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Recently picked up a lightly used 16 R9T . Already added a few bits to the bike. Nothing major, but crazy how the smallest things make the bike completely different.

*Daedalus Classic Tail Tidy (technically this was already on the bike when I bought it)
*Highsider Montana Mirrors
*New 2019 style 7" LED (goes by many brands name on Amazon but they are essentially Jeep JL LED replica headlights) - No errors on the dash - no resistor nor canbus canceler needed. Much brighter than halogen, nice clean cut off line. JW Speaker headlights are a bit brighter, but i just don't like the way those look.
*Plasti-Dip headlight bezel (although I may end up painting it properly later on, just wanted to see how it looked black)

And that's about it. Only thing left is to install my Akrapovic Headers and try to figure out what front LED turn signals I want.






 

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Agreed, a couple of choice mods make a big difference. Your bike looks real nice. I like that headlight too- nice aesthetic.
 

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Nice looking bike.
If you are ok with the stock turn signal size, check out weiser tecknic inserts.
They can be had as only turn signals or running lights/turn signals.
Very bright and I have been more than happy with mine.
Those look real nice, but i'm looking something more slimline. I like the OEM LED that BMW makes.
 

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I went with BikeMaster 8 LED Turn Signals (HE017K11) for the front turn signals. They almost look OEM but cost between $30-$35 for the pair - depending where you order from. Finish is plastic but appears to meet or exceed OEM quality (it has a rubber base to allow some flexing and presumably to prevent cracking the turn signal).

*Optional- I also used Rizoma Turn Signal Wire Adapter (EE078H) & Turn Signal Mount Adapter (FR221B) for factory look and plug and play solution.

I had originally ordered resistors for the front but did not end up using it as the Flash Rate was normal nor did i get any sort of errors on the dash when i hooked up the front LED indicators. Did the previous owner perhaps get my 2016 R9T coded for LED use from the dealer or does the rear Daedalus Classic fender LED kit have something to do with the normal flash rate?

Anyway, these LED Turn Signals are really bright from a distance (viewable even on a bright sunny day). I say from a distance because LED chips are directional and the Lens Housing does not diffuse the light, therefor at some angles it'll be as bright as the OEM halogen lights, and at "most" angles it'll be blinding bright. Either way it's a win-win in terms of updated looks, functionality, and pricing point.







 

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Got my Luimoto Seat in (Leather and Suede).




Also, you may have noticed I got another headlight. One of my buddies has a Harley and the output of his LED headlight was much wider, brighter, and illuminated better on the ground than the one I had. So I returned the Amazon one. I purchased the DayMaker LED Headlight on Black Friday for an excellent price (which is made by JW Speaker but just has "Harley" branding on it). The Black on Black masks the Harley Logo, and unless you are literally 12 inches away, you won't be able to tell. Anyway, i love the blacked out look (even the Halo is smoked when turned off), and has the same beam pattern and internals as the JW Speaker\Motodemic headlight, but with what I "personally" think has a better look.





Lastly, I FINALLY got my eBay "Chinese Replica Hump" about a month and a half later after ordering. The quality is meh (it's just plastic, but not terrible), and the paint finish isn't the best, but it is a very close match to the tank in terms if color shade. There are no issues with fitment and from a distance actually looks like the real deal. I'm happy with the item for the price I paid for.



Obviously the BMW emblem is not included with the hump. In addition, the original BMW hump emblem is 27mm and the Chinese Hump only has a 25mm indention to put a logo. Luckily, I was able to locate and order a 25mm from a Uk store called "I Say Ding Dong Ltd". It took about 2 weeks to get to the States. Their emblems are made out of plastic (i think maybe 3d print?), but seems to be good quality and SUPER cheap.






Taking advantage of paying the same shipment cost in one order, I also ordered two 70mm emblems (with shipping everything costs around $20 USD). They have 3m rear adhesive tape. Anyway, these are thinner than the OEM Tank badges. I have NOT placed them on yet.

QUESTION: I am wondering before removing the original tank emblems, does the tank emblem location indention have a flat surface, or is it curved as well?
 

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Got my Luimoto Seat in (Leather and Suede).




Also, you may have noticed I got another headlight. One of my buddies has a Harley and the output of his LED headlight was much wider, brighter, and illuminated better on the ground than the one I had. So I returned the Amazon one. I purchased the DayMaker LED Headlight on Black Friday for an excellent price (which is made by JW Speaker but just has "Harley" branding on it). The Black on Black masks the Harley Logo, and unless you are literally 12 inches away, you won't be able to tell. Anyway, i love the blacked out look (even the Halo is smoked when turned off), and has the same beam pattern and internals as the JW Speaker\Motodemic headlight, but with what I "personally" think has a better look.





Lastly, I FINALLY got my eBay "Chinese Replica Hump" about a month and a half later after ordering. The quality is meh (it's just plastic, but not terrible), and the paint finish isn't the best, but it is a very close match to the tank in terms if color shade. There are no issues with fitment and from a distance actually looks like the real deal. I'm happy with the item for the price I paid for.



Obviously the BMW emblem is not included with the hump. In addition, the original BMW hump emblem is 27mm and the Chinese Hump only has a 25mm indention to put a logo. Luckily, I was able to locate and order a 25mm from a Uk store called "I Say Ding Dong Ltd". It took about 2 weeks to get to the States. Their emblems are made out of plastic (i think maybe 3d print?), but seems to be good quality and SUPER cheap.






Taking advantage of paying the same shipment cost in one order, I also ordered two 70mm emblems (with shipping everything costs around $20 USD). They have 3m rear adhesive tape. Anyway, these are thinner than the OEM Tank badges. I have NOT placed them on yet.

QUESTION: I am wondering before removing the original tank emblems, does the tank emblem location indention have a flat surface, or is it curved as well?
Hi Starman, thanks for the write up. I went with a 'cheapo' hump and that link to the stickers for it will make it close enough to OEM for me.
 

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Recently picked up a lightly used 16 R9T . Already added a few bits to the bike. Nothing major, but crazy how the smallest things make the bike completely different.

*Daedalus Classic Tail Tidy (technically this was already on the bike when I bought it)
*Highsider Montana Mirrors
*New 2019 style 7" LED (goes by many brands name on Amazon but they are essentially Jeep JL LED replica headlights) - No errors on the dash - no resistor nor canbus canceler needed. Much brighter than halogen, nice clean cut off line. JW Speaker headlights are a bit brighter, but i just don't like the way those look.
*Plasti-Dip headlight bezel (although I may end up painting it properly later on, just wanted to see how it looked black)

And that's about it. Only thing left is to install my Akrapovic Headers and try to figure out what front LED turn signals I want.






Nice looking bike.
 

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Fine looking machine and your right about the details. Only a fellow R9T owner would notice many of them. The headlight both bulb type and the black color are both great.
I love the suede seat top too. I have a lousy scratch on my tank where I’m sure someone
tried to lift my BMW emblem with a key ... I’ll repaint it someday. Anyway... Nice Moto !
 

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Nice, I wish adding around $1,000 to my bike was considered "little things" ;)
I don't think it's about the value - I think it's about how he's kept things close to original aesthetically, and just tried to enhance the original design. In this respect he's done a marvelous job in my opinion.
 

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Thank you all for the nice comments.

I don't think it's about the value - I think it's about how he's kept things close to original aesthetically, and just tried to enhance the original design. In this respect he's done a marvelous job in my opinion.
Exactly...although to be honest, I was only wanting to change the Mirrors and Fender eliminator kit and leave the rest as is. Of course seeing other people's bikes on this thread made me spend a bit more on other parts haha :LOL:
 

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Thank you all for the nice comments.


Exactly...although to be honest, I was only wanting to change the Mirrors and Fender eliminator kit and leave the rest as is. Of course seeing other people's bikes on this thread made me spend a bit more on other parts haha :LOL:
Oh that has such a familiar ring to it...... ;) I've NEVER flung so much money into modding a bike in my life!

Really like your build, subtle (the more you look the more you see) but very classy, plus the conversation piece of the LED headlight.
 
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