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post #1 of 27 Old 05-10-2008, 04:32 AM Thread Starter
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Project FUBAR!

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Just picked up my yellow Wee-strom yesterday, and figured if I'm going to do all this stuff eventually, I might as well do it now and enjoy it for the life of the bike.

Usage:
On-street warm-weather everyday commuter... go to work, run errands, lots of flat highway. LOTS of night-travel (I work 3rd shift).

Advice: Anything I'm missing but MUST have or perhaps doesn't work well together or whatever comes to mind, let me know.

1) Stebel Air Horn: https://www.stromtrooper.com/showthre...t=16906&page=2
a) and Pat Walsh Bracket: http://www.patwalshdesigns.com/hornbrkt.html

2) GIPro Gear Indicator: https://www.stromtrooper.com/showthre...t=23293&page=2

3) OEM Suzuki GSXR 16T Sprocket (supposedly has rubber dampers aftermarkets do not)

4) HID Lighting: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=318768 (hope its ok to link to another forum)
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BI-XE...QQcmdZViewItem ($140 for dual plug&play kit seems cheap for HIDs!)

5) Flush Mount Blinkers Shock Racing Super Lites???

6) Givi E52 or OEM 48 liter??? admorelighting.com kit.

7) Tool Tube: https://www.stromtrooper.com/showthre...hlight=luggage

8 ) Givi Engine guard: https://www.stromtrooper.com/showthre...t=crash&page=3

9) Find best way to mount and power my Garmin Nuvi 650 GPS.

10) Paint exhaust cover flat black

Edit: added more...

11) MadStad bracket: http://madstad.com/

12) SuperBrace: https://stromtrooper.com/showthread.php?t=23032

Thanks in advance!

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post #2 of 27 Old 05-10-2008, 06:20 AM
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Another thing might be a MadStad bracket.

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Welcome to the collective!

My $0.02 - go for the larger GIVI case (the E52), and get the admorelighting.com kit. I've never complained that it's too big, and it's nice to be able to get my helmet, pants and jacket inside when the bike is parked.

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Welcome to the collective!

My $0.02 - go for the larger GIVI case (the E52), and get the admorelighting.com kit. I've never complained that it's too big, and it's nice to be able to get my helmet, pants and jacket inside when the bike is parked.
Roger that. Yeah, I was getting conflicting reports on whats best. Some say it depends on how you use it, and others that size matters and theres no such thing as too big...

Looking up that lighting kit now.
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Another thing might be a MadStad bracket.
*nods* That IS cool, added to list!
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Grip Puppies?
------Or equivelant, I just can't tell you how much more comfortable these are.
Throttle Rocker?
------I use a throttle rocker II. It secures with a velcro strap rather than clamping on and the strap doubles as a brake lever strap for maintenace.
Center Stand?
------A centerstand makes chain maintenace 10 time easier. I went without for the first 20k miles but I'm glad I have one now. I didn't know what I was missing.
Hand gaurds?
------They seem like a small thing but they make a huge difference.
Mirror Extensions?
------I don't have these yet, I'm working on it but it's the biggest problem for me as I'm a daily commuter. I can adjust the OE mirrors to see what's directly behind me or whats coming up in the adjacent lane but not both. It's a real pain. (its also reported to reduce buffetting even further - we'll see.)

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Grip Puppies?
------Or equivelant, I just can't tell you how much more comfortable these are.
Throttle Rocker?
------I use a throttle rocker II. It secures with a velcro strap rather than clamping on and the strap doubles as a brake lever strap for maintenace.
Center Stand?
------A centerstand makes chain maintenace 10 time easier. I went without for the first 20k miles but I'm glad I have one now. I didn't know what I was missing.
Hand gaurds?
------They seem like a small thing but they make a huge difference.
Mirror Extensions?
------I don't have these yet, I'm working on it but it's the biggest problem for me as I'm a daily commuter. I can adjust the OE mirrors to see what's directly behind me or whats coming up in the adjacent lane but not both. It's a real pain. (its also reported to reduce buffetting even further - we'll see.)
What he said. Good ideas that work well.

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Ride it first then determine your needs?

I see stuff on your list that I would have no use for, as well as some of the suggestions given. You never know, some of the things that folks find they need the most you may not need at all.

When all's said and done it's your money to do with as you wish. Personally I'm on a budget and only wind up buying things I've found a need for, not what other people think I have a need for.

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Fork Brace -
I think I've read a couple threads on here where they say if they had to go back and do it again, it would be #1. I don't have mine yet (on order) but supposed to be a great improvement.

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[SIZE="1"]Givi Engine Guards, LED Brake & Turn Signals, Madstad Bracket, Knight Riderz & HyperLights Auxiliary Brake Lights, Murphs Brace, Eastern Beaver H4 Dual Headlight Relay Kit, PIAA H4 Xtreme White Headlights, Dual Whelen LIN3 Running Lights on Adventure MotoStuff Aux Lightbar, Adventure MotoStuff Grip Covers[/SIZE][/COLOR][/I]
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Yeah, but some stuff you buy BEFORE you need it based on other's experience though. We must learn from history, or be doomed to repeat it!

In the RC world for example, I could save ya a bunch in the long-haul w/ preemptive tweaks, and some stuff you just don't know how nice it is if you've only known one thing.

And yeah, if you've seen the mods on my 460hp Vette and turbocharged Focus, I definitely believe that the factory can be improved upon, heh!
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Fork Brace -
I think I've read a couple threads on here where they say if they had to go back and do it again, it would be #1. I don't have mine yet (on order) but supposed to be a great improvement.
+1111 on the SuperBrace! Should be the first thing on your list.



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