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I bought Erebus (Rapid red) a few days ago and immediately wanted to buy some parts that were (for all intensive purposes) safety upgrades. I don't intend on turning Erebus into a track oriented bike; but installing the following pieces may help decrease my chances of being involved in an accident. They're coming in the mail, and i'll be updating this as they arrive with pictures and videos.

I was considering how to's but most of the big guys explain how to install their products very well. I encourage questions and feedback. Stay tuned...
 

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Exhaust arrived!

This morning I received the Tyga Performance exhaust from (what i assumed is some unofficial dealer) Ebay. It arrived four days after purchase. I could have opted for a badge-less canister but would have elongated my patience by two weeks! Price was $178 + shipping.

As you can see, The canister is mysteriously the size of a Chipotle burrito. The resin heat shield looks like a typical fiber glass piece; I wonder how it will hold up to prolonged heating. It might take a couple days to put this bad boy on because I have exams this coming Monday -_- Stay tuned !
 

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Here's a picture of the weight. The scale may be +/- 0.4 lb's but it measured my body weight accurately. Either way, It's clearly not pushing 10+ lb's so that's good.
 

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Put the burrito on!

Had some free time today so my brother and i started fidgeting with the new exhaust! It took a couple minutes to switch it out, but MAN was the burrito a whole lot lighter than stock. I did notice that there was a little bit of air leaking out at the junction where the tyga exhaust bends around the gasket and cat-back pipe after you tighten the clamp. I spoke to my friend who is a mechanical engineer and said it will be fine bc of the CAT keeping the back pressure and what not. **shrugs** It's that itty bitty hole in the last picture shown! Most likely is nothing to worry about, just a little sketchy. If the supplied gasket is lead based then it should expand and close that leak eventually.

I took a couple videos but so far they're ehh (the audio from DSLR's are pretty crappy). But just to give you an idea, It's an intermediate sound between stock and with no exhaust on. It's really throaty at idle and during acceleration, but not that loud at cruising. You can't expect it to sound like an M4 exhaust at this price point, but I'm satisfied with the sound and aesthetics, I'm sure people will still hear me coming.
 

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Shogun No-Cut Sliders came in the mail today as well!

I paid $55 shipped for these bad boys from Moto911, and took about 4 days to arrive. In case you've never put some on, They're super easy, which is why I'm guessing they came with absolutely nothing regarding instructions lol. Considering I've never modded a bike; other than ignorantly pulling the carbs on my former GS500F and giving them a good ol' clean down, I've been playing it by ear. I personally don't like the look of frame sliders, but it's purely an investment of protection!

As you can see in the last photo, if your sweet ride takes a tumble in the garage, You're still running the risk of damaging your front turning signal and side mirror. You may want to consider installing flush mount lights. Personally, I'm a fan of the stock look.
 

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Shogun No-Cut Sliders came in the mail today as well!

I paid $55 shipped for these bad boys from Moto911, and took about 4 days to arrive. In case you've never put some on, They're super easy, which is why I'm guessing they came with absolutely nothing regarding instructions lol. Considering I've never modded a bike; other than ignorantly pulling the carbs on my former GS500F and giving them a good ol' clean down, I've been playing it by ear. I personally don't like the look of frame sliders, but it's purely an investment of protection!

As you can see in the last photo, if your sweet ride takes a tumble in the garage, You're still running the risk of damaging your front turning signal and side mirror. You may want to consider installing flush mount lights. Personally, I'm a fan of the stock look.
I got the exact same Sliders lol. People actually mistake them for extra footpegs for kids. Here in Philippines, 3-4 people riding motorcycles without helmets are pretty normal. Toddlers usually sit In front of the Driver. (sitting in tank)
 

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@Zachie69 haha way back when i knew nothing about motorcycles, i thought sliders were some sort of stunt mechanism XD and oh man hah, and people get worried about going two-up when there's people going family-up. Thats awesome though
 

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I have a vlogging dilemma! But first, a review.

So the link provided below is to the helmet I purchased when I bought my R3 (Speed and Strength SS1600 all black, large size). The large had a perfect fit, just had to break it in.

I upgraded from a used HJC CL-14 (medium size) helmet. So you can see how the SS helmet appeals to me. I REALLY liked that the SS has a drop down visor. I originally wanted an SS1500 but the dealership gave me a discount I couldn't refuse.

So the SS1600 has this WEIRD fitment. It's almost rectangular, and gave me a huge migraine the first time i rode more than 45 minutes. I ended up rolling the edges and smoothing out the inside of the foam because it was not breaking in fast enough. I have around 250 miles with it so far and it's getting more comfortable. Visibility is marginally less than my HJC helmet, but the SS is great on the highway. There is A LOT of sound on the highway as usual.

With all that being said, I can't seem to find a good placement for a gopro! The entire chin area is occupied with the chin vent, There are so many angles and depressions and curves that i can't seem to find a good place! It's really annoying because i want to start vlogging but I don't want to use my HJC helmet anymore (which is perfect for vlogging because of its simplicity). Can anyone help with some ideas? I'm about to strap this sumb*tch on my chest, but it'd be awkward to run a mic from my chest into my helmet.



http://www.ssgear.com/usa_english/cruise-missile-ss1600-helmet.html
 

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I know everyone has pictures of their FE, but I finally got around to uploading my pictures from the month. If you haven't made the purchase yet, it is quite possibly the most important one! There is always traffic in my garage; people always walking in and out. I was so annoyed to have the original fender because people bump into it all the time! Not only does it make the bike look normal, but it serves a function as well hah.

This is the Vegabond FE kit. I took the forum's advice and bought it using the forum discount. Thanks Vegabond; I'm really happy with how the shipping went! The quality is good and feels super sturdy. The instructions weren't confusing, but there are A LOT of taps and screws holding that original fender together.
 

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The Vagabond FE is what I have. I like it and you can't beat the price. The original fender is hideous. I was actually embarassed to ride the bike around while I waited for the Vagabond to arrive.
 

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Update on some mods

Spears Racing Adjustable levers and Vagabond Exhaust hanger!

I was skeptical about the Spear Racing levers, but they've grown on me! Such an improvement over the thin and uncomfortable OEM levers. Also, a big thanks to Vagabond Motorsports on the amazing exhaust hanger. It's bonkers with how well it ties the back end together.
 

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