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2015 Triumph Street Triple R mods/upgrades log

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    IMG_3608.JPG Hi all, just wanted to document the modifications and general improvements I will be making to my 2015 Street Triple R. I purhased this bike from a bloke who bought it and never rode it due to his wife not wanting him to have a motorcycle lol... less than 1000km's on the clock and hadn't even had its first service, I truly feel like this is a bike I can make my own.

    When I purchased the bike it had the following aftermarket options:
    - Barkbuster Storm handguards
    - Framesliders/Crash Protectors
    - Adjustable Lowering Dogbone
    - The bike came with Triumph heated grips that weren't fitted.

    Things I have added thus far:
    - Installed rear spools
    - Installed tail tidy (by far my favourite improvement thus far)
    - Heated grips installed by Joe's Motorcycles. The grips wiring ran through the actual bar and seemed a bit confusing, figured I would leave this one to the professionals!
    - Bike raised back to stock height via adjustable lowering dogbone. Credit to Lurch for pointing out how to raise the bike via this, the previous owner told me it was just a lowering link!

    Mods to come:
    - Aftermarket exhaust (slip on). Currently looking into TwoBrothers, I've also heard good things about Arrow... I will have to get some more info before diving into this expensive mod!
    - Tank grip pads. TechSpec seems like the sensible choice here, however I still need to research other options.
    - Aftermarket mirrors. The stock mirrors are pretty horid, they're not adjustable up and down hence provide a view of mostly the ground beneath me... still searching for an adequate aftermarket option.
    - Rear luggage rack/topbox mount. Maybe a bit of a controversial mod considering its a "sports" bike, however I would love having the option to carry more luggage when I go on trips away.
    - Possibly some frame sliders for the front axle/wheel spot. Not sure what kind of value this would add in the event of a drop, need to rearch this more.
    - Respray/paint rims red to match bike. I got this idea from a bloke on Reddit who has red rims on his RX, imo it looks quite fantastic. Not sure where/how to get this done.. Once more further research is required!
    - Replace front windscreen with PUIG Windscreen. A suggestion from Lurch. I've not noticed too much wind yet, however I've not been on a longer trip yet so this is definitely a mod to keep in mind.
    - LED indicators. (Not too fussed, but will do these eventually)
    - Red foot pegs to match the bike (another small mod I'm in no rush to do)
    - Phone mount. Not sure how to go about this, I assume there are some solid aftermarket options.

    That's all I can think of for now! Pics to follow shortly :)
     
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    Phone mount - look at RAM Mounts
    Indicators - make sure you also either replace the flasher unit that supports LED indicators or get indicators that already have an inline resistor in them
    Exhaust - another good value option: http://www.delkevic.com.au/?route=p...675 > Street Triple 675R (2013-2016)#Products
    Luggage - Just get a Ventura rack with the sissy bar option/add-on. Basically you swap out the actual 'rack' bit for a bar that just loops over the top. Wont look completely horrendous on your bike. Then you just switch them back when you need the rack/bag. In saying that, I guarantee the rack/bag just ends up living on there.
    Mirrors - put as much research in as possible. Go visit/read all the Triumph forums around and see if anyone else has already done it. On previous bikes, I've chewed through numerous sets of mirrors before finding ones I've eventually liked.
     
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    Thanks man, just checked out those exhausts, they're heaps cheap! Have any CR members bought from them before?

    The mirrors are tricky indeed.. I spoke to the blokes out at Joe's motorcycles and they basically told me that its hard to get aftermarket mirrors for the street triple because of the way they mount. Honestly just want some that are adjustable on a "ball" type mechanism. Hopefully I wont have too much trouble finding some
     
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    I've had them, @Whickle has them on his ZX14.
     
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    Installed TechSpec grip pads tonight, very easy install. They actually came pre cut (which you would expect given the $112 price tag). They look quite nice in my opinion, can't comment on the practicality yet... Will be riding again on Wednesday. IMG_3663.JPG IMG_3664.JPG
    It has however made me realise that the previous owner fitted the centre tank pad slightly off centre... the Techspec pack did come with a centre pad, but it doesn't look as nice as the triumph one so I'm not sure I will fit it, guess we'll see how much the whole being off centre thing annoys me lol.

    On another note, my heated grips don't seem to be working... So I guess it will be going back to the mechanic who fitted them; failing that apparently Triumph has a two year warranty on their accessories so it may still be covered by that if they're shot.
     
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    Best mod in my humble opinion... A motodemic headlight conversion!!! I love these triples but those ugly headlights turn this bike into a prawn.
    Also on the delkevic front, I purchased and installed a slip on for my gs500. Great price and a greatly improved engine note. They seem very well made for the price. Mine came with install instructions that were slightly off however, I had to physically cut the exhaust pipe on the gs as it was all one piece.(thus negating the whole slip on part!) Overall I would recommend delkivic though.
     
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    I have seen a few people convert the headlights to a singluar option, still not sure how I feel about them! To be honest I'm not too fussed, they are pretty unique which makes it kinda cool :).

    Interesting about the exhaust! I definitely don't want to be stuck cutting parts off my bike haha,. Ended up playing it safe and ordered a two brothers S1R exhaust with a P1X silencer. Worked out about $550 cheaper than an arrow, and apparently its quite loud (hence also ordering a silencer). Should arrive by this weekend; very excited!
     
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    Yeah looking more into mirrors makes me fear for my wallet lol...

    So, my Two Brothers S1R exhaust arrived today! Fitted it to the bike tonight, pretty easy considering I had no idea what I was doing :D about 1hr30 minutes total for the job. Looks much better! The sound is very very loud, I actually bought a silencer tip for it; the P1X. The silencer cuts about 7-8DB off the top but its still quite loud (without the silencer its a 14db gain vs stock). I'm not sure how people would deal with just the exhaust without the silencer... Can't imagine it would be good for the ears on long rides! However I'm very happy with the sound with the silencer installed :). There are some slight power gains, I think about 2hp and a very small amount of torque. People also recommend getting the arrow tune applied to the ECU, apparently it helps with the powerband and the exhaust pops. The exhaust is 3KG lighter than stock, which is rather signifigant! Overall I think this was a worthy purchase, the bike now has the voice it deserves ;)

    The exhaust arrived in pretty professional packaging, I had CMC order it in for me. Total cost including the silencer was $870. Instructions for assembly were included with the exhaust, but not the silencer. However instructions were easily found online.

    In other news, ordered a Dainese jacket today from Italy. First good leather jacket I will have owned... Currently rocking a used alpinestars jacket that I bought cheap from Gumtree!

    Next mod I'm planning for is the Ventura rack and grab bar. Currently been spending lots of money as I've sold my old car! So I have some money to waste before its back to saving for a house with the GF (hoping to buy early 2018).

    Now for the pics!

    (Tried uploading a pic of the packaging however forum wont let me)

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    Looking good:
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    Just an update. Ended up selling the STR and got a Tiger 800. I figured I was just going down the path of turning the STR into something it was not (a tourer), so I ended up selling it and making the switch. Very happy with my choice :). The bike much better suits my riding style, and my fiance is very happy on the back!

    I might start a log for my new bike upgrades, but I've already done some big things like crash bars, top box, radiator guard etc. I recognize that the forums are mostly dead these days, so these logs are mostly for people that google specific parts and want to read someones personal experience with installing/dealing with it.
     
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