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post #1 of 16 Old 09-19-2013, 08:41 PM Thread Starter
 
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First accessories/farkles

I am very excited to have received my first few accessories for my pearl glacier white 2012 V-Strom 650 ABS. I purchased a Suzuki OEM lower fairing, a SpeedoHealer, Givi Airflow windshield, and Givi crashbars. I will be installing tomorrow, and I will post pictures as I go. For those of you who have commented on how addictive it is to purchase accessories for this bike-you weren't kidding! I've got the bug for more and more.

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I am very excited to have received my first few accessories for my pearl glacier white 2012 V-Strom 650 ABS. I purchased a Suzuki OEM lower fairing, a SpeedoHealer, Givi Airflow windshield, and Givi crashbars. I will be installing tomorrow, and I will post pictures as I go. For those of you who have commented on how addictive it is to purchase accessories for this bike-you weren't kidding! I've got the bug for more and more.

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Can't wait to see the pics Stephen

Its exciting fitting the new goodies and making the bike suit your tastes/needs.
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I found out that accessorizing my 2012 V-Strom 650 Adventure can become very addicting......Just look at my checkbook!! To be honest, I can't complain. I really enjoy this bike and see me having it for some time.
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Alright-finished my installs later than I planned last night and it got dark. I waited for this morning for the photoshoot. I am ecstatic with the results .

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The Givi Airflow makes a DRASTIC difference for the better with my buffeting problem! It was like instant bliss, but for the bit of air hitting the top of my helmet. I have the lower fairing installed on the lowest of the three positions, with the upper fairing as high as it will go. After a short highway ride, I was shocked by the improvement-barely any noise, and very light buffeting. It was well worth the money

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First and foremost, the OEM lower fairing should have come stock with the bike from the beginning. It was only after I looked at pictures of my bike before the install and compared with my view of the finished product that I realized the stock bike without the lower fairing looks like its got a big chunk cut out of the front end below the radiator below is a shot of the bike before and a pic I took before installing the crash bars and windshield huge improvement.

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I agree. The lower cowling looks great on the bike and without it on the bike looks incomplete. The only thing I don't like about the lower cowling is that it has that "cheap" rubber/plastic feel to it.
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That lower cowling really should have been part of the base bike, it really fills in that odd unfinished area nicely.

But I also understand they are working with a price point on this bike. Just like the OEM center stand that I recently put on, ought to be standard, but these would all add on to the price of the bike, so we got what we paid for.

That cowling looks great as well as the Givi bars. It never ends...

I love the white.

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Looking good Stephen, nice choice.

Agree on both the screen and lower cowl. That Givi screen makes such a difference, and can be easily adjusted to suit your needs.

Now all you need is that Yoshi :mrgreen:
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Your next mod should be to get rid of those warning labels on the gas tank! Very easy, I used a hair dryer and they came right off.

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