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Do you keep your S1000R mostly stock or modify it a lot?

I keep it mostly stock (as-is).
I enjoy modifying it a lot.

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Offline Mick Oliver

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Re: Tend to keep it stock or customize?
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2018, 07:01:47 PM »
I found the S1000R has so many good bits that you would  put on yourself but the rest is all cosmetic.
Person choice but will not increase its value but what pleases you to look at is what you do so if it makes you smile when ever you look at it its worth every penny.
Performance wise it is unlikely that most riders will ride over 75% even when they say flat out so putting expensive parts to increase power could just be a waste of money.

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Re: Tend to keep it stock or customize?
« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2018, 10:47:15 PM »
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Offline stanksbeamen

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Re: Tend to keep it stock or customize?
« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2018, 08:12:14 AM »
This is my first bike I've really modded, like others said I do the things I think it needs first. Rad guards, HIDs, levers etc. I search for parts in good working order here in the FS section, getting it second hand but in good condition to save some money.

A motorcycle isn't an investment but a passion for me. I like working on and learning more about it or talking about it here on the forum. Pretty cool to take it all apart and put it back together again, learn things and share experiences to help others out.  :002:
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Offline Enzio

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Re: Tend to keep it stock or customize?
« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2018, 08:47:45 AM »
I like to modify all my vehicles.

For the S1000R there was no need to modify the mechanicals at all - so it was all for comfort, practicality or looks.
I can honestly say I have not regretted doing all of the carbon at all, I absolutely love the way it looks now.
I got nothing.....

Offline ParkingLotRossi

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Re: Tend to keep it stock or customize?
« Reply #14 on: December 13, 2018, 07:29:26 PM »
I almost always end up modifying my bikes but the great thing about bikes is you really don't have to do much to them.

Offline gch

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Re: Tend to keep it stock or customize?
« Reply #15 on: December 21, 2018, 06:30:54 AM »
I like to change whatever is not comfortable, does not look good, or both. On the S1000R I had to install
-The BMW sport screen for wind protection
-BMW HP levers for adjustability and looks
-BMW HP levers guards for looks
-BMW front and rear axle guards for protection
-BMW HP pegs for 200% better feeling, functionality and looks
-BMW HP chain tensioner for looks and functionality
-Pillion footrests removed and installed an exhaust hugger.
-WUNDERLICH race protectors
-RIZOMA mirrors and brake fluid container, for looks
-GILLES oil filler cap for looks
-GILLES titanium real axle nut, the original was hideous
-ILMBERGER carbon front, rear fender and license plate holder for looks.
-Rear seat BMW bag for wallet and smokes

I believe now the bike feels and looks better, if I ever sell it, I will install all the original parts and sell the aftermarket separately, yes I loose some money but I enjoy it so much that I don’t even think about it.
« Last Edit: December 21, 2018, 06:43:14 AM by gch »
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Offline podders

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Re: Tend to keep it stock or customize?
« Reply #16 on: December 21, 2018, 06:38:54 PM »
*Originally Posted by gch [+]


I believe now the bike feels and looks better, if I ever sell it, I will install all the original parts and sell the aftermarket separately, yes I loose some money but I enjoy it so much that I dont even think about it.

...and thats all that really matters.... :028:

Offline andrewbrandon19

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Re: Tend to keep it stock or customize?
« Reply #17 on: December 21, 2018, 11:43:26 PM »
Performance or appearance mods I can do without.  Things like a more comfortable seat, different windscreen, and drop protection are not really mods IMO, they are everyday use options that the factory didn't provide that I had to procure elsewhere.
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2006 Pontiac GTO  SOLD
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Re: Tend to keep it stock or customize?
« Reply #18 on: January 12, 2019, 12:18:29 AM »
I think tail tidy as a first mod should be the golden rule for everybody, the standard ones are generally horrific to look at.

Then a loud pipe for safety reasons. Everything else after that is purely personal to the eye of the beholder.

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Re: Tend to keep it stock or customize?
« Reply #19 on: Yesterday at 04:21:58 PM »
Well Im 44 and I still like to mod my ride.  So, I bought a low beam HID, Xpel clear film for the tank, LED signals, CRG Arrow bar end mirrors, passenger white sport pillion cover, and Ohlins damper.  That should do me right for the moment.  The bike in itself is a complete gem and Im tickled pink at the moment. :034:
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