can ride a motorcycle good. Wish the USA realized this.
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post #9 of 18 Old 03-20-2017, 05:30 AM
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Tires followed by disconnecting exhaust pipe servo.

So much one can do - so little money ))
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post #10 of 18 Old 03-20-2017, 07:18 PM
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I like tires or suspension. Granted Ive never actually bought suspension components for a bike either though. Dumb things here n there. Pipe. Power Commander.

A good one, depending on the bike, master cylinder, calipers and stainless steel brake lines. Those make a wallop of a difference.
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