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post #1 of 45 Old 04-26-2017, 12:40 PM Thread Starter
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OK . . . I am taking delivery of a brand new 2014 Vstrom 1000 (non-Adv) in the next hour or so. Right now, its only farkle is a top case. So, the question is, if you had a budget of $1500 to spend on farkles, where would it go? Since it will make a difference in your answers, I will not be taking it off-road much, if at all.

My thoughts were handguards (because I like having them) and I am considering side cases, engine guards, center stand, risers, extra brake lights, seat, things like that that make it safer and more comfortable.

What would your preference list look like?

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post #2 of 45 Old 04-26-2017, 01:09 PM
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Windscreen upgrade and don't forget the helmet hook.

Maybe accessory socket, phone mount, gps mount. You could easily spend $500 on a seat.
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post #3 of 45 Old 04-26-2017, 01:18 PM
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Center stand is a must for adv bikes, imo
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post #4 of 45 Old 04-26-2017, 02:58 PM
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If you plan to ride corners with any kind of speed, hands down the TechSpec Snake Skin tank pads. I fought it at first to preserve the "look" and did windscreen, exhaust, kickstand foot, etc (ADV so had bars, bags, etc). The tank marked easily where my knees are and was always slick feeling. Certain pants would slide around when leaning if I wasn't constantly focused on clenching the tank. The tank pads completely transformed the feel on the bike in turns and harder braking/accelerating. I am not referring to the thin protective film kinds. These are thicker than expected along the lines of the Stompgrip. Would definitely be my first purchase if I bought the bike again
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post #5 of 45 Old 04-26-2017, 03:23 PM
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Might of been better to have the Dealer install your farkles. I believe that way they are covered by your insurance.

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post #6 of 45 Old 04-26-2017, 09:02 PM
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+1 on center stand. Heated grips. Chain oiler.
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post #7 of 45 Old 04-26-2017, 10:01 PM
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Ape Hangers and Streamers. Then your set for Sturgis.
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post #8 of 45 Old 04-27-2017, 01:02 AM
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My Favorite Picks:
Givi Airflow Windshield,
New Seat,
Engine Guards,
Bash Plate
and maybe a trunk
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post #9 of 45 Old 04-28-2017, 09:07 AM
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Center stand
Engine guards
Givi Air Flow
Adcox or RDL seat
Rox risers

Rostra Electronic cruise control
Oxford heated grips
Grip Puppys
Eastern Beaver PC8 & both EB accessory adapters
Cheap LED running lights off amazon or fleabay(for the triangle efffect)

Here is the dilema, Summer is upon us. I would do the first 5 now, then ride the snot out of it until Winter. Then you have a few months to add the rest of your goodies.

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post #10 of 45 Old 04-28-2017, 11:14 AM
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so many frakles are necessary (and all depends what will you do with the bike)

windscreen,bashplate,engine gaurds,ABS kill switch(if you are going off road) etc.... just look at my signature see a few

2014 vee2- OEM:skid plate,heated grips,mirror extenders,centerstand. aftermarket:sw-motech: risers,trax 45L side cases 38L top case,pipe valve guard, kickstand foot enlarger. corbin/holshot heated seat ,MRA VarioTouringScreen,burkbusters storm,PC8, kaoko throttle lock, scorpion titanium slip-on, denali airbomb,scottoiler,denalli dx.pc5+autotune R&G:radiator guard, pipe slider K&N:air filter touratech:crashbars, ABS kill switch,dryspec tool tube,cyclops LED headlights,doubleback mirrors,helmet guardian,twowheels shorty levers,aftermarket off road rear brake lever,shorai lithium battery.
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