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post #1 of 15 Old 01-11-2008, 08:20 AM Thread Starter
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Extra $100

I found an extra $100 to spend on bike stuff. What should I get?

Cruise control?

heated grips and fuse block?

BlueAnt Interphne? (does this work with music from your bluetooth phone?)
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post #2 of 15 Old 01-11-2008, 08:26 AM
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post #3 of 15 Old 01-11-2008, 11:22 AM
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The Interphone will do GPS, phone and helmet to helmet.

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Front fork springs and oil, spec'd per your weight and riding style.

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I find it hard to know what you should get when I don't know what you already have.

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Take your SO for a night out on the town. That way you won't feel so guilty when you blow $700 for that new luggage..

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post #7 of 15 Old 01-12-2008, 06:38 AM Thread Starter
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I find it hard to know what you should get when I don't know what you already have.

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I have:

2003 ZZR 1200
SWMotech quick detach racks
Givi E41's
Throttlemeister
Double'd gen-mar risers
Corbin lady and gunfighter seat with backrest
double bubble type screen
XM radio on steering head hex bolt RAM mount

Bike is typically used for daily commute (about 60 miles roundtrip) but I tend to go for a couple of long distance, multi day trips each year as well. (Next one is Florida to Colorado and back in June)

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I think based on what you said and if you haven't already done it I would add the hand protectors. (You asked in another thread but didn't say if you got them.) They are easy to go on and in my mnd one of the best improvements you can make to the 650. I would suggest a Madstad bracket as well but I think that is over the $100.

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I don't have a vstrom. I ride a ZZR 1200 and was thinking of adding the hand protectors for the cold months to help cut down the wind. I haven't done that yet but my PIAA 510's are mounted off my mirror stalks and they block a lot of the wind for now.
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Ummm, Long trip, climate changes, comfort...UMMMM
Madstat
Handguards
Heated grips
Givi+6" windscreen
Also consider somthing you could use on both bikes?
I got a pair of Joe Rocket Pheonix mesh pants from newenough last year for my trip, I then wore a pair of underarmor heat gear longjohns underneath. Then if I got hot, I spray some water on my pants with a mister bottle, it was almost cold when I rode, not bad considering it was 91 degrees out.
Anyway, those are some of the items that really helped me out for the haul.

You'll enjoy your trip more and spend more time in the saddle, which may also enable you to take more side routes.
I outfitted my wee for long distance touring, did a 1700 miler one week last year. There are numerous little gadgets from aerostich that make a long trip more enjoyable.
I always try to look at it this way though, at least with my cabelas points on my visa.
Its easy to nichol and dime, but how often do you get to lay out a Ben franklin?
Get something big, you can always get those cheaper things later.

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