Yup...I've seen all those. and I know it's super expensive to get the pegs and controls...I just asked from srinath's post cause he mentioned it and I was thinking maybe he knows something the rest of us dont?? I've been pricing up parts on ebay, but I still can't get it to fall under 300. lol
The Bolt parts are going to give you the first 4" and would cost under $150 (please don't buy that bent a$$ **** that's on there for $50, that **** is garbage) If you have a local walk-in salvage yard, you may be able to snag one for cheap, there are 10X the R/Base Bolts as the SCR/C and afaik - you're alone in looking for that part - you have a virtual monopoly, you pay what you want to pay, or let it rot on the shelf taking up space (that's your line - to be repeated at will, and we wont say otherwise)
The SS cycle parts are not that robust, nor are they as forward as the lo-mean. And the lo-mean and SS stuff looks very clean - Definite plus for those 2. But to be cheap cheap cheap …. look into one of those Harley/generic ones. There's no trick to it. A peg, a gear lever and a linkage rod oughta do the shifter side, and peg and brake rod oughta do the brake. The side stand stays on its current bracket, cos moving that means you gotta have real robust stuff obviously. That lets you out of buying any Base/R spec stuff, maybe its worth it.
TBH, I consider the lo-mean worth it if you have the bolt stuff, the bolt stuff is what I am not sure about. C spec stuff is just awesome IMHO.
The least Kluge looking of the 3 bikes is the C spec IMHO. The rear fender/seat/tail is a little funky and cobbled together looking but all the rest is nice.
The R/base - that gauge cluster setup along with its bracket is just disgusting.
The SCR - what can I say, there is more brackets than bike. In fact Yamaha is the worlds premier bracket maker. Oh yea they make a motor and frame so you can bolt these brackets on and ride around with them. BTW apart from the 1000's of brackets, SCR looks great. Heck even the brackets look great on it.