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Actually the first things that should be done, IMO, are a center stand and crash bars. I'm sour that the Strom didn't come with a centerstand from the factory. The salesman told me they wanted to save some weight, HA! This bike weighs a ton already! Plus it's kinda topheavy and can be cumbersome moving around at very slow speeds, so crashbars could be a lifesaver.
 

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Crash Bars (Tried, tested, and accepted)
Skid Plate (Bridge out is no longer a detour)
Factory heated grips (Extended season)
Hand Guards (More weather protection)
Neapolen long stem mirrors (I can now see you)
Alternate 12 Volt plug ins (http://11109.rapidforum.com/topic=110272616860)
Happy Trails Targhee Panniers (Now I can carry illegal immigrants, many too)
Centerstand (Chain lubing is now much easier)
Wilbers rear shock and front spring ( Someone say dirt? Dirt did I hear? Ha speak up I can't hear you!)
Tires (Anything but stock)
Tank Bag ( The illegals need snacks too)
Bar risors 1" up and 1" back ( Attack stance is much more comforable)
Alternate windscreen ( No more boble head, extended season)
Fenda extenda ( Keep the shit off the oil cooler)
Stainless brake lines ( Better modulation under extreme braking)
Riding gear ( Everyone has there own preferences)
I know I have forgotten something!
 

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My vote for the most bang for your buck farkle... Grip Puppies. Best $7 I ever spent. :)
 

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Currently Have:

Center Stand
MP Cycle Shield
Tank Bag
Crash Bars
Proper Riding gear (Head to toe)

Working on:

Piaa lights
Maadstad bracket
After market Pipes (love the sound/worried about re-mapping etc....)
Suspension upgrades (front springs oil)
Brake pads (next set will be grippier??)
Cases
 

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Tall windsheild :D
Center Stand :)
Spider Grips :cool:
Bar end weights :)
Top Case :D
Tank Bag :)
Two Brothers Exhaust :)
PCIII :)
ktm Supermoto mirrors :cool:
Dumonde Tech Racing Oils ;)
 

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If I had to do it again the first thing I would buy is a new windshield.
I went through several months of head shaking before I had enough.
Don't waste your time with the Suzuki large windshield it is no better.
I have a Windstrom aftermarket but there are many others that also do a good job.
 

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I like long multi-day trips and IBA rides, so I consider these pretty much "required" items.
( I am sure I could find more "required" items to add without too much trouble if I keep looking..... Ha Ha. )

- Givi Top Case E46
- Givi Side Cases E36 and E21 (E21s are nice for around town when you do not need/want the capacity of the 36s)
- Hyperlight LED Brake lights (I think the stock brake lights are too small)
- Dirt Bike style Handlebars (better hand position)
- SW Crash Guards (Plastic is too expensive to leave unprotected)
- Marsee Electric Tank Bag (great for powering GPS, XM, and cell phone charger)
- Powerlet outlet on left fairing (connects to tank bag and battery tender)
- Windstrom Windshield (need I explain!)
- Garmin GPS with RAM mount
- XM Roady with RAM mount
- Throttle Lock (will probably do an audiovox cruise control some time)
- Front fender extension
- Corbin Canyon seat
- Air Hawk seat cushion (for those long days when you need some extra padding)
- Heated jacket, gloves, and socks with dual thermostat. Jacket is a must have, gloves are next, and socks are optional for short rides (under ~100 miles) however they are GREAT on long cold rides (think under 50 degrees). (Yes I do get stared at in the gas stations with all the wires everywhere and everybody asks "aren't you freezing on that thing?", but hey I am warm!)


Coming shortly:
- SW center stand
- 1" up and back risers


George
DL1000K2
 

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I love all my farkles but the center stand and top box are mandatory. Without those I'd be replacing chains constantly, and I would not be able to ride hardly anywhere without some storage.

After that Windshield, Crashbars, Heated Grips, Gel seat, powerlet, and a bunch of others come into play.
 

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I find the vstrom to be extremely easy to manouver at slow speed in it's standard form. Which bike/bikes are you comparing it with?
 

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Just installed the handguards and heated grips the other day. WOW !!! Why did it take me so long ??
 

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Hmmm, I'm one of the few that loves this bike stock! I have added a few things but can easily live without them. I think some just have the need to customize/personalize. Nothing wrong with that.

I don't want the added weight of a center stand. This is a light and agile bike in my opinion.

Just my $.02
 

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I don't want the added weight of a center stand. This is a light and agile bike in my opinion.
I doubt you'd ever notice the difference. Its not that heavy (specially, when compared to the rest of the package) and it mounts so low its nothing. The convenience is well worth it.

Just my $0.02 :-D
 
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