Let the mods begin. I tore into the bike a few nights ago. Plastic comes off without too much problems. I did have to use the Jedi force at one point since I had no idea how the side panels/tank cover was attached. I removed all the visible bolts and gave it a careful tug. As you can see from the picture below, it’s simple enough, once you know what you’re looking at. All in all there was three piceces that needed to come off (two side pices, and one center piece that goes over the tank cap filler. Yamaha was nice enough to leave a shelf on the right side of the bike, guessing this is where the ABS pump goes, if it was so equipped. This will leave tons of room for my ballast, and other HID bits and bobs, plus the various other wires that will end up being there.
First on the list, electrical bits.
The 55w HID kit went in without much fuss. Oxford grips, were a doodle, and will share space with the GPS ram ball mount. Radar plug in and warning light to be mounted. Update. Since I rode the bike, the light is damn bright..not sure if it’s annoying to other drivers, but I haven’t got hi beamed yet. Will report on how it works at night, when I errmmm….ride it at night.
I’ll be stealing switched power from the rear tail light wire, which will power up the relay for all the accessories.
Stock muffler mod. Right, here we go. I’ll attempt the same mod I did on my fz09. Yamaha has a single outlet pipe on the under muffler, but on the 9 when the pipe was cut back a ways, it exposed the common chamber, thus giving the bike a slightly deeper sound, without totally messing with back pressure.
I unplugged the O2 sensor (cover needs to come off first), then I unscrewed the bolts holding the foot pegs, to gain access to the two rear bolts holding the muffler. Loosed those off, and undid the 4 nuts holding the pipe on to the cylinders. Whole job took about 2 hours. If anyone is interested, I’ll get you pipe size, hole saw size etc…