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As you guys may of noticed, I am very social on this forum.

I am very good with my hands and in saying that, I have done a lot of mods to my bike.

I bought my bike brand new in 2018 and I have put 20 xxxkms on it. In that time, I have taken the bike a part and modified it quiet a bit.




I have done a lot of research, trial and error to see what works and what doesn't.

I thought I would share all my useful links and things that I have found.


Kawasaki Vulcan ABS – 2018
Photos of Bike progress: https://imgur.com/a/vajO9Wq

Other videos:
Smart Brake Module demonstration: http://bit.ly/2IIoxHL
Delkevic Exhaust riding around: http://bit.ly/2IIo7kF
Delkevic Exhaust Drive/Ride by: http://bit.ly/2IvUUKt
Danmoto Exhaust sound (was replaced with Delkevic): http://bit.ly/2Dkx5Be
Kuryakyn Switchblades in action: http://bit.ly/2GljSsG
Kuryakyn Mirrors first ride after install: http://bit.ly/2KMKEQ9
Custom Dynamics License Plate - R&G Tail Tidy - Kuryakyn Torpedo demonstration: http://bit.ly/2IIORS8
http://bit.ly/2VSH7AZ
My close calls Playlist: https://bit.ly/2G2vGD8

Mods:
Delkevic Complete Ceramic Black Exhaust System: http://bit.ly/2ZvHPq2
EP Radiator Guard: https://bit.ly/2C0IBBH
Kuryakyn Switchblades: https://bit.ly/2BYrMqN
Adapters for Switchblades: https://bit.ly/2zQuJIG
Kuryakyn Mini Floor boards (Pillion): http://bit.ly/2FwAAFd
Adapters for Mini Floor Boards: https://bit.ly/2zQuJIG
Kuryakyn Mirrors: https://bit.ly/2L4oy8i
New Kuryakyn Mirrors: http://bit.ly/2ZoA6K4
Adapters for Mirrors: https://bit.ly/2Qj88i5
LED Cyclops Ultra Headlight: https://bit.ly/2rulDMU
LED Parker: https://bit.ly/2PupF1s
Denali DM 2.0 Flood/Spot light: http://bit.ly/2FlMu77
Denali Dual-Intensity Controller: http://bit.ly/2SMc2gx
Denali Fork Mounts: http://bit.ly/2RECzPI
Denali Switch Eliminator: http://bit.ly/2sjmhO1
GIVI Sissy Bar with Luggage Rack: http://bit.ly/2CcfN85
Saddlemen Small Sissy Bar Bag: http://bit.ly/2D2PiUm
Saddlemen Large Sissy Bar Bag: http://bit.ly/2D2Ssr6
Rear soft case without pillion seat: https://bit.ly/2QhEWrI
Saddle Bag Arms: http://bit.ly/2B6FYgL
Saddle Bar with Fuel/Drink Bottle: http://bit.ly/2DMb92A
R&G Racing Tail Tidy: https://bit.ly/2SvEJxG
Custom Dynamics License Plate: https://amzn.to/2B10WNb
Kuryakyn Torpedo Signals: https://bit.ly/2QF0Gxb
Flasher indicator relay: https://amzn.to/2L5hIiR
Smart Brake Module: https://bit.ly/2UuiqKB
Fuel Cap 3D decal: https://bit.ly/2ElRd8a
3D tank decal: https://bit.ly/2QJjFGT
USB charger: https://bit.ly/2RJ7lnl
Phone mount: https://bit.ly/2PrFCFy
Loud Horn (no relay): https://amzn.to/2L2Oe50
Ear Plugs: http://bit.ly/2FjK4n4


Service:
Oil – 10W-40 – 1.8L
Oil Filter – RP303: https://bit.ly/2rueFaZ
Sump Bolt Washer - 11061-0417: https://bit.ly/2zS5buD
Spark Plugs - CR9EIA-9: https://bit.ly/2Eaq0EM
Air Filter: https://bit.ly/2RGAaRj
Front Brake Pads – FA174HH: http://bit.ly/2Fl71pL
Rear Brake Pads - FA281HH: http://bit.ly/2HGoVHp
Chain Service: https://amzn.to/2SDy4BS
Chain Brush: https://amzn.to/2SD1bVF
Rear Spools: https://bit.ly/2L4VNrT
Rear Stand: https://bit.ly/2Eb51Bp

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with only one anchor point, how did you get the saddlebag arms mounted without sway/movement?
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with only one anchor point, how did you get the saddlebag arms mounted without sway/movement?
Yes you are right, it only uses 1 mounting point.

The mounting bracket actually has a lip which prevents it from swaying left or right. It is pretty secure but must admit, buying a cheap bag and cheap bracket, you get what you pay for.

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I am really happy with the bag and bracket, holds my wet weather gear in case I ever need it.

I do love the look and yes I agree ,gives it a lot of character.

It doesn't sway or bump or rest on the chain guard.

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this and all the rest of your info is great to know. thanks!
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Thanks for taking the time to put this together!
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Thanks for sharing this. Very comprehensive. Do you have any future mods in mind?

Also, just wondering what the quad lock is for given that P platers aren't allowed to use phones? :-)
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Thanks for sharing this. Very comprehensive. Do you have any future mods in mind?

Also, just wondering what the quad lock is for given that P platers aren't allowed to use phones? :-)
No problem, figured it would save everyone from wondering what works and what doesn't.

I don't have any mods in mind at the moment. Right now the bike is running perfectly and I don't see a need to add anything else.

As for the phone mount. I have been pulled over twice . Once for a random breath test and the other was a RBT set up on the side of the road. Neither times did they mention anything. It maybe because I have my full license for my car and only need to be on my red Ps for a year then get my full license right after that.

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Thanks for sharing this. Very comprehensive. Do you have any future mods in mind?

Also, just wondering what the quad lock is for given that P platers aren't allowed to use phones? :-)
No problem, figured it would save everyone from wondering what works and what doesn't.

I don't have any mods in mind at the moment. Right now the bike is running perfectly and I don't see a need to add anything else.

As for the phone mount. I have been pulled over twice . Once for a random breath test and the other was a RBT set up on the side of the road. Neither times did they mention anything. It maybe because I have my full license for my car and only need to be on my red Ps for a year then get my full license right after that.
Yes, thanks to your videos and pics, I purchased the SBM and discovered the Cyclops Ultra headlight which I’ve also bought. Tossing up between the Rizoma Iride S lights and Kurakyn Torpedo lights right now. Your links have been very helpful.

How’s the Delk exhaust? I’m considering getting the 410mm ceramic slash cut, but can’t make up my mind. In some YT videos, the 550 and 410 sound tinny and high on the KVS; in others, somewhat deep and throaty. Throws me off a bit. Wish I could find a definitive option that would make the bike sound like a triple with a shorty on.

I’m a learner rider, but have my full car licence. Feel like I might be pushing my luck trying to get away with that in inner Sydney on my red Ps.
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Yes, thanks to your videos and pics, I purchased the SBM and discovered the Cyclops Ultra headlight which Iíve also bought. Tossing up between the Rizoma Iride S lights and Kurakyn Torpedo lights right now. Your links have been very helpful.

Howís the Delk exhaust? Iím considering getting the 410mm ceramic slash cut, but canít make up my mind. In some YT videos, the 550 and 410 sound tinny and high on the KVS; in others, somewhat deep and throaty. Throws me off a bit. Wish I could find a definitive option that would make the bike sound like a triple with a shorty on.

Iím a learner rider, but have my full car licence. Feel like I might be pushing my luck trying to get away with that in inner Sydney on my red Ps.
Good choice on the SBM and Cyclops. They are both really good and easy to install. As for the signals, both look very similar. Its matter of preference .

This is where the Delkevic has an issue. If you are going to service the bike yourself, you need to know with the 550mm , you will need to take off the muffler in order to lift the bike. With the 410, you dont need to.

Unforantualy, there are no exhausts that make our bikes sound like a triple. Arrow is louder and higher pitch . the danmoto you will need to ride with earplugs .

I prefer the 550mm as it has a deeper tone and isn't as loud. It is still definitely loud but not as ear deafening as the 410.



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I actually have a stainless steel (has seen better days) 550mm kit for sale if you are interested.

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Good choice on the SBM and Cyclops. They are both really good and easy to install. As for the signals, both look very similar. Its matter of preference .

This is where the Delkevic has an issue. If you are going to service the bike yourself, you need to know with the 550mm , you will need to take off the muffler in order to lift the bike. With the 410, you dont need to.

Unforantualy, there are no exhausts that make our bikes sound like a triple. Arrow is louder and higher pitch . the danmoto you will need to ride with earplugs .

I prefer the 550mm as it has a deeper tone and isn't as loud. It is still definitely loud but not as ear deafening as the 410.

550mm


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410mm


I actually have a stainless steel (has seen better days) 550mm kit for sale if you are interested.

Definitely. I installed the Cyclops headlight today... many steps up from the sad OEM headlight. As for the indicators, I think the Kurakyn lights are larger in diameter. They look really sleek on your bike so I might go with those.

Btw, I noticed your rear lights are the single function versions. What stopped you from getting the multifunction Torpedo lights for the rear and setting them up with the SBM and R&G TT tail light so that you have several brake lights for visibility?

Re exhausts, I did consider Arrow, TBR, Danmoto and Akrapovic, but have been leaning towards Delkevic as it seems deeper. I'm very new to bikes and working with my hands so I'm not fussed about the issue with the 550mm exhaust just yet. The Delkevic salesman in QLD advised that I go with the 410 over the 550 if I wanted more depth to the sound. That said, I don't want to wear earplugs all the time. Both do sound droney at higher speeds in the videos. Seems unavoidable with the KVS. Does your experience with the 550 mirror how it comes across in the video?

I assume the stainless steel 550mm kit is the one you painted black. What happened to it?

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