To my fellow Canuck Stromtroopers,
I'm looking to pick up some 'necessary' :-D farkles for my '07 650 which I'm getting in April.
What sort of riding are you planning on?
I ride year round, mix of commuting, touring, on and off pavement.
I find the OEM heated grips great and, together with a heated vest, they keep me toasty warm.
A centre-stand of some sort is pretty much necessary for maintenance. Mine's OEM. No complaints.
I've got a little Givi top box that holds my lunch and a couple of bags of groceries. Not the best, but I couldn't live without it. I plan on upgrading to a full luggage system some day.
The crash bars and skid plate (Pat Walsh) make me less nervous off-pavement - haven't actually dropped it on the bars yet.
A fender extender of some sort is in the works. The front wheel throws up all kinds of water, dirt, and stone.
Then, I think I'm done.
Except for maybe aftermarket pipes.