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This is a discussion on XSR900 Gauge Relocation... within the XSR900 Builds forums, part of the Yamaha XSR900 Cafe Racer Forum category; This is a simple mod, which really compliments the front end when you run lower bars and bar-end mirrors. The instrument pod ends up sitting ...

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    Post XSR900 Gauge Relocation...

    This is a simple mod, which really compliments the front end when you run lower bars and bar-end mirrors. The instrument pod ends up sitting straight up in the middle of nowhere and looks out of place. The good news is, it's extremely easy to drop down behind the headlight for just a couple of dollars!

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    2) black plastic spacers, 3/4" long (about 35mm) with a 1/4" (6mm) hole. The ones I used are 1/2" outside diameter. (More on these below...)

    2) 6mm x 1.0 stainless steel button head screws, 40mm long (commonly available at most hardware stores)

    2) 6mm stainless nylon lock nuts (stainless is optional, but definitely the nyloc part)


    You just run the screws all the way down the original threaded holes, and tighten the nuts underneath the stock aluminum bracket. It's a tight fit getting the nuts in place, but you can do it! Here's a close-up of the finished product:

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    A comparison between stock and modified. The new location is about 1-1/4" lower than stock, which is about as far as you can drop it without making any other mods...

    XSR900 Gauge Relocation...-1.jpg

    The view from the cockpit is virtually identical to the stock view, other than being a little over an inch further away from your eyes...

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    Here's where you can really see the difference it makes:

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    And here's the overall picture of how things look. (I also added a little personalized touch at the rear of the bike since I last posted...)

    XSR900 Gauge Relocation...-4.jpg

    Now, a note about the spacers:

    A "certain someone" made sure to point out that when I first played around with this mod, all I had on hand at the time were some white nylon spacers, about 3/8" tall. Yes, they looked a little out of place, but hey...

    Anyway, I could not find any place in my town that had any kind of black spacers in stock. So I went to my go-to online supplier, McMaster-Carr. They tend to have just about anything you can think of. So they obviously had exactly what I needed - except they only had them in packs of 20! But they weren't very expensive, so I ordered them up, and they worked perfectly...

    So here's my offer to you, my fellow XSR900 owners:

    I'm going to keep a few of these on hand, because from time to time I have a need for spacers like these, BUT... For any of you who want to try this mod at home, I'm willing to send a pair of these spacers to the first 5 people who post "Yes, please!" in the reply box, and then PM their mailing address to me (Continental US only, please )

    Also, JakeFromStateFarm, I have a pair reserved for you, since you were also white-spacer-shamed by the same poster, who shall remain nameless, except I'll mention that Snoopy is on the lookout for him...
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    Yes please!

    Thank You for your kind offer.
    Last edited by Utahusker; 08-07-2016 at 08:13 PM.
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    Yes please!


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    Yes, please!

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    Thank You!!!
    LOL


    I bet those black washers added some real rear wheel HP.
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    You should buy some fluro pink ones and send them to the arsehole that complained about your white ones!
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    Yes, please!
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    hahaha thanks Moto! I was reading through and thinking "oh man I hope he still has some!"
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    Okay, one pair left... Who wants 'em???
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    Yes please....
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