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Hello all. I'm new to the forum (in part, looking for new tire recommendations) with a '21 Orange Crush Interceptor bought new last May (now with 6k miles). Fitted it promptly with Givi racks and a Puig windscreen. Looks pretty much like the image attached. I've been riding street bikes since '81 (eek! That's 40 years!!).
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Feel free to bail at this point! Past and other current bikes include, in more or less sequential order:
Honda CB200T
Kawasaki KZ750 LTD
Yamaha RZ350
Suzuki TS125
Suzuki Savage (when my wife bought her first bike, a Honda 450 Rebel)
Yamaha SR500
BMW R75/5
Honda Shadow 1100 (1984)
Custom Built 540 CC Cafe Racer (SR500)(current)
99 Buell M2
01 MZ Baghira SM (Edited to add this bike!)
02 Honda 919
14 Honda CTX700 bagger (current)
 
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Welcome to the forum @nataraj hauser! Congratulations on your new Interceptor! I love the variety of bikes you've owned! How does your Interceptor compare to some of the other bikes you've had? What convinced you to get one?
Thanks! I would say the ride most closely compares to the BMW /5 (which had a bit more power). From a power delivery standpoint, it's also pretty similar to the Honda CTX700 (mine has the fairing and factory hard bags, and really looks and works well). The Honda's rake and trail numbers are more similar to the Interceptor than you'd guess. I had an '01 MZ Baghira 660 supermotard that I had been using as my "other" touring bike (fitted with Givi hard bags), and with 40k miles on it was getting to be harder to get serviced. I sold it to a crazed enthusiast, and used that $$ plus some stimulus $$ and some savings $$ to buy the Interceptor. I had been looking at it all winter, undecided, and finally decided that a vintage bike that wasn't vintage would be a lot of fun. At 60, I'm not interested (toooo much) in ripping around like a hooligan (that MZ would wheelie soooo easily!!), and, like the man said: Id rather go fast on a slow bike, than slow on a fast bike.

And then there was that glittery orange paint...
 

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Nice. I picked out the same color for mine. Should order in the next week or so. What were the order numbers on the accessories from where you bought them.
Thx
Congratulations! I hope you love it. I didn't do a lot of customizing. The engine and exhaust are all stock. As is the seat (so far). I put foam Grip Puppies on over the stock grips, but took them off after a month. After one riding season I have around 6,000 miles on it. I have done one 400-mile day on it, and my butt was screaming at the end, prompting me to look at Corbin seats ($618). I haven't decided on the seat - my other bike (Honda CTX700 bagger) is perfectly capable of 500+ mile days, so maybe I just don't ask the Interceptor to do that sort of trip.

WINDSHIELD: Amazon.com

COLOR-MATCHED BAR ENDS (needed some inventive MacGyvering to install...NOT a bolt-on part): Amazon.com

GIVI PL9051 E22N SIDE CASE FRAME: Givi was out of stock for months. I finally found a set (exactly one set) on eBay for $167 from a vendor called TourandRide. I had never heard of them, but they were legitimate (they have two public brick and mortar locations in NC and NV).

Other stuff like a phone mount is too specific. I didn't run power to the handlebars, so if I'm using my phone for nav or BT music, I just use a power brick in my pocket to keep it juiced up.

Hope that helps!
 

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You hit on the one thing I've worried about - the seat! Somehow the add on touring seat for the meteor looks much kinder for long rides, as does the peg placement. But the 350 just doesn't have the top end I'm looking for. I don't like downshifting so much to get up hills.
 

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You hit on the one thing I've worried about - the seat!
There are a bunch of seats at this link, but I don't know anything about them. There's an Indian company that pops up on Instagram (but not today, naturally). Next time I see it I'll link here.

 

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You hit on the one thing I've worried about - the seat! Somehow the add on touring seat for the meteor looks much kinder for long rides, as does the peg placement. But the 350 just doesn't have the top end I'm looking for. I don't like downshifting so much to get up hills.
I found that Indian company with a bunch of seats available. They are about half the price of the Corbin, but >>>I don't know anything about their worthiness.<<<

www.mkdesignsindia.com
 
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