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post #41 of 107 Old 08-28-2011, 10:26 PM
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Originally Posted by acududeman View Post
......effortless after some practice.
Yeah, right! I practice after every rain fall or 500 miles to lube the chain & the frustration level is unbelievable.

1) GPS, then you can go anywhere!
2) Heated grips, warm hands leads to warm heart!
3) Center-stand to do chain with someone to help you get it on the stand in case your like me!
4) Waterproof. lockable luggage
5) Barkbusters, if you can't get her on the centerstand then most likely a drop is in your future in which case the BB will protect your clutch & throttle

5a) Hepco Becker engine guards in 5 if a issue

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post #42 of 107 Old 08-28-2011, 11:55 PM
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givi bags or similar, any size.
madstad bracket
sargent seat

14 tooth for me
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post #43 of 107 Old 01-08-2013, 04:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Fyrman View Post
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.
+5 on each of these, down to the 705's

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post #44 of 107 Old 01-09-2013, 09:21 AM
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1. Madstat bracket
2. Laminar touring lip
3. Seat Concepts foam and cover
4. Heated grips
5. Raised suspension 1"

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post #45 of 107 Old 01-09-2013, 11:27 AM
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I haven't got my Strom yet....but damnit I know what farkles I'll be putting on I'm playing!

1) Fork Brace - adventure tech
2) Centerstand - Twisted Throttle
3) Top Case - BestemUSA
4) Suzuki Cowl - Oneida
5) Omni Cruise

2012 DL650 Goodies: OEM Lower Cowl, OEM Centerstand, BarkBusters VPS Handguards, Shad SH-45 Topcase, Givi AF301, RR Forkbrace,
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post #46 of 107 Old 01-09-2013, 01:00 PM
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Five top farkles in order

1. Givi adjustable windshield
2. SW-Motech engine guards
3. Givi top case
4. adjustable lowering links
5. fork brace-(forgot which one i bought!)
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post #47 of 107 Old 01-09-2013, 02:08 PM
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1. Clutch pack fix
2. Speedhealer
3. Madstad windshield
4. Givi engine guard
5. Fork brace
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post #48 of 107 Old 01-09-2013, 05:14 PM
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1. Fork Brace
2. Crash bars (Hopefully never used)
3. Aftermarket Windscreen
4. Tool Tube
5. Center Stand
(6. Top case)

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post #49 of 107 Old 01-09-2013, 09:44 PM
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top 5 farkles

1.cartridge fork emulators 2. fork brace. 3. anything other then Trailwings 4. Healtech gear indicator. 5. Eastern Beaver headlight relay.
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post #50 of 107 Old 01-20-2013, 08:39 AM
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Only 5 ?

Don't get me wrong , I love my Wee , and plan to circle the globe ( or at least the province ) again this summer , but sometimes I kick myself for buying a bike that " needs " this extreme degree of farkling - most of the previous lists posted equate to about $1000.00 out of pocket .
I'm perhaps one of the more farkle - addicted ; I've got $3000.00 in farkles on the bike , $2000.00 in farkles on the way ( Russell seat and panniers ) , I want to upgrade the suspension at both ends = $ 1000 .00 ...
How about the top 5 in each of the following categories : 1) crash protection , 2) rider comfort / ergonomics , 3) electrical / lighting / dashboard , 4) tires / suspension , 5) maintenance .......

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