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Old 08-28-2014, 06:21 AM   #1
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getting new F700GS - kitting out - recommendations...

Okay, so i've already decided on givi racks and trekker outback boxes and using an old top box.

Would appreciate some recommendations and why you prefer your choice for:
(a) what is the "key" first stuff to get, and assuming I'm close on my guesses:
(b) crashbars? TT, Altrider, SW, upper add ons
(c) handguards: BMW, TT, Barkbusters (regular, storm?), others? I want guards that work with Kayko (?) cruise control device - I like the BBs because of the metal "backbone" but I guess the OEM guards have that.
(d) skid plate: BMW, TT, Altrider, SW, wunder, others? If not going off road for a while - maybe I don't "need" this just yet. And I know some don't fit with certain crash bars
(e) tall windscreen: I'm 5'6 - Givi aeroflow was what I'm thinking. TT, others?
(f) other stuff that I should consider (radiator guard, light guard - I like the wunderlich fold down, tubeless patch kit, recovery block & tackle kit I saw somewhere?

Was going to do this in separate threads but what the heck..
Thanks for the thoughts!
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Old 08-28-2014, 06:36 AM   #2
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Welcome to the group!

It really depends on what you intend to ride and how much $$ you want to spend?

I ride off road so the things I think is imperative are:
-full length skid plate (covers the cat) i have a Ricor
-SW crash bars used many many times! The AltRiders touched my knees.
-Top rack plate
-I would go with the Highway DirtBikes hand guards if I had to do it again. I have the BB storms.
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-SW rear rack with Pelican cases
-I have the BMW headlight protector

As for patch kits, I have an inner tube repair kit, Tube Slime and a compressor. I will carry spare tubes if I'm on a trip.

I'd recommend that you find where you like to ride and go from there. Why spend $$ on things if you don't go off road (gravel doesn't count ).

My 5c worth...
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Old 08-28-2014, 06:41 AM   #3
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For the skid plate take a look at the RockFox one. They seem to have good protection and are a little cheaper the. The big brands.
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Old 08-28-2014, 07:09 AM   #4
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Welcome to the group!

It really depends on what you intend to ride and how much $$ you want to spend?

I ride off road so the things I think is imperative are:
-full length skid plate (covers the cat) i have a Ricor
-SW crash bars used many many times! The AltRiders touched my knees.
-Top rack plate
-I would go with the Highway DirtBikes hand guards if I had to do it again. I have the BB storms.
-Double Take Mirriors
-SW rear rack with Pelican cases
-I have the BMW headlight protector

As for patch kits, I have an inner tube repair kit, Tube Slime and a compressor. I will carry spare tubes if I'm on a trip.

I'd recommend that you find where you like to ride and go from there. Why spend $$ on things if you don't go off road (gravel doesn't count ).

My 5c worth...
Thanks for the quick reply! Well, I know I will be "road" touring and some dirt roads (haha) - probably not single track but we'll see. I mountain bike a a lot and probably would like it. So you must have more aggressive tires - which model? and for an inner tube kit - The F700 is tubeless so I need something different.
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Old 08-28-2014, 07:12 AM   #5
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The only "must haves" for me before the bike goes off road are skid plate and crash bars. My dealer recommended and gave a great deal on SW Motech crash bars, and BMW skid plate (tip: see what they'll throw in or discount to make the sale). I've been pleased with the fit and finish of both.

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Old 08-28-2014, 07:56 AM   #6
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Thanks for the quick reply! Well, I know I will be "road" touring and some dirt roads (haha) - probably not single track but we'll see. I mountain bike a a lot and probably would like it. So you must have more aggressive tires - which model? and for an inner tube kit - The F700 is tubeless so I need something different.






As you can see my bike is sleepy…

These are all from this summer

Typically I'm on TKC 80's. Really like the wear (10,000 km's on the rear) and the off road performance.

As for a tubeless patch, I still carry a car tire repair kit (ream and plugs) and you could use Tire Slime. That combination should get you moving again till a permanent solution can be made.
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Old 08-28-2014, 09:13 AM   #7
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For the skid plate take a look at the RockFox one. They seem to have good protection and are a little cheaper the. The big brands.
http://www.advmotorrad.com/index.php...product_id=420


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I only buy RockFox protection parts. They are well made and the guys over at Rockfox are extremely helpful.
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Old 08-28-2014, 10:44 AM   #8
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As you can see my bike is sleepy…

These are all from this summer

Typically I'm on TKC 80's. Really like the wear (10,000 km's on the rear) and the off road performance.

As for a tubeless patch, I still carry a car tire repair kit (ream and plugs) and you could use Tire Slime. That combination should get you moving again till a permanent solution can be made.
Those are AWESOME shots my friend. That's one reason I can see the pelican boxes are nice - basically indestructible plastic that really doesn't scratch or look lousy after an off. Hmmmmm...
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Old 08-28-2014, 10:45 AM   #9
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I only buy RockFox protection parts. They are well made and the guys over at Rockfox are extremely helpful.
nice - I will check it out! I initially wanted a black skid plate but in the end, once its marked it the black (even if anodized I think) will look lousy - or perhaps nice and used
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Old 08-28-2014, 05:19 PM   #10
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nice - I will check it out! I initially wanted a black skid plate but in the end, once its marked it the black (even if anodized I think) will look lousy - or perhaps nice and used
Any of the marks won't really show or will disappear with bit bit of black paint.

Goto the vendor's http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=415604 section and look at http://www.motooverland.com/index_files/Page673.htm

Many, many other options to get what you want in the colour you want!
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Old 08-28-2014, 05:21 PM   #11
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Those are AWESOME shots my friend. That's one reason I can see the pelican boxes are nice - basically indestructible plastic that really doesn't scratch or look lousy after an off. Hmmmmm...
Thanks!

I had them on my KLR and work just as nicely on the BMW's. The dropping just adds a touch of character and no need to bang them back to shape
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Old 08-28-2014, 07:23 PM   #12
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This is what I've done so far on my 2014 F700GS:

Mivv Suono Exhaust
Adjustable Levers
SW Motech Crash Bars/Skid Plate
Aeroflow Off Road Aeroscreen (on its way still!)
Brake Pedal Extender from Wunderlich
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Old 08-28-2014, 08:40 PM   #13
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Would appreciate some recommendations and why you prefer your choice for:
(a) what is the "key" first stuff to get, and assuming I'm close on my guesses: TT 30mm lowering springs.
(b) crashbars? yep TT
(c) handguards: TT with the Kayko, and Throttle rocker to rest my palm on as an ad. - works good for me.
(d) skid plate: TT,
(e) tall windscreen: I'm 5'4" with 29" inseam - I love my Cee Baileys 16" with the bar. Very nice spot to put the GPS.
(f) I have the BMW Scott chain oilier. 2" Rox bar risers. Slip on foam Grip Covers. I cut out the top of the seat, much softer now. (g) Wolfman Explorer Lite Tank Bag is a perfect fit. Plus lights and more. I love this one, but my wife said I spent to much on it. Ya I have put a lot on it and this is the best bike for me.
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Old 08-28-2014, 09:51 PM   #14
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getting new F700GS - kitting out - recommendations...

I went with AltRider skid plate and crash bars, Kaoko throttle lock with Bark Busters, Puig touring screen, and Giant Loop Diablo tank bag. I carry a small tool kit and a tubeless patch kit with a compressor (instead of CO2 cartridges). The stock tires aren't great in the dirt, but have served me well in the mostly slab my 700's seen so far.
Before any extend dirt trips I'll probably swap to TKC 80s.
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Old 08-29-2014, 06:47 AM   #15
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Okay, so i've already decided on givi racks and trekker outback boxes and using an old top box.
I wasn't sure about the Trekker Outback because at the time they had just came out but went with them anyway and now love them. Good price and hold a ton.
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