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post #1 of 12 Old 02-21-2014, 11:28 AM Thread Starter
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I initially felt I would purchase the standard Vee2 and farkle the bike myself. Now I am wondering if I should purchase the adventure model, as the accessories for the Vee2 are very expensive if purchased separately. The engine guards go for $400, lower cowling $234, hand guards $85, and who knows how expensive the side cases will be. If purchased separately, these farkles are significantly more expensive. What say you?
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post #2 of 12 Old 02-21-2014, 11:35 AM
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I'd be inclined to buy the ADV model, then if you don't like the OEM bags, remove them and sell them on e-bay and purchase the bags that you do want.

Even better, wait and buy and ADV model on clearance or lightly used. The thing about ADV bikes is that some people buy them, but then can't get used to the seat height, drop them once in a parking lot and then sell them on Craig's list with low mileage. At least, that's how I got my wee.

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post #3 of 12 Old 02-21-2014, 12:13 PM
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The engine guards go for $400, lower cowling $234, hand guards $85,
Using the 650 as a price reference, Twisted Throttle has SW-Motech engine guards for $207. Hand guards (knuckle covers) @ $85 isn't bad. Shop around and you might find parts that better suit your needs for less money.

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I like the Factory Adventure Bags. I haven't had "Hard Bags" since my 2003 Gold Wing. I've been using soft bags on my DL650, when I take a trip. These will be better than those & easily detachable, since I usually ride with just a luggage rack tail bag around town & on short trips. Those Adventure Bags and larger "touring" windshield are probably worth the difference in price, by themselves. I look at the other items as "a Bonus"!!



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I initially felt I would purchase the standard Vee2 and farkle the bike myself. Now I am wondering if I should purchase the adventure model, as the accessories for the Vee2 are very expensive if purchased separately. The engine guards go for $400, lower cowling $234, hand guards $85, and who knows how expensive the side cases will be. If purchased separately, these farkles are significantly more expensive. What say you?
Those sound like factory prices, there are much better options with aftermarket units and much better prices as well. And Twistedthrottle will for sure cause you to want to spend money.......for sure.

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i priced out all the adv bags and such from the competitions before buying my adv model. i saved $1400 off the cheapes farkles i found, as similar to the adv equipment aws i could get. and the bonus was that i did not have to order, wait, and install....just wrote a check and rode home---and ordering a corbin within an hour of getting home. the adv windscreen fits me with no issues. i did add a $65 top box vs the $450 trax top box.

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post #7 of 12 Old 10-11-2014, 06:00 PM
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i started pricing the extras out in the show room because i would have to wait on an adventure, i priced the engine guard at over 400 and decided to get the adventure, then they dropped my brand new bike, and thats when i found the bags were 1600 and on back oreder from suzuki for new ones, hand guards and engine guards got replaced as well, the adventure model is cheaper than adding your own
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post #8 of 12 Old 10-12-2014, 12:17 AM
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I just bought the Adventure model. DONE!
Or so I thought I wa$!
Dang farkles!!

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The Adventure model looks good. The bags aren't the most functional, but look good. The engine pebble guard looks good. I bought the Adv model, and I'm Ok I with my decision.

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post #10 of 12 Old 10-12-2014, 09:48 AM
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Me I don't like to pay for something I don't want... I bought from my dealer the tank bag, the centre stand, the hand guard and the crash bar at discounted price ... when I need luggage I have a nice BMW bag that I can attached to the rear rack.

I feel it cost me less this way.
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