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post #1 of 68 Old 11-04-2017, 09:45 PM Thread Starter
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Top 3 bike improvements?

Trying not to get to far ahead of myself. Get the basics sorted and go from there. Even with that approach the list is getting up there. Now my bike came with a few upgrades, so hard to say what I would have done first but so far I'm here

- Clutch chuddar - It's pretty bad on this one. Snow comes clutch goes.....
- Foot pegs - Got mud on my boots and slip sliding away. Rubbers got to go....
- Aux. Lights - Like to see and be seen....

Just curious. What were your three top mods for your bike?
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post #2 of 68 Old 11-04-2017, 10:00 PM
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for me.....saddlebags (givi v35 alternately E22), seat (sargent), tankbag (sw motech enduro).

and voltage monitor, center stand, fork brace, neoprene fork boots, admore light bar, pair of fiam type horns.

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post #3 of 68 Old 11-04-2017, 10:33 PM
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1. The windscreen 2. A center stand. 3. Heated grips

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Center stand, fork brace, saddlebags(and tank bag).
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post #6 of 68 Old 11-04-2017, 11:22 PM
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Center stand, side & top cases, and Russell Day Long seat.

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Madstad brackets...better seat, throttle lock.

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Sargent seat, madstad, 804/805s
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post #9 of 68 Old 11-05-2017, 01:14 AM
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You have a first gen 1000 we assume?

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post #10 of 68 Old 11-05-2017, 01:54 AM
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... it doesn't end at 3! Just part of the fun.

Personally, I'd start with comfort items. Then safety/visibility, then deal with annoyances (clutch).

Previous rides: 2012 KLX250S, 2006 VT1100C2, 2002 KX125, 1999 SV650, 1987 GPZ305
Bikes I wish I had: Ducati 916, Harley Road King, KTM 500 EXC, BMW R1200RT, Honda CRF1000L, BMW R75

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