I posted here a few weeks ago after picking up my bike. So far I'm about 1k miles down and I couldn't be any happier. I'm starting to look into making a few modifications on the bike, and was wondering if anyone had thoughts on the following:
Exhaust (I know this has been discussed multiple times): Either going Vance and Hines CS-One, Two Bros, or Yoshimura TRC. I think I'm leaning towards the Vance and Hines based on styling and what I've been able to hear through YouTube.
Stock Airbox Modification: 2 main reasons driving this. Supposedly the stock air-box is restrictive and costly to have maintained. I'd like to put a K&N (or something similar) to open that up and see if there are performance gains, or even throttle responsiveness. My dad did this to his Indian Chieftain, and he said the results were substantial. Given, that bike is nearly 3 times the engine volume, but its an inexpensive mod to tinker with. My other main reason is for the sound. Again this is all speculative, but I've heard that an aftermarket air-box really helps to open the airflow, and give the bike a sweet sound when you hit the throttle. I won't do this job myself as it seems fairly complicated just based on where the air-box sits. When I schedule a regular service I'll have the mechanic throw it on there.
Clutch/Brake Levers: I looked into the shorty levers, but I don't know that it would make a big enough difference in the ride to justify the price. I found a relatively cheap pair on Amazon, but seeing how your clutch and brake are fairly important from a safety perspective; I'm cautious. Link below.
Sequential Taillight:As most people would agree, the huge license plate/blinker fender in the rear of the bike is ugly. I looked into fender eliminator kits, but I really like the idea of the sequential taillight replacing the current brake light. Ideally I'd like to install the sequential taillight so that there are no blinker 'bulbs' on the rear of the bike, and I would mount the license plate directly underneath. Gives the bike a much cleaner look IMO.
Bar-end mirrors: The stock mirrors have been decent, but it makes a huge difference in the appearance of the bike to have the bar-end mirrors. My only concerns are functionality, so if someone has any experience or advice that would be great. I saw a Ninja 1k with bar-end mirrors and I fell in love, so I'm going to try to replicate that with the circular mirrors.
Thats all for now! Feel free to give your input.