It sure seems that way to me, unless u have your bike torn apart and post pictures of your cool upgrades, nobody cares. Not even to answer simple questions which you have researched and found no sound answers to.
I would post pictures of my bike but its just plain stock, and likely be staying that way by the looks of things.....
Nobody wants to see another stock yzf750.
I suppose I will just buy the parts that I believe will be satisfactory and hope for the best...
My last house that had a nice double garage, I was constantly wrenching on my bike or chev350. It's strictly street parking in the confines of the city these days,no garage.
Any work I do will need to be done on the road, and completed in one day. It does not make one really eager to start any project really.