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Old 11-12-2012, 05:51 PM   #1
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Favorite modification

This may sound like a silly question but I am curious what everyone's favorite (singular) modification they have done to their bike. Such as upgraded suspension, bar risers, new seat etc... I don't want a laundry list from everyone just that one item they favor the most out of all others.
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:01 PM   #2
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Bar risers

Some type of bar riser. Without those the bike is un-rideable. Especially off-road. You can slow down if the suspension sucks, you can take more breaks if the seat bites but you can't ride like a hunch back for very long. Add the RocStompa pegs and you are well on your way to happiness. Since this isn't a list I won't mention the XPC seat, Scott's damper, heavy springs, MOD skid plate, fat foot and rear rack, Adventure Spec crash bars.....and the main thing that has really made the bike faster is the incredible weight loss due to my wallet being paper thin....
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:02 PM   #3
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Ohlins NIX kit in the front...
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:30 PM   #4
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Cheapest, favorite mod was the Wunderlich rear brake pedal expander. Now I can find my rear brake. I only got 3 mods though
http://www.wunderlich-sportouring.co...8160361_NN.jpg

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Old 11-13-2012, 03:12 AM   #5
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Cheapest, favorite mod was the Wunderlich rear brake pedal expander. Now I can find my rear brake. I only got 3 mods though
http://www.wunderlich-sportouring.co...8160361_NN.jpg
I've have the same one as you ... but now ... I think this one would be better ... would not be as slippery when muddy:

http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/2...GS-F650GS-Twin
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:30 PM   #6
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Old 11-13-2012, 01:19 PM   #7
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:32 PM   #8
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SW Motech crash bars. They'll more than pay for themselves.
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:35 PM   #9
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TKC 80s, they were the first thing that I put on the bike (already had a boat load put on it from the dealer), with out these the bike is pretty much useless for what I like to do with it.
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Old 11-13-2012, 03:52 AM   #10
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I've got to say suspension.

While several other farkles are really nice to have (bar risers, pivotpegs, crash bars) none of them has transformed the bike like putting suspension on,
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Old 11-13-2012, 04:03 AM   #11
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Machine Builder, what suspension mods?
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:04 PM   #12
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Machine Builder, what suspension mods?
I put the Traxxion Dynamics AK20 forks and a Wilburs Shock.

The forks made MUCH more difference and increased my comfortable speeds on and off road, a FR road where I was not comfortable at 30MPH, I now think DAMN I better slow down at 50MPH. And then I realized the stock shock sucks too.

When you start researching suspensions you'll find that while the stock spring rates are soft the bigger problem is the valving sucks, the forks will hydrolock or bottom out and that is what causes the harshness.

After I put the forks on, before I got the shock I thought the shock felt like it was going to launch me, I then turned the rebound adjuster in but it still didn't feel great.

With both in I think I need to adjust the fork damping slightly still, but it feels so good most of the time I make very small adjustments and then ride alot to see if I did the right thing.
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:39 PM   #13
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Sounds great, I have Ohlins all the way around, I am just kind of curious what people have been using. I am the terminal stage of my farkling and figured anyone that just got a new bike may be interested what the masses, have and love.
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:54 PM   #14
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Runnin4melife.......are the Ohlins fork cartriges worth the $ ? Can you do the install yourself once they are built and sent to you? Questions I have been looking for answers for. Ready to go that route ite if I can learn a bit from those with experience.

But in keeping with the thread I do believe my favorite mod to date is the AltRider bash plate.
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Old 11-13-2012, 06:27 PM   #15
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Low fender removal and high fender install. Without this mod, the bike is dangerous in the sticky mud we get around here.
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