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Hi everyone just weighing up what accessories to get for my new V-strom 1000 xt

anyone using the genuine suzuki stuff? if so what did you like and why

solo riding and camping mainly was considering the screen, crash rails and panniers :)

Thanks in advance
 

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Congrats on the new bike.

My '14 1000 came with Suzuki:
crash bars. No issues.
taller wind screen- 5'10"- no buffeting. I think your stock screen is different though.
side cases. You don't even notice they are there but I now use Givi outback 37 for longer trips & soft bags for a couple of days.
I added Suzuki:
fog lights. Overpriced but plug into wiring harness so no splices. Purchased with bike and installed at first service. Could have saved $ here.
center stand. Easy install with the spring tool. Easy on/off even when loaded. No clearance issues.
tank bag & ring. Easy on/off for gas. Keeps pockets empty and carries sun glasses, gloves, maps, tire gauge ... junk drawer.
Look at Adventure Tech for Strom specific parts. Front fender raising kit, side stand foot and mirror extenders are the best bang-for-the-buck farkle$ I've spent.
 

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Most items are available aftermarket for less with sometimes better quality. Don't even think about OEM heated grips.
 

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Ahh thanks appreciate the replies that's really helpfull was looking at the spots and the tank bags next once I sus a mount for my old bmw nav IV same as a garmin 660 apparently,

heard that before greywolf are they that bad?

Thanks

Lucy
 

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Suzuki heated grips are ridiculously expensive and more failure prone than Oxford, HotGrips and even bar wrap around heaters.
 

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I went with the Suzuki top box to match my side bags, but nothing else.
 

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Haven't bought any oem accessories. There too pricey. The ones I've got came with the bike...side panier, hand guards and center stand. For the other acc...skid and crashbar : sw-motech. Oxford heated grip...givi top case...shorty levers
 

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Im hoping my OEM centre stand and crash bars will cross over onto my new XT when it gets here. Also hoping the SW Motech side stand foot will fit with the OEM centre Stand. For some reason Suzuki are saying their side stand foot is not compatable with their centre stand. Ive got Oxford heated grips on both my current bikes and they are awesome, very rare to have them on full as they are too hot, Also like the "Auto shut off" feature if you forget to turn them off. I do like the replacement chain guard that Suzuki have for the 650, rather nice touch but will depend on price. I love the Givi Airflow screen which I have but no sign yet on availability for the new models.
 

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I'll have to check the oxford grips out :) was using a puig touring screen on my GSA LC before I got shut that was lovely for a clean air bubble.
 

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I'll have to check the oxford grips out :) was using a puig touring screen on my GSA LC before I got shut that was lovely for a clean air bubble.
Not to derail the thread but you went from a GSA to a VStrom? Any particular reason? Seems like lately others are going the other direction.
 

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3 engines and horrendous issues with bmw uk over a 7 month period in what the bike did 10 miles each time I was a crash test dummy nearly put me into a wall. One engine spewed oil all over me on a motorway.
+ 2 final drives
+ 2 sets of shocks
+ 1 set of clocks
+ faliure of the Dynamic ESa again

worst was the engines brand new ones with gearbox issues, then the corrosion in the uk was horrific to

Never again haha I don't know how they managed to keep the issues with the liquid cooled outta the press.

now fatal flaw website have finally took bmw to some sort of account after a guys forks snapped and nearly killed him in South Africa. They are so riddled with problems. Know loads of other people that bought them and had endless issues like me not good when they are £17,000 GBP ouch!! depreciation was horrific and bmw were just so not interested so will never see a penny of my money again, was just in the process of getting fleet cars for our reps at my dads company suffice to say we were looking at bmw not any more :)

I wouldn't get back on one if I was paid to :)
 

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3 engines and horrendous issues with bmw uk over a 7 month period in what the bike did 10 miles each time I was a crash test dummy nearly put me into a wall. One engine spewed oil all over me on a motorway.
+ 2 final drives
+ 2 sets of shocks
+ 1 set of clocks
+ faliure of the Dynamic ESa again

worst was the engines brand new ones with gearbox issues, then the corrosion in the uk was horrific to

Never again haha I don't know how they managed to keep the issues with the liquid cooled outta the press.

now fatal flaw website have finally took bmw to some sort of account after a guys forks snapped and nearly killed him in South Africa. They are so riddled with problems. Know loads of other people that bought them and had endless issues like me not good when they are £17,000 GBP ouch!! depreciation was horrific and bmw were just so not interested so will never see a penny of my money again, was just in the process of getting fleet cars for our reps at my dads company suffice to say we were looking at bmw not any more :)

I wouldn't get back on one if I was paid to :)
Interesting to read your thoughts. I've heard the horror stories and have known more than one beemer owner who when thorough similar pains.

Back to the matter of accessories, I bought most of the "generic" stuff I installed on mine at Twisted Throttle and Procycle. And a few other items (AdventureTech fork brace and GPS shelf) were found on this site in the flea market.

My bash plate came from Weld86, and the Sargent low-seat I ordered directly from Sargent.
 

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Cool thanks mate :) yeah the Bm's are brill bikes when they work but 80% of the time something is broke or on the way to being broke

I've been thinking of a Sargent low seat do like the yellow on the standard one gonna try some taller boots this weekend Dianese Axial Pro's sorta suck a bit for an adv bike with the ultra thin sole haha
 
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