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Old 03-26-2011, 10:17 AM   #1
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$$ outlay for basic Wee prep?

- Hand guards

- Crash bars

- Luggage rack for Givis

- Any other essential first round farkles


What'll it set me back for the basics?
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Old 03-26-2011, 10:33 AM   #2
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Laugh First farkles

Not essential but very, very usefull . Centerstand and Rick Hughes mirror extenders.
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Old 03-26-2011, 01:55 PM   #3
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Not essential but very, very usefull . Centerstand and Rick Hughes mirror extenders.

Good points.

What'd the whole kit be?
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Old 03-26-2011, 02:12 PM   #4
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Suzuki centerstand about $250, but other brands available.
Suzuki handguards about $50, but same as above.

Check out TwistedThrottle.com and AdvMotoStuff.com on their prices.
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Old 03-26-2011, 03:13 PM   #5
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They roll just fine they way they come from the dealer.

But I'd suggest a center stand, crash bars, hand guards, a cheap top box and heated grips.

The center stand is really handy for tire and chain maintenance.
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Old 03-26-2011, 08:23 PM   #6
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Figure 600ish for the side hard bags. 250-300 side bag mounts. 400 top case and mount. 125-300 for crash bars.

100ish for madstad bracket

This is all a rough guess from memory. Twisted throttle.com has it all

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Old 03-27-2011, 04:04 AM   #7
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I thought I would only need the basics, but it never ends. By the time im done I will proberly have spent just as much on farkles as the bike cost But thats half the fun!

My basics:
Barkbusters
Bar risers
Bash plate
Radiator gaurd
Off road pegs
TKC tyres
Plastic protection
Panniers
Tank bag
GPS
Air hawk
Rear luggage extention
Rear bag
mini inticators
clear tail light
crash bars
centerstand

and on and on !!!!!!!!
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Old 03-27-2011, 05:44 AM   #8
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- Hand guards

- Crash bars

- Luggage rack for Givis

- Any other essential first round farkles


What'll it set me back for the basics?
Basics... center stand... get the oem.. same price and works better. crash bars.. I never bothered as if damaged cost the same as the replacing the scratched plastic. Put them on the wife's bike cause she wanted them.
hand guards. the oem are wind blockers only and work great for that. There are others more substantial.
sw motec for luggage racks

about 1000$

later add ons if required... mad stad bracket re-positions windshield.
mirror extenders, bash plate, seat (tall or gel or Mayers or such)

Pounded the piss out of mine for 75000Km off and on road. Never had any damage to either rad nor oil filter. did not have bash plate or crash bars. Never broke any signals or replaced any lights. The headlights are second to none and decided extra lighting redundant. GPS not required but another nice addition.
You can ad a ton of shit to the thing with a big check book but most is not required.
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Old 03-27-2011, 04:42 PM   #9
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same price and works better. crash bars.. I never bothered as if damaged cost the same as the replacing the scratched plastic. Put them on the wife's bike cause she wanted them.
I painted mine with spray on truck bed liner (from walmart) before installation and they saved me some money a couple times (windy days in middle MO, idiot operator (me) jabbing the brake in a slow U turn, garage tipover etc.

I got my moneys worth

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Old 03-28-2011, 02:50 AM   #10
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Fork Brace, I'd recommend Ricks.

That and crash bars are the only one I'd universally recommend, nice bikes, but they are top heavy - while I've only dropped mine on gravel, I've come close several times on seal - stupidly and unexpectedly.

The hand guards are nice.

Luggage - are you really planning on carrying that much ?, a cheap top box I can recommend if you commute - being able to just toss the helmet and jacket in it is worth while, but a full luggage system is only needed for weeks on the road. Even there I got away with throw over bags and carried more than I needed.

Riding offroad the list grows:
sump guard
radiator guard, heavy duty fly mesh works
Fender extender - DL's are cow magnets - well cow output magnets.
Suspension. On road the stock suspension is almost good enough - if you have a bad back, suspension anyway.

Centre stand, I have one and like it - but it wouldn't be high on my list, there are workarounds that are good enough for chain maintenance.

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Old 03-28-2011, 09:32 PM   #11
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If you want to upgrade the Suspenions (highly recommended) I went with Sonic Springs in the front (huge improvement) based on my weight & riding style and for the rear I took a stock shock & sent it to Sasquatch for rebuilding (Suspensions By Sasquatchh) and he built it based on mine & my lady's weight with an estimate on what I carry in the 3 cases I have (E41 side cases & 52 Maxxia top case) when traveling. Sasquatch will sell you a set of Race Tech springs for the front end if you want to do all your shopping @ one place Good people and an ADV member who offers a discount for fellow ADV members
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