Yamaha XSR900

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

  1. fldfcnscsnss

    fldfcnscsnss Been here awhile

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    That's an S2 Concepts fairing. They have a similar fairing for the 700. Actually, I think they have a lot more parts for the 700 than they do for the 900. Nice looking stuff. The fit and finish on the fairing I ordered was excellent. They are a French company. I simply assumed that the install would be simple so never attempted to ask questions in English. However, there were a couple caveats to the install.

    First, I do not think the stock turn signals would work with this product. Their LED signals are cheap enough to just add on, but there was nothing stated on their site regarding this. I happened to have some generic aftermarket LED signals that fit ok. I had to add some spacers to push them out far enough to be visible outside of the fairing in addition to cutting the wires/re-splicing in order to remove the old headlight bracket and install their new bracket.

    Second, there are some existing stock headlight bracket spacers which need to be removed. These are metal spacers welded onto the frame, so you need to cut them off and grind down the weld so that the new bracket fits up against the frame flush in the correct position to mount the new fairing. The instructions don't mention needing to remove the spacers so I was pretty puzzled for a while. Someone on the fz09 forums actually helped me figure that out.

    In addition to that there is a headlight support bracket, underneath that needs replaced. It's kind of a bitch to get to.

    Anyway. Great quality. Fair prices. Shitty instructions. Do they have English speaking help? Never tried to find out. I probably should have tried.
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  2. ITFOWjacket

    ITFOWjacket fistfights with wrenches..

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    Week long trip to Gatlinburg and Tail of the Dragon. Rode through 5 states.

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  3. ITFOWjacket

    ITFOWjacket fistfights with wrenches..

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    Has anyone added fuel range to their XSR? Specifically some sort of auxiliary fuel tank or larger tank?

    I was outrunning a heavy squall/thunder storm on this last trip that was moving the same direction as us. Every time we pushed through the heaviest rain and lightening and broke into clear sky and dry roads....I had to stop to refill. 10 minutes into filling up the storm would catch us and it’d take another hour of hard riding to push through again.

    We did that three times on what could have been a six hour straight shot.

    So carrying extra fuel bottles is cool but wouldn’t have helped that particular ride. Is there some way add inline auxiliary fuel?
  4. DaBinChe

    DaBinChe Long timer

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    For that type of riding a Tracer comes in handy with an extra gallon and better luggage options.
  5. ITFOWjacket

    ITFOWjacket fistfights with wrenches..

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    Yeah well. What I have is an XSR, so for time being you guys are stuck with me.

    But by the end of the year I plan to have McCruise cruise control, skid plate, hand guards, OEM center stand, removable soft panniers, and some sort of highly adjustable suspension....so by then I guess I’ll take my XSR GT and go hang with the Tracers. Heh

    Splicing in some kind of aux tank Is hairbrained though. Maybe the tracer tank can be stuffed under the XSR covers, it feels like there ought to plenty of extra room. Under any other conditions a tanks worth of riding is a good time to stretch legs and so on. Following a storm front for our entire one day of travel just sucked ass. I’m sure I’ll snag a fuel bottle and call it good.

    XSR still looks the best
  6. Brek81

    Brek81 Been here awhile

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    splicing an aux tank in wouldn't be terribly hard, but finding a good looking place for it i think would be. DIY aux tanks can also be a bit fiddly to work as desired it seems from my observations.
  7. ITFOWjacket

    ITFOWjacket fistfights with wrenches..

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    So, uh, went to TotD again. This time with my dad, brother, and couple guys from work.

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  8. Brimoto

    Brimoto Desert Druid

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    So XSR boys and girls
    What is your favorite tire de jour?
    I go thru tires wayyy to quickly
    I’m lucky to get 2000 miles on a rear
    I have a problem with curves and sport bikes...
  9. daveinva

    daveinva Been here awhile

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    Dunlop Q3+ Sportmax. Had them on for a few thousand miles but probably won’t last pay this summer, but their performance on the XSR is worth every penny and compromise.
  10. SJ2017

    SJ2017 What is this Adv riding?

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    Hello fellow inmates!
    I have my 2017 xsr900 that’s run 2700 miles and am planning a ride this summer for close to 3000 miles. Both the front and rear tires seem to have plenty of tread and I tend to ride tame mostly.

    How long have you usually seen the stock battlax tires last?
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  11. 863nMe

    863nMe Adventurer

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    The stock rear tire should last 6000 miles if you are not riding very hard.

    It is good to see the XSR9 thread back in action. Let's keep it going!
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  12. 863nMe

    863nMe Adventurer

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    I'll pose my own question. Do other owners find the clutch on your bikes to feel odd in comparison to other bikes? Though I have many miles on my bike and have enjoyed ownership of it for the most part, the strange clutch feel is something I do not like.
  13. Jeffo

    Jeffo Been here awhile

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    Mine lasted 2,800 miles and it was down to the wear bars in the tread.
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  14. HapHazard

    HapHazard Be Kind - Rewind

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    Not an owner, but during a demo ride on one, I thought that the clutch had a VERY narrow engagement point that I didn't care for.
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  15. Jeffo

    Jeffo Been here awhile

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    Out on mine today. Had it 4 yrs now and its become the longest i've ever kept a bike. Never seem to get bored of that Yam CP3 engine.

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  16. Psycoreefer

    Psycoreefer n00b

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    Couple shots of my xsr
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  17. SJ2017

    SJ2017 What is this Adv riding?

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    @Psycoreefer where were these taken, looks like the XSR did a bit of dirt trails too
  18. Psycoreefer

    Psycoreefer n00b

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    Top photo is hwy 261, just a little north of Mexican hat UT.
    2nd photo is just outside oatman AZ.

    My xsr got a light adv treatment, with a higdonion trail cage/skid plate, and some shinko 705's. Handles the fire roads and stuff just fine, and I certainly don't turn around when the pavement ends. Last year was good, I put on about 10,000 miles, so I saw a lot of highways and back roads too.

    The trail cage:
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    This is hwy 4 a little south of markleeville CA.
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    I have a full thread over on the fz09 forum.
    https://www.fz09.org/threads/psycoreefers-xsr900-scrambler-ish.67123/#post-886138
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  19. markk53

    markk53 jack of all trades... Super Supporter

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    How are the Bridgestone AX41S Adventurecross Scramblers? I picked up a set for my XSR700 for 99-44/100 street use.
  20. Psycoreefer

    Psycoreefer n00b

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    They were fine tires. Good grip in both dry and wet conditions, although the vast majority of the miles I had them were 'dry' miles. They lasted about 4k miles on my 900, I was hoping for more from them. I went with 705's to replace them mostly because they are so much less expensive, and if I have to replace them every 3-4k anyways I might as well have a low priced tire.
    Next set I plan to run will be Dunlop Mutants (which I wanted when I bought the AX41S), but they weren't available in the USA yet. If you like the AX41s you might check them out too, very similar tire but newer technologies. https://www.dunlopmotorcycletires.com/tire-line/mutant/