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post #1 of 16 Old 08-03-2019, 01:31 PM Thread Starter
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2014 Vstrom 1000 Touring

Brand new to a vstrom! My wife and I plan to use the bike as a longer distance touring bike. What are the best aftermarket accessories for comfort? We are both in our late 50's and just want to be as comfortable as possible.


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post #2 of 16 Old 08-03-2019, 02:35 PM
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After market wind shield, top case for your wife to lean back on. Others will chime in soon. Get to know the bike a bit
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post #3 of 16 Old 08-03-2019, 02:38 PM
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Welcome Dale & Mrs.Dale !
I'd start with a stainless steel credit card ... after that if you do some searches on this forum you will find a lot of favorites. This forum has a ton of experience and will be quick to help out with specific selections.

Based on what you've said so far, I'd suggest arm rests and a cup holder for the rear passenger.
Will you be touring full time?

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The bride and I could not live with the stock seat so we had a custom seat built.

After that the list just goes on and on.

Good tires, Givi screen, heated grips, Scotts steering damper and a MC Cruise control for me then there is the stuff to ensure you get home like barkbusters to help protect leavers and controls, engine guards and bash plate, 650 foot peg brackets.

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Welcome aboard!. This is a personal endeavor, and what works for others won't necessary work for you. I suggest taking a short road trip as a starting point and build on the upgrades from there. If you want to run additional powered accessories, might want to look at a fuse block and adding additional outlets. There's also the ergonomics to look at. Wind management, seat, bar height etc. Kinda need to take a maiden run to see what is good and bad. Differs for everyone. There's storage also. Top case? Side cases? Tank bag? There's a thread on here, " What maintenance/mods/farkles did you do to your Strom today?" Check it out. It will give you ideas of what fellow strommers have done to personalize their rides . Good luck and welcome aboard!
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I use our 2015 for solo and two up touring. The mods I've done that help:
1. Sargent seat
2. Bestem 42 litre top case with built in back rest pad
3. OEM Engine guards and center stand, BarkBuster hand guards.
4. Oxford heated grips
5. Happy Trails racks and aluminum boxes

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post #8 of 16 Old 08-04-2019, 01:34 AM
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- Peg lowering kit
- Givi Airflow Windshield
- RDL Seat
- Decent luggage. Aluminum, or maybe get a set of soft bags
- Crash bars
- Skid plate
- Hand guards
- Shock Sox
- Spend too much on decent gear for both of you, it is all the protection you get.

Have fun with it.
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Might be a good idea to be sure the complimentary ecu recall was done.
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Might be a good idea to be sure the complimentary ecu recall was done.
I wish I could go back to the old one

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2014 V2, Snoopy
2009 Wee, Pumbaa the pig
WR450F, The Blue Postie Bike
YZ250N smoker with rego, Stinky.
Yamaha MT09 (FZ09), The Scud missile.
Club Lead not Club Med.
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Live life on the edge you will see more that way.
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