Well, looks like I'm doing a lot of mods so I guess it makes sense to post a build thread. First several posts will be stuff that is already done and I'll try to keep a list of all the mods up-to-date here in the first post for those looking at what I've used.
I had a hard time initially convincing myself to get the XSR, I've been wanting a Ducati Scrambler and the 1100cc & desert sled models really appealed to me. In addition to that I also loved the look/idea of Triumph Scramber 1200, the classic looks of the Honda CB1100 and the Kawasaki Z900RS. After doing a lot of research and test rides I finally settled on the XSR. The Ducati's require too frequent of maintenance for my taste, I'd rather be riding than adjusting valves. The Triumph was a blast, but while I love the look of the high exhaust, it also felt hot on my leg even after a short ride and it was also out of my price range. The CB1100 simply didn't 'feel' like a more modern bike than my current xs1100, riding it felt about the same and I really wanted something that handled better than my current bike. Finally the Z900RS is the only bike I ruled out with out riding it - I simply couldn't find one under 12k which was about 2x my budget.
My goal with this build is to turn my XSR into something a little closer to the ducati scrambler, or the triumph street scrambler. A tough do-it-all bike with modern performance and still capable of long back-roads trips. My primary off-highway use is fire roads and unpaved streets which tend to be pretty manageable even with a street only bike, so a lot of my modifications are going to be focused on comfort and protection.
Items added so far:
Radiator Guard - Link
Kick stand foot pad - Link
ECU Flashed by VcycleNut - Link
Adjustable/Extendable/Foldable levers - Link
Two Brothers S1R exhaust - Used - Link
Bar end mirror adapters - Link
Mosko Moto Reckless 80 adventure luggage - Used - Link
Gauge Screen protector
Anti-Gravity ATZ10 Lithium Battery - Link
Laam custom seat - Link
Shinko 705 Tires - Link
K-tech Razor R rear shock - Used - Link
Higdonion Gen 1 trail cage - Link
Fork Cartridges - ordered GP 25mm kit - Link
SaferTurn brake & turn signal modules - Link
DRL/Blinker LED Fork strip things - Link
Tracer 900 GT Left switch cluster - Link
TST Gen 2 Flasher Relay - Link
Amazon Highway Pegs - Link
Hondo Garage 'Juiced Squeeze' phone mount - Link
Sprint Filter P08 - Link
Tracer/FJ09 Passenger Peg brackets - Link
- #42 & #49
StickerMan 'Rapid' reflective red rim tape - Link
Morimoto Sealed 7 2.0 LED head light - Used - Link
Ventura Rack 'Pack' Rack - Link
Items planed or pending install:
MT09 swing arm mount license plate
2021 Ride by wire right Hand controls - cable elimination.
Factory front turn signals
Factory flasher relay (rapid flash with LEDs)
Bar risers - Link
- need longer cables
Bridge Stone AX41S tires - Link
- worn out ~ 4500 on the rear and 7000 on the front
National Cycle F16 sport wind screen - Used - Link
- broken during tip over
Bar end mirrors & Signals - Link
- broken during tip over - never got wired up.
7" Round universal headlight with 'grill' - Link
- Too dim, LED headlight not compatable
Factory Plastic clutch side cover - to expose 'Yamaha' casting.
Shinko 705 Rear Tire - Link
- Worn out ~ 7500 miles.
How it looks today: