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Searched and couldn't find much feedback on the brackets so I figured I'd post. I went Yoshi as I had the brackets on my previous CBR 250R and they are the more aggressive than the ones from Driven. First round of mods other than a Vagabond fender eliminator on my matte silver/blue R3, installed on Friday. Very nice improvement on ergonomics, the new position and body positioning is perfect for me. I'm only 5'5" and wasn't able to grip the tank with my knees at all with the stock position. Now I get about the lower 1/3rd of the tank and almost halfway up the pads. Install was painless and took about an hour to do both. My rear brake line didn't need to be shortened at the most aggressive position with the brackets. Cornering feels a bit better (resulting of improved positioning) and I don't move around on the seat at all anymore. Highly recommend both mods for anyone wanting to make their bike a little less upright for spirited street riding. It almost feels like a new bike, tires will definitely improve it even more.

I also have a Zero Gravity DB screen in light smoke on order from HardRacing. They're on backorder now but it should be produced and shipped out in mid January. Next will be Bridgestone S20 EVOs in the spring, followed by clipons (need to research) and SS brake lines. Eventually I'm wanting a Graves slip on, Arrow headers, PCV and QS but I don't have a timeline yet. Will post pics tomorrow or Wednesday, dreary weather today and my bike isn't quite photo ready since it needs a bath.
 

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Nice man, & good description of the products & how it fits your needs. I'm 5'5" too, and I wrap around the tank pretty good and am on stock right now. I was mulling the Driven rearset relocation brackets. Just deciding on rearsets. Leaning on the Tyga CNC Aluminum/carbon fiber rearsets from HardR. I love the Woodcrafts too, but I'll save $100 on the Tygas, and I'm a sucker for aluminum, brush or anondized, and carbon fiber. The aluminum will also pop against the black background of my Raven R3 methinks too. It'll be a cool contrast althought everything els eis murdered out on the bike, so it would affect the current ...."motif." I wear a black Icon jacket, matte Black Icon Alliance dark helmet on a Raven R3 so I am wondering if I should just get the lack Woodcrafts. So many parts, so many choices. I just ordered black Driven V2 bar ends and CRG black levers. I'm ordering some Speigler brake lines, well front ones if I get the Tygas because it comes with a rear brake line, and definitely not going black on it. Probably clear with titanium ends.

What style TechSpec tank pads? Why do you want to change the clip-ons? Weight savings or more aggressive angle? You might drastically change the handling so do thorough research on them. Some that go above the tripe clamp aren't flush with the end and go over it a tiny bit-that would drive me crazy. A 7 degree clip-on for example would be more racing oriented but would affect the comfortable stance of the R3 so try to look at other bikes first and feel how it is if possible-at the dealer or someone else's. Instead of clip-ons, you might want to look at putting the $ toward better grips, bar ends, and rearsets. Weighted bar ends feel better IMAO, you'll have even more adjustability with aftermarket rearsets, and well better grips are...better. Just my unsolicited 2 cents not that you give a rata's ass-it's your bike.

I write down To Do lists and Wishlist in my phone notepad like crazy. I have an insanely long wishlist on my R3. It's easily $6,000 worth of parts already. I won't get everything but most of it. Have to weigh wants vs needs, and budget and eliminate some of the frivolous items from it. Ordered a Scorpio Ride/Secure alarm system, Xena XX6 disc lock, Dowco cover, Driven Bar ends, Vagabond Fender Eliminator kit, already have Vagabond frame sliders, Vortex spools, R&G rad guard, Vortex rear stand, Driven Block off plate, and BMC air filter. Like you, I'm wanting some Battleaxe S20 Evo's but after I wear down the stock Michelin's. Soon going to pull the trigger on some other minor appearance/function improvements like a Yosh or Akrapovic ful exhaust, PCV, maybe an auto-tune, front fork cartridges, JRI rear shock, and the above mentioned rearsets.

So where did you move the rearsets to on the bracket? Did you move them just up or back too? The Yoshiura's look cooler but the Driven looks like it has more adjustments on it-choices again. I think I'd go crazy with that many adjustments. I actually feel pretty good at stock, but maybe once I install the brackets, I'd be digging moving them.

I used to detail cars while in college, and I love Zymol and Pinnancle wax. Both are kind of crazy expensive. I love waxing my bike-kind of an OCD nut. I know you didn't ask but just had to recommend the S100 12000C Motorcycle Detailing Kit. Cost $50 and gets your bike as shiny as a diamond in a goat's ass as they say. Can't be beat for half a C-note. Never really liked S100 stuff but am impressed with this little jammy. Just thought I'd share the link in case you're interested

Thanks for sharing man, and post some pics!
 

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Nice man, & good description of the products & how it fits your needs. I'm 5'5" too, and I wrap around the tank pretty good and am on stock right now. I was mulling the Driven rearset relocation brackets. Just deciding on rearsets. Leaning on the Tyga CNC Aluminum/carbon fiber rearsets from HardR. I love the Woodcrafts too, but I'll save $100 on the Tygas, and I'm a sucker for aluminum, brush or anondized, and carbon fiber. The aluminum will also pop against the black background of my Raven R3 methinks too. It'll be a cool contrast althought everything els eis murdered out on the bike, so it would affect the current ...."motif." I wear a black Icon jacket, matte Black Icon Alliance dark helmet on a Raven R3 so I am wondering if I should just get the lack Woodcrafts. So many parts, so many choices. I just ordered black Driven V2 bar ends and CRG black levers. I'm ordering some Speigler brake lines, well front ones if I get the Tygas because it comes with a rear brake line, and definitely not going black on it. Probably clear with titanium ends.

What style TechSpec tank pads? Why do you want to change the clip-ons? Weight savings or more aggressive angle? You might drastically change the handling so do thorough research on them. Some that go above the tripe clamp aren't flush with the end and go over it a tiny bit-that would drive me crazy. A 7 degree clip-on for example would be more racing oriented but would affect the comfortable stance of the R3 so try to look at other bikes first and feel how it is if possible-at the dealer or someone else's. Instead of clip-ons, you might want to look at putting the $ toward better grips, bar ends, and rearsets. Weighted bar ends feel better IMAO, you'll have even more adjustability with aftermarket rearsets, and well better grips are...better. Just my unsolicited 2 cents not that you give a rata's ass-it's your bike.

I write down To Do lists and Wishlist in my phone notepad like crazy. I have an insanely long wishlist on my R3. It's easily $6,000 worth of parts already. I won't get everything but most of it. Have to weigh wants vs needs, and budget and eliminate some of the frivolous items from it. Ordered a Scorpio Ride/Secure alarm system, Xena XX6 disc lock, Dowco cover, Driven Bar ends, Vagabond Fender Eliminator kit, already have Vagabond frame sliders, Vortex spools, R&G rad guard, Vortex rear stand, Driven Block off plate, and BMC air filter. Like you, I'm wanting some Battleaxe S20 Evo's but after I wear down the stock Michelin's. Soon going to pull the trigger on some other minor appearance/function improvements like a Yosh or Akrapovic ful exhaust, PCV, maybe an auto-tune, front fork cartridges, JRI rear shock, and the above mentioned rearsets.

So where did you move the rearsets to on the bracket? Did you move them just up or back too? The Yoshiura's look cooler but the Driven looks like it has more adjustments on it-choices again. I think I'd go crazy with that many adjustments. I actually feel pretty good at stock, but maybe once I install the brackets, I'd be digging moving them.

I used to detail cars while in college, and I love Zymol and Pinnancle wax. Both are kind of crazy expensive. I love waxing my bike-kind of an OCD nut. I know you didn't ask but just had to recommend the S100 12000C Motorcycle Detailing Kit. Cost $50 and gets your bike as shiny as a diamond in a goat's ass as they say. Can't be beat for half a C-note. Never really liked S100 stuff but am impressed with this little jammy. Just thought I'd share the link in case you're interested S100 12000C Motorcycle Detailing Kit

Thanks for sharing man, and post some pics!
You must have a little more leg than I do, I barely met the black plastic trim piece below the tank cover haha. The brackets plus aftermarket rearsets would be really nice and aggressive, I did the brackets to save a few bucks and think they provided enough adjustment for me for now! I think the aluminum would look pretty nice to contrast the raven scheme but all black is cool too. Definitely right about have so much choice when it comes to mods. I'll probably add levers to my list too, I just saw Spears Racing offers adjustable levers for the R3 at a pretty decent price. I'll have to look into it when I'm ready to buy to see if Pazzo has came out with any for our bike yet, since they have a ton of color options.

I went with the Snake Skin pads since they have the most grip and are the thickest. I want to do clip ons for a sportier body positioning. I plan on keeping the R3 and don't have plans to get a bigger bike in the next few, possibly several years but I do want a more focused ergonomics set. I'll definitely have to do a lot of research as I do before all of my purchases to make sure I get exactly what I'm wanting. I saw Woodcraft made clipons with a 5 degree angle for our bike so it's a little less comitted than some of the other offerings. I'll definitely look into what's out there for grips too. I thought I was content with the stock tires but I'm noticing now that I'm getting very comfortable with this bike I'm not sure the stockers have the grip for me to feel safe with more lean angle at higher speeds. My CBR 250R had Pirelli Diablo Rosso II's that were really sticky and flattened out in ~5k miles. I don't have many curves where I'm at but I was able to wear them all the way to the edge of the tire. I'm definitely looking forward to having some more grip back but hoping for some longevity out of the S20's.

The Yoshi full looks to be a nice sounding and performing system. I don't care for the Akra full system (a bit too racy maybe?) but I do like the slip on's muffler. The auto-tune also looks like a nice PCV add-on. I'll have to consider that vs getting a dyno tune. These brackets are only adjustable both upwards and backwards, either 30mm up and 45mm back or 45mm and 45mm. The Driven ones allow you to move upwards or backwards, or both! Definitely a lot of adjustability on those ones but they are a few mm's shy at the maximum setting from the Yoshi's. I also got into detailing with my last bike and still have most of my detailing supplies. Unfortunately I no longer have access to a hose or even an outlet outside. I mostly use Chemical Guys matte paint quick detailer and sealant and keep the bike fairly clean. When it gets really dirty I use CGs matte shampoo and run back and forth filling my two buckets up in the bathtub in my apartment. I'm not sure if the matte products are needed, I know in the car world a matte paint shouldn't be washed or detailed with "normal" products. I'm not sure if the matte plastics have the same clearcoat used when producing a matte paint with cars?

Opinions are always appreciated by me, I've been riding for about two years and have put on over 10k miles on two bikes so far. Definitely not a newbie anymore but I'm always looking to learn something. Will definitely get pics up ASAP!
 

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Dang $6000 in parts? Please tell me you are going to race it lol. That's a lot of money in something if you are just going to track/commute.

A used 09+zx6r or something similar cost less than those parts and you are def getting a good deal on bike, engine, and parts (stock).
 

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Searched and couldn't find much feedback on the brackets so I figured I'd post. I went Yoshi as I had the brackets on my previous CBR 250R and they are the more aggressive than the ones from Driven. First round of mods other than a Vagabond fender eliminator on my matte silver/blue R3, installed on Friday. Very nice improvement on ergonomics, the new position and body positioning is perfect for me. I'm only 5'5" and wasn't able to grip the tank with my knees at all with the stock position. Now I get about the lower 1/3rd of the tank and almost halfway up the pads. Install was painless and took about an hour to do both. My rear brake line didn't need to be shortened at the most aggressive position with the brackets. Cornering feels a bit better (resulting of improved positioning) and I don't move around on the seat at all anymore. Highly recommend both mods for anyone wanting to make their bike a little less upright for spirited street riding. It almost feels like a new bike, tires will definitely improve it even more.

I also have a Zero Gravity DB screen in light smoke on order from HardRacing. They're on backorder now but it should be produced and shipped out in mid January. Next will be Bridgestone S20 EVOs in the spring, followed by clipons (need to research) and SS brake lines. Eventually I'm wanting a Graves slip on, Arrow headers, PCV and QS but I don't have a timeline yet. Will post pics tomorrow or Wednesday, dreary weather today and my bike isn't quite photo ready since it needs a bath.
I know you already mentioned that you didn't have to shorten the brake line for the furthest up and back position. I'm assuming this would hold true for the down and back position as well. Just wanted to confirm before ordering.

Also, does the kit include a relocation bracket for the brake reservoir?
 

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I'm thinking you should be fine with just backwards adjustments as well, the Yoshi kit did include a bracket for the rear brake res., making shortening of the line not necessary for me. If you went much more aggressive I'm sure it'd need to be shortened.

I also got my screen from Hard Racing, attached are a couple pics showing my mods thus far. The DB screen is perfect for me. There's much less wind turbulence at higher (60+ MPH) speeds and makes riding for longer at speed a bit easier. There's zero turbulence if you're able to tuck behind it too.
 

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Screen looks good on the bike, man. Nice function as you describe too. Any other mods lined up in the future?
 
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