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Old 03-11-2013, 07:21 PM   #181
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The more I ride my 4RT the more I love it! However I was wondering what upgrads are worth my time?

I see things like the V-Mar Suspension Upgrade, Fender Spacers, V-Mar & Jitsie Brake Pedal options.

Not sure I will do any upgrading but would love to hear what others have done or like and why?
I assume you ride in some mud from time to time so the fender spacers are a good idea.
Other than that you should provide more info.
What class do you ride?
How big are you, what size boots?

The first rule of motorcycle modification is: If you don't screw with it, you won't make it any worse.
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Old 03-11-2013, 07:23 PM   #182
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The more I ride my 4RT the more I love it! However I was wondering what upgrads are worth my time?

I see things like the V-Mar Suspension Upgrade, Fender Spacers, V-Mar & Jitsie Brake Pedal options.

Not sure I will do any upgrading but would love to hear what others have done or like and why?
I haven't done much as far as upgrades, but some sort of fender spacer is a must around here. Instead of spending big money I went to my local good hardware store (not big box type) and found some nylon spacers and longer bolts. Same effect total cost $7

I have thought about doing the suspension links, but I'm still holding off. at my level a more stable and planted bike is a good thing.

When the time comes you and you need to replace your brake lever get the vmar one. it's worth the extra money as it nicely tucks out of the way.
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:05 PM   #183
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Eh? didn't think about extra info.

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I assume you ride in some mud from time to time so the fender spacers are a good idea.
Other than that you should provide more info.
What class do you ride?
How big are you, what size boots?

The first rule of motorcycle modification is: If you don't screw with it, you won't make it any worse.
I am riding novice right now, however my friend riding with me has indicated that I am getting close to intermediate so maybe able to jump to the next level soon.

I am 5' 9-1/2" and am 80KG/175lbs, euro boot size 45.
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Old 03-11-2013, 11:05 PM   #184
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I am riding novice right now, however my friend riding with me has indicated that I am getting close to intermediate so maybe able to jump to the next level soon.

I am 5' 9-1/2" and am 80KG/175lbs, euro boot size 45.
Try these:
S3 Hardrock Aluminium footpegs. I found that these make a significant change to the feel of the bike over standard as they are lower and more rearward.
Jitsie DB killer. don't notice any drop in power but the 'bark' is taken out of the exhaust. Much easier to ride in your driveway without annoying the neighbours.
Renthal Fatbars -
AjP shorty levers - luv 'em and make riding with a finger on the levers soo much easier.
Magnetic kill switch. Fall off and the engine dies - as it should.

Then add bling.
Also, there is a good case for not changing the rear shock linkage.
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Old 03-12-2013, 12:59 AM   #185
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Try these:
S3 Hardrock Aluminium footpegs. I found that these make a significant change to the feel of the bike over standard as they are lower and more rearward.
Jitsie DB killer. don't notice any drop in power but the 'bark' is taken out of the exhaust. Much easier to ride in your driveway without annoying the neighbours.
Renthal Fatbars -
AjP shorty levers - luv 'em and make riding with a finger on the levers soo much easier.
Magnetic kill switch. Fall off and the engine dies - as it should.

Then add bling.
Also, there is a good case for not changing the rear shock linkage.
And the case for not changing it? (not that I was going to...)
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Old 03-12-2013, 05:56 AM   #186
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I am riding novice right now, however my friend riding with me has indicated that I am getting close to intermediate so maybe able to jump to the next level soon.

I am 5' 9-1/2" and am 80KG/175lbs, euro boot size 45.
Moving into the intermediate class I'd think a heavy duty skidplate might be a good investment.
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Old 03-12-2013, 06:00 AM   #187
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Magnetic kill switch. Fall off and the engine dies - as it should.

The 4RT has a tip over switch that kills the engine if the bike is on it's side.


Also, there is a good case for not changing the rear shock linkage.
It would be helpfull to explain that case.
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Old 03-12-2013, 01:58 PM   #188
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It would be helpfull to explain that case.
Intresting that you indicate it should kill itself. Tiped mine the other day and it didn't stop running, I had to hit my kill switch. (mine is a 2007 4RT)

maybe they didn't have that feture yet in 2007?
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Old 03-12-2013, 02:10 PM   #189
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Intresting that you indicate it should kill itself. Tiped mine the other day and it didn't stop running, I had to hit my kill switch. (mine is a 2007 4RT)

maybe they didn't have that feture yet in 2007?
my 05 has a tip over switch. it takes a good 30 seconds for the bike to shut down, but it does shut off.
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Old 03-12-2013, 02:26 PM   #190
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my 05 has a tip over switch. it takes a good 30 seconds for the bike to shut down, but it does shut off.
That would explain it, I was able to press the switch right away so wouldn't have seen it stop by its self. Thanks.
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Old 03-12-2013, 06:08 PM   #191
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If the bank angle sensor is working properly the bike should shut off after 7 seconds after it tips over.
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Old 03-12-2013, 11:23 PM   #192
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Moving into the intermediate class I'd think a heavy duty skidplate might be a good investment.
Prior owner put a heavy duty skidplate on already. (checked off!)
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Old 03-13-2013, 02:48 PM   #193
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On the list.

I had a few on the list and after this here is what I think I am going to do...
1) S3 Hardrock Aluminum foot pegs
2) AjP shorty levers
3) Magnetic kill switch (Anyone know a good place to get one?)

I like the thought of the Renthal Fatbars, not sure the best place to get them, and looks like I would need upgraded clamps as well?
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Old 03-16-2013, 08:26 PM   #194
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> At $6-10K for a bike (used) over here. Figure the guy would make $800-1800 on each bike for his trouble provided he could sell them.
Is that really what these are going for over here these days????

Maybe it is time to get mine out of the shed....
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Old 03-16-2013, 09:22 PM   #195
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Is that really what these are going for over here these days????

Maybe it is time to get mine out of the shed....
I picked up my 2007 4RT for $5K about 4 weeks ago. so depending on year 6k - 10k doesn't seem out of range.
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