Yamaha XSR900

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by cabanza, Nov 16, 2015.

  1. GotMojo?

    GotMojo? Long timer

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  2. Super Sneaky Steve

    Super Sneaky Steve B@nned Club :D

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    Not quite. They painted the threads and the paint can come off.

    I just had the work done. They also did a reflash, which is also being recalled. Sometimes the kickstand switch will cause a fault.
  3. Super Sneaky Steve

    Super Sneaky Steve B@nned Club :D

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    Looks great. And I'm glad you left the stock exhaust on there. It just looks perfect for this bike.
  4. domcintosh

    domcintosh ***erately Skilled

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    I've bought this bike, as a replacement for an aging Uly, and enjoy it to no end when Washington cooperates. Pictures to follow, though I precede those with the largest pending questions:

    Does any one know of a tank bag that will be centered on this damn tank? The ones I've found so far anchor to the tank ring, causing it to offset right.
    Any guidance on how to lower the shifter and rear brake relative to the pegs? Where they sit now, the 'neutral' position of my foot is cocked at an uncomfortable up angle.
  5. GotMojo?

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    I use a Givi with their tank lock ring. It works great and I like the fact that it doesn't touch/scratch the tank covers. Sure its offset a bit to the right, but I honestly never even notice or care about that since it doesn't interfere with the handlebars or anything.
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  6. Brek81

    Brek81 Been here awhile

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    Hepco becker has an offset tank ring.

    Other than that, you could use a strap type bag
  7. Mr. Goodkat

    Mr. Goodkat n00b

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    I have a Nelson Rigg CL-2015 and it works perfect on the tank.
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  8. Mr. Goodkat

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    Thanks, and I agree. The stock exhaust is the best looking exhaust IMO. All the aftermarket exhausts just don't look right to me. They belong on your average sport bike but just seem out of place on the XSR.

    The XSR is a fantastic bike but after my first ever motorcycle ride I determined that I need something more suitable to touring and taking the wife along while also having something special. I sold the XSR and just picked up a 2014 Honda Valkyrie today in dark red metallic. It's such a sweet machine!
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  9. GotMojo?

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    I agree the stock exhaust looks great, however an aftermarket exhaust like the Graves, and a good tune, really transforms these bikes. Not only does it sound 100x better, it just has a better overall feel to the way it rides. The stock tune seemed fine, but damn the Graves map is spot on for this bike. SC Project offers a full exhaust in black if somebody wants to keep the black exhaust look. Personally I think the Graves titanium exhaust looks great on the bike and would never go back to stock.
  10. GotMojo?

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  11. mork

    mork Hacking and welding

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    Could any of you guys put a tape on the factory bars? I'm looking for the width at the end of the grips and at the end of the bar ends as well.

    Thanks!
  12. GotMojo?

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    Width at end of grips is 29 1/4" measured straight across. I have Rhino bar/end mirror mounts on my bike so I can't give you the OEM bar end measurement.