Sorry to revive old thread.
+1 that PU is NOT intuitive!
+1 to DEFINITELY call TJ at Riders Discount. That guy is a walking parts catalog computer for 675Rs, especially because of his involvement with Danny's winning Daytona 200 675R last year.
Sliders (Front forks, rear swing arm, frame, maybe even tank and tail sliders).
- I really really like the Triumph front fork and frame sliders. Completely integrated, and very effective.
- I would skip rear axle sliders and go for Delron material paddock stand pegs.
- Don't know. Chad at AHD built me a custom HID set, but he's retired now.
Slip on exhaust (which brand sounds the throatiest?)
- Not sure on slip-ons. I have an Akrapovic full exhaust. Taylor Made exhausts look very cool, but on the dyno they underperform stock exhaust. Arrow is very good.
- You can search YouTube and listen to different 675R exhaust vids to find the sound you want.
Tank grips and belly pad (this is likely universal)
- I've tried both Stompgrip and TechSpec. Stompgrip gives me better grip.
- I use a ProGrip tank pad (belly/zipper pad) on all my bikes.
Windscreen (Corsa Zero gravity i hear is good)
- +1for Zero Gravity.
- Corsa is popular for track-style emulation.
- Double Bubble is popular for IOM TT style emulation.
tidy tail or fender eliminator
flush front signals
- Not sure.
- I sometimes ride this bike to commute to work, so I chose to keep the stock lights for maximum visibility.
If you are serious about customizing your ride personally for you, and intend to keep it, and intend to eventually do suspension work (makes a HUGE difference in your riding pleasure and performance), then I would get a 2013-and-a-half or 2014 675 and build it up. You will save tons of money over the long run. Only difference after you are finished will be is color and carbon fiber bits and front Brembo brakes, because you'll likely end up replace everything else anyway, and you can get carbon fiber bits.
If you like the R, then just know that you may end up replacing:
- Ohlins front shocks (like FGRT200, big difference in suspension feel) - $2000-$2500
- Ohlins RSU TTX GP TR 338 (big difference in suspension feel, and very convenient hydraulic adjusters) - $1500-$1800
- Rear Spring (tuned for your weight) - $125
- Rear Set Kit (Attack Performance - makes a huge difference in foot traction) - $600
- Rear brake lever pressure sensor/switch for brake light
- Suspension setup (adjust ride height, spring preload, compression damping, rebound damping, sag) - $75
- ICR Quickshifter and Auto-Blipper (not sure about price)
- Exhaust System - $800-$3000
- Power Commander V - $350
- Servo Buddy - $50
- K&N Air Filter - $50
- Dyno tune (custom map) - $300-$400
- Clutch Lever (like CRG RC2, same as on Daytona 200 bike, (huge improvement in clutch feel and control) - $115
- Brembo RCS 19 Master Cylinder (big improvement in brake feel) - $375
- Triumph integrated sliders for frame
- Triumph front axle sliders
- Delron material paddock stand pegs - $25-$50
- Evotech Tail Tidy (fender eliminator) - $170
- Zero Gravity windscreen
- Battery Tender Jr
- Stompgrip tank grips
- Tank pad (belly/zipper)
- Optional: triple clamps
I'm sure I'm forgetting a few other things I've had done to my '14 675R this summer, so I'll edit/update as I remember them.
If you are in HB, so is Attack Performance. Talk to Jozef (he built Danny's bike) and built my bike. My dream bike is now something so far beyond what I could have ever imagined (and I've raced S1000RRs on the track).
PM me if you want to ride my 675R to get a feel for how much of a difference all these things make, and if it is worth it for you.