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post #21 of 59 Old 05-21-2015, 08:51 PM
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In first two weeks, I've had new Pirelli Diablo Rosso II tires mounted (what a difference in the twisties and ride). TST flush mount front turn signals (about one hour installation with the new blinker electronics, make sure you buy both). Since my bike is black, I chose the smoke lenses and you can't even see them until the light turns on. I have the Cortech tank bag from my old bike (straps only). I also bought the Cortech Dryver rear tail bag (semi-hard) and I swear the bag was made for the R3. I have standard size sport saddle bags from my old bike and they are simply too large. These reinforced soft bags should work very well Nelson Rigg (CL-890 Mini Expandable Sport Saddle bags).
One last item which is free, try cutting the long tab under neath your license plate. Now it looks like any other Yamaha. At least it's a start, since the best looking version (Yoshimura) cost over $110 as a fender replacement.

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First thing that I changed on mine was the mirrors. I put bar end mirrors which helped out a lot on my vision. I can see a lot more which Is good for safety. And for looks vagabond fender eliminator and led turn signals. Up next for me will be ss brake lines. For exhaust mine already came with Yoshimura R3 from the dealer, if not exhaust is always important to me...I like people to hear me coming. Mainly It all depends on what you are trying to go for, looks, Safety or performance in my opinion. What's most important to you?
Would you mind uploading a video where we can hear that exhaust sound, please?
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Only essential 'Mod' is a Novice track day (or ten) with full coaching.
And tires. One will need that also.

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I know it is an old thread, but the first thing you need to do is;

BUY GOOD GEAR!

Anything else beyond that is optional.

My order, after gear, would be;

1. braided brake lines
2. correct springs for my weight and set up correctly
3. whatever you want after the above

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And tires. One will need that also.
Yeah haha, posted that before I bought the R3.

What horrible tyres they are too.
just cant see why they fit bias ply to a bike with dynamics designed for radials.

Facepalms me to see exhausts changed, even brakes and shocks and all sorts of money wasted and ppl still have those 1980 Michelins on.
You don't have to push it much to feel the wobbling and fighting to set up for the corner, and come back up and gas on.

Pirelli Diablo Rosso2 or Brigestone S20 are a must,
you'll thank me later, but ride on the crap oem first to see.
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What about the s20 evo?
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I don't see how people think the stock tires are that bad. They do fine for me. I mean I changed tires on my other bike from the stock tires to some expensive ass Diablos and couldn't tell a sh*t licks worth of difference between the two, until the credit card bill came in.
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As far as I can tell from the information I can find and how they behave, The stock tires on the R3 are a radial. They seem to behave well enough for me. Not as "grippy" as the Pilot Power 2CT on my FZ6, and much more stable than the Pirelli MT75 bias ply on the Blast. Once I have a few hundred miles more on the tires and get more confident in my self I will see how I feel about the stock tires.
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Love my vagabond eliminator, $60 on amazon prime and very easy to install. check out their video. Fits very precise
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Would you mind uploading a video where we can hear that exhaust sound, please?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkmZPq4jIKE

You have to forward to the end of the video, but I think the Yoshimura sounds amazing.

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