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Old 11-15-2012, 09:54 PM
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Vega Touring Boots from motorcycle superstore
Vega Touring Boots - Street Bike - Motorcycle Superstore

$80 seemed like a great deal. They looked good and fit well..... and lasted 4 months before the sole started separating from the upper boot.





Tourmaster Synergy heated vest. In three years, the company replaced the vest twice and the controller three times..... and I got maybe 10 days of heat TOTAL in three years of ownership.
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:56 PM
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Keep the replies coming... You guys are saving me a lot of money & heartache.....
Agreed...glad this thread is here.
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:46 PM
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AltRider's side stand foot for the DL1000.

It was (and still is?) the only accessory available to increase the surface area of the factory side stand's admittedly undersized footprint. I don't know anyone with a welder that could provide a pennytech alternative for me here.

Anyway, the AltRider product is ugly, not well engineered and certainly overpriced for what I got. If there's a better solution available, I'm listening.

Well it seems these guys are working on one, but not quite there yet.

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Givi engine guards. Caused the bike to vibrate at 5000rpm. Glad they are gone.
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Disappointing were all the seating options I tried short of a Russell Day Long Saddle.

Sheepskin, Beads, AirHawk and similar, Sargent, Suzuki Gel, DL650, DL1000, Kontour, Corbin, and maybe one or two other choices that don't come to mind.
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Disappointing were all the seating options I tried short of a Russell Day Long Saddle.

Sheepskin, Beads, AirHawk and similar, Sargent, Suzuki Gel, DL650, DL1000, Kontour, Corbin, and maybe one or two other choices that don't come to mind.
Wooooo..... That's a lot of money.... Looks like about a quarter of what a new bike would cost!
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Wooooo..... That's a lot of money.... Looks like about a quarter of what a new bike would cost!
That's about right, but now I know what works.
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Givi engine guards. Caused the bike to vibrate at 5000rpm. Glad they are gone.
my givi engine guards vibrated too- until I filled them with BB's. Problem solved
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my givi engine guards vibrated too- until I filled them with BB's. Problem solved
+1 on the BBs. 90% of the vibs are gone.

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It was (and still is?) the only accessory available to increase the surface area of the factory side stand's admittedly undersized footprint.
Touratech have one. Not to sound like a total Touratech freak but I have one. Got it several years back as I always am parking on gravel, mud or grass. Works a treat

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Keep the replies coming... You guys are saving me a lot of money & heartache.....
+1. I always read about the good buys people make, rarely the bad ones.


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Givi engine guards. Caused the bike to vibrate at 5000rpm. Glad they are gone.
My Givi bars used to vibrate as well (from what I have read, so did a lot of peoples). I sorted it out and they have paid their weight in gold now.
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