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 Post subject: Xb12r upgrades
PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:12 pm 
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Just bought an xb12r and I'm looking for advice on upgrades. I would like to change the stock mirrors for something that actually works. Small indicators would be nice and a slip on exhaust, just to make it look better (stock is rusty)
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 Post subject: Re: Xb12r upgrades
PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:26 pm 
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Exhausts look here http://ukbeg.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=4181 oval original style. Twin cylindrical or Reverso style. They're all good off Alan. For indicators try eBay you'll be spoilt for choice. If you go led or halogen you'll need a flasher relay to suit. Mirrors the same p!ace. The world's your lobster :yup:


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 Post subject: Re: Xb12r upgrades
PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:55 pm 
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Just had a think about the indicators on the way home. If money is no object and you want style type into eBay motogadget indicators. They can go up to 70 quid apiece. Same with rizoma indicators. Mirrors do you want fairing mounted or bar end mounted if fairing mounted you'll need to measure the mounting hole/bolt centres and buy appropriately. EBay is the place though.


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 Post subject: Re: Xb12r upgrades
PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:05 pm 
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Not worried about the mirrors as I want ones that actually do a job. Thanks for the replies


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 Post subject: Re: Xb12r upgrades
PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:19 pm 
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Maybe think about bits that will make your engine last longer...

A robust oil pump gear - this is what happens if it fails...

A grease nipple on the end of the output shaft - Plenty of chat on that, here is a bit...

A Free Spirits Tensioner - reduces the load on the gearbox output bearing, again plenty of chat on that...

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 Post subject: Re: Xb12r upgrades
PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:23 pm 
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You're right pash. Budget has just increased lol


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 Post subject: Re: Xb12r upgrades
PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:27 pm 
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Jaidenthomas wrote:
You're right pash. Budget has just increased lol

Sorry...

I have not had an issue with my Firebolt mirrors, however I use Oberons on the X1 and find them quite good. Think Adam also put them on his 1125 before it got turned into a trackhack. The Chinese appear to be making the same design too.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Universal-Mot ... 4d42a3b465

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 Post subject: Re: Xb12r upgrades
PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 11:49 pm 
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Oberon are quality for both indicators and mirrors.


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 Post subject: Re: Xb12r upgrades
PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:36 am 
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pash wrote:
Jaidenthomas wrote:
You're right pash. Budget has just increased lol

Sorry...

I have not had an issue with my Firebolt mirrors, however I use Oberons on the X1 and find them quite good. Think Adam also put them on his 1125 before it got turned into a trackhack. The Chinese appear to be making the same design too.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Universal-Mot ... 4d42a3b465


I have them on my Husqvarna motard thingy mounted upside down, and use a more conventional bar end mirror on my 1198 Duc and X1. They work well.

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 Post subject: Re: Xb12r upgrades
PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:10 pm 
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Quick update :!:
I have conferred with Steve from foggimoto2015 on eBay and he will give those who want a tensioner a discount of 7.5% if you order and quote that you are from UKBEG. Not loads, but remember, every little helps. He is also quite helpful on other stuff. :yup:

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 Post subject: Re: Xb12r upgrades
PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:20 am 
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Tadpole wrote:
Quick update :!:
I have conferred with Steve from foggimoto2015 on eBay and he will give those who want a tensioner a discount of 7.5% if you order and quote that you are from UKBEG. Not loads, but remember, every little helps. He is also quite helpful on other stuff :yup:

Nice work :yup:

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