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Old 08-15-2011, 05:10 PM
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If you would, please prioritize your Top 5 farkles/add-ons. Make sure you prioritize your list and do NOT include any more than 5. Also include manufacturer and model number. I think this would be rather useful info. as some riders might be missing something that they should definitely have on their VStrom. Here are mine (in priority order):

1. Garmin Zumo 660 GPS- I don't go anywhere without GPS these days.
2. Givi Luggage- e36 side bags and e52 top case..to lock the GPS and Helmet in when I'm away from my bike.
3. Cortech Tank Bag- I put all my essentials in there when I ride. i.e. phone, money, EZPass, etc.
4. Madstad adjustable windshield bracket- if you don't have one, you don't know what you're missing. What a difference!
5. OEM Hand Protectors- functional and they look cool- at least I think.

So, there ya go. Whatcha got? Thanks Rob
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Old 08-15-2011, 05:27 PM
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1. Madstad bracket. Top of list, no question. The buffeting is enough to drive you batty without it.
2. Mirror extenders. They should probably be included with the Madstad since I'm sure they help with the buffeting but the big advantage is finally being able to see around my apparently too broad shoulders.
3.Dual sport tires. I'm running Shinko 705s and am loving the difference over the Road Attacks I was running. Don't get me wrong, the Conti's are a fabulous tire right up until you get into anything slick. Mud, wet grass, peat bogs, road kill...
4.Heated grips. Mmmmm. Warm palms and I'm not standing in the shower... Still bordering on euphoric.
5.Center stand. No brainer. Plain and simple.
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Old 08-15-2011, 07:59 PM
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1. Russell day long saddle - a no brainer
2. Kaoko throttle lock
3. Jesse bags (all three)
4. Amotostuff bash plate
5. Hepco-Becker engine (plastic) guards

I should have squeezed in my GPS with sat radio somewhere
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Awesome stuff guys..keep it coming. It's already giving me ideas on new farkles- down the road. Thanks
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1. Fork Brace
2. Sargent Seat
3. Madstad Windscreen w/bracket (sold as a set so a single item)
4. Center Stand
5 CCS-100 Cruise Control from Murphskits.com
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1. Center Stand
2. Sargent Seat
3. Madstad Windscreen w/bracket (sold as a set so a single item)
4. HID Bi-Xenon headlight kit with relay 4300K with digital slim ballasts
5 CCS-100 Cruise Control from Murphskits.com
Wow. I'm a little surprised that your first farkle wouldn't be a fork brace.
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Old 08-15-2011, 09:06 PM
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1. Suzuki gel seat
2. Aux lights: front aux lights/ rear LED light strip
3. N-B tank bag
4. Madstad bracket
5. Center stand
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Wow. I'm a little surprised that your first farkle wouldn't be a fork brace.
Me too. I guess I don't consider it an add on but a necessity and it slipped my mind. I can adjust.
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Old 08-15-2011, 09:22 PM
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Wow, a couple of you guys had a center stand in your top 5. I have one (OEM) but the freakin' thing is tough to use. I actually have to back up on a small piece of 1x4 wood to get it up. And, I aint no lightweight either. Maybe there's a better technique to use (other than using wood) or I best get my a$$ back in the gym weight training..ha
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Wow, a couple of you guys had a center stand in your top 5. I have one (OEM) but the freakin' thing is tough to use. I actually have to back up on a small piece of 1x4 wood to get it up. And, I aint no lightweight either. Maybe there's a better technique to use (other than using wood) or I best get my a$$ back in the gym weight training..ha
You're using improper technique. It has very little to do with brawn and muscle. Simply stand on the left side of your bike, with the front wheel straight. Balance the bike upright with your hands. You can keep the side stand down if it makes you feel more comfortable.

Left hand on the left handle bar, right hand on the rear rack behind the seat. Step with your right foot down on the center stand peg. As you place your full weight down onto the peg, simply guide the bike up onto the center stand.

The short of it.......it's mostly in the transfer of your body weight down through the right foot......effortless after some practice.
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