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post #1 of 77 Old 01-17-2007, 05:12 PM Thread Starter
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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. Some of the MUST have items are I've identified are
: Stebel horn
: Heated Grips - DualStar (?)
: Fenda Extenda
: and a headlight guard. (Iíve seen a Plexiglas one on some of the bikes but I canít find one in any of the online catalogues. Can anyone help me with that?)

I am wondering if there is anywhere here in the great white north that will have these items or would I be better to do some cross border shopping?

Thanks!

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post #2 of 77 Old 01-17-2007, 11:16 PM
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You can find heated grips pretty easily around here but the rest will likely have to come from across the border.

Might as well order the whole lot at once and save shipping.

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post #3 of 77 Old 01-18-2007, 03:20 PM
 
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I ordered my Stebel horn from a guy in Seattle, he take paypal and does Canadian shipping.
http://erston.com/stebel.htm

It arrived about 5 days after ordering and was delivered by Canada post, I had to pay 5$ in duty/tax but that was it.

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post #4 of 77 Old 02-04-2007, 06:38 PM
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A few farkles I love

Hand guards: keeps wind off your hands add heated grips with a rheostat type controller. Killer combo.

MP Cycles wind screen: love it, works great and replaces the whole mounting system which gives lots of options on placement.
http://www.mpcycledesign.com/

Seat: I tried to order a Suk gel seat last March but was told there was a 6 month wait so I bought a sheep skin cover instead, for 50 bucks it worked quite well. http://www.alaskaleather.com/

I have a Sargent seat on the way.
http://www.sargentcycle.com/suzwsvstrom.htm

Heated vest: I have one but found with the MP Cycle screen I don't need it because it keeps the wind off my body. I will look at a heated liner if I still find the need, I do find at times my arms get cold.

Center stand: I want one http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade...tview/310/180/

Rear top case: I never take it off and use it all the time, for trips under 4 days I find the top case, a small tank bag and water proof bags from MEC work great.
http://www.mec.ca/Products/product_l...=1170632034960

Things on my buy list:

http://www.aerostich.com/catalog/US/...e-p-16405.html

http://www.garmin.com/products/zumo/

http://www.proline-sports.co.uk/acat...jammer_21.html
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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.

DL1000K6 Two wheels good; four wheels bad.
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and a headlight guard. (Iíve seen a Plexiglas one on some of the bikes but I canít find one in any of the online catalogues. Can anyone help me with that?)
Why a headlight guard?
The plastic lenses on most bikes / cars these days are so strong that if something hits you hard enough to break the lens you will probably end up beside the bike rather than on it anyway.
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Other Farks

Throttle locker

Aftermarket slip on exhaust

Rear fender hugger

Lowering links (if needed)

Tank bra (protector)

Cut down rear fender (its ugly)

Adjust preload to your body weight (not really a farkle)

Better headlight bulbs (I have a higher watt unit in the left side and an amber one in the right side)

Clear turn signal lenses (I put red bulbs in back and amber bulbs in front)

Seat alteration ( added more foam in seating area, remove foam from sides, recover)

Engine guards

Givi luggage

Cruise pegs on engine guards (on my list of to do items )

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Thanks for all the responses!

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What sort of riding are you planning on?

Like you, a mix of different roads. I have a DRZ now and I want something I can get a few more miles under me before the dreaded monkey butt sets in.
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I find the OEM heated grips great and, together with a heated vest, they keep me toasty warm

I was not sure about the factory heated grips because all the posts Iíve seen about the lack of Ďfarkle powerí put out by the DLís Why get something with a resistor that dumps the excess power to heat? That is the only reason I was looking elsewhere, for a dual element heater to save a little power.
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A centre-stand of some sort is pretty much necessary for maintenance. Mine's OEM. No complaints.

I agree, Iíve got the factory one coming with the bike.
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Givi top box.

Iím watching the forums and ads
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The crash bars and skid plate.

Iím still undecided as to which brand to choose but I really want something there in front of that filter and cooler Ė OH YA!
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Then, I think I'm done.

I will have to disagree with you on this point Ė are we ever done?

Another item that was mentioned: Sargent Seat, it's on my list but coming from the DRZ it will feel like I'm riding a lazyboy for a while.

Thanks again all!

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post #9 of 77 Old 02-06-2007, 09:58 AM Thread Starter
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Why a headlight guard?
The plastic lenses on most bikes / cars these days are so strong that if something hits you hard enough to break the lens you will probably end up beside the bike rather than on it anyway.
K1W1,

Yes the plastic they use is strong but being out in front it is constantly 'sandblasted' for lack of a better term and will eventually become pitted and possibly get a little cloudy. Going down a gravel road who knows whats going to get kicked up by the guy or gal in front. I've had some pretty big asteroids launched at me when I haven't been the lead DRZ :shock: It's amazing how far those suckers fly.

It's just cheap insurance:mrgreen:

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It's not that hard to polish a cloudy plastic lens. Pollution does more clouding than tiny missiles.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
Nicknames I use to lessen typing, Vee = 2002-2012 DL1000s. Vee2=2014-2016 DL1000s. Wee = 2004-2011 DL650s. Glee = 2012-2016 DL650s
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