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#1 Caliban

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Posted 17 September 2008 - 01:31 AM

I'm a new rider to the VFR. I picked up a 2003 at the beginning of August and have managed to put on 6000km all ready and have been wondering about some mods to make the bike even better. By mods I mean, after market seats, exhaust, lighting etc. What are some of the best mods that have really impacted your riding? Please keep in mind that I won't be overhauling the bike, so no superchargers or what not :P My bike is totally stock expect for a tinted zero gravity wind screen.................



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#2 Dutchy

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Posted 17 September 2008 - 02:14 AM

Hello Caliban,

Welcome to VFRD.


Many mods are mainly for looks I'd say, not really impacting one's ability to ride.
The 2003 is a modern bike so there is not that much room to improve to a level that justifies the expense (imho).
So if after 6,000km you donot have any real gripes (suspension not bottoming out because you weigh 160 kg), it comes down to having excess cash to spend on niceties......

The only one I can think off that falls in your search is tyres.
New modern shoes will give the best improvement. If your bike is still clad with older ones, try a set of Michelin PR2 for instance.
A Scotoiler will keep your chain lubricated nicely.
An alarm system piece of mind

Enjoy!


Ps: on my 4thv gen the suspension change was I'd say the only performance improver...... the Pazzo levers, the Akrapovic exhaust, the dark windscreen, the red striping, carbonfibre hugger, RC30 look single nut in rear wheel? All excess cash.......... :biggrin: )

#3 SEBSPEED

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Posted 17 September 2008 - 05:59 AM

After the seat change, suspension, suspension, suspension.

Welcome aboard!

#4 jstanwood

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Posted 17 September 2008 - 06:56 AM

After the seat change, suspension, suspension, suspension.

Welcome aboard!

:fing02:

Maybe new grips...ooohhhh heated grips! We'll spend your money in no time here! :biggrin:

#5 ncpaul

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Posted 17 September 2008 - 07:00 AM

My best bang for the buck mods have been:

1. Sargent seat

2. heated grips

#6 alwaysaware

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Posted 17 September 2008 - 07:04 AM

I got rid of the ugly rear fender and I also added a power outlet.
Rear fender removal = free
Power outlet = $5.00
very cheap. :biggrin:

#7 BOBINOTTAWA

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Posted 17 September 2008 - 07:20 AM

New seat and heated grips. On the electric side, a digital voltmeter display.

#8 SEBSPEED

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Posted 17 September 2008 - 07:24 AM

My best bang for the buck mods have been:

1. Sargent seat

2. heated grips


Don't forget the NEP throttle lock. $15 & worth it's weight in gold!

#9 Jon28

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Posted 17 September 2008 - 09:50 AM

Just send me your money and I'll spend it for ya!!! Here is what I've done so far:
- Sargent or Corbin seat (I've had both and prefer Sgt)
- Helibars
- Zero Gravity double bubble (dark smoke)
- Exhaust (mine is A.R.T.) and air filter
- Throttlemeister (heavy set)
- Heated grips and/or grip puppies from CA sport touring
- Givi E52 topcase (the best money I've spent yet)
- Frame sliders
- Avon Storm ST's

and now my wish list:
- Power Commander III
- Racetech forks
- Elka rear shock
- Garmin Zumo 550
- Spare plastics and tires for race days:-)

#10 timmythecop

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Posted 17 September 2008 - 09:53 AM

Ive done a seat, heated grips, a pipe, givi bags and a larger screen, but the only mod worth its mettle was





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