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May 2016:
Bought the bike new. Only mods at the time were Evotech crash and paddock bobbins. Shortly after at first service, removed evap cannister.









April 2017:
Anxious for Spring, got bored and did some retail therapy. Added: Termignoni Race Slip-on, Ohlin's DU505 rear shock, billet brake fluid reservoir cover, touring/off-road footpegs, instrument gauge covers and headlight trim. Removed US spec indicator spacers. Wrenched it all myself (except ECU upmap and side stand recall), learned a lot, mostly from this forum. Thanks guys!







Any feedback welcome. Thanks for looking.
 

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Hi I have joined this forum actively today. Bike looks great. Like how you've gone with some of the billet accessories. Last few weeks I added bar end mirrors, quality mirror plugs (for the original holes) and some aftermarket levers to my Full Throttle. Really pleased with the result.
Looks great! Funny, my next mod was to be the mirrors and in fact, I have Rizoma reverse retros which should arrive this week. How do you find the visibility? I was a bit hesitant with this one, because the stock mirrors work well enough.

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How easy are the Retros to fit. Looks simple but was wondering what's involved making enough room at the end of the bars?
Very easy, but instead of making room on the bars, the mirrors are mounted on new non-tapered Rizoma bar ends (MA534). Actually, the toughest part was removing the stock ends without marring them up. (Tap in bolts after backing them out a bit was the right trick). If you want to mount directly on the bars, then yes, you would have to move the controls in, but then you may have to drill holes for the controls in the new position.
loving that helmet....
Thanks! Actually not as noisy as I expected (only using for < 100kph commuting so far), and the visor is great at blocking the sun.

Just tried some metal polish on the exhaust pipes today. Pretty happy with the results:





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To explain how I removed the stock plastic bar ends, without prying, it's easier to visualize with a picture of the removed stock bar end:



1. Back out the 5mm hex socket bolt about 4-5 turns (-->). Do NOT remove it completely. This will lengthen the distance between the conical nut on the left which currently is expanding the um, expander in the middle.

2. Push or gently whack the bolt (and consequently the nut) back into the handle bar (<--). This shall cause the expander to contract and release it's grip on the inside of the handle bars.

3. Bar end should come out easily.


Special Rizoma note: the bar ends and mirrors came with an assortment of bits. Basically, between the two kits, the bar end assembly I used was nearly identical in size to the stock bar end assembly, except it was all metal instead of rubber/plastic. (The mirrors come with everything except for the conical nuts which come with the bar ends)

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What do you mean by flush ?
The gap top and bottom should be adjusted to equal, if you try to close the gap then it will snap.
Yes, that is what I meant, the gap at the top. And yes, I suspected if I tried to force it closer, it would break something. Originally, when the mount was right side up, there was no gap on the top, but I didn't recall if there was one on the bottom.

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Nice! That's some serious low speed lean angle there.
Thanks!
Great photos. I just installed the Evotech sliders yesterday. Engine one was tricky
I actually dropped my bike a few weeks ago during one of the practice runs and the engine slider totally saved my bike. Just a tiny scuff on the slider and on the Termi tip. The only other thing hurt was my ego . Couldn't be happier with that.

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15k km and my rear brake pads were toast. Replacing them was easier than I thought, no need to remove the caliper.

Tools and stuff used:


A new and old brake pad. Won't tell you which is which.





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... So Doc, thread revive ...

For the Reverse Retros did you literally just order the bar end MA534 and obviously a mirror for each side or is there an 'in bar' adapter to buy too that the Rizoma bar end fits to, if you know what I mean. Nearly enough in the piggy bank see ;)
hey Deano,

iirc, the in-bar adapters which secures the bar ends, oddly enough came with the mirrors, not the bar ends. They were metal. Nothing else to buy. Hope that helps.

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another mod: Skene Lights, front amber, rear reds. increase visibility and They also mirror the signals and flash alert brakes (rear lights only) Decelerometer lights rear as well when slowing down without using brakes.



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Doc (and others)...

A question (as I may be a bit of an incompetent spanner wielder);

I have the MA534 bar ends and I've used the metal 'expander', the cone-shaped nut and a couple of 'star' washers (all technical terms you know :) ), and I can't seem to get a rock solid fitment. I mean it's fairly sturdy but I can rotate it in the bars once the mirrors are fitted on. Am I missing something or is this just as it is. I will take a pic tomorrow but hopefully that's an enquiry that makes sense to you more accomplished tinkerers.
Sorry Deano, I just saw this now... I don't recall doing anything special beyond the obvious tightening. Were you able to figure it out?
 

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No worries mate! I think I'm being a bit anal. They're pretty solidly fitted but if I try hard enough I can turn the mirrors on the barends. And if I try really hard (allen key in the barends) I can turn those too. I was, I guess expecting it to be rock solid but I can be a bit ham-fisted
hmm, ok. They seemed solid enough to me, but I never tried to see exactly how solid they were. Rode the whole season with them (about 14k km) - never had any issues. Once I had them properly positioned (and that was key considering how small they are) - I pretty much never had to touch them again. Sadly, my season is pretty much done as it's winter in Canada now... meanwhile, you must be getting some nice riding weather... cheers!
 
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