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Just throwing this out there but has anyone looked at any of the other aftermarket calipers out there? Everyone seems to be fixated on Brembo, but Wilwood, Nissan, PM and Tokico all come to mind as options. I've no plans to ever swap mine out but if I was I'd look at all of them before making a decision.

The problem is inboard clearance at the spokes, and common with all opposed piston callipers.  A larger diameter rotor and skinny supermoto calliper from Brembo or Beringer is a solution, but big bucks - I think Beringer is 15-1700 GBP for the kit
I have proof of concept now using a Brembo P4

Wider yokes is the other solution
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An Interceptor footrest bracket that moved the footrests, etc, an inch closer to the centerline of the bike.  The room is there.  I am tired of banging my shins on the too far outboard footrest ends.  Where's my hacksaw?

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Without a doubt the ' intake covers'.
Not sure quite why they call them that anyway as they don't cover the air intake.
Right out there on show but brushed aluminium looks really cheap and nasty.
Hate to say it but look at the Triumphs.
Never heard anyone else get upset about them so maybe it's just me and a bit of a personal thing.

BAAK makes a nice set of Aluminum covers for the intake in either black or brushed finishes.

https://www.baakmotocyclettes.com/en/interceptor-continental-gt-650/3410-17314-intake-covers-for-royal-enfield-650-interceptor-continental-gt#/822-finition-brushed
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I would like a seat that looks like stock but is actually comfortable.
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BAAK makes a nice set of Aluminum covers for the intake in either black or brushed finishes.

https://www.baakmotocyclettes.com/en/interceptor-continental-gt-650/3410-17314-intake-covers-for-royal-enfield-650-interceptor-continental-gt#/822-finition-brushed

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BAAK makes a nice set of Aluminum covers for the intake in either black or brushed finishes.

https://www.baakmotocyclettes.com/en/interceptor-continental-gt-650/3410-17314-intake-covers-for-royal-enfield-650-interceptor-continental-gt#/822-finition-brushed

Personally I think way better than those bland BAAK covers the standard ones with a quick polish look fine.
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I would like a seat that looks like stock but is actually comfortable.
That's where one of the various custom foam recipes with the stock seat cover comes into play.
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It’s funny that I read all these seat/ posture /suspension etc complaints. I must be one of the fortunate few that the GT is a perfect fit for. If anything, I’d like to change the inclination of the clipons, but that’s a little gripe.
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It’s funny that I read all these seat/ posture /suspension etc complaints. I must be one of the fortunate few that the GT is a perfect fit for. If anything, I’d like to change the inclination of the clipons, but that’s a little gripe.

Agree on both points, the seat is as good as most of my previous bikes and the bars should be pivoted towards the rear slightly. The h/bar locating pin and steel "yoke to bar hanger" makes what should be a simple job a little more interesting.
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I'd like to see some high quality non-glare lenses for the clocks.
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I'd like to see some high quality non-glare lenses for the clocks.

Yes!
Also, replacements for the chrome bezel / ring and center pivot pin of the clock needles.

Those things kick back a burning glare when the sun is at certain angles that makes it virtually impossible to read the gauges, not to mention the distraction and irritation.

Is it really rocket science to keep the faux-chrome look to a minimum for glare control?

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In the past I've used photographers removable dulling spray but it not a good solution.  The glare with a high and slightly behind sun is annoying as can be.
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In the past I've used photographers removable dulling spray but it not a good solution.  The glare with a high and slightly behind sun is annoying as can be.

I'm tempted to mask the gauges off and hit the bezel (is that the right word? wtf is bezel) with flat black Krylon, but I'd probably booger it up bad.
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I'm tempted to mask the gauges off and hit the bezel (is that the right word? wtf is bezel) with flat black Krylon, but I'd probably booger it up bad.
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The problem is inboard clearance at the spokes, and common with all opposed piston callipers.  A larger diameter rotor and skinny supermoto calliper from Brembo or Beringer is a solution, but big bucks - I think Beringer is 15-1700 GBP for the kit
I have proof of concept now using a Brembo P4

Wider yokes is the other solution

That is EXACTLY what Triumph did to add Brembo 4 pots to the front of the 2019 Street Twins and street Scramblers.
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