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Old 11-18-2012, 07:37 AM   #1
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The modding that is.

Dropped the bike off Thursday evening for 500 mile service and picked it up Friday afternoon. As soon as I got home I called Lloyds and ordered air filter, VFCIII, and IAC. Called to order exhaust but it was late and I had to leave a VM, hope to get that on order Monday.

Also planning a light bar and some HID's, not sure what I'll do after that but I'm sure now that I've started it won't stop there.

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Old 11-18-2012, 10:55 AM   #2
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I told myself I wasn't going to spend much more than the initial cost of my XC... " Had" to buy handlebars, lowering link to make the bike fit.. Bought a pcv the other day and will buy the auto tune in a few weeks.. Going to buy D&D exhaust this winter.. Probably plan a trip to Lloyd's or the Vic shop or perhaps Gainesville for the cams this coming spring.. Probably do a amp and speaker upgrade.. WTH happened to not doing much to this bike...?!!


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Old 11-18-2012, 12:24 PM   #3
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Even people that start with a nice platform have a hard time resisting the temptation to individualize! I started with accessories then wrecked the bike and replaced the accessories with new ones where many others start with performance mods which I may add in the future.

The point is that if you feel the urge to mod than mod till your budget (or your spouse) restricts you! This tends to be easier to manage for people with limited hobbies...

Note that if you don't plan on keeping the bike your mods should be removable or you should be ready to face the fact that they don't do much to increase the value of your project.
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Old 11-18-2012, 01:06 PM   #4
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Even people that start with a nice platform have a hard time resisting the temptation to individualize!

The point is that if you feel the urge to mod than mod till your budget (or your spouse) restricts you! This tends to be easier to manage for people with limited hobbies...

Note that if you don't plan on keeping the bike your mods should be removable or you should be ready to face the fact that they don't do much to increase the value of your project.
Yep I figured the bike was as good as it gets without mods.. That started going away as soon as I rode the bike home to Arkansas from Gainesville where I bought the bike used.. The real problem started as I found the forums lol...


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[QUOTE=Milesx;111905]Going to buy D&D exhaust this winter.. Probably plan a trip to Lloyd's or the Vic shop or perhaps Gainesville for the cams this coming spring.. Probably do a amp and speaker upgrade.. WTH happened to not doing much to this bike...?!!

If decide on Gainesville let me know have a son in Arkansas and might ride along back with you ...
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Old 11-18-2012, 05:43 PM   #6
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Going to buy D&D exhaust this winter.. Probably plan a trip to Lloyd's or the Vic shop or perhaps Gainesville for the cams this coming spring.. Probably do a amp and speaker upgrade.. WTH happened to not doing much to this bike...?!!

If decide on Gainesville let me know have a son in Arkansas and might ride along back with you ...
I will do that..


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I will do that..

Cool .. Keep me posted ..
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:25 AM   #8
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Well That is a much better more correct statement than someone saying that they are finished with mods.

We all start sooner or later BUT do we ever finish?? Do we??

And I don't remember welcoming you to the forum....so....Welcome and enjoy!!
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:56 PM   #9
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:13 PM   #10
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Today feels like Christmas, UPS dropped off a package from Lloyds and my Bassani exhaust from Honda East, then my dealer called and my coupon issue (see other thread) is finally fully resolved and he asked me to send him a list of $1000 worth of accessories so he can get them on order.

Heading to the garage now to start working on the install.
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