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What is the max to spend on modifying your R3

I don't know if I saw this asked yet. Given the majority on this site (at least the ones who replied to a poll) are relatively new to motorcycling, I was curious how much love would you be spending on your new ride.

Rounding off, the bike cost at $5K, or perhaps close to $6K OTD; what is a "sane" amount of love?

For me doing some things, I see my wish list got to $2.5K without too much sweat. I rationalize this by thinking I will be keeping this bike in the fold for some time, so improving in areas that will make it more fun to ride make sense to me... although looking at $8.5K makes you wonder what you can also get thats 3 years old...

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Not counting consumables such as tire, air and oil filters, frame protection, etc, probably $2000. First would be suspension upgrades which is already around $1200 (with basic rear shock, more with a racing/track oriented shock), then brake components, then maybe aesthetic items. I've spent money on PC/exhausts on other bikes but I might be unwilling to do so on the R3. We will see. I like the note of the bike now, but I also want to hit ~330-40 lbs on it if possible.

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I stuck with mods that simply make the bike a little more original in a crowd. I'm not dropping money into "performance upgrades" because when I want more bike, I'll just go and get more bike.
And... never add up the cost of your mods! It's an unspoken but universally understood rule.
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As much as I can spare! lol...which is not enough. I bought my bike for $1300 with fees and all that other bs, and so far the stuff on my "to do" list equals about $4000-$4500. Additionally my "wish list" would include some other upgrades such as some engine parts, lighter wheels, aftermarket rotor, caliper, MC, and some titanium hardware which would probably be another $3000-$3500. Unfortunately I doubt I'll be able to do all of that anytime soon, so for now I'm starting with the "to do" list and go from there.

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I stuck with mods that simply make the bike a little more original in a crowd. I'm not dropping money into "performance upgrades" because when I want more bike, I'll just go and get more bike.
And... never add up the cost of your mods! It's an unspoken but universally understood rule.
Yes, a smart answer when the brain is left alone to make decisions. Problem is the bike is good enough to make you want more and the bits to change are not cheap. I'm sure you can take $8.5K and get a heck of a bike...

You have to want the smaller bike to get comfortable with the thought you might drop some serious coin on upgrades. Yes, we are not supposed to add up the tab, but with multiple bikes, you have to do this so you know you can make next months rent.

I guess $2K is the minimum entree fee once you start sliding down the slippery slope.

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I stuck with mods that simply make the bike a little more original in a crowd. I'm not dropping money into "performance upgrades" because when I want more bike, I'll just go and get more bike.
And... never add up the cost of your mods! It's an unspoken but universally understood rule.
I wouldn't say I want more bike. I had "more bike" in previous bikes. I just want a better performing lightweight bike, and neither of my previous bikes were light weights.
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I set my limit at about $2000 (full exhaust,fuel control,levers,braided brake lines,FE,tail light, flush mounts, rear sets). Even though I got the bike as a gift, I just can't justify any more $$.

And to be honest, the mods listed above are pretty much what I would do / have done to any bike.
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I set my limit at about $2000 (full exhaust,fuel control,levers,braided brake lines,FE,tail light, flush mounts, rear sets). Even though I got the bike as a gift, I just can't justify any more $$.

And to be honest, the mods listed above are pretty much what I would do / have done to any bike.
No suspension mods? You know you want it.
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No suspension mods? You know you want it.
And add tires to that list too
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Although this won't be true for everyone, for me it seems I get it out of my system on each subsequent purchase.

My first bike, unfortunately I made the mistake of tallying how much I spent on aftermarket mods. 4000 USD. Its funny though, recently I removed about 900 dollars of stuff and reverted things back to stock.

The R3, I spent only about 1000.

My third bike, although it is the strongest and most expensive bike, I didn't do much mods on it. About 400.

Telling you what you don't want to hear even though deep down you know I'm right.
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