Multiple upgrades (extra foot pegs, STS turn & brake electronics, muffler swap, more) INFO

orhiker

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I'm most way through installing a bunch of options. This info may help some of you: I'll add updates when things are completed + pics, parts & directions so you can see if they like it, and if so, do it yourself most easily. Here's what's getting installed:

Bestem Top Box linked to flashing brake light
STS Smart Turn System & STS Smart Brake Module (excellent How-To on this list has one error)
Extra foot pegs for standard (upright) seating
Delkevic 14" Oval muffler - requires a short, straight custom pipe. The muffler w/hanging strap & clamps is only $150 on Amazon)
Extra 12V & USB panel inside fairing
NC700 center stand & OEM stop peg from Webike. [NOTE: I got 2 extra stop pegs: $48 each, sealed, mailed to you immediately via USPS]
Screaming Banshee system with new horn
Corbin seat with driver backrest (may mean my OEM seat becomes available to sell)

Maybe more to come as I see stuff I want...
 
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orhiker

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Delkevic exhaust is installed. No welds, just an aluminum pipe with a proper ID of 1.49" and OD of 1.97". I think it's MUCH more attractive, whether you have panniers or not. Opinions?
 

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orhiker

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Rider pegs installed. 10mm screw-in pegs (10mm X 1.25 thread pitch). Simply drill with a 11/32" bit then tap. I'm totally psyched, except I have to paint the end caps black I bought these: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003CJC4XM/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_h0SYEb838GSE7. Seem absolutely strong enough to stand on them while going over tracks, road ruts and nasty speed bumps.
 

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orhiker

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I loved the sounds from it I found on YouTube - gave a hint of throatiness so the bike sounded not quite so "overly refined" to my mind. Plus, I really prefer the new look. Because the valve cover is still off to check valve clearances, and it needs coolant before being buttoned back up, I haven't been able to hear it purr yet. Comes with a removable baffle, so I can have the sound I like with two different volume options.
Here are two links for sound with and without the baffle. Was recorded inside, but my impression of using the baffle isn't volume but that it (barely) takes out the lowest tones, almost imperceptibly. Here is Delkevic sound. Without baffle: https://www.dropbox.com/s/e7ur9bfcb9okobf/Running no Baffle.mp4?dl=0 With baffle: https://www.dropbox.com/s/7bt4ytz1z2aqfp8/Running with Baffle.mp4?dl=0. Interested in your reactions. There was a tiny bit of interference with the center stand, so had to trim off the part with the (useless anyway) rubber bumper as per the attached pics.
 

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orhiker

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New exhaust sounds (with & without removable baffle) linked above, as well as the trim needed on the center stand. We cut off the now-unnecessary exhaust bracket that holds the black shroud on the original exhaust, too.
 

Wsom

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I got pretty excited when I saw that you installed the STS Smart Turn System & STS Smart Brake Module. I would appreciate your how-to info as I've order the same and it's due to arrive any day. I'm not looking forward to it as I've heard it's not that easy. Have you posted your install on this yet? You did a ton of upgrades - nice! Can't wait to see more pics. By the way, what brand of tires do you have on your bike and how do you like them?
 

orhiker

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I have Michelin Pilot Road 4s front and rear, put on by PO. Haven't ridden the bike with anything else, so can't compare them to anything else. Seem fine... Only have ~40miles on them so far. :sneaky: The OEM muffler shipped today to Tallahassee, Florida - thanks, Daniel. The STS Smart Brake Module was pretty easy, but the STS Smart Turn System wasn't. I have pics of the latter to post that *might* help, I don't know. Still not done - haven't found something to poke into the turn signal housing to prevent the lever from "locking" in a direction, forcing it to be momentary instead. (Interesting note: when left this way, it still works as advertised and cancels the signal when you straighten-up - BUT in order to activate it again, in either direction, you have to do the normal push-cancellation procedure, even though it's stopped blinking. Without that, moving the stem in either direction and it acts dead.) A REALLY helpful thing will be figuring-out a reasonably reproducible way to quickly modify the mechanism. Will post one more pic with everything installed in the Picture Forum now.
 
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