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You may or may not have read my introduction but I'm curious to know what you as owners think is the number one modification you've made to your bike?
 

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It's a toss-up between the Ohlins shock and Pilot Power tires, as both were improvements.
Thanks. Makes sense. Always sorted out the ride, handling and brakes before anything cosmetic. What is your take on the front end? Did you change fork springs?
 

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No.
I weigh 150 pounds, so the stock fork springs work well enough for me.
OK, I'll check into it further.
Thanks for the info.
 

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I kept my 07 100% stock. I rarely own a bike over a couple years (19 months for the 07) and I always expect to trade in. I got $5000 for my trade on my new 09er. My lesson learned, my bike will be work more stock, and whatever I want in a new bike isn't available in my old one or I would keep it. There really wasn't a problem with my 07 but after owning a 2008 FZ1, I wanted to go back to a little more power. Who know's, I may want to go the other way on my next bike and get a cruiser.
 

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I kept my 07 100% stock. I rarely own a bike over a couple years (19 months for the 07) and I always expect to trade in. I got $5000 for my trade on my new 09er. My lesson learned, my bike will be work more stock, and whatever I want in a new bike isn't available in my old one or I would keep it. There really wasn't a problem with my 07 but after owning a 2008 FZ1, I wanted to go back to a little more power. Who know's, I may want to go the other way on my next bike and get a cruiser.
I get it. I'm feeling sort of the same way (although I'm not a fan of forward controls so cruisers are out). That is whether to go with more horses from the triple or go with the twin. As of this moment I'm leaning more toward the twin. I think. Understand that I'm riding a very powerful bike in the Superblackbird. 165 hp at the crank and somewhere around 150 to the pavement. Now at 64 my version of knee dragging is a lot different than it once was and I'm ok with that. But when it comes time to go the Blackbird has all I want and more. So the struggle is trying to figure how much if any I'm going to miss that power. It's all relative and I think once used to the twins output coupled with the change in riding habits and conditions the twin will be fine. I think.
 

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Well on my way to ancient. What seat did you end up buying?
 

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A lot of worthy mods on my bike.
To pick the best , according to the topic, I would have to say front end.
My friend is getting pretty good on it in the tight stuff.
Makes a worthy rabbit even when I chase him on larger bikes.

 

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A lot of worthy mods on my bike.
To pick the best , according to the topic, I would have to say front end.
My friend is getting pretty good on it in the tight stuff.
Makes a worthy rabbit even when I chase him on larger bikes.

Damn! Correct me if I'm wrong but that looks to be a whole new front end. Very cool. I was thinking of RaceTech gold valves and springs. What did you do for a rear shock? Did you add braided brake lines?
 

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Oh, I can see from the picture you're running the stock lines. Does Ohilns make a rear shock for the 07 yet?
 

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Oh, I can see from the picture you're running the stock lines. Does Ohlins make a rear shock for the 07 yet?
The picture was taken earlier in the project.

Bike has since got Spiegler blue lines and Braking disks.

The rear shock was added later from an Penske R 6 double clicker with remote reservoir.

Ebay, $ 500, used, low mileage.

It was 1 inch too short , so I made a longer lower clevis.



 

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Front end was from Ebay for $ 1000, Duc 1098 S / Ohlins .

Top clamp had end pieces from another like it TIG welded to provide the drop needed

to get more length from the forks. Extended fork caps used to fill the top area.





 

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My best mod so far: the R6 throttle tube. It's a less than 30 dollars mod and it's totally worth it. The throttle is much more responsive and I no longer break my wrist or have to reposition my hand when opening to full throttle. I can still easily ride smooth in town and it's not too extreme, just perfect! It can be found there 2C0-26240-00-00 GRIP ASSY $20.36 or at your local Yamaha dealer.
 
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